Speaking to NME, Anderson revealed he discussed the progress being made by the reformed Manchester band with bassist Mani last year.
“I spoke to Mani a couple of months ago – I saw him at a party – and he said they’d written a couple of songs,” he explains.
“I’d love to hear some new stuff from them. They were a really special band and i’ve got a lot of goodwill for them. It’ll be nice to hear. Whether it’s soon is another matter.”
The Stone Roses spoke of the prospects of new material at a press conference which confirmed their reunion back in October 2011, when Ian Brown revealed he and guitarist John Squire had already begun to throw ideas around.
It had been expected that new songs would be aired when they embarked on a comeback tour the following summer but, despite those suggestions never coming to fruition, a long awaited third record from the band is expected some time this year.
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