Showing posts with label steven tyler. Show all posts
Showing posts with label steven tyler. Show all posts

Thursday, February 14, 2013

One for the history books! Ex Fleetwood Mac Member Christine McVie Performs Live - 1st Time in 15 Years!

Well this hasn't happened in oh... 15 YEARS!!

Christine McVie Performing Live 
with The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band
Photo by Lisa Homer
Christine McVie, Rick Vito, Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Lenny Castellanos, Mark Johnstone
Photo by: Suzanne Kayian
It was 15 years ago this month that Christine McVie last performed live professionally in front of an audience when she appeared with her band Fleetwood Mac and accepted the "Outstanding Contribution To Music" award at the 1998 Brit Awards in London and closed out the show with "Go Your Own Way" and "Don't Stop". (The band later appeared on a German TV program and performed Silver Springs, but we won't count that as they were lip-syncing). That was the last time we saw Christine on stage!

So fast forward 15 years later, while on vacation visiting with Mick on Maui, Christine joins Mick and his Blues Band at Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center along with Rick Vito, Steven Tyler and Mark Johnstone.  Over the last few days there has been some buzz that this was going to happen, but you never really know for sure it's going to happen until it happens, especially with anything Fleetwood Mac related.  

I'm not sure what the set was, or what Christine played and sang, if it was just a few songs, one song or the full show... Obviously it was blues based.. But in any case it's so great to see her up there on stage... it's like the last 15 years have been wiped away.

Thanks to Suzanne Kayian and Lisa Homer for the pics!

Christine McVie's last appearance with Fleetwood Mac at The Brit Awards -  1998

Monday, February 11, 2013

Steven Tyler to join Mick Fleetwood Blues Band as a special guest - Wednesday!

“Sweet Emotions” are starting to flow now that it’s just been announced legendary Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will be a special guest at the Fleetwood @ the MACC show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Get comfortable with legendary Fleetwood Mac founder-drummer and Maui resident and entrepreneur, Mick Fleetwood, in a living room setting on stage,” states a “hot-off-the-press” email release sent out from the Maui Arts & Cultural Center this morning.

“Mick Fleetwood will talk story about his world travels, and there will be behind the scenes antics and musical influences. Then the 2010 Grammy Award nominated Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, featuring Rick Vito on guitar and vocals, Lenny Castellanos on bass and vocals and Mark Johnstone on keyboards and vocals, will perform their hits.”  Rumour has it that Christine will also be up their jamming!

More Details and how to grab tickets here

Friday, February 08, 2013

New Photo of Christine McVie with Steven Tyler, Mick Fleetwood & Rick Vito.

Christine with Mick, Steven Tyler and Rick Vito on Maui
She looks fantastic!
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito with Special Guest Steven Tyler will be playing at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center next Wed., Feb. 13 at 7:30. Pictured here with us is the lovely and majorly talented Ms. Christine McVie! A great time was had last night at dinner by all. Photo: Rick Vito - Facebook

Steven Tyler, Mick Fleetwood attend Hawaii hearing on celeb photo privacy bill

By: Anita Hofschneider, The Associated Press 
HONOLULU (AP) — Rock legends Steven Tyler and Mick Fleetwood convinced a Hawaii Senate committee on Friday to approve a bill to protect celebrities or anyone else from intrusive paparazzi.

Associated Press/Oskar Garcia - Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, center, sits with his attorney Dina LaPolt, left, and Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood as they listen to testimony on a celebrity privacy

The state Senate Judiciary Committee approved the so-called Steven Tyler Act after the stars testified at a hearing, saying they want to fiercely protect the little privacy they have as public figures.

The bill would give people power to sue others who take photos or video of their private lives in an offensive way.

Tyler said he asked Sen. Kalani English to introduce the measure after paparazzi took a photo of Tyler and his girlfriend in his home, and it was published by a national magazine as part of a report saying the two were getting married.

"It caused a ripple in my family," Tyler told The Associated Press after the hearing. "I hadn't told anybody."
The Aerosmith frontman and former "American Idol" judge says his kids don't want to go out with him in Hawaii because of the threat of photographers who sometimes get on boats to take photos of him from the ocean.
"That's what they do, they are just constantly taking from us," Tyler said.

Fleetwood, the drummer from Fleetwood Mac, says he's gotten used to the constant attention but realizes that it's a "grim reality."

"The islands shouldn't represent this to people coming here," Fleetwood said.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Photos: Fleetwood's on Front Street Grand Opening

August 23, 2012: Mick Fleetwood's new restaurant on Maui celebrated it's Grand Opening last night in Lahaina. Fleetwood's opening was in support of one of Mick's charities Childhelp. 

Pictured: Rick Vito, Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Johnny Lang and Willie K.  Also in attendance (pictured below) was Mick's wife Lynn. 

2 Photos below taken by Cindy Clark via Twitter

Below: Folks outside the restaurant on Front Street can be seen watching what's going on inside from a monitor hanging outside the building.

Photo by: Ryan Stevens via Twitter
"Dream On" - Willie K, Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler and Jerry

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Steven Tyler and Friends to rock Fleetwood's Grand Opening

Steven Tyler and friends to rock Lahaina Aug. 23
Special big bash at Fleetwood’s a benefit for Childhelp on Maui
Maui News

After a soft opening on Aug. 2, Fleetwood's on Front St. is gearing up for a big bash. The restaurant owned by Fleetwood Mac's legendary drummer will host a series of grand opening benefit parties Wednesday through Aug. 25 featuring the Mick Fleetwood's Island Rumours Band, with some celebrity guests jetting in for the occasion.

Probably the most eagerly anticipated event will see Aerosmith's charismatic lead vocalist, Steven Tyler joining his Fleetwood Mac mate, along with blues great Johnny Lang for some major rocking with the Island Rumours Band on Aug. 23.

The special concert on the 23rd will benefit Childhelp on Maui. This non-profit organization seeks to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children.

The next night is all for Lahainaluna High School. There will be our regular menu with a $50 cover and Mick will play with Willie K and Island Rumours. All entry proceeds go to Lahainaluna."

The final opening event, on the 25th, will include entertainment with King Paris (aka Rick Vito) and The Hypnotics, featuring the Gentle Genie Giant on percussion. "There's no cover, it's open to the world, for people who love rock n' roll and want to be there," says Todd.

* Tickets for the Aug. 23rd benefit are $500 and $350, and include food and drink. There is a $50 cover charge for entertainment on the evening of the 24th, and a $25 donation for lunch on the same day. No cover on the 25th. There is also a private party on the 22nd with the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. Call 669-Mick for more info. and reservations.

Full Article at Maui News

No mention of Stevie or John being there... Might Stevie fly over for the opening? She's got a bit of time before her road trippin' begins again mid-September??  John McVie's only one island over from Maui... Nonetheless, it's a big week ahead for Mick and his new restaurant.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Make a New Year’s date with Mick Fleetwood
By JON WOODHOUSE For The Maui News

With 2010 rapidly coming to a close, we have two opportunities to celebrate the holidays with the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. The legendary Fleetwood Mac co-founder will perform with his band on Dec. 30 at a Maui Celebrity Series concert at Maui Theatre in Lahaina, and ring in the New Year at a special party at Mala Wailea to benefit the MACC and the Maui Food Bank.

Fronted by guitarist/singer Rick Vito, the Grammy-nominated Blues Band includes bassist Lenny Castellanos and keyboardist Mark Johnstone. They will be augmented by Island Rumours' singers Eric Gilliom and Gretchen Rhodes.

The Maui Theatre show in Lahaina also features Tom Arnold, William Shatner, Shawn Hatosy, Nermin Zajic and Brian Evans; while the Mala Wailea includes rockers Alice Cooper and Pat Simmons, plus Canadian blues musician Colin James.

"We're happy to play and are all excited," says Mick. "It's become almost traditional (to play Mala Wailea). It's the core band with Gretchen Rhodes and Eric Gilliom, so at the end of the evening we'll become partially the Island Rumours."

As to rumors that Carlos Santana might jam with them, Mick adds, "he played a couple of years ago, but we've communicated and he is not able to come."

Paying homage to the blues rock roots of Fleetwood Mac, the Maui-based band is heralded for powering through classics like "Oh Well," "Black Magic Woman," "Shake Your Money Maker" and "Rattlesnake Shake."

A review in New Zealand's The Press raved: "What made Fleetwood's Blues Band an unheralded sensation was Mac alumni Rick Vito, surely one of America's finest guitarists, whose shimmering slide guitar and bluesy vocals made the quartet's set an event in itself."

Their debut recording, "Blue Again," received a 2010 Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album. This marks the only time Mick has been nominated for a Grammy outside of Fleetwood Mac.

Fleetwood has made a number of appearances at Maui events this year including recently jamming with John Mayall and drumming with Dr. Nat at the "Get a Job" premiere at the MACC.

A couple of weeks ago, he joined the super jam band Camp Freddy (featuring members of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Velvet Revolver and The Cult) at a show in L.A., backing guitarist Johnny Lang and Areosmith's Steven Tyler pumping out "Rattlesnake Shake."

"Steven Tyler, Johnny Lang and John McVie and I are doing a track on a new tribute album for ZZ Top," Mick explains. "We all got together and we had a ball. Steven is a really good drummer. He came on and played 'Wipeout' and kicked the hell out of it."

Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks has a new album in the works, which features some tracks with the legendary drummer and a re-teaming with Lindsey Buckingham.

"I played on a chunk of it, and from all accounts I didn't get fired," he humorously notes. "From what I've heard, I believe it's in the best top two things that Stevie has done. She's singing great and she's really excited."

By the way, Fleetwood Mac will not tour next year, but they are "contemplating the beginnings of another Fleetwood Mac album."

As previously reported, Mick is finalizing plans for a new Fleetwood's restaurant on Front Street at the former Planet Hollywood site.

"It's part of my life's plan here," he reports. "We're in lawyer-and-accounting-land now. By the middle of next summer we'll have a Fleetwood's on Front Street. I think it's going to be great. It's a restaurant, but people will be fed a certain proportion of music that I'll be involved in."

Cementing his commitment to contributing to our island, Mick just joined the board of directors of the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation. The MMMCF is a private, nonprofit organization that raises funds to support Maui Memorial Hospital.

"I'm thrilled," says Mick. "I felt people didn't know about the progress and some of the programs at the hospital. I'm a cheerleader when I know things need to be said. I'm going to take it seriously and help bring awareness to plans to more serve our community."

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band with Eric Gilliom and Gretchen Rhodes headlines the Maui Celebrity Series concert at Maui Theatre in Lahaina at 8 p.m. Dec. 30. The event also includes Tom Arnold, William Shatner, Hal Sparks, Shawn Hatosy and Brian Evans. General admission tickets are $85, premium tickets are $150, and $225 for VIP. Call 856-7973 for more information.

The Mala Wailea New Year's Eve benefit party for the MACC and the Maui Food Bank will feature the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band with Eric Gilliom and Gretchen Rhodes. Other special guests performing include Alice Cooper, Pat Simmons and Colin James. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $500. Call 875-9394.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Camp Freddy In Concert - Los Angeles, California
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 10: Drummer Mick Fleetwood performs with Camp Freddy and Steven Tyler at The Roxy Theatre on December 10, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Photo by: AprilDalaman 
Mick Fleetwood along with Steven Tyler Dave Navarro and whole host of others at CAMP FREDDY, in LA at The Roxy last night (Dec 10, 2010). Mick played drums for Steven Tyler's version of "Rattlesnake Shake".

"CAMP FREDDY is an 'Occasional Happening', a freak of Hollywood nature. What happens when we get together and play is anyone's guess. Surprise guests, lounge singers turned heavy rock superstars, some of the world's greatest guitarists playing three chord punk tunes. I mean, who knows what will happen at the next show? It's all about the music, the motivation and, above all, the fun!! What we all got into the business for originally. We play some of the greatest rock and roll songs ever written, have a real laugh doing it, and invite other artists that we know and respect to play them with us. It's the real spirit of Rock and Roll.' --Billy Morrison, Guitarist-Camp Freddy."