Saturday, May 05, 2012

Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks Chart/Sales Update: US | UK

Interesting what one repeat of a couple of documentaries can do for album/song sales in the UK and to a certain extent in Ireland as well.

Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" 2009 documentary aired on BBC4 again last evening (May 4th) with Peter Green's "Man of the World" documentary following.  Both would repeat late in the night.  As a result, take a look at the charting songs and albums on iTunes right now.  On the Top 10 Rock charts Fleetwood Mac's 1988 Greatest Hits album is the #2 Rock Album.  Rumours is #3 and The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac is #6.  In Ireland, Greatest Hits is #2 with The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac at #4. Fascinating!

In other parts of the world Greatest Hits is #3 in Spain and #9 in Australia.

On the iTunes Top 100 Charts, the lists below reveal a little more of the impact a couple of airings of a documentary can make on album and song sales.

iTunes Top 100 Rock Songs - UK
#12 - Go Your Own Way (Rumours)
#30 - The Chain
#39 - Everywhere
#42 - Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks
#44 - Little Lies
#45 - Oh Well, pts. 1&2 - Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
#49 - Man of the World - Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
#51 - Go Your Own Way (Greatest Hits)
#54 - Dreams
#58 - Landslide
#87 - Rhiannon

iTunes Top 100 overall Albums - UK
#31 - Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits
#35 - Fleetwood Mac Rumours
#40 - The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac

iTunes Top 100 overall Albums - Ireland
#22 - Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits
#30 - The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
#76 - Fleetwood Mac Rumours

Week ending April 29th - Billboard Chart Date May 12th 
In The USA this past week... Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Greatest Hits are still registering on the Top 200 Catalogue Album sales chart with pretty much static numbers in terms of sales both only dropping slightly by 2% vs last week.  Both albums increase in their chart positions as other titles on the chart have greater declines.  Rumours moves from #134 to #117 with sales of 1,824 units for the week, down from 1,864 last week.  Total album sales in the US since 1991 are 2,952,152.  Greatest Hits moves from#188 to #165 on sales of 1,489 units vs 1,519 last week.  Total US sales since 1991 are 4,543,494.  On the Top Catalogue Digital Albums Chart, Rumours moves from #51 to #21 on sales of 1,260 vs 1,208 last week.  Greatest Hits moves from #132 to #104 on sales of 687 digital downloads vs 702 last week.

Two catalogue tracks strike gains in sales this week on the Top 200 sales list.  Fleetwood Mac's Landslide moves from #155 to #95 on sales of 5,883 single downloads vs 4,512 the previous week.  Stevie's Edge of Seventeen moves down the chart even though sales increased this past week.  The tune moves to #180 from #127 last week.  Sales were 4,505 vs 2,694 the previous week.  Total digital sales for Landslide are 862,143 and the total for Edge of Seventeen are 505,673 - which means last week Edge surpassed the 500k mark in digital sales making it eligible for Gold status (not sure if the RIAA awards catalogue tunes Gold awards if they sell past the 500k mark).  In any case, the song didn't chart last week because of it's lower sales even though it's listed as being #127 last week. 

Top Catalogue Albums Chart:
# 117 (134) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 165 (188) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Top Catalogue Digital Albums Chart:
# 21   (51)   Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 104 (132) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Top Digital Tracks Catalogue
# 95 (155)  Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
#180 (127) Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen

Videos & Setlist: Lindsey Buckingham - The Wiltern May 4, 2012

Three most amazing things happened at The Wiltern last night during Lindsey Buckinghams approach to a stripped down live show... First he came out without wearing his customary leather jacket looking pretty crisp in a black blazer... 

Second, he played the beautiful Buckingham Nicks instrumental tune "Stephanie" from the 1973 Buckingham Nicks album!! As far as I'm concerned, this would be worth the price of admission alone to hear this song live!!  Could this be the lead up for bigger things to come for Buckingham Nicks?  2013 will be the albums 40th Anniversary, if you can believe that... Might be the perfect time to consider doing something with a re-release.  There were rumblings that he played the song opening night at The Belly Up but I couldn't find a reliable source to confirm it or video proof... 

Third, right after "Stephanie" Lindsey played a new song, I think its called "Poor Little Raven" called "Dancing" he also played at The Belly Up May 3rd.  It's apparently a song that's been floating around awhile, but just never recorded.

From what I've read, it sounds like it was an incredible night of music... Lindsey's managing to pull off these Solo Acoustic gigs really well, his first attempt at going it alone - something he's said he's wanted to try for some time. They aren't as acoustic as I thought they were going to be, but for the most part they are. Lindsey also brought along his family and dedicated Not To Late to his 3 children.


More Videos: Big Love | Go Insane | Trouble | Never Going Back Again | Go Your Own Way
 More Photos here

Friday, May 04, 2012

Lindsey Buckingham Live in Bend, OR - Enter To Win Tix

Clear 101.7 welcomes Lindsey Buckingham to Bend for a night of music!

Enter to win the Clear Concert Package that includes tickets to the show, and dinner at 10 Below at the Oxford Hotel downtown Bend.  All it takes is simply emailing Doug Donoho here.

Winner announced May 14 with Doug Donoho on Clear 101.7.

Video: Max Music TV - Take 5 with Stevie Nicks

Max Music TV - Take 5 with Stevie Nicks.
New video on the scene!
Stevie Nicks in Australia speaking about "In Your Dreams"

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Video / Photos / Setlist: The Belly Up! Lindsey Buckingha - Opening Night May 3rd

Lindsey Buckingham Performs In Solana Beach sells out his first tour stop!

Photo 1 | Photo 2  by: Daren Fentiman

Thanks to J.Melson for sending in The Belly Up setlist!!  Obviously some changes were made last minute as "Down on Rodeo" was replaced with "Trouble" during the Encore... and what is #4 "Dancing" and the second to last tune "Everyone"?  Is #4 "Slow Dancing" and is "Everyone" supposed to be "Thats All For Everyone" from Tusk?
More Video Clips:  Big Love | Never Going Back Again

PLUS a couple of photos
Omg crying he's doing Fleetwood Mac songs!!! Djsksjshshsh…

Videos / Article: Ken Caillat's Truth About Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

In an exclusive interview, GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer discusses Making Rumours, his new book detailing the making of Fleetwood Mac's iconic album.

Stevie apparently did not make an appearance tonight in Sausalito, CA at The Record Plant during Kens's book signing.

Read the full interview and view more videos at

Music Picks: Lindsey Buckingham Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks & Boston

Lindsey Buckingham
The WILTERN - Los Angeles - May 4th
Last fall the Fleetwood Mac frontman played UCLA's Royce Hall not long after the release of his latest solo album, Seeds We Sow. But where that gig featured a backing band, tonight he'll go it alone in a show billed as "An Intimate Evening With Lindsey Buckingham." Like the two late-'00s solo discs that preceded it, Seeds warrants the intimate-evening treatment. It's full of complicated, acoustic-guitar music with weird chord progressions and creepy-whisper vocals. (In the unlikely event that you haven't dug out Rumours in a while, re-listen to "Never Going Back Again" to find out where Fleet Foxes and Iron and Wine are coming from.) Expect to hear recent stuff at the Wiltern, along with stripped-down renditions of Fleetwood favorites. 
Mikael Wood LA Weekly - Livenation Tickets

Lindsey Buckingham
Fred Kavli Theatre - Thousand Oaks - May 6th
An intimate one-man show by the guitarist, singer/songwriter/producer and Grammy award winner best known for his tenure with Fleetwood Mac. Buckingham, a guitar virtuoso, will showcase his distinctive picking style and instantly recognizable voice. He will perform songs from his recent album Seeds We Sow and a combination of favorites from his previous solo albums, along with a variety of Fleetwood Mac classics. $36-$61. Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza,, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. - Ticketmaster
By Shane Cohn and Michel Cicero - Ventura County Reporter

Lindsey Buckingham 
The Wilbur Theatre - Boston - May 29th
Fair warning: Buckingham’s set might be heavy on the pseudo-world crap that the legendary guitarist has been trying to pass off lately. However, for die-hard Fleetwood Mac fans, this show will be worth the ticket price just for the old gems like “Never Going Back Again” and “Go Your Own Way” that will inevitably be peppered into the evening.
By Mike Flanagan -

(Did he just say crap?)

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Big Buck | Lindsey Buckingham, of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Fleetwood Mac |

Lindsey Buckingham, of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Fleetwood Mac, comes to Carmel.

By Adam Joseph

Next Thursday, Buckingham will perform a one-man show at the Sunset Center featuring Fleetwood classics and tunes from his personal library. 

Though he’s most widely recognized for Fleetwood Mac hits like “Go Your Own Way” and “Dreams,” many of Buckingham’s solo efforts have gained acclaim, including Under the Skin, which was named one of the Top 50 albums of 2006 by Rolling Stone. The Los Angeles Times called his most recent effort Seeds We Sow (his third in five years), “a blend of midlife introspection and limousine-liberal hand-wringing.”

Though Buckingham’s solo work – including his newest – bring elements of Fleetwood Mac’s airy folk feel, they also reflect his expanding musical tastes inspired by bands like Phoenix, the Dirty Projectors and Arcade Fire.

 Full Article - Monterey County Weekly

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM performs 7:30pm Thursday, May 10, at Sunset Center, San Carlos Street at Ninth, Carmel. $58; $68; $78. 620-2048.

Happy One Year Anniversary Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams"

On this day one year ago, May 3rd, Stevie Nicks released her critically acclaimed 7th solo album "In Your Dreams" her first album of new material in 10 years!.  A monumental occasion!  

A huge thank you to Stevie for a truly awesome album...and also a huge thanks to Dave Stewart for helping Stevie write and record in a new way... The results couldn't be better! It was well worth the 10 year wait!  One year out and I still think it's probably one of the best, if not the best things she's ever done!  

The one thing left to complete this evolution will be the release of the In Your Dreams Documentary on the making of the album... When that will be nobody seems to know yet... Last I heard they were searching for a distributor... Hopefully it won't be another 10 year wait.

If you missed your chance when the album was first released to pick up a version of the album with the added bonus track "My Heart".  You're in luck! The Warner Bros. store still has copies of the Limited Fan Edition that includes the extra track, PLUS the 16 x 20 Lithograph of the album cover (Photo by Kristin Burns) that comes with the package deal.  Price is $24.99 plus shipping.  All credit cards + Paypal welcome.

Warner Bros. Records Store

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham plays Sunset Center May 10 in Carmel, CA

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac fame performs Thursday, May 10, at the Sunset Center in Carmel.

By BETH PEERLESS Herald Correspondent

The contrast between indie singer/ songwriter Lindsey Buckingham and his role as guitarist/lead singer in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Fleetwood Mac couldn't be more pronounced.

Yet Buckingham juggles both with enthusiasm, and embraces the changes that have gone down around his solo work. Away from major label Warner Bros. for the first time in 30 years, he released "Seeds We Sow" on his newly minted indie label Mind Kit.

Full Article - Monterey Herald

Tickets: $58, $68, $78, available at 620-2048, ticketsvcs@ and www.sunset

aDealio Los Angeles: $25 to See Lindsey Buckingham at The Wiltern on May 4th

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