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Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headline Coachella 2013 : January 25, 2013

We've heard the rumors for months, and now at long last we finally have the Coachella 2013 lineup, and Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers are the headliners. O ...

The Killers, Stone Roses, Bon Jovi Featured at 2013 Isle of Wight Festival : December 18, 2012

Bon Jovi, the Killers and a reformed Stones Roses will headline next year’s version of the Isle of Wight music festival. The festival will take place June 13-16, 2013, and Bon ...

Photographers Boycotting Stone Roses Shows in UK : June 30, 2012

Of the many, many music fans that are extremely excited about the Stone Roses reunion concerts in their hometown of Manchester, England this weekend, there are dozens of photograph ...

Stone Roses Reunion Picking Up Steam : October 18, 2011

One of the few consistencies in the Stone Roses career has been the large amounts of time they spend between projects. Five years lapsed between the time the English band burst ont ...

stone roses Biography

The British rock band Stone Roses was established in 1983 in Manchester, England. The group was one of the Madchester movement's pioneering bands of the latter 1980s as well as early 1990s. The most successful lineup of the band was comprised of Ian Brown (vocalist), Alan "Reni" Wren (drummer), Gary "Mani" Mounfield (bassist) and John Squire (guitarist).

In 1989 the band released "The Stone Roses," their debut album. The set spawned top 40 UK hit "She Bangs the Drums" as well as "Fools Gold," which peaked in the No. 8 spot on UK Singles Chart. "The Stone Roses" is considered by many to be one of the all-time best British albums to ever be released.

Attempting to capitalize on the band's success, the Stone Roses attempted to signed with a major label. However Silvertone, the band's record label, refused to release them from their recording contract. A protracted legal battle ensued before 1991 when Stone Roses signed a recording contract with Geffen Records. In 1994 they released "Second Coming," their second album. John Squire wrote most of the music, featuring a heavy, dark blues-rock sound. The single "Love Spreads" peaked in the No. 2 spot on UK singles Chart. Soon after they disbanded following several lineup changes during their supporting tour. First Reni left and then Squire.

In October 2011, following intense media speculation, the band announced they were reuniting for a 2012 world tour, starting with three Manchester homecoming shows. Stone Roses also plans to record their third album soon.