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Christine McVie Officially Back In Fleetwood Mac, New Album And Tour Dates Announced

March 28th, 2014 5:32pm EDT
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Christine McVie has officially re-joined Fleetwood Mac after a 16 year absence.

McVie's return to the group was announced in January, and the band announced on Thursday that a 33-city North American tour would kick off in late September. There's also a new album in the works, according to Britain's NME magazine.

The singer/keyboard player, who penned several of the band's most famous songs, including "Say You Love Me," "You Make Loving Fun," and "Little Lies," hasn't toured with the band since their 1998 "The Dance" reunion tour.

The band -- keyboardist McVie, singer Stevie Nicks, singer...
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John McVie Returns To Fleetwood Mac After Health Scare

December 31st, 2013 11:00am EST
John McVie
On Monday night, Fleetwood Mac returned to the stage with John McVie for the first time since the bass player's cancer diagnosis.

The 68 year-old musician's health scare prompted the band to cancel a tour of Australia and New Zealand, but he returned to the stage with the group on Monday for a special end of year show in Las Vegas.

The public performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena will be followed by a private concert on New Year's Eve.

Speaking before the first show, Stevie Nicks told ABC News Radio that the shows will be "really good for John" so he can "get back on the treadmill...
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Fleetwood Mac Bassist John McVie Diagnosed With Cancer, Band Cancels Tour Down Under

October 28th, 2013 9:53pm EDT
John McVie Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac has been forced to cancel their upcoming 14-date tour of Australia and New Zealand after learning that co-founder John McVie has been diagnosed with cancer.

The band, coming off the European leg of its tour, didn't provide any details about the type of cancer their bassist is suffering from, only saying that he'll be getting treatment in November and December on its Facebook page.

"Fleetwood Mac, who has just completed the European leg of their phenomenally successful worldwide tour, has announced the cancellation of their upcoming 14 date tour of Australia and New Zealand,"...
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Fleetwood Mac Debuts New Music On iTunes Without Any Promotion

May 1st, 2013 1:02pm EDT
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Fleetwood Mac has surprised fans with a new four-song EP released via iTunes on Tuesday.

The release, non-titled "Extended Play - EP," was made without any promotion or marketing other than drummer Mick Fleetwood mentioning it in January and singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham telling fans in Philadelphia earlier this month that new music was on the way.

"It's the best stuff we've done in a long time," Buckingham told Rolling Stone earlier this month.

The new EP includes three tracks penned by Buckingham and one written by singer Stevie Nicks, which was originally intended for release in...
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Fleetwood Mac To Release New Music Before World Tour

January 29th, 2013 3:18pm EST
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Mick Fleetwood has promised fans Fleetwood Mac will release new material ahead of the band's upcoming tour later this year.

Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, John McVie and Lindsey Buckingham will regroup for a world tour in April to coincide with the 35th anniversary of their Rumours album, which remains one of the most successful releases of all time.

The drummer now reveals they started work on a collection of new tracks before Nicks' mother passed away in December 2011, and he hopes the songs will come out online before the shows.

He tells Britain's BBC Radio 6 Music, "We decided, myself a...
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Stevie Nicks: 'Christine McVie Is Done With Fleetwood Mac'

December 6th, 2012 11:30am EST
Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks has warned Fleetwood Mac fans not to expect a surprise appearance from Christine McVie on the band's 2013 reunion tour.

The singer quit the group in 1998 following special performances at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Grammy Awards and BRIT Awards.

Although McVie has been spotted at Fleetwood Mac concerts in England, Nicks is adamant she will never return to the stage with her ex-band mates.

She tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I would say there's no more a chance of that happening than an asteroid hitting the earth. She is done. You know when you look in somebody's face ...
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Fleetwood Mac Announces 2013 Tour

December 4th, 2012 8:40pm EST
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Fleetwood Mac will hit the road again as its four members, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, have just announced that they'll embark on a U.S. tour in 2013.

One of rock's most enduring and successful bands, Fleetwood Mac will play 34 cities beginning in Columbus, Ohio April 4th.

"Having started Fleetwood Mac with John McVie in 1967, it has always been so gratifying that despite the various incarnations, the band has survived. Throughout the years, though, the one thing that has remained constant is our fans. I am looking forward to getting back behind the ki...
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The Eurythmics Among 2013 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Nominees

October 11th, 2012 9:53am EDT
Eurythmics
Steven Tyler, Annie Lennox and Stevie Nicks are among the artists who will be competing for a place in the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Tyler is joined in the list of nominees by his Aerosmith bandmate and writing partner Joe Perry, while Lennox's Eurythmics collaborator Dave Stewart is also included, along with Nicks' Fleetwood Mac co-stars Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie.

Blues legend B.B. King and The Kinks' Ray Davies are also among the nominees for the 2013 inductees.

Voting ends in December and the chosen artists will be inducted at a gala ceremony in New York City on J...
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The Brooding, The Bitter & The Ugly: The Top 10 Angry Breakup Songs

August 23rd, 2012 4:05pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift just landed her first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, and naturally it's another breakup song from the country-crossover superstar called "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together".

The song also garnered the hightest one-week digital sales total by a female artist for Taylor, with 623,000 downloads; and is the first single from her album "Red" (released Oct. 22, 2012).

The single is an upbeat, catchy tune about an on-again/off-again relationship that the singer has finally had enough of as she angrily declares, "we are never, ever, ever getting back together".

Th...
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Stevie Nicks Confirms 2013 Fleetwood Mac Tour

July 13th, 2012 12:05am EDT
Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks has shot down Mick Fleetwood's remarks suggesting Fleetwood Mac will never tour again by announcing plans to hit the road with the supergroup next year.

Fleetwood recently told Playboy magazine he blamed Nicks for wrecking plans for a reunion by extending her solo tour and co-headlining dates with Rod Stewart, stating, "I don't believe Fleetwood Mac will ever tour again."

But Nicks insists her band leader's fears were premature and now there are plans afoot to stage a major comeback in 2013.

She tells CBS news that once she and bandmate and former lover Lindsey Buckingham ha...
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The Greatest Album Released By A Female Artist Is...

June 23rd, 2012 6:00pm EDT
Aretha Franklin
Move over Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rihanna. Queen of soul Aretha Franklin's "I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You" has topped a new poll to find the greatest albums released by female artists.

Franklin's 1967 breakthrough album beat out challenges from Joni Mitchell's "Blue" and "Dusty in Memphis" by Dusty Springfield to claim the number-one spot in Rolling Stone magazine's new countdown.

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours," featuring the talents of Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, also made the top five, as did Patti Smith's "Horses."

The youngest and freshest artist on the list is Adele, 24...
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Bob Welch Didn't Want To Burden His Wife

June 9th, 2012 5:02pm EDT
Bob Welch
Tragic former Fleetwood Mac star Bob Welch took his own life because he didn't want to become a burden to his wife after failing to recover from spinal surgery, according to a close family friend.

The singer/guitarist shot himself in the chest at the couple's home in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday, aged 65.

His pal, Bart Herbison, the executive director of the National Songwriters Association, reveals Welch underwent surgery three months ago, but failed to recover and found himself becoming more and more dependent on his wife, who found his body.

According to local newspaper The Tennes...
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Stevie Nicks And Mick Fleetwood Pay Tribute To Bob Welch

June 8th, 2012 8:24am EDT
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Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood have spoken out about the loss of their former Fleetwood Mac band mate Bob Welch, calling his death "devastating" and "shocking."

The singer/guitarist, who played with the band from 1971 to 1974, died in an apparent suicide at the age of 66 and his body was found by his wife at the couple's home in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday.

Welch's former band mates have now spoken out about the tragedy, with Nicks branding his loss "devastating".

She adds in a statement, "He was an amazing guitar player - he was funny, sweet - and he was smart - I'm so very sor...
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Ex-Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Bob Welch Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide

June 7th, 2012 11:51pm EDT
Bob Welch
Former Fleetwood Mac rocker Bob Welch was found dead in his Nashville, Tennessee home on Thursday of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police confirmed that the 65-year-old guitarist, who left the band way back in 1974, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and that a suicide note was found nearby. Welch's wife discovered his body in the couple's home.

Welch joined Fleetwood Mac in 1971, at a time when the band was coming out of its early phase as a British blues band; and helped take the group in a more melodic direction - a direction that would be pushed further with the addition of Christ...
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Vera Farmiga To Play Christine McVie In Dennis Wilson Biopic

January 30th, 2012 10:20pm EST
Vera Farmiga
Actress Vera Farmiga has signed on to play former Fleetwood Mac star Christine McVie in a new Dennis Wilson biopic.

The Up in the Air star won the role thanks to her likeness to McVie and her musical talents - the actress is a trained pianist.

She'll join Aaron Eckhart, who will portray Wilson, in The Drummer.

The film charts the last six years of Wilson's life. He and McVie had a passionate and tumultuous relationship in which they served as each other's inspiration.

Farmiga will both sing and play the piano in the film.

Director Randall Miller tells WENN, "She has a number of duets w...
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DVD Review: Lindsey Buckingham - "Lindsey Buckingham: Songs from the Small Machine"

January 20th, 2012 5:59pm EST
Buckingham
While Lindsey Buckingham might get all of the credit in the world, and the loads of accolades that come with it, for helping to drive Fleetwood Mac to worldwide superstardom, he never really gets the credit he deserves for his solo career, one that allowed him to flex his songwriting muscles. Luckily for you, well, luckily for all of us, we now have visual documentation of such with Lindsey Buckingham: Songs from the Small Machine, a Buckingham solo concert filmed at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA. Predictably, there are a couple of Fleetwood Mac works tossed into the set, including...
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Filmmakers Want Stevie Nicks Fans To Feature In Documentary

January 17th, 2012 8:44pm EST
Stevie Nicks
Filmmakers behind an upcoming Stevie Nicks documentary are giving fans the opportunity to star in the movie by sending in "rambunctious or crazy" testimonials about what the singer's music means to them.

Producers at Weapons of Mass Entertainment have shot a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Nicks' new album In Your Dreams and her work with producer pal Dave Stewart, but they are now calling on devotees to get involved and possibly land a spot in the film.

In an online post, executives write, "Hello Stevie Nicks fans! As many of you may have heard, a documentary film on th...
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Lindsey Buckingham Axes U.K. Tour

December 10th, 2011 6:00pm EST
Lindsey Buckingham
Fleetwood Mac singer Lindsey Buckingham has been forced to postpone his U.K. tour after his guitarist sustained a serious back injury.

The rocker was due to kick off the seven-night trek at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham, England on Thursday but he's pulled all his gigs so his bandmate can recover.

A representative for the star tells NME.com, "Lindsey Buckingham unfortunately needs to postpone his upcoming UK shows as his guitarist has severely injured his back and is not able to presently perform. All tickets will be honored at the soon-to-be announced rescheduled dates."
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Stevie Nicks Eyes Fashion Exhibition

November 22nd, 2011 8:40am EST
Stevie Nicks
Singer Stevie Nicks wants to organize a special exhibition of her iconic stage costumes after keeping "every single" outfit she's worn through the years.

Nicks has carefully preserved the clothes and accessories she's worn since finding fame with Fleetwood Mac, and she'd love to share her wardrobe with fans.

She explains, "I have every single thing I have ever worn since the very first outfit that my designer Margie Kent made for me. When you make stuff out of silk chiffon it never, ever gets wrecked.

"I would love to do something like that (an exhibition), because my stuff is an impo...
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Aaron Eckhart To Play Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson In Biopic

October 17th, 2011 11:28am EDT
Aaron Eckhart
Aaron Eckhart has landed the leading role in a new biopic about tragic Beach Boys star Dennis Wilson.

The Dark Knight actor will embark on drumming lessons to perfect his transformation as Wilson in Randall Miller's new film The Drummer, which charts the last six years of the rocker's life. Eckhart, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the Beach Boy, will also sing and play piano in the film, which will start shooting in California early in 2012.

Wilson drowned in Marina del Rey, California in 1983, shortly after he completed work on what was to become his masterpiece album, Pacific Ocea...
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Stevie Nicks Grateful For Boy Who Broke Her Heart

September 13th, 2011 10:51pm EDT
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Rocker Stevie Nicks owes her songwriting success to the boyfriend who broke her heart at the age of 15.

The Fleetwood Mac star reveals she was so devastated by the split, she was inspired to pick up her guitar and pen her very first tune.

Nicks recalls, "I have a lot of amazing memories, and I really do pull from my past (when songwriting)... (My first song) was about the first boy that I fell in love with, who was, like, the guy in 10th grade and I was so taken with him. We went out for, like, a month, and then he started going out with my best friend and that ended in two weeks.

"Then ...
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Fleetwood Mac Planning Summer Tour For 2012

September 13th, 2011 10:00pm EDT
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Fleetwood Mac founder Mick Fleetwood has confirmed reports suggesting the supergroup will reform in 2012.

Just two weeks after singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham told fans he "wouldn't be shocked" if the group got back together for an album and tour, Fleetwood has made the idea official.

He tells Billboard.com, "We're so disorganized as a band... All we know is we're working next year. I'll get a phone call that we're going to start rehearsing - usually in a blind panic because we leave everything way too late. But we're all up for touring in the early summer of next year, I think, and o...
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Stars Collide For ZZ Top Tribute Album

August 23rd, 2011 11:00pm EDT
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Wyclef Jean, Grace Potter and Nickelback are among the eclectic mix of stars paying tribute to bluesy rockers ZZ Top on a new album.

The acts have recorded new versions of the trio's hits, including "Legs," "Rough Boy" and "Sharp Dressed Man" for the compilation "A Tribute From Friends."

The album features the first recording by Mick Fleetwood's new supergroup M.O.B., which includes his Fleetwood Mac bandmate John McVie, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and guitarist Jonny Lang.

Fleetwood admits he was thrilled to be asked to be a part of the tribute: "We're delighted to honor ZZ Top this way. T...
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Steven Tyler To Launch Clothing Line

August 11th, 2011 12:37pm EDT
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Aerosmith star Steven Tyler is branching into fashion - he's releasing a "rocker inspired" clothing range.

The singer and American Idol judge has teamed up with designer Tommy Hilfiger's brother Andy to create a line called Andrew Charles.

The menswear is based on his own eccentric style, while the women's garments have been influenced by Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks' wardrobe.

The rocker and his 22-year-old daughter Chelsea will model the clothing together in an upcoming advertising campaign.

Andrew Charles is set to go on sale at U.S. department store Macy's next month.
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Javier Colon Wins The First Season Of 'The Voice'

June 29th, 2011 11:01pm EDT
Javier Colon and Carson Daily on The Voice
NBC's The Voice has crowned its first winner! After a heated 10-week competition, the fate of the four finalists - Dia Frampton, Beverly McClellan, Vicci Martinez and Javier Colon - was in the hands of TV viewers for the last time, with the top two finalists - Dia and Javier separated by only 2 percent of the final vote, according to host Carson Daly; but it was Connecticut native Colon who took the prize - $100,000 and a recording contract with Universal Republic.

"Wow. Thank you. I don't even know where to begin other than to say that the three women behind here are absolutely awesome," ...
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Stevie Nicks Pens Song About 9/11

June 17th, 2011 2:21pm EDT
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Stevie Nicks wrote one of the songs on her new album shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York as an outlet for her shock and grief following the atrocities.

The Fleetwood Mac star is set to release a new record, In Your Dreams, at the end of the month and she has revealed the title track is a tribute to the victims of the 2001 World Trade Center attack in the Big Apple.

Nicks was in New York City shortly after the disaster, and admits the incident affected her so deeply she was moved to write a song.

She tells Britain's The Sun, "I got lost in the morning. I was on the roa...
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'Glee' Recap: A Whole Lot Of Rumours

May 4th, 2011 11:41am EDT
Glee Kristin Chenoweth
This week is a tribute to the Fleetwood Mac album, Rumours and all the plot points are built around a track list that includes “Dreams” , “Don’t Stop,” and “Go Your Own Way,” among others.

Sue is back after a Gaga-mandated hiatus, and the first item on her agenda is to revitalize the school newspaper and get the gossip mill powered up and running. It’s actually one of her more sensible strategic efforts to take down the Glee Club. Using gossip columnists and tabloid coverage to take down a pop act?!? Look no further than the train-wreck eras of Britney, Whitney, and Lindsay, or Saved By...
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Stevie Nicks Says Lindsay Lohan 'Will Never Play Me Until She Gets Serious'

May 3rd, 2011 11:32pm EDT
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Rocker Stevie Nicks insists she'll never give Lindsay Lohan the OK to play her in a biopic - until she proves her worth as a serious actress.

Lohan has expressed an interest in portraying the Fleetwood Mac singer, but Nicks wants the actress to prove she's no longer a mess first.

The singer tells CNN.com, "That's never going to happen unless she cleans up her life and becomes the great actress I feel she can be."

But Nicks insists that doesn't mean she's not a fan of the Mean Girls star, who has spent the last 18 months jumping between jail and rehab after a series of personal lows.

She...
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Stevie Nicks Relates To Bella Swan From 'Twilight'

April 27th, 2011 8:40am EDT
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Stevie Nicks has become an unlikely fan of the "Twilight" franchise after identifying with the heartache suffered by Kristen Stewart's lonely character in the vampire movies.

The Fleetwood Mac star admits she has been hooked on the film adaptations of Stephenie Meyer's hit books ever since she saw 2009's "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," and she feels an affinity with Bella Swan over her romance with vampire Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson.

Nicks tells Harper's Bazaar magazine, "I saw New Moon when I was on tour with Fleetwood Mac. When Bella just sat there in the window, crying fo...
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Check Out 'Glee: The Music, Volume 5'

March 8th, 2011 7:18am EST
Glee the music
"Glee: The Music, Volume 5" features 16 exciting tracks from season two of the hit TV show. For the first time ever, "Glee" premieres two new and original songs including "Loser Like Me," an energetic ensemble track co-written by pop mastermind Max Martin (Britney Spears, P!nk) and "Get It Right," a moving ballad brought to life by Lea Michele's immense voice.

In addition to these new tracks, "Glee: The Music, Volume 5" features the "Glee" cast's take on such classics as Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now," Katy Perry's "Firework" and Justin Bieber's "Baby."

Gwyneth Paltrow makes a triumphan...
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