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Mick FleetwoodMax Sound Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: MAXD) an innovative technology company, that is changing how we listen to music, watch movies, experience television, and communicate on our cell phones announced today the addition of Mick Fleetwood the British musician and actor best known for his role as the legendary drummer and namesake of the band Fleetwood Mac. In 1964 Mick Fleetwood met Peter Green and together in 1967 they formed the original blues lineup of Fleetwood Mac with Jeremy Spencer and John McVie. One year later guitarist Danny Kirwan joined the band. By 1969, Fleetwood Mac topped the British singles charts with their first million selling single, "Albatross". Subsequent singles, "Man of the World" and " Oh Well," saw Fleetwood Mac out-sell The Beatles and The Rolling Stones that year. By the time Mick Fleetwood was twenty-one years old, he had already played with such great blues artists as Willie Dixon, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and John Lee Hooker.

In 1970, Peter Green left the group and Mick Fleetwood assumed the role of bandleader and manager. He recruited Christine McVie and Fleetwood Mac carried on making great music. Throughout the years Fleetwood Mac went through many personnel changes, and in 1974 Fleetwood met, and added, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham to the lineup. This proved to be a magical combination. In 1975, with the release of this lineup's first album, FLEETWOOD MAC, the band quickly became an American household name. But it was their 1977 multi-Grammy award winning release RUMOURS that today still stands as one of the biggest selling albums of all time having sold over 40 million copies worldwide. It was also under Fleetwood's guidance that Fleetwood Mac capitalized on their success with ground breaking world tours and further innovative releases, among them TUSK, MIRAGE, and TANGO IN THE NIGHT.

The year 1997 marked the twentieth anniversary of RUMOURS. Fleetwood Mac celebrated this milestone with the 5x multi-platinum, live album THE DANCE, which debuted at number one and remained on the Billboard charts for 77 weeks. The band also embarked on a much-anticipated U.S. tour. This event brought Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham back together for 62 sold out shows. Early 1998 found Fleetwood Mac inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame and also at the Brit Awards where they were given the award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.

Throughout Fleetwood's career he always wanted to capture that "True Organic Sound" that was in his head. Fleetwood felt that there is a tremendous loss of sound quality in how music is being delivered to the end user today. "We compromised the art for convenience" with compressed sound for audio and streaming devices. When Mick Fleetwood met up with the Max Sound team and experienced how their technology reversed this problem, he knew he had to be part of the team. "I was ready to give up on the quality of today's audio, then I came across this revolutionary technology and it renewed my faith in the future of recorded music. "If you're an artist, and you're serious about your craft then Max Sound is a must!" exclaimed Fleetwood.

"We feel that Mr. Fleetwood will be a welcome addition to the Max Sound Advisory board because he shares our corporate vision, on delivering sound the way it was meant to be heard!" said John Blaisure CEO of Max Sound Corporation.

Mick Fleetwood is the most recent addition to Max Sound Advisory Board, which includes some of the most influential and respected names in the music/entertainment industry. They include Strategic Artist Manager Carl Stubner, Music Producer & Motown Catalogue owner Norman Whitfield Jr., PR Mavens Sugar Rautbord and Lane Davis, Grammy Winner Producer/Songwriter Bradley Spalter, Grammy Winning Feature Film Sound Designer Frank Serafine, Entertainment Lawyer Frank Correa, and Westwood Music Owner Fred Walecki.