It's a tough but interesting set of events really - I want them to avoid all Madchester vibe scenerios but can they? I read that the Mondays have been approached to reform with the orginal line up, as a support to the Roses.
If they want to avoid nostalgia they have to be fresh with new songs - maybe an EP before Heaton Park....what they have now, is a unique opportunity for a band - sell out dates at massive festivals...they can do anything now, any direction the World is their Oyster.
Two things I believe - one is that Btrown/Squire will have wrote loads of new tunes and secondly, that Reni will play live before Heaton Park...I dont think that'll be with the Stone Roses, maybe a cameo like Squire did with Brown...IB and Mani are going to be comfortable with crowds but Reni? 20 odd years away? Thats gonna be one loud-er roar when they walk on!
I reckon they'll be appearances from all four Roses, a TV performance and an EP befiore HP. I alsdo believe it'll be amazing...how can it be anything but fantastic?