The Mirror 30th May 2005


IT looks like Ian Brown has scotched those rumours of a Stone Roses reunion.

Despite two of his former bandmates being in the audience at his Carling Live 24 gig in Manchester at the weekend, Ian went on to perform some of the group's classic tracks all on his own.

Furious former Stone Roses bassist Mani was overheard grumbling: "It would have been nice to have been f***ing asked."

Still, just like old times, Ian went on to throw a wild party at the city's Malmaison Hotel on Saturday night - and during the revelries one of his entourage managed to activate the fire alarm.

A disgruntled guest tells us: "The alarm sounded at around 5am - one of Ian's group had set it off.

"The hotel had to be evacuated."

We take it you won't be asking for a room upgrade next time, Ian?

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