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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1986–present)

When guitarist Richey Edwards disappeared/committed suicide in 1995 the end of the line seemed in sight for this band of Welsh Generational Terrorists. However, James Dean Bradfield (vocals, guitar), Nicky Wire (bass) and Sean Moore (drums) soldiered on delivering Everything Must Go (1996). Retaining the artistic integrity that was one of their punk-inspired founding principles, it yielded hit anthem after hit anthem. Subsequent albums were equally compelling as is The Holy Bible (1994), recorded before Edwards’ presumed death.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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