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Fleetwood Mac

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Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. Fleetwood Mac were founded by guitarist Peter Green, drummer Mick Fleetwood and guitarist Jeremy Spencer, before bassist John McVie joined the line-up for their self-titled debut album. Danny Kirwan joined as a third guitarist in 1968. Keyboardist and vocalist Christine Perfect, who contributed as a session musician from the second album, married McVie and joined in 1970.

Primarily a British blues band at first, Fleetwood Mac scored a UK number one with "Albatross", and had other hits such as the singles "Oh Well" and "Man of the World". All three guitarists left in succession during the early 1970s, to be replaced by guitarists Bob Welch and Bob Weston and vocalist Dave Walker. By 1974, Welch, Weston and Walker had all either departed or been dismissed, leaving the band without a male lead vocalist or guitarist. In late 1974, while Fleetwood was scouting studios in Los Angeles, he heard American folk-rock duo Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, and asked Buckingham to be their new lead guitarist, and Buckingham agreed on condition that Nicks could also join the band.

The addition of Buckingham and Nicks gave the band a more pop rock sound, and their 1975 self-titled album, Fleetwood Mac, reached No. 1 in the United States. Rumours (1977), Fleetwood Mac's second album after the arrival of Buckingham and Nicks, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles and remained at number one on the American albums chart for 31 weeks. It also reached the top spot in countries around the world and won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978. Rumours has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums in history. Although each member of the band went through a breakup (John and Christine McVie, Buckingham and Nicks, and Fleetwood and his wife Jenny) while recording the album, they continued to write and record music together.

The band's personnel remained stable through three more studio albums, but by the late 1980s began to disintegrate. After Buckingham and Nicks each left the band, they were replaced by a number of other guitarists and vocalists. A 1993 one-off performance for the first inauguration of Bill Clinton featured the line-up of Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Nicks, and Buckingham back together for the first time in six years. A full reunion occurred four years later, and the group released their fourth U.S. No. 1 album, The Dance (1997), a live compilation of their hits, also marking the 20th anniversary of Rumours. Christine McVie left the band in 1998, but continued to work with the band in a session capacity. Meanwhile, the group remained together as a four-piece, releasing their most recent studio album, Say You Will, in 2003. Christine McVie rejoined the band full-time in 2014. In 2018, Buckingham was fired from the band and replaced by Mike Campbell, formerly of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Neil Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House.

Fleetwood Mac have sold more than 120 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands. In 1979, the group were honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1998 the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2018, the band received the MusiCares Person of the Year award from The Recording Academy in recognition of their artistic achievement in the music industry and dedication to philanthropy.

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August 2, 2022

St. Vincent Covers Fleetwood Mac's “Dreams” With Stay Human

Annie Clark performed the 1977 single during her weeklong residency on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

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August 2, 2022

Mo Ostin, legendary Warner Bros. Records chief, dead at 95

During Ostin's three-decade tenure, the label's roster included the likes of The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more The post Mo Ostin, legendary Warner Bros. Records chief, dead at 95 appeared first on NME.

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July 30, 2022

St Vincent covers Fleetwood Mac during residency on ‘Colbert’

The musician performed Fleetwood Mac hit 'Dreams' on the show The post St Vincent covers Fleetwood Mac during residency on ‘Colbert’ appeared first on NME.

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July 7, 2022

The 20 Best Fleetwood Mac Covers

From Harry Styles to Miley Cyrus and beyond, an impressive assortment of artists has taken on the band’s songs.

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June 23, 2022

Christine McVie on Navigating the ‘Storm’ of Fleetwood Mac and the Genius of Peter Green

The singer-songwriter also discusses a possible memoir and biopic, her favorite era of Fleetwood Mac, and what it was like returning to the band after 15 years

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June 21, 2022

Brett Tuggle, keyboardist for Fleetwood Mac and The David Lee Roth Band, has died

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June 20, 2022

Brett Tuggle, Keyboardist for Fleetwood Mac & Member of David Lee Roth Band, Dies at 70

The musician co-wrote Roth's "Just Like Paradise," which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1988.

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June 20, 2022

Brett Tuggle, Fleetwood Mac and David Lee Roth Band Keyboardist, Dead at 70

He spent 20 years on the road with Fleetwood Mac, and also co-wrote the 1987 David Lee Roth hit "Just Like Paradise"

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June 16, 2022

Christine McVie On Her New Solo Collection ‘Songbird,’ Uncertain Future of Fleetwood Mac

Listen to her new version of the 1976 Fleetwood Mac classic "Songbird" where the original vocal track has been paired with a new string arrangement

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June 9, 2022

Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie says, “cocaine and champagne made me perform better”

"My drug of choice was cocaine and champagne" The post Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie says, “cocaine and champagne made me perform better” appeared first on NME.

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May 2, 2022

“Dreams” (Fleetwood Mac), No. 1, June 18, 1977

While Lindsey Buckingham wrote “Go Your Own Way” as a response to his and Nicks’ brutal breakup in 1976, Nicks wrote the less literal “Dreams,” and gave the band their only Hot 100 No. 1 hit. The song was written during the tempestuous making of their blockbuster album Rumours, on a day where Nicks wasn’t […]

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May 2, 2022

Fleetwood Mac’s 50 Greatest Songs

From British blues to California rock, from smooth sunshine to the most haunting breakup epics ever

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April 22, 2022

Guitar Maker Rick Turner, Whose Invention Imbued Fleetwood Mac’s Sound, Dies at 78

"The father of boutique guitar building" created Lindsey Buckingham’s signature axe and had a hand in building the Grateful Dead’s famous "Wall of Sound."

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April 20, 2022

Watch Doggface Make His Rap Debut in Klypso's "Low Rider" Video f/ Snoop Dogg

Nathan “Doggface” Apodaca's come-up after going viral with his TikTok video set to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams" continues, as he's now linked with Snoop Dogg.

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March 24, 2022

Watch Mike Campbell Play Tom Petty Classics On First-Ever Solo Tour

His show features an emotional "Southern Accents" and an epic "You Got Lucky" that stretches to 12 minutes and contains a tease of Fleetwood Mac's "Rhiannon"

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February 26, 2022

Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks on Ukraine conflict: “My heart is broken”

"This is Hitler coming back to haunt us" The post Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks on Ukraine conflict: “My heart is broken” appeared first on NME.

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January 26, 2022

Watch Kacey Musgraves cover Fleetwood Mac at impromptu Philadelphia performance

The star made a surprise appearance at a gay bar in the city ahead of her 'Star-Crossed: Unveiled' tour stop The post Watch Kacey Musgraves cover Fleetwood Mac at impromptu Philadelphia performance appeared first on NME.

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January 26, 2022

Kacey Musgraves Covers a Fleetwood Mac Classic During Surprise Philadelphia Bar Appearance: Watch

Musgraves made the pit stop before her Jan. 26 concert at the Wells Fargo Center for her Star-Crossed: Unveiled tour.

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January 26, 2022

Kacey Musgraves Just Did the Most Kacey Thing Ever: Surprising a Philly Gay Bar With a Fleetwood Mac Cover

The singer popped into the historic Tavern on Camac to croon "Dreams" ahead of her show at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center

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January 19, 2022

Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood to Produce Music Drama Series for Fox

13 Songs tells the story of an aging musician

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January 19, 2022

Mick Fleetwood to produce TV series about an aging rock star who faces terminal cancer

The Fleetwood Mac co-founder will also contribute music to the show, called ‘13 Songs’ The post Mick Fleetwood to produce TV series about an aging rock star who faces terminal cancer appeared first on NME.

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January 19, 2022

Mick Fleetwood to Produce Musical TV Series 13 Songs

The Fleetwood Mac drummer will executive produce and contribute music to the series

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January 6, 2022

11 Acts We’d Like to See at Desert Trip II – From U2 to David Gilmour and The Kinks

If a second Oldchella happens, might the organizers finally reunite the Kinks? How about Fleetwood Mac with Lindsey Buckingham or Billy Joel and Elton John?

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December 2, 2021

Lindsey Buckingham says Fleetwood Mac didn’t work as a band “on paper”

"But yet that was the very thing that made us so effective" The post Lindsey Buckingham says Fleetwood Mac didn’t work as a band “on paper” appeared first on NME.

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November 24, 2021

Lindsay Buckingham gives retroactive credit and payment to songwriters after accidental plagiarism

The former Fleetwood Mac musician forgot it wasn't his original demo The post Lindsay Buckingham gives retroactive credit and payment to songwriters after accidental plagiarism appeared first on NME.

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November 20, 2021

Ed Sheeran, Yungblud and more join all-star charity Fleetwood Mac cover

Anne-Marie and Niall Horan led the Children In Need version of 'Everywhere', also featuring Griff, Lewis Capaldi and Sam Smith The post Ed Sheeran, Yungblud and more join all-star charity Fleetwood Mac cover appeared first on NME.

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September 17, 2021

Lindsey Buckingham Brings Ripping Guitar Solos to Late-Night With ‘On the Wrong Side’

Track appears on former Fleetwood Mac rocker's new self-titled solo album

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September 15, 2021

Lana Del Rey, U2, Fleetwood Mac lead Record Store Day Black Friday releases

More than 100 artists will have limited-edition releases up for grabs in November The post Lana Del Rey, U2, Fleetwood Mac lead Record Store Day Black Friday releases appeared first on NME.

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September 10, 2021

Flashback: Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham’s Last ‘Landslide’?

Unless things dramatically change with the former Fleetwood Mac bandmates, this will wind up being the last time they play "Landslide" together

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September 9, 2021

Stevie Nicks makes first public statement on Lindsey Buckingham’s exit from Fleetwood Mac

"It’s unfortunate that Lindsey has chosen to tell a revisionist history of what transpired" The post Stevie Nicks makes first public statement on Lindsey Buckingham’s exit from Fleetwood Mac appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Fireflies/One More Night (Demos)

June 25, 2021

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Hold Me (Live at The Forum, Inglewood, CA 10/21/82)

April 2, 2021

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Gold Dust Woman (Live at The Forum, Inglewood, CA 8/29/77)

March 5, 2021

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The Chain (Live at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, OH, 5/20/80)

February 10, 2021

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Before the Beginning - 1968-1970 Rare Live & Demo Sessions (Remastered)

November 15, 2019

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Madison Blues (Version 1) [Live] [Remastered]

September 27, 2019

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Albatross (Live) [Remastered]

April 2, 2019

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50 Years - Don't Stop

November 16, 2018

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Say You Will

April 15, 2003

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Shrine '69

April 28, 2000

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The Dance

August 19, 1997

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Landslide

January 1, 1997

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Gypsy (Live)

January 1, 1997

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Time

October 10, 1995

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Behind the Mask

April 10, 1990

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Tango in the Night (2017 Remaster)

April 14, 1987

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Tango In the Night (Deluxe Edition)

April 13, 1987

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Live in Boston

February 5, 1985

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Mirage (Deluxe Edition)

June 18, 1982

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Live

December 8, 1980

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Live (Deluxe Edition)

January 1, 1980

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Tusk (Expanded)

October 12, 1979

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Tusk (Deluxe Edition)

October 12, 1979

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Tusk (2015 Remaster)

October 12, 1979

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Rumours (Deluxe Edition)

February 4, 1977

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Rumours (Super Deluxe)

February 4, 1977

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Rumours

February 4, 1977

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Fleetwood Mac (Deluxe Edition)

July 11, 1975

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Fleetwood Mac

July 11, 1975

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Fleetwood Mac (2017 Remaster)

July 11, 1975

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Heroes Are Hard to Find

September 13, 1974

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Mystery to Me

October 15, 1973

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Penguin

March 30, 1973

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Bare Trees

March 1, 1972

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Future Games

September 3, 1971

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The Original Fleetwood Mac

May 4, 1971

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Kiln House

September 18, 1970

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Blues Jam in Chicago, Vol. 2

December 5, 1969

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Blues Jam in Chicago, Vol. 1

December 5, 1969

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Then Play On (2013 Remaster; Expanded Edition)

September 19, 1969

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The Pious Bird of Good Omen

August 15, 1969

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Mr. Wonderful (Deluxe)

August 23, 1968

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Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac (Deluxe)

February 24, 1968

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7936 South Rhodes (2005 Remaster)

January 25, 1968

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