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MUSIC NOTES: Mac in the House

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:51am EST

Veteran rockers Fleetwood Mac gave a surprise performance Sunday for President Clinton during a farewell party given by his political staff.

The band played hits such as “Go Your Own Way” and Clinton’s 1992 campaign theme, “Don’t Stop,” Reuters reports.

Former and current political aides attended the surprise party, which was held on the south lawn of the White House. The 1970s rock group no longer tours together. Sunday’s reunion did not include keyboardist/singer Christine McVie.

BSB DETHRONES STONES: The Backstreet Boys making more money that the Rolling Stones?

The boy band broke the Stones’ record for worldwide concert grosses for one year by earning $350 million from their world tour last year. The Stones originally set the record at $345 million from their two-year “Bridges to Babylon” tour.

JACKSON 5 REUNION?! Jermaine Jackson told a startup radio station that he’ll reunite with the Jackson 5 to record a new record and tour this year. And yes, the tour will include the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

LAWSUIT WOMEN, PART I: Destiny’s Child singers Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland have been dropped from a lawsuit filed by two ex-group members after reaching an undisclosed settlement, The Associated Press reports.

LeToya N. Luckett and LaTavia M. Roberson, former group members, didn’t drop Beyonce’s father, Matthew Knowles, from the suit, saying that he kicked the two out of the Grammy-nominated group without notifying them and refusing to share an audit of the group’s finances.

They seek unspecified real and punitive damages.

PUFF DADDY IN COURT: Rap mogul Sean “Puffy” Combs' first day of court to face bribery and weapons possession charges lasted all of 15 minutes of mostly uneventful proceedings. During the session, the prosecution, the defense teams and Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon prepared for jury selection.

Combs arrived before his lawyers at 9:45 a.m. ET, AP reports, and was joined at 10 a.m. with his co-defendants Jamal “Shyne” Barrow and Anthony Jones. The judge then warned the defendants not to talk about the case outside the courtroom so as not to make the jury selection process more difficult. He then set Jan. 11 as another court date in which more jury selection discussion would take place with the actual selection to begin after Jan. 15.

The case stems from a Dec. 27 incident in which three people were shot inside Club New York, a Manhattan nightclub. Combs and bodyguard Jones, who fled the scene in a Ford Explorer that was stopped by New York City police, were charged with weapons possession while Barrow was charged with attempted murder.

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