It seems like everyone and their mother has covered Fleetwood Mac over the past year. We have seen tribute albums and other amazing covers sprinkled in between. Continuing this trend of covering Nicks & company is bedroom pop extraordinaire, Emily Reo.
Five Good Covers presents five cross-genre reinterpretations of an oft-covered song.
As the internet exploded over Lou Reed’s death, another piece of tragic news in the rock world managed to get under a lot of radar – most appropriate, as the news concerned John McVie, the lowest-key member of Fleetwood Mac. The band announced they were cancelling the Australia/New Zealand leg of their tour, as McVie was going to be treated for cancer. John, this one’s for you – stay strong and keep moving forward.
If there were little gold stars given to bands for being covered the most like they are given to kids for good behavior in school, Fleetwood Mac would be quite the teacher’s pet. While wrapping up their tour in support of last years The Haunted Man, Bat For Lashes performed a haunting piano rendition of “Rhiannon.”
Fleetwood Mac recently wrapped up the US leg of their latest reunion and are currently touring in Europe, which has apparently fueled some covers creativity. Last week we heard UK singer Elsie’s somber take on Lindsey Buckingham’s sour ode to Stevie Nicks with “Go Your Own Way.” This week, the cover song is the same, but The Lumineers tackle it with an approach that is a little more energetic.
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When you think of Stevie Nicks, you think of her as an artist whose songs are frequently covered, not one who does the covering. After all, why would someone who can write Fleetwood Mac classics like “Dreams” or “Rhiannon” and solo classics like “Stand Back” and “Edge of Seventeen” feel the need to play other people’s songs?
It seems like the entire world has rediscovered Fleetwood Mac at the exact same time. We here at Cover Me have seen countless covers of the iconic band’s over the past few months, ranging from an outstanding tribute album to individual covers such as Selebrities‘ true-to-form rendition of “Everywhere.”