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Fleetwood Mac return with Christine McVie for the first time in nearly 15 years

For years, the members of Fleetwood Mac have been touring as Fleetwood Mac, but hardcore fans have been missing one thing: Keyboardist Christine McVie, who hasn’t been with the group since 1998.

But now she’s back, and the classic Mac lineup—McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood—has new music and is headed out on the road again. Dates are still coming together, but the first show will be September 29 in Minneapolis.

McVie and Buckingham are working on new songs for an album, which would be the first recording with the classic Fleetwood Mac lineup since Tango In The Night, which came out all the way back in 1987.

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Fleetwood Mac cancel tour as John McVie battles cancer

Fleetwood Mac were set to play 14 dates in Australia and New Zealand in November, but the band announced on their Facebook page early Sunday that, due to health issues, the tour has been canceled. Bass guitarist John McVie is battling cancer and is undergoing treatment during the tour dates.

“We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates,” the band said in a statement. “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.”

The Facebook statement refers to McVie as “one of the co founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac,” though he replaced temporary bassist Bob Brunning shortly after the band’s formation in 1967.

Fleetwood Mac release 'Extended Play' EP, first new music in 10 years

How did a group of sexagenarians sneak up on us like this?

Though they’ve been promising this release for weeks, Fleetwood Mac finally unleashed their Extended Play EP on iTunes this morning. The band, which is currently on tour (they’ll be rocking the Sprint Center in Kansas City tonight), has been playing new tunes on stage since they kicked off, and frontman Lindsey Buckingham has been promising the release of Extended Play for several weeks.

The four songs on Extended Play represent the first newly recorded Fleetwood Mac tracks since their 2003 album Say You Will, which went gold. The highlight is “Without You,” which features a confidently strummed folk-rock stomp and some top-shelf vocal interplay between Buckingham and Nicks. If it sounds like classic Mac, that’s because it is: “Without You” was originally written by Nicks over 40 years ago and was intended as a contribution to their pre-Fleetwood combo Buckingham Nicks.

Buckingham and Nicks co-produced “Without You,” while the rest of the EP was produced by Mitchell Froom, who has previously worked with Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello, Los Lobos, and Paul McCartney.

Check out the band playing “Without You” during a performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden earlier this month.  READ FULL STORY

TV Jukebox -- Super Bowl commercials edition: Rolling Stones, Psy, Hans Zimmer and more

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When it comes to all the forms of entertainment in the Super Bowl telecast, music completes the package. No, we’re not talking about Beyonce’s halftime show. We’re talking about the tunes in all those commercials.

The music in this year’s Big Game ads was a mix of recent hits and decades-old classics. Appropriate for one of America’s biggest partying days, the song choices were mostly upbeat and celebratory, but there were a few more emotional tracks as well.

Here EW presents to you a special edition of TV Jukebox with those Super Bowl commercials in the spotlight. Check out our picks and Spotify playlist below. READ FULL STORY

New Orleans Jazz Fest lineup includes Fleetwood Mac, Maroon 5, Billy Joel, Frank Ocean

The year is not even a month old, but it’s already time to make your Spring and Summer festival plans. Coachella’s lineup should be announced shortly, but in the meantime, we can take a look at the always-eclectic batch of artists who will make their way to the Big Easy at the end of April.

The 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival runs from April 26-28 and May 2-5 and features a wide-reaching list of headline-worthy names: the reconstituted Fleetwood Mac, Frank Ocean, Billy Joel, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews Band, Phoenix, the Black Keys, John Mayer (who just returned to the stage for the first time in nearly two years last night), B.B. King, and Hall & Oates. Jazz Fest is one of those everything-all-the-time festivals, so if you want to have an all-blues experience, that’s possible, but if you’re also just into jazz or zydeco or blue-eyed soul, you can have that experience too. And if you’re only into indie rock, Band of Horses is there to soothe what ails you.

Of course, there’s also the “Heritage” part of the festival, so essentially everybody in New Orleans who owns a drum will also be appearing on a stage somewhere. Those Treme extras will be rounded out by legends like Dr. John, Trombone Shorty, Allen Toussaint, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and dozens of others. Check out the entirety of the list here.

Tickets are on sale now. Who in this lineup are you most excited about?

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Stevie Nicks talks to EW about 2013 Fleetwood Mac tour, reconnecting with Lindsey Buckingham, and why she's addicted to 'Call Me Maybe'

Some chains are unbreakable, even after nearly four decades: Fleetwood Mac announced today that they will embark on a 34-date tour in 2013,  beginning April 4 in Columbus, Ohio, and wrapping June 12 in Detroit; tickets go on sale Dec. 14.

EW spoke to the legendary, always loquacious Stevie Nicks about heading back out on the road with bandmates Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, and John McVie — and what she’s been up to since we last talked to her.

EW: You spent most of 2011 promoting and touring behind your most recent solo album, In Your Dreams. How different is that experience from touring with Fleetwood Mac?

Stevie Nicks: My solo career is more like an intimate gathering, an intimate beautiful party at your home, and Fleetwood Mac is like a big, huge Christmas ball at a big huge ballroom somewhere. Fleetwood Mac is just way bigger and way grander. And I think that’s one of the reasons why it’s always been so good for me to be able to go back and forth. Because what I do is very, very different than what Fleetwood Mac does and vice versa. So when I come out of one and go into the other, it’s very new for me. READ FULL STORY

Dave Grohl to host limited-run show on SiriusXM

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Dave Grohl’s ready to pay tribute to the recording studio that helped launch his career.

Starting on Thursday, the Foo Fighters frontman will host “Dave Grohl Presents Sound City,” a series of shows on SiriusXM that celebrate the output of California’s Sound City Studios. There are nine shows in total, each focusing on a different epoch in the studio’s history from 1970 to 2011.

“I’m grateful to SiriusXM for giving me the opportunity to share all this great music and to let people know what got me excited about Sound City in the first place,” Grohl said in a press release.

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Karen Elson covers Fleetwood Mac's 'Gold Dust Woman' -- EXCLUSIVE

As the Aug. 14 release date for the Fleetwood Mac tribute album Just Tell Me That You Want Me gets nearer, we get treated to more and more gems from the Starbucks-masterminded compilation. A few weeks ago, we heard the New Pornographers offer their version of “Think About Me,” and, more recently, our ears met Best Coast’s cover of “Rhiannon.”

Now we have British model and musician Karen Elson giving her take on the Rumours closer, “Gold Dust Woman,” which you can listen to exclusively here.

Give the track a spin below, and head to the comments to let us know how you think Elson did:
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Best Coast, MGMT, the Kills and more cover Fleetwood Mac for upcoming tribute album

A Fleetwood Mac tribute album featuring covers by Best Coast, MGMT, and the New Pornographers, among others, will arrive Aug. 14.

Randall Poster, who also organized the Buddy Holly tribute album Rave On Buddy Holly, is producing the album. Covers slated for the release include Antony Hegarty’s version of “Landslide” and Lykke Li’s take on “Silver Springs.”

This isn’t the first time Best Coast has covered Fleetwood Mac. The band, who released a video for Golden State romp “The Only Place” last week, debuted a “Storms” cover on BBC Radio in late April. On the upcoming tribute, they’ll take a crack at “Rhiannon.”

Read the full tracklisting for Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac after the jump: READ FULL STORY

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Welch found dead; suicide suspected

Nashville police say Bob Welch, a former member of Fleetwood Mac who also had a solo career, has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 65. Police spokesman Don Aaron said Welch was found dead by his wife with a chest wound at their Nashville home around 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Welch was a guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. He formed the British rock group Paris in 1976, and had hits including “Sentimental Lady” in 1977 and “Ebony Eyes” in 1978. Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham did backing vocals on “Sentimental Lady.”

Aaron said Welch apparently had had health issues recently. He said a suicide note was left.

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