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Fleetwood Mac 1967- today

Fleetwood Mac

I Fleetwood Mac sono un gruppo musicale rock anglo-statunitense, che ha goduto di grande successo in tutto il mondo, vendendo più di 100 milioni di album.

Storia del gruppo

Con Peter Green

Il gruppo mosse i primi passi nell'Inghilterra della seconda metà degli anni sessanta come gruppo british blues. Nacque quando il batterista Mick Fleetwood, il bassista John McVie ed il chitarrista Peter Green lasciarono i Bluesbreakers di John Mayall e si unirono al chitarrista Jeremy Spencer. Il nome Fleetwood Mac venne coniato da Peter Green, fondendo i cognomi del bassista John e del batterista Mick. I primi lavori furono incentrati su un blues rock di stampo tipicamente britannico; tra i pezzi più significativi del periodo spiccano Man of the World, Albatross e Black Magic Woman, quest'ultima portata al successo due anni dopo da Carlos Santana. Fu molto importante il produttore Mike Vernon che con la sua casa discografica Blue Horizon fece incidere ai Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac i primi album, Fleetwood Mac e Mr. Wonderful del 1968, ed il terzo Then Play On del 1969, dove si intravidero le sonorità che caratterizzarono il gruppo negli anni a venire.

Peter Green lascia

Nel 1969 Green lasciò il gruppo ed iniziò così un susseguirsi di nuovi musicisti, tra cui Danny Kirwan, Bob Welch, Bob Weston e soprattutto Christine McVie, già presente in Kiln House, anche se non accreditata. Album come Future Games del 1971, Bare Trees del 1972, Penguin del 1973, Mystery to Me del 1973 e Heroes Are Hard to Find del 1974 non riscossero lo sperato successo commerciale.

Lindsey Buckingham e Stevie Nicks

La svolta arrivò nel 1975, quando, trovatosi nuovamente senza chitarrista, Mick Fleetwood chiese a un giovane musicista statunitense, Lindsey Buckingham, di unirsi al gruppo. Questi, al tempo, suonava in duo con l'allora compagna Stevie Nicks; i due avevano anche pubblicato, con scarso successo, l'album Buckingham-Nicks, che conteneva materiale poi ripreso dai Fleetwood Mac. Buckingham pose come condizione che anche Stevie entrasse nel gruppo. I Mac accettarono ed il risultato fu l'eponimo Fleetwood Mac del 1975. L'album ottenne un grande successo, grazie anche ai singoli Over My Head, Rhiannon e Say You Love Me. In particolare questi brani fecero risaltare il talento artistico dei due nuovi ingressi nel gruppo. I Fleetwood Mac inaugurarono così una nuova fase, caratterizzata non più dal blues-rock di fine anni sessanta, ma da quello che solitamente venne definito "Rock mainstream", cioè a metà strada fra la musica dura e quella molto lenta.

Il successo mondiale

Il disco di maggior successo fu il successivo Rumours (1977) che vendette oltre quaranta milioni di copie in tutto il mondo e che contenne, tra le altre, le hits Dreams, (che raggiunse la vetta delle classifiche americane), Go Your Own Way, The Chain e Don't Stop. Altri album di grande successo furono Tusk del 1979, Mirage del 1982 e soprattutto Tango in the Night del 1987, quest'ultimo contenente i famosi singoli Big Love, Seven Wonders e Little Lies.
Nel 1987 Buckingham lasciò il gruppo anche se, curiosamente, partecipò come ospite ai due successivi album suonando la chitarra acustica nella title-track di Behind the Mask e cantando come voce aggiunta nel brano Nothing Without You di Time.
Molti musicisti, tra cui i chitarristi e cantanti Billy Burnette, Rick Vito e Dave Mason e la cantante Bekka Bramlett, si avvicendarono nel gruppo. La formazione con Vito e Burnette produsse un album, Behind the Mask (1990), mentre Time (1995) vide l'ingresso di Mason e Bramlett al posto di Rick Vito e Stevie Nicks. Il ritorno di Lindsey Buckingham avvenne nel 1997, con l'album live The Dance, al quale partecipò la medesima fortunata formazione degli anni da Rumours a Tango in the Night. Nel 1998 Christine McVie, uno tra i membri principali del gruppo sin dal 1970, uscì dalla band, lasciando il nucleo dei Fleetwood Mac composto da Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham e Stevie Nicks.

Eventi recenti

L'album Say You Will, uscì nel 2003. A questi fecero seguito i video Live in Boston e Destiny Rules, entrambi del 2004.
L'8 giugno 2012 Bob Welch, ex membro del gruppo, venne trovato morto nella sua casa di Nashville, in Tennessee. Apparentemente, si suicidò, sparandosi un colpo di pistola al torace. Secondo quanto riferì la polizia, il corpo del musicista, che al momento del decesso aveva 65 anni, venne trovato dalla moglie Wendy. Vicino c'era anche una lettera d'addio. Welch è stato chitarrista e cantante dei Fleetwood Mac dal 1971 al 1974.
A distanza di dieci anni dall'ultimo lavoro in studio, il gruppo pubblicò nel 2013, per il solo circuito del download digitale, l'ep Extended Play, contenente 4 brani inediti. L'anno successivo (2014) venne annunciato il rientro in formazione di Christine McVie, di ritorno nel gruppo a distanza di 16 anni.

Formazioni

Attuale:
  • Stevie Nicks: voce
  • Lindsey Buckingham: voce, chitarra elettrica
  • Christine McVie: voce, tastiere
  • John McVie: basso
  • Mick Fleetwood: batteria e percussioni
(1967)
  • Bob Brunning - basso
  • Peter Green - chitarra, voce
  • Jeremy Spencer - chitarra, voce
  • Mick Fleetwood - batteria
(1967-68)
  • Peter Green - chitarra, voce
  • Jeremy Spencer - chitarra, voce
  • John McVie - basso
  • Mick Fleetwood - batteria
(1968-70)
  • Danny Kirwan - chitarra, voce
  • Peter Green - chitarra, voce
  • Jeremy Spencer - chitarra, voce
  • John McVie - basso
  • Mick Fleetwood - batteria
(1970)
  • Jeremy Spencer - chitarra, voce
  • Danny Kirwan - chitarra, voce
  • John McVie - basso
  • Mick Fleetwood - batteria
(1970-71)
  • Jeremy Spencer - chitarra, voce
  • Danny Kirwan - chitarra, voce
  • Christine McVie - tastiera, voce
  • John McVie - basso
  • Mick Fleetwood - batteria
(1971-72)
  • Bob Welch - chitarra, voce
  • Danny Kirwan - chitarra, voce
  • Christine McVie - tastiera, voce
  • John McVie - basso
  • Mick Fleetwood - batteria
(1972-73)
  • Dave Walker - voce
  • Bob Weston - chitarra
  • Bob Welch - chitarra, voce
  • Christine McVie - tastiera, voce
  • John McVie - basso
  • Mick Fleetwood - batteria
(1973-74)
  • Bob Weston - chitarra
  • Bob Welch - chitarra, voce
  • Christine McVie - tastiera, voce
  • John McVie - basso
  • Mick Fleetwood - batteria
(1974)
  • Bob Welch - chitarra, voce
  • Christine McVie - tastiera, voce
  • John McVie - basso
  • Mick Fleetwood - batteria
(1975-87)
  • Lindsey Buckingham - chitarra, voce
  • Stevie Nicks - voce
  • Christine McVie - tastiera, voce
  • John McVie - basso
  • Mick Fleetwood - batteria
(1987-92)
  • Rick Vito - chitarra, voce
  • Billy Burnette - chitarra, voce
  • Stevie Nicks - voce
  • Christine McVie - tastiera, voce
  • John McVie - basso
  • Mick Fleetwood - batteria
(1993-96)
  • Bekka Bramlett - voce
  • Dave Mason - chitarra, voce
  • Billy Burnette - chitarra, voce
  • Christine McVie - tastiera, voce
  • John McVie - basso
  • Mick Fleetwood - batteria, percussioni
(1997-98)
  • Stevie Nicks - voce
  • Lindsey Buckingham - chitarra, voce
  • Christine McVie - tastiera, voce
  • John McVie - basso
  • Mick Fleetwood - batteria, percussioni
(1998-2013)
  • Stevie Nicks - voce
  • Lindsey Buckingham - chitarra, voce
  • John McVie - basso
  • Mick Fleetwood - batteria, percussioni
(2014-presente)
  • Stevie Nicks - voce
  • Lindsey Buckingham - chitarra, voce
  • Christine McVie - tastiera, voce
  • John McVie - basso
  • Mick Fleetwood - batteria, percussioni

Discografia parziale

Album in studio

  • 1968 - Fleetwood Mac
  • 1968 - Mr. Wonderful
  • 1969 - Then Play On
  • 1970 - Kiln House
  • 1971 - Future Games
  • 1972 - Bare Trees
  • 1973 - Penguin
  • 1973 - Mystery to Me
  • 1974 - Heroes Are Hard to Find
  • 1975 - Fleetwood Mac
  • 1977 - Rumours
  • 1979 - Tusk
  • 1982 - Mirage
  • 1987 - Tango in the Night
  • 1990 - Behind the Mask
  • 1995 - Time
  • 2003 - Say You Will

Album dal vivo

  • 1968 - BBC sessions
  • 1968 - Blues Jam at Chess (due LP) ristampato Fleetwood Mac in Chicago (due LP - 1 CD), ristampato poi Blues Jam in Chicago (2 CD con bonus track)
  • 1969 - Madison Blues Live
  • 1970 - Live Boston
  • 1970 - Boston Tea Party
  • 1970 - Boston Box 3 CD
  • 1980 - Live
  • 1997 - The Dance
  • 2004 - Live in Boston

Split album

  • 1977 - Albatross (album) con Christine Perfect

Raccolte

  • 1968 - The Pious Bird of Good Omen
  • 1969 - English Rose
  • 1969 - Fleetwood Mac in Chicago
  • 1971 - Black Magic Woman
  • 1971 - Greatest hits
  • 1975 - Vintage Years
  • 1978 - Man Of The World
  • 1987 - The Collection
  • 1988 - Greatest hits
  • 1992 - 25 Years – The Chain
  • 2002 - The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
  • 2002 - The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac
  • 2007 - The Essential Fleetwood Mac
  • 2013 - Opus Collection

EP

  • 2013 - Extended Play

Curiosità

  • La 19ª puntata della seconda stagione della serie televisiva Glee è stata interamente dedicata all'album "Rumours". Si racconta infatti che tale album sia ispirato ai conflitti interni al gruppo, e che il progetto abbia contribuito non solo al successo dell'album, ma anche a rinsaldare i rapporti tra i componenti. Analogamente nella puntata citata, i protagonisti sono in conflitto tra loro per una serie di pettegolezzi, ma il lavoro sull'album dei Fleetwood Mac serve per riportare serenità ed affiatamento nel gruppo.
  • Le canzoni "Rhiannon" e "Sara" compaiono, rispettivamente, all'interno del secondo e terzo episodio dell'acclamata serie televisiva American Horror Story: Coven, mentre "The Seven Wonders" dà il titolo dell'ultima puntata e viene cantata da Stevie Nicks.
  • I Fleetwood Mac compaiono nella lista degli album migliori di sempre secondo la rivista Rolling Stones con Rumours al 25º posto, nella lista degli album più venduti di sempre al 14º posto con Rumours (33 milioni di copie vendute) e anche nella classifica degli artisti con più vendite, al 25 posto con 118 milioni di copie vendute complessivamente. Due loro brani compaiono nella lista stilata dalla rivista Rolling Stones delle 500 canzoni migliori di sempre, che sono Go your own way (119º posto) e Rhiannon (488º posto).

 
I Fleetwood Mac nel 2009. Da sinistra John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham e Mick Fleetwood

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FLEETWOOD MAC on March 3, 2009 in St. Paul, MN at the Xcel Energy Center. Left to right: John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood Photo by Matt Becker, melodicrockconcerts@gmail.com Use without citation is a violation of law.

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. In 1998, selected members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
The two most successful periods for the band were during the late 1960s British blues boom, when they were led by guitarist Peter Green and achieved a UK number one with "Albatross"; and from 1975 to 1987, as a more pop-oriented act, featuring Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Fleetwood Mac's second album after the incorporation of Buckingham and Nicks, 1977's Rumours, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles (including Nicks' song "Dreams"), 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. To date, the album has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the eighth-highest-selling album of all time.
The band achieved more modest success between 1971 and 1974, when the line-up included Bob Welch, during the 1990s in between the departure and return of Nicks and Buckingham, and during the 2000s when Christine McVie was absent.
Due to numerous lineup changes, the only original member present in the band is drummer Mick Fleetwood. Although band founder Green named the group by combining the surnames of two of his former bandmates (Fleetwood and McVie) from John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, bassist John McVie played neither on their first single nor at their first concerts, as he initially decided to stay with Mayall. Keyboardist Christine McVie, who joined the band in 1970 while married to John McVie, has appeared on every album except the debut album, either as a member or as a session musician. She left the band in 1998 but returned in 2014.

History

Formation and early years (1967–71)

Fleetwood Mac were formed in July 1967 in London when Peter Green left the British blues band John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Green had replaced guitarist Eric Clapton in the Bluesbreakers, and received critical acclaim for his work on their album A Hard Road. After he had been in the Bluesbreakers for some time, Green asked if drummer Mick Fleetwood could replace Aynsley Dunbar. Green had been in two bands with Fleetwood—Peter B's Looners and the subsequent Shotgun Express (which featured a young Rod Stewart as vocalist). John Mayall agreed and Fleetwood became a member of the band.
The Bluesbreakers now consisted of Green, Fleetwood, John McVie and Mayall. Mayall gave Green free recording time as a gift, in which Fleetwood, McVie and Green recorded five songs. The fifth song was an instrumental which Green named after the rhythm section, "Fleetwood Mac".
Soon after, Green contacted Fleetwood to form a new band. The pair wanted McVie on bass guitar and even named the band 'Fleetwood Mac' as a way to entice him. However, McVie opted to keep his steady income with Mayall rather than take a risk with a new band. In the meantime Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood teamed up with slide guitarist Jeremy Spencer and bassist Bob Brunning, who was in the band on the understanding that he would leave if McVie agreed to join. The Green, Fleetwood, Spencer, Brunning version of the band made its debut on 13 August 1967 at the Windsor Jazz and Blues Festival as Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac featuring Jeremy Spencer. Brunning merely played at a handful of gigs with Fleetwood Mac. Within weeks of this show, John McVie agreed to join the band as permanent bassist.
Fleetwood Mac's first album, Fleetwood Mac, was a no-frills blues album and was released on the Blue Horizon label in February 1968. In fact there were no other players on the album (except for the song "Long Grey Mare", which was recorded with Brunning on bass). The album was successful in the UK, hitting No. 4, though it did not have any singles on it. The band soon released two singles "Black Magic Woman" (later a big hit for Santana) and "Need Your Love So Bad".
The band's second album, Mr. Wonderful, was released in August 1968. Like the first it was an all-blues album, but this time they made a few changes. The album was recorded live in the studio with miked amplifiers and PA system, rather than plugged into the board. This method provided the ideal environment for producing this style of music, and gave it an authentically vintage sound. They also added horns and featured a friend of the band on keyboards, Christine Perfect of Chicken Shack prior to her marriage to John McVie.
Shortly after the release of their second album Fleetwood Mac added guitarist Danny Kirwan, then just eighteen years old, to their line-up, recruited from the South London blues trio Boilerhouse, consisting of Kirwan on guitar with Trevor Stevens on bass and Dave Terrey on drums. Green and Fleetwood had been to watch Boilerhouse rehearse in a basement boiler-room and Green was so impressed, he invited the band to play support slots for Fleetwood Mac. Green wanted Boilerhouse to become a professional band but Stevens and Terrey were not prepared to turn professional at the time, so Green sought to find another rhythm section by placing an ad in Melody Maker. There were over 300 applicants, but when Green and Fleetwood ran auditions at the Nag's Head in Battersea (home of the Mike Vernon Blue Horizon Club), the hard to please Green could not find anyone good enough to replace the pair, so he invited Kirwan to join Fleetwood Mac as their third guitarist.
Green had been frustrated that Jeremy Spencer had little desire to contribute to Green's songs. A mature and accomplished self-taught guitarist, Kirwan's signature vibrato and unique style added a new dimension to an already complete band. With Kirwan the band released their first number one single in Europe, "Albatross". Around this time they released their second American album, English Rose, which contained half of Mr. Wonderful, new songs from Kirwan, and their third European album called The Pious Bird of Good Omen, which was a collection of singles, B-sides, and a selection of some work the band did with Eddie Boyd.
When the band went to the United States in January 1969 they recorded many songs at the soon-to-close Chess Records Studio, with some blues legends of Chicago including Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy and Otis Spann. These would prove, however, to be Fleetwood Mac's last all-blues recordings. Along with their change of style the band was also going through some label changes. Up until this point they had been on Blue Horizon. With Kirwan in the band, however, the musical possibilities were too great for them to stay on a blues-only label. The band signed with the Immediate Records label and released "Man of the World", another British and European hit single. For the B-side Spencer fronted Fleetwood Mac as "Earl Vince and the Valiants" and recorded "Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonite", typifying the more raucous rock 'n' roll side of the band. Immediate Records was in bad shape and the band shopped around for a new deal. Even though The Beatles wanted the band on Apple Records (Mick Fleetwood and George Harrison were brothers-in-law), the band's manager Clifford Davis decided to go with Warner Bros. Records (through Reprise Records, a Frank Sinatra-founded label), the label they have stayed with ever since.
Fleetwood Mac's first album for Reprise, released in September 1969, was the well-regarded Then Play On. Although the initial pressing of the American release of this album was the same as the British version, it was altered to contain the song "Oh Well", featured consistently in live performances from the time of its release through 1997 and then again starting in 2009. Then Play On, which was the band's first rock album, featured only the songs of Kirwan and Green. Jeremy Spencer, meanwhile, recorded a solo album (he was backed by the rest of the band) which consisted of many 1950s-style rock and roll songs.
In July 1969, Fleetwood Mac opened for Ten Years After at the Schaefer Music Festival at New York City's Wollman Rink. They re-appeared at the festival in 1970.
Fleetwood Mac were an extremely popular band in Europe at the time. However, Peter Green, the frontman of the band, was not in good health. He had taken LSD in Munich, which may have contributed to the onset of his schizophrenia. German author and filmmaker Rainer Langhans mentions in his autobiography that he and Uschi Obermaier met Peter Green in Munich, where they invited him to their "High-Fish-Commune". They were not really interested in Green; they just wanted to get in contact with Mick Taylor: Langhans and Obermaier wished to organise a "Bavarian Woodstock". They wanted Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones to be the leading acts of their Bavarian open air festival. They needed Green just to get in contact with The Rolling Stones via Mick Taylor.[citation needed]
Green's last hit with Fleetwood Mac was "The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown)" (first recorded at the Boston Tea Party in February 1970 and later recorded by Judas Priest). This recording was released as Green's mental stability deteriorated, and he wanted to give all of the band's money to charity. Other members of the band did not agree, and subsequently Green decided to leave the band. His last show with Fleetwood Mac was on 20 May 1970. During that show, the band went past their allotted time and the power was shut off, although Mick Fleetwood kept drumming. Some of the Boston Tea Party recordings (5/6/7 February 1970) were eventually released in the 1980s as the Live in Boston album, with a more complete remastered 3-volume compilation released by Snapper Music in the late 90s.

Transitional era (1970–74)

Kirwan and Spencer were left with the task of having to fill up Peter's space in their live shows and on their recordings. In September 1970, Fleetwood Mac released Kiln House. Kirwan's songs moved the band in the direction of rock. Meanwhile, Spencer's contributions focused on re-creating the country-tinged "Sun Sound" of the late 1950s. Christine Perfect, who had retired from the music business after one unsuccessful solo album, contributed to Kiln House, singing backup vocals, and drawing the album cover. Since Fleetwood Mac were progressing and developing a new sound, Perfect was asked to join the band. They also released a single at that time; "Dragonfly" b/w "The Purple Dancer" in the U.K. and certain European countries. Despite good notices in the press, the single was not a success and the B-side has been reissued only once, on a Reprise German-only "Best of" album, making it one of their most obscure songs.
Christine Perfect, who was married to bassist John McVie, made her first appearance with the band as Christine McVie at Bristol University in May 1969 just as she was leaving Chicken Shack. She had success with the Etta James classic, "I'd Rather Go Blind", and was twice voted female artist of the year in England. Christine McVie played her first gig as an official member on 6 August 1970 in New Orleans. CBS Records, which now owned Blue Horizon (except in the US and Canada), released an album of previously unreleased material from the original Fleetwood Mac called The Original Fleetwood Mac. The album was relatively successful, and the band continued to gain popularity.
While on tour in February 1971, Jeremy Spencer said he was going out to "get a magazine", but never returned. After several days of frantic searching, the band discovered that Spencer had joined a religious group, the Children of God. Liable for the remaining shows on the tour, they convinced Peter Green to help finish the tour. He brought along his friend, Nigel Watson, who played the congas (twenty-five years later Green and Watson collaborated again to form the Peter Green Splinter Group). Green, however, would only be back with Fleetwood Mac temporarily, so the band decided to search for a new guitarist.
In the summer of 1971, the band held auditions for a guitarist in their large country home, "Benifold", which they bought prior to the Kiln House tour. A friend of the band named Judy Wong recommended her high school friend, Bob Welch, who was living in Paris at the time. The band had a few meetings with Welch and decided to hire him, without actually playing with him or listening to any of his recordings.
In September 1971, the band released Future Games. Due to Welch's arrival and Spencer's departure, the album was different from anything the band had done up to that point, and there were many new fans in America who were becoming more and more interested in the band. In Europe, CBS released Fleetwood Mac's first Greatest Hits package, which was predominantly composed of songs by Peter Green, though there was one song by Spencer and one by Kirwan.
In 1972, six months after the release of Future Games, the band released the well-received album Bare Trees. Though mostly composed by Kirwan, Bare Trees featured Welch's "Sentimental Lady", which would be a much bigger hit for him five years later when he re-recorded it for his solo album French Kiss, backed with Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie. It also featured "Spare Me a Little of Your Love", a bright Christine McVie tune that became a staple of the band's live act throughout the early to mid-1970s.
While the band was doing well in the studio, their tours were more problematic. Danny Kirwan developed an alcohol dependency and became alienated from Welch and the McVies. It was not until he smashed his Les Paul Custom guitar before a concert, refused to go on stage, and criticised the band afterwards that Fleetwood was finally convinced that he had no choice but to fire Kirwan.
The next two and a half years proved to be the most challenging for the band. In the three albums they released in this period, they constantly changed line-ups. In September 1972, the band added guitarist Bob Weston and vocalist Dave Walker, formerly of Savoy Brown and Idle Race. Bob Weston was well known for playing slide guitar and had known the band from his touring period with Long John Baldry. Fleetwood Mac also hired Savoy Brown's road manager, John Courage. Mick, John, Christine, Welch, Weston, and Walker recorded Penguin, which was released in January 1973. After the tour, the band fired Walker because his vocal style and attitude did not fit in with the rest of the band.
The remaining five carried on and recorded Mystery to Me six months later. This album contained Welch's song "Hypnotized" which got a lot of airplay on the radio and became one of the band's most successful songs to date in the US. The band was proud of the new album and anticipated that it would be a hit. However, things were not well within the band. The McVies' marriage at this time was under a lot of stress, which was aggravated by their constant working with each other, and John McVie's considerable alcohol abuse. During the tour, Weston had an affair with Fleetwood's wife, Jenny Boyd Fleetwood, the sister of Pattie Boyd Harrison. Fleetwood soon fired Weston and the tour was cancelled. Due to lack of touring, the album sold less than its predecessor.

The fake Fleetwood Mac (1974)

In 1974, the band's manager, Clifford Davis, then claimed that he owned the name Fleetwood Mac, and recruited members of a band called Legs (which had recently issued one single under Davis' management) to tour as Fleetwood Mac.
The fake Fleetwood Mac consisted of Elmer Gantry (vocals, guitar), Kirby Gregory (guitar), Paul Martinez (bass), John Wilkinson (keyboards) and Australian-born drummer Craig Collinge (formerly of The Librettos, Procession and Third World War). Fans were told that Bob Welch and John McVie had quit the group, and that Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie would be joining the band at a later date, after getting some rest. The members of the fake Fleetwood Mac apparently had themselves been told that Mick Fleetwood would join them on later dates, and averred that Fleetwood had been involved in the early planning stages of the tour before dropping out.
As the tour got underway, Fleetwood Mac's road manager, John Courage, worked one show before he realised that the line-up being used was a lie. Courage ended up hiding the real Fleetwood Mac's equipment, which helped shorten the tour by the fake band, which soon dissolved. But the lawsuit that followed—regarding who actually owned the rights to the band name "Fleetwood Mac"—put the real Fleetwood Mac out of commission for almost a year. While the band was named after Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, they had signed contracts that showed the band forfeited the rights to the name.
In the aftermath of the dissolution of the fake Fleetwood Mac, nobody from that lineup was ever officially made a part of the real Fleetwood Mac, although some of them later acted as Danny Kirwan's studio band. Gantry and Gregory went on to become members of Stretch, whose 1975 UK hit single "Why Did You Do It" was written about the fake Fleetwood Mac touring debacle. Gantry later joined The Alan Parsons Project. Fake Fleetwood Mac bassist Martinez, meanwhile, eventually went on to play with Paice Ashton Lord and Robert Plant's backing band.

Return of the real Fleetwood Mac (1974)

During the fake Fleetwood Mac months, Welch stayed in Los Angeles and connected with entertainment attorneys. He swiftly realised that the band was being neglected by Warner Bros., and that if they wanted to change that, they would have to change their base of operation from England to Los Angeles, to which the rest of the band agreed immediately. Rock promoter Bill Graham wrote a letter to Warner Bros. to convince them that the real Fleetwood Mac were in fact Fleetwood, Welch and the McVies, but while this did not end the legal battle, the band was able to record as Fleetwood Mac again. Instead of getting another manager, Fleetwood Mac decided to manage themselves.[citation needed]
In September 1974, Fleetwood Mac signed a new recording contract with Warner Bros., but remained on the Reprise imprint. The quartet released their album Heroes Are Hard to Find in September 1974 and for the first time in its history, the band had only one guitarist. While on tour they added a second keyboardist, Doug Graves, who had been an engineer on Heroes Are Hard to Find. although Graves was preparing to be a full member of the band following the US tour in late 1974. At the time he said:
I'm looking forward to adding something to this already great band; I helped engineer their album 'Heroes Are Hard to Find' and got to know each member well. It came to me as a shock when Mick asked me to join but I am enjoying playing live with the band, and hopefully will start a new studio album with the band soon.
However, Graves did not ultimately join full-time. In 1980, Christine McVie explained the decision:
"He (Doug Graves) was there to back me up, but I think it was decided after the first two or three concerts that I was better off without him. The band wanted me to expand my role and have a little more freedom, so he played some organ behind me, but he didn't play the same way I did...
Hunt, who had been in the band Head West with Bob Welch back in 1970 replaced Graves. Neither musician, however, proved to be a long-term addition to the line-up, and Welch left soon after the tour ended (on 5 December 1974 at Cal State Univ. Chico), having tired of the touring and legal struggles. Nevertheless, the tour enabled the Heroes album to reach a higher position on the American charts than any of the band's previous records.[citation needed]

Mainstream success (1975–87)

After Welch announced that he was leaving the band, Fleetwood began searching for a possible replacement. While Fleetwood was checking out Sound City Studios in L.A., the house engineer, Keith Olsen, played him a track which he had recorded in the studio, "Frozen Love", from the album Buckingham Nicks (1973). Fleetwood liked it, and was introduced to the guitarist from the band, Lindsey Buckingham, who coincidentally was at Sound City that day recording some demos. Fleetwood soon asked him to join. Buckingham agreed, on the condition that his musical partner and girlfriend, Stephanie "Stevie" Nicks, also become part of the band; Fleetwood agreed. Buckingham and Nicks joined the band on New Year's Eve 1974 (within 4 weeks of the previous incarnation splitting).
In 1975, the new line-up released the eponymous Fleetwood Mac. The album proved to be a breakthrough for the band and became a huge hit, reaching No.1 in the US and selling over 5 million copies. Among the hit singles from this album were Christine McVie's "Over My Head" and "Say You Love Me", and Stevie Nicks' "Rhiannon" and "Landslide" (actually a hit twenty years later on The Dance album).
Behind the scenes the band was fraying apart in 1976; with the success of the band also came the end of John and Christine McVie's marriage, as well as Buckingham and Nicks' long term romantic relationship. Even Fleetwood was in the midst of divorce proceedings from his wife, Jenny. The pressure put on Fleetwood Mac to release a successful follow-up album, combined with their new-found wealth, led to creative and personal tensions, fuelled by high consumption of drugs and alcohol.
The album Rumours (the band's first release on the main Warner label after Reprise was retired and all of its acts were reassigned to the parent label) was released in the spring of 1977, in which the band members laid bare the emotional turmoil they were experiencing at the time. Critically acclaimed, it was the recipient of the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for 1977. The album generated multiple Top Ten singles, including Buckingham's "Go Your Own Way", Nicks' U.S. No.1 "Dreams" (About this sound sample ), and Christine McVie's "Don't Stop" and "You Make Loving Fun". Buckingham's "Second Hand News", Nicks' "Gold Dust Woman" and "The Chain" (the only song written by all five bandmates) also received significant radio airplay. By 2003, Rumours had sold over 19 million copies in the U.S. alone (certified as a diamond album by the RIAA), and a total of 40 million copies worldwide, making it the second biggest selling album of all time. Fleetwood Mac supported the album with a lucrative tour.
On October 10th, 1979, Fleetwood Mac was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their contributions to the music industry at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard.
Buckingham was able to convince Fleetwood to allow his work on their next album to be more experimental and to work on tracks at home, then bring them to the band in the studio. The result of this was the quirky 20-track double album, Tusk, released in 1979. It spawned three hit singles; Lindsey Buckingham's "Tusk" (U.S. No. 8), which featured the USC Trojan Marching Band; Christine McVie's "Think About Me" (U.S. No. 20); and Stevie Nicks' 6½ minute opus "Sara" (U.S. No. 7). The last of those three was cut to 4½ minutes for both the hit single and the first CD-release of the album, but the unedited version has since been restored on the 1988 greatest hits compilation, the 2004 reissue of Tusk and Fleetwood Mac's 2002 release of The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac. Original guitarist Green also took part in the sessions of Tusk, but his playing for the Christine McVie track "Brown Eyes" is not credited on the album.
Tusk sold four million copies worldwide. Fleetwood blames the album's relative failure on the RKO radio chain playing the album in its entirety prior to release, thus allowing mass home taping.
The band embarked on a 18-month tour to support and promote Tusk. They travelled across the world, including the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In Germany they shared the bill with reggae superstar Bob Marley. It was on this world tour that the band recorded music for the Fleetwood Mac Live album, which was released at the end of 1980.
The next album, 1982's Mirage, following 1981 solo turns by Nicks (Bella Donna) and Buckingham (Law and Order), was a return to the more conventional. Buckingham had been chided by critics, fellow band members and music business managers for the lesser commercial success enjoyed by Tusk. Recorded at Château d'Hérouville in France and produced by Richard Dashut, Mirage was an attempt to recapture the huge success of Rumours. Its hits included Christine McVie's "Hold Me" and "Love in Store" (each song being co-written by Robbie Patton and Jim Recor, respectively), Stevie Nicks' "Gypsy", and Lindsey Buckingham's "Oh Diane", which made the Top 10 in the UK. A minor hit was also scored by Buckingham's "Eyes Of The World" and "Can't Go Back".
In contrast to the Tusk Tour, the band only embarked on a short tour of 18 American cities, the Los Angeles show being recorded and released on video. They also headlined the first US Festival, on 5 September 1982, for which the band was paid $500,000 ($1,226,034 today). Mirage was certified double platinum in the U.S.
Following Mirage, the band went on hiatus, which allowed members to pursue solo careers. Stevie Nicks released two more solo albums (1983's The Wild Heart and 1985's Rock a Little), Lindsey Buckingham issued Go Insane in 1984, the same year that Christine McVie made an eponymous album (yielding the Top 10 hit "Got a Hold on Me" and the Top 40 hit "Love Will Show Us How"). All three met with success and it was Nicks who became the most popular. However, also during this period, Mick Fleetwood had filed for bankruptcy, Nicks was admitted to the Betty Ford Clinic for addiction problems, and John McVie had suffered an addiction-related seizure—all attributed to the lifestyle of excess afforded to them by their worldwide success. It was rumoured that Fleetwood Mac had finally broken up; however, Buckingham commented that he was unhappy to allow Mirage to remain as the band's last effort.
The Rumours line-up of Fleetwood Mac recorded one more album for the time being, Tango in the Night, in 1987. Initially, as with various other Fleetwood Mac albums, the material started off as a Buckingham solo album before becoming a group project. The album went on to become their best-selling release since Rumours, especially in the UK where it hit No. 1 three times over the following year. The album sold three million copies in the USA and contained four hits: Christine McVie's "Little Lies" and "Everywhere" (the former being co-written with McVie's new husband Eddy Quintela), Sandy Stewart and Stevie Nicks' "Seven Wonders", and Lindsey Buckingham's "Big Love". "Family Man" Richard Dashut, "Isn't It Midnight", and the title track were also released as singles, with lesser success.

Departure of Buckingham and Nicks (1987–95)

Although a ten-week tour was scheduled, Buckingham backed out at the last minute. He tried to explain to his bandmates that he felt his creativity was being stifled by his remaining in the band. A group meeting at Christine McVie's house on 7 August 1987 resulted in much rancour and recrimination, as well as an alleged (in Mick Fleetwood's autobiography) physical altercation between Buckingham and Nicks. Buckingham left the band the following day.[citation needed] Following Buckingham's departure, Fleetwood Mac added two new guitarists to the band, Billy Burnette and Rick Vito. Burnette was mainly added for his singing and songwriting skills and Vito for his lead guitar abilities.[citation needed]
Burnette is the son of Dorsey Burnette and nephew of Johnny Burnette, both of The Rock and Roll Trio. He had already worked with Mick Fleetwood in Zoo, with Christine McVie as part of her solo band, did some session work with Stevie Nicks and even backed Lindsey Buckingham on Saturday Night Live. Furthermore, Fleetwood and Christine McVie played on his Try Me album in 1985. Vito, a Peter Green admirer, played with many artists from Bonnie Raitt to John Mayall, and even worked with John McVie on two Mayall albums.
The 1987–88 "Shake the Cage" tour was the first outing for this line-up, and was successful enough to warrant the release of a concert video (simply titled "Tango in the Night"), filmed at San Francisco's Cow Palace arena in December 1987.
Capitalising on the success of Tango in the Night, the band continued with a Greatest Hits album in 1988. It featured singles from the 1975–88 era, and included two new compositions: "No Questions Asked" written by Nicks, and "As Long as You Follow" written by McVie and Quintela, which was released as a single in 1988 but only made No.43 in the US and No.66 in the UK. It did, however, reach No.1 on the US Adult Contemporary charts. The Greatest Hits album, which peaked at No.3 in the UK and No.14 in the US (though has since sold over 8 million copies there), was dedicated to Buckingham by the band, with whom they had now reconciled.
Following the Greatest Hits collection, Fleetwood Mac recorded Behind the Mask. With this album, the band veered away from the stylised sound that Buckingham had evolved during his tenure in the band (also evident in his solo works), and ended up with a more adult contemporary style from producer Greg Ladanyi. However, the album yielded only one Top 40 hit, McVie's "Save Me". Behind the Mask only achieved Gold album status in the US, peaking at No.18 on the Billboard album chart, though it entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 1. It received mixed reviews, and was seen by some music critics as a low point for the band in the absence of Lindsey Buckingham (who had actually made a guest appearance by playing on the title track). However, Rolling Stone magazine said that Vito and Burnette were "the best thing to ever happen to Fleetwood Mac" and the British Q magazine also praised the album in their review. The subsequent "Behind the Mask" tour saw the band play sold out shows at London's Wembley Stadium, and on the final show in Los Angeles, the band were joined onstage by Buckingham. The two women of the band, McVie and Nicks, had decided that the tour would be their last (McVie's father died during the tour) though both stated that they would still record with the band. However, in 1991, both Nicks and Rick Vito announced they were leaving Fleetwood Mac altogether.
In 1992, Fleetwood himself arranged a 4-disc box set spanning highlights from the band's 25-year history, titled 25 Years – The Chain (an edited 2-disc set was also available). A notable inclusion in the box set was "Silver Springs", a Stevie Nicks composition that was recorded during the Rumours sessions but was omitted from the album and used as the B-side of "Go Your Own Way" instead. Nicks had requested use of the track for her 1991 best-of compilation TimeSpace, but Fleetwood had refused her request as he had planned to include it in this collection as something of a rarity.[citation needed] The disagreement between Nicks and Fleetwood garnered press coverage, and is believed to be the main catalyst for Nicks leaving the band in 1991.[citation needed] The box set, however, also included a brand new Stevie Nicks/Rick Vito composition, "Paper Doll", which was released in the US as a single. As both members had left the band by this point, the track was presumably a leftover from the Behind the Mask sessions. There were also two new Christine McVie compositions, "Heart of Stone" and "Love Shines", the latter of which was released as a single in the UK and certain other territories. Lindsey Buckingham also contributed a new song, "Make Me a Mask", which bore all the markings of an insular Buckingham studio creation, devoid of input from other band members. Mick Fleetwood also released a deluxe hardcover companion book to coincide with the release of the box set, titled My 25 Years in Fleetwood Mac. The volume featured many rare photographs and notes (written by Fleetwood himself) detailing the band's 25-year history.
Some months after this, the Buckingham/Nicks/McVie/McVie/Fleetwood line-up reunited at the request of U.S. President Bill Clinton for his first Inaugural Ball in 1993. Clinton had made Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" his campaign theme song. His subsequent request to perform it at the Inauguration Ball was met with enthusiasm by the band, however this line-up had no intention to reunite again.
Inspired by the new interest in the band, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Christine McVie recorded another album as Fleetwood Mac, with Billy Burnette taking on lead guitar duties. However, just as they made the decision to continue, Billy Burnette announced in March 1993, that he was leaving the band to pursue a country album and an acting career. Bekka Bramlett, who had worked a year earlier with Mick Fleetwood's Zoo, was recruited. Solo singer/songwriter/guitarist and Traffic's Dave Mason, who had worked with Bekka's parents Delaney & Bonnie twenty five years earlier, was subsequently added. By March 1994, Billy Burnette, himself a good friend and co-songwriter with Delaney Bramlett, returned with Fleetwood's blessing.
The band, minus Christine McVie, toured in 1994, opening for Crosby, Stills, & Nash, and in 1995 as part of a package with REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar. The tour saw the band perform classic Fleetwood Mac songs from the initial 1967–1974 era. In 1995, at a concert in Tokyo, the band was greeted by former member Jeremy Spencer, who performed a few songs with them.
On 10 October 1995, Fleetwood Mac released the unsuccessful Time album. Although hitting the UK Top 60 for one week the album had zero impact in the US. It failed even to graze the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, a stunning reversal for a band that had been a mainstay on that chart for most of the previous two decades. Shortly after the album's release, Christine McVie informed the band that the album was her last. Bramlett and Burnette subsequently formed a country music duo, Bekka & Billy.

Break-up (1995–97)

Just weeks after disbanding Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood announced that he was working with Lindsey Buckingham again. John McVie was soon added to the sessions, and later Christine McVie. Stevie Nicks also enlisted Lindsey Buckingham to produce a song for a soundtrack.
In May 1996, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks made an appearance at a private party in Louisville, Kentucky prior to the Kentucky Derby (with Steve Winwood filling in for Lindsey Buckingham). A week later, the Twister film soundtrack was released, which featured the Stevie Nicks-Lindsey Buckingham duet, "Twisted", with Mick Fleetwood on drums. This eventually led to a full Rumours line-up reunion when the band officially reformed in March 1997.

Reunion and Christine McVie's departure (1997–2007)

The regrouped Mac performed a live concert recorded on a Warner Bros. Burbank, California soundstage on 22 May, and from this performance came the 1997 live album The Dance, bringing Fleetwood Mac back to the top of the US album charts for the first time in 15 years. The album returned Fleetwood Mac to their superstar commercial status that they had not enjoyed since their Tango in the Night album. The album was certified a 5 million seller by the RIAA. A successful arena tour followed the MTV premiere of The Dance, which kept the reunited Mac on the road throughout much of 1997, the 20th anniversary of their Rumours album. With the added ensemble of Neale Heywood on guitar, Brett Tuggle on keyboards, Lenny Castro on percussion, and Sharon Celani (she had toured with Fleetwood Mac in the late 80s) and Mindy Stein on backing vocals, this would, however, be the final foray of the classic line-up with Christine McVie for 16 years. As of 2015, Brett Tuggle, Neale Heywood, and Sharon Celani still perform with Fleetwood Mac as touring musicians.
In 1998, Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Members inducted included the original band – Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan – and Rumours-era members Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, but not Bob Welch, despite his key role in keeping the band alive during the early 1970s. The Rumours-era version of the band performed both at the induction ceremony and at the Grammy Awards program that year. Peter Green attended the induction ceremony but did not perform with his former bandmates, opting instead to perform his composition "Black Magic Woman" with Santana, who were inducted the same night. Neither Jeremy Spencer nor Danny Kirwan attended. Fleetwood Mac were also the recipients of the "Outstanding Contribution to Music" award at the BRIT Awards (British Phonographic Industry Awards) the same year.
In 1998, Christine McVie left the band permanently to retire from touring (though not from the music business entirely as she created a new album, In the Meantime, in 2004). Her departure left Buckingham and Nicks to sing all the lead vocals for the band's 2003 album, Say You Will, although Christine did contribute some backing vocals and keyboards. The album debuted at No.3 on the Billboard 200 chart (No. 6 in the UK) and yielded chart hits with "Peacekeeper" and the title track, and a successful world arena tour which lasted through 2004. The tour grossed $27,711,129 and was ranked No. 21 in the 'top 25 grossing tours of 2004'.
Around 2004–2005, there were rumours of a reunion of the early line-up of Fleetwood Mac, involving Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer. Whilst these two guitarists and vocalists apparently remained unconvinced of the merits of such a project, In April 2006, during a question-and-answer session on the Penguin Fleetwood Mac fan website, bassist John McVie said of the reunion idea:
If we could get Peter and Jeremy to do it, I'd probably, maybe, do it. I know Mick would do it in a flash. Unfortunately, I don't think there's much chance of Danny doing it. Bless his heart.
In interviews given in November 2006 to support his solo album Under the Skin, Buckingham stated that plans for the band to reunite once more for a 2008 tour were still on the cards. Recording plans have been put on hold for the foreseeable future. In a September 2007 interview Stevie Nicks gave to the UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph, she noted that she was unwilling to carry on with the band unless Christine McVie returned. However, in a more recent interview, Mick Fleetwood said "... be very happy and hopeful that we will be working again. I can tell you everyone's going to be extremely excited about what's happening with Fleetwood Mac."

Unleashed Tour and Extended Play (2008–2014)

On 14 March 2008, the Associated Press reported Sheryl Crow as saying that she would be working with Fleetwood Mac in 2009. Crow and Stevie Nicks collaborated a great deal in the past and she has stated that Nicks has been a great teacher and inspiration for her. In a subsequent interview with Buckingham, he said after discussions between the band and Crow, the potential collaboration with Crow "lost its momentum". However, in a June 2008 interview, Nicks denied that Crow would be joining Fleetwood Mac as a replacement for Christine McVie. According to Nicks, "the group will start working on material and recording probably in October, and finish an album." On 7 October 2008, Mick Fleetwood confirmed on the BBC's The One Show that the band were working in the studio and also announced plans for a world tour in 2009.
In late 2008, Fleetwood Mac announced that the band would tour in 2009, beginning in March. As per the 2003–2004 tour, Christine McVie would not be featured in the line-up. The tour was branded as a 'greatest hits' show entitled "Unleashed", although they played album tracks such as "Storms" and "I Know I'm Not Wrong". The first show was on 1 March 2009, and in February they announced a slew of new dates.
During their show on 20 June 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Stevie Nicks premiered part of a new song that she had written about Hurricane Katrina. The song was later released as "New Orleans" on Stevie Nicks' 2011 album "In Your Dreams" with Mick Fleetwood on drums.
In October 2009, the band began a tour of Europe which carried on into early November, followed by a tour of Australia and New Zealand in December. Also in October, The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac was re-released in an extended two-disc format (this format having been released in the US in 2002), premiering at number six on the UK Albums Chart.
On 1 November 2009, a new one-hour documentary, Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop, was broadcast in the UK on BBC One, which featured recent interviews with all four current band members. During the documentary, Nicks gave a candid summary of the current state of her relationship with Buckingham, stating "Maybe when we're 75 and Fleetwood Mac is a distant memory, we might be friends ...".
On 6 November 2009, Fleetwood Mac played the last show of the European leg of their Unleashed tour at London's Wembley Arena. Christine McVie was present in the audience, so Stevie Nicks paid a tribute from the stage to a standing ovation from the audience, stating that she thought about her former bandmate "every day", and went on to dedicate that night's performance of "Landslide" to McVie.
On 19 December 2009, Fleetwood Mac played the second to last act of their Unleashed tour to a sell-out crowd at what was originally intended to be a one-off event at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth, New Zealand. Tickets, after pre-sales, sold out within twelve minutes of public release, and another date (Sunday 20 December), which also sold out, was added. The tour grossed $84,900,000 and was ranked No. 13 in the highest grossing worldwide tours of 2009.
On 19 October 2010, Fleetwood Mac played a private show at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona for TPG (Texas Pacific Group).
On 3 May 2011, the Fox Network broadcast an episode of Glee entitled "Rumours" that featured six songs from the band's 1977 album. The show sparked renewed interest in the band and its most commercially successful album, and Rumours reentered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 11, the same week that Stevie Nicks' new solo album In Your Dreams debuted at No. 6. (Nicks was quoted by Billboard saying that her new album was "my own little Rumours." ) The two recordings sold about 30,000 and 52,000 units, respectively. Music downloads accounted for ninety-one percent of the Rumours sales. The spike in sales for Rumours represented an uptick of 1,951%. It was the highest chart entry by a previously issued album since The Rolling Stones's reissue of Exile On Main St. reentered the chart at No. 2 on 5 June 2010.
In a July 2012 interview, Nicks confirmed that the band would reunite for a tour in 2013.
riginal Fleetwood Mac bassist Bob Brunning died on 18 October 2011, at the age of 68. Former guitarisst and singer Bob Weston was found dead on 3 January 2012, at the age of 64. Former singer and guitarist Bob Welch was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on 7 June 2012, at the age of 66. A spokesman at the scene Don Aaron states "He died from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound to the chest," Aaron said. "A suicide note was found in the residence" (Tennessean Music Team). The musician had been struggling with health issues and was dealing with depression. His wife was the one to discover the body.
The band's 2013 tour, which covered 34 cities, started on 4 April in Columbus, OH. The band performed two new songs ("Sad Angel" and "Without You"), which Buckingham described as some of the most 'Fleetwood Mac-y' sounding songs since Mirage, with the latter song re-recorded from the Buckingham Nicks era.
The band released their first new studio material in 10 years, Extended Play, on 30 April 2013. The EP debuted and peaked at No. 48 in the US, and produced one single, "Sad Angel".
On 25 and 27 September 2013, the second and third nights of the band's London O2 shows, Christine McVie joined them onstage for Don't Stop.
On 27 October, the band announced that John McVie had been diagnosed with cancer, and that they were cancelling their New Zealand and Australian performances in order for him to undergo treatment. They stated that "We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best."
According to an article in The Guardian on 22 November 2013, Christine McVie stated that she would like to return to Fleetwood Mac if they wanted her, and also affirmed that John McVie's prognosis was "really good."

Return of Christine McVie (2014–present)

On 11 January 2014, Mick Fleetwood announced that Christine McVie would be rejoining Fleetwood Mac, and the news was confirmed on 13 January by the band's primary publicist, Liz Rosenberg. Rosenberg also stated that an official announcement regarding a new album and tour would be forthcoming. On October 2014, Stevie Nicks appeared on an FX TV show called "American Horror Story: Coven" right after their 2014 tour ended. Stevie Nicks appeared in the show while Fleetwood Mac's song "Seven Wonders" was playing in the background.
On with the Show, a 33-city North American Tour opened in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 30 September 2014. A series of May–June 2015 arena dates in the United Kingdom went on sale on 14 November, selling out in minutes. Additional dates for the tour have continued to be added, extending into November.
In January 2015, Buckingham suggested that the new album and the new tour might be Fleetwood Mac's last act and that the band will cease to operate in 2015 or soon afterwards. He concluded: "We're going to continue working on the new album, and the solo stuff will take a back seat for a year or two. A beautiful way to wrap up this last act". On the other hand, Mick Fleetwood stated that the new album may take a few years to complete and that they are waiting for contributions from Stevie Nicks, who has been ambivalent about committing to a new record.
In December 2015, Stevie Nicks announced that she would commit to recording a new Fleetwood Mac album.

Remasters

The 1967–69 era Blue Horizon albums (Fleetwood Mac, Mr. Wonderful, The Pious Bird of Good Omen and Fleetwood Mac in Chicago) and 1971 outtakes album The Original Fleetwood Mac have been remastered and reissued on CD, as have the 1975–79 era Warner Brothers albums Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, Tusk and Mirage. Remasters were planned for the Reprise/Warner Brothers albums from 1971–1974 and 1980–1995, but were shelved.[citation needed] In 2013, Then Play On was remastered, which included four bonus tracks, and peaked at No. 112 in the UK. In 2015, a 5CD/1DVD/2 LP deluxe edition, a 3CD expanded edition, plus a 1CD remaster of Tusk was released.
Peter Green, 18 March 1970
W.W.Thaler - H. Weber, Hildesheim - Own work
Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac, March 18, 1970 Niedersachsenhalle, Hannover, Germany The Touring Band: Mick Fleetwood - Percussion, Peter Green - Lead Vocals/Guitar/Harmonica (left band in May), John McVie - Bass Guitar, Jeremy Spencer - Vocals/Guitar, Danny Kirwan - Vocals/Guitarr

Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way 1977 (HQ) - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ul-cZyuYq4
21 apr 2010 - Caricato da TheGreatestRockSongs
Go Your Own Way is written by Lindsey Buckingham and performed by Fleetwood Mac for their Grammy Award ...
Loving you
Isn't the right thing to do
How can I ever change things
That I feel
If I could
Maybe I'd give you my world
How can I
When you won't take it from me
You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can call it
Another lonely day
You can go your own way
Go your own way
Tell me why
Everything turned around
Packing up
Shacking up is all you want to do
If I could
Baby I'd give you my world
Open up
Everything's waiting for you
You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can call it
Another lonely day
You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can call it
Another lonely day
Another lonely day
You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can call it
Another lonely day
You can go your own way
You can call it
Another lonely day
You can go your own way

Vai per la tua strada

Amarti
è la cosa giusta da fare?
Come posso cambiare
quello che sento?
se potessi
forse ti darei la mia vita
ma come posso farlo
se tu non vuoi prendertelo
puoi andare per la tua strada
vai per la tua strada
puoi definirlo
un altro giorno triste
puoi andare per la tua strada
vai per la tua strada
dimmi perchè
tutto gira intorno
avvolgendo
agitando tutto quello che fai
se io potessi
baby ti darei tutta la mia vita
e io
non aspetterei nient'altro che te (tutto aspetterebbe te)
puoi andare per la tua strada
vai per la tua strada
puoi definirlo
un altro giorno triste
puoi andare per la tua strada
vai per la tua strada
puoi andare per la tua strada
vai per la tua strada
puoi definirlo
un altro giorno triste
puoi andare per la tua strada
vai per la tua strada
puoi andare per la tua strada...
definiscilo come un altro giorno triste...
puoi andare per la tua strada...

1973 line-up with Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Bob Weston, John McVie, and Bob Welch.
Fleetwood Mac in 1973.

Fleetwood Mac - Dreams 1977 (Official Music Video) - YouTube

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ9EDUClEyo
04 feb 2012 - Caricato da StevieNicksHD
Now here you go again You say you want your freedom Well who am I to keep you down Its only right that you ...
Now here you go again, you say
You want your freedom
Well who am I to keep you down
It's only right that you should
Play the way you feel it
But listen carefully to the sound
Of your loneliness
Like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost, and what you had, and what you lost
Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
Say women they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know, you'll know
Now here I go again, I see the crystal visions
I keep my visions to myself, it's only me
Who wants to wrap around your dreams and,
Have you any dreams you'd like to sell?
Dreams of loneliness,
Like a heartbeat, drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering, what you had,
And what you lost and what you had and what you lost
Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
Say, women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
Say, women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
You'll know, you will know, you'll know


 Sogni

Ecco che lo fai ancora
Dici che vuoi la tua liberta’
E chi sono io per trattenerti
E’ giusto che tu debba giocarla nel modo in cui la senti
Ma ascolta attentamente il suono della tua solitudine
Come un battito di cuore, ti fa impazzire
Nell’immobilita’ del ricordo
Di cio’ che avevi, e cio’ che hai perso
Di cio’ che avevi, e cio’ che hai perso
Il tuono esiste solo nella pioggia
I giocatori amano solo quando stanno giocando
Dicono, donne, vanno e vengono
E quando la pioggia ti lavera’ lo saprai
Lo saprai
Eccomi ancora, vedo la visione di cristallo
E tengo le mie visioni per me stessa
Sono solo io che voglio avvolgermi attorno ai tuoi sogni e
Hai qualche sogno che vorresti vendere?
Sogni di solitudine, come un battito di cuore che ti fa impazzire
Nell’immobilita’ del ricordo
Di cio’ che avevi, e cio’ che hai perso
Di cio’ che avevi, e cio’ che hai perso
Il tuono esiste solo nella pioggia
I giocatori amano solo quando stanno giocando
Dicono, donne, vanno e vengono
E quando la pioggia ti lavera’ lo saprai
Lo saprai

1987–1991 line-up of Fleetwood Mac

Don't Stop-Fleetwood Mac  - YouTube

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm0nopK1BQM
08 dic 2011 - Caricato da AmericanAirlinesRule
Music belongs to it's respectful owners. I am not using the content to make profits in anyway. If you w
 

 If you wake up and don't want to smile,
If it takes just a little while,
Open your eyes and look at the day,
You'll see things in a different way.

Don't stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don't stop, it'll soon be here,
It'll be, better than before,
Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone.

Why not think about times to come,
And not about the things that you've done,
If your life was bad to you,
Just think what tomorrow will do.

Don't stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don't stop, it'll soon be here,
It'll be, better than before,
Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone.

All I want is to see you smile,
If it takes just a little while,
I know you don't believe that it's true,
I never meant any harm to you.

Don't stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don't stop, it'll soon be here,
It'll be, better than before,
Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone.

Don't you look back,
Don't you look back.



“Se ti svegli e non hai voglia di sorridere
se ti ci vuole un po’ di tempo
apri gli occhi e guarda la nuova giornata
vedrai le cose in un’ottica diversa
Non smettere di pensare al domani
non smettere, arriverà presto
e sarà meglio di prima
ieri è già passato, già passato.
Perché non pensi ai momenti
che devono ancora venire
piuttosto che alle cose che hai fatto
se la vita è stata dura con te
pensa a quello che porterà il domani
Non smettere di pensare al domani
non smettere, arriverà presto
e sarà meglio di prima
ieri è già passato, già passato.
Tutto quello che voglio è vederti sorridere
se ti ci vuole un po’ di tempo
so che non mi crederai
non ho mai voluto farti del male.
Non smettere di pensare al domani
non smettere, arriverà presto
e sarà meglio di prima
ieri è già passato, già passato.
Non guardare indietro
non guardare indietro”.


Fleetwood Mac - Albatross -1968 YouTube

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8scHKFwr0og
12 ott 2009 - Caricato da comradekiev
"Albatross" by Fleetwood Mac Listen ad-free with YouTube Red ... Fleetwood Mac - As Long As You Follow ...

Fleetwood Mac ~ The Chain ~ Live 1979 - YouTube

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6P2_i0Y6ms
09 apr 2010 - Caricato da Lindsey Buckingham Gems
This is an AWESOME live 1979 era performance of the classic song ~ The Chain (one of my faves)!! This is ...

Listen to the wind blow, watch the sun rise
Run in the shadows, damn your love, damn your lies
And if, you don't love me now
You will never love me again
I can still hear you saying
You would never break the chain (Never break the chain)
And if, you don't love me now
You will never love me again
I can still hear you saying
You would never break the chain (Never break the chain)
Listen to the wind blow down comes the night
Running in the shadows damn your love, damn your lies
Break the silence, damn the dark, damn the light
And if, you don't love me now
You will never love me again
I can still hear you saying
You would never break the chain (Never break the chain)
And if, you don't love me now
You will never love me again
I can still hear you saying
You would never break the chain (Never break the chain)
And if, you don't love me now
You will never love me again
I can still hear you saying
You would never break the chain (Never break the chain)
Chain keep us together, running in the shadow
Chain keep us together, running in the shadow
Chain keep us together, running in the shadow
Chain keep us together, running in the shadow
Chain keep us together, running in the shadow
Chain

THE CHAIN Fleetwood Mac

LA CATENA
Ascolta il vento che soffia
Osserva il sole che sorge
Corri nell’ ombra
Maledici il tuo amore
E le tue bugie
Se non mi ami ora
Non mi amerai mai più
Mi sembra ancora di sentirti dire
Che non avresti mai spezzato la catena
Ascolta il vento che soffia
Ecco che piomba la notte
Corri nell’ombra
Maledetto il tuo amore e le tue bugie
Rompi il silenzio
Maledetto il buio e maledetta la luce
E se non mi ami ora
Non lo farai mai più
Sento ancora le tue parole
“Non spezzerò mai la catena….”
Una catena ci tiene uniti
mentre corriamo nell’ombra


Fleetwood Mac - Landslide - YouTube

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yY4bNCx9TY
10 set 2013 - Caricato da TrixxyKatt
Track 8 from the album, "Fleetwood Mac" (1975). Full "Fleetwood Mac" album playlist ...
I took my love, I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
'Til the landslide brought it down
Oh, mirror in the sky
What is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changin' ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?
?
Well, I've been afraid of changin'
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm getting older too
And I'm getting older too
Oh, take my love, take it down
Climb a mountain and turn around
And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down
And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down
The landslide will bring it down
Ho preso il mio amore, l’ho tirato giù
Ho scalato una montagna e mi sono voltata
Ho visto il mio riflesso sulle colline coperte di neve
Finché la frana non mi ha portato giù
Oh, specchio nel cielo
Cos’è l’amore?
Può crescere un bambino dentro il mio cuore?
Posso navigare attraverso le onde dell’oceano che mutano?
Posso gestire le stagioni della mia vita?
http://testitradotti.wikitesti.com
Beh, ho avuto paura del cambiamento
Perché ho costruito la mia vita intorno a te
But il tempo ti ha reso più sfrontato
Anche i bambini crescono
E anche io sto crescendo

Oh, prendi il mio amore, tiralo giù
Scala una montagna e voltati
Se vedi il mio riflesso sulle colline coperte di neve
Beh, la frana lo porterò giù
Se vedi il mio riflesso sulle colline coperte di neve
Beh, la frana lo porterò giù

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