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The Stone Roses and The Farm join forces

Last Updated: 11/02/12 5:27pm

Peter Hooton says something's transcend football rivalry and the Hillsborough awareness night in Manchester is a fantastic example.

"Some things transcend football and that was one of them. The Stone Roses turned up and that's the first time that they'd be on stage in 15 years"

Peter Hooton

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The Farm frontman and Liverpool fanatic was joined on stage in December by Manchester United fans, The Stone Roses, as part of the Justice Tonight series.

The shows which took place before Christmas were in aid of The Hillsborough Justice Campaign, which continues to fight for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough tragedy.

And Hooton admitted he was touched by The Stone Roses' participation that night, as well as everyone else who took part in the series throughout December.

"We did a few gigs before Christmas which were absolutely fantastic with Mick Jones from The Clash and that was for Hillsborough awareness," he told Soccer AM.

"It was called the Justice Night tour and we had support all around the country. Manic Street Preachers turned up in Cardiff and Primal Scream turned up in London to play Clash songs with The Farm and Mick Jones.

"We did a few Farm songs, a few Pete Wylie songs - Pete Wylie was there too - and then we did 10-12 Clash songs.

"And then amazingly, in Manchester, The Stone Roses - who are Manchester United fans - [turned up]. It's an absolutely brilliant gesture I think.

"Some things transcend football and that was one of them. They turned up and that's the first time that they'd be on stage in 15 years.

"It was Ian Brown and John Squire and they liked it so much that they came back to Liverpool the next week to see it again and they said they were just blown away by it."