Monday, November 21, 2011

Live Photos: Stevie Nicks | Dave Stewart | Brian McFadden - Mornington, AU 11/20/11 - by Charles Newbury

Stevie Nicks Live in Mornington 
Mornington, VIC Australia - November 20, 2011 
With Special Guests Dave Stewart and Brian McFadden 
Photos by Charles Newbury
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(Thank you Charles!)
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Stevie Nicks Gallery also on Flickr

Enter to win Lindsey Buckingham’s Songs From The Small Machine: Live In L.A. Blue Ray DVD


Filmed in high-definition with DTS Surround-Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, and Dolby Digital Stereo at The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, California in April 2011.

Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Famer Lindsey Buckingham just may be one of the very few Americans who most changed the face of British Rock. As the male lead singer for Fleetwood Mac, this singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer took an underground blues band and helped make it into one of the most respected and best-selling bands in the universe. His voice…his intricate guitar playing…his compositional prowess, they’re all instantly recognizable.

And he’s still going strong.

The two-hour 19-song show was recently released on DVD, Blu-ray, and as a DVD/CD set. Filled with his most beloved songs, including such Fleetwood Mac classics as “Go Your Own Way,” “Second Hand News,” “Big Love,” “Tusk,” “I’m So Afraid” and “Never Going Back Again,” blended with material from his new album Seeds We Sow (“In Our Own Time,” “Illumination,” “Stars Are Crazy,” “That’s The Way Love Goes”) the DVD and Blu-Ray also feature a Buckingham interview.

Songs From The Small Machine: Live In LA opens with a solo acoustic set that accentuate Buckingham’s nimble fretwork and multidimensional voice. The band join him for the remainder of the concert leaving the audience on their feet, shouting for more. The show closes with an acoustic encore of the title song from Seeds We Sow– a final reminder that this is one artist who refuses to rest on past laurels but, instead, prefers to look towards the future.

Prize:  1 Blu-ray DVD
Sponsor:  Universal Music Group
Location:  USA /  Canada
# of Winners:  5
Start/End Dates:  11/18/2011 - 12/15/2011

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Photos: Stevie Nicks in action.... Melbourne, Australia Nov 19, 2011

 Photos by Jayne Appleton - Gallery
(Thanks Jayne)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Video: Art Nation Web Extra - Stevie Nicks sits down with Fenella Kernebone

Another really great interview with Stevie... This one with Art Nation. Interview is about 20 minutes long!
Stevie Nicks sits down with Fenella Kernebone and talks career, songwriting & collaboration with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics. 

 Nicks is performing in Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland during her Australian tour.

Review: Stevie Nicks Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne by Everguide

Stevie Nicks 'In Your Dreams' Tour, Myer Music Bowl, Nov 19

Back in the coke-hazy days (daze) of Fleetwood Mac’s prime, Stevie Nicks was spinning around long before our Kylie. Dressed in trademark long, flowing skirts and draped shawls, there were few things more captivating than Nicks’ whirling dervish routine.

At age 63, we can hardly blame Nicks for being less nimble on her feet these days, but the closest approximation to a twirl on Saturday night was more of a stop-start rotating shuffle that might’ve been achieved faster with the help of a walker. 

Ironically, it was this stiff movement that perhaps best encapsulated what was great about the show. Nicks is no longer capable of what she once was, twirls and high notes included. But goshdarnit, she’s going to try her damndest to hit them anyway, and for this, and for all the magic she has gifted us with in years past, fans will remain loyal to this long-haired battleaxe til the bitter end. 

Opening with the synthy, Prince-y 'Stand Back' seemed a case of peaking way too early. But Nicks quickly warned the crowd that this would not be a greatest hits set. If the name of the tour didn’t give it away already, she was here to promote her new album, In Your Dreams, released earlier this year.

It’s a surprisingly good album too, her best solo effort in years, and most were only too happy to indulge her as she showcased some of her favourite tracks from the record (though, to her credit, and in spite of her disclaimer, a healthy dose of her hits were given almost equal airing). 

by: Annabel Ross

Gallery  | Slideshow Photos by Charles Newbury

KCRW's Gary Calamar & Mick Fleetwood talk Tusk, Touring, Tequila & Fleetwood Mac

Mick talks about some of his favorite Fleetwood Mac songs “Tusk”, “Oh Well” and “Go Your Own Way”.


Album/DVD Chart Update: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks | Lindsey Buckingham - Australia, New Zealand, USA

Australia Top Album Charts
Week ending November 21, 2011
(Previous week in parenthesis)

Top 10 Debut for Lindsey Buckingham's DVD Songs From The Small Machine in the US.  For the sales week ending November 6th Lindsey's new  live DVD enters the Top 40 DVD Music DVD Chart at # 10 - dropping to # 24 in it's second week.  Congratulations Lindsey!

With Stevie in Australia for a 10 date tour... Sales for both her albums and Fleetwood Mac's have been stimulated to the extent that Fleetwood Mac's 2 disc set The Very Best Of has taken over the # 1 spot on the Catalogue chart this week with Stevie's Crystal Visions jumping up an impressive 24 places from # 30 last week to # 6 this week.  Both Rumours and Greatest Hits also re-enter the chart this week as well at # 18 & # 28.  On the main Top 100 Albums chart, 2 of Stevie's albums re-enter.  Crystal Visions at # 44 and her new album In Your Dreams at # 89.  Fleetwood Mac's The Very Best Of moves up 5 places to # 24.  Rumours in the USA this year had a great run beginning back in April / May with it's association to Glee and to Stevie and her album In Your Dreams being released.  Rumours lands on the top 40 YTD Catalogue Album Sales tally at # 32 with approx. 131,000 units sold in 2011 alone.

Australia Top 100 Albums Chart - 11/21/11
# 24 (29) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 44 (re-entry) Stevie Nicks - Cyrstal Vision The Very Best Of
# 89 (re-entry) Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams

Australia Top 50 Catalogue Charts 11/21/11
# 1 (2)  Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 6 (30) Stevie Nicks - Crystal Vision The Very Best Of
# 18 (re-entry) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 28 (re-entry) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

iTunes Australia - Right Now!

Top 100 Albums Chart:
# 14 - Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 23 - Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 32 - Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions The Very Best Of

Top 100 Rock Songs - Right Now!
#  9 - Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way (Rumours)
# 17 - Fleetwood Mac - Dreams (Rumours)
# 34 - Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen (Crystal Visions)
# 77 - Fleetwood Mac - Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
# 87 - Stevie Nicks - Rooms On Fire (Crystal Visions)
# 89 - Stevie Nicks - Leather & Lace (Crystal Visions)

iTunes New Zealand - Right Now!

Top 100 Albums Chart:
# 14 - Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 22 - Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Top 100 Rock Songs - Right Now!
# 43 - Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way (Rumours)
# 80 - Fleetwood Mac - Dreams (Rumours)
# 98 - Stevie Nicks - Leather & Lace (Crystal Visions)

USA Top Catalogue Albums Chart
Week ending November 13, 2011

In the USA - Sales are booming for Fleetwood Mac's Rumours landing in the Top 40 YTD Catalogue Album Sales at # 32 with sales of approx. 131,000 units in 2011.

On the most current Top 200 Catalogue Sales Chart Fleetwood Mac's Rumours is at # 195 for the week ending November 13th with sales of 1,542 units (#173 previous week with 1,297 units sold).  Total accumulated sales for the album in the US since November, 1991 when Soundscan began tracking sales are 2,902,134.

USA Top 40 DVD Music DVD's
Week ending November 26, 2011

Lindsey's new DVD "Songs From The Small Machine Live in L.A." debuted at # 10 on the Top 40 DVD Chart for the sales week ending November 6th / Billboard Chart date November 19th.

# 10 (NEW) - Lindsey Buckingham "Songs From The Small Machine: Live In L.A."

Second week sales for the DVD for the week ending November 13th and chart date November 26th show the DVD drops to # 24.

# 24 (10) - Lindsey Buckingham "Songs From The Small Machine: Live In L.A."

Video: STEVIE NICKS "Uncut" @sunriseon7 Weekend

A little more of Melissa Doyles interview with Stevie Nicks on Sunrise 7 in Australia. Melissa sat down with Stevie Nicks one-on-one ahead of her opening night show in Melbourne. The interview originally aired Tuesday, Nov 15th... This is the extended version that aired Sunday Nov 20th on Weekend Sunrise

LIVE PHOTOS: Australia Opening Night - Stevie Nicks | Dave Stewart | Brian McFadden. by Charles Newbury

November 19, 2011 - Sidney Meyer Music Bowl
with Special Guests DAVE STEWART 

Check out Charles Newbury Photography at the links below... Tons of really great shots!

Review & Photos: Stevie Nicks Melbourne Nov 19th | by Stacie Mayer

Stevie Nicks concert - final bow
Photo By laeger

by: Stacie Mayer

On Saturday November 19, 2011 Stevie Nicks kicked off her Australian tour in Melbourne. The rainy weather failed to dampen the anticipation and excitement of those at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Brian McFadden was the opening act, performing acoustic versions of a number of his hit songs. He also threw Adele’s “Someone Like You” and NSYNC’s “This I Promise You” into the mix. Forget about what you think about Brian McFadden, he is a gifted musician despite his minor role in boy band Westlife.

Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics was Stevie’s support act, and also one of the people heavily involved in producing her new album. Other than his Eurythmic songs, I was unfamiliar with Dave as a solo performer, but after last night, I am a fan. A gifted guitarist, his band of colourful characters made for an entertaining precursor to the main event.

There was only a short wait for the crew to get the stage ready for Stevie. She came out all guns blazing, belting out “Stand Back” like only she could, followed by “Secret Love”, the first single off her new album.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

PHOTOS | VIDEO: Stevie Nicks | Dave Stewart | Brian McFadden - Melbourne Night 1

Bit of a wrap-up on the first Melbourne, Australia show from Saturday Night at Sidney Meyer Music Bowl... No official reviews yet, I expect they will come over the course of the next few days after the second Melbourne show at Mornington Racecourse, which is in progress as I write this.  There was a lot of positive reaction on the show from fans who attended - all happening during and after the show via facebook and twitter... Some really cool photos were posted (see below).  The first two photos below are by: @steven2082 on twitter.  Stevie looks incredible!

Huge audience on opening night in Melbourne... Great to see!!  From everything I've seen and read, the rain that had been pouring down all day somewhat eased off during the concert so the many that had lawn seats outside the covered seating didn't get completely swamped... 

Stevie's setlist appears to have stayed intact from her shows in the US.  No additions or changes from the latter October shows. She's playing 6 new songs from In Your Dreams... Stevie did her traditional Edge Walk during Edge of Seventeen... So fans at future shows in the front... position yourselves... She's coming your way!  Surprised there were no jumbo screens on either side of the stage.  Maybe the venue couldn't handle it.

Brian McFadden opened the show with Dave Stewart following in an amazing top hat!  Dave also joined Stevie on stage during her set for likely most if not all the 6 new songs being played (looking for confirmation on what songs Dave played on).  Whether it was because of the rainy weather, Stevie skipped the dresses tonight and stuck with an outfit similar to what she wore during her spring Rod Stewart tour.. Doesn't look like she broke out the white outfit to end the show with Edge of Seventeen. 

Once reviews for the show are published, you'll see them here.

The first 5 photos are by Charles Newbury - More photos by this photographer are on the way as he's working both shows.

Andrea Beattie (Music Editor at MX Newspaper) with Stevie Nicks and Kirsty Cuzens