Showing posts with label Rumours The Book. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rumours The Book. Show all posts

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)

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

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

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Rumours The Book by Fleetwood Mac Producer Ken Caillat - Now on Facebook...Here are the details

by Ken Caillat

The Inside Story of the Fleetwood Mac album that defined an era. 
Making Rumours tells the story of that year of creating this album: the infighting, pain, spectacle and excess of a star-crossed, storm-tossed band, and how all that tumult and tragedy was distilled into the grooves of one of the greatest rock-and-roll albums of all time.

Rumours got its name from the incessant media gossip that surrounded its making, but all the gossip — past and present — has been just that: gossip. Outsiders have tried and failed to tell this story, but a true insider is telling it now for the first time. My name is Ken Caillat, and I am the album’s Grammy-winning producer. In the book, Making Rumours, I chronicle the creation of the record, giving a behind-the-scenes account of the people who experienced it: the band members and producers; their lovers and friends; their roadies and security guards; the record execs and lawyers; and everyone else who was lucky enough to be along for the ride as we made the album.

Ken Caillat has started a Facebook page for his soon to be published book and has so far posted a couple of excerpts from the introduction and Chapater 1.  Please help support this effort by heading on over to the "Rumours The Book" Facebook page and hit the "Like" button up top.  It is my understanding that the book doesn't have a publisher yet.  Maybe with some Fleetwood Mac fan community support we can bring some awareness to his project and help get the attention of a publisher to get the book published.