Showing posts with label Play On: Now Then & Fleetwood Mac. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Play On: Now Then & Fleetwood Mac. Show all posts

Sunday, October 26, 2014

'King of Toot' Mick Fleetwood spills on his band, his lovers and $60 million habit

October 26, 2014 issue of New York Post

Mick Fleetwood on sex, rock ‘n’ roll and his $60M drug habit
By Larry Getlen
New York Post
October 26, 2014

When drummer Mick Fleetwood joined the popular UK band John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers in 1967, he replaced a well-liked drummer named Aynsley Dunbar.

At his first gig with the band, the audience made their displeasure clear.

“Where’s Aynsley?” people yelled. “Who the hell is that?”

As the crowd booed through the first song, the band’s bassist “stopped and started waving his arms until the rest of the band halted as well.” Then, he stepped up to the mic.

“‘Hey,’ he shouted. ‘Why don’t you f— off? Just listen. Listen to him play. Then boo if you want.”

Fleetwood and the bassist, John McVie, had known each other for a bit. But in Fleetwood’s eyes, this one courageous act cemented their friendship, setting the course for one of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest and most tumultuous odysseys.

In his new memoir, Fleetwood documents his wild life, including how the creation of 1977’s “Rumours,” one of the best-selling albums of all time, almost drove the band insane.

Fleetwood, born in England in the wake of Nazi destruction, was dyslexic at a time before the condition was easily recognized. This led to tough times at school and the beginnings of a casual, non-technical, inexplicable drumming style that none of his collaborators would ever be able to fully comprehend.

He dropped out of school at 15, moved into his older sister’s attic in London and played with a band called the Cheynes, which opened for the Yardbirds and the Rolling Stones back when they were little more than local cover bands.

Shy, geeky, and 6-foot-6, Fleetwood didn’t lose his virginity until 18 despite the looseness of the era and the growing popularity of his own bands, which he calls, “kind of pathetic.”

Still, he was quickly hanging with the hip crowd. He became good friends with Stones guitarist Brian Jones, who he calls “a special soul, in many ways far too sensitive and perceptive for this world.” Who drummer Keith Moon was also a friend and introduced Fleetwood to “a little pill called methadrin.”

Full article at New York Post

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mick Fleetwood "Play On" UK Book Tour and Meet & Greet - London and Liverpool

An evening with Mick Fleetwood
Play on: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac 
Oh Me Oh My, West Africa House, 25 Water Street Liverpool L2 0RG

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 7:00PM

Tickets £25 including a pre-signed bookplated copy of Play On available online. (booking fee will apply).

One of music’s greatest drummers & co-founder of Fleetwood Mac will be discussing his eagerly anticipated autobiography Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac.

Admission £25.00

Meet Mick Fleetwood
Play on: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac
203 - 206 Piccadilly

Friday, 7 November 2014, 5:00PM
One of music’s greatest drummers & co-founder of Fleetwood Mac will be signing copies of his eagerly anticipated autobiography Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac. Access to the queue will be on a first come first served basis. Mick Fleetwood will sign copies of Play On only. Due to time restraints there will be no opportunity for posed photography.

Waterstones Events

Play on: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac will be released on October 30th in the UK

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Mick Fleetwood reveals how sex, drugs and Rumours nearly destroyed Fleetwood Mac - 'Play On' excerpt

Those rumours? they were all true
Karate-chopping security guards. Hotel suites painted any colour... so long as it was pink. Secret affairs and simmering feuds. Mick Fleetwood reveals how sex, drugs and Rumours nearly destroyed Fleetwood Mac

‘Making Rumours almost killed us – in the way we handled our emotions’

TV Week Magazine - The Irish Mail - Oct 5th

When a team of accountants asked me why Fleetwood Mac didn’t make more money on one of our tours, I asked them if they knew how much it cost to find a hotel chain that allowed you to paint suites pink and have pianos waiting for your leading ladies in their rooms across America.

Fleetwood Mac had spent years touring in station wagons, long after we were due for an upgrade, but touring 1977’s Rumours we got a taste and a reputation for travelling in style that has never gone away. 

Once we realised we could have a private jet, well, by God, we had one. Our rider became exhaustive: we had 14 black limos at our beck and call. As for those pianos, we’d have to hire a crane to lift them through the window. Later, we had a team of karate experts as our security guards, a full-time Japanese masseuse, our catering was supplied by top-notch California chefs, but usually went uneaten. We had a huge cocaine budget and our own airliner. It was fabulously expensive, wonderful and sometimes depraved.

Looking back on how I carried on, it amazes me I’m still here. I used to find the lunacy romantic, but the thought of those scenarios coming to life again now makes me feel physically ill.

We could afford this excess thanks to the success of our new line-up, which would go on to record multi-million selling albums Tusk and Tango In The Night, and have hits such as Go Your Own Way, Dreams and Little Lies. 

From 1975, there were five of us: three English members of the old Fleetwood Mac – me, the ringleader, on drums, John McVie on bass and singer/songwriter Christine McVie, John’s wife, on piano, joined by an American duo – guitarist singer/songwriter Lindsey Buckingham and singer Stevie Nicks. Lindsey and Stevie were very much what Fleetwood Mac was all about: not only were they a band, they were also a couple.

But for all of us there would be a price to pay for working together, living together and loving together. Having completed our first album together in 1975, the five of us embarked on a tour. Although touring is my natural habitat, it has always served to stress the fissures in Fleetwood Mac.

John and Christine had married in 1968 and had worked together since she joined the band in 1970, but years of stress caused by the tumult of the band had done irreparable damage. At some points on that tour, they’d get at each other so fiercely that Chris couldn’t stay in the same room with John. I’d be driven to tears, begging John to stop hurting her and driving her away, but he’d become dismissive. Often it was the drink talking, though at the time he refused to see that.

Also, Chris began a fling with our lighting director, Curry Grant. When we realised and confronted her, she understood that we had to fire Curry, which we did, but John was even more upset, because it was clear to him that Chris really didn’t want Curry to go.

But neither John nor Chris was going to let their personal issues derail the tour. They worked together with much dignity, but not without much pain.

The fissure between Lindsey and Stevie had been there before they joined us, but the pressure of being both in a band and a relationship tore them apart. Previously, Lindsey had been in control of Stevie musically and of their career, but with us she’d become a star in her own right. She now spoke for herself, a change I don’t think Lindsey really liked, and, rather than relying on Lindsey, she had a multi-faceted set of musical partners to work with.

Added to that, my marriage to Jenny Boyd, the mother of my two daughters, was on its way to divorce. Amidst all this, our album reached sales of a million copies and it was time to start work on what would become our most successful record. Making Rumours almost killed us, but not physically. The tales of excess are true, but we’d all be dead already if we weren’t made of stronger stuff. What nearly did us in was the way we handled our emotions.

When we were at the studio, everyone behaved professionally, if a bit chilly towards one another. But again, how could they not be when our songwriters (Lindsey, Stevie and Christine) were writing about their ex-partners (Stevie, Lindsey and John), who were playing and singing on those very songs? And listening to them over and over until we got it all just right? Outbursts usually happened after hours or when we decided to party more than record, all of which derailed things for the day.

That said, others remember it differently. ‘It’s crazy,’ our friend Sandra told Jenny after visiting the studio. ‘Every room I walked into, I’d come across Stevie crying or one of the others deep in a serious conversation. There was always some drama going on.’

Then, on tour, we bought cocaine in bulk and everyone in the band and crew, no matter what their role, would queue up half an hour after the show for the rations.

None of it mattered when Rumours reached No 1 in May 1977. In the end, the album had taken a year to make and just over a million dollars, but all was validated because our album stayed at the top in America for 31 weeks. But the demands of the band stretched my marriage to the limit. To complicate matters further, before we departed to tour Rumours, Stevie and I had begun an affair. It was bound to happen because the two of us are cut from the same cloth, and, unhappy in our private lives, we found solace in each other. It was a crazy love affair.

At first, we’d meet in secret, because I was with Jenny, Stevie had a boyfriend and the rest of the band didn’t know. We’d sneak away, taking long drives through the Hollywood Hills. The clandestine nature of the relationship was romantic, even more so on tour, in our world within a world. After a show in New Zealand, we drove through the night up to a crater to see the sun rise, before spending the whole of the following day in bed together.

Jenny and the girls were living in England, but I wanted my family in California. Jenny agreed on the move, but we would have separate homes. 

Once they were in California, though, I knew I had to come clean. When I told her about Stevie, she didn’t understand how I could have neglected to mention it before deciding to move her back. We talked all night, but our marriage was over. Jenny returned to England with the girls.

Then my on-off relationship with Stevie ended, too, because I’d started seeing Sara Recor, not only married, but one of Stevie’s closest friends. Stevie had other boyfriends the entire time we’d been seeing each other but she was very hurt when I told her about Sara. 

Touring our next album, Tusk, was the height of excess but, in the end, it wasn’t a good time. More than ever, our musical family was as distant from each other offstage as our music was intimate on stage. That tour nearly killed the band. 

And apart from one month in the US in 1982, all five of us never toured together again. Making the album Tango In The Night in 1986-87, Lindsey realised that Stevie and I had not changed when it came to destroying ourselves with substances. Not wanting to be dragged back into the drama that came with Fleetwood Mac, he left the band before the tour began. Then, in 1998, Chris stopped touring, partly because she’d developed an intense fear of flying.

But we’re back. All five of us are touring together. And things are very different now. Recording earlier this year, we’d get up at 7am, exercise and do yoga before going to the studio.

In the spring, just before heading off to start work again with Fleetwood Mac, I had lunch with my mother. She wished me well for the album and the tour. Then, as I got ready to go, she called me back to say one final thing. ‘Now, Mick, you must listen to me,’ she said. ‘This time they’re going to behave themselves, aren’t they?’

When President Clinton left office in 2001, Fleetwood Mac were asked to play a surprise goingaway party Hillary had planned.

Tents were set up on the White House lawn and we were waiting outside for our surprise entrance when I realised I’d never make it through the set without a pee. Returning to the White House, a few hundred yards away, wasn’t an option and the only toilet was through the audience. But I couldn’t use that as no one was going to miss me, 6ft6in, dressed as on the Rumours cover in a pair of tights and dangling a pair of wooden balls, winding through the crowd.

Carl, my manager, walked up to the nearest guard. ‘Sorry to bother you, but Mr Fleetwood has to pee,’ Carl said. Although it didn’t look like it, the guy was mic’ed. He put his finger to his ear and came back with: ‘Mr Fleetwood is clear to p*** on the White House lawn, sir.’ With that, the guard led me out of the tent and let me do my business, free as a bird.

'Play On, Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac' by Mick Fleetwood is published on October 30th by Hodder.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

AUTHOR EVENT: Mick Fleetwood at Barnes & Noble #NYC Oct 28th + Los Angeles Nov 30th #FleetwoodMac

Mick has a two day break after the Oct 26th Fleetwood Mac show in Ottawa and before the show on the 29th in Philadelphia.  Perfect timing for the October 28th release of his new book "Play On: Now, Then, And Fleetwood Mac" and for a Book Signing in New York City. Barnes & Noble at 555 fifth avenue location will be hosting the event. Details below.

Also added to Mick's book tour itinerary is Los Angeles on November 30, 2014 also at Barnes & Noble.  The Grove at Farmers Market will host the event beginning at 2:pm Sunday November 30th.

Mick Fleetwood
Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac

Author Event:
Date: Tuesday October 28, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Barnes & Noble Fifth Ave
555 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017, Ph: 212-697-3048

Author Event:
Date: Sunday November 30, 2014
Time: 2:00PM
Location: Barnes & Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036, Ph: 323-525-0270

Go if you can!

USA - Pre-order Mick's new book for $15.00. That's 50% OFF the cover price at Barnes & Noble
CANADA - Pre-order Mick's new book from Indigo for $21.78.

Visit for UK Offers

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

UK OFFER Pre-order a signed copy of Mick Fleetwood's New Book - Chance to WIN Fleetwood Mac Tix

'Play On' by Mick Fleetwood pre-order
Just 500 signed copies available for pre-order

Purchase your signed copy of PLAY ON: NOW, THEN AND FLEETWOOD MAC by Mick Fleetwood – one of just 500 signed copies available for pre-order. There's an incredible reward for the person who brings the most other people in, too - a trip to Washington DC to see Fleetwood Mac in concert and meet Mick before the show.

This is a limited-time offer which closes October 6th so click through to HODDER & STOUGHTON pre-order the book and SHARE the offer as widely as possible now! Sharing the offer and bringing other people in moves you further up the leaderboard, which could win you an incredible reward.

The person who tops the leaderboard when the offer closes will be rewarded with the trip of a lifetime – a flight to Washington DC to see Fleetwood Mac play live on 31st October this year, and a meeting with Mick Fleetwood himself before the concert. The winner will receive return flights for them and one guest, along with an overnight stay in Washington DC and a pair of tickets to the concert. 

PLAY ON: NOW, THEN AND FLEETWOOD MAC will publish in the UK on 30th October, 2014. This is your ONLY chance to pre-order a signed copy. This offer is available to UK customers only.

This offer is available from 30th September 2014 at 12:00pm BST until 6th October 2014 at 11.59pm BST. Only one purchase per person.

The competition is open to UK residents aged 18 and over at the date of their entry.

 The competition prize is:

(i)  a return economy flight for two people from a London airport to Washington DC;

(ii) two guest tickets to see Fleetwood Mac at the Verizon Center in Washington DC on 31 October 2014, with a backstage pass to meet Mick Fleetwood; and

(iii) one night’s room only at a hotel in Washington DC (minimum 3 stars).

More Details and to pre-order your copy at Hodder & Stoughton

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Mick Fleetwood plays on

(if you missed Mick, Stevie and Christine on CBS Sunday Morning today... Here's the segment in text)

"Don't Stop" is the tune that rock band Fleetwood Mac serenaded Bill and Hillary Clinton with at the Inauguration Gala back in 1993. And "Don't Stop" is the band's guiding principle today , as its leader tells our John Blackstone . . . For The Record:

At his mountainside estate in Hawaii, Mick Fleetwood could be mistaken for an eccentric country gentleman, spending quality time with his pet pig, Tilly. "Sit! Sit!"

But Fleetwood is better known as the drummer of the group that shares his name: Fleetwood Mac.

In a rehearsal hall in Los Angeles, the five members responsible for the group's biggest hits are preparing for their first tour together in 17 years.

Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood have been rejoined by Christine McVie, who left the band in 1998, swearing she would never come back.

"She called me and said, 'How would you feel if I came back to the band?'" said Nicks. "And I'm like, 'Are you serious?'"

McVie said, "God, I'm really actually on this black carpet with these fantastic musical friends of mine and all just having, really enjoying it, you know, really enjoying it."

For Mick Fleetwood, having the band complete again has come at the right time.

"I think it's about getting your house in order, without being overly heavy," he told Blackstone. "The reality is, I'm sitting here, I'm 67 years old, I'm certainly not planning on leaving anytime that I know of, but you do see the picture in a different way just because you're older."

As part of "getting his house in order," Fleetwood has just finished his autobiography, "Play On," out next month. Why a book now? "I don't write songs," he said. "So this is a version of me writing a song."

He writes about his divorces from three wives, and his failures as a father to his four daughters.

"I would imagine that someone reading this document would say that he's sort of sold his soul to his band," said Fleetwood.

"I don't think he's sold his soul," said McVie. "I think he did it out of love."

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Book excerpt: "Play On" by Fleetwood Mac Drummer Mick Fleetwood

Mick Fleetwood, the drummer and co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, has written a new autobiography about his music-filled life.

The following is an excerpt from the introduction of "Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac" by Mick Fleetwood & Anthony Bozza. Copyright © 2014 by Constant Endeavor LLC.

If Music Be The Food Of Love . . .

Play on. Two words, no more, but they've said it all to me.

They've been, at different times, a simple direct order, a call to action, a mantra and a comforting concept that promised rebirth. I first read them in the most beautiful and romantic couplet in "Twelfth Night," my favourite of Shakespeare's works. I've never forgotten it; in fact I took it to heart immediately because it spoke to me. When things have moved me so profoundly in this life, be they people, places or things, no matter how they've come to me, I've made them forever a part of me. I've signed countless autographs with the phrase "Play on." I've said it to many people in many contexts. As I've made my way through life, as intricate and difficult as it has often been, as ecstatic and debauched as it has too often been, those words have always been with me. What they've come to mean to me has been a rock when the rest of my world was set adrift.

The entire couplet is the inspiration behind the title of Fleetwood Mac's fourth studio album, "Then Play On," released in 1969, which I still count as my favourite record. My second favourite is easy to choose: it's "Tusk," released ten years later by a very different incarnation of the band -- the only one that many of our fans are familiar with. To those fans reading these words, please do stick around, you'll be amazed to learn how many roads we travelled before we met you.

On the surface, "Then Play On" and "Tusk" have little in common sonically, but listen deeper and you'll hear a band with its back against the creative wall, recording music at the brink of its existence. Both of those albums were made when we would either play on or cease to be, and when the idea of overcoming the insurmountable through creating anew was the only way out for us. I can't say that I saw it as a solution, but I felt it as my faith, and I preached to my compatriots to play on -- and that's what we did.

I'm still here, lucky enough to be partnered with the greatest musical comrades I could ever hope to have. We have been through so many ups and downs, and though I denied it for years, particularly to my loved ones, I know now that since this band began, I have devoted my entire life to it. In every incarnation Fleetwood Mac has brought me so much joy that I hope whatever our fans have taken from the music is a fraction of what I've got from it. I've also realized, through trial, lots of error, growing older and hopefully wiser, how much that choice has weighed on my family. It's hard to devote yourself to a musical family of our magnitude while trying to nurture one of your own; it's an unfair tug-of-war I am still working out.



Friday, September 26, 2014

Mick Fleetwood on CBS Sunday Morning Sept 28th (9AM ET)

CBS Press Release (September 26, 2014)



As the legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac prepares for a new tour, drummer and band co-founder
Mick Fleetwood says it was time to get his house in order, he tells John Blackstone in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD to be broadcast Sept. 28 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.

In Stores October October 28th
The tour marks the first time in 17 years that Christine McVie has rejoined John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham on stage, and also comes as Fleetwood is preparing for the release of a new autobiography.

“I think it’s about getting your house in order, without being overly heavy,” Fleetwood tells Blackstone. “The reality is I’m sitting here, 67 years old, I’m certainly not planning on leaving anytime that I know of, but you see the picture in a different way, just because you’re older.”

In the book, Fleetwood writes about his marriages, his divorces, his failures as a father, and some of the excesses that characterized the band’s early years.  

“I don’t write songs,” Fleetwood says. “So this is a version of me writing a song.”

Fleetwood talks with Blackstone about his life, the formation of Fleetwood Mac, which led to the hits “Rhiannon” and “Say You Love Me,” and the unique personal dynamics that emerged within the group. Among them, an affair Fleetwood had with Nicks while the band was touring behind the album “Rumours.”

“I was certainly in love with Stevie, and I think it’s fair to say that she was likewise. We know that that time existed, and it was powerful and crazy,” Fleetwood recalls.

Blackstone also talks with Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie about how the band has regrouped after 17 years to make beautiful music yet again.

Nicks tells Blackstone Fleetwood ended the affair because “we both knew that Fleetwood Mac was gonna go on, probably longer than anybody’s marriage, and that it was important that we be friends, so Mick and I just put our friendship back together.”

CBS SUNDAY MORNING is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Mick Fleetwood Autobiography, "Play On," to Be Published October 28th

As the drummer of Fleetwood Mac since its 1967 inception, Mick Fleetwood saw the group transform from a respected British blues outfit to one of the most successful U.S.-based pop-rock acts ever.  The 67-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer certainly has more than a few tales to tell about his experiences in the group, and will share them in a new autobiography titled Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac, which will be published on October 28 in the US and October 30th in the UK.

The memoir, which was co-written with veteran Rolling Stone journalist Anthony Bozza, will offer an intimate look at the personal and professional triumphs and trials of Fleetwood and his band mates.  Through Fleetwood Mac's volatile history, which has included lineup upheavals, madness, drug abuse and intraband love affairs, Mick has been there for it all: He's the only member to have played with every incarnation of the group.

According to non-fiction publisher Hannah Black who acquired world rights in a joint deal with Little, Brown US, Mick will be do a UK book tour in November, said: “After 46 years of being on the road, now is the right time to look back in a way I've never done before: now and then.”

Play On will be released about one month after Fleetwood Mac kicks off its latest tour -- its first with longtime singer/keyboardist Christine McVie since 1998.  The trek begins September 30 in Minneapolis and runs through a December 20 show in Tampa, Florida.

Play On will be published as a hardback, e-book and audiobook on 28th October (US/CANADA) and on 30th October (UK).


This fall’s must-read is PLAY ON by Mick Fleetwood. For a limited time, you can pre-order your copy at a special pre-publication discount (35% off! Just $19.50).

This fall’s must-read is PLAY ON by Mick Fleetwood. For a limited time, you can pre-order your copy at a special pre-publication discount (37% off!).

Hodder & Stoughton Offer
There’s a very special opportunity for UK fans of the book. Sign up for news of our special pre-order offer below for the chance of a signed copy – and one person who takes part in the offer will win a trip to Washington DC to see Fleetwood Mac live on October 31st, and will meet Mick before the concert. Sign up at Hodder & Stoughton and/or PRE-ORDER HERE


Thursday, June 05, 2014

Mick Fleetwood, the drummer and co-founder of the mega-selling band Fleetwood Mac, tells all

Mick Fleetwood and Anthony Bozza
Play On: Now, Then & Fleetwood Mac 

In this candid, intimate portrait of a life lived in music, Mick Fleetwood sheds new light on well-known points in his history, including many incredible moments of recording and touring with Fleetwood Mac, as well as personal insights from a man who has been a major player in blues and rock 'n' roll since his teens.

The group Fleetwood Mac has sold over 140 million records worldwide, and they continue to attract a huge following, selling out their biggest arena tour ever in 2013, decades after their debut.  Finally, the group's admirers will have a unique portrait of what made Mick and the rest of the group tick in the midst of their massive success and personal trials.

Release Date: October 7, 2014
Hardcover, e-book and Audio Book
320 pages, 16 pages of photos
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Monday, May 26, 2014

Some great news on Mick's New book... #FleetwoodMac

Author Anthony Bozza began working with Mick in April, 2013 compiling his life story for a book tentatively titled "Play On". The release date hasn't been determined yet, but according to Anthony's Twitter post today, things are progressing nicely and it won't be long now until we can pre-order.  For more info on the book check out these posts

Friday, March 07, 2014

Coming Soon: Mick Fleetwood's Memoir co-written by @AnthonyBozza1 #FleetwoodMac

Mick Fleetwood's Memoir
co-written by Anthony Bozza
Scheduled for release: Fall 2014

A Tweet from Anthony a few days ago indicate things are progressing along...

Looking forward to this!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Mick Fleetwood's relationship w/ Stevie Nicks detailed in his NEW Autobiography by @HodderBooks and @littlebrown

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The full and intimate autobiography of the legendary Mick Fleetwood:
The only original remaining member of super group Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood's book spans his chequered 40 year career as one of rock's greatest drummers and co-founder of the notorious group that bears his name. In this candid portrait of a life lived in music, Mick Fleetwood describes growing up in Cornwall, Egypt and Norway where his obsession wth drumming began, to his early days as a musician in Sixties London gigging with the Yardbirds and learning the blues from John Mayall. Among other subjects, Mick's close relationship with George Harrison, his marriage to Jenny Boyd and his relationship with Stevie Nicks are revealed. Including behind-the-scenes moments from Fleetwood Mac's sell out 2013 tour, his memoir sheds new light on Fleetwood's history as well as personal insights from a man who has been a major player in blues and rock n' roll since his teens. Mick describes the multiple incarnations of Fleetwood Mac: the early successes, the creative collaborations and confrontations, the intense loves and destructive feuds. Drugs, bankruptcy, madness and heartbreak frequently threatened to end it all, but through sheer love and determination one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time has endured.

Release Date: September/October, 2014
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (UK and AU) | Little Brown and Company (US and CA)
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Pages: 320

AmazonUK | AmazonUS | AmazonCA each have the release date as October 1, 2014

First mention of Mick's new book was in the Sunday Times from August 13th.  Read the article here.

Looking forward to this... 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mick Fleetwood Autobiography Scheduled for October

It was announced during the Hodder Book Conference in the UK yesterday that Mick Fleetwood has a new Autobiography scheduled for release in October, 2013.

Is this new, or is this a reprint and update of his early 90's book "My Life and Adventures in Fleetwood Mac"?