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Mark, My Words: more rock please, vicar

Mark Beaumont blog NME
I’ll never forget the jazz vicar. Chief hep cat of the Unitarian church in Cambridge, he arrived to oversee the wedding of my friends Jon and Amanda wearing leather trousers and carrying a double bass. Between vows, he’d put down his prayer book, pick up his bass and knock out some smokin’ rhythms like steam off a hot plate,...

Excited for the Fleetwood Mac tour? Check out their latest setlist

Fleetwood Mac tour
While Europe eagerly awaits the arrival of Fleetwood Mac for their 2019 dates, the rock veterans are currently in the midst of an acclaimed US tour. Check out footage and the setlist below. Buy Fleetwood Mac tour tickets here Yesterday, the band announced a trio of dates in Dublin, Berlin and London's Wembley Stadium. Following guitarist Lindsey Buckingham being sacked back...

20 Insanely Great Fleetwood Mac Songs

With 17 studio albums, more cast changes than the Sugababes, and a career spanning almost fifty years, there's no denying the impact Fleetwood Mac have had on the musical world. From the indie tribute album, 'Just Tell Me That You Want Me', featuring Best Coast and Lykke Li, to the instant classic 'Rumours', it's clear they've got some massive...

Smashing Pumpkins debut ‘Silvery Sometimes’, and cover Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin at sprawling Wembley gig

The reunited Smashing Pumpkins played their only UK gig of 2018, performing new single 'Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)' for the first time as well as covering David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and more. Check out photos, footage and the setlist below. Next month, the band will release their new album ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past....

Fleetwood Mac respond to Lindsey Buckingham’s lawsuit after being fired from band

Fleetwood Mac have responded to former guitarist Lindsey Buckingham beginning legal proceedings against the band after being fired from the band earlier this year. The guitarist was removed from the group just days after they were honoured at April's MusiCares benefit concert in New York City. Buckingham offered his take on his firing this week in an interview with Rolling Stone,...

Emily Eavis rules some pretty big names out of headlining Glastonbury 2019

Emily Eavis has shot down some of the biggest rumours for Glastonbury 2019 - declaring that the festival have not booked Madonna, Fleetwood Mac or Led Zeppelin. After a fallow year in 2018 to allow the land to recover, Glasto will return to Worthy Farm from June 26-30, 2019. The line-up is yet to be announced, but Arctic Monkeys, The Cure,...

Lindsey Buckingham reveals why he was told he was fired from Fleetwood Mac

Lindsey Buckingham
Lindsey Buckingham has given his account of why he was fired from Fleetwood Mac for the first time. The guitarist was sacked from the iconic group days after the band were honoured at this year's MusiCares benefit concert in New York. Stevie Nicks later cited Buckingham wanting too much time off to concentrate on his solo work as the...

Watch Fleetwood Mac perform live with new line-up for the first time

Fleetwood Mac new line-up
Fleetwood Mac have given their first live performance with their new line-up following the firing of Lindsey Buckingham earlier this year. Read more: Fleetwood Mac have kicked Lindsey Buckingham out and I am shook The guitarist was sacked in April due to "scheduling conflicts", with Stevie Nicks revealing: "We were supposed to go into rehearsal in June and he wanted to...

Lindsey Buckingham to kick off solo shows only days after Fleetwood Mac begin world tour

Lindsey Buckingham has announced details of his US solo tour - and it kicks off only days after Fleetwood Mac begin their first live shows without him. Buckingham was fired by Fleetwood Mac in April after he reportedly disagreed with the group over plans to focus on his solo career. But while the rock icons are now continuing with Crowded House's...

“We just weren’t happy”: Mick Fleetwood opens up on Lindsay Buckingham’s departure from Fleetwood Mac

Mick Fleetwood has opened up on Lindsay Buckingham's departure from Fleetwood Mac, after the vocalist was fired from the iconic band earlier this year. In April, Buckingham left the group after a career of 40 years. It was later confirmed that he will be replaced on tour by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and Crowded House’s Neil...