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just putting this thread here for when we know exactly what happened.
The Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown called the band's drummer Reni a 'c**t' onstage in Amsterdam at tonight's (June 12) gig at the Heineken Music Hall.
It was rumoured on Twitter that Reni had walked offstage during the show, but in fact, Ian Brown returned to the stage after the band had played their main set. The crowd were expecting an encore of 'I Am The Resurrection' - which the Roses had played at their show in Barcelona last week. Instead, Brown told the crowd "the drummer's gone home".
NME's source at the show explained that the crowd weren't sure if Brown was being serious or not as he repeated, "I'm not joking, the drummer's gone home." Brown continued: "Get all your aggro out on me, I can take it." Then he added: "What can I say, the drummer's a c**t."
An insider at the show mentioned that there was a problem with the drumkit, though this has not been confirmed. "It was all going really well; they were really tight, they were pulling it off," said NME's source of the night's performance prior to the encore no-show.
NME reader Lisa de Jongh was also at the gig, and told NME that when Brown left the stage, the venue DJ started playing. "After the song ends, the audience [was] still clapping and yelling and hoping the band gets back [on]," said de Jongh. "The stage [was] empty, but then the crew walks on stage to get the back line down. Then everyone in the venue start[ed] booing and throwing beers."
The Stone Roses kicked off their first tour in 16 years in Barcelona on Friday. It was the first time the band, who announced their reformation last year, had played the city and their second show in 16 years, following a low-key gig in Warrington last month.
After the band's main set in Barcelona, the band came back on to play a 10 minute-plus version of 'I Am The Resurrection'. In contrast to tonight's show, the Spanish gig ended with the band in a group hug at the front of the stage.
They will come in my country in August. I don't know if I should buy the ticket or not...
I hope the band will not split until then.