Rock Hall of Fame: Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson and The Cure lead 2019 class of inductees | The Independent

Clémence Michallon
Saturday 30 March 2019
The Independent

Nicks and Jackson are among the seven acts honoured this year

Harry Styles presents Stevie Nicks onstage at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn on 29 March, 2019 in New York City. ( (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) )

Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson and The Cure lead this year’s class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes seven acts in total.

All were honoured during a five-hour ceremony in Brooklyn’s Barclays Centre on Friday. Radiohead, Def Leppard, Roxy Music and The Zombies are also among the seven singers and bands getting recognised this year for having contributed “over 25 years of musical excellence”.

Nicks, who was previously inducted into the hall of fame along with the rest of Fleetwood Mac, became the first woman to receive the distinction twice. She and Jackson called for other women to join them in music immortality, as they were honoured at the same time as five all-male British bands.

Christine McVie: inside the world of Fleetwood Mac, then and now | Harper’s Bazaar


As the band prepares for its UK return in June, Christine McVie talks Glastonbury, rock ‘n’ roll and retirement

June 2019 will be a big month for music fans for two reasons – an under-the-radar, little-known festival called Glastonbury and the return of Fleetwood Mac, the band’s first UK dates in six years. Sadly, this year at least, the two aren’t linked, but lead vocalist and songwriter Christine McVie says any decision to perform at Glastonbury isn’t down to the band itself.

“It isn’t up to me, it’s up to the management,” said McVie. “It’s their decision and down to logistics. I can’t say yes or no to Glastonbury, but I’d like to – so long as I don’t have to wear wellington boots on stage. Or maybe I’d just have to roll with it – wellie boots with mud.”

For now, fans will have to make do with two UK gigs at Wembley (the first time that McVie has performed in the UK with the group since officially rejoining), one of which sold out so fast that the band added a further date. Over 50 years after the band were first formed, appetite for Fleetwood Mac shows no signs of waning.

“Maybe people are just wondering when the first one of us is going to pop off because we’re not youngsters anymore,” laughs McVie. “Maybe people want to see us because they think it’s the last chance. We’re a young band at heart; you’d never think we are the age we are. We’re never static. It’s going to be fantastic.”

Continue reading Christine McVie: inside the world of Fleetwood Mac, then and now | Harper’s Bazaar

“It was too challenging”: Fleetwood Mac say Lindsey Buckingham left after feud with Stevie Nicks | NME

“A parting of company took place, and it had to take place.”

Fleetwood Mac have confirmed that Lindsey Buckingham left the iconic rock group after reigniting his feud with Stevie Nicks.

The singer left the band in acrimonious circumstances last year and said he had been fired by Stevie Nicks, who reportedly became enraged after he was seen “smirking” while she delivered a speech at a benefit concert.

While Stevie reportedly refused to ever share a stage with Lindsey again, founder Mick Fleetwood told Mojo that it was Lindsey who ultimately received his marching orders.

“Support really could not be given to ask the situation to continue. It was too challenging,” he explained. Continue reading “It was too challenging”: Fleetwood Mac say Lindsey Buckingham left after feud with Stevie Nicks | NME

Fleetwood Mac’s world keeps turning | The Age

By Michael Dwyer
March 14, 2019 — 11.45pm
The Age

The following is based on a true story. That is to say, there’s just enough reported fact, hearsay and dramatic licence for a really good scene in Rumours: The Fleetwood Mac Story, a future Hollywood biopic doubtless being written by someone, somewhere as we speak.

Scene: Backstage, post-gig, Radio City Music Hall, January 26, 2018.

Stevie Nicks: “Lindsay Adams Buckingham. How dare you smirk when I’m addressing my audience!”

Buckingham: “Babe, that monologue was longer than the super deluxe collector’s edition of Tusk!”

Nicks: “Don’t you ‘babe’ me, mister. I’m telling Mick. You’ll never work in this band again … er, again!” (Storms out.)

Buckingham: “Sigh. Been down one time, been down two times …”

Christine McVie: “Shhh, Lindsay. Don’tcha look back.”

John McVie: “Anybody wants me, I’m in the hot tub!”

As the music cue kicks in — “I can still hear you saying/ You would never break the (never break) the chain” — the subtext is clear: the music of Fleetwood Mac is bigger than the soap opera. It will outlive the “classic” Rumours line-up the world knows and loves, and it will outlast all who came before and after. Continue reading Fleetwood Mac’s world keeps turning | The Age