The pioneering Manchester band The Stone Roses that have made an influential mark on the British music scene are set to reunite!
After 15 years frontman Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire have buried their differences after a huge bust up back in 1996 when the Roses finally collapsed. According the The Sun, Brown and Squire met at ex-band mate Mani’s mothers funeral and finally broke the ice over a cup of tea.
The Stone Roses released their self titled debut album in 1989 which became a breakthrough success and created a legion of dedicated fans and became influential to a host of today’s bands and artists. Their follow up album Second Coming was released in 1994 however, the band’s chemistry had started to change and with a period of bad luck and bad management drummer Reni left the band in 1995. Squire followed months later describing his departure “the inevitable conclusion to the gradual social and musical separation we have undergone in the past few years”.
Brown and Squire had left things with flying insults but after years of not speaking, the pair have settled their differences and are regrouping with Mani, who is now well known as the bassist in Primal Scream, and drummer Reni. Although apparently they have no idea where Reni he is!
Rumors of The Stone Roses reuniting have surfaced a few times in the past but have always been shot down by Brown or Squire. This time though things seem to be in our favor.
“Ian has been mulling over reaching out to John for a while now. A lot of water has gone under the bridge and everyone has grown up. Ian has just gone through a tough time with a divorce and then Mani’s mum’s funeral brought everyone back under the same roof.” a source told The Sun.
“It was an emotional reunion. There were no harsh words. It was a heartwarming breaking of bread.”
Although it is still early days be sure to watch this space for the latest!