Tuesday, October 19, 2010

TAYLOR SWIFT lashes out at critics who slammed her off-key Grammy duet with STEVIE NICKS

Swift Takes Aim At Grammy Critics In New Song
TAYLOR SWIFT has lashed out at the 'mean' critics who slammed her off-key Grammy night duet with STEVIE NICKS in a candid new song from her upcoming album "SPEAK NOW".

The 20-year-old star was panned for her lackluster vocals at the awards show last January (10), which Swift's team blamed on technical issues.

And now the singer is speaking out about the controversy in a track called "Mean" from her new record."

Full Article Includes Lyrics 


A couple of unit sales updates on two Fleetwood Mac albums currently on the Top 200 Catalog Album Chart in the US.

Top 200 Catalog Album Chart For the week ending October 3, 2010

Fleetwood Mac "Greatest Hits" is at #105 with 1,353 units sold - down about 6% from the previous week of 1,434 units sold. Total Soundscan sales on the 1988 release since 1991 when Soundscan began keeping track = 4,386,923.  The album is certified 8x platinum in the US.

Also on the Top 200 Catalog Album Chart for the first time in a long time is "The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac" sitting at #182 with 1,048 units sold - down approx. 7% from the previous week where the set sold 1,132 units. Total Soundscan sales for the 1x platinum "The Very Best Of" = 1,366,277. 

Since July, 2005 "The Very Best Of" 2 disc set has sold 319,596 units in the US.  Because "The Very Best Of" is a 2 disc set, each cd within qualifies for certification by the RIAA in the US.  To achieve platinum certification the 2 disc set only needs to sell 500,000 units and to achieve double platinum status 1 million units need to be sold.  With sales at 1,366,277 this means that "The Very Best Of" is approaching the 3x platinum mark (1,366,277 x 2 = 2,732,544).

Monday, October 18, 2010

Stevie Nicks wants a piece of a prominent Johnstown businessman.

Music licenser suing City View over fees: "

Stevie Nicks wants a piece of a prominent Johnstown businessman - And so do the Gibb brothers, of “Saturday Night Fever” fame.

Indirectly, through recording industry licenser BMI, they’re suing Andy Lasky and his City View Bar & Grill in federal court – saying he played their songs for karaoke May 7 without paying royalties.

IT HAPPENED... Fleetwood Mac member Christine McVie and Eduardo Quintela were married

October 18th, 1986 - Fleetwood Mac member Christine McVie and Eduardo Quintela were married on this date. This was Christine's second marriage, the first being to of course bass player John McVie. Christine's marriage to Eduardo (Eddy) lasted 12 years. They had no children together.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Fleetwood Mac Rehearse For Upcoming Show

All week long word started trickling out about this Fleetwood Mac show that was rumoured to be happening in October... Details have been pretty thin in the when and where department... But a few things are fact.

Beginning this past Thursday the members of Fleetwood Mac along with all their usual back up musicians & sound and lighting guys have been holed up inside Soundstage 15 on the Sony Lot in Los Angeles for 3 quick days of rehearsals preparing for their first show together in about 10 months. It was obvious from the start that this was a corporate gig they were booked for, as no tour is in the planning stages.  As it turns out the rehearsals are for a show they've booked for this coming Tuesday outside of the LA area... No word on the event they are booked to play, I'm sure that will come out later.

A few Tweets from some close to the events on Stage 15:

garykordan: "I am losing my mind. We are standing outside Stage 15 listening to Fleetwood fucking Mac rehearse for their upcoming tour!!!"

"I am standing 6 feet away from Stevie Nicks and 10 feet from Mick Fleetwood while they perform Rhiannon."

cswaudio "Last day on the sony stage with Fleetwood Mac. Such a wonderful time getting to know such great people and watchin' them rock out!"

kevinolearytv: "Fleetwood Mac is rehearsing beside us in stage 15, I just walked over to check them out. I'm a fan"

garykordan: "Right this second I am 1 of 80 people watching a private dress rehearsal by Fleetwood Mac on a massive soundstage. Unreal goosebumps."

Fleetwood Mac haven't been together as a band playing since they ended their Unleashed Tour in New Zealand in December, 2009 so this is a pretty big deal!.  There's been speculation that Fleetwood Mac would tour in 2011 but personally I can't see that happening given the fact that Stevie is working on her new album and plans to release that early next year and tour behind it.  If it does happen, I can't see it happening until late in the year...

Good Luck Fleetwood Mac, have a great show!  Nice to see you all playing nice together... 

Photo by: Kevin O'Leary


 Top 100 Albums Chart - UK
Week of 23rd October 2010
Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" moves up the top 100 chart to #70 from #93 last week.

Top 100 Albums Chart - Ireland
Week of 14th October 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" moves up one spot this week to #31 after re-entering the Top 100 Chart last week at #32.

Top 50 Catalogue & Top 50 Albums Chart - Australia
Week of 18th October 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" is still on hold at number #2 on the catalogue chart posting it's 31st non-consecutive week on the chart. The dics moves up seven places on the Top 50 Albums Chart to #40 and has been certified now at 6x Platinum = 420,000 units shipped.

Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions The Very Best of Stevie Nicks" is in a hold position this week at number #39 on the Top 50 Catalogue Chart.  This is discs 19th non-consecutive week on the chart.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto gives a cooking lesson to Lauren Thompson, host of Golf Now: Kaanapali, on Wednesday morning at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa's Teppan-Yaki Dan restaurant. The popular chef from the Japanese competitive cooking show "Iron Chef," and spinoff "Iron Chef America," created a signature dish of dumpling soup for the restaurant's menu called "Par Four." The dumplings, made of shrimp and lobster or chicken and pork, were coated in browned rice before being cooked in hot oil and then placed into the soup. Thompson's destination show is scheduled to be televised the week of Nov. 29 on the Golf Channel. She also interviewed musician Mick Fleetwood and U.S. Winter Olympics gold medalist Julia Mancuso this week on Maui.

Maui News

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

BMI London Awards - Christine McVie Wins Award

The BMI London Awards took place October 5th at the Dorchester Hotel (Park Lane). Don Black, OBE (PRS) was named the BMI Icon.

The invitation-only gala recognized the UK and European songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most-played BMI songs on American radio and television.

Christine McVie was recognized for reaching a new milestone (radio spins) with the Fleetwood Mac track "Don't Stop" from Rumours.  Full list of winners.

6 Million
Christine McVie


The Ka'anapali Golf Resort in Lahaina on Maui hosted Mick Fleetwood yesterday as he shot a piece for a Golf Channel TV show. I have no information on what show this was shot for or when it will air, but their are some fantastic shots of Mick on the course on the Kaanapali Golf Resort Facebook page.

Mick Fleetwood's Island Rumours Band as part of the filming also played Front Street in Lahaina.  Full set of shots can also be found on the Ka'anapali Golf Resort Facebook Page

Sunday, October 10, 2010


 Top 100 Albums Chart - UK
Week ending 16th October 2010
Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" back in the top 100 at #93 from #111 last week. 203 total non-consecutive weeks on the chart.

Estimates put the total sales this year of the 2009 release up to the end of September in the UK alone at 143,500 with total sales since being released last October at 431,800 units.

Top 100 Albums Chart - Ireland
Week ending 7th October 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" re-enters the chart at #32.

Top 50 Catalogue & Top 50 Albums Chart - Australia
Week ending 11th October 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" holds at number #2 on the catalogue chart posting it's 30th non-consecutive week on the chart. The dics re-enters the Top 50 Albums Chart at #47 in it's 16th non-consecutive week on the chart.

Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions The Very Best of Stevie Nicks" drops to number #39 from #25 last week on the Top 50 Catalogue Chart posting it's 18th non-consecutive week.


October 10th in 1979, 31 years ago - the city of Los Angeles declared this Fleetwood Mac Day as the group received its star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.