Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Stone Roses to reunite

15 years after the band last played together, The Stone Roses are expected to officially announce their reunion plans at a UK press conference on Tuesday.

Formed in 1983, The Stone Roses were one of the pioneers of what became known as the “Madchester” movement, as the Manchester group mixed the worlds of alt-rock, psych-rock and dance music…get yer groove on, man.

The band’s 1989 self-titled debut remains a highly-influential and respected piece of work, often high on musicians’, music fans’ and critics’ lists of faves.

With rumors circulating for days, The Telegraph now says singer Ian Brown has reportedly confirmed that the band are to reunite, with one of his friends claiming the star told him: “It’s happening.”

Speculation of the reunion mounted after a major music publicist sent out invitations to journalists on Friday to "a special press conference for a very important announcement".

A spokesman for Murray Chalmers PR, which is handling Tuesday’s event, refused to deny or confirm whether it would announce their return.

But a friend of Brown has told The Sun that he received a text message from the frontman, saying the rumours are true.

The friend, named Dynamo, told the tabloid that the message read: “"We are going to rule the world again. It's happening."

The newspaper also reported that Elbow frontman Guy Garvey was overheard talking abut the news at the Manchester Literary Festival, claiming that the original Stone Roses line-up had been rehearsing together over the summer in Manchester.

We’ll await news from Tuesday’s press conference; in the meantime, for more details, check out The Telegraph here.

The Stone Roses The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection (1989)

The Stone Roses – Fool’s Gold (12”) (1989)