Stone Roses live in Hamburg 1989
Ian Brown spies a young David Beckham in the audience in 1989...
Apparently and according to The Sun so it musi be true, former Manchester United player and ex-England captain David Beckham was instrumental in the Stone Roses reforming. What next, Posh Spice wrote all their songs?

The paper claims that Beckham was a huge fan of the band and talked to Mani and Ian Brown about them reforming, urging them on. One of those so called ‘anonymous sources’ told the paper: “David has always been a huge Stone Roses fan. You’ve got to remember he was a young lad in Manchester when The Roses were a big deal. It was impossible to live there without being into the band. Ian and Mani are Reds through and through so they all knew each other a bit back in the day.”

It continued: “David heard there was a chance the ice was thawing between Ian and guitarist John Squire and he got involved. He told Mani in no uncertain terms he simply had to get the band back together. He said he would be willing to ring all the boys and beg them to crack on.”

It continued further: “And when he saw Ian at Old Trafford a month later, he really laid it on thick and said that he would be willing to do anything to make it happen. David was one of the first people to know it was going ahead when the boys finally got together for rehearsals again.”

It’s always weird how people call bands who are nearly 50, ‘boys’…