'Fleetwood Mac' drummer Mick Fleetwood has insisted he doesn't rate his own talents as a musician, and claimed he has no ''discipline'' with his playing
Mick Fleetwood had criticised his own drumming, and insisted his playing style lacks ''discipline''.
The 70-year-old Fleetwood Mac rocker - who has delighted fans of the band over the years with memorable and tight beats on the likes of 'Go Your Own Way' and 'Oh Well' - admitted he does not appreciate his own talent as much as music lovers around the world.
Speaking to the BBC Online, he said: ''There's no discipline. I can't do the same thing every night... I am very not conformed, I change all the time.''
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Former 'Fleetwood Mac' drummer Mick Fleetwood says the Malibu Guitar Festival is going to be ''great''.
Mick Fleetwood says the Malibu Guitar Festival is going to be ''great''.
The 69-year-old former drummer of Fleetwood Mac is joining the band's former guitarist Rick Vito in his side project The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band to showcase material from the band's early Peter Green-led period.
Speaking to the website ABC News Radio Online Mick said: ''We're all flying in from Hawaii and we're doing the one show and then going home.
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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.
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For his lively film directing debut, Mike Myers (aka Austin Powers) traces the remarkable life of his friend, the almost too-likeable music manager Shep Gordon. A mensch is a really nice guy, and this film documents how Gordon has created a makeshift family of loyal friends around him, even though he's never had a proper family of his own. It's an engaging movie that reminds audiences that the most important thing in life is certainly not fame.
Shep Gordon came to Los Angeles as a young man and happened to stay in the same hotel where Joplin, Hendrix and Morrison were hanging out. Quickly getting involved in their blurry world of drugs and money, Shep won over everyone he met simply because of his integrity and generosity. As a manager, he lived the high-life with high-powered girlfriends like Sharon Stone (who introduced him to Buddhism) and a Playboy Playmate wife. He helped Groucho Marx sort out his finances, and worked with lifelong pal Alice Cooper to create Cooper's iconic on-stage persona. And he's still considered one of the best fix-it men in the business. His home in Maui is a bolt-hole for any of his celebrity buddies who are trying to escape the limelight.
The film is assembled with a snappy rhythm that catches a sense of Shep's fast-paced lifestyle. It's packed with great film clips, hilarious home movies and even a few re-enactments. But the best stories are told by the starry interviewees who clearly adore Shep and recount riotous backstage anecdotes about their experiences with him, as well as his larger-than-life personality and unstoppable libido. The most jaw-dropping story is about how he ramped up clean-cut Canadian singer Anne Murray's reputation and career by having her photographed with super-cool lothario Teddy Pendergrass. But with a life this high-flying, Shep has never found a life partner or had his own children. Although he has become a father figure to his ex-wife's kids, essentially raising them himself.
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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.
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Fleetwood Mac yesterday confirmed dates for the UK leg of their tour to wide spread excitement, despite the high price of tickets, and that excitement is only set to rise with the news that they will be performing new music at the shows.
As the BBC reports, the eponymous drummer of the band, Mick Fleetwood, spoke to BBC Radio 6 about the possibility or recording new music and his long term plans for a potential new studio album. "I hope there's a demand for it," Mick said. With such an interest in their latest news of reforming and returning to tour, how could he question it? He and Lindsey Buckingham, the ex-boyfriend of Stevie Nicks, wrote a few songs described as a 'calling card' for the female singer without whom Fleetwood Mac just wouldn't be the same.
"We wanted her to know we wanted to make some new music and we had some great songs," he said."But her mother died not too long after and it wasn't the time for her to do any singing, so we dropped it." Just when all was thought lost, she surprised the boys: "[R]ecently she's sung on three of them and recorded one original song of hers, so we're going to mix these songs down and there'll be something that we will play hopefully on stage."
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Dave Grohl has entered middle age, and as such it is time for the Foo Fighters frontman to branch out away from music as is the norm for the rock elite. With Sound City, Grohl has don't exactly this with his insightful look into one of Los Angeles' hidden relics, Sound City Recording Studio.
Attached as director, it is hard to think that anyone would be too enthused about going to see the film were anyone other than Dave Grohl signed up for the documentary, but this is far more than just a vehicle for Grohl to further demonstrate how cool he is. Lovingly referred to as a "sh*thole" throughout, the documentary is like an encyclopaedia of the indie world, with some big names such as Paul McCartney, James Brown and Mick Fleetwood appear alongside such underground heroes as Frank Black, Rivers Cuomo and Trent Reznor.
Grohl has recently been doing the rounds promoting the film and in a recent interview for 'The Nerdist' podcast, the former Nirvana drummer also opened up on the traumatic split of the trio. He tells the podcast, "It was heartbreaking. We were fucked up by what happened. So it was just, 'I gotta keep playing music, I gotta keep playing music.'"
Joseph Campbell was a famous mythologist, born in New York in 1904. He is most famous for his influential work, 'A Hero With A Thousand Faces', which was published in 1949 and influenced a generation of writers and artists, including Stanley Kubrick, Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia and George Lucas, to name but a few. Campbell also taught at Sarah Lawrence College in his hometown from 1934 to 1972, while balancing his research on myths and the human experience.
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For his lively film directing debut, Mike Myers (aka Austin Powers) traces the remarkable life...