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Jake Shears, lead singer from American band Scissor Sisters was born 3rd October 1978. Formed in 2001. “Spawned by the scuzzy, gay nightlife scene of New York,” the band took their name from a sexual position between two women also known as tribadism. Its members comprise of singers Jake Shears and Ana Matronic, multi-instrumentalist Babydaddy, lead guitarist/bassist, Del Marquis and Drummer Randy Real who replaced Paddy Boom). Scissor Sisters have incorporated diverse and innovative styles in their music, but tend to sway towards pop rock, glam rock, nu-disco, and electroclash.The band came to prominence following the release of their Grammy-nominated and chart-topping disco version of “Comfortably Numb” and subsequent debut album Scissor Sisters (2004).

The album was a success, particularly in the UK (a country they call their “spiritual home”) where it reached number one, was the best-selling album of 2004, was later certified platinum by the BPI and accrued them three BRIT Awards in 2005. All five of its singles reached positions within the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart while “Filthy/Gorgeous” scored the band their first number one on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Songs, despite the album’s mere success in their native US.The album continued its success in countries around Europe, in Australia and in Canada before the unveiling of the band’s second studio album Ta-Dah (2006) which proved to be another success that scored them their second consecutive UK number one album and produced their first UK number one single “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’”.

Their third studio album Night Work (2010) displayed a shift towards a more club-oriented sound, charting at number two on the UK Albums Chart, number one on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart and in the top 10 of several international territories. The band released their fourth studio album Magic Hour in May of 2012.Scissor Sisters have performed around the world and have become well-recognized for their controversial and transgressive live performances. They have also collaborated with a number of other well-known pop musicians, including Elton John and Kylie Minogue; these particular collaborations have been received positively by both critics and other notable figures. In 2004, Bono, lead vocalist of rock band U2, described Scissor Sisters as “the best pop group in the world”. They have also collaborated with Global Cool in 2007 on one of their green lifestyle campaigns.

Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Josh Klinghoffer, currentguitarist with American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers was born 3rd October 1979. Formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The Peppers’ musical style is a mix of funk, alternative rock, hard rock and punk rock. The band’s influences include Defunkt, Parliament-Funkadelic, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Gang of Four, Bob Marley, Big Boys, Sly and the Family Stone, Ohio Players, Queen, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Black Flag, Ornette Coleman, Led Zeppelin, Bad Brains, Fugazi, Fishbone, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Santana, Elvis Costello, The Stooges, The Clash, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Devo, and Miles Davis. Live, they incorporate many aspects of jam rock due to the improvised nature of much of their performances. Currently, the band consists of founding members Anthony Kiedis (vocals) and Michael “Flea” Balzary (bass), longtime drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who joined in late 2009, following the departure of John Frusciante.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have won seven Grammy Awards and sold over 80 million albums worldwide. In 2012 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The band’s original line-up featured guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons, alongside Kiedis and Flea. Because of commitments to other bands, the two did not play on the debut album, The Red Hot Chili Peppers (1984). Cliff Martinez was the drummer for the first two records (Irons played on the third), and guitarist Jack Sherman played on the first. Slovak performed on two albums with the band (the second and third), Freaky Styley (1985) and The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (1987); he died of a heroin overdose in 1988, resulting in drummer Irons’ departure. Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist DeWayne McKnight was brought in to replace Slovak though his tenure was short and he was replaced by John Frusciante in 1988. Former Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro was brought in to replace Irons though after a short tenure with the band he was out and replaced by Chad Smith that same year.

The line-up of Flea, Kiedis, Frusciante and Smith was the longest-lasting, and recorded five studio albums starting with 1989′s Mother’s Milk.In 1990, the group signed with Warner Bros. Records and recorded under producer Rick Rubin the album Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991), which became the band’s first commercial success. Frusciante grew uncomfortable with the success of the band and left abruptly in 1992, in the middle of the album tour. His use of heroin increased. After recruiting guitarist Arik Marshall to complete the tour, Kiedis, Flea, and Smith employed Jesse Tobias though after a few weeks he was replaced by Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction for their subsequent album, One Hot Minute (1995). Although commercially successful, the album failed to match the critical or popular acclaim of Blood Sugar Sex Magik, selling less than half as much as its predecessor.

Navarro left the band in 1998. Frusciante, fresh out of drug rehabilitation, rejoined the band that same year at Flea’s request. The reunited quartet returned to the studio to record Californication(1999), which became the band’s biggest commercial success with 15 million copies worldwide. That album was followed three years later by By the Way (2002), and then four years later by the double album Stadium Arcadium (2006), their first number one album in America. After a world tour, the group went on an extended hiatus. Frusciante announced he was amicably leaving the band to focus on his solo career. Josh Klinghoffer, who had worked both as a sideman for the band on their Stadium Arcadium tour and on Frusciante’s solo projects, joined as lead guitarist in 2009 and the band spent the next year and a half recording their tenth studio album, I’m with You, which was released in 2011 and topped the charts in 18 different countries. Red hot chili peppers latest album The Getaway was released in 2016.

Chubby Checker

American singer and dancer. Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans) was born October 3, 1941 in Spring Gully, South Carolina. He was raised in South Philadelphia, where he lived with his parents, Raymond and Mrs. Eartle Evans, and two brothers. By age eight Evans formed a street-corner harmony group, He also took piano lessons at Settlement Music School and would entertain his classmates by performing vocal impressions of popular entertainers of the day, such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Fats Domino.

After school Evans would entertain customers at his various jobs, including Fresh Farm Poultry in the Italian Market on Ninth Street and at the Produce Market, with songs and jokes. It was his boss at the Produce Market, Tony A., who gave Evans the nickname “Chubby”. The store owner of Fresh Farm Poultry, Henry Colt, was so impressed by Ernest’s performances for the customers that he, along with his colleague and friend Kal Mann, who worked as a songwriter for Cameo-Parkway Records,[6] arranged for young Chubby to do a private recording for American Bandstand host Dick Clark. It was at this recording session that Evans got his stage name from Clark’s wife, who asked Evans what his name was. “Well”, he replied, “my friends call me ‘Chubby'”. As he had just completed a Fats Domino impression, she smiled and said, “As in Checker?” That little play on words (‘chubby’ meaning ‘fat’, and ‘checkers’, like ‘dominoes’, being a game) got an instant laugh and stuck, and from then on, Evans would use the name Chubby Checker

Checker privately recorded a novelty single for Clark in which the singer portrayed a school teacher with an unruly classroom of musical performers. The premise allowed Checker to imitate such acts as Fats Domino, The Coasters, Elvis Presley, Cozy Cole, Ricky Nelson, Frankie Avalon, and Fabian Forte as The Chipmunks, each singing “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. Clark sent the song out as his Christmas greeting, and it received such good response that Cameo-Parkway signed Checker to a recording contract. Titled “The Class”, the single became Checker’s first release, in 1959.

Checker introduced his version of “The Twist” at the age of 18 in July 1960 in Wildwood, New Jersey at the Rainbow Club, “The Twist” went on to become the only single to top the Billboard Hot 100 twice, in two separate chart runs. “The Twist” had previously peaked at #16 on the Billboard rhythm and blues chart, in the 1959 version recorded by its author, Hank Ballard, whose band The Midnighters first performed the dance on stage. Checker’s “Twist”, however, was a nationwide smash, aided by his many appearances on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, the Top 10 American Bandstand ranking of the song, and the teenagers on the show who enjoyed dancing the Twist. By 1965 “The Twist” had sold over 15 million copies, and was awarded multiple gold discs by the RIAA.

Checker followed up with a succession of up-tempo dance tracks, including “The Hucklebuck”,The Fly”,”Dance the Mess Around”,”Pony Time” and “Let’s Twist Again”, which won the 1961 Grammy Award for Best Rock and Roll Solo Vocal Performance. In1962 he performed a duet with Dee Dee Sharp, “Slow Twistin'”, his Other hits included “Dancin’ Party”, “Popeye the Hitchhiker”, “Twenty Miles”, “Birdland”, “Loddy Lo”, and the Christmas duet with Bobby Rydell, “Jingle Bell Rock and Limbo Rock” which was released in 1962. He spent much of the rest of the 1960s touring and recording in Europe. During The 1970s Checker become a staple on the oldies circuit, and had a temporary stint as a disco artist. Chubby Checker remained popular in Europe on television and through records. In 1969 He released A dance-floor cover version of The Beatles’ “Back in the U.S.S.R.” Chubby Checker’s next song “Running” was released in 1982. In 1971, Checker, recorded a psychedelic album Originally named Chequered!, it was renamed over the years in subsequent re-releases as New Revelation, The Other Side Of Chubby Checker, and sometimes as Chubby Checker. He had a hit in 2008 with “Knock Down the Walls”. Featuring Roger Filgate of Wishbone Ash on lead guitar.

I n 2002, Chubby Checker protested outside of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, over the lack of radio airplay of his hit “The Twist” and his perception that the Hall of Fame had snubbed him. Then In 2013, Checker sued HP over a WebOS application with the same name Which was used to unscientifically estimate penis size from shoe size.In 2009, Checker recorded a public service announcement (PSA) for the Social Security Administration to help launch a new campaign to promote recent changes in Medicare law. In 2013, Checker released a new single, the ballad “Changes,” via iTunes.

Chubby Checker has also performed as well as appeared in various films including as a version of himself in the film Twist Around the Clock (1961) and Don’t Knock the Twist (1962) and In 1988 he appeared alongside the Purple People Eater in the fantasy film of the same name. He also appeared as himself in the 1989 Quantum Leap episode entitled “Good Morning, Peoria” set in 1959 where he meets the show’s main character, Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula). In 2001 he guest-starred as himself singing “The Twist” in season 4 of Ally McBeal.

In 2008, Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” was named the biggest chart hit of all time by Billboard magazine. Billboard looked at all singles that made the charts between 1958 and 2008. He was also honored by Settlement Music School as part of the school’s centennial celebration and named to the Settlement 100, a list of notable people connected to the school. Checker received the prestigious Sandy Hosey Lifetime Achievement Award on November 9, 2013 from the Artists Music Guild. Checker was the host of the 2013 AMG Heritage Awards and was given the honor during the television broadcast. The award was presented to him by longtime friend and labelmate Dee Dee Sharp. Checker is the only recording artist to have had five albums in the Top 12 simultaneously. In 2008 “The Twist” topped Billboard’s list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in 1958, an honor it maintained for an August 2013 update of the list.

Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe)

Tommy Lee, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer (Mötley Crüe, Methods of Mayhem, and Rock Star Supernova) was born 3 October 1962. Mötley Crüe were formed in Los Angeles, California in January 17, 1981 after bassist Nikki Sixx left the band London and began rehearsing with drummer Tommy Lee and vocalist/guitarist Greg Leon. Lee had worked previously with Leon in a band called Suite 19, Sixx and Lee soon met guitarist Bob Deal, better known as Mick Mars. Lee Also knew Vince Neil from their high school days at Charter Oak High School in Covina, California and the two had performed in different bands on the garage band circuit. Upon seeing Neil perform with the band Rock Candi at the Starwood in Hollywood, California, Mars suggested they recruited him in 1981

While thinking of a name Mars remembered a rival band being described as a Motley Looking Crew. After modifying the spelling slightly, “Mötley Crüe” was eventually selected as the band’s name, with the stylistic decision suggested by Neil to add the two sets of metal umlauts supposedly inspired by the German beer Löwenbräu. Other than from 1992 to 1997 and 1999 to 2004, the line-up of Neil, Nikki Sixx, Lee, and Mars has remained the same. The band’s first release was the single “Stick to Your Guns/Toast of the Town”, followed by their debut album Too Fast for Love.

During the subsequent “Crüesing Through Canada Tour ’82,” there were several widely publicized incidents. First, the band was arrested, then Neil was arrested for arriving with carry-on luggage filled with porn magazines. Then while playing Scandals Disco in Edmonton a spurious “bomb threat” was made against the band, the assistant band manager Greif and Lee were interviewed by police as a result. This too ended up being a staged PR stunt. Then Lee threw a television set from the upper story window of the Sheraton Caravan Hotel and they were “banned for life” from the city. Despite the tour ending prematurely in financial disaster, it sealed the band’s reputation as hell raisers. After changing Management they were mired in Court Procedings for the next seven years.The band rose to international fame after playing at a US Festival, and with the aid of MTV. They then gained the attention of heavy metal star Ozzy Osbourne and opened for Osbourne on his 1984 world tour.

The band members were well known for their backstage antics, outrageous clothing, extreme high-heeled boots, heavily applied make-up, and seemingly endless abuse of alcohol and drugs as well. Their mixture of heavy metal and hard rock with influences by AC/DC and Aerosmith and guitar picking style of Judas Priest produced several best-selling albums during the 1980s, including Shout at the Devil (1983), Theatre of Pain (1985), and Girls, Girls, Girls (1987). Which featured their love of motorcycles, whiskey, strip clubs, substance abuse, sexual escapades, and general decadence.

The band members have also had many real life scrapes. In 1984, while Neil was driving his De Tomaso Pantera he was in a head-on collision; his passenger, Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley, was killed. Neil, was subsequently charged with a DUI and vehicular manslaughter, was sentenced to 30 days in jail (though he only served 18 days) and received a $2,000,000 fine. The new album Theatre of Pain (1985) was dedicated in Dingley’s honor, and it started a new glam metal phase in the band’s style. In 1987, Nikki Sixx suffered a heroin overdose. He was declared legally dead on the way to the hospital, but the medic, who was a Crüe fan, revived Sixx, bringing him back to life. His two minutes in death were the inspiration for the song “Kickstart My Heart”on the album Doctor Feelgood.

From 1986 to 1987, Sixx kept a daily diary of his heroin addiction and entered rehab in January 1988. In 2006, Sixx published his diaries as a best selling novel: The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star, and in 2007 Sixx’s side project band Sixx:A.M. released The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack. Then in 1988 The Manager was convicted for smuggling 40,000 pounds of marijuana. Then an unsuccessful lawsuit by Matthew Trippe claimed that Nikki Sixx was hospitalised in 1983 after a car crash involving drugs and that he had been hired as Nikki’s doppelgänger and Trippe wanted royalties. Their decadent lifestyles almost shattered the band, Until all the band members except for Mars underwent drug rehabilitation. Then in 1989, Mötley Crüe released Doctor Feelgood. The title track and “Kickstart My Heart” were both nominated for Grammys in the Best Hard Rock Category. Dr. Feelgood was also nominated twice for Favorite Hard Rock/Metal Award, losing once to Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction, but winning the following year, beating out Aerosmith’s Pump and Poison’s Flesh & Blood. Mötley Crüe was also nominated twice for Favorite Hard Rock/Metal Artist.

Mötley Crüe have been described through the years as the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band and has sold more than 80 million album copies worldwide, including 25 million in the U.S. The band members have often been noted for their hedonistic lifestyles and the persona they maintained. All of the original members have had numerous brushes with the law, spent time in prison, suffered from alcoholism, suffered from long addictions to drugs, had countless escapades with women, (including Pamela Anderson) and are heavily tattooed. Their ninth studio album, Saints of Los Angeles, was released on June 24, 2008, certified Gold album in January 2012. Motley Crue has been working on their tenth studio album, which is set for release in 2013. Mötley Crüe are ranked tenth on MTV’s list “Top 10 Heavy Metal Bands of All-Time” and ninth on “VH1′s All Time Top Ten Metal Bands”.

Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac)

Lindsey Buckingham, the American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer with Fleetwood Mac, was born 3 October 1949. Fleetwood Mac were formed in 1966 in London. Fleetwood Mac were originally named The Bluesbrekers. Founder Peter Green named the group by combining he surnames of two of his bandmates (Fleetwood and McVie). Christine Mcvie joined the band in 1970 while married to John McVie, Green asked if dummer Mick Fleetwood could join having already been in two bands with Fleetwood. The Bluesbreakers now consisted of Green, Fleetwood, John McVie and Mayall. Green contacted Fleetwood about forming a new band and wanted McVie on bass guitar even naming the band ‘Fleetwood Mac’ as a way to entice him. The band made its debut in 1967 at the Windsor Jazz and Blues Festival. Feetwood Mac’s first album, Fleetwood Mac, was a no-frills blues album and featured two singles “Black Magic Woman” (later a big hit for Santana) and “Need Your Love So Bad”.

The band’s second album, Mr. Wonderful, was released in August 1968. This was also an all-blues album, Then next album was “Then Play on”. Sadly Peter Green left and In September 1970, Fleetwood Mac released Kiln House which was more rock. To which Spencer contributed the country-tinged “Sun Sound” and Christine sang backup vocals, and drew the album cover. They also released a single “Dragonfly” b/w “The Purple Dancer”. Christine McVie, made her first appearance with the band in 1969 and played her first gig as an official member on 6 August 1970 in New Orleans. An album of previously unreleased material from the original Fleetwood Mac called The Original Fleetwood Mac was also released, Then While on tour in 1971, guitarist Jeremy Spencer disappeared and joined the religious group, the Children of God. So the band decided to search for a new guitarist & In 1971 the band hired Bob Welch .In September 1971, the band released Future Games & six months later the band released the album Bare Trees featuring the songs “Sentimental Lady”, &“Spare Me a Little of Your Love”. While on tour Danny Kirwan developed an alcohol dependency and Fleetwood fired him. During The next two and a half years they released three albums and In September 1972, the band added guitarist Bob Weston, vocalist Dave Walker and hired Savoy Brown’s road manager, John Courage.

In 1973 Mick, John, Christine, Welch, Weston, and Walker recorded Penguin. After the tour, the band fired Walker. The remaining five recorded Mystery to Me six months later containing the song “Hypnotized” . However, things were not well within the band. The McVies’ marriage was under a lot of stress, aggravated by their constant working together, and John McVie’s considerable alcohol abuse. During the tour, Weston also had an affair with Fleetwood’s wife, Jenny Boyd Fleetwood, the sister of Pattie Boyd Harrison. Fleetwood soon fired Weston and the tour was cancelled. Then in one of the most bizarre events in rock history, the band’s manager, Clifford Davis, claimed that he owned the name Fleetwood Mac and assembled a “fake Mac”. Nobody in the “fake Mac” was ever officially in the real band, Fans were told that Bob Welch and John McVie had quit the group, and that Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie would be joining the band at a later date. Fleetwood Mac’s road manager, John Courage, hid the real Fleetwood Mac’s equipment, which helped shorten the tour by the fake band. But the lawsuit that followed put the real Fleetwood Mac out of commission for almost a year. The issue was who actually owned the name “Fleetwood Mac”. While it would seem obvious that the band was named after Fleetwood and McVie, they had signed contracts which forfeited the rights to the name. The “real” Fleetwood Mac were in fact Fleetwood, Welch and the McVies. While this did not end the legal battle, the band was able to record as Fleetwood Mac again.

Instead of getting another manager, Fleetwood Mac decided to manage themselves and released Heroes Are Hard to Find in 1974. After Welch left the band They added the keyboardist Doug Graves And began searching for a replacement for Welch. While scouting Van Nuys, California, Fleetwood heard the song “Frozen Love” by the band, Buckingham Nicks. Fleetwood liked it, and was introduced to the guitarist from the band, Lindsey Buckingham and asked him to join. Buckingham agreed, on the condition that his musical partner and girlfriend, Stephanie “Stevie” Nicks, also become part of the band; Fleetwood agreed. Buckingham and Nicks joined the band on New Year’s Eve 1974. In 1975, the new line-up released the eponymous Fleetwood Mac. The album became a huge hit, and contained the songs “Over My Head” and “Say You Love Me”, and Stevie Nicks’ “Rhiannon” and “Landslide”. Sadly John and Christine McVie’s marriage ended, as did Buckingham and Nicks’ long term romantic relationship. Even Fleetwood was in the midst of divorce proceedings from his wife, Jenny. The pressure put on Fleetwood Mac to release a successful follow-up album, combined with their new-found wealth, led to creative and personal tensions, fuelled by high consumption of drugs and alcohol. This led to Fleetwood Mac releasing the classic album Rumours, which laid bare the emotional turmoil they were experiencing and received aGrammy Award for Album of the Year for 1977. Hit singles included Buckingham’s “Go Your Own Way”, Nicks’s U.S. No.1 “Dreams”, and Christine McVie’s “Don’t Stop” and “You Make Loving Fun”. Buckingham’s “Second Hand News”, Nicks’ “Gold Dust Woman” and “The Chain”. ’.

Buckingham pursuaded by Fleetwood to make the next album more experimental and the result was the quirky 20-track double album, Tusk, released in 1979. It spawned three hit singles; Lindsey Buckingham’s “Tusk” Christine McVie’s “Think About Me” and Stevie Nicks’ 6½ minute opus “Sara” .Tusk remains one of Fleetwood Mac’s most ambitious albums to date. It was during the subsequent world tour that the band recorded music for the Fleetwood Mac Live album, which was released at the end of 1980.The next album, 1982′s Mirage, following 1981 solo turns by Nicks (Bella Donna) and Buckingham (Law and Order), which was a return to the more conventional sound to recapture the huge success of Rumours. Its hits included Christine McVie’s “Hold Me” and “Love In Store” Stevie Nicks’s “Gypsy”, and Lindsey Buckingham’s “Oh Diane”, A minor hit was also scored by Buckingham’s “Eyes Of The World” and “Can’t Go Back”.

Following Mirage, the band members went on to pursue solo careers. Stevie Nicks released two more solo albums (1983′s The Wild Heart and 1985′s Rock a Little), Lindsey Buckingham issued Go Insane in 1984, the same year that Christine McVie made an eponymous album (yielding the Top 10 hit “Got A Hold On Me” and the Top 40 hit “Love Will Show Us How”). However, during this period, Mick Fleetwood filed for bankruptcy, Nicks was admitted to the Betty Ford Clinic for addiction problems, and John McVie had suffered an addiction-related seizure—all attributed to the lifestyle of excess afforded to them by their worldwide success and It was rumoured that Fleetwood Mac had finally broken up. However Fleetwood Mac recorded one more album for the time being, Tango in the Night, in 1987. The album went on to become their best-selling release since Rumours, Itcontained four hits: Christine McVie’s “Little Lies” and “Everywhere” (the former being co-written with McVie’s new husband Eddy Quintela), Sandy Stewart and Stevie Nicks’ “Seven Wonders”, and Lindsey Buckingham’s “Big Love”. “Family Man”, “Isn’t It Midnight”, Lindsey Buckingham left and Following his departure, Fleetwood Mac added two new guitarists to the band,Billy Burnette and Rick Vito. Vito, who admired Peter Green and had played with many artists from Bonnie Raitt, John Mayall, and John McVie on two Mayall albums.

Capitalising on the success of Tango in the Night, the band continued with a Greatest Hits album in 1988. It featured singles from the 1975–88 era, and included two new ompositions: “No Questions Asked” , and “As Long as You Follow” . It was dedicated to Buckingham by the band, with whom they had now reconciled.Following the Greatest Hits collection, Fleetwood Mac recorded the album Behind the Mask, which included McVie’s “Save Me”. The subsequent “Behind the Mask” tour saw the band play sold out shows at London’s Wembley Stadium, and on the final show in Los Angeles, the band were joined onstage by Buckingham. The two women of the band, who, had both decided that the tour would be their last though both stated that they would still record with the band. However, in 1991, both Nicks and Rick Vito left Fleetwood Mac altogether.In 1992, Fleetwood himself arranged a 4-disc box set spanning highlights from the band’s 25 year history, titled 25 Years – The Chain. The box set, included a brand new Stevie Nicks/Rick Vito composition, “Paper Doll”,here were also two new Christine McVie compositions, “Heart of Stone” and “Love Shines”, and Lindsey Buckingham also contributed a new song, “Make Me a Mask”, Mick Fleetwood also released a deluxe hardcover companion book to coincide with the release of the box set, titled My 25 Years in Fleetwood Mac, which features many rare photographs and notes (written by Fleetwood himself) detailing the band’s 25 year history. The Buckingham/Nicks/McVie/McVie/Fleetwood Line-up reunited at the request of U.S. President Bill Clintonfor his first Inaugural Ball in 1993. Clinton had made Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop” his campaign theme song. His subsequent request to perform it at the Inauguration Ball was met with enthusiasm by the band, however this line-up had no intention to reunite again. Inspired by the new interest in the band, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Christine McVie recorded another album as Fleetwood Mac, with Billy Burnette taking on lead guitar duties

The band, minus Christine McVie, toured in 1994 performing classic Fleetwood Mac songs from the initial 1967–1974 eraOn 10 October 1995, Fleetwood Mac released Time and disbanded Bramlett and Burnette subsequently formed a country music duo, Bekka & Billy.Just weeks after disbanding Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood announced that he was working with Lindsey Buckingham again. John McVie was soon added to the sessions, and later Christine McVie. Stevie Nicks also enlisted Lindsey Buckingham to produce a song for the Twister film soundtrack. This eventually led to a full Rumours line-up reunion when the band officially reformed in March 1997. The regrouped Mac performed a live concert and from this performance came the 1997 live album The Dance. They also released the 20th anniversary of their Rumours album. However, this would be the final foray of the classic line-up with Christine McVie.Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham on the Say You Will Tour, 2003.In 1998, Fleetwood Mac (Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and performed at the Grammy Awards program that year. They were also the recipients of the “Outstanding Contribution to Music” award at the BRIT Awards(British Phonographic Industry Awards) the same year.

In 1998, Christine McVie left the band permanently, leaving Buckingham and Nicks to sing all the lead vocals for the band’s 2003 album,Say You Will, although Christine contributed some backing vocals and keyboards. The album contained the songs “Say you will” and  “Peacekeeper”. In 2008 it was reported Sheryl Crow would be working with Fleetwood Mac in 2009. Fleetwood Mac toured in 2009, The tour was branded as a ‘greatest hits’ show entitled Unleashed, playing tracks like “Storms” and “I Know I’m Not Wrong”. Stevie Nicks also premiered part of a new song that she had written about Hurricane Katrina. The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac was re-released. An episode of Glee entitled “Rumours” featuring six songs from the band’s 1977 album was broadcast, sparking renewed interest in the band. “Rumours” reentered the charts, the same week that Stevie Nicks’ new solo album In Your Dreams. Fleetwood Mac reunited for a 2013 tour minus two of the orginall members: late guitarist and singer Bob Weston and late guitarist Bob Welch performing two new songs (“Sad Angel” and “Without You”) with the hits.