Friday, February 28, 2014

Music and Sound Awards Announced: @ThreeUK wins for use of Fleetwood Mac's 'Everywhere' in Pony Ad

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The winner’s of this year’s UK Music+Sound Awards were presented at The Troxy in London last night. Awards are given out for the best music and sound design across all the visual media industries.

The use of Fleetwood Mac's 'Everywhere' used in the Three UK Pony Ad last year took home the award for:

Three ‘Pony’ (Universal Music Publishing / Warner Music / Wieden + Kennedy)


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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

25 Great Albums from the new Millennium: Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" ranks right there near the top

Stevie Nicks – In Your Dreams (2011)
Rock icon Stevie Nicks has put out some great solo records, but In Your Dreams ranks right there near the top. She collaborates with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, which proves to be a shrewd choice. Stewart is a master in the studio as well as an ace guitarist and songwriter, and one of the best producers in the business. Like Nicks, Stewart works best with a strong collaborator, as he did for so many years with Annie Lennox. In Your Dreams has some truly breathtaking moments, like the wistful ballad “For What It’s Worth.” One can’t help but imagine what some of these songs would sound like with Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie harmonizing along, but that’s just a testament to the strength of the material. The title song is another winner, and first single “Secret Love” is a strong opener. Dave Stewart’s blazing guitar takes center-stage on the excellent “Wide Sargasso Sea.” It’s a shame that In Your Dreams didn’t do better commercially. It did reach #6 in the U.S. upon its release (although with first-week sales of barely over 50k), but quickly tumbled down the charts. There seems to be a tendency by fans of older artists to ignore the newer stuff, and that’s a shame. This is still the same Stevie Nicks who wrote and sang classics like “Dreams,” “Landslide,” “Sara,” “Gypsy,” “Stand Back,” “Nightbird” and so many others.

by Chris Gerard 
MetroWeekly (Full list of 25)
February 26, 2014

Elizabeth Hopkins talks working with Lindsey Buckingham. #FleetwoodMac @DeltaRae

Delta Rae’s Elizabeth Hopkins Talks “Chasing Twisters” And Working With Lindsey Buckingham
by David Weiner
Emertainment Monthly

WORKING WITH LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM: Rob Cavallo, our producer said, “Hey, did my assistant tell you the news? Well, I don’t know if you guys know Fleetwood Mac?” Do we know Fleetwood Mac? Of course we do, they’re one of our favorite bands. “Well I’m really good friends with Lindsey Buckingham and I had him over for dinner the other night and he asked to hear what I was working on.” Rob then tells us Lindsey started noodling around on our song and Rob stopped the song and was just like, “Lindsey would you mind if I laid that down?” And he was like, “Sure.” It was enough for us just the fact that Lindsey Buckingham liked our music, but that he was inspired enough to play on it was incredible.

Continue to the full article

Covering Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain"

Monday, February 24, 2014

Fleetwood Mac Tour Manager Marty Hom reveals how John McVie cancer diagnoses discovered

Tour Managers of Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones & Fleetwood Mac Swap Wild Tales From the Road

Some of you have toured with the same bands for more than a decade. Describe the bonds that form between you and them.

Hom: I've been with Fleetwood Mac for 17 years, Barbra for 13 years. If you've toured with somebody long enough, they are your family. And you're kind of like the dad who takes care of them, and they depend on you. The younger artists are a little different in that they surround themselves with entourages now. They have assistants, they have managers who go on the road, publicists, they have people. The relationships are still good but they're not as personal because there are layers of people you have to go through.

Sounds like it can get pretty intimate.

Hom: Let me tell you how intimate. I had to tell Ian Astbury from The Cult that his father had passed away. They were onstage at the old Omni in Atlanta, and the manager called me. It was one of the hardest things I had to do.

I was just in Europe with Fleetwood Mac and [bassist] John McVie wasn't feeling well. So we got him to a doctor in Berlin. And he called me afterward and says, "Marty, can you come over to my hotel and talk to me?" I know that's not good, so I jump in a cab and go over to his hotel. We sit down and he says, "I've just been diagnosed with cancer." And John's sitting here and then Mick [Fleetwood] comes over, and we have a discussion of what we're going to do next. We ended up canceling Australia and New Zealand-15 sold-out shows. The band thought about moving on without a bass player can't get onstage without John McVie.

Full article at Billboard

You have to see this... NEW Video Surfaces of Fleetwood Mac Live in NJ 1975

This is UNREAL... 
We've seen older footage like this before but not without a time counter watermark.  I see these videos originated at the website.  In any case... Great stuff!


Fleetwood Mac Live Oct 17, 1975 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ

Spare Me a Little
Get Like I Used To Be
Don't Let Me Down Again

More Video Below

Sunday, February 23, 2014

This week on the music charts. Fleetwood Mac reach milestone | Stevie Nicks film logs 11th week on DVD Chart

USA - March 1, 2014
Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' re-enters the Top 200 this week at No.190. Last weeks re-entery title "The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac" drops off the big chart this week and also out of the top 50 on the catalogue albums chart.

Catalogue Albums Chart Milestone: Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours", one of the biggest selling albums of the 1970's, reaches 100 (non consecutive) weeks on the Catalog chart this week. It is the 138th album to reach that milestone on the Catalog chart, and the second for Fleetwood Mac, along with "Greatest Hits". Both of these albums reached #1, making Fleetwood Mac only the ninth act to have both multiple Catalog #1's and multiple 100-week Catalog albums.

Stevie's 'In Your Dreams' DVD drops this week to No.24 from No.16 last week in it's 11th week on the Top 40 Music DVD Sales Chart.

"In Your Dreams" Chart run thus far:
TW      LW      Weeks On
24       16     11 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
16       27     10 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
27       22      9 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
22       17      8 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
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)

# 190 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 45 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 17 (17) Sound City - Real To Reel
# 24 (16) Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams

Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and UK Album Chart Data below

Mick Fleetwood goes his own way: Dreams of vinyl

CALL me retro but I still love records. I have great memories of shopping for vinyl, playing amazing albums, listening to records with friends, trading music and discovering new sounds.

By: Mick Fleetwood
February 23, 2014

Records have always been a huge source of inspiration. To me there is nothing better than looking at the cover artwork, reading the liner notes and taking in the album’s entire experience.

The way they master music today, much of the integrity of the sound – the emotion and subtlety – is lost. Fleetwood Mac records have an organic sound that is more comfortable to the human ear. At least to mine!

I love listening. I am a great listener, although perhaps a few of my exes might not agree! But I repeat, I am a great listener. Being a drummer, I am well trained to listen. I am not playing a melody but listening to see where the beats come in, that is my skill. My hearing is sharp, acute, first rate.

When we were in the last phases of making the Rumours album, it dawned on the band that all that listening, playing, singing and writing, all that heartache and pain, time and poetry, was just sitting there on two reels of tape, totally vulnerable.

We realised that anything could happen to it. Of course, we never had a hard drive to back it up like you do now. It could all have been lost in an instant.

All kinds of what if? paranoia flooded our brains. What if there was an earthquake, a fire? What if a giant magnet came down from outer space and wiped out half of our reel? We made contingency plans and had copies made of the multi-tracks. Those we had locked up in a bank vault in Phoenix just to be safe.

We were like expectant parents with that album. We went so far as to accompany our “baby” to the “delivery room” and watched the first pressing of Rumours at the pressing plant. We stayed for hours, checking and rechecking to make sure the sound had kept its integrity.

We even hired an engineer whose only job was to watch over the quality of our sound. We were that protective.

My ears miss that analogue sound. Most people have no idea that what they are hearing on a daily basis is actually digital sound, or that digital sound has no sound waves, no high fidelity. All that compressing, in my opinion, takes a lot of the traditional dynamics out.

Fleetwood Mac released a full box set of vinyl recently and I know I am not alone in my fanatical audiophile ways. I just picked up a small, portable record player sold by Jack White’s Third Man Records. This record player actually has great sound.

I use it on the road so I can pacify my demanding ears and I have a lot of fun with it. At home I have a Thorens deck to play my beloved vinyl.

Did you know that you can actually play the gold ones, too? This, I discovered, after some hullaballoo in the late Seventies when people were complaining that their Rumours albums were not actually playing the album they had bought but a Frank Sinatra record instead.

I remember popping my gold record out of the frame to see what all the fuss was about. Sure enough, there was old Frankie Boy crooning away and my gold record spinning on the record player. Ironic after all the care we took at the pressing plant! I guess someone on the assembly line had gone to sleep on the job.

Of course Warner Brothers stopped the press but, hands down, I bet that Frank Sinatra/Fleetwood Mac album may be one of the most collectable we put out. Meet our precious baby, Frank. Isn’t he cute?

Mick Fleetwood is a guest Columnist with the Sunday Express.  This is his second contribution, his first appeared on February 16th - you can read that column here.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Jackie Factory Presents: Night Of A Thousand Stevies 24: "Spellbound"


Tickets available via LiveNation
$20.00 until February 24th, $25.00 thereafter (plus ticket fees)
Must be 18 + With Photo I.D.

The twenty-fourth annual NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES - the largest and most beloved STEVIE NICKS fan event in the world - returns to NYC on May 9, 2014. The marathon evening - produced by THE JACKIE FACTORY - has moved to its sixth and largest venue - historic IRVING PLAZA in our home neighborhood of Union Square. This year's theme - SPELLBOUND - pays homage to Stevie Magic in all its many guises and songs - a magic that always touches NOTS. The 24th edition is also inspired by Stevie's WELSH WITCH persona, once again in the spotlight after her recent appearances on AMERICAN HORROR STORY:COVEN.

A very special Stevie Spell will be cast over the new NOTS stage and ballroom. The first confirmed performers for this year's edition are "Returning Legends of Stevie Realness" from all eras of the show. They are NOTS icon and YouTube star SHERRY VINE, beloved songstress AMBER MARTIN, showstopper and crowd favorite SWEETIE, gifted Stevie impersonator CHARLENE CORAN (COLORADO), Gothic Songbird LADY ZOMBIE, NOTS drag touchstone THE DIVINE GRACE, dark performance/dance ensemble THE RACHEL KLEIN THEATER, original NOTS DJ POISON EVE with burlesquer DARLINDA JUST DARLINDA, Butoh sensations THE VANGELINE THEATER, living artwork MACHINE DAZZLE and lavender soul sensation XAVIER (who debuted last year.) "Enchantresses of Ceremony"are show founder CHI CHI VALENTI and longtime co-producers HATTIE HATHAWAY and EDITRIX ABBY, and first confirmed DJs are SAMMY JO and VJ TRE (D.C.) who will again spin original Nicks multimedia and rare video clips for the first hour.

For more information visit Night Of A Thousand Stevie's and on Facebook

Video: Stevie Nicks and the late Ray Kennedy singing "Bring It On Home To Me" at Mick's Wedding

"Bring It On Home To Me" - featuring the late Ray Kennedy, Stevie Nicks, Dave Mason, and Robbie Patton on vocals, Mick Fleetwood on drums, John McVie on bass, Jeff Healey on guitar, and the LA Philharmonic players. Recorded at Mick and Sara Fleetwood's wedding in Malibu, California April 24, 1988.

Read more on Ray Kennedy at Ultimate Classic Rock

Another pretty cool thing that surfaced today is this photo of Stevie from 1997 shared on Facebook by Jim Marshall.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Stevie Nicks really wants to write music for 'Game of Thrones

Stevie Nicks really wants to write music for 'Game of Thrones' 
Last September, 2013 in an interview with the UK publication the Telegraph, Stevie Nicks threw out into the universe how much she adores the HBO series Game of Thrones and that she had written some poetry based on the show and its characters... saying:

“I lived in the Twilight world for, gosh, four or five years. But Game Of Thrones is just… heavier,” she says, eyes a-flutter. “And season three – the brutality is over the top!” she hoots, delighted. “The dragons are growing, and the characters are all brilliant. I mean,” she whispers, 
“I think of them like they’re real people.”

Nicks has duly done what she’s always done and put pen to paper. 

“I’ve written a bunch of poetry for each of the characters in Game Of Thrones. I’m always looking for that kind of inspiration.”

In a more detailed interview published in The Herald in Scotland in October, 2013, she elaborated a little more during an interview saying that after her mother passed away in December, 2011 she watched the entire first season of Game of Thrones and it really took her mind off of everything.

When Stevie was asked if she was a fan of the show?

"Yes! The author [George RR Martin] is my age and it blows my mind that he's able to create this vast, interlinked world. As a songwriter I write little movies. But I can't imagine sitting down and writing even one small book. But then probably somebody like him couldn't imagine writing Edge Of Seventeen or Rhiannon - couldn't write a whole little life in two verses and a chorus. And of course I would love to write some music for Game Of Thrones. I've written a bunch of poetry about it - one for each of the characters. On Jon Snow… On Arya… On Cersei and Jaime."

At the time, her interest in the show made quite a splash across the internet... She talked quite extensively in various interviews last year about her love for the series.

This past Sunday Sunday (February 16th), UK publication Radio Times magazine, published portions of Stevie's interviews in what seems to be publicity to build up the season four premiere of Game of Thrones on Sky Atlantic April 7th in the UK and also on HBO in North America.

As a result, The Hollywood ReporterCBS News, Rollingstone Magazine, the LA Times and Billboard just to name a but a few, picked up again on the article.  As a result, Stevie is/was trending on Yahoo today and Twitter somewhat exploded.

Great publicity for both Stevie and Game of Thrones.  I hope she does write some songs inspired by the show... It's a great show and it's right up her alley! Can't wait for season four!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Mick Fleetwood having a whale of a time on Maui

February 15, 2014 - Legendary rock 'n' roller Mick Fleetwood was the Grand Marshall in the Parade of Whales on Maui this past Saturday during the Maui Whale Day Festival. He rode in a carriage beside Mayor Alan Arakawa during the parade. Fleetwood later played on the Whale Day stage with the R.E. Metoyer Blues Rock and Soul Revue.

About Maui Whale Festival:
Celebrating the thousands of humpback whales that migrate to Maui each winter. Maui is the principal mating and calving area of humpback whales in the United States. Through fun and educational events, the Maui Whale Festival raises awareness about these cherished marine mammals and inspires care for the vital and unique whale habitat of Maui County. Pacific Whale Foundation is the host of the Maui Whale Festival. Pacific Whale Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization.  To get involved visit Maui Whale Festival.
Photo Matthew Thayer
Mick rockin out after the parade with the R.E. Metoyer Blues Rock & Soul Revue!

During the month of December, all proceeds from the "Gift of Life” appetizer at Fleetwood's on Front Street were geared towards helping to support Pacific Whale Foundation's whale research, public education and conservation programs to protect whales and the oceans.  Mick presented a cheque on behalf of Fleetwood's on Front St. with the funds raised from the Gift of Life Appetizer Program.
©2013 Selket Guzman
Pacific Whale Foundation

Photos below (from left to right) by: 
Cali Howell, Justin Paul, Sarah Nell, Maui Real Estate 808

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks make big moves on the US Album and DVD Charts

USA - February 22, 2014
This week in the U.S., Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" re-enters the Top 200 Albums Charts at no.170 and re-enters the top 50 Catalogue Chart at No.34.  On last weeks Top 200 Albums Chart in the U.S., "Rumours" was at No.59. On this weeks chart it completely drops off - which is a massive drop!  The album also disappears off the Top 50 Catalogue Charts from No.8 last week.  The other big mover this week is Stevie's "In Your Dreams" DVD which moves up to No.16 this week from No.27 last week. With it being its 10th week on the chart, that's a pretty healthy leap forward... Could still be the result of a bounce off the American Horror Story appearance.

Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and the UK charts below.

# 170 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 34 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 16 (27) Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams

"In Your Dreams" Chart run thus far:
TW      LW      Weeks On
16       27     10 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
27       22      9 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
22       17      8 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
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)

Mick Fleetwood applauds the wide audience and opportunities that social networking has created for music and musicians

Mick Fleetwood joined the Sunday Express (UK) as a guest columnist. Mick's first column below is from today's Sunday Express (Feb 16th).

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Odds and Ends: Mick Fleetwood | Stevie Nicks | Fleetwood Mac | Lindsay Lohan | Jeremy Spencer

Maui Whale Festival "World Whale Day" parade 

Fleetwood Mac co-founder, drummer and Maui resident Mick Fleetwood (right) will serve as grand marshal of the Parade of Whales and perform live with Maui musicians R.E. Metoyer Blues Rock & Soul Revue. The parade begins at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Alaniu Kealii Drive and continues north on Kihei main drag South Kihei Road to Waimahaihai Street.

Full article at Hawaii Magazine

10 Reasons Why We Love Stevie Nicks
by Chelsea Conte

When you look up Stevie Nicks on Urban Dictionary you get a list of results ranging from the the silly to the right on point. But in the 46 years since Stevie Nicks—the white witch, the singer/songwriter, the fashion icon, the “hottest older woman on the face of the earth,” and the performer—formed her first band Fritz with Lindsey Buckingham, the Fleetwood Mac singer has not left the cultural conversation. Here are some of the reasons why we love her so.

1. She appeared on American Horror Story.
2. She’s a fashion icon.
3. She twirls.
4. She officiates weddings.
5. She can take a joke.
6. She reunited with Fleetwood Mac.
7. She’s an amazing songwriter.
8. She opened for Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.
9. She appeared in Sound City.
10.Her drama

Check out the full article at Paste.

Sour note: Did ties to cult kill the tour?
Abruptly cancelled U.S. concert tour by Fleetwood Mac alum Jeremy Spencer was to include a Valentine's Day show in San Diego at Lestat's

An air of controversy and mystery surrounds former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Jeremy Spencer's sudden cancellation of his entire U.S. tour, including his Valentine's Day show in San Diego tonight at Lestat's.

Full article at UT San Diego

Lindsay Lohan On the Edge of Incredible -- She CRUSHES Stevie Nicks Live
For some strange reason this made a big splash across social media and the media outlets that tend to lean more heavily towards gossip.  I guess it's because it's Lindsay and she hasn't really sung in quite some time.

Lindsay Lohan sung “Edge of Seventeen” at New York Republican Party Finance Committee chairman Matthew Mellon's 50th birthday on Tuesday night.  You can't really get a good sense of how she really sounds in the amateur video or in the video below... But in the longer clip released earlier in the week, she sounded alright, nothing more than what anyone else would sound like with a bit of singing experience had they been out at a karaoke bar.

Fleetwood Mac Live in Las Vegas
Some new footage show up this week from Fleetwood Mac's last gig on January 8th in Las Vegas at the Monster CES Event


Friday, February 14, 2014

UK TV ALERT: Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Dave Stewart Feb 16-20

UK - Vintage TV - Sunday, 16 February
Members of Fleetwood Mac reveal how private turmoil acted as a catalyst in the creation of Rumours, their Grammy-winning album that went on to sell more than 19 million copies.

UK - Sky Arts 1 - Tuesday, 18 February
The Fleetwood Mac singer performs a selection of her greatest hits, including Rhiannon, Edge of Seventeen and Sara.

Broadcaster and producer Malcolm Gerrie chats with Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham about his career and he performs a selection of tracks including The Chain, Big Love, Tusk and Stephanie from Buckingham Nicks.

Recorded in the fall of 2003 and released on DVD in 2004, Live in Boston chronicles Fleetwood Mac's 2003 Say You Will World Tour.

UK - Sky Arts 1 - Wednesday, 19 February
2:30PM  - DAVE STEWART "RINGMASTER GENERAL" (Stevie Nicks appears)
This documentary captures Eurythmics legend Dave Stewart through the whirlwind recording process of two explosive albums and his adventures in songwriting, letting the viewer witness his eccentric but compelling methods of creativity.

UK - Sky Arts 1 - Thursday 20 February
8:00AM  - Fleetwood Mac "Live in Boston"
9:00AM  - Fleetwood Mac "Live in Boston"

Sky Arts 1 - Saturday 22 February
12:10pm - Fleetwood Mac "Classic Albums"
1:30pm  - Lindsey Buckingham "Talks Music"
2:30pm  - Fleetwood Mac "Live in Boston"
3:30pm  - Fleetwood Mac "Live in Boston"

Australia - Foxtel Studio Channel 132 - Friday, 28 February
8:30PM - DAVE STEWART "RINGMASTER GENERAL" (90 min) (Stevie Nicks appears)

Lindsey Buckingham "Talks Music"

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Fleetwood Mac top this weeks @billboard Current Boxscore for Oct 1st Manchester, UK show

Fleetwood Mac's one night stand October 1, 2013 in Manchester, UK sits atop this week's Current Boxscore Top 130 listing of the top grossing shows reported to Billboard with gross ticket sales in excess of just over $2 million dollars. This puts Manchester in the lead as the single highest grossing show of the 2013 world tour - based on tour stats reported to Boxscore and Billboard. The only other city to gross higher (based on reported numbers) was London at $6.4 million, but that was for 3 nights. 

Impressive number for one show!

Billboard Biz

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fleetwood Mac have been chosen for two Ultimate Classic Rock Awards

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Fleetwood Mac have been chosen for two Ultimate Classic Rock Awards - earning both the Best Reissue or Archival Release and Best Rock Music Commercial honors.

Full Details at Ultimate Classic Rock

Monday, February 10, 2014

Video: Bill Murray reveals he helped Stevie Nicks during rough time with his movie Caddyshack

Bill Murray tells Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning while talking about the effect Caddyshack has on people, how the movie helped Stevie saying:

 “You know who Stevie Nicks is from Fleetwood Mac?” the actor, currently co-starring in The Monuments Men, began. “I always thought she was like an ice queen. [But] she just walked up [to me] and said, ‘You know, I was having a hard time once. And I watched [Caddyshack] for a week or something. I just kept watching that movie. And it just cheered me up so much.’”

Murray revealed that the compliment gave him a new perspective on his comedy career. “I thought, ‘Man, if I did something like that for someone who is such an important person to so many people’ . . . I felt really good about that.”

See the video clip at CBS This Morning

Sunday, February 09, 2014

This week on the charts: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks "Seven Wonders" and "Rumours" Bound

USA - February 15, 2014
Fleetwood Mac released 'Rumours' 37 years ago this past February 4th and although the album took a giant leap up the charts this week after re-entering the charts three weeks ago, I'm not entirely sure it was due to it's anniversary.  This week the album moves up the Billboard Top 200 to No.59 from No.191 last week. That's a fairly significant increase in sales week over week.  The bounce on the charts could largely be due to Stevie's appearance on American Horror Story, as I didn't see any deep discounting of the album online. 

Fleetwood Mac's classic '80's tune "Seven Wonders" featured during the cold opening of the season finale of American Horror Story on January 29th benefits from the exposure on the show and Stevie's Guest Appearance.  According to Billboard, the song sold 13,000 downloads during the tracking period ending February 2nd. This is an increase in sales of 9,086% vs what the song did the week prior. On the Rock Digital Songs Chart the song debuts this week at No.18.  In 1987 when the song was originally released as the second single from the album Tango In The Night, it peaked at No.19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at No.2 on the Mainstream Rock chart.

Stevie's new film 'In Your Dreams' in it's 9th week of release hits it's lowest point on the Top 50 Music DVD Sales Chart moving down this week to No.27 from No.22 last week.

Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Ireland charts below... The UK to follow later today.

* Previous week in parenthesis

# 59 (191) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

# 8 (36) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

# 18 (19) Sound City "Real To Reel" (feat. Lindsey, Stevie and Mick)
# 27 (22) Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams"

"In Your Dreams" Chart run thus far:
TW     LW        Weeks On
27       22      9 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
22       17      8 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
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)

Celebrating Fleetwood Mac: Feb 9, 1998 Received The Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution in Music

Sir George Martin presented the BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music at The BRIT Awards 1998 to Fleetwood Mac.

After receiving the award the band performed 'Go Your Own Way' and 'Don't Stop. This marked Christine's last UK live performance until her return in Sept, 2013.

The Grammy Awards performance later in February, 1998 would ultimately be Christine's last live performance with Fleetwood Mac until Sept, 2013.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Interview: Stevie Nicks estimates what she currently does will go on 6-7 more years - then on to Art

Interview with Ultimate Classic Rock:
Stevie Nicks tells Ultimate Classic Rock that if she ever decides to record another album, she couldn't do it in the 'In Your Dreams' house... she'd have to move to a different house.

She also says that what she currently does will likely go on another 6-7 years, then she'll flip over to Art. She would really like to show the art / drawings she's worked on for years and for the most part have kept away from the world.

Friday, February 07, 2014

A reminder to ourselves of what an integral strand Christine McVie is to Fleetwood Mac's superstar DNA

by Mark Pursell
Glide Magazine

Even die-hard Fleetwood Mac fans forget (or never knew) that English-born Christine McVie was part of the band’s first incarnation as a British blues act whose intermittent success and ever-changing lineup prevented them from widespread success.  The Fleetwood Mac that people (especially Americans) tend to think of is the band’s California reinvention of the mid-‘70s, a reinvention that brought Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks on board and eventually resulted in the band’s permanent pop canonization.  The chemistry between Buckingham and Nicks, both on-record and off as writers, performers, and lovers, tended to throw a long shadow over the decades, perhaps unfairly obscuring the very real, very substantial contributions that Christine McVie made to the group’s success.

It’s usually obvious when a Fleetwood Mac track that belongs to McVie begins playing.  Her upbeat grooves are deceptively lighthearted, painting a contrast with the plainspoken but often emotionally raw content of her lyrics.  Said contrast seemed to speak to listeners; if you look at any breakdown of Fleetwood Mac’s greatest hits, nearly half are written and sung by McVie. Her songs showcase a sunny exuberance that, taken in context of a full Fleetwood Mac record, build a perfect contrast to the band’s darker tracks.  She’s also underrated as a vocalist; her deep, bluesy voice works wonders in a pop-rock context, bringing a gravitas to her own straightforward but heartfelt songs and giving them cunning little dimensions that aren’t always immediately apparent.

In early 2014, Fleetwood Mac announced that McVie would be rejoining the band after a long hiatus.  There are plans to tour; some are even hoping for a new record.  In the spirit of McVie’s return, let’s revisit fifteen of her most accomplished, most enduring contributions to Fleetwood Mac, and remind ourselves of what an integral strand she is in the band’s superstar DNA.

Click through for Glide Magazine's Top 15

Great grouping of songs... Some omissions that could have made the lists... But it's all subjective.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

How does Fleetwood Mac follow-up "Rumours"? The answer is "Tusk"

Follow-up Albums: Fleetwood Mac - Tusk 
(Originally broadcast May 24, 2012 on BBC Radio 4)

Radio 4 Archives have made this 28 minute Fleetwood Mac feature on Tusk available for download through their archive. Listen on-line or download from BBC Radio 4 (Scroll down the list for the link)

How do you follow a record that sells 21 million copies worldwide and spends over 30 weeks at number
one in the US album chart?

The answer is Tusk - the album Fleetwood Mac recorded in the wake of 1976's Rumours.

Despite joining the band just three years previously, this was the record that saw Lindsey Buckingham impose his will on Fleetwood Mac using the studio as a crucible in which he shovelled intra-band infidelities and his new-found love of punk.

In 1979 it was deemed a failure, nicknamed "Lindsey's folly" from industry insiders. After 35 years, it has been reappraised as their boldest, most forward-looking release, "a peerless piece of pop art", influencing Radiohead and REM.

Produced by Laura Parfitt
A White Pebble Media Production for BBC Radio 4.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

"I don’t see Fleetwood Mac ever really stopping" - Stevie Nicks New York Times Interview

Stevie Nicks, Just Following Her Muse 
The Creative Mid-Life 
New York Times

During her 40-year career as a member of Fleetwood Mac and a solo artist, the singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks has made more than 40 Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums. “In Your Dreams,” a documentary film about the making of her 2011 album of the same name, was recently released on DVD. Now 65, Ms. Nicks called from a rented house in Phoenix, her hometown. A condensed and edited version of our conversation follows.

You just finished a tour with Fleetwood Mac, a band with a tumultuous personal history. How do you all get along now?
Mick Fleetwood and I are best friends. We were mad at each other for six months or a year after we broke up, and then were able to return to who we were before. My relationship with Lindsey Buckingham is never going to be that. When it’s all said and done and I’m 90 years old, maybe I’ll be able to figure that relationship out. John McVie I adore. I look after him as much as I can [Mr. McVie was given a diagnosis of cancer in October] and make sure he puts ice on his back.

Are you surprised that the band is still together?
Surprised? No. It’s a really great band.

How has your voice changed?
I had a lot of problems with my voice from 1975 to 1998. We were only just starting to use ear monitors, and we’d been using huge floor monitors that blast the sound back at you and you just scream over it. There were many bad nights onstage. Since 1998 I’ve been working with a vocal coach, Steve Real, and I’ve never had a problem onstage since.

Do you have a voice care regimen?
Three hours before I go on-stage I do a 40-minute vocal lesson. We go on at 8, which means I have to be done at 5, so from 3 to 3:30 I do the first part and between 4:30 and 5 I do the second part; 30 minutes and then 11 minutes. By the time I walk onstage at 8 o’clock, I’m ready to do 2 hours and 40 minutes.

So your voice is in better shape than it was 30 years ago?
Oh, yes. I tell all the young people I know that sing to get a vocal coach. You don’t have to take them on the road like I do. They’ll make you a tape, and you’ll become a better singer.

Why the 10-year wait between your last two solo albums?
After I made “Trouble in Shangri-La,” which came out in 2001, I started realizing that everything my manager was telling me about how the Internet was going to eventually kill the music business was true. Records as we knew them, records as concepts, as 12 songs in a row that were sequenced, where you may not like the fourth song but you let it play because you love the way the third song went into the fourth song and the way the fourth song went into the fifth song, were definitely ending. And that was heartbreaking. I was told that the best thing for me to do as an older rock ‘n’ roll singer would be to tour.

Eventually you made “In Your Dreams.”
Well, I saw this movie, “New Moon,” in the Twilight series, and I was very inspired by that story so I wrote a song about it called “Moonlight.” And I thought, I can’t just put out this one song so I guess I’m going to have to put out a record. I got off the Fleetwood Mac tour in 2009 and hit the ground running. I called Dave Stewart [formerly of the Eurythmics] probably two weeks after I got home and said I’m ready to make a record now.