For good measure, he added: "What can I say, the drummer's a c*nt.". Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. I just don't like seeing good talent go to waste, because he's still one of the greatest drummers I’ve ever seen. Rhythm Magazine labelled him a drummer hero, stating: "you know him best by his ability to always play it cooler than cool". "[27], Wren habitually wore a bucket hat during his time with the Stone Roses. There's no chance they'd miss that," he said. Already in two bands before he joined The Stone Roses, it was perhaps friend Simon Wright's successful audition for AC/DC in 1984 which prompted him towards more serious ambitions. Wren's use of a smaller kit did not limit his range, with a new focus on a jazz-tinged, but ultimately rock-based, playing style. ", Once again, the band briefly toured in early 2017 with the final show playing at Glasgow in June. In a press conference on 18 October 2011, Wren, along with the other members of the Stone Roses, announced the band would be reforming for three "homecoming" gigs at Heaton Park, Manchester on 29, 30 and 31 June 2012.

He also plays the guitar, bass, and piano. He was already jamming along to anything and anybody."[9]. He'd fill the Apollo up now if he just set up his drum kit in there and played. With an extra bass drum, what look like new teeth and a grin that never leaves his face, Reni has regained his youthful pomp and is playing as well as ever. It was great to just watch him, very poetic, beautiful motion, very light touch, at the same time very musical.

I wanted a full documentation of his drumming. ", It added: "The man Pete Townshend once hailed as 'the most natural drummer I’ve seen since Keith Moon' has been the individual delight of the last week’s gigs. To play with him made us sound phenomenal; he was just this force. Spence, Simon - The Stone Roses: War and Peace, Penguin Books, 2012, Page 49, Spence, Simon - The Stone Roses: War and Peace, Page 138, Penguin Books, 2012, Spence, Simon - The Stone Roses: War and Peace, Page 108, Penguin Books, 2012, Spence, Simon - The Stone Roses: War and Peace, Page 109, Penguin Books, 2012, Spence, Simon - The Stone Roses: War and Peace, Page 200, Penguin Books, 2012, The Stone Roses 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Book, 2009, p. 11, The Stone Roses 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Book, 2009, p. 12, The Stone Roses 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Book, 2009, p. 13, The Stone Roses 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Book, 2009, p. 6, The Stone Roses: 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Book, 2009, p. 13, "25 things you didn't know about the Stone Roses", "What the world is waiting for? After his exit, the band continued with Robbie Maddix as drummer, but broke up in 1996. These dates were part of a Reunion Tour. Promoters Creative Man have issued a statement on their website, explaining why they pulled out.

Ian and John had got it with the melodies and lyrics but they were lucky to get Reni because he took them from being a traditional, normal rock band into the stratosphere with other great groups."[15]. In an exclusive book included with the collector's edition, whilst Ian Brown and Mani included extensive written accounts of their experiences in the Stone Roses, Wren supplied only a drawing and poem. [citation needed] The band's biographer, John Robb, told the NME: "It’s not official 100% confirmed that they’ve stopped, but it looks like they have, doesn’t it?" Reni didn't care. They rose to the heights of their stardom in 1990, only for things to unravel. No-one else plays like that! That's how he makes it up. Spicemania may have rocked in the late 1990s, but it failed to do so for the reunion tour in 2008. In May and June 2016, following a brief hiatus, the Stone Roses released the new singles All For One and Beautiful Thing, marking Wren's first new contributions to music since 2001. The punk band were pretty plain in their motives for re-forming in 1996 as they set off on the Filthy Lucre Tour. Reni has had an accidental fall and fractured two ribs, his doctor has told him to rest for at least a month. After a long industry hiatus, he re-emerged on the music scene with the reformation of The Stone Roses in October 2011. The Stone Roses completed 30 gigs across the world in 2012 and the band continued to tour in 2013. This could be Manchester's Woodstock. A documentary film (showcasing the band's reformation) directed by Shane Meadows premiered in Manchester's Victoria Warehouse on 30 May 2013. He is considered by many musicians, producers, and journalists to be the best drummer of his generation.[2][3][4][5][6]. I remember John Leckie turning around with a big beam on his face and saying, 'Can't this be the album? That was pretty surreal. Sorry about that."

Simon Spence, whose biography of the band, The Stone Roses: War and Peace, was published last week, said: "This is just a little tiff; it is par for the course. It was after the band left the stage of the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam on Tuesday night that trouble began. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate.