What the world was waiting for: Stone Roses reunite

Wednesday October 19, 2011

It's no Fools Good – 15 years since they last played together, iconic Manchester band, the Stone Roses have resurrected.

The news was met with delight by thousands of fans, and former Oasis star Liam Gallagher was one of the first to tweet his excitement.

"Stone Roses getting back together – not been this happy since my kids were born."

The band – known for seminal tunes such as Fool's Gold and I Am The Resurrection – fell apart in 1996, and despite many lucrative offers they've repeatedly denied rumours of a reunion.

In June, guitarist John Squire dismissed such rumours, commenting that the idea of bands reforming for a cash windfall was "tragic."

Despite this, and still sporting the same haircuts, the elder statesmen of indie gave a press conference to say they have buried their differences and are ready to dig out their instruments once more.

They will kick off their reunion with two shows in Manchester next June, then move on to perform gigs around the world.

Frontman Ian Brown certainly seemed excited to start over:

"I think we're great and I think we've still got it and I think we've got something to give to people.

"And I think in times like this we can uplift people."

Photo: © Getty Images

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