Monday, May 14, 2018

Blind Item #2

Apparently this legendary permanent A+ list band is about to lose another band member if things cannot be put right very quickly.

44 comments:

Tricia13 said...

The Eagles?

James Robison said...

Fleetwood Mac

Tricia13 said...

Or Guns and Roses? No clue

Moose said...

Christine McVie's been very quiet about the Lindsay mess. And she and him have worked together a number of times outside of FM. I think it is them.

La La Lady said...

+1

Mememeallday said...

Fleetwood Mac but last blind they were called back in the day A-list

Jennifer said...

Please somebody....
What is this big secret about Don Henley?
Where can I read about it?

joshg g said...

http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2017/11/blind-item-1-he-made-millions-from.html?m=1

just sayin' said...

Here you go, Jennifer --

http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2017/11/blind-item-1-he-made-millions-from.html

B626 said...

Maybe there is a market in the concert venues for Aging rockers to rake in big money grabs off of nostalgia.
But I DID see them when they/ I were both young and I couldn’t be less interested in throwing gobs of cash at them now.

Brayson87 said...

Legendary makes me think of something Beatles league.

Humor Me said...

Eagles - Lindsay Buckingham was fired from the group.

DDonna Tarttty said...

Fleetwood Mac a good guess. Christine McVie might not like the way Buckingham got ousted.

They're really not Fleetwood Mac if there's no Lindsay Buckingham. Same way the Eagles really aren't the Eagles without Glenn Frey.

The new guys in those bands may be good and have achieved artistic greatness on their own, but they're not "Fleetwood Mac" or "The Eagles." And I say that as a big fan of Crowded house and the Finn brothers especially.

I saw both those classic rock bands in their late heydays, I don't have any interest in seeing them now.

totaji said...

Oh no! What will the nostalgia circuit do? Where will people with leathery skin wear their leather vests?

Brayson87 said...

It's tough to feel cool at a concert where the youngest audience members brought their kids, but what a great time to shop Target, no lines.

Jennifer said...

@joshg
@just sayin'

Thanks!

Krab said...

So I repeat:

it's spring. Just a few weeks left. Where's the Don Henley lawsuit?

Jon said...

I love Stevie, but with Lindsey gone I'll bet she's taken charge and made it very difficult for everyone else. Her star power gives her a lot of leverage because without her the tour is dead in the water.

The Woodman said...

@ Krab - I agree - was thinking the same thing myself this past week. Enty has some credibility on the line with this one...

filmfanb said...

Pumpkins to be different

Macphisto said...

This is definitely Fleetwood Mac. Christine McVie came out of retirement to rejoin the band, and I can certainly see her saying "this isn't worth it, I'm retiring again." It'll all depend on how the advance ticket sales are going.

Newbomb said...

Does lose mean quit or dead?

J said...

Carpenters.

longtimereader said...

That buckignham/mcvie album last year was really good, it's got to be her.

Unknown said...

It could be Fleetwood, but my first thought was The Stones, they just started a UK tour, and if they lose Charlie or Keef over bullshit from Mick or health issues being ignored or covered up, that's gonna be a harder sell for tickets. If anyone is "permanent legendary" as a band, it's them, the only group bigger than them is The Beatles. Could be the Eagles, as well. Or The Who. There aren't that many "legendary" bands left.

But, not gonna go see any of them. "Rockers" in their 60's and 70's onstage is fucking embarrassing, and the crowd is worse, and these tickets prices are insanity. Fuck that. I want to see people in their prime, not in Depends.

Kikibunny said...

Mick jagger doing the funky chicken in depends!!! Hahahaha! Might be a good lounge act...

Do Tell said...

Hmmmm has said on Twitter that the other Henley shoe will fall by the end of this month, so..waiting. And I'm trying to buy retroactive ticket insurance for my ticket to the October NY show, lol.

I'm glad I got to see Fleetwood Mac last year. Lindsay really played his ass off.

Do Tell said...

I will say, I have gotten to see the Stones twice, once in 89 and another time at least 10+ years ago. They put on a phenomenal show, I don't care how old they are. Like McCartney, they still sell out shows for a reason, and it's because they still put on some of the best shows around and are worth every single cent.

PotPourri said...

Lindsey Buckingham got ousted because he's going deaf, right? Christine McVie stated on stage when I saw them live that she was the calmness between polar opposites Lindsey and Stevie and she helped keep the peace years ago...I love Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham

gauloise said...

The SPice Girls reunion tour?

Posh said she wasnt going to be in on it, but Mel B said recently the rest of them were signed with Simon Fuller and want to make it happen

Do Tell said...

Are the Spice Girls really legendary, though?

Urban Rosebud said...

I have read it already but wanted to say thanks to all of you who put receipts, links & info into your comments. I, for one, am truly grateful.

gauloise said...

@Do Tell To legions of 90s teens, most definitely. They had Beatles levels of hype at their peak . If legendary is referring to talent not fame, than def not :)

Jack Rabbit said...

Definitely Fleetwood Mac...they fired Buckingham a few months ago because he wanted to take a break in touring. I had the honor of seeing them in Nashville shortly after McVie rejoined them. It was an amazing show! McVie is 70 years old, looks amazing and her voice is still pure as the driven snow. Nicks looks bloated, stands like a blob on stage, can't hit the notes anymore and sound so raspy it's pathetic. Buckingham was THE energy in that show, he was amazing! Many fans know this and Mick Fleetwood WITHHELD news of Buckingham's firing while they announced tour dates and started selling tickets. Lowlife deception. Many will not see them without Buckingham and I would not doubt McVie has a foot out the door because she is of an age and means where she doesn't have to deal with that shit anymore. So then what's left? Raspy bloated Nicks croaking out songs and Fleetwood on drums? What's the point!

Drumstixx said...

To be different Dave Matthews Band https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dave-matthews-bands-boyd-tinsley-announces-break-from-band-w516311

Mo said...

Yanni? It’s Yanni isn’t it

luckythewondercat said...

I really care more about the fact Margot Kidder/Lois Lane died.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Yes.

The Zookeeper said...

No secret. He was arrested for providing drugs and alcohol to 15-16 year old homeless run aways. The run aways were arrested for prostitution. Caught naked in his house because one kid was convulsing from sn over dose.

Yeah! said...

I used to. But she’s lost her marbles.

Yeah! said...

It’s FM and they now disgust me.

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Thinkthinkthink said...

Fleetwood Mac. Stevie Nicks gave the band an ultimatum: “It’s me or Lindsey.” Why? Besides the fact that she’s crazy, she’s been grieving the death of Tom Petty. She acts nutty when she grieves. Recall she married her best friend’s husband a few weeks after she died and divorced him three months later because the ghost of Robin (her dead friend and his dead wife) was no longer coming at night and rocking the baby’s cradle so she knew “ that was Robin’s sign to me telling me to leave and divorce him.” Leaving the then four month old Matthew with no mom or stepmother. Alrighty then!!!

Stevie wanted Mike Campbell in the band. She always loved popping up at TP and The HB’s shows. A feather in her cap. She met Tom Petty by hiding in his basement years ago. After Petty’s death, Nicks set about to blow things up with Lindsey and have him removed from Fleetwood Mac. She’s the cash cow so Mick sided with her because Mick’s bankrupted seven times and is not acquainted with loyalty or fidelity. Christine McVie was informed of Lindsey’s firing AFTER the fact.

Stevie and Mick wanted to feed the public the story Lindsey was fired due to a touring scheduling conflict. That’s notably hilarious because Nicks has delayed touring and making FM albums for years. The last Buckingham/McVie album is a case in point. All four members of the band were on that album, sans Miss Nicks.

Nicks and Mick being elderly and probably thought they could get away with the deception given they know little about social media. It would have worked in the 70’s. Oh, well. It didn’t work in 2018 and as it turns out; it’s not that funny, is it?

Fast forward to the pathetic band interview on CBS with Anthony Mason where all the members of this motley crew are looking at the floor as Mick and Stevie lie to Anthony Mason about Lindsey’s firing while announcing the NEW band and their upcoming tour. An interesting mix of prevarication and non-sequiturs followed. Stevie, the perineal victim, is holding two of the men’s hands like a grieving widow saying “I’m not the boss.” Umm, who asked that Stevie?

Stevie Nicks later tells Rolling Stone Magazine: “Well with Tom’s death you know, anything can happen and I want to spend the next ten years of my life dancing and having fun.” Okay, Stevie. THAT’s your response to being asked a question about Lindsey being let go from the band based on the contrived nonsense that he didn’t want to tour on the band’s schedule? Well, Stevie’s no neurosurgeon for good reasons. The “we wanted to play old tunes” mantra is equally absurd to all sentient beings sans the Stevie Bots who remain firmly entrenched in dated hairstyles and 1980, insisting “Stevie is a goddess.”


In short, Stevie Nicks wanted Buckingham out of the band because she wanted former Heartbreaker, Mike Campbell in. She threw her weight around (no pun intended) to make that happen.

Lindsey Buckingham was in no way shape or form fired from Fleetwood Mac because of a scheduling conflict or a disagreement about a potential set list. Those are the facts. The band has lied about his firing since April 9. The leaks of what really happened were coming in for a month before the band’s announcement. Because Chris is a normal person with a modicum of ethics and decency, she’s struggling.

Fleetwood Mac has tarnished the Rumors 5 legacy (please don’t tell me the band existed before Lindsey and Stevie, I’m well aware) and now has become a cover band to cave to an melodramatic diva hell bent on having her own way to meet her twisted emotional needs, may others be damned.

Let’s see how long Chris can deal with this nonsense. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Chris leave before this faux band starts this tour. Meanwhile, just watch how surly the usually affable Mick gets when questioned about the "new band.”

Jennacheryl said...

My first thought was Bon Jovi. Yes they would be considered permanent A+. They lost Richie a few years back and the rest of the band is getting older, sans Richie's replacement. I personally would hate for it to be them but it could be.

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