Mick Fleetwood, drummer and namesake for legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac, attended a pre-Grammy event ahead of the tribute performance for his late band member Christine MvVie at the upcoming 65th Grammy Awards ceremony.
The musician was among a number of celebrities to lend their support to the Grammy Gift Lounge held at Tom’s Watch Bar, which is directly across the street from the Crypto.com Arena (formerly named Staples Center), where the Grammys will be held on Sunday, February 5.
Fleetwood (born Michael John Kells Fleetwood), 75, showed off his flair for fashion by styling black pants with a brown blazer with multi-color stripes over a gold button-up.
He stepped along the red carpet in patent leather sneakers, and a gold newsboy retro hat, that coordinated with his bold dress shirt.
For an added cool factor, the Redruth, Cornwall, England native sported rocked dark-tinted aviator shades, despite the event being inside the sports bar.
Pre-Grammys: Mick Fleetwood, 75, attends the Grammy Gift Lounge event at Tom’s Watch Bar in Los Angeles ahead of the 65th Grammy Awards that are being held on Sunday, February 5
For McVie’s upcoming tribute during the Grammy Awards telecast, Fleetwood will be joined by Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt for a performance of her song Songbird, according to the Grammy Awards website.
McVie wrote and sang Songbird, which she later revealed as the song she’s most proud of writing, and it appeared on the band’s classic studio album Rumours (1977).
‘For some peculiar reason, I wrote “Songbird” in half an hour; I’ve never been able to figure out how I did that,’ she told People in 2017, before explaining more on how it came to life. ‘I woke up in the middle of the night and the song was there in my brain, chords, lyrics, melody, everything. I played it in my bedroom and didn’t have anything to tape it on. So I had to stay awake all night so I wouldn’t forget it and I came in the next morning to the studio and had (producer) Ken Callait put it on a two-track. That was how the song ended up being. I don’t know where that came from.’
McVie began working with Fleetwood Mac in 1968, and ended up joining as an official member two years later.
While Stevie Nicks and longtime member Lindsay Buckingham received a lot of the praise and accolades for their songwriting and singing, McVie actually wrote or co-wrote many of the band’s hits, including Don’t Stop (Rumours 1977), Everywhere (Tango In The Night 1987), You Make Loving Fun (Rumours 1977), Say You Love Me (Fleetwood Mac 1975), Hold Me (Mirage 1982), Over My Head (Fleetwood Mac 1975), Little Lies (Tango In The Night 1987), Think About Me (Tusk 1979) and Love In Store (Mirage 1982), among others.
McVie passed away at age 79 on November 30, 2022 after being hospitalized following a brief illness.
Details on the illness have not been shared with the public, but the band released a statement shortly after her death, describing her as ‘the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life.’
Nicks, 74, who joined the band with Buckingham in 1975, went on to call McVie her ‘best friend in the whole world.’
Cool cat: Fleetwood (born Michael John Kells Fleetwood), 75, showed off his flair for fashion by styling black pants with a brown blazer with multi-color stripes over a gold button-up
Grammy Tribute: Mick Fleetwood will be joined by Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt for a tribute performance for late Fleetwood Mac keyboardist and singer Christine McVie, who passed away in late November after a short illness
Her proudest creation: For the Grammy tribute on Sunday, Fleetwood and company will perform McVie’s (second right) Songbird, which the musician had previously revealed is the song she’s most proud of writing and performing; she is pictured with the classic Fleetwood Mac lineup in 1975, consisting of Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and John McVie
Some of the other stars to attend the pre-Grammy party included the likes of Tichina Arnold, who modeled a silky Fendi blouse over a yellow crop top and blue jeans.
The actress and singer, 53, strolled the venue in yellow dayglow heels with a matching purse.
She brought her adorable Chihuahua as her plus one.
Amanda Kloots, 40, was also on hand flashing her infectious smile dressed in blue jeans with a black long-sleeve shirt and black platform boots.
On this day, the fitness instructor and co-host of The Talk had her blonde locks pulled back off her face and into a ponytail.
Some of the other stars to attend the pre-Grammy party included the likes of Tichina Arnold, who modeled a silky Fendi blouse over a yellow crop top and blue jeans
Cute: She brought her adorable Chihuahua as her plus one
She pushed the pups around in a stroller
Country music star Luke Combs, 32, also made a point of making an appearance at the event in dark blue jeans, a brown jacket over a light blue t-shirt, and brown boots.
The Beer Never Broke My Heart star also donned a baseball cap over his short dark brown hair, all while sporting a full bard and mustache.
Fans can catch the Christine McVie tribute, as well as another tribute performance to late country legend Loretta Lynn, during the 2023 Grammy Awards this Sunday, February 5, at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, which will air on CBS with comedian Trevor Noah serving as the host.
Kacey Musgraves will be lending her talents to the tribute to Lynn, who was an 18-time Grammy Award nominee who took home three trophies during her illustrious career.
Nominated seven times with Fleetwood Mac, McVie and the band won two Grammy awards, including the coveted Album Of The Year for Rumours in 1978.
She has heart: Kloots held a red heart during her time posing for the pre-Grammy event
Rock solid: Amanda Kloots, 40, kept it casual-cool in the fashion department in blue jeans and a black long-sleeve shirt at the promotional event
Promo mode: Country music star Luke Combs, 32, struck a pose alongside a product made by one of the company supporters at the Grammy Gift Lounge at Tom’s Watch bar in Los Angeles