has told BBC Newsnight
that he will never reform The Stone Roses
appeared live on the programme last night (March 19), insisting to host Gavin Esler
that despite recent newspaper reports
suggesting otherwise, the band will never play together again.
asked if there was "any chance" Squire
would reunite with The Stone Roses
, the guitarist answered: "None whatsoever."
The presenter then questioned whether never meant "absolutely" never.
"Yeah. I'd rather live my life than attempt to rehash it," Squire
"It would be pointless. I find art far more challenging and rewarding."
then asked Squire
a final time if he was completely sure about his remarks. The guitarist paused briefly before giving his answer.
"Yeah. That's the whole point of the visit to your studio - I'm trying to stop the phones ringing."
went on to reveal that he hasn't spoken to frontman Ian Brown
since leaving The Stone Roses
"Even if Ian
and I were 'double-dating', as we did in our teens, then the prospect of a reunion wouldn't interest me at all," Squire
Referring to the sculpture Squire posted on his website today that featured a painted dismissal of the reunion rumours
, he said: "I decided to post an image on my website to lay it to rest, and hopefully it will work."
Asked for his reasons for not wanting to reform the band, the guitarist said he is simply happy focusing on his artwork, adding that he is too old to play music these days.
"I think music is a young person's game and I don't think us old fogey's should get in the way of that."