The Stone Roses rumored to reunite
17th Mar 2009 | 17:36
Band said to play 21 UK dates
The hot reunion rumor du jour lasers in on The Stone Roses, who, according to The Daily Mirror, are set to play at least 21 UK shows this summer.
Although last year singer Ian Brown said there was "no chance...not in the next three lifetimes" of the Manchester group reforming, a source claims that he's "finally signed on the dotted line. The rest of the band were really up for it, especially when they realized the amount of money on the table."
It is also said that The Stone Roses could play as early as next month, at the Coachella Festival in Indio, California. A thorough look at the three-day lineup reveals no evidence of this, but that could change any minute.
"The rest of the band were really up for it, especially when they realized the amount of money on the table" A 'source' on The Stone Roses reuniting
20th anniversary of debut album
Talk of a Stone Roses reunion has been ongoing for years, but with 2009 marking the 20th anniversary of the band's eponymous debut album, the chatter has been heating up.
Interestingly, the biggest stumbling block may turn out to be guitarist John Squire, who has lately been focusing less on music and more on art. Squire has a number of exhibitions scheduled for this year, including one at England's prestigious Oldham Gallery on 5 July.
Of course, big reunion tours allow stars to hire private jets, so it's quite possible Squire could make an art exhibit and a rock show all in one night.
(Via Daily Mirror)
Watch The Stone Roses playing Waterfall in 1989: