Rockers say festive song too cheesy
Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers have shelved their Christmas single for being too naff.
I told you a few weeks ago they were carving out a special track to bring some fun to the festive season releases.
But despite the tune ticking all the boxes, the trio have decided it's too risky to release.
Talking to me at the pub after picking up Best Track for Your Love Alone Is Not Enough at the Q Awards, drummer Sean Moore, 39, said: "We wanted to put out a single for Christmas that was better than the usual X Factor sh**e.
"The song is finished, and there's all the traditional sounds like sleighbells. It's a proper Wizzard-style tune.
"However, we were worried about looking like d***heads so aren't going to make it an official release.
We'll give it away on our website or something. It's just too cheesy." I told Sean, cousin of Manics singer James Dean Bradfield, 38, I'd start a campaign for them to change their mind.
Their idea is exactly what we need. Christmas No1 used to be a prestigious title, now it's a lost tradition.