STONE ROSES REUNION - RENI SPEAKS

Mani and Reni seen together in Manchester stoking reformation rumours…

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Former band members RENI and MANI further stoked the possibility of a STONE ROSES reunion while out in MANCHESTER on Saturday (May 28).


The duo went to watch Ian Brown’s Carling 24 show in Manchester together, and both confirmed they would be up for reforming their old band.


“Never say never, but it won’t be this year,” Reni told BBC Six Music. “I’m going to play with Mani, that’s a guaranteed – I’m writing songs for me and him.”


Although Mani had previously said The Stone Roses would only unite after Manchester City won the European Cup – ie never – he admitted that he would actually consider it, saying: "I'd love to me – just for the sheer joy of playing with this guy (Reni) again."


Despite their former bandmate Coral also playing as part of the Manchester 24 hour event, neither Mani or Reni said they would be attending, but praised Ian Brown’s performance.


“I came ‘cos Mani told me there were some gigs on in town – cos Mani’s got his finger on the pulse,” explained Reni. “He brought me out to see Ian Brown – I didn’t think I’d like it because I hate a lot of young bands because they’re so crap, undisciplined and just a racket – but these boys are sweet. These boys know what they’re doing – they remind me of Strawberry Switchblade and ’Shampoo’ the movie."


The full Reni and Mani interview will be broadcast on Conrad Murray’s BBC
GMR Manchester Music Show on June 1 between 7 and 10. See bbc.co.uk/manchester for details.

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