Showing posts with label Stevie Nicks 2011. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stevie Nicks 2011. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Stevie Nicks American Thunder Music Festival Airs March 18th

Hold on to your microphones... Stevie's American Thunder Music Festival appearance will be broadcast on HDNet 
March 18, 2012

The inaugural American Thunder Music Festival, a benefit concert for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, made history in front of an audience of over 50,000 fans on August 11, 2011 in Sturgis, SD when Jeff Bridges hosted and performed along with Stevie Nicks and John Fogerty.

Stevie Nicks performed in the midst of a howling thundering windstorm and tornado warnings.  The dramatic performance of Stevie performing "Soldiers Angel", one of 4 songs she performed that day, was captured on film from the side of the stage and published on youtube shortly after.

This will be a show you do not want to miss!  The images and film piece of Stevie performing in that wind storm have already gone down in the history books as some of the most dramatic of her career!  Just one more moment from this past amazing year!  The video below of her singing "Soldiers Angel" backs it up.  

In hindsight it's a little scary watching the footage knowing what happened in Indianapolis during the Sugarland concert and the outdoor stage just a few days later.  You can see the nervousness in Stevie's handlers on the side of the stage - but Stevie soldiers on!  Thankfully nothing happened and we are left with another great performance - and one to look forward to in the next while on TV.

American Thunders broadcast partners include HDNet which have the show listed and airing March 18, 2012.  


Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Videos: Stevie Nicks in Minnesota, Mick spotted in Maui, Lindsey pic at USC

Stevie Nicks Live August 24, 2011
Prior Lake, MN (Mystic Lake Casino)
Photo by Adam's Travel Photography
Landslide | Leather and Lace

Gold Dust Woman (partial) | Love Is

Kristina Jacinth shared a photo on Tumblr of Lindsey Buckingham yesterday at USC during the Pop Music Forum he was a guest speaker at.  Lindsey performed Big Love and Never Going Back Again, spoke about the music business and participated in an audience Q&A - after which he met those in attendance for pictures and autographs.

Mick Fleetwood was spotted in Maui yesterday by Alex Gilmore and he captured and shared this photo on Twitter. Mick was shopping, it looks like, with some sort of an audio crew following him.  Not sure what that's about... 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Video: Stevie Nicks "Not Fade Away" Ultimate Buddy Party PBS Sunday Erie, PA

Buddy Holly: Listen to Me - The Ultimate Buddy Party

WQLN-TV - Erie, Pa will air Listen to Me: Buddy Holly, Sunday January 15th at 7:30 P.M

A Buddy Holly tribute, featuring Stevie Nicks ("Not Fade Away" and "It's So Easy"); Shawn Colvin ("Learning the Game"); Boz Scaggs ("Maybe Baby"); Graham Nash ("Raining in My Heart"); Raul Malo ("Listen to Me"); Lyle Lovett ("Well All Right"); Cobra Starship ("Peggy Sue"); Chris Isaak and Michelle Branch ("Heartbeat"); Patrick Stump ("Oh, Boy"); and Paul Anka ("It Doesn't Matter Anymore"). Also: video salutes from Jackson Browne, Imelda May, Keith Richards, Ringo Starr and Brian Wilson. Host: Peter Asher.

Album available on Amazon and Itunes

Monday, January 09, 2012

Mick Fleetwood Interview: 8 Page Purple Magazine Spread

In the late ’60s Fleetwood Mac, the band led by the guitarist and singer Peter Green, was one of the most influential groups in Britain. Their music was dark, heavy, haunted, minimal, hypnotic, and sexy. In 1970 Peter Green quit the band due to a nervous breakdown,but he left behind a template for his bandmates. In the following five years, during which the band made six albums, drummer MICK FLEETWOOD, bassist John McVie, and keyboardist/vocalist Christine McVie maintained the Fleetwood Mac sound using various front men. 

In 1975 they hooked up with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in Los Angeles and within weeks recorded one of the biggest-selling rock records of all time. Amazingly, the band achieved great success without having any management: Mick Fleetwood and John McVie steered the band through the ’70s, cocktails in hand. Fleetwood Mac never had a stylist-assisted image or a management company’s plan. Yet their music and visual style continues to inspire and influence young people. 

I was lucky enough to talk to Mick Fleetwood about the elements that comprise the Fleetwood Mac style.

interview by MATT SWEENEY
portraits by ANNABEL MEHRAN

To read the full interview - log in with Facebook at Purple Fashion Magazine

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Chart Update: Australia Still Loves Fleetwood Mac

AUSTRALIA Album Charts - January 9, 2012
(previous week in parenthesis)
Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 2  ( 2)  Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac"
# 16 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac "Greatest Hits"
# 24 (16)  Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions... The Very Best of Stevie Nicks"
# 26 (35)  Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

Top 100 Albums Chart
# 31 (32) Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac"
# 86 (82) Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks"

Top 40 Music DVD Chart
# 15 (39) Fleetwood Mac "The Dance"

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Pollstar Top 200 Tours: Stevie Nicks Solo + with Rod Stewart & Lindsey Buckingham

Pollstar’s Top 200 North American Tours for 2011

# 35 Rod Stewart / Stevie Nicks - 22.1 Million
Average Ticket Price: $106.60
Average Tickets Sold per show: 12,195
Total Tickets: 207,317
Average Gross: 1,300,000
Cities/Shows: 17/18
Promoter: Artist Group Int'l / The Howard Rose Agency

# 157 Stevie Nicks - 4.6 Million
Average Ticket Price: $40.63
Average Tickets Sold per show: 5,391
Average Gross: 219,048

PDF File of the Top 200 via Pollstar

Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow" Tour Stats Update

- Added Royal Oak, MI to the list of published tour data.

Chart Updates: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks - Australia, UK & USA

AUSTRALIA Album/DVD Charts - January 2, 2012:
(previous week in parenthesis)

Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart
#  2 ( 3) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 16 (11) Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of
# 35 (47) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 100 Albums Chart
# 32 (37) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 86 (82) Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of

Top 40 Music DVD Chart
# 39 (32) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

UK Albums Chart - January 7, 2012

Top 40 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 32 (31) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

USA - Week Ending January 1, 2012
Fleetwood Mac re-enters the Catalogue Album Charts with two titles.

Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 137 (-) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 200 (-) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits sold 2,297 copies for the week ending January 1, 2012 down 21% from 2,910 copies sold the previous week in the lead up to Christmas.  This was good enough to re-enter the chart at #137 on the Top 200 Catalogue chart.  Total sales for Greatest Hits since 1991 when Soundscan began tracking = 4,514,063.

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours sold 1,946 copies for the same period down 33% from 2,912 the previous week leading up to Christmas. The albums also re-entered the chart at #200. Total sales for Rumours in the US since 1991 = 2,915,532.

"Rumours" had an amazing year in 2011.  For the calendar year 2011 the album has sold 144,000 copies in the US, enough for it to land at #40 on the Top 50 Catalogue Album Sales tally.

Monday, January 02, 2012

The Results are in... Ultimate Classic Rock Awards: Stevie Nicks Album|Single

With over 230,000 votes cast in both polls - Ultimate Classic Rock have crowned a winner!

2011 Song of the Year Award and Album of the Year Award goes to:
- Chickenfoot "Big Foot" Song of the Year Award
- Chickenfoot "III" Album of the Year Award 

On the Song of the Year poll, Stevie's "Secret Love" came in 6th garnering 8.99% of votes.  On the Album of the Year poll, Stevie's "In Your Dreams" came in 4th garnering 11.91% of votes.

Congratulations to Chickenfoot!  and Congratulations to Stevie for being the ONLY female contender in the running!

Ultimate Classic Rock 2011 Album of the Year:
1. Chickfoot "III" 40.14%
2. Alice Cooper "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" 25.6%
3. Journey "Eclipse" 14.33%
4. Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" 11.91%
5. The Cars "Move Like This" 4.35%
6. Yes "Fly From Here" 3.68%

Ultimate Classic Rock 2011 Song of the Year:
1. Chickfoot "Big Foot" 44.68%
2. Alice Cooper "I'll Bite Your Face Off" 21.08%
3. Journey "City of Hope" 14.96%
4. The Rolling Stones "No Spare Parts" 10.58%
5. Stevie Nicks "Secret Love" 8.99%

Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Year In Review: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks | Lindsey Buckingham

Happy New Year
On this day, New Years Eve 1974/75 Mick Fleetwood asks Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks to join Fleetwood... and there changed their lives.. and ours!

Healthy, Happy wishes to everyone in Fleetwood Mac, past and present... 

2011 Highlights:

I was going to put together a "Highlights of 2011" post today similar to what I did last year on New Years Eve to sum up the year. Once I started to go through the over 1,400 posts on the site from 2011 I realized this WHOLE YEAR was basically a hi-light (with a few low-lights) and an absolute dream for Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham fans.  The spill over from 2010 when both new albums from Stevie and Lindsey were announced to be released in 2011 made this a year like no other.  Even Mick and John showed up in the mix of all things Stevie and Lindsey.  

With new albums/DVD's coming out it seemed like everyday there was something exciting happening.  All the Dave Stewart tweets about the making of Stevie's album from 2010 carried on in 2011 giving us tidbits of info about videos & Documentary making - which made for some exciting following along, all the press Stevie and Lindsey did, radio interviews, the multiple TV appearances from both, the Glee episode and effect on Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey's Awards, new official videos from each, Lindsey's Live DVD Release - plus tours. First Stevie toured with Rod Stewart in the US and UK, then solo with Michael Grimm, Stevie's Birthday Bash show in L.A., Lindsey's tour all over the US and Canada and Stevie ending the year in Australia with Dave Stewart & Brian McFadden.  All this just made it a little overwhelming to consider such a post - I could go on for days.  

If you were there for the ride this year, it's been fun. If you are just checking in I've compiled a list of links below for you to sift through if you like.  Of course 2011 wasn't a complete breeze, there were bumps along the way for both... but all in all, I think they both succeeded in delivering what many believe to be their finest albums to date, and some really exciting live shows and events!

Thank you to all the live show reviewers, all the album and single reviewers and thank you to all the great photographers (professional or amateur) that photographed the shows.  It was a pleasure reading and looking at your work, good or bad.  With out you, this site would be pointless.

Here's hoping 2012 is as exciting as 2011.  Have fun!

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

TOP 10 BEST OF 2011: Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" # 9

Top 10 Records You May Have Missed While You Were Listening To Bon Iver
9: Stevie Nicks / In Your Dreams
In Your Dreams, Stevie Nicks‘ first truly great solo album since 1981’s Bella Donna, boasts one of the most ridiculous and simultaneously beautiful songs she’s ever sang. If you know the record already, I’m sure you can guess which track I’m talking about. It’s “Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)” and if you’re unfamiliar, well then I’ll just say it, it’s a love song about two star crossed vampires. It is wildly absurd and yet Nicks pulls it off and it becomes the record’s most memorable moment not because of its subject matter, but because of its gorgeous chorus. The rest of the record more than lives up to the high of “Moonlight”, becoming one of the most surprisingly cool records released this year. If you bypassed In Your Dreams because you thought it was a disposable late period record from a 70’s relic, rethink your position and get lost in it’s dreamy sweep.

Words by Patrick Driscoll
Full Top 10 at

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Chart Update: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks + Some GREAT Amazon Deals!

Published by @Nickslive for Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews

Australian Charts - December 26, 2011
(Previous week in parenthesis)

Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks continue to sell well into Christmas in Australia. One title drops off the catalogue chart this week Fleetwood Mac's "Greatest Hits" which re-entered last week at #49.  All others pretty much hold their ground from the week prior.

Top 100 Albums Chart
# 37 (38) Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"
# 82 (74) Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of"

Top 50 Catalogue Chart
#  3 ( 5) Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"
# 11 ( 8) Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of"
# 47 (50) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

 Australia Top 40 DVD Chart
# 32 (34) Fleetwood Mac "The Dance"

UK Charts - December 17, 2011

UK Top 40 Catalogue Chart
# 31 (26) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

Also... Check out these great after Christmas Deals at Amazon!
Full albums available for $5.99 or less! 

MP3 Downloads
Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow" (includes 2 bonus tracks not found anywhere else) $4.99
Lindsey Buckingham steller 1992 album "Out of the Cradle"  $5.00
Dave Stewart "The Blackbird Diaries" (Stevie appears on "Cheaper Than Free") $5.00
Buddy Holly "Listen To Me: Buddy Holly" (Stevie appears on "Not Fade Away") $4.99
Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" $5.99


Monday, December 26, 2011

Best Concert Photos 2011 - Stevie Nicks / Rod Stewart Chicago, 2011

Soundspike have compiled what they believe to be the best 100 photos from the nearly 11,000 concert shots published this year.  Stevie Nicks with Rod Stewart made the list at # 87 with the above from Chicago in April, 2011.

Full list at Soundspike Photo by: Daniel Boczarski

Friday, December 23, 2011

Stevie Nicks Included in 30 Underrated List

Published by @Nickslive
Mick LaSalle today listed 30 people (so far) he thinks are underrated.... Here's what he had to say about Stevie.  Check out his full list HERE and contribute if you think he's left someone out >  (Lindsey Buckingham Guitarist/Chrstine McVie?). He's shooting for a list of 50-75 people.

"Stevie Nicks: When I was a teenager photos like the one above would make my jaw drop, and I'd just stare with devouring lust. Stevie Nicks looked like what everyone wanted their girlfriend to look like in 1976. But as a result of being so pretty, she was always written about as the lightweight of Fleetwood Mac. Lightweight? She was the best songwriter by far and put the others in the shade." 

By Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Year End Lists.... Stevie Nicks | Lindsey Buckingham Albums and Songs

Published by: @Nickslive for Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews
The Top 25 Songs of 2011
by: Rob Sheffield

10. Stevie Nicks, "Annabel Lee"
The gypsy queen comes back to tell the world who the eff she is, with a lyric by one of her hot dead rock & roll boyfriends, Edgar Allen Poe.

by: Karen 'Gilly' Laney

#3 "In Your Dreams" Stevie Nicks
The original witchy blonde songstress rates high on our top albums list this year, delivering the kind of quality record we’ve come to expect from her. Stevie’s voice is still superb and though she’s not breaking any new ground here, she’s dancing all over a foundation that she’s worked incredibly hard to maintain. The songs are strong, full of haunting imagery and have enough “ooooohs” to keep the sisters in leather and lace bowing down to the moon. Producer Dave Stewart is successful at keeping Nicks on track as she hammers out another worthy record for the wild at heart.

Top 10 Songs of 2011
by: Joe Robinson

morn #4 "Secret Love" Stevie Nicks
The first single from 'In Your Dreams,' the Fleetwood Mac singer's first solo album in 10 years. She originally wrote the tune for the band's 1977 album 'Rumours,' but it didn't make the album and has been floating around as a bootleg since. The video for 'Secret Love' features Stevie and her teen-aged goddaughter Kelly hanging out in Nicks' own house and backyard. Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart co-produced.

29-95 MUSIC
Top 10 albums of 2011
By Joey Guerra / Music Writer

10. In Your Dreams, Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams was a lovely surprise, a delicately layered collection of lush pop tunes with country and rock flourishes. Producer Dave Stewart (yes, the Eurythmics guy) plays up to Nicks’ vivid tales of ghosts, vampires and gothic romance without getting bogged down in the imagery.

Top 10 Best of 2011
by Patrick Driscoll

Top 10 Records You May Have Missed While You Were Listening To Bon Iver

9: Stevie Nicks / In Your Dreams
In Your Dreams, Stevie Nicks‘ first truly great solo album since 1981’s Bella Donna, boasts one of the most ridiculous and simultaneously beautiful songs she’s ever sang. If you know the record already, I’m sure you can guess which track I’m talking about. It’s “Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)” and if you’re unfamiliar, well then I’ll just say it, it’s a love song about two star crossed vampires. It is wildly absurd and yet Nicks pulls it off and it becomes the record’s most memorable moment not because of its subject matter, but because of its gorgeous chorus. The rest of the record more than lives up to the high of “Moonlight”, becoming one of the most surprisingly cool records released this year. If you bypassed In Your Dreams because you thought it was a disposable late period record from a 70’s relic, rethink your position and get lost in it’s dreamy sweep.

Top 10 Concerts
Small venues, classic artists make big impact
By John J. Moser

10. Rod Stewart/Stevie Nicks, April 5, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia: If there's one thing Stewart and Nicks' show proved, it's that time, indeed, marches on. While Nicks turned slower, lighter and — dare I say it, matronly — to adjust for the limitations of voice and age, Stewart barreled forward with a damn-the-torpedoes attitude that made his set far more enjoyable, faults and all.

Best Music of the year:
Top 50 Alubms of 2011
By Jaclyn Gallucci

#47.  Stevie Nicks – In Your Dreams (Reprise)
Not content to periodically reappear on tour with Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks instead found a viable creative partner with Dave Stewart and production partner Glen Ballard. Nicks came away with her first album in a decade and best solo outing to date.

Notes from the stage
by: Joey DiGuglielmo

Washington is always a big concert town — most major tours have stops here — but this year was especially teeming with gay and gay-friendly big-name musical acts. There was such an abundance of options, some evenings — like July 31 when Dolly Parton was at Wolf Trap and Britney Spears was at the Verizon Center or Sept. 1 when Stevie Nicks was at Jiffy Lube (Nissan) and Olivia Newton-John was in Baltimore — music fans had to make tough choices.

She doesn’t tear it up like she did in the old days, but what Stevie Nicks lacks in passion and grit, she’s made up for in pitch and finesse. Her “In Your Dreams Tour,” supporting her amazing 2011 new album (her first in a decade), found the Fleetwood Mac singer taking her time, giving her band plenty of chances to shine and balancing a wealth of cuts from the new album with trademark Mac and solo hits like barnburner “Edge of Seventeen” and “Rumors”-era wonder “Gold Dust Woman.”.

Top 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
by Michael Knudsen

#2 Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams
Stevie Nicks is a fucking legend, no one care argue with that. In Your Dreams is her first studio album in almost ten years, thankfully it was well worth the extremely long wait. It’s a beautifully crafted album that cuts straight to the heart, there’s something so comforting and soothing about her unique voice, if you haven’t checked out this release yet, please do yourself a favor and pick up a copy! Sadly in today’s youth-oriented world, it’s easy for Ms. Nicks to be passed over but I’m telling you this is such a solid album that’s definitely not to be missed.
Essential Tracks:

New Orleans, Italian Summer, For What It’s Worth, Secret Love, In Your Dreams

Pop music, Rock music, uncategorized, Year-end Top 10 Lists
Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2011, Rock and Pop Edition

No. 3 - LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM - SEED WE SOW: You keep waiting for Lindsey Buckingham, the old rebel, to soften into middle-aged acceptance, to conform. This wasn’t that record. Credit Buckingham for never trading true emotion for sentiment. Seeds We Sow was as hard eyed as it is musically ambitious. Makes sense. Buckingham, for all of the things he rejects, for all of the things that piss him off and make him play the guitar in a bloody-fingered rage, was never about nothingness. Buckingham’s music, in a move that belied his era, didn’t settle for cheap thrills, quick answers — or something so obvious and easy as nihilism. And, lucky for us, it still doesn’t.

The best concerts of 2011
By Marley Lynch, Sophie Harris, Hank Shteamer and Steve Smith

Lindsey Buckingham at the Town Hall, Sept 27
Supporting a strong new solo record, Fleetwood Mac’s male lead and fingerpicking demon of a guitarist proved that he still runs on pure raw-nerve emotion.—HS

The Best Cover Songs of 2011

38. Lindsey Buckingham: "She Smiled Sweetly" (The Rolling Stones cover)
Buckingham’s Seeds We Sow went top ten on the Billboard charts – not bad for a self-released album by a man in his early sixties. His take on “She Smiles Sweetly” trades the church-like hush of the Stones’ original for the quiet of a man alone in his room, always haunted after midnight. “Don’t worry,” he whispers, quoting her, and you know he feels her breath on the back of his neck, like a breeze from his beloved Pacific Ocean, and you can hear it brushing the sand from his spirit. – Patrick Robbins

Blog Critics Music Picks The Best Albums of 2011
By Glen Boyd

Kit O' Toole picks Lindsey Buckingham's Seeds We Sow
Sure, Lindsey Buckingham may be best known for his tenure with Fleetwood Mac. But his 2011 release Seeds We Sow reminds listeners of his unique gifts for songwriting and guitar picking. Whether pondering love and the universe in "Stars Are Crazy," or redemption in "End of Time" and "Gone Too Far," Buckingham impresses with his philosophical musings and sophisticated guitar work. However, he still has the penchant for writing accessible pop and rock. Only he could make anger catchy on "One Take" or the "Second Hand News" sequel "Rock Away Blind" ("I could go crazy without even trying/ Fleeing the scene of the crime," he snarls).

Instead of the slick, almost robotic arrangements of his 80s singles, Seeds We Sow showcases Buckingham at his most intimate and stripped down, revealing his raw talent. "Sliding down the karma slide/ Seems like it never ends," he sings in "End of Time." "When we get to the other side/ Maybe then we'll make amends." Is he discussing his own mortality, or our uncertain times? No matter the interpretation, Seeds We Sow perfectly showcases a superior guitarist, lyricist, and rock 'n' roll survivor. The album demonstrates that sometimes a guitar, voice, and simple arrangements can say more than a full-blown production ever could.

A-Z Best Songs of 2011

"Seeds We Sow" Lindsey Buckingham 
The lush sound of Fleetwood Mac stripped right down and laid bare. It's a haunting ode to the way the fates dictate life's path. It oozes charisma with every note, and highlights how underrated Buckingham truly is.

Best Of 2011: Singer/Songwriter
December 7, 2011

MAGNET’s Hobart Rowland picks the best singer/songwriter releases of the year.

1. RYAN ADAMS Ashes And Fire (PAX-AM/Capitol)
2. IRON & WINE Kiss Each Other Clean (Warner Bros.)
3. LIAM FINN Fomo (Yep Roc)
4. LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM Seeds We Sow (Mind Kit)
5. JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN The Deep Field (Play It Again Sam)
6. A.A. BONDY Believers (Fat Possum)
7. RICHARD BUCKNER Our Blood (Merge)
8. MATTHEW SWEET Modern Art (Missing Piece)
9. STEPHIN MERRITT Obscurities (Merge)
10. BILL CALLAHAN Apocalypse (Drag City)

Honorable-mention releases

Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow"
Along with my wife, I awakened to Fleetwood Mac in a major way in 2011. The 1975 self-titled album, Rumours and Tusk have been on constant rotation this year (especially the breathtaking "Crystal", which I've started to think of as proto–Will Oldham). I loved Buckingham's fierce live show, and Seeds We Sow, the solo record he supported at that gig

Read the rest here

Best of 2011: Songs of the year
by: Mike Long, Reverb writer

10. Washed Out, “Amor Fati”
9. Lykke Li, “Get Some”
8. Real Estate, “Out Of Tune”
7. A.A. Bondy, “Rte. 28/Believers”
6. Tennis, “Long Boat Pass”
5. Lindsey Buckingham, “Gone Too Far”
4. Antlers, “No Widows”
3. Smith Westerns, “Weekend”
2. Shapes Have Fangs,”The Desert (Has A Place For You)”
1. Adele, “I’ll Be Waiting”

Year-End Lists 2011: Jon's Picks
by Jon Rogers

Top 10 Personal Musical Discoveries in 2011
Lindsey Buckingham was actually a pretty amazing songwriter.  Go ahead and laugh if you must, or try to deny it. But unless you’ve fully digested his songs on Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk or his 1981 solo debut Law And Order, your argument is completely meaningless to me. Discovering these two albums this year made me revisit the other Buckingham-era Fleetwood Mac albums I had only casually listened to in the past (while trying to ignore the nagging feeling that I kind of liked them), and like almost everyone else who is around age 30 and unafraid of being labeled “tasteless”, realized that those albums are incredible, largely due to Buckingham’s songs. In any case, I still hate the theme song to National Lampoon’s Vacation, but I plan to seek out whatever else I can find.

The Top 25 Rock Albums of 2011
by Rhapsody Editorial

7. Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow"
There's something timeless about Lindsey Buckingham's musical vision. Much of this has to do with his fingerpicking and voice; neither has aged all that much since he joined Fleetwood Mac back in the mid-'70s. Recorded and released by the man himself, the thoroughly enjoyable Seeds We Sow feels particularly youthful. Numerous tracks, including "That's the Way Love Goes" and "End of Time," don't sound too different from much of what passes for modern indie pop. He closes out the record with a nice rendition of "She Smiled Sweetly," a deep track from The Rolling Stones' Between the Buttons. [J.F.]

Top 10 Music Blu-Rays
by Steve Guttenberg

Lindsey Buckingham
“Songs From the Small Machine – Live in L.A.”

This show from earlier this year looks and sounds great, definitely the sort of thing you’ll want to play to wow your audiophile or home theater pals. The opening tunes feature just Buckingham alone on stage, singing and playing guitar, and you really hear his sound filling the old theater. When the rest of the band joins Buckingham the recording’s hard-hitting dynamic range struts its stuff. The set list includes his solo and Fleetwood Mac tunes. The theater’s ambience and the appreciative crowd’s cheers sound utterly natural coming from the surround channels.

Favorite Rock Albums of 2011
by: AMG Staff

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – The Tao of the Dead
Brett Anderson – Black Rainbows
Arctic Monkeys – Suck It and See
The Black Keys – El Camino
Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing
Lindsey Buckingham – Seeds We Sow
Duran Duran – All You Need Is Now
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
John Wesley Harding – The Sound of His Own Voice
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
Joe Henry – Reverie
The Jayhawks – Mockingbird Time [pictured]
John Paul Keith – The Man That Time Forgot
The Kills – Blood Pressures
Nick Lowe – The Old Magic
Radiohead – The King of Limbs
Paul Simon – So Beautiful or So What
Urge Overkill – Rock & Roll Submarine
Tom Waits – Bad As Me

A2G’s Top 21 Songs of 2011
BY: g

“In Our Own Time” by Lindsey Buckingham.  Lindsey Buckingham just gets better with age.  On his latest album “Seeds We Sow,” the songs range from reflective ballads to the rockin’ anthem “In Our Own Time,” which assets, “It wouldn’t make any difference.  We crossed the line.  From the fire we will rise again.  In our own time.”  It’s such an empowering anthem!  It was a toss up between this song and “Stars Are Crazy,” which is a reflective look at questioning yourself.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Video: "Its So Easy" Stevie Nicks Covers Buddy Holly Live!

Published by @Nickslive: for Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews 
Not gonna lie... I love Stevie's version of this song!!
(Taken from the Buddy Holly Tribute Concert that's airing on PBS this month) 
Stevie Nicks Buddy Holly

Friday, December 16, 2011

Send Stevie Nicks a Christmas Greeting via

Published by @Nickslive For Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews:

Send Stevie Nicks a Christmas Greeting

Every year The Nickfix gives fans the opportunity to send Stevie a Christmas greeting... Head on over to Stevie's official website to leave your message.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

374 Live Photos - Stevie Nicks, Cincinnati, OH + Lindsey Buckingham Shots...

 Published by @Nickslive for Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews

Rewind... Photos from earlier this year... 
 I don't recall seeing either batch of these... Nice shots!

Stevie Nicks Live in Cincinnati, OH
August 20, 2011
374 Photos by Sue Kilanski
A bit of an overload on photos... But there are some pretty great shots

Lindsey Buckingham Live in San Francisco
October 19, 2011
Photos by Harold Barker 
(Included in the gallery are shots from Lindsey's 2007 Mountain Winery show in Saratoga, CA)

Torrey DeVitto talks about appearing in Stevie Nicks' "Moonlight" Video

Q&A with Torrey DeVitto on her new "Vampire Diaries" role. During the interview she was asked about her appearance in Stevie's "Moonlight a Vampires Dream" Video.

Full interview on Wetpaint

You recently played violin on Stevie Nick’s song  “Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)" on her recent album In Your Dreams. How did that come about?

I grew up playing violin and before I even knew I wanted to act, I always thought that violin was my path in life and that was what I was going to do. And then when I got into acting when I was 15, 16 I still kept up with my violin.

[Stevie Nicks] knew that I played; she’s one of my mom’s best friends, so I’ve known her for a really long time. This song was really close to her, and she was like, ‘I want you to play this and you to play this only.’ So I played for her and we worked together and it was a lot of fun.