Manic Street Preachers - Reading 1994
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The All Time Greatest Festival Moments
8. Manic Street Preachers - Reading 1994
1994 was a turbulent year for the Manics. In July, guitarist Richey Edwards was sent to rehab over alcohol addiction and problems with self-harm. Rumours that the band were about the split were rife, but the others performed at Reading as a trio instead of cancelling. Their defiant set included a cover of Nirvana's Pennyroyal Tea as a tribute to the late Kurt Cobain. It was soon to become a permanent set-up when Richey disappeared the next year.