Books

New Books Explore Fleetwood Mac's Vast Appetites

Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac By Mick Fleetwood with Anthony Bozza Little, Brown; 352 pp.; $30.

Before the Beginning: A Personal and Opinionated History of Fleetwood Mac By Sam Graham eBook (iTunes only); 42 pp.; $4.99.

Mick Fleetwood used to love cocaine. I mean, love cocaine. At one point, the mathematician in him figured that if he added up all the white powder he'd sent up his nose over 20 years, the "King of Toot's" line would stretch for seven miles.

As the band's leader, he also became the drug holder, overseeing distribution of the specially-prepared packets to band members and crew which were given out on tour like food per-diem money.

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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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