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Rumours of a Stone Roses resurrection have been as constant in recent years as the acid-house drumbeats for which they were celebrated — but until now it proved to be the fool's gold of musical reunions. Over the weekend, however, a telling comment from fellow Madchester veteran Shaun Ryder about lead singer Ian Brown's costly marital break-up showed that a reconciliation really was imminent: "It's amazing what a divorce will make you do," he joked.
Proving they are indeed back together, 15 years after their acrimonious and drug-fuelled split, the quartet who for a generation were the best band in the world appeared before the press to a standing ovation at a London hotel yesterday. Asked by The Independent about the accuracy of Ryder's words, Brown elliptically refused to deny them.
They wouldn't be the first band to make a comeback to up their bank balances, and the two gigs they will play at Manchester's Heaton Park on 29 and 30 June should be very lucrative — as would their plan, in the words of bassist Mani, to "take over the world". But yesterday, all four appeared sincere when they stressed that there was more to the reunion than a bumper pay day.
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The reason "that question" kept coming is the sheer force with which the now-reunited bandmates had previously denied they would ever play together again. Two years ago, guitarist John Squire even posted a picture of an artwork online with the superimposed message: "I have no desire whatsoever to desecrate the grave of seminal Manchester pop group The Stone Roses.
Asked about that statement yesterday, he said: "I just couldn't see it happening and I resented the fact people were trying to force it on me. But when me and Ian met by chance, it changed everything.
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He added: "It was surreal, we went through crying and laughing about the old days, writing songs in a heartbeat, and I think in some ways it's a friendship that defines us both and it needed fixing. Two phone calls later, the band was no longer dead. There is no grave. It was the death of Mani's mother this year that created a rapprochement, which eventually happened the day after the Tottenham riots. Former Oasis front man Liam Gallagher led the chorus of approval from fans, saying he had "not been this happy since my kids were born". Alongside boasts that they will impress the world were more circumspect comments on long-term viability.
Asked about the chances of releasing a new album, Brown again refused to commit — referring to the laziness and arguments that delayed their belated second album, Second Coming, for six years.
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After the soul singer's wife filed for divorce in and laid claim to half the profits from his next album, Gaye entered the studio with the intention of knocking out a lazy record to pay the bills. Instead he produced one of the best LPs of his career, describing the breakdown of the relationship in heartbreaking detail. Perhaps the most obvious piece of divorce-necessitated money-making was John Cleese's stand-up tour earlier this year, named Alimony following the break-up of his marriage to Alyce-Faye Eichelberger.
Divorce can inspire great art as well as money-making ruses. At the time of recording, two of the band's members, John and Christine McVie, had filed for divorce while Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham had also just broken up — with Nicks turning to drummer Mick Fleetwood. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists?
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Find your bookmarks in your Independent Minds section, under my profile. Subscribe Now Subscribe Now. The Stone Roses: The Reunion Edition charts the monumental rise of band, using interviews, rehearsal tapes, and material from Robb's vast archives. He was there! The following excerpt is taken from the book.
Order it here. They had got there early, wanted to run through the songs, needed a drummer and Si was there. Afterwards Si explains how strange it was to be playing with them for that brief moment after all this time. John nodding at me as we were playing. That was great.
The Stone Roses and the Resurrection of British Pop: The Reunion Edition
John was dead cool and sat down at soundcheck and we chatted. He was there with his guitar and with a big smile on his face doing in-jokes from the school days. It cracked me up right away like Ian always does when I see him and he does jokes about the old teachers from them days.