Nicky Wire: 'Songwriting has got us through a lot of tough times'

Tom Pakinkis

The Manic Street Preachers' James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore and Nicky Wire were bestowed with The Ivor Novello's Inspiration Award at The Grosvenor last night.

In his acceptance speech, Wire paid tribute to Columbia Records (the band having been with the Sony label for 25 years) and publisher Sony/ATV.

Wire also gave special mention to former bandmate Richey Edwards, the Manics' first manager Philip Hall and his brothers, the band's current managers Michael and Martin.

You can read Nicky Wire's speech ...

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