is that right though? it seems ian was very very keen to work under the roses name and was then very angry that reni had put the kibosh on it. can't blame him - he might now get one short uk arena tour that doesn't sell that well off the back of the reunion, but it'll soon be back down to o2 academy venues and poor album sales.
what i think is interesting is that leading up to the etihad gigs, rumour was spread that ian was going solo because both reni and squire were dragging their heels and weren't keen. then a year later, apparently it's just reni. seems like everyone but ian knew the songs were shit, and john left reni to take the blame - what a twat
it's at least 15 years since either ian or john released anything worth hearing, so it's not surprising they struggled to cobble anything together.