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  • Bass Players To Know: John McVie

    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... »

  • More Rare John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers 1967 Live Recordings Released

    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... »

  • Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Tusk’ Goes Super Deluxe

    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... »

  • Fleetwood Mac: Say You Love Me, Live 1998

    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! »

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

    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... »

  • Fleetwood Mac Reunite with Christine McVie, Announce Tour

    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... »

  • John McVie Returns To the Stage

    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... »

  • Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie Diagnosed with Cancer

    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... »

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

    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... »

  • ZZ Top Honored with “A Tribute From Friends” Album

    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... »