The Stone Roses give blessing to Spike Island film
The Stone Roses have given their blessing to a new film based on their legendary 1990 gig at Spike Island, according to its writer.
Chris Coghill, who has previously appeared in 24 Hour Party People and Eastenders, told the BBC that his tale of a gang of young teenagers attempting to get to the show without tickets has received the full backing of the group who inspired it.
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 37-year-old, who also claimed that the recently reformed band have ‘have at least three of four new tracks recorded,’ went onto admit that the film, entitled ‘Spike Island,’ is based partly on his own experiences of the outdoor event:
"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.
"I never went to Spike Island. I got let down with a ticket the day before, which is what happens to the lads in the film. But I just sat on my mum's sofa all day in a mood, whereas these lads go and try to blag their way in."
Watch an extract from the 'Live Forever' documentary about the Spike Island gig below:
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