We’ve been here before of course, but here it is again: A British tabloid is reporting some as-yet unsubstantiated rumors that The Stone Roses are set to reform. Singer Ian Brown claimed that he wouldn’t put the band back together unless he was “begging on the streets” last year—perhaps there’s been a significant downturn in his fortunes of late?
The Sun newspaper is reporting that Brown and guitarist John Squire met at the funeral of bandmate Mani’s mother last month, and the usual unnamed source was on hand to claim that this will lead to a comeback. "It was an emotional reunion,” says the source. “There were no harsh words. It was a heartwarming breaking of bread.”
It’s likely that the band would be able to command a sizable sum in the U.K. if these rumors prove to be true, but for now we’re going to file this one away in the we’ll-believe-it-when-we-see-it folder at Prefix HQ. Right now we’re just waiting for the yearly “Smiths to reunite” rumor to come around so it will really feel like 2011 has got going. [via Gigwise]
Update: And Mani has confirmed the story is untrue. "I'm disgusted that my personal grief has been invaded and hijacked by these nonsensical stories," he said to NME. "Two old friends meeting up after 15 years to pay their respects to my mother does not constitute the reformation of The Stone Roses. Please fuck off and leave it alone. It isn't true and isn't happening."
See you all again about the same time next year then?