It is rumored that The Stone Roses, one of the pioneering groups of the Madchester movement of the late '80s, will announce their reunion today in London. A sudden press conference was called earlier today so that a "very important announcement" could be made.
This is not a new rumor; since October 14, fans have been talking about the band secretly preparing two Manchester shows in 2012. The reunion would involve all the original band members: singer Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary "Mani" Mounfield and drummer Alan "Reni" Wren.
Yesterday, according to NME.com, Brown confirmed that the much-talked-about reunion is taking place via a text to a magician named Dynamo (We're not making this up) that read: "We are going to rule the world again. It's happening."
In June, Squire dismissed rumours of a reformation, commenting that the idea of bands reforming for a cash windfall was "tragic."