Football star David Beckham played a role in the recent Stone Roses reunion, that’s according to a, yep you guessed it, ‘source’ quoted in today’s Sun newspaper.
“David has always been a huge Stone Roses fan,” the source has apparently said. “You’ve got to remember he was a young lad in Manchester when The Roses were a big deal. It was impossible to live there without being into the band. Ian and Mani are Reds through and through so they all knew each other a bit back in the day.”
“David heard there was a chance the ice was thawing between Ian and guitarist John Squire and he got involved. He told Mani in no uncertain terms he simply had to get the band back together. He said he would be willing to ring all the boys and beg them to crack on.”
“And when he saw Ian at Old Trafford a month later, he really laid it on thick and said that he would be willing to do anything to make it happen. David was one of the first people to know it was going ahead when the boys finally got together for rehearsals again.”
The Stone Roses’ initial Heaton Park reunion gigs became the fastest selling rock shows of all-time in the UK according to reports, with the three dates selling out in just over an hour after going on sale late last month.