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18/10/2011 12:40 BST | Updated 18/12/2011 05:12 GMT

The Stone Roses Reunite For World Tour, Plus New Record

The Stone Roses have announced their reunion with live shows and the promise of new songs.

Band members had long dismissed talk of ever getting back together after falling apart in 1996.

But they have buried their differences and announced hometown shows at Manchester's Heaton Park next summer, plus further dates around the world.

Guitarist John Squire said he and singer Ian Brown had met at the funeral of bass player Gary 'Mani' Mounfield's mother.

"When me and Ian met by chance it changed everything. In some ways it felt like 15 years ago was yesterday," he said.

Ian said: "Our plan is to take on the world."

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