Like many British bands in the ’60s, Fleetwood Mac started as a blues group that paid tribute to the American bluesmen they loved. Fronted by drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie, the band went through several lineup changes over the years before two Los Angeles singer-songwriters, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, joined in 1975 and made Fleetwood Mac one of the biggest bands on the planet. For the next dozen years, they dominated the charts with their blend of classic rock and SoCal pop. Their 1977 blockbuster ‘Rumours’ remains one of the best and bestselling albums ever made, a breakup record informed by real-life tension among the band’s five members (singer-songwriter Christine McVie rounded out the group). Buckingham and Nicks’ solo careers eventually led to the split of the classic lineup, although they’ve occasionally reunited over the years for tours and records.
Mick Fleetwood’s Tears Over Peter Green’s Loving Gesture
Drummer didn’t find out why guitarist hired him until a few years before his death.
Mick Fleetwood’s ‘First Mistake’ With Peter Green
Drummer recalls being convinced legendary guitarist wasn’t “good enough” to join his band.
Fleetwood Mac-Less Skateboard Video Heading to NFT Auction
'Rumours' song will not be included in non-fungible token sale of original clip.
Mick Fleetwood Plans to Make Music With Lindsey Buckingham Again
Drummer is quick to note the pair could collaborate outside of Fleetwood Mac.
Watch Steven Tyler Join Mick Fleetwood on ‘Rattlesnake Shake’
ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons also joined for the all-star performance, recorded as part of the 2020 'Mick Fleetwood & Friends' concert event.
Christine McVie on Fleetwood Mac's Future: 'We Just Don't Know'
"We continue to hope for the best," she says.
Fleetwood Mac Unveil 'Super Deluxe' Reissue of 1980 Live Album
Set includes remastered album, plus more than an hour of previously unreleased live music.
Christine McVie Doubts Fleetwood Mac Will Tour Again
She says she’s getting “too old” and thinks Stevie Nicks and John McVie would refuse.
Mick Fleetwood: My Cocaine Abuse Was Worse Than Stevie Nicks’
Drummer says he can’t remember two years of his life due to drugs.
Fleetwood Mac Drummer Mick Fleetwood Sells Recorded Music Rights
Dollar amount is currently unknown for deal, which follows publishing sales from Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.