An influential Public Relations Firm named Murray Chalmers PR, whose client roster includes Noel Gallagher, Kylie Minogue and Yoko Ono, recently called a press conference to make a ‘very important announcement.’
According to a number of sources and speculation in a number of newspapers, one of the most influential British bands of all time The Stone Roses – the leaders of the fabled Madchester music scene of the late 1980s are to announce the decision to reform at a presss-conference which has been lined up on Tuesday, and are expected to play two concerts in the band’s home city of Manchester next summer.
If the rumour is true It will be the first time the original line-up singer Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield and Alan ‘Reni’ Wren, have played together live in 17 years. However The firm did not state which band or musician the news relates to and declined to confirm or deny the artist in question when asked.
The band’s first eponymously named debut album is regarded as one of the greatest British albums of all time and features songs like I Wanna Be Adored, She Bangs The Drums and I Am The Resurrection. Soon after they also released Fool’s Gold, which is regarded by many as the ultimate indie dance crossover track.
The reports come six months after Brown, now 48, and Squire had ‘buried the hatchet’ after meeting at Mounfield’s mother’s funeral. It was the first time the pair, who famously feuded after they split, were believed to have met since 1996. However Gary Mounfield subsequently labelled the idea ‘total fantasy island gear’ and added that ‘It isn’t true and isn’t happening. In June, John Squire also dismissed rumours of a reformation, commenting that the idea of bands reforming for a cash windfall was ‘tragic’, John, who quit in 1995, has also discounted any possibility of reuniting with singer and childhood friend Ian Brown, Stating that “Even if Ian and I were still double dating as we did in our teens then the prospect of a reunion wouldn’t interest me at all.” Former drummer, Alan “Reni” Wren, also contacted the NME to deny involvement. “Not before 9T will I wear the hat 4 the Roses again,” he said.