BIG Music News: Fleetwood Mac, Eagles

FLEETWOOD MAC, THE EAGLES:  Mick Fleetwood would like more shows

Mick Fleetwood says he enjoyed having Fleetwood Mac be part of Classic West and Classic East last month in Los Angeles and New York. While he adds that is was a strange for the band to prep for only two shows, he felt they played well, especially in L.A.

But overall, there was something far more important for Mick when it came to doing the shows:

"The most important thing for me was actually doing it with the Eagles, in truth. The most historically poignant moment was that the Eagles are back in business, so to speak. But seeing the two bands playing together triggered a huge amount of historical memory. We played quite often in the old days with the Eagles on strange gigs. And I would love to see more of that happen maybe next year. I'm hoping it was a good experience for them and it certainly was for us."

BOY GEORGE:  Didn't hit it off with George Michael in the 80's

Boy George and George Michael were two of the brightest stars in '80s pop -- but they never managed to take a shine to each other.

The Culture Club frontman tells London's Sunday Times that he and the late singer really didn't hit it off very well when they were both at the top of their game. George admits he stoked the negativity a bit, but says, “It wasn’t really a feud. In the ’80s, everyone -- [Dead or Alive’s] Peter Burns, me, we all used to be really bitchy about each other. It’s like the thing that you did in the ’80s with those pop magazines. Now it’s the housewives who do it!"

And while they never became pals,  Boy says, “In the early days, we were competition to each other. Both called George, both made soul music. Then sort of later on, I started to really appreciate him as a musician -- you know, right around ‘Faith, I started to really appreciate his talent.”


Ronnie Wood has posted a video on Twitter of him playing “Brown Sugar” on his unplugged Fender Stratocaster with the caption, “Trying to get my sticky fingers back into gear.” The Rolling Stones will tour Europe in the fall.

Peter Frampton is not a fan of President Trump. Among his many critical tweets, Frampton writes, “His [approval] ratings are so low that this idiot is willing to gamble a potential world war just to bring them up.”

Patti LaBelle will be named a BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. She will be honored at the August 31st gala in Atlanta for her “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Previous recipients include James Brown, Nile Rodgers, Al Green and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.

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