Friday, January 27, 2012

Fleetwood Mac featured on Official Brit Awards album coming next month

Three-CD compilation album containing 18 UK Number 1 singles will be released on February 13th to commemorate the return of the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award. 

The 3rd disc of the set is a bonus disc that features some of the previous winners of the award including: Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, U2, Elton John, Queen, and this year’s recipients Blur.

Fleetwood Mac's "You Make Loving Fun" is included on the bonus disc.

Fleetwood Mac took home the award in 1998.

Full Tracklist

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Video & Photos: Lindsey Buckingham Rehearsal Footage

Don't get too excited... It's only 28 sec. But it's cool!
First two videos provided by Brett Tuggle: Keyboardist/Guitarist/Singer in Lindsey's band 

Plus... Tusk
(Taken from the DVD "Songs From The Small Machine: Live in L.A.)

4 New photos emerged yesterday from the Bullet Magazine Photo shoot and video interview that took place in early 2011... Video and photos below.
Photos by: Williams Hirakawa

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fleetwood Mac "RUMOURS" Back on Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart - 2nd Time This Year!

"Rumours" will re-enter the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart again this week marking the 2nd time within a month the album has re-entered the chart.  For the sales week ending January 22nd, "Rumours" sold 4,037 units in the United States good enough for the album to land at #117 on Billboard Chart dated February 4th.

The REALLY interesting part about that is "Rumours" was released on February 4, 1977.  February 4th marks the albums 35th Anniversary and to see it sitting within the Top 200 Album Chart 35 years later, I think that's pretty amazing!

In the last 4 weeks "Rumours" has sold 11,477 units in the US.

Over on the Top 200 Catalogue Chart "Rumours" takes a giant leap up from #103 to #19 this week.  "Greatest Hits" which saw a spike in sales the last three weeks is #165 on the Catalogue Chart on sales of 1,561 which is down from #56 the previous week where it sold 2,406.

In the last 4 weeks "Greatest Hits" has sold 9,353 units int he US.

On the Top Digital Tracks Chart Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide", which re-entered that chart last week at #58 on sales of 8,672 tracks, drops to #100 with sales of 6,616.

Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart
# 117 (-) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

Billboard Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart
#  19 (103) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"
# 165 (56)  Fleetwood Mac "Greatest Hits"

Billboard Top 200 Catalogue Digital Tracks
# 100 (58)  Fleetwood Mac "Landslide"

Adele hits another milestone!

Adele's 21 tops The Billboard 200 for the 17th week, which is the longest run by any album since Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard soundtrack logged 20 weeks on top in 1992-1993.

It's the longest run for an album by a British artist since the Police's Synchronicity was #1 for 17 weeks in 1983. (Two of the three members of that trio were born in England.) 

Only two albums by British (or majority-British) acts have had longer runs at #1. Fleetwood Mac's Rumours logged 31 weeks at #1 in 1977-'78. (Three of the five members that pop-rock group were born in England.) The Bee Gees' Saturday Night Fever soundtrack logged 24 weeks at #1 in 1978. (All three members of the brother trio were born in England.) 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


At last night’s ELLE dinner for “women who make women look good on film (and the men who love us!)”  Vera Farmiga let slip that she'll be playing Christine McVie in the upcoming biopic on Dennis Wilsons life.

"Aaron Eckhart is going to play Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys and I’ll be playing one of the great loves of Dennis’ life—Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, so that will be really fun!”

Aaron Eckhart will star as the legendary Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson in Randall Miller & Jody Savin's "The Drummer".  The biopic will concentrate on the last six years of Wilson's life which, according to many, he created some of the best music of his career.

Vera Farmiga to star in 'Drummer'
She'll play Christine McVie in Dennis Wilson biopic

Vera Farmiga to Play Fleetwood Mac Singer Christine McVie in Dennis Wilson Biopic THE DRUMMER

Vera Farmiga to play Fleetwood Mac singer in The Drummer
The Oscar nominated actress joins Aaron Eckhart in the Beach Boys film and will play singer-songwriter Christine McVie.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Chart Update: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks - Australia, UK, Netherlands,

AUSTRALIA - Janauary 23, 2011
(previous week in parenthesis)

Top 100 Albums Chart
# 32 (35) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 99 (75) Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of

Top 50 Catalogue Album Chart
# 3  ( 3) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 14 (20) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 23 (13) Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of
# 25 (12) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 40 Music DVD Chart
# 14 (12) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

THE NETHERLANDS - January 21, 2011

Top 50 Backcatalogue Chart
# 42 (RE) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

UK - January 21, 2011

Top 40 Catalogue Chart
#21 (25 ) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours


Top 100 Albums
#20 - Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits - Australia
#30 - Fleetwood Mac Rumours - USA
#31 - Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits - New Zealand
#94 - Fleetwood mac Rumours - Australia

Top 10 Rock Albums
#5 - Fleetwood Mac Rumours - USA
#8 - Fleetwood Mac Rumours - Australia

Top 10 Pop Albums
#4 - Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits - Australia
#7 - Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits - New Zealand

Top 100 Rock Songs
#49 - Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way - UK
#62 - Fleetwood Mac The Chain - UK
#79 - Fleetwood Mac Albatross - The Netherlands
#83 - Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way - Ireland

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Stevie Nicks Thanks Fans and Friends for Caring and Reaching Out + Soldier's Angel Crowned Song Of The Year

Stevie took to her official website today posting a letter explaining in a little more detail the circumstances surrounding her mothers passing.  She goes on to thank everyone for caring and reaching out to her saying "It means the world..."

Her mother Barbara was such a presents in her life right from the beginning when Stevie first burst onto the music scene back in the 70's - and even though we as fans never saw her that much, we felt we knew her just a little bit through stories Stevie would tell, and her music.  Her Mother (and Father) meant alot to her.

Thank you Stevie for sharing your mother with the world and also for keeping your fans included, we appreciate it and wish you and your family all the best.

The Letter

Barbara Nicks 1927 - 2011
On Dec 29th news began to ripple through the Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks fan community on the passing of Stevie's mother Barbara Nicks.

Our condolences to Stevie and the entire Nicks family. 

Please keep Stevie and her family in your thoughts, I'm sure they'd appreciate it..

Obituary courtesy of The Nicks Fix
Online Condolences can be submitted via

CityArts - New York's Review of Culture crowns "Soldier's Angel"
Song of the Year

Saluting Stevie Nicks’ “Soldier’s Angel”

Writer Ben Kessler salutes Stevie's touchingly honest "Soldiers's Angel" in the current issue of City Arts calling it his choice for best pop song of the last year.

"My choice for best pop song of last year, Stevie Nicks’ “Soldier’s Angel,” points the way out of hype. As if responding to Bridesmaids and New Girl, Nicks shows us how 21st-century pop artists can speak truth and navigate politics.

In “Soldier’s Angel,” Nicks tells how her visits with wounded veterans at Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval Hospital unsettled her as a woman, citizen and icon. Lindsey Buckingham’s resonant guitar notes ensure that the song is threaded through with dread in the face of mortality. Against this stirring backdrop, Nicks’ voice—scarred and pitted by time and trouble—expresses a veteran artist’s perseverance for inspiration."

Check out the full article here

It Happened... 19 Years Ago Today: Fleetwood Mac reunite to perform "Don't Stop" live

January 19, 1993: 
The most famous lineup of Fleetwood Mac reunited to perform "Don't Stop" live at President Bill Clinton's inauguration in Washington, DC.

Clinton had made the Fleetwood Mac song "Don't Stop" the theme to his campaign. 

Fleetwood Mac, Sounding a Positive Note Again But Gala Performance is a One-Shot Deal.
Washington Post, January 19, 1993

Review: Lindsey Buckingham "Songs From The Small Machine"

By Graham Reid

Aside from Stevie Nicks whose fan base is loyal and huge (but whose last album In Your Dreams was patchy to the point of being often awful), few people these days would care much for what former members of Fleetwood Mac might be up to.

But with Lindsey Buckingham you would always make an exception and tune in.

He helmed some of Mac's most interesting material (notably pushing them from stasis and complacency for Tusk) and his solo career has always been interesting. His Gift of Screws album in 2008 found him in fine, dark form -- and the more recent Seeds We Sow forms the backbone to this two hour-plus live DVD filmed at the Saban Theatre in Beverley Hills early in 2011 which finds him opening solo on acoustic guitar then bringing on a small backing band.

Full Review at

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

US Chart Update: Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" "Greatest Hits" and a Re-entry for Landslide

Both Fleetwood Mac albums "Greatest Hits" and "Rumours" that re-entered last weeks Billboard Charts drop off the Top 200 Chart but remain on the Top 200 Catalogue Chart.
"Rumours" slides from # 31 last week to # 103 this week on sales 1,929 units vs 3,565 last week.  "Greatest Hits" drops 10 places from # 46 to # 56 on sales of 2,406 units vs 3,089.  To date, Rumours has sold 2,921,026 copies in the US since soundscan began tracking over the counter sales in November, 1991.  Greatest Hits has sold 4,519,558.  "Rumours" has been certified in the United States at 19x Platinum (units shipped) and Greatest Hits has been certified 8x Platinum (units shipped in the US). 

Re-entering the Top Digital Tracks Chart "Landslide" came in at # 58 selling 8,672 downloads vs 3,666  the previous week.  To date, Landslide has sold 793,114 copies.

Top Catalog Albums - Week Ending January 15, 2012 

Digital Tracks Catalog - Week Ending January 15, 2012 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Technically Speaking. Cubby Colby Talks About Mixing Quintessential Artist Lindsey Buckingham

Modern Technology With Old School Form For Lindsey Buckingham Concert Tour Cubby Colby talks about mixing a quintessential artist of this generation
Clair crew chief Rich Schoenadel (left) with
Cubby Colby prior to a Buckingham show

Life is a process of continual learning, from cradle to grave. Approach it any differently, and it stops.

This is certainly the mantra of Rob “Cubby” Colby, an industry vet with so much listed on his professional resume that it’s an order of magnitude easier to list who he hasn’t worked for as opposed to who he has.

Indeed, from Kansas to Prince and among a legion of others in between, countless artists have relied on Colby to manage either their monitor needs, those of the house, or both.

This group now also includes Lindsey Buckingham, whose just-concluded Seeds We Sow tour gained the benefit of Colby’s talents out front. 

Critically hailed for his solo work as well as that with Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham is a quintessential voice of his generation, having earned a place in the pantheon of 20th century postwar performers as a guitarist, singer, composer, and producer.

Check out the 3 Page Article at Prosoundweb

A visit with Lindsey Buckingham

As they waited outside of USC’s Carson Soundstage, students anxiously asked when they would be allowed to enter the first Pop Music Forum of the spring semester.

To kick start the speaker series, Lindsey Buckingham from Fleetwood Mac stopped by for an hour-long visit.

Read the full post at USC Pop Music Program

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Stevie Nicks Appearance in "The Union" Premieres on HBO Feb 2nd

HBO premieres "The Union" the in-depth documentary look at the memorable 2010 collaboration between Elton John and longtime idol Leon Russell.

Stevie Nicks dropped in during filming and the recording of the album:

"Stevie Nicks dropped in to tell Leon that after she and Lindsey Buckingham opened for him as part of the band Fritz in the early ’70s, “That’s when the two of us thought, ‘That’s it. We’re gonna go to LA. We’re gonna do it.”"