Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Photos/Vids Lindsey Buckingham B.B. King Blues Club #NYC Night 1

Lindsey Buckingham Live in NYC June 4, 2012 
B.B. King Blues Club 
Lindsey plays again tonight at B.B. King... Tickets still available here
It's about to go down! #Buckingham

"Not Too Late"

"Shut Us Down"

Photos below by: HighlineBallroom

You can go your own way - Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac

Monday, June 04, 2012

Chart Updates: Fleetwood Mac Australia & UK + Ken Caillat Book Signing Events

AUSTRALIA - June 4, 2012
Fleetwood Mac's 2CD "The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac" surges back into the top half of the Top 100 Albums Chart re-entering the chart at #49 this week helped along no doubt by the discounted album price of $9.99 at JB Hi-Fi. The album needs to spend just one more week within the top 100, which it likely will, to mark it's 300th non-consecutive week in the Top 100. The album also re-enters the top 10 on the Top 50 Catalogue Chart moving from #14 last week to #6 this week.  Rumours also re-enters the Top 50 Catalogue Chart this week at #34 after being absent for awhile.

#49 (RE) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 6   (14) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 34 (RE) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Fleetwood Mac's 1975 song "Landslide" was covered by Karise Eden on Australia's "The Voice" TV show. The song is included on "The Voice: The Final 24" album.  That album entered the Australian Top 100 Albums Chart at #26. Karise's version of Landslide was the highest charting song from the album entering the Top 100 Singles Chart at #14 and also #14 on the Top 40 Digital Tracks Chart. Fleetwood Mac's original version of Landslide from the white "Fleetwood Mac" album earlier today was the No. 1 Rock Song on iTunes Australia.

UK - June 9, 2012
Rumours in the UK hangs on for one more week on the Top 100 Albums Chart moving from #81 last week to #99 this week.  The album remains within the top 10 on the Top 40 Catalogue Chart.

# 99 (81) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 6 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

THE NETHERLANDS - June 2, 2012
# 31 (25) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of


Here are a couple of Book Signing/Speaking Events that Fleetwood Mac Engineer and Producer Ken Caillat can be found at over the next couple of weeks.

Book Signings Are No Rumour
Prosound News

Producer and engineer Ken Caillat will be speaking and signing his book, Making Rumours, in New York and New Jersey in early June.

Up first, Ken Caillat will be speaking about the book and the album at Cinema Arts Center in Huntington, NY (Long Island), and giving his firsthand account on working with the band and writing the book.  Tickets for the event are $10 and available at brownpapertickets, at the following locations:

Cinema Arts Center
June 5, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
423 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743

Books & Greetings 
June 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
(Colbie Caillat will also be attending)
271 Livingston Street, #G
Northvale, NJ 07647

Ken will also be at The Grammy Museum Tuesday, June 12, 2012; 7:30pm

Hear Caillat in discussion, along with Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman as moderator, talk about the making of both the album and the book. Following the interview, Caillat will take questions from the audience and will sign copies of his book.

Tickets are $15 for this event and available at Ticketmaster

Catch Ken at a Book Signing Event at Barnes & Noble in Thousand Oaks, CA
Saturday, June 16th at 2pm

Barnes and Noble
160 S. Westlake Blvd.,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362,

Author Discussion:
Thirty-six years ago, an up-and-coming band hired a young engineer to record its new album -- and magic happened. Join that engineer, Grammy-winning producer Ken Caillat, as he discusses and signs Making Rumours, the story of the iconic Fleetwood Mac album.

Barnes and Noble location

Review: Lindsey Buckingham creates orgasmic moment onstage

Lindsey Buckingham creates orgasmic moment onstage
Providence, RI - May 30, 2012
by: Phyllis Pascazio

"My favorite moment happened about half a dozen songs into the set. The room suddenly went quiet. We all knew something good, something holy was about to happen. When the familiar guitar riffs of "Never Going Back Again" gently teased their way into our psyches, the entire audience responded, then seemed to hold its breath. An act of lovemaking was about to begin."

The words came hesitantly, almost in a whisper.

"She broke down... and let me in..."

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Win Stevie Nicks Tickets PLUS Meet & Greet - Hershey, PA July 3rd

Stevie Nicks Live July 3rd 
Hershey, PA

Win a VIP Package that includes 2 Tickets, 2 Meet & Greet Passes and a limo ride to and from the show

Great opportunity!!

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43 Photos: Lindsey Buckingham Live at Hampton Beach Casino

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom May 31, 2012
Photos by: New England Concert Reviews
Really great shots of Lindsey at the link below
Smugmug Gallery (43 photos)

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Review: Lindsey Buckingham pleases crowd at Calvin Theatre

"The barrage of notes that come arpeggiating off the 
fretboard is truly jaw-dropping"

By George Lenker 

There are only a few ways to review a concert, but let me try what I think is a different method for Lindsey Buckingham's Saturday night show at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton: giving you the good and the not-so-good in separate doses.

Before we start, let's acknowledge that the former Fleetwood Mac member did nothing but wow the enthusiastic crowd which filled about 3/4 of the venue. But fans are fans and performers have to be pretty be pretty bad for their faithful to turn on them.

This is not to imply Buckingham wasn't good. He was. But there were (admittedly subjective) aspects to the show that weren't wonderful.

Good: Buckingham's masterful fingerpicking
Not-as-good: His too-long guitar solos

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Saturday, June 02, 2012

Photos: Lindsey Buckingham Live - Providence & Lebanon - 48 Stunning Shots

Lindsey Buckingham Live - Lebanon Opera House
Lebanon, NH - June 1, 2012
Photos by Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
Smugmug Gallery (39 photos)

Lindsey Buckingham Live - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
Providence, RI - May 30, 2012
Photos by Phyllis Pascazio
Facebook Gallery (9 photos)

Friday, June 01, 2012

Stevie Nicks | Fleetwood Mac Album Sales Update... Bella Donna Enters The Fray

US Albums Sales Update
Week ending May 27th, Billboard Chart Date June 9th.

RUMOURS: The 1977 album remains on the Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart in the US this week dropping 5% in sales and moving down to #173 on the chart from #143 last week.  Sales for the week in the US were 1,439 vs 1,515 the previous week.  Total album sales since November, 1991 = 2,958,689.  On the Top 200 Catalogue Digital Albums Chart the album sold 810 copies vs 937 the previous week and sits at #94 down from #55 the previous week.  The difference between 1,439 and 810 is the number of physical albums sold.

GREATEST HITS: The 1988 release dropped off the Top 200 Catalogue Chart a couple of weeks ago, but remains on the Top 200 Catalogue Digital Chart registering 709 units sold digitally vs 750 the previous week.

THE VERY BEST OF FLEETWOOD MAC: The 2002 2CD album remains on the Top 200 Physical Catalogue Chart this week with 1,028 units sold vs 1,004 sold the previous week.  The album moves up to #157 from #169 the previous week.  Total album sales in the US = 1,477,562.

BELLA DONNA: Now there's a title we don't see much (or at all) on any of the Catalogue Charts!!  Stevie's 1981 debut album in it's second week on the Top 200 Catalogue Physical Albums Chart is at #136 this week up from #173 last week on at 12% sales increase.  The album sold 1,115 units in the US during the sales period vs 996 albums in the previous week.  Total album sales in the US since 1991 when Soundscan began tracking sales = 860,494. 

Bob Lefsetz gets it! >> Stevie Nicks "Secret Love"

Loved what he had to say about Stevie's "Secret Love" and the album "In Your Dreams" as a whole... 

Bob Lefsetz: Welcome To My World - "Forgotten"
June 1, 2012

"Secret Love"
Stevie Nicks

I smile every time this comes on my iPod.

Once upon a time, radio was the filter, before it became completely corporatized, littered with twenty two minutes of commercials per hour and we all stopped listening.

I know, I know, that's not completely true, the little girls listen to Top Forty and the oldsters revere the obscurities on the NonComm stations, but what about someone positively mainstream, a rocker who once was...where is she supposed to be played?


So, Stevie Nicks's best album in decades, maybe her best ever...went unheard.

Used to be artists spent months and hundreds of thousands of dollars perfecting a sound, knowing listeners were waiting with eager anticipation. Now...no one cares.

And that positively sucks.

Which is why he (or she!) who invents the filter will own the future, will make all the money.

It can't be done with algorithms, otherwise Pandora wouldn't suck. It depends completely on humans, picking certified winners for the time-challenged.

If you ever liked Stevie Nicks, you can't hate this. You can't shake your head and say it's dreck. You may not love it, but you can't dismiss it. And what more can you ask for?

Ignore the naysayers, who hate Fleetwood Mac because they were too successful. The hipsters who can't like what everyone else does. That's the fringe. The middle, and I don't mean that disparagingly, the middle contains most people, would absolutely LOVE "Secret Love". But it came out and made barely a ripple and was forgotten.

It needs to be brought back.

First and foremost, there's the sound. Like a dark night in the middle of the summer, and suddenly a door opens and you go inside.

And what's up with that buzz saw guitar that keeps coming back, adding edge...I LOVE IT!

And the changes.

And the background vocals.

"I am not asking forever from you
I'm just asking to be held for a while
In a timeless search for love that might work"

You get older and you forsake your dreams. You're not looking for perfection, you're just looking for something, in a mental wilderness where there are people all around you, but very little connection.

This music is not made for the immature, it's made for you. With the rough edges, with the love handles, with the wisdom of years.

Madonna misfired with "MDNA", she wanted to be forever young.

Stevie Nicks aged. Not gracefully, none of us ever do. And she delivered something positively adult, and for that she's penalized?

The media only focuses on that with smooth skin, that which is brand new. But "Secret Love" is so in the pocket, so right, that it could become a cultural staple.

If people only heard it.

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Review: Lindsey Buckingham Live in Boston

With the aid of only his guitars and voice, Lindsey Buckingham turned in an impressive set at the Wilbur in Boston on Tuesday night.

When Lindsey Buckingham treated the half-full house at the Wilbur Theatre to "Go Insane," something remarkable happened. Though the Boston crowd was affectingly vocal on Tuesday night, it was impossible to overlook the empty rows on the floor and the unused third-floor balcony of the 1,200-capacity venue. But with his performance of his biggest solo hit (and frequent Fleetwood Mac live tune), a seismic shift of sympathy occurred, where instead of feeling badly for a performer who should be able to fill such a small hall, one could instead feel badly for every person who didn't buy a ticket for any of those unoccupied seats.

Lindsey Buckingham has co-led one of the biggest-selling rock groups in history while letting his freak flag fly. He's had mega-success on his own terms, keeping his quirky soul intact, and the legendary vocalist/guitarist/songwriter/producer returns to the Calvin in Northampton, MA on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Tickets available at iheg.com

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"Lindsey Buckingham’s fingerpicking remains razor sharp and freight-train propulsive"

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
New York City, NY - Monday & Tuesday June 4th and June 5th
Lindsey Buckingham does too many things too well for one of his talents not to go overlooked. Millions know him as the singer-songwriter of the Fleetwood Mac smash “Go Your Own Way,” and fans credit him as the driving force behind the band’s fractured epic, Tusk. But one thing you don’t hear much about is Buckingham’s guitar-heroism—a shame, since the man’s pickless playing is straight-up deadly.

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The State Theatre of Ithaca - Friday, June 8th
Text: state to 77000 for your chance to win tickets!

98.7 The Vine wants you to see Lindsey Buckingham, the iconic guitarist and male singer of Fleetwood Mac, Grammy winner, producer, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer in Ithaca at the beautiful State Theatre in a solo engagement.  They want to get you rockin' with Lindsey, so they've got tickets growing on The Vine just for you!

Tickets for the show are still available here


Mick Fleetwood's restaurant on Front Street in  Lahaina, HI on Maui is gearing up to open this year... They've just appointed the General Manager for the establishment and applications continue to be accepted for an assortment of positions... If interested, submit your resume via whoyouhire.com.

Currently, Fleetwood's is running a contest, which actually started a while back... but they are continuing on with it... It's simple... Here are the details:

The question:
HOW MANY SEATS DOES Fleetwood's on Front St. have on the rooftop? (white building in photo)

Take a guess, click through to Fleetwood's on Front St. Facebook page, "Like" the page and submit your answer.

The Prize:
Winner will receive dinner for 4 and a Meet and Greet with the man himself, Mick Fleetwood!

Not a bad prize for simply submitting a guess!!

Stevie Nicks Signs on to 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Dinner

Photo by: Alexandra Glen

New York, NY – May 31, 2012 – Dave Grohl, Stevie Nicks, Kenny Rogers, Lyle Lovett, Meat Loaf, Emmylou Harris, Cheyenne Jackson, Constantine Maroulis, L.P., Jerry Moss and Take 6 have signed on to be either a presenter and/or performer at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. This year’s dinner will be held Thursday, June 14th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in NYC.

Inductees at the 43rd annual Songwriters Hall of Fame event include Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones and Jim Steinman.  The Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Bette Midler, with Ne-Yo receiving the Hal David Starlight Award. Lance Freed will be the recipient of the Abe Olman Publisher Award, and the first-ever Pioneer Award will be posthumously awarded to Woody Guthrie. “Stand By Me” is the Towering Song, with co-writer Ben E. King being honored with the Towering Performance Award.

Ticket Information: 
Tickets for the Songwriters Hall of Fame event begin at $1000 each, and are available through Buckley Hall Events, (212) 573-6933. Net proceeds from the event will go toward the Songwriters Hall of Fame programs.