Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Possible Australian Tour With Mick Fleetwood Band and ZZ Top

TimeOffMag (@TimeOffMag)
10-11-15 9:51 PM
Whispers are circulating about ZZ Top, Mick Fleetwood Blues Band and The Dingoes touring Australia around Easter with no Brisbane date...

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Monday, November 15, 2010


Runnin’ Down A Dream
Peter Bogdanovich’s Grammy-Award winning film about Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers is now available on Blu-ray for the first time. The Blu-ray version of Runnin’ Down A Dream can be purchased exclusively at Amazon.com until December 21st. At that time it will be released via all other outlets.

[Really great documentary if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.]

In one segment, Tom describes how it came to be that Stevie recorded "Stop Draggin My Heart Around".  This doc also includes Tom and Stevie in the recording studio putting the vocals on the track & Jimmy Iovine talking about how he knew the song was going to be a winner with Stevie singing a song from a guys perspective... and of course Stevie's in here herself commenting on the song.

Source: TomPetty.com

Heavy Metal
With The Walking Dead, Dead Rising, and Call of Duty: Black Ops, zombies are riding quite the wave of success right now. The inclusion of a zombie sequence in producer Ivan Reitman's 1981 animated Heavy Metal may be why Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has revealed plans to bring the edgy and very R-rated film to Blu-ray Disc on January 25.

Heavy Metal's collection of short stories are linked by a glowing green alien orb that spread destruction in its wake. John Candy, Eugene Levy, Richard Romanus and Harold Ramis all lend their voices to characters that fight the orb's powers behind a great 80s soundtrack powered by Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Devo, Donald Fagen, Don Felder, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth, Stevie Nicks (Blue Lamp), Riggs, and Trust.

Stevie Nicks "BLUE LAMP"

Heavy Metal on Blu-ray will be presented in 1.85:11080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. The 'Imagining Heavy Metal' documentary and deleted scenes are the only known bonus features at this time.

Source: TheHDRoom

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Top 100 Albums Chart - UK
Week of 20th November, 2010
Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" moves down six spots on the Top 100 chart to #76 this week.

Top 100 Albums Chart - Ireland
Week Ending 11th November, 2010
Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" moves down this week to #65 from #51.

Top 50 Albums Chart - Australia
Week of 15th November, 2010
  • On the Top 50 Album Chart, Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" moves up to #32 after re-entering last week at #43.
  • On the Top 50 Catalogue Chart the 2cd set moves up to #2 from last weeks #4.  
  • On the Top 50 Physical Albums Chart, the disc moves up to #27 from #33 last week.
The set was recently certified 6x Platinum in Australia = 420,000 units shipped in Australia.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fleetwood Mac Wall Street Journal Mention - TPG Capital Private Show

Last month, TPG Capital wowed investors at its annual meeting with more than portfolio company data. The firm, which manages some $48 billion in assets across various fund families, brought in superstar band Fleetwood Mac as part of the extracurricular entertainment, according to two of the firm’s backers.

It’s not uncommon for private equity firms to roll out some form of evening or afternoon entertainment to break up what is often a long day of presentations at annual meetings. One of the firm’s founding partners, David Bonderman is an avid rock and roll fan and made headlines back in 2002, when he hired the Rolling Stones and John Mellencamp to play at his 60th birthday party. The firm has also brought in other well known musicians, including former members of The Eagles, at prior annual meetings, according to one of TPG’s backers. A third person familiar with TPG said that the cost of hiring Fleetwood Mac was borne by the firm itself and not its investors.

Full Article: Wall Street Journal Blog
Photos by: Richseow

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


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High Resolution artwork for "The Blackbird Diaries" has been released and includes spectacular photo of Dave Stewart and Stevie Nicks in the studio... You may recall this photo was used in the David Wild piece that appeared in Rollingstone Magazine a couple of months ago reporting on the recording of Stevie's new album that Dave is producing [here].  Great shot, nice to see that it made the inside of the album cover.

The artwork for Dave's Double Gatefold Double Vinyl Album of "The Blackbird Diaries" can be downloaded at Dave Stewarts Martini Moment website.   To check out the album sampler go here. And when you're done with that... check out the video for Dave and Colbie Caillat's "Bullet Proof Vest".  The track appears on the album... They sound great together.


826LA Benefit at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


The Maui Celebrity Series
Mick Fleetwood
featuring Rick Vito 
with special guests Tom Arnold, Cheech Marin, Brian Evans, Nermin Zajic & more!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
8:00 PM HST (7:00 PM Doors)
The Maui Theatre, Lahaina, HI

General Admission

Mick Fleetwood to perform rare concert on Maui
The Maui Celebrity Series to host a massive Lahaina New Years celebration

It is going to be a jam packed night of entertainment on Maui! Mick Fleetwood along with former Fleetwood Mac member Rick Vito perform together. Due to popular demand Tom Arnold will be returning as well as Brian Evans who will be singing some of his favorite tunes for guests & Cheech Marin of "Cheech & Chong" fame will be making a special appearance. Come join the fun!

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 Lindseybuckingham.com  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 Allmusic.com 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."