Showing posts with label Making Rumours. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Making Rumours. Show all posts

Friday, April 25, 2014

Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" Producer Ken Caillat coming to Charlotte and Salisbury, NC

Ken Caillat will be at Park Road Books located at 4139 Park Road, Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, May 7th at 7:00pm. Drop in... Grab the book and get it signed by one of the producers of "Rumours"!

Ken will also be at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC on Thursday, May 8th.

Speaking of Ken... He ran into John McVie yesterday and said that John looked great and said it was nice to have Christine's energy back in the group!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Producer Ken Caillat Possibly Prepping "Tusk" book... Looking for Photos.

Ken Caillat posted on the "Rumours (the book)" Facebook page the following message.

"In preparation for my possible Tusk book, I trying to find as many pics from the tusk era of the band in or out of the studio, in restaurants, partying, etc. if you have them and we use them we'll pay for them!!" 

Ken wrote a book the Making of Rumours that came out in April, 2012 to coincide with the 35th Anniversary of the album... and looks to be prepping to do the same on "Tusk"...

Curious... with Tusk being a double album, will the book be double the size?

Check out Rumours (the book) on Facebook

Sunday, April 14, 2013

April 25th - The Soundtrack Series welcomes Fleetwood Mac Producer Ken Caillat to The Gallery

Ken Caillat will make an appearance at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge - 158 Bleecker St, New York, NY on Thursday, April 25th at 8pm.  The Soundtrack Series produced and hosted by Dana Rossi on the fourth Thursday of every month will feature Ken speaking about his book "Making Rumours - The Inside story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album", which chronicles his experience as co-producer in the studio with Fleetwood Mac during the creation of  1977's "Rumours".  Get the "Making Rumours" book, bring it along and Ken will be happy to sign your copy.

Advance Tickets to this engagement can be purchased on-line at Le Poisson Rouge.  Tickets are $5 in advance, with day of tickets at $8.  

The Soundtrack Series (Website)
The Soundtrack Series (Facebook)
Le Poisson Rouge (Website)
The Gallery at LPR (Facebook)
Making Rumours (Website)
Rumours - The Book (Facebook)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Michael Shelley Interview with Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" Producer Ken Caillat! on WFMU [Podcast]

Michael Shelley Radio Show 
July 14, 2012 - WFMU 91.1 FM
Interview with Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" Producer Ken Caillat!

Michael Shelley's playlist, including the interview, includes the Fleetwood mac tunes listed below, most of which can only be found on the reissued and remastered Rumours and Tusk double CD's that were released in 2004.  Re-listen to the show HERE.

4 or 5 Left Over Christine McVie Solo Tunes from
 In The Meantime
A REALLY interesting portion of the interview is when Michael Shelley mentions Fleetwood Mac getting back together in 2013 and asks Ken if they will make a new album and if they were would he be interested in being a part of that.. Ken said, yes he would and that he called Mick Fleetwood, then Ken backed-up abit and said he was talking to Christine a few months ago, she called him to say she enjoyed his book and how he portrayed her in it and that it put passion back in the music for her.  Ken said he then asked Christine why she wasn't playing anymore and she said she gets bored, her hands play the same things etc.  He then went on to tell Michael that he produced Christine's last solo album (In The Meantime) back in 2005 and that he still has the tracks from that, and that there are 4 or 5 tracks off the album that were never used... So when he was talking to Mick, Ken suggested that the band replace the parts on the tracks with Bass parts by John, Guitar by Lindsey and Drums with Mick... and get Stevie and Lindsey on the background tracks... and that would be the first Fleetwood Mac group song(s)!  Christine would love to do it said Ken... Mick said it was a good idea, but the problem is getting everyone to agree to it, and Ken just left it at that...

How exciting would that be??  This is the perfect solution as far as I'm concerned... I've always thought that if Fleetwood Mac were to record again, there's no reason why Christine couldn't participate in the album. SOMEONE... make this happen!!!

These are the tracks featured in the interview:
Fleetwood Mac Second Hand News (rough mix version)
Fleetwood Mac Think About Me (rough mix)
Fleetwood Mac Blue Letter
Fleetwood Mac Cant Walk Out Of Here (rough version of The Ledge)
Fleetwood Mac Don't Stop (rough mix version)
Fleetwood Mac You Make Loving Fun (rough mix)
Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way (rough mix)

"Making Rumours" is available, among other places, on AMAZON and visit Rumours The Book on Facebook or the website makingrumours

Monday, June 04, 2012

Chart Updates: Fleetwood Mac Australia & UK + Ken Caillat Book Signing Events

AUSTRALIA - June 4, 2012
Fleetwood Mac's 2CD "The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac" surges back into the top half of the Top 100 Albums Chart re-entering the chart at #49 this week helped along no doubt by the discounted album price of $9.99 at JB Hi-Fi. The album needs to spend just one more week within the top 100, which it likely will, to mark it's 300th non-consecutive week in the Top 100. The album also re-enters the top 10 on the Top 50 Catalogue Chart moving from #14 last week to #6 this week.  Rumours also re-enters the Top 50 Catalogue Chart this week at #34 after being absent for awhile.

#49 (RE) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 6   (14) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 34 (RE) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Fleetwood Mac's 1975 song "Landslide" was covered by Karise Eden on Australia's "The Voice" TV show. The song is included on "The Voice: The Final 24" album.  That album entered the Australian Top 100 Albums Chart at #26. Karise's version of Landslide was the highest charting song from the album entering the Top 100 Singles Chart at #14 and also #14 on the Top 40 Digital Tracks Chart. Fleetwood Mac's original version of Landslide from the white "Fleetwood Mac" album earlier today was the No. 1 Rock Song on iTunes Australia.

UK - June 9, 2012
Rumours in the UK hangs on for one more week on the Top 100 Albums Chart moving from #81 last week to #99 this week.  The album remains within the top 10 on the Top 40 Catalogue Chart.

# 99 (81) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 6 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

THE NETHERLANDS - June 2, 2012
# 31 (25) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of


Here are a couple of Book Signing/Speaking Events that Fleetwood Mac Engineer and Producer Ken Caillat can be found at over the next couple of weeks.

Book Signings Are No Rumour
Prosound News

Producer and engineer Ken Caillat will be speaking and signing his book, Making Rumours, in New York and New Jersey in early June.

Up first, Ken Caillat will be speaking about the book and the album at Cinema Arts Center in Huntington, NY (Long Island), and giving his firsthand account on working with the band and writing the book.  Tickets for the event are $10 and available at brownpapertickets, at the following locations:

Cinema Arts Center
June 5, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
423 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743

Books & Greetings 
June 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
(Colbie Caillat will also be attending)
271 Livingston Street, #G
Northvale, NJ 07647

Ken will also be at The Grammy Museum Tuesday, June 12, 2012; 7:30pm

Hear Caillat in discussion, along with Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman as moderator, talk about the making of both the album and the book. Following the interview, Caillat will take questions from the audience and will sign copies of his book.

Tickets are $15 for this event and available at Ticketmaster

Catch Ken at a Book Signing Event at Barnes & Noble in Thousand Oaks, CA
Saturday, June 16th at 2pm

Barnes and Noble
160 S. Westlake Blvd.,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362,

Author Discussion:
Thirty-six years ago, an up-and-coming band hired a young engineer to record its new album -- and magic happened. Join that engineer, Grammy-winning producer Ken Caillat, as he discusses and signs Making Rumours, the story of the iconic Fleetwood Mac album.

Barnes and Noble location

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Book Review "Making Rumours" by Bob Lefsetz

Making Rumours
by Bob Lefsetz
The Lefsetz Letter

What if I told you this book was full of tech talk, read like a manual and was filled with arcane details…would you read it anyway?


Ken Caillat was smart enough to get a cowriter, unlike Carole King. And he’s not afraid to sling shit, some of the stories about Lindsey Buckingham will horrify you, like how he punched his girlfriend in the face. But what keeps you reading are the memories… Of when music was the most powerful medium on the planet, when it drove the culture and the highest personal achievement was international rock star, not banker.

I’m not saying if Fleetwood Mac started today they wouldn’t make a deal with Pepsi, wouldn’t go on "Idol", but it was a completely different era, that stuff was anathema, it was all about the MUSIC!

Ken Caillat remixes a single another engineer flubs and suddenly he’s driving his Audi up the coast to the Sausalito Record Plant, to record a follow-up to an album that’s not yet a hit. Sure, what Ken references as the "white album" had impact, but it wasn’t until after they started recording during the NoCal winter that it went nuclear, and the band’s manager/attorney Mickey Shapiro called and said if they could record just one more hit album, they’d be set for life!

Talk about pressure.

But Mickey was right.

John McVie drinks so much he has to leave early, but determined to get his bass parts right he shows up before everybody else, to rerecord them.

Everybody looks down on Stevie Nicks because she doesn’t play an instrument, not knowing she’d eventually become the biggest of the bunch.

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Videos / Article: Ken Caillat's Truth About Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

In an exclusive interview, GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer discusses Making Rumours, his new book detailing the making of Fleetwood Mac's iconic album.

Stevie apparently did not make an appearance tonight in Sausalito, CA at The Record Plant during Kens's book signing.

Read the full interview and view more videos at

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Meet Ken Caillat in NJ | More Mick Fleetwood in Maui | Lindsey Buckingham May 1st Release

"Songs From The Small Machine - Live In L.A." 
will be available for the first time on Amazon and iTunes as a downloadable mp3 album next Tuesday, May 1st.  16 tracks in total comprise the album. The tracks are identical to the cd version that came with the DVD/CD combo package released last November. Three songs that are on the DVD "Go Insane", "Turn It On" and "Treason" are not included on the cd or this mp3 album. 

Mick Fleetwood once again appeared at Stella Blues on Maui last evening with King Pain aka Rick Vito as Chandu The Genie Giant.

A few photos from the night from big Fleetwood Mac fan Ron Emery can be found here:  Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3

Check out the King Paris website for photos and a sample of the album plus the Facebook page.
Ken Caillat will be at Northvale Square Shopping Center June 8th signing his new book "Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album"

Books & Greetings
Start: 06/08/2012 7:00 pm
271 Livingston Street
Northvale, NJ 07647
Northvale Square Shopping Center

More book signing dates around the US: Making Rumours

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

@KenCaillat Interview on Blog Talk Radio - Wednesday April 18th

Juneau & Xena's Salon
Making of Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours"

April 18th at 10-11PM EST on Blog Talk Radio:

Their guest Wednesday tonight is Ken Caillat, who just published "Making Rumours", his memoir about co-producing Fleetwood Mac's landmark, 40-million selling Grammy-winning album. Ken will be sharing the full story of what really went into making Rumours.

Tune in!

Ken's new book "Making Rumours" is out now!

Saturday, April 07, 2012

New York Post: Rumour mill: Making Rumours The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album by Ken Caillat

Rumour mill
A producer dishes on Fleetwood Mac’s brutal creativity

Making Rumours
The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album
by Ken Caillat with Steven Stiefel

While recording the mellow rock hit “You Make Loving Fun,” Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham laid down solo after solo, feeling himself on a roll. When the studio tracks were used up, he needed to record over solos he had previously played.

At one point, he told the engineer, Ken Caillat, to tape over a solo that Caillat had thought was a pretty sweet take.

“Are you sure?” Caillat asked. “That was really great.”
A frustrated Buckingham shouted at him, “No! Go over it!”

They replaced that solo with a new one, and then Buckingham asked Caillat to play the one from before. When reminded that they had just recorded over it — at Buckingham’s request — the volatile guitarist lost his mind.

Full Article at the New York Post

New Book available Now

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ken Caillat - Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" Producer Book Signing Events

Fleetwood Mac producer Ken Caillat has a couple of book signing events scheduled for April to coincide with the release of his new book "Making Rumours The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album" out on hardcover in April, 2012.

Ebook edition NOW available via:

Pre-order the hardcover on: 

Book Soup Book Signing
When: Thursday, April 26, 7pm – 8pm
Where: 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, Ca

[Date Change]
Sausalito Record Plant Book Signing
When: Saturday, May 5th
Where: Sausalito Record Plant

Making Rumours on the web
Making Rumours on Facebook

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Date Change: One on One Conversation with Fleetwood Mac Producer Ken Caillat

Ken Caillat, Grammy winning co-producer of the 1976 Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album, is now the Author of what really went into making Rumours—from the endless partying and relationship dramas to the creative struggles to write and record "You Make Loving Fun," "Don't Stop," "Go Your Own Way," "The Chain," and other timeless tracks.

DATE CHANGED TO SATURDAY FEB 25th @ 10:00 am PST, 12 noon CEN 1:00 pm EST 

Join Kat Pat & Cohost Tanya Sunday, February 19, 2012 12:00PM as they have a one on one conversation with Ken Caillat.  As always, chat room will be open 45 min prior to show and calls accepted from the fans.


Facebook Event Page
Ken Caillat bio

Pre-Order Making Rumours on Amazon