January 13, 2014 |
For those of you who haven't stopped thinking about a tomorrow when Christine McVie returns to Fleetwood Mac, your wishes have been granted. The return of McVie, a songwriting and vocal linchpin of the group, was confirmed onstage by the band's Mick Fleetwood during a concert in Maui on Saturday. According to various sources including Consequence of Sound , he told the crowd, " This is the worst-kept secret there is, but Christine McVie will be rejoining Fleetwood Mac. " McVie, who wrote such Mac staples as "Don't Stop" and "You Make Loving Fun," had previously appeared with the group during a London concert last year, and had expressed interest in returning in a Guardian interview . " I miss them all. If they were to ask me I would probably be very delighted…but it hasn't happened so we'll have to wait and see," she told the paper.
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June 8, 2012 |
Guitarist and singer Bob Welch, whose work in the early 1970s for Fleetwood Mac set the stage for the band's multi-platinum success later in the decade, died on Thursday at his home in Nashville. He was 66. According to a spokesman for the Nashville Police Department, Welch was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. The spokesman said Welch's wife, Wendy, told police he had been suffering from health issues. Welch joined Fleetwood Mac in 1971 as a 24-year-old living in Paris, just as the group was making the transition away from being a British blues rock band and into the 1970s commercial powerhouse that it became.
January 28, 1989 |
Along with a bride of 8 months, Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac has been sharing his Malibu digs with Pete Bardens, one-time leader of a band called Camel, and that's just for openers: Fleetwood also is sharing his manager with Bardens, lent his drumming to tracks on the keyboard player's "Speed of Light" album, and now is sandwiching 11 far-flung Bardens concert appearances (including one at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano tonight) between new Fleetwood Mac recording sessions.
November 26, 1986 |
These days, Mick Fleetwood is playing drums on the next Fleetwood Mac album . . . and making his acting debut in a film based on a Stephen King story . . . and writing his autobiography. But that still leaves a few odd moments of free time and the lanky, 44-year-old rock veteran doesn't like sitting around.
December 6, 1990 |
Stevie Nicks had hoped to make it to Friday night at the Forum before the tears started falling. That's when she and Christine McVie apparently will be making their last appearance as full-time members of Fleetwood Mac. Though the two are slated to contribute to the next Mac album, the Inglewood Forum concert will mark the end of an era for a group that ruled the pop charts in the late '70s, with the two women as the public focal points.
October 16, 1997 |
If the sellout crowds and critical thumbs-ups are any indication, Fleetwood Mac has been a part of a great night out for a lot of people lately. Twenty years after the release of the veteran band's monstrously successful "Rumours" album, its reunited classic lineup--Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks--is on the road, garnering enough popular support and positive reviews to quiet any skeptics who doubted the group's ability to reinvigorate itself.