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All Of The Affairs And Backstabbing Behind Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours'

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There are plenty of wild Fleetwood Mac stories, but none of them top the tales that swirled around the recording of the 1977 juggernaut Rumours. Some of that resulted from the lineup that created the album; the band had been around for a decade by the time Rumours was released, but new members had been brought into the fold just a few years earlier. The addition of volatile couple Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham in 1975 brought Fleetwood Mac incredible success but almost tore the band apart.

Nicks and Buckingham, along with on-the-outs spouses Christine and John McVie and soon-to-be-divorced Mick Fleetwood, put together one of the best-selling albums in music history by making Rumours. The title proved apt, too, considering all the whispers of scandal involving the musicians. Even today, the songs on the record read like a diary of Fleetwood Mac behind-the-scenes drama. In the end, the band had a Grammy-winning album on their hands, complete with a harmonious undertone of adultery, divorce, in-fighting, and so, so many drugs.

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