While promoting the release of his new solo album, former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown wanted to clarify a few misperceptions:
Because of my cheekbones, people think I’m a crackhead. When the Roses first came out, the early reviews used to call me simian. I had to look that up at the time. Then they used to call me androgenous. Then somewhere down the line, through all the Madchester thing, it became, “He’s a crackhead.” I’ve never even tried crack, I’ve never taken heroin. I didn’t start smoking weed until I was 22.
So there you have it, straight from the monkey’s mouth. Ian Brown is a square…with crackhead cheekbones.