Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Year In Review: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks | Lindsey Buckingham

Happy New Year
On this day, New Years Eve 1974/75 Mick Fleetwood asks Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks to join Fleetwood... and there changed their lives.. and ours!

Healthy, Happy wishes to everyone in Fleetwood Mac, past and present... 

2011 Highlights:

I was going to put together a "Highlights of 2011" post today similar to what I did last year on New Years Eve to sum up the year. Once I started to go through the over 1,400 posts on the site from 2011 I realized this WHOLE YEAR was basically a hi-light (with a few low-lights) and an absolute dream for Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham fans.  The spill over from 2010 when both new albums from Stevie and Lindsey were announced to be released in 2011 made this a year like no other.  Even Mick and John showed up in the mix of all things Stevie and Lindsey.  

With new albums/DVD's coming out it seemed like everyday there was something exciting happening.  All the Dave Stewart tweets about the making of Stevie's album from 2010 carried on in 2011 giving us tidbits of info about videos & Documentary making - which made for some exciting following along, all the press Stevie and Lindsey did, radio interviews, the multiple TV appearances from both, the Glee episode and effect on Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey's Awards, new official videos from each, Lindsey's Live DVD Release - plus tours. First Stevie toured with Rod Stewart in the US and UK, then solo with Michael Grimm, Stevie's Birthday Bash show in L.A., Lindsey's tour all over the US and Canada and Stevie ending the year in Australia with Dave Stewart & Brian McFadden.  All this just made it a little overwhelming to consider such a post - I could go on for days.  

If you were there for the ride this year, it's been fun. If you are just checking in I've compiled a list of links below for you to sift through if you like.  Of course 2011 wasn't a complete breeze, there were bumps along the way for both... but all in all, I think they both succeeded in delivering what many believe to be their finest albums to date, and some really exciting live shows and events!

Thank you to all the live show reviewers, all the album and single reviewers and thank you to all the great photographers (professional or amateur) that photographed the shows.  It was a pleasure reading and looking at your work, good or bad.  With out you, this site would be pointless.

Here's hoping 2012 is as exciting as 2011.  Have fun!

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Review: Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow" "It cascades, works up a rhythm, thumps & thrashes"

The Dallas Morning News December 31, 2011

Top 10 Albums of 2011 - TMAK World Style #5 Lindsey Buckingham - "Seeds We Sow"

Top 10 Albums of 2011 - TMAK World Style 

#5 Lindsey Buckingham - "Seeds We Sow" The two front line personalities in Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks are comfortable revisiting their fabled Rumours glory when The Mac go on tour every few years. In their down time....

For the rest and the full top 10 of 2011 check out T Mak World

Friday, December 30, 2011

Street Sounds: Fleetwood frontman farms a winner - Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow" Review

Despite fronting a mega-band in his off-time, singer/guitarist Lindsay Buckingham excels in under-the-radar releases.

Seeds We Sow is Buckingham’s sixth solo album and it offers a glimpse into the musician’s creative drive. He doesn’t let his high profile alter his style.

There are Mac-isms throughout Seeds We Sow, but they’re representations of Buckingham’s personality, not derivative attempts at past creations.  Illumination and That’s The Way Love Goes are pieces of classic Buckingham-influenced Fleetwood Mac, fueled by the guitarist’s slightly wild edge.

The stately guitar work of Buckingham marks him as a premier stylist; a heavy hitter who’s also a singer/songwriter of some renown.

Guitarist/singer? Singer/songwriter? Singer who plays guitar? All of these and more.

Buckingham’s one-two punch carries over onto his instrument of choice. His spidery acoustic lines crackle along at a manic, angular pace (Stars Are Crazy, Rock Away Blind) that’s at home in Appalachia.

His soaring and skewed electric work is singular and unpredictable and hasn’t showed signs of rust. 

One Take updates Buckingham’s borderline frenzy against a straight ahead rhythm that’s cliché but tough.

There’s an under-current that mixes the melodic sunburst of The Beach Boys with the suggestive imagery of ‘80’s era Dylan and late ‘60’s Leonard Cohen.

When She Comes Down and Gone Too Far float this direction into both corners and She Smiled Sweetly connects the two sonic dots with cool logic.

Seeds We Sow = passion + precision.

By Dean Gordon-Smith

Thursday, December 29, 2011

TOP 10 BEST OF 2011: Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" # 9

Top 10 Records You May Have Missed While You Were Listening To Bon Iver
9: Stevie Nicks / In Your Dreams
In Your Dreams, Stevie Nicks‘ first truly great solo album since 1981’s Bella Donna, boasts one of the most ridiculous and simultaneously beautiful songs she’s ever sang. If you know the record already, I’m sure you can guess which track I’m talking about. It’s “Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)” and if you’re unfamiliar, well then I’ll just say it, it’s a love song about two star crossed vampires. It is wildly absurd and yet Nicks pulls it off and it becomes the record’s most memorable moment not because of its subject matter, but because of its gorgeous chorus. The rest of the record more than lives up to the high of “Moonlight”, becoming one of the most surprisingly cool records released this year. If you bypassed In Your Dreams because you thought it was a disposable late period record from a 70’s relic, rethink your position and get lost in it’s dreamy sweep.

Words by Patrick Driscoll
Full Top 10 at

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Exciting News for Stevie Nicks Fans... YOU could be in her documentary!

"In Your Dreams" Documentary Fan Video Submission

Weapons of Mass Entertainment is looking for an additional element to compliment the nearly complete In Your Dreams Documentary... They are looking for fan submitted video clips telling Stevie what she or the album "In Your Dreams" mean to you.  This is an exciting opportunity for anyone really, but most especially Stevie's fans!  Your video, which Stevie will likely see in the selection process could be included in the documentary!  So get crackin'...and get filming...  

Deadline for fan video submissions is 
FEBRUARY 1, 2012

Full details at Stevie's official website The Nicksfix

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Chart Update: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks + Some GREAT Amazon Deals!

Published by @Nickslive for Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews

Australian Charts - December 26, 2011
(Previous week in parenthesis)

Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks continue to sell well into Christmas in Australia. One title drops off the catalogue chart this week Fleetwood Mac's "Greatest Hits" which re-entered last week at #49.  All others pretty much hold their ground from the week prior.

Top 100 Albums Chart
# 37 (38) Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"
# 82 (74) Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of"

Top 50 Catalogue Chart
#  3 ( 5) Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"
# 11 ( 8) Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of"
# 47 (50) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

 Australia Top 40 DVD Chart
# 32 (34) Fleetwood Mac "The Dance"

UK Charts - December 17, 2011

UK Top 40 Catalogue Chart
# 31 (26) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

Also... Check out these great after Christmas Deals at Amazon!
Full albums available for $5.99 or less! 

MP3 Downloads
Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow" (includes 2 bonus tracks not found anywhere else) $4.99
Lindsey Buckingham steller 1992 album "Out of the Cradle"  $5.00
Dave Stewart "The Blackbird Diaries" (Stevie appears on "Cheaper Than Free") $5.00
Buddy Holly "Listen To Me: Buddy Holly" (Stevie appears on "Not Fade Away") $4.99
Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" $5.99


Monday, December 26, 2011

Best Concert Photos 2011 - Stevie Nicks / Rod Stewart Chicago, 2011

Soundspike have compiled what they believe to be the best 100 photos from the nearly 11,000 concert shots published this year.  Stevie Nicks with Rod Stewart made the list at # 87 with the above from Chicago in April, 2011.

Full list at Soundspike Photo by: Daniel Boczarski

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Review: Lindsey Buckingham has lived a charmed life "Songs From The Small Machine"

A really wonderfully written review of Lindsey's "Songs From The Small Machine" 
by: Gary Pig Gold

"For all intents and purposes, Lindsey Adams Buckingham has lived a charmed life.

Raised in the comfy Bay Area opulence of 1950′s Atherton, California, a handsome, athletic golden boy suddenly and forever sidetracked by his elder brother’s Elvis and Buddy Holly 45s. He quit the school water polo team, moved with his guitar into a local hotshot band called Fritz, left for L.A. with their singer Stevie, produced with her the magnificently understated Buckingham Nicks album, was soonafter asked to join Fleetwood Mac with whom he helped craft a 40-million-plus-selling album called Rumours and, by 1978 at the age of twenty-nine finally found himself at the very tip-top of his game.

For all intents and purposes, that is."
Read the full review here

Xmas Eve Mick Fleetwood & Neil Sedaka LAX

MICK FLEETWOOD & NEIL SEDAKA When David Met Goliath ...

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Two music titans came face-to-face at LAX on Xmas Eve ... Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) and Neil Sedaka (ask your parents) ... and it's clear from the video ... MICK IS HUUUUUGE!!!!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season... Stay safe, drive safely, eat lots and enjoy your family and friends! 

And a special Merry Christmas to all the members of Fleetwood Mac! 

Stevie Nicks Included in 30 Underrated List

Published by @Nickslive
Mick LaSalle today listed 30 people (so far) he thinks are underrated.... Here's what he had to say about Stevie.  Check out his full list HERE and contribute if you think he's left someone out >  (Lindsey Buckingham Guitarist/Chrstine McVie?). He's shooting for a list of 50-75 people.

"Stevie Nicks: When I was a teenager photos like the one above would make my jaw drop, and I'd just stare with devouring lust. Stevie Nicks looked like what everyone wanted their girlfriend to look like in 1976. But as a result of being so pretty, she was always written about as the lightweight of Fleetwood Mac. Lightweight? She was the best songwriter by far and put the others in the shade." 

By Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Year End Lists.... Stevie Nicks | Lindsey Buckingham Albums and Songs

Published by: @Nickslive for Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews
The Top 25 Songs of 2011
by: Rob Sheffield

10. Stevie Nicks, "Annabel Lee"
The gypsy queen comes back to tell the world who the eff she is, with a lyric by one of her hot dead rock & roll boyfriends, Edgar Allen Poe.

by: Karen 'Gilly' Laney

#3 "In Your Dreams" Stevie Nicks
The original witchy blonde songstress rates high on our top albums list this year, delivering the kind of quality record we’ve come to expect from her. Stevie’s voice is still superb and though she’s not breaking any new ground here, she’s dancing all over a foundation that she’s worked incredibly hard to maintain. The songs are strong, full of haunting imagery and have enough “ooooohs” to keep the sisters in leather and lace bowing down to the moon. Producer Dave Stewart is successful at keeping Nicks on track as she hammers out another worthy record for the wild at heart.

Top 10 Songs of 2011
by: Joe Robinson

morn #4 "Secret Love" Stevie Nicks
The first single from 'In Your Dreams,' the Fleetwood Mac singer's first solo album in 10 years. She originally wrote the tune for the band's 1977 album 'Rumours,' but it didn't make the album and has been floating around as a bootleg since. The video for 'Secret Love' features Stevie and her teen-aged goddaughter Kelly hanging out in Nicks' own house and backyard. Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart co-produced.

29-95 MUSIC
Top 10 albums of 2011
By Joey Guerra / Music Writer

10. In Your Dreams, Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams was a lovely surprise, a delicately layered collection of lush pop tunes with country and rock flourishes. Producer Dave Stewart (yes, the Eurythmics guy) plays up to Nicks’ vivid tales of ghosts, vampires and gothic romance without getting bogged down in the imagery.

Top 10 Best of 2011
by Patrick Driscoll

Top 10 Records You May Have Missed While You Were Listening To Bon Iver

9: Stevie Nicks / In Your Dreams
In Your Dreams, Stevie Nicks‘ first truly great solo album since 1981’s Bella Donna, boasts one of the most ridiculous and simultaneously beautiful songs she’s ever sang. If you know the record already, I’m sure you can guess which track I’m talking about. It’s “Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)” and if you’re unfamiliar, well then I’ll just say it, it’s a love song about two star crossed vampires. It is wildly absurd and yet Nicks pulls it off and it becomes the record’s most memorable moment not because of its subject matter, but because of its gorgeous chorus. The rest of the record more than lives up to the high of “Moonlight”, becoming one of the most surprisingly cool records released this year. If you bypassed In Your Dreams because you thought it was a disposable late period record from a 70’s relic, rethink your position and get lost in it’s dreamy sweep.

Top 10 Concerts
Small venues, classic artists make big impact
By John J. Moser

10. Rod Stewart/Stevie Nicks, April 5, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia: If there's one thing Stewart and Nicks' show proved, it's that time, indeed, marches on. While Nicks turned slower, lighter and — dare I say it, matronly — to adjust for the limitations of voice and age, Stewart barreled forward with a damn-the-torpedoes attitude that made his set far more enjoyable, faults and all.

Best Music of the year:
Top 50 Alubms of 2011
By Jaclyn Gallucci

#47.  Stevie Nicks – In Your Dreams (Reprise)
Not content to periodically reappear on tour with Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks instead found a viable creative partner with Dave Stewart and production partner Glen Ballard. Nicks came away with her first album in a decade and best solo outing to date.

Notes from the stage
by: Joey DiGuglielmo

Washington is always a big concert town — most major tours have stops here — but this year was especially teeming with gay and gay-friendly big-name musical acts. There was such an abundance of options, some evenings — like July 31 when Dolly Parton was at Wolf Trap and Britney Spears was at the Verizon Center or Sept. 1 when Stevie Nicks was at Jiffy Lube (Nissan) and Olivia Newton-John was in Baltimore — music fans had to make tough choices.

She doesn’t tear it up like she did in the old days, but what Stevie Nicks lacks in passion and grit, she’s made up for in pitch and finesse. Her “In Your Dreams Tour,” supporting her amazing 2011 new album (her first in a decade), found the Fleetwood Mac singer taking her time, giving her band plenty of chances to shine and balancing a wealth of cuts from the new album with trademark Mac and solo hits like barnburner “Edge of Seventeen” and “Rumors”-era wonder “Gold Dust Woman.”.

Top 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
by Michael Knudsen

#2 Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams
Stevie Nicks is a fucking legend, no one care argue with that. In Your Dreams is her first studio album in almost ten years, thankfully it was well worth the extremely long wait. It’s a beautifully crafted album that cuts straight to the heart, there’s something so comforting and soothing about her unique voice, if you haven’t checked out this release yet, please do yourself a favor and pick up a copy! Sadly in today’s youth-oriented world, it’s easy for Ms. Nicks to be passed over but I’m telling you this is such a solid album that’s definitely not to be missed.
Essential Tracks:

New Orleans, Italian Summer, For What It’s Worth, Secret Love, In Your Dreams

Pop music, Rock music, uncategorized, Year-end Top 10 Lists
Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2011, Rock and Pop Edition

No. 3 - LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM - SEED WE SOW: You keep waiting for Lindsey Buckingham, the old rebel, to soften into middle-aged acceptance, to conform. This wasn’t that record. Credit Buckingham for never trading true emotion for sentiment. Seeds We Sow was as hard eyed as it is musically ambitious. Makes sense. Buckingham, for all of the things he rejects, for all of the things that piss him off and make him play the guitar in a bloody-fingered rage, was never about nothingness. Buckingham’s music, in a move that belied his era, didn’t settle for cheap thrills, quick answers — or something so obvious and easy as nihilism. And, lucky for us, it still doesn’t.

The best concerts of 2011
By Marley Lynch, Sophie Harris, Hank Shteamer and Steve Smith

Lindsey Buckingham at the Town Hall, Sept 27
Supporting a strong new solo record, Fleetwood Mac’s male lead and fingerpicking demon of a guitarist proved that he still runs on pure raw-nerve emotion.—HS

The Best Cover Songs of 2011

38. Lindsey Buckingham: "She Smiled Sweetly" (The Rolling Stones cover)
Buckingham’s Seeds We Sow went top ten on the Billboard charts – not bad for a self-released album by a man in his early sixties. His take on “She Smiles Sweetly” trades the church-like hush of the Stones’ original for the quiet of a man alone in his room, always haunted after midnight. “Don’t worry,” he whispers, quoting her, and you know he feels her breath on the back of his neck, like a breeze from his beloved Pacific Ocean, and you can hear it brushing the sand from his spirit. – Patrick Robbins

Blog Critics Music Picks The Best Albums of 2011
By Glen Boyd

Kit O' Toole picks Lindsey Buckingham's Seeds We Sow
Sure, Lindsey Buckingham may be best known for his tenure with Fleetwood Mac. But his 2011 release Seeds We Sow reminds listeners of his unique gifts for songwriting and guitar picking. Whether pondering love and the universe in "Stars Are Crazy," or redemption in "End of Time" and "Gone Too Far," Buckingham impresses with his philosophical musings and sophisticated guitar work. However, he still has the penchant for writing accessible pop and rock. Only he could make anger catchy on "One Take" or the "Second Hand News" sequel "Rock Away Blind" ("I could go crazy without even trying/ Fleeing the scene of the crime," he snarls).

Instead of the slick, almost robotic arrangements of his 80s singles, Seeds We Sow showcases Buckingham at his most intimate and stripped down, revealing his raw talent. "Sliding down the karma slide/ Seems like it never ends," he sings in "End of Time." "When we get to the other side/ Maybe then we'll make amends." Is he discussing his own mortality, or our uncertain times? No matter the interpretation, Seeds We Sow perfectly showcases a superior guitarist, lyricist, and rock 'n' roll survivor. The album demonstrates that sometimes a guitar, voice, and simple arrangements can say more than a full-blown production ever could.

A-Z Best Songs of 2011

"Seeds We Sow" Lindsey Buckingham 
The lush sound of Fleetwood Mac stripped right down and laid bare. It's a haunting ode to the way the fates dictate life's path. It oozes charisma with every note, and highlights how underrated Buckingham truly is.

Best Of 2011: Singer/Songwriter
December 7, 2011

MAGNET’s Hobart Rowland picks the best singer/songwriter releases of the year.

1. RYAN ADAMS Ashes And Fire (PAX-AM/Capitol)
2. IRON & WINE Kiss Each Other Clean (Warner Bros.)
3. LIAM FINN Fomo (Yep Roc)
4. LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM Seeds We Sow (Mind Kit)
5. JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN The Deep Field (Play It Again Sam)
6. A.A. BONDY Believers (Fat Possum)
7. RICHARD BUCKNER Our Blood (Merge)
8. MATTHEW SWEET Modern Art (Missing Piece)
9. STEPHIN MERRITT Obscurities (Merge)
10. BILL CALLAHAN Apocalypse (Drag City)

Honorable-mention releases

Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow"
Along with my wife, I awakened to Fleetwood Mac in a major way in 2011. The 1975 self-titled album, Rumours and Tusk have been on constant rotation this year (especially the breathtaking "Crystal", which I've started to think of as proto–Will Oldham). I loved Buckingham's fierce live show, and Seeds We Sow, the solo record he supported at that gig

Read the rest here

Best of 2011: Songs of the year
by: Mike Long, Reverb writer

10. Washed Out, “Amor Fati”
9. Lykke Li, “Get Some”
8. Real Estate, “Out Of Tune”
7. A.A. Bondy, “Rte. 28/Believers”
6. Tennis, “Long Boat Pass”
5. Lindsey Buckingham, “Gone Too Far”
4. Antlers, “No Widows”
3. Smith Westerns, “Weekend”
2. Shapes Have Fangs,”The Desert (Has A Place For You)”
1. Adele, “I’ll Be Waiting”

Year-End Lists 2011: Jon's Picks
by Jon Rogers

Top 10 Personal Musical Discoveries in 2011
Lindsey Buckingham was actually a pretty amazing songwriter.  Go ahead and laugh if you must, or try to deny it. But unless you’ve fully digested his songs on Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk or his 1981 solo debut Law And Order, your argument is completely meaningless to me. Discovering these two albums this year made me revisit the other Buckingham-era Fleetwood Mac albums I had only casually listened to in the past (while trying to ignore the nagging feeling that I kind of liked them), and like almost everyone else who is around age 30 and unafraid of being labeled “tasteless”, realized that those albums are incredible, largely due to Buckingham’s songs. In any case, I still hate the theme song to National Lampoon’s Vacation, but I plan to seek out whatever else I can find.

The Top 25 Rock Albums of 2011
by Rhapsody Editorial

7. Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow"
There's something timeless about Lindsey Buckingham's musical vision. Much of this has to do with his fingerpicking and voice; neither has aged all that much since he joined Fleetwood Mac back in the mid-'70s. Recorded and released by the man himself, the thoroughly enjoyable Seeds We Sow feels particularly youthful. Numerous tracks, including "That's the Way Love Goes" and "End of Time," don't sound too different from much of what passes for modern indie pop. He closes out the record with a nice rendition of "She Smiled Sweetly," a deep track from The Rolling Stones' Between the Buttons. [J.F.]

Top 10 Music Blu-Rays
by Steve Guttenberg

Lindsey Buckingham
“Songs From the Small Machine – Live in L.A.”

This show from earlier this year looks and sounds great, definitely the sort of thing you’ll want to play to wow your audiophile or home theater pals. The opening tunes feature just Buckingham alone on stage, singing and playing guitar, and you really hear his sound filling the old theater. When the rest of the band joins Buckingham the recording’s hard-hitting dynamic range struts its stuff. The set list includes his solo and Fleetwood Mac tunes. The theater’s ambience and the appreciative crowd’s cheers sound utterly natural coming from the surround channels.

Favorite Rock Albums of 2011
by: AMG Staff

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – The Tao of the Dead
Brett Anderson – Black Rainbows
Arctic Monkeys – Suck It and See
The Black Keys – El Camino
Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing
Lindsey Buckingham – Seeds We Sow
Duran Duran – All You Need Is Now
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
John Wesley Harding – The Sound of His Own Voice
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
Joe Henry – Reverie
The Jayhawks – Mockingbird Time [pictured]
John Paul Keith – The Man That Time Forgot
The Kills – Blood Pressures
Nick Lowe – The Old Magic
Radiohead – The King of Limbs
Paul Simon – So Beautiful or So What
Urge Overkill – Rock & Roll Submarine
Tom Waits – Bad As Me

A2G’s Top 21 Songs of 2011
BY: g

“In Our Own Time” by Lindsey Buckingham.  Lindsey Buckingham just gets better with age.  On his latest album “Seeds We Sow,” the songs range from reflective ballads to the rockin’ anthem “In Our Own Time,” which assets, “It wouldn’t make any difference.  We crossed the line.  From the fire we will rise again.  In our own time.”  It’s such an empowering anthem!  It was a toss up between this song and “Stars Are Crazy,” which is a reflective look at questioning yourself.

Win a Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours' LP Signed by Mick Fleetwood

Still waiting on a new Fleetwood Mac tour? Join the club. Members of the legendary rock group have said that they'll be on the road next year, but we've still yet to hear any concrete plans.

But oh well. It's the holiday season, and that means Spinner has some gifts for you. This time, we're giving away two vinyl copies of the band's 1977 landmark album 'Rumours' and the best part is that they're signed by drummer Mick Fleetwood.

Giveaway rules: To enter the giveaway, follow @Spinner on Twitter and retweet this tweet about Mick Fleetwood and Nicole Atkins' "Off the Record" video with the hashtag #giveaway. 

Mick Fleetwood and @NicoleAtkins bond over blues, tequila and -- yep -- dildos: #giveaway

Or, you can just leave a comment on SPINNER about your favorite part of the video on the site or email us at The giveaway begins at 5PM Eastern Time ("ET") on December 21, 2011 and ends at 6PM ET on December 28, 2011. One winner will be chosen at random and notified on December 29, 2011 via a Twitter DM or via email. Be sure to read the official contest rules. Good luck!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Charts | Tour Stats - Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac

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Not much this year in the way of published tour data for Stevie Nicks.  Here are a handful of dates published for the In Your Dreams Tour... The latest two published being Sydney and Newcastle, Australia.

Australia really seems to embrace all things Fleetwood Mac!... Helps to have one of the key members of the band tour... Plus a little TV promotion can go a long way in selling albums.

Both Stevie and Fleetwood Mac remain on various charts in the country with 3 new titles re-entering the charts in the lead up to Christmas.

Australia - Top 100 Albums Chart 12/19/11
(Previous week in parenthesis)
# 38 (30) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 74 (65) Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions: The Very Best Of

Australia - Top 50 Catalogue Chart 12/19/11
# 05 (02) Fleetwood Mac - The very Best Of
# 08 (10) Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions: The Very Best Of
# 49 (RE) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 50 (RE) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Australia - Top 40 Music DVD Chart 12/19/11
# 34 (RE) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Video: "Its So Easy" Stevie Nicks Covers Buddy Holly Live!

Published by @Nickslive: for Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews 
Not gonna lie... I love Stevie's version of this song!!
(Taken from the Buddy Holly Tribute Concert that's airing on PBS this month) 
Stevie Nicks Buddy Holly

Friday, December 16, 2011

Send Stevie Nicks a Christmas Greeting via

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Send Stevie Nicks a Christmas Greeting

Every year The Nickfix gives fans the opportunity to send Stevie a Christmas greeting... Head on over to Stevie's official website to leave your message.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

374 Live Photos - Stevie Nicks, Cincinnati, OH + Lindsey Buckingham Shots...

 Published by @Nickslive for Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews

Rewind... Photos from earlier this year... 
 I don't recall seeing either batch of these... Nice shots!

Stevie Nicks Live in Cincinnati, OH
August 20, 2011
374 Photos by Sue Kilanski
A bit of an overload on photos... But there are some pretty great shots

Lindsey Buckingham Live in San Francisco
October 19, 2011
Photos by Harold Barker 
(Included in the gallery are shots from Lindsey's 2007 Mountain Winery show in Saratoga, CA)

Torrey DeVitto talks about appearing in Stevie Nicks' "Moonlight" Video

Q&A with Torrey DeVitto on her new "Vampire Diaries" role. During the interview she was asked about her appearance in Stevie's "Moonlight a Vampires Dream" Video.

Full interview on Wetpaint

You recently played violin on Stevie Nick’s song  “Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)" on her recent album In Your Dreams. How did that come about?

I grew up playing violin and before I even knew I wanted to act, I always thought that violin was my path in life and that was what I was going to do. And then when I got into acting when I was 15, 16 I still kept up with my violin.

[Stevie Nicks] knew that I played; she’s one of my mom’s best friends, so I’ve known her for a really long time. This song was really close to her, and she was like, ‘I want you to play this and you to play this only.’ So I played for her and we worked together and it was a lot of fun.


Review: Stevie Nicks "NICKS Still Grand Bella Donna" (Hobart Tasmania)

Published by @Nickslive of for Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews

NICKS Still Grand Bella Donna
AGE has done little to diminish the popularity and raw musical power of rock and roll royal Stevie Nicks.

Thousands of Tasmanians flocked to the Derwent Entertainment Centre last night to see the 63-year-old former Fleetwood Mac member perform her In Your Dreams tour.

Support acts Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame and Brian McFadden kept the packed house of almost 4,000 fans warmed up before Nicks took to the stage for a performance lasting nearly two hours.

Were you there? How did you rate the show?

Last night marked the end of Nicks's Australian tour, having played 10 shows in the past month.

To mark the end of the tour, Stewart was invited to share the stage with Nicks for a specialsend-off combiningboth bands.

Fleetwood Mac fans, old and new, were kept happy as Nicks rolled through a selection of the band's hits many of which she penned in the 1970s.

The retrospective was a nostalgic reminder to older fans and cemented her status as one of the all-time greats.

The show also featured songs from her latest, and seventh, solo album released 30 years after her acclaimed 1981 record Bella Donna.

Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album Rumours charged back in to the Australian charts at No. 2 this year after being featured on hit TV show Glee.

Fans were undeterred by tickets that ranged from $145 to $165.

Sunday Tasmanian

Monday, December 12, 2011

Review: Stevie Nicks - Canberra, Australia "Nicks was very engaging on stage"

Stevie Nicks Live in Canberra 
AIS Arena, Canberra December 7, 2011 
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Stevie Nicks proved that beyond a doubt, she’s still got it.

There are few events in Canberra that draw a crowd of several thousand, with representatives from across generations, occupations, suburbs and sub-cultures, but Stevie Nicks’ solo show at AIS Arena was definitely one of them.

The atmosphere at the AIS was humming with electricity. By the time the esteemed songstress herself took to the stage, the crowd were literally jumping with excitement, leaping to their feet to greet Nicks with a standing ovation.

Immediately launching into a rendition of classic hit Stand Back, Nicks proved that she still has the husky voice and sultry moves of her youth, delivering the crowd favourite with gusto.

What ensued was a mixture of old hits, Fleetwood Mac favourites and tracks of Nicks’ new album In Your Dreams, co-written with Dave Stewart who appeared on stage intermittently to play guitar during his songs.

Full Review at Faster Louder

Photos: Stevie Nicks - Melbourne, AU

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Sidney Myer Music Bowl - November 19, 2011
Photos by Rayleelee 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Review: Lindsey Buckingham "Songs From The Small Machine"

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Eagle Rock Unleashes Classic Rock Concerts on Blu-ray
Fans of Fleetwood Mac undoubtedly know Lindsey Buckingham. He, with Stevie Nicks, joined the band in time for them to become monster hit makers in the 1970’s. He’s a heckuva guitarist in his own right and has a good singing voice, too.

I was never a Mac fan (heck, I’m writing this on a PC!) so wasn’t too interested in this disc, but I’m glad I watched it. Buckingham does songs from his Mac and non-Mac career, peppering the concert with anecdotes shared with the audience.  The show kicks off with some acoustic performances, and then his band joins him for most of the rest of the disc. Songs include “Shut us Down,” “Go Insane,” “Trouble,” “Never Going Back Again,” “Big Love,” “Tusk,” “Stars are Crazy,” “End of Time,” “That’s the Way Love Goes,” “Go Your Own Way,” and “Seeds We Sow.”

Alas, once again the video here isn’t as good as Eagle Rock’s best, with a lack of detail on longer shots (though close ups are good). And as usual, you get the three choices of audio tracks and, as usual, the DTS-HD is the best, offering a beautiful mix.  There’s no center channel on tap, though; this is a four channel presentation.

by: Jim Bray

Available at $15.49

Scheduled to be released on February 7th (for the first time on Blu-ray) Lindsey's 2005 Soundstage Performance titled "Lindsey Buckingham Live"  This show was recorded during a break on the Say You Will Tour in 2003 - and really is a must have... The sound on this is spectacular in this small setting.

Pre-orders available through Amazon with a nice price: $14.99

Song List: 
Someone's Gonna Change Your Mind
Big Love
Go Insane
Down on the Rodeo
Red Rover
Never Going Back Again
Say Goodbye
Murrow Turning Over In His Grave
Go Your Own Way

Videos: "Rock N Roll" and "Edge of 17" Stevie Nicks Live in Sydney, AU 11/29/11

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A couple of really great video captures of Stevie live in Sydney, Australia November 29, 2011. Stevie and the band sound and look awesome as usual!  Stevie looks like she's sporting either a new Rock N Roll Top Hat or its a new feather attachment thing...Either way, looks great... The hat seems a little more stable on her head then the hats from previous tours with the long white feather.  She dedicates this song to XFactor Australia's Reese Mastin.  This was the only performance of the song on the Australian tour... So Sydney, you got a bonus!

Also - "Edge of Seventeen" with Rhiannon & Leather and Lace links included. 

ALSO AVAILABLE at these links:
Rhiannon | Leather and Lace

Photos: Stevie Nicks | Dave Stewart | Brian McFadden - Canberra

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Photo Gallery: 
Stevie Nicks | Dave Stewart | Brian McFadden
Canberra, AU December 7, 2011 
36 Photos by Snapshotsofthoughts View Gallery 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Auction Winner Questions Stevie Nicks Autographed Poster

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Really? Someone questioned this?
Apparently, the person that won one of the 2011 Fillmore posters, from Stevie's two shows earlier this year, that she autographed and auctioned off to benefit Mike Campbell's Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund questioned the validity of Stevie's signature. The situation was brought to Stevie's attention and she sent in a note to her website The Nicksfix addressing the situation... Check it out. (scroll down the page a bit for the 2 page pdf file)

The Auction was run by Mike Campbell from the Heartbreakers back in early November to benefit "Mike Campbell's Rock The Dogs Rock and Roll Holiday Auction".  Stevie's items raised a load of money for the fund... Here are the two signed items.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Stevie Nicks | Fleetwood Mac - Billboard Year End Charts

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Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac make Billboard Magazine's Year End Charts.  

Click here for a complete listing of all charts compiled by Billboard.

Billboard Magazine calculates the sales year from December to November so a lot of the big sellers from last December make this years list.  All sales are based on Soundscan data.

Top Rock Albums
Year-End top-selling albums across all rock genres, ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

# 45 - Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams"

Top Catalog Albums
Year-End top-selling albums across all genres that are at least 18-months old. ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

# 47 - Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

On Other Charts:
(Previous week in parenthesis)

UK Top 40 Catalogue Chart - December 10, 2011
# 21 - Fleetwood Mac "Rumours".

Australia Top 100 Albums Chart - December 5, 2011
# 24 (25) - Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"
# 52 (44) - Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions… The Very Best Of"

Australia Top 50 Catalogue Chart - December 5, 2011
#  1 (1)  - Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"
#  7 (5)  - Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions… The Very Best Of"