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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Chess World Championship to be motif in Welsh rock group video

Rock group Manic Street Preachers talking of chess

Hello Everyone!

We're sure this news item refers to the Boris Spassky-Bobby Fischer 1972 world championship match. You can read the full report at this website. When you read it, just replace 'Kasparov' with 'Spassky' in the text.

Welsh rock survivors Manic Street Preachers have recruited Michael Sheen to star in their new video. Their upcoming single '(It's Not War) Just The End Of Love' is set to have an unusual video, starring Michael Sheen.

The report states, Sheen is set to play Russian chess icon Gary Kasparov (read Spassky) in the upcoming video, inspired by a classic match between two Grandmasters.

"It looks like Michael Sheen is gonna be in the video, which we're really thrilled about," Nicky Wire told the NME. "We've tried to recreate the classic '70s chess match between Kasparov (read Spassky-admin) and Fischer. That's the kind of vibe behind it. It's real '70s Russia – just that idea of 'it's not war, just the end of love', I think a chess game really fits that."

Continuing, the bass player explained that the video would tackle Cold War politics. "It's a really serious intellectual game but, you know, it's not World War Three. Although the cold war chess games were kind of like wars played out on a chess board. Me and James (Dean Bradfield) have come up with the idea for it."

As long as it's chess, we're enjoying the music.

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  • At July 30, 2010 at 4:31 AM , Anonymous иренеяс said...

    Дааа... А я в этом году только родился... :)

  • At July 30, 2010 at 10:34 PM , Anonymous Glenn said...

    Kasparov would of been what, 4 years old in 1972? He must've started early.

  • At July 31, 2010 at 11:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i am aghast that every chess website, including susan polgar has not corrected this major mistake.
    kudos to you alexandra. now i know why you are the real chess queen:)
    antony que


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