Thursday, July 14, 2016

Charles Kelley shares stories and photos from his recording session with Stevie Nicks

Inside Charles Kelley & Stevie Nicks' 'Southern Accents'
Country singer shares stories and exclusive photos from his recording session with the Fleetwood Mac legend

BY CHRIS PARTON
Rollingstone.com

Charles Kelley has always been a huge Tom Petty fan and holds a special love for the 1985 song "Southern Accents," part of an album of the same name. He says he thought the homesick ballad would make a great country song and had long wanted to cut it with his band, Lady Antebellum, but they never got the chance.

In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone Country, though, the expressive singer and native son of the South explains how an opportunity finally presented itself with his first solo project, The Driver. . . but it turned out much different than expected.

"Growing up in Georgia, it reminded me a lot of my dad," Kelley says. "He's a very spiritual person and the way he works, the way he prays, it's definitely that old-school Southern thing. So I always thought it would be a cool little homage to him."

Kelley recorded a demo version of the song in straightforward fashion and was happy with the result, but then fate intervened in the form rock legend Stevie Nicks. The Fleetwood Mac singer had become friends with Kelley and his Lady A bandmates through their CMT Crossroads collaboration and the song "Golden" — a Lady A track that spoke to Nicks so much she asked to re-record it with the trio — and during a trip to Nashville, Nicks heard Kelley was working on a solo album. After hearing the early cut of "Southern Accents" she felt inspired once again to join in, and although Kelley didn't envision his version of the song as a duet, you don't turn down Stevie Nicks.

The pair wound up at the Village Studios in Los Angeles, and their remarkable session was captured on film for a new video and intimate photo series. Coincidentally, they recorded Kelley's "Southern Accents" redo in the very same room where Petty cut his original version.

Full story at Rollingstone

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Fall Tour Dates Announced


Fleetwood Mac drummer and co-founder Mick Fleetwood will hit the road this fall with his own band, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, performing 13 shows across the western U.S. and Canada.

In addition to its namesake, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band consists of singer/guitarist Rick Vito, who was also a member of Fleetwood Mac (1987-1991), bassist Lenny Castellanos and keyboardist Mark Johnstone who also provides background vocals.  Some years ago, this same line-up recorded Blue Again!, a live album that exemplifies the quartet’s power as a performing act, and underscored their adherence to the living, breathing genre that is the blues. Soon after its release, the album made it into the Top 5 on the Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart and went on to be nominated for a GRAMMY® in the Best Traditional Blues Album category.

“Over my career I’ve been called a pop star and a rock star, yet in my inner heart, I will always be part bluesman,” explains Fleetwood. “On my journey from blues to a life of rock ‘n’ roll, I’ve always remembered where I started.”

Aside from originals, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band repertoire concentrates on material drawn from the formative years of Fleetwood Mac. 1967-1969 Peter Green era songs are covered, such as “Oh Well,” “Rattlesnake Shake,” “Love That Burns” and “Black Magic Woman,” later made famous by Santana, as well and blues classics like “Shake Your Money Maker” and “When the Levee Breaks” are also key components of The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band’s set list.

THE MICK FLEETWOOD BLUES BAND TOUR DATES:

Sept 16 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
Sept 17 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Sept 18 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Sept 20 – Los Angeles, CA – John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
Sept 21 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
Sept 23 – Grass Valley, CA – Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Sept 24 – Monterey, CA – Golden State Theatre
Sept 25 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre
Sept 26 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Sept 28 – Spokane, WA – Fox Theater
Sept 29 – Aberdeen, WA – D & R Theater
Sept 30 – Coquitlam, BC – Hard Rock Casino Vancouver
Oct 2 – Victoria, BC – University of Victoria/Farquhar Auditorium

Ticketing info should be available at Mickfleetwood.com shortly or via MickfleetwoodBlues.com

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham Releases ‘Big Love (Live)’ off ‘Roadies’ Soundtrack

Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham makes a guest appearance as himself on the third and latest episode of the Showtime comedy series Roadies, which premieres tonight, July 10, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

The singer/guitarist's cameo include solo performances of two Fleetwood Mac songs he wrote: the 1987 hit "Big Love" and "Bleed to Love Her," which appeared on the group's 2003 studio album, Say You Will.

A new live version of "Big Love" has also been chosen as the third single from the upcoming Roadies soundtrack album, which is scheduled to be released on August 26.

Listen on Apple Music

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Lindsey Buckingham to Guest Star on "Roadies" - July 10th @showtime

‘Roadies’: Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham steals the show
By Chris E. Hayner




While Showtime's "Roadies" may not feature much in the way of music from the band it's about -- the Staton House Band -- that doesn't mean the show isn't filled with incredible music. In the first two episodes, The Head and the Heart and Reignwolf got a chance to shine in the spotlight.


That trend continues with the third episode of the series, "The Bryce Newman Letter," with special guest Lindsey Buckingham providing an incredible musical moment. Buckingham, vocalist and guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, performs an acoustic version of one of the band's biggest hits, "Bleed to Love Her."

In the Zap2it exclusive sneak peek above, it's clear to the characters on the show just how special it is to be treated to a private concert by the legend and it's something that is extended to everyone watching at home. Appreciate these moments while you can, this isn't the sort of thing you get from most music-based TV shows.

You can see Buckingham's full performance on the next episode of "Roadies" which airs Sunday, July 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

Lindsey Buckingham to Guest Star on "Roadies" - July 10th @showtime

Look for Lindsey in the July 10th episode of "Roadies", the new Showtime series from Cameron Crowe.

The show airs every Sunday at 10pm ET/PT

More on the show


Thursday, June 30, 2016

FLEETWOOD MAC’S MIRAGE REISSUE SET FOR SEPTEMBER RELEASE


Not sure why the date change... but it appears the reissue of Mirage has been pushed back to September.

Artist Name: Fleetwood Mac
Release Date: Fri, 09/23/2016 - US |  Thur, 09/29/16 - UK
Rhino.com

FLEETWOOD MAC’S MIRAGE SET FOR DELUXE REISSUE

3CD/5.1 Surround Mix/LP Set Features Newly Remastered
Sound, Rare And Unreleased Recordings, And More

2-CD Expanded Edition Also Available

Both Versions Set For Release On September 23 From Warner Bros. Records

LOS ANGELES – Fleetwood Mac’s streak of five consecutive multi-platinum albums began in the Seventies and continued in 1982 with Mirage, the follow-up to the band’s 1979 double-album, Tusk. During the summer of 1982, Mirage topped the album chart and added to the band’s already impressive canon of hits with “Hold Me,” “Love In Store” and “Gypsy.”

Following last year’s deluxe edition of Tusk, Fleetwood Mac continues chronologically with the deluxe edition of MIRAGE. Available on July 29, this new edition expands on the original album with newly remastered sound, a selection of rare and unreleased recordings, as well as the stories and pictures behind the album. Three formats available:

- Deluxe: Three CDs, DVD and LP. Original album remastered, plus b-sides and rarities; the original album on LP; live performances; and a 5.1 mix on DVD. $99.98.
- Expanded: Two CDs. Original album remastered, plus a disc of b-sides and rarities. $19.98.
- Remastered: Original album remastered. $11.98.
Digital version will also be available.

In 1982 Fleetwood Mac topped the U.S. Album Chart for five weeks with MIRAGE. Along with instantly recognizable smash hits like “Hold Me” and “Gypsy,” MIRAGE also features great album tracks like “Oh Diane,” a Top Ten hit in the UK, and “Straight Back,” a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Rock Chart.

The new deluxe and expanded editions of MIRAGE both include a second disc that has 19 tracks dedicated entirely to outtakes and rarities. Among the unreleased gems are early versions of several album tracks – “Empire State” and “Book Of Love” – along with outtakes for songs that didn’t make it to the album: “If You Were My Love” and “Smile At You.” There is also an unreleased cover of the Fats Domino classic “Blue Monday,” as well as the rare, extended mix for “Gypsy” that was used in the music video.

Exclusive to the deluxe edition of MIRAGE is a third disc that has more than a dozen live performances recorded in Los Angeles during Fleetwood Mac’s 1982 U.S. tour. Along with early hits – “You Make Loving Fun” and “The Chain” – the collection includes performances of MIRAGE standouts like “Love In Store,” “Eyes Of The World” and “Gypsy.”

The DVD-Audio disc contains both the 5.1 Surround and 24/96 Stereo Audio mixes of the original album. The set also includes a vinyl copy of MIRAGE.

MIRAGE: DELUXE EDITION

Track list below

Saturday, June 25, 2016

MORRISON HOTEL GALLERY PARTNERS WITH MICK FLEETWOOD


On June 30th, Morrison Hotel Gallery is honored to be joining forces with this cultural icon for a gallery opening at Fleetwood’s General Store in Maui, Hawaii located at 744 Front Street, Lahaina, Hawaii. Fleetwood’s is a boutique that incorporates the culture and style of the Hawaiian Islands with a world traveler’s flair that only Mick Fleetwood can provide.

“Morrison Hotel Gallery is the real deal in fine art music photography,” says Fleetwood. “It’s a world I have lived and breathed for my whole life, and thus serves as a constant reminder of how lucky I am to be part of that historical musical journey!!”

The parties will toast their partnership with an exhibit from award-winning and culture-defining photographer—and MHG co-founder—Henry Diltz, whose catalog includes albums shots for the Doors, Crosby Stills and Nash, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and hundreds of others.

“Mick Fleetwood represents the artistic and authentic history of music as a true purveyor of taste and culture,” says MHG co-founder Peter Blachley. “Morrison Hotel Gallery has also been striving for many years to present those same qualities. We are delighted to be part of Fleetwood’s General Store in Maui. It’s going to be a wonderful pairing of brands.”

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Friday, June 24, 2016

69 Years Young... Happy Birthday @MickFleetwood

Happy Birthday Mick! 
Thank you so much for all you do... all you've done and all you'll continue to do for Fleetwood Mac and your fans. Enjoy your day!! 


Monday, June 20, 2016

Stevie Nicks Dedicates "Touched by an Angel" to Orlando Victims and Christina Grimmie

In the wake of the Orlando tragedies, and the shooting death of Christina Grimmie, Stevie has posted a condolence message to both on her official website along with a never before heard demo of "Touched By An Angel".

Go listen!  It's really beautiful!  Stevienicksofficial.com


Friday, June 17, 2016

Fleetwood Mac to perform a benefit concert July 28th at Dodger Stadium

Fleetwood Mac have been booked to play a special benefit concert at Dodger Stadium on July 28th at the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala.

Blue Diamond Gala Presented by
The Los Angeles Dodgers Ownership Group
July 28, 2016

Special Guests:
2016 Los Angeles Dodgers Players and Coaches

Special Recognition
Legendary Broadcaster
Vin Scully

Benefit Concert
Fleetwood Mac
Only Performance of 2016
Grandslam night of Greatest Hits
on the field at Dodger Stadium


More information: Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Gala

Friday, June 10, 2016

Fleetwood Mac's Gypsy (Early Version) Now Available on iTunes | Amazon | Spotify

The second single from the upcoming Mirage Deluxe Reissue has been released. Fleetwood Mac's "Gypsy" (Early Version) can now be downloaded at iTunes and Amazon or can be streamed at Spotify.




Hear Fleetwood Mac's Early Version of 'Gypsy'
Stevie Nicks belts on previously unissued track from new deluxe edition of 1982's 'Mirage'
Fleetwood Mac's hit 1982 album, Mirage, is set for reissue on July 29th in an expanded package that contains live tracks, early versions of familiar songs, outtakes and previously unheard studio jams. It will be available as a bare-bones remastered album, a two-CD expanded edition and a deluxe-edition box set that contains three CDs, a DVD and a vinyl LP. Preview the set below with an early version of the Stevie Nicks-sung single "Gypsy."
Rollingstone.com
Pre-order NOW on the following links!
Physical:
Deluxe (3CD/1LP/5.1 Surround Mix)
http://smarturl.it/MirageDeluxe
Expanded (2CD)
http://smarturl.it/MirageExpanded
2016 Remaster (1CD)
http://smarturl.it/MirageCD
Digital:
Deluxe
http://smarturl.it/MirageDL