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Fleetwood Mac/Live NationFleetwood Mac was at the Target Center in Minneapolis Tuesday night, kicking off their latest tour — the first with longtime singer/keyboardist Christine McVie since 1998.
According to TwinCities.com, drummer Mick Fleetwood noted McVie’s return by telling the 17,000 fans in attendance, “Our songbird is back,” a reference not only to the 71-year-old singer-songwriter, but also to “Songbird,” one of her contributions to Fleetwood Mac’s celebrated 1977 album, Rumours. Fittingly, the band ended the night’s show with the song.
The nearly two-and-a-half-hour performance opened with “The Chain,” followed by “You Make Loving Fun.”
Christine McVie celebrated her return by thanking the band and the fans, saying, “It’s a dream come true, a chance you don’t often get in life.”
Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham all took time out to praise McVie. Buckingham told the crowd, “This is a band that continues to evolve through good times and adversity. This is just, I guess, the latest chapter.”
Buckingham continued, “It’s a beautiful, profound, poetic new chapter now that this lady is back with us. And it’s a chapter that is going to go on for a while. A …read more
Trae Patton/NBCIt was the fourth night of the blind auditions on The Voice Tuesday night. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams each added new artists to his or her team, including one contestant on a mission to visit every Cracker Barrel restaurant in America.
Here are the highlights of the two-hour episode:
Katriz Trinidad, 15, opened the show with a rendition of the Etta James classic “At Last.” Blake, Gwen and Pharrell pressed their buttons at virtually the same moment. Pharrell then stood up for the rest of the performance. He practically begged Katriz to join his team, saying he’s been dreaming of working with an artist like her on his label. Though Blake argued that he’s enjoyed a lot of success with teenagers on the show, Katriz made Pharrell happy by choosing him.
Ethan Butler of Chicago played “Beneath Your Beautiful,” by Labrinth and Emeli Sandé, on his guitar. Adam and Blake battled for Ethan. Adam praised his guitar playing and his soulful voice. Blake said Ethan is “more than ready” for the competition. Adam chimed in he was confident Ethan would pick him over Blake — and that’s …read more
Verve RecordsBryan Adams‘ new disc Tracks of My Years – his first studio album in six years — is out this week, and it features the Canadian singer/songwriter taking a walk down memory lane to revisit some of the great songs of his youth. He’s also revisiting his youth via the album’s seriously embarrassing cover photo, which shows a 16-year-old Bryan sporting some unbelievably long, pure 1970s hair.
“My hair is way down past my nipples,” he laughs. “I was really into hard rock back then. I still am into hard rock, but particularly then, because it was the time, you know. It was 1975. I was into Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and a lot of other hard rock, of course, and I looked like one of the roadies that fell off one of the buses, you know?”
While that’s Bryan’s preferred music from that era, Tracks of My Years mostly features pop and rock hits from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. The concept came from one of the producers, David Foster, and at first, Bryan didn’t want to do it, because he was afraid he couldn’t …read more