Published Dec 23, 2008As three-quarters of the Stone Roses struggle to cash in on a reunion, it appears their former front-man, Ian Brown, has been busy plotting his new solo effort.
In a Christmas message posted on his website, the UK songwriter revealed he's in the midst of doing the follow-up to 2007's The World Is Yours, calling his new solo tracks "the best on all levels I've been involved with."
Brown's message reads:
"I wish you all a happy Christmas and a happy 2009, because it's all about the happiness.
"I'm happy to let you know I'm working up a set of songs that are the best on all levels I've been involved with - ooh baby the music gets better with you! I'm looking to release these songs as an album in August. More news soon.
"Thanks for your support this year, it means a lot. I love you back."
As previously reported, last week former Stone Roses bassist Mani said that 2009 would be the "ideal time" for the baggy Manchester outfit to reunite, with next year marking the 20th anniversary of the Stones Roses' self-titled debut. However, while Mani, guitarist guitarist John Squire and drummer Reni are all ready to reform the band, Brown has yet to confirm any involvement with any sort of reunion.
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