Wednesday 22 November 2017

Brown gives Roses drummer stick

Ian Brown told the Amsterdam crowd that drummer Reni had gone home
Ian Brown told the Amsterdam crowd that drummer Reni had gone home

The Stone Roses reunion tour has apparently hit a bump in the road, with the band quitting the stage part-way through their encore.

Fans reportedly heard frontman Ian Brown insult the band's drummer Reni on stage after the gig was halted in Amsterdam.

Following their performance, Brown returned to the stage on his own and told the crowd: "I'm not joking, the drummer's gone home. Get all your aggro out on me, I can take it. What can I say, the drummer's a c***," according to NME.

Sources at the show at the Heineken Music Hall claimed there had been a problem with the drum-kit and that the frontman was being tongue-in-cheek, the website said.

The incident cut short the band's encore of I Am The Resurrection.

The Stone Roses, who announced their reformation last year, kicked off their first tour in 16 years in Barcelona on Friday.

Ian and bandmate John Squire famously fell out and did not speak to each other for years after the band originally parted ways.

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