Fleetwood Mac helps raise $7 million for charity
NEW YORK (AP) — Fleetwood Mac is often called rock ‘n’ roll’s dysfunctional family. But it was all good vibes Friday night, as the band and artists paying tribute to their work raise $7 million at a benefit for down-on-their-luck musicians.
The five-member band was the honoree at the annual MusiCares benefit, held to coincide with the Grammy Awards. Like the Grammys, the MusiCares benefit was held in New York for the first time in 15 years.
The band’s classic lineup was recently restored with Christine McVie’s return from a 15-year hiatus, and its members expressed gratitude to fans for sticking with them.
Former President Bill Clinton saluted them. Mac’s song “Don’t Stop” was the theme of his 1992 presidential campaign.