Showing posts with label Bill Clinton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bill Clinton. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

President Bill Clinton to Present Fleetwood Mac with MusiCares Person of the Year Award

President Bill Clinton will be on hand to present Fleetwood Mac with MusiCares Person Of The Year Award January 26th in New York City. Tickets to this event in which the band also performs, are available at Ticketmaster.

New performers announced: Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas, Little Big Town, Portugal. The Man and Zac Brown Band.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

It Happened... 19 Years Ago Today: Fleetwood Mac reunite to perform "Don't Stop" live

January 19, 1993: 
The most famous lineup of Fleetwood Mac reunited to perform "Don't Stop" live at President Bill Clinton's inauguration in Washington, DC.

Clinton had made the Fleetwood Mac song "Don't Stop" the theme to his campaign. 

Fleetwood Mac, Sounding a Positive Note Again But Gala Performance is a One-Shot Deal.
Washington Post, January 19, 1993

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Photos: Stevie Nicks Blue Carpet Arrivals - President Clinton Foundation Gala

Singer Stevie Nicks attends the Clinton Foundation Gala in honor of “A Decade of Difference" held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on October 14, 2011.

Stevie performed "Landslide", "Dreams" and Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" (Video below)

Below: Fashion Stylist Rachel Zoe with singer Stevie Nicks 

Below: Kristen Aldridge interviews Stevie Nicks on the red carpet
Below: Actress Jessica Alba (L) and singer Stevie Nicks arrive at The Clinton Foundation's 'A Decade Of Difference' Gala at The Hollywood Palladium

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Stevie Nicks Confirmed to play President Clinton's 65 Birthday Gala 10/14

Mac's Buckingham going his own way
LV Review Journal

Bill Clinton can't quit Fleetwood Mac. As you'll remember, his campaign theme song was "Don't Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow)." His favorite band still is the big Mac, says guitarist Lindsey Buckingham.

So Clinton asked the band -- which is sometimes together, sometimes not -- to play Friday at his 65th birthday gala at the Hollywood Palladium. (His actual birthday was Aug. 19.)

Buckingham said no, but not for political reasons.

"I was gonna have to cancel two weeks of shows" to do it, he tells me, "because we'd have to go rehearse. It just wasn't possible."

So Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks offered to perform for Clinton, instead.

Here's the Vegas connection. Nicks is performing Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel. Buckingham is playing Friday at Aliante Station.

Buckingham says it's just a coincidence the two Fleetwood Mac stars -- and ex-lovers in the '70s -- are gigging in Vegas separately on the same weekend.

However, he says the reason Nicks is staging a Vegas show at all is to earn money to cover her costs of putting on a birthday concert for the former Mr. President.

"To get the band up and running (even for one night) is not an inexpensive proposition. So I think (Nicks') idea was to do the Las Vegas show (and a few other tour dates) just to subsidize that effort," Buckingham says. "That's my understanding of it, anyway. That's how it was put to me."

Clinton also is hosting a concert Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl, with Bono and The Edge, Lady Gaga, Usher, Kenny Chesney and Juanes.

If you want to attend Clinton's weekend, you'll have to pony up $1,000 to $1 million.

A million bucks. What's that get you? Glad you asked: a bunch of tickets to the concerts; seats at sound check; receptions with Clinton; seats at his table; a Chelsea Clinton brunch; and a golf outing with Bill. Ticket sales will go to the William J. Clinton humanitarian foundation.

Buckingham's Aliante tickets cost $53-$82. Nicks' Hard Rock tickets fetch $45-$156.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Is Stevie Nicks Performing at Bill Clinton's Birthday Party? Mick says she is...

Mark and Dave
KEX News Radio 1190
Portland, OR

Mick spoke to Mark and Dave of KEX News Radio - Portland on Maui yesterday, mainly about his new restaurant on Maui, Fleetwood's on Front Street, but another interesting topic they spoke about was the use of the Fleetwood Mac song "Don't Stop" by the Clinton campaign back in the 1990's.  Given that Fleetwood Mac is Bill's favourite band, Mick said that Bill Clinton sent him a letter recently asking if he and the band (Fleetwood Mac) could perform at his upcoming Birthday Party in LA.  Mick said he contacted the ranks in the band to see if it could be done but that Lindsey was rehearsing for his tour at the time and wouldn't be available... Mick then said that Stevie was going to be performing at his Birthday Party so she would be there and that he was going to LA to be there as well, but wasn't sure if he'd be performing.  

October 14th & 15th
There are two Bill Clinton Birthday Party events in LA over the weekend of October 14th and 15th.  On the 14th there is a 65th Birthday Gala at The Hollywood Palladium where the featured performer is yet to be announced (could be Stevie).  On the 15th there is a much larger event at the Hollywood Bowl where Lady Gaga, U2, Usher and others are going to be performing and that Yahoo is going to be streaming online worldwide.  Tickets to both events are available to the public to purchase with the Hollywood Bowl prices being the most affordable.  With Stevie being scheduled in Las Vegas on October 15th it's impossible for her to be at the Hollywood Bowl event... but the 14th is wide open!! Stevie will be in the area with her last show before Vegas at The Grove in Anaheim on the 12th... So we will see... Mick's Interview with Mark and Dave posted below.

Mick Fleetwood with Mark and Dave by MarkandDave