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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham sing Fleetwood Mac on Fallon, see Green Day’s new video

Fallon, McVie, Buckingham, kids and The Roots

Fleetwood Mac alums Christine McVie & Lindsey Buckingham have been busy promoting their recently released duet album Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie, but last night they joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots for a fun rendition of the Fleetwood Mac classic “Don’t Stop.”  Continue reading →

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Listen to Luna cover a Fleetwood Mac deep cut, see them at Union Transfer

Luna | photo by Luz Gallardo | courtesy of the artist

When a band goes dormant for 13 years, it’s not uncommon for an eventual return to involve a recreation of their sound. Luna, the NYC-based guitar crew, took a bit of a different approach to their comeback — they’re recreating the sound of other acts. In the fall, Luna will release an LP of covers entitled A Sentimental Education, along with a six-song EP of original instrumentals called A Place Of Greater Safety. Both are due out on September 22 via Double Feature.

Debuted Wednesday was the first of these new Luna covers, and it’s a daring effort in Fleetwod Mac’s “One Together,” off the album Klin House. Give it a listen below, and here’s a link to the original if you choose to compare. If you’re impressed, you’re in for a real treat. The rest of the album includes covers of David Bowie, Bob Dylan, The Cure, YES and more. Check out the track list below. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Fleetwood Mac spin-off Buckingham McVie bring duet album to The Mann

Buckingjam McVie | via twitter.com/BuckinghamMcvie

Fleetwood Mac bandmates Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham have announced a joint self-titled effort, due out June 9th and accompanied by a national summer tour. The pair, who will also make appearances with the rest of their bandmates at the The Classic East Festival in July, will hit The Mann Center as Buckingham McVie on June 30th.

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Listen to Hemming cover Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”

Hemming | photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Hemming | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

So this is a total treat: last weekend when Stevie Nicks was in town, Candice Martello of local indie rock project Hemming caught the show, and was inspired. She cooked up this lush, layered and aching rendition of the Fleetwood Mac song “Dreams” in her home studio as a tribute to one of her favorite songwriters. “She told me to follow my dreams and so I covered the song ‘Dreams’,” Martello wrote on Facebook, noting that it was recorded in her basement in South Philly “because it’s too cold to be anywhere else.” Give a listen below and enjoy. Continue reading →