Fleetwood Mac Release ‘Extended Play’ EP

Four-song set marks the band’s first new music in 10 years

April 30, 2013 9:55 AM ET
Rolling Stone
stevie-306v-1367328618Fleetwood Mac have returned with their first batch of new music in 10 years. Extended Play, available now exclusively on iTunes, contains the new tracks “Sad Angel,” “It Takes Time” and “Miss Fantasy,” penned by Lindsey Buckingham. It also includes “Without You,” a rediscovered and revamped track originally written by Stevie Nicks from the pair’s Buckingham Nicks project.

 

Extended Play is Fleetwood Mac’s first studio release since the 2003 LP Say You Will. Buckingham promised the EP was on the way earlier this month during a concert in Philadelphia. In January, he talked to Rolling Stone about how his relationship with Stevie Nicks has developed over the years.

“It’s still evolving, and that’s the beauty of it too. I’ve known Stevie since high school. We were a couple for many, many years, and we’ve been a musical couple forever,” Buckingham said. “After all this time you would think there was nothing left to discover, nothing left to work out, no new chapters to be written. But that is not the case – there are new chapters to be written.”

Fleetwood Mac are currently on a North American tour. Their next show is tonight at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. For full tour dates, visit the band’s website.

 

Fleetwood Mac to release new EP

London Evening Standard
9th April 2013

The band will be putting out their first new material since their Say You Will album from 2003, including new track Sad Angel.

The band – Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks – debuted both that song and another, Without You, last Thursday at the opening of their 2013 tour in Ohio, US.

Lindsey announced news of the new release to the crowd at another show in Philadelphia. He said: “One of the things we thought would be a good idea before we hit the road would be to go into the studio and cut some new material. So last year we did that. It’s the best stuff we’ve done in a long time and in a few days we’re going to drop an EP of new stuff.”

Ex-band member, Christine McVie – who left the band and retired from music in 1998 – has also said she would like to perform with the band at one of their London dates if they will allow her. She said: “If they wanted me to, I might pop back on stage when they’re in London just to do a little duet or something like that.”

fleetwood-MacFleetwood Mac are currently playing in the US as part of a world tour.

Concert review | Fleetwood Mac: First tour stop had it all

The Columbus Dispatch
Curtis Schieber
Friday April 5, 2013 12:21 AM

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Fleetwood Mac returned to performing in concert for the first time in three years last night in Nationwide Arena, the core four members putting on their rock ’n’ roll greasepaint as if it had just came off the night before. Columbus was the first show in a 50-gig run.

The band didn’t reserve anything for the next 49, as it delivered mega-hits, out-of-the-way album tracks, solo work and even a couple of new tunes.

The million-sellers brought the house down, especially selections from the group’s mid-1970s albums, with Dreams, The Chain and Rhiannon duplicating enough of the originals to not only welcome the crowd but also loosen it up. Continue reading

Rumours? All true – 10 things you might not know about Fleetwood Mac.

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1.) Founding member Peter Green, who alongside Clapton is often hailed as one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time, was suffering from mental troubles before he left the band in 1970 – he also tried to persuade the rest of the band to give away all their profits to charity. A bad acid trip in Munich sent him over the edge.

Fleetwood Mac back in 1970. Left-right: Mick Fleetwood, John Mc Vie, Jeremy Spencer, Danny Kirwan and Peter Green (Picture: Syndication International)

2.) Much has been made of the ‘curse’ on Fleetwood Mac guitarists. Following Peter Green’s departure, Jeremy Spencer went awol in LA in 1971 – he was eventually located with the Children of God cult. Another guitarist, Danny Kirwan, was fired in 1972 after a drink-fueled episode which saw him bashing his head against a bathroom wall and smashing up his guitar. Continue reading

Fleetwood Mac still happy together, despite ‘Rumours’ realities

The Columbus Dispatch
Kevin Joy
Thursday April 4, 2013 5:50 AM

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Mick Fleetwood, the only band member to remain a constant since his namesake band’s 1967 inception

The modern rumor-mill media world, with its Twitter gossip and screaming TMZ headlines, has nothing on the dramas of Fleetwood Mac.
Although its past is littered with divorces, drugs, lineup changes and lustful behavior —
including a painful split between singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and free-spirited frontwoman Stevie Nicks — the ensemble hasn’t buried its missteps.

“We still choose to be more revealed than not,” said drummer Mick Fleetwood, the only player to remain a constant since his namesake band’s 1967 inception. “I think you’d find in any of our interviews, Stevie, and even Lindsey, are almost too open about things that are very personal, really.” Continue reading

Fleetwood Mac: The resurgent 1970s icons head out on a new world tour

Fleetwood Mac in their 1970s heyday (Picture: Allstar Collection)

As Fleetwood Mac embark on a world tour, we look at the renewed love for a band that defined the 1970s.

I’m as overawed to meet Mick Fleetwood, the towering drummer from legendary Anglo-American rock act Fleetwood Mac, as a hobbit greeting Gandalf – though this wizard sports a batik waistcoat and bright pink socks.

‘We had no concept of the enormity of what we were making with Rumours,’ he says, speaking of their legendary 1977 album. ‘But we did know it was something special and that helped us focus when we were all so desperately unhappy. I can’t think of any other band where all this s*** has happened.’ Continue reading