Showing posts with label Waddy Wachtel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Waddy Wachtel. Show all posts

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Photo: Dave Stewart and Waddy Wachtel at the mixing desk working on new Stevie Nicks album

Photo: Dave Stewart

Things appear to be moving along quickly... Today, Dave posted a picture on Facebook of himself and producing partner Waddy Watchel at the mixing desk working on Stevie's new album.  Which to me indicates the recording is done and they are at the mixing stage... or does that happen as you move along during the recording process?

"at the mixing desk with my great pal and producing partner Waddy Wachtel for 
Stevie Nicks new album"

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Christine McVie spotted on flight to Nashville

According to sunshine_dusted (Brittany) on instagram, Christine was on the same flight to Nashville as her father yesterday where he met and got an autograph from her for his daughter. 

"my dad was flying back from Oklahoma with a stop In Dallas to come home to Nashville and she was on the Nashville flight" 

Also... This could be related... Dave Stewart and Waddy Wachtel are on their way to Nashville.  Dave posted on Facebook yesterday that he and Waddy were headed there Saturday.  Hmmm... Wonder if there is a connection.


"On way to Nashville, Tennessee this morning with Stevie Nicks and Waddy Wachtel" - Dave Stewart (his post has since been deleted from his Facebook page).

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Waddy Wachtel Interview on discusses his collaborative history

Rock Star History With Guitarist Waddy Watchel
The GRAMMY Museum on October 19, 2011 in Los Angeles

Session musician Waddy Watchel, featured in the upcoming documentary "King of the Sidemen," sits down with James Poulos to discuss his collaborative history with rock n' roll legends such as Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, Jackson Browne and more.  

Hosted by: James Poulos. Watch on-line at HuffPostLive. 

Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and Waddy Wachtel at The Troubadour, 1972

King of The Sidemen Documentary Trailer

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kickstarter: The untold story of Waddy Wachtel, and the unsung heroes of Rock and Roll.

The untold story of Waddy Wachtel, and the unsung heroes of Rock and Roll.
This project will only be funded if at least $32,500 is pledged by Wednesday Jul 24, 5:03pm EDT.

Directed & Produced by Gary Simson. Edited & Produced by Andy Willinger.

They are the silhouettes on stage- far from the spotlight. Churning out the licks and holding down the beat- creating the musical magic that make the stars shine brighter. 

They are the SIDEMEN... ...The unsung heroes of Rock and Roll. 

These multi-talented virtuosos are some of the most sought-after musicians in the world. Yet, by playing exclusively in other people's bands, they are often unnoticed and under-appreciated. 

This is their story, and we need your help to tell it.

From skid row bars to massive coliseums and legendary recording studios, a rock sidemen’s life is like a wild, unpredictable rollercoaster ride, with soaring highs sandwiched between deep lulls.

Some thrive- and maintain long-standing relationships with hugely popular musicians. Some barely scrape out a living. And others have faded away. But ONE has survived the pitfalls of the brutal music industry and remains as relevant today as when he his career began in the late 1960s.  

WADDY WACHTEL’s resumé reads like a who’s who of rock and roll. He has played guitar on hundreds of hit records and has performed, recorded and collaborated with nearly every rock superstar imaginable, earning their respect and admiration along the way.

KING OF THE SIDEMEN is his story: a full-length documentary film that chronicles the struggles and successes of a rock-and-roll maestro and the making of some of the greatest songs ever recorded. The film spans his early days breaking into the business, to outrageous world tours with rock royalty, to Waddy’s pet project: the creation of an unlikely Supergroup made up of some of the best sidemen in the industry. The film documents the rise of one of rock’s greatest guns-for hire, with live performances from his band, vintage footage, personal photos, classic live and recorded music and exclusive interviews with rock icons including Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Jackson Browne, George Thorogood, Dave Stewart, Joe Walsh and more.

KING OF THE SIDEMEN includes the stories of the members of what may be the world’s greatest cover band: long-time Rolling Stones backup singer Bernard Fowler, guitarist and keyboardist Brett Tuggle (Fleetwood Mac), ex-Tom Petty drummer Phil Jones and Neil Young alum Rick “the bass player” Rosas, and others. They play to a packed house in an unassuming bar in Los Angeles. But this is no ordinary club. On any given night, legendary rockers like Robert Plant, Roger Daltry, Ron Wood, and Neil Young stop by to kick out the jams.

They may not have had all the glory, but the sidemen get what others dream about: the chance to rock with the best.

Contribute here

Stevie, Mick and Brett Tuggle appear in the documentary