Thursday, February 28, 2013

The SXSW Interview with Stevie Nicks March 14th - 5pm Austin Convention Center

Stevie Nicks to Speak at SXSW Music Conference
The South By Southwest Music Conference proudly announces a very special interview with Stevie Nicks. The ever-evolving Nicks is in the middle of a whirlwind of activity this year. She is the subject of the documentary "In Your Dreams" telling the story of her latest album of the same title, including collaborations with Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard. "In Your Dreams" is screening at the SXSW Film Festival. She is also featured in SXSW Keynote Dave Grohl's "Sound City" documentary and singing in a series of shows Grohl is playing with veterans of the famed studio. Later this spring, Fleetwood Mac hits the road for a heavily anticipated world tour. These current projects are the latest chapter in an acclaimed career as a singer, songwriter and icon of rock music.

The SXSW Interview with Stevie Nicks takes place in the Austin Convention Center at 5 PM on Thursday, March 14, closing out the day's conference activities. This interview is open to all Music and Platinum badges as well as Artist Wristbands.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WIN 2 Tickets to see FLEETWOOD MAC Live in Tacoma May 20th

Enter for a chance to win 2 tickets to see Fleetwood Mac Live at the Tacoma Dome May 20th plus one night accommodation at a 3 star hotel from What To Do Media on Facebook.  Click on the "Enter Now" button at the top of their page.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Win Fleetwood Mac Tickets to Philadelphia, PA Show April 6th with @wogl

Who wants to win tickets to Fleetwood Mac's sold out show - April 6th Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center?

Like "WOGL FM" on Facebook for your chance to go.

Will It Ever Be Cool To Like Fleetwood Mac?

by David Hayter
Guitar Planet Magazine

Fleetwood Mac are back and bigger than ever but is it finally time guitar fans dropped their pretentions and embraced one of the greatest “uncool” acts of the 1970s?

Good read! Check it out at: Guitar Planet Magazine

Monday, February 25, 2013

AUSTRALIAN TV PREMIERE 'The Rosebud Film' The 1977 Documentary About Fleetwood Mac’s 'Rumours'

This February, MAX celebrates the 35th anniversary of the legendary FLETWOOD MAC album RUMOURS.

RUMOURS made the band one of the most iconic bands of the 1970s and garnered wide critical praise, earned the Grammy for Album of the Year, and has now sold more than 40 million copies worldwide since its 1977 debut.

Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks recorded RUMOURS against a backdrop personal turmoil, chronicling their raw emotions in songs like ‘Go Your Own Way’, ‘Gold Dust Woman’ and ‘Dreams’, the latter becoming the band’s first number one smash.

Premieres Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 9:30pm - on MaxTV

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Album Charts Update: Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours'

4th week for 'Rumours' on the UK charts just narrowly missing a 4th week inside the Top 10, coming in at #11 this week.

UK - March 2, 2013
Top 100 Albums Chart
#11 (6) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 40 Catalogue Singles
# 38 Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way

Top 40 Catalogue Albums
# 1 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Scotland - March 2, 2013
Top 40 Albums Chart
# 10 (6) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Ireland - February 21, 2013
Top 100 Albums Chart 
# 27 (13) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 37 (30) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 63 (70) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Australia - February 25, 2013
Top 100 Albums Chart
# 16 (15) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 2   (2) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 21 (21) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 34  (6) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Top 40 DVD Chart
# 12 (14) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance
# 31 (35) Stevie Nicks - Live in Chicago

New Zealand - 2012 Year End Charts
New Zealand updated their 2012 year end charts and Fleetwood Mac land within the Top 50 Best Selling Albums Chart with the re-released box set "25 Years: The Chain".  Not bad considering the box set wasn't released until the fall of 2012 in New Zealand.

Top 50 Best Sellers of 2012
# 46 Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years: The Chain [box set]

Norway - February 19, 2013
Top 40 Albums Chart
# 25 (38) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Belgium - February 23, 2013
Top 200 Albums Chart
# 21 (19)  Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 103(118) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years - The chain [box set]

Updated Charts for "Rumours"

Stevie Nicks appears as herself on 'Up All Night' this Thursday in Australia

UP ALL NIGHT - Australia
Thursday, February 28, 2013
11.45pm, on Seven

This episode originally ran March 29, 2012 in North America.  Not sure if this is the first run of the show in Australia or if it's a repeat.  In any case, check it out this Thursday.

Talk about pulling power. As season one nears its end, personal life collides with work for Ava (Maya Rudolph) and Reagan (Christina Applegate) when the demands of a dog and a newly mobile child threaten the booking of the duo’s dream guest for Ava’s talk show.

That’s none other than Stevie Nicks, who appears as herself in this episode. Hang around for a duet between Nicks and Reagan as the credits roll.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

2 Reviews: Fleetwood Mac Rumours ★★★★★ (out of 5)

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (Deluxe Edition)
Written by Steven Rosen
American Songwriter
February 21, 2013

Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)

To be a fan of tuneful, tastefully literate rock in the mid- to late- 1970s was to walk among giants. The better the albums were, the more sophisticated and polished the songs and arrangements, the better they sold and the bigger their cultural impact – Jackson Browne’s The Pretender, Steely Dan’s Aja, the Eagles’ Hotel California, Boz Scaggs’ Silk Degrees, Joni Mitchell’s Court And Spark, Paul Simon’s Still Crazy After All These Years.

Yet the biggest and most enduring of all those “sophisticated rock” albums came from the unlikeliest of sources – Fleetwood Mac...

"Nicks was at her vocal peak here. The huskiness, which she still could control, gave “Dreams,” “Gold Dust Woman” and “Silver Springs” a moody, bluesy sensuality that suited the subject matter and provided a touch of the mystic."

"Christine McVie was a tunesmith worthy of the Brill Building’s heyday – Goffin and McVie? – yet had also been touched by Joni Mitchell. She also had perfect pitch – the outtakes and live cuts show she could find the right key, the perfect melodiousness, for her vocals right from the get-go."

"Buckingham’s three solo songs are a cornucopia of influences – Buddy Holly and Everly Brothers on “Second Hand News,” Americana and Appalachian folk on “Never Going Back Again,” and folk-rock/garage-rock on “Go Your Own Way.” The latter continues to amaze for the way the opening acoustic strumming – it slams like punk – fights with Fleetwood’s drumming. When it comes together, its raw driving urgency and the desperation of Buckingham’s thin, stretched voice keep you riveted."

Check out the full review at American Songwriter

By Reviewer: Arielle Gelb

“…I’ve been getting out there with two ex-lovers and we’ve been playing songs which are so specific about each of us, you just wouldn’t know. We’re friends now but we can’t forget what happened between us.” This quote from rock Goddess Stevie Nicks, one of the lead vocalists in Fleetwood Mac, perfectly epitomizes the collective mindset of the band during the album creating process. The quote also demonstrates to the fan that song quality is the bands first and highest priority.

Full Review at Puluche

If you haven't checked out any of the demos or live tracks from the new re-release of Rumours... Here's your chance to stream some tracks plus listen to a Rumours Radio Special that originally aired across North America mid-January. Check it out at AirplayDirect

  • Radio Special Promo Spot
  • Rumours - Radio Special Seg 1 (20:56)
  • Rumours - Radio Special Seg 2 (17:36)
  • Rumours - Radio Special Seg 3 (20:10)
  • Go Your Own Way (Live 1977)
  • Dreams (Live 1977)
  • Never Going Back Again (Instrumental)
  • The Chain (Demo)
  • Songbird (Demo)

Stevie Nicks in Eagles Documentary

Just watched the new Eagles documentary "History of the Eagles Part 1 and Part 2" that's running on Showtime.  First of all, it's long, about 3 hours in length for both parts.  Second of all, I thought it was really good. I'm not much of an Eagles fan, but it's remarkable how much of their music I know and like.  The vintage footage whether live or backstage was really cool to see. Check it out if you can. 

If you watch... During the credits Stevie gets a few words in on the band and it's influence on the music scene saying:

"I think they were a defining moment in the rock n roll world that I love. You couldn't really love the Eagles music and be an Eagles fan and actually know them and not aspire to greatness yourself"

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SXSW 2013 Presents "In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks," + Q&A with Dave and Stevie

Decadent rock star, ’70s survivor, gypsy songbird, white-winged dove—the inimitable Stevie Nicks has entranced millions of fans worldwide with her poetic lyrics, sultry singing and featherand-lace style. In 2010 Nicks embarked on the recording of a new solo album, In Your Dreams, produced by former Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart. With cameras in tow, documentarian Stewart and diva Nicks set up shop in her home studio and reveal their collaborative creative process. Shifting dynamically among video formats, painstaking recording sessions and revealing interviews, this magic-tinged musical journey is a loving and tuneful portrait of the eternally bewitching Gold Dust Woman.

The documentary was co-directed by the Stevie and Dave Stewart.

The 2013 SXSW Film Conference and Festival is set for March 8-16 in Austin, Texas.
In Your Dreams Screens on:

Thursday, March 14
2:00PM - 3:30PM
Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Ave

Single Tickets $13.00 - buy on-line.  All screenings are General Admission.  Seating is subject to capacity and will occur on a priority basis approximately 30 minutes before the screening starts.  Seating is not guaranteed.  Attendees are advised to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the screening.  But the theater is quite large seating capacity for general admission is 1,100. So if you go general admission, you'll likely get a seat no problem.

More info at SXSW

Dave Stewart confirmed that both he and Stevie will be attending SXSW and hosting a Q&A after the screening.  Plus he posted this great shot!

3rd Week for Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' Album on Billboards Top 200

Fleetwood Mac hangs on for a 3rd week in the US on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with the re-released 35th Anniversary addition of Rumours. This update is for Billboard Chart Date March 2, 2013.  The album drops 12% in sales and moves down to #78 this week from #64 last week.  For the sales week ending Sunday, February 17th the albums sold 7,509 units vs 8,496 last week in the US.  Total US sales in the last three weeks = 26,823 (which is approximately what it sold in the UK in it's first week).  Since November, 1991 in the US the album has sold 3,152,208.  The split between digital sales and physical sales is - physical = 3,117 and digital = 4,392.  To date Physical album sales for Rumours are 2,894,369 and digital album sales are 257,818.  

On the Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart 4 titles chart with Rumours moving off the #1 spot down to #5.  Greatest Hits moves down to #105 from #81 last week but increases in sales selling 2,285 this week vs 2,036 last week.  The Very Best Of moves down to #108 this week vs #73 last week and also increases in sales selling 2,238 this week vs 2,170 last week.  total US sales for Greatest Hits since November, 1991 = 4,622,569.  Total US sales for The Very Best Of since it's release in 2002 = 1,545,464.  The 1975 Fleetwood Mac album moves up to #170 from #187 last week increasing in sales by 26% or 1,767 units vs 1,401 the previous week.  Total US sales since November, 1991 = 900,662.

Billboard Top 200 Albums - March 2, 2013
# 78 (64) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart
#     5 (1)     Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 105 (81)   Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 108 (73)   Fleetwood Mac - Very Best Of
# 170 (187) Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Live In Northern California? WIN Tix To Fleetwood Mac in Sacramento

Sleep Train Arena is giving you a chance to win 2 tickets to see Fleetwood Mac Live in Sacramento, CA - July 6, 2013.  Contest open to northern California residence... Contest ends July 4th, winner announced July 5th.  Go ahead and enter! HERE

You might run into "trackerdan".  He posted on the Sleep Train website that he worked at Sound City during the recording of the first Fleetwood Mac album with Stevie and Lindsey and said the following:

"I was working in studio B at Sound City while they were recording their first album Rumours. Richard Dashit, Lindsey and I would have some tremendous jams in the wee hours of the morning after working all night. Those were the days. Looking forward to seeing them again."

Video: Christine McVie Intro'd by Mick Fleetwood + "Get Like You Used To Be"

Here's a short clip of Mick Fleetwood introducing Christine McVie in Maui on Feb 13th + Christine singing the beginning of "Get Like You Used To Be" which she's probably not done live since I'm guessing the early 70's!  Thanks to Tom Clark for the video!  The full version of "Don't Stop" and "Get Like You Used To Be" at the bottom. 
Photo by: Matthew Thayer

A different perspective of Christine McVie performing with Mick Fleetwood's Blues Band Feb 13th.  Thanks to heilemaile for the three videos shot from behind... Just tremendous!
"Get Like You Used To Be" Christine McVie. First song played live this night.
"Rattle Snake Shake" Steven Tyler on lead vocals.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Tickets On-Sale Today: Fleetwood Mac Live in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland

Oct 18Herning, DenmarkJynske Bank BoxenLive Nation Tickets On Sale Now
Oct 20Oslo, NorwayOslo SpektrumLive NationTickets On Sale Now
Oct 23Stockholm, SwedenGlobenLive NationTickets On Sale Now
Oct 25Helsinki, FinlandHartwall ArenaLive NationTickets On Sale Now

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Candid Photos: Stevie Nicks Arriving For David Letterman Appearance - Feb 14, 2013

Stevie Nicks arriving for her Late Show appearance with Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players
Thursday, February 14th.

Photographer Ray Tamarra - thanks to goldduststevie for the post!

3rd Week For Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" in the UK Top 10 - Chart Update

UK - February 17, 2013
Fleetwood Mac's 35th Anniversary Edition of Rumours hangs in there for a 3rd week on the UK's Top 100 Album Charts giving it the distinction of being the biggest selling album by a veteran artist for the last 3 week.  It moves down one position this week to #6 selling 14,665 units in the UK.  Elsewhere on the charts, "Rumours" is the #1 Catalogue Album and Tango In The Night, and album we haven't seen back on the chart is a long while re-enters the Top 40 Catalogue Albums Chart at #37.  In Scotland the album stays at #6 for a second week.

25,675 - UK First week sales
21,945 - UK Second week sales
14,665 - UK Third Week sales
10,818 - USA first week sales
  8,496 - USA second week sales
81,599 - Total (UK and US only)

Previous week in parenthesis.

Top 100 Albums Charts
# 6 (5) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 40 Catalogue Albums Chart
#  1 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 37 Fleetwood Mac - Tango In The Night

Top 40 Catalogue Singles Chart
#14  Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
# 35 Fleetwood Mac - The Chain

Scotland - February 17, 2013
Top 40 Albums Chart
# 6 (6) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Ireland - February 14, 2013
In Ireland "Rumours" moves down one place to #13 this week after entering the Top 100 on the February 7th chart at #12.  "Greatest Hits" moves down to #30 and "The Very Best Of" moves up to #70 this week.

Top 100 Albums Chart
# 13 (12) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 30 (14) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 70 (90) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Australia - February 18, 2013
"Rumours" in Australia advances on the Top 100 Albums Chart moving to #15 this week.  On the Top 50 Catalogue Chart the album hangs in there at #2 with "Greatest Hits" not far behind at #6 for a second week.  "The Very Best Of" moves up to #21.  On the DVD Chart "The Dance" which is often on the Top 40 DVD Chart in Australia moves up to #14.

Top 100 Albums Chart
# 15 (18) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 2  (2)  Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 6  (6)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 21 (24) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Top 50 Digital Albums Chart
# 48 (21) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 40 DVD Chart
# 14 (17) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

USA - February 23, 2013
In the US, "Rumours" moves down slightly on the Top 200 Albums Chart to #64 with 8,496 units sold for the week after debuting back on the chart last week at #40 with 10,818 copies sold.  For the second consecutive week the album remains the #1 Catalogue title in the US.  Since November, 1991, Rumours has sold 3,144,699 copies in the US which is when Soundscan began tracking over the counter sales of albums.

Top 200 Albums Chart
# 64 (40) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 200 Cataglogue Albums Chart
# 1 (1) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Full rundown is listed below for 2nd and 3rd week chart positions

Groupon Online Deal $59.99 for Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" Six-Disc 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Wow! Here's a great deal on the Super Deluxe version of "Rumours". Limited time to get in on the deal so don't wait if you want the full six-disc edition (4xCD 1xDVD 1xLP).


Groupon Deal:
$59.99 for a six-disc Fleetwood Mac Rumours 35th anniversary deluxe edition ($99.99 list price), which includes the following:

Rumours on CD
  • 12 previously unreleased live sessions from the 1977 tour
  • 16 unreleased studio recordings from the album sessions
  • DVD of the The Rosebud Film
  • LP pressing of the original Rumours
Full Tracklist

Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 more as gifts. Free returns. Free shipping. Does not ship to AK/HI/Canada/Puerto Rico. Most orders are delivered within 2 1/2 weeks from the purchase date. Does not ship to PO boxes.

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Stevie Nicks leads Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players on ‘You Can’t Fix This,’ a song inspired by the death of the Fleetwood Mac singer’s godson. The group recently performed a slower, bluesier version of the track from the ‘Sound City’ soundtrack on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman.’ It’s best experienced live.

The studio version ultimately relies on Nicks, who is not quite the gifted vocalist she once was. Only when one knows the context in which she penned the lyrics is it effective. Lost in the studio mix is the swirling guitar licks that set the mood for this dark quasi-anti-drug message. “We were careful in our own way / We walk through the darkness / We made a pact not to dance with the devil / Even when the devil seemed to have a heart,” she sings before the first chorus.

That chorus is an unimpressive, slogging arrangement that fails to grab one’s attention. “You can’t fix this / You lost a friend / Hearts breaking / Right and left / Friendships break like glass / And the devil pours another glass,” Nicks sings. Later a pair of backing vocalists freshen-up the lyrics. It’s a necessary addition, as the finished cut comes in at a lumbering six minutes.

“We never allowed the devil to come to the party,” Nicks sings multiple times. Presumably the “devil” is the drugs, which she did let come to the party during points in her life. Her godson overdosed, and Nicks has talked about him before.

Lyrically, the message is meaningful but not brilliant prose. Clumsy rhymes aren’t softened by a magical arrangement of guitars and drums. Instead they’re left as the focus of a song that just sounds flat on the record. The slowed down live version they performed on late night television adds another dimension to the single, but ultimately it’s not going to be one fans remember forever.

by Billy Dukes

You Be The Judge...
Tell us in the comments section what you really think of the song... 
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Rumours Reviews | Rolling Stone USA, Spain and Stereoplay Germany


Friday, February 15, 2013

Win Tickets To See FLEETWOOD MAC Live in Cleveland! Deadline Feb 17th

Go to WNCX and fill out the form completely to register to win a pair of tickets to see Fleetwood Mac live in concert on Saturday, June 15th at the Q!

Listen to 98.5 ‘NCX this weekend for additional chances to win.

10 winners will be chosen via random drawing. Registration ends Sunday, February 17th at midnight. Prize is valued at $99. Must be 18 or older to qualify.

More details and the contest rules at WNCX

Video: Stevie Nicks on The Late Show with David Letterman "You Can't Fix This"

Stevie did a great job tonight... She looked great and sounded awesome!  If you are in the West... hang on to watch or set your DVR or something.  She's got a cold and it's apparent when she speaks to Letterman at the end, but it didn't affect her singing, in fact she made it work for her, and it gave her voice a deeper register which I thought sounded kinda cool! Great message and story telling in this song...  She looked so tiny up there with all those men!  Even with the boots on!

Photo by The Late Show with David Letterman

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Video: Christine McVie Performing Live on Maui Feb 13th w / Mick Fleetwood

Christine McVie with Mick Fleetwood and his Blues Band on Maui last night at MACC

"Don't Stop"

NOW Could this PLEASE happen when FLEETWOOD MAC plays London this year!!!

Above Photos by: Matthew Thayer - View more on Facebook
Photo by Rick Vito

Watch: Fleetwood Mac Say They'll Debut New Songs on Tour

The band will keep working on new tracks, Stevie Nicks says, 'If the world does want more music from us'

 Continue to the full article at Billboard

Video / Review: Stevie Nicks at Hammerstein Ballroom - New York City with Sound City Players

Stevie Nicks with the Sound City Players
Hammerstein Ballroom - New York City - February 13, 2013
Photo by Michael Jurick - More Photos at JurickPhoto
Blasts from rock’s past
Old-timers at Hammerstein

Stevie Nicks, in trademark black chiffon, was the logical closer. She debuted a new song co-written with Grohl (ehh) — one of the few nods to the new in a shamelessly nostalgic evening. But a more apt note was struck when Grohl plucked an acoustic guitar to accompany Nicks’ Fleetwood Mac classic “Landslide” and the graying audience sang along to the lines, “Children get older/I’m getting older, too.”

Full Show Review at New York Post

Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Celebration Takes New York
By: Griffin Lotz

The most remarkable thing about Stevie Nicks' closing set was the sudden silence around her during the Fleetwood Mac delicacy "Landslide." Most of the song was just Nicks and Grohl on 12-string acoustic guitar, a late shock in a night otherwise dense with fuzz and flayed-harmony choruses. Grohl is, by nature and charm, a rock dude, but his film gives the right time to the quieter, reflective pop Nicks and others made at Sound City, including her 1973 rarity, Buckingham Nicks, and 1976's Fleetwood Mac. There could have been more of it in this show.

And Nicks' husky alto deserved a greater boost in the PA during the harder stuff, especially her Sound City album feature "You Can't Fix This." But Nicks' inner Janis Joplin-in-sorceress'-lace came out strong, undenied, in the evening's finale, a "Gold Dust Woman" soaked in crying feedback at the start, with Nicks driven by the Foos to a howling, shouted anguish at the end.

Full Show Review at Rolling Stone

Dave Grohl's All-Star Sound City Superjam Hits NYC
Spin Magazine

The final guest of the night, Stevie Nicks, began in euphoric fashion as she and Grohl addressed each other like a feuding couple in "Stop Dragging My Heart Around." Then she got serious. "A year ago my godson, who had just turned 18, went to a frat party and died of an overdose," she said. Nicks dealt with the experience by writing a poem, which became the motivation for the haunting "You Can't Fix This," one of most moving cuts on Sound City. The song began with tribal drums, delicate guitar picking and foreboding vocals: "Dancing with the devil / Call it respect call it fear / But we never allow the devil to come to the party," sang Nicks in the verse. The chorus was hooky, yet melancholy, concluding, "Friendships break like glass / and the Devil pours another glass."

After the morose drama, Nicks picked the mood back up with a trio of Fleetwood Mac hits. "Dreams" was the low point; Nicks was unable to reach the high notes, so she restructured the song into a more monotonal arrangement, which Grohl had trouble following. But "Landslide" which featured Grohl on acoustic guitar, underscored how mystical Nicks can be when singing in her register. The show closed with "Gold Dust Woman," which began with an extended near-psychedelic vamp and peaked with crashing cymbals and brash guitar strums. Johannes played distorted mandolin and the song flowed through an extended vamp then ended with the exultant chorus, in which Nicks instructed the crowd to "Pick up the pieces and go home."

Full Show Review at Spin Magazine

Dave Grohl Leads All-Star Sound City Concert in New York City
by Dan Reilly

Then came the final act to join the Sound City Players: Stevie Nicks. After duetting with Grohl on "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," the Fleetwood Mac singer told a story about how her godson fatally overdosed at a frat party, and she started writing a poem to cope with her grief. Grohl called her up a few days later to ask her to be a part of the movie, and the poem ended up becoming the song "You Can't Fix This" once they hit the studio together. It was an emotional moment amidst such a light-hearted night, and a great reminder of how many of these songs could help people through their pain.

Following "Dreams," the rest of the band stayed back as Grohl picked up a 12-string acoustic to perform "Landslide" alone with Nicks. As if he needed to get in some more of the heaviness following that beautiful rendition, Grohl returned to his electric axe and led the band in a feedback frenzy to kick into a shattering version of "Gold Dust Woman" to close out the show. Sadly, there was no all-star encore jam, but who could complain about that?

Full Show Review at Spinner

One for the history books! Ex Fleetwood Mac Member Christine McVie Performs Live - 1st Time in 15 Years!

Well this hasn't happened in oh... 15 YEARS!!

Christine McVie Performing Live 
with The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band
Photo by Lisa Homer
Christine McVie, Rick Vito, Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Lenny Castellanos, Mark Johnstone
Photo by: Suzanne Kayian
It was 15 years ago this month that Christine McVie last performed live professionally in front of an audience when she appeared with her band Fleetwood Mac and accepted the "Outstanding Contribution To Music" award at the 1998 Brit Awards in London and closed out the show with "Go Your Own Way" and "Don't Stop". (The band later appeared on a German TV program and performed Silver Springs, but we won't count that as they were lip-syncing). That was the last time we saw Christine on stage!

So fast forward 15 years later, while on vacation visiting with Mick on Maui, Christine joins Mick and his Blues Band at Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center along with Rick Vito, Steven Tyler and Mark Johnstone.  Over the last few days there has been some buzz that this was going to happen, but you never really know for sure it's going to happen until it happens, especially with anything Fleetwood Mac related.  

I'm not sure what the set was, or what Christine played and sang, if it was just a few songs, one song or the full show... Obviously it was blues based.. But in any case it's so great to see her up there on stage... it's like the last 15 years have been wiped away.

Thanks to Suzanne Kayian and Lisa Homer for the pics!

Christine McVie's last appearance with Fleetwood Mac at The Brit Awards -  1998

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Stevie Nicks with Dave Grohl at Hammerstein Ballroom

Stevie Nicks with Dave Grohl
Setlist for Stevie was the same as the Hollywood Palladium kicking things off with "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" then the new song "You Can't Fix This" from the soundtrack.  "Dreams" and "Landslide" were next and she ended her set and the show with "Gold Dust Woman".

Show reviews tomorrow!
Above photo by Curtis Blessing

Photos by: Jess Meade | Adam Fachler | Amy Leigh Grossberg | Jenna

Above photos by Mac Presents | Curtis Blessing

Vinn billetter! (Win Tickets) to Fleetwood Mac Live in Oslo, Norway From Live Nation

Vinn billetter! (Win Tickets)
Head on over to Live Nation Norway and fill in the answer to the following question:
Hvilket år ble Fleetwood Mac dannet? 
(What year was Fleetwood Mac formed?)

Live Nation Pre-sale begins February 14th 10am

Video: Stevie Nick s & Lindsey Buckingham Reflect On Their Decision To Join Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham chat with Access about their decision to put their project, Buckingham Nicks, on hold to join Fleetwood Mac. At the time, how did Stevie rationalize the decision? Plus, what did Mick Fleetwood think of their music.