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- Posted on Jul 27th 2010 5:03AM by Chris Cope
As previously reported by Spinner, the Welsh trio have also enlisted the help of a number of their idols to appear on 'Postcards From a Young Man' -- their tenth studio album -- which is due to be released on Sept. 20 in the UK.
Speaking to XFM, Bradfield expressed his delight at collaborating with McKagan -- hardly surprising given Manic Street Preachers' well-documented love of Guns N'Roses.
"It's pretty unbelievable, we've got Duff McKagan on the record, which is truly awe-inspiring for me," he said.
He continued, "We've also got John Cale, ex-Velvet Underground member, playing on the album and we've got [Echo & the Bunnymen's] Ian McCulloch singing on a track. Some of our heroes are just on the record with us."
Bradfield also believes that the inspiration for some of the new songs hark back to their teenage years. He added, "It's got a bit of a classic rock vibe about it, but it's still got that shiny, rock'n'roll punk energy we've always had. We still write about the same things, we're still energised by the same subjects that made us write songs back when we were 15, 16 years old."