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