In 1989, The Stone Roses exploded onto the music scene at the forefront of a new wave of music from Manchester. The Roses’ music – an exhilarating mixture of sixties’ pop, rock and dance – made them the UK’s most talked-about group, while their first album, The Stone Roses, is now revered as one of the finest débuts of all time.
The band’s flared trousers, baggy t-shirts and floppy fringes were copied by a generation, and their 1990 gig at Spike Island in front of 30,000 people became legendary. Then, with the world at their feet, and a multi-million dollar record contract signed, the Stone Roses disappeared.
Now updated to include full details of The Stone Roses remarkable comeback concerts, their first together in 15 years. Their announcement made front page news and all three gigs sold out, shifting 150,000 tickets in just 14 minutes. Their story truly is one of resurrection.
Interviews with some of those closest to the band, including ex-manager Gareth Evans
The full story behind the delayed release of Second Coming.
A full run-down of post-Roses activities.
A complete discography, including solo releases.