Fleetwood Mac Have More Songs Ready For Release
... (hennemusic) Fleetwood Mac
may have just released the 4-song "Extended Play," the band's first new music in 10 years, but guitarist Lindsey Buckingham says there's more new songs recorded and ready for release. Buckingham tells Billboard that he, drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie "cut eight songs" with producer Mitchell Froom last year after Fleetwood Mac
decided it would be touring this year. Three of those - "Sad Angel," "It Takes Time" and "Miss Fantasy" - are part of the new EP, as well as "Without You," resurrected by Stevie Nicks from the Buckingham Nicks days before they joined Fleetwood Mac
in 1975. Buckingham says "it may be too early to tell where things are going to go" with the remaining songs, but he adds that "it's safe to say there is more than these four songs that you're going to hear from Fleetwood Mac
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Fleetwood Mac confirm new material in the pipeline
... the place. When I was growing up, albums were not really an art form; the single was the thing, and in some ways it has gotten back to that a little bit. ''The whole thing is just kind of wide open now, and it really is tantalising to be able to put together just a few things, three or four songs on an EP. There is something quite effective about that, for sure. ''I have no preconceptions one way or the other in terms of what Fleetwood Mac
will do or even what Fleetwood Mac
should do. You just do what you can do and what makes sense logically - and politically.'' Fleetwood Mac
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Lindsey Buckingham confirms that Fleetwood Mac will continue to release new material
... of hit the ground running as soon as I saw her, which was kind of amazing. If she wants to come up and do 'Don't Stop' with us when we're in England, I'd love to see that. But beyond that I think there's not too much you can make out of it - although I'm sure people will try." Fleetwood Mac
are currently on tour in the US and will play a string of UK dates later this year. The band will play: Dublin 02 (September 20) London O2 Arena (24, 25, 27) Birmingham LG Arena (29) Manchester Arena (October 1) Glasgow The Hydro (3) Visit our new, dedicated features section, with plenty of our best long pieces archived there. You ... [ read more ]
Fleetwood Mac (1967-)
Peter Green (guitar, vocal) 1967-1970
John McVie (bass) 1967-
Mick Fleetwood (drums) 1967-
Jeremy Spencer (guitar, vocals) 1967-1970
Danny Kirwan (guitar, vocals) 1968-1972
Christine Perfect (keyboards, vocals) 1970-1994; 1996-1998
Bob Welch (guitar, vocals) 1971-1974
Bob Weston (guitar) 1972-1973
Dave Walker (vocals, guitar) 1972-1973
Lindsey Buckingham (guitar, vocals) 1974-1987; 1996-
Stevie Nicks (vocals) 1974-1993; 1996-
Billy Burnette (guitar, vocals) 1987-1993; 1994-1995
Rick Vito (guitar, vocals) 1987-1991
Dave Mason (guitar, vocals) 1994-1995
Bekka Bramlett (vocals) 1994-1995
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Christine Perfect married John McVie shortly after joining the band. She is now known as Christine McVie. They divorced in 1976.
Peter Green named the band after Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, but McVie didn't join the band until 4 months after they formed. He was playing with The Bluesbreakers at the time.
Fleetwood, Green, and McVie were all disciples of Blues guitarist John Mayall.
Their debut performance was at the British Jazz and Blues Festival in August 1967.
On their first American tour, Fleetwood Mac was billed third behind Jethro Tull and Joe Cocker.
When Green left the group, he declared money to be evil and gave it all away, and then got a job as a gravedigger.
Fleetwood was originally in a band called Shotgun Express, which had Rod Stewart as their vocalist.
Spencer disappeared and joined a religious cult called the Children of God (later the name of his 1973 solo album) in 1971. When he was found, his head had been completely shaved.
Perfect had sung with Spencer Davis and was a member of the blues band Chicken Shack when she started working with Fleetwood Mac. She had been named "Top Female Vocalist by Melody Maker."
Manager Clifford Davis sent out a fake version of Fleetwood Mac on tour in 1973. It was centered around Weston and Walker. The real band got an injunction and stopped them from playing as Fleetwood Mac. They changed their name to Stretch. Mick Fleetwood took over most managing responsibilities for Fleetwood Mac.
Welch left the group to form Paris.
Buckingham and Nicks had played together in Fritz for five years, and then recorded a duet album together before joining the band.
Nicks was always prone to throat nodes, which made touring a little difficult.
The Visitor LP was recorded in Ghana with African musicians.
The Rumours-era line-up briefly reunited to perform Bill Clinton's theme song "Don't Stop" at his inaugural celebration, but didn't officially get back together until 1996.
Bramlett is the daughter of Delaney and Bonnie, whose sidemen performed in Derek & the Dominos with Eric Clapton, who played John Mayall before Peter Green joined him. Five degrees of separation.
Mason enjoyed a healthy solo career and has been in Traffic, Blind Faith, and Delaney and Bonnie (before Bekka was born).
They have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
Fleetwood has played drums for Spinal Tap.
Fleetwood was the inspiration for the muppet character "Animal." They do look alike.
Mick Fleetwood's signature is that on the third verse of a song, he extends his drum fill over the bar to the second beat of the next phrase. He does this in several songs: "Everywhere," "Gypsy" and "Go Your Own Way" are a few. (thanks, Dave - Leesburg, VA)
In their early years, Fleetwood Mac was known for raucous stage behavior, and were even banned from the Marquee club in London. One of their tricks was squirting milk-filled condoms at the crowd.
When you hear the names Lindsey and Stevie, you're not sure of the gender, are you? Their record company didn't know either, and mixed up the names in a 1975 ad for the band in Billboard magazine.
Christine McVie dated Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys in the late '70s. He had a heart-shaped garden installed at her home as a surprise.
Christine McVie retired from the band and moved back to England following Fleetwood Mac's reunion tour in 1997, and has thus far refused to rejoin them for any of their subsequent concert treks.