Monday, March 21, 2011

Update: Lindsey Buckingham Interviewer to be announced this week...

[Update]

Another tweet from ASCAPEXPO today brought the "interviewer" for Lindsey Buckingham at the ASCAP Expo in LA in April a little bit closer to being revealed... Still not a 100% known, but ellellew on Twitter, after taking a look at an indexing site that lists celebs/musicians etc. and ranks them by Twitter Followers, determined that based on the info provided it could be Sara Bareilles... Possibly the giveaway was the mention of her Sara's video "Uncharted" which has many cameos in it and Ryan Tedder who's in the video is also a speaker at ASCAPEXPO... Now we wait!


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[Previously Posted March 18th]
ASCAP Just tweeted that they've locked in an interviewer for Lindsey Buckingham at the upcoming ASCAP EXPO which takes place April 28-30, 2011 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. On April 29th Lindsey Buckingham will be presented with the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award during the 6th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO...

Interesting!  Obviously someone really well known... Gotta be another musician!

STEVIE NICKS LIVE IN ATLANTIC CITY MAY 6th

THE BORGATA EVENT CENTER PRESENTS 
STEVIE NICKS LIVE 
MAY 6, 2011 - 8PM 

Ticket Pricing: 
$125 / $95 / $75 
Tickets On Sale March 26, 2011 

The Borgata

Tickets Available Through: Comcast | The Borgata
(Tickets through The Borgata have a 4 Ticket Limit when buying)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

STEVIE NICKS INTERVIEW on Paul Shaffer Rock Hall Spectacular Show


Back in February, Envision Radio Networks announced in a press release that Paul Shaffer's Rock Hall Spectacular would air and would feature interviews with Stevie Nicks and Alice Cooper.  With no air dates announced at the time of the release and after some digging around I was given the 105.9 The Rock radio site link, a station out of Nashville that is streaming the interview on their site.  The program initially aired last week on the night of this years Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions.  The full 2 hour show is available to stream at this site: 1059TheRock. 


Stevie's interview is in Part Three. It was a call in interview to Paul.  He talks about the Heart and Soul tour with Stevie, what her and Rod might sing and talks about her new album "In Your Dreams" coming out on May 3rd... Stevie thinks the album is more of a 'classic' Stevie Nicks album!  Thinks we will be "knocked off our seats" when we hear "Italian Summer"... and she really thinks David Letterman will LOVE the album... 


Plus... Paul asks her the age old question about Lindsey Lohan buying the rights to the Stevie Nicks story... Stevie in her ever honest way, again isn't very receptive to the idea and thinks Lohan should concentrate on her own life before tackling Stevie's.


FLEETWOOD MAC ON THE CHARTS: "RUMOURS" IS SPRINGING UP ALL OVER!

IRELAND: Top 100 Albums Chart - Week ending 17th March, 2011
  • On Ireland's Top 100 Albums Chart Fleetwood Mac's 1988 "Greatest Hits" compilation moves up to # 30 from # 59 last week notching up its 76th non-consecutive week on the Top 100.           
    UK: Top 100 Singles Chart - Week of 26th March, 2011
    • Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain" enters the Top 100 singles chart at # 81 spurred on completely by the Facebook campaign in the UK set up to get the Formula 1 official theme song to #1 for the opening week of the race.  Although the group of just under 6,000 members spent the week downloading from various digital retailers in the UK - they were just too small a group to make it happen.  But to their credit, there was press coverage in the UK hi-lighting their goal, radio stations in the UK mentioned their cause, Formula 1 drivers on Twitter were even jumping on the bandwagon!... I watched all week as the song bounced around the top itunes download charts which I found really quite impressive and it just proves the power of social media and what you can accomplish if you mobilize groups of people and focus on your goal... So I say well done!
      NETHERLANDS: Top 50 Back Catalogue Chart - Week Ending 19th March, 2011
      • "Rumours" moves down the chart to # 35 from # 16 last week on the Top 50 back catalogue chart.         
        AUSTRALIA: Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart - Week of 21st, March, 2011
        • Fleetwood Mac remains at the # 1 position on Australia's Top 50 Catalogue Chart with "The Very Best Of".  Total weeks on this chart - 52.  
        • Fleetwood Mac's 12x Platinum "Rumours" moves up two positions to # 24 in it's 3rd week back on the Top 50 Catalogue Chart.  Total weeks spent on this chart non-consecutively is 18.
        • "Landslide" by Glee enters the Top 40 Digital Track Chart at # 38.
        • Glee: The Music Volume 5 enters the Top 50 Album Chart, The Top 50 Digital Album Chart and the Top 50 Physical Album Chart at # 1. (contains their version of "Landslide").          
          Top 40 DVD Chart - Australia - Week of 14th, March, 2011
          • On the Top 40 Music DVD Chart, Fleetwood Mac's 8x Platinum "The Dance" drops down to # 35 from # 29 last week. Total non-consecutive weeks for "The Dance" on this chart 228.
          FLEETWOOD MAC'S 1977 ALBUM "RUMOURS" is springing up all over the place on itunes no doubt as a result of the announcement this past week that GLEE will be tackling the album for a full episode next season.  Not to mention the fact that Glee took on Stevie's Landslide which appears on the white "Fleetwood Mac" album released prio to "Rumours".  I think it's great... It re-introduces Fleetwood Mac's mega selling "Rumours" to a whole new generation that may not be aware... 

          For a full breakdown of what's happening on itunes click "Continue Reading" below.

          Saturday, March 19, 2011

          ROD STEWART AND STEVIE NICKS SHOW CANCELLED FOR SUNDAY - FT. LAUDERDALE

          Sunday’s Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks concert at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise has been canceled.
          Stewart has the flu, forcing the cancellation.

          Refunds will be available at point of purchase. For more information, go to Ticketmaster.

          STEVIE ON OPRAH... POSSIBILITY IS THERE!

          An important Twitter development...

          The campaign to get Stevie on Oprah spearheaded by Twitter follower "RealSteveGains" and promoted by the Facebook Page "Get Stevie Nicks on Oprah: The Farewell Season" has taken a step in a positive direction... Check this out from this morning!  Sheri Salata Oprah Show Exec Producer Tweeted a reply to RealSteveGains that his pleas to get Stevie on the Farewell Season of Oprah have not gone unheard! Awesome!



          Friday, March 18, 2011

          Limited Edition Double Vinyl "RUMOURS" by Fleetwood Mac Available for Pre-Sale

          [Update]
          Fleetwood Mac's vinyl release of "Rumours" for Record Store Day on April 16th is now available for pre-order on Amazon.  2 editions... The single vinyl version for $20.05 has an initial pressing of 3,000 units.  The title will remain in print on-going.  The title isn't limited.
          Single Vinyl Album Version - Amazon

          The double vinyl version will be $34.99 and this is a Limited Edition with a total worldwide pressing of only 4,000 units!!... SO GO AND PRE-ORDER NOW!
          Double Vinyl Album Version - Amazon

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          FEBRUARY 28th ANNOUNCEMENT
          PRESS RELEASE: Warner Bros. Records and Affiliated Labels Announce Exclusive Vinyl Releases for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 16th, 2011

          Warner Bros. Records has announced that it will make a series of vinyl albums and singles available on April 16th exclusively in honor of Record Store Day -- a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally. Warner Bros. Records is not only a partner in Record Store Day, but readies more vinyl for release than any other label. This year, we are outdoing ourselves with even more special releases to meet the demands of vinyl enthusiasts nationally and internationally as well. All items are available in very limited quantities and are sure to sell out fast, so don't delay!

          [Rumours included in a long list of vinyl releases]

          Fleetwood Mac: Rumours - Standard and Deluxe Editions (Bernie Grundman Mastering)
          The Diamond Award Winning, Grammy "Album Of The Year" masterpiece from Fleetwood Mac is available as an Audiophile Deluxe Version pressed on 2-Disc 45 RPM, 180 gram vinyl (pressed At Pallas), as well as a standard 33 1/3 single disc.

          About Record Store Day: Record Store Day is managed by the Music Monitor Network and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale on Saturday, April 16, 2011.

          For more about National Record Store Day, please visit www.recordstoreday.com.




          "Spring Music Preview" Includes Stevie Nicks

          In the March 31st edition of RS Magazine with Howard Stern on the cover, Stevie Nicks new album "In Your Dreams" is included in the 4 page Spring Music Preview section hi-lighting the hottest 2011 albums coming out... Dave Stewarts album The Blackbird Diaries is also listed, and says it's coming out in the Summer.


          And on a side note... The Official Stevie Nicks Youtube Channel is being populated 
          with Live Vids... Updated within the last hour or so... It looks a lot better with content!  

          Moving forward people... 

          What's next?  Hopefully the Secret Love video...

          LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM Interviewer during ASCAP To Be Revealed Next Week

          ASCAP Just tweeted that they've locked in an interviewer for Lindsey Buckingham at the upcoming ASCAP EXPO which takes place April 28-30, 2011 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. On April 29th Lindsey Buckingham will be presented with the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award during the 6th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO...

          Interesting!  Obviously someone really well known... Gotta be another musician!

          Thursday, March 17, 2011

          STEVIE NICKS SONG FINDS NEW GENERATION...

          THE "LANDSLIDE" EFFECT

          GLEE's version of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" is all over the place on various itunes charts in multiple countries.  The Stevie Nicks song which originally appeared on the 1975 Fleetwood Mac album titled "Fleetwood Mac" was never a single back in the day in it's original form, but since 1975 it was a hit for Fleetwood Mac as a live cut in 1997/98 from their live album "The Dance" and The Dixie Chicks made it a monster hit in 2002 (which is actually the version that Glee is covering here).  It's the little song that just goes on and on.  In my mind it doesn't matter who sings it... It's a beautiful contemplative song!

          Like I said, Fleetwood Mac's original 1975 version of "Landslide" was never released as a single. The group pulled three top 20 hits from its smash Fleetwood Mac album and then moved on to Rumours, which quickly became one of the best-selling albums of all time. (The group finally released a live version of "Landslide" from The Dance in 1998.) Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" has sold 849K digital copies (and returns to Hot Digital Songs this week at #175). Dixie Chicks' 2002 cover version reached #7 on the Hot 100. It has sold 620K digital copies (and also returns to Hot Digital Songs this week at #114).

          BILLBOARD MAGAZINE
          Glee's version of Landslide will enter the Billboard Magazine Top 100 this week at #23 making it the charts Hot Shot Debut.  The casts version of the song sold 115,000 downloads in it's first week of availability.  It also increased sales for The Dixie Chicks version for the week moving 17,000 copies of their version up 897%.  Fleetwood Mac's original 1975 version moved 11,000 copies up 252% and The Smashing Pumpkins cover moved 1,000 up 151%.  Impressive!

          The itunes charts are LIVE so these numbers are changing all the time, but as of right now, this is where things stand... 

          SONG CHARTS - USA
          #68 itunes Top 100 Songs - Landslide Glee Single
          #57 itunes Top 100 Pop Songs - Landslide Glee Single
          #7 itunes Top 100 Country Songs - Landslide Glee Cast Single Version
          #60 itunes Top 100 Country Songs - Landslide Dixie Chicks version from the Album Home.

          ALBUM CHARTS - USA
          #4 itunes Top 100 Albums Chart - Glee The Music, Vol. 5 - Landslide version included
          #2 itunes Top 100 Pop Albums Chart - Glee The Music, Vol. 5 - Landslide version included

          ALBUM CHARTS - AUSTRALIA
          #1 - itunes Top 100 Pop Albums Chart - Glee The Music, Vol.5 - Landslide version included
          #1 - iunes Top 100 Albums Chart - Glee The Music, Vol.5 - Landslide version included

          ALBUM CHARTS - CANADA
          #1 - itunes Top 100 Pop Albums Chart - Glee The Music, Vol.5 - Landslide version included
          #4 - itunes Top 100 Albums Chart - Glee The Music, Vol.5 - Landslide version included

          ALBUM CHARTS - NEW ZEALAND
          #1 - itunes Top 100 Pop Albums Chart - Glee The Music, Vol.5 - Landslide version included
          #1 - itunes Top 100 Albums Chart - Glee The Music, Vol.5 - Landslide version included

          FLEETWOOD MAC

          ALBUM CHARTS - USA
          #83 itunes Top 100 Pop Albums Chart - Fleetwood Mac "Fleetwood Mac" 1975 album
          #20 itunes Top 100 Rock Albums Chart - Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" 1977 Album

          ALBUM CHARTS - CANADA
          #4 itunes Top 100 Rock Albums Chart - Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" 1977 Album
          #32 itunes Top 100 Albums Chart - Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" 1977 Album

          SONG CHARTS - UK
          #9 itunes Top 100 Rock Songs - The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
          #91 itunes Top 100 Songs - The Chain by Fleetwood Mac

          SONG CHARTS - AUSTRALIA
          #18 itunes Top 100 Rock Songs - Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

          ALBUM CHARTS - AUSTRALIA
          #10 itunes Top 100 Rock Albums Chart - Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" 1977 Album
          #76 itunes Top 100 Albums Chart - Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" 1977 Album
          #61 itunes Top 100 Albums Chart - Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" 2009 Album

          ALBUM CHARTS - SPAIN
          #55 itunes Top 100 Albums Chart - Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" 1977 Album

          Episode Centered Around Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

          'Glee' scoop:
          Entertainment Weekly
          Deadline Hollywood

           GLEE creator Ryan Murphy told reporters last night in Los Angeles that the plan in the near future is to center an episode around Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album Rumours.  Murphy says the show’s creators have long wanted to do an episode devoted to an album as opposed to an artist, and their wish has come true: Glee has been granted the rights to Fleetwood Mac’s legendary album, “Rumors,” so that episode is in the works.

          Full Article

          Wednesday, March 16, 2011

          Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks: First Show Together is Sunday... May Perform Stand Back Together!

          Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks kick off tour in Broward - Performing Arts

          BY HOWARD COHEN
          Miami Herald
          HCOHEN@MIAMIHERALD.COM

          Rod Stewart clearly has a weakness for women: The British rocker, 66, has fathered eight children with five women.

          So when three of his daughters — Kimberly, 31, Ruby, 23, and RenĂ©e, 18 — suggested Stevie Nicks as a touring mate for their father’s latest tour, Stewart listened. The pair will co-headline the “Heart and Soul Tour,” which opens Sunday at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise.

          “I wanted to do a tour with someone and … they all love her, and she’s an icon, and so that’s how it happened,” Stewart said in a joint telephone conversation with Nicks.

          Nicks is in Los Angeles, flush from a visit to the Glee set where the cast sang her Fleetwood Mac classic Landslide. Stewart is in England working with old partner Jeff Beck on new tunes. The two rockers burn through the phone lines like old friends, though before this tour, Nicks says she and Stewart had only met twice before, once “at a fantastic New Years’ Eve party Rod had at his beautiful house” in the 1970s and another time at a rehearsal studio.

          “I can’t remember anything in the ’70s,” Stewart says, laughing.

          Contrary to popular belief, rock stars don’t hang out together.

          “You don’t get to meet your peers. Everyone is always working or in a separate city. We don’t live in an enclave in L.A. where rock stars live, where we hang out and barbecue,” Nicks, 62, jokes.