Manic Street Preachers' rocker Nicky Wire has fueled a war of words with Radiohead's Ed O'Brien - he launched a furious tirade against the guitarist during a gig on Thursday, February 18. The bass player was seething after O'Brien branded him a "w**ker" for accusing the "Paranoid Android" hitmakers of taking a stand against illegal downloaders only after they had made their fortune in the music industry.
Wire hit back at the Radiohead's star during a show in Glasgow, Scotland on Thursday, branding O'Brien a "c**t" and mocking his education at an upmarket school. He told the audience, "Apparently Ed O'Brien called me a w**ker. I'm really f**king scared. Go back to your boarding school you c**t!"
Manic Street Preachers performed in Glasgow, Scotland to celebrate the 20th birthday of Glasgow's King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, as NME reported. They sang at the 300-capacity venue, playing some tracks, including "Strip It Down, "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough", "This Is Yesterday" and "Masses Against the Classes".