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1. Your site states that Buckingham Nicks will be released in 2000...do you have any additional information on this ? Answer
2. Will Fleetwood Mac be touring this summer? Are there plans for any solo tours ? Answer
3. Can you tell me how to contact Fleetwood Mac? Answer
4. I registered but am having difficulty posting to The Ledge or entering The Penguin Photo Gallery. Why won't it work ? Answer
5. What was Stevie Nicks' inspiration for 'Rhiannon' ? Answer
6. What is the 'Newsletter' that you describe on the entrance page ? Answer
7. Why is your site called 'The Penguin' ? Is there a relationship between penguins and Fleetwood Mac ? Answer
8. Can you add "such and such" to The Penguin ? ? Answer
9. I saw a mistake on one of your pages. But you probably already know about it, right? Answer

1. Your site states that Buckingham Nicks will be released in 1999...do you have any additional information on this ?
No, this is the latest information that we have. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks currently own the rights to this album and it is up to them when it will be released on compact disk. We originally expected it to be released on CD in 1997 and then 1998 and then 1999 and now 2000. Since they are both currently working on solo projects for this fall, it would not be surprising at all if this tentative release date got pushed further back to late 2000 or beyond. As of April 1999, Stevie Nicks' fan mail liason, Ginny Kamano, did not have any information beyond this either.

2. Will Fleetwood Mac be touring this summer? Are there plans for any solo tours ?
Fleetwood Mac is currently not touring anywhere in the world (despite what the Official Reprise site suggests). According to several sources (see the Second Hand News section and The Blue Letter Archives), Christine McVie did not want to continue The Dance tour at the end of 1997 which brought it to a halt. In a Yahoo! Chat on March 13, 1999, Mick Fleetwood stated "There is definitely a band. We're not disbanded. We reunited about 2 years ago. We're just waiting to get on the same page. We will most definitely be onstage again, and I'm really looking forward to that." Later he stated that he expects to be touring within 18 months (which would be Fall 2000). In a Star Ledger article from February 25, 1999, Mick Fleetwood suggested a studio album would also be likely.

According to the Neale Heywood and Brett Tuggle Q&A Sessions here on the Penguin, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks are both expected to tour to support their new albums early in 2000. Stevie's tour is reportedly going to be an extensive world tour.


3. Can you tell me how to contact Fleetwood Mac?
  • Lindsey Buckingham - Tony Dimitriades, East End Management Company, 8209 Melrose Avenue FL 2, Los Angeles, CA 90046; Phone - (323) 653-9755; FAX - (323)-653-9663
  • Billy Burnette - FreeFalls Entertainment, 178 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 (http://www.freefalls.com/)
  • Mick Fleetwood - Carl Stubner Deluxe Management, 12750 Ventura Blvd #202, Studio City, CA 91604
  • Peter Green - The Soho Session CD lists the Misty Music Management E-mail address as Misty@nw10ad.demon.co.uk.
  • Dave Mason - The Official Homepage for Dave Mason can be found at http://www.dave-mason.com/.
  • John McVie - Carl Stubner Deluxe Management, 12750 Ventura Blvd #202, Studio City, CA 91604
  • Stevie Nicks - The Official Homepage for Stevie Nicks can be found at http://www.nicksfix.com. There currently is not a contact for fan mail.
  • Jeremy Spencer - The e-mail address on the Jeremy Spencer website is listed as info@jeremyspencer.com.
  • Bob Welch - The Official Homepage for Bob Welch can be found at http://www.bobwelch.com/. It also lists contact information as bob@bobwelch.com
  • Bob Weston - The Official Homepage for Bob Weston can be found at http://www.bobweston.co.uk/.
  • Rick Vito - The Official Homepage for Rick Vito can be found at http://www.rickvito.com/.

   No public contact information is available for the other past and present members of Fleetwood Mac.


4. I registered but am having difficulty posting to The Ledge or entering The Penguin Photo Gallery. Why won't it work ?
The most common problem that people have is that the authentication process is case-sensitive. If the you entered in your email address with a mix of capital and lowercase letters, make sure you type it in exactly this way when you try to post or enter the gallery. For example, if you entered your e-mail address as Fleetwoodmac@Anywhere.com, then only Fleetwoodmac@Anywhere.com would work. If you tried to enter FLEETWOODMAC@ANYWHERE.COM or fleetwoodmac@anywhere.com or FlEETwoodmac@anywhere.com, it will not work. Type very carefully. If you are still having problems, contact us at penguin@fleetwoodmac.net.

5. What was Stevie Nicks' inspiration for 'Rhiannon' ?
The inspiration for 'Rhiannon' was a book entitled Triad by Mary Leader in 1973. The book is about a heroine who renovates an old mansion after the crib death of her child and then begins to suspect her child Rhiannon is reaching out to possess her. It is long-since out-of-print but you may be successful getting a copy from Amazon.com; if they are able to locate a copy, they will provide you with a price quote within one week.

6. What is the 'Newsletter' that you describe on the entrance page ?
Approximately once per week we are sending out short newsletters which will keep our visitors up to date on Fleetwood Mac and The Penguin. This is the absolute best way to make sure you don't miss any Q&A's, album releases, tour announcements, photo gallery additions, news items, and so on. To subscribe to the list, replace the text below in the box with your email address and click the 'Join eGroups' button.

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Upon submitting this form, you will be redirected back to The Penguin's Entrance page. If you have any questions, please just e-mail us.


7. Why is your site called 'The Penguin' ? Is there a relationship between penguins and Fleetwood Mac ?
Actually, yes there is. The penguin is Fleetwood Mac's 'mascott', or symbol. Back when John and Christine were first married, they lived near London Zoo. John was fascinated with the penguin population there, and used to spend hours watching and photographing them. A few years later he went on to get one tattooed on his right arm (visible on The Chain Box Set), and also chose to use one of his photos of a penguin on the album Future Games instead of a picture of himself. References to penguins are also visible on many other albums including Penguin, Mystery To Me, Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, and Time album.

8. Can you add "such and such" to The Penguin ?
I'll gladly accept requests for new items and/or new features. Just let me know what you have in mind. If I like your suggestion, I will implement it if at all possible. I never consider The Penguin finished, and I have been typically updating this site on almost a daily basis for years now. I always have a long list of things I'd like to add and items to incorporate, so sometimes it is months before something that was submitted actually appears on the site. Finding enough time is always a problem, but eventually I do add it. ;-) If you enjoy this site, please do help support our efforts and site expenses by visiting our advertising sponsors, and by purchasing albums through the links provided in the discographies and Album Corner and/or photos through our Photo Gallery.

9. I saw a mistake on one of your pages. But you probably already know about it, right?
Actually, I don't. If you see any mistakes on any of my pages (dead links, spelling errors, etc.) please tell me about it right away. I try to provide a high quality site, so it is very embarrassing when I stumble across one of my mistakes when I know it must have been there for weeks, months, or even years. The goal is to have a perfect site, so please help!

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