The Stone Roses Biography

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 Mani, and drummer Reni.

The band 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. At this time 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. Plans to record a third album in the future were also floated. In June 2012, Chris Coghill, the writer of the new film 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 June 2013, a documentary about the band's reformation directed by Shane Meadows and titled The Stone Roses: Made of Stone was released.

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The Stone Roses refuse to comment on split rumour

Rumours emerged online that the band and label are dissolving their contract

  • May 22, 2014

Ian Brown says 'you never know' what's next for The Stone Roses as he marks Aziz Ibrahim's 50th

Members of The Smiths, Oasis, Primal Scream, XTC and more appeared at The Roadhouse for a charity party

  • Mar 20, 2014

Shane Meadows on why he missed chance to hear new Stone Roses songs – watch

'Made Of Stone' director says he scuppered his chances by showing band a 'rubbish' cut of the film

  • Feb 28, 2014

Shane Meadows on new Stone Roses music: 'There were definitely tunes getting laid down'

Director says he wasn't allowed alone with demo tapes while making 'Made Of Stone' documentary

  • Oct 21, 2013

The Stone Roses refuse to comment on rumours of a new album in 2015

Bassist Mani quoted as saying the Manchester band will release new material in two years time

  • Sep 26, 2013

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The Stone Roses - 'Made Of Stone'

The Stone Roses - 'Made Of Stone'

What Shane Meadows’ reunion doc lacks in journalistic rigour, it makes up for with tear-jerking affection

  • Jun 3, 2013

Stone Roses : The Very Best Of The Stone Roses

Mancunian magic...

  • Nov 12, 2002

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