Saturday, August 31, 2013

Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham Feat. on 3 Songs on Upcoming Nine Inch Nails Album

Mr. Buckingham and Mr. Reznor spent one day in the studio, with Mr. Buckingham jamming on multiple tracks; his playing ended up in three songs. “There was a bit of a kindred spirit there even though the styles were different,” Mr. Buckingham said by telephone from Hawaii. “His process was something like a painting process like I work, where you’re slopping colors around and looking for clues, and it becomes a subconscious process in which the work reveals itself to you.”

New York Times

Update: August 31st - Lindsey appears on the first single "A copy Of A" (below) PLUS "In Two" and "While I'm Still Here".

You can spin the full album now at iTunes (US Only) or on Youtube 

Lindsey Buckingham and Reznor collaborated for only one day in the studio, though the Fleetwood Mac guitarist will be featured on three songs. “[Reznor's] process was something like a painting process like I work, where you’re slopping colors around and looking for clues, and it becomes a subconscious process in which the work reveals itself to you," Buckingham said.


The album "Hesitation Marks" is out on September 3rd.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

KCET SoCal will air Lindsey Buckingham "Songs From The Small Machine" Sept 26th

Lindsey Buckingham: Songs from the Small Machine 
airs Thursday, Sept. 26 at 9:35 p.m.

KCET, channel 28 (Southern California)

Filmed at an exclusive show at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills in April 2011, the film captures famed rocker Lindsey Buckingham showcasing tracks from his album "Seeds We Sow" as well as classic songs from his solo career and Fleetwood Mac. His distinctive guitar picking style and instantly recognizable voice combine with his dynamic on-stage presence to deliver a show that brings the audience to their feet and leaves them calling for more. Following a solo acoustic performance, Lindsey is then joined by his band - including Neale Haywood on guitar, Walfredo Reyas on drums and Brett Tuggle on bass and keyboards - to rock their way through the rest of the set.

Rare Stevie Nicks 1998 Enchanted Tour Footage Plus unedited Sandra Bernhard Interview

Taken during the first show in Hartford, CT way back on May 27, 1998.

Read all about the videos here:

More videos - click the link below

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Christine McVie Spotted at Radio2 in London - Tuesday

Hmmm.... Not sure what to make of this... But it appears Christine was being interviewed about something yesterday in London at Radio2.

Kim Wilde tweeted that she loved bumping into Christine again... Kim Wilde and Christine both attended the Ivor Novello Awards ceremony last May 16th in London where they shared a table.

Bring it on Christine... We are ready for whatever you have to offer.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

All New Interviews! Fleetwood Mac "We lived like pigs in s***" Uncut October Issue

Mick Fleetwood talks about his group's past and future, and how he was "sick with the obsession of not letting this band go".


Available now at iTunes and Google Play

Monday, August 26, 2013

Oct 2013 Issue of Q Magazine features 17 Page Fleetwood Mac Special

Available August 27th in print or digital, UK based Q Magazine's October, 2013 issue with Kings of Leon on the cover will feature a 17 Page Collector's Special on Fleetwood Mac. 

"The Survivor's Stories, Secret Histories, Rare Photos"

Available Now!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Album Charts Update: Fleetwood Mac - USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK

U.S.A. - August 31, 2013
"Rumours" re-enters the U.S. Top 200 Albums chart this week at No.132.

# 132 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 15 (88) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

AUSTRALIA - August 26, 2013
Fleetwood Mac's box set "25 Years - The Chain reaches a new high position on the Australian charts this week up one to No.3.  The 4CD set holds at No.1 for a second week on the catalogue albums chart.  The other typical fan favourites hang in there another week, but appear to be loosing steam.

#   3  (4)  Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years - The Chain
# 21  (8)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 57 (40) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 63 (37) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

#   1 (1) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years - The Chain
#   4 (3) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 13 (7) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 14 (5) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 7 (3) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

# 7       (6) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance
# 28 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Classic Albums "Rumours"

NEW ZEALAND - August 26, 2013
Massive week for Fleetwood Mac in New Zealand. Five albums within the top 40 albums chart 3 three of them re-entering the charts this week.  All five albums are within the top 30!  That's an impressive feat by any ones standards.

#   4   (14)  Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years - The Chain
#   8  (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 13  (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 18   (25)  Fleetwood Mac - Rumours: 35th Anniversary Edition
# 29 (R/E)  Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

Thursday, August 22, 2013

[Video] Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ad Features Stevie Nicks' "Soldier's Angel"

New ABC commercial advertising the new Marvel series "Agents of S.h.i.e.l.d" features Stevie's "Soldier's Angel" from the "In Your Dreams" album.

How cool is that!

New Zealand: Buy Fleetwood Mac "25 Years - The Chain" on 4CD and enter to WIN Auckland Tickets

Purchase Fleetwood Mac "25 Years - The Chain" on 4CD from The Warehouse in New Zealand either in store or online between now and Tuesday 26 November 2013 and enter the draw to win 2 tickets valued at $150 each to Fleetwood Mac Live in Auckland plus one night's accommodation at Auckland Central City Hotel!  

Purchase "25 Years - The Chain" from The Warehouse for $19.99 HERE and then enter the contest HERE

Win a trip to Scotland to see Fleetwood Mac

You could win tickets to see Fleetwood Mac at The SSE Hydro, plus first class travel with ScotRail and a stay in the Crowne Plaza Glasgow.

You could win a pair of tickets to see Fleetwood Mac at The SSE Hydro in Scotland, plus first class travel thanks to ScotRail and an overnight stay (including hearty Scottish breakfast) at the adjoining Crowne Plaza Glasgow.

The mighty Fleetwood Mac, who have won many Grammy Awards and have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be gracing Scottish soil and playing a sold out show at The SSE Hydro on October 3 2013. The iconic structure stages around 140 events a year, hosting international music stars, global entertainment and massive sporting events.

Fleetwood Mac's 2013 world tour marks 35 years since the release of their classic album 'Rumours', one of the most successful albums in recorded history, and original band members Mick Fleetwood and John McVie will be performing alongside 1975 additions Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.

For your chance to win, just answer the question at

WIN Fleetwood Mac 1969-1972 4LP Boxset from @Rhino_Records

Revisit the Fleetwood Mac’s early years when you enter to win a copy of FLEETWOOD MAC:

FLEETWOOD MAC: 1969-1972 features four complete albums – THEN PLAY ON (1969), KILN HOUSE (1970), FUTURE GAMES (1971) and BARE TREES (1972) – each lovingly reproduced on 140-gram vinyl and housed in a striking black slipcase. As a bonus, the set comes with an exclusive replica of the original 1969 7-inch single of “Oh Well – Pt. 1” b/w “Oh Well – Pt. 2.”

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase will not increase chances of winning. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C. (excluding Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam), 18 and older (or 19 and older for residents of AL and NE) at time of entry. Void where prohibited. To enter: Visit between 12:00 p.m. PST on 08/21/13 and 12:00 p.m. PST on 09/30/13 and follow online instructions to submit entry. Limit one (1) entry per person/address/email address. Subject to Official Rules available at HERE.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sneak Peek... CMT Crossroads: Stevie Nicks & Lady Antebellum [Video]

Your first look at Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum together live on CMT's Crossroads. Look for it Friday, September 13, 2013 10/9c on CMT.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mick Fleetwood's new Autobiography to be titled "Play On" New Interview

Excess all areas

The Sunday Times 18th Aug 2013
by Matt Munday

Mick Fleetwood has survived nearly 50 years in rock’s most dysfunctional band, Fleetwood Mac. Now they’re back on the road.

Mick Fleetwood looks like a bohemian Santa with his bushy white beard, pastel shirt, black waistcoat and flat cap. Not all his tales from the rock’n’roll frontline are as jolly as his appearance, though. At one point he has to choke back tears of regret. He has lived a life of such abandon that he admits he is lucky to still be here. “I've inherited some good genes,” he explains.

It is often reported that Fleetwood put $8m of cocaine up his nose, and though this is an exaggeration, he says, if he hadn't stopped consuming the drug so vigorously “the next stop would hav5e been a wooden box”. His former bandmate in Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie, had earlier told me that the men in the band used to rack out lines of coke like “blooming great rails” – whereas she and Stevie Nicks, the female contingent, would restrict themselves to “ladylike” portions, carried around their necks in jeweled buckles that had dainty silver spoons inside. “It was the 1970s,” she shrugged. “There was a lot going around.”

“I’m not advocating cocaine at all, but the truth is, I had a good time,” says Fleetwood. “But then, without realising it, you’re getting too out of it. You’re sleeping for three days, or you’re up for nine days or whatever. And eventually you don’t feel good at any time.”

He quit taking coke “a long time ago”, but the booze has been harder to let go. “I haven’t been drunk for five months now,” he announces. With a 46-date tour of America about to begin soon after we meet, followed by European dates including four in Britain in September, he has had to shape up. “I knew I was drinking too much,” he says. “And the more I don’t drink, the more I realise I was really drinking too much.”

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Why still so excessive? Fleetwood is 66 — aren’t these meant to be the golden years, where living is easy? “We’re all still learning to take care of ourselves,” he says, “because Fleetwood Mac have worked really hard at pushing some envelopes. And of course you’ve got to change your behaviours, but I’ve had moments — really not that long ago — where I wasn’t getting it. I was still behaving like I was 32 years old, and you can’t be doing that shit. I suppose I was late getting off the bus.”

Mick's new Autobiography is titled "Play On" Published by Little Brown

Perhaps it has also been the process of writing his autobiography, Play On, due to be published by Little, Brown next year, that has helped Fleetwood to take stock and start implementing some changes. Toning down his lifestyle has not been easy — playing rock’n’roll is practically all he has ever done (aside from dabbling as a restaurateur, with rather mixed results).

Full Interview with Mick transcribed by Fleetwood Mac UK

He was born in 1947 in Redruth, Cornwall, to a military family. His grandfather, John, had been killed at Gallipoli in the Great War, and his father, Mike, had served in the RAF in the Second World War. Like many army brats, Mick was sent to boarding school, but hated it because he was an undiagnosed dyslexic, and as a result “didn’t learn shit”.

This gave him a lifelong fear of structured learning. “To this day, I don’t know what I’m doing,” he confesses. “I actually don’t know what a verse is, or a chorus. You can sing a song and show me, but don’t give me a bit of paper and say, ‘Oh, you know that bit there…’ ”

He says he is nervous about the tour, and still suffers from severe stage fright. “I’m just hoping I don’t forget all my parts.”

It seems extraordinary that he still feels so shaky — despite having spent the last 47 years performing in one of the most commercially successful British rock bands since the Beatles.

“It goes way back,” he says. “So this is going to be interesting. I’ll have a glass of wine beforehand, but I don’t want to drink myself into a stupor just so I don’t get frightened. If I have four glasses of wine during a show, that’s cool — so long as I don’t get on the plane and finish off two more bottles.”

It is also surprising how raw he seems. I suspect he may be playing up to his own mythology a little — he is a self-confessed drama queen — but the disquiet seems real. I ask if his fear of not feeling is ultimately the fear of losing his creativity. “It’s more a fear of losing my life,” he says, dramatically.

Fleetwood left school as soon as he could, at 16, and moved to London to join the thriving blues scene. In this milieu he would meet bass guitarist John McVie, son of a west London sheet-metal worker, and they formed a band in 1967 with the guitarist Peter Green, who was a big star back then, but also a troubled soul who hated the limelight. So Green named the group after its rhythm section — Fleetwood Mac.

Success would follow, as did numerous line-up changes. Peter Green dropped too much acid and developed schizophrenia, and a series of other guitarists each had their own failings. One, Danny Kirwan, was highly strung and wept while he played; another, Bob Weston, was sacked after an affair with Fleetwood’s first wife, Jenny; and a third, Jeremy Spencer, popped out of a hotel in Los Angeles to buy a newspaper, joined a religious cult and never returned.

When things fell apart it was often Mick who rallied the troops and kept things going — he even became the band’s manager for a spell. “Mick would never let it end,” says Christine McVie. “Fleetwood Mac is his baby.”

Having moved to America with the band in the early 1970s after a career lull, Fleetwood met two penniless musicians in LA, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, then a couple, and invited them to join.

The first record they did together in 1975, Fleetwood Mac, was a hit that sold 5m copies. But their career zenith arrived a year later with the release of the follow-up, Rumours. To date, the album has sold more than 40m copies and is the ninth bestseller of all time. And it is still winning them new fans: it was reissued in Britain in January this year and went straight into the album chart at No 3.

What made rumours such a powerful piece of work was an almost perfect storm of dysfunction that engulfed its creators — and which still affects the band now. As they recorded the album in Sausalito, California, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks’s 10-year relationship was ending; the eight-year marriage of the other couple in the band, Christine and John McVie, had just imploded; and Fleetwood’s marriage to the model Jenny Boyd, with whom he has two daughters, had also recently collapsed.

To make matters even more intense, their failed relationships became the subject of the bitter breakup lyrics, which were artfully juxtaposed with sweet soft-rock melodies. But despite the shared heartbreak (and mutual loathing, depending on who was in the room together), all could hear the music’s potential. Songs such as Dreams and Go Your Own Way would take them to the top of the charts in record-breaking style — “Michael Jackson territory” is how Lindsey Buckingham describes it. So they famously anesthetized themselves with cocaine from an ever-present velvet bag to endure the recording. Keep numb and carry on.

“Imagine your relationship fell apart, but you had children, and you both have to put your shit away to some extent and make sure the children aren’t damaged,” Fleetwood says. “The band was our child. We got through it, and not without some damage emotionally. Plus, it was the only thing we knew.”

Well, almost. Fleetwood also knew how to party. The bandmate he is most similar to in this regard, he says, is Stevie Nicks — the witchy blonde rock goddess whose long, and ultimately successful, struggle with cocaine and tranquillisers is well documented. “We’re totally driven by drama,” says Fleetwood. “I think we’re calming down a bit, but we’re terrified of not feeling. So if nothing’s happening you’ll worry yourself into creating a drama — just so you’ve got something to react to. It’s sort of an addiction, really.”

And a highly lucrative addiction it has been, thanks to Fleetwood Mac’s ability to convert personal tragedy into musical alchemy. Rumours made the five members of Fleetwood Mac — the “classic” line-up — extremely rich. Estimates of the net worth of Lindsey Buckingham (guitar, vocals, production), Stevie Nicks (vocals, tambourine), Christine McVie (keyboard, vocals) and John McVie (bass) range from $45m up to $65m.

Estimates for Mick Fleetwood’s haul are markedly more moderate: around $9m. This is partly because he has not been as prolific a songwriter as other members: he’s the drummer, so earns more from touring than from royalties. He has also lost a fortune on bad property deals and failed restaurants, though this hasn’t deterred him from opening another, Fleetwood’s on Front St, on the Hawaiian island of Maui, where he lives (he recently separated from his third wife, Lynn). A “Mick’s Margarita” from the cocktail menu includes tequila, elderflower liqueur, fresh-pressed lime juice, agave nectar and is “capped with Mick’s Pinot Noir”.

For years after Rumours, the private-jet lifestyle kept running into turbulence. The band were papering over the cracks, which must surely have widened when Fleetwood and Nicks had a fling, although Buckingham, her ex, denies it caused a problem.  “It was a reflection of the times we were living in,” he told me. “You can’t separate individual acts from the times. Stevie was prolific in that way, shall we say, and so was Mick — and so was I. So it never really bothered me at all. I had dealt with the hurt of losing Stevie long before that.”

But at least Mick was gentleman enough to tell Buckingham about the affair in person before the latter heard any, um, rumours. “He came over to my house and sat me down at my kitchen table and said, ‘Me and Stevie are an item,’ ” says Buckingham. “And I said, ‘Oh, OK.’ Because, really, should I have been surprised?”

The bubble was always going to burst. Christine McVie went on to date the Beach Boy Dennis Wilson — another renowned sybarite — before eventually burning out in the late 1990s, selling her LA mansion and moving to a Kent farmhouse to lead a “solitary life”. This, she told me, has recently become “rather lonely — apart from my brother and sister-in-law I still don’t know anyone down here”. She keeps in touch with the band, but insists she has no plans to rejoin and won’t be performing on this tour (she hasn’t ruled out a cameo appearance for the British dates, however). Buckingham, meanwhile, left Fleetwood Mac for nine years, before returning in 1996.

“We were Bonnie and Clyde, me and Stevie, and Lindsey got fed up with it,” Fleetwood says. “But he left out of fear — he didn’t want to be around us, because we were too stoned. Only recently, he admitted that he was really frightened that Stevie was going to die, and he didn’t want to be around it. That’s a really deep-rooted regard for someone. And that’s, ah…” his voice is suddenly trembling and his eyes are moist, but the British stiff upper lip fast reasserts itself. “That’s part of our whole thing.”

Predictably, this isn’t quite the way Buckingham recalls it. “Frightened may not be the right word,” he says evenly. “It was more frustrated. Or maybe I wasfrightened, but for myself. Everyone in that subculture thought that drugs were what you had to do; that turned out to be a load of crap. You can be just as creative when you’re sober. There was this idea that we were somehow rejecting values we didn’t believe in. And the irony was that we ended up becoming just as decadent as the things we were railing against.”

As the Fleetwood Mac tour got underway, news broke that Fleetwood’s third marriage had crumbled — it was reported that he had filed for joint custody of his twin 11-year-old daughters. I wondered whether he would find succor among his bandmates, and whether he would conquer his demons on the road.

Months later, I spoke to Stevie Nicks and asked how things were going. “I don’t know what’s come over Mick, but he’s on fire,” she said. “He’s playing better than he’s ever played. He’s rocking on that stage.”

According to Nicks, Fleetwood had been venting everything during the shows — but not in the bar afterwards. The party animal had remained in his cage. “I’m up there onstage looking at everybody and thinking this is amazing, because we’re all sober up here,” Nicks intoned in a husky voice full of warmth and melancholy. “Nobody’s drunk. And we’re all having an incredible time.”

Nicks also revealed that she and Buckingham had only recently made their peace, after falling out in 2003 over creative differences (neither will elaborate). Oh, the drama — when will it ever end? Anyway, Nicks had promised Fleetwood that she would try to repair the relationship before the tour.

“I said to Lindsey, ‘We have got to change this. We cannot be enemies for one more day,’ ” Nicks recalled. “Because you never know — things happen. You don’t know if you’ll ever tour again. So we have to walk on stage hand in hand, and we have to mean it.”

And, against all odds, that’s what they appear to have done. Peace has finally broken out among the ranks of Fleetwood Mac. God only knows whether it will last. There is even talk of a new album — the band brought out a four-track EP, Extended Play, in April, their first new material for 10 years, and it has been warmly received by fans and critics. Naturally it’s full of elegiac songs about dysfunctional relationships and aching hearts.

“This might sound corny,” Fleetwood had said to me, just before we said goodbye, “but the biggest rumour about Fleetwood Mac is that we don’t really like each other. I understand why people would think that, after everything we’ve said and done. But the reality is, we love each other. We just push the wrong buttons.”

This weeks Album Charts Update: Fleetwood Mac U.S., UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada

AUSTRALIA - August 19, 2013

Fleetwood Mac have four albums in the Top 40 this week in Australia, two of them within the Top 10. The recently certified gold "25 Years - The Chain" [box set] reaches a new high on the Top 100 Albums Chart moving up to No.4 this week.  "Greatest Hits" also makes a big move on the chart - up to No.8 from No.50 last week.  The last time Fleetwood Mac had two albums in the Top 10 was back in 1977 with "Rumours" and "Fleetwood Mac".  "The Very Best Of" re-enters the Top 100 coming in at No.40 marking it's 318th week on the chart continuing it's streak of the longest charting album ever in Australia.

On the Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart you'll find the above four albums all within the Top 10 with "25 Years - The Chain" moving up to the No.1 position from No.2 last week. On the Top 50 Digital Albums Chart two albums re-enter the Top 50 "Rumours" and "The Very Best Of".  Last Sunday's broadcast of "Sunday Night" featuring interviews with the members of Fleetwood Mac certainly helped pushed all these albums up on the chart!

#   4   (6)   Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain [box set]
#   8 (66)   Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 37 (93)   Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 40 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

#   3  (22)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 31 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 37 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 1  (2)  Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain [box set]
# 3 (10) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 5 (23) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 7 (38) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

#  6    (4)  Fleetwood Mac - The Dance
# 31 (27)  Fleetwood Mac - Tango In The Night

NEW ZEALAND - August 19, 2013
Exactly one year ago this week Fleetwood Mac's "25 Years - The Chain" box set debuted on the New Zealand Top 40 Albums Chart at No.29 and has been bouncing in and out of the Top 40 ever since.  This week the box set moves down to No.14 from No.11 last week.  "Rumours" re-enters the Top 40 at No.25

# 14  (11)  Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain [box set]
# 25 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

UK Department Store John Lewis to use Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" in new Ad Campaign

FLEETWOOD MAC are the latest act to get the John Lewis treatment. The posh department store plan to
use the band’s 1977 hit Don’t Stop in a new ad campaign.

Not sure what the ad campaign is based on or what they want to sell using the bands song - the full article is restricted to newspaper subscribers only.

The Sun

Update August 27th:

Turns out Nina Nesbitt covered Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" for the retailers Insurance arm of the company and they use her version over the commercial below.

Nina's version of "Don't Stop" will be her next single and you can look for that on iTunes in the future.

NINA Nesbitt admits she had to pinch herself after being made the new voice of the John Lewis adverts.

The Edinburgh singer is following in the footsteps of Ellie Goulding and Gabrielle Aplin after securing the role of featured artist on the latest £5million publicity campaign for the retail giants.

Speaking to Razz from Belgium, where she is playing the Pukkelpop Festival, Stay Out singer Nina, 19, said: “I’m really excited. It’s all come about quickly so it’s not really sunk in and won’t until I've seen it on TV. I only found out I got the job last week.”

Nina covered Fleetwood Mac’s Don’t Stop for the promo for the retail giants’ home insurance arm. The song runs over the story of a family and the contents of their house.

It’s also the 35th anniversary year for the band’s album Rumours. She said: “I’m a big fan of John Lewis adverts even though I don’t watch much TV. I always look out for them and I heard they were looking for someone to sing this year.

“They suggested Fleetwood Mac and I love them so I thought I’d give it a go. I recorded it that night and they told me last week they wanted to use my version.”

Daily Record

Korn / Ferry Briefings: Mick Fleetwood on The Business of Rock & Roll

Issue 16 of Korn/Ferry International Briefings magazine is now available! 
Mick Fleetwood graces the cover of this issue dedicated to The Business of Rock & Roll.

Full interview with Mick inside, or available online to subscribers. Mick speaks on the nature of talent and what it takes to lead a band for over four decades.

Below is interview footage from which the interview was taken with Michael Distefano Chief Marketing Officer, Korn / Ferry International and Joel Kurtzman Editor-in-Chief, Briefings Magazine.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood coming to VH1 August 17th

Dave Grohl's Sound City documentary coming to VH1.
The Documentary which features Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood will premiere on August 17th on VH1 and VH1 Classic.

If you haven't seen the film and VH1 is part of your cable package, don't miss it. It's a really cool look at the Sound City Studio and all the great music that came out of the place including a bunch of music from Fleetwood Mac!


Fleetwood Mac and Sound City Needs Your Vote!
The reissue of Rumours has been nominated for "Reissue of the Year" by Classic Rock Magazine.  Winners will be announced at London’s Roundhouse on November 14th.

Sound City the documentary is also nominated in the "Film / DVD of the Year" category.

Head on over to Classic Rock Magazine and vote!  All it takes is you providing your email address and your age and you are in!... Simple!.

46 Years and FLEETWOOD MAC are still going strong!
Back on August 13, 1967 - Fleetwood Mac made their live performance debut at the 7th National Windsor Jazz and Blues Festival in the UK.  Known at the time as "Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac" the band consisted of Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, Bob Brunning and Jeremy Spencer.  John McVie would later join the band in December, 1967.

Monday, August 12, 2013


Dave Stewart posted a message on Facebook which suggests that STEVIE NICKS: IN YOUR DREAMS will finally have it's premiere in London, UK in September!

Great news for everyone in the UK that's been waiting and wanting to see the flick!

I'm not sure whether this is a theatre premiere and just in London or if it's a TV premiere and across the UK, or if it's just being made available digitally to buy. In any case, it looks like it'll be available in September. Wouldn't it be exciting if Stevie and Dave did similar Q&A's at a few screenings in the UK like they did in the U.S. and Canada?

Also, this film could very well be following Stevie and Dave around while they both tour Europe this fall. Dave's in Germany and Switzerland in October playing live to promote his new album "Lucky Number" and Fleetwood Mac are there for dates as well and they aren't too far off from one another.

More info will follow I'm sure.

Currently the documentary is available only in the U.S. and Canada via direct download from Stevie and Dave's site at $9.99 In Your Dreams Movie Website (Includes 2 Bonus Scenes), or through Amazon and the various cable providers via On Demand.  You can grab the film at iTunes as well.

2 Opening Acts Announced for Fleetwood Mac at A Day On The Green - Nov 30th Geelong, Australia

Richard Clapton & Stonefield named as Special Guests for Fleetwood Mac The Hill Winery, Geelong - Saturday November 30th.

Promoter Roundhouse Entertainment is pleased to announce the special guest support artists for the sold out Fleetwood Mac concert at The Hill Winery Geelong.  

Much-loved singer songwriter Richard Clapton and the blues-influenced rock of Stonefield will provide the perfect accompaniment to the legendary Fleetwood Mac.   

All tickets to the Saturday November 30 concert are completely sold out but promoters are keen to ensure a great value-for-money day with the inclusion of special guests to the bill.    

Richard Clapton is a huge a day on the green crowd favourite. He has endeared himself to music-lovers everywhere through his heartfelt inspired performances and a songbook that defines our times.  With hits like ‘Girls On The Avenue’, ‘Deep Water’, ‘Capricorn Dancer’ and ‘I Am An Island’ Richard was a thoroughly deserving and popular inductee into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.  In late 2012 he released his first album in eight years “Harlequin Nights” to universal acclaim.   

Opening the show will be one of the next big things in Aussie music, Stonefield. The four Findlay sisters from a small farming town in North Victoria were raised on their parents’ vinyl collection of Zappa, Hendrix and Zeppelin. Since winning Triple J’s 2011 Unearthed High competition, they have been solidly building a fan base through performances at major festivals including Glastonbury in the UK, supporting the likes of Kaiser Chiefs and Foo Fighters and at their own shows.  After several successful releases, the girls have just finished recording their first album, a dynamic collection of blues-influenced rock, set for release on October 11.

Playing times are:  
4.30pm Gates Open  
5.30pm Stonefield
6.45pm Richard Clapton  
8.15pm Fleetwood Mac  

More than 14,000 fans will attend the concert making it arguably the biggest ever staged in the region. Due to the capacity crowd, promoters suggest patrons leave the car at home and travel by coach.  For coach and shuttle bus enquiries, contact Melbourne On The Move 1300 558 686 and locally McHarry’s Coaches on 03 5223 2111.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Weekly Album Charts Update: Fleetwood Mac USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand

U.S.A. - August 17, 2013

Fleetwood Mac re-entered the U.S. Top 40 on this weeks Top 200 Albums Chart in the U.S. with "Greatest Hits".  Boosted by a deep discount on itunes that saw the return to the Top 200 numerous catalogue titles, Fleetwood Mac's hits package sold 10,874 units for the week ending August 4th rising from No.172 to No.29.  That's an impressive 345% increase in week over week sales where the previous week the album sold 2,446 units.

# 29 (172) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

CANADA - August 4, 2013
With the same itunes discount scenerio in Canada "Greatest Hits" rises from No.97 to No.1 on the Top 200 Catalogue sales chart. Sales for the week in Canada for "Greatest Hits" = 2,307.  "Rumours" drops to No.40 and "The Dance" is down a few places to No.126.

# 1 (97) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
#40 (27) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours 
#126 (122) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

Fleetwood Mac - Together for one special interview - on "Sunday Night" [Australia]

Sex drugs and rock n’ roll: if ever there was a band that followed the mantra to the letter, it’s Fleetwood Mac. Ahead of their Australian tour, the band are together for one special interview. The love triangles, the spiraling cocaine habits and other tales of rock star excess – nothing is off-limits. After more than four decades, see the reunion of all reunions.

Update:  Here's the interview.. Great stuff!

That's Neal Preston behind Mick snapping photos of Lori Nicks backstage... 

Reporter Rahni Sadler goes behind the scenes with super group Fleetwood Mac for a world exclusive as she discovers the latest twist in one of rock rolls greatest love stories. Join Sunday Night to find out not only what tore Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham apart, but what has now brought them back together again after 36 years of bitterness. We’ll also reveal how cocaine changed Stevie’s voice and how a love affair in Australia almost destroyed the band.

Watch "Sunday Night" this Sunday, August 11th at a special time of 8:00pm on Channel 7. (Australia)

Friday, August 09, 2013

DENNIS Dunstan wants to show Fleetwood Mac the Sunshine Coast when it tours Australia in November

DENNIS Dunstan may be planning a move from Noosa back to the United States, but he has at least one surprise for us before he goes.

The man who managed legendary rock group Fleetwood Mac for more than 17 years wants to show the band the Sunshine Coast when it tours Australia in November.

Mr Dunstan counts the band's founder Mick Fleetwood as one of his dearest and oldest friends.

Fleetwood lives in Hawaii and "just loves the beach and great food".

"I'm anxious to show off everything Noosa has to offer before I head to Nashville in December," he said.

After 10 years living in Noosa's hinterland, Mr Dunstan is heading to the US to rekindle his career.

After living in America and managing Fleetwood Mac, and having close associations with Men at Work, INXS and Air Supply, Mr Dunstan and his Dutch wife Desiree moved back to Australia in 2003.

They brought daughters Crimson and Ava with them.

"I sacrificed a lot but didn't want my girls growing up in LA," he said, "... not the ideal place to raise kids."

With Crimson in her second year of university and Ava soon to graduate from Sunshine Beach High School, it was time to head out.

Mr Dunstan manages Australia's top country rock group McAlister Kemp, which has just returned from Nashville after recording its third album.

"This was my fourth trip there this year and with many more to come, it has become increasingly clear that I need to be there on a more permanent basis," Mr Dunstan said.

Sunshine Coast Daily

Sound Opinions Interview with Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham... Listen Now!

Fleetwood Mac’s pop songsmith and guitar hero Lindsey Buckingham is live in the Sound Opinions studio.

All Photos: Sound Opinions

Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham sits down with Greg Kot to share his memories of the band and his candid thoughts on their dramatic backstory, filled with romances, break-ups and drug abuse. He also talks about his guitar influences and the future of the band.

12 minutes into the interview check out 50 seconds of a "Rhiannon" demo with Stevie solo at the piano... It's gorgeous!

Download the interview here or below via Sound Cloud
Sound Opinions

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

CMT CROSSROADS: Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum - Premiere's Friday Sept 13th 10pm

Rock-and-roll icon Stevie Nicks will share the stage with country superstars Lady Antebellum when CMT presents an all-new episode of CMT CROSSROADS. Meeting and collaborating for the first time on the CMT CROSSROADS stage in Los Angeles, Nicks and Lady Antebellum will share harmonies and stories on CMT CROSSROADS: STEVIE NICKS AND LADY ANTEBELLUM featuring the classic hits “Edge of 17,” “Landslide,” “Rhiannon,” “Stop Draggin My Heart Around,” Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” “Love Don’t Live Here” and more. CMT CROSSROADS is produced by Tom Forrest and Kathryn Russ. John Hamlin, Margaret Comeaux and Bill Flanagan serve as executive producers for CMT.

TMZ: Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham... Who’s Your Favorite Kid? [Video]

Lindsey Buckingham has to choose, which is your favorite kid! Hey he did that song for “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” Holiday Roaaaddddd!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Expected To Re-enter Billboard Top 40 This Week.

iTunes Discount on Catalogue Titles Reignites Album Sales

With last weeks iTunes sale on Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits at $6.99 in the U.S. (it's since gone back up to $11.99), digital sales relatively exploded for the album when you consider what the album was selling in previous weeks.

If Hits Daily Double's final number this week is correct, which for the most part Hits is fairly accurate in predicting album sales chart placement, Greatest Hits will land somewhere around #27 with sales of approx. 10,872 units. (Updated 8/7/13: The album will leap from #172 to #29 on Thursday's published Billboard Chart).  This would be a massive increase over the last two weeks sales where the album sold 2,446 units and 2,283 units.  It would also be the first time since it's initial release back in 1988 that it sat within the Billboard Top 40.

Labels should have more of these sales especially on catalogue titles... It's all about getting the music heard. Plus on catalogue album sales, it's pretty much all gravy for the record labels. 

Same scenario happened with Rumours last week in the UK... The album was discounted to £3.99 at iTunes and BOOM, it jumps from #84 to #29 on the Top 100 Albums Chart with approx. 4,000 units sold.  Today the album is priced at £4.99.

Below is a breakdown of the catalogue albums experiencing a resurgence in the U.S. and should place high on this weeks Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.

13. The Essential Billy Joel - Billy Joel (17,440)
17. Hot Rocks (1964-1971) - Rolling Stones (16,335)
22. Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits - Creedence Clearwater Revival (14,770)
26. Greatest Hits - Queen (11,042)
27. Greatest Hits - Fleetwood Mac (10,872)
32. The Essential Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash (9,951)
35. Greatest Hits - Red Hot Chili Peppers (9,411)
40. The Essential Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (8,709)

Monday, August 05, 2013

Sound Opinions Interview w/ Lindsey Buckingham Airing Aug 9th

Finally!  That interview Lindsey did in Chicago with Sound Opinions earlier this year while on a Fleetwood Mac stop will air on August 9th

Show #402: 08.09.13
Fleetwood Mac’s pop songsmith and guitar hero Lindsey Buckingham is live in the Sound Opinions studio.

Sound Opinions

Album Charts Update: Fleetwood Mac USA, Australia, New Zealand plus Digital Explodes in UK / Ireland

USA - August 10, 2013

Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart
After re-entering Billboards Top 200 last week at #196 Greatest Hits moves up 24 positions this week to #172 with sales for the week ending July 28th of 2,446 units vs 2,283 the previous week.  The album was picked up mainly in the digital form where it sold 1,880 units. iTunes has the album discounted at $6.99 which I'm sure helps!  Sales to date in the U.s. from November, 1991 to present = 4,677,882.

Top 200 Catalogue Chart
Four Albums dot the Top 200 with Greatest Hits the only album within the top 40 sitting at #34.  Rumours is up next at #92 with 1,777 units sold this week for a total in the U.s. since November, 1991 of 3,212,084.  Fleetwood Mac, the 1975 white album comes in at #97 with 1,701 units sold and a U.S. total since November, 1991 of 940,351.  The Very Best Of 2 disc set comes in at #147 with 1,410 units sold for the week and a U.S. total since it's release in November, 2002 of 1,588,786.

Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart
# 172 (196) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 34 (39) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 92 (93) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 97 (110)Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
#147 (126)Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Billboard Hot 100
55th Anniversary By The Numbers
To celebrate the 55th Anniversary of Billboards Hot 100 Singles Chart - the magazine has compiled a list of the charts Top 100 Artists based on single appearances on the chart, weeks on the chart, peak position the singles achieved etc. 

Fleetwood Mac made the chart coming in at #84 which is pretty great considering they haven't had a single on the chart in a decade not since "Peacekeeper" made an appearance back in 2003.  And they haven't had a successful single on the chart since probably 1997 with Landslide.


The rest of the world outside of the U.S. including Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland and Scotland are below.