Fleetwood Mac Spark Arena, Auckland Thursday, September 12 I was so into this – and very nervous. I’m a mega Fleetwood Mac fan, I love all periods of the band, all versions. But it’s ten years since I last saw them (back when Lindsey Buckingham was still front and centre) and I just had to […]
I’m usually on RNZ once a month to have a chat about some new albums. But now and then I present features on the show too. Last year I had nearly an hour to explore the music of George Harrison. I followed that up with a chat about Ringo Starr and played some of his best Beatles drum bits […]
Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie Atlantic/Rhino Records Add another chapter to best (and ongoing) rock’n’roll soap opera that is the versions and vestiges of Fleetwood Mac. This time it’s a duo/duets album between Buckingham and McVie.
Christine McVie believes it was her estranged husband John who made the call that the new record Fleetwood Mac was creating sounded like “a bunch of rumours”. And so, Rumours was what it was called. Rumours came into my life when I was about 11 years old; by that stage it had been out a decade […]
I have been obsessed with Fleetwood Mac – all versions of the band – since I was about 10 years old. People like to focus on the early blues years now, a different band entirely. But I still love the FM-radio version of Fleetwood Mac. As the documentary Fleetwood Mac at 21 puts it, “they […]
We drove across, in convoy – two cars, to a house we rented for a weekend. Another couple of friends drove from a different direction and met us there. We had the Friday night in the house – a great place, much merriment – and then on the Saturday we had a wander around the […]
John Mayall, The World of John Mayall (1970) I can’t claim to be any huge John Mayall fan but he’s interesting in being a person who stood and held the gate open, you always need someone like that. In saying I’m no huge fan I’ve certainly done my time listening to his music – my […]
Fleetwood Mac Rumours: 35th Anniversary Edition Warners The album remains a revelation to me – and it’s not even my favourite Fleetwood Mac record; I prefer Tusk and many of the pre-Buckingham/Nicks albums/line-ups. But I do love Rumours. And I have the feeling that even people who don’t (want to) like Rumours possibly own it, […]