Stone Roses bass player Gary 'MANI' MOUNFIELD fears the band's hotly-anticipated reunion will collapse within weeks if frontman Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire resume their warring ways.
The British band split in 1996 after Squire walked out following a series of bust-ups with Brown, and fans feared a comeback would never happen because the relationship between the two songwriters remained frosty.
The four-piece finally got back together earlier this year (11) after Brown and Squire put their differences behind them - but Mani fears the reunion could be short-lived if they begin squabbling again before their comeback shows at Heaton Park in Manchester, England next June (12).
The rocker, who has played bass for Primal Scream since the Stone Roses split, says, "It might go t**s-up (wrong), seriously. You never know, but that's the tightrope we walk... Where I'm concerned, with Primal Scream I am going to have to back off.
"It's been heartbreaking with them because they have been my family for the last 15 years and they have really saved my a**e. They might be saving my a**e again in a couple of weeks!... I'm scared. What the f**k have I done?!"
And drummer Alan 'Reni' Wren echoes the bassist's fears, adding: "(There's a) long way to go between now and Heaton Park... I'd be happy if (the reunion) went on for 12 months."