Check out the new Ian Brown track

Are you gonna go Brown's 'Way'?
Are you gonna go Brown's 'Way'? (Image credit: Vaughn Youtz/ZUMA/Corbis)

Well, that Stone Roses reunion thing turned out to be just a rumor. No matter. Ian Brown is on the verge of releasing his next solo album My Way in September, and he's streaming a new song called Just Like You.

To listen to the track, click on Ian Brown's website.

On the site, you'll see a message, handwritten by Brown, that implores fans to "beg, borrow, steal or buy" the album.

My Way is "for everyone"

"Beg, borrow, steal or buy it!" Ian Brown's directive to fans about his upcoming album My Way

"Everybody, please be aware my best album yet is to be released on September 28. Titled My My, it contains something for everyone," the note says.

(You know, call us silly and old-fashioned, but we're quite sure the singer would prefer you actually purchase his CD as opposed to stealing it.)

Brown isn't lacking for confidence when it comes to My Way. During a recent interview, he said that he and producer David McKracken used Michael Jackson's Thriller as their blueprint. "Every time we wrote a song we didn't think was strong enough, we scrapped it," he told NME.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.