Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Video: Stevie Nicks "You Can't FREAK Me Out"... "Gold Dust Woman" Live in Las Vegas

Fleetwood Mac Live in Las Vegas
MGM Grand Arena - December 30, 2013
This is the one I wanted to see... Stevie flailing away is memorizing! she totally nails this. The epic adventure of Gold Dust Woman continues!

"Gold Dust Woman" 

"Landslide" intro and song. 
Stevie talks about her 25 year old beige boots she's wearing and why she's wearing them... she speaks about wearing them during her part on the upcoming American Horror Story. Then she dedicates the song to her new friend Katy Perry.

Las Vegas Review: Fleetwood Mac mines tangled past to capture the light

With the sky outside as black as her flowing dress, Stevie Nicks invited the night indoors.
By Jason Bracelin
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Photo by David Becker
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“I think we should just slip into darkness,” Nicks suggested by way of introducing “Dreams” on Monday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, setting up a song about love giving way to loneliness, a full heart to an empty bed.

A few numbers later, during “Rhiannon,” footage of a solar eclipse was shown on the large video screen that served as the backdrop of the otherwise unadorned stage, an apt visual metaphor for Fleetwood Mac.

As those images suggested, the sun hasn’t always shone on this bunch, its rays swallowed not by the passing moon, but by the band members’ once fractious relationships with each other.

By now, Fleetwood Mac’s past romantic entanglements with one another, gnarled as the roots of some old tree, are as well known as the songs they inspired, having catalyzed the overheated passions behind their most commercially successful record, 1977’s “Rumours,” an emotional mushroom cloud that’s sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

All these years later, the frustration and hurt that invigorated that album has been consoled, feelings mended. But the band still mines those emotions to an explosive degree on stage, harnessing the energy into their performances.

On Monday, with the band playing the final public performance of its current 63-date tour, Nicks’ voice sounded like something bottled decades ago and uncorked just for this occasion, exquisitely preserved, ageless.

Singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham howled and cooed, fumed and sighed, a yo-yo of emotion who scratched at his guitar like a cat shredding furniture, his playing expressive, haunting, combustible.

He stomped up and down with such force at times, the stage microphones actually picked up the thud of his feet.

And then there was the combo of drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie, both ace blues vets who favored finesse over forcefulness. (McVie was playing his first show after getting treated for cancer in the fall.)

Though selections from “Rumours” made up the largest portion of the band’s set list, seven of 23 songs in all, and were as warmly received as long-lost relatives, the centerpiece of the show was a suite of songs from 1979’s “Tusk,” an ambitious, forward-looking double-album that was the first record to ever be tracked digitally and which deliberately pushed hard against the bounds of the band’s well-manicured, harmony-laden sound.

Prior to beginning the four-song run with the curled lip rush of “Not That Funny,” which pushed and shoved its way to a snarling chorus and is the closest this bunch has ever come to punk, Buckingham imagined, with clear relish, the horror of the band’s record company executive upon hearing the album for the first time.

Then came the rhapsodic rumble of the album’s title track, which was heightened by marching band horns, the shadowy whisper of “Sisters of the Moon,” which the group was performing on tour for the first time in 30 years, and gorgeous, plaintive ballad “Sarah,” a cathartic exhale after which Nicks and Buckingham embraced at the center of the stage.

Ultimately, this was the prevailing tone of the evening, one of resolve and a hard fought mutual admiration, especially between the aforementioned former couple.

Prior to performing “Without You,” an old Buckingham Nicks tune that Fleetwood Mac finally recorded and officially released on the four-song “Extended Play” in April, Nicks fondly recalled the early days of her romance with Buckingham in the fertile ’60s San Francisco rock scene.

“I found him to be sexy and so nice and so very, very talented,” she said of the man standing to her left, once her foil, before singing the song with him, their voices locked together like the clasped hands of a pair of smitten teenagers.

Next , there was the wistful, chiming pop of “Gypsy,” some sweetly sung nostalgia where Nicks reflects on the days when she and Buckingham were so broke, they slept on a mattress on a floor.

It all built up to their warmest shared moment in “Say Goodbye,” a song that Buckingham penned a decade ago to bring some closure to his relationship with Nicks.

“Now I finally found my way / Now I know just what to do / Once you said goodbye to me / Now I say goodbye to you,” he wrote.

Just the two of them on stage, Nicks and Buckingham sang it together, as a hush fell over the crowd.

Remember all that darkness that Nicks had spoken of earlier?

In the end, it was gone in a flash of light, a song.

RHIANNON - Amazing ending and a twirl at the 2:50 mark that harkens back to the 80's!


To everyone that follows Fleetwood Mac News Have a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous 2014

Before you all go out and get all crazy with your New Years Eve celebrations, I just wanted to wish everyone that visits this site, follows on Twitter or follows on Facebook a Happy, Prosperous and above all Healthy 2014. It's been an amazing year and it looks like 2014 will be even better... 

To all the members of Fleetwood Mac (past and present) that have entertained us this past year - Thank you so much!  I wish you nothing but the best in 2014 and beyond.

Stay safe out there!

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Photos | Video: Fleetwood Mac Live in Las Vegas "Without You Intro"

Fleetwood Mac Live in Las Vegas
MGM Grand Arena - December 30, 2013
Photos by Erin Brown
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Great shots Erin.. Thanks for sharing!

Here's the "Without You Intro" from Vegas last night... 
Check out a related post from last night
Rhiannon - Check out the twirl at about the 2:50 mark!  And what an ending!
Below Photos by Tom Donoghue
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REMINDER: Jan 1st 5-7pm @BBCRadio2 "Beyond The Rumours" Johnnie Walker Meets Fleetwood Mac

Beyond The Rumours - Johnnie Walker Meets Fleetwood Mac and unearths the truth Beyond and Behind the rumours.

Late last year, a packed audience at London's O2 Arena went wild as Fleetwood Mac welcomed on stage Christine McVie, completing the line-up of the band that produced one of the biggest selling albums of all times "Rumours".

The success of Fleetwood Mac, is without precedent considering the varying line ups. However, the constants include their remarkable drummer and "big daddy" of the group Mick Fleetwood and the "quiet man", bassist John McVie. Which is fortunate as that's how the band's name came about, combining their two surnames way back in 1967.

Across two hours Johnnie Walker speaks to Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and features a rare interview with, pianist and singer-songwriter Christine McVie. We learn how they all had their part to play in the jigsaw puzzle of Fleetwood Mac's enduring success. Despite the sometimes hedonistic lifestyle, divorces and ego clashes, they couldn't have produced decades of hit records without love and friendship.

Johnnie Walker takes us "Beyond The Rumours".

Tune In: January 1, 2014 on BBC Radio 2 from 5pm-7pm UK time. Listen on-line

If you are in North America, times listed below:
12:00 Noon EST
11:00 AM CST
9:00 AM PST

"Woman's Hour" BBC Radio 4 
January 1st at 10:00am

An interview with Stevie Nicks conducted September 16, 2013 in London will replay on the show. Listen in for that at 10:00am on BBC Radio 4, or listen to the interview now on-line here.

Stevie Nicks has been called “the ultimate rock goddess,” and now at 65 is certainly not about to retire from the role. Reunited with Fleetwood Mac, she’s about to play a string of UK dates on a massive world tour, the band’s multi-million selling album Rumours has been re-released 35 years after it reached number one, they have an EP of new material, and tonight she premiers her new film, In Your Dreams – a documentary about her solo album of the same name. But she’s famed too, of course, not just for her music, but also for the ‘soap opera’ of drugs,  relationships and break-ups that was a backdrop to the music of Fleetwood Mac – and particularly for her difficult romantic relationship and breakup with band member Lindsay Buckingham, which she sang about in her hit song Dreams. Stevie Nicks joins Jane Garvey to discuss being a woman in a very male dominated music world, her tumultuous personal relationships, dealing with addiction, her new documentary, being reunited with bandmate Christine McVie, and her relationship today with ex-partner and guitarist Lindsay Buckingham.

Happy New Years Eve: Fleetwood Mac Live in Las Vegas


Fleetwood Mac's second show in Vegas this year was much like their first in terms of set list (see below) and staging. They brought their well oiled machine back to the MGM Grand Arena for a New Years celebration that turned out to be even more special with John McVie back up on stage for the first time since the tour was side-lined in October at the end of the European dates. Hope he's doing well and I'm sure this show was great for his spirit.

One short video clip of the tail end of Gold Dust Woman is a must see!... Stevie once again, in just a few brief moments is electrifying on this song!  So glad she kept up the extended version of the song, I love it! Check it out here: GOLD DUST WOMAN

Not sure if the hidden track (Without You intro) was still in the set list tonight.. Maybe someone that was at the show can confirm.

Dedications tonight: Stevie dedicated "Landslide" to Katy Perry and John Mayer (see below). Lindsey dedicated the last song of the night "Say Goodbye" to Stevie which brought tears to her eyes... Sweet!

One notable wardrobe change for Stevie... During Gypsy, she was rockin' the tall beige boots with her black outfit.

Fleetwood Mac have two more shows in Las Vegas. Dec 31st again at MGM Grand for a private New Years Eve party put on by the MGM Grand. Plus on January 8th at the Paris Hotel for the Monster CES Awards ceremony.

Thanks to everyone that shared photos and video clips... Very cool of ya!

Roll-on Summer 2014!

Set List:
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Second Hand News
The Chain
Sad Angel
Not That Funny
Sisters of the Moon
Big Love
Never Going Back Again
Without You
Eyes of the World
Gold Dust Woman
I'm So Afraid
Stand Back
Go Your Own Way
World Turning
Don't Stop
Silver Springs
Say Goodbye

Landslide dedicated to both Katy Perry and John Mayer who were at the show
Say Goodbye intro that caused Stevie to get so emotional.

Say Goodbye
Stevie's clearly emotional during the song looking at Lindsey, singing the words, remembering,
"Just a time within a time / Just a scheme within a scheme 
A little world within a world / Just, a dream, just a dream"
Below Photos by Brian Larsen
Owly Images
Owly Images

Look for Fleetwood Mac to announce Summer 2014 dates in the new year!
Check out Lindsey telling fans in the front row at the end of the video they'll be on tour in the Summer.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Stevie Nicks Excited to Ring In the New Year on Stage with Fleetwood Mac #FleetwoodMac

Fleetwood Mac will be ending 2013 with a bang, playing concerts in Las Vegas on the final two nights of the year.  Both shows will take place at the MGM Grand Arena, with Monday night's event open to the public and Tuesday's New Year's Eve bash an invite-only affair.

Stevie Nicks tells ABC News Radio that she's especially excited about the December 31 concert, because it will be a big communal celebration between the band and the audience.

"We get to get dressed up and go onstage and actually be at a really huge New Year's Eve party," the singer says.  "You don't even have to find the party.  It's found you at this point."

Nicks notes that playing on New Year's Eve is "always fun, because everybody is super excited."  She adds that that energy, in turn, "really rubs back off on the band."

Stevie reveals that Fleetwood Mac also has another private concert in Las Vegas scheduled for January 8.  These three shows are the first the band will play since they announced in October that bassist John McVie had been diagnosed with cancer, which forced the cancellation of a planned tour Australia and New Zealand.

Stevie suggests that the concerts will be "really good for John," because she feels it will help him "get back on the treadmill" after undergoing treatment for the disease.  Fleetwood Mac currently have no other performances on their schedule.  

2013 ABC News Radio

by Rachel Simon

In the music world, there are legends, and then there are gods. Stevie Nicks, she of Fleetwood Mac fame, is the rare person who is both. Throughout her five-decade long (!) career, Nicks has become nothing short of an icon, thanks to her musical talents, famous relationships, and general badass attitude. Yet while most people seem to feel that her biggest and best moments happened long ago, back in the ’70s and ’80s, we feel that Nicks’ life actually hit its enviable peak a few decades later, an argument that’s never been proved truer than over the past 12 months. From sold-out tour dates to appearances on hit TV shows, 2013, it seems, was the Year of Stevie Nicks. A look back at the singer’s most memorable moments:

Another Fleetwood Mac Album That's 'Worth A Damn'

This year saw the reissue of two vintage albums by Fleetwood Mac: the hugely popular Rumours,and the last
Then Play On Re-issue
Available at Amazon
album to feature the band's founder, Peter Green, called Then Play On.

"I think it's one of the most beautiful records and exciting records ever made," Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke says. He wrote the liner notes for the reissue.

"I think as a statement of searching — within blues, within rock, within the possibilities of the electric guitar — like I said, I think it's one of the best records ever made," Fricke says. "I've got three copies of it — I wouldn't be caught with anything less."

Then Play On was recorded in the spring and summer of 1969, and the story of the album is the story of a band at a turning point. The previous fall, Fleetwood Mac added 17-year-old guitarist and singer Danny Kirwan, giving the band a powerful three-man front.

"You had Peter Green playing the B.B. King-style Chicago blues, mainly; Danny Kirwan with his more melodic rock, as it turned into; and then Jeremy Spencer doing these remarkable Elmore James impersonations is what they were, really," says Peter Green's biographer, Martin Celmins. "And for all that package to be in one band was a huge draw. And the response they got from the audience was wild. You know, they were just the top live band."

Continue to the full article at NPR by Tom Cole

"When people ask me in interviews to this day what's the most favorite album, I say, 'Well, I can't pick one album but I'll pick two. And one is Then Play On, and two is the Tusk album because they were really pushing the envelope," Fleetwood says. "And that is part and parcel of why bands keep going. And certainly can look back on their work and say, 'We did something that was worth a damn.' And Then Play On was worth a damn."

Fleetwood Mac will bring famous catalog, new songs to MGM Grand show

Tonights The Night!
Welcome back John! Have a great show!

By Jason Bracelin

It’s maybe the sweetest song that Stevie Nicks ever wrote about her relationship with Lindsey Buckingham, and like their love itself, it was eventually lost.

Penned more than four decades ago, “Without You” is a blown kiss to Nicks’ former beau, written with a constellation of stars in her eyes.

“If I’d not heard your laughter / Maybe I wouldn’t love you,” she wrote, her i’s practically dotted with little hearts. “If I’d not sung your music / I’d not come rolling after you.”

The song was demoed in the early ’70s, and Nicks recalls performing it live on numerous occasions.

“We did it onstage 62 times,” she remembers. “The audience seemed to really love it. We told the whole story of where we lived and how we moved down here. It was like they really got to walk with us through that song. It should have been on a Fleetwood Mac record. But, you know, sometimes things get lost.”

And sometimes they get found.

Full Article at Las Vegas Review Journal

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Chart Updates: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks Albums and DVD's Charting Around The World

Albums and DVD's this week charting on various charts around the world. Previous week in parenthesis.

UK - January 4, 2014
#70 (63) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 16 (13) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

USA - January 4, 2014
# 18 (12) Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams

AUSTRALIA - December 30, 2013
# 10 (11) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain [box set]
(Fleetwood Mac's 25 Years The Chain sold 14,303 copies during this chart week in Australia)
# 65 (75) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 2 (2)  Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain [box set]
#12 (12) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 30 (28) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance
# 37 (40) Sound City - Real to Reel

NEW ZEALAND - December 30, 2013
# 9 (10) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain [box set]

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fleetwood Mac are back... and still settling old scores + Christine McVie sent Lindsey new songs!

You make fighting fun: OK, Lindsey Buckingham admits, I did kick Stevie Nicks... Fleetwood Mac are back... and still settling old scores

Daily Mail
Look for this 4 page spread in Dec 29th UK Paper The Mail on Sunday Event magazine

Despite the acrimony and excesses, and after 45 years as soft rock’s favourite soap opera, the legendary band have reunited.

Fleetwood Mac are fighting again. Rock-star fur is flying. But this is no ordinary argument. For one thing, the contretemps is being conducted in three different countries. Stevie Nicks fights her corner from an elegant apartment in Paris, Lindsey Buckingham boxes clever in his Californian study and Christine McVie counterpunches from her riverside penthouse in London.

Founder band members Mick Fleetwood and John McVie are keeping out of it. Fleetwood is licking his wounds after his fourth divorce and McVie is in hospital engaged in a more serious battle, with cancer.

The disagreement, believe it or not, concerns one of Fleetwood Mac’s few physical altercations. After 45 years of soft rock’s favourite soap opera, it’s astonishing that the players haven’t come to blows more often.

‘I was dancing on stage,’ begins Nicks, now 65, in the salon of her rented Parisian pied-à-terre. ‘It was the Tusk tour, 1980, Auckland, New Zealand. I was doing my thing with my shawl and Lindsey pulled his jacket up over his head and started mimicking me, behind my back. 'I thought, “Well, that’s not working for me.” But I didn’t do anything. This must have infuriated him, because he came over and kicked me. 'And I’d never had anyone be physical with me in my life. Then he picked up a black Les Paul guitar and he just frisbee’d it at me. He missed, I ducked – but he could have killed me.’

‘I’m not sure that happened,’ Buckingham, 64, states flatly at his gated LA estate.

‘Oh, it happened, all right,’ asserts Christine McVie, 70, drinking in a glorious view of the Thames. ‘I threw a glass of wine in his face.’

Friday, December 27, 2013

3 Photos: Vanessa Carlton is now a married woman! Stevie Nicks presided over the event!

Check this out... 
A) Vanessa Carlton just got married to John McCauley! AND B) Stevie Nicks officiated the ceremony!

Vanessa Carlton tweeted the above pic Friday evening saying "Thank you Stevie for marrying us!" The wedding took place in Phoenix.  How cool is that!  Congratulations to Vanessa and her new husband John!

Vanessa Carlton Marries John McCauley, Stevie Nicks Officiates

Vanessa Carlton takes the cake when it comes to wedding surprises -- by a landslide! The "A Thousand Miles" singer tied the knot with Deer Tick's lead singer and guitarist John McCauley on Friday, Dec. 27, her rep confirms to Us Weekly. Plus, the new bride shared that Miss Stevie Nicks officiated the ceremony!  "Married this gentleman two hours ago xo," the 33-year-old musician wrote via Twitter late Friday night. Alongside the caption, the newlywed shared a photo of herself and her new husband beaming at each other while holding hands. Carlton looked stunning for her special day, wearing a tight-fitting, long-sleeved white wedding gown, and donning a purple head piece and matching flowers. Shortly after, the blushing bride also posted a picture of the couple saying "I do" in front of the Fleetwood Mac songstress. "Thanks Stevie for marrying us!" Carlton gushed. In the photo, Nicks, 65, is seen smiling at Carlton as she officiates the ceremony. She also wears a matching head piece, while McCauley dresses casual in green pants and a brown button-up.

US Magazine

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Glastonbury Founder Michael Eavis Confirms Fleetwood Mac will not be headlining Glastonbury

Michael Eavis says Fleetwood Mac will not play Glastonbury 2014 
Though the festival founder says he's hoping to get them to perform in 2015

A) The band won't be touring in 2014 all together
B) The band will be touring, just not the UK/Europe in 2014
C) The band will be touring in the UK/Europe in 2014 just not hitting Glastonbury
D) The band will be taking a year off returning to the road in 2015 and possibly Glastonbury
E) The band will take 2014 to produce a new album, then tour in 2015 and possibly Glastonbury

Full article at NME
Taken from an interview at The Guardian

Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks | Sound City: The Best of 2013

Fleetwood Mac made a few "Best Of" lists this year either with new music like "Sad Angel" or the re-issued "Rumours" box set or the "Then Play On" reissue. They were also mentioned in a couple lists of best of photography and live shows.  On the TV and Film front, the band made a couple of best of lists for the Budweiser commercial and the use the Stevie's "Landslide" plus other TV shows featuring their music. Sound City is mentioned in more than a few lists which featured quite heavily Fleetwood Mac and included interview footage of Lindsey, Stevie and Mick. 

What were your top 5 Fleetwood Mac (or individual member) moments from the last year?

The Ten Best Box Sets To Give in 2013
Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (35th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)

When Rumours was first released in 1977, it would have been hard for anyone to imagine Fleetwood Mac's multi-million-selling behemoth sharing space on the same list as The Clash. And honestly, for some that may still hold true. But the Mac's masterpiece is certainly an album worthy of all the attention it's gotten over the years (multiple reissues and "making of" documentaries), and this deluxe edition is the perfect gift for anyone who has fond memories of those lazy, hazy, California-soaked times. Earlier this year, Rhino went back to the vaults and came up with by far the best edition of Rumours thus far. It boasts 40 tracks, including CDs of the remastered original album, the stunning B-side "Silver Springs," a 12-track Rumours-era concert, a load of demos, rough mixes and outtakes, and a DVD that includes the infamous 1977 Rosebud documentary about the album. But best of all is the vinyl remaster of the album. It beats even an original first pressing of Rumours with warm, rich textures, and probably the best-sounding remaster of this entire list.

Best Music Box Sets of 2013
Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (35th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)
Many regard this to be the Fleetwood Mac masterpiece, and this collection is a must for anyone who wants no-holds-barred access to an infamous soundtrack of raw pain and evocative emotional tensions. This Super Deluxe 4CD/1DVD/1LP set comes in a beautiful, 12x12 box and includes the remastered version of the original album including B-side Silver Springs, a disc of previously unreleased live performances from the 1977 tour, newly compiled recording sessions, the DVD of the 1977 promo film Rosebud and the vinyl of the original album. Perhaps most interestingly, new liner notes feature a track-by-track commentary from the band themselves, giving an insight into the personal struggles that informed the lyrics of each song.

SPIN's Best Box Sets and Expanded Editions of 2013
Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (Warner Bros.)
Whatever your memories of Rumours (having no memories of Rumours is un-American and therefore not allowed), something amazing awaits you in this box — early takes on Lindsey's celebration of post-breakup revelry "Second Hand News," an incipient version of Nicks' rebuke of said news ("Dreams"), live and formative versions of everything else, and multiple takes of Nicks' "Silver Springs," which didn't make the original album. This is such the ideal of what a rock record should be that it's jarring, albeit thrilling, to hear these unpolished, inchoate pieces of it. G.K.

Top Reissues of 2013
No. 1 - Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours: Deluxe Edition'
One of the greatest albums ever made gets a face-lift, complete with extra discs of outtakes and alternate versions. There's even a CD of live cuts recorded during the band's massive tour in support of its blockbuster record. The early versions of 'Rumours' favorites are eye-opening, especially Stevie Nicks' abandoned 'Silver Springs,' her best song, which gets bigger, better and stronger with each successive take.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Chart Updates: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks - UK, Australia, New Zealand and USA

UK - December 28, 2013
Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" reached a new certification level in the UK this month. As of December 6, 2013 the 2CD package has reached 5x Platinum signifying 1.5 million units sold in the UK.

This week in the UK on the Top 100 Albums Chart the album moves up 16 spots to No.63 from No.79 last week.

On the Top 40 Catalogue chart "Rumours" is currently No.13

AUSTRALIA - December 23, 2013
Fleetwood Mac's "25 Years The Chain" 4CD box set (Which was just certified platinum December 2nd) spends a second week at No.11 on the Top 100 Albums Chart in Australia. "The Very Best Of" moved up to No.75 from No.88 last week.

On the Top 50 Catalgue Albums Chart "25 Years The Chain" holds on to the No.2 spot over Christmas, while "The Very Best of" moves up to No.12 from No.18.

"Greatest Hits" re-enters the Top 50 Digital Albums Chart this week at No.45.

"The Dance" moves up one spot to No.28 on the Top 40 Music DVD Chart.

NEW ZEALAND - December 23, 2013
Fleetwood Mac's 4CD platinum selling "25 Years The Chain" box set moves back into the top 10 this week at No.10 in it's 36th week of release.

USA - December 28, 2013
Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams DVD in it's second week of release in the U.S. finishes 2013 at No.12 on the Top Music Video Sales Chart. The DVD debuted last week at No.7.

Stevie Nicks on the Fleetwood Mac Christmas Gift Exchange: No Scarves, but Plenty of Jewelry

The members of Fleetwood Mac are famous for their dysfunctional relationships, and it seems as though they
have an equally dysfunctional time exchanging Christmas gifts -- at least according to Stevie Nicks.

Asked if there's an annual Christmas gift exchange among the members of the Mac -- that's Nicks, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, drummer Mick Fleetwood and bass player John McVie -- Stevie tells ABC News Radio, "There is, between Mick and I.  I buy Lindsey things...I've probably bought him 25 cashmere scarves...He doesn't like them.  He won't wear them.  And he says, 'Don't buy me any more cashmere.'"

Explaining why she keeps giving her former lover scarves, Nicks laughs and says, "It's the only thing I can think that he might wear when we're in Sweden and it's cold.  Everybody buys [him] a scarf.  He must have drawers of scarves!"  She adds that, ultimately, "I wouldn't even know what to buy Lindsey, so I don't bother.  He doesn't buy me anything."

But when it comes to Fleetwood, with whom she also had a romantic relationship, Stevie says she goes completely over the top.  "Mick and I, we love to buy presents for each other, because we like the same things," she tells ABC News Radio.  "We like 24-carat gold jewelry.  We like opals and jade.  We like diamonds.  You know, Mick and I are one and the same.  We're kind of the same person."

And even if the two are feuding, expensive gifts are still on the agenda, reveals Nicks.

"Once, I was mad at Mick about something and I bought him a red skull, with diamond eyes, on a 24-carat-gold chain," she laughs.  "And I said, 'This is just so you know I'm always watching you!'  And that was a fantastic gift.  And he loved it!  So, you know, Mick and I have the same taste."

Fleetwood Mac will close out the year with a December 30 show in Las Vegas. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

How Fleetwood Mac became one of the most influential bands of 2013

Haim, Ladies of the Canyon, Mumford and Sons and others referenced Fleetwood Mac, although the band’s own EP barely made a dent in public consciousness

By: John Sakamoto
The Toronto Star

A week after closing the annual mud bowl that is the Glastonbury Festival, Mumford and Sons surveyed the 60,000-strong throng at Olympic Park, the sporting complex built for the 2012 Summer Games, and proceeded to lead a couple of dozen musicians — every act on the bill that day — through an epic communal sing-along on Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.”

Two months later, one of those acts, a trio of L.A. sisters collectively known by their surname, Haim (rhymes with “rhyme”), released Days Are Gone, one of the year’s most acclaimed and successful debuts.
Reaction to the album tended to be preoccupied with the band’s influences, which ranged from Motown to TLC but most often coalesced around Southern California rock in general and Fleetwood Mac in particular.

Continue to the full article

What Do You Get For The Man Who Already Has The Complete Fleetwood Mac Discography?

By David Fleischmann
The Onion

Well, Christmas is almost here, and as usual I’ve put off my holiday shopping until the last minute. It took me a while to figure out what I was going to get for everyone, but I’m just about ready to head over to the mall: I’m thinking a new pair of earrings for my wife, or maybe a bottle of that fancy perfume she likes, and for my kids, there’s always some hot new toy or video game gizmo that they just have to have, but I’m still completely out of ideas for what I’m going to get my brother Michael. I mean, this is someone who already owns the entire Fleetwood Mac discography, so what else is left to give him?

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Video: Santa Claus is Coming To Town... Stevie Nicks with Chris Isaak

Santa Claus is Coming To Town

Stevie with Chris Isaak - filmed for Soundstage and released on DVD/CD in 2008. Available at Amazon

Stream the full show on-line for FREE until December 26th at Qello

She also performs on "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Stars Pick Favorite Albums of 2013 - And Stevie Nicks Likes...

Music stars lined up to tell Billboard what they liked music wise in 2013. Stevie Nicks likes John Mayer's "Paradise Valley" (because she comes from Paradise Valley in Phoenix) and she likes Lady Gaga's "Applause". Check out the video below.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles Video Recap from Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks held a signging at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA for her 'In Your Dreams' DVD on December 4, 2013.

Get the 'In Your Dreams' DVD:
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/IGpmij 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/Ip3fwk

Video posted on Stevie's facebook page with a Thank you... and Happy holidays

Australian TV Alert: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks | Dave Stewart

Fleetwood Mac - Bio
Channel: 117 Bio
Sunday, December 22nd - 3:30pm. Duration 60 Mins.

Forty years, some 16 different band members, and several divorces and group break-ups, Fleetwood Mac has endured as one of the world's most popular groups, selling more than 100 million albums to date.

Stevie Nicks - Oprah: Behind The Scenes
Channel: 128 Discovery Health
Sunday, December 29th - 8:30pm. Duration 60 Mins.
Monday, December 30th - 3:30pm. Duration 60 Mins.
Wednesday, January 1st - 1:30am. Duration 60 Mins.

Oprah welcomes Kirstie Alley as she looks back on some of her biggest bloops and blunders. Then, rock legends Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar and more take to the stage.

Dave Stewart - The Ringmaster General
Channel: 132 Studio
Saturday, December 28th - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 29th - 2:30am
Sunday, December 29th - 8:30am
Sunday, December 29th - 3:30pm

This documentary captures Eurythmics legend Dave Stewart through the whirlwind recording process of two explosive albums and his adventures in songwriting, letting the viewer witness his eccentric but compelling methods of creativity.

Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams Film Screening TONIGHT in London

Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams
Roxy Bar And Screen
128-132 Borough High Street (Southwark)
London, UK

Wednesday, 18th December at 8:00pm

£4.00 cover charge. Free to members.

You don't have to be a member to come on any night or to come to a screening, but if you want to reserve a sofa / table for a film screening you need to be a member otherwise seats are on a first-come first-served basis.  We recommend arriving between 7pm and 7:30pm depending on the film to get a good seat.

Roxy Bar and Screen

Buy In Your Dreams on DVD:
Amazon UK | Amazon US | Amazon Canada or at
JB Hi-Fi Australia | JB Hi-Fi New Zealand

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stevie Nicks | Dave Grohl track "You Can't Fix This" from Sound City in Oscar contention

Oscars: Academy Releases List of 75 Original Songs in Contention
Hollywood Reporter

Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2013 are in contention for nominations in the original song category for the 86th Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed on the Hollywood Reporter website.  Two of the contenders include two songs from the Sound City Real to Reel documentary "You Can't Fix This" and "Cut Me Some Slack" produced and directed by Dave Grohl.  How awesome is that!!  Of course it's a long shot, but to even be considered is pretty awesome!
"You Can't Fix This" from Sound City
Sound City Players
Stevie Nicks
Dave Grohl
Taylor Hawkins
Rami Jaffee

"Cut Me Some Slack" from Sound City
Sound City Players
Paul McCartney
Dave Grohl
Krist Novoselic
Pat Smear

To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits.

Oscar nominations will be announced live Jan. 16 at 5:30 a.m. PT