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Ben Hewitt , February 19th, 2010 10:00

Nicky Wire gives Ed O'Brien a tongue lashing at Glasgow gig

Manic Street Preachers bassist Nicky Wire took a pop at Radiohead's Ed O'Brien last night while playing a show in Glasgow. According to, he called the Radiohead guitarist a "cunt" following a spat about file sharing.

Wire had criticised Radiohead's decision to give away In Rainbows for free, claiming it "demeaned music" and that the band only became concerned with file sharing after making millions of pounds.

Last night, he said: "Apparently Ed O'Brien called me a wanker, I'm really fucking scared, go back to your boarding school you cunt!