The Stone Roses To Reform
The Manchester band are expected to announce comeback gigs…
The Stone Roses are set to reform, 15 years since their messy bust-up.
The Manchester band are expected to announce two hometown shows for next year.
A press conference, to take place in London on Tuesday 18 October, will see the four original members – Ian Brown, John Squire, Gary 'Mani' Mountfield and Alan 'Reni' Wren – under the same roof for the first time since 1996.
Although nothing is confirmed yet, the organiser of the press conference has promised a "very important announcement".
Bad blood between singer Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire had led to the Fool’s Gold band’s bust-up in 1996, but the pair buried the hatchet six months ago after meeting at Mani's mum's funeral.
A source told The Sun: "It has been a tense few months putting the reunion together. A lot of issues had to be resolved and some seriously hard graft has gone on. It was political, it was emotional and it was difficult. But time is a great healer and everyone has grown up.
"The band are determined now to go out and enjoy themselves, give the old fans a great time and pull in a few new ones."
Back in 2008, Mani spoke about a possible reunion. “Me, John and Reni are up for doing it and Ian just needs some working on. It's something I would love to do before we are all fat and bald,” he said.