View Full Version : The six degrees of Mick Fleetwood

El Chuxter
03-27-2003, 02:36 PM
I've noticed that, just as all actors can be linked to Kevin Bacon in six steps or less, all pop musicians can be linked to Fleetwood Mac's apelike drummer, Mick Fleetwood, in six steps or less.

Example 1:
Kurt Cobain
1. Kurt Cobain played in Nirvana with Dave Grohl
2. Dave Grohl played guitar on Puff Daddy's "All About the Benjamins: Rock
3. Puff Daddy rapped with Jimmy Page on "Come With Me"
4. Jimmy Page played on several early instrumentals (such as "Freight Loader") with Eric Clapton
5. Eric Clapton played in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Mick Fleetwood

Example 2:
Jon Bon Jovi
1. Jon Bon Jovi played on "Always on My Mind" with Willie Nelson on Willie's
"Stars and Guitars" album
2. Willie Nelson was in the Highwaymen with Johnny Cash
3. Mick Fleetwood played on Johnny Cash's "Unchained" album

Example 3:
1. Pink duets with Steven Tyler on "Misery"
2. Steven Tyler plays harmonica on Ringo Starr's "Vertical Man" album
3. Ringo Starr was in the Beatles with George Harrison
4. George Harrison was in the Traveling Wilburys with Tom Petty
5. Tom Petty played on Johnny Cash's Unchained album with Mick Fleetwood

Example 4:
1. Bono duets with the Corrs on "When the Stars Go Blue"
2. Ron Wood plays with the Corrs on "VH1 Presents the Corrs Live in Dublin"
3. Ron Wood played with Eric Clapton at Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert
4. Eric Clapton played in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Mick Fleetwood

Example 5:
Elwood Blues (Dan Akroyd)
1. Elwood plays in the Blues Brothers with Donald "Duck" Dunn
2. Donald "Duck" Dunn has provided backing guitars on several Eric Clapton records
3. Eric Clapton played in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Mick Fleetwood

So let the games begin! The rules are simple: link the current musician to Mick, and throw out another for someone else. My first musician: Joe Walsh. (This should be an easy one.)

Patient Zero
03-27-2003, 02:40 PM
Who the what what!?!

03-27-2003, 03:01 PM
Joe Walsh appeared on The Simpsons with Tom Petty.

Tom Petty sang "Stop Draggin My Heart Around" duet with
Stevie Nicks.

Stevie Nicks was in Fleetwood Mac with Mick.

03-27-2003, 10:35 PM
I love Fleetwood Mac! I was just listening to one of their discs off the box set earlier today. I had the song "Monday Morning" going through my head, so I had to have a Mac attack!

The most expensive first date I ever went on was with a girl I liked, and she just happened to like Fleetwood Mac. The tickets were $75.00 a piece, plus I bought her a t-shirt and dinner. I didn't go on a second date with her, but at least I'll have the music for the memory!

03-28-2003, 02:53 AM
Fleetwood Mac is playing here in June, I might go . . . and no, I don't care that Christine retired. :D

Anyway, who is the next person to connect?

El Chuxter
03-28-2003, 01:48 PM
Interesting, DarthChuckMc. I'd not even considered the Simpsons connection. (I was thinking Joe Walsh --> Don Henley --> Stevie Nicks --> Mick.)

Fleetwood Mac is a pretty awesome rock group that too often is dismissed as light pop. They've had a string of some of the best guitarists in the biz among their lineup: Peter Green and Lindsey Buckingham are unquestionably guitar gods, and Bob Welch, Rick Vito, and Dave Mason are no slouches either. I can't wait for their new CD (especially since the rumors have it that Christine's absence has resulted in a "harder" sound).

Now, since no one has thrown out a second round yet. . . how about someone taking a stab at Fred Durst?

03-29-2003, 01:39 AM
Originally posted by El Chuxter

3. Puff Daddy rapped with Jimmy Page on "Come With Me"

There goes my last few years in therapy, trying to forget that one.:mad:

"Uh-huh". "Yeah". "C'mon". "Yeah" "Uh-huh".

The extent of Piddlley's lyrical talent still captivates me.

04-01-2003, 03:38 AM
I really despise Fred Durst, so the less I know about him, the better. :D

Therefore, I can't connect him without cheating a bit . . . so I'll cut a corner here. ;)

Fred Durst sang "Wish You Were Here" during the America: A Tribute to Heroes telethon which also featured Jon Bon Jovi playing "Livin' on a Prayer." Jon Bon Jovi worked with Stevie Nicks on "Sometimes It's a *****" and of course Stevie = Mick Fleetwood.

Chux, what did YOU have in mind for Freddy ? :crazed:

Next: connect 1980s actor Ralph Macchio to Mick Fleetwood.
Yes, it can be done ! ! !

El Chuxter
04-01-2003, 12:12 PM
I was thinking:

1. Fred is in Limp Bizkit with DJ Lethal.
2. DJ Lethal was in the (far better than Limp Bizkit) House of Pain with Everlast.
3. Everlast has performed two duets with Carlos Santana.
4. Carlos Santana dueted with Clapton on Supernatural.
5. Clapton was in the Bluesbreakers with Mick.

04-01-2003, 03:07 PM
Ralph Macchio was in Crossroads with Tim Russ
Tim Russ was in Star Trek Generations with Patrick Stewert
Patrick Stewert was in ST:TNG with Mick as a dignitary in Manhunt.