The Stone Roses Deny Reunion Rumors
According to the U.K. tabloid The Sun, the Stone Roses were to reunite after core members Ian Brown and John Squire “buried the hatchet.” But bassist Gary “Mani” Mounfield quickly squashed the rumors.
An anonymous source told The Sun that Brown and Squire reconciled at the funeral for Mani’s mother. “Ian has been mulling over reaching out to John for a while now. A lot of water has gone under the bridge and everyone has grown up. Ian has just gone through a tough time with a divorce and then Mani’s mum’s funeral brought everyone back under the same roof,” said the source.
However, Mani told NME today, “I’m disgusted that my personal grief has been invaded and hijacked by these nonsensical stories…Two old friends meeting up after 15 years to pay their respects to my mother does not constitute the reformation of The Stone Roses. Please fuck off and leave it alone. It isn’t true and isn’t happening.”
The band split in the mid-’90s after numerous lineup alterations and arguments.
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