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John Squire's reunion 'Statement' to be auctioned

More like an anti-reunion 'Statement' if you ask us
More like an anti-reunion 'Statement' if you ask us

Former Stone Roses guitarist John Squire is set to auction off a piece of artwork called Statement on 1 July at Christie's Auction House in London.

Squire created the piece of art in March as his way of putting the kibosh on rumors that he would be taking part in a Stone Roses reunion.

The piece of art, pictured below, reads: "I have no desire whatsoever to desecrate the grave of seminal Manchester pop group The Stone Roses." (In other words, he means it, man!)

Oddly enough (intentional?), this Statement almost looks like a grave marker.

The Stone Roses famously split up in 1996. If you're interested in placing a bid on Squire's Statement, go to Christie's.com for more information.

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.