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Liverpool to get new national museum of pop music

Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand with schoolchildren at the British Music Experience in London Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Work has begun to create a new museum of pop music in Liverpool.

The British Music Experience is heading north after five years at London's o2 Arena.

The permanent exhibition, which is operated by the firm behind Titanic Belfast museum, is due to open on the ground floor of the historic Cunard Building on Liverpool's waterfront in February 2017.

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Rumours of Stone Roses tour spread online

Credit: Twitter: @VinylRevivalMcr

Rumours of a potential Stone Roses tour have spread online - after a number of cryptic tweets were posted, and posters of lemons popped up around Manchester.

Tim Burgess tweeted:

The references all include 16 lemons - an icon for the band - suggesting, some say, that a tour could take place in 2016.

The speculation has thrown fans into overdrive. The band are now trending worldwide.

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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