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Bass Players To Know: John McVie

Some records are undeniably awesome. They’ve stood the test of time thanks to stellar songwriting, clever musicianship, and excellent sound quality. They remind you of exactly how fantastic a particular band or artist is. If you haven’t listened to a record like that in a while, I highly recommend spending some quality time with Rumours by Fleetwood Mac. This record...

New Albums

More Rare John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers 1967 Live Recordings Released

John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Live in 1967 — Volume Two offers up even more gems from a short-lived Bluesbreakers lineup that featured Peter Green, bassist John McVie and Mick Fleetwood, a trio that would go on to form Fleetwood Mac. A fan from Holland captured this version of the group, together for only three months, as it played five London clubs....

New Albums

Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Tusk’ Goes Super Deluxe

Tusk was an unusual, unwieldy, experimental double album when Fleetwood Mac released it in 1979. A new deluxe edition of the album ups the ante even further, combining the original double LP on 180-gram vinyl with a 5.1 surround mix on audio DVD and five CDs. The CDs include an alternate version of the album from mostly unreleased session outtakes;...

Bass Videos

Fleetwood Mac: Say You Love Me, Live 1998

Happy birthday to Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie! We’re celebrating in style with “Say You Love Me” from the band’s 1998 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction. McVie lays down a buttery bass line with plenty of tasty fills to drive the song. Happy birthday, John McVie!

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Little-Heard Music from Short-Lived, But Legendary Bluesbreakers Lineup Released

John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers is a rightly storied band, producing stars like the late bass legend Jack Bruce and guitar great Eric Clapton. It also, through a lineup that was together for a mere three months, the genesis of the first version of Fleetwood Mac. Live music from that short-lived lineup, featuring John McVie on bass (along with Peter Green on...

Concerts & Tours

Fleetwood Mac Reunite with Christine McVie, Announce Tour

The Mac is back — and that’s the full, classic version of Fleetwood Mac — and it’s going to tour North America this fall. The “On With the Show” tour begins Sept. 30 in Minneapolis at the Target Center. Keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter Christine McVie will tour with the band for the first time in 16 years, and her ex-husband, bassist John McVie,...


John McVie Returns To the Stage

After being diagnosed with cancer in October, John McVie is back to performing with Fleetwood Mac. The health scare forced the band to cancel a tour of Australia and New Zealand as McVie underwent treatment. But the veteran rockers returned to the stage for a December 30th gig at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Singer Stevie Nicks spoke with ABC...


Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie Diagnosed with Cancer

We have some sad news to report today, as John McVie has been diagnosed with cancer. The 67-year-old bassist, who founded the iconic rock band in 1967 with drummer Mick Fleetwood, just finished a European tour with the group on October 25th. Fleetwood Mac has announced they are canceling their upcoming Australian tour scheduled for November and December. “John McVie,...


Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album

Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours was one of the first albums I ever loved, with the release coming sometime after my eighth birthday. Many years later, I started hearing stories about the incredible turmoil between Fleetwood Mac’s members, fueled by drugs, alcohol, and perhaps too many personal relationships and struggles. It was near impossible for me to conceive that a band with...

New Albums

ZZ Top Honored with “A Tribute From Friends” Album

A new tribute album to “Little Ol’ Band from Texas” is now available, featuring performers from across the music world. ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends is the fourth collection of covers to pay homage to the southern rock legends and has all their classic hits. Among the lineup is former Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie, who joins Mick Fleetwood,...