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Are The Stone Roses Going To Ruin Our Year By Reforming?

THE Stone Roses – a band who made one decent LP, followed it up with a collection of odds-and-sods, then bowed out with a sludgy blokerock LP that avowed contrarians defend to the hilt – may be reuniting to pay off some mortgages and generally remind everyone just how awful they were live.

Of course, it was roughly one year ago that this persistent rumour was last muttered about, and it probably has as much truth in it as it ever has.

However, there’s legions of slightly balding men in Adidas shell-toes and cod-mod parkas all desperate to see the return of a band they could never quite let go of.

With that, the Ben Sherman crew will be pink with glee and fizzing at the mouth with nostalgia at the reports that Ian Brown and John Squire have made friends after not speaking for around 15 years.

Apparently, the two muttered to each other about playing together again after meeting at bandmate Mani’s mum’s funeral. Nice to see two lads talking business while a corpse slowly goes cold before them.

It’s said that Ian broke the ice at the wake, as well as displaying one of the longest faces in rock ‘n’ roll. Before long they were hugging, back-slapping and reminiscing about the good times.”

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Posted: 7th, April 2011 | In: Music | Comment

MOJO Honours List 2010 In Pictures: Old, New And Rearranged Faces

WITH Tony Christie and Jarvis Cocker to the MOJO Honours List 2010 at the Brewery in London. Good do. But what about those faces? We couldn’t help but wonder who had aged the best, the worst and who had been assisted? The mugshots of Marc Almond and Andy Bell were like looking at the 1980s in the back of a spoon. Kasabian looked good. Bez from the Happy Mondays looks as you’d expect, and breathing. Jean Michel Jarre had windswept hair (in no wind!), Peter Blake, Mani, Alex James, Richard Hawley, Emmylou Harris, Harry Shearer, Jim Jones Review, Midlake, Jeff Prystowsky, Mark Mothersbaugh, Duane Eddy, Martha and Rufus Wainwright, Sigur Ros and Beth Orton arrived.  Jimmy Page looked smooth. And  Hawkwind looked like everyone else should have…


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Dave Brock (left) and Tim Blake of Hawkwind win the MOJO Maverick Award at the MOJO Honours List 2010 held in the Brewery, London.

Posted: 10th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comment