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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

More Stone Roses rumors

I know, here we go again. I think the papers in the UK are just flipping a coin now to see which band they'll use for their bi-monthly "reunion" story. Heads for Stone Roses, tails for the Smiths.

This time around, The Mirror is claiming that the Roses will reform for a 21-date summer tour with all four original members, and that they'll even turn up at Coachella.

It's not happening. Trust me.

Ian Brown is putting the finishing touches on a new album. John Squire has an art exhibition opening this summer. Mani will most likely be busy with Primal Scream. Reni will get plenty of residuals from the 20th anniversary re-release of the debut album. There's no need for any of them to get the band back together and tarnish their legacy.

The only way it could work is if it wasn't a quick cash grab. If Squire and Brown really buried the hatchet, and they wanted to get together to play the old songs again, then it could work. I'm 99% certain we'll never see it though.

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