Wednesday, October 5, 2011
[consequenceofsound.net] Another gem from Manchester, UK, The Stone Roses called it quits back in 1996, following the release of their second and final LP, 1994′s Second Coming. Before that, however, lies a fascinating story between founding members Ian Brown and John Squire, and especially bassist Gary “Mani” Mounfield and drummer Alan “Reni” Wren. Well, speak of the devil, that particular story will be told come October 2012.
Titled Fool’s Gold, the forthcoming biography will be penned by journalist Simon Spence, who, according to The Independent, “spent more than 400 hours interviewing the band.” The book focuses on the group’s rising success following the release of their highly acclaimed debut LP, 1989′s The Stone Roses.
Penguin will issue the book, and if that rings a bell for you, it should. They’ll also be issuing Neil Young’s recently announced autobiography. So, while it may be a year off until either book hits your library (or iPad), you can expect to read a lot of rock ‘n’ roll next fall.
For nostalgic purposes, here’s a clip of The Stone Roses performing “Fools Gold” on the Top of the Pops in 1989.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 3:22 PM