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Manic Street Preachers Claim Godlike Genius Award - NME.com, 28th February 2008

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Title: Manic Street Preachers Claim Godlike Genius Award
Publication: NME.com
Date: Thursday 28th February 2008


Manic Street Preachers have been presented with the Godlike Genius award at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2008.

The band received the prize from NME editor Conor McNicholas, and - at the band's request - Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe.

Bassist Nicky Wire said: "I'm so fucking old I've even written a speech just for once. I'd like to thank some people, Terri, Elizabeth, the late Philip Hall, Heavenly Records, everyone at Sony.

Joe Calzaghe is a true inspiration and he went to the same comprehensive school as us. I'd also like to thank Jimmy Savile, Tennessee Williams, Public Enemy, Guns N'Roses, Echo & The Bunnymen...

Wire then rounded off his speech by borrowing a quote from country legend Dolly Parton to sum up their rollercoaster career.

He said: As Dolly Parton said, if you want to have a rainbow, you've got to put up with a lot of rain.