The Stone Roses have officially reformed – this cannot be missed even if you think that a legacy should be left alone – it probably should to keep the myth alive for those of us how are under the age of forty. But they have given pretty good reasons to reunite; money problems?, the current state of music today “boring, bland and corporate with nobody saying anything”, and that they are one of the greatest bands of all time – with their debut album widely considered the greatest album of all time.

After years of speculation the moment that has been equally dreaded and wished for at the same time has finally come. The original lineup of Ian Brown, John Squire, Mani and Reni announced today (18/10/2011) that they are to play two homecoming gigs at Heaton Park, Manchester on the 29th and 30th of June 2012 before beginning a world tour.

Tickets released at 9:30am on October 21st (THIS FRIDAY) for the first two shows. See The Stone Roses website for more information:

The second greatest band of all time, must show that this is not a legacy killer but an epic encapsulation of the magic that is oh so clear on there recordings and must have been even more so back in Manchester during 1989. Everyone has to agree of their brilliance, it’s just whether or not they still have it because it would be disastrous personally, let alone for the group if it did not work out. But they were so great the first time around, who says that they will not be great again, besides they have got a year to rehearse.

A Year in which our anticipation and therefore expectations will be building and building – can they match them, or even top them altogether. There is nothing for it but to wait. Leaving you with a few of their own words: This is the one, I’ve waited for.

Best Five Tracks From The Masterpiece – The Stone Roses (1989):

  1. This Is The One
  2. I Am The Resurrection
  3. Waterfall
  4. I Wanna Be Adored
  5. Shoot Me Down
Other Noteworthy Tracks:
  1. Fool’s Gold – Single and Turns Into Stone (1989)
  2. Love Spreads – Second Coming (1994)
  3. Elephant Stone – Single and Turns Into Stone(1990)
  4. So Young – Single and Garage Flower (1985)
  5. Made Of Stone – The Stone Roses (1989)
Oscar B. Wilson

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