Statement denying that Ian Brownwas set for Roses reunion vanishes from official web site...

Fresh fuel has been added to rumours that The Stone Roses are set to reform after a statement posted on the news page of Ian Brown‘s official web site mysteriously disappeared overnight.

Following the NME story that appeared in the issue dated February 27 1999 about speculation that the Roses were about to follow The Happy Mondays on the reunion trail, a statement appeared on Ian Brown‘s web site on February 25 which read: “A spokesman for Ian Brown denies that there is any truth to the rumours that The Stone Roses will reform following the demise of The Seahorses.”

But overnight the statement disappeared with no explanation. Previous news stories on the site – such as Brown‘s single with UNKLE and the tour cancellation remain.

Polydor, Brown‘s label, have not yet commented on the reason why the statement has gone.