Fleetwood Mac have sacked an angry egomaniac….
…..and replaced him with a nastier, flimsier version….
Why? Why? Have Stevie, et al actually heard the horror that is the sound of Crowded House’s “Always Take the Weather With You”? What ghastly offences against nature are to follow?
Justin Bieber fronting The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, penis sock and all?
Kanye West replacing Brian Wilson in The Beach Boys?
Taylor Swift and The Imposters?
Beyoncé heading-up a re-formed Velvet Underground?[P adds: these are genuine nightmare scenarios, particularly if you’re a fan of Elvis or Lou! How about the Cadbury Gorilla replacing Lars on drums in Metallica, or Tom Jones taking Jake Shears’ place in the Scissor Sisters? Yikes!] [Also, I don’t think Crowded House were that awful, although ‘Weather With You’ and ‘Four Seasons in One Day’ are not good songs…] [And another thing: thank Heavens The Varnished Culture got to see the original and best line-up for Mac before the merde hit the ventilateur! Then we wrote, “The rumours are true: a once-dysfunctional family is now repaired, revived, hearty, and happy.” Alas, that was in 2015. As the world turns…]