Alan McGee: ‘I think The Stone Roses gigs will revitalise rock’n’roll’

Former Oasis label boss also says bands 'have got nothing to fucking say anymore'

Oasis’ former label owner Alan McGee believes The Stone Roses’ forthcoming 2016 summer shows could kick start a rock revolution.

The Manchester band are due to play four shows at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium next year, T In The Park and Marlay Park in Dublin.

“I think Stone Roses coming back is going to make people remember what rock’n’roll was again. It’s brilliant for music,” he told Gigwise. “I absolutely love them. I manage Happy Mondays so it gives you an idea of how much I love The Stone Roses.”

He also gave his thoughts on a future Oasis reunion adding: “You never know, if Oasis do come back, even if it’s just for a tour, you’re going to get guitar music becoming really hip for a couple of years again.”


Despite his optimisim he criticised the current state of music. He said: “The acts have got nothing to fucking to say any more – they’re all really sedate. At least punk and Britpop had an attitude.”

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that both Noel and Liam Gallagher will take part in an upcoming Oasis documentary made by the team behind this year’s Amy Winehouse biopic.

James Gay-Rees of production company On The Corner and director Asif Kapadia will follow up their work on the hugely successful Amy with a new flick charting the rise of the Britpop band right from their early days. Filmmakers are said to have been given “unprecedented” access to the band and unseen archive footage.

Kapadia will act as executive-director on the film with Mat Whitecross (Spike Island) to direct.