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Stone Roses Biography

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Birth Place: Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Years Active: 1984–1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Madchester, Indie Rock

The Stone Roses were an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1983. They were one of the pioneering bands of the Manchester movement in music that was prominent in the late 1980s and early 1990s, often referred to by the media a “Brit pop.” The band consisted of vocalist Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary “Mani” Mounfield, and drummer Alan “Reni” Wren.

The band's self-titled debut album, “The Stone Roses,” arrived in 1989 and was a huge success for the band, catapulting them to instant stardom. After the success of their album the band signed with Geffen Records in 1991, and released their second offering, “Second Coming” in 1994. However, despite their success the band disbanded shortly after the release of their second album after multiple lineup changes and in-house fighting. In 2011 it was announced that the band had reunited for a world tour in 2012, and the release of a third studio album was on the way. 2012 saw the band back in the studio working on new songs for the forthcoming album.