“The Stone Roses are a very important British band and we like British music quite a lot, as we’re British,” said frontman Mark Goldsworthy, when asked why they had chosen to cover the track.
The Stone Roses recently refused to comment on rumours that they were preparing to split up. When contacted by NME, a spokesperson for the band declined to add anything to the rumour, simply saying: “No comment.”
The Stone Roses reformed in 2011 after originally breaking up in 1996. They played a series of gigs around the world in 2012 and 2013, but have remained seemingly inactive since the end of the festival season last year. There were rumours the band were working on what would be their third album although there was never any official confirmation of that happening. In June 2013, the documentary The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone, directed by Shane Meadows was released, charting their reformation, triumphant homecoming gigs at Manchester’s Heaton Park and beyond.