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Life's a bed of roses for Mani

Bass player news and, following last week's expose of Duff McKagan's fight against the booze, this week features the financial mysteries of Mani.

Duff was bassist with rapping funksters Guns And Also Roses, and he told of how he used to drink 10 bottles of wine a day - when he was cutting down.

Mani plays the four-stringed thing with another florally orientated band, Stone Roses, and his problem hasn't been drink but money - too much of it.

He tells of going to the cashpoint to get money for bread and milk, and finding someone had put £2m into his account. Could happen to anybody.

The dosh was an advance on a forthcoming tour. Quoth yir Mani: "The whole world's gone crazy.

"I could have fallen over backwards when I saw the balance."

Indeed, such a balance could unbalance anyone.

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I bet he bought the best bread and milk when he skipped merrily into the shop.

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