The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses formed in Manchester in the early 1980s out of the ashes of punk band The Patrol. Vocalist Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire teamed up with Pete Garner on bass, Andy Couzens on guitar and Alan Wren, known to the band’s fans as Reni, on drums.

By 1988, Brown, Squire and Reni were joined by bassist Mani (*Gary Mountfield*), to complete the classic Stone Roses lineup. With Manchester leading the dance/rock crossover movement, the band added classic pop and psychedelic influences to make them one of Britain’s top bands.

After impressing critics around Britain with singles Sally Cinnamon and Elephant Stone, their self-titled debut record was released in 1989 and made an instant impact. I Wanna Be Adored, Waterfall, She Bangs the Drums, Made of Stone and I Am the Resurrection were all Britpop classics long before the term had even been thought up.

To the British music press, the five-year wait for second album, poignantly titled Second Coming, was the beginning of the end. The album was released at the end of 1994 but, in their lengthy absence, acts like Oasis, Blur and Pulp had stolen the wave the Roses had created and the album bombed. Reni left the band in 1995 and, shortly after Squire left the band in 1996, Brown and Mani decided to part ways.

Since the band’s split. the former Stone Roses have gone on to other things, with varying degrees of success. Brown has released several successful solo albums, collaborating with the likes of DJ Shadow and Noel Gallagher, while Mani joined Primal Scream. Squire formed The Seahorses in the mid-1990s while Reni sings and plays guitar for The Rub.


10 bands you assumed split up - part one17

10 bands you assumed split up - part one

By Tom Mann 5th Oct, 2014

10 albums that probably won’t be released in 201416

10 albums that probably won’t be released in 2014

By Tom Mann 9th Jan, 2014

Best tours of 2013...so far148

Best tours of 2013...so far

By Faster Louder 4th Jun, 2013

We count down the best international tours of 2013 so far – and it’s been a big year already for nostalgia and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers,

International news roundup: Satanic cults, vampires and Andrew Lloyd Webber

International news roundup: Satanic cults, vampires and Andrew Lloyd Webber

By Tom Mann 17th Apr, 2013

A truly terrifying international news wrap featuring vampires, satanic cults, will.i.am, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Fergie.

International news roundup: First look at new Sabbath, Lips to cover Roses

International news roundup: First look at new Sabbath, Lips to cover Roses

By Jody Macgregor 7th Apr, 2013

A quick glimpse of the new Black Sabbath album and news that The Flaming Lips plan to cover The Stone Roses, even if they don't like them that much, in this weekend's international news roundup.

Azealia Banks wishes Stone Roses “nothing but excrement and death”115

Azealia Banks wishes Stone Roses “nothing but excrement and death”

By Tom Mann 12th Mar, 2013

Do NOT mess with Azealia.

Future Music Festival @ Randwick Racecourse, Sydney (9/3/13)22

Future Music Festival @ Randwick Racecourse, Sydney (9/3/13)

By Albert Santos 12th Mar, 2013

Future Music Festival has evolved far beyond its dance music roots.

The Stone Roses @ Festival Hall, Melbourne (7/3/13)

The Stone Roses @ Festival Hall, Melbourne (7/3/13)

By Leigh 5ALtr 8th Mar, 2013

Dissolving in 1996, a leary drug-affected mess, The Stone Roses circa 2013 are perfectionists with a renewed respect for what made them so special back in 1989 before it all went tits-up.

The Stone Roses @ Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (06/03/13) 413

The Stone Roses @ Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (06/03/13)

By Victoria Birch 7th Mar, 2013

A night with The Stone Roses is less the second coming, more a fun times nostalgia fest.

Future Music Festival @ Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane (2/3/2013)32

Future Music Festival @ Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane (2/3/2013)

By Christian Stanger 4th Mar, 2013

There was mud, rain and a K-pop superstar.

The Stone Roses @ The Riverstage, Brisbane (1/3/13)22

The Stone Roses @ The Riverstage, Brisbane (1/3/13)

By Matt Shea 2nd Mar, 2013

The Stones Roses stand and deliver at their first Australian show.

Future Music spoiler alert: Stone Roses in Auckland4

Future Music spoiler alert: Stone Roses in Auckland

By Tom Mann 26th Feb, 2013

The Stone Roses warm up for Future Music Festival with a “thrillingly nostalgic” 90 minute set in New Zealand.

4450 days and waiting: The world's most overdue albums26

4450 days and waiting: The world's most overdue albums

By Tom Mann 6th Feb, 2013

My Bloody Valentine have finally released a new album. Can it inspire Tool, Daft Punk, The Avalanches and Modest Mouse to get a move on?

Top 10 essential Stone Roses 3

Top 10 essential Stone Roses

By 12th Dec, 2012

Ahead of their first Australian tour since 1995, including a run of dates for Future Music, we put together our ultimate Stone Roses playlist.

The Stone Roses sideshows announced316

The Stone Roses sideshows announced

By Sarah Smith 5th Dec, 2012

Dust off your anoraks and bucket hats: The Stone Roses have announced three Future Music Festival sideshows.

  • 15
  • replies
  • 1251
  • views
MorningAfterboy MorningAfterboy said on Wed 15th Jan, 2014
"Cool."
  • 16
  • replies
  • 1652
  • views
gumbuoy gumbuoy said on Sun 7th Jul, 2013
" they totally did. This isn't about quality of the ban..."
  • 47
  • replies
  • 3781
  • views
p1owz0r p1owz0r said on Fri 7th Jun, 2013
"I'd probably say I had the best time at Wilco and Neil Yo..."
  • 14
  • replies
  • 1842
  • views
loudQUIETloud loudQUIETloud said on Sat 13th Apr, 2013
"Now she's starting beef with A$AP Mob and accusing them o..."
  • 1
  • replies
  • 580
  • views
ThatDude123 ThatDude123 said on Wed 13th Mar, 2013
"I'd argue that the beach towels that had "TUNE" on them, ..."
  • MORE
The Stone Roses

Browse: 9 Photos, 30 Articles, Forum