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For rock legends Fleetwood Mac,
it´s ´til death do us part

Reuters, by Eric Kelsey

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/4/2012 1:14:47 AM

Los Angeles - Do not call it a comeback and don´t even think of it as a farewell tour. After more than four decades making music and a 2010 tour, Fleetwood Mac will hit the road again next year. But it won´t be its last tour, singer Stevie Nicks vowed, dismissing any notion that the band could be packing away their instruments in the near future. "It´s never going to be a final tour until we drop dead," Nicks told Reuters. "There´s no reason for this to end as long as everyone is in good shape and takes care of themselves." The 34-city tour with dates in the United States and Canada will begin on April 4 in

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For many of US baby boomers, [at least me] Stevie Nicks was the angel with that distinct, raspy voice. I´ve seen her three times in concert and electrify the audience each time with her presence. This is where music and charisma, not full blown Vegas style dancing & sets, whipped up your ardor for members of the band.

My favorite song from her will always be "Beauty & the Beast."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 12/4/2012 1:27:26 AM     (No. 9047188)

They just aren´t the same without Christine McVie.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: anonymous, 12/4/2012 1:31:31 AM     (No. 9047193)

This just seems too much like a "let´s make money" tour. It´s happening frequently with the golden oldies so to speak. More often than not, they end up sounding awful and sullying their reputations.

Quite clearly, Stevie´s voice isn´t the same and neither are the voices of the other band members. Enough with these money tours.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: biggun, 12/4/2012 1:47:31 AM     (No. 9047200)

Agree #1. The purity of her voice and the quiet but compelling emotion she can bring to music like "Songbird" are irreplaceable. It´s not the same without her.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley, 12/4/2012 2:25:42 AM     (No. 9047211)

I loved their music until Klinton used their song for his campaign. It ruined it for me. Haven´t played them since, and when I hear it on the radio I get this sinking feeling.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/4/2012 7:49:37 AM     (No. 9047417)

From a musical perspective,I thought they were great. However, Stevie´s bleating tremolo was a grate.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rather Read, 12/4/2012 8:31:57 AM     (No. 9047495)

I agree with #1. Christine McVie has such a lovely voice. I like Stevie Nicks and I give her major props for her support for the troops, but I love McVie´s voice.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Fosterdad, 12/4/2012 8:51:51 AM     (No. 9047543)

1, 3 and 7 are right. The band isn´t worth seeing without Christine McVie. I always thought she was a much better singer than Nicks.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tank, 12/4/2012 9:04:40 AM     (No. 9047583)

I´m holding out for a reunion with Peter Green.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: zjrog, 12/4/2012 10:29:12 AM     (No. 9047783)

I´m with #4 here. Its only been the last couple years I can listen to them again, and "Don´t Stop" is lost to me forever I think... I´m 15 years her junior, but I´d do anything for Stevie Nicks!!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bullhead, 12/4/2012 10:51:53 AM     (No. 9047837)

#5´s description of Nicks´ voice as "bleating tremolo" is right-on. It can become grating.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hammock, 12/4/2012 4:56:41 PM     (No. 9048546)

Stevie is ok, but the best songs and voice were Christine´s. I wish she could do some songs, even if she is too happy to tour.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Captain Howdy, 12/4/2012 10:23:10 PM     (No. 9048990)

I´m with #9. Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwin. Guitar heaven......

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