For Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks it was especially busy.... But Lindsey and John didn't completely disappear from the radar - even former band member Christine McVie popped up a couple of times. Here are some hi-lights I've put together of 2010... I think I've got everything... Here's hoping for an even MORE exciting year ahead... Happy New Year Everyone!
Happy New Year Fleetwood Mac!
Jan 11th: Press Release announcing the release of "Blue Again" the companion DVD to the Grammy Nominated "Blue Again" Live CD.
It was announced the Mick Fleetwood would be presenting during the pre-Grammy Award telecast along with Colbie Caillat. Mick who was nominated in the Blues Category would go on to lose in his category.
Jan 11th: Pollstar publish year end tour results and Fleetwood Mac placed #13 on the Top 50 Worldwide Concert Tours for 2009 grossing $84.9 million.
Jan 13th: It was confirmed by Timothy B. Schmidt that after months of much speculation and Rumours... FLEETWOOD MAC and THE EAGLES are not touring together in the summer of 2010. The Eagles subsequently ended up doing some stadium shows with The Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban.
Jan 27th: A not so surprising confirmation by US Magazine confirmed that Stevie Nicks would be performing at the 2010 Grammy's. Just days later it was revealed it would be a duet with Taylor Swift on Rhiannon.
Jan 29th: The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band plays a benefit at The House of Blues in Hollywood Jan 28th.
THE MICK FLEETWOOD BLUES BAND BEGINS A STRING OF AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES
The tour would run through Feb and Mar - some dates alone, others backing up Michael McDonald and Boss Skaggs.
Feb 11th: It was announced on Twitter by Michelle Branch that Stevie was producing the singer singing "Say You Love Me for a Fleetwood Mac tribute album that we've heard very little about since.
Feb 28th: Dave Stewart of Eurythmics announced to the world that he wrote a great song with Stevie Nicks and when asked about a new album, he said that's a possibility. The rest is as they say is history as the album has been recorded and produced and is currently making the rounds to industry insiders for first listens...
Mar 5th: It was announced by Dave Stewart that he would be posting a snippet of a duet between himself and Stevie on Friday March 5th. Subsequently Dave came through with a clip of "Everybody Loves You".
Mar 7th: Saturday Night Live kept up their skit "What Up With That" through out the 09-10 season that features Bill Hader playing Lindsey Buckingham.
Mar 22nd: Rarely photographed candidly, Stevie Nicks tries to avoid the prying eyes of the camera.
Mar 28th: AN IDYLLIC village is being shaken by a row between a retired rock star and one of Big Brother’s most notorious contestants. It was reported in the UK Express that Christine McVie joined a Consortium to buy fields next to a river that runs through her village to prevent development.
Mar 29th: Late March saw the release of current photos of Christine McVie who virtually hasn't been seen by the public since roughly 2004.
Mar 31st: Candid photo of Stevie Nicks surfaces.
Apr 2nd: Dates started popping up on various ticketing sites showing that Mick Fleetwood's Blues Band would be opening for ZZ Top in the fall of 2010. They subsequently ended up not touring together as ZZ Top ended up agreeing to a chunK of opening spots on Tom Petty's summer/fall tour.
Apr 16th: The first dates of Stevie's short August, 2010 tour start showing up on ticket sites. Tickets for the 4 shows (Lake Tahoe,NV Santa Barbara, CA Verona,NY Atlantic City, NJ) she would perform in August (5 including one corporate Las Vegas show) would eventually go on sale in May.
April 17th: It's revealed that Jana Anderson won't be singing backup for Stevie on any up-coming shows... She's included for future Mac shows,but not part of Stevie's line-up.
Apr 23rd: Mick reveals in an interview that Stevie is working with Don Was on a contry version of the Rumours album producing country artists.
Apr 24th: The Fray guitarist Dave Welsh mentions a Buddy Holly Tribute Album that includes Stevie Nicks. It would be months later that we find she did in fact record with Peter Asher a Buddy Holly song "Not Fade Away". The album is yet to be released.
- Stevie Nicks sings "Not Fade Away" It was eventually confirmed by Peter Asher himself that Stevie would be singing "Not Fade Away".
Apr 24th: Mick Fleetwood makes a cameo appearance in the Maui shot film "Get A Job".
Apr 29th: Stevie contributes to Time Magazines "The 2010 Time 100" with an article about Taylor Swift and her song writing.