Friday, October 31, 2014

Stevie Nicks will be on Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda next week

Stevie Nicks will be on Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda next week (Tuesday, Nov 4th) . 

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb can be seen every weekday on the fourth hour of "Today" between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. EST on NBC.

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Mick spotted fueling up at Del Campo

Photo Astrid Stawiarz 
Hey, isn’t that… rock legend Mick Fleetwood, fueling up for Friday night’s show at the Verizon Center with a Thursday evening meal at Chinatown’s Del Campo?

The Fleetwood Mac drummer and co-founder — pulling off an ensemble that included a vest and scarf as only a rock star of a certain age can — and his pals sat in the dining room’s main floor, where they chowed on the South American restaurant’s signature grilled meats and drank red wine.

Our tipster said some fellow diners recognized Fleetwood, but they let him eat in peace — no one asked for a photo.

Maybe they were too busy thinkin’ about tomorrow’s show?

Washington Post

Mick Fleetwood talks about Fleetwood Mac and the need to be hot

Drumming icon Mick Fleetwood talks about Fleetwood Mac's Reunion, his new memoir and the need to be hot.
Time Magazine - November 3, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mick Fleetwood book signing - Barnes & Noble New York City 10/28 + L.A. 11/30


Meet Mick Fleetwood and Anthony Bozza at Barnes & Noble in New York City Today October 28, 2014

Mick has a two day break after the Oct 26th Fleetwood Mac show in Ottawa and before the show on the 29th in Philadelphia.  Perfect timing for the October 28th release of his new book "Play On: Now, Then, And Fleetwood Mac" and for a Book Signing in New York City. Barnes & Noble at 555 fifth avenue location will be hosting the event. Details below.

The UK so far has two events scheduled. The first in Liverpool on November 4th and the second in London on November 7th. Details below.

Also added to Mick's book tour itinerary is Los Angeles on November 30, 2014 also at Barnes & Noble.  The Grove at Farmers Market will host the event beginning at 2:pm Sunday November 30th.  

Mick Fleetwood
Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac

Author Event:
Date: Tuesday October 28, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00PM
Location: Barnes & Noble Fifth Ave
555 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017, Ph: 212-697-3048

Author Event:
Date: Sunday November 30, 2014
Time: 2:00PM
Location: Barnes & Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036, Ph: 323-525-0270

USA - Pre-order Mick's new book for $15.00. That's 50% OFF the cover price at Barnes & Noble
CANADA - Pre-order Mick's new book from Indigo for $21.78.

An evening with Mick Fleetwood
Play on: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac 
Oh Me Oh My, West Africa House, 25 Water Street Liverpool L2 0RG

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 7:00PM

Tickets £25 including a pre-signed bookplated copy of Play On available online. (booking fee will apply).

One of music’s greatest drummers & co-founder of Fleetwood Mac will be discussing his eagerly anticipated autobiography Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac.

Admission £25.00

Meet Mick Fleetwood
Play on: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac
203 - 206 Piccadilly

Friday, 7 November 2014, 5:00PM
One of music’s greatest drummers & co-founder of Fleetwood Mac will be signing copies of his eagerly anticipated autobiography Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac. Access to the queue will be on a first come first served basis. Mick Fleetwood will sign copies of Play On only. Due to time restraints there will be no opportunity for posed photography.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Reviews | Photos: Fleetwood Mac Boston, Newark, Chicago, Detroit and Ottawa

Fleetwood Mac back in top form at Boston Garden party
October 25, 2014
by Paul Robicheau
The Improper Bostonian Magazine

Photo by The Improper Bostonian Magazine

When you have a record in your quiver like Rumours, one of the best-selling albums of all time with 45 million copies sold, you can kick off a concert like Fleetwood Mac did Saturday in its second sold-out stop at TD Garden this month. Especially if you have Christine McVie back after a 16-year retirement to join Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham in restoring all three of the lead singers from that 1977 classic.

Hence came the “Keep us together” chorus of opener “The Chain,” one of four straight jukebox-worthy tunes from Rumours, followed by Nicks’ signature 1975 smash “Rhiannon.” Yet beyond the nostalgic joy of having all three voices harmonize those vintage hits, Buckingham then announced a new “profound and prolific chapter” for the band, an allusion to songs reportedly in the works for a comeback album.

But no new songs, solo songs or pre-Buckingham/Nicks songs showed up in Fleetwood Mac’s two-and-a-half hour set, which actually grew stronger as it branched deeper into this quintet’s musical personalities (lengthy banter aside). Pianist McVie, the eldest band member at 71, beamed positivity into edge-of-sappy pop like “Say You Love Me” and “Over My Head.” Nicks tempered her witchy mystique for earthy, resonant delivery even in mid-set “Sisters of the Moon” and “Seven Wonders,” which she admitted wouldn’t have been done if not for its inclusion in the TV series “American Horror Story.” Buckingham hit virtuoso extremes from solo acoustic selections to his stinging, finger-picked guitar climax to “I’m So Afraid” while stoking the rock edge of “Go Your Own Way” with tribal drummer Mick Fleetwood, who fueled the energy of “World Turning” despite his overdone solo bash. Only bassist John McVie, recovering from cancer surgery, played the silent partner.

They all looked good and sounded spot-on musically and vocally, so did they really need three female backup singers, an extra guitarist and an extra keyboardist? “Tusk” was powerful before pre-recorded horns synced to video of the USC Trojan Marching Band that graced the album. Band members seemed in fine spirits as well, complimenting each other left and right, apparently quite sincere and happy about it all. Granted, they’re boosting a lucrative brand, starting with pricey sold-out concert tickets. And they must be in better mental and physical shape than in the cocaine-fueled days that Rumours was made, when relationships (between Buckingham and Nicks as well as the divorcing McVies) were in tatters.

Mac fans (especially many who never caught this full classic lineup) would do well to jump on this bandwagon -- if they can afford a ticket, and perhaps before any new songs arrive for better or worse (Saturday’s main misstep was 1987’s glossy “Little Lies,” set to video of made-up young eyes and lips). Beyond a date this Saturday in Hartford, Conn., the band just added shows into the new year, including the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. on Jan. 28 and Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun on Feb. 7.

Source: The Improper Bostonian Magazine

Stevie's been wearing the new shawl that was designed for her by Celeste Meyeres (here's a closer look at the shawl). She first wore it in Columbus on October 19th and has had it on for every Rhiannon performance since.

Fleetwood Mac Live in Newark, NJ at Prudential Center
Saturday, October 11, 2014
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Fleetwood Mac Live in Chicago at United Center
Thursday October 2, 2014

Photos by Bobby Talamine

Fleetwood Mac rocks The Palace with help from Detroiter Kid Rock
October 22, 2014
by Michael Ferro

The legendary rock and roll band, Fleetwood Mac, rocked The Palace of Auburn Hills late last week and while the band may not be comprised of any Detroiters or even anyone from the great state of Michigan, that doesn't mean that a famous Motor City resident couldn't jump on stage and lend the group a hand during the Motown stop of Fleetwood Mac's current tour. So that's just what Detroiter Kid Rock did.

Throughout the two-and-a-half hour performance, the band called out to the crowd, with guitarist Lindsey Buckingham dedicating their hit song "Big Love" to Kid Rock. After singer Stevie Nicks again mentioned Kid Rock by name before she sang the Fleetwood Mac favorite "Landslide", Rock finally made his way to the stage to the massive cheer and roar from the crowd. Rock, in his signature trucker hat, came up from behind Nicks and gave her a reverse bear hug.

Last Wednesday night's visit to The Palace for their "On With The Show Tour" was the second trip to the Detroit area in just over a year for the band, but this time they brought around longtime keyboardist Christine McVie to fill out the band, replicating the famous lineup that made the band so popular during the 1970s and 1980s. Last year, McVie did not tour with Fleetwood Mac during their International Tour and has not actually performed live with the band for 16 years, so even for fans who attended last year's show, it was kind of still worth the price of admission.

Nicks joked about the return of McVie, who has not been seen on stage with the group since their 1998 "The Dance Tour", after the band walked out at the beginning to say hello to the crowd: "I guess you did notice there is yet another blonde on the stage. Two blondes are better than one!"

Fleetwood Mac took every advantage of having McVie back in their midst, performing a number of their early hits that McVie took lead on, including "You Make Loving Fun", after which McVie cried out "Thank you, Detroit!" It has been no secret over the last few decades that Fleetwood Mac can get pretty antagonistic with one another, so it was not only refreshing, but a warm sight to see the aging and "peace-loving hippies" make nice long enough to put on a wonderful show.

Throughout the night, the band was helped along by several side musicians and a trio of backup singers to the side, but Fleetwood Mac showcased their finely-tuned talents and everyone, especially Buckingham on guitar, was electric during the skilled performance.

Everyone seemed happy to have McVie back and Buckingham told the massive crowd at one point that her return was "a brand new, beautiful, profound, poetic chapter that will bear much fruit." Who knows just what could be in store the next time the group comes around Detroit?

Source: AXS

Fleetwood Mac Live in Ottawa at Canadian Tire Centre
October 26, 2014
Photos by Scott Penner
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Reviews | Photos: Fleetwood Mac Live in Ottawa October 26, 2014

The Ottawa Sun October 27, 2014
Fleetwood Mac a unifying force
by Aedan Helmer
Ottawa Sun

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It's in times like these we take great comfort in our great escapes.

Our Friday night football, the emotions pouring off the field and captivating Canadians tuning in from coast-to-coast.

Our Saturday night hockey, with it's stunning show of solidarity in a citywide singalong of O Canada.

And on Sunday, it was time to rock.

It was time for Ottawa to feel good again in the places where we all come together, where we put our arm around the loved one next to us and soak up the good vibrations, and it was an old favourite in Fleetwood Mac providing the soundtrack for this night's singalong.

For a band with such a acrimonious past, their music is a unifying force, and a sold-out Canadian Tire Centre provided the perfect retreat as the unmistakable swagger of The Chain's opening guitar riff washed over the crowd of 18,500.

The band played a similar role of healer on their last major tour, in 2013, where a sold-out Boston concert was one of that city's first major events following the Boston marathon bombing.

Stopping in Ottawa a week later in April, 2013, fans celebrated as the band marked 35 years since their landmark Rumours album, but the party's invitation list was finally intact for Sunday's return engagement, with Christine McVie rejoining the fold and completing the supergroup's classic lineup.

"Two blondes are better than one," quipped Stevie Nicks, who joked about being left lonely as the only blonde on stage "for all these years" since McVie's departure in 1998.

The band seemed to appreciate McVie's presence as much as McVie appreciated being back in the limelight.

She earned a rousing applause for her first venture into the spotlight, seated at the keys for her You Make Loving Fun, Everywhere, and Say You Love Me, reminding fans what an integral contribution she made to the band's phenomenal rule over the charts, and to their undeniable onstage chemistry.

McVie thanked the fans for such a warm welcome back, and turned her thanks to her old bandmates "for giving me a second chance at doing this all over again."

Nicks' best-known showpieces, Dreams and Rhiannon, were played with the same majesty captured on the mega-selling records of the Mac's mid-70s heyday, and while she no longer reaches for the higher registers that lent such an eerie allure to the songs' hooks, her husky alto still held the same power and poise.

Lindsey Buckingham -- who gave his third Ottawa concert in two years following 2012's solo gig at Folkfest and last year's CTC tour stop -- seemed genuine when he said he was "thrilled" to be back.

"Fleetwood Mac is a band that has somehow managed to evolve, to grow through the good times and the bad," he said.

"That's part of what makes us what we are, and at this particular moment, with the return of beautiful Christine, we begin a new chapter a very prolific, poetic, profound chapter in the history of this band."

The ageless frontman whooped it up on Second Hand News, and put his entire essence into a rousing solo rendition of Big Love, which he introduced as a "contemplation on alienation" when it was written for 1987's Tango in the Night -- which saw Buckingham abruptly quit the group on the verge of a world tour -- now saying the song had taken on a different meaning as "a meditation on the power and importance of change."

It was the same sentiment found in the lines of Landslide, with Nicks delivering a starkly beautiful rendering, Buckingham's acoustic providing the only accessory her voice would need, and all voices intertwining beautifully on Never Going Back Again, Little Lies and the impassioned Go Your Own Way.

There may be power in change, but there's also comfort in knowing that sometimes, they stay the same.

Source: Ottawa Sun


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Concert review: 
Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie concert a triumph
by Lynn Saxberg
Ottawa Citizen

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Fleetwood Mac
Canadian Tire Centre
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

With Christine McVie back in the lineup, a revitalized Fleetwood Mac gave a triumphant concert at Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, delighting a sold-out crowd of 18,500 fans.

The classic-rock legends had been soldiering on for years without McVie, who departed in the late ’90s because of a crippling fear of plane travel. Although they adjusted the music to work well enough without McVie’s mellow voice, her absence was always noted, as we saw when Mac passed through town last year.

This time, the 71-year-old singer-songwriter-instrumentalist took her rightful place alongside her original bandmates, who voiced their appreciation a couple of times during Sunday’s concert.

“Welcome back, Chris,” said singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks, who seemed genuinely happy to share the spotlight. “I told her I was lonely up here without another blonde. Two blondes are better than one.”

When it comes to the Fleetwood Mac catalogue, two female voices sound better than one, too, as McVie’s well-modulated pipes provide a nice counterpart to the emotional edge of Nicks’s voice. What’s more, it was terrific to hear the songs that McVie wrote included in the set list.

After a sturdy version of The Chain to kick off the show, McVie took the lead, lending her rich, buttery voice to the gently soaring You Make Loving Fun. She also played keyboards throughout the concert, and at one point, stepped away from the piano to wield an accordion.  Other highlights of McVie’s contributions include Say You Love Me, Everywhere and Don’t Stop.

Despite the long history of challenging interpersonal relationships among the band members, there was nothing but love displayed on stage.

“On a personal note, I’d like to say thank you for letting me have a second chance at doing this all over again. I love you guys,” said McVie, who’s not usually one to gush.

It was up to Nicks, who occupied centre stage, to create a sense of drama with her arms outstretched and scarves floating around her as she twirled. The 66-year-old singer threw herself into such crowd favourites as Dreams and Rhiannon.

Musically, the band was on fire, thanks in large part to the work of singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. He set the pace by digging into his electric guitar and coming up with some dazzling solos. Anchoring the proceedings was the mighty rhythm section of Mick Fleetwood on drums and John McVie on bass. A trio of backing singers and a couple of additional instrumentalists rounded out the lineup.

The concert lasted close to two-and-a-half hours and was packed with hits, including most of their seminal 1977 release, Rumours, one of the best-selling albums in rock history. Crowd favourites included invigorating versions of Go Your Own Way and Don’t Stop that demonstrated the band’s new energy.

The Ottawa concert was part of the first leg of their On With the Show tour, which Buckingham described as a new chapter for the band.

“At this particular moment for us, with the return of beautiful Christine, we begin a new chapter, a very prolific, profound and poetic chapter in the history of this band,” he said.

Source: The Ottawa Citizen

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mick Fleetwood: There Will Be Another Lovely Album

Photo: Piper Ferguson
MICK FLEETWOOD: Fleetwood Mac’s perpetual motion machine gives the skinny to Dave DiMartino on his new autobiography and remarkable life.

Interview posted at Fleetwood Mac - UK

Look for the December, 2014 issue of Mojo Magazine, it will be on sale from Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

'Our lifestyle? Lunacy' Sex, drugs and Fleetwood Mac

Mick Fleetwood: 'We were cloaked in this crazy world’
Cocaine, affairs, reckless spending – Mick Fleetwood was the epitome of the rock ’n’ roll egomaniac. How did he, and his band, survive?

October 26, 2014 issue of Seven in The Telegraph (UK)

By Chrissy Iley
The Telegraph
October 26, 2014

I am waiting for Mick Fleetwood in a mansion that he has rented in Malibu. It is the size of a stately home. I am sitting in the kitchen, which is painted in ice-cream colours: pistachio, strawberry and vanilla.

He arrives shower fresh. He is as long and thin as you imagine him.

In his new autobiography, Play On, Fleetwood says that he’s 6ft 6in. He looks even taller, languid in navy chinos, a blue striped shirt with epaulettes, a gold medallion, a perfectly trimmed beard and a burnt copper tan.

The medallion is a scarab made by a goldsmith in Canterbury, and, Fleetwood tells me, a symbol of immortality because Ancient Egyptian scarabs, which are still being dug up by archaeologists, “survive against hopeless odds”. You could say the same about his band, Fleetwood Mac.

Founded by Fleetwood, John McVie and Peter Green in 1967, it is routinely compared to a dysfunctional family. The band’s fame peaked, along with their excesses, around the time of the album Rumours in 1977. A Rolling Stone cover featured the two couples – Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, and Christine and John McVie – and Fleetwood, in a giant bed, but with everybody next to the wrong partner, which was more than just some art director’s mischievous wheeze.

Both the McVie and the Buckingham/Nicks relationship fell apart during the recording of Rumours, and not long afterwards, Fleetwood had an affair with Nicks before dumping her for her best friend, Sara Recor, whom the drummer went on to marry. All the while, the band were trying to squeeze the most out of every millisecond, all of them excessive, consuming giant amounts of cocaine. They would have hotel rooms repainted in advance of their arrival and insist on having fleets of limos put at their disposal. Nicks would demand there was a grand piano in her suite. Fleetwood Mac were patron saints of the ridiculous tour rider.

It was all fabulous and depraved and, at its worst, none of the band members was even talking to each other. Yet somehow they carried on, realising that the drama was also creating great art (and making them enormous sums of money). To date Rumours has sold more than 45 million copies and is one of the biggest-selling albums of all time.

Buckingham was out of the band for 16 years – between 1987 and 1997. Christine McVie only returned this year after a similar period of absence.

But throughout it all Fleetwood has remained wedded to the cause, chivvying his bandmates to patch up their differences. As we chat, guitars, amps and various other musical instruments are being collected from the house to prepare for another reunion tour that could last a year.

Full Interview at The Telegraph

'King of Toot' Mick Fleetwood spills on his band, his lovers and $60 million habit

October 26, 2014 issue of New York Post

Mick Fleetwood on sex, rock ‘n’ roll and his $60M drug habit
By Larry Getlen
New York Post
October 26, 2014

When drummer Mick Fleetwood joined the popular UK band John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers in 1967, he replaced a well-liked drummer named Aynsley Dunbar.

At his first gig with the band, the audience made their displeasure clear.

“Where’s Aynsley?” people yelled. “Who the hell is that?”

As the crowd booed through the first song, the band’s bassist “stopped and started waving his arms until the rest of the band halted as well.” Then, he stepped up to the mic.

“‘Hey,’ he shouted. ‘Why don’t you f— off? Just listen. Listen to him play. Then boo if you want.”

Fleetwood and the bassist, John McVie, had known each other for a bit. But in Fleetwood’s eyes, this one courageous act cemented their friendship, setting the course for one of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest and most tumultuous odysseys.

In his new memoir, Fleetwood documents his wild life, including how the creation of 1977’s “Rumours,” one of the best-selling albums of all time, almost drove the band insane.

Fleetwood, born in England in the wake of Nazi destruction, was dyslexic at a time before the condition was easily recognized. This led to tough times at school and the beginnings of a casual, non-technical, inexplicable drumming style that none of his collaborators would ever be able to fully comprehend.

He dropped out of school at 15, moved into his older sister’s attic in London and played with a band called the Cheynes, which opened for the Yardbirds and the Rolling Stones back when they were little more than local cover bands.

Shy, geeky, and 6-foot-6, Fleetwood didn’t lose his virginity until 18 despite the looseness of the era and the growing popularity of his own bands, which he calls, “kind of pathetic.”

Still, he was quickly hanging with the hip crowd. He became good friends with Stones guitarist Brian Jones, who he calls “a special soul, in many ways far too sensitive and perceptive for this world.” Who drummer Keith Moon was also a friend and introduced Fleetwood to “a little pill called methadrin.”

Full article at New York Post

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Review: Fleetwood Mac Live in Toronto Oct 18, 2014 by @TMakWorld

by T-Mak
October 20, 2014 – The last couple of years proved to be a very interesting year for Fleetwood Mac and T-Mak World. As a huge fan of the band I was able to purchase a front row center ticket for the band and wrote a very detailed review as seen from the holy grail of concert seating which any fan of the band should read here. Furthermore that review included a Mick Fleetwood Meet and Greet and I wrote up about that experience as well (read here). As if that experience wasn’t amazing enough I was also able to see them at a private function in Las Vegas in a hall that resembled a big wedding style banquet hall – that review can be read here. As if those experiences weren’t enough we now add a show in Toronto that included the return of the amazing Christine McVie and completed the classic 70′s lineup.

Let me tell you this was one hot ticket.... Continue to the full review with photos

Mick Fleetwood "Play On" UK Book Tour and Meet & Greet - London and Liverpool

An evening with Mick Fleetwood
Play on: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac 
Oh Me Oh My, West Africa House, 25 Water Street Liverpool L2 0RG

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 7:00PM

Tickets £25 including a pre-signed bookplated copy of Play On available online. (booking fee will apply).

One of music’s greatest drummers & co-founder of Fleetwood Mac will be discussing his eagerly anticipated autobiography Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac.

Admission £25.00

Meet Mick Fleetwood
Play on: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac
203 - 206 Piccadilly

Friday, 7 November 2014, 5:00PM
One of music’s greatest drummers & co-founder of Fleetwood Mac will be signing copies of his eagerly anticipated autobiography Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac. Access to the queue will be on a first come first served basis. Mick Fleetwood will sign copies of Play On only. Due to time restraints there will be no opportunity for posed photography.

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Play on: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac will be released on October 30th in the UK

Reviews | Photos | Video: Fleetwood Mac celebrates hits with help from Kid Rock

Fleetwood Mac Live in Detroit
the Palace of Auburn Hills
October 22, 2014

by Adam Graham
The Detroit News

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Fleetwood Mac celebrated its long history with a two-and-a-half hour concert at the Palace Wednesday that saw a cameo from hometown rocker Kid Rock.

Yesterday's gone, as the song goes, but it was a celebration of yesterdays gone at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Wednesday night as Fleetwood Mac hit the stage for a 2 1/2 hour love fest honoring keyboardist Christine McVie's return to the band after a 16-year absence. It was an occasion to look back at the group's legacy with fresh eyes, even though it had only been a year since the band — sans McVie — had been here in concert.

Even Kid Rock got in on the action, hitting the stage midway through the show after Lindsey Buckingham dedicated "Big Love" to the hometown rocker and Stevie Nicks mentioned him during her intro to "Landslide." As "Landslide" was coming to a close, Rock hustled onto the stage — his American Badass trucker hat atop his head — and stood behind Nicks, wrapping his arms around her in a reverse bear hug. Rock's appearance brought the crowd to its feet and jump-started the show's revved-up second half.

Rock's walk-on aside, it was McVie's night to shine, and she brought a wave of early cheers two songs into the show when her signature vocals opened "You Make Loving Fun." "Thank you Detroit!" she exclaimed at the close of the song. (The current tour marks her first outing with the band since 1998's campaign behind "The Dance.")

"I guess you did notice there is yet another blonde on the stage," Nicks said after McVie's brief hellos. "Two blondes are better than one!" She then asked McVie, "where you been?" but the answer was beside the point. This tour is about the famously contentious band coming back together for one more go-round and fans having one more shot at seeing them back together.

The packed house proved there was plenty of interest in the billing, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers delivered a solid 24-song show of hits and album cuts from its long and winding history. Everyone got a chance to shine, from Mick Fleetwood's carnival ride drum solo in "World Turning" to Nicks' free-form interpretive dance during "Gold Dust Woman," but it was Buckingham's searing guitar solo during "I'm So Afraid" that was the night's highlight.

The band's stage set-up was simple, with a largely open stage backed by a stage-length video screen that projected on-the-nose images cued to the songs (gold dust and a woman during "Gold Dust Woman," for example). The band was augmented by several auxiliary musicians and a trio of backup singers, who added ghostly howls to "Sisters of the Moon."

The interplay between the band members was lively, especially with Buckingham and Nicks, who took on "Landslide" together. Buckingham joined McVie at the close of the show for a poignant reading of "Songbird," a quiet capper on the night after a free-wheeling "Silver Springs" brought the first encore to its end.

It's clear McVie's return has energized the band, sparking "a brand new, beautiful, profound, poetic chapter that will bear much fruit," as Buckingham put it at one point. Yet for all the talk about the group's future, Wednesday's show was a nostalgia play, the youngest songs in the set older than this year's Rock Hall nominees. Not that there's anything wrong with that, and there's plenty to be said for playing the hits to a receptive audience. But call it what it is.

"Don't Stop" came late in the show, and while the song's and the band's optimistic message still rings, it's an ironic anthem for a band that is focused on raising a glass to yesterday.

Above photos by Steve Perez

Rejuvenated Fleetwood Mac delivers at The Palace of Auburn Hills
By Dustin Blitchok
The Oakland Press

Above photos by Ken Settle 

AUBURN HILLS >> Two songs into Wednesday’s Fleetwood Mac show at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks faced each other as they chorused: “I never did believe in miracles, but I’ve a feeling it’s time to try.”

McVie’s return to the Mac is something of a rock ‘n’ roll miracle, and she was welcomed with a roar. As Nicks said after “You Make Loving Fun” wrapped: “Two blondes, more fun!”

The last time the “Rumors” lineup — Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, McVie, her ex-husband John and Nicks — walked off the Palace stage together was Nov. 21, 1997, during “The Dance” tour. Seventeen years later, they played a rejuvenated show that celebrated McVie’s return, relied on the hits and gave a nod to the band’s place in pop culture today.

The reunion means a more balanced division of labor than when the group visited Joe Louis Arena last year as a four-piece. Of the 24 songs Wednesday, McVie, 71, sang lead on about a third of them. Her voice remains supple, and displayed surprising clarity and range when she reached back to her first hit, 1975’s “Over My Head.”

Fleetwood, 67, came to the front of the stage and played a portable kit, giving the song an intimate feeling with all five members in close quarters.

Nearly every catchy McVie single made an appearance, including “Say You Love Me,” “Little Lies” and “Everywhere,” when she came out from behind the keyboard and sang up front with maracas in hand.

“Thank you guys, for letting me do this again,” she said.

McVie’s ex-husband was another reason the “On With The Show” tour seemed unlikely. The group canceled a tour of Australia and New Zealand last year when the stoic bassist was diagnosed with cancer, but he returned after completing treatment.

Nicks, 66, brought more energy than she has in years. “Dreams, “Rhiannon” and “Sisters of the Moon” came early, as did 1987’s “Seven Wonders,” resurrected after Nicks’ appearance on the TV show “American Horror Story” this year.

Nicks’ voice isn’t the same instrument it was three decades ago, but she warmed considerably as the show went on and hit a first peak on “Landslide,” standing with ex-boyfriend Buckingham, 65.

The guitarist had referenced “Mr. Ritchie” earlier, but Kid Rock’s appearance came at an unexpected moment. The Clarkston rocker, wearing an “American Badass” baseball cap, surprised Nicks just as she was finishing “Landslide,” giving her a hug and peck on the cheek.

Buckingham, the Tasmanian devil of the band, leapt across the stage in jeans that could’ve been taken from a Brooklyn hipster, yipped, shrieked and, later, ended “I’m So Afraid” by pawing at the guitar with his hands.

“Fleetwood Mac is a band that has somehow grown, evolved and really persevered through the good times and the bad, and that is clearly a part of what makes us what we are,” he said.

The deepest cut in an otherwise greatest hits set was “I Know I’m Not Wrong,” a track from “Tusk,” the eclectic double LP that followed “Rumors.”

The intro to the “Tusk” album’s title track was given a jazzy spin before building into a crescendo, with McVie picking up an accordion and clips running on the big screen of the USC marching band that played on the record.

Nicks showed a return to form with “Gold Dust Woman,” walking out for the song with a gold shawl over her black outfit. The band stretched the “Rumors” closing track to twice its original length, and Nicks vamped, wailed and twirled in the way that made her famous, before doing a long interpretative dance.

The first encore, “World Turning,” felt complete again with McVie’s voice back in the mix, and Fleetwood stirred up the audience with wild barks and catcalls during his drum solo. Then it was “Don’t Stop” and “Silver Springs,” after which Nicks and McVie walked off stage with hands linked.

Fleetwood Mac’s return to Auburn Hills ended with a simple, circular spotlight on McVie, who sat at the piano for “Songbird,” just the way shows on the “Rumors” tour were closed.

Fleetwood was the last to leave the stage.

“Remember, the Mac is most definitely back!”

Stevie Nicks explains Kid Rock song dedication during Fleetwood Mac concert

By Gary Graff
The Oakland Press

Stevie Nick’s dedication of “Landslide” to Kid Rock caught fans -- and Kid Rock himself -- by surprise on Wednesday night, Oct. 23, during Fleetwood Mac’s concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

But Nicks says it was a heartfelt gesture, and that Rock walking on stage to embrace her was “an unforgettable moment.”

“I have known Kid since 2001~ and we have had a very special friendship ever since,” Nicks said Thursday via e.mail. “We had the special opportunity to spend four days at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in 2006 with (the late Atlantic Records co-founder) Ahmet Ertegun, me, Kid, Robert Plant, Stevie Winwood, Nile Rodgers, Chaka Khan and more -- each of us hand-picked by Ahmet~.

“It was adult summer camp in Switzerland. We relate on many levels. Behind (Rock’s) crazy flamboyance lies the most amazing person. We have always joked that if I had had a child~ it would have been him. From that comes the dedication on stage during the Detroit show.”

After Nicks announced the song dedication, Rock strolled on stage, embraced her from behind and kissed her on the cheek. The two remained in a kind of slow dance until the song finished, when Nicks turned around to return the hug and kiss. Rock also embraced Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham on the way off stage.

Rock said Thursday that he knows Nicks “pretty well through the last 10 years. Stevie has always declared me ‘the rock n roll love child’ she never had.” Going on stage, he added, was a “spontaneous” decision. “I told Stevie when I surprised her that her security was not very good -- joking, of course,” he said. “They sounded great, I thought.”

104.3 WOMC welcomed Fleetwood Mac to the Palace of Auburn Hills on Wednesday October 22, 2014
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Beautiful shots of the band by Chris Schwegler 

LANDSLIDE (Kid Rock comes in at the end)


Video: Fleetwood Mac "The Chain" Indianapolis - two cam mix

Fleetwood Mac Live in Indianapolis, IN
Bankers Life Field House
October 21, 2014

This is interesting... and quite good! Two cam mix shot from both sides of the stage.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Watch as Fleetwood Mac tells Access about the story and message of their 2014 world tour. Plus, what's it like to have Christine McVie back with the group after a 16 year absence?

Fleetwood Mac sells out Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Photos

Fleetwood Mac Live in Indianapolis, IN
October 21, 2014 - Bankers Life Fieldhouse

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Fleetwood Mac: The Mac is back!

By Aaron Kirchoff
Rushville Republican

Last Tuesday, Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis played host to legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac in the 12th show of their tour – another sold out show.

The band, back to the original five with the return of Christine McVie after 16 years, reminded the sold out crowd why they were such big fans of the band for such a long time.

The nearly 3-hour long concert was filled with hits from the past as well as hits of the future.

As the lights went out the shouts and applause began. Chimes were heard and then the foot drum played by Mick Fleetwood slowly began to play. Everyone knew what was coming when Lindsey Buckingham started on the guitar, we all knew what song it was, “The Chain,” a hit from their album “Rumors.”

They followed with several more hits back to back all evening.

Age has nothing on this band as these “youngsters at heart” thrilled the crowd and sounded incredible. They sang, danced, jumped and moved around the stage as if time had stood still for the past 40 years.

I have been at concerts of artists in their 20s on up and this concert was one of the best, if not at the top.

Stevie Nicks, 66 and Christine McVie, 71, can still belt it out like no one else with their amazing vocal talents.

From Mick Fleetwood’s entertaining antics on the drums during “World Turning” to John McVie’s steadiness on the bass to Lindsey Buckingham’s unbelievable abilities on the guitar all across the stage, the band put on a show to remember.

There were several highlights on the night aside from Christine’s return, the long guitar run by Buckingham as he played, “I’m So Afraid” and Stevie dedicating “Landslide” to Scott (off a sign from the front row). But one of my favorites was Stevie’s story before “Gypsy” and how she was in The Velvet Underground in San Francisco shopping – like all the famous female rockers (even though she said she couldn’t afford it and wore for five years). While she was there, she felt that something big was coming and she didn’t know at the time what it was…..maybe a new boyfriend, career change or something else. Then she realized, it was this band, Fleetwood Mac.

The band played their hearts out all evening, giving it their all. Many fans never sat down, they were too busy soaking up what they had been waiting for since they bought their “golden” tickets.

Stevie reminded us all, “don’t stop believing in your dreams, as dreams do come true.”

As the show closed, John Mcvie threw up his hat and announced to the crowd, “and remember, the Mac is most definitely back!”


by brent80

Veteran Stevie Nicks might’ve confused people with the title of her latest album, 24 Karat Gold – Songs From the Vault. The reason being, the new studio album from Nicks is assumed to be a compilation effort rather than a true follow up to Nick’s 2011 LP, In Your Dreams. It is a new effort in regards to being recorded in 2014, though many of the songs were written in past by Nicks, dating back to the late 60s! The final results – spectacular! 

“Starshine” opens 24 Karat Gold electrifyingly with a driving groove, quick tempo, and assertive vocals by Nicks. Dynamic, filled with bold guitars and bluesy, unfurled organ, “Starshine” definitely gets the listener’s attention by all means. Follow up “The Dealer” may be even more alluring, with Nicks sounding nothing short of terrific. The songwriting, particularly the refrain, stands out the most: “I was the mistress of my fate / I gave it all out / If I’d have really known different / you’d have to watch out.”

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac Give The Best Concert of 2014

FLEETWOOD MAC Live in New York City, NY
October 6, 2014
by Chris Ryan

Complete with Christine McVie the band known as FLEETWOOD MAC hit the road late September this year and already have a trail of stellar reviews behind them. The band is something of an anomaly having gone through break-ups, drug addiction, bankruptcy, loss of members and oh so much more. But if there’s one thing you can be assured of, they don’t stop and won’t stop according to lead guitarist Lindsey Buckingham.

The band opened MSG with a defining tune, which is the epitome of this band, “The Chain.” Members Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie hit the stage of MSG for the first time together in 17 years.

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REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac graced Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, Saturday, October 18

Photograph by Lee-Ann Richer
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Ontario
October 18, 2014

By Trent Richer

Fleetwood Mac graced Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, Saturday, October 18 and showed a sold out crowd what they are made of! 

The band has been restored to its original five piece lineup. Christine McVie, who has not been with the band in 16 years due to her fear of flying, is back. For someone who is 71 years young, she showed that she can give it like the rest of the young’uns in the band. Who, by the way, range from 65 – 68.  

The 2 ½ hour show opened up with the thunder of Mick Fleetwood’s kick drum sounding like something out of Jurassic Park.  Then the eerie bluegrass sound of “The Chain” started, reminding me if a sunrise emerging from the dark. The next three songs were also off Fleetwood Mac’s top selling album “Rumors”. They were “You Make Loving Fun” sung by Christine McVie, “Dreams” sung Stevie Nicks and “Second Hand News sung by Lindsay Buckingham. 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Christine McVie helps Fleetwood Mac stage a jubilant return to Columbus

By Martin Lopez
The Lantern

It’s a marvel that Fleetwood Mac were even on stage to perform last night.

It is a band that has gone through a great deal of emotional turmoil, and more recently, physical stress, as bassist John McVie was diagnosed with cancer roughly one year ago. Two other members have died within the last three years, one to suicide and the other to a haemorrhage.

They have four members who have gone through two failed relationships (one divorce) and have had several key members come and go. They even bared their emotional and romantic troubles out on their 1977 20-time platinum album “Rumours.” And when the band finally gained some stability during their 1990s reunion, singer and keyboard player Christine McVie left due to a fear of flying on tour.

And so it was immensely gratifying to see her make a triumphant return to the group at Nationwide Arena Sunday night — both for the audience, and clearly for the band. The band was firing on all cylinders with the original three-part harmonies that McVie brought back to their sound, Stevie Nicks sounding as gorgeous as ever, and lead guitarist and songwriter Lindsey Buckingham transcending with his stunning guitar solos.

The group opened up with “The Chain,” one of their most poignant and visceral songs off of “Rumours,” so they got into the soul-bearing business right away. And Buckingham immediately reminded me of why I consider him to be one of my favorite guitar players, a guitarist who, as George Harrison might put it, can make his guitar weep. His unusual finger picking, remarkable songwriting abilities, and brilliant lyrical guitar lines proved to be a constant highlight throughout the night.

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RHIANNON - Stevie is wearing a cape that was hand made by Celeste Meyeres which Stevie chose as the winner in the Talent House "Design a show-stopping shawl for Stevie Nicks" Contest. You can read more about Celeste here and see Stevie's note to Celeste at the Talent House website.

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Review: Fleetwood Mac Live in Columbus, OH Oct 19, 2014

Christine McVie makes singing fun

By Rob Harvilla
The Columbus Dispatch
Photos: Kristen Zeis

In sports, one player, no matter how transcendent, can’t single-handedly win a title: Just ask LeBron James. On the crowded classic-rock-nostalgia circuit, even two towering superstars might not cut it: Ask Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.

So please welcome back Fleetwood Mac’s not-so-secret weapon, Christine McVie. As evidenced by last night’s transformative show in Nationwide Arena, her adoring fans missed her, but not half as much as the rest of her band.

Sure, the ’70s-chart-smashing pop juggernaut could subsist on the arena-touring circuit for decades hence off the poisonous fruit of the infamously doomed Buckingham-Nicks romance alone, but what fun is that?

McVie, a far sweeter and gentler singer and songwriter, had quit the band in 1998 (she hated flying) and vowed never to return. Thank God she relented this year. The crowd’s huge swell of adoration was palpable from the first few notes of You Make Loving Fun. Exquisitely mushy cloudbursts like Everywhere and Say You Love Me — a typical line of hers is “I'm over my head / But it sure feels nice” — were crucial counterpoints to Nicks’ siren songs and Buckingham’s wiry, pantherlike aggressiveness.

A shadowy back line of five singers and multi-instrumentalists quietly added any muscle the core quintet, rounded out by rock-solid bassist John McVie and incurably hammy drummer Mick Fleetwood, had lost over the years. (Nice gong, Mick.)

Nicks in particular deftly dodged the high notes on Dreams and Rhiannon, though her cuddly-goth charisma helped close the deficit: Nobody on Earth gets more applause just for twirling in a circle.

Still, Landslide, her colossally gentle acoustic duet with Buckingham, can always induce open weeping, and her entrancing Gypsy may be the band’s single most rapturous pure-pop moment. (The lost high notes on that one particularly hurt last night, though she did twirl a lot.)

Buckingham, meanwhile, is the mad virtuoso: His howling, classical-guitar-shredding, one-man version of Big Love (off 1987’s crazy-underrated Tango in the Night) is an awesome, terrifying thing, and his prowling, snarling, opera-length solo on the uncharacteristically heavy deep cut I’m So Afraid nearly knocked the audience unconscious.

Ultimately, though, it was Christine’s night: The show peaked with the Tango-era soft-rock classic Little Lies — featuring the night’s best harmonies by a long shot — and she closed out with the delicately strident solo-piano gem Songbird. Her bandmates appeared to consider carrying her offstage like a Super Bowl-winning quarterback. It’s not a bad idea.