Sad news for Elbow fans this morning, as it's been revealed that drummer Richard Jupp has quit the band.

The Manchester five-piece have been together for 25 years, originally forming as teenagers in the 1990s and their line-up has not altered since.

However, it seems that Jupp has had enough of the band and touring life, and their forthcoming 7th album will not include him.

They made the announcement via their website, which read:

"elbow have announced today that drummer Richard Jupp is to leave the band to concentrate on a number of creative projects including plans to further expand his drum school ( which will involve workshops across the UK.
Richard will also continue to support the charities that he is involved with. Having been a member of elbow since the beginning 25 years ago, Guy, Pete, Mark and Craig wish Jupp every success in his new ventures.
The band are currently writing tracks for their seventh studio album, due for release in 2017."