Showing posts with label BBC Radio 2. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BBC Radio 2. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

REMINDER: Jan 1st 5-7pm @BBCRadio2 "Beyond The Rumours" Johnnie Walker Meets Fleetwood Mac

Beyond The Rumours - Johnnie Walker Meets Fleetwood Mac and unearths the truth Beyond and Behind the rumours.

Late last year, a packed audience at London's O2 Arena went wild as Fleetwood Mac welcomed on stage Christine McVie, completing the line-up of the band that produced one of the biggest selling albums of all times "Rumours".

The success of Fleetwood Mac, is without precedent considering the varying line ups. However, the constants include their remarkable drummer and "big daddy" of the group Mick Fleetwood and the "quiet man", bassist John McVie. Which is fortunate as that's how the band's name came about, combining their two surnames way back in 1967.

Across two hours Johnnie Walker speaks to Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and features a rare interview with, pianist and singer-songwriter Christine McVie. We learn how they all had their part to play in the jigsaw puzzle of Fleetwood Mac's enduring success. Despite the sometimes hedonistic lifestyle, divorces and ego clashes, they couldn't have produced decades of hit records without love and friendship.

Johnnie Walker takes us "Beyond The Rumours".

Tune In: January 1, 2014 on BBC Radio 2 from 5pm-7pm UK time. Listen on-line

If you are in North America, times listed below:
12:00 Noon EST
11:00 AM CST
9:00 AM PST

"Woman's Hour" BBC Radio 4 
January 1st at 10:00am

An interview with Stevie Nicks conducted September 16, 2013 in London will replay on the show. Listen in for that at 10:00am on BBC Radio 4, or listen to the interview now on-line here.

Stevie Nicks has been called “the ultimate rock goddess,” and now at 65 is certainly not about to retire from the role. Reunited with Fleetwood Mac, she’s about to play a string of UK dates on a massive world tour, the band’s multi-million selling album Rumours has been re-released 35 years after it reached number one, they have an EP of new material, and tonight she premiers her new film, In Your Dreams – a documentary about her solo album of the same name. But she’s famed too, of course, not just for her music, but also for the ‘soap opera’ of drugs,  relationships and break-ups that was a backdrop to the music of Fleetwood Mac – and particularly for her difficult romantic relationship and breakup with band member Lindsay Buckingham, which she sang about in her hit song Dreams. Stevie Nicks joins Jane Garvey to discuss being a woman in a very male dominated music world, her tumultuous personal relationships, dealing with addiction, her new documentary, being reunited with bandmate Christine McVie, and her relationship today with ex-partner and guitarist Lindsay Buckingham.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

LISTEN: Johnnie Walker's Sounds of the 70's: Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood Interview Segments

This week's "Johnnie Walker's Sound of the 70's" show on BBC Radio 2 featured Interview Segments From Mick, Christine and Stevie.

He's joined in conversation by the members of Fleetwood Mac, ahead of his in-depth special "Beyond The Rumours" to be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 January 1st at 5:00pm in the UK. The programme was made to mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of Rumours, the album propelled them to super stardom along with legendary excess and in-fighting. The band recently toured the world with sell-out dates in the UK, Johnnie will scratch the surface of the band with some sneak previews of his full-length special.

Listen to Johnnie Walker's Sound of the 70's

During this broadcast Johnnie has a few interview clips from his upcoming special including segments with Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks.

At exactly the 25:39 mark Johnnie speaks about his "Beyond The Rumours" New Years Day special and has his first clip from his special with Christine McVie speaking about Stevie and Lindsey first joining the band, followed by playing "Say You Love Me"

At exactly the 1:13:50 mark Johnnie speaks with Stevie about her early years moving around the U.S. up to when she landed in San Francisco and joined up with Lindsey and formed their first band Fritz. "Rhiannon" is played following the interview segment.

At exactly the 1:39:47 mark Johnnie features a portion of his Mick Fleetwood interview. Mick speaks about being the Manager of Fleetwood Mac in the early days and how that came to be that he was managing the band. "I Don't Wanna Know" is played following Mick's segment.

Listen to this show now and for the next 7 days... And don't forget to tune in January 1st 5:00pm UK time (11:00am Central in North America) for the "Beyond The Rumours" special with more of Johnnie's interviews with Mick, Stevie, Christine and also Lindsey Buckingham.

Friday, September 13, 2013

BBC RADIO INTERVIEWS: Stevie Nicks w/ Steve Wright | Lauren Laverne and Jane Garvey of Woman's Hour

Steve Wright in the Afternoon BBC Radio 2
Steve and the team chat to Fleetwood Mac legend - Stevie Nicks Friday Sept 13th - 14:00 (2:00pm). Listen on-line

Lauren Laverne BBC Radio 6 Music
Lauren interviewed Stevie today (Sept 13) The show will be available shortly on the BBC website. Stevie's interview is right at the end of the show.
Listen on-line 

Woman's Hour BBC Radio 4
Jane Garvey interviewed Stevie today (Sep 13). The show with Stevie's interview will air on Monday, Sept 16th at 10am UK time.

Jane Garvey tweeted that Stevie told her that Christine will perform with Fleetwood Mac on the UK Tour.  Listen in on Monday to find out exactly to what extent!

Jane Garvey's show airs weekdays 10-11am and Saturdays 4-5pm.  Website to listen on-line

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Interview coming soon: Christine McVie speaks about upcoming Fleetwood Mac UK Tour with Johnnie Walker Radio 2

"If they ask me... I'd play" 
Johnnie Walker's Sounds of the 70s
BBC Radio 2

Johnnie interviewed Christine last Tuesday, August 27th... On Johnnie's Sunday show he talked about meeting Christine for the first time and said that his interview would be coming soon on Radio 2.

After they played "You Make Loving Fun" he mentioned that during his interview he put the question to Christine asking: "Is there any likely hood that you might join Fleetwood Mac on the UK shows that begin on the 24th of September?" and she said "If they ask me... I'd play".

Listen for yourself at the 28:45 mark here

This NEEDS to happen... I suspect London will happen for sure, but it would be so cool if it happened at ALL the UK/Ireland shows!

Not sure when this will air, but Johnnie's show airs on Sunday's... so likely the 8th or 15th.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Christine McVie Spotted at Radio2 in London - Tuesday

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A couple of Stevie Nicks interviews from this past week...

Stevie Nicks interview with Steve Wright of BBC Radio 2 - July 11th

Stevie Nicks interview with Kathryn Thomas of RTE Radio One - July 8th

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Stevie Nicks on BBC Radio 2 with Steve Wright - Monday July 11th

Stevie is scheduled to appear on Steve Wright in the Afternoon this Monday July 11th. at 2pm. His 3 hour show runs 2-pm weekday afternoons on BBC Radio 2.

Listen live here as it happens... Or keep checking the BBC iplayer for the replay.

"Steve, Tim and The Old Woman try and out-trivia each other with more brain-busting Factoids and interview more amazing celebrity guests - today it's singer Stevie Nicks and Blue Mink frontman Roger Cook. Plus, three hours of toe-tapping tunes including 30 minutes of classic Non-Stop Oldies, and the latest lifestyle and entertainment headlines and top-notch Talkie bits."

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

STEVIE NICKS single "Secret Love" Remains on the A LIST on BBC Radio 2

"Secret Love" 3rd Week on the A LIST
for a 3rd consecutive week in the UK on BBC Radio 2 commencing June 25th "Secret Love" is on the A List.  This guarantees the track a bunch of plays across a bunch of Radio 2 programmes!  
Buy on itunes

This is great news leading up to the release of In Your Dreams on June 27th and will surely boost it's standing on the overall Top 100 UK Radio airplay charts where last week the song leaped from # 113 to # 54.  See this post

NEW Stevie Nicks Interviews coming up! BBC, Smooth Radio + Bridge FM

Simon Mayo Drivetime BBC Radio 2 
Monday, June 27, 2011 at 17:05 (5:05pm) on BBC Radio 2

Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks joins Simon in conversation. The voice behind such Fleetwood Mac classics as 'Dreams' (which she wrote), Stevie releases her latest solo album, 'In Your Dreams' this week. Produced by Glen Ballard and Eurythmics' Dave Stewart (who shares writing credits on many tracks), the album features contributions from Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham.

Simon Mayo Drivetime

Prior to Simon Mayo... Coming up beginning Friday:

BBC Radio 4:  June 24th at 7:15pm Kristy Lang interviews Stevie Nicks on the Frontrow programme.

"Stevie Nicks talks about solo life after Fleetwood Mac"

BBC Radio 2: June 26th at 3pm on Johnnie Walker's Sounds of the 70s - Johnnie spins tracks to mark Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart's headline-slots at Hard Rock Calling.

Other Upcoming UK Interviews....

Bridge FM
Mark Franklin Programme Director at Town & Country Broadcasting in Wales and Presenter on 106.3 Bridge FM, will be interviewing Stevie this Friday, June 24th. The interview will air likely early next week in the UK - Mark will give notice via Twitter on the date.

Mark's morning program airs from 7am to 11am Monday to Friday on 106.3 Bridge FM

Smooth Radio 102.2
A station that's really pushing "In Your Dreams".  This week the album is "Album of the Week", they have a contest running "Your Top 3 at 3 with Kid Jensen" where you can win the album.  They have a review posted on their website HERE Plus, UK Radio host Mark Goodier had the chance to interview Stevie today (June 22nd) for his program "The Mark Goodier Show". His interview with Stevie, if I'm reading his Tweets correctly, will air on release day for In Your Dreams, which is June 27th in England.

Stevie's interview with Mark Goodier will air next week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 11:25am UK Time:

Sunday, June 19, 2011

BBC Radio 2 Album Of The Week + Stevie Nicks talks about solo life after Fleetwood Mac

BBC Radio 4:  June 24th at 7:15pm Kristy Lang interviews Stevie Nicks on the Frontrow programme.

"Stevie Nicks talks about solo life after Fleetwood Mac"

BBC Radio 2: June 26th at 3pm on Johnnie Walker's Sounds of the 70s - Johnnie spins tracks to mark Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart's headline-slots at Hard Rock Calling.

BBC Radio 2
Album of the Week
STEVIE NICKS "In Your Dreams"

"Secret Love" remains on the A List on BBC Radio 2 for a second week guaranteeing approx. 20 plays of the track on the station across various programmes.  This week "In Your Dreams" receives the coveted position of "Album Of The Week" which means tracks from the album will be played all week on Ken Bruce's and Alex Lester's programmes.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Story of Rumours by Fleetwood Mac BBC Radio 2

Next on: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 22:00 on BBC Radio 2
Duration: 60 minutes


On 4 February 1977, an album was released that would go on to be one of the best selling albums of all time. Paul Sexton tells the remarkable story behind the making of Fleetwood Mac's Grammy Award-winning album.

Rumours by Fleetwood Mac was made under the most bizarre circumstances. The two couples at the heart of the band, John and Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, were in the process of splitting up. No songs were written before going into the studio. And everyone was zonked on cocaine. So they wrote about it all as it happened, and one of the most successful albums of all time was the result.

The Story Of Rumours is told through new interviews with Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham, as well as some amazing studio tales from producer Ken Caillat. The other band members feature through archive interviews.

It's interspersed with classic hits from the album, including The Chain, Dreams, Don't Stop and Go Your Own Way.

Listen Now

Monday, November 09, 2009


Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham
both interviewed earlier today on The Radcliffe & Maconie show "The Chain"

The show doesn't appear to be up on their site just yet to re-listen to.

Lindsey, when asked if he missed Christine on the road, said that it's got some good and some bad and that obviously as someone who is soulful, very kind and enthusiastic, they miss that - and that as an element of the 5 that had a great deal to do with their success and with their chemistry they do... but change is what Fleetwood Mac has been known for and that as much as there is a missed element there sometimes, more emotionally then musically, it has opened up other possibilities certainly for him on stage when you divide the material evenly between him and Stevie it gives him more of an opportunity to express himself...

Both Lindsey and Mick are both keen to work on putting out new material... and that hopefully they will and maybe they will get into doing that next year... Mick describes having to tread a little carefully when it comes to Stevie as she is the lady of our band and works very hard as they all do. At a well placed moment EARLY in the new year the subject will be brought up. Because they are on the road it's tiring, fun, but tiring, and talking new album while slogging around isn't such a good time to bring it up.


BBC - Radio 2 (link)
Monday November 9th
Fleetwood Mac's Mick and Lindsey
will be Guests

In the UK the show begins at 8pm tonight. In North America - depending on where you are the show can begin in the early or late afternoon.... Central locations in North America for instance, the show would begin at 2pm (6 hour time difference).  Also, don't worry if you miss the live broadcast, the BBC posts their radio shows on their sites.  Unlike the TV broadcasts they repost on their site that are restricted to viewers in the UK, the radio shows are accessible from anywhere in the world.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop BBC One Documentary & Johnnie Walker's Sounds Of The 70's

All you BBCer's in the UK - keep your eyes peeled for late this Sunday night on BBC One a Fleetwood Mac Documentary called "Don't Stop" will be on... Not sure if this is a new doc on the band, or a rebranding of something old... In any case, here are the details:

Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop
Sunday, 22:20 on BBC One (except Northern Ireland)

Fleetwood Mac, one of the biggest-selling bands of all time, are back on the road again. Their story, told in their own words, is an epic tale of love and confrontation, of success and loss.

Few bands have undergone such radical musical and personal change. The band evolved from the 60s British blues boom to perfect a US West Coast sound that saw them sell 40 million copies of the album Rumours.

However, behind the scenes relationships were turbulent. The band went through multiple line-ups with six different lead guitarists. While working on Rumours, the two couples at the heart of the band separated, yet this heartache inspired the perfect pop record.

Sun 1 Nov 200922:20BBC One (except Northern Ireland)
Sun 1 Nov 200922:50BBC One (Northern Ireland only)

Johnnie Walker's Sounds Of The 70's
On BBC Radio 2's Johnnie Walker's Sounds Of The 70's - Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham join Johnnie Walker to discuss the stories behind their incredible 70s back catalogue, which includes the hits Go Your Own Way, Dreams, The Chain and Rhiannon.

Mick and Lindsay have reunited with Stevie Nicks and John McVie for Fleetwood Mac's first live tour in five years and have released a remastered collection of their greatest hits.

Next on: Sunday, November 1st - 15:00 on BBC Radio 2

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mick Fleetwood - Johnnie Walker BBC Radio 2 Interview

Johnny Walker - BBC Radio 2
October 19, 2008

Johnnie chats to Mick Fleetwood about his new album and tour with the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. Plus talks about the Rumours era, the upcoming 2009 Fleetwood Mac Tour.

Interview is approximately 30 minutes, a couple songs thrown in as well, one from the new Mick Fleetwood Live Album - Blue Again.

Interview To download - right click and save.