Police said they were called to a residential address -- which media reports said was thought to be the couple's home -- in West Kensington just after 8:00 a.m. on Monday after neighbors reported a disturbance.
"On arrival, a 37-year-old woman made an allegation of domestic assault and a 46-year-old man was arrested at the address and taken to a West London police station," the Metropolitan police said in a statement.
Brown, who fronted the Stone Roses for 12 years before they split in 1996, was bailed until December pending further enquiries.
The couple married in 1999 and have a son, Emilio, who is aged nine, media reported.
The band from Manchester, one of the pioneering groups of the "Madchester" scene, caused a sensation with the release in 1989 of their acclaimed album "The Stone Roses."
Since the band's break-up, Brown has embarked on a successful solo career.
(Reporting by Stefano Ambrogi; Editing by Steve Addison)
COPYRIGHT: (c) Reuters 2009. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by caching, framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters and the Reuters sphere logo are registered trademarks and trademarks of the Reuters group of companies around the world.
- News