2013′s shaping up to be a big year for Fleetwood Mac. The band has plans to release expanded and deluxe versions of their iconic 1977 album “Rumours,” including unreleased session recordings and live performances in celebration of their 35th anniversary.
There’s been a lot of excitement around Fleetwood Mac’s upcoming tour, which kicks off next spring. There may be new songs on the way as well, with Lindsey Buckingham telling CBS Local that the band has worked on some new music. But another Mac-related project that may be coming soon is a reissue of the Buckingham/Nicks LP.
Dave Grohl recently announced that the Foo Fighters were going on a little vacation. He’s spending some of that time working on his latest labor of love, a documentary film about the legendary recording studio Sound City.
“In many ways I’m having a better time in the band as a foursome, only because it opens up a range of things that I can do. Except for maybe ‘Don’t Stop,’ we don’t do a lot of her stuff. It opens up the amount of material we can play. I would be shocked if she ever expressed any interest to do anything with us. Shocked and pleased.” – Lindsey Buckingham
Buckingham points out that there’s a big difference between what he does on his own, and what he does with Fleetwood Mac. “What I do as a solo artist is kind of tapping into the left side of the palate, the more esoteric side of things. So I think inherent in that is losing a greater portion of the people who might be Fleetwood Mac fans for different reasons. Obviously it’s the difference between playing in an arena and playing in a theater.”
Stevie Nicks, who attended the “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2″ premiere on Monday, is apparently sad to see the series come to an end.
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“Absolutely, absolutely I would,” Buckingham says of working on a new Fleewtwood Mac album.
As President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention came to a thunderous close in Charlotte last night, viewers heard the triumphant sounds of an anthemic artist tailor-made for the occasion: Mr. Bruce Springsteen.
Let’s take a look at this week’s albums, reissues and other musical goodies from classic artists making musical waves yet again.