Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Rolling Stone 2012 Tour Preview > 60% odds for Fleetwood Mac & Lindsey Buckingham gets his due

Tour Preview: Why 2012 Is Shaping Up to Be a Monster Year
Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Madonna and more are planning to hit the road

The ancient Mayans supposedly predicted that the world was going to end in 2012. That might explain why so many giant touring acts seem to be hitting the road next year. (They want to make their money while they still can.) Some acts like U2 and AC/DC may be taking the year off, but many of the other biggest names in the business seem to be gearing up for tours – even if they publicly refuse to admit it at this point. Here's a guide to the biggest (likely) tours of 2012.

Check out the Top 18 potential 2012 tours at Rollingstone.


Let's allow Lindsey Buckingham to comment on the possibility of Fleetwood Mac touring next year. "We're doing something for sure," the Fleetwood Mac guitarist told Rolling Stone in August. "I wouldn't be shocked if it was a tour and possibly an album. We'll have to wait and see. Nothing is on the books right now. With Fleetwood Mac, there's a lot of landmines out there politically and it's hard to get everybody on the same page at the same time – but I think this might be one of those years where everyone will want to do the same thing. Whatever that is."

Likelihood: 60 percent. This could easily move into 2013 – especially if they decide to cut an album first. Also, it was widely reported that they were going to tour stadiums with the Eagles in the summer of 2010, and that didn't happen.

100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

FINALLY! Lindsey gains some respect and makes the list.  He's at # 100!  Far to close to not being included at all... Not that these lists make any difference, but it's nice to be recognized.  He should at the very least be in the top # 50 if not top # 20.  But none the less he's included in with the all time greats... so cudos to Rollingstone for including him.  What's the criteria anyway?  

During Fleetwood Mac's hitmaking era, Lindsey Buckingham transmuted the folk music of his banjo-playing youth into stadium rock: glistening harmonized leads, crisply snapping chords and frenetic arpeggiated breakdowns. "It's not acceptable classical technique," he has said. "You do what you can to get the sound you want."

Key Tracks: "Rhiannon," "Go Your Own Way"

Check out the Top 100 at Rollingstone


Anonymous said...

AMEN! Ridiculously overdue. Almost embarrassingly.
But yes, some respect. See the man live. It will move you.

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Anonymous said...

NO Tour for Fleetwood Mac next year!! Unless they try it without Stevie Nicks and good luck with that!!
She has said more then a few times in recent interviews that she is planning to continue touring with new dates for her In Your Dreams CD next year, and possibly some other art related projects.
I love Fleetwood Mac, but without her in the mix, I cannot see much of draw.... I think there was some talk by Mick last Fall, when Stevie said no to a group tour this year, they considered going out as "The Men if Mac"., In fact I think I read it here... But nothing ever came of it.. Like I said, I love the Band, but without both or either Stevie or Christine in the mix why bother!!!

Anonymous said...

No Fleetwood Mac tour is fine with me. As long as Lindsey and Stevie keep doing solo dates I'm good.

Anonymous said...

All cognac is brandy but not all brandy is cognac. FM with Stevie = cognac, FM without Stevie = brandy. People prefer cognac. That is just the way it is.

Anonymous said...

Not gonna happen.
But I would love to see a small venue tour with Fleetwood McVie and Buckingham. An entire set with songs like Not That Funny would be amazing.

Anonymous said...

Way the f*** too low on the list!!!!Nice to see him on it but considering some of the names ahead of him it is as always he gets no respect!!!As far as him being overrated how can you be overrated when you never get rated!!!!I mean curt cobain come on and has bruce springsteen ever played a lead, maybe but certainly not anything to remember!!!!

Practicing Nicksavist said...

This list is generated to piss off as many people as it pleases. Some of the choices can not be defended, such as Cobain and I'm sure The Edge is listed even though he relies entirely on effects to compensate for his limited skill set. Youtube is littered with videos that pull back the curtain on his "playing." Lindsey uses his bare fingers while some of these guys are all thumbs. Charo can outplay most of these guys.

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