With The Stone Roses set to make their homecoming this weekend (29 June - 1 July), Q is counting down to the gigs by speaking to the acts the band hand-picked to support them.
Opening up on Friday in Heaton Park are Primal Scream and though bassist Mani had to quit the group for the reunion, frontman Bobby Gillespie insists there are no hard feelings.
"You've got to be grown up about it," he told Q. "It's sad because we love him like a brother, but he couldn't turn that down. I'm happy for him."
The frontman is promising to give the Roses a run for their money in Heaton Park though, planning a selection of classics for their support slot.
"We'll do most of Screamadelica and a bit of XTRMNTR too," he explained. "Just high-energy Primal Scream rock'n'roll. There's no point playing new material at the Roses gig - it's not the right tactic for that game."
Plus get our current issue, Q312 on sale now for more Heaton Park previews and an exclusive cover story on the band.
12:26 PM | 26/06/2012
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