Thursday, July 24, 2014

Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold -- Songs from the Vault due Oct. 7th

Stevie Nicks hinted earlier this year that she might release some older songs that had never seen the light of day. Now, she's making good on that tease: her new album 24 Karat Gold -- Songs from the Vault is due October 7. 
According to Stevie, the album features mostly songs written between 1969 and 1987, with two that were written in 1994 and 1995.  "Each song is a lifetime.  Each song has a soul.  Each song has a purpose. Each song is a love story," she says in a statement. "They represent my life behind the scenes, the secrets, the broken hearts, the broken-hearted and the survivors. These songs are the memories -- the 24 karat gold rings in the blue box. These songs are for you."
The artwork for the album includes never-before-seen Polaroid photos taken by Stevie throughout her career.
24 Karat Gold -- Songs from the Vault is available for pre-order starting August 5.  That same day, Stevie will debut her new, official Instagram account, StevieNicksOfficial, where she'll begin previewing snippets of the music.
In addition, a limited edition double vinyl version of 24 Karat Gold -- Songs from the Vault will come out September 29.  Also available will be a Deluxe Photobook CD, which will include two bonus tracks, as well as 48 pages of exclusive photos from Stevie's personal collection.
Stevie and Fleetwood Mac will hit the road for their On with the Show tour -- featuring the return of Christine McVie -- starting September 30 in Minneapolis.  Tickets available at Ticketmaster.

Stevie Nicks Details Release Plan for New Solo Album '24 Karat Gold'
Album will focus on songs the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman wrote between 1969 and 1987.
Stevie Nicks to release new album, '24 Karat Gold,' on Oct. 7
Stand Back: Stevie Nicks is preparing to unleash a new solo album.
LA Times

Stevie Nicks to Release New Solo CD, '24 Carat Gold — Songs from the Vault,' Oct. 7
Will join Fleetwood Mac bandmates for 'On with the Show' tour beginning Sept. 30 in Minneapolis.
Hollywood Reporter

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stevie Nicks New Album sound bites to come via NEW Instagram Account stevienicksofficial

Stevie Nicks now has a new official Instagram account... Follow her at: stevienicksofficial and beginning August 5th, every week we'll get a taste of her new album!!

Just throwing this out there... Could this be the count down to the album release date... a weekly snippit or photo from the album? If it's a sound bite.... and 16 tracks were recorded and mastered and all were included on the album and say the intention was to provide a sound bite to each track, could we be 16 weeks until it's release?  16 weeks from August 5th is November 25th.  If less tracks are on the album or if less tracks are previewed... it could be a release date a few weeks earlier. Just a thought.

[Update:] Announced July 24, 2014

Stevie Nicks' new solo record, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault, will arrive on Oct. 7 on Warner Bros. Records. 

Press Release

Monday, July 21, 2014

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Stevie Nicks: Visions Dreams & Rumours

"A chiffon-tastic biography of Stevie Nicks"
Lyrical visionary, enduring style icon and one indispensable fifth of post-Peter Green megaband Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks is one of the most recognisable figures in rock 'n' roll history - very much Fleetwood Mac's 'Queen Bee', as Mick Fleetwood himself describes her. While she once made headlines with her hedonistic lifestyle, part of Nicks' irresistible appeal is her youthful vulnerability and mystical aura, making her an artist with whom fans have an unbreakable emotional connection. Crowned 'The Reigning Queen Of Rock And Roll' by Rolling Stone, and with gold and quadruple platinum solo albums under her beaded belt, Stevie Nicks has enjoyed the ultimate in rock 'n' roll success in her life as a recording artist - but this charmed life has come as a result of hard graft, self-belief and a devotion to creativity above all; hers has been a journey of intense highs and lows. This book, a celebration of the Stevie Nicks phenomenon, takes us on her journey from peripatetic mid-West childhood to her explosion onto the music scene as chiffon-swathed rock goddess, right up to present day. Including exclusive interviews with some of Stevie's associates and collaborators from over the years, author Zoe Howe explores the mystique while retaining the magic of this modern-day musical sorceress and wise woman of rock.

Zoe Howe is a British rock writer whose books include Typical Girls? The Story Of The Slits, How's Your Dad? Living In The Shadow Of A Rock Star Parent, Florence + The Machine - An Almighty Sound, Wilko Johnson - Looking Back At Me, and Barbed Wire Kisses - The Jesus And Mary Chain Story. Her music journalism has appeared in The Quietus, NME, BBC Music, Holy Moly and Company amongst other outlets and she has made music radio series for stations including the award-winning Resonance FM.

Hardcover: 352 pages
Release Date: January 29, 2015

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Stevie Nicks will reportedly be singing at Adam Levine's wedding.

Photo: Vogue Magazine
Molly Fishkins Wedding
Read about the Ceremony
Wow... Stevie's been working the wedding circuit pretty hard this year. First officiating for Vanessa Carlton, then her god daughter Molly Fishkin where Stevie gave a toast and performed "Landslide" and now a report that she'll be performing at Adam Levine's wedding.

Expose Entertainment

Levine 'books Nicks for wedding'
The Maroon 5 singer is rumoured to be tying the knot with Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo this weekend.

And it is claimed several top-notch acts have been booked to put on performances at the nuptial ceremony.

"Sublime and Stevie Nicks are performing," a source told Radar Online.

"They've had fun jam sessions."

The wedding is said to be taking place on the beach at Hotel El Ganzo in Los Cabos, Mexico.

And ahead of the Friday night rehearsals, everything appears to be running smoothly, with little interruption from the paparazzi.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

“We’re thrilled to be a reformed five-piece band” - Mick Fleetwood on Fleetwood Mac

Hawaii's Luxury Magazine
by Bill Mossman

It’s not every day that a junkie rolls out of bed prepared to flaunt his addiction to anyone in sight, but MICK FLEETWOOD is someone who’s always more than happy to oblige. Between the time the sun rises above Haleakala and the stars come out over ‘Iao Valley, the British-born drummer known for his hyperactive ways and wild rock ‘n’ roll days is often found firing things up and inhaling that sweet Maui air. Even his dear old mum loves being a part of his fast-paced addiction. Fleetwood’s life, it seems, has always been about the roll.

Fleetwood at his home on Maui
Welcome to the highly addictive world of celebrities and their car collections. Strewn across a handful of his properties from Kula to Napili is Fleetwood’s impressive fleet of motorcars, which includes Model A Fords, Ferraris, twin-turbo Porsches and BMW 750s. Of the latter, he owns not just one but three of these gleaming models. “I’m a BMW freak!” he admits. Of course, these rides are not just for show-they’re for ‘go’ every day of the week. On Sundays, for example, Fleetwood can be found forcing his 6-foot, 6-inch frame into a 1933 Austin 7-a tiny perambulator of an old English car he’s owned since he was a young man wreaking

havoc on the streets of London-just so that he can take his 97-year-old mother, Biddy, on open-top rides and lunch dates in. It’s still his favorite automobile to this day, having earned the nickname “Lettuce Leaf ” for its racing green color.

“That car actually remained in England for years at the house of my ex-brother-in-law, Eric Clapton,” explains Fleetwood, who was once married to Jenny Boyd, the sister of Pattie Boyd who was once wife to first George Harrison and later Clapton. “One day about 10 years ago, Eric called me up and said, ‘Hey, Mick, you’ve still got your car here. What do you want me to do with it?’ And I said, ‘Oh, my god-it’s still there?!’ The poor car had been sitting in an apple orchard with birds nesting in it! So I had it shipped over to Hawai’i and refurbished.”

Whether talking about his very first vehicle, a taxi cab he purchased from a London neighbor for 12 pounds, his oil-leaking Jaguar XJ-120 that nearly killed him after the transmission fell out while he was bombing down a motorway in England, or a little Deux Chevaux that carried all his supplies during a brief period in his 20s when he seriously considered leaving music to become a window cleaner or painter, it’s clear that motorcars are an important part of Fleetwood’s makeup. It’s also a habit he doesn’t plan on kicking anytime soon. “I’ve had cars that I probably should have unloaded a long time ago, but I just can’t. That’s what car lovers do, you know? They’re addicted. But I suppose that’s an addiction I can be thankful for.”

Older and wiser (and quite fittingly looking more Gandalf-like) these days, Fleetwood passes much of his time in careful reflection as he approaches his 67th birthday. A good portion of his life has been spent in total abandon with well-documented substance abuse battles, but age and experience have tempered his conduct in recent years. He pours a lot of time into outside ventures, including the launch of his own wine line and his return to restaurant ownership with Fleetwood’s on Front Street in Lahaina. “I look at the restaurant as a long-term plan,” says Fleetwood, whose first foray into the food industry business did not go so well. “It’s a way that I can be really active as a person. I love being around people.” He loves it so much, that the restaurant hosts a Hawaiian blessing each night on its rooftop for employees and diners. “It’s not really a touristy thing because it’s really poetic and really heartfelt,” he says of the ceremony. “But it’s my way of saying the islands changed me years ago.”

The man with the infectious mouth-agape drumming style discovered Hawai’i in the mid-’70s, shortly after adding guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham and vocalist Stevie Nicks to a lineup that included John McVie and his then-wife, Christine, on bass and keyboards/ vocals, respectively. That incarnation of Fleetwood Mac (the first was formed in 1967 with blues-rock guitarist Peter Green, who abhorred the spotlight and chose to name the band after its rhythm section of fellow group founder Fleetwood and McVie) went on to produce one of the biggest-selling albums of all time in Rumours. It’s also the lineup that recently reunited following Christine McVie’s decision to rejoin the band after a 16-year absence from the business.

“We’re thrilled to be a reformed five-piece band,” says Fleetwood of the group, which will be embarking on a world tour this fall. “With Christine’s decision to return, it’s like having the final piece of our crazy puzzle put back together again.”

As for Hawai’i, it’s become more than just a place for Fleetwood to, as he says, “come and lick my wounds.” He still resides in the same home in Napili that he bought from John McVie years ago, and doesn’t plan on changing full-time residency any time soon.

“Life is good,” he says. “When things appear to be a little down, we in Hawai’i have a lot to be grateful for. We’re blessed to be living in one of the most beautiful places on this planet.”

Fleetwood Mac Album Charts Update: USA, Australia, UK and Ireland

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, in it's third week back on the Top 200 Albums Chart in the U.S., takes a dip sliding from No.99 last week to No.135 on the chart dated July 24, 2014.  Over on the Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart the album also moves down to No.23 from No.18 last week.

In Ireland, "Rumours" re-enters the Top 100 Albums Chart at No.90. with "The Very Best Of" moving up to No.60 from No.80 last week.  In Australia it's all about 1988's "Greatest Hits" with the album moving up to No.47 this week on the Top 100 albums chart after re-entering the chart last week at No.98.  On the Top 40 Digital Charts, the album is up 17 places to No.21. On the Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart the album moves up substantially all the way to No.4 from No.25 last week.  Sales are a bit flat on "The Very Best Of" with a slight move up on the top 100 chart to No.70 from No.78 last week.

USA - July 24, 2014
# 135 (99) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 23 (18) Fleetwood Mac - Rumour

IRELAND - July 10, 2014
# 60 (80) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 90 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

AUSTRALIA - July 14, 2014
# 47 (98) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 70 (78)  Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 21 (38) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

# 4  (25)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 17 (16) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 28 (R/E) Sound City - Real To Reel

UK - July 19, 2014
# 20 (34) - Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

"Mixes done, Album mastered, Photos chosen exciting stuff with Stevie Nicks Chris Lord-Alge Waddy Wachtel" - Dave Stewart

Today (July 12th)... Dave posted this pic with this caption. Lucky guy is listening to a referece copy of the new album!

"Mixes done , Album mastered , Photos chosen exciting stuff with Stevie Nicks Chris Lord-Alge Waddy Wachtel"
Photo: Dave Stewart

Great news!!! Looks like the work is done and the package complete! Looks like the ball is in the labels court now to schedule the release and get the word out. Exciting stuff!

July 16, 2014
Unconfirmed tracklisting appeared briefly on wikipedia July 16th (Removed today, July 17th) showing the following tracks on Stevie's upcoming album.  Personally, I think this is bogus, typically something as important as a tracklist and the actual album title (which still hasn't been published) should and will come via a Reprise Records press release accessing one of their many avenues to release such information rather than some sort of haphazard random post on a wikipedia page which can be altered simply by anyone.  But for historical purposes and to make note, this is the track list that was posted preceded with the words "Reprise Records confirmed". The list of songs has since been removed:


1. 24 Karat Gold
2. Gold and Braid
3.The Black Space Needle
4. Something Exquisite
5. Star Shine Silver
6. Priest of Nothing
7. My Sanctuary, My Stronghold
8. All the Beautiful Worlds
9. I Call You Missing
10. The Maker of Birds - Rhiannon's First Song
11. The Forest of Black Roses - Rhiannon's Second Song
12. Forsaken Love - Rhiannon's Final Song
13. Cecelia
14. The Charmed Ones Remain
15. Turnstile 69
16.Blue Water

This tracklist was confirmed as fake.

Monday, July 14, 2014

#SaveTheDate: Summer Marathon Series - 18 Hours of Fleetwood Mac August 21st

After the on-air promise to bring back the mac in 2014…. if Christine McVie rejoined the band… they are keeping their word!

Once again WBWC 88.3FM The Sting will be hitting the airwaves with 18 hours of Fleetwood Mac including many hits, live recordings and deep dark cuts for the die-hard fans. They don't even have a Cleveland date on the tour, but they're still going on… 

2013's  FM Marathon was a huge success - Dave, Nikki and Todd had a blast featuring all the band's incredible music, (something from each of the 16 different line-ups!). All three will be back on the air in Cleveland for another round of great music.

Tune in Thursday August 21st, as part of the 2014 Summer Marathon Series on 88.3FM and from 7am to 1am EST (on air and live streaming).

Giveaways and on-air guests TBA. More info to come.

If you were around last year, 2013's marathon was a highly entertaining 18 hours of Fleetwood Mac music! Obscure live and studio tracks you love but never hear on the radio were featured. It was as if Fleetwood Mac had their own channel - nothing but non-stop Mac!  So save the date and check it out... I'll post another reminder closer to the date.