Quote: "I think it's about money. I could always ring (bassist) Mani and say, 'Let's get the band back together', but if I said, 'Let's do it and give the money to kids' charities', would he still want to do it? I don't think they would." Former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown is convinced his ex-bandmates would only reunite for personal profit.
Fact: Snoop Dogg, Noel Gallagher, David Beckham and Ian Brown are all set to appear in a new Star Wars-themed commercial for sportswear label Adidas. The celebrities will recreate a famous scene from Star Wars Episode IV. In the clip, which is to be launched during England's World Cup soccer game against the U.S.A. next Saturday (12Jun10), Snoop Dogg can be seen waving Luke Skywalker's lightsaber.
Quote: "At the end of it, we did feel like we'd made a bit of history that day. There were strong vibes going around. We felt like we'd arrived." Ian Brown has fond memories of the Stone Roses' legendary gig at Spike Island in north England, on the 20th anniversary of the open-air show (27May10).
Quote: "It's fantastic! I love it! How many rappers have the courage to sing? All the best rappers always sound like they're threatening to burst into song, but Kanye actually did it." British rocker Ian Brown is a big fan of Kanye West.
Quote: "I've not had any alcohol in 11 years, I've not had a class A (drug) in 20 years. I smoke marijuana occasionally but only when it's dark... I never sit up talking s**t all night and forget what I was saying the next say." Former Stone Roses star Ian Brown on his cleaner-living lifestyle.
Quote: "My kids have started selling posters of me on eBay. They get me to sign them and then sell them online for £10. It saves me having to give them money!" Former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown's children are cashing in on his fame, selling items online for $15 a go.
Quote: "I'm only really good at making music. I wasn't convinced when I started out, but then I heard the first STONE ROSES LP." Singer Ian Brown remains modest about his musical talents.
Fact: Former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown's first job was as a hotel porter in Manchester, England. He was paid $1.75 (GBP1) per hour for duties including skinning cows' tongues and waking up businessmen who were lying in wait naked for chambermaids.
Quote: <p>"Why does he sing with that yelp and yodel? He must have got his bottom tickled all day in the Marines for singing like that." Former STONES ROSES frontman Ian Brown on former Army Major turned singer James Blunt. </p>
Quote: <p>"I always read 'self-appointed King Monkey' or 'self-appointed Monkey Man'. But I never appointed myself as no monkey. I don't really like reading that." Ex-STONE ROSES singer Ian Brown wishes music writers would stop making simian comparisons in their write-ups. </p>