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Old 10-19-2014, 12:46 AM
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Music News added: 19 Oct 2014 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk

http://www.music-news.com/shownews.a...&nItemID=84277

Fleetwood Mac guitarist joins tribute band


Rumours of Fleetwood Mac will be joined on two of their tour dates with guest performer Rick Vito (lead guitarist from Fleetwood Mac!

Having performed 500 major concert shows to over a half a million fans around the world since they formed over a decade ago, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac return to the UK to present a spectacular new stage production celebrating the music of the legendary rock supergroup Fleetwood Mac.

Their new show will showcase and celebrate in meticulous note-for-note detail, all the classic hits from one of the most outstanding and enduring catalogues in the history of recorded music, and a legacy of blues, rock & pop classics that made Fleetwood Mac the icons of the music industry they are today.

Recognised internationally as the leading tribute to Fleetwood Mac in their various incarnations, and with founding member Mick Fleetwood's golden seal of approval, this stunning show reflects on an epic journey of lasting relationships through changing eras and musical styles, from the exciting hub of the sixties London blues scene to staggering commercial success in the seventies and eighties, and beyond.

Replicating perfectly the power and subtlety of Fleetwood Mac at their brilliant best, let timeless classics such as 'Black Magic Woman', 'Albatross', 'Go Your Own Way', 'Dreams', 'Gypsy' 'Say You Love Me', 'Sara', 'Oh Diane', 'Little Lies', 'Everywhere' and many more, take you on a nostalgic evening of breathtakingly outstanding musicianship; and all performed in the context where the songs work best ' a live stage.

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Now THIS is shocking news.
Well, he's only doing 2 shows, at least.

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Wirral Globe by Craig Manning, October 20, 2014

http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/11...festival_date/

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist's Wirral festival date

FORMER Fleetwood Mac guitarist Rick Vito comes to Wirral next month for two shows as part of the International Guitar Festival.

The American musician is at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton on November 19 with tribute band Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, returning to the venue with his own band four days later, November 23.

It is the first time he will have played with Rumours.

Speaking to the Globe from Nashville, 65-year-old Rick said: "I don't really know what songs they'll be singing this time, but I'm sure the fans will like it.

Recalling the time he was invited to join Fleetwood Mac in 1988, he said: "I got a call one day from Mick Fleetwood.

"We'd played together a couple of times on a Billy Burnette session and at one of my gigs, and he liked the fact that I was a fan of Peter Green.

"Lindsey Buckingham had just been let go and Mick wanted Billy and I to learn some Mac tunes and come over to play with the band.

"I had been feeling lately that something was brewing with my career anyway, so when I hung up the phone I turned to my wife Aimee and said, "that's it, I'm going to join Fleetwood Mac!"

Vito's playing and singing is especially well represented in a faithful version of Peter Green's "I loved another woman".
In 1989 Fleetwood Mac began work on what would become "behind the mask", which featured four tunes written and performed by Rick. He left the band in 1991.

He is also frontman of Mick Fleetwood Blues Band and former member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in addition to recording and touring with the likes of Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison and Stevie Nicks to name but a few.

He has also performed with some of the Blues Greats such as Muddy Waters and Albert Collins.

Reflecting on his career, Rick said: "I moved to California in 1971 to start my music career and have been playing for 43 years.

"I've worked with some incredible people in that time, but Looking back it's almost like it was not me."

"I've got a new album out in Europe, it's called Mojo On My Side, and is a lot of slide guitar and blues rock music. It pretty much sums up my style.


"I'm always looking at different ways to play."

Having performed 500 major concert shows to over a half a million fans around the world since they formed over a decade ago, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac's new show promises to showcase in meticulous note-for-note detail, all the classic hits from one of the most outstanding and enduring catalogues in the history of recorded music, and a legacy of blues, rock and pop classics that made Fleetwood Mac the icons of the music industry they are today.

The show will feature hits such as Black Magic Woman, Albatross, Go Your Own Way, Oh Diane and Little Lies.
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What a redundant, bland and uninspired name for a Fleetwood Mac cover band. Couldn't they come up with something better?

Do they perform any Rumours era songs/ album tracks that the band has never performed? Or how about songs from previous eras of the band? That would make them more interesting to me.

My ears have had more than their fill of hearing the the studio recordings and live versions of well-worn songs the real Fleetwood Mac has been performing for three decades.
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Do they perform any Rumours era songs/ album tracks that the band has never performed? Or how about songs from previous eras of the band? That would make them more interesting to me.

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woops, sorrry, the rest of my post seems to have disappeared.

Anyway, I've seen Rumours of FM a few times. There show is split into sections - Rumours Era - Interval - Pre-Rumours - solo careers - Rumours era - encore. They always open with "Gypsy" and have been known to throw a few rarities into their setlists. They did "As Long As You Follow" last time I saw them and they always do a sort of Big Love with the accoustic version starting the song, and then the full band version.
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What a redundant, bland and uninspired name for a Fleetwood Mac cover band. Couldn't they come up with something better?

Do they perform any Rumours era songs/ album tracks that the band has never performed? Or how about songs from previous eras of the band? That would make them more interesting to me.

My ears have had more than their fill of hearing the the studio recordings and live versions of well-worn songs the real Fleetwood Mac has been performing for three decades.
They really are excellent.
The other big British tribute band- Fleetwood Bac are very different (straight Rumours-era: virtually exactly the same as the present FM set list) but also very good. I don't know his name but Lindsey in Fleetwood Bac in particular is incredible.
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I don't suppose anyone on here actually went to see either of these shows with Rick...?
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They really are excellent.
The other big British tribute band- Fleetwood Bac are very different (straight Rumours-era: virtually exactly the same as the present FM set list) but also very good. I don't know his name but Lindsey in Fleetwood Bac in particular is incredible.
I thought Fleetwood Bac were better than RoFM. The setlist perhaps wasn't as interesting, but they nailed their "tribute" to the Rumours-era line up perfectly. "Stevie" totally has Lady Nicks' speaking voice down!

My only critique is that the era's were a bit mashed up. Fleetwood Bac's Lindsey is clearly based on White album/Rumours era, whilst Stevie was more TINT era.

I can't remember their exact set from when I saw them, but they opened with "You Make Loving Fun", closed the main set with "The Chain" and did "Tusk" and "Go Your Own Way" as an encore. They also did "Edge of Seventeen" and 'Lindsey' made some funny crack about "oh ****, we've gotta do a Stevie solo song!".

RoFM were good, but not great. Their Lindsey, whilst a very talented guitarist, isn't a strong vocalist and as a result, there weren't many Lindsey songs in the set at all. Also, their Christine doesn't actually play keyboards, she just stands behind one with a tambourine. Both ladies had good voices, but it was all a bit "cruise ship" for me. RoFM seem to excel more at the pre-Buckingham Nicks era material.

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I thought Fleetwood Bac were better than RoFM. The setlist perhaps wasn't as interesting, but they nailed their "tribute" to the Rumours-era line up perfectly. "Stevie" totally has Lady Nicks' speaking voice down!

My only critique is that the era's were a bit mashed up. Fleetwood Bac's Lindsey is clearly based on White album/Rumours era, whilst Stevie was more TINT era.

I can't remember their exact set from when I saw them, but they opened with "You Make Loving Fun", closed the main set with "The Chain" and did "Tusk" and "Go Your Own Way" as an encore. They also did "Edge of Seventeen" and 'Lindsey' made some funny crack about "oh ****, we've gotta do a Stevie solo song!".

RoFM were good, but not great. Their Lindsey, whilst a very talented guitarist, isn't a strong vocalist and as a result, there weren't many Lindsey songs in the set at all. Also, their Christine doesn't actually play keyboards, she just stands behind one with a tambourine. Both ladies had good voices, but it was all a bit "cruise ship" for me. RoFM seem to excel more at the pre-Buckingham Nicks era material.
Not sure I can disagree with you really. I really enjoyed the overall experience of Rumours of Fleetwood Mac but Fleetwood Bac are a much better likeness and they do sound great.
To be honest with you I cant specifically remember the person who was Stevie but I do remember all the Fleetwood Bac people looking and sounding very close to their counterparts.

It must be quite difficult with the clothes and hair not matching all the songs but I do think both bands capture the essence of FM really well. To reiterate though Fleetwood Bac Lindsey was incredible.
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[This Local London by Ellie Walter / 07:46 Friday 2 October 2015 ]


http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/n...or_Hayes_show/

FLEETWOOD Mac's original guitarist is to join tribute act Rumours of Fleetwood Mac live on stage at Hayes next month.

Rick Vito, who first performed with Fleetwood Mac in 1987 and appeared in the legendary Tango in the Night album, will drop in to the Rumours of Fleetwood Mac line-up for 15 shows across the UK this autumn, including the Beck Theatre on November 17.

Vito is a Grammy nominated guitarist and performer who has been active in the music industry since the 1970s and is best known as an official member of Fleetwood Mac from 1987 to 1991, and more recently as frontman of the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band.

Mr Vito said: “It is going to be tremendous fun! I met the guys last year and we hit it off straight away.

“They are all great musicians and they really manage to capture the live spirit of Fleetwood Mac – something which is very important to me.

“If it goes well, I’ll aim to be back for more shows in 2016.”

Allan Cosgrove, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac drummer, is delighted to be playing alongside the renowned Vito.

He said: “Wow! Rick Vito performing live on stage with us – it can’t get any better!”

Rumours have performed to over a million fans since they formed over a decade ago and have been given the golden seal of approval from founding member Mick Fleetwood.

The new show promises an epic musical journey through changing eras and styles, from the sound of the sixties London blues scene through to the commercial success of the 1970s, 1980s and beyond.
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More than rumours, ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist Rick Vito joins tribute band at Ipswich Regent

http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/what-s-...gent_1_4314071

18:00 17 November 2015 Martin Hutchinson

There are rumours flying around that there is a superb tribute band to Fleetwood Mac doing the rounds. For once, these rumours are in fact – er – fact.

The original Fleetwood Mac had a string of hits from Albatross through to Go Your Own Way, Dreams, Little Lies and Everywhere to name but a few. Amazingly though, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac came about by accident as drummer Allan Cosgrove tells me.

“It was never really planned we’d be a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, even though we are all fans of their music. The five core members of the band, who incidentally are still the core of the band today, got together to record an American advert and had to sound like the US band Heart

“When we heard the playback, the producer Brian Rawling, who has worked with the likes of Cher and Tina Turner, we sounded more like Fleetwood Mac and we agreed.”

It was then that the idea of a tribute band came to Allan’ but he needed the blessing of the original band.

“We later recorded a couple of songs off Mac’s album Rumours and sent them off to Mick Fleetwood. He’d been a mate ever since I was in The Merseybeats and he gave us the thumbs up. Since than he’s seen us perform and even joined us on stage.”

This tour they’ll be joined on stage at some gigs by ex-Mac guitarist Rick Vito who was with the band from 1987 - when he replaced Lindsey Buckingham - until 1991 and was a part of the line-up that recorded the albums Tango in the Night and Behind The Mask.

“I had met and played with Mick a few times and I was a big fan of Fleetwood Mac, especially the early years with Peter Green,” Rick tells me from his American home.

“He liked the way I played and when Lindsey left abruptly my friend Billy Burnette was asked to join. He wasn’t really a lead guitarist so he said he would join if they also included me – and I was named lead guitarist.”

Even though he was a ‘newbie’, he had creative input on both albums he recorded.

“I was a bit late for Tango, but for the Behind The Mask record we were all writing and they all liked three of my songs which went on the album, plus another couple turned up on The Chain, the 25th anniversary collection.”

Despite all that was going on in the band at the time, Rick says it was a good time for him.

“Well, yeah, people don’t normally get the chance to join a supergroup. I’d just done a year-and-a-half with Bob Seger, so I was pretty much prepared for playing on the big stages. It was a very happy time for me and I was instantly more famous than I’d ever been.”

So, how did he get to be involved with Rumours of Fleetwood Mac?

“A mutual friend got me into the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain in Liverpool last year, they approached me and asked if I would make a couple of appearances with them while I was there. They are such lovely people and it was really great fun, so we decided I would join them thus year on some dates.”

So how will the show pan out?

“They do the first half and I’ll come on in the second half for the Peter Green ere and stay on for the rest of the show. I’ll probably be playing Albatross, The Green Manalishi, Black Magic Woman and a lot of the blues tunes.”

Sadly, he’s unable to do the whole tour.

“I have to get back at the end of November as I’m heading to Hawaii to work with Mick Fleetwood’s Blues Band, with whom I’ve been working since 2008. Then I’ve got a German and Danish tour for myself next May with blues festivals in Canada.”

Of the Fleetwood Mac playlist, there is one song he would like to include in the set.

“I love Love That Burns from their first album in 1967. I may suggest we do that on the tour.”

This tour may not be the only one that Rick does with this band.

“No, this is a trial really and we’ll see what happens. I’m really looking forward to paying live with Rumours, they’re a really lovely bunch of people and great musicians. Plus they’re northerners and people in the north are very friendly - they’re not afraid to have human contact with audiences.”

The Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, with special guest Vito, play the Ipswich Regent November 21.
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