The Stone Roses is a British alternative rock band from Manchester, England. Formed in 1983, it is one of the groups of the madchester movement and the baggy trend. Despite a career disrupted by a dispute with their first label and a discography amounting to two studio albums, they remain one of the most influential British bands of the 1980s and 1990s. The band split in 1996.
On October 18, 2011, the group meets at a press conference in London and announces its reformation with three concerts in June and July 2012 in Manchester, followed by a world tour and perhaps a new album.
Originally from the suburb of Timperley, in the southern suburbs of Manchester, guitarist John Squire and his childhood friend Ian Brown (then bassist) formed The Patrol in the early 1980s, along with Andy Couzens (vocals and guitar) and Simon Wolstencroft (drums) >>>. When, in 1984, a concert promoter from Stockholm invited them to perform abroad, they renamed The Stone Roses. Ian Brown inherits the microphone and the band recruits a new bassist, Pete Garner.
Alan Wren, aka Reni, replaces Wolstencroft (future drummer for The Fall) before recording their first single, So Young, produced by Martin Hannett. The disc is published in 1985 by the small label Thin Line, The Stone Roses then record a full album with the producer Mancunian, but postpone its release. He will not see the day until ten years later and without the agreement of the group, under the title Garage Flower. Andy Couzens left the Stone Roses in 1986, he later trained The High. From 1987 they move away from their punk influences, their second single, Sally Cinnamon, directed by the label FM Revolver, is the first example of this evolution of style. The group is taken over by manager Gareth Evans, owner of the nightclub Manchester International, competitor of The Haçienda, the night club of the label Factory Records. The formation evolves again with the departure of Pete Garner, then the arrival of the bassist Gary Mounfield, says Mani.