Tuesday, October 18, 2011


After years of bickering and scolding each other in the press and marked by a full year of rumors, seminal Britpop band, Stone Roses have confirmed this morning in a very publicized press conference in London they are back!

The original line-up of the band, Ian Brown, John Squire, Gary “Mani” Mounfield and Alan “Reni” Wren will perform for the first time together since 1995 at three special homecoming concerts at Manchester's Heaton Park. The band also confirmed they are planning a world tour and plan to write and record new music.

The last Stone Roses record arrived in 1994, entitled The Second Coming was the second and final studio record of the band's short lived career. With only two albums under their belt, the Roses had such a tremendous influence on British rock and roll and Britpop, influencing everyone from Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Suede, The Heartbreaks, Bloc Party, Glasvegas, The Fratellis and more.

The band's reunion has been long coming, after Reni left the band in 1995, Squire left the following year and finally coming to an end in summer of 1996. After the fall of Stone Roses, Mani famously went to play bass in Primal Scream.