In 1994 FLEETWOOD MAC went through a massive personnel shuffle. Rick Vito and Stevie Nicks had both left, and singer BEKKA BRAMLETT and former Traffic and solo star DAVE MASON joined the band. BILLY BURNETTE became the lead guitarist. Holdovers from the classic lineup were Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Christine McVie.
They released the album TIME in 1995 and toured extensively in support of the new release. Public acceptance of the new lineup was practically non-existent, and record sales were very disappointing. In the past Fleetwood Mac had been able to reinvent and regenerate into something different; but it seemed the only version of FLEETWOOD MAC that the public would accept needed to include Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.
The band collapsed, and Fleetwood Mac went into a period of suspended animation.
In 1996 the individual band members collaborated on various projects. The following year (1997) the classic RUMOURS lineup got together on a soundstage and recorded a live concert video, the result of which was the reunion album THE DANCE.
The lineup of Buckingham-Nicks-McVie-McVie and Fleetwood toured extensively through 1997 in support of the album, which sold over 5 million units. It was their biggest seller since 1987's TANGO IN THE NIGHT.
In 1998 Christine McVie retired as fullmember of the band, though she still contributed to subsequent projects for the Mac and its members, and as a soloist. Also in that year Fleetwood Mac was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Included were the RUMOURS lineup, and early members Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer, and Danny Kirwan.
SAY YOU WILL was the next release for the band (2003), their first without Christine as a band member since THEN PLAY ON in the Peter Green years. The CD was #3 in the Billboard Hot 200, and was followed by a successful tour.
FLLETWOOD MAC is currently engaged on their Unleashed tour, with dates through spring and into summer throughout North America. Chronicling the tour, Mr. Fleetwod is before the cameras on MICK TV.
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Its called "Useless Trivia and Mindless Rants". That's because I adhere to the principle that you can't please everyone, nor should you try to please everyone....so before anyone else rips this blog for being a waste of time or having faulty logic, I thought I'd beat them to the punch, and zing just a bit of self deprecating humor into the title....hey, some people think that's an endearing quality.
Seriously....I hope to entertain and maybe inform, and even teach the reader about a few subjects. And don't be alarmed by the political trappings you may see here. I'm upfront about my political beliefs and affiliations, but I don't wear my politics on my sleeve, and have and always will refuse to be locked into a rigid dogma. This is not really a political blog; its just disguised as one.
My model is probably CBS SUNDAY MORNING, a magazine format. I'll talk about news, sports, TV and films, about music, literature and pop culture, and about the famous and the infamous....and about some people who are out there trying to make a difference in a world that seems to get just a little tougher everyday.
Oh yes...there will be some politics as well.
So pour a cup of coffee, cut a piece of cheesecake.....and stick around for a few minutes.
Occupation- If you believe my conservative friends, I'm a pinko commie socialist out to destroy the very fabric of America's core beliefs.
Liberals think I'm an old school moderate Democrat, and that a guy my age needs to get his hair cut more often.
Just put away that broad brush....
I'm just a "Blue Jersey Guy" who happens to "Bleed Scarlet".