From last night, that's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Nation Bullpen." Meanwhile, Fleetwood Mac is getting ready to tour next year. Randall Roberts (Los Angeles Times) reports:
“This band never breaks up,” Nicks said on the phone from her home in Santa Monica. After the ’09 tour concluded, she added, “everybody said, ‘Goodbye, talk to you soon, and this will start happening again when everybody’s done with what we do when a Fleetwood Mac tour ends. We’ll go out and do something else and then we’ll come back and do Fleetwood Mac.' "
Nicks said that the rest of the band wanted to tour last year, but that she’d been so happy with her most recent solo album, “In Your Dreams,” that she wanted to dedicate more time to supporting it. “I sat everybody down and said, ‘Listen, please understand. I’m never going to break this band up. Never. I’m never going to leave you. I’m just going to go away for under a year’ to focus on the record.
“It’s been a little longer than that,” she conceded, but that as the self-described party planner of the Mac tour, she didn’t want to shove Fleetwood Mac down peoples’ throats so soon after ’09. Her commitment, she stressed, is unwavering: “My first loyalty has always been to Fleetwood Mac. And it will always be.”
Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie brought the excitement to the band (as a front person) in the 70s and 80s and 9-s. Now Christine's gone and it's just Stevie. Without Stevie, they'd be an oldies act. She also speaks with Leah Greenblatt (Entertainment Weekly):
What about this tour will be different than your last one?
You know, we always do probably 20-21 songs, and so there’s always those 10 songs that we have to do. Which are the hits. The audience came and bought their ticket to see those songs. But then we have the other 10-11 songs to play with. So what we do is we know the songs we have to do, so we put them all in one column. And then we put all the songs from all the different records, from you know, Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, Tusk, Mirage, Tango in the Night, Behind the Mask, all those, and then we start choosing, well what song have you always wanted to do, John? And Mick? Is there a song you have a soft spot for? So then we start making a list of slightly more unfamiliar Fleetwood Mac songs.
And then, once we’ve made that list, we start sitting around with acoustic instruments and we start playing them. And you never know what’s gonna stick. Because something you might have tried in 2009 or 2003 that didn’t work, and everybody said “No, that’s not gonna go.” And all of a sudden, when we go into rehearsal in February, might totally work. And I think that’s because, it’s just the time. There might be something going on in the world that might really speak to a song on Tusk that we’ve never done on stage before. And so that’s always a really super exciting part. Because we know what 10 songs are gonna be, but we don’t know what the other 12 are gonna be.
Ten songs are not hits. Sorry, Stevie. They are some hits and some well known tracks. If they did 10 of the singles Stevie was responsible for, it would be hits. But they have to include Lindsey and pretend like he's a real song writer.
5) "Seven Wonders"
6) "Silver Springs"
7) "Paper Doll"
8) "Say You Will"
Right there you have 9 of the biggest hits. Stevie sings them. She didn't write "Seven Wonders" (her friend Sandy Stewart wrote it) but she wrote the rest.
Some people wrongly think "Don't Stop" and "Hold Me" were written by Lindsey. Nope, Christine wrote those hits. And she wrote "Think About Me," "Snowbird," "You Make Loving Fun," "Say You Love Me," "Everywhere," "Little Lies" and more.
Christine and Stevie are the ones who made the band a million selling outfit.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"