Friday, January 31, 2014

OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson Feat. Fleetwood Mac this Sunday 8pm 100.3 The Sound LA

This Sunday night at 8pm on 100.3 The Sound of Los Angeles, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Fleetwood Mac as well as more of Joe's extensive conversations with Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie.

Stream Live on Sunday at 100.3 The Sound of Los Angeles at 8pm 

(Pretty sure this is pacific time).

Off The Record

Check out the audio promo HERE

UK TV Alert: Sound City feat. Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham & Mick Fleetwood debuts on BBC 4 Tonight

Dave Grohl's American rock documentary Sound City set to make UK TV debut on BBC Four

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl's documentary about Los Angeles' notorious Sound City will make its UK TV debut this month.

The rock legend, who was also a member of band Nirvana, directs, produces and appears in the feature length documentary about the history of American Rock.

It looks at some of the famous faces who called the shabby studio their second home, building some of the strongest careers in rock music.

Some of the albums created there include Nirvana's Nevermind, Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush, Fleetwood Mac’s eponymous album and Johnny Cash’s Unchained.

And through interviews, photos and video footage, Dave shows us how Mick Fleetwood met Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, leading to them joining Fleetwood Mac.

Looking at the rise of digital editing, he also discovers exactly why Butch Vig, Frank Black, Trent Reznor and Lars Ulrich all chose to work in an analogue environment.

The film ends when Dave brings some of the great names together at his Studio 606 to record a new album on the original Sound City Neve console.

It culminates in new performances from Rick Springfield, Stevie Nicks, Lee Ving, Josh Homme, Trent Reznor, Krist Novoselic and Sir Paul McCartney.

The documentary had a one-off screening in the UK in February last year.

Sound City will air on Friday, January 31, at 10:15pm BBC Four.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

American Horror Story... "Seven Wonders" with Stevie Nicks. What did you think?

Stevie was the focus of the full cold opening of tonights season finale of Coven. "Seven Wonders" was the title of the episode... and sure enough Stevie sang the Fleetwood Mac track "Seven Wonders". I thought it was really cool... and just like a music video which Ryan Murphy weeks ago said it would be.

While lip syncing to the song Stevie passed through many of the rooms on the main floor of Miss Robichaux's Academy decked out in a long flowing dress, platform boots and that famous top hat all the while singing "Seven Wonders" (the original 1987 Fleetwood Mac version from the Tango In The Night album).  Glimpses of the girls in the coven off in their own spaces studying and getting ready for the Seven Wonders competition were shown while the track played.  At the end of the song (It wasn't the full song, but a large portion of it), Stevie stood at the bottom of the stairs as the girls made their way down the staircase. They stopped... She said "Good luck girls" then turned, and walked down the long hallway and out the door.  Pretty major segment! Not sure what happened with the track that Ryan Murphy said Lindsey and Stevie were working on for the show... Maybe it was supposed to be a retooling or updating of "Seven Wonders", not sure.  In any case, it didn't happen.

Silver Springs was also used in the show later on after the new Supreme was revealed and a burning at the stake of an older witch took place.

Great show!  Cool opening to the season finale for sure... and an unexpected crowning of the new Supreme.

Full show Recap at E-online


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Fleetwood Mac deliver an experience of a lifetime

Fleetwood Mac end their 2013 tour in a special and private 72 minute celebration in Las Vegas and deliver an experience of a lifetime.

Photo: Monster Products

January 26 2014 – The sweet familiar opening drum beat of The Chain echoes in the conference room at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas. Unlike every other night of this tour, the familiar screams from the 15,000 Mac faithful at the typical hockey or basketball stadium venues are absent. Instead a few hundred fans are up off their wedding style seats and applaud politely. The majority of the attendees are a different type of crowd – one that needs to be won over and be seduced by the sound of Fleetwood Mac.

Continue to the full review at

Grammy Replay with Lindsey Buckingham... This Thursday and Sunday in the UK on 4Music

The Grammy Awards show will replay in the UK on 4Music this Thursday, January 30th and again on February 2nd. If you missed it, catch the show beginning at 6:00pm, or beginning at 5:30pm with red-carpet coverage.  The show will repeat again on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 5:00pm.  Lindsey jams with Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl and Josh Homme along with members of NIN and QOTSA right at the end of the broadcast in a two song medley/mashup... Lindsey's fairly prominent with his distinct guitar playing on the first song "Copy of A" with his backup vocals adding a nice touch to the sound.

- Thursday 30 January - 5:30pm (Red Carpet)
- Thursday 30 January - 6:00pm (Awards Show)
- Sunday 2 February - 4:30pm (Red Carpet)
- Sunday 2 February - 5:00pm (Awards Show)

UK TV on 4Music

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

*SPOILER* #AHSCoven Season Finale Details PLUS what Stevie Nicks Sings Revealed #FleetwoodMac

By Andrea Reiher

"American Horror Story: Coven" is coming to a close Wednesday (Jan. 29), with the girls set to take part in the Seven Wonders test to find out the identity of the next Supreme. We've seen the episode and we have to say, it is full of so many twists and turns our heads are still spinning. Read on for a few spoiler-y tidbits.

  • We were right about Stevie Nicks returning for this episode. She's on hand to perform, as luck would have it, "Seven Wonders" by Fleetwood Mac. Their song "Silver Springs" is also used.
  • The Seven Wonders is the Supreme test for a reason. Even if only one witch can pass it and become the Supreme, that doesn't mean every other witch merely fails and comes out the other side unscathed. So, be prepared.
  • We've always known Madison was a stone-cold ... witch, but she really takes the cake in the finale.
  • There has been insight into the own personal Hells of Queenie, Delphine and Marie. In the finale, we add several more personal Hells to the list. It's quite insightful.
  • The ending of the episode leaves us wishing there was a second season of "Coven." We guarantee you're going to like the finale.

"American Horror Story" airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

via Zap2it

Monday, January 27, 2014

Excellent Quality Video via Warner Music: Stevie Nicks - 1977 Ahead of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours Tour

Stevie at home in 1977 speaking to an Australian reporter prior to Fleetwood Mac's Australian Rumours Tour that began in the fall of 1977.

Fleetwood Mac Tour at the end of next summer says Stevie Nicks - Interview

Stevie talking to CBS on the Grammy red carpet tells the reporter that Fleetwood Mac will be out on tour at
the end of next summer, plus she throws in she's looking forward to "two different tours next year" (what does that mean). She also says she would like to go out with Dave Grohl and his grunge army again because she had so much fun.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Wham Bam... Thank You Gram... Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks Grammy Coverage

While looking for signs of Lindsey Buckingham... Stevie Nicks kind of unexpectedly showed up at tonights Grammy's. With the focus being on Lindsey's performance and this awards show, it was a little surprising to see her there... But this is cool... Glad she went to celebrate a night of music and support the industry. She looked great as usual, made some waves on the Red Carpet with her arrival on the arm of Doug Morris Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment.  She hit a few news reporters along the way - Access Hollywood, The Insider, The Grammy's (you'll likely see video here in the coming days). She stopped to speak with Katy Perry who told Ryan Seacrest afterwards that she will be performing her latest single, “Dark Horse,” and that it was partly inspired by Stevie Nicks.  Katy's performance was dark, gothic and she was drapped in long flowing chiffon.  If that's the inspiration... I'll take that. It looked pretty good!  The song, not so much!

No sign of Lindsey on the red carpet which I total expected!  He was spotted during the telecast in the audience a couple of times, but that was about it until he took the stage with Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor and QOTSA... See below.

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM performed a two song medley with Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl and Queens of the Stone Age.  We heard a really cool version of of "Copy of A" from Nine Inch Nails... Lindsey kicked it off with some finger picking which almost sounded like the opening of "Miranda", but sped up.. He sounded great, the whole song did.  The second song, "My God is the Sun" was a Queens of the Stone Age song... But the telecast was cut it off before they could finish to go to their sponsor ads! So frustrating! They could have waited just a minute or two more.  Anyway, for what we saw, Lindsey looked and sounded great!

Alternative rock all-star team ends 56th GRAMMY Awards with a mashup of Nine Inch Nails' "Copy of A" and Queens of the Stone Age's "My God Is the Sun."

Reheasal Shot from January 24th via Nine Inch Nails

Chart Updates: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks - US, UK, AU, NZ

US - February 1, 2014
The big news on the U.S. charts during this Grammy Awards week is that Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album "Rumours", is back on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at No.200.  Rumours won the "Album of the Year" category at the 20th Annual Grammy Awards in 1978 - 36 years ago!  The album was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in January, 2003.  And TONIGHT... Lindsey performs on The 56th Annual Grammy Awards... The finale with Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor and QOTSA promises to be a memorable moment... so don't miss it.  8pm/7c CBS.

On a side note:
There has been a lot of confusion over the years when a press release comes out for the band, or for the individual members for various projects where the release will state "Multi-Grammy Award Winner" (insert name). Many have said this is false, they have only won one Grammy.  Where this comes from, is up until 1980 a self-produced artist received one GRAMMY Award as an artist and an additional GRAMMY Award as a producer in Record of the Year and Album of the Year categories. In the case of "Rumours" winning "Album of the Year" in 1978, not only did producers Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut take home a Grammy for producing, but each member of Fleetwood Mac did as well.  As Artists, each member took home a Grammy and as Producers each member took home a Grammy.

Also significant this week, is Stevie's "In Your Dreams" documentary film on DVD moves up a notch to No.17 on the Top 50 Music Video Sales Chart in it's 7th week of release.

# 200 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

# 39 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

# 17 (18) Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams"

"In Your Dreams" Chart run thus far:
TW     LW        Weeks On
17       18      7 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
18       21      6 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
21       22      5 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
22       18      4 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
18       12      3 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
12        7      2 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
 7         -      1  In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks (Debut)

UK -  February 1, 2014
"Rumours" zooms back into the Top 100 in the UK at No.60 from outside the Top 100 last week at No.122.

# 45 (45)  Fleetwood Mac - "The Very Best Of"
# 60 (122) Fleetwood Mac - "Rumours"

# 10 (13) Fleetwood Mac - "Rumours"

SCOTLAND -  February 1, 2014
#39 (36) Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"

AUSTRALIA - January 27, 2014
# 20 (16)  Fleetwood Mac - "25 Years - The Chain" [box set]
# 72 (39)  Fleetwood Mac - "The Very Best Of"

#  2  (2) Fleetwood Mac - "25 Years - The Chain" [box set]
# 14  (7) Fleetwood Mac - "The Very Best Of"
# 29 (36) Fleetwood Mac - "Greatest Hits"

# 46 (47) Fleetwood Mac - "Greatest Hits"

# 19 (28) Fleetwood Mac - "The Dance"

NEW ZEALAND - January 27, 2014
# 24 (26) Fleetwood Mac - "25 Years The Chain" [box set]

Friday, January 24, 2014

Grohl, Reznor, QOTSA and Lindsey Buckingham to perform 2 song medley

Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor Rock Hard at GRAMMY Rehearsals
Photo: David Wild @Wildaboutmusic
 By Phil Gallo

Grammy Rehearsal break-down.. This is an excerpt of the full article at Billboard

The Reznor-Grohl-QOTSA outfit took the stage and spent a good 15 minutes getting the drum and electronics sound correct before rehearsing the song.

They, like all of the 21 scheduled performances, run through the song four times. They then bring in the lights, camera and effects for another four run-throughs.

A voice boomed over the PA -- "Dave wants more shaker" -- after one run-through and as they set about building their two-song medley (GRAMMY organizers want us to keep it a secret), they very loudly applied one layer atop the other.

Full article at Billboard
Photo: troyvanleeuwen

Rock Icon Mick Fleetwood to be Special Guest Star at World Whale Day on Maui

Mick Fleetwood will be a special guest star at the 34th Annual World Whale Day Celebration on Saturday, February 15 at Kalama Park on South Kihei Road, Kihei. 

A community event attended by more than 25,000 Maui residents and visitors last year, World Whale Day starts at 9 am and continues until 7 pm. Admission is free. 

Mick Fleetwood will be taking the stage at World Whale Day as a guest performer with the R.E. Metoyer Blues, Rock and Soul Revue. 

He will also be serving as the Grand Marshall in the Parade of Whales, which kicks off the World Whale Day festivities at 9 am along South Kihei Road.This colorful parade begins at Alanui Keali'i Drive, proceeds north along South Kihei Road and ends at Kihei Public Library on Waimahaihai Street.

Fleetwood Mac Begin Recording with Christine McVie in March! New Tour This Fall

According to an interview Jon Woodhouse of Maui News had with Mick Fleetwood right after the Willie K BBQ Blues Festival on Maui on January 11th, Mick again confirmed Christine's return to the band but also added that she's composed new songs and that Christine will begin recording with most of the rest of Fleetwood Mac beginning in March.  Mick also indicated to Jon that the new Fleetwood Mac tour with all five members will begin this fall.  He didn't indicate where the tour would start.

Mick also said that the door to Christine's return all began on Maui in early 2013 when she appeared on stage for the first time in 15 years with him and his blues band at Castle Theater. You can read all about that night here and also here.

Photo by: Matthew Thayer

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Video: Stevie Nicks talks working with @DaveStewart on "In Your Dreams" film

Two new video segments posted today by Ultimate Classic Rock.  Stevie sat down for interviews in December upon the release of her "In Your Dreams" documentary... Below she speaks about working with Soldiers and along side Dave Stewart producing the film.

Stevie's "In Your Dreams" documentary is available now on DVD at Amazon


Lindsey Buckingham to Perform Grammy Awards Finale with Dave Grohl and Nine Inch Nails #FleetwoodMac

Nine Inch Nails, QOTSA, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham to Perform Grammy Awards Finale
Grohl is the connective tissue for SMH pairing of alt-rock icons with Fleetwood Mac man

Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and special guest Lindsey Buckingham will give the closing performance at the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night, SPIN can exclusively reveal. 

"We're incredibly excited about this number," Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement. "There's nothing better than when the Grammys can rock out, and to have these artists all together on one stage, doing a number that, when they presented it to us, knocked us out, is going to turn out to be one of those Grammy moments that people talk about for a long time. Long live Trent, Josh, Dave and Lindsey and these great bands!" It will be the first-ever Grammy telecast performance for Nine Inch Nails and QOTSA.

Thirteen-time Grammy winner Grohl, as usual, is the connective tissue, having performed extensively with both bands, most prominently on QOTSA's 2002 LP Songs for the Deaf and Nine Inch Nails' 2005 album With Teeth. Fleetwood Mac guitarist/singer Buckingham, of course, is the wild card, and his role — singing a kickass version of "Tusk" or "The Chain," maybe his solo hit "Go Insane"? — remains to be seen. Buckingham appears in Sound City: Real to Reel, the Grohl-directed documentary about the legendary, now-shuttered L.A. studio where many classic albums were recorded; his Fleetwood-Mac-mate, Stevie Nicks, appears in the film and also joined Grohl on the Sound City Players album and tour last year.

The Grammy Awards will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Full Article at

Sunday, January 19, 2014

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

USA - January 25, 2014
After re-entering Billboards Top 200 Albums Chart last week at No.192 Fleetwood Mac's 1988 "Greatest Hits" package takes a giant leap all the way up to No.137 this week.  On the Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart the same album is back in the Top 20 at No.20.

Stevie's new film "In Your Dreams" moves back into the US Top 20 in it's sixth week of release moving up three places on the Top 40 Music Video Sales Chart to No.18 - right behind another DVD she appears in "Sound City" at No.17.

# 137 (192) Fleetwood Mac - "Greatest Hits"

# 20 (40) Fleetwood Mac - "Greatest Hits"

# 17 (19) Sound City "Real To Reel" (Feat. Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood)
# 18 (21) Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams"

"In Your Dreams" Chart run thus far:
TW     LW    Weeks On
18       21      6 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
21       22      5 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
22       18      4 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
18       12      3 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
12         7      2 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
  7         -      1  In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks (Debut)

NEW ZEALAND - January 20, 2014
Down 11 spots this week in New Zealand... Fleetwood Mac's "25 Years - The Chain" in it's 40th week in the Top 40 slides to No.26.

# 26 (15) Fleetwood Mac - "25 Years The Chain" [box set]

AUSTRALIA - January 20, 2014
Fleetwood Mac's 4CD box set "25 Years - The Chain" drops a spot this week to No.16 while "The Very Best Of" moves up 8 spots to No.39 and "Greatest Hits" re-enters the Top 100 this week at No.96.  On the Catalogue Chart "25 Years" relinguishes the no.1 spot to Australia's own INXS, "The Very Best Of" holds at No.7 and "Greatest Hits" is up to No.36 from no.44 last week.  The latter two albums also appear on the Top 40 Digital Albums Chart at No.28 and No.47.  "The Dance" DVD also moves up the Music DVD Chart to No.28 from no.37.

# 16 (15)  Fleetwood Mac - "25 Years - The Chain" [box set]
# 39 (47)  Fleetwood Mac - "The Very Best Of"
# 96 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - "Greatest Hits"

#  2  (1) Fleetwood Mac - "25 Years - The Chain" [box set]
#  7  (7) Fleetwood Mac - "The Very Best Of"
# 36 (44) Fleetwood Mac - "Greatest Hits"

# 28 (36)  Fleetwood Mac - "The Very Best Of"
# 47 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - "Greatest Hits"

# 28 (37) Fleetwood Mac - "The Dance"

UK - January 25, 2014
Up eight spots this week in the UK Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" narrowly misses the top 40 moving up to No.45 from No.53 last week.  Also up on the Top 40 Catalogue Chart "Rumours" moves up to No.13 from No.21 in the last reporting period.

# 45 (53) Fleetwood Mac - "The Very Best Of"

# 13 (21) Fleetwood Mac - "Rumours"

SCOTLAND - January 25, 2014
Fleetwood Mac re-enter the Top 40 Albums Chart in Scotland last week with "The Very Best Of" and move up to No.36 this week

#36 (39) Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"

Refried Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks

Brandi Carlile covers "The Chain"
Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes Sweetheart 2014, a collection of indelible, handpicked covers from a remarkable group of modern musical dreamers who artfully grapple, in one way or another, with that most vexing of subject to ever befall mankind, L.O.V.E. Sweetheart 2014 is an adventurous Valentine’s Day collection featuring Jim James, Vampire Weekend, Fiona Apple, Phosphorescent, Brandi Carlile, Beck, The Head and the Heart, Ben Harper, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Valerie June, Blake Mills, Bahamas and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.

Sweetheart 2014 (Hear Music/Concord Music Group) will be available on CD exclusively at Starbucks and all digital outlets beginning February 4th, 2014. Sound clips available (including Brandi Carlile's cover of "The Chain") at the Sweetheart website.

Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs cover "Trouble"
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs tackle the 80's in volume 3 of their cover albums series. Lindsey Buckingham's "Trouble" is included on this one with Susanna taking the lead.  Sounds great and close to the original. Check out the sample at Amazon and get the album if you like.  Also available at iTunes.

You may recall that on Volume 2 back in 2009 Matthew and Susanna covered Fleetwood Mac's "Second Hand News".

Res - Refried Mac
Soul singer RES and producer Tim Spiker rework Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks classics: Rhiannon, Dreams, The Chain, Little Lies and Edge of Seventeen on this 5 track EP that was released late last year.

Res has a beautiful voice and really takes these four Fleetwood Mac tracks, plus one solo Stevie Nicks track to a different place injecting a funky vibe, a lush chorus (Rhiannon) and infectious beats (Edge of Seventeen and The Chain) that harkens back to early '90's Red Hot Chilli Peppers. I especially love the stripped down reinterpretation of Dreams driven by a what sounds like a ticking clock and a finger popping bass line. 

Refried Mac is available at iTunes and Amazon


Friday, January 17, 2014

"The best of the bunch was this haunting number done with Stevie Nicks"

Nice mention for Stevie's contribution to the Sound City soundtrack "Real to Reel" with "You Can't Fix This"

Lana Del Rey, The xx and Stevie Nicks miss out on Oscar nominations for Best Original Song – what else did the Academy overlook?

“You Can't Fix This” from Sound City (performed by Dave Grohl and Stevie Nicks)

Considering songs from Sound City for consideration sort of feels like cheating, since the film, produced and directed by Dave Grohl, was about the historic Los Angeles recording studio where he and Nirvana recorded Nevermind in 1991 (and where we met him and Rick Rubin last year). For the film Grohl collected a group of all-star musicians to record a song with him on the equipment he salvaged. Among them were Paul McCartney, with whom he and the rest of Nirvana recorded the somewhat unfortunate “Cut Me Some Slack”, which, like the album itself, was nominated for a Grammy. The best of the bunch was this haunting number done with Stevie Nicks, who can't not be haunting come to think of it.

Continue to Dazed and Confused for the full list of oscar snubs

Fleetwood Mac's pre-"Rumours" days are rich with bluesy offerings that are well worth revisiting

‘Fleetwood Mac: 1969 to 1972’
Available at Amazon
Sun.Star Weekend

The first thing that comes to mind when mentioning Fleetwood Mac is their seminal album “Rumours.” But the band’s pre-”Rumours” days are rich with bluesy offerings that are well worth revisiting on the new box set “Fleetwood Mac: 1969 to 1972.”

The highlight of the four-album, vinyl collection is the first re-mastered edition of “Then Play On,” Fleetwood Mac’s 1969 debut album on Reprise Records. This is a raw, young blues-fueled Fleetwood Mac and the sense of urgency to their music is on full display. The opening, bongo-backed track “Coming Your Way” bristles with pace and the all-out house rocker “Fighting For Madge” showcases guitarist Peter Green as a force to rival Eric Clapton of that era.

“Future Games” is another winning platter, though it presents a softer Fleetwood Mac. By 1971 we find them putting together the less edgy sound that would prove to be the backbone to their radio mainstay hits to come. “Fleetwood Mac: 1969 to 1972” aptly presents the formative years of one of the most successful bands in history.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Christine McVie completes a line-up that millions of fans the world over thought that they’d never again see

Newsmaker: Christine McVie
by Kevin Hackett
The National

Not many of us can claim to have been born perfect, but Christine McVie – or Anne Christine Perfect on her birth certificate – definitely can. The 70-year old British singer-songwriter, famed for her work with the rock group Fleetwood Mac, was born “oop north” in Bouth, England, in July 1943, to Cyril and Beatrice Perfect, and has, of late, been rather quiet. But this past Tuesday morning, word started circulating that she would be rejoining her former bandmates and embarking on a world tour, completing a line-up that millions of fans the world over thought that they’d never again see sharing a stage.

No doubt this news will have gone straight over the heads of today’s youth, but those of a certain generation will know exactly why this is such a big deal. Because while today’s immaculate, manicured and coiffured young pop stars are groomed to perfection by armies of agents and publicists, the story of Fleetwood Mac reads like an epic, tragic blockbuster akin to Pride and Prejudice. They just don’t make them like that anymore, and Christine Perfect, once she became Mrs McVie, played a starring role in one of the great rock soap operas of our time.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

John McVie extends admin agreement with Reach Music for Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain"

John McVie Renews with Reach
Fleetwood Mac bassist and co-writer of their classic song "The Chain", John McVie has extended his administration agreement with Reach Music. "The Chain" has been covered by artists such as Shawn Colvin and Tantric, while also being sampled by Bone Thugs-n-Harmoney and Project Pat. It is also credited as the only Fleetwood Mac song written by all of the original members (Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie).

Reach Music is the foreign publishing administrator for John McVie's share of “The Chain”.

via Reachmusic

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

After those brutal break-ups and angry punches Fleetwood Mac return

More on Sunday.  Article published in the Irish Mail on Sunday Supplement (January 12, 2014). This article was originally published by The Daily Mail December 28th.  

Check it out on-line at Daily Mail-Online

Don't miss Stevie Nicks in her first appearance on American Horror Story!  
Episode 10 of the series airs in the UK and Ireland TONIGHT (Jan 14) on FOX at 10PM.
Stevie also appears in the season finale episode which is scheduled to air on January 29th 
in the U.S. and Canada on FX and a week later in Australia, UK and Ireland.

Fleetwood Mac's original songbird is to rejoin the band, and will bring optimism, beauty and bittersweet melancholia

With Christine McVie back, Fleetwood Mac will return to their magical best
The Guardian
by Tim Jonze

When Mick Fleetwood announced to a Hawaii audience that Christine McVie would be rejoining Fleetwood Mac on a permanent basis, you couldn't really argue with his assertion that it was the "the worst kept secret there is". During an interview in December 2013, McVie surprised me by saying she would be "very delighted" to reclaim her place in the group she left in 1998. Not long after, Steve Nicks responded by telling Billboard that McVie "didn't need to ask". You hardly needed Hercule Poirot's mobile number to work out what "woman wanting to rejoin a band" plus "band happy to let woman rejoin band" might equal.

Still, the fact that McVie, who turned 70 last year, wants to renounce a hermetic life in a mansion in Kent, which seemed to consist largely of cooking, gardening and looking after dogs, in favour of stepping back on the road with one of the best and most dysfunctional bands of all time is cause for celebration.

It's pointless to talk about a "best" member of Fleetwood Mac, for without any of them the band are significantly depleted. But McVie was always my personal favourite. Compared to the other two songwriters – Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham – her songs had a simplicity and clarity to them. This was partly down to the fact her music stemmed from the blues she played growing up: Don't Stop and Say You Love Me, the band's first top 40 hit with the classic 1970s lineup, both get their momentum from what McVie terms "that left-hand boogie bass thing".

Monday, January 13, 2014

Welcome Back Christine McVie! Fleetwood Mac hope to make a tour announcement in 2014

Christine McVie is back with Fleetwood Mac officially.

The band's publicist, Liz Rosenberg, has confirmed to Billboard that McVie has rejoined the band after departing the group in 1998.

Rosenberg says that McVie "has indeed re-joined Fleetwood Mac and we are hoping to make an announcement about a possible tour for the full tilt Macsters some time in 2014."


Welcome back Christine!!

Fleetwood Mac had the 7th highest grossing North American Tour of 2013 earning 67m from 47 shows

Pollstar have released their year end 2013 North American Tour Numbers and Fleetwood Mac as expected were one of the top grossing North American tours from 2013. With gross earnings in North America of just under 67 million derived from 47 shows in 46 cities, playing to 604,000 people, the band came in at No.7 on Pollstars Top 200 listing.

On the world-wide stage, they ranked 14th with total gross box office receipts totaling 94 million.  To view the complete Top 200 North American Tour Numbers and the Top 100 Worldwide Tour Numbers, head on over to Pollstar

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Stevie Nick sat down with Ultimate Classic Rock to speak about her new documentary "In Your Dreams"

Stevie Nicks Explains How Dave Grohl Jump-Started Her Documentary

Stevie Nick sat down with Ultimate Classic Rock to speak about her new documentary "In Your Dreams". part of the group of interviews Stevie conducted in early December right around the release of the film.

Continue at Ultimate Classic Rock

Clearly all these little video interviews are longer than 2 minutes. It's unfortunate that those that conducted the interviews don't post the full version... looks a little disjointed when it's only one segment.

Chart Update: Fleetwood Mac back on US Charts, No.1 in Austrlia + Stevie Nicks is up on US charts

USA - January 18, 2014
Fleetwood Mac re-enter the Top 200 Albums Chart in the U.S. this week with "Greatest Hits" coming in at No.192. The album also moves back into the top 40 on the 50 top selling catalogue titles.

On the Top 40 Music Video Sales Chart Stevie's "In Your Dreams" DVD logs a 5th week on the chart up one place to No.21.

# 192 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac "Greatest Hits"


# 40 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac "Greatest Hits"

#21 (22) Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams DVD

Chart run thus far:
TW     LW    Weeks On
21       22      5 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
22       18      4 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
18       12      3 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
12         7      2 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
  7         -      1 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks

UK - January 18, 2014
Second week in a row "The Very Best Of" is up on the charts in the UK. Two weeks ago it was No.70, last week No.60, this week up seven spots to No.53.

# 53 (60) Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"