Accidental fire to blame
The Stone Roses

John Squire's art studio beside his home in Cheshire has burned down.

John Squire's about-turn to join the reformed Stone Roses disrupted a promising art career. Taking time out of music back in 2004, the guitarist launched himself into his first love and began exploring visual arts on a renewed basis.

Hosting a series of exhibitions around the globe, John Squire was beginning to gain a reputation quite distinct from his previous musical life. Sadly, the guitarist's studio beside his Cheshire home was burned down in an accidental fire last night.

"Nobody was injured, which is the main thing," agent Vivienne Gaskin said (via BBC). "He only kept very recent work in the studio so there were two or three recent pieces but most had already been sold or were kept in his house so it was mainly art equipment that was destroyed."

Gaskin assured fans that none of the items destroyed were related to The Stone Roses, and that the damage will no affect any forthcoming exhibitions. In a statement, Cheshire Fire and Rescue service said "the cause of the fire is believed to be accidental."

...and because it's Friday, here's 'Waterfall'.


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