Sunday, October 31, 2010


Top 100 Albums Chart - UK
Week of 6th November, 2010
Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" moves down two spots on the Top 100 chart to #69 this week.

Top 40 Catalogue Chart - UK
Week of 30th October, 2010
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" moves up to #24 on the Cataloge Top 40.

Top 100 Albums Chart - Ireland
Week of 28th October, 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" moves down this week 5 spots to #39 from #34 last week.

Top 50 Catalogue & Top 50 Albums Chart - Australia
Week of 1st November, 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" slides to number #7 on the catalogue chart posting it's 33rd non-consecutive week on the chart. The disc moves down to #42 on the Physical Top 50 Albums Chart posting it's 117 non-consecutive week on that chart.  The set was recently certified 6x Platinum in Australia = 420,000 units shipped in Australia.

Top 200 Cataloge Chart - US
Week ending 24th October, 2010, issue date 6th November, 2010
Fleetwood Mac's 1988 "Greatest Hits" collection is at #102 posting sales for the week ending October 24th in the US of 1,312 units.  Fleetwood Mac's 2002 "The Very Best Of" 2 disc collection is at #185 posting sales for the same week in the US of 989 units.  To-date, (since 1991 when Soundscan began tracking actual sales) "Greatest Hits has sold 4,390,980 (4,057 units in the last 4 weeks alone and a total of 34,500 units since the beginning of June, 2010).  "The Very Best Of" to-date has sold 1,369,404 units (4,175 in the last 4 weeks).

Saturday, October 30, 2010


October 29, 2010 - Lindsey Buckingham along with Randy Newman, Garry Shandling, Ryan Adams, Aziz Ansari and Maria Bamford celebrated the release of the Anthology "I Found This Funny" at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, CA Friday night - an evening hosted by Judd Apatow and Dave Eggers.

All proceeds from event ticket sales will benefit 826LA which is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Photos by FrozenLove (so glad she made it to the event!)

Songs performed: Shut Us Down, Trouble, Never Going Back Again and Big Love

Review of Lindsey's appearance with more pics can be found on The Ledge

Friday, October 29, 2010

Lindsey Buckingham To Land Les Paul TEC Award

Walnut Creek, CA (October 29, 2010)--Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Lindsey Buckingham will be presented with the Les Paul Award at the 26th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in January.

The event will be held Friday, January 14, in the Pacific Ballroom of the Anaheim Hilton during the 2011 NAMM Show. Presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product design.

The Les Paul Award, named in honor of the reknown musician and inventor who passed away last year, is presented annually to an artist or studio professional whose passion, originality and skill in music and recording has made a lasting impact on the world. Past recipients have included Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Al Kooper, Robbie Robertson and other musical giants since the award was instituted in 1991. According to TEC Foundation president Hillel Resner, “The prodigiously talented member of Fleetwood Mac and exceptional solo artist Lindsey Buckingham is a natural choice for the Les Paul Award honor.”

Lindsey Buckingham's career began to take off when he and Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac’s core lineup of drummer Mick Fleetwood, bassist John McVie and keyboardist/singer Christine McVie in early 1974. The former blues band, with the addition of "Buckingham Nicks," immediately morphed into a pop hit-making wonder. The group’s eponymous album, produced by Keith Olsen, contained smash singles including Buckingham’s “Monday Morning,” “World Turning” and “I’m So Afraid.”

However, it would be their next album, 1977’s Rumours, that would launch the group into the pop stratosphere, propelled by Lindsey’s tunes, “Go Your Own Way” and “Second Hand News.” This time, the band produced—along with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut—with Buckingham taking an increasingly active role in the studio, spending hundreds of hours crafting the songs and arrangements. Rumours remains one of the best selling albums of all time.

Over the next several years, Buckingham was the principal producer on all of Fleetwood Mac’s projects, including the experimental double-album, Tusk, Mirage and Tango in the Night. In the early ’80s, Buckingham launched his solo career with Law and Order, which spawned the Top Ten hit “Trouble.” Other solo hits included “Go Insane” and “Holiday Road.”

Buckingham’s career has continued to flourish—his critically acclaimed Under the Skin came out in 2006 and was followed by the exceptional DVD, Live at the Bass Performance Hall. His latest release, Gift of Screws, came out on September 16, 2008, which will be followed by his new solo project, scheduled for release in early 2011.

The TEC Awards will be held on Friday night of the NAMM Show and is expected to attract more than 1,000 audio and music professionals from around the world. Proceeds of the ceremony provide scholarships for students of the audio arts and sciences, and support outreach programs promoting hearing health in the sound production industry.

TEC Foundation


Fleetwood Mac Founder Guitarist
Peter Green Turns 64 Today
 Happy Birthday Peter!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


On this day.... In 2003 Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks presented Tom Petty with the RMA Legend Award at the 2003 Radio Music Awards ceremony.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lindsey Buckingham On Mark and Brian This Morning (Download The Interview)

Buckingham didn't actually confirm he's got a new album coming out this morning on Mark and Brian - but did say he "did not plan on recording another solo album" as he already carved out 3 years to put out his last two in 2006 and 2008. He also said he thinks the momentum was lost with Fleetwood Mac putting an album together after the Unleashed Tour - but they will probably get in the studio as Fleetwood Mac and record after everyone gets finished up with the next 10 months.

He also said....

  • Still would like to bring in another producer to help produce and to oversee the recording process if Fleetwood Mac record another album.
  • Talks about Christine McVie.... Says he speaks to her maybe once a year... Enjoys the current lineup of Fleetwood Mac because it allows him more freedom. 
  • Has the Masters for Buckingham Nicks sitting in a room and it's more political inertia between Stevie and himself...says they are waiting to do something where an event can be created around the release, maybe tour together with Stevie.
  • Saturday Night Live... Hasn't seen it on TV but HAS heard about it, and saw it on Youtube - thinks it's funny... Bill Hader really has it down. Thinks it's a compliment that he was in the fabric.
Download The Full Edited Interview

Or head on over to the KLOS Mark and Brian website to download the Podcast HERE

Monday, October 25, 2010


After seeing a recent tweet today regarding Lindsey Buckingham working on a new album, I decided to follow up and contact RACK ATTACK RENTALS to find out if there was any truth to what they said... Turns out... that information is FACT!  How cool is that!

"LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM prepares new solo album for release utilizing Apogee Converters from Rack Attack"

No information on when the planned release will be... or what direction Lindsey is heading in with his music... But it looks like Lindsey hasn't just been taking it easy since Fleetwood Mac got off the road last year... Looking forward to it!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Top 100 Albums Chart - UK
Week of 30th October 2010
Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" moves up the top 100 chart to #67
from #70 last week.

Top 40 Catalogue Chart - UK
Week of 23rd October 2010
Fleetwood Mac holds two positions in the Top 40, both are "Rumours" albums, one is the Rhino reissue and one the Warner Bros. version.  The Rhino reissue sits at #28 and the WB version at #39.

Top 100 Albums Chart - Ireland
Week of 21st October 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" moves down this week to #34 from #31 last week.

Top 50 Catalogue & Top 50 Albums Chart - Australia
Week of 25th October 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" slides to number #4 on the catalogue chart posting it's 32nd non-consecutive week on the chart. The dics slips to number #46 on the Top 50 Albums Chart - the set was recently certified 6x Platinum = 420,000 units shipped in Australia.

Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions The Very Best of Stevie Nicks" slips out of the Top 50 this week from number #39 last week.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Lick Library

Pre-Order Your Copy Here

Learn five Fleetwood Mac tracks note for note, guitar lessons Michael Casswell

This superb DVD will teach you five tracks from this legendary mainstream rock band. Learn each track note for note! Guitar lessons include;

Don’t Stop
The Chain
Go Your Own Way
Big Love
Never Going Back Again

The 2x DVD set is available in PAL Format
Skill Level: Intermediate To Advanced

Michael Casswell is a highly sought after freelance guitarist and producer. He has played and toured with many well known bands and artists as diverse as Brian May, Cozy Powell and Ronan Keating to name just a few. His playing can be heard on numerous film and TV soundtracks

Friday, October 22, 2010


Lindsey Buckingham along with Judd Apatow will be dropping by the KLOS studios on Tuesday October 26th for an early morning interview.  No information on what hour they will appear on, Mark and Brian do 4 hours in the morning likely from 6am - 10am.

Mark and Brian broadcast on 95.5 KLOS in Los Angeles.  Both Lindsey and Judd will no doubt be plugging the 826LA benefit they are both appearing at on October 29th.

The Podcast of the Mark and Brian Morning Show should be available later in the day Tuesday if you are outside the US and can't listen live to the show via the KLOS website.

A Few Important Links:   

Looking forward to hearing the interview!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

BILLY THORPE KEEP ROCKIN' Includes Mick Fleetwood Interview

'Keep Rockin' celebrates the legend and the life of Billy Thorpe in comprehensive style, with dozens of interviews - from people as diverse as Mick Fleetwood, Jimmy Barnes and Olivia Newton-John - as well as hundreds of photos, memorabilia, personal recollections from Lynn Thorpe, Billy's widow, and never-before-published material by Billy himself.

From Thorpie's early days as a child star in Brisbane to his meteoric rise with the Aztecs, his hard-rockin', hard-livin' Sunbury days and his phenomenal return to Australia in the nineties, Keep Rockin' is the definitive tribute to Billy Thorpe, as told by those who knew him best.

Billy Thorpe died suddenly on February 28 at the age of 60. One of Australia’s true rock legends, Thorpe was a teen star in the 60s before reinventing himself in the 70s with The Aztecs as one of Australia’s greatest live rock acts.

From 1990, Thorpe collaborated with Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) and Bekka Bramlett in Fleetwood's side project, a band called The Zoo, which resulted in the "Shakin' the Cage" album and "Shakin' the Cage" single in March 1991. Thorpe had written all ten of the tracks, including two co-written with Bramlett. The Zoo went on tour in Australia in 1991.

Penguin Books

Fleetwood Mac playing at TPG conference in Arizona

Fleetwood Mac played at the TPG Conference
Scottsdale. AZ October 19,2010
The Phoenician Golf Resort.

Link to full image

If you were there, drop us a line... how was the show, how did they sound?
What was the setlist?


Fleetwood Mac Play @ The Phoenician, Scottsdale AZ
October 19, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

TAYLOR SWIFT lashes out at critics who slammed her off-key Grammy duet with STEVIE NICKS

Swift Takes Aim At Grammy Critics In New Song
TAYLOR SWIFT has lashed out at the 'mean' critics who slammed her off-key Grammy night duet with STEVIE NICKS in a candid new song from her upcoming album "SPEAK NOW".

The 20-year-old star was panned for her lackluster vocals at the awards show last January (10), which Swift's team blamed on technical issues.

And now the singer is speaking out about the controversy in a track called "Mean" from her new record."

Full Article Includes Lyrics 


A couple of unit sales updates on two Fleetwood Mac albums currently on the Top 200 Catalog Album Chart in the US.

Top 200 Catalog Album Chart For the week ending October 3, 2010

Fleetwood Mac "Greatest Hits" is at #105 with 1,353 units sold - down about 6% from the previous week of 1,434 units sold. Total Soundscan sales on the 1988 release since 1991 when Soundscan began keeping track = 4,386,923.  The album is certified 8x platinum in the US.

Also on the Top 200 Catalog Album Chart for the first time in a long time is "The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac" sitting at #182 with 1,048 units sold - down approx. 7% from the previous week where the set sold 1,132 units. Total Soundscan sales for the 1x platinum "The Very Best Of" = 1,366,277. 

Since July, 2005 "The Very Best Of" 2 disc set has sold 319,596 units in the US.  Because "The Very Best Of" is a 2 disc set, each cd within qualifies for certification by the RIAA in the US.  To achieve platinum certification the 2 disc set only needs to sell 500,000 units and to achieve double platinum status 1 million units need to be sold.  With sales at 1,366,277 this means that "The Very Best Of" is approaching the 3x platinum mark (1,366,277 x 2 = 2,732,544).

Monday, October 18, 2010

Stevie Nicks wants a piece of a prominent Johnstown businessman.

Music licenser suing City View over fees: "

Stevie Nicks wants a piece of a prominent Johnstown businessman - And so do the Gibb brothers, of “Saturday Night Fever” fame.

Indirectly, through recording industry licenser BMI, they’re suing Andy Lasky and his City View Bar & Grill in federal court – saying he played their songs for karaoke May 7 without paying royalties.

IT HAPPENED... Fleetwood Mac member Christine McVie and Eduardo Quintela were married

October 18th, 1986 - Fleetwood Mac member Christine McVie and Eduardo Quintela were married on this date. This was Christine's second marriage, the first being to of course bass player John McVie. Christine's marriage to Eduardo (Eddy) lasted 12 years. They had no children together.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Fleetwood Mac Rehearse For Upcoming Show

All week long word started trickling out about this Fleetwood Mac show that was rumoured to be happening in October... Details have been pretty thin in the when and where department... But a few things are fact.

Beginning this past Thursday the members of Fleetwood Mac along with all their usual back up musicians & sound and lighting guys have been holed up inside Soundstage 15 on the Sony Lot in Los Angeles for 3 quick days of rehearsals preparing for their first show together in about 10 months. It was obvious from the start that this was a corporate gig they were booked for, as no tour is in the planning stages.  As it turns out the rehearsals are for a show they've booked for this coming Tuesday outside of the LA area... No word on the event they are booked to play, I'm sure that will come out later.

A few Tweets from some close to the events on Stage 15:

garykordan: "I am losing my mind. We are standing outside Stage 15 listening to Fleetwood fucking Mac rehearse for their upcoming tour!!!"

"I am standing 6 feet away from Stevie Nicks and 10 feet from Mick Fleetwood while they perform Rhiannon."

cswaudio "Last day on the sony stage with Fleetwood Mac. Such a wonderful time getting to know such great people and watchin' them rock out!"

kevinolearytv: "Fleetwood Mac is rehearsing beside us in stage 15, I just walked over to check them out. I'm a fan"

garykordan: "Right this second I am 1 of 80 people watching a private dress rehearsal by Fleetwood Mac on a massive soundstage. Unreal goosebumps."

Fleetwood Mac haven't been together as a band playing since they ended their Unleashed Tour in New Zealand in December, 2009 so this is a pretty big deal!.  There's been speculation that Fleetwood Mac would tour in 2011 but personally I can't see that happening given the fact that Stevie is working on her new album and plans to release that early next year and tour behind it.  If it does happen, I can't see it happening until late in the year...

Good Luck Fleetwood Mac, have a great show!  Nice to see you all playing nice together... 

Photo by: Kevin O'Leary


 Top 100 Albums Chart - UK
Week of 23rd October 2010
Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" moves up the top 100 chart to #70 from #93 last week.

Top 100 Albums Chart - Ireland
Week of 14th October 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" moves up one spot this week to #31 after re-entering the Top 100 Chart last week at #32.

Top 50 Catalogue & Top 50 Albums Chart - Australia
Week of 18th October 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" is still on hold at number #2 on the catalogue chart posting it's 31st non-consecutive week on the chart. The dics moves up seven places on the Top 50 Albums Chart to #40 and has been certified now at 6x Platinum = 420,000 units shipped.

Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions The Very Best of Stevie Nicks" is in a hold position this week at number #39 on the Top 50 Catalogue Chart.  This is discs 19th non-consecutive week on the chart.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto gives a cooking lesson to Lauren Thompson, host of Golf Now: Kaanapali, on Wednesday morning at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa's Teppan-Yaki Dan restaurant. The popular chef from the Japanese competitive cooking show "Iron Chef," and spinoff "Iron Chef America," created a signature dish of dumpling soup for the restaurant's menu called "Par Four." The dumplings, made of shrimp and lobster or chicken and pork, were coated in browned rice before being cooked in hot oil and then placed into the soup. Thompson's destination show is scheduled to be televised the week of Nov. 29 on the Golf Channel. She also interviewed musician Mick Fleetwood and U.S. Winter Olympics gold medalist Julia Mancuso this week on Maui.

Maui News

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

BMI London Awards - Christine McVie Wins Award

The BMI London Awards took place October 5th at the Dorchester Hotel (Park Lane). Don Black, OBE (PRS) was named the BMI Icon.

The invitation-only gala recognized the UK and European songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most-played BMI songs on American radio and television.

Christine McVie was recognized for reaching a new milestone (radio spins) with the Fleetwood Mac track "Don't Stop" from Rumours.  Full list of winners.

6 Million
Christine McVie


The Ka'anapali Golf Resort in Lahaina on Maui hosted Mick Fleetwood yesterday as he shot a piece for a Golf Channel TV show. I have no information on what show this was shot for or when it will air, but their are some fantastic shots of Mick on the course on the Kaanapali Golf Resort Facebook page.

Mick Fleetwood's Island Rumours Band as part of the filming also played Front Street in Lahaina.  Full set of shots can also be found on the Ka'anapali Golf Resort Facebook Page

Sunday, October 10, 2010


 Top 100 Albums Chart - UK
Week ending 16th October 2010
Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" back in the top 100 at #93 from #111 last week. 203 total non-consecutive weeks on the chart.

Estimates put the total sales this year of the 2009 release up to the end of September in the UK alone at 143,500 with total sales since being released last October at 431,800 units.

Top 100 Albums Chart - Ireland
Week ending 7th October 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" re-enters the chart at #32.

Top 50 Catalogue & Top 50 Albums Chart - Australia
Week ending 11th October 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" holds at number #2 on the catalogue chart posting it's 30th non-consecutive week on the chart. The dics re-enters the Top 50 Albums Chart at #47 in it's 16th non-consecutive week on the chart.

Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions The Very Best of Stevie Nicks" drops to number #39 from #25 last week on the Top 50 Catalogue Chart posting it's 18th non-consecutive week.


October 10th in 1979, 31 years ago - the city of Los Angeles declared this Fleetwood Mac Day as the group received its star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Friday, October 08, 2010

The Black Bird Diaries Tracklist Revealed...

Samples of each track from Dave Stewarts upcoming new album can be heard on The Blackbird Diaries website. "Cheaper Than Free" features Stevie Nicks + "Stevie Baby" a song inspired by Stevie. Both sound fantastic... Can't wait to hear the full versions!  To hear the samples log in with your twitter account at The Blackbird Diaries website. If you don't have a twitter account... get one, it's easy.  The music sounds great!  Still not sure when the release date is.

01. Beast Called Fame
02. All Messed Up ft Martina McBride
03. So Long Ago
04. Can't Get You Out Of My Head
05. Gypsy Girl and Me
06. Alibi
07. One Way Ticket To The Moon ft Secret Sisters
08. Magic In The Blues
09. Bullet Proof Vest ft Colbie Caillait
10. Worth The Waiting For (co-write with Bob Dylan)
11. Country Wine ft Secret Sisters
12. Stevie Baby
13. Cheaper Than Free ft Stevie Nicks
14. The Well