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Will Stone Roses reunion go ahead minus Reni?

By | Published on Tuesday 8 May 2012

The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses have been rehearsing for their upcoming reunion without drummer Reni, or at least that’s what Matthew Priest of Dodgy has told Xfm. The Dodgy drummer reckons that Reni has had to step back from rehearsals due to illness, and might not be fit to perform at the band’s much hyped reunion shows, which would disappoint many, Priest reckons.

Says the Dodgy drummer: “I bought tickets because The Roses were one of my favourite bands and Reni was playing. But I’ve heard rumours that Reni might not be playing – he’s not well apparently and they’re rehearsing with another drummer. They’ve sold a lot of the 250,000 tickets because of Reni – I’d want to see them with Reni”.

However, a representative for the band has denied the rumours, saying all four members of the group are currently rehearsing and are still due on stage for the big comeback shows in Manchester’s Heaton Park from 29 Jun-1 Jul, and, presumably, for the various festival dates scheduled for both before and after those concerts.