Finally! After months of anticipation, a smattering of European festivals and that exclusive warm-up show in Warrington, the Stone Roses are back where they belong: playing to 75,000 mad-fer-it superfans, in a field, in Manchester. This week’s NME has all the news from the three-day weekend, with a bumper report of the Friday night show, reviews of support sets from Primal Scream, The Vaccines and Beady Eye, the word from the fans, and a selection of stunning posters capturing this most epochal of comebacks. We were there. Were you?
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This very special 100-page magazine tells their full story: from the earliest rehearsals as teenagers, through the making of a classic debut album and some legendary gigs, to the turmoil of the latter years, their eventual split, the solo years and beyond. There are brilliant interviews from the NME archive and hundreds of never-before-seen photos... as well as a sneak peak into the making of their new album! It's not to be missed, by anyone.