Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac

 

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Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands. In 1998, select members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.[5] In 2018, the band was declared MusiCares Person of the Year.[6]

Fleetwood Mac was founded by guitarist Peter Green, drummer Mick Fleetwood and guitarist Jeremy Spencer. They lacked a permanent bass guitarist for the first few months before Green convinced John McVie to join, establishing the first stable line-up in time to record their self-titled debut album. Danny Kirwan joined as a third guitarist in 1969, and keyboardist Christine Perfect, who was used as a session musician starting with the second album, later married John McVie and joined the band in 1970. During this time period, the band was primarily a British blues outfit, scoring a UK number one with "Albatross";[7] and had lesser hits with the singles "Oh Well" and "Black Magic Woman". Personal problems led to original guitarists Green and Spencer leaving in short order, replaced by Bob Welch and Bob Weston. However, by 1974, Welch and Weston had both left, leaving the band without a primary male vocalist or lead guitarist.

In late 1974, while the band was scouting studios in Los Angeles, they were introduced to folk-rock duo Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. The band sought to add Buckingham as their new lead guitarist, who agreed under the condition that Nicks, his singing partner and girlfriend at the time, also would join the band. The addition of Buckingham and Nicks caused the band to take on a more pop rock/folk rock sound, with their 1975 album Fleetwood Mac becoming their best selling record to date, reaching No. 1 in the US. Rumours (1977), Fleetwood Mac's second album after the incorporation of Buckingham and Nicks, produced four US Top 10 singles and remained at No. 1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks, as well as reaching the top spot in various countries around the world. The album has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the eighth-highest-selling album to date. During the recording of Rumours, the band went through personal turmoil, as both of the romantic partnerships in the band (John & Christine McVie and Buckingham & Nicks) separated, though the band kept making music together.

The lineup remained stable through three more studio albums, but by the late 1980s the band began to disintegrate. First to leave was Buckingham, followed by Nicks in 1991, to be replaced by a series of short-term guitarists and vocalists. In 1993, a one-off performance for the Presidential Inauguration of Bill Clinton featured the five key members back together for the first time in six years, and by 1997, a full reunion occurred. In 1998, Christine McVie retired from touring, and the band stayed together as a four-piece with John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks. In 2014, Christine McVie rejoined again full-time. The latest studio album by the band was 2003's Say You Will, though a side project known as Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie was released in 2017 containing contributions from the other band members except Nicks. In 2018, Buckingham left the band again, and was replaced by guitarists Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.

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Rumours
 
Rumours is the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac.
Go Your Own Way
 
"Go Your Own Way" is a song by the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released as a single in December 1976.
Tusk
 
Tusk is the twelfth studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac.
Landslide
 
"Landslide" is a song written by Stevie Nicks and performed by British-American music group Fleetwood Mac.

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Not a rumor: Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac part ways
  –  April 14, 2018
"A few days later I was standing in a room playing music with Fleetwood Mac. It felt fresh and exciting, so many great songs, a spectacular rhythm section and two of the greatest voices ever. Best of all, we sounded good together. It was a natural fit.
Overrated/Underrated: 'The Simpsons' fails fans with Apu, and what's left of Fleetwood Mac
  –  April 13, 2018
Nels Cline 4's 'Currents, Constellations': Best known in music circles for his idiosyncratic contributions ... for a show that's never lacked one in the past. What's left of Fleetwood Mac: Again proving that some chains can be broken many times, Lindsey ...
Not a rumor: Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac part ways
  –  April 13, 2018
"A few days later I was standing in a room playing music with Fleetwood Mac. It felt fresh and exciting, so many great songs, a spectacular rhythm section and two of the greatest voices ever. Best of all, we sounded good together. It was a natural fit.
Fleetwood Mac's split with Lindsey Buckingham could be band's most damaging
  –  April 12, 2018
When the band hits the road later this year, Lindsey Buckingham will not be present. On Monday, Fleetwood Mac bomb-shelled the music world by announcing it had parted ways with Buckingham, arguably the band’s centerpiece for the past 40-plus years.
Mike Campbell Issues Statement On Joining Fleetwood Mac
  –  April 12, 2018
Nicks opened for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers during their 2006 tour, regularly joining the band onstage. Buckingham’s last appearance with Fleetwood Mac came on January 26 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Rock Music Menu: After years of calm, the Fleetwood Mac drama resurfaces
  –  April 12, 2018
One of the most drama-filled bands in rock and roll history did not disappoint with their latest bout of absurdity. Days away from announcing a tour to commence in the fall of this year, it was revealed that Lindsey Buckingham would not be joining the ...
Lindsey Buckingham, formerly of Fleetwood Mac: Rock’s biggest jerk or misunderstood genius?
  –  April 11, 2018
She almost quit music at the age of 25 ... My Life with Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac.” In one, Buckingham, needing to urinate while being driven to a hotel, unzipped his pants and evacuated himself into his boot, “as our driver looked ...
Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac Part Ways Ahead of a Planned Fall Tour
  –  April 11, 2018
A few days later I was standing in a room playing music with Fleetwood Mac. It felt fresh and exciting, so many great songs, a spectacular rhythm section and 2 of the greatest voices ever. Best of all, we sounded good together. It was a natural fit.
Fleetwood Mac Ex-Members: Where Are They Now?
  –  April 10, 2018
Throughout their history, Fleetwood Mac have had a difficult time keeping a lineup together for a prolonged period of time. While their most popular music was made with Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie and band namesakes Mick Fleetwood ...
Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham Goes His Own Way (Again): A Timeline
  –  April 10, 2018
not new Fleetwood Mac recordings. This makes the 2013 appearance a surprise: the four-track Extended Play–the first Mac music in a decade–snuck out without fanfare (or much of a title) but it as the first indication the group is attempting to do ...
Lindsey Buckingham won’t tour with Fleetwood Mac
  –  April 10, 2018
“A few days later I was standing in a room playing music with Fleetwood Mac. It felt fresh and exciting, so many great songs, a spectacular rhythm section and two of the greatest voices ever. Best of all, we sounded good together. It was a natural fi
Fleetwood Mac without Lindsey Buckingham: A sign of good things to come?
  –  April 10, 2018
But that's entirely the point: The men aren't replacing Buckingham but are bringing their own experience and backgrounds to Fleetwood Mac and pushing the group's music forward once again. After all, there is no definitive Fleetwood Mac lineup: The only two ...
Lindsey Buckingham Reportedly Fired from Fleetwood Mac: 'The Band Wishes Lindsey All the Best'
  –  April 10, 2018
“A few days later I was standing in a room playing music with Fleetwood Mac. It felt fresh and exciting, so many great songs, a spectacular rhythm section and two of the greatest voices ever. Best of all, we sounded good together. It was a natural fi
Lindsey Buckingham Leaves Fleetwood Mac; Neil Finn, Mike Campbell Join Band For Live Shows
  –  April 10, 2018
Lindsey Buckingham has left Fleetwood Mac. The guitarist’s last show with the band was at Radio City Music Hall in New York in January, when the band played a short set as part of the MusiCares Person of the Year show. He is to be replaced for upcoming ...
Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac part ways again; reportedly he’s been fired
  –  April 10, 2018
“Fleetwood Mac has always been about an amazing collection of songs ... “We refused to let our feelings derail our commitment to the music, no matter how complicated or intertwined they became,” Fleetwood wrote in his memoir.
Lindsey Buckingham departs Fleetwood Mac
  –  April 10, 2018
A few days later I was standing in a room playing music with Fleetwood Mac. "It felt fresh and exciting, so many great songs, a spectacular rhythm section and two of the greatest voices ever. Best of all, we sounded good together. It was a natural fit.
Why We Love It When Fleetwood Mac Keep Breaking Up
  –  April 10, 2018
Fleetwood Mac, the crew that loves breakup drama more than any other ... to accept the award for MusiCares Person of the Year at New York's Radio City Music Hall, Lindsey Buckingham admitted they thrived on the conflict. "It was much of the attraction ...
Fleetwood Mac sees things in a different way: without Lindsey Buckingham
  –  April 10, 2018
“A few days later I was standing in a room playing music with Fleetwood Mac. It felt fresh and exciting, so many great songs, a spectacular rhythm section and two of the greatest voices ever. Best of all, we sounded good together. It was a natural fi
5 Lingering Questions From Fleetwood Mac's Split With Lindsey Buckingham
  –  April 10, 2018
Prophetically, the last song that Fleetwood Mac performed together was “Go Your Own Way,” when the band was honored Jan. 26 as MusiCares Person of the Year. But at that gala, held at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, all seemed well with the band.
Neil Finn on Joining Fleetwood Mac Tour: It’s a “Natural Fit”
  –  April 10, 2018
“A few days later I was standing in a room playing music with Fleetwood Mac. It felt fresh and exciting, so many great songs, a spectacular rhythm section and two of the greatest voices ever. Best of all, we sounded good together. It was a natural fi
Lindsey Buckingham Exits Fleetwood Mac
  –  April 10, 2018
"A few days later, I was standing in a room playing music with FLEETWOOD MAC. It felt fresh and exciting, so many great songs, a spectacular rhythm section and two of the greatest voices ever. Best of all, we sounded good together. It was a natural fit.
Not a rumor: Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac go their own ways
  –  April 10, 2018
“A few days later I was standing in a room playing music with Fleetwood Mac. It felt fresh and exciting, so many great songs, a spectacular rhythm section and two of the greatest voices ever. Best of all, we sounded good together. It was a natural fi
Fleetwood Mac to Tour With Neil Finn, Mike Campbell as Lindsey Buckingham’s Replacements (EXCLUSIVE)
  –  April 10, 2018
A few days later I was standing in a room playing music with Fleetwood Mac. It felt fresh and exciting, so many great songs, a spectacular rhythm section and two of the greatest voices ever. Best of all, we sounded good together. It was a natural fit.
Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ is back in the US chart thanks to a meme
  –  April 4, 2018
Now, a tweet from Twitter user @bottledfleet has reignited the track’s popularity. “Fleetwood Mac’s music is so boring, you can’t even dance to it,” the tweet reads, followed by “Me, an intellectual:,” The tweet then features a 38-second clip ...

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