Fans had good reason to believe The Stone Roses’ 5-year-long reunion ended with their June 24, 2017, concert in Glasgow, yet there was never any formal announcement — until now. John Squire, in a new interview with The Guardian, makes it clear: The Roses are once again no more. Full details right here.
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Ian Brown, the once-again-former lead singer of The Stone Roses, will release his first new solo album in a decade next year, a 10-song collection called Ripples that is preceded by the release of lead-off single, and lead-off track, “First World Problems” — which you can hear right here.
Fans who saw tonight’s Stone Roses gig in Glasgow are reporting that frontman Ian Brown seemingly announced the end of the band, telling the crowd, “Don’t be sad it’s over. Be happy that it happened” — suggesting the Manchester legends’ reunion has run its course after five years.
An artist known only by his Instagram handle alshepmcr has taken to stenciling lyrics from classic songs by legendary Manchester bands Joy Division, The Smiths and The Stone Roses onto the double-yellow lines that split the city’s streets — a creative endeavor, he says, that’s designed to make people stop and think.
This week’s new releases include the first new studio album from The Afghan Whigs in 16 years, plus a box set of Dead Kennedys 7-inch singles, a live CD/DVD package from Billy Bragg, an anthology of Ski Patrol’s recorded output and a vinyl reissue of The Stone Roses’ legendary debut.
It’s the Black Friday installment of Record Store Day today, and one of the most sought-after titles no doubt will be the full-album cover of The Stone Roses’ 1989 debut LP by The Flaming Lips and their friends — a release on multi-color vinyl that’s limited to just 500 copies and isn’t an official Record Store Day release.
The Stone Roses reunion hasn’t made much of a splash on these shores, with just a pair of U.S. performances from the band at Coachella. But American fans will get a closer glimpse when the documentary “The Stone Roses: Made of Stone” screens in theaters next month and the gets a DVD/Blu-ray release,
Since reuniting last year, The Stone Roses have been somewhat consistent in their setlists, sticking to a core group of songs based, not surprisingly, around their classic 1989 debut. But in Paris last night, the band played 1988’s “Elephant Stone” and “Made of Stone” B-side “Going Down” for the first time since 1990.
The documentary chronicling the rise, fall and improbable resurrection of The Stone Roses hits U.K. theaters in June, and now fans finally can get their first glimpse of “The Stone Roses: Made of Stone” via the official trailer. Directed by Shane Meadows, the film will premiere May 30 in Manchester.
The choice of The Stone Roses as a Coachella headliner this year has been one of the festival’s more controversial moves, from the initial “Who is New Order?” barrage to instant postmortems of Friday night’s less-than-packed closing set from Ian Brown and Co.
Our latest link round-up includes news that The Flaming Lips may be recording a full-album cover of The Stone Roses’ 1989 debut, plus the tale of the dueling Black Flag reunions, news about Primal Scream’s forthcoming album and a clip of Pulp performing its new single on U.K. television.
The original lineup of The Stone Roses will makes its U.S. debut at April’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, joining headliners Blur, Phoenix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, plus a bill that also includes New Order, OMD, both Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, Johnny Marr and more.
The Stone Roses continue to flesh out plans to continue their rapturously received reunion into 2013, this week announcing that they’ll follow their March trip to Australia with three big outdoor gigs in the U.K. next June, including two shows at London’s Finsbury Park and a single date in Glasgow.
The Stone Roses’ Ian Brown is chronicling his solo career with a limited-edition, 13-disc box set that will include all eight of his albums on CD, plus additional CDs of B-sides and remixes, plus a DVD loaded with all of his music videos and a 12-inch record featuring eight previously unreleased remixes.