Stone Roses to reform for 21 gigs

The Stone Roses could be on the verge of re-forming for a tour 20 years after their celebrated debut album.

The Daily Mirror said the band were planning to come together to play 21 gigs to mark the anniversary of the self-titled record that shot them to fame as the "Madchester" scene was at its height.

A new deluxe edition of the album, which was first released in March 1989 and has been remastered by original producer John Leckie, is due for release later this year.

The CD, featuring hits including I Wanna Be Adored, She Bangs The Drums and I Am The Resurrection, is often cited as one of the greatest records of all time.

The four-piece split acrimoniously in 1996, and singer Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire are rumoured not to have spoken since.

The Mirror quoted an unnamed source as saying: "It's taken a lot of time to get Ian to agree but he's finally signed on the dotted line.

"The rest of the band were really up for it, especially when they realised the amount of money on the table."

Taken from the Belfast Telegraph