By shane

The Summer of '99 may end up remembered as a year of reunions. The tax-bill inspired HAPPY MONDAYS reunion tour has sold out and even added extra dates. Most of the original lineup is back in place, including, most importantly, Bez. Meanwhile, the tantalizing STONE ROSES reunion rumors continue to rumble. Where is Burnweed with all those pre-millenium insights when you need him? [Editor's Note: He's already appeared! Someone using the initials "BW" has been sending rather cryptic posts to NME's message board with stuff like "Summer '99: Be There!" Let the fun begin!] Stone Roses frontman IAN BROWN, meanwhile, has announced that he's writing a book about his recent stay in jail. Also, NEW ORDER are definitely going to be releasing new material and touring sometime within the next 12-18 months. However, the New Order box set, originally due in 1997, has apparently been pushed back again. Don't hold your breath on that one.