Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers are working on a new album dedicated to their missing guitarist RICHEY EDWARDS.
The band are currently recording their ninth LP, and they have revealed that all of the songs they are using were written by Edwards before he disappeared in 1995.
A statement on the band's website reads, "All the songs we are recording are lyrics left to us by Richey.
"Finally it feels like the right time to use them. It's a record that celebrates the genius of his words, full of love, anger, intelligence and respect. We have to make this great. Wish us luck."
The musician vanished from the Embassy Hotel in London on 1 February 1995. His car was later found abandoned at a service station near the Severn Bridge, in his native Wales. His disappearance still remains a mystery.