“Mani and Ian Brown said, ‘Whatever we can do to help.’ Essentially, it’s my love letter to the Stone Roses and being 16 years old in 1990 in Manchester. There’s a little bit of me in all the boys.”
Asked how the band responded, he said:
“I’m mates with Mani and I know Ian a bit, and when we first started talking about it, I emailed them both an outline of what we wanted to do and they said, ‘You have our support, you have our blessing, whatever you need.”
The trailer for Spike Island, which has been shown to selected journalists, features several Stone Roses songs. Coghill says he hopes to complete the film by November.
The Stone Roses kick off their reunion gigs with two warm-up shows at Club Razzmatazz in Barcelona on 8th & 9th June, before moving on to dates in Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and France ahead of their trio of homecoming gigs at Heaton Park on the 29th, 30th June and 1st July. Following the hometown shows, they’ll then play at Dublin’s Phoenix Park (5th) and Spain’s Benicassim (12th-15th), along with shows in Italy and the Far East.
The Stone Roses are also playing at this year’s T In The Park, which is taking place 6th-8th July in Balado Park, Kinross.