Former STONE ROSES singer Ian Brown has had a change of heart and stopped refusing to sign autographs for fans, because he loves making them happy.

The 42-year-old singer finds it difficult to understand why anybody would want his signature, and used to question fans' motives when they approached him for his scribble.

However, Brown has now realised it is a small effort for a big reward.

He says, "I used to spend so much energy saying, 'No, you don't need my autograph, I'm a lad just like you. Get into the music, see what we're saying, stand with us.'

"But then I realised you can either make their day or break their heart. And I'd rather make their day."