Despite releasing two somewhat disappointing and weak tracks to overwhelming indifference, this does not necessarily mean the end of the Stone Roses:
Rumours of The Stone Roses‘ split continue to grow, as it looks as if the company they formed for touring is set to dissolve.
Earlier this year, rumours began to circulate that the band’s show in Glasgow would be their last, before comments made by frontman Ian Brown during the gig seemed to confirm that they had indeed come to an end once again. Then, it was confirmed that Brown was working on a new solo album.
Now documents on the Government’s Companies House show that ‘Second Touring Limited’ (which was set up by the band in 2015) had its First Gazette notice for compulsory strike-off in October. This means unless contrary action is taken, the company will be struck off the register and dissolved on December 24.
This could be happening because of tax reasons (this is Britain, after all) and it could be happening because no one wants to play live right now. It could be happening for a number of reasons, but do you know what isn't happening?
New music from the Roses isn't happening. And that's a shame.
At some point, I would imagine that there will be a release of live material. There was a wealth of it created when they were playing reunion shows. Some of it was downright transcendental and I don't think anyone was shocked to see them ease out of the spotlight like this. You either have the passion or you don't. If the "insiders" say they're done, well, then they're done.
I agree with the overall sentiment, though. Be glad that it happened.