The Spice Girls have axed plans to release a greatest hits album after a series of arguments between Melanie Chisholm and her former bandmates. “Mel refuses to join the girls on stage because she still dreams of making it big by herself,” a source explained. “But she’s on her smallest tour ever – and that’s struggling. She told the others she was happy to do TV interviews to plug the album but that was it. The money men at Virgin said a big concert was the only way to guarantee massive publicity, so they pulled plans for a release in the first week of November.” They’re now hoping that by 2006, ten years since the group released their debut single ‘Wannabe’, Mel “will be back with her tail between her legs,” her solo career hopes having failed.