The Stone Roses / Shane Meadows Doc

Director reveals plans
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Shane Meadows have spoken about his upcoming documentary about The Stone Roses re-union.

Holding a press conference in London, The Stone Roses announced their re-union in typically confident fashion. Bantering with Clash scribe John Robb, the Mancunian band were being trailed by Shane Meadows.

The director's appearance was much commented on, with fans debating his possible role. Later, Shane Meadows revealed that he was working on a documentary about the band, their story and the re-union.

Speaking to The Sun, Shane Meadows insisted that the documentary was prompted by an incident in 1990. All set to attend the legendary concert at Spike Island, the film maker devoured a tab of Acid which stopped him in his tracks.

Tripping on bad Acid, the director was unable to make the gig. Continuing, the director seemed enthralled by the prospect of working with The Stone Roses.

"It's one of those things which come up rarely in life, when you go, 'If they want me to do it and it comes off I'm doing that'. This is me going back to Spike Island but at about 40 and with no hair" he said.

Shane Meadows revealed that he is prepared to put other prospects on hold to focus on the documentary. The director is currently working on a number of other film projects, including the latest instalment of This Is England.

The Stone Roses are set to play three enormous comeback shows at Heaton Park next summer. Alongside this, the band have confirmed festival slots at Bennicasim, T In The Park with other slots strongly rumoured.

The Stone Roses are set to play the following headline dates:

June
29 Manchester Heaton Park
30 Manchester Heaton Park

July
1 Manchester Heaton Park

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Photo Credit: Reg MacKay

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