Throughout the 1970s and 80s, British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac produced some of the best-selling albums in music history — and almost died in the process.
In his new autobiography titled, 'Play On,' the band's iconic drummer, Mick Fleetwood, opens up about the group's excessive drug usage and reveals they were "pleasantly out of control," throughout their success.
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While the 67-year-old "refuses to be romantic" in his perspective of drug abuse, he confessed his first foray into using cocaine around 1975 was due to the drug's exciting nature of being "all new and undiscovered territory."
Cocaine was dispensed around the band — original members included Mick, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks — "as if it were simply another of the available services at your disposal," Mick said.
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After finding success with their self-titled album 'Fleetwood Mac' in 1975 and facing an influx of line-up changes and personal tragedies, the band's next project — producing their record-breaking album, 'Rumours' — "almost killed us," says Mick.
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"We had all fallen to pieces," Mick said.
Through all their ups and downs, however, the iconic band is still touring today and currently have 40 tour dates lined up in the U.S. in the coming months.
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