Mani: ‘Stone Roses reunion rumours are total fantasy island’

Bassist refutes reunion rumours again

EDIT: The Stone Roses confirm reunion and two homecoming shows for 2012

Mani has described yesterday’s (April 7) rumours of a possible Stone Roses reunion as “total fantasy island.”

The bassist, who angrily denied that the band were reuniting yesterday afternoon, went further when speaking to BBC News.

“It’s total fantasy island gear,” he said. “Two guys who haven’t seen each for 15 years, like people do at funerals, came to pay respects to the bassist’s mum and now all this.”

Mani was referring to the basis of the initial newspaper report of a potential reunion. That story was hinged on Ian Brown and John Squire recently meeting up at his mother’s funeral.

It is believed to be the first time the two have met since the band’s split in 1996.

Mani told NME yesterday that he was “disgusted that my personal grief has been invaded and hijacked by these nonsensical stories. It isn’t true and isn’t happening.”