Stone Roses latest rumours...we check them out
Stone Roses latest rumours...we check them out

Shaun Ryder reckons Stone Roses will reform, maybe

Perhaps the last band to be be stuck with the ‘will they or won’t they reform’ yoke, The Stone Roses are hitting the headlines with another round of rumors.

The last set were when tongues wagged because Ian Brown and John Squire and Mani had been in the same room together for the first time since 1995. The fact that it was Mani’s mother’s funeral and nothing to do with the press didn’t seem to get in the way.

This time Shaun Ryder has set the tabloids off claiming, “I think it’ll happen, I really do. There is more of a chance now than ever of them getting back together. Ian’s just split with his missus and I bet she’s hit him for a few quid. The only reason they [The Stone Roses] will get back together is if Ian needs the cash. He never has before, he’s a millionaire.”

The fact that Ian Brown has a pretty successful solo thing going on and Jon Squire is happy painting and Mani seems to be busy with Primal Scream doesn’t seem to bother anybody. Of course there is a lot of people who would like to see the band play again because, like the Clash, they have ended up withthe mantle of a band that changed a generation. The temptation must be great but so far they have resisted.

What do you think? Would it be wrong or right for them to reform?

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  1. No. Leave it alone guys. They’re all quite happy doing their own thing (and lest we forget, they were never that great live…).

    A reformed Roses would just piss all over their myth – and probably end up hating each other even more.


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