Fleetwood Mac ready to begin recording?


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Newly reunited with Christine McVie, the group are already composing new songs according to a report in Maui News

Fleetwood Mac‘s classic line-up is reportedly set to begin recording together for the first time in 27 years. Newly reunited with Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and John McVie are purportedly working on a new album.
 Don't stop … Christine McVie's songs often bristled with optimism, at least on the surface. Photograph: REX


Don’t stop … Christine McVie’s songs often bristled with optimism, at least on the surface. Photograph: REX

Word of the studio reunion emerged through a tiny item in Maui News (via Stereogum), following Mick Fleetwood’s 11 January gig at a small festival in Wailuku, Hawaii. “Chatting after performing at Willie K’s BBQ Blues Festival, Mick Fleetwood confirmed the rumour that Christine McVie will rejoin Fleetwood Mac,” wrote columnist Jon Woodhouse. “Already composing new songs, McVie will begin recording with most of the band members in March … [and] the Mac will head out on the road again in the fall.”

Although the return of Christine McVie has been corroborated elsewhere, this is the first indication that Fleetwood Mac are making a record together. When the group last convened for an album, 2003’s Say You Will, Christine McVie didn’t write any songs. Her only contributions were borrowed from aborted sessions for a Lindsey Buckingham solo album.

When asked about a new album, last September, Lindsey Buckingham said the decision was up to Stevie Nicks. “Stevie needs to come to the table with some material,” he said. “She has to want to do it … [And] she’s probably thinking, ‘If I have to write five new songs, do I want to give them to Fleetwood Mac?'”

Buckingham was part of Sunday night’s Grammys gala, performing in a closing jam with Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl and Josh Homme. Due to time restrictions, producers cut to a commercial before the performance was finished. “Music’s biggest night… to be disrespected,” Reznor tweeted. “A heartfelt FUCK YOU guys.”

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Josh Homme, Trent Reznor, Lindsey Buckingham, and Dave Grohl PHOTOS BY CHAD KAMENSHINE (HOMME, REZNOR), GETTY IMAGES (BUCKINGHAM), NATHANIEL WOOD (GROHL)

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Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and special guest Lindsey Buckingham will give the closing performance at the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night, SPIN can exclusively reveal.

“We’re incredibly excited about this number,” Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement. “There’s nothing better than when the Grammys can rock out, and to have these artists all together on one stage, doing a number that, when they presented it to us, knocked us out, is going to turn out to be one of those Grammy moments that people talk about for a long time. Long live Trent, Josh, Dave and Lindsey and these great bands!” It will be the first-ever Grammy telecast performance for Nine Inch Nails and QOTSA. Continue reading

With Christine McVie back, Fleetwood Mac will return to their magical best

The Guardian
Mon 13th Jan 2014

 Don't stop … Christine McVie's songs often bristled with optimism, at least on the surface. Photograph: REX


Don’t stop … Christine McVie’s songs often bristled with optimism, at least on the surface. Photograph: REX

Fleetwood Mac’s original songbird is to rejoin the band, and will bring optimism, beauty and bittersweet melancholia

When Mick Fleetwood announced to a Hawaii audience that Christine McVie would be rejoining Fleetwood Mac on a permanent basis, you couldn’t really argue with his assertion that it was the “the worst kept secret there is”. During an interview in December 2013, McVie surprised me by saying she would be “very delighted” to reclaim her place in the group she left in 1998. Not long after, Steve Nicks responded by telling Billboard that McVie “didn’t need to ask”. You hardly needed Hercule Poirot’s mobile number to work out what “woman wanting to rejoin a band” plus “band happy to let woman rejoin band” might equal.

Still, the fact that McVie, who turned 70 last year, wants to renounce a hermetic life in a mansion in Kent, which seemed to consist largely of cooking, gardening and looking after dogs, in favour of stepping back on the road with one of the best and most dysfunctional bands of all time is cause for celebration. Continue reading