Five women file new lawsuit against Bill Cosby over alleged sexual assault

The women’s lawyer says Cosby’s alleged misconduct was “not a hidden secret”

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Content warning: This story contains discussion and description of claims of sexual assault.

Bill Cosby has been served with a new lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault, filed on Monday (December 5) by five women who had previously alleged that the disgraced actor and comedian had abused them.

As reported by The Guardian, the lawsuit claims that Cosby had assaulted each of the women – Lili Bernard, Eden Tirl, Jewel Gittens, Jennifer Thompson and Cindra Ladd – at various points between the late 1960s and 1990s.

It’s said in legal documents that NBC, Kaufman Astoria Studios and Carsey-Werner Television were all complicit in Cosby’s alleged misconduct, and “facilitated the sexual assault of women” by refusing to monitor his actions. A representative for NBCUniversal rejected The Guardian’s request for comment.

In a statement, lawyer Jordan Rutsky – who is representing all five women in this case – said that Cosby’s alleged misconduct was “not a hidden secret”, and was rather “just accepted” by those in the film and television industries. Rutsky went on to claim that “there were instances where staff saw this happening and even encouraged the plaintiff to submit [to Cosby]”.

According to the lawsuit, Cosby preceded his alleged actions by drugging victims with pills or through drinks he’d given them. Representatives of the actor have denied the legitimacy of these claims, however, with spokesman Andrew Wyatt saying the women “have resurfaced to file a frivolous civil lawsuit” against his client.

In a statement published by The Guardian, Wyatt claimed that “this isn’t about justice for victims of alleged sexual assault, it’s all about money”.

One of the five accusers, Lili Bernard – who in the 1990s, starred as Mrs Minifield on The Cosby Show – has a separate lawsuit against Cosby pending in New Jersey, relating to an incident that’s alleged to have occurred in Atlantic City. This alleged incident is unrelated to those outlined in the new lawsuit.

Back in June, Cosby was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in 1975. A majority of jurors found that Cosby had intentionally caused harmful sexual conduct with Judy Huth, now aged 64, when the two met at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. Said jurors found that Cosby reasonably believed Huth was under the age of 18, and that his behaviour was motivated by unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in a minor.

Over the years, Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by more than 60 women. 2018 saw him jailed for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, but this conviction was overturned on a legal technicality in June of 2021.

For help, advice or more information regarding sexual harassment, assault and rape in the UK, visit the Rape Crisis charity website. In the US, visit RAINN.

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Kanye West tells Jewish people to “forgive Hitler”, compares porn to the Holocaust

In an interview with Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes, the disgraced rapper also referred to abortion as “a Holocaust that we’re dealing with right now”

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Kanye West has once again delivered a series of antisemitic comments in an interview, this time sitting down with far-right commentator Gavin McInnes.

McInnes is best known as a founder of the Proud Boys, a neo-fascist and white supremacist movement that has been labelled a terrorist organisation in New Zealand. He hosted West on his Censored.TV platform, posting the first episode of a series titled Saving Ye on Monday (December 5). In a preview of the episode, McInnes said his aim was to “prevent [West] from becoming an antisemite or a Nazi” and “talk him off the ledge”.

The full program (clocking in at 45 minutes) is only accessible via paid subscription. Rolling Stone reports that it shows West – alongside white supremacist Nick Fuentes, who has accompanied the rapper at many of his recent appearances – make a series of offensive statements aimed largely at Jewish people.

As noted by McInnes, the interview took place two days after West was platformed by far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. During his InfoWars interview with Jones, the rapper openly praised Adolf Hitler, argued that Hitler “did not kill six million Jews” during the Holocaust, and defended the atrocities of Nazism. McInnes called that interview “the craziest, most punk-rock thing since the Sex Pistols got kicked off the Bill Grundy show”.

Asked whether West views the ensuing backlash as detrimental to his ongoing presidential campaign, the rapper offered: “I think it’s awesome for a presidential campaign – to have someone that’s honest, that understands the state of the world and that’s ready to listen to what the American people need.”

McInnes then pointed out that Hitler has “a pretty bad reputation”, to which West reportedly responded: “Well, who made that reputation? That was made by Jewish people.” He then pushed back the notion that such a reputation was earned because Hitler authorised the mass killing of Jews during World War II, arguing that “some of [the information surrounding Nazi Germany is] incorrect” and that “the Holocaust is not the only Holocaust”.

He went on to describe abortion as “a Holocaust that we’re dealing with right now”, before reiterating his claim that Jewish people “control the narrative”.

As noted by Rolling Stone, West said at one point in the interview that “there is a collusion of Jewish attorneys and managers and everything else you can think of” who “give America porn”. He reportedly likened the media form to the horrors faced by Jewish communities in World War II, calling pornography “the gas chamber” and “a silent killer” used to “dumb us down”.

West then reportedly alleged that his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, is being used to “sell” pornography – which he said “destroyed” his family – and labelled women who produce porn as “products of paedophilia”. It’s said that he implored viewers to “pray for Instagram”, opining that women on the platform are “showing their bodies” and freezing their eggs because they haven’t “lived the dream of having a husband and kids”. West then claimed that any Instagram user who likes an image of a “woman that’s half-naked” is a “sexual predator”.

Later in the interview, McInnes asked West how, as a hypothetical president of the US, he would respond to someone asking him what he’s “going to do about these Jews”. The rapper reportedly answered: “Jews should work for Christians. I’ll hire a Jewish person in a second if I knew they weren’t a spy and I could look through their phone and follow through their house and have a camera all in their living room.”

West went on to say that, should he be elected president in 2024, “the rules of the country will be based on the Bible”. He continued: “Jewish people can’t tell me who I can love and who I can’t love. You can’t force your pain on everyone else. Jewish people, forgive Hitler today.”

Shortly after West’s interview with Jones last week, he was banned from Twitter for a third time for posting an illustration of a swastika inside a Star of David. He then returned to Instagram, where he insinuated that Elon Musk is a “genetic hybrid”.

West was later scolded by Howard Stern for his Hitler-praising comments, while the r/Kanye forum on Reddit was overrun with Taylor Swift memes and Holocaust facts, and a petition to ban him from streaming platforms has eclipsed 65,000 signatures.

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Dave Grohl’s ‘Hanukkah Sessions’ to return with live covers featuring Beck, Pink, Tenacious D and more

It marks the first time Grohl and Greg Kirstin have recorded the series in front of a live audience

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Dave Grohl held a secret show in Los Angeles on Monday (December 5), performing a set of covers – with a packed slate of special guests – for the first live edition of his ‘Hanukkah Sessions’ series.

According to Variety, the show went down at the 250-capacity Largo venue, where the Foo Fighters frontman – as well as his regular ‘Hanukkah Sessions’ collaborator Greg Kurstin – performed nine songs. It was the first time they’d ever recorded the series in front of a live audience, with both of the first two editions tracked in Kurstin’s home studio.

The show was hosted by famed dramedy director Judd Apatow, with profits from ticket sales being donated to the Anti-Defamation League. Apatow also joined Grohl, Kurstin and their all-Jewish band for their opening song, a cover of ‘Spinning Wheel’ by Blood Sweat & Tears.

Up next (per Variety) was Pink, who took the stage and declared, “My name’s Alicia, I’m a Jew,” before leading the band on her own song ‘Get This Party Started’. Her appearance was followed by one from Inara George – a bandmate of Kurstin’s in The Bird And The Bee – who sung lead on a cover of ‘The Things We Do For Love’ by 10cc.

Grohl was then joined by his daughter Violet, performing an acoustic rendition of Janis Ian’s ‘Edge Of Seventeen’, which she dedicated in the memory of its late producer, Brooks Arthur. Tailing her was Beck, who, like Pink, opted to sing one of his own songs – ‘E-Pro’ – before handing over to Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O for a play-through of their 2009 hit ‘Heads Will Roll’.

Rounding out the main set was ‘The Spirit Of Radio’ by Rush – covered by Grohl, Kurstin and both members of Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Glass) – followed by a performance of Randy Newman’s ‘I Love L.A.’ (re-titled to ‘We Love L.A.’) that saw Grohl welcome all previous guests back onstage. An encore, too, saw Beck and Tenacious D return to cover the David Lee Roth version of ‘Just A Gigolo’.

I was at the Hanukkah Sessions last night. AMA from Foofighters

Grohl is yet to formally announce a release date – or any other concrete details – for his and Kurstin’s third series of ‘Hanukkah Sessions’. Released to celebrate songs by Jewish musicians, the first series was drip-fed over the Hanukkah season of 2020, and saw the pair cover songs by Drakethe Beastie BoysPeaches, Bob Dylan, Mountain, Elastica, The Knack and The Velvet Underground.

The series returned last year, with Grohl and Kurstin covering tracks from Billy Joel, Van Halen, Barry Manilow, Lisa Loeb, the Ramones, Amy Winehouse, The Clash and KISS. Though initially released on YouTube, both series were made available on streaming platforms last December.

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Maggie Lindemann to join PVRIS on 2023 UK tour dates

Charlotte Sands will also join the band for all four shows, plus the nine PVRIS will headline in Europe

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PVRIS have announced the opening acts for their impending UK and European tour, with Maggie Lindemann serving as lead support on the first stint.

The Texan pop-punk artist will open for PVRIS on the first four dates of the run, which kicks off on Sunday January 22 at the Manchester Academy, and will roll through Glasgow, Birmingham and London over the following week.

Also joining the tour will be Charlotte Sands, a Nashville alt-pop artist who rose to popularity on TikTok. In addition to performing at all four of the aforementioned UK shows, she’ll follow PVRIS to Europe for another nine. That stint will begin in Antwerp on Sunday January 29, with shows in Tilberg, Paris, Cologne and Hamberg leading into the first week of February.

From there, PVRIS and Sands will play in Hamburg, Vienna, Munich and Milan, before wrapping in Berlin on Friday February 10. You can find tickets for the Glasgow, Birmingham and London shows here, with the rest available from PVRIS’ website.

The tour was initially due to go down back in April, but postponed it in order to focus on their as-yet-unannounced fourth album. The band announced their “new era” last July, and have thus far shared the electric single ‘My Way’, the Miyavi-assisted ‘Snakes’, and the double A-side of ‘Animal’ and ‘Anywhere But Here’.

Back in August, the band also teamed up with Bad Suns for a single called ‘Maybe You Saved Me’.

PVRIS’ fourth album will follow up on ‘Use Me’, which arrived in August of 2020. In a four-star review of that albumNME‘s Dannii Leivers described it as one where frontwoman Lynn Gunn delivers “the sound of an artist flexing her muscles, making sense of and peace with her past and, most importantly, embracing a new future”.

PVRIS’ 2023 UK and Europe tour dates are:

JANUARY
Sunday 22 – Manchester, Manchester Academy*
Monday 23 – Glasgow, O2 Academy*
Wednesday 25 – Birmingham, O2 Institute*
Thursday 26 – London, O2 Academy Brixton*
Sunday 29 – Antwerp, Kavka Zappa**
Tuesday 31 – Tilburg, 013**

FEBRUARY
Wednesday 1 – Paris, Alhambra**
Thursday 2 – Cologne, Gloria Theater**
Saturday 4 – Hamburg, Grunspan**
Monday 6 – Vienna, Flex**
Tuesday 7 – Munich, Technikum**
Thursday 9 – Milan, Magazzini Generali**
Friday 10 – Berlin, Gretchen**

* with Maggie Lindemann and Charlotte Sands
** with Charlotte Sands

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich says he wasn’t “qualified” to play with Rush at Taylor Hawkins tribute concert

Playing with Brian Johnson of AC/DC, though, was “so much fucking fun”

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Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has opened up about his appearances at the Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts in London and Los Angeles, saying he was stoked to perform AC/DC and Black Sabbath songs, but didn’t feel “qualified” enough to perform with Rush.

At the first show – which took place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday September 3, paying tribute to the late Foo Fighters drummer – Ulrich joined AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and the Foos’ surviving members to perform a pair of the former band’s hits: ‘Back In Black’ and ‘Let There Be Rock’. Then, in LA, he joined Sebastian Bach, Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler and the Foos to perform ‘Paranoid’ and ‘Supernaut’.

Appearing on The Howard Stern Show last Monday (November 28), Ulrich said of the opportunities (via Blabbermouth): “Dave Grohl called me three or four months ago and asked me if I would partake in the Taylor Hawkins tribute shows at Wembley and at the LA Forum, and, obviously, before he was done explaining it, I just said, ‘Yes, Dave. I’ll be there. Just tell me what you want and I’ll show up with bells and whistles on.”

Ulrich went on to explain that he found the shows daunting because “straying outside of the Metallica world is not the most comfortable thing” for him. He continued: “I think a big part of why we just love staying inside the Metallica universe is because there’s that safety in numbers, and we just support each other and have that thing.”

He noted that it was “so much fucking fun” to perform the aforementioned AC/DC songs, particularly because he found them to be “right in [his] wheelhouse”. That being said, an offer to play with Rush – who also performed at both tribute shows – would not have appealed to Ulrich.

“I mean, I love Rush,” he said, “[but] If they had said, ‘Come up and play ‘2112’ with Alex [Lifeson] and Geddy [Lee], I’d go, ‘I think there’s somebody more qualified to do that than me.’”

When pressed further by Stern, Ulrich elaborated: “Could I do it? Obviously, playing with Alex and Geddy would be incredible… Chad Smith played and Dave played a couple of songs [with Lifeson and Lee]. It would be an uphill thing. It would take a lot of rehearsal, a lot of prep. ‘2112’ would probably be too much of a bite of the apple for me.”

Ulrich is currently doing the rounds to promote Metallica’s upcoming 11th album, ‘72 Seasons’, which is primed to arrive on April 14. The album was announced last week alongside its lead single, ‘Lux Æterna’, and during his interview with Stern, Ulrich admitted that he thought “for sure” the album would leak.

Elsewhere in the chat, Ulrich explained why Metallica let Stranger Things use ‘Master Of Puppets’ in its fourth season. “It was such a mindfuck to see how that became a phenomenon, and we were so proud,” he said of its inclusion.

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Dolly Parton’s rock album will feature covers of Prince, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and more

The album, titled ‘Rock Star’, will also feature “a few originals”

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Dolly Parton has shared some new details about her upcoming rock album, revealing in an interview that it will feature covers of songs by Prince, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

The info came during Parton’s latest appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she spoke more about the album’s origin stemming from her recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. “I’m a rock star now,” she told Fallon, stressing again that she “did not mean to start any kind of controversy” when she asked to be withdrawn from the Hall Of Fame nominations back in March.

“When they said they wanted to put me in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, I always thought that was for people that spent their whole life working to be in rock ’n’ roll,” Parton continued. “You know, you don’t see Led Zeppelin in the Country Music Hall Of Fame – although they could! But anyway, I found out it was more than that. So when I realised what it was, I said, ‘If they put me in anyway, I would certainly accept it gracefully’ – which I did.

“I even wrote a song about it [‘Rockin’’] to kind of tell the story about it. But anyway, I’m very honoured and very proud…. I’m good about timing. I’d always thought I might want to do a rock record – because my husband is a rock ’n’ roll freak – so I thought, ‘Well, if I’m ever gonna do it, now’s the time!’”

Parton went on to reveal that the album will be titled ‘Rock Star’, and is tentatively set for release during next year’s fall season in the US (between September 23 and December 22). When she was asked by Fallon if the album would feature any guests, Parton said she’d lined up “some cameo people”, and explained that the tracklist would include covers of “a lot of great, iconic songs” as well as “a few originals”.

Among the covers she rounded off were ‘Purple Rain’ by Prince, ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ by The Rolling Stones, ‘Stairway To Heaven’ by Led Zeppelin and ‘Free Bird’ by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Have a look at the full interview below:

The new info comes after Parton shared some ‘Rock Star’ details with Access Hollywood last month. During that chat, she revealed that the album will feature a cover of the Journey song ‘Open Arms’, with Journey’s own Steve Perry making an appearance on it. She also teased an Elton John cover, and said she wanted to have Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler deliver a guest spot.

Shortly after Parton first teased her rock album, legendary producer/engineer Steve Albini – best known for his work with Nirvana, Pixies, PJ Harvey, The Stooges and many more – offered to produce the album for her; it’s not yet known if Parton took him up on that.

Meanwhile, Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner called Parton’s request to be withdrawn from the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame’s shortlist “a classy move”. Nevertheless, she remained eligible, and even topped a fan ballot to decide on this year’s inductees. Her induction was formally announced in May, and made official at a ceremony last month (where she performed ‘Jolene’ with Judas Priest’s Rob Halford).

Prior to the ceremony, Parton said in another interview that she hoped to reunite Led Zeppelin to perform on her cover of ‘Stairway To Heaven’.

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Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley confirms he’s started new band, teases first material

He also confirmed that the project is unrelated to The Damned Things

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Keith Buckley – former frontman of Every Time I Die, as well as on-again-off-again supergroup The Damned Things – has confirmed that he’s still working on music, having formed a new band in September.

The revelation came in a tweet posted on Saturday (December 3), with the storied vocalist promising fans that they’ll “see [him] again in 2023”. He teased: “I’ve been recording songs with a new band since September and the new music has never been heavier. See you in the pit.”

Replying to commenters, he later confirmed that his forthcoming project is unrelated to The Damned Things – the band he fronts alongside Alkaline Trio‘s Dan Andriano, Anthrax‘s Scott Ian, and Fall Out Boy‘s Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley – and that it would not feature religious material, but would see Buckley write lyrics similarly to how he has in other projects.

“I’m not in a Christian band nor changing the way I write lyrics,” he wrote, replying to a Twitter user calling Buckley’s music ‘Christian metal’. “Reread the lyrics to ‘The Marvelous Slut’. I’ve always been struggling with my place in the universe.”

Every Time I Die officially disbanded back in January, following more than a month of conflicting reports from the band and their circle. A year ago, Buckley announced an impromptu hiatus from touring, which led to the band sharing a statement that explained they were “working on things privately”.

All of Buckley’s bandmates then quit the band at once, leading to statements from the frontman himself and former bassist Steve Micciche. Speaking on the band’s status in February, too, Buckley said the split “broke [his] heart”, but looked optimistically to his next chapter: “I don’t know what the future holds, but I know that, right now, this is exactly where I fucking want to be, and I’m very thankful to be here.”

Every Time I Die’s last album was ‘Radical’, their ninth, which arrived last October on the back of singles like ‘Desperate Pleasures’, ‘Post-Boredom’ and ‘Planet Shit’.

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Jeff Tweedy honours Christine McVie with acoustic cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Little Lies’

McVie was widely seen as one of Fleetwood Mac’s most integral members

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Jeff Tweedy has paid tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s late singer and keyboardist Christine McVie, covering the band’s 1987 track ‘Little Lies’ during a show in Michigan.

Tweedy performed at Three Oaks’ Acorn Theatre in Michigan last Friday (December 2), where his cover of ‘Little Lies’ was the sixth song on his setlist. The track itself was co-written by McVie and her then-husband, Eddy Quintela, and first appeared on Fleetwood Mac’s 14th album, ‘Tango In The Night’.

Have a look at some footage of the cover, as well as the full setlist, below:

McVie died on Wednesday (November 30) at the age of 79. It isn’t yet known exactly how she passed, however in a statement, her family explained that it came “following a short illness”.

McVie was widely seen as one of Fleetwood Mac’s most integral members. She served three stints with the band – first from 1970 to 1996, then 1997 to 1998, and finally from 2014 until her death. In that time, she performed on 13 of the band’s 17 studio albums.

Other artists paying tribute to McVie have included bandmates Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, as well as Bill Clinton, Haim, LCD Soundsystem, Harry Styles, Keith Urban and many more.

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DJ Khaled pays tribute to Takeoff at Soundstorm Festival

“I’m so happy to call you my brother, Takeoff”

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DJ Khaled paid tribute to the late Takeoff during his performance at the Soundstorm Festival in Saudi Arabia.

Takeoff, real name Kirsnick Khari Ball, was shot and killed at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas in the early hours of November 1. He was 28 years old.

Pausing his show at the festival on Friday (December 2), Khaled said to his audience: “We’re gonna pay a tribute to my brother. I’m sending my love to the Migos. Can you see? Rest in peace to my brother, Takeoff. Put your hands to the sky, your lighters to the sky… Takeoff, we love you brother. You showed me so much love. You’re one of the nicest people I’ve ever met in my life.

“Every time I talked to you, you said that you loved me. I hit you back, and I said I loved you. And I’ll never forget my last text with Takeoff. Long live forever Takeoff. He said, ‘Khaled, I’m so happy to call you my brother.’ Well I’m here to tell you – and I already told you this, but I’m telling you right now in Saudi Arabia – I’m so happy to call you my brother, Takeoff. Hands to the sky.”

You can view Khaled’s tribute below.

According to Billboard, Khaled went on to perform several of Migos’ biggest tracks – including ‘Fight Night’ and ‘Versace’ – before telling the crowd that the titular trio (of which Takeoff was a member alongside Quavo and Offset) would have made a surprise appearance during the set, had Takeoff not been killed.

“It was going to be my surprise guest,” he reportedly said at one point. “They’re still here. Make some noise for my brother, Takeoff. Takeoff is here right now. We love you. We appreciate you. I’m doing this for hip-hop. I represent hip-hop across the world.”

Khaled had worked with Takeoff five times before, three times with Migos – on the title track of the latter’s 2017 album ‘Culture’, then ‘Major Bag Alert’ and ‘Iced Out My Arms’ from Khaled’s 2017 album ‘Grateful’, and finally ‘We Going Crazy’ from last year’s ‘Khaled Khaled’ album – and once under his own name, on ‘Party’ from this year’s ‘God Did’ album.

The same day Khaled performed at Soundstorm, a 33-year-old man named Patrick Clark was arrested for his alleged involvement in Takeoff’s murder. Houston Police said in a press conference that Clark faces a murder charge for the death of the late rapper.

Among the many others who have paid tribute to Takeoff include his Migos bandmates Offset and Quavo, as well as his brother, YRN Lingo, Gucci Mane, Drake and 50 Cent.

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Watch Keith Urban pay tribute to Christine McVie with live Fleetwood Mac medley

He dubbed McVie the “maternal, soulful heartbeat” in Fleetwood Mac

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Keith Urban has joined the sprawling list of artists paying tribute to the late Fleetwood Mac icon Christine McVie, who died on Wednesday (November 30) at the age of 79.

Performing on the Gold Coast on Thursday (December 1), Urban paused the show to give a short speech honouring McVie’s memory. “Today,” he said, “We lost one of the members of Fleetwood Mac, the incredible Christine McVie, who was amazing.

“For me growing up, listening to their music, you had three incredible vocalists in that band. You had Lindsey Buckingham, who brought this kind of punk, angular ethos to the whole thing. And you had Stevie Nicks’ voice, which was angelic [and] otherworldly. And then you had Christine, who for me, was the maternal, soulful heartbeat, vocally, in that band.”

Urban went on to play a medley of the Fleetwood Mac songs fronted by McVie, including ‘Say You Love Me’ (from the band’s eponymous 1975 album), ‘Everywhere’ (from 1987’s ‘Tango In The Night’) and ‘Songbird’ (from 1977’s ‘Rumours’). All the while, a photo of McVie was beamed onto the screen behind Urban.

Have a look at clips of the tribute below.

McVie died in the early hours of Wednesday morning; no cause of death was confirmed, though her family noted in a statement that her passing came “following a short illness”.

Among others who have paid tribute to McVie are her bandmates Mick Fleetwood, Nicks and Buckingham, as well as Bill Clinton, Haim, LCD Soundsystem, Harry Styles and many more.

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