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Stone Roses reunion in the works for 2009

Stone Roses reunion in the works for 2009

Here's a reunion that actually makes some sense: the Stone Roses, a Madchester holdout and one of the touchstone bands of the early 90s rave scene, are nearing a reunion in honor of the 20th anniversary of their classic self-titled debut. For those keeping score at home, that means The Stone Roses came out a year after the Smashing Pumpkins formed. Crazy, no?

 

But the band who lost face time to the Happy Mondays in 24 Hour Party People has initiated reunion talks. Bassist Mani started the talks, and currently frontman Ian Brown is the only holdout. Brown is the most active former Stone Roses member, has continued to release solo albums, most recently 2007's The World is Yours. But Mani seems convinced he can get Brown to join the rest of the band:

"Me, [guitarist] John [Squire], and [drummer] Reni are up for doing it and Ian just needs some working on. It's the ideal time to do it. It's something I would love to do before we are all fat and bald. Start the campaign."

This would certainly be an interesting development: could '90s nostalgia replace '80s nostalgia officially as we approach a new decade? Either way, this will probably result in a full performance of The Stone Roses album. Whether Ecstacy will come back into fashion remains to be seen.

 

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wicked!

kptron

i would pay 5000 to see the stone roses play again...
please ian brown!

jjjj

anywhere , any money, any time - i'm there.... get it together lads...

thomas

Please come back!!!!!

gustav

Ive saw the roses 5 times and the memories in my head will last forever, if the stone roses get back it may not have the same spirit( although i think it would) , but if it didn't my memories may be of a s..t band who are just in it for money

paddybhoy

I just hope that Ian can be persuaded, even just a one-off gig or short tour. There are so many of us who would want to see the Roses but never got the chance 1st time around. Surely that's a good enough reason for Ian to reconsider?

Paul

I saw them in 1995 minus reni and they were amazing, best gig i've ever been to. Would love the chance to see the original line-up and reckon the magic would still be there!

craig

i am the resurrection and i am alive,one last time wow man

davy saltcoats

please please please Ian say YES.
Never got to see the Stone Roses first time round but loving the tunes just need a gig to make it all complete.

Katie

BRIXTON ACADEMY DECEMBER 95 NEED I SAY MORE THE ALL NIGHTER GREAT GREAT GIG. COME ON DO IT!!!!

charlie

Go on ian, i dare ya.

Ryan

Please Ian! I was just too young to see them first time round and it would be amazing!

michelle

Get it on lads

Paul

Did ecstacy ever go out of fashion?????

chubby

this would be amazing but in reality it will never happen,as ma namesake states only when hell freezes over 3 times,the dream is there but thats what it is the monkey man doesnt need it,its a way for the idiot be it a talented one to make some money for his wacky lifestyle and his old habits,,,,, ian brown your a legend and bedded deep in my memories rock on and have no fear .,....

ian brown scotland

c'mon lads u no it makes sense. every1 else is doin it so follow the trend, jus think of all those happy faces singin back at the gigs, after all browner once said its all about the fans, so?

pobs big cheeks

never seen em live but luv 2 come on ian get ya head out yer ass.

ry ov ull

AS FANS YOU DREAM THAT TTHE BAND YOU LOVE WOULD BE AROUND FOREVER ,BUT JUST THINK IF THEY DID GET BACK TOGETHER. WOULD THEY MEET EXPECTATION OR END UP LIKE OASIS ARE NOW MEDIOCRE.

DONATO

awesome comeback! the 20th anniversary re-issue got a perfect 10 on pitchfork! http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13449-the-stone-roses/

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