James Dean Bradfield
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James Dean Bradfield (Pontypool, Wales, 21 February 1969) in is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the famous Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. He formed that band in 1986. Regarded by many of their fans as one of the most talented popular guitarists of his generation. He was due to be named "Clint Eastwood Bradfield", after his father's favourite actor, however a compromise had to be reached with James' mother.Read More...
On 27 April 2006, a track from Bradfield's upcoming debut solo album entitled "That's No Way To Tell a Lie" premiered on Janice Long's show on Radio 2.
Bradfield played three dates in late May 2006 (Manchester Roadhouse, King Tut's Glasgow and London Barfly) to offer fans a chance to preview his new solo material. He also played a couple of Manic Street Preachers songs such as "Ocean Spray" to which he contributed the lyrics and "This Is Yesterday"
Released as a single on the 10th July 2006, "That's No Way To Tell a Lie" charted at number 18.
His solo album "The Great Western" was released on Columbia Records on 24th July 2006 and reached number 22 in the Album Chart. He also has enlisted the help of Super Furry Animals drummer Daf Ieuen to provide drums for the track "Run Romeo Run". Nicky Wire provides lyrics for the track "Bad Boys and Painkillers". The album also includes a cover of Jacques Brel's "To See a Friend In Tears".
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- That's No Way To Tell A Lie - 99,745 plays
- LyricsAn officer and an English gentleman
Are driving west to see who we are
No cashmere coat, just flowers and a smiling face
So this is our home, perhaps we're the same
A walking down your street again
- Still A Long Way To Go - 69,091 plays
- Bad Boys And Painkillers - 57,253 plays
- Say Hello To The Pope - 45,925 plays
- Run Romeo Run - 45,235 plays
- To See A Friend In Tears - 42,217 plays
- Which Way To Kyffin - 37,352 plays
- The Wrong Beginning - 37,109 plays
- On Saturday Morning We Will Rule The World - 40,248 plays