Stone Roses Are Officially Getting Back Together

The Stone Roses have today announced their reformation, much to the joy of music fans the world over.

It’s big news for the Manchester quartet, who were a seminal part of the ‘Madchester’ movement in the late 80s and early ’90s alongside Happy Mondays, who for a long time were thought to be one of the few groups of their stature who would never, ever play together again. Much of that has to do with the famous animosity between the band members which boiled over after the release of their second and final record, Second Coming , at which point drummer Reni left the band and singer Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire started hating on each other.

Apparently the bad blood’s all gone (fifteen years of radio silence will do that to you) and the band are ready to ‘take on the world’. They’ll play two gigs in their hometown before heading out on a world tour next year. We imagine the entire British backpacker contingent of Bondi Beach are already researching presales.

For those of you who are young/have a knowledge of music that starts and ends with Swedish House Mafia, The Stone Roses released some of the finest alternative-rock-psychedelic messes of the last twenty years, took loads of ecstasy and wore equally as ridiculous clothing as the Gallagher brothers from Oasis. Here is one of their best-known songs:

via Musicfeeds.