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Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac

Review by Bud Scoppa, Circus, November 1975

FROM LISTENING to Fleetwood Mac, you'd think this once-definitive British blues band was a Southern California pop group – and you'd be right. The three ...

Fleetwood Mac: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, June 1980

CROWDS, HOWEVER passive, make me unhappy. As Eli Wallach said on TV (The Magnificent Seven) last Sunday afternoon, "If God didn't want them to be ...

Stevie Nicks: Confessions Of A Rock Chick

Interview by Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror, November 2003

CURLED UP on the sofa at Fleetwood Mac's Los Angeles rehearsal studios, Stevie Nicks looks every inch the ageing rock chick survivor. At her feet ...

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Fleetwood Mac (1977)

Interview by John Pidgeon, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1977

Mick Fleetwood takes us through a history of the band from 'Albatross' on, and is joined by Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham to talk about the Fleetwood Mac and Rumours albums.

File format: mp3; file size: 29.8mb, interview length: 32' 33" sound quality: ****

Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood (1995)

Interview by Johnny Black, Rock's Backpages Audio, November 1995

The veteran drummer assesses the career of Fleetwood Mac, looking at key songs from their career from 'Oh Well' to 'Tusk'

File format: mp3 File size: 43.7mb Interview length: 47 minutes 46 seconds Sound quality: ****

Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks (2003)

Interview by Gavin Martin, Rock's Backpages Audio, April 2003

Mick Fleetwood on getting it on with Stevie Nicks, his place in the band and cocaine; Stevie Nicks on her relationship with Lindsey Buckingham, dud boob jobs, songwriting and cocaine.

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 64.6mb, total interview length: 1h 10' 38" sound quality: ****

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

Fleetwood Mac: Peter Green – The Guitarist Who Won't Forsake The Blues

Interview by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, August 1967

ANYONE WHO in a year has built up the reputation of being Britain's best blues guitarist, must have some interesting things to say, and therefore ...

New Albums by John Mayall, Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison et al

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, March 1968

Staunch British blues fans will dig Mayall's Diary LP set ...

A Perfect Marriage: Christine Of Chicken Shack And John Of Fleetwood Fame

Interview by Penny Valentine, Disc and Music Echo, January 1969

BLONDE, GRITTY Christine Perfect not only bears the distinction of being lead singer of the famed Chicken Shack blues band, but is also married to ...

Fleetwood Mac: Sold Out? Gerroff!

Interview by Royston Eldridge, Melody Maker, March 1969

PETER GREEN defends Fleetwood Mac ...

Union Jack Blues

Comment by Geoffrey Cannon, Guardian, The, October 1969

MEETING JANIS Joplin a few months ago, before her Albert Hall concert, I was staggered to feel how nervous she was. Then she explained. She ...

Fleetwood Mac: Then Play On (Reprise)

Review by John Morthland, Rolling Stone, December 1969

Nowadays Fleetwood Mac is stepping out on its own. Tired of being another British blues band, the group has said goodbye to Elmore James and ...

Fleetwood Mac: Falling Victim To An Epidemic

Interview by Rob Partridge, Record Mirror, June 1970

GROUP SPLITS have become the foot-and-mouth disease of pop. And this year the splits have become almost endemic with British bands. ...

The Fleetwood Mac Interview

Interview by Rick McGrath, Georgia Straight, The, April 1971

I remember this interview very well. We were at The Bayshore Hotel, and the interview was with Jeremy Spencer and Mick Fleetwood. John McVie and ...

Fleetwood Mac: Future Games

Review by Loyd Grossman, Rolling Stone, December 1971

BACK IN the Bar-Mitzvah days of the drug culture the British music scene was shaken by what came to be known as The Blues Boom. ...

Savoy Brown/Fleetwood Mac/Long John Baldry: University of New Haven, Connecticut

Live Review by Jon Tiven, Phonograph Record, May 1972

ASHMUN & REYNOLDS, two singers (one of whom also plays bass) with the Baldry band, opened the show with a couple of numbers of their ...

Fleetwood Mac: Bare Trees

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, June 1972

FLEETWOOD MAC'S last two records, Kiln House and Future Games, have between them provided me with perhaps a hundred hours of enjoyment. And that's the ...

Fleetwood Mac: The Fleetwood Mac of Today

Interview by Barbara Charone, New Musical Express, June 1973

FLEETWOOD MAC have been through a lot of changes since the club days. What began as a straight blues band has progressed into new musical ...

Fleetwood Mac: New Singer and A New Sound

Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, January 1974

NEW FLEETWOOD MAC singer Dave Walker says his move to the group from Savoy Brown has given him a feeling of liberation. He claims it ...

Fleetwood Mac Flak: Manager Takes Name, Not Members, On Tour

Report by Loraine Alterman, Rolling Stone, February 1974

And then there were none... ...

Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)

Review by Ben Edmonds, Phonograph Record, September 1975

If you’re one of those people like me who lost track of Fleetwood Mac in the post-Peter Green haze of erratic albums and perpetual personnel ...

Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, September 1975

NOT ONLY IS Fleetwood Mac no longer blues oriented, it isn't even really British: The two newest members, Lindsey Buckingham (guitar and vocals) and Stevie ...

Fleetwood Mac: Mac Bounce Back

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Melody Maker, June 1976

THE LAST YEAR has brought Fleetwood Mac a platinum LP – Fleetwood Mac – their eighth album for Reprise records, from which two top ten ...

Fleetwood Mac

Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, July 1976

THE YELLOW CAB has taken me just over half the distance down to 6565 Sunset Boulevard before I notice the driver look in his rearview ...

Fleetwood Mac: Universal Amphitheatre, L.A./Sunday Break II, Austin, Texas

Live Review by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, October 1976

FOR FLEETWOOD MAC success is in the bag, and the bag is soft-rock. Progressive MOR, MOR/progressive, whatever your preference, it's the new formula for wide-acceptance ...

Fleetwood Mac: John and Christine and Stevie and Lindsay and Mick…

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, October 1976

"DON'T TAKE your love away from me, don't you leave my heart in misery, if you go then I'll be blue, 'cos breaking up is ...

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours

Review by Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, April 1977

I'M CONVINCED there's gonna be heavy bidding on the movie rights to this story. A legendary but unstable British rock band emigrates to L.A., ...

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (Warner Bros.)

Review by Fred Schruers, Circus, April 1977

YOU COULD look it up. After 10 years and a like number of frequently boring albums (some great stuff in there, too), these penguin fanciers ...

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours

Review by John Swenson, Rolling Stone, April 1977

ROCK & ROLL HAS this bad habit of being unpredictable. You never can tell when a band will undergo that alchemic transmigration from lead to ...

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (Warner Bros.)

Review by Stephen Demorest, Creem, May 1977

SURE, THIS album deserves platinum status a much as the next Kiss LP, but frankly there's only one cut that really sends me – 'Dreams', ...

Fleetwood Mac: Carrying the Albatross

Profile and Interview by Philip Norman, Sunday Times, 1978

FLEETWOOD MAC have returned to Britain, a decade after their song 'Albatross' set a new mood and mellow tone for the rock guitar. But that ...

Fleetwood Mac: Tusk (Warner Brothers)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, October 1979

ALMOST EVERYONE, barring the inevitable elitist bores blinkered by their own super-hipness, seemed to have a soft spot for Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. In late '77, ...

Fleetwood Mac's Tusk and The Eagles' The Long Run

Review by Al Aronowitz, Washington Post, The, November 1979

LONG AND EAGERLY AWAITED, Fleetwood Mac's Tusk comes as the most spectacular event in records since Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life. Less ...

Fleetwood Mac: Madison Square Garden, NYC

Live Review by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, December 1979

YOU ENTER the stream of bodies pouring through the portholes of Madison Square Garden. You get caught up in the tide. Into the awesome space ...

Fleetwood Mac: Tusk: From Shining Platinum To Dull Ivory

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, January 1980

WHITE ELEPHANT is more like it, heffalumping into the thick four-sided forest, stomping on moby grapes, swatting at the metaphysical graffiti carved into the tree ...

Fleetwood Mac: Can't Go Home Again

Profile and Interview by Chris Salewicz, Trouser Press, April 1980

OF COURSE, Fleetwood Mac is the American Dream. The band's success story is the stuff of which the mythology of modern day America is made: ...

The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac: Live

Review by Robot A. Hull, Washington Post, The, December 1980

LIVE ROCK ALBUMS, especially the pompous two-record variety, generally are an excuse for extended guitar work and prolonged drum solos. A marketing strategy and a ...

A Vote For Fleetwood Mac

Essay by Al Aronowitz, Blacklisted Masterpieces of Al Aronowitz, The, 1981

Washington I have no faith in politicians. I think musicians are full of shit, too, but music makes me feel better. Music makes me ...

Fleetwood Mac: Stevie Nicks, Macramé Goddess

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Creem, 1982

TO STEAL from Groucho Marx (after all we're talking nicks), the trouble with doing interviews is having to sit down next to someone you don't ...

Lindsey Buckingham: A Pop Renegade

Interview by David Gans, Record, April 1982

AS THE NEXT Fleetwood Mac album nears completion, Lindsey Buckingham is faced with divided interests. Much of the responsibility for the success or failure of ...

Fleetwood Mac: Mac Attack

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, May 1982

Sandy Robertson finds out what's eating Christine McVie of FLEETWOOD MAC ...

Fleetwood Mac: Mirage

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, July 1982

FORMULA, BEATS-per-minute, ahhh. Fleetwood Mac really do have a lot of honour for folks with such a pile of cash. Coming after this line-up's eponymous ...

Fleetwood Mac: Where's Stevie?

Interview by David Gans, Record, September 1982

FANTASY ISLAND, Ca. – On the kitchen table in Mick Fleetwood's Malibu mansion sits a model of the stage design for Fleetwood Mac's upcoming American ...

The US Festival: Us & Them

Report by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, September 1982

That Woz the Fest that Woz! Barney Hoskyns takes a bite of the rotten Apple and hangs his head in despair ...

Fleetwood Mac: Gypsies, Tramps or Thieves?

Profile and Interview by John Mendelsohn, Creem, February 1983

ONE DAY SOON, there will be no more stuffed animals in the world. No stuffed koalas or pandas or ocelots or giraffes will remain for ...

Fleetwood Mac: War & Peace

Retrospective and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, July 1987

"I WANT TO look eighteen or younger, right?" says Christine McVie, aged 42. "I know – an impossible task!" ...

Fleetwood Mac Return Without Leaving

Interview by J. Kordosh, Creem, September 1987

UP IN THE hills of Bel Air is Lindsey Buckingham's house, Lindsey Buckingham's croquet-perfect lawn, Lindsey Buckingham's pool, Lindsey Buckingham's radio-controlled toy submarine that's busted, ...

Fleetwood Mac: Dirty Dancing

Interview by Dave Zimmer, BAM, October 1987

Fleetwood Mac Swap Partners For Tango Tour ...

Fleetwood Mac: All Meat With The Big Macs

Interview by Mark Cooper, Guardian, The, May 1988

As Fleetwood Mac start a major tour Mark Cooper talks to Christine McVie about the band that refused to die ...

Fleetwood mac: Greatest Hits

Review by Mat Snow, Q, January 1989

A GREATEST HITS without 'Oh Well'? 'Man Of The World'? 'The Green Manalishi'? A Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits without, for goodness' sake, 'Albatross'?!? Apart from ...

Mick Fleetwood: The Ancient Tympanist…

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, May 1990

... and he stoppeth one of three. With a cautionary tale about a troupe of travelling musicians who, seeking their fortunes, embarked upon a journey ...

Going Their Own Way: Fleetwood Mac Finds a New Life Without Lindsey Buckingham

Report and Interview by Toby Creswell, Rolling Stone (Australia), June 1990

"IT WAS FRIGHTENING, because you don't know if it's going to work," says Stevie Nicks, recalling Lindsey Buckingham's departure from Fleetwood Mac in 1987. The ...

Mick Fleetwood: Silencing The Rumours

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Happening, January 1991

FLEETWOOD MAC has been around for more than twenty years, and for over half that time, has been one of the best-selling American rock & ...

Peter Green: Rarities, Two Greens Make A Blue and Tramp: Tramp

Review by Andy Gill, Q, May 1991

AS A RULE, old legends might best be left alone to gather mythic dust. ...

Lindsey Buckingham: Your Money or Your Wife!

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, September 1992

It was a real-life adult farce: drinks and shrinks, drugs and deceit, marital breakdowns and "lifestyle-problems", lies and lunacy. Then Lindsey Buckingham quit Fleetwood Mac. ...

Peter Green: The End Of The Game

Retrospective by Harry Shapiro, Record Collector, August 1993

PETER GREEN'S decision in June 1967 to quit his role as lead guitarist with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers brought one era of British blues to an ...

Peter Green: The Supernatural

Retrospective and Interview by Harry Shapiro, MOJO, May 1994

PETE MOODY Former bass player with The Grebbels – "We were support band to The Yardbirds at the Crawdaddy and Peter used to come along ...

Stevie Nicks

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, July 1994

SINCE SHE FIRST EXPLODED ON THE ROCK SCENE IN 1975 AS THE SEDUCTIVE FOCAL POINT OF FLEETWOOD MAC, STEVIE NICKS HAS BEEN AS MUCH AN ...

Fleetwood Mac: Tusk

Retrospective by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, March 1995

If anyone remembers Fleetwood Mac's Tusk at all, it's as the surprise flop sequel to 1977 Rumours. A soft rock masterpiece (gorgeous melodicism charged with ...

Mick Fleetwood

Interview by Johnny Black, MOJO, December 1995

'Shake Your Moneymaker'From Fleetwood Mac LP 1968 (Blue Horizon) MY INEPTNESS TO do separate things at speed became my style of drumming. When it got ...

"I'm Peter Green"

Interview by Cliff Jones, MOJO, September 1996

OUTSIDE IT'S RAINING, THE KIND OF slick, greasy rain you only get in cities. The atmosphere is oppressive. Inside the Brewer's Inn, Wandsworth – a ...

The Shape I'm In: Peter Green

Profile by Johnny Black, MOJO, September 1996

IT'S MID-WINTER 1968. The five members of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac are huddled together, holding hands on the floor of the Gorham Hotel on West ...

Eyewitness: The Recording of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

Interview by Johnny Black, Q, May 1997

They were, it seemed, about to go their own ways, but first, troubled Fleetwood Mac had to finish off Rumours. To this end they needed ...

Fleetwood Mac: The Way We Were

Report and Interview by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, September 1997

IT IS DEJA VU of the very strangest sort on this May night in Burbank, California. Thrilled to be at this invitation-only event, each and ...

Lindsey Buckingham: Back in Mac

Interview by Mike Mettler, Guitar, October 1997

TO BORROW A lyric from our subject's song 'Go Insane', there are two kinds of Lindsey Buckinghams in this world. ...

Fleetwood Mac: Back In The Chain Gang

Retrospective and Interview by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, October 1997

Fleetwood Mac were the lovingest, fightingest, druggingest band of the '70s. Twenty years later, the psychodrama continues… ...

Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow: Mick Fleetwood's Internet About-Face

Interview by Charles Bermant, Web, The, November 1997

"I WAS VERY wrong," says Mick Fleetwood, the drummer who, with John and Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks, crewed Fleetwood Mac, one of ...

Fleetwood Mac Won't Stop

Comment by Matt Hanks, Memphis Flyer, November 1997

IN THE SUMMER of '95, Fleetwood Mac found themselves slogging across the country on a dismal rock-and-roll revival tour, sandwiched between (God help them) REO ...

Peter Green: The Man of the World Returns

Interview by Bill Wasserzieher, Blues Revue, July 1999

THERE IS A FILM from the late 1960s called The Hallucination Generation that purports to be, as the poster declared, the "Shocking Story of a ...

Fleetwood Mac: The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions 1967-1969

Review by Rob Chapman, MOJO, October 1999

They Flew the Flag for Homegrown R&B ...

Excess Baggage: Fleetwood Mac

Interview by Paul Lester, Guardian, The, April 2003

Mental illness, drug abuse, affairs, breakups - it's a miracle that Fleetwood Mac are still alive. But here they are with a Rumours-era lineup, and ...

Fleetwood Mac: Say You Will (Reprise)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, May 2003

MORE THAN most bands, Fleetwood Mac elicit complex, unresolved feelings. On the one hand they're the ultimate mainstream soft-rock dinosaur, pass masters of glossy emotions ...

Fleetwood Mac: Take it to the Limit

Retrospective and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, December 2003

"GOD KNOWS all our lives are unimaginable without each other," mutters Mick Fleetwood, glancing speculatively from one old friend to another. It's a line you ...

Fleetwood Mac Go Their Own Way

Live Review by Paul Lester, Uncut, March 2004

There's a hip young gunslinger of Uncut's acquaintance in the audience tonight who normally writes about futuristic electronic dance music for a well-known weekly music ...

Fleetwood Mac: The Making of Then Play On

Retrospective and Interview by Toby Manning, unpublished, 2005

IN 1969, FLEETWOOD Mac's prime mover had begun acting very strangely. First of all this East End Jew found Jesus, and began trying to convert ...

Fleetwood Mac: What Happened Before All That Happened Later On…

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, February 2005

THEY ARE Fleetwood Mac's forgotten years. Mick Fleetwood's Fleetwood autobiography dedicates just thirty pages to them, Peter Lewry's The Complete Recording Sessions turns ...

Fleetwood Mac: 'Dreams'

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, May 2005

Vital Statistics on Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams' ...

Stevie Nicks

Interview by Graham Reid, New Zealand Herald, The, February 2006

STEVIE NICKS – the fairy queen singer in Fleetwood Mac – is in a Melbourne hotel room ready to go off to another rehearsal. In ...

The Return of Jeremy Spencer

Interview by Bill Wasserzieher, Blues Revue, October 2006

This the complete interview with (ex-Fleetwood Mac) Jeremy Spencer. The edited version will be published by Blues Revue in October 2006 ...

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours Vinyl Icon

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Hi-Fi News & Record Review, September 2009

RUMOURS WAS the eleventh album by Anglo-American rock giants Fleetwood Mac, one of an elite cadre of bands which not only survived the loss of ...

Writing To Reach You

Overview by Graeme Thomson, Word, The, March 2012

Because sometimes the only way musicians can actually talk to each other is by writing songs ...

Fleetwood Mac: Jones Beach Theater, New York

Live Review by Larry Jaffee, Rock's Backpages, June 2013

THE LAST TIME I saw a Fleetwood Mac concert was in 1979 on the heels of the last album of theirs that really mattered to ...

see also Lindsey Buckingham

see also Peter Green

see also Stevie Nicks

see also Christine Perfect/McVie

see also Bob Welch

see also Christine McVie

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