30th May 2015
By Michael Brown
Rock superstar Mick Fleetwood has revealed plans to walk Hadrian’s Wall in memory of his mother Biddy.
The 67-year-old, who has just begun an international tour with the rest of Fleetwood Mac’s classic line up of John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, lost the 98-year-old in January.
And Rumours has it that the star, unless he’s telling Little Lies, will be visiting one of the region’s Seven Wonders.
The trek would take place after the band completes its On With The Show tour, with the final date fixed for October 30 in Australia.
Richard Dashut, who co produced the band’s 40 million selling album Rumours, posted a tribute to Mick’s mother on his Truth and Consequences blog in January.
He said: “RIP Bridget Maureen Fleetwood (Biddy)
“If you want to know the origins to the character of Fleetwood Mac, you need look no further than Mick’s Mum for that answer. From all of the Punters on this blog and myself at the head of that list, we salute the life of one of the most extraordinary women to ever walk the face of this planet.
“This is not Biddy’s world anymore, but heaven has a new Mum and we still have Fleetwood Mac! Biddy, may you rest in the eternal peace of death, you have earned in life and I shall carry your memory in my back pocket, for the rest of my days.”
Mick spoke about walking Hadrian’s Wall in an interview with a national newspaper.
And while the band’s 1970s heyday – and the drink and drug issues that came with it – may be a distant memory, the discord in the group remains, with band members Buckingham and Nicks revealing in the interview that they did not know whether they would all be involved in the group’s mooted new album.
“We had planned on reconvening at the start of next year, but, again, there is the politics,” said Lindsey.
“Stevie has not involved herself in it, and has not committed to involving herself in it either, so that’s something we’re working on.”
Nicks, 67, meanwhile says she is tired after years of touring that has taken in more than 80 dates in the USA, will see around 27 in Europe, and then more in Australia.
“Three solid years of Fleetwood Mac. When that’s done, I’m done. I’m done. I’m taking a long vacation,” she said. “I’ve bought a little house on the other side of Malibu, I’ve owned it since March last year and I have three chairs in the living room, and that’s it.
“I’ve spent five days there in a year. People keep saying, ‘How’s the new house?’ I don’t know, I haven’t been there. I need a break.”
Fleetwood Mac are set to play dates in London, Dublin, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow as part of their latest tour. For more information visit www.fleetwoodmac.com