Stone Roses - Stone Roses Reunion Kicks Off In Manchester


The Stone Roses made their triumphant homecoming on the first night of their Manchester Heaton Park weekender last night (June 29). Fans lucky enough to get tickets to the massive event were at first treated to performances by the WAILERS, Primal Scream and The Vaccines, before the newly reunited headliners took to the stage to blast out the hits of old.
Ian Brown, John Squire, MANI and RENI were all present and accounted for, as the band took to the stage to kick off their first string of performances since their 1996 split. The reunion will run on until late August, as the band head to the continent next for a string of performances at festivals before performing heading slots at UK festivals including V Festival and T in the Park.
The band performed hits such as 'I Am The Resurrection,' 'I Wanna Be Adored' and 'She Bangs The Drum' and what Ian Brown performance would be complete without a rant of some sort.
As the show approached its climax, the gloves came off and the singer made a cutting comment on the recent Diamond Jubilee celebrations before the performing the song 'Elizabeth My Dear'. Brown said, "This song's dedicated to those parasites down the road. celebrating 60 years of tyranny!"


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Officials Blame London Crime Rise On Stone Roses Gigs 3829197 News

Officials in London have blamed the Stone Roses gigs for a spike in crime earlier this year (13).

The reunited cult rockers took to the stage for two huge concerts in Finsbury Park in the U.K. capital in June, attracting thousands of fans to the area.

New figures from the Metropolitan Police have shown there was a huge jump in reported crimes in the borough in the same month, shooting up from 20 in May (13) to 195.

Now councillors have suggested the increase is down to the band's gigs, which could have attracted pickpockets to the area. Locals also complained about the behaviour of some revellers, who were accused of fighting and urinating in the streets.

Haringey Council official Richard Wilson says, "It's really, really worrying that there has been such a big spike around the event and we need to ask questions of the council and police seeing as they want to increase the number of commercial concerts going on there."

Paul Convery, executive member for community safety at Islington Council, adds, "The Finsbury Park ward is the one I remain concerned about. This rise (in crime) may well be something to do with the Stone Roses gig. There was a lot of disorder and unpleasant behaviour with people urinating everywhere."

Officials in London have blamed the Stone Roses gigs for a spike in crime earlier this year (13).

The reunited cult rockers took to the stage for two huge concerts in Finsbury Park in the U.K. capital in June, attracting thousands of fans to the area.

New figures from the Metropolitan Police have shown there was a huge jump in reported crimes in the borough in the same month, shooting up from 20 in May (13) to 195.

Now councillors have suggested the increase is down to the band's gigs, which could have attracted pickpockets to the area. Locals also complained about the behaviour of some revellers, who were accused of fighting and urinating in the streets.

Haringey Council official Richard Wilson says, "It's really, really worrying that there has been such a big spike around the event and we need to ask questions of the council and police seeing as they want to increase the number of commercial concerts going on there."

Paul Convery, executive member for community safety at Islington Council, adds, "The Finsbury Park ward is the one I remain concerned about. This rise (in crime) may well be something to do with the Stone Roses gig. There was a lot of disorder and unpleasant behaviour with people urinating everywhere."

22nd August 2013 3264226
'The World's End' Soundtrack Is A Glorious Tribute To The 1990s 3754212 News

The World's End - the third and final instalment of Edgar Wright's 'Cornetto' comedy trilogy starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Paddy Considine - hits cinemas nationwide on July 19, 2013. It centres around five friends who attempt a notorious pub crawl in their unassuming hometown - twelve pubs, twelve pints and the only the strongest will survive.

Of course, the mind of Edgar Wright doesn't work think along quite such straight lines and the boozy group unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

Also starring British talent Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsen and The Hobbit star Martin Freeman, The World's End promises a hugely enjoyable finale for the trilogy - also featuring Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz - though the soundtrack is worth checking out too.

Given Simon Pegg's character's desire to hark back to the 1990s and put right unfinished drinking business, The World's End is littered with laid lack anthems from the baggy and Britpop eras, including Primal Scream's Loaded, There's No Other Way by Blur, Step on by the Happy Mondays and the Beautiful South's dreamy Old Red Eyes Is Back.

Watch 'The World's End' trailer:
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It's been a big couple of years for the returning Stone Roses and Jarvis Cocker's Pulp, and audiences will hear both Do You Remember The First Time and Fool's Gold. 

Us? We're pretty excited about the inclusion of St Etienne's Join Our Club though clearly no pub-crawl movie would be complete without The Housemartins' Happy Hour.

Watch the video for Pulp's 'Do You Remember The First Time?':
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The World's End still retains a perfect 100% rating on the review aggregating website Rotten Tomatoes. "At once a Big Chill-style old-pal reunion story and an Invasion of the Body Snatchers homage doused in beer and bad-boy humor," said industry rag The Hollywood Reporter. 

Nick Frost Simon Pegg Edgar WrightNick Frost, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright At The Irish Premiere of 'World's End'

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Nick Frost Once Again Supports Simon Pegg In Edgar Wright's Latest Movie

The World's End - the third and final instalment of Edgar Wright's 'Cornetto' comedy trilogy starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Paddy Considine - hits cinemas nationwide on July 19, 2013. It centres around five friends who attempt a notorious pub crawl in their unassuming hometown - twelve pubs, twelve pints and the only the strongest will survive.

Of course, the mind of Edgar Wright doesn't work think along quite such straight lines and the boozy group unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

Also starring British talent Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsen and The Hobbit star Martin Freeman, The World's End promises a hugely enjoyable finale for the trilogy - also featuring Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz - though the soundtrack is worth checking out too.

Given Simon Pegg's character's desire to hark back to the 1990s and put right unfinished drinking business, The World's End is littered with laid lack anthems from the baggy and Britpop eras, including Primal Scream's Loaded, There's No Other Way by Blur, Step on by the Happy Mondays and the Beautiful South's dreamy Old Red Eyes Is Back.

Watch 'The World's End' trailer:
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It's been a big couple of years for the returning Stone Roses and Jarvis Cocker's Pulp, and audiences will hear both Do You Remember The First Time and Fool's Gold. 

Us? We're pretty excited about the inclusion of St Etienne's Join Our Club though clearly no pub-crawl movie would be complete without The Housemartins' Happy Hour.

Watch the video for Pulp's 'Do You Remember The First Time?':
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The World's End still retains a perfect 100% rating on the review aggregating website Rotten Tomatoes. "At once a Big Chill-style old-pal reunion story and an Invasion of the Body Snatchers homage doused in beer and bad-boy humor," said industry rag The Hollywood Reporter. 

Nick Frost Simon Pegg Edgar WrightNick Frost, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright At The Irish Premiere of 'World's End'

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10th July 2013 1123099
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone 3707797 Film Reviews

Made by a fan for fans, this documentary explores the iconic English rock band through raw adoration rather than a detailed narrative. But Shane Meadows (This Is England) is a seriously gifted filmmaker, and his approach wins us over by focussing on the bandmates' personalities, their passion for the music and their fans' devotion to them.

Childhood friends Ian Brown and John Squire formed the Stone Roses in Manchester in 1984, then set about to show the world that they were the greatest rock band ever. It took five years and a number of rotating bandmates until the lineup settled down with Ian, John, Reni (Alan Wren) and Mani (Gary Mounfield), and their first album in 1989 was a landmark hit. It took them five more years to release their second album, and that period was marked with terrible battles both within the band and with their record label and management. The band dissolved shortly after Second Coming was released in 1994. Cut to 2011, when these four men reunited to announce their comeback, starting with a major concert in Manchester in June 2012.

Meadows has access to an astonishing array of archival material, including home movies and private photos, vintage TV interviews and performance footage. He pieces this together without narration, letting the bandmates recount their own story, so naturally they skip over the more uncomfortable elements, such as the seven other musicians who came and went over the years. And there are no details about the various fallings out between them. Instead, this collage astutely captures their lively personalities, the way they work and how they come together to play their most memorable songs.

Intercut with this history, Meadows shoots the preparations for the 2012 concert in high-contrast black and white, capturing a couple of private rehearsals with a clever use of split screens before moving on to the warm-up gigs in England and across Europe. Finally, we see the epic Manchester concert in gloriously detailed high-def colour, shot and edited with precision along with a stunningly detailed sound mix. This may be the work of a super-fan who isn't too concerned with exposing their dirty laundry, but it's also accessible to viewers who are only tangentially aware of why the Stone Roses are such a cultural phenomenon. And of course, their ardent followers will be in heaven from start to finish.

 

Rich Cline

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Fool's Gold: New Clip Of Stone Roses Spike Island Movie Revealed [Trailer] 3691994 News

Don't believe that The Stone Roses and their perennially out of tune front man Ian Brown playing through a naff sound system somewhere near Warrington back in 1990 wasn't the near-mythological experience that it was for the 20,000 or so who made the trek to Spike Island? Well someone's gone and made a film based around that 'glorious' night just to really ram the point home. It was seminal. Honest. And they're going to tell you why through the eyes of a lad, played by an actor who used to be in Hollyoaks

Watch the trailer for Spike Island

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That's right, the Stone Roses supposedly "defined an era" when they played the industrial wasteland Spike Island to 20,000 people and some bright spark has had the idea to make a film around the gig, which depicts a group of every-day working class northern lads doing their best to get into the show to, we don't know, experience a night that'll probably define their own youth or something like that.

The film stars Elliott Tittensor and Nico Mirallegro and is directed by Mat Whitecross, with the script written by Chris Coghill. It's out this year at some point, for any of you who want to don your Reni fishing hats and re-live/pretend you were there, at the exact moment the Stone Roses helped stereotype an entire region.

Ian Brown
Ian Brown monkeying around

Mani
Mani, still evidently surprised anyone gives a damn about him

Don't believe that The Stone Roses and their perennially out of tune front man Ian Brown playing through a naff sound system somewhere near Warrington back in 1990 wasn't the near-mythological experience that it was for the 20,000 or so who made the trek to Spike Island? Well someone's gone and made a film based around that 'glorious' night just to really ram the point home. It was seminal. Honest. And they're going to tell you why through the eyes of a lad, played by an actor who used to be in Hollyoaks

Watch the trailer for Spike Island

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That's right, the Stone Roses supposedly "defined an era" when they played the industrial wasteland Spike Island to 20,000 people and some bright spark has had the idea to make a film around the gig, which depicts a group of every-day working class northern lads doing their best to get into the show to, we don't know, experience a night that'll probably define their own youth or something like that.

The film stars Elliott Tittensor and Nico Mirallegro and is directed by Mat Whitecross, with the script written by Chris Coghill. It's out this year at some point, for any of you who want to don your Reni fishing hats and re-live/pretend you were there, at the exact moment the Stone Roses helped stereotype an entire region.

Ian Brown
Ian Brown monkeying around

Mani
Mani, still evidently surprised anyone gives a damn about him

29th May 2013 3264226
Coachella 2013 Organisers Insist Blur And Stone Roses Switch Was Always Planned 3616327 News

It seems that Stone Roses reunion fever hasn’t quite made it over the pond just yet. After a disappointingly small crowd showed up to watch the Madchester legends at the first weekend of Coachella, Blur have now switched billing places with them and will headline at the second weekend of this year’s festival. However, the festival’s promoter insists that the switch was always planned.

Paul Tollet, the president of the concert promoter Goldenvoice insists “When the [lineup] poster came out, when we announced the show, each weekend's poster was different." He told Rolling Stone magazine: "The first weekend said 'Stones Roses/Blur' and the second weekend said 'Blur/Stone Roses.' This was planned from day one. It was a dual bill and we'd flip-flop them… There's not a chance I could take a headliner and demote them." Watching the Stone Roses last weekend, The Guardian’s Tim Jonze reported “There was something strange about seeing this most iconic of bands shuffling through Fools Gold to a crowd one-fifth of the size of Tegan and Sara's next door.”

Meanwhile, back home in the UK, The Stone Roses’ reputation is still very much intact and with a trailer recently released for Shane Meadows’ documentary about the band, enthusiasm for teh band's continued existence shows no sign of abating.

Stone Roses
Stone Roses playing live last year

Blur
Blur will be headlining at Coachella this weekend, over The Stone Roses

It seems that Stone Roses reunion fever hasn’t quite made it over the pond just yet. After a disappointingly small crowd showed up to watch the Madchester legends at the first weekend of Coachella, Blur have now switched billing places with them and will headline at the second weekend of this year’s festival. However, the festival’s promoter insists that the switch was always planned.

Paul Tollet, the president of the concert promoter Goldenvoice insists “When the [lineup] poster came out, when we announced the show, each weekend's poster was different." He told Rolling Stone magazine: "The first weekend said 'Stones Roses/Blur' and the second weekend said 'Blur/Stone Roses.' This was planned from day one. It was a dual bill and we'd flip-flop them… There's not a chance I could take a headliner and demote them." Watching the Stone Roses last weekend, The Guardian’s Tim Jonze reported “There was something strange about seeing this most iconic of bands shuffling through Fools Gold to a crowd one-fifth of the size of Tegan and Sara's next door.”

Meanwhile, back home in the UK, The Stone Roses’ reputation is still very much intact and with a trailer recently released for Shane Meadows’ documentary about the band, enthusiasm for teh band's continued existence shows no sign of abating.

Stone Roses
Stone Roses playing live last year

Blur
Blur will be headlining at Coachella this weekend, over The Stone Roses

19th April 2013 3240073
Shane Meadows Lets The Love Spread In The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone [Trailer] 3611302 News

Shane Meadows has made no secret of his love for Stone Roses, in the making of his documentary The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone and his passion is spine-tinglingly evident, even in the short space of time that it takes to run through the trailer. When the Mancunian band announced their intentions to reform after 20 years, Meadows – the director of Dead Man’s Shoes and This Is England – was set to the task of documenting the experience.

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Modern footage of the band is interspliced with archive videos, but anyone expecting to see tell-scenes of the band’s more dramatic moments may be surprised to discover that Meadows did not go in for filming their more private moments together. In an interview with Jon Snow, for Channel 4, he explains “Because of my love for the band - I've not held back from what everyone saw - but I didn't go backstage sticking mics in the way, I made all my crew turn their cameras and sound devices off and we all sat in the room. A bit like being respectful - if someone's having a bit of a fall out, I don't think it's my place - you know, I'm not making the Jeremy Kyle show… they realised that they could trust me. I wasn't there trying to make Martin Bashir's Michael Jackson expose, I was making it with genuine love and affection. It's warts and all, don't get me wrong, but at the same time I also understood that certain things are private."

That love and affection certainly shows through in the documentary, if the trailer’s anything to go by. It’d be a cold-hearted viewer that isn’t warmed by the feverish shots of the crowd at their reunion shows; this could well become a truly legendary movie in the annals of music history.  

The Stone RosesI
Ian Brown of The Stones Roses, 2012
 

Shane Meadows has made no secret of his love for Stone Roses, in the making of his documentary The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone and his passion is spine-tinglingly evident, even in the short space of time that it takes to run through the trailer. When the Mancunian band announced their intentions to reform after 20 years, Meadows – the director of Dead Man’s Shoes and This Is England – was set to the task of documenting the experience.

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Modern footage of the band is interspliced with archive videos, but anyone expecting to see tell-scenes of the band’s more dramatic moments may be surprised to discover that Meadows did not go in for filming their more private moments together. In an interview with Jon Snow, for Channel 4, he explains “Because of my love for the band - I've not held back from what everyone saw - but I didn't go backstage sticking mics in the way, I made all my crew turn their cameras and sound devices off and we all sat in the room. A bit like being respectful - if someone's having a bit of a fall out, I don't think it's my place - you know, I'm not making the Jeremy Kyle show… they realised that they could trust me. I wasn't there trying to make Martin Bashir's Michael Jackson expose, I was making it with genuine love and affection. It's warts and all, don't get me wrong, but at the same time I also understood that certain things are private."

That love and affection certainly shows through in the documentary, if the trailer’s anything to go by. It’d be a cold-hearted viewer that isn’t warmed by the feverish shots of the crowd at their reunion shows; this could well become a truly legendary movie in the annals of music history.  

The Stone RosesI
Ian Brown of The Stones Roses, 2012
 

17th April 2013 3242101
The Flaming Lips Go Madchester! Band To Cover Stone Roses Debut LP 3484088 News

Well they did it with Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon, and now The Flaming Lips are set to turn their attention to another ‘classic’ album, by covering the entirety of The Stone Roses self-titled debut.

That album, released in 1989, was responsible for – among other things – a huge spike in the sales of fisherman’s hats, with fans eager to look like their man, drummer Alan ‘Reni’ Wren. Possibly. Sales of the slightly daft and ultimately flimsy headwear hadn’t been as good as again until the Manchester four-piece got back together again last year. Possibly. So we wonder whether the ‘Lips are seeking for a third coming of hats, or maybe they’re seeking to push their own brand of headgear – tie-dye bandanas perhaps? Although if anyone was going to bring those back it would be Hulk Hogan, and the last thing we (hadn’t) heard, was that his recently leaked sex tape hadn’t made one jot of difference to their sales. Sorry Terry.

Ian Brown of The Stone Roses

Ian Brown of The Stone Roses. The Brits headline Coachella this year

Err, anyway. The Flaming Lips have been reported as covering the album by their trusty fan site The Future Heart who has been posting about it on Twitter, claiming that the project is the continuation of one that’s already seen them record Floyd’s seminal LP, as well as King Crimson’s Playing Hide And Seek With The Ghosts of Dawn. Their report appears to be backed up by Wayne Coyne, who posted the following tweet: “Doin vocals for She bangs The Drum hopin to get Channy of Polica to sing on it too!!!!” He also added a picture of someone recording vocals, their head obscured under a blanket. If it is Channy from Polica that’s pretty good, as Polica are excellent. Though we must admit, the whole thing seems a little odd. Hold onto your hats.

Well they did it with Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon, and now The Flaming Lips are set to turn their attention to another ‘classic’ album, by covering the entirety of The Stone Roses self-titled debut.

That album, released in 1989, was responsible for – among other things – a huge spike in the sales of fisherman’s hats, with fans eager to look like their man, drummer Alan ‘Reni’ Wren. Possibly. Sales of the slightly daft and ultimately flimsy headwear hadn’t been as good as again until the Manchester four-piece got back together again last year. Possibly. So we wonder whether the ‘Lips are seeking for a third coming of hats, or maybe they’re seeking to push their own brand of headgear – tie-dye bandanas perhaps? Although if anyone was going to bring those back it would be Hulk Hogan, and the last thing we (hadn’t) heard, was that his recently leaked sex tape hadn’t made one jot of difference to their sales. Sorry Terry.

Ian Brown of The Stone Roses

Ian Brown of The Stone Roses. The Brits headline Coachella this year

Err, anyway. The Flaming Lips have been reported as covering the album by their trusty fan site The Future Heart who has been posting about it on Twitter, claiming that the project is the continuation of one that’s already seen them record Floyd’s seminal LP, as well as King Crimson’s Playing Hide And Seek With The Ghosts of Dawn. Their report appears to be backed up by Wayne Coyne, who posted the following tweet: “Doin vocals for She bangs The Drum hopin to get Channy of Polica to sing on it too!!!!” He also added a picture of someone recording vocals, their head obscured under a blanket. If it is Channy from Polica that’s pretty good, as Polica are excellent. Though we must admit, the whole thing seems a little odd. Hold onto your hats.

6th February 2013 1117213
What, No Holograms? Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headline Coachella 2013 3467144 News

How do you top having a dead man headline your festival? Well, in all honestly, you’re not going to. Coachella’s talent bookers must have been scratching their heads in bewilderment when it came to topping last year’s Tupac hologram and they’ve done the best they can, given the lack of deceased artists willing and able to play Coachella 2013.

The two Friday nights (the festival takes place both on April 12 – 14 and April 19 – 21) are looking like a highlight for fans of the Britpop revival, with Blur and Stone Roses lending a very British end to the evening. A newly invigorated Yeah Yeah Yeahs (well, Karen O’s dyed her hair blonde, does that count?) also play the Friday, as well as Modest Mouse, Lou Reed and Jurassic 5. Saturday has the French band Phoenix headlining, in support of their recently-announced new album. They’ll be preceded by British electronic gloom-pop band The xx, as well as Postal Service and New Order. The line-up for the Sunday nights is a slightly heavier one, with Red Hot Chili Peppers headlining, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds making yet another return (Cave will be raking it in that weekend, as his other band Grinderman also play the Fridays), Social Distortion and Wu Tang Clan.

Coachella always has an impressive array of legendary / stalwart alternative acts as well as the hottest new bands you’ve only just heard of. What they haven’t got, is anything that’s going to grab the headlines, or the public’s attention in the same way that Tupac’s hologram did. 

Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese shows off her festval style at Coachella

How do you top having a dead man headline your festival? Well, in all honestly, you’re not going to. Coachella’s talent bookers must have been scratching their heads in bewilderment when it came to topping last year’s Tupac hologram and they’ve done the best they can, given the lack of deceased artists willing and able to play Coachella 2013.

The two Friday nights (the festival takes place both on April 12 – 14 and April 19 – 21) are looking like a highlight for fans of the Britpop revival, with Blur and Stone Roses lending a very British end to the evening. A newly invigorated Yeah Yeah Yeahs (well, Karen O’s dyed her hair blonde, does that count?) also play the Friday, as well as Modest Mouse, Lou Reed and Jurassic 5. Saturday has the French band Phoenix headlining, in support of their recently-announced new album. They’ll be preceded by British electronic gloom-pop band The xx, as well as Postal Service and New Order. The line-up for the Sunday nights is a slightly heavier one, with Red Hot Chili Peppers headlining, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds making yet another return (Cave will be raking it in that weekend, as his other band Grinderman also play the Fridays), Social Distortion and Wu Tang Clan.

Coachella always has an impressive array of legendary / stalwart alternative acts as well as the hottest new bands you’ve only just heard of. What they haven’t got, is anything that’s going to grab the headlines, or the public’s attention in the same way that Tupac’s hologram did. 

Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese shows off her festval style at Coachella

25th January 2013 3240084
Stone Roses Guitarist John Squire's Art Studio Gutted By Fire 3387042 News

John Squire’s art studio at his home near Macclesfield has been destroyed by fire, The Mirror reports today (November 23, 2012). The fire, which occurred on Wednesday night (November 21), “severely damaged” the purpose-built barn, which the former Stone Roses guitarist uses to create his abstract artwork. He lost two pieces of work in the fire; they were a part of his Celebrity series and were entitled Aileen Wournos and Harry Houdini. It is believed that the fire was started accidentally.

John Squire’s agent, Vivienne Gaskin, told The Mirror that he was “extremely sad” about losing the two pieces of work and his studio as well. She did state, however, that the damage caused could have ben much worse. “He has got about four of the paintings from the collection in his home and the others have been sold. The studio was built near his home so his family were his main priority but they are all fine." She then added “Knowing that they are safe, he is obviously extremely sad that these paintings have gone and he will now have to completely re-build the studio.”

Other famous folk included in Squire’s Celebrity series include Woody Allen, David Beckham and Lindsay Lohan, as well as more controversial figures such as Josef Fritzl (who held his daughter captive for 24 years) and the serial killer Harold Shipman.

John Squire’s art studio at his home near Macclesfield has been destroyed by fire, The Mirror reports today (November 23, 2012). The fire, which occurred on Wednesday night (November 21), “severely damaged” the purpose-built barn, which the former Stone Roses guitarist uses to create his abstract artwork. He lost two pieces of work in the fire; they were a part of his Celebrity series and were entitled Aileen Wournos and Harry Houdini. It is believed that the fire was started accidentally.

John Squire’s agent, Vivienne Gaskin, told The Mirror that he was “extremely sad” about losing the two pieces of work and his studio as well. She did state, however, that the damage caused could have ben much worse. “He has got about four of the paintings from the collection in his home and the others have been sold. The studio was built near his home so his family were his main priority but they are all fine." She then added “Knowing that they are safe, he is obviously extremely sad that these paintings have gone and he will now have to completely re-build the studio.”

Other famous folk included in Squire’s Celebrity series include Woody Allen, David Beckham and Lindsay Lohan, as well as more controversial figures such as Josef Fritzl (who held his daughter captive for 24 years) and the serial killer Harold Shipman.

23rd November 2012 3324393
Love Spreads: The Stone Roses Announce UK Tour, Fuel Glastonbury Speculation 3349953 News

The Stone Roses have announced three UK shows for 2013, including two major concerts at London's Finsbury Park on June 7 and 8. Another gig will take place at Glasgow Green on June 15.

Tickets for all three shows go on sale at 9.30am on Friday 2, November and follow the Roses' three-day Heaton Park reunion this summer. According to the Independent, the extravaganza generated around £23 million for the Manchester economy. The UK shows will follow a string of shows in Australia in the spring, including an appearance at the Future music festival. The announcement of UK shows now makes it almost certain The Stone Roses will headline the Glastonbury Festival, which runs from June 28 - 30. Radiohead, The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac have also been rumoured to headline the festival, though the latter's huge ticket prices for their London shows in November has made it less of a possibility. 

Support for The Stone Roses Glasgow shows will come from Primal Scream, Jake Bugg and The View. Support for the London shows is yet to be announced.

 

The Stone Roses have announced three UK shows for 2013, including two major concerts at London's Finsbury Park on June 7 and 8. Another gig will take place at Glasgow Green on June 15.

Tickets for all three shows go on sale at 9.30am on Friday 2, November and follow the Roses' three-day Heaton Park reunion this summer. According to the Independent, the extravaganza generated around £23 million for the Manchester economy. The UK shows will follow a string of shows in Australia in the spring, including an appearance at the Future music festival. The announcement of UK shows now makes it almost certain The Stone Roses will headline the Glastonbury Festival, which runs from June 28 - 30. Radiohead, The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac have also been rumoured to headline the festival, though the latter's huge ticket prices for their London shows in November has made it less of a possibility. 

Support for The Stone Roses Glasgow shows will come from Primal Scream, Jake Bugg and The View. Support for the London shows is yet to be announced.

 

30th October 2012 3240094
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