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Fleetwood Mac Reunite

April 24, 1997 12:00 AM ET

The Mac is back. Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks are teaming up once again to re-form Fleetwood Mac. The group is scheduled for an MTV performance in May that will be recorded and released as an album. The release will come in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Rumors, which has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide.

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Song Stories

“Bird on a Wire”

Leonard Cohen | 1969

While living on the Greek island of Hydra, Cohen was battling a lingering depression when his girlfriend handed him a guitar and suggested he play something. After spotting a bird on a telephone wire, Cohen wrote this prayer-like song of guilt. First recorded by Judy Collins, it would be performed numerous times by artists incuding Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker and Rita Coolidge. "I'm always knocked out when I hear my songs covered or used in some situation," Cohen told Rolling Stone. "I've never gotten over the fact that people out there like my music."

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