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Wednesday, October 14, 1998 Published at 13:06 GMT 14:06 UK


Entertainment

Manics get Q for success

Manic Street Preachers: Nominated for three Q Awards

The Manic Street Preachers lead the nominations for this year's Q Awards, to be handed out later this month.

The group are up for Best Single, Best Album and Best Band in the nominations list for the awards, which take place on October 30.

Mike Hedges, their producer on the This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours album, is also in the running for Best Producer.

Milestone for Manics

The nominations are a further milestone in the band's recent success story.

The group, from Blackwood, South Wales, have risen from cult success to mainstream fame, despite the loss of member Richey Edwards, who went missing in 1995 and still has not been found.

This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours is their first album without his lyrics.

Readers have say


[ image: Jarvis Cocker: Pulp nominated for two awards]
Jarvis Cocker: Pulp nominated for two awards
Three other acts - the Verve, Catatonia and Pulp - picked up two nominations each for the 1998 awards, which are largely based on Q readers' votes.

The best producer title will be decided by a panel which includes music legend Phil Spector, fashion designer Stella McCartney and last year's winner, Nellee Hooper.

The ceremony, at London's Intercontinental Hotel, will to be hosted by Big Breakfast star Johnny Vaughan and Q editor David Davies.

It will also be shown for the first time on terrestrial TV, with highlights broadcast on BBC Two on 3 November.

The nominations are:

Best Single: Brimful Of Asha, Cornershop; Road Rage, Catatonia; If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next, Manic Street Preachers; Rockafeller Skank, Fatboy Slim; Intergalactic, The Beastie Boys.

Best Album: This Is Hardcore, Pulp; This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours, Manic Steet Preachers; Talk On Corners, the Corrs; Mezzanine, Massive Attack; Adore, Smashing Pumpkins.

Best New Band: Catatonia; Embrace; Air; Gomez; Theaudience.

Best Live Act: Roni Size & Reprazent; Fun Lovin' Criminals; Paul Weller; Pulp; The Verve.

Best Band In The World Today: Radiohead; Oasis; The Verve; Manic Street Preachers; REM.

Best Producer: William Orbit (for work with Madonna); Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim, Cornershop); Neil Finn (Neil Finn); Mike Hedges (Manic Street Preachers); Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins, Hole).



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