Sunday, October 31, 2010


Top 100 Albums Chart - UK
Week of 6th November, 2010
Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" moves down two spots on the Top 100 chart to #69 this week.

Top 40 Catalogue Chart - UK
Week of 30th October, 2010
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" moves up to #24 on the Cataloge Top 40.

Top 100 Albums Chart - Ireland
Week of 28th October, 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" moves down this week 5 spots to #39 from #34 last week.

Top 50 Catalogue & Top 50 Albums Chart - Australia
Week of 1st November, 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" slides to number #7 on the catalogue chart posting it's 33rd non-consecutive week on the chart. The disc moves down to #42 on the Physical Top 50 Albums Chart posting it's 117 non-consecutive week on that chart.  The set was recently certified 6x Platinum in Australia = 420,000 units shipped in Australia.

Top 200 Cataloge Chart - US
Week ending 24th October, 2010, issue date 6th November, 2010
Fleetwood Mac's 1988 "Greatest Hits" collection is at #102 posting sales for the week ending October 24th in the US of 1,312 units.  Fleetwood Mac's 2002 "The Very Best Of" 2 disc collection is at #185 posting sales for the same week in the US of 989 units.  To-date, (since 1991 when Soundscan began tracking actual sales) "Greatest Hits has sold 4,390,980 (4,057 units in the last 4 weeks alone and a total of 34,500 units since the beginning of June, 2010).  "The Very Best Of" to-date has sold 1,369,404 units (4,175 in the last 4 weeks).

Saturday, October 30, 2010


October 29, 2010 - Lindsey Buckingham along with Randy Newman, Garry Shandling, Ryan Adams, Aziz Ansari and Maria Bamford celebrated the release of the Anthology "I Found This Funny" at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, CA Friday night - an evening hosted by Judd Apatow and Dave Eggers.

All proceeds from event ticket sales will benefit 826LA which is a non-profit 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.

Photos by FrozenLove (so glad she made it to the event!)

Songs performed: Shut Us Down, Trouble, Never Going Back Again and Big Love

Review of Lindsey's appearance with more pics can be found on The Ledge

Friday, October 29, 2010

Lindsey Buckingham To Land Les Paul TEC Award

Walnut Creek, CA (October 29, 2010)--Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Lindsey Buckingham will be presented with the Les Paul Award at the 26th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in January.

The event will be held Friday, January 14, in the Pacific Ballroom of the Anaheim Hilton during the 2011 NAMM Show. Presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product design.

The Les Paul Award, named in honor of the reknown musician and inventor who passed away last year, is presented annually to an artist or studio professional whose passion, originality and skill in music and recording has made a lasting impact on the world. Past recipients have included Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Al Kooper, Robbie Robertson and other musical giants since the award was instituted in 1991. According to TEC Foundation president Hillel Resner, “The prodigiously talented member of Fleetwood Mac and exceptional solo artist Lindsey Buckingham is a natural choice for the Les Paul Award honor.”

Lindsey Buckingham's career began to take off when he and Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac’s core lineup of drummer Mick Fleetwood, bassist John McVie and keyboardist/singer Christine McVie in early 1974. The former blues band, with the addition of "Buckingham Nicks," immediately morphed into a pop hit-making wonder. The group’s eponymous album, produced by Keith Olsen, contained smash singles including Buckingham’s “Monday Morning,” “World Turning” and “I’m So Afraid.”

However, it would be their next album, 1977’s Rumours, that would launch the group into the pop stratosphere, propelled by Lindsey’s tunes, “Go Your Own Way” and “Second Hand News.” This time, the band produced—along with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut—with Buckingham taking an increasingly active role in the studio, spending hundreds of hours crafting the songs and arrangements. Rumours remains one of the best selling albums of all time.

Over the next several years, Buckingham was the principal producer on all of Fleetwood Mac’s projects, including the experimental double-album, Tusk, Mirage and Tango in the Night. In the early ’80s, Buckingham launched his solo career with Law and Order, which spawned the Top Ten hit “Trouble.” Other solo hits included “Go Insane” and “Holiday Road.”

Buckingham’s career has continued to flourish—his critically acclaimed Under the Skin came out in 2006 and was followed by the exceptional DVD, Live at the Bass Performance Hall. His latest release, Gift of Screws, came out on September 16, 2008, which will be followed by his new solo project, scheduled for release in early 2011.

The TEC Awards will be held on Friday night of the NAMM Show and is expected to attract more than 1,000 audio and music professionals from around the world. Proceeds of the ceremony provide scholarships for students of the audio arts and sciences, and support outreach programs promoting hearing health in the sound production industry.

TEC Foundation


Fleetwood Mac Founder Guitarist
Peter Green Turns 64 Today
 Happy Birthday Peter!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


On this day.... In 2003 Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks presented Tom Petty with the RMA Legend Award at the 2003 Radio Music Awards ceremony.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lindsey Buckingham On Mark and Brian This Morning (Download The Interview)

Buckingham didn't actually confirm he's got a new album coming out this morning on Mark and Brian - but did say he "did not plan on recording another solo album" as he already carved out 3 years to put out his last two in 2006 and 2008. He also said he thinks the momentum was lost with Fleetwood Mac putting an album together after the Unleashed Tour - but they will probably get in the studio as Fleetwood Mac and record after everyone gets finished up with the next 10 months.

He also said....

  • Still would like to bring in another producer to help produce and to oversee the recording process if Fleetwood Mac record another album.
  • Talks about Christine McVie.... Says he speaks to her maybe once a year... Enjoys the current lineup of Fleetwood Mac because it allows him more freedom. 
  • Has the Masters for Buckingham Nicks sitting in a room and it's more political inertia between Stevie and himself...says they are waiting to do something where an event can be created around the release, maybe tour together with Stevie.
  • Saturday Night Live... Hasn't seen it on TV but HAS heard about it, and saw it on Youtube - thinks it's funny... Bill Hader really has it down. Thinks it's a compliment that he was in the fabric.
Download The Full Edited Interview

Or head on over to the KLOS Mark and Brian website to download the Podcast HERE

Monday, October 25, 2010


After seeing a recent tweet today regarding Lindsey Buckingham working on a new album, I decided to follow up and contact RACK ATTACK RENTALS to find out if there was any truth to what they said... Turns out... that information is FACT!  How cool is that!

"LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM prepares new solo album for release utilizing Apogee Converters from Rack Attack"

No information on when the planned release will be... or what direction Lindsey is heading in with his music... But it looks like Lindsey hasn't just been taking it easy since Fleetwood Mac got off the road last year... Looking forward to it!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Top 100 Albums Chart - UK
Week of 30th October 2010
Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" moves up the top 100 chart to #67
from #70 last week.

Top 40 Catalogue Chart - UK
Week of 23rd October 2010
Fleetwood Mac holds two positions in the Top 40, both are "Rumours" albums, one is the Rhino reissue and one the Warner Bros. version.  The Rhino reissue sits at #28 and the WB version at #39.

Top 100 Albums Chart - Ireland
Week of 21st October 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" moves down this week to #34 from #31 last week.

Top 50 Catalogue & Top 50 Albums Chart - Australia
Week of 25th October 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" slides to number #4 on the catalogue chart posting it's 32nd non-consecutive week on the chart. The dics slips to number #46 on the Top 50 Albums Chart - the set was recently certified 6x Platinum = 420,000 units shipped in Australia.

Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions The Very Best of Stevie Nicks" slips out of the Top 50 this week from number #39 last week.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Lick Library

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Learn five Fleetwood Mac tracks note for note, guitar lessons Michael Casswell

This superb DVD will teach you five tracks from this legendary mainstream rock band. Learn each track note for note! Guitar lessons include;

Don’t Stop
The Chain
Go Your Own Way
Big Love
Never Going Back Again

The 2x DVD set is available in PAL Format
Skill Level: Intermediate To Advanced

Michael Casswell is a highly sought after freelance guitarist and producer. He has played and toured with many well known bands and artists as diverse as Brian May, Cozy Powell and Ronan Keating to name just a few. His playing can be heard on numerous film and TV soundtracks

Friday, October 22, 2010


Lindsey Buckingham along with Judd Apatow will be dropping by the KLOS studios on Tuesday October 26th for an early morning interview.  No information on what hour they will appear on, Mark and Brian do 4 hours in the morning likely from 6am - 10am.

Mark and Brian broadcast on 95.5 KLOS in Los Angeles.  Both Lindsey and Judd will no doubt be plugging the 826LA benefit they are both appearing at on October 29th.

The Podcast of the Mark and Brian Morning Show should be available later in the day Tuesday if you are outside the US and can't listen live to the show via the KLOS website.

A Few Important Links:   

Looking forward to hearing the interview!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

BILLY THORPE KEEP ROCKIN' Includes Mick Fleetwood Interview

'Keep Rockin' celebrates the legend and the life of Billy Thorpe in comprehensive style, with dozens of interviews - from people as diverse as Mick Fleetwood, Jimmy Barnes and Olivia Newton-John - as well as hundreds of photos, memorabilia, personal recollections from Lynn Thorpe, Billy's widow, and never-before-published material by Billy himself.

From Thorpie's early days as a child star in Brisbane to his meteoric rise with the Aztecs, his hard-rockin', hard-livin' Sunbury days and his phenomenal return to Australia in the nineties, Keep Rockin' is the definitive tribute to Billy Thorpe, as told by those who knew him best.

Billy Thorpe died suddenly on February 28 at the age of 60. One of Australia’s true rock legends, Thorpe was a teen star in the 60s before reinventing himself in the 70s with The Aztecs as one of Australia’s greatest live rock acts.

From 1990, Thorpe collaborated with Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) and Bekka Bramlett in Fleetwood's side project, a band called The Zoo, which resulted in the "Shakin' the Cage" album and "Shakin' the Cage" single in March 1991. Thorpe had written all ten of the tracks, including two co-written with Bramlett. The Zoo went on tour in Australia in 1991.

Penguin Books

Fleetwood Mac playing at TPG conference in Arizona

Fleetwood Mac played at the TPG Conference
Scottsdale. AZ October 19,2010
The Phoenician Golf Resort.

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What was the setlist?