Stone Roses sign big record deal

Proof that this is no rehash of old hits tour, and that the band are planning to record new material has finally arrived.

The Stone Roses

Stone Roses sign big record deal

Stone Roses sign big record deal

, who exclusively revealed that they were recording new material to Louder Than War have signed to Universal in the UK and Columbia in the USA in a massive record deal.

In these modern times there are very few big record deals, so it’s a sign of the confidence an increasingly shaky music business has in the band.

The Roses have been recording demos and should be playing some of the new songs live on the upcoming summer festival dates.


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  1. Oh dear. This has got disaster written all over it…

    • iam sure the “new”record deal includes rights to their “greatest hits”which of course will be a guaranteed cash horse for the next couple of decades at least…i always admired Ian for not cashing in and making some great records of his own,the rest of the band could do with the cash but Brown dosnt really need it so iam unclear of the motivation..perhaps age brings nostalgia…but nostalgia dosnt suit Brown so i dont expect any great new Roses trax..

      • I doubt it would include rights to any previous releases. They’ll still be held by the previous publishers and it would be a separate negotiation.

  2. I don’t understand the suggestion that this means the band is cashing in or wallowing in nostalgia. Surely making new music means this reunion is the exact opposite of nostalgia? Also, if you’re going to make a new album, why wouldn’t you take the biggest offer available? The critical comments on here don’t make sense. Can you clarify?

  3. “In these modern times there are very few big record deals, so it\’s a sign of the confidence an increasingly shaky music business has in the band.” – no, it’s a sign that Universal/Columbia know the Stone Roses could release any old toss and sell millions to older people who still cough up for CDs.

    I am quite old and I do indeed still cough up for CDs, so I do not mean this disrespectfully. It’s just true.

    Of course a label is going to be happy to invest in something they know will sell, as opposed to any of the thousands of great new bands out there who might or might not get anywhere, probably won’t, and even if they do most people won’t actually pay for their album. If I think about this too much it makes me very sad indeed.

    Good luck to The Stone Roses though, the state of the music industry is hardly their fault and it’s only fair that a band so badly screwed over by labels back in the day, then forced to watch those influenced by them roll in the millions, can reap some reward.

  4. if your a fan just your hold your hands up in the air and enjoy it all – lifes too short

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