Monday, June 30, 2014

Meet Drummer Mick Fleetwood in Columbus Oct 19th - Bidding begins July 7th



Enjoy 2 VIP tickets to see Fleetwood Mac on October 19th in Columbus, Ohio during their "On with the Show" tour where all 5 members of the band will be back onstage together! Your VIP tickets include preferred seating in the first 20 rows and backstage access where you will have the opportunity to meet and take a photo with the band's drummer Mick Fleetwood!

Bidding begins Monday, July 7th at 10am at

Donated By: Suretone Entertainment

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Elusive Lindsey Buckingham Spotted at Beverly Hills Deli

So this is where he's been hiding out!
Pre-occupied by something ahead of him... Alex Miles snapped a pic (and posted it to Twitter) of Lindsey and his wife Kristen sitting in Nate 'N Al's Delicatessen in Beverly Hills today.... at what looks like breakfast or brunch.

Good to see him out and about!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Mick at The MACC... Mick Fleetwood's Blues Band to perform on Maui

Mick Fleetwood Blues Band at The MACC
Thursday, July 10, 7:30 PM
Castle Theater, Maui

A concert experience like no other! An unparalleled chance to hear the real life stories “behind the curtain” of rock-and-blues legend, Mick Fleetwood, drummer and founder of the Fleetwood Mac band. The first part, in a talkstory setting, Mick will tell stories about his world travels, musical influences, and new life on Maui as an entrepreneur, inviting questions and interaction with the audience. 

The second half of the show is all music, joined by Rick Vito on guitar, Lenny Castellanos on bass, and Mark Johnstone on keyboards.(And you never know what other special guests & friends of Mick will jump onstage!) The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band hearkens back to the blues-driven sound of early Fleetwood Mac, but will also delight the audience with new sounds and rhythms. It's a great Maui send-off to Mick just before he takes off to join the extensive 2014 Fleetwood Mac World Tour -- and a music event not to be missed!

Tickets: $49, $69 reserved seating. VIP Rock Star package $149 includes premium seating, VIP pass for behind-the-scenes post-show hangout, autographed concert poster.  on-sale to MACC members June (plus applicable fees).


Mick Fleetwood and Rick Vito will also be appearing at Fleetwood's on Front St. in Lahaina on Sunday, July 13th.

Julive 2014 - Win a trip to see Fleetwood Mac Live in NYC! - From Zinc Australia

Win a Trip to New York City to see Fleetwood Mac live from ZINC

Includes return flights for two to New York, four nights accommodation and tickets to see rock icons Fleetwood Mac live at Madison Square Gardens.

Participating Stations: Zinc 102.7 Cairns, Zinc 100.7 Townsville, Zinc 101.9 Mackay, 4CC Central Queensland, Zinc 96.1 Sunshine Coast, and 4BUam Bundaberg.

The active promotion will begin July 1st, 2014 and ends July 31st, 2014.

There will be one method of entry:
1. Entry via on air phone call – listeners will be asked to listen for a cue to call on the participating radio station. A caller will be picked at random and asked a trivia question. If answered correctly, the caller will then be required to provide their details to enter the draw for the major prize. There will be multiple cues to call each day.

There will be one major prize awarded, one for each of the two entry points listed above. This prize will consist of:

• Return flights to New York City for two people
• 4 nights' accommodation for two people
• 2x Tickets to see Fleetwood Mac perform live at Madison Square Gardens as part of their 'On With the Show' Tour.

Check out the full rules and regulations at Zinc102.7

Never before seen Buckingham Nicks Album Cover outtake Photos @StevieNicks @Lndsybuckingham

These are simply gorgeous... They're small - but large enough that you can still appreciate them... All are outtakes from the Buckingham Nicks album cover shoot.  There have been a few outtakes from this photo shoot floating around over the years, but this is the first time I've seen photos where both Lindsey and Stevie have tops on! That's likely the blouse that Stevie spent all the money on for the photo shoot and it never made the cover.  Photos courtesy of thearenamaster on Tumblr

So here's the back story on these... Apparently these originated on ebay as negatives and with some clever photo swapping of some sort, they were turned into proper looking contact sheets.

From the ebay seller. And I might add, I find it kind of sad if Stevie and Lindsey don't own their own copies of these knowing that the photographer was Jimmy Wachtel, Waddy's brother.  If I were them, I'd buy them!

The winning bid was $15,000.00 !!!

Auction listing

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Stevie Nicks. She was never the next anything. She was the first and only Stevie Nicks - Shailene Woodley

This particular interview with Shailene Woodley has been floating around for the last week or so. I love what she said here about Stevie.  It's so true... "She never was the next anything...she was the first and only Stevie Nicks."

Full interview outtakes from Vanity Fair

She really, really wants to play Steve Nicks some day. 
“Her music has sort of been throughout my entire life. [Fleetwood Mac] was always a part of something I listened to. 

And I also just love sort of who she is and that there’s no one in the world like Stevie Nicks. She was never the next anything. She was the first and only Stevie Nicks, and she was brave and she was strong, and she was her, no matter what that meant. She was her.”

Shailene previously expressed interest in Stevie being the character she'd most like to play in this post from back in March with NPR.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MS MAC IS BACK Interview with Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie via BASCA The Works Magazine

It's here... Christine McVie's interview with The Works, the magazine of BASCA - British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors. 

Interview by Darren Haynes

Check out the interview in The Works Magazine online at

Really great interview.  Christine talks about her Lifetime Achievement Award she received... About songwriting, collaborating with Lindsey Buckingham. The new Fleetwood Mac album, co-writing with Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac's World Tour. Here's one nugget of info for the UK:

"According to Christine McVie (with a caveat to stand corrected if she's wrong) the band is booked to add a European leg to their world tour. This will coincide with the release of the new album.

I think we're doing four nights at The O2 around Spring time next year, you know April around that kind of date. If I'm wrong on that, then I'm gonna get hung drawn and quartered".

Thank you to Darren Haynes and BASCA for including in your interview piece.

Here is the audio from the presentation of Christine's Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ivors. The link is part of the interview piece in The Works magazine... I missed it the first time around.

Happy Birthday Mick Fleetwood - Born on this day in 1947

Happy 67th Birthday to Mr. Fleetwood! All the best today and every day Mick! 
A lot to look forward to over the next year:  New Fleetwood Mac tour.. Your new book... and Fleetwood Mac's new album, hopefully in 2015!

Photo Michael Alan Ross 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

New Stevie Nicks album sound bite No.3 from @DaveStewart... Plus Stevie's rockin' out in the studio.

Studio Chaos as usual
Again.... Mystery to me right off the bat!  Name that track!  Whatever it is, it sounds heavy and it's bangin'!
And Stevie's having a good time! 12 songs mixed... 4 more to go... 16 Tracks!!  The only words I can hear are "I would follow you anywhere... " and "How do I care" at the end.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

New sound bite from new Stevie Nicks album posted by Dave Stewart

I'll admit it.. This one has had me stumped! I can hear it now... It is the song "24 Karat Gold" Stevie is singing "You like my 24 karat gold... chains... My Love"  Sounds so good! What do you think?
singing from the beginning

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Dave Stewart and Stevie Nicks mixing music at Mix LA with Chris Lord-Alge

Dave posted a photo to Facebook today of he and Stevie mixing at Mix LA with it looks like Chris Lord-Alge who over the years has been Stevie's go to man for mixing her music whether solo or with Fleetwood Mac

They are sitting behind this console

ON THIS DAY: Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" and "Dreams" both No.1 on U.S. Billboard Charts

On June 18, 1977 "Dreams" the second single released from "Rumours" topped Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart in it's 10th week of release.

The track written by Stevie Nicks, debuted on the Hot 100 on April 16, 1977 and spent 19 weeks in total on the chart logging 7 weeks in the top 10 and 4 weeks in the top 5. This is Fleetwood Mac's only No.1 single in the U.S. 

While "Dreams" topped the singles chart, the album "Rumours" was firmly sitting at No.1 for a 7th non-consecutive week. The week following "Dreams" reaching the No.1 position, "Rumours" was certified 3x platinum in the U.S. signifying shipments of 3 million units. This is massive for an album released only 4 months prior. Within a year, "Rumours" would sell 8.2 million copies in the U.S. and would go on to eventually be certified 19 x platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA where it stands today. Worldwide sales are reported to be over 45 million.

Monday, June 16, 2014 First Streamed Concert with Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Huge Online Success for Artists and Fans

June 16, 2014 

Grammy nominated, Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, launched the first in a series of live music events on resulting in huge numbers of viewers, social interaction, merchandise and ticket sales. Overall results exceeded expectations across all measurable data points including conversion rate.

Suretone Entertainment powered by Cinsay announces today the results from the first online live music event hosted on Measured by viewership, social interaction and eCommerce, the event was a huge success. The online show, which was planned, only a few days in advance, with less then $400 in advertising and promotion for the virtual portion, yet drew thousand’s to the site’s page. Within a few hours, viewers from 30 different countries around the world were watching and sharing via the web and on mobile devices.

The online portion of the concert was set up just days in advance to showcase the evolved technologies of Cinsay’s Video Smart Store™ platform and to launch the next evolution of online music entertainment, seamlessly bundled with social sharing and eCommerce. Online viewers had the exclusive opportunity to not only see interviews with the performers and the live concert but to also purchase VIP packages for Fleetwood Mac’s upcoming fall tour, apparel from Mick’s restaurant and music venue, ‘Fleetwood’s’ on Front Street, and to win several one-of-a-kind items autographed by members of the bands. During the live feed, tens of thousands of dollars of merchandise and fan packages were sold. Post data showed an impressive 6.8% conversion rate of sales from video views to number of items purchased inside the video by individual fans.

“Just phenomenal: This event was history-making! We (the band) got back to our roots playing a small venue, which we love to, and had the ability to share that experience up-and-personal with thousands of fans all over the world,” said Mick Fleetwood of The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. “The SuretoneLive and Cinsay solution is not only the best thing to happen to the music industry in years but it will be the biggest.”

Continue to the full press release

Check out this post for more pics and a review of the show

Photo: Christine McVie... Night out in London seeing the Eagles

Christine attended the Eagles opening night show tonight in London (June 16th) at the O2... She looks perfect!  Photo via Joe Walsh Facebook Page.

Looks like Stevie's new album may be released on vinyl

New week... New post from Dave.  The work will continue today at Dave's studio in Hollywood on Stevie's new album..... and it looks like the new album will find it's way to vinyl when it's released, which is pretty cool!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Review: Mick Fleetwood Blues Band - Solana Beach, CA livestream event

Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Featuring Rick Vito
Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA - June 10, 2014

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band came alive last night via livestream direct from Solana Beach, CA, the second night at the Belly Up. The livestream of the second show provided by Suretonelive and Cinsay and broadcast world wide online in HD via and Fleetwood's on Front St. Facebook Page was an exceptionally well produced event with superb visuals and sound.  The online event kicked off about an hour before the show began with Carl Stubner, Chairman of Suretone Entertainment, who has worked with Mick for over 21 years, speaking about how the livestream came together, giving a bit of history on Mick and the Belly Up Tavern and interviewing Mick, Rick and a number of other key people involved who have helped put together this project, a first ever for Suretonelive.

The show was filmed from every angle imaginable by an 8 camera setup which really gave you more than a fly on the wall experience, and I would argue was even better than being in the venue itself. Cameras seemed to be roaming all over the venue and stage capturing the group from every angle possible from up close to wide angle shots of the whole stage. It was really well choreographed as you hardly caught a glimpse of the other cameras unless deliberately shown.  The livestream player was interesting too... during the show, right from within the video player, you could purchase VIP Fleetwood Mac tickets for this fall or Fleetwood's on Front St. merchandise and they also had give-a-ways of the Rumours 2LP/CD Box set for tweeting out the hashtag #MFBBlive. If you shared the live show from the Fleetwood's on Front St. Facebook page to your own page you were entered to win tickets to one of Fleetwood Mac's shows in your city.

The show itself was over two hours long and uninterrupted. Just great music from Mick Fleetwood and his Blue Band featuring Rick Vito... Rick is amazing live! Lot's of energy! What a showman and guitar player. Mick of course is always fun to watch and listen to. He never disappoints. Mick spoke a few times during the course of the show thanking everyone online and at the venue for being there and seemed really excited that he was involved in the first ever livestream music event put on by suretonelive. He said hello to his 97 year old Mother who was at Fleetwood's restaurant on Maui watching the live feed.  Filling out the Blues Band were Lenny Castellanos and Mark Johnstone, who brought much to the sound of the group and were grooving right along with Mick and Rick. Visually, the show was stunning to watch online. The lighting was colourful and it was clear... The sound, if you had great speakers connected was perfect!  They really did do a great job with this livestream and apparently from what they said just prior to the show, it really wasn't planned that far in advance and it all came together rather quickly... So well done to both Suretonelive and Cinsay for bringing the musical experience to the people who couldn't be there!  And thanks to Mick, Rick and the band for a really entertaining night.

Checkout Suretonelive online and like them on Twitter to get notifications for upcoming events

The Band:
Mick Fleetwood: Drums
Rick Vito: Guitar, Lead Vocals (except where noted)
Mark Johnstone: Keyboards, Harmonica, Vocals
Lenny Castellanos: Bass, Vocals

The Setlist
01. Looking For Somebody
02. Fleetwood Boogie
03. Oh Well
04. My Baby's Hot
05. Rollin' Man/Voodoo Woman
06. Love That Burns
07. Eyesight To The Blind (lead vocal by Mark Johnstone)
08. Black Magic Woman

(semi-acoustic mini-set: Rick on hollowbody guitar; Mick on cocktail set. Mark Johnstone on harmonica)
09. Black Crow Blues
10. When We Do The Lucky Devil

(back to electric)
11. When The Levee Breaks (yes, the Memphis Minnie song that Led Zeppelin covered)
12. World Turning (with a King Paris type intro & "Rollin' & Tumblin'" teases by Rick during guitar solo...Mick vest, just drums & voice, joined by Paulino Marcelli on cocktail set, double drums to end song!)
13. Rattlesnake Shake
14. You Can't Judge A Book By Looking At Its Cover (Willie Dixon cover)
15. Shake Your Moneymaker/Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
16. Stop Messin' Round
17. It's All Over Now (the Bobby Womack song made famous by the Rolling Stones)
18. Carol (Chuck Berry cover)
19. Albatross

Thanks to chiliD from The Ledge for compiling the setlist

Here's a video clip from the June 9th show performing "Albatross".

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Press Release: Suretone Ent. and Cinsay announce The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band live concert event

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

Suretone Entertainment and Cinsay announce their first online live music event on, The initial performance will be free and feature the Grammy nominated group, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band and will be a live concert event streamed online around the globe and in HD from The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA.
This exclusive event will not only showcase legendary rock & roll and blues star, Mick Fleetwood and renowned Blues artist, Rick Vito, but will also launch the next evolution of online music entertainment, seamlessly bundled with social sharing and eCommerce. Viewers will have exclusive opportunities to purchase VIP packages of Fleetwood Mac’s fall tour, merchandise from Mick’s restaurant and venue, ‘Fleetwood’s’ on Front Street and buy one of a kind items autographed by members of the band.
“This idea makes perfect sense for musicians. This is going to be a great experience for both artists and music fans. This is the definitive and only entertainment site for artists to present concerts and engage with fans around the world,” said Mick Fleetwood of The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band.
The 8-camera, HD live music stream will feature several interactive components where fans can share the video and embed it on their own Facebook and tumblr pages, and have the ability to purchase exclusive merchandise – all inside the video and without having to link out or leave the virtual concert experience.
"The entire music industry's long standing question of ‘how do we monetize music online and inside social media globally and allow fans to interact directly' has been answered. “Its simple, powered by CINSAY’s content to commerce platform is the only complete answer,” said Jordan Schur, Co-Founder of Suretone Entertainment.
Carl Stubner, Co-CEO of Suretone Entertainment said, “The launch of SuretoneLive is the single most exciting opportunity that I’ve ever been involved with in the music industry for my nearly 25 years music career. This will revolutionize how music is watched, shopped and shared worldwide: it’s a huge win-win for every artist or music festival and their fans.”
Earlier this year, Cinsay and Suretone Entertainment announced the formation of SuretoneLive and the response from the partnership has been extremely positive from artists, fans and advertisers within the music industry. will be announcing additional upcoming live events as more artists join the premiere broadcast network. Music fans will be able to choose from various live performances hosted in famous venues across North America as well as share the music with friends and family via Facebook, twitter, Tumblr and on other social media sites. Each event will also showcase exclusive merchandise from those participating artists including some one of a kind collectibles, which will be available only on
Details of Fleetwood Blues Band Event:
What: The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band
When: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM PST / 10:00 PM CST (Pre Show at 7:00 PM PST)
Where: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA and live at
Hashtags: @SureToneLive #OnWithTheShow #MFBBlive

Source: PRWeb
If you click through to you'll see that Fleetwood Mac is on their rooster of artists they manage... Maybe their is a chance we could see a live stream of one of the upcoming shows!! Wouldn't THAT be cool!

Monday, June 09, 2014

Photo: String Parts Discussion at Stevie Nicks House... via Dave Stewart

The equipment says it all... Lot's of work happening at Stevie's house on this new album!... Waddy Wachtel, Ann Marie Calhoun, Dave and Stevie sitting around discussing string arrangements. 

(Hard to believe this is actually happening! - Appreciate the updates Dave!)


"beautiful violin recording under Stevie's magic staircase !" - Dave Stewart Photos

Dave posted the below photos and caption to his Facebook page earlier today. 

New Photo of Mick Fleetwood... Exclusive Autographed items up for grabs!

Heavy persuasion happening to get you to tune in to the livestream tomorrow night during the Mick Fleetwood's Blues Band Live show feat. Rick Vito at The Belly Up in Salana, CA., Tuesday June 10th. The show begins at 8pm PST and can be watched via  Fleetwood's on Front St. Facebook page.

Mick's official Facebook page posted this new photo of the man today... Looks like it was taken at or about the same time as the other promo shots of the band this year.  Lookin' good Mick!

They've added some exclusive offers for the live shows. Autographed items including Rumours vinyl and CD's - these will only be made available during the live broadcast... Plus more VIP packages for various Fleetwood Mac shows it appears will be made available. The VIP packages are upgrades on already existing tickets purchased meaning, you don't get an upgraded seat to within the first five rows, you only get to add on the VIP experience - which is pretty cool if you haven't already done it.

Tickets still available for Mick's Tuesday show - check them out at Belly Up

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Fleetwood Mac Album Charts Update: Canada, Ireland, Australia, UK and US

Fleetwood Mac's "Greatest Hits" sticks around the U.S. Album Charts for another week... "Everywhere" hangs in another week on the UK Catalogue Singles Chart and "Rumours" re-enters the Top 100 Albums Chart in the UK.

CANADA - June 1, 2014
# 42 (57) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

IRELAND - June 5, 2014
# 47 (46) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

AUSTRALIA - June 9, 2014
# 52 (53) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 6  (5)  Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 36 (28) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain

# 22 (31) Sound City - Real To Reel

U.S.A. - June 14, 2014
# 154 (146) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

# 36 (33) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

UK - June 14, 2014
# 89 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 29 (32) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 24 (24) Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Stevie Nicks makes surprise appearance at American Horror Story Emmy Event - and sings!

Well this was a cool surprise on an otherwise quiet Friday night...

Stevie Nicks made an appearance tonight at the American Horror Story "For Your Consideration" event held at Fox Studios in Los Angeles. These events going on right now in the industry are campaigns set up hoping to garner some attention and votes for the shows and its stars ahead of the Emmy nominations.  The finale episode of Coven was screened prior to the panel. Stevie sat in on the panel at the end,  talked a little bit about her experience on Coven (see below), then performed "Rhiannon" and "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You" both of which she performed over the two episodes she appeared on. The audience was made up of Academy voters and others from the industry... Pretty cool surprise I'm sure!

Photos by: Garrity Walton and Laurie Flamholtz

Below 4 photos: Kevin Winter

Here are a few video clips - see below.