Sunday, April 22, 2012

VOTE TODAY! Greatest Guitarist of all time - by Guitar World Lindsey Buckingham Round 1

Readers Poll: 
The Greatest Guitarist of All Time, Round 1 - Lindsey Buckingham Vs. Peter Frampton

Guitar World Greatest Guitarist poll pits 128 guitarists against one another.  Who will be crowned the Greatest?  Play along... Round 1 is up and ready for your vote!

Lindsey Buckingham vs Peter Frampton

Whether you are a fan of Lindsey's music or not, there is no denying his incredibly melodic fingerpicking abilities - deservedly recognized as one of he best! (Voting is now closed)

Lindsey won Round one against Peter Frampton.  He defeated Frampton by over 100 votes (54.31% vs 45.69% for Frampton), which is way too close for my comfort!  Over 1,000 votes were cast.

* Thanks for the numbers Jackie!

Wonder who he'll be up against in Round 2?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Enter & Win Stevie Nicks | Rod Stewart Tickets in Milwaukee with 94.5 The Lake

Win Tickets to 
Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks Live
in Milwaukee at Bradley Center
July 30, 2012

"Like" 94.5 The Lake on Facebook to Enter & Win

Enter Daily - Winner Drawn on Friday April 27th

Friday, April 20, 2012

Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" Re-enters Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart

Fleetwood Mac's 1977 evergreen album Rumours re-enters Billboards Top 200 Albums Chart this week
Sales period - April 9th to April 15th and Billboard Chart date April 28th

On Billboards Top 200 Albums Chart Fleetwood Mac's Rumours re-enters the chart this week at #162 on a sales increase of 63% from 1,866 units sold last week to 3,046 copies of the album sold this week.This in turn caused the album to spike up on the Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart from #141 last week back into the top 40 this week at #33.  Fleetwood Mac's 1988 album Greatest Hits didn't fair so well this week sliding 18% in sales to 1,550 copies sold from 1,881 last week and landing at #158 on the Top 200 Cataglogue Chart.

Total album sales in the US so far for Rumours in the soundscan era which began tracking sales in November, 1991 are 2,948,464.  Greatest Hits has a total of 4,540,486 units sold.

On the Top 200 Catalogue Digital Albums Chart Rumours increased in sales 138% to 2,491 for the week vs 1,047 last week.  Greatest Hits digitally decreases in sales by 16% to 740 copies vs 886 last week.

On the Top 200 Catalogue Digital Tracks Chart Landslide and Edge of Seventeen remain while Dreams and Go Your Own Way drop off the chart all together after re-entering last week.  Landslide slides in sales by 38% to 6,576 single units sold for the week vs 10,657 last week.  Edge of Seventeen edges down 52% in sales to 5,626 single units sold vs 11,708 last week.  Total Landslide digital sales 851,748.  Total Edge of Seventeen digital sales 498,474.

Top 200 Billboard Albums Chart
# 162 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 33  (141) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 158 (138) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Top 200 Catalogue Digital Albums Chart
# 11 (44) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 114 (68) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Top 200 Catalogue Digital Tracks Chart
# 85 (35) Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
# 127 (25) Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen

Contest: Stevie Nicks & Rod Stewart Cincinnati, OH July 21st Win Front Row

Heart & Soul VIP Sweepstakes! 
Two Legends. One Stage.

Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati will be rocking when 2 of the most iconic figures in the history of rock 'n roll take center stage July 21st. For one night only, Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks will reunite to perform a set of hits that you don't want to miss. 

Only viewers in the LOCAL 12, WKRC-TV viewing 
area may participate in the contest.

Dates of Contest: The Contest will begin on or about April 5, 2012 and end on or about April 26, 2012.

How to Enter: Logon to contest section and register for the contest. The deadline for entries is Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11:59am.

Prize(s). The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are:
(2) Front Row tickets to the July 21, 2012 Rod Stewart / Stevie Nicks performance at Riverbend Music Center

(2) VIP Passes and parking

Approximate Prize Value: $400.00

Full Set of Rules here
Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster

NEW DATE: Stevie Nicks Live in Thackerville, OK Sept 21st

Global Event Center at 
WinStar World Resort 
Thackerville, OK
Friday, September 21, 2012

Tickets Onsale to General Public
Start: Fri, 04/27/12 10:00 AM CDT

Ticket Prices:
US $75.00 - US $125.00
US $75.00 Ticket + US $9.40 Fees = US $84.40
US $125.00 Ticket + US $16.10 Fees = US $141.10


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fleetwood Mac "Fleetwood Mac" Record Store Day Vinyl Available Now

Record Store Day
Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fleetwood Mac: 
Fleetwood Mac (Deluxe and Standard vinyl editions)
What can be said about this classic album that has not been said before? Originally released in 1975 and representing not only a rebirth of the band, with the addition of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, but really a second debut for a group firmly rooted in the rock genre, now reinventing themselves into a pop rock force in a way that few other artists can lay claim to. The album includes the iconic songs "Rhiannon," "Say You Love Me," and "Over My Head." Cut for vinyl at Bernie Grundman Mastering from the original analog tapes and pressed in both 33 rpm and 45 rpm for the very best in audio presentation. A collectible and definitive version for any generation.

Press Release (with other albums on their way to vinyl from Warner Bros.)

Fleetwood Mac (Deluxe Edition)(2LP 45 RPM 180 Gram Vinyl)

Track Listing
Disc 1
Side A
    01 Monday Morning
    02 Warm Ways
    03 Blue Letter
Side B
    04 Rhiannon
    05 Over My Head
    06 Crystal
Disc 2
Side A
    01 Say You Love Me
    02 Landslide
    03 World Turning
Side B
04 Sugar Daddy
05 I'm So Afraid

Fleetwood Mac (33 & 1/3 Rpm Vinyl) (1LP)

Both available as of April 15, 2012 at Amazon.

Last years Record Store Day featured the reissue on vinyl of Rumours. A limited edition 2LP set - limited to a pressing of 4,000. Still available at Amazon.

NEW Date: Stevie Nicks Live in New York City - The Beacon Theatre July 2nd

JULY 2, 2012

Stevie Nicks, whose first studio CD in ten years, “In Your Dreams,” was released to critical raves and debuted in the Top Ten on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart is back on tour with a performance at New York’s legendary Beacon Theatre on Monday, July 2nd.

Get the Best tickets first. Use your Chase credit or debit card to purchase Advance Tickets during this exclusive Chase Advance Ticket sale. Limited-time offer only available Monday, April 23 at 10am through Friday, April 27 at 10pm while tickets last.

Price Range: $59.00 - $250.00

Public on sale begins Saturday April 28 at 10am and will be available at select Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster phone charge 1-866-858-0008. Online at,, and

Broadway World

NEW on CD: Real Gone Music Reissues Mick Fleetwood's '83 Album "I'm Not Me"

Never Before on CD
Real Gone Music Re-issues Mick Fleetwood's 1983 Zoo Album "I'm Not Me" May 22, 2012

Though I'm Not Me, the 1983 album by Mick Fleetwood's Zoo is commonly thought of as a Mick Fleetwood solo record, it really was the product of a band, and a helluva band at that. Aside from the drummer — who lays down the primal, bedrock rhythms for which he is famous — the denizens of this Zoo include Billy Burnette and Steve Ross on guitar and vocals, session bass player supreme Roger Hawkins and, on background vocals, none other than Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham (the band got its start backing Buckingham on a Saturday Night Live appearance). Though produced by Richard Dashut, producer of Rumors and Tusk, I'm Not Me was almost the anti-Tusk, a low-key affair showcasing the considerable singing and songwriting talents of Burnette, Ross and Hawkins. Given the talent assembled and the fact that it scored a hit in "I Want You Back," it's odd that this engaging, infectious album has never been out on CD. The Real Gone reissue includes notes by Scott Schinder that place I’m Not Me in its proper Fleetwood and ‘Mac context.

• Features a Supergroup of Mick Fleetwood, Billy Burnette, Steve Ross, Roger Hawkins, Christine McVie & Lindsey Buckingham.
• Remastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios, NYC.
• New Liner Notes by Scott Schinder.

Pre-order the album - Available May 22nd

Angel Come Home
You Might Need Somebody
I Want You Back
I’m Not Me
State of the Art
Tear It Up
This Love
I Give
Just Because
Put Me Right

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

@KenCaillat Interview on Blog Talk Radio - Wednesday April 18th

Juneau & Xena's Salon
Making of Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours"

April 18th at 10-11PM EST on Blog Talk Radio:

Their guest Wednesday tonight is Ken Caillat, who just published "Making Rumours", his memoir about co-producing Fleetwood Mac's landmark, 40-million selling Grammy-winning album. Ken will be sharing the full story of what really went into making Rumours.

Tune in!

Ken's new book "Making Rumours" is out now!

Fleetwood Mac Singer/Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham Interviewed for BBC Radio 4 Documentary

Pete Paphides interviewed Lindsey Buckingham last night (April 16th) for a documentary about the making of Tusk which will air next month on BBC Radio 4 in the UK. The interview was about ways in which bands have followed up commercial success ie Rumours.  

Sounds like it's not just a documentary on Fleetwood Mac, but on a multitude of bands put in the same position.  

Mr. Paphides did ask Lindsey during the interview about his cancelled UK dates and whether or not they would be rescheduled.  Lindsey told him he has no plans as of yet for future UK dates.

No air date has been set for the documentary, I'll post about it when I hear of the date.

About the interviewer:
According to his Wiki page, Pete Paphides between 2005 & 2010 was the chief rock critic of The Times and presented The Times weekly podcast for Sounds Music Supplement.  He has since gone on to freelance for The Guardian, Mojo and Q Magazine and has made a string of documentaries for BBC Radio 4 among other things.

Looking forward to it!

WIN Tickets to Lindsey Buckingham at The Wiltern Friday May 4th Los Angeles

Lindsey Buckingham is performing a rare solo acoustic performance at The Wiltern on May 4th. Tickets are on sale now at Live Nation.  Enter to win a pair of tickets to the show from K-EARTH 101!

a) These rules govern the KRTH Lindsey Buckingham promotion (the “Promotion”) being conducted by KRTH-FM (the “Station”) beginning on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 12:00am Pacific Time (“PT”) and ending on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 11:59pm PT (the “Promotion Period”).

b) To participate in the Promotion, you must log onto and follow the links and instructions to enter during the Promotion Period and submit your first name and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth and a valid email address in the online entry form. Only one (1) internet entry per person and one (1) internet entry per email address is permitted.

c) All entries must be received by 11:59pm PT on Sunday, April 22, 2012.

a) The Promotion is open to all persons who are 18 years of age or older and who reside in the following Southern California Counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and/or Ventura.

a) Two (2) prizes will be awarded in this Promotion. Each prize includes two (2) tickets to see Lindsey Buckingham at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles CA at 7:00 pm PT on May 4, 2012. The Approximate Retail Value of each prize is $60.00.

a) Decisions of the Station management with respect to the Promotion are final.
b) Two (2) winners will be selected on Monday, April 23, 2012 in a random Station-conducted drawing from all eligible online entries received. The Station will notify the winners by phone on Monday, April 23, 2012.

The above are the important bits.. Full set of rules here

Contest: Win Tickets to Stevie Nicks at Mohegan Sun Arena July 12th

Stevie Nicks is coming to Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, July 12th and 102.3 The Wolf (WMOS FM) is giving away tickets all this week.

Listen for Mike English to play a Stevie Nicks music montage and the correct caller at 860.862.WOLF will win a pair of tickets.

Tickets go on-sale Friday, April 20th through and any Ticketmaster outlet.

Brought to you by 102.3 The Wolf and Mohegan Sun Arena. Your Time to Shine.

The Wolf 102.3

Win tickets to see Stevie Nicks!

Play JERRYEOPARDY this week for your chance to see Stevie Nicks LIVE at Mohegan Sun Arena July 12th!   Play just after 7:30 weekday mornings with Jerry Kristafer and The Big D Morning Show with Mike Stevens on 102.9 DRC-FM!

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