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Old 05-01-2011, 23:30
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James and Nicky sober

Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire thinks it's "really f***ing boring" not drinking.
The bassist with the '(It's Not War) Just the End of Love' rockers gave up drinking around six months ago, after experiencing gastro-intestinal problems and said he's not exactly
enjoying his new sobriety.
Nicky, 41, told Q Magazine: "I miss my bottle of wine in front of the TV. It's just, really f***ing boring not drinking. Shopping. That's about all we've got left now."
Nicky - who was speaking shortly after a successful show - added his bandmate, singer and guitarist James Dean Bradfield, has been sober since 2004 when he found his voice couldn't cope with smoking and drinking alongside singing for two hours every night.
He added: "You could see James tonight with this massive sadness in his heart. You could see him thinking, 'I'd have been in absolute heaven if this had been 10 years ago. Drinking myself to oblivion! Everything was adding up to a cocktail of joy, and then - off to bed."
The Manic Street Preachers' latest album, 'Postcards From A Young Man', is out now.
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:26
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i would never have guessed Nicky was a drinker ...never...it's just such a surprise....omg.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:17
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They've had their drinking days and as James says he couldn't have a drink to mask his pre-stage nerves anyway so better for them health-wise I feel!
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:04
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there does get a point where the length of the hangover no longer justifies the enjoyment, a point i reached a few years ago. i think i've had the equivalent of a couple of pints and a couple of glasses of wine in the last 24 months, i'd like to think i remain as interesting/boring as ever.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:40
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James Dean Bradfield has been sober since 2004
And, curiously enough, completely washed up as a songwriter too. Never mind his voice (I mean, it's done it fuck all good anyway), let's get the man shloshed and save the next album!
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:20
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James Dean Bradfield, has been sober since 2004
Didn't he write I Think I've Found It when he was hungover? Someone's telling porkies, somewhere.
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:21
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thanks for sharing. Nicky mentioned he doesn't drink anymore in a couple of interviews but I didn't know he doesn't enjoy it. it's all probably because of his Gilbert's syndrome.
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:11
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Thing is right, you don't need to not drink because of Gilbert's, just as long as you eat beforehand, the worst thing it does is turn you yellow which can be useful as an early warning system for when to eat or stop drinking for the night.
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:17
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Didn't he write I Think I've Found It when he was hungover? Someone's telling porkies, somewhere.
True! It wrote it during a massive hangover, during the USA-tour, no?
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:55
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James hasn't been "sober since 2004" if you define "sober" as "abstaining from alcohol completely at all times." According to what he told me during the Past Present Future tour, he abstains from alcohol during tours as part of an effort to save his voice, but still drinks, though less than he used to, at other times.

I can't speak for the current day, but I've definitely seen him drinking more recently than 2004.
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Old 06-01-2011, 13:01
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True! It wrote it during a massive hangover, during the USA-tour, no?
It was after a stag weekend in Tenby apparently. I think the point is that he isn't tee total, but he just doesn't drink on tour. Bad wording when they said "sober since 2004" really!
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Old 06-01-2011, 13:02
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Sounds like pish to me, they make out as if James has recovered from a chronic addiction.
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Old 06-01-2011, 13:16
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Bad wording when they said "sober since 2004" really!
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they make out as if James has recovered from a chronic addiction.
Exactly! that's what any average reader who doesn't know that much about the band would think.
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Old 06-01-2011, 16:53
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Sounds like pish to me, they make out as if James has recovered from a chronic addiction.
I was always under the impression that James had alcohol issues at one point, but I don't know when or where I read it...
I may have dreamt it or the writer got him confused with Richey or something.
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Old 06-01-2011, 16:58
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I was always under the impression that James had alcohol issues at one point, but I don't know when or where I read it...
I may have dreamt it or the writer got him confused with Richey or something.
Yeah I thought around THB - EMG he was drinking a lot? I think its mentioned in Everything..
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