Archive - January 2013

Album of the week: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours

ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Rumours is one of those albums where you know every song. Even if you think you don’t, they’ve crept in by soft rock radio osmosis. The band work on Mac time, so this 35th anniversary reissue actually arrives 36 years after the...

Sound City review: Rock's hallowed hall

Sound City Documentary. Directed by Dave Grohl. (Not rated. 107 minutes.) What drew several generations of now-famous rock ‘n’ rollers to the Sound City recording facility wasn’t its unchic location in Van Nuys, nor the crummy...

Stevie Nicks, Lady Antebellum swap songs at 'Crossroads' taping

Country trio debuts brand new song, ‘Golden’ As Lady Antebellum and Stevie Nicks prepared to run through Lady A’s Grammy-winning “Need You Now” again after flubbing the first take at a taping of  “Crossroads,” Lady A’s Charles Kelley...

Stevie Nicks, Lady Antebellum team up for CMT ‘Crossroads’

When rock icon Stevie Nicks and country trio Lady Antebellum convened at L.A.’s Sony Pictures Studios Tuesday to tape an upcoming episode of CMT’s Crossroads, the most excited people in the room of a thousand or so were clearly Nicks and the...

Looking back on Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours more than 35 years later

A new deluxe set drills deep on the classic album Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours came out in 1977, before the internet and tabloid TV. Instead, all we had to do was listen to the lyrics to get all the drama. The album, which celebrates its 35th anniversary...

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Fleetwood Mac’s strangely savage 'Tusk' was the band’s weirdest hit

In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well—some inspired by a weekly theme and some not, but always songs worth hearing. For most of Fleetwood Mac’s life, the band has been a hits machine, and it used that reputation to...

Why I've Never Liked Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

It has happened over and over again in the past few years. Someone in their 20s tells me how much they love Fleetwood Mac, and in particular its monster-selling album Rumours. My reaction is always the same. Their reaction is invariably deep...

Private Icon: Stevie Nicks

Sex, drugs, and lots of fringe and lace from the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks: gold dust woman, fringed free spirit, record-setting musician—there are nearly endless ways to describe the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman, but few come close to fully...

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours 35th anniversary reissue

Besides squeezing out endless cash wads from the wallets of music buyers (an ever-diminishing breed), what’s the point of a fancy-ass remastered deluxe box-set reissue? In the case of Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 pop masterstroke Rumours, it’s a question...

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours set to re-enter UK Top 10

The classic 1977 album has just been re-released in several deluxe packages Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours is set to re-enter the UK Top Ten this weekend — 35 years after it first reached Number One. Several deluxe reissue packages were released...

Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours spills secrets of love, chaos

Fleetwood Mac’s nightly recording sessions in a cramped, windowless studio were fueled by booze and cocaine. The band’s complex romances left every member heartbroken. Shouting matches lasted longer than the songs. Today, 35 years on, an anniversary...

Former tour manager to give unique insight into Fleetwood Mac

The former Fleetwood Mac tour manager, John Courage, is to reveal behind-the-scenes stories from the band’s tours at a special event at a record shop. The tour manager worked with the band for more than 30 years and helped guide them through their...

Fleetwood Mac’s 35 years of Rumours

(CNN) — It’s 35 years after the release of Fleetwood Mac’s groundbreaking album Rumours, and Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham are holding hands. Maybe it’s true that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Or maybe it’s a put-on, knowing that fans...

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Q&A: Fleetwood Mac on reissuing 'Rumours,' making new music

Few expected the reunion of Fleetwood Mac’s classic Seventies lineup back in 1997, and even fewer could have predicted it would still be going strong in 2013. On April 4th, in Columbus, Ohio, the band begin a North American tour with a set...

Stevie Nicks: The return of Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks’s tumultuous life as a rock queen led her to addiction, heartbreak and ‘insanity.’ As Fleetwood Mac reunite, she tells Caspar Llewellyn Smith why she’s going back for more. Before I meet Stevie Nicks, I hear her...

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