Fleetwood Plans Red Cross Benefit
Fleetwood Mac co-founder Mick Fleetwood will perform Wednesday night (Nov. 14)
with his All-Star Blues Band to kick off a music memorabilia auction being held
next week by his company Fleetwood Owen. The show at the House of Blues in Los
Angeles will benefit the American Red Cross.
Fleetwood -- whose band features Ron Thompson (the Resisters), Mark Goldstein,
and Oliver Brown, plus special guests Linda "Earthquake" Hopkins and
noted slide guitarist Tommy Castro -- will sign the drum set he uses that night
to be sold at auction for the benefit of the Red Cross, which will also benefit
from drumsticks he will sign and sell at the event. Tickets are $35; for
reservations or more information, call 650-980-5015.
The show is being staged as a gala introduction to Fleetwood Owen's Nov. 20 Rock
Legends auction through the company's Web
site. Among the items that will be up for grabs -- and on display at
the show -- are a selection of guitars from the personal collection of Bon
Jovi's Richie Sambora, and an autographed cowboy hat worn by Madonna while
publicizing her latest tour. Items relating to Tom Jones, Oasis, Bob Dylan, the
Grateful Dead, and Janis Joplin.
In other news, Fleetwood will soon be heading into the studio with Fleetwood Mac
to record a new album, the group's first without singer/keyboardist Christine
McVie. The now four-piece act (Fleetwood, bassist John McVie, guitarist Lindsey
Buckingham, and singer Stevie Nicks) are said to be tentatively planning a
summer 2002 tour.
Fleetwood Mac's last release, 1997's "The Dance," was a live album
recorded at three intimate performances in Los Angeles. The set debuted at No. 1
on The Billboard 200.
-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y
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