The singer, who plays on the Main Stage at this weekend’s Reading And Leeds Festivals, says he’s disheartened by bands who reunite simply to cash in on their former glories.
“Maybe if you see me begging on the streets you might find me doing The Stone Roses the next day,” he said. “We did it [formed a band] because we wanted to change the world, we didn’t do it because we wanted to be millionaires.”
Speaking in the new issue of NME (out nationwide now), Brown admitted that there were a couple of exceptions to the reunion rule.
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