Tag: John McVie
Fleetwood Mac announced on their Facebook page earlier today that they would be canceling their upcoming 14-date tour of Australia and New Zealand due to bassist John McVie's battle with an unspecified form of cancer.
The band posted their following statement on their page:
"Fleetwood Mac who has just completed the European leg of their phenomenally successful worldwide tour has announced the cancellation of their upcoming 14 date tour of Australia and New Zealand.
John McVie, one of the co founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac is now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time.
"We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best.”
All the best to John, with positivity and best wishes as you begin this battle.
Don't hold out hope for that long-talked about Fleetwood Mac reunion tour, as Mick Fleetwood told Playboy Magazine that he's not expecting Stevie Nicks ever rejoining the group, stating "I don't believe Fleetwood Mac will ever tour again."
"I don't believe Fleetwood Mac will ever tour again, but I really hope we do," he said. "We have rehearsed it and prepared for it since 2010. We were supposed to tour in 2011, but we delayed it for a year to allow Stevie Nicks to support her solo record and for Lindsey Buckingham to do the same with his."
He added, "I've always been supportive of my bandmates doing solo albums, so long as we kept our band together...I played drums on most of Stevie's album, the one she is still out there supporting and the one that is the reason that, for now, she refuses to do a Fleetwood Mac tour. "It comes down to her, and for the first time, I think, even Lindsey has lost his patience," he says. "Stevie is really proud of her new album and I get that, but she will not let it go....she's insistent upon working it until it is incapable of growing further...she has become enthralled and obsessed with her in album in a very nice but very inconvenient way."
The drummer continues, "She's working 20 times harder than she would ever have to do with Fleetwood Mac and not making anything close to as much money as she would with us. But this is what she wants to do, and I respect that." Fleetwood said, he would've "not taken no for an answer" in the past, but now claims he's ready to accept the fact that his beloved band may not ever see the road again.
"Stevie changed her program and changed her mind, and however willful anyone may be, this is what's happening, or not happening, rather. It's quite simple. Stevie changed her mind. And you know what? That is our innate privilege as humans."
Fleetwood says he understands Stevie's desire to promote her album, but is upset that it's coming at the expense of what would be an extremely lucrative tour. A promoter told Playboy that Fleetwood, Stevie, Lindsey Buckingham and bass player John McVie could earn 10 milliondollars each if they did an eight-month arena tour. "It is certainly a blow to all of us financially," admits the drummer.
You can read the full interview in the new issue of Playboy, on newsstands now.
The ZZ Top covers album "A Tribute From Friends" will be released on October 11th and will feature contributions from such artists as Steven Tyler, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, to Nickelback, Mastodon, Wolfmother and Duff McKagan's Loaded. The first track I've heard released comes from Richard Patrick and his band Filter, best know for the great cuts "Hey Man, Nice Shot" and "Take A Picture". Check out their take on one of ZZ Top's biggest hits "Gimmie All Your Lovin'", and see what you think:
Check it out here: loudwire.com
ZZ Top tribute album to feature Steven Tyler, Wolfmother, Mastodon, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Daughtry, Filter and more
"That Little Ol' Band From Texas" will soon be getting a mighty big tribute. The music and legacy of ZZ Top will be celebrated on A Tribute From Friends, out October 11th, which features many diverse artists covering classic ZZ Top songs.
The album kicks off with "Sharp Dressed Man" from The M.O.B., Mick Fleetwood's ad hoc group that includes fellow Fleetwood Mac founder John McVie as well as Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and guitar great Jonny Lang.
Mick Fleetwood commented, "We're delighted to honor ZZ Top this way. Their legacy, like that of the original Fleetwood Mac, is steeped in the blues we all love so much. I know that Steven and Jonny feel as strongly about their legacy as John and I do."
After Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard were informed that A Tribute From Friends was in the works, they issued the following statement: "When we were told there was going to be a ZZ Top tribute album a while ago and logically asked, 'Who are we paying tribute to?' Then we found out that a bunch of great artists were paying tribute to us and we were in disbelief. For the past 40 or so years, all we've done is get out there and crank it and try to have a good time while doing so. To a great extent, we've succeeded since we're still having a good time so that would be reward enough for 'the same three guys playing the same three chords.' Now comes A Tribute From Friends, and we're so delighted that our music resonates with these great musicians whom we so admire."
A Tribute From Friends Tracklisting
1. Sharp Dressed Man - The M.O.B. (Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang & John McVie)
2. Gimme All Your Lovin' - Filter
3. Tush - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
4. Cheap Sunglasses - Wolfmother
5. Got Me Under Pressure - Duff McKagan's Loaded
6. Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers - Coheed & Cambria
7. Just Got Paid - Mastodon
8. Rough Boy - Wyclef Jean
9. Waitin' For The Bus/ Jesus Just Left Chicago - Daughtry
10. La Grange - Jamey Johnson