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Fleetwood Mac back on the road for North American tour, including Wednesday's Tulsa show

by Brandy McDonnell Modified: April 30, 2013 at 5:07 pm •  Published: May 1, 2013
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/articleid/3804843/1/pictures/2040027">Photo - Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Fleetwood Mac - from left, bassist John McVie, drummer Mick Fleetwood, singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks and singer/songwriter/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, have reunited on the road to mark the 35th anniversary reissue of their most iconic album, ?Rumours,? and with the hope of releasing new Fleetwood Mac music. Photo provided. <strong></strong>
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Fleetwood Mac - from left, bassist John McVie, drummer Mick Fleetwood, singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks and singer/songwriter/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, have reunited on the road to mark the 35th anniversary reissue of their most iconic album, ?Rumours,? and with the hope of releasing new Fleetwood Mac music. Photo provided.

“We're all in our 60s now, and people still talk about this human condition calling card which was {lsquo}Rumours.'”

With the bustling solo careers Nicks and Buckingham have carved out, the native Englishman said creating new Fleetwood Mac music has been a challenge. Plus, the drummer, 65, who now lives on Maui, opened Fleetwood's On Front Street restaurant last year and continues to make music with his Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, which recently played a special show featuring Christine McVie and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler on the island he calls home.

Tuesday's EP release marked the band's first new music debut in a decade. Fleetwood, John McVie and Buckingham assembled several months ago in L.A. and recorded about nine “really fresh and vibrant” songs they hoped would be the starting point for a new album from the group. Nicks was busy with her own tour and then her mother's death, but before the quartet hit the road, she added her vocals to a few tracks and recorded “Without You,” a previously unreleased song from her pre-Fleetwood Mac days with Buckingham Nicks.

Along with “Without You,” the digital EP features the poppy tracks “Sad Angel” and “Miss Fantasy” and the wistful piano ballad “It Takes Time.” Hopefully, the EP will herald the coming of a full-length follow-up to 2003's “Say You Will,” Fleetwood said.

“We're musicians at work, and now we have the grace just to say {lsquo}When this is right, we'll do it.' Stevie's ready to do it and wants to do it, and off we go. And we'll be wrapped around each other for the better part of probably 18 months, you know, working all over the world.”

Despite the band's turbulent history, Fleetwood said the quartet was instantly in harmony when they came together for rehearsals.

“It's just like it could have been like three days ago, and it's actually maybe four years ago that we all were on the road,” he said.

“It's like opening up a time capsule that is very familiar, and then we literally just plug in and {lsquo}let's go' and it's all intact.”

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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