Ian Brown with The Stone Roses in June 1989... and performing solo at the O2 Academy in Edinburgh, September 2022.

Manchester music legends now and then

John Squire and the cover of The Stone Roses' debut album

John Squire's secret inspiration for The Stone Roses' debut album cover

Excellent drummers: Dave Grohl, Reni, Taylor Hawkins and Ronnie Vannucci Jr

The most incredible drumming moments caught on camera

The Stone Roses in 1989... and the full version of their classic Fools Gold

The Top 10 longest rock and indie songs

ABBA - The Visitors (1981) and Voyage (2021)

Which artist has the biggest gap between studio albums?

Mick Jagger in 1969: the master of the album track

Why weren't these classic songs released as singles?

Liam Gallagher, The Stone Roses John Squire and The Beatles Revolver album artwork insset

Liam Gallagher says joint album with John Squire will be "the best record since Revolver"

Masters of the b-side: New Order, The Stone Roses and The Smiths

The best B-sides by Manchester bands

Classic albums with great final tracks

10 closings tracks that ended 10 classic albums

The Smiths in 1985: Johnny Marr, Morrissey, Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke.

12 of the most infamous band break-ups

Manchester's Hacienda opened on 21st May 1982

Which artists played at the Haçienda in Manchester?

The Stone Roses played Spike Island on 27th May 1990

What did The Stone Roses play at Spike Island in 1990?

Can you name all these album opening lines?

Can you name the classic album from the opening line?

Great Music Documentaries

The best music documentaries

The Stone Roses: Alan 'Reni' Wren, John Squire, Gary 'Mani' Mounfield and Ian Brown.

10 things you didn’t know about The Stone Roses’ classic debut album

Best Manchester Albums

The 25 best albums from Manchester


Some of the biggest albums of 1985: Hounds Of Love, Meat Is Murder, The Head On The Door, Brothers In Arms, Low-Life.

The 25 best albums of 1985

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher discusses who'd feature in an Oasis reunion line-up

Classic London album covers: Oasis, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and The Beatles

10 classic album covers that feature London

Mr. Brightside - Why The Killers' saddest song

Mr Brightside at 20: Inside The Killers' saddest song

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at Apple's Saville Row studios during the "Get Back" sessions in January 1969

The heartbreaking true story behind The Beatles' song Let It Be