Sunday, November 07, 2010


Top 100 Albums Chart - UK
Week of 6th November, 2010
Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" moves down one spot on the Top 100 chart to #70 this week.

Top 40 Catalogue Chart - UK
Week of 6th November, 2010
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" moves down to #30 on the Cataloge Top 40.

Top 100 Albums Chart - Ireland
Week Ending 4th November, 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" moves down this week to #51 from #39 last week.

Top 50 Albums Chart - Australia
Week of 8th November, 2010
  • Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" Re-enters the The Top 50 Albums Chart at #43.  
  • On the Top 50 Catalogue Chart the 2cd set moves up to #4 from last weeks #7.  
  • On the Top 50 Physical Albums Chart, the disc moves up to #33 from #42 last week.
The set was recently certified 6x Platinum in Australia = 420,000 units shipped in Australia.

Fleetwood Mac's 2004 DVD "Destiny Rules" which is the documentary on the making of 2003's "Say You Will" album was recently certified gold in Australia representing 7,500 units shipped.


Mushroom FM Internet Radio
The Music Machine Profile on Stevie Nicks

Nicely put together up to date Profile on Stevie Nicks stretching from her
musical beginnings in the late 60's through to today where her new
album produced by Dave Stewart is in post production.

The profile covers a lot of ground with a lot of music featured plus interview
snippets from through the years.  I particularly love the acoustic version of 
Rhiannon that ends the profile. 

Download the full commercial free 1 hour and 15 minute documentary 
profile on Stevie at The Music Machine with Brian Hartgen on Mushroom FM

Friday, November 05, 2010

Dave Stewart and Stevie Nicks: Audio Shout Out....... From The Last Day In The Studio

Dave and Stevie... give us an audio update...
Very cool of them to do this!
Hit the image to be taken to the site for the audio:
So cool!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


His website  posted today that he is in fact in the process... No exact release date announced... No title announced.

"Lindsey has been working on a new solo album, which is currently scheduled for an early 2011 release. The album is currently untitled. Check back soon for details!"

Source: Lindsey Buckingham

2011 will be a big year!  This along with Stevie's album... It doesn't get much better then this!

Monday, November 01, 2010


It was announced today (November 1st) that Dave Stewart was meeting up with Chris Lord-Alge for the first day of mixing Stevie's new album. Chris has a long history with Stevie stretching back to 1991's "Timespace". She seems to prefer him over other mixers... which was well documented in the "Destiny Rules" documentary during the recording of Fleetwood Mac's 2003 "Say You Will" album. Chris mixed Stevie's last album "Trouble in Shangri-La in 2001 and did some work on "Say You Will".

It appears things are moving along quite nicely on this album... Won't be long now!

"Chris Lord-Alge has an uncanny knack for making rock tracks both hard-hitting and hit-parade-friendly. The triple Grammy-winning mixer has become a genuine legend of the studio industry, to the extent that needs eight pages to list his 750-plus credits. The first are from his early days as an assistant engineer at H&L Studios in New Jersey. This was followed by a stint as staff engineer at Unique Recording in New York. Lord-Alge moved to Los Angeles in 1988, and in subsequent years he added names such as Prince, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks, Joe Cocker and Peter Frampton to his résumé.

In Lord-Alge's early days his activities also included engineering, keyboards, programming and producing. But since the late 1990s he's focused exclusively on mixing. The list of those who have benefited from the Chris Lord-Alge mix treatment is inordinately long, but to name just a few: U2, Snow Patrol, Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews Band, Savage Garden, Green Day, Placebo, Alanis Morissette, Bon Jovi, Faith Hill, Melissa Etheridge, the Futureheads, Fleetwood Mac, Pink, Foo Fighters, Black Eyed Peas, Courtney Love, Heather Nova and Santana."


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!!