Morning Music Notes – I Want to Be Adored
The Stone Roses are Back
Manchester band The Stone Roses have put aside their differences and are reuniting for a world tour (via Guardian). Reunions are the best way to make money in this MP3 world, as nostalgia makes people reach into their wallets. However, this reunion was one of those long shot bets, with singer Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire having a long running feud.
“This is a live resurrection that we’re inviting you to so you better be careful,” singer Ian Brown told a packed press conference in central London. Showing no signs of a diminishing ego, he declared: “Our plan’s to shake up the world.”
After legal wrangling with record companies, fallouts and vehement assurances they would never reunite, the original band – Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary “Mani” Mounfield and drummer Alan “Reni” Wren – will play at Heaton Park in their native Manchester on 29 and 30 June 2012. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am.
Twenty-two years after first electrifying the UK music scene with their debut album, there was also the promise of new songs. New material would not be, to the inevitable disappointment of fans, a “walk down memory lane”.
When asked about a new album Brown said: “We hope so, but we said that before didn’t we?” He added: “We’ll ride this until the wheels come off, like we did last time.”
The band said a meeting between Brown and Squire at the funeral of Mani’s mother had been the first step towards a rapprochement – the pair’s long-running spat had been a major obstacle to a re-union. Mani summed up the turn of events: “That’s nice, you know. Good things can come out of fucking grey clouds.”
For those of you unfamiliar with the Mancunian band, give one of their songs a listen below.
The Stone Roses – I Want to Be Adored
Apple Misses Its First Earnings Forecast in Nearly a Decade
Despite releasing a new iPhone and generally dominating the world market, Apple has fallen short in its financial projections for the latest quarter (via Digital Music News).
“Consensus Wall Street estimates called for revenues of roughly $29 billion during the latest quarter, and per-share figures in the $7.30 range. Instead, Apple failed to blow those figures away, instead posting $28.3 billion in revenue and $7.05 earnings per share.”
But news isn’t all bad – they posted profits of $6.62 BILLION dollars. Maybe the stock will drop and we can all invest? Who said buying stock from the highest valued stock in the world is a bad idea?
New Song from the Ting Tings
I used to work with a guy named Ting – true story. If he were to buy any band shirt, I would highly recommend for him to sport the Ting Tings. Unless, of course, that iPod commercial on loop featuring the Ting Tings drove him (like all of us) to insanity.
On that note, the Ting Tings are back with another album. Exactly details about the album aren’t known, but it is rumoured (not by just me) to come out early next year. But you can listen to their new single below. The song is called Hang It Up.