Stone Roses Sign Record Deal – First Album In 17 Years?

The Stone Roses have signed two record deals in the UK and US ahead of what could be a new album release, their first in 17 years. Universal will be handling the band’s release in the UK and Columbia will do likewise in US.

The signings were confirmed via the band’s Facebook page. Hints that the band were in the process of writing came earlier in the year when frontman Ian Brown mentioned that he and guitarist John Squire had been writing new material shortly after they had made amends.

It’s not clear how many albums they’ve agreed to, but this could be the first new recorded material since 1994 album The Second Coming.

The band have been making various inquiries into doing an Australian tour in 2012 with an appearance at Splendour in the Grass 2012 a slight possibility as well.

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