History Music / FleetwoodMac

11th Mar '17 1:20:19 PM thelivingtoad
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In 2017, Buckingham and Christine [=McVie=] announced that they would be releasing a collaborative album together under the name ''Buckingham [=McVie=]''. The album is slated to feature contributions from both Fleetwood and John [=McVie=]. This has led to some speculation that the record was intended to be a new Fleetwood Mac album, but Stevie Nicks declined to participate.
11th Mar '17 1:17:03 PM thelivingtoad
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* BackToTheRoots: Fleetwood formed the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, a BluesRock group in the model of the first line-up, with Vito in 2008.
19th Dec '16 5:04:15 PM DavidDelony
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* ImmigrantPatriotism: Both Mick Fleetwood and John McVie became naturalized U.S. citizens since moving to the States in the '70s.

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* ImmigrantPatriotism: Both Mick Fleetwood and John McVie [=McVie=] became naturalized U.S. citizens since moving to the States in the '70s.
19th Dec '16 4:53:26 PM DavidDelony
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* TheMaidenNameDebate: Christine [=McVie=] kept her married name after divorcing John because she hated all of the puns that went with her maiden name, Perfect.
10th Dec '16 9:19:21 PM Xtifr
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'''Fleetwood Mac''' have had about as many musical lives as a cat through their [[LongRunner long and varied career]], being as famous for their stylistically-varied-yet-catchy music as their troubled, chaotic behaviour, marked by heavy drug abuse, violence, break-ups, more personnel changes than you can shake a stick at, tell-all bios and more.

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'''Fleetwood Mac''' Fleetwood Mac have had about as many musical lives as a cat through their [[LongRunner long and varied career]], being as famous for their stylistically-varied-yet-catchy music as their troubled, chaotic behaviour, marked by heavy drug abuse, violence, break-ups, more personnel changes than you can shake a stick at, tell-all bios and more.
26th Sep '16 12:38:39 PM thelivingtoad
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After some time off to recover and for Nicks and Buckingham to release solo albums (Nicks would eventually release four solo LP's and Buckingham two over the course of the decade, with Fleetwood also releasing two and Christine [=McVie=] putting out one), Fleetwood Mac returned with ''Mirage'', their first album of TheEighties. Replacing the whacked-out-on-coke-insane-paranoia with accessible pop melodies and replacing the simple, muscular sound Dashut and Caillat gave to previous efforts with a shiny production, ''Mirage'' sold better than ''Music/{{Tusk}}'', propelled by a few successful singles - Christine's "Hold Me", "Love In Store", Nicks' poppier offering "Gypsy" and Buckingham's "Oh Diane". The band celebrated this by partying hard, shovelling more cocaine up their noses and continuing their excessive lifestyle, which came back to bite them in the arse - Nicks had to go into rehab to get rid of her addictions (and had to go into rehab ''again'' in the early 1990's to get rid of an addiction to the medication she had been prescribed to help overcome her cocaine addiction]]), John suffered a seizure due to his alcohol abuse but got better and Fleetwood declared bankruptcy.

Dissatisfied with ''Mirage'' and wanting to close on a high note, Buckingham initially began working on some solo material before bringing it to the band and making it a group effort after all. Adding synthesizers to the mix but managing to avoid bland SynthPop hell or soft-rock anaemia, ''Tango In The Night'' turned out to be another massive success, becoming their second biggest-selling album after ''Music/{{Rumours}}''. With the band in very good standing, Buckingham then left the band after an acrimonious confrontation over his reneging on a commitment to tour, which led to a fight with Nicks (Fleetwood claimed in his 1990 autobiography that Buckingham and Nicks physically assaulted each other).

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After some time off to recover and for Nicks and Buckingham to release solo albums (Nicks would eventually release four solo LP's and Buckingham two over the course of the decade, with Fleetwood also releasing two and Christine [=McVie=] putting out one), Fleetwood Mac returned with ''Mirage'', their first album of TheEighties. Replacing the whacked-out-on-coke-insane-paranoia with accessible pop melodies and replacing the simple, muscular sound Dashut and Caillat gave to previous efforts with a shiny production, ''Mirage'' sold better than ''Music/{{Tusk}}'', propelled by a few successful singles - Christine's "Hold Me", "Love In Store", Nicks' poppier offering "Gypsy" and Buckingham's "Oh Diane". The band celebrated this by partying hard, shovelling more cocaine up their noses and continuing their excessive lifestyle, which came back to bite them in the arse - Nicks had to go into rehab to get rid of her addictions (and had to go into rehab ''again'' in the early 1990's to get rid of an addiction to the medication she had been prescribed to help overcome her cocaine addiction]]), addiction), John suffered a seizure due to his alcohol abuse but got better and Fleetwood declared bankruptcy.

Dissatisfied with ''Mirage'' and wanting to close on a high note, Buckingham initially began working on some solo material before bringing it to the band and making it a group effort after all. Adding synthesizers to the mix but managing to avoid bland SynthPop hell or soft-rock anaemia, ''Tango In The Night'' turned out to be another massive success, becoming success which spun off hit singles like Christine's "Hold Me" and "Everywhere", Nicks' "Seven Wonders" and Buckingham's "Big Love"; It ultimately became their second biggest-selling album after ''Music/{{Rumours}}''. With the band in very good standing, Buckingham then left the band after an acrimonious confrontation over his reneging on a commitment to tour, which led to a fight with Nicks (Fleetwood claimed in his 1990 autobiography that Buckingham and Nicks physically assaulted each other).



The old Buckingham-[=McVie=]s-Nicks-Fleetwood line-up reunited to play "Don't Stop" at the inauguration of UsefulNotes/BillClinton in 1993, who had made it his campaign song and personally requested the band's one-off performance. After this, they went back to business and brought in new members: guitarist Dave Mason and vocalist Bekka Bramlett (Bonnie and Delaney Bramlett's daughter). The resulting album, ''Time'' sank without a trace - it didn't even make the Billboard charts, a telling sign of its abysmal quality given that Fleetwood Mac had been mainstays on the charts the past two decades. Fleetwood Mac would subsequently break-up for the next two years.

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The old Buckingham-[=McVie=]s-Nicks-Fleetwood line-up reunited to play "Don't Stop" at the inauguration of UsefulNotes/BillClinton in 1993, who had made it his campaign song and personally requested the band's one-off performance. After this, they went back to business and brought in new members: legendary Traffic and Music/DerekAndTheDominos guitarist Dave Mason and vocalist Bekka Bramlett (Bonnie and Delaney Bramlett's daughter). The resulting album, ''Time'' sank without a trace - it didn't even make the Billboard charts, a telling sign of its abysmal quality given that Fleetwood Mac had been mainstays on the charts the past two decades. Fleetwood Mac would subsequently break-up for the next two years.
16th Sep '16 3:11:59 PM UmbraFractus
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* GenderBlenderName: Stevie Nicks (female) and Lindsey Buckingham (male.) Though Nick's birth certificate has the less confusing "Stephanie."
18th Jul '16 1:54:56 PM DavidDelony
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* ImmigrantPatriotism: Both Mick Fleetwood and John McVie became naturalized U.S. citizens since moving to the States in the '70s.
6th Jun '16 10:12:31 PM youngbond007
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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Then Play On'', ''Kiln House'', ''Future Games'', ''Fleetwood Mac'' (the 1975 one) and ''Behind The Mask''.

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Then Play On'', ''Kiln House'', ''Future Games'', ''Fleetwood Mac'' (the 1975 one) one), ''Tango In The Night'', and ''Behind The Mask''.
25th May '16 9:05:14 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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With its best-known line-up now in place, the band made another NewSoundAlbum, ''Fleetwood Mac''. The new album showcased the band re-imagined as a Californian pop-rock band filled with catchy hooks and lush vocal harmonies, slightly mellow overall but kept away from outright soft-rock by Buckingham's restlessness (which saw the band sneaking blues, folk and country influences into their sound) and a straightforward production, sounding closer to a relaxed [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] circa ''Music/AbbeyRoad'' than the smooth, lifeless sound that made the term "soft-rock" so hated by many. Buckingham by now had completely seized creative control of the band and became one of the three main songwriters besides Nicks and Christine, leading to a very clear group dynamic: Buckingham being the driven, sort-of experimental weirdo, Christine providing the catchy pop songs/ballads and Nicks being the mystical, slightly CloudCuckooLander but charming folkie (proto-KateBush?).

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With its best-known line-up now in place, the band made another NewSoundAlbum, ''Fleetwood Mac''. The new album showcased the band re-imagined as a Californian pop-rock band filled with catchy hooks and lush vocal harmonies, slightly mellow overall but kept away from outright soft-rock by Buckingham's restlessness (which saw the band sneaking blues, folk and country influences into their sound) and a straightforward production, sounding closer to a relaxed [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] circa ''Music/AbbeyRoad'' than the smooth, lifeless sound that made the term "soft-rock" so hated by many. Buckingham by now had completely seized creative control of the band and became one of the three main songwriters besides Nicks and Christine, leading to a very clear group dynamic: Buckingham being the driven, sort-of experimental weirdo, Christine providing the catchy pop songs/ballads and Nicks being the mystical, slightly CloudCuckooLander {{Cloudcuckoolander}} but charming folkie (proto-KateBush?).
(proto-Music/KateBush?).
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