The Manchester band are currently working on their third album which is expected to be released later this year.
The Stone Roses have announced two intimate warm-up gigs ahead of their four-night run at the Etihad stadium in Manchester on June 15, 17, 18 and 19. The band will play Halifax Victoria Theatre on Tuesday June 7 and Carlisle Sands Centre on Wednesday June 8. Both venues have a capacity of around 1,500.
The Stone Roses have announced two intimate June gigs.
The band made the announcement on their official Facebook page on Saturday morning (June 4) along with details on how fans can get tickets. Tickets were only available to fans who had purchased a Stone Roses vinyl, concert ticket or T-shirt and were capped at two per person.
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The song, whose title is yet to be revealed, will be available from 8pm on Thursday evening (May 12th) and will be their first new music in 21 years.
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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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.
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The Stone Roses were a relatively short-lived indie phenomenon that inspired the lives of so many in the 1990s following the release of the influential self-titled debut album; an album described by many as the greatest album of all time. They disbanded, much too soon, in 1996 after they struggled to cope with the departure of guitarist John Squires and drummer Alan 'Reni' Wren. A reunion seemed the most unlikeliest of things for this band but, after 16 years, 2012 Ian Brown, John Squire, Alan Wren and Gary Mounfield together on stage once more in one of the most highly anticipated reunions in music history. This documentary follows their day to day lives, catching up on last decade and a half and rehearsing for their record-breaking comeback gigs that brought tears to the eyes of indie fans nationwide.
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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.