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The Stone Roses (formed 1983) The Stone Roses are a British indie rock band consisting of Ian Brown, John Squire, Gary 'Mani' Mounfield and Alan 'Reni' Wren. The Stone Roses: Formation The Stone Roses started out with Andy Couzens and Brown who enlisted Simon Wolstencroft, Pete Garner and, later, Squire. Brown and Squire had previously had a band in school called The Patrol with Couzens and Wolstencroft, though that eventually fell through and Squire and Couzens eventually started a new band called The Fireside Chaps with Mani, a singer called Kaiser and Chris Goodwin before changing their name to The Waterfront and recruiting Brown. Wolstencroft soon left The Stone Roses to be briefly replaced by Goodwin. They then auditioned for a replacement and were landed with Reni in 1984. The Stone Roses: Musical career The Stone Roses started out their career by sending round demos on cassettes and they played their first gig supporting Pete Townshend at the Moonlight Club in London. Howard Jones, Martin Hannett and Tim Chambers set up Thin Line Records to release their debut album but it was shelved (though later released as 'Garage Flower'. They did release their debut single 'So Young'/ 'Tell Me'. In 1985 they played a gig in Preston but it turned into a riot due to technical problems and other issues. To earn themselves more publicity, they graffitied the band's name all over West Didsbury. In 1986, Gareth Evans became their manager. Brown and Squire caused conflict in the band for wanting the biggest share of their earnings for being the songwriters. Couzens and Reni briefly left in protest but both returned, though Couzens was fired by Evans for not joining the rest of the band after a show. In 1986, they recorded songs 'Sugar Spun Sister' and 'Elephant Stone'. In 1987, they released single 'Sally Cinnamon' though some of their original fanbase had mixed views on it. Pete Garner then left the band and was replaced by Rob Hampson briefly before Gary 'Mani' Mounfield took over. In 1988, they played a concert in Manchester with the band James prior to which they advertised themselves wrongly as headliners and limited James' play time. They later signed to Zomba records. In 1989 they release their self-titled debut album which had positive reviews but only hit the UK charts at number 32. Their subsequent single 'She Bangs the Drums' reached number one on the UK Independent Chart. In 1989, they performed on BBC's 'The Late Show' during which the power failed and Brown shouted 'Amateurs!' again and again at Tracey MacLeod. That year also saw them release single 'Fools Gold/ What the World Is Waiting For' which reached number eight on the UK chart. That year, their album rose to number 19. They won four NME Readers poll awards and their album become famously influential. They played a popular concert at Spike Island in Widnes in 1990 which saw 27,000 attend. 1990 saw them release 'One Love' at number four in the UK chart but it became their last for a while as they became embroiled in a legal battle to end their contract with Zomba's Silvertone records. They were released from the label in 1991 and subsequently signed with Geffen Records. They released their second album 'Second Coming' in 1994. Single 'Love Spreads' reached number 2 though the album received mixed reviews. In 1995, just before their 'Second Coming' tour, Reni left after an argument with Brown and Robbie Maddix became a replacement for the tour. They planned another tour soon after but it was cancelled along with their Glastonbury Festival dates as Squire had a mountain-biking accident and broke his collarbone. He left in 1996 to be replaced by Aziz Ibrahim but they only lasted another six months before splitting entirely. In 2007, they had a half-reunion at Manchester Versus Cancer charity concert with Brown, Mani, Cressa, Andy Rourke, Maka Simato and Steve White and Reni declined to join them. Mani said that he, Reni and Squire wanted to regroup for their 20th anniversary but Squire denied any plans in 2009. In 2011, Brown and Squire reunited at Mani's mother's funeral, though Mani insisted they were not getting back together. Later that year, they finally announced their reunion with a massive world tour and in 2012 said they would soon release a third album. A documentary on their career and reunion directed by Shane Meadows was later announced.



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Legendary Mancunian band The Stone Roses headline the main stage on the first day of T in the Park festival 2016. The band played a best of set which included 'I Wanna Be Adored', 'This Is the One', 'Waterfall' and 'I Am the Resurrection'. Scotland, United Kingdom - Saturday 9th July 2016

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The Stone Roses Singer Surprises Fans At Station Before Manchester Show


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You just can't make these things up. When two Stone Roses fans from Coatbridge near Glasgow stopped off at Warrington train station ahead of the band's show at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, the last thing they expected was to meet their lifelong idol just standing on the platform. 

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However, that's exactly what happened to Paul and Elizabeth Clinton, who were travelling from Scotland on Saturday (June 18th 2016) with a few of their friends when singer Ian Brown showed up just hours before his Manchester show.

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The Stone Roses Unveil Their Second New Single 'Beautiful Thing'


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The Stone Roses have officially got the ball rolling with their upcoming new material having just released their second single 'Beautiful Thing', a month after their first release in 21 years, 'All For One'. The band are planning to release it as a 7" vinyl this summer.

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'Beautiful Thing' has definitely got more of a funky psychedelic edge to it than the rockier 'All For One', but The Stone Roses are still very much the Madchester band we remember from the 90s. Released yesterday (June 9th 2016), the band had teased the release of the track during their secret Halifax show at the Victoria Theatre on Tuesday (June 7th).

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Album Of The Day: The Stone Roses By The Stone Roses


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The Stone Roses have just released their first single in more than 20 years, 'All For One', and it has sent some serious nostalgia through their oldest fans. We've been waiting for some new stuff ever since they reformed in 2011, but now that we have some, we can't help comparing it to their landmark debut.

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The artist... The Stone Roses are Ian Brown, John Squire, Mani and Reni; four musicians that grew up in Manchester listening to the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Byrds, Johnny Marr, Sex Pistols and The Clash to name but a few of their early influences. Their self-titled debut album was followed by a less critically acclaimed second album called 'Second Coming' in 1994, two years after which they disbanded. They famously set-up a concert at Spike Island in 1990 which gathered 27,000 people.

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The Stone Roses To Release Brand New Single Tonight


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The Stone Roses are to release their first new music in over two decades tonight, as the group announced that a new single would be available from 8pm on Thursday evening (May 12th).

The new track, the title of which was not revealed in the group’s Twitter announcement this morning, will be the first release from a much-anticipated third album, their first since 1994’s ill-fated Second Coming that disappointed fans so much after their legendary self-titled debut in 1989.

It will also be the first new music from the band since March 1995, when B-sides to their single ‘Ten Storey Love Song’ were revealed, called ‘Ride On’ and ‘Moses’ which did not appear on the aforementioned second album.

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Glastonbury 2016 - Plausible And Implausible Rumours


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It’s that time of year again: the annual rumour mill of who is going to be making appearances at Glastonbury, plausible or otherwise. Although the three Pyramid Stage headliners have been revealed – Muse on Friday, Adele on Saturday, and Coldplay rounding things off on Sunday – there are literally several hundred other slots to be filled on the numerous other stages.

The Sunday afternoon ‘legends slot’ has also already been confirmed, with ELO set to entertain the crowds. However, there are always rumours flying around during the festival itself as to who’s going to be making low-key, surprise appearances. The reformed Libertines did so last year, appearing at the Pyramid Stage. So, are there any major names that might do this in 2016?

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The Odds Soar For The Stone Roses To Appear At Glastonbury 2016


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With three major headline dates announced and an album on the way, will The Stone Roses be a cert for Glastonbury Festival 2016? The bookies certainly seem to think so, and it could indeed be the most exciting return to form the UK has seen from a band for a while.

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Since they reformed, The Stone Roses have had a tentative return to public consciousness, performing a serious of gigs including Isle of Wight Festival and Coachella in 2013, and having their career documented in a film by Shane Meadows. Now they are looking at getting back in the swing of things and have been announced as the first headliner for T in the Park next July; tickets for which will be on sale from November 6th 2015.

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The Stone Roses Announce Three Shows For Summer 2016


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The Stone Roses have ended a day of rampant speculation on social media by announcing that they’ll be playing three huge gigs in the summer of 2016, including a headline spot at the T In The Park festival.

The legendary Manchester four-piece, who reunited for a massive world tour in 2012 following their initial disintegration in the mid ‘90s, have revealed that they’ll be playing two special concerts at the Etihad Stadium in the city on June 17th and 18th next year, followed by a headline set on the Friday night of T In The Park at Strathallan Castle in Scotland on July 8th.

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Ocean Colour Scene Frontman Simon Fowler Covers The Stone Roses 'I Am The Resurrection' [Listen]

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Ocean Colour Scene Frontman Simon Fowler Covers The Stone Roses  'I Am The Resurrection' [Listen]

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Sony Music Announce 'BBC Top Gear Driving Anthems' Released November 18th 2013

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Sony Music Announce 'Bbc Top Gear Driving Anthems' Released November 18th 2013

Incorporating never-seen-before material spanning the band's musical history, the personal experiences of many of those touched by the band and their music, and unparalleled access to the record-breaking sell-out concerts which took place in Summer 2012, this is the definitive record of the definitive band of the past 25 years. - United Kingdom - Thursday 17th May 2012

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