Ian Brown Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

4th March 2011

Quote: "I think it's about money. I could always ring (bassist) Mani and say, 'Let's get the band back together', but if I said, 'Let's do it and give the money to kids' charities', would he still want to do it? I don't think they would." Former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown is convinced his ex-bandmates would only reunite for personal profit.

5th June 2010

Fact: Snoop Dogg, Noel Gallagher, David Beckham and Ian Brown are all set to appear in a new Star Wars-themed commercial for sportswear label Adidas. The celebrities will recreate a famous scene from Star Wars Episode IV. In the clip, which is to be launched during England's World Cup soccer game against the U.S.A. next Saturday (12Jun10), Snoop Dogg can be seen waving Luke Skywalker's lightsaber.

27th May 2010

Quote: "At the end of it, we did feel like we'd made a bit of history that day. There were strong vibes going around. We felt like we'd arrived." Ian Brown has fond memories of the Stone Roses' legendary gig at Spike Island in north England, on the 20th anniversary of the open-air show (27May10).

10th December 2009

Quote: "It's fantastic! I love it! How many rappers have the courage to sing? All the best rappers always sound like they're threatening to burst into song, but Kanye actually did it." British rocker Ian Brown is a big fan of Kanye West.

24th October 2009

Quote: "I've not had any alcohol in 11 years, I've not had a class A (drug) in 20 years. I smoke marijuana occasionally but only when it's dark... I never sit up talking s**t all night and forget what I was saying the next say." Former Stone Roses star Ian Brown on his cleaner-living lifestyle.

17th July 2009

Quote: "My kids have started selling posters of me on eBay. They get me to sign them and then sell them online for £10. It saves me having to give them money!" Former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown's children are cashing in on his fame, selling items online for $15 a go.

2nd May 2008

Quote: "I'm only really good at making music. I wasn't convinced when I started out, but then I heard the first STONE ROSES LP." Singer Ian Brown remains modest about his musical talents.

19th April 2007

Fact: Former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown has written a song for English magician Dynamo.

6th May 2006

Fact: Former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown's first job was as a hotel porter in Manchester, England. He was paid $1.75 (GBP1) per hour for duties including skinning cows' tongues and waking up businessmen who were lying in wait naked for chambermaids.

9th March 2006

Quote: "If I was in the gutter and my kids were on the curb, I'd sooner get a job at B+Q." British rocker Ian Brown would rather work at a hardware superstore than reform The Stone Roses.

15th December 2005

Quote: <p>"Why does he sing with that yelp and yodel? He must have got his bottom tickled all day in the Marines for singing like that." Former STONES ROSES frontman Ian Brown on former Army Major turned singer James Blunt. </p>

9th September 2005

Quote: <p>"I always read 'self-appointed King Monkey' or 'self-appointed Monkey Man'. But I never appointed myself as no monkey. I don't really like reading that." Ex-STONE ROSES singer Ian Brown wishes music writers would stop making simian comparisons in their write-ups. </p>

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