Manic Street Preachers admit "the single is no more"
Manic Street Preachers have acknowledged the dramatic change in the music industry since launching their own career and admit that singles are a thing of the past.
The band, who recently announced details of a special one-off gig that will see them perform all of their hit singles, explained to the NME that having huge chart success - especially if the band is guitar based - is "probably at an end":
"It's something we feel is probably over, the idea of having massive hit singles- unless something dramatically changes in life, it's probably at an end. The single is no more, as such, from what we grew up with anyway, let's face it, it's a different dimension."
"There are no guitar bands in the charts really, if you look at the top 40. You've got to come to terms with that at some point."
Tickets for the Manics' exclusive 38-song performance at London's O2 Arena are now available and you can watch their video for 'Postcards From A Young Man' here:
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