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FLEETWOOD MAC are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world\'s best-selling bands of all time . In 1998, selected members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

The two most successful periods for the band were during the late 1960s British blues boom, when they were led by guitarist Peter Green and achieved a UK number one with "Albatross "; and from 1975 to 1987, as a more pop-oriented act, featuring Christine McVie , Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks .

_Rumours _ (1977), Fleetwood Mac's second album after the incorporation of Buckingham and Nicks, produced four US Top 10 singles and remained at No. 1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks, as well as reaching the top spot in various countries around the world. To date, the album has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the eighth-highest-selling album of all time . The band achieved comparatively modest success between 1971 and 1974, when the line-up included Bob Welch , during the 1990s in between the departure and return of Nicks and Buckingham, and during the 2000s when Christine McVie was absent.

After numerous lineup changes the only original member present in the band is drummer Mick Fleetwood . Although band founder Green named the group by combining the surnames of two of his former bandmates (Fleetwood and McVie) from John Mayall 's Bluesbreakers , bassist John McVie played neither on their first single nor at their first concerts, as he initially decided to stay with Mayall. Keyboardist Christine McVie, who joined the band in 1970 while married to John McVie, has appeared on every album except the debut album, either as a member or as a session musician. She left the band in 1998 but returned in 2014.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 Formation and early years (1967–1970) * 1.2 Transitional era (1970–1974) * 1.3 The fake Fleetwood Mac (1974) * 1.4 Return of the real Fleetwood Mac (1974) * 1.5 Mainstream success (1975–1987) * 1.6 Departure of Buckingham and Nicks (1987–1995) * 1.7 Break-up (1995–1997) * 1.8 Reunion and Christine McVie\'s departure (1997–2007) * 1.9 Unleashed Tour and Extended Play (2008–2013) * 1.10 Return of Christine McVie (2014–present)

* 2 Remasters * 3 Tours

* 4 Members

* 4.1 Current members * 4.2 Former members * 4.3 Current touring musicians * 4.4 Former touring musicians

* 5 Discography

* 5.1 Studio albums

* 6 See also * 7 References * 8 Bibliography * 9 Further reading * 10 External links

HISTORY

FORMATION AND EARLY YEARS (1967–1970)

Peter Green, 18 March 1970

Fleetwood Mac were formed in July 1967 in London when Peter Green left the British blues band John Mayall they just wanted to get in contact with Mick Taylor : Langhans and Obermaier wished to organise a "Bavarian Woodstock". They wanted Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones to be the leading acts of their Bavarian open air festival. They needed Green just to get in contact with The Rolling Stones via Mick Taylor.

Green's last hit with Fleetwood Mac was " The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown) " (first recorded at the Boston Tea Party in February 1970 and later recorded by Judas Priest ). This recording was released as Green's mental stability deteriorated, and he wanted to give all of the band's money to charity. Other members of the band did not agree, and subsequently Green decided to leave the band. His last show with Fleetwood Mac was on 20 May 1970. During that show, the band went past their allotted time and the power was shut off, although Mick Fleetwood kept drumming. Some of the Boston Tea Party recordings (5/6/7 February 1970) were eventually released in the 1980s as the _Live in Boston _ album, with a more complete remastered 3-volume compilation released by Snapper Music in the late 1990s.

TRANSITIONAL ERA (1970–1974)

Kirwan and Spencer were left with the task of having to fill up Peter's space in their live shows and on their recordings. In September 1970, Fleetwood Mac released _ Kiln House ._ Kirwan's songs moved the band in the direction of rock. Meanwhile, Spencer's contributions focused on re-creating the country-tinged "Sun Sound" of the late 1950s. Christine Perfect, who had retired from the music business after one unsuccessful solo album, contributed to _Kiln House_, singing backup vocals, and drawing the album cover. Since Fleetwood Mac were progressing and developing a new sound, Perfect was asked to join the band. They also released a single at that time; "Dragonfly " b/w "The Purple Dancer" in the U.K. and certain European countries. Despite good notices in the press, the single was not a success and the B-side has been reissued only once, on a Reprise German and Dutch-only "Best of" album, making it one of their most obscure songs. 1973 line-up with Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Bob Weston, John McVie, and Bob Welch.

Christine Perfect, who by this point had married bassist John McVie, made her first appearance with the band as Christine McVie at Bristol University in May 1969 just as she was leaving Chicken Shack. She had success with the Etta James classic, "I'd Rather Go Blind", and was twice voted female artist of the year in England. Christine McVie played her first gig as an official member on 6 August 1970 in New Orleans . CBS Records , which now owned Blue Horizon (except in the US and Canada), released an album of previously unreleased material from the original Fleetwood Mac called _The Original Fleetwood Mac_. The album was relatively successful, and the band continued to gain popularity.

While on tour in February 1971, Jeremy Spencer said he was going out to "get a magazine", but never returned. After several days of frantic searching, the band discovered that Spencer had joined a religious group, the Children of God . Liable for the remaining shows on the tour, they convinced Peter Green to help finish the tour. He brought along his friend, Nigel Watson , who played the congas (twenty-five years later Green and Watson collaborated again to form the Peter Green Splinter Group ). Green, however, would only be back with Fleetwood Mac temporarily, so the band decided to search for a new guitarist.

In the summer of 1971, the band held auditions for a guitarist in their large country home, "Benifold", which they bought prior to the _Kiln House_ tour. A friend of the band named Judy Wong recommended her high school friend, Bob Welch , who was living in Paris at the time. The band had a few meetings with Welch and decided to hire him, without actually playing with him or listening to any of his recordings.

In September 1971, the band released _ Future Games _. Due to Welch's arrival and Spencer's departure, the album was different from anything the band had done up to that point, and there were many new fans in America who were becoming more and more interested in the band. In Europe, CBS released Fleetwood Mac's first Greatest Hits package, which was predominantly composed of songs by Peter Green, though there was one song by Spencer and one by Kirwan.

In 1972, six months after the release of _Future Games_, the band released the well-received album _ Bare Trees _. Though mostly composed by Kirwan, _Bare Trees_ featured Welch's " Sentimental Lady ", which would be a much bigger hit for him five years later when he re-recorded it for his solo album _French Kiss _, backed with Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie. It also featured "Spare Me a Little of Your Love", a bright Christine McVie tune that became a staple of the band's live act throughout the early to mid-1970s.

While the band was doing well in the studio, their tours were more problematic. Danny Kirwan developed an alcohol dependency and became alienated from Welch and the McVies. It was not until he smashed his Les Paul Custom guitar before a concert, refused to go on stage, and criticised the band afterwards, that Fleetwood was finally convinced that he had no choice but to fire Kirwan.

The next two and a half years proved to be the most challenging for the band. In the three albums they released in this period, they constantly changed line-ups. In September 1972, the band added guitarist Bob Weston and vocalist Dave Walker , formerly of Savoy Brown and Idle Race . Bob Weston was well known for playing slide guitar and had known the band from his touring period with Long John Baldry . Fleetwood Mac also hired Savoy Brown's road manager, John Courage. Mick, John, Christine, Welch, Weston, and Walker recorded _Penguin _, which was released in January 1973. After the tour, the band fired Walker because his vocal style and attitude did not fit in with the rest of the band.

The remaining five carried on and recorded _ Mystery to Me _ six months later. This album contained Welch's song "Hypnotized " which got a lot of airplay on the radio and became one of the band's most successful songs to date in the US. The band was proud of the new album and anticipated that it would be a hit. However, things were not well within the band. The McVies' marriage at this time was under a lot of stress, which was aggravated by their constant working with each other, and John McVie's considerable alcohol abuse. During the tour, Weston had an affair with Fleetwood's wife, Jenny Boyd Fleetwood, the sister of Pattie Boyd Harrison . Fleetwood soon fired Weston and the tour was cancelled. Due to lack of touring, the album sold less than its predecessor.

THE FAKE FLEETWOOD MAC (1974)

In 1974, the band's manager, Clifford Davis, then claimed that he owned the name Fleetwood Mac, and recruited members of a band called Legs (which had recently issued one single under Davis' management) to tour as Fleetwood Mac.

The fake Fleetwood Mac consisted of Elmer Gantry (vocals, guitar), Kirby Gregory (guitar), Paul Martinez (bass), John Wilkinson (keyboards) and Australian-born drummer Craig Collinge (formerly of The Librettos, Procession and Third World War ). Fans were told that Bob Welch and John McVie had quit the group, and that Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie would be joining the band at a later date, after getting some rest. The members of the fake Fleetwood Mac apparently had themselves been told that Mick Fleetwood would join them on later dates, and averred that Fleetwood had been involved in the early planning stages of the tour before dropping out.

As the tour got underway, Fleetwood Mac's road manager, John Courage, worked one show before he realised that the line-up being used was a lie. Courage ended up hiding the real Fleetwood Mac's equipment, which helped shorten the tour by the fake band, which soon dissolved. But the lawsuit that followed—regarding who actually owned the rights to the band name "Fleetwood Mac"—put the real Fleetwood Mac out of commission for almost a year. While the band was named after Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, they had signed contracts that showed the band forfeited the rights to the name.

In the aftermath of the dissolution of the fake Fleetwood Mac, nobody from that lineup was ever officially made a part of the real Fleetwood Mac, although some of them later acted as Danny Kirwan's studio band. Gantry and Gregory went on to become members of Stretch , whose 1975 UK hit single "Why Did You Do It" was written about the fake Fleetwood Mac touring debacle. Gantry later collaborated with The Alan Parsons Project . Fake Fleetwood Mac bassist Martinez, meanwhile, eventually went on to play with Paice Ashton Lord and Robert Plant 's backing band.

RETURN OF THE REAL FLEETWOOD MAC (1974)

During the fake Fleetwood Mac months, Welch stayed in Los Angeles and connected with entertainment attorneys. He swiftly realised that the band was being neglected by Warner Bros., and that if they wanted to change that, they would have to change their base of operation from England to Los Angeles, to which the rest of the band agreed immediately. Rock promoter Bill Graham wrote a letter to Warner Bros. to convince them that the real Fleetwood Mac were, in fact, Fleetwood, Welch and the McVies. But while this did not end the legal battle, the band was able to record as Fleetwood Mac again. Instead of getting another manager, Fleetwood Mac decided to manage themselves.

In September 1974, Fleetwood Mac signed a new recording contract with Warner Bros., but remained on the Reprise imprint. The quartet released their album _ Heroes Are Hard to Find _ in September 1974 and for the first time in its history, the band had only one guitarist. While on tour they added a second keyboardist, Doug Graves, who had been an engineer on _Heroes Are Hard to Find._ although Graves was preparing to be a full member of the band following the US tour in late 1974. At the time he said:

I'm looking forward to adding something to this already great band; I helped engineer their album 'Heroes Are Hard to Find' and got to know each member well. It came to me as a shock when Mick asked me to join but I am enjoying playing live with the band, and hopefully will start a new studio album with the band soon.

However, Graves did not ultimately join full-time. In 1980, Christine McVie explained the decision:

"He (Doug Graves) was there to back me up, but I think it was decided after the first two or three concerts that I was better off without him. The band wanted me to expand my role and have a little more freedom, so he played some organ behind me, but he didn't play the same way I did...

Hunt, who had been in the band Head West with Bob Welch back in 1970 replaced Graves. Neither musician, however, proved to be a long-term addition to the line-up, and Welch left soon after the tour ended (on 5 December 1974 at Cal State University), having tired of the touring and legal struggles. Nevertheless, the tour enabled the _Heroes_ album to reach a higher position on the American charts than any of the band's previous records.

MAINSTREAM SUCCESS (1975–1987)

After Welch announced that he was leaving the band, Fleetwood began searching for a possible replacement. While Fleetwood was checking out Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, the house engineer, Keith Olsen, played him a track which he had recorded in the studio, "Frozen Love", from the album _ Buckingham Nicks _ (1973). Fleetwood liked it, and was introduced to the guitarist from the band, Lindsey Buckingham , who coincidentally was at Sound City that day recording some demos. Fleetwood soon asked him to join. Buckingham agreed, on the condition that his music partner and girlfriend, Stevie Nicks , also become part of the band; Fleetwood agreed. Buckingham and Nicks joined the band on New Year's Eve 1974 (within 4 weeks of the previous incarnation splitting).

In 1975, the new line-up released the eponymous _ Fleetwood Mac _. The album proved to be a breakthrough for the band and became a huge hit, reaching No.1 in the US and selling over 5 million copies. Among the hit singles from this album were Christine McVie's "Over My Head " and "Say You Love Me ", and Stevie Nicks' "Rhiannon " and "Landslide " (actually a hit twenty years later on _The Dance _ album).

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Behind the scenes the band was fraying apart in 1976; with the success of the band also came the end of John and Christine McVie's marriage, as well as Buckingham and Nicks' long term romantic relationship. Even Fleetwood was in the midst of divorce proceedings from his wife, Jenny. The pressure put on Fleetwood Mac to release a successful follow-up album, combined with their new-found wealth, led to creative and personal tensions, fuelled by high consumption of drugs and alcohol.

The album _Rumours _ (the band's first release on the main Warner label after Reprise was retired and all of its acts were reassigned to the parent label) was released in the spring of 1977, in which the band members laid bare the emotional turmoil they were experiencing at the time. Critically acclaimed, it was the recipient of the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for 1977. The album generated multiple Top Ten singles, including Buckingham's " Go Your Own Way ", Nicks' U.S. No.1 "Dreams " (_ sample (help ·info )), and Christine McVie's "Don\'t Stop " and " You Make Loving Fun ". Buckingham's "Second Hand News ", Nicks' " Gold Dust Woman " and " The Chain " (the only song written by all five bandmates) also received significant radio airplay. By 2003, Rumours_ had sold over 19 million copies in the U.S. alone (certified as a diamond album by the RIAA ), and a total of 40 million copies worldwide, making it the second biggest selling album of all time. Fleetwood Mac supported the album with a lucrative tour.

On 10 October 1979, Fleetwood Mac was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their contributions to the music industry at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard .

Buckingham was able to convince Fleetwood to allow his work on their next album to be more experimental and to work on tracks at home, then bring them to the band in the studio. The result of this was the 20-track double album, _Tusk _, released in 1979. It spawned three hit singles; Lindsey Buckingham's "Tusk " (U.S. No. 8), which featured the USC Trojan Marching Band ; Christine McVie's " Think About Me " (U.S. No. 20); and Stevie Nicks' 6½ minute opus "Sara " (U.S. No. 7). The last of those three was cut to 4½ minutes for both the hit single and the first CD-release of the album, but the unedited version has since been restored on the 1988 greatest hits compilation , the 2004 reissue of _Tusk_ and Fleetwood Mac's 2002 release of _The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac _. Original guitarist Green also took part in the sessions of _Tusk_, but his playing for the Christine McVie track "Brown Eyes" is not credited on the album.

_Tusk_ sold four million copies worldwide. Fleetwood blames the album's relative failure on the RKO radio chain playing the album in its entirety prior to release, thus allowing mass home taping.

The band embarked on an 11-month tour to support and promote _Tusk_. They travelled across the world, including the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In Germany they shared the bill with reggae superstar Bob Marley . It was on this world tour that the band recorded music for the _ Fleetwood Mac Live _ album, which was released at the end of 1980.

The next album, 1982's _Mirage _, following 1981 solo albums by Nicks (_Bella Donna _), Fleetwood ("The Visitor ") and Buckingham (_Law and Order _), was a return to the more conventional. Buckingham had been chided by critics, fellow band members and music business managers for the lesser commercial success enjoyed by _Tusk_. Recorded at Château d\'Hérouville in France and produced by Richard Dashut , _Mirage_ was an attempt to recapture the huge success of _Rumours_. Its hits included Christine McVie's "Hold Me " and " Love in Store " (co-written by Robbie Patton and Jim Recor, respectively), Stevie Nicks' "Gypsy ", and Lindsey Buckingham's " Oh Diane ", which made the Top 10 in the UK. A minor hit was also scored by Buckingham's "Eyes Of The World" and "Can\'t Go Back ".

In contrast to the Tusk Tour , the band only embarked on a short tour of 18 American cities, the Los Angeles show being recorded and released on video. They also headlined the first US Festival , on 5 September 1982, for which the band was paid $500,000 ($1,240,862 today). _Mirage_ was certified double platinum in the U.S.

Following _Mirage_, the band went on hiatus, which allowed members to pursue solo careers. Stevie Nicks released two more solo albums (1983's _The Wild Heart _ and 1985's _ Rock a Little _), Lindsey Buckingham issued _Go Insane _ in 1984, the same year that Christine McVie made an eponymous album (yielding the Top 10 hit "Got a Hold on Me " and the Top 40 hit " Love Will Show Us How "). All three met with success and it was Nicks who became the most popular. However, also during this period, Mick Fleetwood had filed for bankruptcy, Nicks was admitted to the Betty Ford Clinic for addiction problems, and John McVie had suffered an addiction-related seizure—all attributed to the lifestyle of excess afforded to them by their worldwide success. It was rumoured that Fleetwood Mac had finally broken up; however, Buckingham commented that he was unhappy to allow _Mirage_ to remain as the band's last effort.

The _Rumours_ line-up of Fleetwood Mac recorded one more album for the time being, _ Tango in the Night _, in 1987. Initially, as with various other Fleetwood Mac albums, the material started off as a Buckingham solo album before becoming a group project. The album went on to become their best-selling release since _Rumours_, especially in the UK where it hit No. 1 three times over the following year. The album sold three million copies in the USA and contained four hits: Christine McVie's " Little Lies " and "Everywhere " (the former being co-written with McVie's new husband Eddy Quintela), Sandy Stewart and Stevie Nicks' "Seven Wonders ", and Lindsey Buckingham's "Big Love ". "Family Man " (Buckingham and Richard Dashut ), and "Isn\'t It Midnight " (Christine McVie), were also released as singles, with lesser success.

DEPARTURE OF BUCKINGHAM AND NICKS (1987–1995)

1987–1991 line-up of Fleetwood Mac

Although a ten-week tour was scheduled, Buckingham backed out at the last minute. He tried to explain to his bandmates that he felt his creativity was being stifled by his remaining in the band. A group meeting at Christine McVie's house on 7 August 1987 resulted in much rancour and recrimination, as well as an alleged (in Mick Fleetwood's autobiography) physical altercation between Buckingham and Nicks. Buckingham left the band the following day. Following Buckingham's departure, Fleetwood Mac added two new guitarists to the band, Billy Burnette and Rick Vito , without auditions.

Burnette is the son of Dorsey Burnette and nephew of Johnny Burnette , both of The Rock and Roll Trio . He had already worked with Mick Fleetwood in Zoo, with Christine McVie as part of her solo band, done some session work with Stevie Nicks, and backed Lindsey Buckingham on _ Saturday Night Live _. Furthermore, Fleetwood and Christine McVie had played on his _Try Me_ album in 1985. Vito, a Peter Green admirer, had played with many artists from Bonnie Raitt to John Mayall, and worked with John McVie on two Mayall albums.

The 1987–88 "Shake the Cage" tour was the first outing for this line-up, and was successful enough to warrant the release of a concert video (simply titled "Tango in the Night"), filmed at San Francisco's Cow Palace arena in December 1987.

Capitalising on the success of _Tango in the Night_, the band continued with a _Greatest Hits _ album in 1988. It featured singles from the 1975–88 era, and included two new compositions: "No Questions Asked " written by Nicks, and " As Long as You Follow " written by McVie and Quintela, which was released as a single in 1988 but only made No.43 in the US and No.66 in the UK. It did, however, reach No.1 on the US Adult Contemporary charts. The _Greatest Hits_ album, which peaked at No.3 in the UK and No.14 in the US (though has since sold over 8 million copies there), was dedicated to Buckingham by the band, with whom they had now reconciled.

Following the _Greatest Hits_ collection, Fleetwood Mac recorded _Behind the Mask _. With this album, the band veered away from the stylised sound that Buckingham had evolved during his tenure in the band (also evident in his solo works), and ended up with a more adult contemporary style from producer Greg Ladanyi . However, the album yielded only one Top 40 hit, McVie's "Save Me ". _Behind the Mask_ only achieved Gold album status in the US, peaking at No.18 on the _Billboard_ album chart, though it entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 1. It received mixed reviews, and was seen by some music critics as a low point for the band in the absence of Lindsey Buckingham (who had actually made a guest appearance by playing on the title track). However, _ Rolling Stone _ magazine said that Vito and Burnette were "the best thing to ever happen to Fleetwood Mac" and the British _Q _ magazine also praised the album in their review. The subsequent "Behind the Mask" tour saw the band play sold out shows at London's Wembley Stadium, and on the final show in Los Angeles, the band were joined onstage by Buckingham. The two women of the band, McVie and Nicks, had decided that the tour would be their last (McVie's father died during the tour) though both stated that they would still record with the band. However, in 1991, both Nicks and Rick Vito announced they were leaving Fleetwood Mac altogether.

In 1992, Fleetwood himself arranged a 4-disc box set spanning highlights from the band's 25-year history, titled _25 Years – The Chain _ (an edited 2-disc set was also available). A notable inclusion in the box set was "Silver Springs ", a Stevie Nicks composition that was recorded during the _Rumours_ sessions but was omitted from the album and used as the B-side of "Go Your Own Way" instead. Nicks had requested use of the track for her 1991 best-of compilation _TimeSpace_, but Fleetwood had refused her request as he had planned to include it in this collection as something of a rarity. The disagreement between Nicks and Fleetwood garnered press coverage, and is believed to be the main catalyst for Nicks leaving the band in 1991. The box set, however, also included a brand new Stevie Nicks/ Rick Vito composition, "Paper Doll ", which was released in the US as a single. As both members had left the band by this point, the track was presumably a leftover from the _Behind the Mask_ sessions. There were also two new Christine McVie compositions, "Heart of Stone" and "Love Shines ", the latter of which was released as a single in the UK and certain other territories. Lindsey Buckingham also contributed a new song, "Make Me a Mask", which bore all the markings of an insular Buckingham studio creation, devoid of input from other band members. Mick Fleetwood also released a deluxe hardcover companion book to coincide with the release of the box set, titled _My 25 Years in Fleetwood Mac_. The volume featured many rare photographs and notes (written by Fleetwood himself) detailing the band's 25-year history.

Some months after this, the Buckingham/Nicks/McVie/McVie/Fleetwood line-up reunited at the request of U.S. President Bill Clinton for his first Inaugural Ball in 1993. Clinton had made Fleetwood Mac's "Don\'t Stop " his campaign theme song. His subsequent request to perform it at the Inauguration Ball was met with enthusiasm by the band. However, this line-up had no intention to reunite again.

Inspired by the new interest in the band, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Christine McVie recorded another album as Fleetwood Mac, with Billy Burnette taking on lead guitar duties. However, just as they made the decision to continue, Billy Burnette announced in March 1993 that he was leaving the band to pursue a country album and an acting career. Bekka Bramlett , who had worked a year earlier with Mick Fleetwood's Zoo, was recruited. Solo singer-songwriter/guitarist and Traffic member Dave Mason , who had worked with Bekka's parents Delaney & Bonnie twenty five years earlier, was subsequently added. By March 1994, Billy Burnette, himself a good friend and co-songwriter with Delaney Bramlett , returned with Fleetwood's blessing.

The band, minus Christine McVie, toured in 1994, opening for Crosby, Stills, & Nash , and in 1995 as part of a package with REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar . The tour saw the band perform classic Fleetwood Mac songs from the initial 1967–1974 era. In 1995, at a concert in Tokyo, the band was greeted by former member Jeremy Spencer, who performed a few songs with them.

On 10 October 1995, Fleetwood Mac released the unsuccessful _Time _ album. Although hitting the UK Top 60 for one week the album had zero impact in the US. It failed even to graze the _Billboard_ Top 200 albums chart, a stunning reversal for a band that had been a mainstay on that chart for most of the previous two decades. Shortly after the album's release, Christine McVie informed the band that the album was her last. Bramlett and Burnette subsequently formed a country music duo, Bekka ">_ Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham on the Say You Will_ Tour, 2003

In 1998, Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame . Members inducted included the original band – Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan – and _Rumours_-era members Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Lindsey Buckingham, but not Bob Welch, despite his key role in keeping the band alive during the early 1970s. The _Rumours_-era version of the band performed both at the induction ceremony and at the Grammy Awards program that year. Peter Green attended the induction ceremony but did not perform with his former bandmates, opting instead to perform his composition " Black Magic Woman " with Santana , who were inducted the same night. Neither Jeremy Spencer nor Danny Kirwan attended. Fleetwood Mac were also the recipients of the "Outstanding Contribution to Music" award at the BRIT Awards (British Phonographic Industry Awards) the same year.

In 1998, Christine McVie left the band. Her departure left Buckingham and Nicks to sing all the lead vocals for the band's 2003 album _Say You Will _, although Christine did contribute some backing vocals and keyboards. The album debuted at No.3 on the _Billboard_ 200 chart (No. 6 in the UK) and yielded chart hits with "Peacekeeper " and the title track, and a successful world arena tour , which lasted through 2004. The tour grossed $27,711,129 and was ranked No. 21 in the top 25 grossing tours of 2004.

Around 2004–05, there were rumours of a reunion of the early line-up of Fleetwood Mac, involving Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer. While these two guitarists and vocalists apparently remained unconvinced of the merits of such a project, In April 2006, during a question-and-answer session on the _Penguin_ Fleetwood Mac fan website, bassist John McVie said of the reunion idea:

If we could get Peter and Jeremy to do it, I'd probably, maybe, do it. I know Mick would do it in a flash. Unfortunately, I don't think there's much chance of Danny doing it. Bless his heart.

In interviews given in November 2006 to support his solo album _Under the Skin _, Buckingham stated that plans for the band to reunite once more for a 2008 tour were still on the cards. Recording plans have been put on hold for the foreseeable future. In a September 2007 interview Stevie Nicks gave to the UK newspaper _The Daily Telegraph _, she noted that she was unwilling to carry on with the band unless Christine McVie returned. However, in a more recent interview, Mick Fleetwood said "... be very happy and hopeful that we will be working again. I can tell you everyone's going to be extremely excited about what's happening with Fleetwood Mac."

UNLEASHED TOUR AND EXTENDED PLAY (2008–2013)

On 14 March 2008, the Associated Press reported Sheryl Crow as saying that she would be working with Fleetwood Mac in 2009. Crow and Stevie Nicks collaborated a great deal in the past and she has stated that Nicks has been a great teacher and inspiration for her. In a subsequent interview with Buckingham, he said after discussions between the band and Crow, the potential collaboration with Crow "lost its momentum". However, in a June 2008 interview, Nicks denied that Crow would be joining Fleetwood Mac as a replacement for Christine McVie. According to Nicks, "the group will start working on material and recording probably in October, and finish an album." On 7 October 2008, Mick Fleetwood confirmed on the BBC's _ The One Show _ that the band were working in the studio and also announced plans for a world tour in 2009.

In late 2008, Fleetwood Mac announced that the band would tour in 2009, beginning in March. As per the 2003–2004 tour, Christine McVie would not be featured in the line-up. The tour was branded as a greatest hits show entitled "Unleashed ", although they played album tracks such as "Storms" and "I Know I\'m Not Wrong ". The first show was on 1 March 2009, and in February they announced a slew of new dates.

During their show on 20 June 2009 in New Orleans , Louisiana, Stevie Nicks premiered part of a new song that she had written about Hurricane Katrina . The song was later released as "New Orleans" on Stevie Nicks' 2011 album _In Your Dreams _ with Mick Fleetwood on drums. In October 2009, the band began a tour of Europe that carried on into early November, followed by a tour of Australia and New Zealand in December. Also in October, The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac was re-released in an extended two-disc format (this format having been released in the US in 2002), premiering at number six on the UK Albums Chart. On 1 November 2009, a new one-hour documentary, _Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop_, was broadcast in the UK on BBC One , which featured recent interviews with all four current band members. During the documentary, Nicks gave a candid summary of the current state of her relationship with Buckingham, stating "Maybe when we're 75 and Fleetwood Mac is a distant memory, we might be friends...."

On 6 November 2009, Fleetwood Mac played the last show of the European leg of their _Unleashed_ tour at London's Wembley Arena . Christine McVie was present in the audience, so Stevie Nicks paid a tribute from the stage to a standing ovation from the audience, stating that she thought about her former bandmate "every day", and went on to dedicate that night's performance of "Landslide " to McVie. On 19 December 2009, Fleetwood Mac played the second to last act of their _Unleashed_ tour to a sell-out crowd at what was originally intended to be a one-off event at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands , New Plymouth, New Zealand. Tickets, after pre-sales, sold out within twelve minutes of public release, and another date (Sunday 20 December) was added and also sold out. The tour grossed $84,900,000 and was ranked No. 13 in the highest grossing worldwide tours of 2009. On 19 October 2010, Fleetwood Mac played a private show at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona for TPG (Texas Pacific Group ).

On 3 May 2011, the Fox Network broadcast an episode of _Glee _ entitled "Rumours" that featured six songs from the band's 1977 album. The show sparked renewed interest in the band and its commercially most successful album, and _Rumours_ reentered the _Billboard_ 200 chart at No. 11, the same week that Stevie Nicks' new solo album _In Your Dreams _ debuted at No. 6. (Nicks was quoted by _Billboard_ saying that her new album was "my own little _Rumours_." ) The two recordings sold about 30,000 and 52,000 units, respectively. Music downloads accounted for ninety-one percent of the _Rumours_ sales. The spike in sales for _Rumours_ represented an uptick of 1,951%. It was the highest chart entry by a previously issued album since _The Rolling Stones '_s reissue of _ Exile On Main St. _ reentered the chart at No. 2 on 5 June 2010. In a July 2012 interview, Nicks confirmed that the band would reunite for a tour in 2013.

Original Fleetwood Mac bassist Bob Brunning died on 18 October 2011, at the age of 68. Former guitarist and singer Bob Weston was found dead on 3 January 2012, at the age of 64. Former singer and guitarist Bob Welch was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on 7 June 2012, at the age of 66. Don Aaron, a spokesman at the scene, stated, "He died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest." A suicide note was found in the residence (Tennessean Music Team). The musician had been struggling with health issues and was dealing with depression. His wife was the one to discover the body.

The band's 2013 tour, which covered 34 cities, started on 4 April in Columbus, OH . The band performed two new songs (" Sad Angel " and "Without You"), which Buckingham described as some of the most "Fleetwood Mac-ey" sounding songs since _Mirage_, with the latter song re-recorded from the Buckingham-Nicks era. The band released their first new studio material in ten years, _Extended Play _, on 30 April 2013. The EP debuted and peaked at No. 48 in the US, and produced one single, " Sad Angel ". On 25 and 27 September 2013, the second and third nights of the band's London O2 shows, Christine McVie joined them onstage for "Don't Stop".

On 27 October, the band announced that John McVie had been diagnosed with cancer, and that they were cancelling their New Zealand and Australian performances in order for him to undergo treatment. They stated that "We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best." According to an article in _ The Guardian _ on 22 November 2013, Christine McVie stated that she would like to return to Fleetwood Mac if they wanted her, and also affirmed that John McVie's prognosis was "really good."

RETURN OF CHRISTINE MCVIE (2014–PRESENT)

On 11 January 2014, Mick Fleetwood announced that Christine McVie would be rejoining Fleetwood Mac, and the news was confirmed on 13 January by the band's primary publicist, Liz Rosenberg. Rosenberg also stated that an official announcement regarding a new album and tour would be forthcoming. In October 2014, Nicks appeared in _American Horror Story: Coven _ while Fleetwood Mac's song "Seven Wonders " was playing in the background.

On with the Show , a 33-city North American Tour opened in Minneapolis , Minnesota on 30 September 2014. A series of May–June 2015 arena dates in the United Kingdom went on sale on 14 November, selling out in minutes. Additional dates for the tour were added, extending into November.

In January 2015, Buckingham suggested that the new album and the new tour might be Fleetwood Mac's last act and that the band would cease to operate in 2015 or soon afterwards. He concluded: "We're going to continue working on the new album, and the solo stuff will take a back seat for a year or two. A beautiful way to wrap up this last act". On the other hand, Mick Fleetwood stated that the new album may take a few years to complete and that they are waiting for contributions from Stevie Nicks, who has been ambivalent about committing to a new record.

In August 2016, Fleetwood revealed that while the band has a "a huge amount of recorded music", virtually none of it features Stevie Nicks. Buckingham and Christine McVie however, have contributed multiple songs to the new project. Fleetwood told Ultimate Classic Rock, "She (McVie)...wrote up a storm. ... She and Lindsey could probably have a mighty strong duet album if they want. In truth, I hope it will come to more than that. There really are dozens of songs. And they’re really good. So we’ll see."

Stevie Nicks explained her reluctance to record another album with Fleetwood Mac. "Is it possible that Fleetwood Mac might do another record? I can never tell you yes or no, because I don't know. I honestly don't know. … It's like, do you want to take a chance of going in and setting up in a room for like a year and having a bunch of arguing people? And then not wanting to go on tour because you just spent a year arguing?" She also emphasized the point that people don't buy as many records as they used to.

Buckingham and Christine McVie announced a new album titled _Lindsey Buckingham/ Christine McVie _, which features Mick Fleetwood and John McVie on a few tracks. _Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie_ was released on 9 June 2017, and was preceded by the single, "In My World". A 19-date tour has been arranged, to begin on 21 June and end 11 August. Fleetwood Mac also plan to embark on a "Farewell Tour" in 2018. Fleetwood Mac are scheduled to headline the second night of the Classic West concert (on 16 July 2017 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles ) and the second night of the Classic East concert (at New York 's Citi Field on 30 July 2017).

REMASTERS

The 1967–1969 era Blue Horizon albums (_ Fleetwood Mac _, _Mr. Wonderful _, _ The Pious Bird of Good Omen _ and _ Fleetwood Mac in Chicago _) and 1971 outtakes album _ The Original Fleetwood Mac _ have been remastered and reissued on CD, as have the 1975–1982 era Warner Bros. studio albums _ Fleetwood Mac _, _Rumours _, _Tusk _ and _Mirage _.

In 2013, a deluxe edition of _Rumours _ was released. The same year, _ Then Play On _ was remastered and reissued on CD. Remasters of "Then Play On ", " Kiln House ", " Future Games " and " Bare Trees " were released on vinyl, initially bundled with a 7" single of "Oh Well, Parts I -webkit-column-count: 2; column-count: 2;">

* _Kiln House_ tour – 1970 * _Future Games_ tour – 1971 * _Bare Trees_ tour – 1972 * _Penguin_ tour – early 1973 * _Mystery To Me_ tour – mid-1973 * _Heroes Are Hard to Find_ tour – 1974 * _Fleetwood Mac_ tour – 1975 * _Rumours_ tour – 1977 * _Tusk_ tour – 1979–1980 * _Mirage_ tour – 1982 * _Shake the Cage_ tour – 1987–1988 * _Behind the Mask_ tour – 1990 * _Another Link in the Chain_ tour – 1994–1995 * _The Dance_ – 1997 * _Say You Will_ tour – 2003–2004 * _Unleashed _ tour – 2009 * _2013 World_ tour – 2013 * _On With the Show_ tour – 2014–2015

MEMBERS

Main article: List of Fleetwood Mac band members

CURRENT MEMBERS

* Mick Fleetwood – drums , percussion (1967–1995, 1997–present) * John McVie – bass guitar (1967–95, 1997–present) * Christine McVie – keyboards , vocals (1970–1995, 1997–1998, 2014–present) * Lindsey Buckingham – guitars , vocals, keyboards (1974–1987, 1993, 1997–present) * Stevie Nicks – vocals, tambourine (1974–1991, 1993, 1997–present)

FORMER MEMBERS

* Peter Green – guitars, vocals, harmonica (1967–1970, 1971) * Jeremy Spencer – guitars, vocals, piano (1967–1971) * Bob Brunning – bass guitar (1967; died 2011) * Danny Kirwan – guitars, vocals (1968–1972) * Bob Welch – guitars, vocals (1971–1974; died 2012) * Bob Weston – guitars (1972–1973; died 2012) * Dave Walker – vocals, harmonica (1972–1973) * Billy Burnette – guitars, vocals (1987–1993, 1994–1995) * Rick Vito – guitars, vocals (1987–1991, 1993) * Bekka Bramlett – vocals, tambourine (1993–1995) * Dave Mason – guitars, vocals (1993–1995)

CURRENT TOURING MUSICIANS

* Sharon Celani – backing vocals (1987–1991, 1997–present) * Brett Tuggle – keyboards, rhythm guitars, samples, backing vocals (1997–present) * Neale Heywood – rhythm guitars, backing vocals (1997–present) * Steve Rinkovv – percussion, drums (2003–present) * Stevvi Alexander – backing vocals (2014–present)

FORMER TOURING MUSICIANS

* Nigel Watson – congas (1971) * Doug Graves – Hammond organ , ARP String Ensemble , backing vocals (1974) * Bobby Hunt – Hammond organ, ARP String Ensemble, backing vocals (1974) * Ray Lindsey – rhythm guitar (1979–1982) * Tony Todaro – percussion (1979–1980) * Jeffery Sova – keyboards (1979–1980) * Isaac Asanté – percussion (1987–1988) * Dan Garfield – keyboards (1987–1990) * Lori Nicks – backing vocals (1987–1988, 2009–2016) * Eliscia Wright – backing vocals (1987–1988) * Steve Thoma – keyboards, percussion, backing vocals (1994–1995) * Mindy Stein – backing vocals (1997–2003) * Lenny Castro – percussion (1997) * Carlos Rios – rhythm guitars (2003–2004) * Taku Hirano – percussion (2003–2004) * Jana Anderson – backing vocals (2003–2009) * Michael Dean – keyboards (2003) * Michael Bernard – keyboards, samples (2004)

DISCOGRAPHY

Main article: Fleetwood Mac discography

STUDIO ALBUMS

* _ Fleetwood Mac _ (1968) * _Mr. Wonderful _ (1968) * _ Then Play On _ (1969) * _ Kiln House _ (1970) * _ Future Games _ (1971) * _ Bare Trees _ (1972) * _Penguin _ (1973) * _ Mystery to Me _ (1973) * _ Heroes Are Hard to Find _ (1974) * _ Fleetwood Mac _ (1975) * _Rumours _ (1977) * _Tusk _ (1979) * _Mirage _ (1982) * _ Tango in the Night _ (1987) * _Behind the Mask _ (1990) * _Time _ (1995) * _Say You Will _ (2003)

SEE ALSO

* Book: Fleetwood Mac

* List of best-selling music artists

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FURTHER READING

* Silver, Murray _When Elvis Meets the Dalai Lama_, (Bonaventure Books, Savannah, 2005) in which the author recounts his days as a concert promoter in Atlanta, Ga., and having brought Fleetwood Mac to town for the very first time in December 1969. * Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic * _The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll_ (Simon padding:0.75em; background:#f9f9f9;"> Find more aboutFLEETWOOD MACat Wikipedia's sister projects

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* Peter Green * Jeremy Spencer * Bob Brunning * Danny Kirwan * Bob Welch * Bob Weston * Dave Walker * Billy Burnette * Rick Vito * Bekka Bramlett * Dave Mason

STUDIO ALBUMS

* Fleetwood Mac _ * _Mr. Wonderful _ * _ Then Play On _ * _ Kiln House _ * _ Future Games _ * _ Bare Trees _ * _Penguin _ * _ Mystery to Me _ * _ Heroes Are Hard to Find _ * _ Fleetwood Mac _ * _Rumours _ * _Tusk _ * _Mirage _ * _ Tango in the Night _ * _Behind the Mask _ * _Time _ * _Say You Will _

EPS

* _Extended Play _

COMPILATIONS

* _English Rose _ * _ The Pious Bird of Good Omen _ * _ Fleetwood Mac in Chicago _ * _ Black Magic Woman _ * _ The Original Fleetwood Mac _ * _Greatest Hits _ * _Vintage Years _ * _Greatest Hits _ * _25 Years – The Chain _ * _ Madison Blues _ * _ The Vaudeville Years _ * _The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions 1967–1969 _ * _ Show-Biz Blues _ * _The Best of Peter Green\'s Fleetwood Mac _ * _ The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac _ * _ The Essential Fleetwood Mac _

LIVE ALBUMS

* _Live _ * _Live in Boston _ * _Live at the BBC _ * _The Dance _ * _Shrine \'69 _ * _Live in Boston _

TRIBUTE ALBUMS

* _Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac _

1960S SONGS

* "I Believe My Time Ain\'t Long " * " Hellhound on My Trail " * "Shake Your Moneymaker " * "Stop Messin\' Around " * " Need Your Love So Bad " * " Madison Blues " * " Great Balls of Fire " * " Black Magic Woman " * "Albatross " * " When You Say " * "Man of the World " * "Somebody\'s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonite " * " Rattlesnake Shake " * "Oh Well "

1970S SONGS

* " The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown) " * "Dragonfly " * " Jewel-Eyed Judy " * " Sentimental Lady " * " For Your Love " * "Hypnotized " * "Angel " * "Monday Morning " * " Warm Ways " * " Blue Letter " * "Over My Head " * "Say You Love Me " * "Rhiannon " * "Landslide " * " World Turning " * "I\'m So Afraid " * " Second Hand News " * "Dreams " * " Never Going Back Again " * "Don\'t Stop " * " Go Your Own Way " * "Songbird " * " The Chain " * " You Make Loving Fun " * "I Don\'t Want to Know " * "Oh Daddy " * " Gold Dust Woman " * "Silver Springs " * "Tusk " * "Sara " * " Think About Me " * " Not That Funny " * " Sisters of the Moon " * " Walk a Thin Line " * "Angel " * "I Know I\'m Not Wrong " * "Brown Eyes "

1980S SONGS

* "Hold Me " * "Gypsy " * " Oh Diane " * " Love in Store " * "Can\'t Go Back " * "Big Love " * "Seven Wonders " * " Little Lies " * "Everywhere " * "Family Man " * " Tango in the Night " * "Isn\'t It Midnight " * " As Long as You Follow " * "No Questions Asked "

1990S–2010S SONGS

* " Skies the Limit " * "In the Back of My Mind " * " Love Is Dangerous " * "Save Me " * "Love Shines " * "Paper Doll " * "I Do " * " Temporary One " * " Murrow Turning Over in His Grave " * "Peacekeeper " * "Say You Will " * " Sad Angel "

CONCERT TOURS

* Heroes Are Hard to Find tour * Fleetwood Mac tour * Rumours Tour * Tusk tour * Mirage tour * Shake the Cage Tour * Behind the Mask Tour * Say You Will tour * Unleashed * 2013 tour * On with the Show

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* Ken Caillat * Richard Dashut * Clifford Davis * John Mayall * Keith Olsen

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1959–1979

* The Music from Peter Gunn _ – Henry Mancini (1959) * _Come Dance with Me! _ – Frank Sinatra (1960) * _ The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart _ – Bob Newhart (1961) * _ Judy at Carnegie Hall _ – Judy Garland (1962) * _The First Family _ – Vaughn Meader (1963) * _ The Barbra Streisand Album _ – Barbra Streisand (1964) * _ Getz/Gilberto _ – Stan Getz , João Gilberto (1965) * _ September of My Years _ – Frank Sinatra (1966) * _ A Man and His Music _ – Frank Sinatra (1967) * _Sgt. Pepper\'s Lonely Hearts Club Band _ – The Beatles (1968) * _By the Time I Get to Phoenix _ – Glen Campbell (1969) * _ Blood, Sweat & Tears _ – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1970) * _ Bridge over Troubled Water _ – Simon border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

* _52nd Street _ – Billy Joel (1980) * _ Christopher Cross _ – Christopher Cross (1981) * _ Double Fantasy _ – John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1982) * _ Toto IV _ – Toto (1983) * _Thriller _ – Michael Jackson (1984) * _Can\'t Slow Down _ – Lionel Richie (1985) * _ No Jacket Required _ – Phil Collins (1986) * _Graceland _ – Paul Simon (1987) * _ The Joshua Tree _ – U2 (1988) * _Faith _ – George Michael (1989) * _Nick of Time _ – Bonnie Raitt (1990) * _ Back on the Block _ – Quincy Jones and various artists (1991) * _ Unforgettable... with Love _ – Natalie Cole (1992) * _Unplugged _ – Eric Clapton (1993) * _The Bodyguard _ – Whitney Houston (1994) * _ MTV Unplugged _ – Tony Bennett (1995) * _ Jagged Little Pill _ – Alanis Morissette (1996) * _ Falling into You _ – Celine Dion (1997) * _ Time Out of Mind _ – Bob Dylan (1998) * _ The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill _ – Lauryn Hill (1999) * _Supernatural _ – Santana (2000)

2001–PRESENT

* _ Two Against Nature _ – Steely Dan (2001) * _O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack _ (2002) * _ Come Away with Me _ – Norah Jones (2003) * _ Speakerboxxx/The Love Below _ – Outkast (2004) * _ Genius Loves Company _ – Ray Charles and various artists (2005) * _ How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb _ – U2 (2006) * _ Taking the Long Way _ – Dixie Chicks (2007) * _River: The Joni Letters _ – Herbie Hancock (2008) * _ Raising Sand _ – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (2009) * _Fearless _ – Taylor Swift (2010) * _The Suburbs _ – Arcade Fire (2011) * _21 _ – Adele (2012) * _Babel _ – Mumford ;background:none transparent;border:none;-moz-box-shadow:none;-webkit-box-shadow:none;box-shadow:none;">v

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 1998

PERFORMERS

* EAGLES ( Don Felder , Glenn Frey , Don Henley , Bernie Leadon , Randy Meisner , Timothy B. Schmit , Joe Walsh ) * FLEETWOOD MAC ( Lindsey Buckingham , Mick Fleetwood , Peter Green , Danny Kirwan , Christine McVie , John McVie , Stevie Nicks , Jeremy Spencer ) * THE MAMAS border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

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