Friday, December 31, 2010


For Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks it was especially busy.... But Lindsey and John didn't completely disappear from the radar - even former band member Christine McVie popped up a couple of times.  Here are some hi-lights I've put together of 2010...  I think I've got everything... Here's hoping for an even MORE exciting year ahead... Happy New Year Everyone!
Happy New Year Fleetwood Mac!


Jan 11th: Press Release announcing the release of "Blue Again" the companion DVD to the Grammy Nominated "Blue Again" Live CD.

It was announced the Mick Fleetwood would be presenting during the pre-Grammy Award telecast along with Colbie Caillat. Mick who was nominated in the Blues Category would go on to lose in his category.

Jan 11th: Pollstar publish year end tour results and Fleetwood Mac placed #13 on the Top 50 Worldwide Concert Tours for 2009 grossing $84.9 million.

Jan 13th: It was confirmed by Timothy B. Schmidt that after months of much speculation and Rumours... FLEETWOOD MAC and THE EAGLES are not touring together in the summer of 2010. The Eagles subsequently ended up doing some stadium shows with The Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban.

Jan 27th: A not so surprising confirmation by US Magazine confirmed that Stevie Nicks would be performing at the 2010 Grammy's. Just days later it was revealed it would be a duet with Taylor Swift on Rhiannon.
More on this: Link | Link 

Jan 29th: The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band plays a benefit at The House of Blues in Hollywood Jan 28th.


The tour would run through Feb and Mar - some dates alone, others backing up Michael McDonald and Boss Skaggs.

Feb 11th: It was announced on Twitter by Michelle Branch that Stevie was producing the singer singing "Say You Love Me for a Fleetwood Mac tribute album that we've heard very little about since.

Feb 28th: Dave Stewart of Eurythmics announced to the world that he wrote a great song with Stevie Nicks and when asked about a new album, he said that's a possibility. The rest is as they say is history as the album has been recorded and produced and is currently making the rounds to industry insiders for first listens... 

MARCH, 2010

Mar 5th: It was announced by Dave Stewart that he would be posting a snippet of a duet between himself and Stevie on Friday March 5th. Subsequently Dave came through with a clip of "Everybody Loves You".

Mar 7th: Saturday Night Live kept up their skit "What Up With That" through out the 09-10 season that features Bill Hader playing Lindsey Buckingham.

Mar 22nd: Rarely photographed candidly, Stevie Nicks tries to avoid the prying eyes of the camera.
More on this: Link | Link

Mar 28th: AN IDYLLIC village is being shaken by a row between a retired rock star and one of Big Brother’s most notorious contestants. It was reported in the UK Express that Christine McVie joined a Consortium to buy fields next to a river that runs through her village to prevent development.

Mar 29th: Late March saw the release of current photos of Christine McVie who virtually hasn't been seen by the public since roughly 2004.

Mar 31st: Candid photo of Stevie Nicks surfaces.

APRIL, 2010

Apr 2nd: Dates started popping up on various ticketing sites showing that Mick Fleetwood's Blues Band would be opening for ZZ Top in the fall of 2010. They subsequently ended up not touring together as ZZ Top ended up agreeing to a chunK of opening spots on Tom Petty's summer/fall tour.

Apr 16th: The first dates of Stevie's short August, 2010 tour start showing up on ticket sites. Tickets for the 4 shows (Lake Tahoe,NV Santa Barbara, CA Verona,NY Atlantic City, NJ) she would perform in August (5 including one corporate Las Vegas show) would eventually go on sale in May.

April 17th: It's revealed that Jana Anderson won't be singing backup for Stevie on any up-coming shows... She's included for future Mac shows,but not part of Stevie's line-up.

Apr 23rd: Mick reveals in an interview that Stevie is working with Don Was on a contry version of the Rumours album producing country artists.

Apr 24th: The Fray guitarist Dave Welsh mentions a Buddy Holly Tribute Album that includes Stevie Nicks. It would be months later that we find she did in fact record with Peter Asher a Buddy Holly song "Not Fade Away". The album is yet to be released.

Apr 24th: Mick Fleetwood makes a cameo appearance in the Maui shot film "Get A Job".

Apr 29th: Stevie contributes to Time Magazines "The 2010 Time 100" with an article about Taylor Swift and her song writing.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

NEW ON YOUTUBE: Christine McVie Live at The Country Club 1983

Tremendous quality video of this '83 concert...

"While McVie never toured as a solo act, she has performed a few dates to promote her solo work. In this series of clips, McVie was promoting her (at that point) upcoming 1984 self-titled album. The lovely pop-infused disc was released in January of 1984 and was a modest success. The album spawned two Top 40 Billboard hits (the #10 "Got A Hold On Me" -- also a great video -- and the #30 "Love Will Show Us How") and the LP peaked at #24 on Billboards Top 200. This concert was recorded on December 16 1983 at the Country Club in LA. Assisted by guitarist Todd Sharp, (future FM guitarist) Billy Burnett, bassist George Hawkins and drummer Steve Ferrone (all musicians who also played on her album) -- along with special guest Mick Fleetwood -- she performs a lively set of new songs and a few FM classics."

This is part 1 of 6

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Mick Fleetwood Interview

"Mick Fleetwood
HPR’s Dave Lawrence talked to Mick about joining the Maui Memorial Medical Foundation Board and about his all-star appearance 12/30 on Maui in Lahaina.  Listen to the 5 minute interview at

or Download the interview here: HPR

Night of a Thousand Stevie's 21 "The Wild Heart" Announced for May 2011

The Jackie Diaries: NOTS 21 "The Wild Heart" Announced for May 2011:


FRIDAY MAY 6, 2011


Monday, December 27, 2010

George and Dave in conversation....

I think it's safe to say there will be a forthcoming video of "Cheaper Than Free" ft Stevie Nicks 
from Dave Stewart - according to this recent tweet.
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Sunday, December 26, 2010


Top 100 Albums Chart - UK
Week of 1st January, 2011
  • Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" starts off 2011 on the Top 100 UK Album Chart by moving up the Top 100 to # 73 from # 92 last week.
Top 100 Albums Chart - Ireland
Week Ending 23th December, 2010

  • Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" moves up to # 65 from # 69 last week.  Total of 18 non-consecutive weeks on the chart.
Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart - Australia
Week of 27th December, 2010
  • Fleetwood Mac remains at # 1 on the Top 50 Catalogue Chart with "The Very Best Of" for the 4th consecutive week.  
  • Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions The Very Best of Stevie Nicks" remains on the catalogue chart moving up to # 43 from # 48 last week.  Total weeks on this chart - 25. 

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 down one position to # 25 this week. Total non-consecutive weeks on this chart 216.

(Photo) Lindsey Buckingham 1982

Lindsey Buckingham
"At Mick Fleetwood's house after I interviewed the band for RECORD Magazine, summer 1982."
Photo by: David Gans

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?