Thursday, December 23, 2010


Make a New Year’s date with Mick Fleetwood
By JON WOODHOUSE For The Maui News

With 2010 rapidly coming to a close, we have two opportunities to celebrate the holidays with the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. The legendary Fleetwood Mac co-founder will perform with his band on Dec. 30 at a Maui Celebrity Series concert at Maui Theatre in Lahaina, and ring in the New Year at a special party at Mala Wailea to benefit the MACC and the Maui Food Bank.

Fronted by guitarist/singer Rick Vito, the Grammy-nominated Blues Band includes bassist Lenny Castellanos and keyboardist Mark Johnstone. They will be augmented by Island Rumours' singers Eric Gilliom and Gretchen Rhodes.

The Maui Theatre show in Lahaina also features Tom Arnold, William Shatner, Shawn Hatosy, Nermin Zajic and Brian Evans; while the Mala Wailea includes rockers Alice Cooper and Pat Simmons, plus Canadian blues musician Colin James.

"We're happy to play and are all excited," says Mick. "It's become almost traditional (to play Mala Wailea). It's the core band with Gretchen Rhodes and Eric Gilliom, so at the end of the evening we'll become partially the Island Rumours."

As to rumors that Carlos Santana might jam with them, Mick adds, "he played a couple of years ago, but we've communicated and he is not able to come."

Paying homage to the blues rock roots of Fleetwood Mac, the Maui-based band is heralded for powering through classics like "Oh Well," "Black Magic Woman," "Shake Your Money Maker" and "Rattlesnake Shake."

A review in New Zealand's The Press raved: "What made Fleetwood's Blues Band an unheralded sensation was Mac alumni Rick Vito, surely one of America's finest guitarists, whose shimmering slide guitar and bluesy vocals made the quartet's set an event in itself."

Their debut recording, "Blue Again," received a 2010 Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album. This marks the only time Mick has been nominated for a Grammy outside of Fleetwood Mac.

Fleetwood has made a number of appearances at Maui events this year including recently jamming with John Mayall and drumming with Dr. Nat at the "Get a Job" premiere at the MACC.

A couple of weeks ago, he joined the super jam band Camp Freddy (featuring members of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Velvet Revolver and The Cult) at a show in L.A., backing guitarist Johnny Lang and Areosmith's Steven Tyler pumping out "Rattlesnake Shake."

"Steven Tyler, Johnny Lang and John McVie and I are doing a track on a new tribute album for ZZ Top," Mick explains. "We all got together and we had a ball. Steven is a really good drummer. He came on and played 'Wipeout' and kicked the hell out of it."

Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks has a new album in the works, which features some tracks with the legendary drummer and a re-teaming with Lindsey Buckingham.

"I played on a chunk of it, and from all accounts I didn't get fired," he humorously notes. "From what I've heard, I believe it's in the best top two things that Stevie has done. She's singing great and she's really excited."

By the way, Fleetwood Mac will not tour next year, but they are "contemplating the beginnings of another Fleetwood Mac album."

As previously reported, Mick is finalizing plans for a new Fleetwood's restaurant on Front Street at the former Planet Hollywood site.

"It's part of my life's plan here," he reports. "We're in lawyer-and-accounting-land now. By the middle of next summer we'll have a Fleetwood's on Front Street. I think it's going to be great. It's a restaurant, but people will be fed a certain proportion of music that I'll be involved in."

Cementing his commitment to contributing to our island, Mick just joined the board of directors of the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation. The MMMCF is a private, nonprofit organization that raises funds to support Maui Memorial Hospital.

"I'm thrilled," says Mick. "I felt people didn't know about the progress and some of the programs at the hospital. I'm a cheerleader when I know things need to be said. I'm going to take it seriously and help bring awareness to plans to more serve our community."

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band with Eric Gilliom and Gretchen Rhodes headlines the Maui Celebrity Series concert at Maui Theatre in Lahaina at 8 p.m. Dec. 30. The event also includes Tom Arnold, William Shatner, Hal Sparks, Shawn Hatosy and Brian Evans. General admission tickets are $85, premium tickets are $150, and $225 for VIP. Call 856-7973 for more information.

The Mala Wailea New Year's Eve benefit party for the MACC and the Maui Food Bank will feature the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band with Eric Gilliom and Gretchen Rhodes. Other special guests performing include Alice Cooper, Pat Simmons and Colin James. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $500. Call 875-9394.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


If you're in Lahaina on Maui...You may want to drop into Celebrites Galleries - Shops at Wailea as Mick Fleetwood will be in to show some of his artwork/photography from 6-9pm today December 22nd.

Another vote of confidence if you will... for Stevie's new album

This bit of info on Stevie's new album is just one more indication of big things to come in 2011 for Ms Nicks! 

[Danny Zelisko is the Chairman of Live Nation Southwest]  He took to his Facebook page last night and stated...:  "listening to the new Stevie Nicks album at brother Chris' house in PV. Easily her best ever, and it doesn't hurt that she is sitting right here..."

And a followup

"all 14 songs were wonderful, rocking, perfect and poignant, not overproduced but no detail left undone...I can't wait to hear it again and again, which wont be for awhile. I think this bodes well for 2011, where music will regain the focus over all of the business surrounding the industry. This is what i call a career masterpiece."

Info source:
The Ledge, Everything That is Fleetwood Mac

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Top 100 Albums Chart - UK
Week of 25th December, 2010
  • Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" re-enters the Top 100 at # 92 from # 107 last week.
Top 100 Albums Chart - Ireland
Week Ending 16th December, 2010

  • Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" drops down to # 69 from # 64 last week.
Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart - Australia
Week of 20th December, 2010
  • Fleetwood Mac is #1 on the Top 50 Catalogue Chart with "The Very Best Of" for the 3rd consecutive week holding down the top position going into Christmas.  
  • Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions The Very Best of Stevie Nicks" still on the catalogue chart at # 48 down two positions from last week.  Total weeks on this chart are: 24. 

Top 50 DVD Chart - Australia
Week of 20th December, 2010
  • On the Top 50 Music DVD Chart, Fleetwood Mac's 8x Platinum "The Dance" moves up two positions to # 24 after re-entering the chart last week at # 26.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lindsey Buckingham Gets a Makeover

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Changes are underway over at the official website for Lindsey Buckingham The new look to the website appears to be a complete redesign but still in the early stages of being built as nothing from the previous website has been brought forward yet,  including all the articles & discography info etc. Looks good!

Could this be the new Lindsey Buckingham font style for the new album?

Mick Fleetwood joins Maui Memorial Medical Foundation Board

By Wendy Osher

Mick Fleetwood, legendary drummer and co-founding member of Fleetwood Mac, joins the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation (MMMCF) Board of Directors.

Fleetwood, who lives on Maui, said he was honored to serve among such a great group of civic leaders. “MMMC has made great changes and additions recently, and plans more to serve our community. I am committed to help bring awareness and support here, and in my own small way, contribute to bring health-care to the next level on Maui,” said Fleetwood.

MMMCF Board President, Saedene Ota said she was thrilled with the addition. “His creativity and enthusiasm for giving back to our Maui community will be a great asset, for not only the board, but for healthcare on Maui as well,” said Ota.

The muti-Grammy Award winning artist and inductee of to the Rock n’ roll Hall of Fame is no stranger to the island music scene here on Maui. His Mick Fleetwood Island Rumours Band was developed in collaboration with island musicians, creating a unique blend of rock and Hawaiian music. Fleetwood is also expected to open a new restaurant, bar and night club in Lahaina, Maui on Front Street, in the Summer of 2011.

Fleetwood is among a class of six new members of the MMMCF board. The list includes:

  • Rian P. DuBach, Vice President, American Savings Bank;
  • Patrick L. Ing, CPA, President & Owner, Patrick L. Ing CPA Inc.;
  • Galen Nakamura, Senior Vice President and Manager of Commercial Banking on Maui, Bank of Hawaii;
  • Kimberly A.B. Sloper, Esq. Deputy Corporation Counsel, Department of the Corporation Counsel - County of Maui and
  • Trevor N. Tokishi, CPA, Executive Vice President, Valley Isle Community Federal Credit Union.

“We are extremely proud and pleased to welcome all of our new board members to the hospital.” Ota added.

The Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation is a private, non-profit organization that raises funds to support the Maui Memorial Medical Center in Kahului. The facility is the only full-service, acute care hospital on the island.

The foundation works each year to raise funds for patient programs, equipment, medical education, capital building and special projects.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stevie Nicks: New Music Playback

@jblogg Jeremy Welt SVP of New Media at Warner Bros Records had the opportunity to hear a playback yesterday of new music from Stevie Nicks... Was it the whole album?  I wonder what his thoughts are on what he heard?

Things are moving forward!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Few more shots of Lindsey Buckingham and his wife in NYC at the US Open (Sept, 2010)

These I haven't seen...

Lindsey and his wife Kristen attended the Rafael Nadal second round victory at the 2010 US Open at Flushing Meadows, NYC (September 4, 2010).

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Prince Interview with Cubby & Cindy - Talks about working with Stevie Nicks on "Stand Back"

Clear Channel's "The Beat of New York" WKTU landed a big time Monday morning interview with none other than... Prince! Cubby and Cindy of The KTU Morning Show had rock's royality in studio to talk about a new tour and album and if in fact he was a part of the recording of Stevie's Nicks 80s classic "Stand Back."

He confirms he played on it... explains it a little differently then Stevie does... Interesting.  Skip ahead to the 6:25 minute mark.

You can here the interview here.

Prince Interview with Cubby & Cindy

Monday, December 13, 2010


The poll that never ends!... This poll should really be called "Last Woman Standing".  They aren't getting any younger... and a few of them could kick off any day. Clearly this should have ended oh a couple of months ago... GQ. Wake up!

Stevie's standing tall above the rest with 52% of the votes right NOW!  Let's just call it a day already. Maybe they want someone to have a resounding win? In that case, hit this link GQ MAGAZINE and place your vote where you see fit.


According to a recent Facebook posting by Eric Gilliom, he'll be playing New Years at Mala's in Wailea again this year along with Mick Fleetwood, Rick Vito, Alice Cooper and possibly Carlos Santana... as well as a few others...

Makes sense that Carlos would show up.. He'll be playing the night prior with Mick as well at the Maui Theater in Lahaina.


Looks like Fleetwood Mac's Remastered version of "Behind The Music"
is available to view online at the VH1 website
( sorry, for U.S.A. viewers only).