Friday, November 30, 2012

"This is 40" Record Release Party: Lindsey Buckingham Performs Live Dec 11th - The Roxy in Hollywood

Graham Parker & The Rumour At The Roxy Dec 11th
Lindsey Buckingham and Ryan Adams to Perform Solo Acoustic Sets

Graham Parker & The Rumour will play their first LA show together in 30+ years December 11 at The Roxy, celebrating the release of their new album 'Three Chords Good."

Also appearing will be Lindsey Buckingham and Ryan Adams, each performing an exclusive intimate acoustic set. Both Buckingham and Adams are featured on the 'This Is 40' film soundtrack (out Dec. 11 on Capitol Records) and Graham Parker & The Rumour are featured throughout the film, which was directed by Judd Apatow and stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. The 'This Is 40' soundtrack also features Paul McCartney, Norah Jones, Wilco, Fiona Apple, and others.

The Roxy Theatre presents
Graham Parker & The Rumor: "This Is 40" Record Release Party
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 8:05 PM PST (8:00 PM Doors)
Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA

Special acoustic sets by Lindsey Buckingham and Ryan Adams.

Tickets (General Admission): $30.00 and available at Ticketweb

Lindsey Buckingham Ready For Fleetwood Mac Return in 2013

Lindsey Buckingham is ready to get back into Fleetwood Mac in the coming year, but he was happy to go his own way in 2012. 
by Gary Graff
Billboard Magazine

Though he expected the band to be working this year rather than in 2013 -- it held off to allow Stevie Nicks more time to support her "In Your Dreams" album -- Buckingham took the opportunity to stage his first completely solo concerts, which have been captured on the new digital album "Lindsey Buckingham: One Man Show." "It's been an experiment on any number of levels," Buckingham tells Billboard. "It was not something I had an agenda to do, but I'd been kind of thinking about i for awhile. After Fleetwood Mac's plans got shuffled around, I had a chance to try something new, and this is what it was. I'm always looking for something that's slightly outside of my comfort zone whenever I can." 

"Buckingham says he's looking forward to doing more one-man shows and expanding their repertoire, but his focus is turning to Fleetwood Mac, which is expected to announce its 2013 tour dates soon, with, he says, a likely early April start."

Buckingham, who had toured with his own band in 2011, acknowledges that the one-man show "was kind of odd the first couple of nights; I kept looking around to see where everybody else was. But that fell away, and I think it really did turn into a real focal point for the audience, where there was nothing else up there but me so they could really zoom in on what was going on. I always talk about looking for the center, and I think this was an obvious extension of that."

Particularly intriguing, Buckingham adds, was using technology to layer additional guitar parts into several of the songs during the shows. "When I came to a moment of clarity where I realized I was going to want to do 'Go Your Own Way' or 'So Afraid,' and the logical conclusion is you've got to be able to hit a pedal or have a loop or have a guitar part coming in," he explains. "You're not fooling anybody in doing that. You're not trying to pretend it's not there. But it kind of caps off the concept of this (one-man show) idea. I think that's the point where the show really kinda completes itself." And bloopers, he says, have not been an issue. "It's been pretty seamless for the most part. It's just a matter of keeping your eye on the ball as things are going. You'd think that because you're so exposed there'd be more of that, but so far that hasn't happened."

Buckingham says he's looking forward to doing more one-man shows and expanding their repertoire, but his focus is turning to Fleetwood Mac, which is expected to announce its 2013 tour dates soon, with, he says, a likely early April start. "I'm looking forward to it," Buckingham says. "I get to go out there and try these other things on my own, and the more that defines me as an individual and the more it tends to differ from the Fleetwood Mac experience, then the more I'm able to just let the group thing go where it's gonna go."

And, he says, that may include some new music. Buckingham says he, drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie convened earlier this year in his home studio and "sat down and tracked some stuff," which he's recently shown to Nicks for her input. "We may be able to organize something -- I wouldn't think a whole album, but possibly something before we hit the road or, if not then, possibly something a little more extensive after the tour, depending on what everybody wants to do," Buckingham says. "The material is quite good, but we have to get everybody on the same page with that, and we'll see where it goes."

There's more to this... Check out the full article at

"40 - 50 Fleetwood Mac dates in the United States"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Stevie Nicks Reveals Two New Song Titles Recorded by Fleetwood Mac

In this audio conversation, which is obviously part of a larger interview, Stevie talks about going over to Lindsey's home to record her vocals on two tracks that Mick, John and Lindsey had previously recorded earlier this year.  

Stevie said the boys went in at the beginning of this year and recorded some songs (Lindsey talked about 8 songs recorded in previous interviews) and that they wanted her to come but she said her mother had just passed away and she wasn't in any condition to sing or write songs.  She went on to say that she went over to Lindsey's and recorded her vocals parts on two of the tracks, one that she picked and one that Lindsey picked saying:

“They came out great,” says Stevie. “They sound totally like really great Fleetwood Mac songs.”

The songs are “Miss Fantasy” and “Sad Angel.” Stevie and Lindsey also recorded a third song, which may be released next year as part of a possible 40th anniversary edition of the Buckingham-Nicks album.

Is "In Your Dreams" being released at the end of this year?

INDIO — Rock ‘n’ roll icon Stevie Nicks will make her way to the Coachella Valley next year.

by Tatiana Sanchez
The Desert Sun

The Grammy winner is set to perform at the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center on Saturday, March 2, as part of her “In Your Dreams” tour.

With songs such as “Stand Back” and “Edge of Seventeen,” the solo artist is known for her memorable performances, her distinctive voice and songwriting talents. “In Your Dreams” is Nicks’ first album in a decade.

Nicks has been touring for the past year and a half and is working on a documentary on the making of her new album, which will be released at the end of this year.

Tickets for the performance at 8 p.m. will be on sale for $69, $89, $99, $109 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, online at or via telephone at (800) 827-2946.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Buckingham Nicks + Fleetwood Mac on "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" Nov 29th Sirius XM Radio

DAVE GROHL To Host New Sirius XM Radio Show

Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels.

"Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ET on Classic Vinyl, channel 26, in advance of the release of Grohl's feature-length film documentary of the same name. 
The weekly series will feature Grohl telling stories about the music recorded at the iconic Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, and will showcase songs recorded there, from albums like Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush," Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours," Metallica's "Death Magnetic" and Nirvana's "Nevermind," the latter of which provided Grohl's introduction to the studio in 1991. 
"I'm so proud of the Sound City film and beyond excited for the world to see what I've been working on for the past year," Grohl said in a statement. "Even before that, though, I'm grateful to SiriusXM for giving me the opportunity to share all this great music and to let people know what got me excited about Sound City in the first place." 
Each week will showcase different years and artists. The full schedule is below.

"Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" schedule: 

Thursday, November 29 at 4:00 pm ET on Classic Vinyl, channel 26: 
1970-1975 (Neil Young, Spirit, Dr. John, Buckingham/Nicks, Elton John, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Nils Lofgren, Fleetwood Mac)

Just caught the show... You didn't miss much in regards to Buckingham Nicks... Dave Grohl told the story we've all heard before how Lindsey and Stevie recorded Buckingham Nicks with Keith Olsen at Sound City and Mick came in looking for a studio to record the next Fleetwood Mac album, Keith played Mick "Frozen Love" from Buckingham Nicks to demo the studio and a few weeks later after Bob W. quit Mick called Keith asking about LB.  He was told by Keith that Lindsey and Stevie were a package deal if he wanted Lindsey, he'd also have to take Stevie... end of story, that's how the classic FM line-up began. Then Dave played "Frozen Love". The entire sirius show is just over 5 hours long... Didn't stick around for the Fleetwood Mac part.

If you have Sirius... check it out - lots of great music played.  Replay this show in the on demand section or the show re-airs again Friday, November 30 at 10 pm ET; Saturday, December 1 at 9 am ET; Sunday, December 2 at 8 pm ET 

Thursday, December 6 at 4:00 pm ET on Classic Rewind, channel 25: 
1975-1978 (War, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Cheap Trick)

Full Article and Schedule at Billboard Biz 

No word yet on a release date of the movie, or where and when it will air - but this radio show might be something to check out

INTERVIEW: Lindsey Buckingham Talks 'One Man Show' and Fleetwood Mac

By Richard Bienstock

Earlier this month, Lindsey Buckingham released the live document One Man Show exclusively through iTunes. The album captures the legendary singer and guitarist onstage in Des Moines, Iowa, during a stop on his most recent tour — his first playing a full set of music in a solo acoustic configuration.

Buckingham recently sat down with Guitar Aficionado to discuss the impetus behind doing these shows, the process by which he adapts his music to an acoustic setting, and his feelings on returning to the “Big Machine” — his term for Fleetwood Mac — for a scheduled tour in 2013.

GUITAR AFICIONADO: What led you to embark on this solo acoustic tour?

My mentality for a while has been of this idea of ever moving toward the center, so to speak, in terms of presenting my songs with only guitar and vocal. So it was kind of an experiment. And I wasn’t sure how it would go. I knew in my head I could do all the stuff on my own, but figuring out how to plan the arc of an entire set was more difficult. But the main thing I had to get used to was the idea of standing up there all alone. Those first couple of shows I was looking around the stage going, “Where is everybody?” [laughs]

When adapting your electric songs to an acoustic setting you tend to discard much of the known arrangement in favor of re-imagining the composition from the inside out. What is your thought process?

With an ensemble approach, generally speaking you’ve got a lot going on. And all the different parts tend to simplify out and become thematic, in the sense that maybe guitars and other instruments go in and out of the mix, and the constant is the rhythm section. But when suddenly the rhythm section does not exist, then you have to think in terms of covering as much ground thematically and melodically and rhythmically as you can with just one guitar. So that’s what I do. And I guess because a lot of my background as a guitarist stemmed from me just sitting around alone and developing a fingerstyle approach that was somewhere between folk and classical, it lends itself to playing in this way.

So when I think about doing a song like “Big Love” or “Go Insane” as a solo acoustic piece I start by throwing away everything that was there expect for the lyric and the melody. Then it’s just a matter of figuring out what works around those things and trying to keep it interesting. It’s what I was doing earlier on songs like “Never Going Back Again” as well. But it was really the point where I started transitioning songs from being ensemble pieces to solo pieces—and I think “Big Love” was the first one—where some kind of light bulb went off in my head in terms of feeling like I was revisiting a part of myself or potential in myself that was not being used very much. And then it became something that I actively pursued, if not a major part of the representation of any new thing I’d be doing.

How would you describe your approach to the acoustic?

I guess I like to think of myself as a refined primitive. [laughs] In terms of articulating or intellectualizing it, I find I have a hard time dissecting what I do on guitar. It’s just what feels right. And if you go in with a certain intention to present something in a particular way you just look for it until it sounds like you hit on the right thing.

What guitars have you been using for these shows?

My main acoustics are my Turner Renaissance guitars. I have some regular ones and then a couple of baritones. I’m also using my electric Turners [the Model 1] on three songs, as well as a few Taylors. And there’s a Gibson Chet Atkins on “Big Love” and “Go Insane.”

You’ve been recording and performing as a solo artist—what you refer to as the “Small Machine”—for the past several years. Are you ready for the Big Machine to start back up?

Well, yes, I am! I’m actually looking quite forward to it. The only thing you can say about the Big Machine is that every time we get together it seems like things are different on some level, politically or whatever. You always have to bring your sense of humor. As of now, everybody in Fleetwood Mac agrees that we want to go tour. But I don’t think anyone knows exactly what we’re gonna do yet. It’s to be determined in rehearsals. Because there are a lot of moving parts in Fleetwood Mac. And the trick to existing in that world is, if I can use a saying, to sort of walk through the minefield without stepping on anything. [laughs] And hopefully that will be something we’ll all be able to do.

Guitar Aficionado

"One Man Show" is available exclusively at itunes

Saturday, November 24, 2012

LISTEN: Three Tracks from "Rumours Revisited" Fleetwood Mac Mojo Magazine Issue

The Mad Mackerel have posted two tracks from the upcoming "Rumours Revisited" FREE CD that comes with the January, 2013 issue of Mojo Magazine... 
Yeasayer "Second Hand News" 
The Liars "The Chain"
There's also "Songbird" as a download on their site The Mad Mackerel
Both VERY different from the original... Songbird is lovely though. Remember they are re-imagined versions, so they weren't going for exact replicas... 
Looking forward to the magazine, and of course your reactions to the covers.

Julia Holter's version of Gold Dust Woman surfaced today over at Gorilla vs Beat... Not bad at all, I like the layered vocals.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Check these photos out! Fleetwood Mac September 5, 1976, Austin, TX at Sunday Break 2

Fleetwood Mac September 5, 1976, Austin, TX at Sunday Break 2
Fleetwood Mac, 1974, Hofheinz Pavilion (opening for Jefferson Starship)
Fleetwood Mac, Dec 3, 1975, Houston Music Hall

Some we've seen before from this day, especially the 1976 Sunday Break 2 shots... Many I'm sure you haven't.

View them at

STEVIE NICKS Live - Saturday, March 2, 2013 - Indio, CA Tix on sale TODAY!

STEVIE NICKS Live - Saturday, March 2, 2013
Fantasy Springs Event Center, Indio, CA
Tickets on sale November 23rd at 10am PST

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sound Samples: 3 NEW Lindsey Buckingham Tracks from the "This is 40" Soundtrack

Sounds Amazing!
Check out the 3 sound samples on Amazon of the new Lindsey Buckingham tracks featured on the "This is 40" movie soundtrack.  The album will be released in just a little over two weeks on December 11th.

Sick Of You
Brother & Sister (feat. Norah Jones)
She Acts Like You

AMAZON  Pre-order the album: AMAZON 

TAP... TAP... TAP... Lindsey Buckingham tells security to get outta the way

Oh to be known as the man that Lindsey Buckingham tapped on the head!
Check this out... Lindsey Buckingham taps a security guard on the head basically telling him to get out of the way so that people can come up to the stage during "Go Your Own Way".  It happened in Eau Claire, WI on November 19th.

Never Going Back Again

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Reviews: Lindsey Buckingham Live in Minneapolis

Photos by: @amp1979
Lindsey Buckingham solo acoustic: Loud, angry and too short
by: Jon Bream
Star Tribune

The Dakota Jazz Club offered free earplugs at the door (unprecedented). The classy downtown Minneapolis club also suspended food and drink service during the concert (not too common but prudent). And the performance of Lindsey Buckingham left many in Tuesday’s sell-out audience unsatisfied (not common).

Why? Buckingham’s solo acoustic performance lasted only 72 minutes (including the encore). And tickets cost $125 and $80. I imagine his soundcheck – for his four guitars, multiple amplifiers and effects pedals – might have lasted longer than the gig itself.

Buckingham’s previous Twin Cities shows with his own band (once as many as 10 pieces) have been longer if occasionally indulgent affairs. Wearing the same outfit he sported last year at his 110-minute Pantages performance with his backup trio, he called this solo session part of a little experiment. He commented about the shallowness of the Dakota—not the people, the space, he said. He talked about the small machine (his solo projects, namely six solo discs since 1981 but three since 2006) being necessary to balance the Big Machine (Fleetwood Mac) and how one couldn’t function without the other.

Using occasional backing tracks, Buckingham’s finger picking was fancy, fast and often phenomenal. He received standing ovations at the end of every long solo passage – and they weren’t just Fleetwood Mac tunes.

At 63, Buckingham came off as an angry man. Well, at least the songs he chose to sing from his solo career were very angry, from the radio faves “Trouble” and “Go Insane” to “Come.” And loud – for acoustic music. He sang hard, like he was trying to project in an arena.

Of course, the Fleetwood Mac tunes – including “Go Your Own Way,” “Never Going Back Again” and “I’m So Afraid” – weren’t exactly happy tunes. We knew that Buckingham wouldn’t be sweet, but we had no idea that he’d be so short.

Lindsey Buckingham
Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
By Danny Sigelman

"This song is significant to me. Looking at the lyrics when this was written it 
accurately describes the person I was." causing some in the audience to laugh. 
"It wasn't so funny for me!" he cried defensively, "You try being in
 Fleetwood Mac. It's a god damn mine field out there!"  
- Lindsey Buckingham  "Big Love"

Whether it was the intro music of himself playing acoustic guitar or his stacks of amplifiers, you get the feeling Lindsey Buckingham has lived life mostly on massive stages and is most comfortable bringing his big personality and larger than life sound to adoring fans. As long as he has been performing he truly operates with a majesty and with perfection the giant body of work he has created with Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist. It was from that pool of unforgettable songs that he magnificently showed his true self to the sold out Dakota Jazz club Tuesday night.

Springing towards the microphone Buckingham showed immediate gratitude towards the audience. Though in the intimate setting of the Dakota, he exhibited passionate delivery and a true rock star presence on "Cast Away Dreams" and the first of several Fleetwood Mac tunes of the evening, "Bleed to Love Her." The latter sounded much more personal and devout as it brought the song out from under the '90s production style of the recording which hasn't aged as well as the lyrics themselves.

Full Review at Citypages

The Minneapolis performance last night concludes Lindsey's solo acoustic tour this year.  
It's been an incredible year of touring for Lindsey and a great opportunity for his fans to see him up close and personal in some of the really great, small, intimate venues scattered across north america. Since late 2011 we've seen Lindsey with a full band... completely solo... and in conversation at the 92 Street Y in New York City, not to mention the various Meet and Greets that were offered at a lot of this years shows where fans, for a relatively small price, were given the opportunity to meet with Lindsey after the show.

It's been fun following along!

Tour Stats:

After the release of "Seeds We Sow" on September 6, 2011 Lindsey kicked off the 39 date "Seeds We Sow Tour" September 10, 2011 in Reno, NV. With a full band in tow, Lindsey played dates across the US and Canada bringing the tour to a close in Tulsa, OK on November 14, 2011.  A planned 9 date UK tour in December, 2011 was first postponed, then cancelled due to an injury suffered by his guitarist Neale Heywood.  Lindsey took a break over the winter, geared up for this little experiment of playing completely solo and acoustic and was back on the road May 3, 2012 in Solana Beach, CA. Ultimately, with this solo show success, the tour ended up being extended through the spring, summer and fall culminating in the Minneapolis show last night. With a total of 77 US and Canadian dates this year alone plus the 39 dates in 2011, Lindsey's managed to rack up 116 live performances since September 10, 2011! 

Not only has Lindsey been a beast on the road, but in terms of released music he's been no slouch! Since September 6, 2011 we've seen released:

"Seeds We Sow" - CD released September 6, 2011

"Songs From The Small Machine Live in L.A." - DVD/CD released November 1, 2011

"One Man Show" - Digital only live album released November 13, 2012

And Lindsey's not done releasing new music this year!  
On December 11th three new tracks, newly recorded this year, one of which features Nora Jones, will be included on the "This is 40" movie soundtrack due to hit stores December 11th.

With a Fleetwood Mac tour on the horizon for 2013, it will likely be 2014 before we see Lindsey solo again where he's promised to include some sort of request segment of the show, no doubt spurred on by the many requests during his shows to play various solo and Fleetwood Mac tracks not featured in his set.  I, like many, hope he can follow through with that.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Q&A with Lindsey Buckingham on Finding Happiness Balancing an Enormous Band and a Cozy Solo Project

The veteran Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter-guitarist talks with THR about being onstage alone, changing the way he sings some songs and why "Rumours" would create a feeding frenzy today.

As a guitarist known for his rich, almost orchestral finger-picked playing style, solo acoustic might be the last thing you expect from Lindsey Buckingham. But the Fleetwood Mac veteran isn’t limned in by expectations. (Something about co-penning a 40 million-selling album and being a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.) Last week he released Lindsey Buckingham: One Man Show, culled from his current solo American tour.

When commercial concerns became an issue in Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham’s experimental explorations manifested a solo career that has endured fits and starts. Of late he’s been quite prolific, releasing three discs in six years exploring the kind of intimate, keenly crafted and emotionally edgy songwriter pop favored by indie artists such as Sondre Lerche, Joe Pernice and Ron Sexsmith.

Following the raw, almost lo-fi intensity of 2011's Seeds We Sow, on which he played every instrument, Buckingham took the next logical step embracing the austerity of the solo performer. He captured a Sept. 1 show in Des Moines, Iowa, and made it available online through the wonders of digital distribution.

Buckingham spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the freedom of being onstage alone, defying the mediocrity of commercially successful career artists and Fleetwood Mac’s immediate plans -- calling from a concert stop near Grand Rapids, Mich., where, liberated from a tour bus, Buckingham had wandered off the beaten path again.

The Hollywood Reporter: It seems that after Rumours there was a choice of how your career would be going forward. Did the way Fleetwood Mac handled that inform your artistic choices?

Lindsey Buckingham: Oh, absolutely. Tusk was clearly a line in the sand that I drew. If that album had been … embraced longer term by the band -- I mean, they were happy with the results of that album, until it didn’t sell anywhere like Rumours numbers. Then there was this sort of dictum that came down, “We’re not doing that anymore.” It was really only at that point that I said, “OK, if they aren’t going to explore the left side of the palette, I guess I’m going to have to do solo work.” Otherwise maybe Fleetwood Mac would’ve gone in a whole other direction and there would never have been any need for the solo work. But, you know, that was fair enough.

THR: Well, it feels like otherwise we would’ve lost a lot of great music that would’ve had to pass through that filter. I think we got the best of both worlds.

Buckingham: I do too. It hasn’t always been easy, but you get to a point where you’re not doing the solo stuff with any kind of expectation in terms of commercial or a business outcome, you’re doing it because you believe in this. The fact that I have the freedom to do that and, I guess, after all these years still have that kind of ethic is a nice place to be. Because a lot of times people that have been doing it this long -- it’s not necessarily like you forget who you are, but you just don’t care anymore. So to have the idealism and feel like I’ve got the small-scale thing to keep me moving forward and at least aspiring to be an artist and can take risks. It’s a nice place to be.

THR: It’s funny because I was talking to Richard Thompson and he was saying, kind of puckishly, “The secret to my success is my continued failure.” Do you agree?

Buckingham: Well, yeah. He’s right. Because, again, you sort of hit on it when you talk about Tusk and the aftermath of Rumours. There are many elements and a lot of pressure from the business-model side of things that wants you to uphold this brand. That can be something which works well in the short-term. Certainly, from the business point of view, part of the model is if something’s working to run it into the ground and then move on, right? But from an artist’s point of view, it can be the beginning of painting yourself into a corner. I’m sure that’s what Richard means; he’s never had to do that.

THR: Having that pressure of people expecting that thing from him ...

Buckingham: If you can be who you are and remember who you are -- that’s half the trick when you have a certain amount of fame, and lucky for him he never had to go through that. I’m quite happy Rumours didn’t occur at a time where, say, the media is where it is now. It would’ve really fed off that. I mean, we brought out the voyeur in everyone because the album was a tabloid on our lives, but there was a certain amount of respect to it. I think people were actually invested in it. It would’ve been more of a feeding frenzy today.

THR: You’ve been fortunate to indulge both parts of your brain, as you say. You’ve written for arenas with thousands of people, and now you have a much more intimate album. How is it different?

Buckingham: Well, it is, and I think it took me a couple shows to get comfortable up there. The first couple shows I did by myself I was looking around wondering where the rest of my band was.

THR: You’re so exposed.

Buckingham: Yeah, but that’s a good thing too. You really are right at the center of what you do. The real challenge of putting the show together wasn’t -- I knew I could do a series of songs on my own, but how do you make a whole show that has an arc and goes somewhere? I realized doing something like “Go Your Own Way” or something like “I’m So Afraid,” which I do in the show, I was going to need a little help from a pedal to play an extra part. I’m not trying to fool anybody, I’m just doing it sparingly and tastefully, and that really opens up the whole vocabulary of the possibilities for this show to succeed and also for other things to try down the line now that I know they work.

THR: It must be a very different experience sonically to play solo instead of with a band.

Buckingham: For sure, plus when you’re up there by yourself without anyone else, you have a freedom to sort of spontaneously work a dynamic or to explore the possibility and the range of dynamics in different ways. One of the things I’ve gotten more centered on during this particular set of shows has been my vocals. It actually changed the way I sing some of these songs a little bit because you can hear so well, and there’s so little going on it’s liberating.

THR: What’s the story with Fleetwood Mac reconvening?

Buckingham: We have some dates on the books next year, and we’ll start rehearsing in the beginning or middle of February, so that’s a good thing. It’s about a year too late, but that’s the way it goes.

THR: Could these rehearsals lead to new music, or will you need to get together separately?

Buckingham: Rehearsing is really just rehearsing. If we were to get into something new-material-wise, that would be something we decided on ahead of time and you put yourself more in that format. There are some things I’ve cut with John [McVie] or Mick [Fleetwood]. I don’t even know what they’re for, but if they turned out great, maybe some of that would turn out being something down the line. But we haven’t spent enough time together to figure out what we want to do with that stuff. Anything is possible.

 The Hollywood Reporter

Monday, November 19, 2012

Review Lindsey Buckingham South Milwaukee "It was a little strange. It was also fantastic."

"About the concert: It was a little strange. It was also fantastic. Definitely more fantastic than strange."

By Steven Hyden

Lindsey dressed his taut frame in a black leather jacket, a black shirt with the top two buttons undone, and dark slacks. His skin was bronzed and tight, and his chest appeared smooth and shiny. He is a 63-year-old man who could find work as a body double for a member of One Direction. When he walked out onstage, he briefly held a facial expression that said, “I can’t believe I’m playing a high school auditorium on a Saturday night at my age.” But that quickly dissipated. Lindsey got to work. Lindsey played by himself, switching between electric and acoustic guitars. He worked way harder than he had to. He played loud; even on the acoustic, the arpeggios sent shock waves down to my soles. When he sang, he sang with the twitchy, hammy, totally-unnerving-when-you-see-it-in-the-flesh Lindsey Buckingham intensity. “Go Your Own Way” might be a soft-rock oldie that scored a million divorces and 100 million barbecues in the past 35 years, but for Buckingham, it seems like it still kind of means something emotional and painful. When he denounces Stevie Nicks as unfeeling and slutty, he makes you believe the anger is fresh for him. Onstage, Lindsey Buckingham does not seem at all settled.

Full Review Here

Lindsey Buckingham Review - Madison, WI + Stevie Nicks Photos

The Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI - November 18, 2012

by Andy Downing

With neither a backing band or an opening act in sight Sunday night at the Barrymore Theatre, Lindsey Buckingham gamely delivered in a sharp, 75-minute set that drew equally from his solo career and his time in Fleetwood Mac.

"Though a workmanlike singer at best, Buckingham remains a virtuosic guitar player, and his skill set was on full display this night. His fingers remained in near-constant motion as he plucked out weightless notes that fluttered like airborne butterflies and snarling riffs that mimicked great, mythical beasts. On the instrumental “Stephanie,” the guitarist conjured chiming acoustic notes that somehow mirrored distant church bells, while “Not Too Late,” a song about refusing to give up on your dreams, swung from delicate acoustic picking to urgent strumming, like a quiet mountain creek morphing into a raging river."

Check out the full review at

Photography by Piernot

Some nice captures by this photographer... 
Not entirely sure where the photos were taken but seems to be the NY/NJ area.
Check the links above for the gallery

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A treat for the eyes... 46 Amazing Lindsey Buckingham Photos Live in Chattanooga, TN

Track 29 have uploaded 46 photos of Lindsey Buckingham Live in Chattanooga, TN from November 7th.  Whomever took the photos... Well done!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

FREE DOWNLOAD: New Fleetwood Mac Tribute Album "Family Tree"

Today, DeBurgio Records have released a FREE Fleetwood Mac tribute album titled "Family Tree".  The online-only label set out months ago in search of artists from all over the US looking for independent artists who were moved by Fleetwood Mac's music and excited to pay tribute.  There are some really great renditions of Mac tracks here... Stream each track or you could just download the whole album.

Download The Album for FREE here:

Review: Lindsey Buckingham Live in Lexington, KY at

In performance: 
Lindsey Buckingham
The Opera House - Lexington, KY - November 14, 2012
by Walter Tunis
The Musical Box

Deep into a riveting solo performance last night at the Opera House, Lindsey Buckingham found himself in the thick of I’m So Afraid, a tune that has been a staple of his repertoire since he uncorked it on his first album with Fleetwood Mac some 37 years ago.

Last night, drum loops set the rhythm, an elegantly frenzied guitar solo fueled the rock ‘n’ roll charge and his voice – that wild, hopped up roar that still sounds downright primal for a performer so versed in the ways of vintage pop – merged into a mighty one-man-band display.

“I’ll never change,” Buckingham sang as the song crested with an almost seething intensity. “I never will.”

That was a telling line. While Buckingham offered an especially revealing comment on the subject of change earlier in the evening, there was a remarkable sense of pop invention throughout this show. Though billed as a solo acoustic performance, this was by no means some folky variation on the often masterful pop he has created in and out of Fleetwood Mac over the decades. This was, in every way, a rock ‘n’ roll show.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"Sound City" Release set for the first quarter of 2013 Features Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham & Mick Fleetwood

Dave Grohl plans to release "Sound City" in the first quarter of 2013 via Roswell Films.  The documentary will features interviews with Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks among others.

The idea for the film came when Sound City owner Tom Skeeter asked Grohl if he wanted to buy the Neve console used to record "Nevermind" and countless other legendary albums including Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours," Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "Damn the Torpedoes" and Neil Young's "After the Goldrush." Grohl jumped at the chance.

Dave went down to pick up the console and Tom Skeeter gave Dave a print-out of all the albums recorded at Sound City using the console.  From this Dave thought it would be a good idea to put together a web series and pulled together about 50 people he wanted to interview about recording at the famous studio.  After some time the idea of put together a full-length feature came to him.  

Since then, Grohl has interviewed Petty, Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, Trent Reznor, Frank Black and several others who have a connection to the studio.  You can check out snippets of the interviews on the Sound City Youtube Channel or visit the website

More on the movie at Variety

Photos: LL Cool J and Stevie Nicks at the 55th Annual Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai Anniversary Gala

LL Cool J and Stevie Nicks at the 55th Annual Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai Anniversary Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on November 13, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.  Photos by J.Merritt and A.Edwards

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One Minute of Landslide

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REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham plays sold out show in Louisville

Photo by Stephen J Cohen

Headliners Music Hall, 
Louisville, KY November 13, 2013
by Pam Windsor

Fleetwood Mac guitarist and singer/songwriter Lindsey Buckingham performed before an enthusiastic, sold out crowd at Headliners Music Hall Tuesday night. And while it may have been a one-man show – he rocked the house like a full band.

Buckingham took the stage at 8 pm and for the next hour and fifteen minutes made it very clear he is one with the guitar. In fact, he was one with a steady stream of guitars switching them out between nearly every song in a fast-paced, high energy show both he and the crowd truly enjoyed. Time and again, Buckingham demonstrated his mastery of the instrument whether using the fingerpicking style he made famous on the acoustic, or rocking out on an electric guitar. At one point, one fan noted, “He really gets into it!”

The crowd was so strong and responsive throughout the show – Buckingham raised his guitar several times in appreciation and acknowledgement.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Video: Stevie Nicks Confirms She and Lindsey Buckingham Have Record New Fleetwood Mac Music

Fleetwood Mac is Back!

Check this out... Stevie on the black carpet interviewed during the Breaking Dawn Premiere... She talks all about Fleetwood Mac's new tour... The new music they've recorded and what we can expect in terms of shows and where they'll play.

I've transcribed basically everything she said, the video below is a bit weird:

Stevie Nicks:  "I was in the studio with Lindsey last week for 4 days we recorded 2 songs".  Stevie says they will probably throw those out about a month before they go on tour... They start rehearsals January 15th and should be on the road by the end of April, 2013.  

2013 will be the year of Fleetwood Mac

Lindsey wrote two beautiful songs that Stevie says she sang on... She said that we have a song from the Buckingham Nicks era that should have gone on that record but it was the 13th song so didn't make it, so they recorded that.  She says they might be doing those 3 songs - and for the tour she says they are really going to go through their catalogue and pull out some really neat stuff that they don't normally do on stage and make it a really different show from the 2003, 2004 and 2009 tours and make a real effort to make it a really special new show. 

When asked how many shows she believes they'll play... Stevie says there will probably be about 50 US shows and they always do about 17 shows in Australia and about 15 shows in Europe... So it's a big tour.. it's a big world tour.

Exciting news about new music... The tour was a given, but the flip flopping on whether they should put out some new music was getting confusing.

Black Carpet Photos: Stevie Nicks Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere

Stevie Nicks arrives at 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2'
Los Angeles premiere at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

The Insider

As the final installment of The Twilight Saga nears its release, fans are elated to see the new film yet sad to see the franchise end. Fleetwood Mac vocalist and solo artist Stevie Nicks is one of those diehard fans.

While she has become one of rock 'n' roll's most iconic voices in her many years, Nicks said that she had decided that she wasn't going to put out any more new music until she found inspiration in a seemingly unlikely place--New Moon.

Feeling stirred to create new music once again, Nicks then recorded "Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream)," for which she filmed a Twilight-esque music video and credited the film as her source of inspiration.

The song then convinced Nicks to continue recording music, which led her to make the tall claim that the film changed her life.

"When I finished the song, I got up and said to my assistant, 'I'm ready to do a record now,' and I hadn't done a record in ten years, so this story changed my life," she said. "Bella and Edward, Robert and Kristen, they changed my life and made me decide to make another record 'cause I was never going to make another record."

The album that resulted in 2011 was In Your Dreams, which reached as high as No. 3 on U.S. rock charts. Owing the creation of her album to the film franchise, Nicks admitted to being upset that it was coming to an end.

"It's been a three-year journey for me...since 'New Moon' and I'm a little sick at heart," the 64-year-old singer-songwriter said. "It's very bittersweet for me. I've already written a page of a poem from the first 'Breaking Dawn' movie, so I'm already started."

Stevie Nicks: 'Twilight' Is Like 'Wuthering Heights' And 'Jane Eyre'
Huffington Post

Yahoo Movies interview with Stevie 
The Fleetwood Mac musician said at the Los Angeles premiere of Breaking Dawn - Part 2 that she finds Stephenie Meyer's novels to be "kind of timeless".

Nicks said when asked how she felt about the end of the movie series: "It's bittersweet... because I really would be happier if it was not ending. I wish it could go on forever. I think that [Stephenie] is probably... god knows how long it took her to write this. And it's been five years!

"It's a huge love story... I was just saying to the last [journalist], it's like Wuthering Heights, it's that kind of story... it's like Jane Eyre... it's a totally timeless kind of story that we can relate to."

Nicks also commented on the fervent fan reception for the movie's stars at the premiere, saying: "Well, it must be pretty fantastic and at the same time disturbing... I'm used to it, but I don't think you ever get 'used' to it. It's wonderful, and I love it, but at the same time it's kind of scary.

"If you're one of the chosen few that has an audience that loves you so much, it's a beautiful thing, and they will carry it with them for the rest of their lives."

Stevie with Twilight series Author Stephanie Meyer
With Taylor Lautner

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