"I NEVER thought SINEAD O’CONNOR had Manc indie legend IAN BROWN in mind when she sang Nothing Compares 2 U. But I can reveal the unlikely duo have struck up a close friendship and are working on a track for the former STONE ROSES star’s next album."
Aside from the baffling opening line (why would she have??), we have another false 'reveal'. The rumours have been circulating since early 2006 about Brown and O'Connor working together, and Brown talked to the NME about it earlier this month. (The NME's own website doesn't carry the story, strangely.)
It's nothing more than attempting to turn a rumour into fact just by claiming it's true.
Far from being exclusive previews or reveals, the rest of the article consists of details taken from an interview Brown did with Steve Lamacq last week on BBC 6Music, a transcript of which you can read here (warning: this website might make your eyes go funny.)