November 13, 2013 |
The formula for a successful British band is simple: Grow up together in an industrial town (in this case, Manchester), wow 'em in London, win over Europe and Asia and then shred the music charts in America for the really big money. After getting tantalizingly close, the Stone Roses never made it in America, burning brightly across the pond in the late 1980s and early 1990s before famously flaming out. As the new documentary "The Stone Roses: Made of Stone" makes clear, the Roses were the Manchester band conquering Britain, Europe and Japan, more so than contemporaries Happy Mondays and the Charlatans and years before Oasis came along.
March 13, 2003
That was an enlightening critique of the new "24 Hour Party People" DVD in Thursday's Calendar section, particularly with your references to John Squire and the Stone Roses ("Crashing the '24 Hour Party'," March 6). Although the Roses did not play a prominent part in the movie, no one can doubt their absolute importance to the Manchester music scene and their influence on British music in general. It's a shame that their influence and genius were not widely felt here in the States.
April 14, 1996 |
The three remaining members of the Stone Roses have vowed to soldier on despite the recent departure of primary writer and musical architect John Squire. In a bitter statement, the Roses say they feel "cheated" and "disgusted" about Squire's leaving in the middle of the recording of a new album. But with plans to recruit a new guitarist, they are "feeling stronger and more optimistic than ever."
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December 3, 1987
A veteran Los Angeles fireman accused of intentionally appearing nude in front of a woman firefighter was excused early from a Fire Department Board of Rights hearing Wednesday to seek stress counseling recommended by a departmental psychologist. Capt.
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May 7, 1988
A Los Angeles fire captain accused of failing to show concern about so-called "girlie" magazines and the viewing of sexually explicit material on television at a Westchester fire station was found not guilty Friday by a three-member board of rights. The board, made up of three battalion chiefs, restored Capt. Arthur L. Suess, a 15-year veteran, to full duty without loss of pay after a hearing that lasted nearly a week.
September 8, 1996 |
What was meant as a coming-out party for the Stone Roses' new guitarist, Aziz Ibrahim, turned into a contentious battle between the band and media representatives attending a press conference held by the group before its headlining performance on the final day of the Reading Festival. The surprise session--the band had done only one U.K.