Stone Roses' Second Coming
Channelling artistic inspiration is, for many great musicians, not something that can be switched on and off. However waiting five and a half years to record the follow-up to your groundbreaking, culturally significant debut album is akin to commercial suicide - especially when said album dismantles the perfect pop formula you had cultivated in favour of extended guitar breaks and 'funky' rhythms. The Second Coming got a somewhat inevitable 'mixed reception' and before long the once indestructible Stone Roses were disintegrating. Key members left the band, concert dates were cancelled, with events coming to a head as fans booed and threw objects onstage during a disastrous performance at the Reading Festival in 1996. The Stone Roses split two months later.