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Fleetwood Mac cancel Manchester gig

Fleetwood Mac have cancelled tonight's tour date in Manchester due to illness.

A statement from Fleetwood Mac's promoter said:

"We are very sorry to announce that tonight’s Fleetwood Mac ‘On With The Show’ tour date in Manchester has been cancelled due to illness.

Refunds for tonight’s cancelled date in Manchester will be issued automatically within 14 days.

The 1 July show will go ahead as planned.

Should you need any further assistance, please contact your ticket seller directly."

– Fleetwood Mac promoter

Elbow look back at their Roadhouse memories

One of Manchester's best loved music venues and nightclubs has closed its doors for good recently.

Manchester band Elbow will be forever associated with The Roadhouse, they played their first gig there and even worked behind the bar.

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Music venue The Roadhouse closes after 22 years

Manchester music venue The Roadhouse has closed its doors for good.

The Newton Street club, which has famously hosted gigs by Coldplay, Fleet Foxes, The Scissor Sisters and The White Stripes, has become an iconic venue famous for supporting new and local bands.

The Roadhouse Credit: ITV Granada

It was the first place that Manchester band Elbow ever played together, the band has spoken to ITV Granada about their memories.

Do you have fond memories or pictures from your time at The Roadhouse?

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Noel Gallagher rules out Oasis reunion

Never getting back together - Liam and Noel Gallagher Credit: PA Images

Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has said he will never forgive his brother Liam for walking out on the band during a series of live shows six years ago.

The singer from Burnage has ruled out an Oasis reunion following the dispute with Liam during their tour in 2009.

It was the last of many bitter rows between the Gallagher brothers who have since enjoyed separate careers in music.

The warring siblings have repeatedly been asked to comment on the prospect of a reunion - particularly at Glastonbury festival, where they are regularly installed among the favourites to headline the festival.

But in an interview with the Daily Mirror, Noel, who has gone on to enjoy solo success, appeared to rule out joining Liam on stage again.

Recalling the 2009 tour, he said:

“Up until 2009 there would be countless gigs where, three songs in, he would just pop his headphones on and get off."

“You would be doing a guitar solo and you would get to the end of the song, and he has obviously gone back to fix his sunglasses.”

Last year, Liam sparked stories the band were getting back together with a series of cryptic tweets that led one bookmaker to suspend betting on the band re-forming.

Earth, Wind and Fire bring the Boogie Wonderland to Liverpool

Boogie Wonderland, Let's groove, September and Fantasy - the tunes of Earth, Wind and Fire provided the soundtrack for a generation.

The group was one of the most successful bands of the 20th century- selling more than 90 million albums worldwide.

And ahead of their show at Liverpool's Echo Arena, Tony Morris fulfilled a childhood dream by meeting Ralph Johnson, Philip Bailey and Verdine White.

He began by asking them if they are fans of the Fab Four:

Rixton storm to the top of the charts with debut single

Rixton backstage at the Capital FM Summertime Ball, Wembley Stadium, London. Credit: PA

North West boyband Rixton stormed to the top of the singles chart with their first record - a moment that will be forever etched in their memories and on their skin after promising fans to mark the occasion with a tattoo.

The foursome, made up of Frontman Jake Roche, Charley Bagnall on guitar, Danny Wilkin on bass and keyboard and Lewi Morgan on drums, will each get an inking of a broken heart tonight, after learning their pop song Me And My Broken Heart reached number one.

While Jake is getting his on his bicep and Charley's will be etched on his rib, a nervous Lewi will get his marking on his thumb, while Danny hopes to hide his from his parents by having it done on his thigh.

Jake, the son of Blackpool TV presenter and singer with the The Nolans, Coleen Nolan, and actor Shane Ritchie told OfficialCharts.com: "Being Number One is probably the biggest thing ever that has happened to us in our lives.

"And it means a lot because it's in our home country, and that's something that's been the main goal for us, to really make an impact. It's a dream. Thank you to everyone who has bought it for your support."

The boyband knocked It's My Birthday by will.i.am FT Cody Wise off the chart summit after just one week on top, while by Ariana Grande FT Iggy Azalea is a non-mover at number two.

Jake on stage.

Jake and his celebrity family have been tweeting about the good news since it was announced.

Jake on stage in California.

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Oscar-winning director Ron Howard to make Beatles' film

Oscar-winning director Ron Howard is to make a new documentary chronicling the early part of The Beatles' career, with the full support of the band and their families.

The Fab Four Credit: PA

His film will focus on the period from their days performing in Liverpool's Cavern Club and their Hamburg residency up to their final paying concert in San Francisco's Candlestick Park in 1966.

Howard - who picked up an Academy Award for A Beautiful Mind - will cover what are known as "the touring years" in his film. After the Candlestick Park show, the Fab Four concentrated on the studio, playing publicly on only one other occasion with their rooftop gig in 1969 at their Savile Row HQ in London.

Ron Howard Credit: PA

The new film is being made with the "full cooperation" of Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison - Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.

Howard said he was "excited and honoured" to be working "on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964".

Liam Gallagher tweets spark reunion rumours

Former Oasis frontman sparks reunion rumours Credit: PA

Bookmakers have suspended odds of Oasis headlining this years’ Glastonbury festival after a number of tweets from Liam Gallagher.

The Burnage-born frontman spelled out ‘Oasis’ in five separate posts at around 8pm last night.

Ladbrokes suspended betting on the band reforming, saying: “Liam Gallagher’s decision to indulge in some spelling has seen the odds on #Oasis headlining the Saturday at #Glasto suspended.”

Meet Elsa - the unknown inspiration for one of Supersonic's best known lyrics

Elsa's owner was the sound engineer on Supersonic. Credit: Scott family/ITV News

"I know a girl called Elsa, she's into Alka-Seltzer" - the inspiration for that famous line from Supersonic was a Rottweiler that belonged to Manchester sound engineer Dave Scott.

Dave was in the studio when Noel Gallagher was writing the song.

Sadly Elsa died some years ago but the Scott family remain proud of their beloved pet's role in Oasis history.

Noel says he wrote Supersonic in ten minutes and it's his favourite Oasis song.

It reached Number 31 in the charts in April 1994.

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