Tuesday, October 05, 2010


If you're a drummer, you might be interested in this.  The October, 2010 issue of Rhythm magazine includes a drum lessons cd featuring a playalong video to Fleetwood Mac's "Go You Own Way".  It also includes the audio track without the drums.


GET A JOB!,” the hilarious, high-spirited motion picture comedy starring Willie K and Eric Gilliom and filmed and produced entirely on Maui, will have its World Premiere at the Hawaii International Film Festival at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 on Saturday, October 16, 7:15pm and again will be shown on Saturday, October 23 at 3:15pm. Tickets are on sale now for both screenings. (Check www.HIFF.org for information on ticket sales.)

It also boasts special appearances by Mick Fleetwood, Willie Nelson, Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers, Marty Dread, and many many more.

Here is the trailer... Catch a glimpse of Mick at the 2:01 mark


VH1 Behind The Music: Remastered Returns with New Episodes

Classic's Behind The Music: Remastered returns this month with new episodes featuring Poison, Alice Cooper, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fleetwood Mac, Green Day, Duran Duran and more.

The new season kicks off on Saturday, October 16 at 9 PM and according to the announcement the series picks up where "Behind The Music," left off with brand new interviews, footage, and video clips that update the stories of several classic artists over the last 10 to 15 years.

Starting October 16 at 9 PM*, VH1 Classic will air nine new one-hour episodes of "Behind the Music Remastered" featuring some of classic rocks' seminal artists and bands.

Complete lineup below.
10/16 - Poison
10/23 - Leif Garrett
10/30 - Alice Cooper
11/06 - Boy George
11/13 - Hall & Oates
11/20 - Duran Duran
11/27 - Lynyrd Skynyrd
12/04 - Fleetwood Mac
12/11 - Green Day


Move Over Peter Green — How Les Paul Giant Lindsey Buckingham Took Fleetwood Mac to the Top

Ted Drozdowski | 10.05.2010

In the annals of Fleetwood Mac’s guitar history, Peter Green gets nearly all the black — in part because of his key role in making the Gibson Les Paul Sunburst an integral part of rock and blues history. But the Mac also featured another great Les Paul player who took lead of the band and helped the group reach its zenith of popularity: Lindsey Buckingham.

Monday, October 04, 2010


On this day in 1980, Fleetwood Mac presented a platinum disc to the USC marching band for their help on “Tusk” – recorded with 260 musicians playing during the halftime intermission of a game at Dodger Stadium in the fall of 1979.

Sunday, October 03, 2010



"Crystal Visions The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks" re-enters Australia's Top 50 Catalogue Chart this week at #25.  Fleetwood Mac's 5x platinum "The Very Best Of" jumps again this week on the same chart from #9 to #2.


In The UK, Fleetwood Mac's 1977 release "Rumours" moves up to 8th place on the Top 40 Catalogue Albums Chart for the week of October 2, 2010.

Dave Stewart "The Blackbird Diaries" Early Album Artwork

Dave Stewart posted the early artwork for his upcoming release titled "The Blackbird Diaries". Stevie Nicks, Colby Caillat & Martina McBride all make appearances on the album along with Tom Petty guitarist Mike Campbell. No official release date has been announced, but from what Dave has said so far he's planning for it to be a multi format release including CD, Double Gatefold Vinyl, 7" Vinyl Singles and A DVD Documentary (which I'm positive Stevie would be on if he recorded the album making process).

Dave is scheduled to play the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, December 9, 2010.

Follow Dave Stewart on Twitter HERE and use #theblackbirddiaries tag in your tweets to be entered to win a nokia phone with the album fully loaded to it + Dave will fly the winner to his December Nashville show.

Dave and Stevie are back in the studio later this week to continue the work on Stevie's next solo album.  Keep up to date through the Dave and Stevie timeline HERE

"What Up With That"

I swear to god.... One of these days the REAL Lindsey Buckingham will surprise us and be sitting there on the panel of the SNL segment "What Up With That".  Repeatedly since last season Bill Hader has portrayed Lindsey sitting in along with two other guests who are the real deal during the Keenan Thompson singfest...  For instance on last nights episode, Morgan Freeman and Ernest Borgnine were sitting there with him.  None of them are essentially given the opportunity to speak least of all Lindsey who at the end of the segment gets the "Sorry Lindsey, we had to cut your song" at the end of the skit.  If they are given a chance to say something, they are cut off by Keenan singing over them. The segment isn't particularly hilarious, it's just odd, which makes it kinda funny.  Lindsey will likely rank up there in SNL history as one of the most portrayed/parodied musicians on the show...


BIG BIG Day Today...
Lindsey Buckingham turns 61! 
 All the best Lindsey... Many happy returns!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Live Nation counts on concert warhorses (Like Fleetwood Mac) to revive ticket sales

Live Nation counts on concert warhorses to revive ticket sales next year - USATODAY.com: "The concert business will end 2010 on a sour note, Live Nation Executive Chairman Irving Azoff told analysts today.

'We're still not seeing a consumer recovery' in ticket sales, after a summer when revenues declined, Azoff said at a meeting organized by Liberty Media. Liberty owns 14% of Live Nation, the No. 1 owner of concert halls and, with Ticketmaster, an e-commerce powerhouse.

Next year may improve, he said, as hitmakers who sat on the sidelines in 2010 plan major tours. He's especially optimistic that the cast of the TV show Glee, Van Halen, Avril Lavigne, Christina Aguilera, and Fleetwood Mac will fill arenas and ampitheaters."

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Caitlin Rose covers Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks Track "That's Alright"

Add Nashville's Caitlin Rose to the ever-expanding list of American artists finding more welcoming arms -- and critical acclaim -- across the pond in the U.K. and Europe. While her new album Own Side Now draws stellar four-star reviews in London ("more than lives up to expectations...lovely stuff" -- Q, "major star alert" -- The Guardian) and gets an opening slot on the current Deer Tick U.K. tour, we wait patiently for a U.S release. Young singer/songwriters with a twang and an appreciation for alternative and traditional country styles (and who don't fit into the Nashville star-maker machinery) too often get neglected or pigeonholed. It's a shame, too. The fine, promising Own Side Now deserves greater exposure -- even in her own backyard.

Rose's debut has the classic rural tones of a Patsy Cline but this is a distinctively contemporary album in both lyrical depth and brash defiance of any particular one-note style. There are country/pop elements of Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt along with a version of the Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks song "That's Alright".


Find more artists like Caitlin Rose at Myspace Music

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Judd Apatow and Dave Eggers Host
An Evening of Music and Comedy to Celebrate the Release of the Anthology:
"I Found This Funny"

and many more guests soon to be announced...

Writers Guild Theater
Friday, October 29, 2010, 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:30 PM)
135 South Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Tickets $250-$500
All proceeds go toward 826LA’s free student programming

Judd Apatow and Dave Eggers host an evening of music and comedy to celebrate the release of I Found This Funny, a collection of humorous writing edited by Judd Apatow, with work by some of his favorite authors. The book will be released by McSweeney’s on October 22, 2010, and showcases many different styles of writing, from fiction to short humor to essays to comedy sketches to poetry. Featured writers include Nora Ephron, Paul Feig, Jonathan Franzen, Steve Martin, Lorrie Moore, Conan O'Brien, David Sedaris, and many more. Proceeds from the book will go to 826 National, a non-profit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization with locations in eight cities across the country.

All proceeds from event ticket sales will benefit 826LA. Now in its fifth year, 826LA’s fundraising events have established a reputation for being completely unique nights, filled with impressive lineups and side-splitting laughs. On this special evening, laughing at lowbrow (and highbrow) humor benefits the greater good, as the show’s proceeds directly fund student writing and tutoring programs at 826LA.

VIP and General Admission tickets are considered a tax-deductible donation. Adults only (18 and over). www.826la.org/ifoundthisfunny

About the Hosts:
Judd Apatow was co-creator and executive producer of The Ben Stiller Show and Undeclared; co-executive producer of The Larry Sanders Show; and executive producer of Freaks and Geeks. He’s produced many of the most successful films in recent years, including The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, which he also wrote and directed. Most recently, Apatow released his third directorial feature, Funny People, which the New Yorker, the New York Times, and Vanity Fair included on their lists of the top ten films of 2009.

Dave Eggers is the author of seven books and two screenplays, including Where the Wild Things Are. His book What Is the What was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of France's Prix M├ędicis Etranger. Eggers’ most recent book, Zeitoun, was awarded the American Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Eggers is the founder and editor of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco. In 2002, with Ninive Calegari, he co-founded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center for youth in the Mission District of San Francisco. 826 chapters have now opened up in eight cities, including Los Angeles.

About 826LA:
826LA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Its services are structured around the belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. In its fifth year, 826LA currently provides drop-in tutoring, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners and assistance with student publications. Drawing from a volunteer base of more than 1,600, which includes many teachers, writers and journalism professionals, 826LA unites eager students with eager helpers. All of 826LA’s programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently and in his or her individual voice. 826LA’s Echo Park Time Travel Mart store serves as a gateway to the community and offers all of its proceeds in support of student programming. www.826la.org

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