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Mani squishes Stone Roses rumours

By | Published on Friday 8 April 2011


Mani has put his foot down and squished tabloid gossip claiming that The Stone Roses are planning to reform in 2011. The previously reported rumours have come about because of a recent meeting – believed to be the first since the band’s 1996 split – between singer Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire.

But the Primal Scream bassist and former Stone Rose told NME that the pair only met up because of his own mother’s funeral, and said angrily:  “I’m disgusted that my personal grief has been invaded and hijacked by these nonsensical stories. 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”.