I went out with a lass from Lymm for a couple of years in the 90s. Nice place and nice girl.
Didn't want to mither IB when I saw him, just said a quick 'alright' as I passed. Looked very stern and a bit gaunt. He had the air of a Vietnam Vet in an 80s film who was struggling with a limited degree of success to assimilate back into a society that made no sense to him. Think Tom Cruise in the latter half of 'Born on the 4th of July' but without the tash and wheelchair.
There was a long time when the first Roses album meant the world to me and was my favourite album in the world. Still play it now and again and can still feel the magic. Hope he's got some solo stuff in pipeline. He's made some mint music over the years.