The band were rumoured to be releasing new music tomorrow
Alexandra Pollard

11:29 3rd March 2016

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Jeff Buckley tracks Best line-ups of the summer ranked STars on Trump Earlier this week, one cryptic tweet sent Stone Roses fans into a frenzy over the possibility of new music coming this Friday. Now though, it seems fairly likely that the whole thing was just a joke.

As NME reports, Guardian journalist Ben Green recently tweeted, "SR040316", which many fans took to indicate that new Stone Roses music was coming this Friday (4 March). Or, at the very least, some sort of announcement was on the way.

Unfortunately, it seems neither of those is true. Taking to Twitter this morning to address the since deleted tweet, Green wrote, "Today, I have wrongly become an internet sensation, rumour-monger and - more worryingly - a quoted Gdn journalist." He added, "That said, I did once see Ian Brown in Holland Park. Where he lives."

He also added, the final nail in the coffin of possible new music, "I spoke to Mani last night and he says it's bollocks." 

Meanwhile, Stone Roses will be playing huge shows in Manchester and Dublin this summer, as well as headlining T In The Park. See full dates below. Buy tickets and get more information here.

Wednesday 15 June - Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Friday 17 June - Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Saturday 18 June - Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Sunday 19 June - Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Friday 8 July - T In The Park, Scotland
Saturday 9 July - Marlay Park, Dublin

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