Since 1998, former Fleetwood Mac singer/songwriter/keyboardist Christine McVie has insisted she long since retired from performing and is quite happy living a sedentary life in the English countryside. But last week, a BBC Radio host told his audience that McVie told him she would perform with her old bandmates if they invited her to do so during their upcoming UK tour, which begins September 20 in Dublin, Ireland. Host Johnny Walker said on-air, “I did put the question: ‘Christine, is there any likelihood you might join Fleetwood Mac on the UK shows?’ She said, ‘If they asked me, I’d play.’”
David Bowie contributed vocals to Arcade Fire’s new single “Reflektor,” the veteran singer has confirmed. The track will be available as a two-track 12-inch vinyl release credited to The Reflektors that also includes an instrumental version of the song.
Arcade Fire released an interactive video for “Reflektor” yesterday, in addition to the previously announced video by director Anton Corbjin, after a teaser campaign featuring guerilla graffiti art and cryptic announcements.
The band is set to perform on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on September 28th, and their new album is due out on October 29th.
A family in China Grove, N.C., was in for a surprise when they dined at Stag n Doe Pizza House on Friday. A mystery customer who was eating at the same establishment paid for the England family’s dinner and left a note that is now going viral. In an interview with WBTV-TV, Ashley England explained that her 8-year-old son, Riley, has special needs. The mother noted that he got rowdy during the dinner, as he has apparently had trouble in public lately.
“The past few weeks have been very hard and trying for us, especially with public outings,” England said. “Riley was getting loud and hitting the table and I know it was aggravating to some people.”
While some of the patrons were surely unsettled and frustrated by her son’s actions, at least one person showed immense compassion.
After the boy acted out, a waitress, who was tearing up, approached the family with the touching note from the mystery customer. She explained that the person had paid for the family’s meal and that he or she wanted the note delivered.
England, too, cried when she received the note and considered the charitable act. While she wishes she could thank the generous individual, the person’s identity remains a mystery. The pick-me-up was something the mother said was much-needed, considering the issues the family has had of late.
It read, “God only gives special children to special people.”
“To have someone do that small act towards us shows that some people absolutely understand what we are going through and how hard it is to face the public sometimes,” she explained, going on to express gratitude for the people who care and understand. “They made me cry, blessed me more than they know — I felt like out of all the rude negative comments that we are faced with — these outweighs them.”