Artist News

Mani leaves The Scream ready for The Roses reunion

By | Published on Friday 6 January 2012

The Stone Roses

Mani played his final ever gig with Primal Scream, for now at least, during Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations on New Year’s Eve, he having to focus his efforts on the Stone Roses reunion in 2012. The bassist pretended to wipe away some tears as the band took to the stage, but was on good form during the show, according to local media reports.

Meanwhile Noel Gallagher has joked that the mega-bucks Roses reunion should stop the bass player from constantly moaning that the band’s members never got what they were really due financially from their original time with the seminal Manchester band.

Asked about the Stone Roses reunion by Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Gallagher remarked: “I’m really made up for them that they finally did it. It’s great to see John Squire and Ian Brown on stage already. And great that Mani will eventually shut up about not making any money. All he’s done for the last fifteen years has been: ‘Did you know we got robbed in the Roses?'”

The rest of Primal Scream are expected to return to the studio this year having completed their ‘Screamadelica’ 20th anniversary celebrations.