Sunday, January 08, 2012

Annual NYC Event NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES Announces Date & Theme

Annual New York City event Night of a Thousand Stevies has announced this years date and theme:

FRIDAY MAY 11, 2012


Last years event included an appearance by Stevie herself via a surprise video which was shown at the beginning of the night... Really cool of her to do that!

All the details you should need at the following links:

Chart Update: Australia Still Loves Fleetwood Mac

AUSTRALIA Album Charts - January 9, 2012
(previous week in parenthesis)
Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 2  ( 2)  Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac"
# 16 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac "Greatest Hits"
# 24 (16)  Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions... The Very Best of Stevie Nicks"
# 26 (35)  Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

Top 100 Albums Chart
# 31 (32) Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac"
# 86 (82) Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks"

Top 40 Music DVD Chart
# 15 (39) Fleetwood Mac "The Dance"

Friday, January 06, 2012

Photos: Mick Fleetwood performing with Steve Miller Band - Maui

Photos of Mick Fleetwood performing with Dave Mason and Steve Miller Band this past December 11, 2011 on Maui at Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC).

Mick was a guest drummer and played on a few tunes during the set.

Check out more photos from the night at Aubrey Hord Photography

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Pollstar Top 200 Tours: Stevie Nicks Solo + with Rod Stewart & Lindsey Buckingham

Pollstar’s Top 200 North American Tours for 2011

# 35 Rod Stewart / Stevie Nicks - 22.1 Million
Average Ticket Price: $106.60
Average Tickets Sold per show: 12,195
Total Tickets: 207,317
Average Gross: 1,300,000
Cities/Shows: 17/18
Promoter: Artist Group Int'l / The Howard Rose Agency

# 157 Stevie Nicks - 4.6 Million
Average Ticket Price: $40.63
Average Tickets Sold per show: 5,391
Average Gross: 219,048

PDF File of the Top 200 via Pollstar

Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow" Tour Stats Update

- Added Royal Oak, MI to the list of published tour data.

Chart Updates: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks - Australia, UK & USA

AUSTRALIA Album/DVD Charts - January 2, 2012:
(previous week in parenthesis)

Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart
#  2 ( 3) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 16 (11) Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of
# 35 (47) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 100 Albums Chart
# 32 (37) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 86 (82) Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of

Top 40 Music DVD Chart
# 39 (32) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

UK Albums Chart - January 7, 2012

Top 40 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 32 (31) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

USA - Week Ending January 1, 2012
Fleetwood Mac re-enters the Catalogue Album Charts with two titles.

Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 137 (-) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 200 (-) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits sold 2,297 copies for the week ending January 1, 2012 down 21% from 2,910 copies sold the previous week in the lead up to Christmas.  This was good enough to re-enter the chart at #137 on the Top 200 Catalogue chart.  Total sales for Greatest Hits since 1991 when Soundscan began tracking = 4,514,063.

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours sold 1,946 copies for the same period down 33% from 2,912 the previous week leading up to Christmas. The albums also re-entered the chart at #200. Total sales for Rumours in the US since 1991 = 2,915,532.

"Rumours" had an amazing year in 2011.  For the calendar year 2011 the album has sold 144,000 copies in the US, enough for it to land at #40 on the Top 50 Catalogue Album Sales tally.


FORMER Fleetwood Mac guitarist and songwriter Bob Weston has been found dead in bed at home.

L-R: Bob Welch; Christine McVie; John McVie; Mick Fleetwood; Bob Weston

Weston, 64, who lived alone, was discovered when police broke into his flat in Brent Cross, north London, after friends raised the alarm.
He had been due to work on a new album yesterday with former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor.

Weston’s brother Peter, 53, said last night: “He was a lovely, gentle bloke. It’s a shock. He’d everything to live for."

He was in Fleetwood Mac from 1972 to 1974. Police are not treating his death as suspicious.

Musical minds still active: Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow"

Published by @Nickslive for Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews
Musical minds still active
Rock legends get creative in producing new and old material

Some veteran rock musicians - as Jim Messina and Hall of Fame member Dave Mason said in 2011 interviews with the Record - have stopped creating original music or releasing new records.

At least that's what they said. Why bother?

In the free-market Internet era, their material either gets stolen or it's subsumed in the vast mass of musical stuff available at the stroke of a computer key or two.

Still, some veteran musicians - twice the age that the Who's Peter Townshend was content with 46 years ago - kept creating in 2011. Some of them very impressively.
  • The Cars "Move Like This" 
  • Glen Campbell "Ghost on the Canvas" 
  • Jimmy Cliff "Sacred Fire" 
  • Garland Jeffreys "The King of In Between"
  • Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow": Known best for helping make Fleetwood Mac become a conquering force in the 1970s, Buckingham, 62, has released a series of quirky, inventive, imaginative solo albums that defy the Mac's commercial realities but satisfy his experimental urges and encyclopedic guitar stylings. Just like this one.
  • Paul Simon "So Beautiful or So What" 
  • Nick Lowe "The Old Magic"
By Tony Sauro

Mick Fleetwood Sighting: Duluthian PGA Volunteer sits and Chats with Mick

Published by @Nickslive for Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews
This past Tuesday, Mick Fleetwood was spotted at LAX a couple of times first in the terminal, then on the flight over to Hawaii.  Here are a couple of Tweets:
Turns out he sat next to PGA Golf Volunteer Brad Ballantine.  Here's a snippet of the article in the Duluth News Tribune where Brad was interviewed and talks about his encounter with Mick.

Duluthian gets ‘chance of a lifetime’ as PGA volunteer
Brad Ballantine must have thought he was dreaming Tuesday.

The avid Duluth golfer was bound for Hawaii for the PGA’s season-opening Tournament of Champions, where he will work for the first time as a volunteer, and sitting next to him on his flight was Mick Fleetwood.

That would be drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac.

“Mick and I had a nice chat on the way over here, and when we left he said, ‘Good luck with your golf tournament. That’s really cool,’” Ballantine said.

If Mick Fleetwood thinks what you’re doing is really cool, it’s really cool.

“Mick came across as a very nice guy. It was awesome. I don’t know what to tell you. I get goose bumps just thinking about it. He’s a golf nut. He has an estate here not far from the course. I was hoping for an invite, but I didn’t get one.”

Full Interview article with Brad Ballantine at Duluth News Tribune

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

12 for '12 Fleetwood Mac on list of 12 - 2012 Potential Tours

12 for '12
Stones, Sabbath could top concert calendar
By Darryl Sterdan

Are you ready to rock? Well, you’d better be. It sounds like 2012 is going to be a busy year for live music, with everyone from classic rockers to contemporary popsters hitting the road. Here are 12 big-time rock stravaganzas — from sure things to rumoured reunions — that could be comin’ to your town to help you party down in ’12. Start cashing in your annuities now.

1. The Rolling Stones
2. The Beach Boys
3. Bruce Springsteen
4. Black Sabbath
5. Coldplay
6. Roger waters
7. The Who
8. Van Halen
9. Madonna
10. Lady Gaga
11. Fleetwood Mac
In the fall, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham told me he “would be shocked” if something didn’t happen on the Mac front next year. He thinks making a new album might be nice; I’d wager another tour is far more likely (and profitable).
12. Rush

This article ran in the Toronto | Edmonton | Calgary | Winnipeg Sun Newspapers today in Canada + a ton of other smaller regional newspapers.  Full Article HERE

... I still say it'll be 2013 before we see anything from Fleetwood Mac!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Deal of the Week - Fleetwood Mac [Wolfgang's Vault]

Published by @Nickslive - Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews
Fleetwood Mac ON SALE! at Wolfgang's Vault

We turn our discount spotlight this week on Fleetwood Mac (one of our favorite bands here in the Vault). Kicking off today we discount a 1970 concert at the Warehouse in New Orleans. Wednesday, don't miss our earliest Fleetwood Mac concert recorded in 1968 at the Carousel Ballroom; and closing it out Thursday and Friday, we offer two in-studio recordings at the Record Plant studios in Sausalito in December, 1974 and Los Angeles in September, 1974  respectively.

If you are interested in our Fleetwood Mac download deals, you're going to love our Deal of the Week - an original 1977 Fleetwood Mac poster from a stop on their Rumours Tour at Oakland Coliseum Stadium for a Day on the Green concert! All week long, you'll save 50% on this beautiful oversized poster designed by Randy Tuten. Don't stop, thinking about getting this poster. Don't stop, it'll soon be yours!  

Poster size: 16 1/2" x 28"
Poster Price: was $185 now $92. 

Fleetwood Mac had released Rumors earlier in the year and was half way through their 1977 tour when they played this show at Oakland Coliseum Stadium. Bill Graham had the band headline the May 7th Day on the Green show.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Mick Fleetwood's Maui Estate becomes Vacation Rental Property

Maui's most infamous estate, becomes a vacation rental home for rock-n-roll fans

facebook Nestled within the sleepy little town of Napili Maui, you will see some of the most beautiful scenery and homes on the west side of the island. But there is one home hidden away from the rest, with enough history and stories within it's walls, to keep any rock-n-roll fan captivated for days. 

Since the 1970's, this iconic property has been home to rock and roll legend Mick Fleetwood and his family when returning back to Maui over the years.... and has been host to some of the biggest parties and guest lists in rock-n-roll. Over several decades, the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame band Fleetwood Mac, has entertained us all and inspired millions of adoring fans. Now Mick is continuing that legacy, not only by playing music, but by opening the doors to this legendary home and making it available to you.

Renting the home which accommodates 8 will set you back $1,350.00 per night with a $1,000 upfront deposit plus a $400 out cleaning charge.

For more information visit the Mick Fleetwood Estate website, or Facebook page

The Results are in... Ultimate Classic Rock Awards: Stevie Nicks Album|Single

With over 230,000 votes cast in both polls - Ultimate Classic Rock have crowned a winner!

2011 Song of the Year Award and Album of the Year Award goes to:
- Chickenfoot "Big Foot" Song of the Year Award
- Chickenfoot "III" Album of the Year Award 

On the Song of the Year poll, Stevie's "Secret Love" came in 6th garnering 8.99% of votes.  On the Album of the Year poll, Stevie's "In Your Dreams" came in 4th garnering 11.91% of votes.

Congratulations to Chickenfoot!  and Congratulations to Stevie for being the ONLY female contender in the running!

Ultimate Classic Rock 2011 Album of the Year:
1. Chickfoot "III" 40.14%
2. Alice Cooper "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" 25.6%
3. Journey "Eclipse" 14.33%
4. Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" 11.91%
5. The Cars "Move Like This" 4.35%
6. Yes "Fly From Here" 3.68%

Ultimate Classic Rock 2011 Song of the Year:
1. Chickfoot "Big Foot" 44.68%
2. Alice Cooper "I'll Bite Your Face Off" 21.08%
3. Journey "City of Hope" 14.96%
4. The Rolling Stones "No Spare Parts" 10.58%
5. Stevie Nicks "Secret Love" 8.99%