BIG Music News: Fleetwood Mac, Beach Boys

FLEETWOOD MAC:  2018 is a go

Despite a host of apparent obstacles, Mick Fleetwood says everything is good with Fleetwood Mac. Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are touring behind their joint album. Stevie Nicks no longer wants to record an album. Christine thinks her ex-husband John McVie is looking to wind down his musical career. But none of that seems to concern the namesake drummer:

"We're all going full ahead to be doing some great touring next year, which will probably be hugely extensive all over the planet. We enjoy what we do when we do it. But behind the strange bunch of people there's a lot of very credible love for each other. Ans some people don't believe it - that's fine. But we're like the most organized dysfunctional family."

Mick adds that playing Classic West and East last month in Los Angeles and New York was "brilliant for all of us."   If all goes according to plan, rehearsals start in March and the tour will begin in June.

John McVie just sold his home in LA’s Brentwood community. On the market for just over two weeks, the 2,200-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bath house went for its asking price of just under $3 million. McVie, who recently purchased another home in Brentwood that is twice the size, also owns a home in Honolulu.

THE BEACH BOYS:  Labor Day TV marathon 

The band that symbolizes summer will close it out for AXS TV viewers. The network will air 10-hour Beach Boys block on September 4th, starting at 9:00 am [Central] with a replay of Dan Rather's recent interview with Mike Love.

That will be followed by a series of documentaries and concert films and end with the 2000 mini-series The Beach Boys: An American Family.

Here's the schedule (all times ET):

  • 9:00 am - The Big Interview: Mike Love with Dan Rather
  • 10:15 am - The documentary Rock Legends: The Beach Boys
  • 10:45 am - The documentary The Beach Boys 50: Live in Concert
  • 12:00 pm - The 1985 documentary The Beach Boys: An American Band
  • 2:00 pm - The 2012 documentary The Beach Boys: Doin' It Again
  • 3:00 pm - The four-hour mini-series The Beach Boys: An American Family

ELVIS WEEK:  Priscilla says he "had demons"

Priscilla Presley says that Elvis Presley "always had his demons." During an emotional interview with the ITV show Good Morning Britain, the only woman to wed the King of Rock and Roll -- who died 40 years ago today -- said that his demons would have gotten him eventually.

Priscilla was a teenager when she met Elvis in Germany not long after his mother's death -- an especially dark and vulnerable time. "Losing his mother and then, of course, being drafted which was devastating at the top of his career. So he poured his heart out to me." (Daily Mail)

Priscilla Presley said Elvis and his parents lived with demons:

"His mother had demons, his father had demons. Oh, we all have demons, obviously. I don't want to make it bigger than it is. They were a close family but it was always a little bit of sadness in them."

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