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Stone Roses to announce reunion

By | Published on Monday 17 October 2011

The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses are to hold a press conference tomorrow, which, many reports have claimed, will announce that all four members of the band’s ‘classic’ line-up – Ian Brown, John Squire, Mani and Reni – will once again share the stage next year. And not just share, but play on it. Play Stone Roses songs. Together. As if they were The Stone Roses. Which they are.

As rumours began to spread on Friday, drummer Reni sent a message to the NME saying: “Not before 9T will I wear the hat 4 the Roses again”. Once deciphered, it was decided that what Reni was trying to say was that he would not perform with The Stone Roses again before his 90th birthday. Why he wrote 9T instead of 90 is anyone’s guess.

Anyway, that message seemingly proved that at least one member of the band was not involved. But, according to John Robb, writing on his Louder Than War website, this was a red herring, and Reni is as much involved as the others. Robb also says he received a text message from Brown over the weekend confirming that the reunion is definitely happening.

Initially it’s thought they will announce two shows in Manchester (both most likely in Heaton Park). Though at this point, whether they will “desecrate the grave of seminal Manchester pop group The Stone Roses”, as John Squire once described a reunion of the band, remains to be seen.