Monday, August 22, 2016

Empire of the Sun "Two Vines" Album feat. contribution from Lindsey Buckingham

Empire of the Sun Recruit Lindsey Buckingham for New LP

Fleetwood Mac guitarist, Wendy Melvoin of Prince's Revolution group featured on electro-pop duo's third album 'Two Vines'

Empire of the Sun will release their third studio album, Two Vines, on October 28th via Astralwerks. The album, which follows 2013's Ice on the Dune, features contributions from Fleetwood Mac singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, Wendy Melvoin (from Prince's Revolution band), and David Bowie collaborators Henry Hey (piano) and Tim Lefebvre (bass). The group will release its first single "High and Low" on Wednesday. 

Full article at Rollingstone

Monday, August 08, 2016

Pre-order "Roadies" Soundtrack, receive instant download of Lindsey Buckingham's "Big Love" (Live)


Featuring some of the best in music, the Roadies Official Soundtrack album (“Music From the

SHOWTIME Original Series”) is ready for pre-order.

The pre-order unlocks instant downloads of the previously released tracks Lindsey Buckingham’s “Big Love” (Live), Reignwolf’s “Are You Satisfied?” (Live), My Morning Jacket’s “The First Time” (Studio Recording), Lucius’ “Born Again Teen” (Live), “Longest Days” (Live) by John Mellencamp and, starting today “Feeling Ok (Live), by Best Coast.

It arrives in stores everywhere and online Friday August 26, but make sure to pre-order it HERE first! 

TRACKLISTING:
1. I Wish I Was Sober (Roadies Remix) – Frightened Rabbit ft. Mike McCready
2. Are You Satisfied? (Live) – Reignwolf
3. Big Love (Live) – Lindsey Buckingham
4. The First Time – My Morning Jacket
5. Born Again Teen (Live) – Lucius
6. Longest Days (Live) – John Mellencamp
7. Feeling OK (Live) – Best Coast
8. Simple Man (Live) – Machine Gun Kelly
9. You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (Live) – Phantogram
10. All We Ever Knew (Live Soundcheck) – The Head And The Heart
11. They Are All In Love (Live) – Jim James
12. Sayonara Judge (Live) – Robyn Hitchcock
13. Willin’ (Live) – Jackson Browne & Lucius ft. Greg Leisz
14. A Little Crazy (Live) – Nicole Atkins
15. The Healing (Live) – Gary Clark Jr.
16. Man of the Hour (Live) – Eddie Vedder

Republic Records

Sheryl Crow's new album includes Stevie Nicks collaboration


Although she's given up touring for the time being, she's currently working on a new album with collaborators Keith Richards, Willie Nelson, Stevie Nicks and others.

Sheryl said: 'A year ago I told my kids I wasn't touring anymore. I had been touring since 1987. The kids have been all over the world. They were so mad when I told them no more.

'It's been good for me to just be bored and creative, to be present. In the meantime, I've made a record with friends, hopefully out in the beginning of next year: Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson...'


Full article at Daily Mail

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Mick Fleetwood Interview... Talks Maui Gallery, Future of Fleetwood Mac and New Music

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As far as Fleetwood Mac is concerned, you guys wrapped up a world tour – your first in more than a decade with Christine McVie back in the fold – a little less than a year ago. What does the future hold for the band?

Well, we're all dedicated to getting together about a year or so from now and going and doing another two years of touring all over the world, probably. And we also have a huge amount of recorded music. A huge amount. None of it's with Stevie. Or very little. Some of it is very, very old stuff that Lindsey maybe did with her years and years ago. We're not quite sure what will happen with it. But you know, doing this band is a huge investment. We're only off the road for less than a year, and when you add in the time it takes to put a tour together, do rehearsals, get it up and running, the whole thing, it's three years that you don't do anything else. And Stevie has her own life and career and I think … you know, she just doesn't want to spend the time right now. And we're quietly saddened about that but also I sort of understand.

Do you think there will be a new record?

I really don't know. The hope was that there was going to be. I do know that when Christine came back, she came back with a bag full of goods. She fucking wrote up a storm. She and Lindsey could probably have a mighty strong duet album if they want. In truth I hope it will come to more than that.

So nothing's planned ... but it could happen.

There's always a "could happen" [laughs]. But one thing that's for sure — there really are dozens of songs. And they're really good. And so you think, "Shit, I don't want it to be that, decades later, when we're all pushing up daisies, someone hears this stuff and goes, 'Well, that should have come out!'" So we'll see.

Full interview by Richard Bienstock at Rollingstone

Friday, July 29, 2016

Fleetwood Mac Benefit Concert Live at Dodger Stadium July 28, 2016

Fleetwood Mac Benefit Concert Live at Dodger Stadium July 28, 2016

Photos: Los Angeles Dodgers - Instagram
Fleetwood Mac performed live for the first and only time in 2016 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala Presented by The Los Angeles Dodgers Ownership Group. They played their main setlist with Don't Stop being the last song which is typically part of the encore. It was reported that about 1,500 people were in attendance. They sounded a little rusty after not performing live for a while - but none the less great! 

Setlist:
01. The Chain
02. You Make Loving Fun
03. Dreams
04. Second Hand News
05. Rhiannon
06. Everywhere
07. Bleed to Love Her
08. Tusk
09. Sara
10. Say You Love Me
11. Big Love
12. Landslide
13. Never Going Back Again
14. Think About Me
15. Gypsy
16. Little Lies
17. Gold Dust Woman
18. I'm So Afraid
19. Go Your Own Way
20. Don't Stop

Watch the show from Tom Hall's perspective on Periscope

Part 1 (33:27min)

Part 2 (1hr 14min)

On Snapchat check out: inspirer.life and John Mayer: johnthekangaroo for more footage.

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