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.
Underrated Fleetwood Mac: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
The band's hugely successful hits have overshadowed many hidden gems.
Mick Fleetwood's Peter Green Tribute Concert Coming to Theaters
All-star salute to the Fleetwood Mac founder will be screened in March 2021.
Why Fleetwood Mac Didn't Make a New LP When Mike Campbell Joined
Ex-Heartbreakers guitarist also recalls how he got the job with no audition.
Stevie Nicks Says ‘The Chain’ Was ‘Take One for the Team’ Moment
She’s glad she gave classic song to Fleetwood Mac, but recalls she had her own plans for it.
Fleetwood Mac Got Caught Between Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham
Two-decade veteran Brett Tuggle believes he was dropped from band because he was "Lindsey's guy."
Stevie Nicks Wrote ‘Dreams’ in Sly Stone’s Secret Studio
She only needed 20 minutes in the “magic room” to write the Fleetwood Mac classic.
Stevie Nicks Had Her Abortion to Pursue ‘World’s Mission’
She believes “there would have been no Fleetwood Mac” for her if she became a mom.
Stevie Nicks’ Only Regret: Eight Years of Tranquilizer Addiction
She looks back at wasted “non-time” and says she’ll “probably never” perform with Lindsey Buckingham again.
Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham Reconnected Over Peter Green
Drummer says has has “no idea” if fired Fleetwood Mac guitarist will ever return.