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Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in 1967 in London. The only original member present in the band is its namesake drummer, Mick Fleetwood. Despite band founder Peter Green naming the group by combining the surnames of two of his former bandmates (Fleetwood, McVie) from John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, bassist John McVie played neither on their first single nor at their first concerts. The keyboardist, Christine McVie, has, to date, appeared on all but two albums, either as a member or as a session musician. She also supplied the artwork for the album "Kiln House". 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 from 1975 to 1987, with more pop-orientation, featuring Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. The band enjoyed more modest success in the intervening period between 1971 and 1974, with the line-up including Bob Welch, and also during the 1990s which saw more personnel changes before the return of Nicks and Buckingham in 1997, and more recently, the departure of Christine McVie.
December 11, 2009
Fleetwood Mac are the latest act rumoured to be headlining Glastonbury next June. Celebrity gossip site Holy Holy claims the pop-rock veterans will close the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm on Sunday June 27. Read more
April 23, 2009
Stevie Nicks and Joe Walsh were so hooked on drugs during their romance, they feared they'd die if they didn't split. The Fleetwood Mac singer dated Eagles star Walsh during the 1980s and describes him as "the great, great love of my life". Read more
December 5, 2008
Fleetwood Mac have unveiled details of their first full tour in five years. The band's 15-date tour will begin on March 1st in Pittsburgh and also includes a show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Read more
November 11, 2008
Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham has offered to serenade President George W Bush's departure from the White House. Buckingham, a Democrat supporter, has written a song called 'Treason' which he said is “all about selfishness and greed”. Read more
March 26, 2008
Fleetwood Mac have revealed their plans to tour in early 2009, possibly with Sheryl Crow augmenting the legendary outfit. In an interview last week, Crow, who is close friends with band member Stevie Nicks, revealed her intentions to tour with them next year. Read more
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