The Stone Roses
About The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses emerged from the UK Madchester scene to become one of the most influential and critically acclaimed British rock bands of the 1990s.
∙ The band played their first concert as The Stone Roses in 1984, opening in London for Pete Townshend, who invited them to play after frontman Ian Brown sent him a demo tape.
∙ Their quadruple-Platinum self-titled 1989 debut LP has been named by Rolling Stone and NME as one of the greatest albums of all time and a key influence on ’90s rock.
∙ Many of their best-known songs—including Gold-certified ’89 singles “I Wanna Be Adored,” “She Bangs the Drum,” and “Made of Stone”—became global hits after being reissued in the early ’90s.
∙ Second Coming—the band’s second and final album—arrived in 1994 and produced their highest charting hit with the UK No. 2 single “Love Spreads.”
∙ After breaking up in 1997, The Stone Roses reunited in 2011 and released the singles “All for One” and “Beautiful Thing” in 2016 before disbanding once again a year later.