Friday, October 28, 2011

STEVIE NICKS: Explains Fleetwood Mac Delay until 2013

Stevie Nicks has explained to us why the next round of Fleetwood Mac activity, which had been expected to take place in 2012, has been pushed back to 2013. She says she wants to continue promoting her current solo album, InYour DreamsI, through next summer, and expects to release more singles and videos from it. "I just want people to see and hear it, so I want to keep this record going until next summer."
Stevie says Lindsey Buckingham, in particular, has been supportive.

"Lindsey knows how important this record is to me, because [he] was a part of [it]. And so he said to me, 'This record is your heart. Don't feel as if you have to run back to Fleetwood Mac, because you don't."

She's also got two movie projects -- both based on old songs -- she wants to "at least get started" next year. One is a movie version of the Welsh folk tale that inspired her to write "Rhiannon," the other an animated film based on a pre-Fleetwood Mac song called "The Ladybug and the Goldfish." 

Dave Schulps

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stevie Nicks | Lindsey Buckingham and the Grammy Possibilities

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham
Two amazing artists putting out arguably their best solo material 
Could a Grammy be next?

2011 has been an incredible year for both Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.  Within the span of 5 months both have put out critically and to a certain extent commercially successful albums.  They have both toured North America this spring, summer and fall and continue to tour with upcoming shows booked in the UK and Australia. They have surrounded themselves with incredible musicians backing them up in the studio and on the road which resulted in two stellar albums, cool videos and really amazing interesting live performances in some great historic venues!  It goes without saying that each has had an amazing run as a solo artists over the years, not to mention being members of Fleetwood Mac, so to see this level of artistic achievement from them at this stage in their careers is just mind blowing... And both show no signs of stopping now!  In fact it almost feels like they are just getting started!  They continue to roll on with Lindsey releasing a live DVD/CD package out Oct 31st in the UK & November 1st in North America and Stevie is reportedly prepping her "Making of" In Your Dreams documentary.  It's also been an incredible year for fans on both sides of the fence so any Grammy nominations on top of all this would just be icing on the cake!

I'm really excited for both of them and wish them both the best of luck as the list of artists and their submissions is fairly lengthy with a lot of really great performers this year hoping to grab a nomination.

Here's a list of submissions for Grammy consideration for both Lindsey and Stevie.  Actual nominations are announced at some point in December with awards given out early next year.

Stevie and her team have submitted two songs in 5 categories. "Secret Love" for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Short Form Music Video categories.  They have also submitted "Soldiers Angel" in the Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song categories.  Stevie's album "In Your Dreams" was also placed in the Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year categories.  Lindsey Buckingham and his team have submitted his album "Seeds We Sow" in for consideration in the Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year categories with the lead single "In Our Own Time" being submitted to the Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year categories. GOOD LUCK TO BOTH!! 


- In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks

- In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks

- Soldiers Angel - Stevie Nicks

- Soldiers Angel - Stevie Nicks
(Songwriter award)

- Secret Love - Stevie Nicks
(songwriter award)

- Secret Love - Stevie Nicks

- Secret Love - Stevie Nicks


- Seeds We Sow - Lindsey Buckingham

- In Our Own Time - Lindsey Buckingham

- Seeds We Sow - Lindsey Buckingham

- In Our Own Time - Lindsey Buckingham
(Songwriter award)


Buddy Holly Tribute with Stevie Nicks performing set to air on PBS beginning Dec 3rd

Stevie Nicks Sings 'Not Fade Away,' Patrick Stump Takes On 'Everyday' in Preview of PBS Special.
Set to air beginning December 3, the all-star concert also features performances by Chris Isaac, Lyle Lovett, Paul Anka, Boz Scaggs and Michelle Branch along with video tributes by Keith Richards, Ringo Starr and more.

PBS has released a preview clip of its upcoming Buddy Holly tribute concert, set to air beginning December 3 (check local listings). Listen To Me: The Ultimate Buddy Party features performances by Stevie Nicks, Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, Paul Anka, Boz Scaggs, Raul Malo, Graham Nash, Michelle Branch, Shawn Colvin, Patrick Stump and Cobra Starship’s Gabe Saporta and Victoria Asher along with video tributes by Keith Richards, Ringo Starr, Jackson Browne, Brian Wilson, Eric Idle and more.

More at the Hollywood Reporter

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

WIN a pair of tickets to Lindsey Buckingham - Royal Oak, MI Nov 8th

Win a pair of tickets to see Lindsey Buckingham [of Fleetwood Mac] at the Royal Oak Music Theatre - November 8th!  

Contest ends Nov 2nd  - one entry per person.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham.... Live in Vancouver

Okay... Well I saw the show last night in Vancouver... and I loved it!  It's a really fun show with a really good mix of what the broad public knows Lindsey for plus plenty from his solo career including a lot from the new album.  The new music sounded great live.  

I saw him in this theatre in 2006 on the Under The Skin Tour a little further back then my second row seat last night, so it was really cool just to watch his fingers attack his guitars... The man has great ability no doubt as do the others in the band.  Walfredo on drums was a lot of fun to watch too... The facial expressions! What is it with drummers and their facial expressions? The sound didn't seem as loud compared to the last time I saw his show here.  That could be because of my proximity to the stage and not exactly in front of the speakers. Still sounded great, it just could have been a little louder. 

No changes to the setlist... The theatre was probably 3/4 sold, the crowd was alright, mainly a sit down appreciative crowd with Second Hand News being the catalyst to get a few up front on their feet.  The Fleetwood Mac tracks do it every time.  There was some sort of a mini orchestra pit right in front of the stage, so people in the front row actually couldn't get right up to the stage so when ever Lindsey did come to the edge, he was still it seemed, a couple of rows out of reach.  The band definitely plays off audience enthusiasm and participation.  Big smile on Lindsey's face at the beginning when he first walked on stage - someone from the audience shouted out SEEDS WE SOW!  Then... WELCOME TO CANADA!  More shouts of love and appreciation from the audience followed throughout the show... Some of which he acknowledged.  

A couple of favourite tunes from the show for me were... Stars Are Crazy, Illumination and Turn It On... Hard to single out a few as everything was great to hear live and a real treat to witness.  As Brett says, he's an American treasure! 

During the intros Lindsey mentioned that having a few days off prior to the show had the guys a bit gitty as they were kinda horsing around a bit.  Whether that's a rehearsed thing, I'm not sure.  Lindsey was moving around a lot during this - when intros were over, he turned around to walk back towards the back of the stage and tripped over his own guitar cords and wiped out, in a sort of easy rolling down on his back, feet up in the air kind of way... nothing severe.  He sat there for a second, strummed his guitar, got up and carried on with Treason. 

All in all a great night in the beautiful city of Vancouver and I'm so happy I saw this show! Thanks to Lindsey, Brett, Neale and Walfredo!

Tried taking a few photos, none of which turned out to be anything but a blurry mess... The one above is the clearest.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham - Highlights From SiriusXM interview

Talks About The Seeds We Sow
October 17, 2011
Composer, musician, singer and songwriter Lindsey Buckingham stopped by the Sirius XM studios recently to talk with Ron Bennington about the release of his sixth solo album, The Seeds We Sow, and play a few songs.  Buckingham is best known as the male frontman of wildly successful band Fleetwood Mac, which created one of the best-selling albums of all time– Rumours.  Buckingham was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Fleetwood Mac.  Below are the highlights of that interview.

Ron Bennington: That’s the new Lindsey Buckingham, Seeds We Sow is the album and that was End of Time. Lindsey welcome to the show today man.

Lindsey Buckingham: Nice to be here, thank you.

Ron Bennington: You did all this at your house?

Lindsey Buckingham: I did (laughing), that’s right.

Ron Bennington: Everything was done by you though right?

Lindsey Buckingham: Well there’s one song that has my road band on it, but yeah aside from that, everything yeah.

Ron Bennington: So a normal day for you- you’re either writing, recording- it’s gotta be this strange thing?

Lindsey Buckingham: Well it really isn’t! You know you work with the band and it’s kinda like movie making – it’s a lot more chaotic, a lot more of a conscious process to get from point A to point B. You know you go down and you work by yourself it’s more like painting. You don’t have to have full songs fleshed out, you can have a notion and kind of start slopping the paint on the canvas so to speak, and the work will kind of lead you in directions you wouldn’t expect to go.

Ron Bennington: So are you in the studio by yourself during that time?

Lindsey Buckingham: Yeah, I’m engineering and I mixed it. But again, you know you’ve got this one kind of political thing that goes on with working with a group, and the other thing is just way more meditative.

Ron Bennington: Just you, yourself and you’re just being an artist. How do you know if it’s for your solo work or whether this would be better for Fleetwood Mac?

Lindsey Buckingham: Well it usually gets defined for me by what I’m doing at the time. When I started working on – I was not really even expecting to make this album this last year, but the time opened up. It’s really just a question of what it is that you’re working for and that defines what it is. With Fleetwood Mac, again you have to have more completed songs, and there is a kind of A&R (Artist & Repertoire) factor that enters into it, an editorial filter going through the band in terms of what gets picked. But you know it’s really just a matter of what happens to the basic song once you put it out there. If it’s the band it’s gonna be a band song, and if it’s a different process it’ll be a solo.

Ron Bennington: So you don’t really – as you start to write the songs they’re just songs – you don’t think here’s one that I think I’m going to be presenting in one way, or here’s another one, you just let the song kind of unfold.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Boxscore Update: Lindsey Buckingham / Stevie Nicks + Mick Fleetwood

Seeds We Sow Tour 
Added Clearwater Florida and Anaheim to the list of shows published, which is far less then what he's performed, but these are the only dates published so far.

In Your Dreams Tour
So far two dates have been published for Stevie's In Your Dreams Tour

Stevie Nicks The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel
Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: Oct. 15, 2011
Gross: $198,346 
Attendance / Capacity: 1,880 / 2,261
# of Shows / Sellouts: 1 / 0
Ticket Prices: $195, $160, $99.50, $49.50
Promoter: Concerts West/AEG Live

Stevie Nicks, Michael Grimm City National Grove of Anaheim
Anaheim, Calif.
Date: Oct. 12, 2011
Gross: $137,415 
Attendance / Capacity: 1,483 / 1,483
Shows / Sellouts: 1 / 1
Ticket Prices: $125, $75
Promoter: Nederlander Concerts

Billboard Top 200 Album Chart
The ZZ Top Tribute album featuring Mick Fleetwood and John McVie's contribution (Sharp Dressed Man) reaches the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart this week debuting at No. 121.

"ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends"
The tribute album, celebrating the songs of rock band ZZ Top, drives in at No. 121 with 4,000 sold. It also bows at No. 7 on the Compilations chart. The set boasts tributes from Steven Tyler, Mick Fleetwood (covering "Sharp Dressed Man"), Nickelback ("Legs"), Daughtry ("Waitin' for the Bus"), Jamey Johnson ("La Grange") and more. ZZ Top has notched 17 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including eight top 40 hits. Their biggest singles include "Legs" (No. 8), "Sleeping Bag" (No. 8), "Gimme All Your Lovin'" (No. 37) and "Rough Boy" (No. 22).

Recap: A Grammy Museum Evening with Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks Shares a Dozen Stories at L.A. Performance
Billboard Magazine  by Phil Gallo, L.A.

Steve Nicks entertained and educated high school students and fans Wednesday at two sessions at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. She touched on everything from her childhood to her recently released album "In Your Dreams," providing the audience with imitations of her Fleetwood Mac bandmates Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham, tales of poverty and success and revelations about her past. Here are a dozen she shared.

1. "Moonlight" -- currently her favorite song on the new album "In Your Dreams" -- was written after she saw "The Twilight Saga: New Moon." "I saw it while we were on the road with Fleetwood Mac in Australia. I was so taken by the movie that I wrote a five-page essay after seeing it and went back to see it the next night in Brisbane. I had a piano in my room and I wrote ("Moonlight")."

2. There is music in the vaults from the "Fleetwood Mac" and "Rumours" sessions. "Lots of stuff -- lots of songs that turned into other songs. It could get released some day."

3. On the making of Fleetwood Mac's double album "Tusk" in 1979: "'Tusk' was 13 months at Village Recorders. Lindsey had tusks on the wall and all these weird Polaroids. I thought this must be what hell is like. With speakers. I felt like I was watching weirdo spirits. It's a lot more fun to tell stories about that record than it was to live through it."

More Photos at the "Continue Reading" link

Video: Stevie Nicks Shows Why She's A Reigning Queen Of Rock - @TheGRAMMYMuseum

Stevie Nicks Shows Why She's A Reigning Queen Of Rock 
CBS 2 / KCAL 9 Los Angeles
Stevie Nicks made a special appearance to benefit the Grammy Museum and Foundation. Suzanne Marques was there.  Stevie played 4 songs: Landslide, Rhiannon, Moonlight & For What It's Worth.  Rhiannon and Moonlight were on the piano.

Reviews X 2 for Lindsey Buckingham & Stevie Nicks - The Grove of Anaheim

Stevie Nicks - City National Grove of Anaheim – 10/12/11
Review & Photos by Chris Loomis

The Gold Dust Woman, Stevie Nicks made the fourth stop of her brief intimate five date fall 2011 tour at The City National Grove in Anaheim on Wednesday October 12 supporting her latest solo release In Your Dreams (released May 2011). Nick’s popularity is as strong as ever evidenced by the sold out show in Anaheim on this night. At 9:00pm the lights dimmed and the Missing Persons classic “Destination Unknown” was played until the Fleetwood Mac singer hit the stage and opened the show with the solo classic “Stand Back”. Stevie Nicks made it clear to the packed house that “This was not a greatest hits tour” and she was promoting her latest album and then continued on with her nearly 2hr set comprised of solo material old and new with some Fleetwood Mac classics mixed in.

Continue to the full review + photos

Lindsey Buckingham - City National Grove of Anaheim – 10/17/11
Review & Photos by Chris Loomis

Successful solo artist and Fleetwood Mac vocalist/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham brought his Seeds We Sow tour to the City National Grove in Anaheim Monday night October 17 just days after his Fleetwood Mac band mate Stevie Nicks rocked The Grove – Anaheim sure got its fix of Fleetwood Mac classics between the two. The Seeds We Sow tour is in support of Buckingham’s latest solo album of the same name which was released back in September. At about 8:40pm Lindsey Buckingham kicked off a 90 minute set of music from his entire career. Buckingham began the night alone on the stage playing five songs with just an acoustic guitar that included one of his most popular solo hits “Trouble” and the Fleetwood Mac song “Never Going Back Again”.

Continue to the full review + photos

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Review: Lindsey Buckingham The Grove of Anaheim 10/17/11

Fleetwood Mac’s guitarist returned to the Grove with a sterling new batch of songs and stories to tell.

It’s been an exciting year for fans of live classic rock. In just the past six months or so, John Fogerty, the Zombies, Steely Dan, Paul Rodgers and even the Monkees have all delivered fantastic age-defying concerts throughout Southern California.

Add Lindsey Buckingham’s 95-minute set Monday night at City National Grove of Anaheim to the list. Performing both alone on acoustic guitar as well as with a terrific three-man band, the singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso – who appeared at the venue just days after Stevie Nicks sold it out – served up a mix of Fleetwood Mac classics, solo hits and new material that showcased how (like Neil Young) he is the rare 60-something who continues to challenge himself artistically while simultaneously creating some of the best work of his long career.

The Hall of Famer, who recently turned 62, is on tour in support of his September release Seeds We Sow, an outstanding 11-song disc that has deservedly garnered rave reviews. Many of the highlights of his 19-song set in O.C. came from that new album, including the experimental rocker “In Our Own Time,” the beautiful “Illumination” with its lush vocal harmonies, and a rousing take on “That’s the Way That Love Goes.”

Continue to the full review at the OC Register

Photos Slideshow HERE