well, there was never really much chance of yesterday's attention grabbing story being true. if, and it remains an unlikely if, two things would be certain - it wouldn't be for money, and it wouldn't be announced in The Daily Mirror of all places.
i think someone has generated the story in an effort to get the band back in the press in advance of the 20th Anniversary "Legacy Edition" of The Stone Roses being issued this year. a publicity stunt, in other words. one thing is for sure - the band wouldn't have had much to do with the story. it is, though, quite a testament to the stature of a band that twenty years after the fact the world cannot forget the majesty and breathtaking ways of their astonishing, "proper" debut.
anyway, here's the obligatory denial story :
The Stone Roses WON'T reform for summer tour 13 years after their split
Reports that Ian Brown is to rejoin his former group The Stone Roses for a summer tour have been denied by the singer's publicist today.
It was claimed that the band would be reuniting after convincing lead singer Brown to return.
However a spokesperson for the 46-year-old said today, 'We know nothing about a reunion. Ian is working on his new studio album which is due out later this year.'
A national newspaper had reported that the band were lined up to play 21 UK gigs and there was even talk of a US date, with the Coachella Festival in California a possibility.
The Mirror said the tour would coincide with the release of a remastered 20th anniversary edition of the band's debut album The Stone Roses in June.
Brown, who went on to have a successful solo career after the group split in 1996, was said to have been originally unsure about reuniting with his former bandmates but the paper reported he had been persuaded by drummer Alan 'Reni' Wren, bassist Gary 'Mani' Mounfield and guitarist John Squire.
‘It's taken a lot of time and effort to get Ian to agree, but he's finally signed on the dotted line.
'The rest of the band were really up for it, especially when they realised the amount of money on the table,' a source is quoted as telling The Mirror.
However, it seems that Brown is as certain now as ever that the band won't reform. Last summer Brown told journalists that there was 'no chance ... not in the next three lifetimes' of his former band reuniting, leaving many sceptical of the alleged reunion.
The Stone Roses first album, which was released in 1989, has been voted one of the best of all time.
However the group split just seven years later after Squire, who designed the album's iconic cover, quit amid rows with Brown.
The pair are rumoured never to have spoken since.
Reni left the year before and Mani now plays bass for Primal Scream.
The Stone Roses were at the centre of the ‘Madchester’ phenomenon in the late 1980s and early 1990s when Manchester was the focus for a lot of the new musical talent hitting the UK indie music scene
never mind, use this as an excuse to play the album again. and again and again!
be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!