Fleetwood Mac has been one of the most adaptive groups in music history with their many changes in membership, vocals, and even style. However, a few things always remained the same: the name and the songs that have followed the group no matter what. The band’s history began with Mick Fleetwood and some members of his band at the time called The Bluesbreakers wanted to break off and asked drummer John McVie to join. In order to persuade him, Fleetwood promised McVie’s name would be incorporated into the band name. After seeing Fleetwood’s band perform, McVie thought it would be worth it to join in and Fleetwood Mac was born.Originally a blues rock band, the installation of keyboardist and vocalist Christine McVie brought along new and exciting lyrics along with a more pop oriented sound in the 70’s. Members Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined the team to create the Fleetwood Mac album and Nick’s hits like Landslide and Rhiannon boosted their popularity. After Stevie Nicks took the lead on the stage, the album that followed, Rumours, is by far Fleetwood Mac’s greatest success being the sixth-highest-selling album of all time with 45 million copies sold around the world. The album was released during a time when the group’s rise in fame lead to a downward spiral in the personal lives of all of the band members. The songs that were inspired by those experiences like Go Your Own Way, Dreams, Don’t Stop, and You Make Loving Fun made were huge hits and are now considered classics. Over the years the band slowly broke apart to pursue solo careers, but as of 2014, the core group John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie have reunited and the band is back in business.
Fleetwood Mac is a pop rock group with key band members from both the United States and the United Kingdom. They have a long history spanning more than four decades, 17 studio albums, and many more very public fights between band mates who may double as romantic partners. Fleetwood Mac tickets will once again be on sale as four of the five returns for a re-release and potentially new material.
The album being released is the diamond-certified Rumours. Released 35 years ago, the album is one of the best-selling of all-time and would be the beginning of a time marked by incredible commercial success, but also hampered by emotional strain as lovers began to quarrel. The album had just four singles, beginning with “Go Your Own Way”. The number one single is still played to this day. “Dreams” would be another soft rock track that remains on summer playlists on classic rock stations. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks wrote these songs as their romance was coming to an end. “Don’t Stop” featured keyboardist Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham on vocals, McVie finding inspiration from her divorce from Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie.
Years later, this album continues to be one of the most popular from the era. It was written as the group was on the verge of splitting apart. Most of the original five will be back. Mick Fleetwood will be playing the drums. John McVie will be plucking his bass guitar. Lindsey Buckingham will be strumming his guitar and singing a little. Stevie Nicks will be singing her heart out and taking on the role of keyboardist, one left open by Christine’s decade and a half departure.
In addition to this re-release, the year 2013 may see the release of new Fleetwood Mac material. Mick, John, and Lindsey got together and began playing around with music while Stevie was on a solo tour. The result is material all four seem excited to perform in both the recording studio and live. This will be the first new album in a decade and will likely have at least have a few tracks previewed for those with Fleetwood Mac concert tickets.