On Friday, the beloved group Fleetwood Mac put out a tweet promoting the 45th anniversary of their classic album ‘Rumours’ which came out on February 4th, 1977. The album would sell ten million copies worldwide within the first month of its release and has been hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time.
Stevie Nicks is announcing she is making a film with this grunge icon. However, unlike many artists and producers of content who have requested that their content be removed from Spotify in response to the growing protest facing the streaming platform over virus misinformation – Fleetwood Mac has made it known that their catalog, including their vintage album ‘Rumours’ will be available on Spotify for all for those that wish to access it. The tweet can be viewed below. Fleetwood Mac got huge backlash for the tweet, with many telling them to cancel Spotify.
On Friday’s daily White House press briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki commented on the situation regarding the Joe Rogan Experience/Spotify controversy – remarking on Spotify CEO Daniel Ek’s decision to add disclaimers to any content related to the virus, ranging from The Joe Rogan Experience or otherwise.
“Ultimately our view is that it’s a good step, it’s a positive step, but there’s more that can be done,”
As of right now – artists Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, India.Arie and Nils Lofgren have all left the Spotify platform due to virus misinformation spread by Joe Rogan. However, Rogan has gathered support from serious A-listers in his own right such as Kevin James, Jon Stewart, and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
During an interview with BAM Magazine, Stevie Nicks discussed how inspirational the aforementioned Joni Mitchell was to her – she would state:
“It was her music that showed me I could say everything I wanted to and push it into one sentence and sing it well. Ladies of the Canyon taught me a lot. I remember lying on the floor, listening to Joni’s records, studying every single word. When she came out with a new album I’d go crazy–‘Don’t bother me this week. I’m listening to Joni Mitchell.’”
— Fleetwood Mac (@fleetwoodmac) February 4, 2022