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The Stone Roses are the most influential British rock band of the last 15 years, but since their long-drawn-out and frankly ludicrous demise five years ago, vocalist Ian Brown has taken a lot of playground flak.

It all started when Brown squawked rather than sang his way through a Roses set at Reading Festival in 1996. Critics thought that was the end. It was the end of the Roses. But not of Brown.

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