BIG Music News: Fleetwood Mac, Bee Gees

FLEETWOOD MAC:  Mick Fleetwood discusses the upcoming Buckingham-McVie album

Mick Fleetwood believes the upcoming Lindsey Buckingham - Christine McVie album is so good that they'll be picking up some awards in 2018.

The Buckingham-McVie project, which is expected out in late spring, also features Fleetwood and bassist John McVie, so it's basically a Fleetwood Mac album without any songs from Stevie Nicks. Fleetwood tells Uncut, "This relationship is a real expression of a musical powerhouse that’s come to the fore, and we’re all happy about that. It’s really cool. I think they’ll be walking down some red carpets with this one."

McVie, who returned to Fleetwood Mac full time in 2014, adds that she's looking forward to when the entire band hits the road. "The 2018 tour is supposed to be a farewell -- but you take farewell tours one at a time. Somehow we always come together, this unit. We can feel it ourselves.”

BEE GEES:  "Stayin' Alive" tops a special CPR playlist

Did you know some songs are ideally suited to CPR?

New York-Presbyterian Medical Center has compiled a special list of tunes that move at the optimal 100 beats per second to which the lifesaving procedure is administered -- with The Bee Gees "Stayin' Alive" ranking number-one. Perfect song, perfect lyric, perfect beat.

But what other classic pop tunes fit the bill?

New York-Presbyterian's Top 10 also features:

2. "Cecilia" - Simon and Garfunkel

4. "Sweet Home Alabama" - Lynyrd Skynyrd

6. "I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor

7. "MMMBop" - Hanson

10. "Another One Bites the Dust" - Queen

Also on this list:

"Who's That Girl" - Madonna

"Fast Car" - Tracy Chaman

"Rock This Town" - The Stray Cats

"You Can't Hurry Love" - Phil Collins

"What's Going On" - Marvin Gaye

"Walk Like an Egyptian" - The Bangles

"Dancing Queen" - ABBA

"Another Brick in the Wall" - Pink Floyd

"Spirit in the Sky" - Norman Greenbaum

"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" - Cyndi Lauper


Speaking of the Bee Gees...

The CBS special honoring The Bee Gees and the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever will air April 16th.

Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion and Tavares -- whose soundtrack cover of "More Than a Woman" was a radio hit -- will headline Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of The Bee Gees. But among the younger artists are country superstar Keith Urban, John Legend, Andra Day, Demi Lovato, rising country stars Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett, pop/R&B artist Jason Derulo, pop-funk band DNCE, Tori Kelly, Little Big Town and Pentatonix.

The program will close with Barry Gibb performing his Bee Gees classics "Jive Talkin'" and "You Should Be Dancing," before being joined by the ensemble for "Stayin' Alive."

SPRINGSTEEN, TOTO, NILSSON, SANTANA:  Special releases on the way

Special limited-edition releases by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Toto will highlight April 22nd's Record Store Day promotion.

The Boss's November 18th, 1975 debut at London's Hammersmith Odeon will be issued as a four-LP set.

Toto pairs two of its biggest hits -- "Africa" and "Rosanna" -- on a 12-inch vinyl picture disc. There's a map of the continent on the A-side, and an image of actress Rosanna Arquette, the inspiration for "Rosanna," on the B-side.

Nilsson Schmilsson will be pressed on yellow and white split-color vinyl. It features the Grammy-winning "Without You" -- written and originally recorded by Badfinger and later a hit for Mariah Carey -- plus the quirky Top 10 smash "Coconut" and the hard-driving "Jump Into the Fire." It also includes a reproduction of the poster included with original copies of the album.

Santana – Live at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, August 16, 1969 breaks out the Latin rockers' historic set as a separate LP.

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