Fleetwood Mac begins an ecstatic new chapter at Wells Fargo Center

Fleetwood Mac | Photo by Rachel Barrish |

Fleetwood Mac is a band that continues to grow through the good and bad times,” Lindsey Buckingham told the sold-out Wells Fargo Center crowd on Wednesday night. “Especially in the moment when Christine returned. I can say we have begun a beautiful, poetic and profound chapter.”

It certainly was a nostalgic evening as the legendary rock outfit – reunited with Christine McVie for the first time in 16 years – ripped through hits from their top-selling albums including Fleetwood Mac (1975), Rumours (1977) Tusk (1979) and more. Continue reading →


Five songs that will take tomorrow’s Fleetwood Mac concert from awesome to amazing

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Fleetwood Mac plays the first of two sold-out Wells Fargo Center shows tomorrow

Tomorrow night, Fleetwood Mac comes to Philadelphia for its first of two sold-out shows at the Wells Fargo Center. While we cannot wait to witness Lindsey’s guitar acrobatics, Stevie’s poetry and twirls, and Mick and John’s dependable rhythm section, what has us really excited is that keyboardist/singer/songwriter Christine McVie is appearing with them in the area for the first time since 1997. We know they’ll play “Don’t Stop,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “So Afraid,” and I’m sure they’ll tell that story about a Welsh witch. But what else will the band treat us to? Here’s five choices that would make this Fleetwood Mac fan very happy. Continue reading →


Fleetwood Mac tour adds an Atlantic City date in January

Fleetwood Mac | Photo courtesy of the artist

Next week, pop / rock legends Fleetwood Mac returns to Philadelphia for the first of two shows. Its their first tour in 16 years with Christine McVie in the lineup, and the excitement over the band’s iconic lineup hitting the road again caused both Wells Fargo Center shows to sell out rapidly. If you missed out on getting tickets, though, you’re in luck. Continue reading →


MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Fleetwood Mac perform w/ Christine McVie for first time since ’97, Velvet Underground mark 45th anniv w/ “Super Deluxe Reissue” and Eddie Vedder releases cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine”


A reunited Fleetwood Mac played their first, full concert with Christine McVie for the first time since 1997. It happened at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tuesday night, September 30th. Read more here. The band played 24 songs including “The Chain” of which you can watch some live-recorded, fan video after the jump. Continue reading →


Listen to a “new” unreleased Stevie Nicks song, “The Dealer”

Photo by Annie Liebovitz

Singer and songwriter Stevie Nicks has a new collection of previously unreleased songs coming out on October 4th. 24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault includes material written 1969-1987. The album was co-produced by Dave Stewart and features guitarist Waddy Wachtel, and various session musicians from Nashville where the album was recorded. Continue reading →


Photo Recap: Fleetwood Mac at Wells Fargo Center

Photos by Joe Del Tufo |

Fleetwood Mac brought it’s spring tour to the Wells Fargo Center last night. Rather than focus on a single album, the show featured live mainstays from across the band’s career like “Rihannon” and “So Afraid,” as well as songs like “Gypsy” which are not as often performed. See a gallery of scenes from the concert above, and check out the setlist below. Continue reading →


The Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society will play three dates of Tusk in September

LBASThe Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society tweeted over the weekend that they will perform Fleetwood Mac’s record Tusk in its entirety for three dates this September.  The Society was founded by local muscians Charlie Hall (The War on Drugs, The Silver Ages) and Patrick Berkery (The War on Drugs, The Bigger Lovers) with Birdie Busch, Dave Wayne Daniels (The Capitol Years), Eliza Hardy Jones and Brandon Beaver (both of Buried Beds) rounding out the Mac tribute band.  Stay tuned for more details; below, watch a video of The Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society performing “Tusk” and “Never Forget” from May 2010 (with Nightlands/War on Drugs’ Dave Hartley on bass).


Listen to a Fleetwood Mac cover by Lee Ranaldo Band (playing XPoNential Music Festival next week)

Electric guitar wizard and Sonic Youth co-founder Lee Ranaldo teamed up with one of his 80s alt-rock brethren – J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. – to cover the instrumental Fleetwood Mac number “Albatross,” a song originally recorded in 1969 and released during the Mac’s heady pre-Buckingham / Nicks era. You can stream their cover below, and compare it against a live BBC performance of the original from 1970. “Albatross” will appear on Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac, which will be released in August by Starbucks’ Hear Music label, and will also feature contributions from Best Coast, Marianne Faithful, The New Pornographers and Tame Impala. Lee Ranaldo Band will be joining us next week for the XPoNential Music Festival; they play the Jersey Arts Marina stage on Saturday at 4:45 p.m. You can pick up your tickets or passes here; early bird prices for the festival have been extended through July 11.


Listen: Best Coast covers Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon”; playing at Union Transfer in July

The Fleetwood Mac tribute album entitled Just Tell Me That You Want Me features various artists including MGMT, Lykke Li, The Kills, The New Pornographers, Tame Impala and more. The album is out August 14th on Concord Music Group. You can pre-order the album here. Best Coast perform with Those Darlins at Union Transfer on July 16th. You can purchase tickets to the show here. Below, listen to the song and watch Best Coast perform “Rhiannon.”


Best Coast to be featured in new Fleetwood Mac Tribute Album; playing Union Transfer in July

Direct Current has announced that there will be a tribute album to Fleetwood Mac to be released on August 14th. The album was produced by Randall Poster, a music supervisor and producer who did the Buddy Holly tribute album last year.

Direct Current said:

Another difference with the tribute album is that each of the contributing artists had complete independent control over the style and vision for their songs. The result is a collection of often radically reworked versions of well-known (and some more obscure) Fleetwood Mac songs.

Entrance Band – Green Manalishi
Crystal Ark – Tusk
Best Coast – Rhiannon
New Pornographes – Think About Me
MGMT – Future Games
Marianne Faithful – Angel
Anthony Hegarty – Landslide
Ranaldo and Mascis – Albatross
Trixie Whitley – Before the Beginning
Washed Out – Straight Back
Super Wolf – Storms
The Kills – Dreams
Gardens and Villa – Gypsy
Billy Gibbons – Oh Well
Lykke Li – Silver Springs

Best Coast,  who cover “Rhiannon,” is no stranger to Fleetwood Mac covers. They previously did a cover of “Storms” which you can listen to below. Best Coast is playing at Union Transfer on July 16th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show.