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Let's take a bittersweet look back over a few of our favourite rock venues that have sadly closed their doors for good.
The basement venue on Newton Street in Manchester opened in 1993 and has since seen gigs by Coldplay, Elbow, Muse, The White Stipes and many more. Sadly, it looks like the latest small venue to bit hit by the developers' wrecking ball and will hold its last night on 31 May 2015.
The list of bands who played seminal live shows at this central London venue is an amazing one. Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana all found the atmosphere so special that they released live recordings from here. It was demolished to make way for London's Crossrail system.
The Astoria 2 was situated in the basement of the main building and was later known as the LA2 and then part of the Mean Fiddler group. Like its bigger parent, it was demolished as part of the Crossrail project. Here's Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes performing on stage in 1995. Picture: PA
The Marquee Club name zipped from venue to venue across swinging London, upping sticks from Oxford Street to Wardour Street, and later Islington to Leicester Square. The name and what it meant to the history of British music was the important thing. Sadly since 2012, despite rumours of a rebirth every so often, The Marquee has been shut.
The club and venue that undeniably changed the face of British music was mostly kept afloat by money made from New Order record sales throughout the 1980s and 1990s. It's now a block of apartments which have kept the Haçienda name. Cheeky, but at least the legacy of Tony Wilson and co lives on in one way.
Immortalised by The Clash's White Man In Hammersmith Palais and given a fond farewell in its last months by bands like Kasabian and Idlewild, the West London venue ran for almost a century. It showcased a variety of music genres, boasting a special place in jazz lovers' hearts. The Fall did the final gig here in 2007.
Originally a cinema, Finsbury Park's Rainbow was the first live arena to see Jimi Hendrix set fire to a guitar. It was a true rock landmark and saw shows from Eric Clapton, The Ramones and Thin Lizzy, then later The Jam, The Cure and Joy Division. It also features in the 1980 film Breaking Glass, but closed a year later and is now a church.
Famous for its role in building London's dance scene thanks to stomping live sets from acts like Chemical Brothers, Turnmills in Clerkenwell famously boasted a 24-hour dance licence. In 2008 it closed and the venue was turned into offices. Because London needs more of those.
Around 500 people would cram into The Cockpit under railway arches in Swinegate to see shows by acts like Tom Odell, Kaiser Chiefs and the White Stripes. Sadly closed in 2014 due to structural problems with the building.
Bombay Bicycle Club played the last show at this historic venue, joined onstage by Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd. It's being demolished to make way for four "villages" and a "high street"…think we'd rather have the arena that played host to Bowie, Zeppelin and the Stones.
Another Crossrail purchase order was served on the Metro Club, a venue that hosted the first UK gigs of The Killers and Kings of Leon. It was so beloved that on the night it closed, there was a huge queue outside in the rain of music lovers who wanted to say goodbye.
Formerly known as the Caley Palais, this Scottish venue hosted gigs by David Bowie, The Smiths and R.E.M., before it was re-invented as the Picture House in 2008, where the likes of The View (pictured), Jarvis Cocker and Travis played. It closed at the beginning of 2014 and was all set to become a Wetherspoons, but the venue's future is still under debate.
Blur and Coldplay made early appearances at this celebrated pub in Kentish Town, which has been shut since 2013 and suffered a stuttering refurbishment process since then. We're hoping it'll be back soon and hosting the next wave of great British bands.
Situated at the corner of Snig Hill and Bank Street, and known locally as the "Mucky Duck". The Clash played their first live gig there and it was instrumental in the success of Arctic Monkeys - their unofficial first album was called Beneath The Boardwalk. Closed in November 2010.
Venus Foods, a Turkish food store, now stands on what was once the legendary base for the Stone Roses in Manchester. The Roses played a legendary show here in 1988 that had both Liam and Noel Gallagher in the crowd. Its sister venue, The International 2, down the road in Longsight is also long gone. Here's Lone Justice, featuring Maria "Show Me Heaven" McKee onstage in 1986.
More associated with the swinging sixties in Soho, the venue also provided a unique location for early gigs by acts like Lorde and The xx. It was closed in 2014 after a heated row between security and punters, but conspiracy theories abound that Crossrail might have had something to do with this one too.