Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fleetwood Mac "Boston" - 3CD Live Recording Box Set - New Release

This will excite those that enjoyed the earlier incarnation of Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green, Danny Kirwin and Jeremy Spencer.

3CD Set in round box, remastered vintage live recordings of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. Earlier this year the current incarnation of Fleetwood Mac embarked on a massive world tour with dates in North America followed by gigs around Europe. These dates saw the band playing sold-out shows to huge arena crowds and are sure to create another surge of interest in this much-loved band. 

Boston is a 3CD set which collects live recordings from an earlier era of the band's colourful history. The set features the classic blues line-up of Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, John McVie and Jeremy Spencer. Originally recorded at the Boston Tea Party venue over three nights in February 1970, for a planned release later the same year, these recordings were left in the can, unissued, following leader Peter Green's sudden decision to leave the band a few weeks after the dates. Tracks from the shows were eventually released in various forms in the mid-80s but these releases were blighted by poor sound sources. The discovery of the original 8-track tapes and a number of previously unreleased tracks in the late 90s allowed the material to be re-mixed, re-mastered, and substantially overhauled for release on 3 separate CD volumes. This new set brings together all of these re-mastered recordings a 3CD set to present a complete document of these historic shows. The set is packaged in a round box with a 24 page book and 5 beer mats. The booklet contains new sleeve notes and reworked artwork.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

UK TV ALERT: Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Sky Arts 1 Nov 10th & 11th

November 10th, 11th and 16th belong to Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks on Sky Arts 1 in the UK!

That's a lot of Mac on TV!

These shows have all been on before and all are great and shouldn't be missed if you haven't seen them, but the one to watch for is Lindsey's appearance on the new "Talks Music" series which he taped while in London this past September.  It's a full hour with Lindsey and he performs The Chain, Big Love and Bleed to Love Her.  Performs The Chain solo?  This should be interesting.  It's only on once... so don't miss it!


Members of Fleetwood Mac reveal how private turmoil acted as a catalyst in the creation of Rumours, their Grammy-winning album that went on to sell more than 19 million copies.
Sunday, November 10th 7:40pm

The Fleetwood Mac singer performs a selection of her greatest hits, including Rhiannon, Edge of Seventeen and Sara.
Sunday, November 10th 9:00pm

Mick Fleetwood discusses Fleetwood Mac's most famous music videos, including Big Love and Gypsy, and reveals how they affected his band's public profile and artistic direction.
Sunday, November 10th 10:30pm


Members of Fleetwood Mac reveal how private turmoil acted as a catalyst in the creation of Rumours, their Grammy-winning album that went on to sell more than 19 million copies.
Monday, November 11th 9:10am

Mick Fleetwood discusses Fleetwood Mac's most famous music videos, including Big Love and Gypsy, and reveals how they affected his band's public profile and artistic direction.
Monday, November 11th 10:30am

The Fleetwood Mac singer performs a selection of her greatest hits, including Rhiannon, Edge of Seventeen and Sara.
Monday, November 11th 4:30pm

Mick Fleetwood discusses Fleetwood Mac's most famous music videos, including Big Love and Gypsy, and reveals how they affected his band's public profile and artistic direction.
Monday, November 11th 5:30pm

New series. Broadcaster and producer Malcolm Gerrie chats to musicians about their work, craft, passions and inspirations, hearing how they write, perform and survive the pressures of being in the public eye. His first guest is Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, who talks about his career and performs a selection of tracks including The Chain, Big Love and Bleed to Love Her.
Monday, November 11th 9:00pm

Parts one and two. Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks play hits from throughout their career in a concert from 2004.
Monday, November 11th 10:00pm (pt 1)
Monday, November 11th 11:00pm (pt 2)


Members of Fleetwood Mac reveal how private turmoil acted as a catalyst in the creation of Rumours, their Grammy-winning album that went on to sell more than 19 million copies.
Vintage TV: Friday, November 15, 2013 11:00pm


Repeat: Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, talks about his career and performs a selection of tracks including The Chain, Big Love and Bleed to Love Her.
Saturday, November 16, 2013 8:00pm - Sky Arts 1

Parts one and two. Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks play hits from throughout their career in a concert from 2004.
Saturday, November 16, 2013   9:00pm (part 1) - Sky Arts 1
Saturday, November 16, 2013 10:00pm (part 2) - Sky Arts 1

Members of Fleetwood Mac reveal how private turmoil acted as a catalyst in the creation of Rumours, their Grammy-winning album that went on to sell more than 19 million copies.
Saturday, November 16, 2013 11:20pm - Sky Arts 1

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Interview with Stevie Nicks: "Nicks is hoping to get time to work on another solo album"

Photo by Danny Clinch

(Looks like an interview with Stevie prior to the beginning of the Fleetwood Mac World Tour
Published today at Rip it Up - New Zealand based website)

by Jamie Wynn

It's a miracle Fleetwood Mac are still together and touring. A musical soap opera of tangled love lives and drug and drink-fuelled breakups has lasted since the seventies, when the best-known lineup of the group formed.

But it's always been about the music. Surviving the breakup of two couples - Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, and John and Christine McVie gave the band their multi-million selling 1977 album Rumours.

But their love of their band and their belief in its music has helped them to endure and today they’re as popular as ever, currently in the middle of a mammoth world tour.

Rip It Up met Nicks in LA, where the band are in rehearsals. And the legendary singer says: "This band is the longest relationship any of us have had. It’s more than our individual issues.

“When Lindsey and I split and Christine and John were about to break up, we were all in a room, saying, 'Well, I'm not going to quit so you quit'.

"Mick was in the middle saying 'Well, is anybody quitting? If not, can we just carry on?' "And that's exactly what happened. No one was willing to give up Fleetwood Mac - it just wasn't an option.”

The band have endured what would have killed most other bands.

The breakdown of Nicks and Buckingham’s five-year relationship and the McVies' divorce during the making of landmark album Rumours became part of the Fleetwood Mac story. And even today, forty years after their split, it’s when Nicks and Buckingham get close on stage,that the crowd really erupt and cheer.

“I guess fans are still fascinated by us,“ she admits in her famous husky drawl. “It’s part of the story and whatever happened between me and Lindsey or the others, the power of the band and the music meant more."

After her split with Buckingham, Nicks embarked on a  two-year affair with band drummer and Fleetwood Mac founder Mick Fleetwood who was in the middle of a divorce with wife Jenny Boyd.

And it wasn’t just the band’s love lives which were full of drama. The band's intake of drugs in the Seventies and Eighties is also part of their story.

Nicks says she first tried cocaine when she moved to Los Angeles from San Francisco with Buckingham.

Continue to the full interview at Rip It Up

Lindsey Buckingham Interview on Fleetwood Mac with M Music & Musicians Magazine

These days the road has never been smoother for the Hall of Fame rockers

Fleetwood Mac has been virtually synonymous with two things—classic songs and internal drama. Both aspects were epitomized on the group’s 1977 multiplatinum album Rumours, but only recently has their legendary volatility been stripped away.

“If you go back to 2003, when we were coming off the making of Say You Will, there was still a bit of tension between Stevie and me,” says Lindsey Buckingham of his Fleetwood Mac foil, singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks. “That polarity worked onstage and made for an interesting show. By 2009 when we toured again that tension had sort of been neutralized. Now it’s swung completely the other way—we’re getting along great.”

That camaraderie has been playing out to perfection on tour and in the studio. Prior to hitting the road,

Buckingham, Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie (Christine McVie left the band in 1998) cut eight songs with producer Mitchell Froom. Four of those tunes—three by Buckingham, one by Nicks—were compiled onto an EP titled Extended Play. “I thought it would be great to cut some new stuff,” says Buckingham. “It was a great experience.”

Meanwhile Fleetwood Mac’s shows are drawing more fans than at any time since the early 1980s. “I take that as evidence people not only have a renewed appreciation of what we’ve done,” says Buckingham, “but also that they’re fully accepting of the band in its present incarnation.” In a candid conversation, Buckingham delves into the band’s inner dynamic and the future of Fleetwood Mac.

Available on iTunes | AmazonMP3
How did you write for the EP?
The way I write for the band has cross-pollinated with how I write as a solo artist. With solo work you could make an analogy to painting, where you’re sitting one-on-one with a canvas. Writing for the band, especially in the old days, was more like moviemaking—you bring in a song the same way you have a script before you start rolling cameras. Over the years those two ways of working have entered the same arena for me. What defines a song as a Fleetwood Mac song isn’t so much the song as it is simply having John and Mick on it. They put a stamp on the song that’s quite individual and distinctive.
And Stevie?

Stevie writes lyrics and then puts them away. Later she’ll pull them out and begin trying to attach melodies. It’s a slightly less free-associative thing compared to the way I do it. What makes the whole thing work is that her process and her style don’t necessarily fit with mine. You could make that case about Fleetwood Mac. The members don’t necessarily belong together—but it’s the synergy of these things that makes it work.

Why bring in an outside producer?
I produced Say You Will, and it created a certain tension with Stevie. Her perception of that album was fairly negative, and she wasn’t happy with me when we got to the end of that process. I didn’t want to put myself in that position again. I wanted someone with the ability to mediate the situation.

What’s touring like now?
It’s great. We take these breaks, and everyone’s individual lives wind their way down the road, and when we come back together the equation is slightly different every time. When you’ve been doing this for a while, the perception from the audience shifts a bit. Both those things have changed for the better on this tour. It’s sort of a lovefest onstage now. Plus, in the past three years, the crowd’s appreciation of the body of work seems to have ramped up. And the audiences are skewing younger.

What’s changed without Christine?
The way things evolved when we got with Mitchell Froom wasn’t significantly different from when Christine was there. When Christine left, what it did for me, ironically, was allow me to be more of who I am, which is kinetic and connected to the physical and emotional side of what I’m doing onstage. When Christine left, suddenly we were dividing the material more or less down the middle. That gave me the impetus to explore things—guitar pieces and so forth. Having two writers has allowed me to grow a lot within the context of Fleetwood Mac.

Any lessons learned over the years?
There was a point at which the success of Rumours became not about the music, but about success itself. At that point you’re not only functioning in something like a tabloid world, you’re functioning in an area that has a danger of eating you up and encouraging you to lose the sense of who you are and why you’re doing what you’re doing. There’s an axiom in the business that more or less says, “If something works, run it into the ground and then move on.” But what we did in the post-Rumours environment was to make the Tusk album. That was my brainchild—I’ll take the credit or the blame. That album confounded everyone’s expectations, but it also represented a choice toward risk-taking, a choice to take the high road in terms of why you’re doing something.

Is a full-length album expected soon?
The way we do things in Fleetwood Mac is always a political minefield. If it’s not Stevie, it’s me—someone is always causing trouble. [laughs] I know Warner Brothers is dying to get an album from us, even though we’re not signed to them anymore. Stevie needs to come to the table with some material. She has one song on the EP, but it’s not a new song. In order to contemplate a new album, Stevie has to want to do it. We’ve talked about it in general terms and decided we would just go out on the road and do this. When this year is done, we’ll have to figure out our 2014.

Does Stevie have reservations?
It’s a little complicated for her. She’s coming off the project with Dave Stewart a couple of years ago. She had a wonderful experience making that album. She watched me take three years off to do Under the Skin and Gift of Screws, and she’s seen how that helped me grow. Plus, she doesn’t just toss songs off the way I do. She hasn’t said this—this is just me—but knowing Stevie, she’s probably thinking, “If I have to write five new songs, do I want to give them to Fleetwood Mac?” And that’s fair enough. I think she’s feeling a bit protective and territorial about the experience she had doing her solo project. And I can totally relate to that. But at some point we have to be a band and we have to make commitments. I think the key with Stevie is not to push her too much. She doesn’t want to feel she’s backed into a corner.

Are you optimistic about the band?
Absolutely. I don’t know how you could not be, when you look at the business we’re doing, the reception we’re getting, and how well we’re playing. There seems to be something afoot that’s quite remarkable this time around. It would be a shame not to play that out. There are a lot of things we could do next year—an album or more touring. This band has a great history. It’s worth dignifying.

–Russell Hall
M Music and Musicians Magazine

Happy Birthday to the man that gave us Fleetwood Mac... Mr. Peter Green! (Oct 29)

Fleetwood Mac Founder Guitarist
Peter Green Turns 67 Today Oct 29th

Happy Birthday Peter!

Back in 1967 it was Peter that started the group. Peter, John and Mick were all in the band John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers when Peter, John and Mick recorded an instrumental and called it "Fleetwood Mac" named after the rhythm section. Shortly there after, Peter decided to form his own band and asked Mick and John to join.  Mick joined right away, but John was reluctant instead sticking with John Mayall for the steady income.  Peter named the new group Fleetwood Mac in the hopes that John would later join. The initial line-up included Peter, Mick, Jeremy Spencer and Bob Brunning on bass.  John within the same year the group was formed joined the group replacing Bob Brunning... and the rest is history.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Aunt Stevie Sends Ruby Red Slippers to Baby Antebellum

Stevie Nicks Sends Ruby Red Slippers to Baby Antebellum
Lady Antebellum 's Hillary Scott and Stevie Nicks really hit it off when they filmed an episode of CMT Crossroads earlier this year. The friendship continues as Stevie showers Hillary's baby daughter Eisele (pr: EYES lee) with gifts.

Hillary posted an Instagram photo over the weekend of the baby sporting some sparkly ballet slippers with the caption, "Eisele is channeling her inner Dorothy today thanks to her Aunt Stevie (Nicks) who sent these amazing shoes! =) #spoiledalready."

Look for Lady Antebellum's expanded edition of their album, Golden , to come out November 11 featuring their latest single, "Compass."

Country Weekly

Stevie Nicks appearance at the BIFF13 Q&A on November 13th in limbo

The Brisbane International Film Festival released a statement on their Facebook page regarding Stevie's appearance at the upcoming BIFF on November 13th where "In Your Dreams" was scheduled to be screened and Stevie was to attend a Q&A afterwards:

"As you have read, we were sadded to hear that Fleetwood Mac have cancelled their Australian Tour. Our thoughts are with John McVie & his family. #BIFF13 are still in discussions with Stevie Nicks' manager & will share any updates we have with ticket buyers shortly. 

At this stage, we are hopeful that the iconic Stevie Nicks can still attend #BIFF13, however, as you may appreciate, the circumstances have changed drastically from when we embarked on this negotiation. 

We thank you for your understanding. As soon as we have information to share on the status of Stevie Nicks travel committments we'll be in touch. The BIFF Team x"

69 Photos: Fleetwood Mac Live in Amsterdam Oct 26th - 2 Photographers 2 Perspectives

Fleetwood Mac Live in Amsterdam
October 26, 2013 - Ziggo Dome
The Last European Show

48 Photos by Amsfrank - View Gallery

21 Photos by Marja Mooi - View Gallery

SECOND HAND NEWS - Interesting looking video...

GOLD DUST WOMAN - One of the stand out performances from this whole tour. Stevie's performance on this took some time to evolve - about 1/2 way through the US tour, but once it did it completely captured her mystique and transformed into this almost 13 minute display up on stage with Lindsey, Mick and John playing along in a very loose fashion where each night you weren't quite sure how it was going to turn out.  Amazing stuff!



Sunday, October 27, 2013

@StevieNicks Dedicates "Landslide" to Fleetwood Mac & Lindsey Buckingham at last Euro Show - Video

On the heels of the devastating news about John McVie...and the cancellation of the Australian / New Zealand leg of the tour, it's particularly poignant to hear Stevie dedicate "Landslide" to her band Fleetwood Mac... and to Lindsey where she thanks Lindsey, in a somewhat broken voice, for all the wonderful things he has done for her and all the wonderful music he has brought into her life and to the Amsterdam fans that were so gracious to wait for them to work out their sound issues.

As the news spreads through the media world wide today about John's situation and the tour, fans have been taking to social media looking for answers, expressing their disappointment but more importantly sending good vibes, well wishes and prayers to John.  Cancer is not something to mess around with and he likely has some of the best Doctors in the world looking after him and advising him. Without John... There can be no Fleetwood Mac - so we again extend our best wishes to John and his family and to the Fleetwood Mac family to stay strong, positive and hopeful that treatment does the trick and that we can once again see John up there on stage making those rafters in the arenas vibrate from his incredible bass lines.

Still with all this news a couple of questions linger.. Will Fleetwood Mac's Las Vegas date and the private show they have booked in Las Vegas go ahead as planned?  It appears that ticket sales on Ticketmaster for the December 30th public show haven't been cancelled yet, but they do appear to have been suspended for the time being. Also, with Stevie's film "In Your Dreams" on schedule to screen at the Brisbane International Film Festival on November 13th, will Stevie still attend the planned Q&A? Obviously with Fleetwood Mac's tour dates in Australia lined up it was easy for her to co-ordinate her appearance but now with the cancellation, this leaves a big question.


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Cancel Australian and New Zealand Tour

John in Dublin - Sept, 2013
Fleetwood Mac, who has just completed the European leg of their phenomenally successful worldwide tour, has announced the cancellation of their upcoming 14 date tour of Australia and New Zealand.

John McVie, one of the co founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac, is now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time.

The band have released the following statement:

"We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best.”

Live Nation Australia wish John Mcvie a full and speedy recovery, and regret the disappointment that this announcement will cause for the band’s multitude of Australian fans.

Ticket refunds will be available to all ticket holders as from Monday, October 28.

For all tickets booked online or by phone, the refund will be refunded automatically to the credit card used in purchasing the tickets. Please allow up to 10 days to receive your refund.

If the original credit card you used for the purchase has been cancelled or is no longer valid please contact the place of purchase.

If you made your booking at an outlet please return to the original outlet where the tickets were purchased with your ticket(s) and with the credit card used to make the purchase in hand in order to obtain your refund. Refunds will be provided to the original purchaser only on presentation of photo ID.

Fleetwood Mac 

John... We wish you nothing but the best and a full and speedy recovery!

Some of the coverage on John - pretty much the same public statement as above.

Fleetwood Mac's John McVie diagnosed with cancer; band cancels tour - CNN
Fleetwood Mac Cancel Tour as John McVie Undergoes Cancer Treatment - Rollingstone
Fleetwood Mac's John McVie Diagnosed With Cancer - Billboard
Fleetwood Mac's John McVie diagnosed with cancer - NME
John McVie of Fleetwood Mac Has Cancer, World Tour Halted - People
John McVie, of Fleetwood Mac, diagnosed with cancer - Toronto Sun
Fleetwood Mac forced to cancel tour of Australia John McVie needs treatment for cancer - Herald Sun - Australia
Fleetwood Mac cancel tour after John McVie cancer diagnosis - Newcastle Herald Australia
Fleetwood Mac cancels Australian tour as John McVie undergoes cancer treatment - ABC News Australia
Fleetwood Mac cancels NZ shows - Stuff
Fleetwood Mac cancels NZ tour - 3News - New Zealand
Fleetwood Mac's John McVie has cancer, band cancels part of world tour - Reuters
Fleetwood Mac Guitarist John McVie Has Cancer - Vulture
Fleetwood Mac cancels shows for McVie's health - Miami Herald
Fleetwood Mac's John McVie Diagnosed With Cancer - Hollywood Reporter
Fleetwood Mac Cancels Tour In Light Of John McVie's Cancer Treatment - Huffington Post
Fleetwood Mac confirm cancellation of NZ shows - TVNZ
Fleetwood Mac's John McVie diagnosed with cancer, band cancel tour - Digital Spy
Fleetwood Mac tour canceled due to co-founder's cancer - NBC
Fleetwood Mac's 2013 Australian tour cancelled - Faster Louder
Fleetwood Mac cancels Australian tour - The Sydney Morning Herald
Fleetwood Mac's John McVie Has Cancer, Band Cancels 14-Date Australian and New Zealand Tour - US Magazine
Fleetwood Mac cancels Aussie tour - The Australian
John McVie diagnosed with cancer: Fleetwood Mac cancels Australia, New Zealand tour dates - NY Daily News
Fleetwood Mac's NZ shows cancelled - New Zealand Herald
John McVie diagnosed with cancer, Fleetwood Mac cancels tour dates - Consequence of Sound
Fleetwood Mac's John McVie Battling Cancer, Band Cancels Tour - Ultimate Classic Rock
Fleetwood Mac Cancels Australia-New Zealand Tour John McVie Receives Cancer Treatment - Access Hollywood
Bassist John McVie is undergoing cancer treatment - USA Today
Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie diagnosed with cancer: Band cancel Australian tour so he can undergo treatment - Daily Mail UK
Fleetwood Mac cancel tour dates as John McVie has cancer - BBC UK
Fleetwood Mac's McVie has cancer - Belfast Telegraph
Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie diagnosed with cancer - Mirror UK
Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie diagnosed with cancer - The Independent UK
Fleetwood Mac's John McVie diagnosed with cancer - The Guardian UK
Fleetwood Mac cancel Australia and New Zealand tour after cancer diagnosis - Press Party

Fleetwood Mac Cap Off European Tour at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome

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A should have been a seemingly ordinary, normal show day in terms of show time, setlist, playing their parts up their on stage like they have been across the North America, the UK, Ireland and Europe turned into something completely out of the ordinary. Before the band could even get up on stage to get the party started the show was marred with technical difficulties.  Turns out the soundboard or mixing console was completely smoked... wouldn't work! They needed a different one, or parts, or something and they needed them stat! A repair tech or parts or both were located in Utrecht, a city about 40 kms away... Once brought in, repaired, it was full steam ahead except that this little hiccup at their final show in Europe cost the band some stage time, the audience some patience and ultimately some songs that they didn't get to hear. The show started about an hour and a half late and in order to make it a reasonable length and end at a respectable time, which apparently was midnight, some tunes needed to go. Roadies quickly changed out setlists up on the stage, replacing them with modified versions. Songs left out tonight were Without You, Gypsy, Eyes of the World and the last song of the night Say Goodbye. Still a 19 song set, decent enough to fill out the show.  And if you haven't seen any of the other shows or read a setlist you probably wouldn't even have known, in terms of show length... Still those that went to the show, many I'm sure seeing Fleetwood Mac for the first time had a blast - saying it was worth the wait! Some vids below captured the band tonight... Hopefully this won't be the last show this year.

Fleetwood Mac Live in Amsterdam
October 26, 2013 - Ziggo Dome (2nd show)




RHIANNON (Stevie killed it tonight)


Fleetwood Mac Captured Leaving Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam.. With Christine McVie - Video

Fleetwood Mac were captured heading to the show from the Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam by MsBronwater.  And look who the band brought along... Christine McVie! She stopped to sign autographs before being whisked away.  Mick and John did as well... Stevie covered her head and face and walked right into her waiting SUV.  Lindsey did as well but stated he didn't have time.  Cool videos.

Amsterdam Delay: Fleetwood Mac Almost Went Quietly Into The Night!

Problems with sound at Fleetwood Mac Concert

The Fleetwood Mac concert tonight at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam was to begin at 20.00 (8:00pm) but was postponed due to technical problems with the mixing console. Fans sat and waited for the concert to begin and were told that technicians would have to come fix the mixing console which apparently had issues. Parts were to come from Utrecht, about 40kms away. Fans having to sit and wait for an extra hour probably isn't so bad if you have a seat, but this is a huge venue with the full floor being all general admission so fans had to stand and make due... Some hit the floor. This is Fleetwood Mac's last European show and its completely sold out so luckily this could be fixed and Fleetwood Mac won't have to end their European tour on a quiet note.

The show finally got underway approximately an hour and a half later than expected.  Stevie appeared on stage thanking their fans for their patience. No telling on whether the set will be abbreviate because of venue curfews or if they will be granted concessions because of the unfortunate situation. The Ziggo Dome posted on their Facebook page that the show will end at Midnight so it appears they will play the full set... We'll just have to wait and see.  They're on stage now.

Photos by meganlouiseruss and Joost

TONIGHT: Fleetwood Mac Live in Amsterdam @ZiggoDome. LAST SHOW Europe! Give Them a GREAT Send Off!

One more European show to go this Saturday night in Amsterdam at the Ziggo Dome and that's it for the European leg of the tour. Fleetwood Mac then take a short, but I'm sure a much needed, two week break before regrouping in Sydney, Australia for a string of dates through the country beginning November 10th. The Australian / New Zealand leg of the tour concludes in Auckland, New Zealand on December 7th. Fleetwood Mac are scheduled to play in Sydney (2 shows), Brisbane (2 shows), Melbourne (2 shows), Perth (2 shows), Adelaide, Geelong, Hunter Valley and Auckland (3 shows) before heading back to the US for their final public show this year December 30th in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand.

If you are one of the privileged ones that will be seeing the band in Amsterdam on Saturday, their last Euro show... Give them a great send off and have a blast at the show!!

"Without You" Intro... Stockholm, Sweden - Oct 23, 2013

"Without You" intro Stuttgart, Germany Oct 14 2013
These intros are long... but who cares, I think they're entertaining - especially this one... You never know what your going to get like in Stuttgard, Germany... This intro is way out of the ordinary from all the other intros... 

Stevie says after Lindsey's part of the intro (a little testily), "Can I just add... in Stuttgart, to that little story since you do like to throw that in... that for 5 years previous to that, I washed your jeans...sewed moons and stars on them... fringed them... Ironed your t-shirts... Made your house beautiful, cooked dinner, cleaned the house, was a waitress and a cleaning lady... and ALSO loved you."  Lindsey's response to this is just as funny... but it all ends sweetly.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Otherworldly faerie queen STEVIE NICKS tells all to @MOJOmagazine about childhood, ghosts, mysteries and Prince.

STEVIE NICKS: Fleetwood Mac’s otherworldly faerie queen tells all to James McNair about childhood, ghosts, mysteries… and Prince.

Mojo Magazine

Look for it on news stand.

This is the interview where Stevie reveals the story behind Christine’s return to the stage and how she says that Lindsey nearly blocked it.

Read that part of the interview here

Review: Fleetwood Mac Live in Stockholm... Myten förvandlas till trist nostalgi

So good was Fleetwood Mac at the Globe in Stockholm
by Joacim Persson
Concert in Globen, Stockholm . Attendance : 10,024 people.

(google translated)
Fleetwood Mac 2013 is of course a completely different band than the wrenching chaos that made " Rumours " to one of the world 's most successful albums . When was the band five explosive egos , each with unique stage charisma. Now it features slowing .

But even if the Globe gig will be powerless , lengthy and inflexible sometimes makes Fleetwood Mac a warm worthy cavalcade primarily through the classical second half of the 70s. Often with an authentic and beautifully forgiving mood on stage.
Bright attack

Today, Lindsey Buckingham band's natural center. The voice never wavering , his nylon acoustic attack on " Big Love" is still shining and the guitarist really shines in its discharge in the " I'm so afraid ."

Sitting on the floor Humbly, he controls the entire evening .

Finest is to see how Lindsey after just over two hours constant on stage still lingers when "World turning" turns into Mick's insanity gambit to drum solo .

In a corner with his legs stretched out across the floor , he sits through the flapping stroke and Micks almost inaudible galenmumlande the mic.

I imagine that he enjoys . To Lindsey knows that Mick drumming will not be there forever.

The entire globe is holding its breath As he faces the very last encore baring similar thoughts about Stevie Nicks , after their nearly lifelong relationship with each other .

Then do the former lovers a huge beautiful " Say Goodbye " together. It is eerily quiet in the Globe.

There are new pictures to remember Fleetwood Mac.

Fleetwood Mac is left - type. The myth becomes dreary
Dagens Nyheter-Oct 25, 2013

(google translated)
Sometimes it's harder than usual to ignore the constructed in the situation. Many of the bands that fill stadiums and supporting the summer festivals are old now and their catalogs are from another time, but the added value still exists in old mytbyggen, designs created in a different era and a different time in artists' lives.

Fleetwood Mac is a band whose charge once consisted of equal parts mutual friction, cocaine and brilliant pop music. They sold 100 million albums , toured around the world and managed to be both monumentally successful and stand for any kind of artistry at the same time .

But what remains apart from the obvious? Fleetwood Mac is still in physical form, they stand there on the Globe stage, playing music and sounds in any respect as they have always done and as they did then. The bands formula and their narrative is also somewhat intact. It conveys still the story of a band that changed London to Los Angeles, reinvented themselves, became monumentally successful, torn apart by internal love affairs and breakups , drugs and luxury consumption.


Australia: Win Front Row Fleetwood Mac Tickets

See Fleetwood Mac from the Front Row!
The legendary Fleetwood Mac, one of rock and roll’s most enduring bands, are set to bring their extraordinary show including exquisite harmonies, incomparable chemistry, sleek perfection and classic hits to Australia.

With a career spanning more than four decades and global album sales amassing more than 100 million, Fleetwood Mac live is not to be missed.

To celebrate Fleetwood Mac’s Australian tour, MAX is giving five lucky viewers the chance to see this formidable band up close and personal. 

To enter just answer the following question, in 25 words or less: “If you were part of Fleetwood Mac which band member would you be and why?”

MAX has FRONT ROW tickets to the following shows; just enter before the specific end dates!

Sunday 10 November - Sydney Entertainment Centre – enter before Sun 3 Nov / 23:59hrs AEDT
Tuesday 19 November - Adelaide Entertainment Centre - enter before Sun 10 Nov / 23:59hrs AEDT
Friday 22 November - Perth Arena - enter before Sun 17 Nov / 23:59hrs AEDT
Tuesday 26 November - Melbourne Rod Laver Arena - enter before Sun 17 Nov / 23:59hrs AEDT
Monday 2 December - Brisbane Entertainment Centre - enter before Sun 24 Nov / 23:59hrs AEDT

Open to Australian residents 18 and over.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ep 2-13 Recap: American Horror Story: Coven "Get him out of here. He broke Stevie"

American Horror Story: Coven will use 8 Stevie Nicks songs this season. Misty Day = obsessed with Stevie

Misty Day is a major character in American Horror Story "Coven" this season. She is considered to be a necromancer witch obsessed with Stevie Nicks.

Misty Day Character Background:
A young woman from a backwoods Pentecostal community in the bayous of Louisiana, Misty Day is misunderstood and even feared by those in her community. Without a Coven to call her own, Misty spends her days wandering the swamps and listening to Stevie Nicks.

American Horror Story: Coven Stars Answer Burning Questions on What's Next

Ryan Murphy was asked:  
Can Misty use her regenerative power to bring herself back to life? (If you watched the first episode, her character was burned at the stake).

Of course. I love her character. Her character is obsessed with Stevie Nicks. The season really is an allegory or metaphor for any minority in the country where you feel alone. She's a girl who has never known other witches. The only witch she's ever known is Stevie Nicks, so I reached out to Stevie Nicks and asked her if we could use her music. Lily has an amazing Stevie Nicks shawl twirl scene in Episode 3. We used like eight Stevie Nicks songs this year.

American Horror Story airs on the FX Channel Wednesday nights at 10p.

Also check out:
American Horror Story’s Lily Rabe on the Stevie Nicks Shoutout and Her Own Obsession With Her
American Horror Story: Coven Premiere's tonight. Stevie Nicks music to be featured this season - Video
Lily Rabe Opens Up About Her Stevie Nicks-Obsessed “American Horror Story” Turn
Details on Stevie Nicks American Horror Story Appearance Revealed **SPOILER ALERT**
Video: Spoiler Chat: American Horror Story Coven "The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks"

Stevie Nicks To Make A Guest Appearance
It was announced on November 12th that Stevie would be making an appearance on an upcoming episode. She'll also appear in a second episode before the end of the season in January. No further details have been released as to the scope of her appearances except that Ryan Murphy says: "Stevie appears as herself. It’s part of Fiona’s ruse in that Fiona is trying to get the true Supreme to reveal herself because she needs to stay alive. So she tells Misty Day that the Supreme gets so many great things in life, like tickets to the Oscars and Met Ball tickets. So she brings Stevie Nicks in as a gift to Misty to prove to her that if she exhibits more power she’ll get that and more. Then the other girls come home and see Stevie and Misty singing and it starts them trying to move much quicker to prove that they are the Supreme." 

Stevie Nicks Headed to 'American Horror Story: Coven' - RollingStone
Stevie Nicks to Guest Star on American Horror Story - E-online
'The white witch lives!' Stevie Nicks to guest star as sorceress on American Horror Story: Coven - The Daily Mail


EPISODE 13 RECAP: (Wednesday, January 29, 2014)
Stevie was the focus of the full cold opening of tonights season finale of Coven. "Seven Wonders" was the title of the episode... and sure enough Stevie sang the Fleetwood Mac track "Seven Wonders". I thought it was really cool... and just like a music video which Ryan Murphy weeks ago said it would be.

While lip syncing to the song Stevie passed through many of the rooms on the main floor of Miss Robichaux's Academy decked out in a long flowing dress, platform boots and that famous top hat all the while singing "Seven Wonders" (the original 1987 Fleetwood Mac version from the Tango In The Night album).  Glimpses of the girls in the coven off in their own spaces studying and getting ready for the Seven Wonders competition were shown while the track played.  At the end of the song (It wasn't the full song, but a large portion of it), Stevie stood at the bottom of the stairs as the girls made their way down the staircase. They stopped... She said "Good luck girls" then turned, and walked down the long hallway and out the door.  Pretty major segment! Not sure what happened with the track that Ryan Murphy said Lindsey and Stevie were working on for the show... Maybe it was supposed to be a retooling or updating of "Seven Wonders", not sure.  In any case, it didn't happen.

Silver Springs was also used in the show later on after the new Supreme was revealed and a burning at the stake of an older witch took place.

Great show!  Cool opening to the season finale for sure... and an unexpected crowning of the new Supreme.

Full show Recap at E-online

Episode 2: Edge of Seventeen and Rhiannon (Bella Donna and Fleetwood Mac album tracks)
Episode 3: Sara (Tusk album track)
Episode 6: Leather and Lace (Bella Donna album track)
Episode 9: Kind of Woman (Bella Donna album track)
Episode 10: Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac) and Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You (Rock a Little album)
Episode 13: Seven Wonders (Tango In The Night), Silver Springs (Fleetwood Mac Rumours)



EPISODE 10 RECAP: (Wednesday, January 8, 2014)
Stevie Nicks Is the White Witch on 'American Horror Story'
In an effort to butter up presumed Supreme Misty Day (in the same way you butter delicious rye toast before devouring it), Fiona has her close personal friend the White Witch stop by for some piano playing and shawl sharing. - Rollingstone Recap

Episode 1: no songs used
Episode 2: Edge of Seventeen and Rhiannon (Bella Donna and Fleetwood Mac album tracks)
Episode 3: Sara (Tusk album track)
Episode 4 & 5: no songs used
Episode 6: Leather and Lace (Bella Donna album track)
Episode 7: no songs used
Episode 8: no songs used
Episode 9: Kind of Woman (Bella Donna album track)
Episode 10: Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac) and Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You (Rock a Little album)
Episode 13: Seven Wonders (Tango In The Night), Silver Springs (Fleetwood Mac Rumours)

Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You

Until next week..... American Horror Story: Coven airs on FX on Wednesdays at 10pmET.

Stevie appears in the season finale episode which is scheduled to air on January 29th
in the U.S. and Canada on FX and a week later in Australia, UK and Ireland.

EPISODE 9 RECAP: (Wednesday December 11, 2013)
Cordelia and Misty Day cook up some healing mud and bring a dead plant to flower all to the sounds of Stevie Nicks' "Kind of Woman" from the Bella Donna album. Rollingstone Episode Recap.

Stevie's first appearance will be in the January 8, 2013 episode 10 after the Christmas/New Year break. The episode is titled "The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks".

EPISODE 6 RECAP: (Wednesday, Nov 13th)
"Get him out of here. He broke Stevie"

Rollingstone recapped tonights (Nov 13) American Horror Story: Coven beautifully... Here's where the Stevie track was placed in the show tonight.

Song used in the scene: Stevie Nicks "Leather and Lace" from the album "Bella Donna" $4.99 at Amazon. 

Misty Day is living her best life in the swamp, watering Myrtle's unyielding mound and bathing Kyle. I genuinely feel horrible for Kyle's character. Left to wander confused through the wilderness, Misty's attempts to scrub his wiener in the bathtub (and frankly, the fact she is sort of overbearing and possessive herself) triggers the memory of the abuse at the hands of his mother, and Kyle freaks out. He smashes her record player, (it's actually an 8-track player and it's playing "Leather and Lace") sending Misty weeping to the floor. "Get him out of here. He broke Stevie," she sobs as Zöe arrives at her door. Zöe instead takes Misty and Kyle back to the Academy, employing Misty's powers to bring Madison back from the dead. "There's too much death inside her. Put your hands on her stomach and push," Misty instructs Zöe, and they physically shove Death from Zöe's decayed body. Madison makes a pretty solid recovery, save for the blurry fish-eye vision and inability to drink ginger ale. Unfortunately Madison doesn't yet remember her murder, though she does have some other useful information: "There's nothing on the other side. Just black. Forever." Hoo boy.

Full show Recap at Rollingstone

Stevie Nicks was trending on Twitter tonight in the U.S.A., and it looked like there were people disappointed that Stevie wasn't in tonights episode obviously misinterpreting the news of her appearance where it said she would appear in an UP COMING episode.  It'll be fun the night she's actually on... If you're not on Twitter, get yourself an account and follow along.  Search hash tags #AHSCoven #AHS #AHSFX.

Episode 1: no songs used
Episode 2: Edge of Seventeen and Rhiannon (Bella Donna and Fleetwood Mac album tracks)
Episode 3: Sara (Tusk album track)
Episode 4 & 5: no songs used
Episode 6: Leather and Lace (Bella Donna album track)
Episode 7: no songs used
Episode 8: no songs used
Episode 9: Kind of Woman (Bella Donna album track)
Episode 10: Rhiannon and Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You

Until next week..... American Horror Story: Coven airs on FX on Wednesdays at 10pmET.


EPISODE 3 RECAP: (Wednesday, Oct 23rd)
Only one Fleetwood Mac (Stevie Nicks) tuned used in this weeks episode, but it was well placed in the show and came within the first 15 minutes.

The scene starts out with Misty and Kyle lying on Misty's bed in her swamp shack backed by the sounds of "Sara" by Fleetwood Mac.  Misty begins to sing the opening lines to the song while smiling and looking at Kyle... "Wait a minute baby.. Stay with me a while.  Said you'd give me light but you never told me about the fire"... Then looks at Kyle and says: "Stevie didn't really find her voice until she and Lindsey joined Fleetwood Mac. That's the thing -- you can't be your best self until you find your tribe. I'm still lookin' for mine."

Zoe then shows up to pick up Kyle and take him home to his mother. Misty, all excited, shows Zoe how she's healed his scars with swamp mud and has nursed him back to health. Misty wants them both to stay for dinner, but Zoe says no, another time... This upsets Misty and she kind of goes off the rails, possessive like, grabs Kyle and says he needs to stay with her, they're connected... Kyle fights back and wants to go with Zoe. Zoe tells Misty she'll come back for her, she promises... Misty thinks otherwise saying "no you won't" as Zoe and Kyle leave the shack... Misty then kind of breaks down like she's been abandoned... starts to cry... Grabs a shawl... and twirls it out Stevie style...  End of scene.  

Another great episode.  One of the young witches was killed tonight by Fiona the Supreme Witch, but I have a feeling she'll be back.

- Trending on Twitter: Stevie Nicks

American Horror Story airs Wednesday nights at 10pm EST on the FX Channel. 


EPISODE 2 RECAP: (Wednesday, Oct 16th)
Episode 2 of American Horror Story: Coven - paid off substantially in the Fleetwood Mac dept.  As reported, eight songs are to be used this season and tonight the show kicked off with Stevie's "Edge of Seventeen" during a fairly gruesome scene where Misty Day brings a couple of gators back to life and they mangle two poachers.  Misty later on professes her love of Stevie Nicks to Zoe all the while Fleetwood Mac's "Rhiannon" is playing in the background telling Zoe about the song saying "this was her anthem" and that Stevie is the "white witch" and her hero... The show is a hoot, it's all pretty camp, sometimes gross, but cool, fun and especially fun to watch the actors like Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates.

As a result, both Stevie, Fleetwood Mac and Edge of Seventeen were trending on Twitter in the USA.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Live in Stockholm: The Best.. The Worst.. and What Surprised + 81 Photos

Fleetwood Mac Live in Stockholm, Sweden
October 23, 2013 - Ericsson Globe Arena
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Fleetwood Mac - a bunch of survivors
SvD Kultur

(google translated)
Fleetwood Mac, the well-playing soft rockers from the 1970s, has gone from being a band that Stevie Nicks was one of the members to be the veritable, mardi gras-style parade vehicle for Nick to come. Her iconic status in contemporary music has grown in a way that the last few years, if not come to overshadow the band's influence, at least match it.

When Fleetwood Mac are now returning to Stockholm Globe Arena is exactly 35 years since they released
"Rumours," one of the best selling popskivorna ever, with Nicks at the height of his älvlika, patschulidoftande, poetically responsive capability.

The concert begins also with "Second Hand News," the first song from the album, and the crowd cheers when Nicks voice enters the song's third line and a spotlight reveals her already on the stage, dressed in black chunks and a microphone and tambourine covered with lace and beads. The selection seems to be done with Nick in mind - "Dreams," "Rhiannon," "Landslide". The load noticeable though. Nicks struggling on high heels and after a while it feels like a bar stool and a glass of water would have been better accessories.

The band has at times been a record company's wet dream (extremely easy to listen to, well played music) and worst nightmare (lovebirds with addictive personalities) and Lindsey Buckingham reveals that emotions are answered. He explains how the record companies' working method is to "Find something that works, and then suck the life out of it." During his time as a band Fleetwood Mac has seen itself forced to undermine the method, and the album "Tusk" was one such attempt. Buckingham sings "Not that funny" from that particular disc, and Nick gets a much-needed breaks.

The sound is loud and big, and even though the band actually has aged, it sounds good - it's like the whole point of Fleetwood Mac. Mick Fleetwood drum kit looks like a moving van on the way from a drummer collective, which include a huge gong, and even the cheesy screensaver projected in the fund behind the band feels okay. The nostalgic "Landslide" also becomes years and the experiences that have changed and deepened Nick's voice into a strength.

So so what if they play for over two and a half hours, and it feels like 30 minutes of that time is of the Stevie Nicks tells a long and confused story that I think maybe about vacuuming, outdated music formats, and possibly even a little of copyright infringement. They're both great musicians and a bunch of survivors. Nicks is a true hippie, with all the lifestyle entails, transported to our present day. It's almost as if Charlie Chaplin would step out of the screen in all its black and white glory. It plays like no matter what she says, just that she is here, and she can actually talk, goes a long way.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

TALKS MUSIC Series w/ Malcolm Gerrie on @SkyArts Begins 11 Nov. Features Lindsey Buckingham

COMING SOON: 'Talks Music'

​Talks Music is a unique and exclusive interview series which looks into the careers of some of the world’s most iconic music legends. Fleetwood Mac guitarist and vocalist Lindsey Buckingham,  American guitarist, songwriter and producer Nile Rodgers, Boy George, Jeff Beck and the creative force of Blondie: Deborah Harry and Chris Stein, plus legendary crooner Tony Bennett are amongst the guests. The series will be hosted by TV-producer Malcolm Gerrie, whose credits include The Tube and The Brit Awards.

​Talks Music starts on Sky Arts 1 HD on November 11 at 9pm.

This is a 10 part interview series.  No details yet on when Lindsey's show will air.

UK TV: Fleetwood Mac: Rumours on @VintageTV 25 Oct 9pm

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours
Friday 25 October - 9pm

We're celebrating one of the planet's greatest albums by bringing you an hour-long tour of stunning sounds from these legends in their own life-time.

Vintage TV is available on Sky 369, Virgin 343 and Freesat 515 in the UK.