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The Stone Roses set to reform in 2012, according to reports

The Stone Roses

Story by Jack Foley

IT’S been rumoured for years and denied equally as many times but it looks as though the original line-up of The Stone Roses be get back together for a reunion tour in 2012.

According to various reports, ranging from The Sun newspaper to Clash Magazine, an announcement is due to be made at a press conference in London next Tuesday (October 18, 2011).

If true, former band members Ian Brown, John Squire, Alan ‘Reni’ Wren and Gary ‘Mani’ Mountfield will all be present to confirm the news.

Clash Magazine has led the rumours by reporting that a “renowned producer” has convinced Brown and Squire, who notoriously fell out, to finally put their differences aside.

But this could just as easily be untrue as even in April this year, reports of another reunion following the funeral of Mani’s mum proved unfounded.

But as the clamour for a reunion grows ever stronger, it seems that some of the biggest names from the Madchester era are willing The Stone Roses on. Both former Inspiral Carpets man Clint Boon and Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder are predicting that it will happen.

The Stone Roses 1989 debut LP is widely regarded as one of the greatest British albums of all time and was recently re-issued to commemorate its 20th anniversary

But the band split in 1996, a year after the release of their follow-up album, The Second Coming.

If rumours of the reunion and press conference prove to be true, however, expect the clamour for tickets to be immense.

Watch this space, as they say…