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The IoW organisers attempted to break the world record for most masks worn simultaneously at one place to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Hendrix's set.
Amid the fun of four massive headliners over three nights – The Black Keys and The Prodigy sharing the slot on Friday, Blur on Saturday and Fleetwood Mac on Sunday – the IoW chiefs had been encouraging the 50,000 festival-goers to buy cut-out Jimi Hendrix masks in order raise money for its nominated charity WellChild.
IoW made the world record attempt to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Hendrix's 1970 set
We preview some of the top acts on the bill this year.
Summer festival season kicks into high gear this weekend with the first big event of the calendar taking place on the south coast. Tens of thousands of people will be heading to Seaclose Park on the Isle of Wight for a bill, which is top heavy on heritage acts that bring with them a sense of nostalgia. While recent years have welcomed the likes of Jay-Z, Calvin Harris and Kings Of Leon to headline, this time round it seems big names with an even bigger back catalogue are being used as the main attraction.
However, many of the headline acts seem to be experiencing a renaissance of sorts. For example, Blur, whose new album 'The Magic Whip', their first since 2003, has won critical acclaim. The former Britpop poster boys will take to the Main Stage on Saturday night in the knowledge that this is one of the first times that UK crowds will get to see this new material given the live treatment. You can expect a set heavy on those new songs, but peppered with all the classic singles, certainly a formula for a memorable festival appearance. It's a similar story for The Prodigy who'll headline the Main Stage on Friday after The Black Keys. Both acts have played the festival in recent years and here they're repeating the joint top billing that was given to Biffy Clyro and Calvin Harris last year. As with Blur, The Prodigy's new album, 'The Day Is My Enemy', has revived interest in the band following an extended period out of the spotlight. Elsewhere, Fleetwood Mac will bring proceedings to a close on Sunday, bolstered by the return of Christine McVie to the band, a set covering Rumours era gems like 'Don't Stop' and 'Songbird' is a strong possibility.
The band finish show an hour early as Mick gets sick.
Attendees at Fleetwood Mac's Nebraska show on Saturday (January 17th 2015) were left disappointed when the band were forced to leave the stage an hour early as Mick was suddenly taken ill.
Drummer Mick Fleetwood falls ill in Nebraska
The band cancelled their latest gig mid-show at the weekend due to drummer Mick Fleetwood having to take time out to profusely throw up backstage as they played at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. 14,000 people had shown up expecting two and a half hours of their favourite Mac tunes and ended up leaving after just ninety minutes when they failed to continue without their drummer.
The popular band are coming to Europe next year
With Fleetwood Mac frontman Mick Fleetwood categorically stating that his legendary rock band will not be playing Glastonbury this year, European fans have been desperate to know when, and even if, they will ever get to hear any of their favourite Fleetwood tracks. Now they can despair no more as it was recently announced that the British-American band will be touring Europe next year, complete with full line-up including Christine McVie, after a 16-year hiatus.
Stevie Nicks is one fifth of Fleetwood Mac who are touring in Europe next year
Currently in the midst of a mammoth American tour, the band will continue their On With The Show tour in Europe and travel to cities including Amsterdam, Cologne, Antwerp, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin. They will conclude their UK trip on 30 June at Leeds’ First Direct Arena.
Continue reading: Fleetwood Mac Tour Tickets On Sale On Friday!
The eighth studio album from Stevie Nicks, '24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault', is set to be released on 6th October, 2014, following a string of singles over the past few months.
After a three year gap since her 2011 album 'In Your Dreams', Stevie Nicks is back with a brand new offering. '24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault' is due to be released on 6th October, 2014, by Warner Bros. Records.
Nicks began a tour with Fleetwood Mac during their 'On With the Show' tour in September, 2014
The album, which has been produced by Dave Stewart, Waddy Wachtel, and Nicks herself, was recorded in Los Angeles, California and Nashville, Tennessee. As a celebration of her career so far, the album will be packaged along with a collection of Polaroid photos, documenting key moments in almost 50 years of Nicks' time in the music industry.
One day. It'll happen one day, guys.
Fleetwood Mac is not making their long-awaited Glastonbury debut this year – the full line up has been announced, the posters have been made. Forget about it. But that doesn’t mean the legendary band won’t in the future, after Christine McVie confirmed the group’s desire to play the world-famous festival to The Daily Star.
Fleetwood Mac perform in Glasgow
Having just picked up her Lifetime Achievement Award at The Ivors, McVie – who re-joined the band full time not long ago, said: "If Michael Eavis provides the wellies I'll be there." It was a double scoop, too, as the singer confirmed that the band is recording another album. "We are making new music right now," she added. "It's half done, then the world tour starts in September."
Miley Cyrus has a new puppy but she is seemingly experiencing mixed emotions following the death last week of her dog Floyd.
Miley Cyrus' mother has attempted to mend her daughter's broken heart by buying her an adorable new puppy, Moonie. Sadly, Cyrus is experiencing mixed emotions concerning her new pet as it is less than a week since her dog, Floyd, passed away.
Miley Cyrus announced her dog, Floyd, had died on Tuesday.
In a series of tweets which would touch even the stoniest of hearts, Cyrus has expressed her sorrow at the loss of her beloved pet. Cyrus first tweeted the sad news on Tuesday (April 1st) and performed a special rendition of Fleetwood Mac's 'Landslide' in Boston whilst on her Bangerz tour. She wept whilst on stage, having apologised to fans in advance on Twitter stating "I'm sorry in advance if I'm not myself tomorrow Boston. I will try my best to be my best." Cyrus spoke to the audience about her state of mind following her loss, saying: "I'm sure you guys already know, but the reason that I'm so upset is my dog, I shouldn't say he was my favourite but he was my favourite, he passed away." She explained why she had chosen to sing a Fleetwood Mac song, stating she and Floyd used to listen to it together.
The acts have been announced for a rock-tastic Grammys finale.
Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham have all been announced to play at the finale of the upcoming 56th annual Grammy Awards, which will take place on Sunday.
Nine Inch Nails Have Been Confirmed To Play At The Grammys This Year.
Such a gathering of alt-rock icons will represent a Grammys first for QOTSA and Nine Inch Nails, true rock 'n' roll leviathans. "We're incredibly excited about this number," Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement, via SPIN. "There's nothing better than when the Grammys can rock out, and to have these artists all together on one stage, doing a number that, when they presented it to us, knocked us out, is going to turn out to be one of those Grammy moments that people talk about for a long time. Long live Trent, Josh, Dave and Lindsey and these great bands!" Ehrlich added.
The Canadian rockers confirmed the news themselves via their Twitter
Arcade Fire are officially headliners at Glastonbury 2014! After much speculation and finger crossing, the Canadian alt-rockers have been confirmed as the first headline act for 2014's outing at Worth Farm in Somerset next June.
Arcade Fire will headline Glasto for the first time
The band confirmed their billing themselves, taking to Twitter to reveal a list of European dates due to take place in the same week at the end of June. As well as the stop off at Worthy Farm, AF will also be paying Rock In Roma and Villa Franca Di Verona a visit, as well as headlining a show at Marlay Park in Dublin. The band's own announcement was later followed up by a tweet from festival organiser Emily Eavis, with a statement from the festival's own Twitter page reading: "We're very pleased to announce that Arcade Fire will headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2014 on Friday 27th June."
Continue reading: Arcade Fire Confirmed As First Headlining Act For Glastonbury 2014
Following a successful cameo appearance, the reclusive former-member is apparently ready to get back on stage full-time with the band
Fleetwood Mac's reclusive former member Christine McVie has apparently voiced her interest in once again becoming a full-time member of the acclaimed, reformed group. After leaving the band for good in 1998, McVie came out of retirement in September this year to perform 'Don't Stop' with the rest of the band at London's O2 Arena and since then, it seems as though she's acquired the hunger for performing once again.
The band (Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham pictured) have been back on the road without McVie
Speaking with The Guardian last week, the one-time key member of the group revealed her reason for leaving the band, but said that despite her feelings in 1998, she feels ready to face the world again and team up with the band as they continue to tour. The band are currently on hiatus from touring while Christine's ex-husband John McVie undergoes cancer treatment, however when they do return to the road, McVie's comments have suggested that she might be on the road with them.
Continue reading: Christine McVie Is Open To Rejoining Fleetwood Mac Permanently
The bassist has been diagnosed with cancer.
Fleetwood Mac Bassist John McVie Diagnosed With Cancer.
"John McVie, one of the co founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac is now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time," the statement reads.
Continue reading: Chris McVie Cancer Cancels Fleetwood Mac Tour
John McVie of 'Fleetwood Mac' has had to temporarily leave the band to begin cancer treatment.
Rock band 'Fleetwood Mac' is forced to cancel upcoming concerts in Australia and New Zealand from their worldwide tour after it was announced their bassist, John McVie, was diagnosed with cancer.
The 14 date leg of the two countries is cancelled so McVie can seek medical treatment for the diagnosis of an undisclosed type of cancer.
A statement was posted on the band's official Facebook page, stating, "Fleetwood Mac who has just completed the European leg of their phenomenally successful worldwide tour has announced the cancellation of their upcoming 14 date tour of Australia and New Zealand."
The Fleetwood Mac singer was discussing Queen Bey ahead of the legendary rock group's reunion
Beyoncé Knowles Carter is never going to be an artist lacking in fans, and even the artists who may have influenced the 'Grown Woman' singer are full of praise for her, namely, Stevie Nicks. The Fleetwood Mac singer was speaking with The Telegraph recently about the latest Fleetwood reunion, when she gave Bey a glowing review for her level head and the way she handles fame and presents herself to her many adoring fans.
Nicks is a fan of Beyoncé as a person and musician
"Beyoncé's great. She's got her alter ego [Sasha Fierce], but Beyoncé the girl, the woman, is very sweet and nice and polite," Nicks told the paper. She went on to add that the singer has remained herself since she burst on to the music scene in 1998 with Destiny's Child, and that after she met the star in 2001 on the set of the Destiny's Child music video for 'Bootylicious,' Stevie was overwhelmed by how down to Earth the singer was. She continued, "She's a good role model. She's not skanky. I'm glad we have her."
Continue reading: Stevie Nicks Has A Lot Of Time For Beyonce Because She's "Not Skanky"
Who will headline Glastonbury 2014? We think we have an idea.
In an interview with NME, Eavis explained, "Next year's headliners are more or less in place. They're three bands who haven't played Glastonbury, and that's important." Though the article sent the internet into frenzy with speculation over Eavis's dream headliners Prince and Madonna, the emphasis on the word 'band' appears to suggest the acts will be more conventional four or five-pieces, perhaps in the rock genre.
Of course, both acts travel with accomplished bands - Prince particularly - though Eavis's comments leaves those possibilities in doubt - for this writer at least.
They've come back haunted: Nine Inch Nails mark their return with dark song and creepy David Lynch video, 'Came Back Haunted.'
Industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails have teamed up with prolific filmmaker David Lynch for their new music video for 'Came Back Haunted.' After going on hiatus in 2009, the band's return was announced by lead singer Trent Reznor in February 2013, along with a worldwide festival and arena tour.
Nine Inch Nails Mark Their Return With 'Came Back Haunted.'
In typical NIN fashion, the video is about as disturbing as it can be (see also: the universally banned Broken EP videos), showing shaky images of singer/guitarist/wizard of weird Trent Reznor spliced over an image of what looks like a flobberworm. Add in a red/white flashing screen, a particularly evil eye and strange gas mask-wearing spidergirl images, and you have a pretty good accompaniment for the dark subject matter of NIN's songs. "They put something inside of me/The smile is red and its eyes are black/I don't think I'll be coming back," sings Reznor atop trademark fuzzy guitars and synthesised 'oohs.' The song is catchy and the video is strangely hypnotising - a simple idea that gets under your skin, making you look around to see if anyone's lurking behind you.
Band drop first new material in 10 years
Fleetwood Mac are the latest in what’s becoming quite a long procession of acts rocking up unannounced and dropping material on us causing a mass outbreak of giddyitis. That’s right the seminal British group may have already announced their live return, but they didn’t say anything about when they were going to be putting new material out. It turns out that they had an idea of when all along – namely yesterday (April 30, 2013).
The group have released an EP of new material onto iTunes without warning, their first new studio recordings since 2003’s Say You Will LP. We knew it was going to come because guitarist Lindsay Buckingham had said last month at a show "One of the things we thought would be a good idea before we hit the road would be to go into the studio and cut some new material. So last year we did that. It's the best stuff we've done in a long time and in a few days we're going to drop an EP of new stuff."
However, the surprise is that it’s dropped now. The EP contains the songs Sad Angel, It Takes Time and Miss Fantasy – all of which were written by Buckingham. It also includes the track Without You, originally written by Stevie Nicks as part of Nicks and Buckingham’s former collaborative project. The group come to the UK in November.
Continue reading: Fleetwood Mac Drop Surprise New EP On ITunes
Legendary band return with new material
Fleetwood Mac are currently in the early stages of a huge tour and to prepare fans for their arrival on the world stage once more, the band have released an EP of new material, to whet their appetites. Entitled simply Extended Play, the record is available exclusively on iTunes and features three new songs written by Lindsey Buckingham (Sad Angel, It Takes Time and Miss Fantasy) as well as a revisioned track, Without You, which was originally written as part of the Buckingham Nicks project.
Speaking to Rolling Stone prior to the EP’s release, Buckingham explained that – despite many years of writing music together, he still finds that his song-writing partnership with Stevie Nicks shows new developments. “It's still evolving, and that's the beauty of it too. I've known Stevie since high school. We were a couple for many, many years, and we've been a musical couple forever," he explained. "After all this time you would think there was nothing left to discover, nothing left to work out, no new chapters to be written. But that is not the case – there are new chapters to be written.”
Extended Play marks the first release of new material from the band since 2003’s Say You Will LP.
Stevie Nicks says Reese Witherspoon is "too old" to play her in a biopic.
Stevie Nicks appears to have shot down any chance Reese Witherspoon had of playing her in a movie biopic, branding the Oscar winner "too old" to play her. Witherspoon has mentioned as a possible casting choice for a planned movie about Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, but the legendary singer says her days after numbered. "I've already told her she's almost too old," the singer told ET Canada at the Toronto premiere of her new documentary In Your Dreams.
It appears Witherspoon might be of the same opinion, "I love her, but she's like, 'I could play your mother," Nicks recalls. Though the Hollywood actress is just 37, a movie about the Fleetwood Mac singer is likely to focus on her younger years and rise to stardom, which probably would make it a little difficult for Witherspoon to tale the role. Anyway, she's got other things on her plate.
She was snapped on the set of her new movie 'The Good Lie' in Atlanta this week, wearing cowboy boots, a jean skirt and a teal top. The movie is based on the real life story of a young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the U.S with three other boys. He develops an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help him, though struggles to adjust to the modern world and feels guilty about the brother he left behind in war-torn Sudan.
Continue reading: Stevie Nicks Extinguishes Reese Witherspoon's Chances Of Playing Her
Founder and drummer of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood, is supposedly due to divorce from his second wife after separating from her earlier.
Mick Fleetwood - founder and drummer for Fleetwood Mac - has split up with his wife. The marriage with Fleetwood's second wife, Lynn Susan Frankel Fleetwood, who bore him two twin daughter, after the two cited irreconcilable difference, according to 'TMZ'. While not yet filing for divorce, it appears that the 17-year-long marriage is close to ending in joint custody for the children.
Fleetwood has so far allowed for his wife to have primary custody of 11-year-old twins Ruby and Tessa, according to legal documents that were filed in Los Angeles. 65-year-old Fleetwood is instead working on the protection of his assets, with the intention of gaining sole control over his musical royalties which came to him before their marriage in 1995.
Continue reading: Fleetwood Mac Founder, Mick Fleetwood, To Divorce From Second Wife
Fleetwood Mac is back and basically everyone is excited. Having announced a tour that will span America as well as the UK there is already plenty of speculation about where they will go and what their sets will be like.
Unlike many other great bands of bygone eras whose discursive value has been delegated to rife cynicism, Fleetwood Mac have managed to avoid such tarnish and aside from a few people who have never been fans, their return is welcomed rather than dreaded. Their iconic album 'Rumours' turns 35 this year, and like the band themselves, it still doesn't seem to be stale.
Gigwise have made a few predictions about what to expect from the UK show. One of their first suggestions, that hits the nail on the head is: "A mix of age ranges in the audience." According to the website " Fleetwood Mac manage to appeal to everyone... from children to grandparents."
Continue reading: Fleetwood Mac Tour On The Way And Why Rumours Is Still Great 35 Years On
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