Shane Meadows' Stone Roses documentary concerns

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 April 2013
Ian Brown

Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown

Shane Meadows was concerned his Stone Roses film would be like a "Christian rock documentary" if there was no tension in the band

Shane Meadows was concerned his Stone Roses film would be like a "Christian rock documentary".

The 40-year-old helmsman worried the forthcoming feature, 'The Stone Roses: Made of Stone' - which documents the group's reformation - wouldn't contain enough controversy if the band were nice to each other all the time, but insists he didn't go "sifting for s**t" to try to make it more interesting.

He said: "We weren't trying to do a Michael Jackson, Martin Bashir documentary. You worry that if the band gets on all the time it'll be like a Christian rock documentary, but I never went into it sifting for s**t. It was a celebration for me. After that our names were put on the tea list."

Shane was so desperate to make the documentary he insisted to the group he was the "only f***ing person" capable of doing a good job on the project, despite coming across as the "worst fan of all time" when he first met the 'Waterfall' hitmakers.

He told NME magazine: "I talked to them about my ideas and I said, 'I'm not a documentary filmmaker but I know I'm the only f***ing person who can make this film.'

"I put myself on the line a bit but now I know more about them they probably really liked that, my honesty."


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