Mick Fleetwood and friends screened in UK in June

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 A ONE-OFF celebration of the early music of Fleetwood Mac will be screened in cinemas across the country on Tuesday, June 2 and Sunday, June 7, as Mick Fleetwood and a stellar cast of guest stars pay tribute to the music of founding member, Peter Green.

The once-in-a-lifetime celebration was captured at The London Palladium on February 25th 2020, and features a spectacular line-up of musical greats curated by Mick Fleetwood, including Neil Finn (Crowded House), Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Jonny Lang, John Mayall, Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac), Zak Starkey, Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac), Pete Townshend (The Who), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Rick Vito (Fleetwood Mac), and Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones).

At the NAMM Show on Friday, Caillat — the father of singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat — told fans inside stories and played outtakes from the sessions of both those classic records.

 

“It was just a lot of fun,” he continued. “Stevie (Nicks) one day wrote this song down the hall at the Record Plant. Came bursting through the doors of the control room and said, ‘You guys won’t believe what I just wrote: I wrote “Dreams,” it’s amazing.

“We said, let’s hear it. She starts playing her three chords. Lindsey (Buckingham) starts playing his guitar. Mick (Fleetwood) starts playing whatever he can beat on. John (McVie) starts playing his bass. This song is just 10 minutes old.

“If Stevie and Lindsey were fighting, I would say to them, ‘OK, why don’t you guys go outside and we’ll work with Christine who’s not currently fighting with John,’” Caillat said.

“The first time I found out about the band breaking up we were doing this song, and Stevie and Lindsey were sitting on stools singing backups,” he said. “All of a sudden, I hear her saying, ‘You bastard, you cheated on me.’

“I say, ‘Play,’ and they come right on: “You… you make lovin’ fun,’” Caillat said, playing just that part of the track. “In the middle of that, they broke into a fight.”

Caillat won the Grammy for best engineering of a non-classical album for “Rumours,” and he anticipated he might have a shot at another for the sessions that he and most of the band considered as “Rumours II” until Buckingham exerted his control over the album that ended up “Tusk.” To read the full article click here

 

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