Reports suggest new Stone Roses album

They’ve just been confirmed as headliners for next year’s T in the Park festival in Scotland – and iconic indie band The Stone Roses could now be about to release new music for the first time since 1994.

The quartet just announced they will play the Etihad Stadium in their home city of Manchester on 17 and 18 June and then at T in the Park on 8 July. And now, The Sun reports that a new album could be in the pipeline, quoting a music industry ‘insider’ as saying, “New music was always the hope for Stone Roses fans and now it appears they’re getting their wish.

“When the band reunited in 2012, there was never any concrete plans. But now they feel everything is in place to record a new album.”

The group, fronted by Ian Brown, became indie legends in the late 1980s with their self-titled debut album, which included classic tunes like I Wanna Be Adored and I Am the Resurrection.

It was named the Best British Album Of All Time by music bible NME in 2006, and came runner-up in a Channel 4 poll to find the best album of the millennium in 1997.

The Stone Roses split after the follow-up, 1994’s Second Coming, and there has been no sign of any new recordings since then.

The band, which played three massive shows at Heaton Park in 2012 followed by a world tour, confirmed details of their 2016 gigs on Monday evening, but they are still to confirm or deny reports about their much-anticipated third album dropping any time soon.

The Stone Roses are also now second favourites – behind Adele – to headline next summer’s Glastonbury festival, according to bookies Betfair.

“The odds of the Stone Roses to headline the Saturday at Glastonbury have plummeted from 10/1 to 7/2 second favourites,” said Colm Rock of Betfair.