Saturday, October 03, 2015


Born on this day... October 3, 1949

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Lindsey... You're the man!!

Friday, September 25, 2015


Don Henley released "Cass County" today (Sept 25th), his first solo album in 15 years. The album is available at all music retailers in various versions. For more details check out Don's website.  The one you may want to buy though, is the Target exclusive version as it includes 2 bonus tracks one of which features Stevie Nicks on “It Don’t Matter To The Sun”.

It's a beautiful song!

Target exclusive version track list below:

1. Bramble Rose (f/ Mick Jagger)
2. The Cost Of Living (f/ Merle Haggard)
3. No, Thank You
4. Waiting Tables
5. Take A Picture Of This
6. Too Far Gone
7. That Old Flame (f/ Martina McBride)
8. The Brand New Tennessee Waltz
9. Words Can Break Your Heart
10. When I Stop Dreaming (f/ Dolly Parton)
11. Praying For Rain
12. Too Much Pride
13. She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune
14. Train In The Distance
15. A Younger Man
16. Where I Am Now
17. It Doesn't Matter To The Sun
18. Here Comes Those Tears Again

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie puts her 19-acre Kent home on the market

She's going to go her own way: Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie puts her 19-acre Grade II listed Kent home on the market for £3.5million

  • Christine McVie, 72, has been spending an increasing amount of time in London since rejoining Fleetwood Mac
  • So now, she has decided to put stunning Grade II-listed country home in Kent village of Wickhambreaux on sale
  • She is selling the mansion - where she wrote some solo material following band's disintegration - for £3.5million
  • It boasts six bedrooms, four reception rooms, a three-bedroom outhouse, two cottages and sprawling gardens

Daily Mail

She has been spending an increasing amount of time in London since rejoining her rock band for a global tour.

So now, Fleetwood Mac singer Christine McVie has decided to put her sprawling Grade II-listed country home in Kent on the market.

The 72-year-old, who penned some of the group's biggest hits including Don't Stop and Little Lies, is selling the mansion for a whopping £3.5million.

She is planning to 'upsize' in the capital - where she has been spending a lot of time with her bandmates - and 'downsize' in the country.

Full story with full size images at Daily Mail

Strutt and Parker Realtor Listing (includes floor plans, property layout and many more photos)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Ultimate Music Guide: Fleetwood Mac by @uncutmagazine on sale now - UK

Uncut Magazine

122 page magazine
Don’t Stop! Uncut’s newest Ultimate Music Guide tells the incredible story of Fleetwood Mac – an infinite series of surprise plot twists, where radical upheavals arrive with every new album. “We’ve never done what was expected of Fleetwood Mac,” says the band’s first leader, Peter Green, “we’ve always done the opposite.”

Fleetwood Mac: The Ultimate Music Guide collects revealing features, unseen for decades, from the archives of Uncut, NME and Melody Maker They document the rise and fall of Green’s band, the emergence of Christine McVie, the transitional lineups of the early ’70s, the dramatic arrival of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, and the glory and devastation that soon followed. “Being in Fleetwood Mac is more like being in group therapy,” noted the mostly redoubtable Mick Fleetwood in 1977, as he contemplated the seismic impact of Rumours and laid bare – not for the last time – the private lives of its key players.

Our Ultimate Music Guide, though, focuses on Fleetwood Mac’s extraordinary music as much as their intimate affairs. To that end, we’ve commissioned new, in-depth reviews of every single one of their albums, from lost gems to some of the biggest-selling releases of all time. Like everything about Fleetwood Mac, it makes for an uncommonly long and complicated story, but one that is never less than compelling. “Looking back, it’s like listening to war stories,” says Fleetwood. “There’s blood and guts and disagreements still to this day. But that’s what makes it mean a shit.”

On sale in the UK on Thursday Sept 10, but available to order now online.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sausalito: Luxury destination still has hints of Fleetwood Mac magic

American Airlines "Celebrated Living" Magazine - Summer, 2015
If you look and listen closely, this luxury destination still has hints of magic left from when Fleetwood Mac came here to make the bands's greatest album.

Read the full emagazine at American Airlines

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Fleetwood Mac Live at Isle of Wight Fest Sept 1st on @Palladia

Palladia Outdoor Week 2015
MONDAY 8/21 to MONDAY 9/7 -- Palladia is celebrating the great outdoors with 8 full days of outdoor concerts and festivals from around the globe. Featuring 8 brand new palladia concert premieres every single night! Don't miss highlights from 2015 music festivals such as Radio 1's Big Weekend, Isle of Wight Festival, Download Festival, Hangout Music Fest, Glastonbury and more. This year's Outdoor Week premieres include a variety of big name artist such as Foo Fighters, Florence + The Machine, Fleetwood Mac, Muse, Kiss, Beck, Zac Brown Band, The Who, Kanye West, Jeff Lynne, Judas Priest, The Black Keys, Counting Crows, Blur, Foster The People, My Morning Jacket, Pharrell Williams, Hozier, James Bay, Mary J. Blige, Lionel Richie and many more!

Isle of Wight Festival 2015
TUESDAY, 9/1 at 9pm EST -- Highlights from the iconic 2015 Isle of Wight Festival from the UK. Features performances by Fleetwood Mac, The Black Keys, Counting Crows, Blur, Pharrell Williams, Kool and The Gang, Paolo Nutini, James Bay, Jessie Ware and more.

Thursday, August 13, 2015


Fleetwood Mac Pivot To Stardom On 1975 Album 
Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood Recall Fateful Union

Dallas, TX - August 11, 2015.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands takes a look at one of the most interesting personnel changes in Rock’n’Roll, setting off the musical tsunami of Fleetwood Mac’s third and most successful era with this self-titled album forty summers ago.

British ex-pats blues band Fleetwood Mac had established themselves over seven years (1968 - 1974) and ten albums as a respected musical outfit.  No stranger to personnel changes (15 different members over the band’s forty-eight year career), none was more impactful than the departure of American Bob Welch in 1974 and the serendipitous arrival of struggling singer/songwriter duo Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. That fateful union would forever change the music, and fortunes, of Fleetwood Mac.

The 1975 “White Album” would become Warner Bros. Records’ biggest-selling album to date and produce three hit singles, “Say You Love Me”, “Rhiannon”, and “Over My Head”.  InTheStudio host Redbeard spoke to Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks about the transformative union, and just how quickly their personal and professional lives changed.

“Initially we were looking for a guitar player, but almost instantaneously upon inquiring about their (Lindsey & Stevie’s) situation, I found it to be they came very much as a package… As soon as we started playing together it became very evident, in terms of the spark, and realizing the chemistry that was definitely there.” - Mick Fleetwood

“It was like overnight, hugely successful. And it was hard for my little brain to accept that kind of fame, that fast ..You have to remember: Fleetwood Mac was NOT looking for another girl singer. They were looking for a guitar player, period. The fact that the guitar player they found happened to have this girlfriend, that they instantly knew he was not going to give up for them… I know Mick joked to many people, ‘Well if she doesn’t work out... off with her head!’”  (laughs) - Stevie Nicks

FLEETWOOD MAC /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: InTheStudio

Monday, July 20, 2015

Fleetwood Mac Announce Australian Tour Support Acts

Fleetwood Mac has announced sibling duo Angus & Julia Stone and all-sister rock group Stonefield as their supporting acts for select dates of their upcoming Australian tour. 

Angus & Julia Stone will hit the road for Perth, Adelaide, Hunter Valley and Geelong, as well as Fleetwood Mac's New Zealand dates, while Stonefield will perform on the tour's winery shows at Mt Duneed Estate (Geelong) and two Hope Estate Winery Shows (Hunter Valley). Supporting acts for the band's gigs in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne have yet to be announced.

Fleetwood Mac's Australian Tour Dates:

- October 22 - Allphones Arena, Sydney
- October 24 - Allphones Arena Sydney
- October 25 - Allphones Arena, Sydney
- October 28 - Coopers Stadium, Adelaide w/Angus & Julia
- October 30 - Domain Stadium, Perth w/Angus & Julia
- November 2 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
- November 4 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
- November 6 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
- November 7 - A Day On The Green, Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong w/Angus & Julia & Stonefield
- November 10 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
- November 12 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
- November 14 - Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley w/Angus & Julia & Stonefield
- November 15 - Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley w/Angus & Julia & Stonefield
- November 18 - Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, NZ w/Angus & Julia
- November 21 - Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ w/Angus & Julia
- November 22 - Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ w/Angus & Julia

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Review Fleetwood Mac Live in Dublin - July 12, 2015

Fleetwood Mac light up 3Arena Dublin
by Ed Power

How fitting that Fleetwood Mac should close the European leg of their latest comeback tour with a brace of sold-out shows in Dublin.

It was at this very venue in 2013 that erstwhile singer and keyboardist Christine McVie reunited with her bandmates for the first time in 16 years. The success of their soundcheck jam that night persuaded the reclusive Englishwoman to rejoin full-time – and now here she was, back where it started.

The sense of a group operating at full tilt was evident from the outset as McVie, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and vocalist Stevie Nicks plunged into the harmonized introduction to The Chain, a tug-of-love ballad written while Nicks and Buckingham were in the throes of their notoriously messy late '70s break-up (heartbreaking fuel for the 40-million selling Rumours album). Half a lifetime later the tune still gleamed with acidic vim as Nicks and Buckingham locked gazes and spat accusatorially lyrics at one another.

With McVie in the fold once more, it was as if a missing piece of a puzzle had clicked into place. In her absence, Buckingham's pop eccentricities wielded an outsize influence over Fleetwood Mac, his oddball histrionics threatening to capsize the ship. Tonight confirmed that McVie's classic songwriting and calm persona served as a vital counterpoint. Earlier Fleetwood Mac reunions felt like glorified Buckingham solo affairs. This was assuredly no longer the case.

How or why Fleetwood Mac became the world's favourite heritage act remains a matter of conjecture. Through the '80s and '90s, the soft rock titans were an ongoing punchline. Catchy, crowd-pleasing and always on radio, they were everything a rebellious young musician might despise. However, the onward march of the decades has seen their stock soar, with hayseed Gen Yers such as Haim and Best Coast blatantly indebted to the quintet's burned-out California cool. Wait long enough and everything comes back into fashion.

Straining my neck from my standing position towards the rear of the arena, I could just about make out the top of McVie blonde bob. It was all that I needed to see as Fleetwood Mac negotiated one of mainstream rock's greatest catalogues. From The Chain, they shifted gear into You Make Loving Fun, McVie's sly Valentine to a secret lover, while Nicks had an early opportunity to shine on Dreams, a scented-candle dirge whose hippy aphorisms yielded universal truths.

Wiry and goggle-eyed, Buckingham was a tortured yin to McVie's understated yang. He barked into the mic and bobbed his head as he dispensed platitudes to the crowd (apparently we're still the best audience in the world). McVie, in contrast, stayed in the shadows for much of the set but, when required to step beneath the spotlight, was a searing presence, especially on Everywhere, her bittersweet love ballad. Disinterred six songs in it was a knockout punch and powerful closing argument for anyone who wondered how pop's naffest ensemble ended up its most beloved.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Friday, July 03, 2015

Reviews Fleetwood Mac Live in Manchester - July 1, 2015

Fleetwood Mac at Manchester Arena
Manchester Evening News
by Emily Heward

Fans were delighted to see Christine McVie reunited on stage with ex-husband John McVie and bandmates Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham
Photo: Henry Ciechanowicz
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Fleetwood Mac fans finally got to see the classic Rumours-era line-up reunited last night as Christine McVie joined ex-husband John McVie and bandmates Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham on stage at Manchester Arena.

The singer - who is the songwriter and voice behind some of the band's most enduring hits, including Don’t Stop, Little Lies and You Make Loving Fun - is back on the road with the band for the first time in 16 years for their On With The Show tour.

Fans were delighted to see her return - as was Stevie Nicks, who echoed the audience's excitement as she squealed: "Our girl is BACK!"

None of the group showed any sign of the mystery illness that forced them to cancel their first show in Manchester last month as they played an unrelenting two and a half hour set.

Now all in their mid to late 60s except Christine, who is 71, they worked the stage with the energy of a group half their age, particularly Lindsey, whose virtuoso guitar playing stole the show.

There was no sign either of the turbulence that nearly tore the band apart during the making of Rumours, with ex-lovers Stevie and Lindsey sweetly clasping hands before dueting on a gorgeous stripped-back version of Landslide (we think we even saw Stevie wipe away a tear), while Christine and John appeared just as happy to be sharing a stage again.

"Our Songbird, you might say, has returned," as Mick put it fondly - and there could only be one way to close the show as Christine sat down alone at a piano to sing her beautiful ballad.

The finale was the highlight of the show for many fans who had waited for years to hear her sing it again, but it was by no means the only standout moment.

From opener The Chain to the rousing singalong that accompanied Go Your Own Way and Mick's manic drum solo, it was a five-star performance from start to finish. Even the weather seemed to agree, with fans leaving the arena to a Dreams-worthy chorus of thunder and rain outside.

Fleetwood Mac bring thunder to Manchester
by Tom McCooey

LIGHTS down, mobile phone cameras puncturing the black canvas, Mick Fleetwood’s right foot sets the tone.

Thud, thud, thud, thud - fans know what’s coming - and when a band can open on a monster such as ‘The Chain’, the night promises to show off some of the best songwriting to be heard.

But it would be wrong to expect the latest installment of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘On with the Show’ tour - at the Manchester Arena on Wednesday night - to be a flawless evening of note perfect music.

That’s not why fans, ranging from those who had their first dance to ‘Everywhere’ to the newly grown-up kids from those relationships, are out on a sweltering night.

Shivers as guitar interludes morph into songs which bring hibernating memories alive, knowing every word, being able to say: “I saw Fleetwood Mac,” is why most are here.

The band’s older voices sometimes crack - even with a few songs knocked down a semi-tone or two - but genuine moments of pure joy excuse imperfections.

And the inclusion of Christine McVie, on tour after a 17-year absence from the band, makes the experience more authentic - this really is the Rumours lineup - the record we’ve all bought five times and played to death four.

An energetic opening sees hits ‘You Make Loving Fun’, ‘Dreams’ and ‘Second Hand News’ chalked off before the intoxicating voice of Stevie Nicks shifts the mood with a haunting rendition of ‘Rhiannon’.

For fans with numerous live albums in the car glovebox, Lindsey Buckingham didn’t disappoint with his mesmerising solo performance of ‘Tango in the Night’ opener ‘Big Love’ - a version many fans prefer over the 1987 album offering.

Nicks had another opportunity to induce stomach butterflies in the audience with ‘Landslide’ - lyrics: “‘Cause I’ve built my life around you…. And I’m getting older too,” taking on new significance, as it becomes apparent this band is playing on a radio in the background somewhere in a staggering number of life’s flashpoints.

There were moments of self-indulgence to sit through though - the main culprit being Buckingham whose solo on ‘I’m So Afraid’ was more than a touch too long - and the camaraderie between members in between songs did at times feel forced.

But what can be expected from a band which has come through such thoroughly documented turbulence spanning more than half a lifetime?

And just when eyes were beginning to roll - the band relit the fire as ‘Go Your Own Way’ came to life, paving the way for a mammoth two-part encore, culminating in McVie and Buckingham wrapping-up with ‘Songbird’.

This was made more touching by McVie’s unpolished but heartfelt performance.

For the 98th night of a tour spanning two years and two legs - due to finish in November this year - Fleetwood Mac put on a show fans won’t forget.

The downsides (including a £15 programme with no editorial in it) were soothed with enough moments of magic to make their ticking off on the gig bucket list a satisfying one.

Fleetwood Mac continue their ‘On with the Show’ tour in Leeds, Birmingham and Glasgow next week.

Orange Amplifiers Sign Fleetwood Mac's John McVie

Orange Amplification is pleased to announce that Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie has become their latest Ambassador. John co-founded the band along with drummer Mick Fleetwood, and the pair has gone on to form a lasting partnership that has long been regarded as one of the best rhythm sections in the history of Rock music.

Talking about becoming a new Orange Ambassador John stated, “The guys at Orange, have really put together a great amp system for me. It truly delivers the punch, bottom end and quality of sound that makes it a pleasure to hear night after night.”

John McVie’s bass legacy has anchored one of the biggest bands in the world, leading to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. He has provided one stellar bass line after another for Fleetwood Mac, through a multiple of line-ups that includes the classic 1970’s group, which created the timeless hit albums Rumours and Tusk. He is now using Orange bass heads, together with Orange OBC115, OBC410 and PPC112 speaker cabs. He joins a roster that includes many other legendary bassists such as Geddy Lee and Glenn Hughes.

After more than forty years at the top, Fleetwood Mac are still as popular as ever. This year sees them take their ‘On With The Show’ world tour across Australia, New Zealand and Europe. The performances showcase hits and classic songs drawn from albums that have sold in excess of 100 million copies and that span their whole career. The list of tracks includes ‘Go Your Own Way’, ‘Dreams’, ‘Tusk’, ‘Second Hand News’ and ‘Think About Me’ to name but a few.

Orange amps distributed in Australia by

Fleetwood Mac Australian tour details: