Tuesday, 15 October 2013


The Stone Roses are an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1983. They were one of the pioneering groups of the Madchester movement that was active during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The band's most successful lineup consists of vocalist Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary "Mani" Mounfield, and drummer Alan "Reni" Wren

The Stone Roses's influences included garage rock, Northern soul, punk rock, and artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Johnny Marr, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Sonic Youth, Sex Pistols and The Clash. The band were part of the Madchester movement, a style of alternative rock that mixed acid house rhythms with guitar pop sounds.

They released their debut album, The Stone Roses, in 1989. The album was a breakthrough success for the band and garnered critical acclaim, with many critics regarding it as one of the greatest British albums ever recorded (In 2004 an Observer Music Monthly poll consisting of musicians and critics voted the album the greatest of all time, as did the writers of NME in 2006, declaring it to be the greatest British album of all time)

Soon after the group decided to capitalise on their success by signing to a major label; then, their current record label Silvertone would not let them out of their contract, which led to a long legal battle that culminated with the band signing with Geffen Records in 1991, and then releasing their second album Second Coming, which was met with lacklustre reviews in 1994. The group soon disbanded after several lineup changes throughout the supporting tour, which began with Reni first departing, followed by Squire.

Following much intensified media speculation, The Stone Roses called a press conference on 18 October 2011 to announce that the band had reunited and would perform a reunion tour of the world in 2012, including three homecoming shows in Heaton Park, Manchester.In June 2013, a documentary about the band's reformation entitled The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (watch the trailer below) was released, directed by Shane Meadows,which tracks the Manchester rockers' reunion and delves into their history and rise as one of British rock's most celebrated bands.

The Stone Roses played at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Isle of Wight Festival and Glasgow Green this year!

The Stone Roses will be "the biggest band ever." - Ian Brown, 2012

The Stone Roses have said they're working on songs for a new album they expect to release in 2015. Chris Coghill, the writer of the new film (watch the trailer below) which is set during the Stone Roses 1990 Spike Island show, revealed that the band “have at least three or four new tracks recorded.” In the meantime, Made of Stone will screen in select theaters in November, and will be available on December 3rd on DVD and Blu-ray. The release will follow a premiere on Thursday 30 May in Manchester at a location to be announced, with the band set to make a rare public appearance alongside director Shane Meadows and producer Mark Herbert.4

0:00 - I wanna be adored 4:52 - She bangs the drums 8:38 - Waterfall 13:19 - Don't stop 18:39 - Bye bye badman 22:45 - Elizabeth my dear 23:40 - Sugar spun sister 27:06 - Made of stone 31:22 - Shoot you down 35:35 - This is the one 40:34 - I am the resurrection. ENJOY!

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