Wednesday, 4 March 2015

McVie ‘Completes’ Fleetwood Mac Picture

Lindsey Buckingham says having Christine back in the fold brings a better balance to the band
Fleetwood Mac mainman Lindsey Buckingham says having keyboardist Christine McVie back in the fold makes them a more ‘complete’ band.

And he reveals that although they worked well together as a four-piece when McVie left 17 years ago, they’re in a better place with her back in the lineup.

He tells Austin 360: “When she left, we took a little bit of time off and then went in the studio to make an album back in 2003. And we’ve done a number of successful tours, business wise and I’d say artistically as a four-piece. 

“The only difference, really, is that Stevie Nicks is sort of at one end of the spectrum. She’s representing one pole, I’m representing the other end of that, and Christine is somewhere in the middle. 

“So I think that the body of work speaks more eloquently. With her inclusion in it and her songs in there, suddenly you’ve got a more complete landscape. And I think her songs help inform my songs and Stevie’s."

And he also says her return has made for a lighter atmosphere and that Nicks especially missed having her around.

Buckingham continues: “You’ve got to talk about just the fact that I think on some level, Stevie missed having her gal pal – and that’s been great.

“It kind of lightens things up again, because if there’s a polarity musically between Stevie and me, there’s also a bit of a polarity politically or socially, given our history. So it fills in that as well.
"We did great as a four-piece, but I think it’s a more complete picture when Christine is there.”

Fleetwood Mac are working on a new album which is due for release later this year and they head out on the road across the UK and Ireland starting in May:

May 27: London O2 Arena
May 28: London O2 Arena
Jun 08: Birmingham Genting Arena
Jun 09: Birmingham Genting Arena
Jun 12: Manchester Arena
Jun 14: Isle of Wight festival
Jun 16: Glasgow SSE Hydro
Jun 17: Glasgow SSE Hydro
Jun 20: Dublin 3Arena
Jun 22: London O2 Arena
Jun 24: London O2 Arena
Jun 26: London O2 Arena
Jun 27: London O2 Arena
Jun 30: Leeds First Direct Arena
Jul 01: Manchester Arena
Jul 04: Birmingham Genting Arena
Jul 05: Leeds First Direct Arena
Jul 08: Glasgow SSE Hydro
Jul 10: Dublin 3Arena
Jul 11: Dublin 3Arena

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Essential Christine McVie Returns To Fleetwood Mac

Although I have been a casual fan of Fleetwood Mac for many years, I must confess that have possessed only a dim awareness of the existence of Christine McVie during most of that time. Stevie Nicks always managed to steal the limelight, what with its ribbon adorned tambourine and new-age mysticism. McVie wrote four and sang lead on three songs on "Rumors", the most famous 1977 album Fleetwood Mac, but somehow, I had never heard.

Luckily, their inclusion in the current world tour of Fleetwood Mac is bound to make appreciators Christine McVie of even the most ignorant. (Fleetwood Mac playing the Dunkin 'Donuts Center in Providence on Jan. 28) It is thanks to her that the band was finally able to remount his iconic mid-1970s to' line 80 which splintered with Lindsey Buckingham starting in 1987. This was the group that pioneered sound signature of California soft rock with multi-platinum albums "Fleetwood Mac", "Rumors", "Fang", "Mirage" and "Tango in the Night". With McVie on board, many of the biggest hits of the band can be added back to the list of topics, such as singable insistence "You Make Loving Fun", the happy, peppy "Little Lies" and the effervescent "In all parties ".

Although McVie is personally responsible for eight of the most popular songs of Fleetwood Mac (at least according to their "Greatest Hits"), in many ways it is more elusive member of the band. After leaving the group in 1998, she literally pulled the English countryside largely disappeared from public view. And it is tempting to think of Fleetwood Mac primarily as the sum of two prodigious musical peers: indomitable rhythm section consisting of drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie, who were there almost from the beginning, in 1967, and the bright, perpetually AT- odds ex-lovers Buckingham and Nicks, whose addition in 1975 propelled Fleetwood Mac to the mainstream of American success.

Christine McVie, perfect single, married John McVie in 1968 and joined his band in 1970. Like Nicks, Christine was caused due to his romance with one of the band members, and like Nicks, she broke that relationship at the time that "rumors" was being recorded. Meanwhile, Fleetwood was going through a divorce too. The album is widely understood as a product of these romances of disintegration. The recording sessions were, hiking affairs coke as fuel-laden interpersonal melodrama. Buckingham wrote "Second Hand News" on the break with Nicks, and Nicks wrote "Dreams" from his toxic relationship with Buckingham. McVie wrote "You Make Loving Fun" about a romance with the director of the lighting of the band, something that apparently did not sit well with her soon-to-be-ex-husband. Whether the album was successful because or in spite of these breaks is a question that could be debated for eternity. (Although I encourage you not to bother.)

McVie is certainly the most conventional of the composers of Fleetwood Mac. Buckingham has a penchant for flashy strange turns of phrase- "I will not lie in the high / grass And let me do my thing" and ambivalent statements- "If I could / Baby'd give you my world / How can I / when you do not take it from me "Nicks, meanwhile, is a master of imagery and metaphor, as evidenced in the ironic poetry, reminiscent of" Dreams:? "" Thunder only happens when it rains / Players only love you when they're playing. "

McVie, however, simple and gravitates to positive feelings. This sensitivity becomes ironically on the hit single "Do not Stop": "Do not stop thinking about tomorrow / Do not stop, it'll soon be here." However, it would be folly to dismiss "Don’t Stop" by its plain language and hopeful behavior. There really is a kind of desperation at its core. It gives us an idea that in the final verse, when the singer tries to calm a rejected lover and perhaps, by extension, to himself: "I know you do not believe its true / never meant to hurt / don’t stop thinking about tomorrow.”

McVie is a masterful composer of melodies, with an ear for contrast and suspense. When your natural simplicity deepens with voltage swing between verse and chorus, songs achieved a kind of luminescence. Take, for example, "You Make Loving Fun" which on the surface is as pure and joyful as a song can be ". Wonderful sweet / you make me happy with the things you do" The verse is not circumscribed by a rattle, rhythm tone lower, anxious lend urgency. McVie's voice is husky and androgynous. The Chorus "I never believed in miracles / But I have the feeling that it is time to try / I never believed in the ways of magic / But I'm starting to wonder why" -spirals yearningly up, bathed in a chorus of sighs "aah "s. The song seems to float, its forward momentum momentarily detained as McVie bask in the glow of possibility.

Songwriting hand, it is easy to overlook the musical contributions of McVie Fleetwood Mac. The guitar is a principal instrument and play Buckingham is particularly distinctive. His finger-picking technique self-holding a bright tone, elastic acoustic and electric guitar in demonstrating a flair for vivid, concise comments. But the task of a keyboard often is mixed discreetly. McVie plays piano, keys, Hammond organ, harpsichord and synthesizer. She provides the basis of syncopated piano on "Do not stop" while Buckingham's guitar screams in the foreground. In "Dreams", which evokes an almost palpable darkness liquid Nicks swim around. Your synthesizers in "everywhere" provide a shiny, without losing touch, energy-filled counterpoint to Buckingham.

There is a moment McVie's ballad "Oh Daddy", as the song sneaks into a soft applications that let loose an eccentric flurry of notes on the organ. According to engineer and producer Ken Caillat "Rumors", McVie was trying to draw the band to stop playing because we thought he had made a mistake. But no one noticed, and ended up making the album. It is easy to see why the gesture failed; even more pleasantly unexpected McVie notes blend with its surroundings. Once tuned, however, it is impossible to miss.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

40 Years Ago: Lindsey Buckingham And Stevie Nicks Join Fleetwood Mac

By the time Lindsey Buckingham Mick Fleetwood asked to join his band on the eve of New Year 1974, Fleetwood Mac was in freefall. The recent departure of Bob Welch, after all, meant that Buckingham would become the seventh guitarist of the group in only seven years. That gave some influence Buckingham, who used to organize a package with his girlfriend Stevie Nicks.

Fleetwood, who had heard a recording of Buckingham Nicks' 'Frozen Love,' happily obliged - and the addition of both classical training meant era Fleetwood Mac was finally in place.

The pair had met in 1966 when Nicks, recently transplanted from Arizona to music full around San Francisco, Buckingham heard singing "California Dreamin" at a party and boldly joined him in song. Two years later, when Fritz - a local band that Buckingham offers on bass - needed a new singer, Nicks came aboard. Fritz opened shows for Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, but without having received the coveted record deal finally split. By the time they returned to the stage as Buckingham Nicks, the two were lovers as well as musical confidants.

Polydor signed rookie duo, now moved to Los Angeles, but the resulting self-titled album went nowhere - leaving a desperate Nicks waitress for rent. She said it was mere weeks to return to Phoenix when Fleetwood flame. "If we had not joined us Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey and I would have done and done?" He told Uncut. "I was very tired of not having money and being a waitress. It is quite possible that I would have gone back to school and Lindsey would have gone back to San Francisco."

10a Fleetwood Mac lineup would rush the group to unprecedented success, first with a stroke of five million sale namesake - and then with 20 times platinum defining era After many ups and downs, Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours'. (For a while at least) enjoyed an era of stability and prosperity.

"When Bob Welch left when [band founder] Peter Green was, some people were devastated," said Fleetwood Salon, but that's what happened with Fleetwood Mac. "People came and went quite freely," says Fleetwood. "It's part of the history of this band."

That story, of course, be repeated. Buckingham failed two subsequent albums Fleetwood Mac; Nicks was also absent for one, But not before he helped "Tango in the Night '1979' Tusk '1982' Mirage 'and 1,987 of about five million in US sales.

And to think that Buckingham had expressed initial reservations about joining Fleetwood Mac, mainly because I was not sure about the inclusion of their own extraordinary personality in the largest group dynamics. Nicks, however, quickly intervened. In the talk with Uncut, she remembers saying Buckingham, "We can always quit. They're going to pay us $ 200 each week, so you can save some money and leave in six months with a little nest egg if it does not work ".

Monday, 17 November 2014

Reunited Fleetwood Mac Takes Rexall On Nostalgia Tour

Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac and perform at Rexall Place in Edmonton Alta.

We can imagine the conversation:

"Hey, Chris, you know that Mick reunion tour that is not to be made part of $ 68,000,000 -.? US"

"No way".

"Way! And we want to do it again. With you we cannot duplicate that. The fans are asking for it. Only you would sing lead on four, maybe five songs. Stand behind their keyboards for the rest of the time. Come on, all for one and one for all! Split five ways.'ll be prepared for life. "

"(Silva) OK - as long as we're not doing this for the money."

"Ha ha! You got it!"

High ticket prices are the main complaint that enters the Fleetwood Mac tour nostalgia Rexall Place Saturday night - and everyone should shut up because it is well spent for stealing music from the internet. Quid pro quo, Clarice, quid pro quo.

What we got for our money was a treat for Baby Boomers of all ages: the magic line-up (more or less) responsible for some of the seminal songs of an entire generation: Woman witch mojo Stevie Nicks the incredible magic of Lindsey Buckingham's guitar, the competent rhythm section John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood, and finally, the missing high sweet harmonies reluctant Christine McVie, for the first time in 16 years. That chemical is uncommon in any rock band.

Chain - one of the many songs that causes seizures incontinent nostalgia just hear a couple of notes - was the first step in Maccian Memory Lane. No new album to get in the way of the charts without stopping, much of the show seemed designed to show the gifts of their independent stars from each other, except for the supporting roles. You know, like the Eagles. Among several impressive feats of prowess guitaring, shining moment was his turn Buckingham solo Never back again, while Nicks was impeccable, perfectly raspy scarfily in his signature ballad Landslide. For all the guys in the crowd who had been waiting only inevitable battery Mick was saved by World Turning, in the encore. And Christine is the point of final look, alone at his piano for Songbird.

Rumors that huge 1977 album without which probably would not even be here, provided that the main aim of the devotion of the fan on Saturday night. The McVie wrote-and-done You Make Loving Fun arrived early, showing so absent band member in reasonable shape, with a voice that only became stronger as the show ended. Other highlights of this great album included Dreams - Stevie another signature song - along with Second Hand News (another song Lindsey) Gold Dust Woman and later, with another epic guitar solo. The capper of the night was do not Stop, after which, ironically, he stopped short. It's easy to tell who wrote what, in fact, some very different songs - contrast Nicks' Gyspy with Buckingham Big Love - it's hard to believe it's the same band. Maybe that's what made it so special.

From the incomplete experience Fleetwood Mac in 2013 in this same building, two groups of ex-boyfriends were on stage here at the most famous rock 'n' roll love quadrangle of all time; everyone seemed to be getting over his advanced maturity. As your paper Stevie woman said, "She seems happy to be back." Lindsey called this meeting proper "deep, fertile and beautiful new chapter" in the history of the band.

If only! It was pretty good, not transcendent, not special or one-of-a-kind, such as concerts go; more like just another concert. Another concert of Fleetwood Mac, of course. They derive no additional necessary stops to deliver the results we all know and love. The sound was full, and little is left to chance, with two supporting musicians and three singers more, but it seemed like there was something missing. Do you think it could have arisen by at least one band for Tusk, rather than canned horns, but what are you going to do? If you do not love them now, you never will again.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Full Lineup: Kenny Chesney, Fleetwood Mac To Rock TODAY's Fall Concert Series

The weather may be cold, but that does not mean the end to see the hottest musical acts are performed in TODAY. Instead, the hitmakers are still coming to Rockefeller Plaza for a special fall concert series Toyota.

Country superstar Kenny Chesney will kick off the fall series on Tuesday, September 23, singing some new material from her upcoming album, "The Big Revival".

As a global pop sensation One Direction previously announced, will celebrate the release of their new album, "Four" with a special performance live TODAY Universal Orlando Resort Monday, November 17.

And the "rumors" are true - the classic lineup of Fleetwood Mac Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie and John McVie will gather to perform hits from the band on Thursday 9 October.

But the big names do not stop there, because powerful trio Lady Antebellum, British rock sensation of the Bastille, and Ylvis, the duo behind the viral hit "Fox says What?" They are also in the lineup.

Register for the Fan Pass today to learn how you can get VIP tickets for concerts.

Below is a list of concerts presented in our place scheduled to date:

  •       Tuesday, September 23: Kenny Chesney, #KennyChesneyTODAY
  •       Tuesday, September 30: Lady Antebellum, #LadyATODAY
  •       Monday, October 6: Bastille, #BastilleTODAY
  •       Thursday, October 9: Fleetwood Mac, #FleetwoodMacTODAY
  •       Thursday, October 16: Ylvis, #YlvisTODAY
  •       Monday, October 20: Neil Diamond, #NeilDiamondTODAY

Additional performances will be announced throughout the season.

Fans and visitors are encouraged to come to the plaza for the live performances. You are viewing on a first come, first served outside the TODAY studio window-in-the-world on 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Fans should arrive by 6 am for best viewing.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

SummerFest Features Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band

Growing up in a family of musicians with musical influences around her, Brooke Walton played with the idea of starting a Fleetwood Mac tribute year for many years.

It was after she made an appearance in "Night of a Thousand Stevies" in New York at the Highline Ballroom in 2009 that the idea became reality.

Affectionately called Nightbird, the band consisting of Brooke, who is the spitting image of Stevie Nicks as vocalist; her husband, Adam Walton on guitar; his brother, Jason Phillips on drums; Delong Wolff on bass / vocals and a great "Christine McVie" with Kelli Thompson.

Nightbird made his most recent performance at the Fourth of July festivities in Kings Harbor and is carried out in the SummerFest Humble in Humble Civic Center on Saturday, August 2.

Stoney LaRue was previously scheduled to perform, but the show was canceled due to schedule conflicts and the organizers were interested in bringing local artists to headline the event.

Members of Nightbird are more than excited to play a concert in the humble area and will continue to bring the music of Fleetwood Mac community.

"I come from a musical family," Brooke said. "My parents were really playing music as a duo called" One plus One "around Houston before I was born and I was literally on stage hearing the song 'Dreams', while I was in the womb. Singing I was born.

"I also grew up with my brother who is the drummer in playing Nightbird music. It's a family thing for sure. Wolff has played in several bands over the years including Mean Gene Kelton and recalcitrant. Adam began playing guitar in his early teens with his brother. Trent. Kelli went to school for music gas been in several bands. She also plays guitar. "

When asked to remember what makes his performances more exciting and memorable, Brooke said it was the "experience of seeing so many smiling faces in the crowd, from all walks of life, gathering, meet them and hear how Bird Night of brought back those happy memories in their lives or even touched in some way.

"There are a lot of difficult times in the world right now, and if we can take away from it for a while, then I think we have done our job."

Besides acting f Nightbird, a variety of other musicians will perform and free activities for the whole family throughout the day and a classic car show.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Michael Eavis Says Fleetwood Mac Will Not Play Glastonbury 2014

Michael Eavis said that Fleetwood Mac will not play Glastonbury Festival next year.

The band is rumored to be performing at the festival, but the founder has denied that the event will be playing Worthy Farm in 2014. However, told The Guardian, Eavis said he hopes to get the band to play classic rock following year. "It is our hope to get 2015, but next year," he said.

In October, the bookies stopped taking bets on Fleetwood Mac headlining the Glastonbury Festival in 2014. Above Ladbrokes offered odds of 1/4 to see the band play the Pyramid Stage in June next year. However, after a period of increasing speculation after the UK tour of Fleetwood Mac, betting was suspended.

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2014 sold out in record time, after going on sale on October 6. 120,000 tickets sold out in 1 hour and 27 minutes, beating the record of 1 hour and 40 minutes last year. Eavis revealed that more than a million people had registered for tickets for the event next year.

Dolly Parton is strongly rumored to be playing Glastonbury Festival 2014.
According to reports, the country music icon is making its debut at Worthy Farm in June, according to The Sun, and will slot the 'legends' Sunday evening, June 29, 2014.'S supposed date would fit perfectly with his 2014 UK tour, which sees Parton playing O2 Arena in London on June 27, but left with an open schedule to tour the Nottingham Arena July 2. Arcade Fire and Lily Allen have already confirmed themselves for the festival, with Arcade Fire headlining the Pyramid Stage on Friday night (June 27).