One of the certainties about music is that the deep, deep animosity between Ian Brown and John Squire meant that The Stone Roses, at least, would never grub back together for a reunion. A reunion which would, inevitably, cancel out the warm feelings a generation have towards the Roses. Or at least those feelings which had survived the awful live performances and Coming Second or whatever that other record was called.
Until now. Squire and Brown have buried the past, and talk has turned, inevitability, to another part of your youth being exhumed and made disappointing.
Gordon Smart does warn, though:
The only stumbling block they now face is pinning down former drummer RENI, which is about as easy as trapping mercury, according to my Manc pals.As we discovered with Mel C, though, putting your faith in one person to spare us all doesn't work outside of Bruce Willis movies.
Smart, of course, can't see any reason why this shouldn't be treated as great news:
A Roses reunion will be something very special indeed. Getting tickets for the gig will be another problem altogether.Fair dealing to Gordon Smart, though, this is an actual, interesting scoop he has here. Assuming it's true and it happens, of course.
On the bright side, at this rate there's going to be Daphne And Celeste reunion sometime around Autumn.
In related news, the bloke who played Bez in 24 Hour Party People is currently casting for a movie about Spike Island:
[Director] Tom Green said: “This is a raw and truly authentic rites-of-passage story.There is, I suspect, someone wishing even harder than most of us that Brown and Squire talking again doesn't lead to the Roses playing again.
“It’s full of the humour, heartache, dreams and fears of being part of a brotherhood of mates, and set to the greatest record ever written.
“The Roses died in ’95. This is the resurrection.”