Showing posts with label Uncut Magazine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Uncut Magazine. Show all posts

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Fleetwood Mac: The Ultimate Music Guide - 124-page Uncut Magazine Special Edition

Deluxe, expanded: the latest updated edition from the Uncut family. This special edition of Fleetwood Mac: The Ultimate Music Guide from UnCut Magazine [April Edition] is available now in the UK and soon everywhere else.

124-page deluxe edition features a wealth of archival interviews from Melody Maker and NME, a recent catch up with Buckingham and McVie alongside in-depth reviews of every album.

More details at Uncut Magazine

Friday, September 18, 2015

Ultimate Music Guide: Fleetwood Mac by @uncutmagazine on sale now - UK

Uncut Magazine

122 page magazine
Don’t Stop! Uncut’s newest Ultimate Music Guide tells the incredible story of Fleetwood Mac – an infinite series of surprise plot twists, where radical upheavals arrive with every new album. “We’ve never done what was expected of Fleetwood Mac,” says the band’s first leader, Peter Green, “we’ve always done the opposite.”

Fleetwood Mac: The Ultimate Music Guide collects revealing features, unseen for decades, from the archives of Uncut, NME and Melody Maker They document the rise and fall of Green’s band, the emergence of Christine McVie, the transitional lineups of the early ’70s, the dramatic arrival of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, and the glory and devastation that soon followed. “Being in Fleetwood Mac is more like being in group therapy,” noted the mostly redoubtable Mick Fleetwood in 1977, as he contemplated the seismic impact of Rumours and laid bare – not for the last time – the private lives of its key players.

Our Ultimate Music Guide, though, focuses on Fleetwood Mac’s extraordinary music as much as their intimate affairs. To that end, we’ve commissioned new, in-depth reviews of every single one of their albums, from lost gems to some of the biggest-selling releases of all time. Like everything about Fleetwood Mac, it makes for an uncommonly long and complicated story, but one that is never less than compelling. “Looking back, it’s like listening to war stories,” says Fleetwood. “There’s blood and guts and disagreements still to this day. But that’s what makes it mean a shit.”

On sale in the UK on Thursday Sept 10, but available to order now online.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fleetwood Mac welcome Christine McVie back in the fold, and plan a British return.

"It's all about you, Chris," says Stevie Nicks...
by Piers Martin
Uncut Magazine - November, 2014

The newly reformed 1970s blockbuster lineup of Fleetwood Mac starring Christine McVie will head to the UK for shows early next summer, singer Stevie Nicks tells Uncut, and their first ever Glastonbury is not being ruled out. "Chris is excited to come back to London. It'll be soon, probably May," says Nicks, as a rejuvenated Mac prepare to head out on their first US tour with the classic Rumours lineup since October 31, 1982, when the troubled five-piece played the final show of their Mirage tour. "Glastonbury? You never know. You have to weave festivals in [to the tour]. It's being discussed."

McVie, who quite the group in 1998, joined her former bandmates onstage for an emotional encore of "Don't Stop" during their shows in London last September and became an official member again in January when the new tour, dubbed On With The Show, was announced. "The second people saw she was coming back, the tickets just sold," says Nicks, "and I tell her: 'It's a good thing you're in really great shape and you're happy about this, because it is all about you.' It's fun to see it through her eyes, her being gone for so long, because she's so excited."

With the band not getting any younger, Nicks admits McVie's return has plenty of benefits. "It's less work when it comes down to it as Lindsey [Buckingham] and I don't have to sing 50/50. Now we do a third each so it's less singing and a little less physically difficult, so that's nice. Her music is very different too, so it adds to everything."

McVie, who at 71 is the oldest member, brings eight songs to the new set including "Say You Love Me", "Little Lies" and "Everywhere", which haven't been played in concert since the Mac's one-off live special, The Dance, in '97. Christine may have been gone for 16 years but she sure didn't forget anything," says Nicks of the band's seven weeks of rehearsals which began in LA at the start of August. "I look over at her and she looks exactly the same as she did when she left. And when she counts in the songs, she goes: 'A-one, a-two, a-three' in her English accents and she sounds exactly the same! It's been a lot of fun as she has a raucously funny sense of humour that my serious singing partner and I don't have. And then the other two English people in the band pick up the gauntlet and the whole thing becomes much more easygoing."

Earlier this year Buckingham confirmed McVie had been involved in sessions in LA for a new Mac album - song titles include "Red Sun" and "Carnival Begin" - which Nicks missed partly due to solo commitments in Nashville where she recorded her latest LP, 24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault. "I don't know what Chris has written but she's an amazing writer and she's probably got 16 years of pent-up poetry," says Nicks.

"That's probably why she started to think: 'Why the hell am I out here in this castle, 40 miles outside of London, gardening and cooking? I'm a rock star.' So I think she just got up one day and thought: 'This is crazy - I'm going back to work.'

"I'm just glad she's back," Nicks adds. "I've missed her very much."

Fleetwood Mac's North America tour begins in Minneapolis, MN September 30th and runs through December 20th. Tickets at Ticketmaster

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

All New Interviews! Fleetwood Mac "We lived like pigs in s***" Uncut October Issue

Mick Fleetwood talks about his group's past and future, and how he was "sick with the obsession of not letting this band go".


Available now at iTunes and Google Play

Monday, September 12, 2011

Extended UNCUT Magazine Article on Lindsey Buckingham

An edited version of this story appeared in the September issue of Uncut (with The Doors on the cover). Great article on Lindsey... Thanks to Hits for the full version!

Inside the Head—and the Home—of the Mainstream Rock Star Who's Conducted a Parallel Career as a Radical Solo Artist 

Lindsey Buckingham gained fame and fortune as the architect of Fleetwood Mac’s sound, but the musician/songwriter/producer has also resolutely—and at times defiantly—conducted a parallel career as a cult artist. The fact that he’s experienced far less commercial success on the latter path hasn’t diminished his propensity for risk-taking. This ongoing boldness dates back to 1979’s still-radical-sounding Tusk, on which, enthralled by The Clash, Talking Heads and other new wavers, Buckingham pulled a Neil Young, following up mega-seller Rumours by heading for the ditch, taking the rest of Big Mac along for the ride.

These days, the 61-year-old veteran is into Arcade Fire, Phoenix, the Dirty Projectors and Vampire Weekend—“These guys have been to school; they know more than we did,” he marvels—while his achievements both inside and outside of Fleetwood Mac have profoundly influenced the current generation of indie bands. Rather than resting on his laurels, Buckingham continues to push the envelope as he rides out a sustained run of inspiration that has yielded three albums in the last five years, the latest being the brand new Seeds We Sow. Not your typical aging rock star—not by a long shot.

Pulling up to the home he shares with wife Kristen, son Will, 13, and daughters Leelee, 11, and Stella, 6, on the tony West Side of LA, I’m struck by estate’s welcoming vibe. Spread across a broad lot, the Normandy-style house was built by architect Kevin Clark, who also designed their previous lvish adode, a Spanish-style hilltop home in Bel Air. “What I attempt to do is more of a period-style architecture,” Clark had told me earlier. “I’m trying to give people the feeling that they’re living in a home that was created in a golden age of California’s architecture. I look at homes that were built in the 1920s as models.” Clark’s vision intersects perfectly with that of Kristen, an interior designer who’s influenced by the 1920s homes of iconic L.A. architect Wallace Neff. 

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009




Uncut are speaking to the Fleetwood Mac singer, and we’re after your questions.

Stevie Nicks is in the hot seat soon for our An Audience With... feature. As usual, we’d like to know what questions you’ve got for her.

So, is there anything you’ve always wanted to ask Stevie..?

  • What’s like being back on the road with Fleetwood Mac?
  • What did she think of Courtney Love’s version of “Gold Dust Woman”?
  • And just where does she keep all her hats from the '80s?
Send your questions by Thursday, March 19 to: