Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Fleetwood Mac Album Producer Sues HarperCollins For Breach of Contract

"Starting Rumours" Has Hit A Snag!

Ken Caillat is best known in the music business as the man who produced Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album Rumours, one of the best-selling rock records of all time.

That credential in turn garnered him a $555,000 advance from HarperCollins' It Books imprint to write Starting Rumours, an oral history of the making of that record, which the publisher won at auction from Caillat's agent Peter McGuigan of Foundry Media. But last month, Caillat filed suit against the publisher in Ventura County Superior Court alleging that he was rightfully owed his entire advance, and that HarperCollins had breached their contract by not paying him for a manuscript they rejected, and did not sufficiently explain why they rejected it.

Full Article

Complaint (via Courthouse News) - PDF File

Monday, March 07, 2011

STEVIE NICKS "In Your Dreams" Album Cover...

Photo by: Kristin Burns @Kristinburns
Source: Rockalittle.com

It's like an enchanted forest... Nice shot!

(Video) Stevie Nicks on GLEE and 'Landslide'

In this interview, Stevie Nicks talks about writing 'Landslide' and gives the song's backstory, plus what's great about GLEE, her favorite covers, and more!

Cory Monteith talks about working with Gwyneth Paltrow again, what it was like having Stevie Nicks on set and about the passion in her music!

Matthew Morrison talks about what it's like having Gwyneth Paltrow back on the show, working with Stevie Nicks

Gwyneth Paltrow talks about what it's like to be back on GLEE and what she's doing in 'Sexy', working with Stevie Nicks, the future of her singing career and what she loves about GLEE!
Stevie Nicks on Glee Set - The EXTENDED Version

STEVIE NICKS INTERVIEW - KBCO: Podcast / Download - 20 minutes

KBCO - Podcast
Mentions a new song title "You May Be The One"
Click The Image to be taken to KBCO

Sunday, March 06, 2011


Top 100 Albums Chart - Week ending 3rd March, 2011
  • On Ireland's Top 100 Albums Chart Fleetwood Mac's 1988 "Greatest Hits" compilation enters the chart at # 94 notching up its 74th non-consecutive week on the Top 100.
           itunes Ireland Top 10 Rock Albums Chart
  • In Ireland on The Top 10 Rock Albums Chart on itunes as of today (March 6th) - Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" is still in the top 10 at # 10 down from # 7 last week.
Top 50 Back Catalogue Chart - Week Ending 5th March, 2011
  • "Rumours" moves down the chart to # 7 from # 5 last week on the Top 50 back catalogue chart.
          itunes: Netherlands Top 10 Rock Albums Chart
  • "Rumours" is sitting at # 10 on the Top 10 itunes Rock Albums Chart in the Netherlands as of today (March 6th).
Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart - Week of 7th, March, 2011
  • Fleetwood Mac drops to # 2 on the Top 50 Catalogue Chart with "The Very Best Of" after spending 10 weeks at # 1.  Total weeks on this chart - 48.  
  • Rumours enters the Top 50 Catalogue Chart this week at # 38.
         itunes: Australia Top 10 Rock Albums Chart
  • In Australia on The Top 10 Rock Albums on itunes as of today (March 6th) - "Rumours" is at # 2 where it moved up from # 8 last week.  "The Very Best Of" is # 10 down from # 6.
Top 40 DVD Chart - Australia - Week of 7th, March, 2011
  • On the Top 40 Music DVD Chart, Fleetwood Mac's 8x Platinum "The Dance" down 3 positions to # 16 this week from # 13 last week. Total non-consecutive weeks for "The Dance" on this chart 226.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Stevie all over "Secret Love" Video...

I think the shot of the young lady on the white horse was about enough to send a few over the edge... After seeing the first shots/stills taken from the "Secret Love" video...Speculators were betting that Stevie wouldn't be in the video...much!  I guess what Dave had to say clears that up!

The Week Ahead... For Stevie Nicks...

March 7th:
Stevie will be on KBCO's morning program this Monday.  The show, based out of Colorado runs from 5:30am - 10:30am... I suspect it's an interview... Not sure if it's a pre-recorded interview, one she gave during that day in late February when she was speaking with a bunch of radio stations, or if she's calling in...

March 8th:
GLEE: The Music Volume 5 album is released on Tuesday.  A cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" is included on the album sung by Gwyneth Paltrow.  The Fox show will broadcast March 8th.

Stevie Nicks and Alice Cooper To Guest On Paul Shaffer’s Rock Hall Spectacular

March 7th - 10th
Envision Radio Networks announced in a press release that Paul Shaffer's Rock Hall Spectacular would air.  No dates were given at the time.  The program is saluting Rock Hall inductees past and present and will feature interviews with Rock Hall inductee including Stevie Nicks and Alice Cooper. Today, I'm being told that this special that Stevie is to appear on will be available to stream online sometime by next Thursday, March 10th at this site: 1059TheRock. March 9th seems to be when it's airing.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011


Stevie's single "Secret Love" makes its first appearance on the Triple A Radio Airplay Chart with a total of 12 stations picking up the track so far. On the AC Radio Airplay Chart the song moves up to to # 27 from # 33 last week and a gain of 3 stations for a total of 8 stations reporting.

This week, up to February 28th Steve Nicks ties for #1 Most Added along with; for the second week in a row; Paul Simon.


Crowe's Elton John doc to open Tribeca Film fest
to bow with 'Union'

The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival will open with the world preem of Cameron Crowe doc "The Union," about Elton John's collaboration on the album of the same name with Leon Russell and producer T-Bone Burnett.
Screening, held outdoors and free of charge, will be followed by a live perf by John.

Film chronicles the working process of John and his collaborators on the 2010 album "The Union." Album includes appearances by lyricist Bernie Taupin, musicians Neil Young and Brian Wilson. Stevie Nicks and Don Was also are among those who appear in the doc.

"The Union" will screen April 20, the kick-off date for the Tribeca fest, which runs through May 1. Full slate will be announced over the next two weeks.

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Nicks

By: by teamk&k
Vancouver Courier

Kudos & Kvetches Daily: 
because you shouldn’t have to wait twice a week to be offended.

Last week it was announced two heavyweights of classic rock and urban mythology will join forces for one night of sweet music. On April 22, Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks perform at Rogers Arena—a one-two punch the likes of which hasn’t been felt since Fantasy Island followed Love Boat on Saturday nights. Besides maximum tune-age and a chance for middle-aged fans to get their feathered-hair groove on, what makes this concert particularly notable are the infamous tales of backstage debauchery and bizarre rumours both artists bring with them.

Full Article HERE... Kinda funny.  BUT.. Lot's of untruths. Obviously not to be taken seriously..

One line that made me laugh:

"Nicks once passed out under a pile of her own shawls and wasn’t found for three days".

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Interview: Dave Stewart talks Stevie Nicks' new album 'In Your Dreams'

Stevie Nicks will release, “In Your Dreams,” her first solo album in 10 years on May 3. Nicks recorded “In Your Dreams” in her Los Angeles home with co-producers Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard.

Stewart, best known as half of Eurythmics, says recording with Nicks was an absolute joy. “We co-wrote eight or nine songs together,” he tells Hitfix, seven of which ultimately ended up on the album. “After the second or third song, she said I’ve never sat together and written with someone in my life. It’s an amazing album.”

Nicks, who inspired a generation of singers, is the last artist who will be chasing trends, Stewart says. “It’s not like trying to answer or compete with any pop market.”

Stewart says he learned much about Nicks and her craft. “I learned how incredibly focused she is and how unbelievably committed she is to her art form and includes the words, research, her obsession with poets like Edgar Allan Poe and all the details.”

Nicks is prepping for a North American tour with co-headliner Rod Stewart. The Heart & Soul Tour kicks off March 20 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Secret Love on the Adult Rock Radio Charts + Updated Sales Figures For Stevie Nicks Catalogue

"Secret Love" will enter the Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 30 Chart this week at #29.


Hi Gary,

The legendary Stevie Nicks is releasing a new album soon. Could you please provide up-to-date sales totals for her albums?


John Irving
Austin, Texas
Hi John,

Nicks releases "In Your Dreams" May 3. The Nicks-written, Dave Stewart-produced first single "Secret Love" is bubbling under the Adult Contemporary chart.

In what should be a tour bursting with beloved hits, Nicks and Rod Stewart's "Heart & Soul" trek runs March 20 through April 23 (although the pair's April 15 show in Phoenix is the closest they'll come to Austin ...)

Here is a look at Nicks' album sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan:

46,000, "The Soundstage Sessions" (2009)
348,000, "Crystal Visions... The Very Best of Stevie Nicks" (2007)
663,000, "Trouble in Shangri-La" (2001)
172,000, "The Enchanted Works of Stevie Nicks" (1998)
231,000, "Street Angel" (1994)
1,543,000, "Timespace: Best of Stevie Nicks" (1991)

Sales for albums released prior to the advent of SoundScan in 1991:
79,000, "The Other Side of the Mirror" (1989)
99,000, "Rock a Little" (1986)
200,000, "The Wild Heart" (1983)
855,000, "Bella Donna" (1981)

According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), here are the certifications for Nicks' four pre-SoundScan era studio albums:

Platinum, "The Other Side of the Mirror"
Platinum, "Rock a Little"
2x Multi-Platinum, "The Wild Heart"
4x Multi-Platinum, "Bella Donna"

Nicks has collaborated on several songs with songwriter Rick Nowels, whose deep resume includes hits for Madonna, Belinda Carlisle and Colbie Caillat.

Nowels wrote three of my favorite Nicks songs: "I Can't Wait" (1986), "Two Kinds of Love," featuring Bruce Hornsby and Kenny G (1989), and "Maybe Love Will Change Your Mind" (1994).

In an e-mail last year, Nowels called "Two Kinds of Love" (which inexplicably failed to reach the Adult Contemporary chart upon its release as the second single from "The Other Side of the Mirror") "one of my faves too!"

"Madonna, Belinda, Stevie ... all goddesses of pop."