Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ken Caillat began re-mixing Fleetwood Mac's 1982 album 'Mirage'. Deluxe Box Set expected

This made my day!  It's long overdue!  Rumours and Tusk producer Ken Caillat posted on his facebook page today that he started working on remastering Fleetwood Mac's 1982 album 'Mirage'. No idea when we can expect this and hopefully it doesn't sit on a shelf for a decade once complete, but it's movement forward getting past the Rumours and Tusk era albums.

Now if only Stevie could take a look at her early work and remaster those as well.

Update: April 3rd

Updated April 30th:

Looks like Ken is finished his part based on yesterday's facebook post.  Exciting!  Hopefully they include the Mirage concert DVD at the very least in this and not just the audio, although that's cool too... Remastering the VHS that was released in the 80's to DVD only makes sense if they are repackaging Mirage.

Updated: May 10th.

This may or may not be legit... but this is what is floating around the net regarding Fleetwood Mac's Remastered edition of Mirage. Take it with a grain of salt until it's been made official... which could be soon.

Release Date: 2016-07-29 -- Fleetwood Mac "Mirage (Deluxe Edition)" 3CD/1DVD/1LP box set including 5.1 surround mix

Source: IMWAN

Friday, April 29, 2016

The 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition Featuring Stevie Nicks

(April 25th and 26th) The 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, celebrating six weeks of fundraising by 58 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, raised a record-shattering $5,528,568, the largest grand total from either an Easter Bonnet Competition or Gypsy of the Year fundraising campaign in Broadway Cares history. The show featured a surprise performance by rock legend Stevie Nicks, two top awards for Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton, and more than 230 of the best actors, singers and dancers in New York.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stevie Nicks made a surprise appearance to join the kids’ band from School of Rock - The Musical. The audience screamed as Nicks - with her distinctive voice - led the band in a rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s classic hit “Rhiannon,” which Nicks wrote.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Stevie Nicks surprised Broadway’s “School of Rock” with riveting performance of “Rhiannon”

Stevie Nicks surprises ‘School of Rock’ crowd, talks Prince
Photos by Matthew Eisman

Stevie Nicks surprised the audience at Broadway’s “School of Rock” with a riveting performance of “Rhiannon” after the cast took its curtain call.

Backed by the show’s very young band, Nicks brought the house to its feet. Afterward, she had nothing but praise for the young musicians.

“I have Fleetwood Mac, and then I have my solo band that I’ve been playing with since 1980, and now I have one more fantastic band to add to my roster, so I’m very happy,” Nicks said Tuesday night backstage at the Winter Garden Theater.

Nicks also shared her memories of Prince while recording her 1980s hit, “Stand Back.” She said the idea came to her while listening to “Little Red Corvette” while driving, and she was compelled to call him about it.

“I asked him if he would come over to Sunset Sound in Los Angeles. Never in a million years expecting that he would say yes, or that he was even in Los Angeles, and he was there in like twenty minutes,” Nicks said.

Then she added: “I didn’t have to call and tell him that I kind of ripped off his song, but I did because I’m honest. So it turned into a really amazing relationship. Is my heart broken? Absolutely.”

But Nicks said it felt “fantastic” playing music with the young stars of “School of Rock.” She saw the show on opening night, and came back to see it again.

Performing at the show was something she wanted to do, especially because she would help raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. The organization provides financial support for people with AIDS, HIV and HIV-related diseases.

“It’s not work, it’s just great fun … so it’s a great easy way to make money to give to people that really need it,” Nicks said.

The audience was filled with kids that seemed to enjoy her performance. But connecting her music with a younger audience has never been a concern for Nicks.

“I don’t feel like I’m a songwriter that just writes for old people or just writes for young people,” Nicks said.

Instead, she sees herself as the same timeless writer she was at 14.

“I don’t think we’re stuck in a time machine that they only have to write stuff for people their age, and I only have to write stuff for people my age. Obviously, that’s not true because look at what we just did.”

More Coverage:
Entertainment Weekly

Thursday, April 14, 2016

UK Top 20 Biggest Selling Vinyl Albums of 2016 so far... Fleetwood Mac No.10

Ahead of this year's Record Store Day on April 16, Official Charts have revealed the biggest selling vinyl albums and singles of 2016 so far.

(Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' came in at No.24 on 2015's Top Selling Vinyl Albums Sales).

Source: Official Charts