Manic Street Preachers set out in the music world to start the revolution. Now the guys have become too old.
"When you are young, you think you can change the world. But when you grow up, you lose the belief that you can change things, "says Preacher's bassist Nicky Wire to Dagbladet.no.
With his eyes closed behind the sunglasses he sits right upside down. The voice is low and soft, and there is little like a sermon. Even if he writes in the revolution, he still sees Manic Street Preachers as a political band.
That's what we're interested in. I do not think we can write unpolitical texts. It would not be real."
In this spring he and colleagues James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore played in Cuba. There they met Fidel Castro.
"We met him several times. We asked him about the numbers and he asked us about our texts. It was like talking to a professor."
The trio's next project will probably be a Greatest Hits album.
"It's time to look back on our story. There are many who do not know we used to be four."
For Manic Street Preachers, originally was a quartet. But for the last six years, four-legged Richey Edvards have disappeared.
"He will never be replaced. Many bands would have done it, but for us it's not right. He meant too much that we could do it."