Friday, January 30, 2009

Extremely Impressive Designs of Love

There are some seriously talented individuals displaying their creations at "Design By Humans" in the Fleetwood Mac T-Shirt Contest.

Here are a few absolutely stunning creations - and ones I would have no problem forking over the dough for... Well done!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mick Fleetwood Confirms "Storms" in the setlist
Joe Bosso, Thu 29 Jan 2009

The renowned drummer on the new tour

Mick Confirmed:

"Storms" is in the setlist, "Oh Well" is back in the set.  "Go Insane" done with a full Band and an accoustic "Say You Love Me" with the band up front.

There's always been an elusive quality to Mick Fleetwood's drumming. One can literally hear different sounds, patterns and textures in his playing with each listen - an assessment Fleetwood himself agrees with.

"I honestly don't know how I do it," Fleetwood says, laughing. "I think it's because I'm a blues-based drummer playing rock 'n' roll and pop music. To me, I respond to a vibe, a certain musical heartbeat. Of course, it creates problems when I play something and I'm asked to repeat it. The whole thing is a mystery to me."

The Greatest Hits Tour

Fleetwood can be forgiven for name-checking one of his own albums, as he and the rest of Fleetwood Mac have been busy combing their multi-million-selling catalog in preparation for the Fleetwood Mac 'Unleashed' Greatest Hits Tour, which starts this March and runs until "the people tell us to stop."

For the first time in their 40-year career, Fleetwood Mac are touring without a new album to promote, something Fleetwood sees as a plus during these troubled economic times.

"Everybody is so frightened," he says, "and with good reason. So for us to go out and play the hits, all the songs that people know and love, it's really going to make for a great show. The fans don't have to sit through songs they don't quite know yet, and we get to really dig in and explore our catalog and shake each song for all its worth. To tell you the truth, I think it's the best time to see Fleetwood Mac - we'll transport you to better times."

Or another way of putting it is, Don't Stop Believing. "Never," says Fleetwood. "If any of us ever lost faith the power of this band or our own abilities, it would have been over years ago."

In this exclusive MusicRadar podcast, Mick Fleetwood discusses his early days playing the blues, then talks about the mercurial musical magic he creates in Fleetwood Mac. He even answers a few questions from MusicRadar readers.

Stevie Finds Canada Romantic / Lindsey Loves The Small Army

E! News Weekend sat down with lead singers Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham for a Canadian exclusive interview to promote the Fleetwood Mac Canadian Concert dates!

"Unleashed On The Streets"

Video Moved to Video Wall 

E! News Weekend spoke with Lindsey Buckingham about this reunion and the prospect of making a new album.

Video Moved to Video Wall

Mick talks new Fleetwood Mac tour

Fleetwood Mac and the evolution of NAMM 2009

When asked about the upcoming Fleetwood Mac Tour and whether or not there would be new material played on the tour, Mick says that for the first time they are going out on the road without a new album and they are just celebrating all their previous work - saying that they are "digging deep to songs that they've never done on the road before - old songs".

Exclusive- Mick Fleetwood interview at NAMM 09

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Legendary Supergroup Fleetwood Mac

DBH Music Series Presents Fleetwood Mac!

Taking a page out of rock n' roll's history book of music icons, DBH will be partnering with bands that span the spectrum from the great classics of all time to the hottest emerging musical artists today. Packed with tons of cool prizes and a chance for worldwide recognition, the DBH Music Series brings a whole new level to the world of t-shirt design contests. Hold on to your Wacom Tablets, cuz this is gonna be good!To kick things off, DesignByHumans has teamed up with legendary supergroup Fleetwood Mac, one of rock's most enduring and influential bands, to create some fresh new tees for the band's upcoming "Unleashed" tour.

First Prize
$1500, $200 DBH store credit,
2 concert tickets with backstage passes and an opportunity to meet the band

Second Prize
$1000,$150 DBH store credit

Third Prize
$700, $100 DBH store credit

Fourth Prize
$500, $100 DBH store credit

Fifth Prize

Submissions due by February 22, 2009 (Midnight PST). Good Luck!

Create an Account and Vote Or better yet, create a T-Shirt!

T-Shirt Submissions So Far:

Kristen is not limited by formulaic design rule

Lindsey describes his wife's aesthetic as "a combination of traditional and edgy"

Lindsey and Kristen Buckingham's home will be featured in the March 2009 issue of Elle D├ęcor.

Two of Kristen's most notable projects in her portfolio of work from the last eight years are period-style homes she designed with an architect and built from the ground up. While vastly divergent in style—one is a 1920s Spanish-style house and the other vintage Normandy—these brand new homes share an authentic aesthetic achieved through careful research and attention to every detail.

Kristen is not limited by formulaic design rules and conventions, but rather has an open, pure and free sense of design and composition that allows her to collaborate with the client in creating elegant, lasting and livable environments.

For more information on Kristen Buckingham and her designs, check out her website with full portfolio: 

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chris Isaak Series Debuts February 26th




New York, NY JANUARY 27, 2009 Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Chris Isaak will host BIO's new original series, "The Chris Isaak Hour" debuting on Thursday, February 26 at 10pm ET/ 11pm PT. Each weekly one hour episode will feature one of music's most popular artists in an intimate studio setting.

"On my show artists get to talk and really get to know my guests and the sound is always great. On most TV shows, artists are asked one question at the end of the show and the sound is a bit shaky," said Chris Isaak. "I also get to share in the thrill of meeting and performing with great artists like Glen Campbell one week and Michael Buble the next. I'm having a blast."

"Chris Isaak is one of the most engaging and talented performers in show business," said Tom Moody, Senior Vice President Program Planning & Acquisitions, A&E Network & BIO. "He is intelligent and funny and has an amazing rapport with his guests in both conversations and musical performances."

Through a blend of storytelling and performance, each guest will be interviewed by Isaak and relive the highs and lows of their careers. Whether it's a spontaneous acoustical performance with Chris during an interview or their full band live on stage, each artist will perform their own material and the songs of those who inspired them. The show's fresh tone and retro style are driven by the singular talent of host Chris Isaak. Intelligent, thoughtful and sometimes irreverent, Isaak's special gift is creating an atmosphere that puts his guests completely at ease.

The series premiere will feature Trisha Yearwood, and will include the first ever performance of Breaking Apart, a duet from Isaak's new album. Additional guests include Stevie Nicks, Smashing Pumpkins, Chicago, Glen Campbell, Michael Buble and Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens).

Isaak previously starred in the critically acclaimed "The Chris Isaak Show" which ran for three seasons. Known for his legendary live shows with his longtime band Silvertone, Isaak has released nine extraordinary albums and been nominated twice for a Grammy. He has also acted in several motion pictures including, Silence of the Lambs, Married to the Mob and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Even his hair has its own fan club. Chris Isaak's new CD of original tunes "Mr. Lucky" is scheduled to be released simultaneously with "The Chris Isaak Hour" on Reprise Records.

"The Chris Isaak Hour" is produced for BIO by Scott Sternberg Productions. Executive Producers are Scott Sternberg, Patrick Murphy, Chris Isaak and Sheryl Louis. Executive producers for BIO are Robert Sharenow, Tom Moody and Andy Berg.

About BIO

At BIO, we prove that the truth about people is always more entertaining than fiction. BIO is about real people and their real lives: up close and personal, gritty and provocative, always unfiltered. BIO original series uncover the real drama in people stories: everyday situations with a twist; celebrities going off-script; people-centric crime stories and paranormal events. In addition to being the exclusive home to the Emmy-Award winning Biography series, the dynamic blend of original and acquired series on BIO includes I Survived, Final 24, Psychic Investigators, the William Shatner hosted talk show, Shatner's Raw Nerve and The Chris Isaak Hour an upcoming one-hour program hosted by Chris Isaak. The 24-hour network is now available in more than 52 million households. The BIO web site is located at


More info about the show Stevie will be on....

From the Chris Isaak Blog (Link)

"We did our good friend Stevie Nicks she brought her guitar player the mighty Waddy Wachtel . We got to know them from the tour we did with them last year . I remember during that tour I was listening to the radio and heard "It's so easy to fall in love " by Linda Rhonstadt and when I heard the guitar solo I thought that has to be Waddy . So I asked him and he said that it was him and he sang me his guitar solo !!

We did "Red River valley" which Stevie killed and we did Rickie Nelson's" it's late ""

Thanks to RockALittle250 for the heads up on this

Nicks confirms "Monday Morning"

"It still gives me goose bumps and it still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up," says Stevie Nicks, who is eagerly anticipating the first Fleetwood Mac tour in five years, which kicks off March 1st in Pittsburgh. Nicks tell the Smoking Section that fans can count on renditions of "Gold Dust Woman", "Rhiannon", "Monday Morning" and "Dreams," but the rest of the set has yet to be hammered out.   "It's pretty easy to choose when there's such a great vault to pick from," she says. 

Nicks is also thrilled with her two solo releases, out in March. One is The Soundstage Sessions, a CD featuring live versions of some lesser-known jams, and an orchestral version of "Landslide." The other is a DVD called Live In Chicago, where she mixes Mac classics, solo hits and a few covers, including Dave Matthews Band's "Crash Into Me." "I think I did the song justice," she says. "I'd like to do a record where I take boys' songs and twist them into women's songs." Look out." 

Article by Austin Scaggs 
Rollingstone issue 1071 with Bruce Springsteen on the cover
Kindly Transcribed by: RockALittle250

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Mac Unleashes Tidal Wave of Tickets

With the launch of the group's massive "Unleashed" tour just a little more than a month away, Fleetwood Mac is ready to unleash a tidal wave of ticket on-sales. (Ticketmaster)

Tickets for all of the group's currently scheduled April and May dates, as well as March 6th in Rosemont, IL and March 17th in Toronto, Ontario Canada (both second dates for each city) will be hitting the box office for the general public on Monday (1/26).

March 2009
6 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena (on sale 1/26)
17 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre (on sale 1/26)

April 2009
15 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center (on sale 1/26)
17 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena (on sale 1/26)
18 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena (on sale 1/26)
20 - Orlando, FL - Amway Arena (on sale 1/26)
22 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum (on sale 1/26)
23 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - BankAtlantic Center (on sale 1/26)
25 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena (on sale 1/26)
26 - Greensboro, SC - Greensboro Coliseum (on sale 1/26)
28 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena (on sale 1/26)
30 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center (on sale 1/26)

May 2009
2 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center (on sale 1/26)
3 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center (on sale 1/26)
5 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center (on sale 1/26)
7 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center (on sale 1/26)
8 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center (on sale 1/26)
10 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center (on sale 1/26)
12 - Calgary, Alberta - Pengrowth Saddledome (on sale 1/26)
13 - Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place (on sale 1/26)
15 - Vancouver, British Columbia - GM Place (on sale 1/26)
16 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome (on sale 1/26)
18 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena (on sale 1/26)
20 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena (on sale 1/26)
21 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion (on sale 1/26)
23 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center (on sale 1/26)
24 - Glendale, AZ - Arena (on sale 1/26)
28 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center (on sale 1/26)
30 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena (on sale 1/26)
31 - San Diego, CA - Cox Arena (on sale 1/26)

Buckingham Nicks sound became Fleetwood Mac’s sound

Eden Munro

Buckingham Nicks
Buckingham Nicks

Originally released: 1973 Lyndsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks are inextricably associated with Fleetwood Mac, having recorded and composed with the band since the group’s 1975 self-titled record.

(There have been periods away from the group, but both Buckingham and Nicks are currently back in the fold.)

Having drifted through numerous lineup changes since it’s inception in 1967 when founders guitarist Peter Green and drummer Mick Fleetwood splintered off from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers—they were joined not long after by the group’s bassist, John McVie—the band had already moved from straightahead blues to a ‘70s rock direction, bolstered by a decent dose of pop melody as player’s joined and departed, bringing with them new influences.

But when Buckingham and Nicks joined the bad, the duo’s influence was immediate and powerful, as the Buckingham Nicks sound became Fleetwood Mac’s sound. That the duo brought a fully-formed soundscape to the band is evident upon listening to Buckingham Nicks’s sole LP, released two years previous to their joining Fleetwood Mac.

Continue to full review (here)

Ask the Fleetwood Mac drummer anything
Joe Bosso, Fri 23 Jan 2009

Next week Mick Fleetwood is going to sit down with MusicRadar for a podcast interview, and this is your chance to ask him a question.

Although he's best known as the drummer for the hugely popular Fleetwood Mac - their 1977 album Rumours has sold over 30 million copies (not too shabby) - Mick Fleetwood cut his musical teeth in London clubs as a member of John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, where he would meet his eventual rhythm section partner, bassist John McVie.

Fleetwood and McVie had many lean years guiding Fleetwood Mac through a succession of lineup changes. Blues gave way to the sunny sounds of California pop with the addition of guitarist-singer Lindsey Buckingham and starry-eyed vocalist Stevie Nicks, and the rest, of course, is Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame history. From 1975, Fleetwood Mac has been the definitive mega-band: big albums, big tour and even bigger drama.

This March, Fleetwood Mac will embark on their 'Unleashed' greatest hits tour, but it's no last hurrah:They've already indicated a desire to write and record new material as soon as time permits. Speaking of time, next week, Mick Fleetwood is going to sit down with MusicRadar for a podcast interview, and this is your chance to ask him a question.

To ask Mick Fleetwood a question, follow this link (here) and simply add one to the comments section (you'll have to be registered and logged in to do so). The best questions will be asked during the interview next week.