The Stone Roses' Ian Brown facing driving ban

Singer caught speeding again – and judge hints at 'disqualification' punishment

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The Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown is facing a driving ban after he was caught speeding again.

Judge David Taylor of Stoke magistrates court warned that the singer would likely face disqualification from driving on Thursday (November 18), after he was clocked speeding through roadworks in his Lexus on the M6, according to The Mirror.

Brown had appeared before Chester magistrates last month (October 24) for a different offence. He was caught driving at 105mph in April this year on the same motorway, but managed to escape with just a £650 fine and six penalty points on his license.

His lawyer, Nick Freeman, had successfully argued that a ban would have caused his client "insurmountable" difficulties seeing his 11-year-old son, who lives in London with his mother, and in attending rehearsal sessions with The Stone Roses.

However, he reportedly infuriated Taylor for changing his plea from not guilty to guilty at the last minute, leading the judge to say:

This will lead to disqualification.


The newly-reformed Stone Roses are thought to be headlining next year's V Festival and will reportedly pocket a £1 million payday for the shows, which will take place in August next year over two sites at Chelmsford and Staffordshire.

They also confirmed earlier this month that they will be headlining three other festivals next year. They will play Benicassim in Spain, which takes place July 12–15, 2012. They will also top the bill at Scotland's T In The Park, which takes place the weekend before, July 6–8 and appear at Fuji Rocks in Japan later that month.

Ian Brown and co will also play three huge homecoming gigs at Heaton Park on June 29, 30 and July 1


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