Many of you may be familiar with the war of words between Stone Roses members Ian Brown and John Squire, which resulted in the much-beloved band’s implosion back in 1996. But last month, reports were abound that the pair had reestablished contact, sparking rumors of a reunion somewhere down the line.
Today, The Sun poured lighter fluid on the fire, reporting “a source” as saying: “Ian has been mulling over reaching out to John for a while now. A lot of water has gone under the bridge and everyone has grown up.
“It was an emotional reunion. There were no harsh words. It was a heartwarming breaking of bread.
“They had a lot to catch up on and have been in regular contact since.”
But bassist Mani told NME “I’m disgusted that my personal grief has been invaded and hijacked by these nonsensical stories,” adding “Two old friends meeting up after 15 years to pay their respects to my mother does not constitute the reformation of the Stone Roses. Please f*** off and leave it alone. It isn’t true and isn’t happening.”
What does this mean for the rumored reunion of The Stone Roses? Well, nothing. It’s still all just rumors. So don’t be fooled, and don’t get too excited. The possibility is still there, but for now, it looks like it’s still just a possibility. Console yourself with the video to one of the Roses’ best, “Waterfall”: