The director of The Stone Roses' new documentary wanted to make the film after he missed their most iconic concert.
Shane Meadows - who has previously made gritty British thrillers 'Dead Man's Shoes' and 'This is England' - wanted to work with the reformed 'Waterfall' group as he is a huge fan and because he was too high on DRUGS for their iconic Spike Island show in 1990.
He told The Sun newspaper: "I missed the famous Spike Island gig because I had a bad acid trip. You had to be there."
The director - who is bald - added: "I wouldn't have cared if they'd come and smacked me with a sandwich, I just wanted to be there and I missed it, so this is me going back to Spike Island, but at about 40 and with no hair."
To film the band's comeback - announced last month, after initially disbanding in 1996 - Shane has had to put other projects on hold, but is sure it will be worth it.
He added: "It's one of those things which come up rarely in life, when you go, 'If they want me to do it and it comes off I'm doing that'."
The band - completed by bassist Gary 'Mani' Mounfield and drummer Alan 'Reni' Wren - have so far announced they will play three huge comeback shows in their hometown of Manchester in June 2012, as well as headlining the V Festivals in England and T In The Park in Scotland.