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'I have no desire whatsoever to desecrate the Stone Roses' grave'

The Stone RosesJohn Squire has made his feelings clear on a possible reunion once and for all – by creating artwork about it.

The work, called ‘Statement’ (pictured), has been created after it was claimed The Stone Roses will be reforming this summer.

In the mould of his recent work, the former guitarist’s statement simply declares: “I have no desire whatsoever to desecrate the grave of seminal Manchester pop group The Stone Roses, 12.3.09.”

As previously reported, it always looked unlikely Squire would re join his old band this summer as he is staging a major art exhibition.

The show, Squire’s biggest to date, kicks off in July 5 at the Gallery Oldham, and in January the guitarist told NME.COM he would be concentrating on his art career this year.

“I’ve got a big show in Oldham and one in Austria and one at the end of the year in Tokyo,” he said. “The Oldham show is in a major public gallery so it’s a lot of work. It’s the biggest show I’ve done.”

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Meanwhile a piece of artwork created by John Squire for the cover of War Child’s ‘Heroes’ album is up for sale in a charity auction now.