Former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown has approached prison bosses at the British jail where he was once an inmate with the idea of playing a gig there - only for his offer to be declined.

The FEAR singer was sent to Manchester's Strangeways prison in 1998 after being convicted of air rage.

But the jail's governor turned down Brown's request to perform a gig inspired by the late Johnny Cash, who was famous for playing concerts in prisons.

14/07/2005 01:56