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The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013)

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Shane Meadows documents the reunion of iconic British band, The Stone Roses.

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Credited cast:
Shane Meadows ... Himself
Ian Brown ... Himself
The Stone Roses ... Themselves
John Squire John Squire ... Himself
Mani Mani ... Himself (as Gary Mounfield)
Reni Reni ... Himself
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2011. After 15+ years apart, the original members of iconic English band The Stone Roses - Ian Brown, John Squire, Alan "Reni" Wren and Gary "Mani" Mounfield - reform for a concert tour. Enlisting the film-making talents of director Shane Meadows (This is England, Dead Man's Shoes, A Room for Romeo Brass) this film documents their reunion, including initial meetings, practice sessions and the concerts themselves. There is also coverage of their 80/90s history. Written by grantss

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5 June 2013 (UK) See more »

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Untitled Stone Roses Project See more »

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8 December 2014 | by james_lane-1See all my reviews

This is an interesting film if you like the Roses, and has some great live footage. However it's far too long. I'd suggest you skip the first 40 minutes, you won't miss much, especially the at times excruciating early interviews.

Mani and Reni were one of rock's great rhythm sections. I saw the Stone Roses in Australia in one of their later incarnations. Unfortunately Ian sang outrageously flat - I believe his live singing was a source of discontent within the band. For the most part he sounds OK in this doco.

There wouldn't be too many bands that could mount a successful reunion tour on the basis of one great record.


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