Sunday, April 29, 2012

Documentary: FLEETWOOD MAC - DON'T STOP Airing on BBC4 May 4th

This 2009 Documentary originally aired on the BBC just ahead of Fleetwood Mac's Unleashed tour dates in the UK and Ireland.  

The Documentary takes a look back over the band's long career, from the early blues outfit led by Peter Green in the late 1960s, to their reincarnation in the 1970s with the line-up that went on to record the 40-million-selling album Rumours. Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks reveal the truth behind the successes, failures and relationships that have characterised their music and made them one of the most enduring acts in popular music.

Airing on BBC4 Friday, May 4, 2012 9:00pm
Airing on BBC4 Saturday, May 5, 2012 1:25am

Excerpt 1

Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop lacked the caustic edge of the Rock Family Trees film about the band from 1995. That contained some great stuff about the fake Fleetwood Mac launched by their former manager Clifford Davis, true confessions from ex-guitarist Bob Weston about his affair with Mick Fleetwood's wife, and the one about addled guitar hero Peter Green wandering around with pieces of cheese in his hair. But inevitably director Matt O'Casey's new film had the advantage of being able to bring the story up to date, notably in a bittersweet coda reflecting on the still-unbridged chasm between Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.

For all the doggedness of founding father Mick Fleetwood, who increasingly resembles a castaway from a tropical island - funnily enough, he now lives in Hawaii, along with original bassist John McVie - the Mac became the biggest band of their era because of Buckingham and Nicks. Of all the inter-band traumas, theirs was the most spectacular, intense and creative, and it still bites both of them hard to this day.

Nicks, in particular, wasn't pulling any punches. It hurt her when Buckingham wrote "Go Your Own Way" about her, and it still does: "Ladylike, prudish Stevie, which I am, was very offended by him saying 'shacking up is all you want to do', because I was not in any kind of shacking up mood. I was not shacking up with anybody."

By all accounts Buckingham has always been a gifted but bloody difficult band-mate - "one of those people that will go up on the cross to make a point, and die," as Nicks put it - but marriage and children have given him some equilibrium. Yet his history with teenage sweetheart Stevie is still a weeping scab. "Maybe in 10 or 15 years when Lindsey and I are 75, we'll be friends again, when Fleetwood Mac is a distant memory," she said wistfully. But like the Flying Dutchman, maybe the Mac can never stop.

Written by: Adam Sweeting
The Artists Desk

Charts: Fleetwood Mac US | UK | Australia | New Zealand | Canada | Netherlands + Stevie Nicks

Fleetwood Mac Catalogue Album and digital track sales move south this week in the US.

USA - Week ending April22, 2012

Top 200 Albums Chart:
Rumours drops off Billboards Top 200 Albums chart this week after re-entering the chart last week at #162.

Top 200 Catalogue Albums & Top 200 Digital Catalogue Albums:
During the sales period in the US running from April 16th through April 22nd Rumours fell 39% dropping from #33 to #134 this week.  Sales for the period were 1,864 vs 3,046 the previous week.  Total sales in the US since November, 1991 = 2,950,328.  

On the Top 200 Catalogue Digital Albums list Rumours moves from #11 to #51 with total digital sales of 1,208 vs 2,491 the previous week. Greatest Hits drops 2% to #189 from #158 last week on sales of 1,519 vs 1,550 the previous week. Total accumulated sales since November, 1991 = 4,542,005.  Greatest Hits on the Top 200 Catalogue Albums list moves from #114 down to #132 on digital sales of 702 vs 740 the previous week.

Top 200 Digital Catalogue Tracks:
Edge of Seventeen drops below the top 200 running this week and therefore does not chart.  The song would have had to sell at least 3,926 units for the week to make the chart. Landslide on the other hand, holds on, but dropping in sales significantly by 31%.  Sales for the week were 4,512 vs 6,576 the previous week.  The song lands at #155 on this weeks listing vs #85 last week.  It too will likely drop out of the top 200 by next week.  Total digital sales for Landslide = 856,260.

USA - April 22, 2012
# 134  (33) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 189 (158) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

# 51   (11) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 132 (114) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

# 155 (85) Fleetwood Mac - Landslide

UK  - May 5, 2012
# 82 (68) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

TOP 40 CATALOGUE ALBUMS - April 28, 2012
# 7 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

IRELAND - April 26, 2012
# 80 (55) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

THE NETHERLANDS - April 28, 2012
# 45 (44) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

AUSTRALIA - April 30 2012
# 34 (34) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Meet Ken Caillat in NJ | More Mick Fleetwood in Maui | Lindsey Buckingham May 1st Release

"Songs From The Small Machine - Live In L.A." 
will be available for the first time on Amazon and iTunes as a downloadable mp3 album next Tuesday, May 1st.  16 tracks in total comprise the album. The tracks are identical to the cd version that came with the DVD/CD combo package released last November. Three songs that are on the DVD "Go Insane", "Turn It On" and "Treason" are not included on the cd or this mp3 album. 

Mick Fleetwood once again appeared at Stella Blues on Maui last evening with King Pain aka Rick Vito as Chandu The Genie Giant.

A few photos from the night from big Fleetwood Mac fan Ron Emery can be found here:  Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3

Check out the King Paris website for photos and a sample of the album plus the Facebook page.
Ken Caillat will be at Northvale Square Shopping Center June 8th signing his new book "Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album"

Books & Greetings
Start: 06/08/2012 7:00 pm
271 Livingston Street
Northvale, NJ 07647
Northvale Square Shopping Center

More book signing dates around the US: Making Rumours

Friday, April 27, 2012

Mick Fleetwood - Drummer | Photographer | Environmentalist

Mick Fleetwood to collaborate with environment educator Jean-michel Cousteau and Celebrites Gallery to produce a collection of fine art photography to bring awareness to the ocean's vital role in the survival of all life on earth.

All proceeds will go to Ocean Futures Society, founded by Cousteau. For further details, call 875-6565.

Full article - Art in View - 

From the same publication April 26, 2012: (I'm sure that's incorrect... or is it?)
"Speaking of musicians, Mick Fleetwood (Art in View) is back in town after cutting a new album with Fleetwood Mac in L.A. and playing on Stevie Nick's solo CD. We hear he's getting set to open his Lahaina restaurant, Fleetwood's on Front Street, hopefully by mid-June."

AND if you are on Maui... Mick Fleetwood will make an appearance at Stella Blues in Kihei Maui with Rick Vito's King Paris Friday, April 27th.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mick in Hawaii | Fleetwood Mac on Paste | Stevie Nicks Tix on Friday

Mick Fleetwood Live
Not sure if it was his Blues Band with Rick Vito, or if it was his Island Rumours band... or a hybrid of both.  They performed last night in Hawaii on the big island at the Fairmount Orchid Hotel.

@justjane68 wrote "Mick fleetwood's live show last night was fantastic, classic songs with a blues vibe photo can't do justice"

First two Photos via Twitter by @justjane68
Third photo by @billy_boy19

Link to 3rd Photo
Mick Fleetwood performing at the resort, pretty cool!…
— Bill R (@billy_boy19) April 26, 2012

Paste Magazine Rank the 25 Best Beach Boys Covers 
to mark the release of their new single off their upcoming album and include Fleetwood Mac's cover of "Farmers Daughter" from the 1980 "LIVE" album.  It makes the Top 10... Check it out!  Pastemagazine

Great song!

Stevie Nicks takes the stage in Thackerville, OK 
September 21st.  
Tickets for her show at the WinStar World Casino go on sale tomorrow (Friday April 27th) 
via Ticketmaster at 10am CDT

NME 100 Best Songs of the 80's 
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere #92
Penned by Christine McVie about new husband Eddie Quintela, it was McVie doing what she did best; a simple song about the joys of new love. Lindsey Buckingham’s typically progressive production covered the song in a glossy 80s sheen, and would lead to another massive hit for the band from their monolithic ‘Tango In The Night’ album.

Totally 80's Summer Stevie Nicks | Bonnie Raitt | Steve Winwood

By the time all three became pop superstars in the ’80s, they had been in the business for a decade or more. Bonnie Raitt, Steve Winwood and Stevie Nicks needed time to develop. In today’s fragmented industry of microwavable stardom, it’s hard to imagine their careers taking shape the same way if they were starting now.

As the ethereal focal point of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks was a star. Her moody, throaty lead vocals on “Dreams,” a hit off the band’s 1977 mega-selling “Rumours,” helped make her a sensation. It also didn’t hurt that the camera loved her.   Full article at

Thanks Jeannie!

Elise Testone Talks Idol & Stevie Nicks

Meeting Stevie Nicks was the highlight of her Idol journey so far. “I definitely felt like her and I were old friends and clicked right away,” she recalled of their meeting a few weeks ago, when they joined together for an impromptu duet and Nicks said, “If I needed a singer, I’d hire her in an instant.” “She was so passionate and sincere with her advice when she spoke to me,” said Testone. “That was the most incredible mentor for me we’ve had so far. And I hope she calls me to be her backup singer!”

Charlston City Paper

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fleetwood Mac Humour | Win Stevie Nicks / Rod Stewart Tickets | Starck Contrast

Well, Well, Well, Look Who’s Come Crawling To His Uncle To Hear His Fleetwood Mac Concert Stories

Ah, my dear nephew, I thought those were your steps I heard. Allow me to pause this Mirage concert bootleg; may I ask to what I owe this unexpected visit? Surely you haven’t come to my basement hideaway to spend the evening hours with your doddering old uncle, who, as you have made abundantly clear so many times before, has nothing at all to teach you—

But, wait, what’s that you say? Do my ears deceive me? Has my headstrong nephew at long last come to his senses and crawled back to hear his uncle’s Fleetwood Mac concert stories?  Full article


Watch & Win With Tulsa's Channel 8 In April

Tulsa's Channel 8 is giving away tickets to Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks beginning on April 26th and April 27th... Watch their 10 p.m. newscast to enter and win.

Tulsa Channel 8


Starck Contrast
Another new documentary on the Starck Club revisits the storied Dallas nightclub of the '80s

It was May of 1984, and young punk Frank Campagna was racing around Dallas in his '75 burgundy Chrysler Cordova – the model with the real Corinthian leather. His mission: to find some green tea for Stevie Nicks.

"It was before there was Whole Foods or any of these organic places," he explains. "Hell, I'd never even heard of green tea before that. But that's what she wanted, and it was the only thing she drank."

Full Article

Monday, April 23, 2012

Win Nicks VIP Tix with The D 106.7 - Stevie Nicks Live in Detroit 7/6/12

Listen to The D 106.7 Detroit for a chance to win tickets to 
Stevie Nicks at The Fox Theatre - Friday, July 6th!

You'll also qualify to win the VIP Stevie Nicks Experience, including; upgrade to front row tickets, dinner for two to Iridescence and an overnight stay at MotorCity Casino Hotel.

For more chances to win the VIP Stevie Nicks Experience, 
text STEVIE to 91067!

Eligibility and Limitations.  Participants and winner(s) must be U.S. residents, and reside in the Station’s Total Survey Area (TSA), as defined by Arbitron Inc.


Full set of rules

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