Stone Roses

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From Weezer to Missy Elliott: 10 of the best difficult second albums
Dismissed at the time for being pretentious, bloated or way too WTF, these are the second albums that deserve return visits

Michael Cragg

06, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Twisting my melon, man! The baggy, brilliant indie-rave summer of 1990
As the new decade dawned, indie and rave collided and a seismic party began. Bands from the Happy Mondays to Primal Scream relive that explosion of pills, thrills and endless possibilities

Joe Muggs

07, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Spike Island at 30: the Stone Roses gig was scary, shambolic – and pure bliss
It was an outdoor show that would enter indie folklore, a milestone night in British music history. One fan looks back on Madchester’s ultimate messy party

David Barnett

27, May, 2020 @4:00 PM

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John Squire: 'I don’t think I’m a very good guitar player – or painter'
He helped create the fist-pumping soundtrack of a generation – now he’s painting pictures he makes on Snapchat. But will Ian Brown be coming to his new show?

Sam Wollaston

16, Sep, 2019 @10:27 AM

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'This felt like the sound of Manchester': readers on 30 years of the Stone Roses
As the Stone Roses’ debut album turns 30, readers share their memories of the Mancunian band

Guardian readers and Naomi Larsson

02, May, 2019 @11:17 AM

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The Stone Roses looked like every lad I'd known and filled me with northern pride
The Mancunian band released their debut album 30 years ago this week, giving north-west teenagers music to call their own

Laura Barton

01, May, 2019 @11:50 AM

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Ian Brown: Ripples review – studded with surprises
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Kitty Empire

03, Feb, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The five stages of a rock reunion - from Shiiine On to supporting Hard-Fi
The band are back together! But what happens next? Whether it’s the Streets, the Libertines or the Sex Pistols, there are predictable chapters to the comeback

Gavin Newsham

06, Nov, 2018 @9:00 AM

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David and Victoria Beckham join Kent & Curwen fashion show
The couple appeared at the launch of the 2019 collection featuring Stone Roses artwork

Morwenna Ferrier

10, Jun, 2018 @6:07 PM

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'Pete Doherty tried to get out of the car at 80mph': the stories behind NME's greatest covers
From Stuart Maconie romping up the Eiger with Stone Roses to Vivien Goldman having her mind blown by reggae sound systems, writers and editors from four decades of NME delve behind the front pages

Interviews by Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

09, Mar, 2018 @9:18 AM

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The 1975, Alt-J and Paramore: this week’s best UK rock and pop gigs
Matty Healy and co take their magnetic pop on tour, Leeds indie trio kickstart the O2’s 10th birthday party and the emo-turned-synth-pop outfit are back

Rachel Aroesti

09, Jun, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Snub TV: cult music show that unearthed the underground
The no-frills cable show captured 80s and 90s bands at their most bonkers – from Napalm Death’s growling mayhem to New Order calling U2’s singer ‘that bongo guy’. Co-founder Pete Fowler explains why nothing else has come close

Daniel Dylan Wray

06, Jun, 2017 @10:04 AM

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