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Fleetwood Mac co-founder hopes for one final album

Mick Fleetwood from the legendary British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac Credit: PA Wire

The drummer and co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood, has said he wants to make at least one more album before they "shut up shop".

In an interview with Absolute Radio, Fleetwood said: “I don’t know whether it is five years or seven years or it could be eighteen months. I hope that whenever that happens that it is done gracefully".

The band have been going for almost 50 years and recently toured Britain before embarking upon a series of European dates.

Listen to the full interview on Absolute Radio’s Sunday Night Music Club on 13th October from 10pm or at www.absoluteradio.co.uk/listen/

Will reveals wishes of Mick Fleetwood's grandfather

One of the wills that has been launched online today belongs to Mick Fleetwood - one of the founders of rock band Fleetwood Mac.

The document describes the last wishes of his grandfather John Fleetwood, who served in the ill-fated Gallipoli Campaign to capture Istanbul during the Second World War.

The will of Private John Fleetwood, grandfather of Mick Fleetwood
The will of Private John Fleetwood, grandfather of Mick Fleetwood Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

John Fleetwood died of dysentery in a hospital in Malta five days after Christmas 1915.

His will was discovered by leading British historian Jon Cooksey who was given access to the new database before today's website launch.

More: Wills of soldiers killed in First World War go online

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Fleetwood Mac announce world tour dates

Fleetwood Mac
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham play in front of Mick Fleetwood at Wembley Arena in 2009. Credit: Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment

Fleetwood Mac have confirmed a new set of dates as they embark on an extensive world tour next year.

While billed as a global tour, the 34 dates released today are all in North America, running from early April to mid June. The band will begin rehearsals in February, Rolling Stone has reported.

Singer Stevie Nicks told the magazine: "It's the perfect time to go back out. 2013 is going to be the year of Fleetwood Mac."

Former Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch found dead at 66

Bob Welch, an early member of rock band Fleetwood Mac who enjoyed a successful solo career with hits such as "Ebony Eyes," has died of an apparent suicide at home in Nashville, police said.

"Officers discovered Mr. Welch with a single gunshot wound to the chest," Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron told Reuters.

"There was a suicide note found at the residence.

"Mr. Welch had health issues. The police are investigating it as a suicide, and there was no evidence of foul play."

Welch, 66, was found by his wife.

He played guitar and was a vocalist with Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974, before the band found its largest measure of fame on albums such as 1977's "Rumours" after Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined the group.

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