Stone Roses To Release NEW Album – Report

Published on March 14, 2016

British rock legends THE STONE ROSES are ‘set to release their first album in 22 years’.

Stone Roses

Ian Brown, John Squire, Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield and Alan ‘Reni’ Wren reunited in 2011 after 15 years apart, but despite playing a number of sold-out gigs are yet to record a follow-up to their 1994 album The Second Coming.

Now the iconic indie band, from Manchester, England are finally set to return to the studio, according to Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper.

“Ian Brown and the lads have been busy getting their next album ready,” a source tells the publication. “It will be album number three. It’s a long time coming but they feel the time is right now. They’ve been back in the studio. Everyone is very excited about it.”

In November last year (15) the band sparked a fan frenzy by placing posters featuring 16 lemons in shop windows in their native city.

Rumours circulated the poster campaign was trailing the announcement of a new album, however the group merely revealed they were planning a series shows in Manchester and Scotland this year (16).

New material will reportedly be released to coincide with the Made of Stone musicians’ Manchester concert dates.

Stone Roses fans have long pined for a new album from the band, who burst on to the British music scene with their eponymous 1989 debut album.

Ian Brown

Despite its critical and commercial success, due to legal battle’s with the group’s record company Silvertone it was another five years before its follow-up The Second Coming was released.

Two years later, after the departure of Squire and Wren The Stone Roses broke up in acrimony, with a critically slammed performance at the U.K.’s Reading festival in 1996 proving the death knell for the band.

Now, 20 years later it seems that the legendary band may be finally ready to release a third album.

A spokesman responded ‘no comment’ when asked about the report.