Mick Fleetwood: Spilling Band Secrets on tonight’s TOP GEAR (BBC America)

Legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac’s drummer MICK FLEETWOOD is getting behind the wheel as the ‘Star in the Reasonably Priced Car’ in an all new episode of TOP GEAR *** premiering MON FEB 11 at 9/8c *** only on BBC AMERICA.

But before he slides in and floors the pedal, he’s spilling some juicy band secrets about the making of classic album ‘Rumors’ (one of Jezza’s “absolute, all-time favorite albums!”) and all the years of conflict & drama among the group. “Are you starting to feel even vaguely sorry for me?”

PLUS, get a first listen at the songs JEREMY, RICHARD & JAMES would write - for each other! - as the TOP GEAR band…

What’s your favorite driving song? We need it for the new Top Gear Driving CD!
It’s time to put together a new Top Gear CD and we need your help for inspiration. What are your favorite driving tunes? Go to the Top Gear CD page on Facebook to leave your suggestion.The list will then be put in front of our distinguished panel of musical experts (well, Jeremy and producer Andy Wilman). We’ll then turn the best into our next Ultimate Driving CD.

What’s your favorite driving song? We need it for the new Top Gear Driving CD!

It’s time to put together a new Top Gear CD and we need your help for inspiration. What are your favorite driving tunes? Go to the Top Gear CD page on Facebook to leave your suggestion.

The list will then be put in front of our distinguished panel of musical experts (well, Jeremy and producer Andy Wilman). We’ll then turn the best into our next Ultimate Driving CD.

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R.I.P. Maybach (in 2013)

Mercedes Benz has announced that they’re putting an end to the ginormous S-Class superluxury brand Maybach in 2013. Let’s honor the 57 and 62's memory with an excerpt from Rick Ross' 2009 hit single “Maybach Music”.

As you all know, Rick Ross went on to record two more versions of this song — titled Maybach Music 2 and Maybach Music 3 — which is one more Maybach than Maybach itself ever produced, unless you count the 62 Landaulet as a separate vehicle.

Perhaps sensing Maybach’s demise, Maybach Music 3 was never released as a single. However, Aston Martin Music was.

In any case, this should give Rick Ross adequate time to release Maybach Music 4 and Maybach Music 5 if he so desires, long before the last 62 S rolls off the assembly line.

Important deets below:

Daimler will axe its Maybach superluxury brand after years of losses and moribund sales, replacing the car with more expensive models of its Mercedes-Benz S-Class flagship saloon starting in 2013.

"We held extensive discussions internally about which way would promise the greatest success in the luxury segment, and we came to the conclusion that the sales chances for the Mercedes brand were better than that of Maybach," Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

"It would not be sensible to develop a successor model for the current Maybach," he added, according to an excerpt of the interview, which will be published in the German daily in full on Saturday.

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