Thursday, June 28, 2012

Stevie Nicks: "plans are definitely underway to prep "Buckingham Nicks" for CD release"

Stevie Nicks feels positive that 1973's Buckingham Nicks, the sole joint album with then-lover Lindsey Buckingham will see a release next year. 

The pair's pre-Fleetwood Mac album, which has never been released on CD, celebrates it's 40th anniversary next September. Over the years, Buckingham Nicks has gained a legion of die-hard fans, who have sought out pristine vinyl pressings of the Polydor release for major money. A 30th anniversary release was tentatively scheduled back in 2003, but never materialized.

It was the album's closing number, "Frozen Love" that gained Mick Fleetwood's attention while scouting Los Angeles' Sound City recording studio. The album's producer, Keith Olsen, played the track as a demonstration of the studio's capabilities and hooked Fleetwood who soon asked Buckingham -- and by extension -- Nicks to join Fleetwood Mac. Two of the Buckingham Nicks tracks would be included on future albums -- Nicks' "Crystal" found a home on Fleetwood Mac's 1975 self-titled collection and a live version of "Don't Let Me Down Again" was featured on 1980's Fleetwood Mac Live.

Stevie Nicks told us that plans are definitely underway to prep their first Buckingham Nicks release on CD: "This is, the coming up year is the 40 years. So, what we're thinking is we might do something to celebrate the 40 years thing and we're going to try and put the record out. The only reason why it hasn't come out is because it kinda belongs to three different people and it's like owning a car, a third of a car. And everybody has to be on the same page and nobody has ever been on the same page. So we're hoping this year people will get on the same page and we can put it out since this is it's 40th."

We asked her if there's any chance for a few Buckingham Nicks shows to promote the new set: "Very possibly! Very possibly! 'Cause we. . . that's easy. Yeah."

Audio: Stevie Nicks on Re-issue if it doesn't work you can find it here: The Music World


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Stevie Nicks & Marc Cohn hit the stage Friday at Jones Beach...

Stevie Nicks to Headline at Jones Beach Friday
Marc Cohn will open for the rock and roll icon at Wantagh venue.

By Nicole Murphy

Nicks will hit the stage Friday at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh following famed folk rocker Marc Cohn. Between her time with the British-American rock band and her solo career, Nicks has sold more than 140 million albums and created more than 40 Top 50 hits. Nicks closed out last year's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater summer schedule.

Still producing hits today, Nicks' seventh studio album, "In Your Dreams," was released in May 2011 and sold more than 50,000 copies in its first week. Her first studio album since 2001's "Trouble in Shangri-La." "In Your Dreams" also commemorated the 30th anniversary of Nicks' debut record "Bella Donna."

Nicks' current tour is still celebrating "In Your Dreams." Fans can expect to hear a mix of hits from both Fleetwood Mac and Nicks' solo work.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Friday and Cohn is set to open at 8 p.m. The concert is scheduled for rain or shine.
Tickets available at Live Nation

Stevie Nicks to perform at Jones Beach 
and PNC Bank Arts Center
By Kara Yorio

She is a rock legend, the owner of an instantly identifiable voice, a woman who has survived professionally through the onslaught of female pop and rock performers and personally through very public drama and drug battles. Stevie Nicks is not just an act – she is talent plus passion, emotion always bubbling to the surface in her deeplypersonal songs.

TELL ME MORE: Nicks has a voice that has resonated for decades and continues to touch fans old and new, whether solo, in duets with Tom Petty and Sheryl Crow or as a member of Fleetwood Mac. Onstage, she twirls around and works magic, as she has for years. Nicks was a mentor on the most recent season of "American Idol," singing a bit with Elise Testone in one of the highlights of the "Idol" experience for the Kinnelon native Testone.

DETAILS: Friday, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Parkway. Tickets are $20 to $125. Saturday, PNC Bank Arts Center, Garden State Parkway, exit 116. Tickets are $25 to $125. 800-745-3000, or

Stevie Nicks to perform at Hershey's Star Pavilion

Stand back, stand back — Stevie Nicks is coming to town.
The scarf-wielding singer-songwriter will perform a solo concert Tuesday night at The Star Pavilion in Hershey.
Nicks is best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac, which she and then-boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham joined in 1974. Their contributions helped propel the group into superstardom and their second album together, 1977’s “Rumors,” remains one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Nicks’ contributions to the group include such beloved and chart-topping songs as “Landslide,” “Dreams,” “Gold Dust Woman” and “Rhiannon.”
In addition to her work with Fleetwood Mac, she’s had a successful solo career, penning such well-known songs as “Edge of Seventeen,” “Talk to Me” and “Stand Back.”
Nicks is touring in support of her latest album — her first in 10 years — “In Your Dreams,” which was released in 2011. The album received largely positive reviews — Rolling Stone said, “It’s her finest collection of songs since the Eighties” — and debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart.
It’s a safe bet that concertgoers will hear a few of those new songs mixed in with classic material.
“I can no longer ask people to buy records, because nobody buys records anymore,” Nicks said in a recent interview with The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger. “All I can do is say, ‘This is where I am right now, these are new songs. I want you to love them and feel them and listen to them. And whether you get the record or not, you’re going to hear them tonight.’¤”
The opening act will be Marc Cohn, a singer-songwriter best known for the 1991 song “Walkin’ in Memphis.”

WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday 
WHERE: The Star Pavilion at Hersheypark Stadium, 100 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey. 
COST: $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $85 Ticketmaster

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Check these out.. Not one bad shot! - Lindsey Buckingham Live in Columbus, OH

Lindsey Buckingham Live 
Columbus, OH - June 14, 2012.

Wow! Really great shots... check them out
Photos by Underthestage
45 Photos in the Gallery

Chart Updates: Fleetwood Mac + Stevie Nicks Bella Donna Comes in out of the darkness

Billboard Top 200 
Week Ending June 17, 2012 - Chart date June 30, 2012

This past Sunday, my post indicated that Fleetwood Mac's Very Best Of album held on for a second week on Billboards Top 200 Albums Chart for the chart dated June 30th with the "The Very Best Of.  This post includes the numbers for that week.  During the week ending ending June 17th the album sold 3,589 units in the US up from 3,310 the previous week which is an 8% increase week over week thus moving the album from #166 to #163.  Total sales in the US to date = 1,486,881.

Last weeks Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart breakdown:
Fleetwood Mac's The Very Best Of moved down to #32 from 27. Rumours was static on the chart hanging onto #134 for the week but sold 11% more albums vs the previous week.  Sales were 1,906 units vs 1,718 for total sales in the US since November, 1991 of 2,963,387.  Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits also increased in sales by 14% selling 1,851 copies vs 1,617 the previous week and moved up the chart to #144 from #147.

Last weeks Top 200 catalogue Digital Albums Chart:
Fleetwood Mac's Rumours sold 847 digital copies vs 915 the previous week declining in digital sales by 7% moving from #73 to #87.  Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits was flat moving 806 copies vs 808 the previous week but moved down the chart to #101 from #97 on the previous weeks chart.

Billboard Top 200 Albums
# 163 (166)  Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Top 200 Catalogue Albums 
#   32   (27)  Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 134 (134)  Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 144 (147)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Top 200 Catalogue Digital Albums 
#  87  (73)  Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
#101  (97)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Billboard Top 200:
Week Ending June 24, 2012 - Chart date July 7, 2012

The latest Billboard Chart will have Fleetwood Mac's The Very Best Of hanging on yet again marking it's 3rd week on Billboards Top 200. The album drops to #181 from #166 the previous week on sales of 3,134 units vs 3,589 the previous week or a 13% decrease in sales.  Total sales to date = 1,490,015.

Top 200 Catalogue Albums breakdown:
Fleetwood Mac's The Very Best Of moves down to #37 from #32 last week.  Stevie Nicks 1981 debut album Bella Donna zooms up the chart re-entering at #76 on sales of 2,235 units vs 1,168 the previous week or a 91% increase in sales.  Total sales for the album since November, 1991 = 886,711.  Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits increased in sales by 20% selling 2,222 units vs 1,851 the previous week moving up to #78 from #144.  Total US sales since November, 1991 = 4,556,122.  Rumours moves up on the Catalogue chart as well to #107 from #134 on the previous chart on a 4% sales increase or 1,991 units vs 1,906 the previous week.  Total US sales since November, 1991 = 2,965,678.

Top 200 Catalogue Physical Albums breakdown:
Fleetwood Mac's The Very Best Of moves from #9 to #7 this week.  Rumours re-enters this chart at #163 on physical sales of 1,139 vs 1,059 the previous week or an 8% increase.  Stevie's Bella Donna moves down the physical albums chart to #198 from #163 last week on physical sales of 1,011 vs 1,099.

Top 200 Catalogue Digital Albums breakdown:
Stevie Nicks' Bella Donna sold 1,224 digital copies during the sales period ending June 24th vs 69 digital copies the previous week allowing the album to enter this chart at #56.  The bump in digital sales can surely be attributed to the Amazon mp3 album deal that was going on. The digital album was listed for $2.99 for over a week.  Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits should get a further bump in digital sales this week as it's now listed at $2.99 on Amazon for the week.  During the sales period ending June 24th the album sold 1,397 digital copies vs 806 the previous week or a 73% increase in sales moving from #101 up to #42.  Rumours was flat in sales selling 851 digital copies vs 847 the previous week.  The album moves down the chart to #107 from #87 the previous week.

Billboard Top 200 Albums
# 181 (166)  Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Top 200 Catalogue Albums 
#    37  (32) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
#   76 (R/E) Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna
#   78 (144) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 107 (134) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 200 Catalogue Physical Albums:
#     9     (7) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 163 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 198 (163) Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna

Top 200 Catalogue Digital Albums #   42 (101) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
#   56 (R/E) Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna
# 107   (87) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Ticket Update: Lindsey Buckingham - Des Moines, IA Sept 1st - On Sale July 6th

Just a quick update that tickets for Lindsey Buckingham live in Des Moines, IA go on sale July 6th with the Meet and Greet option available.

An Evening With
Saturday, September 1st
Des Moines, IA
Hoyt Sherman Place

- Tickets:  $47.50 | $67.50 Golden Circle (front 6 rows) | $127.50 (includes meet and greet with artist)
- Prices above reflect all fees for tickets purchased at the Box Office.
- Pre-sale tickets on sale July 2nd 10am through Ticketmaster. General Public on sale July 6th at the Theatre Box Office or at Ticketmaster

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Interview: Stevie Nicks - Thankful to her audience

Jones Beach: 
Stevie Nicks' 'Dreams' spot
Long-Island Newsday

Stevie Nicks is on a mission.

Though her album "In Your Dreams" (Warner Bros./Reprise) reached No. 6 when it was released last year and spawned two Top 25 hits on the adult contemporary charts, it hasn't made the kind of impact the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is used to. So Nicks is taking to the road again this summer -- kicking off her tour Friday at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater -- to bring the music to more people.

"I lost my mom in December," Nicks said, calling from her home in Los Angeles. "But one of the last things she said to me was: 'Don't you give up on this record. . . . You take 2012 and you go out and work this record because this record is your little masterpiece. Don't be swayed by everybody else. You do what you need to do to sing these songs.' She knew it was important to me."

You really are showcasing "In Your Dreams" on this tour.

No one puts six new songs in their set. You're taking a big chance that people are going to say, "Excuse me, what songs have you just taken out to put that song in?" But that didn't happen last tour, and we were able to do the important old songs and the new songs. I feel like it's really a gift that my audience has given me to allow me to do the new songs and not start complaining. . . . I feel really thankful for that. You feel creative. You feel like you're still a really creative artist.

That creativity is still on display in the new song "Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream)." What more could you possibly do for a hit today?

I know! [Laughs.] I'm trying to understand the music business today, and I'm trying to learn why it is that that's true. I'm not feeling quite so bad about it anymore because it's happening to everybody. It's not just me. . . . It's happening to everyone unless you're 20 and have a big hit single. Then, even if you are 20, you have to be nervous about that 19-year-old who's going to come up with a song that someone else wrote for them that's really great and wipe you off the map. It isn't good for the young kids and it isn't good for us, either.

So you have to do something else to get the word out about your new music.

Yes, and if you're me, you're lucky because you get to walk out on the stage and say, "This is not a Stevie Nicks' greatest hits tour. This is a tour promoting a record called 'In Your Dreams.' I'm giving it a second run because I believe in it that much, and I hope that you like them. And if you like them and you're a part of my little army, do me a favor and tell a friend." I get to do that. Most people don't get to do that. I feel like I'm really lucky, and I'm in a good place in the music business. My heart breaks for the younger artists -- because I know that there's another Fleetwood Mac out there, and I know that there's The Who out there, that there's a James Taylor out there, a Carole King out there. I know they're all out there, but . . . someone has to figure this out.

WHO Stevie Nicks
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Friday, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh. (Also, 8 p.m. Monday, Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway, Manhattan)
INFO $20-$175; 800-745-3000,

More Lindsey Buckingham Tour Dates TBA Beyond Sept 8th

June 26, 2012 -- Due to overwhelming demand, LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM is extending his critically-acclaimed U.S. tour with additional dates on the East coast and Midwest. He’s also making a few stops in Canada. The new six-week trek begins July 26 in Birmingham, AL and lasts through September 8 in Rama, Ontario. 

As for the rest of the country, they need not worry, as even more tour dates are in the works and will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Song Premiere: Best Coast Performs Fleetwood Mac's 'Rhiannon'

Song Premiere: 
Best Coast Performs Fleetwood Mac's 'Rhiannon'

Best Coast covers Fleetwood Mac's 1975 smash "Rhiannon" on a forthcoming tribute album — a task which clearly requires quite a bit of reverence, to the point where singer Bethany Cosentino even channels Stevie Nicks' warbling rasp. And, while the song's familiar guitar line is replaced with a dramatically simplified piano melody, the result captures the melancholic yearning of "Rhiannon" — its mystical side, its understanding of unattainable love — without losing the beach-bound giddiness of Best Coast's simple, shiny sound.

Check it out at

Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, out August 14

Monday, June 25, 2012

Mick Fleetwood to Skype to his Maui Restaurant while on Fleetwood Mac Tour

"News has it that Fleetwood Mac will be touring in 2013! Mick will still be at the restaurant often. How? We've set up a two way, multi-screen, high definition live camera system that will bring Mick right into our bar in real time. You talk with him while he's backstage at a concert venue and he talks with you in real time. Just tried the connections and this is way cool. Skype on steriods!"

Check out Fleetwood's on Front St. Facebook Page

A couple of updates on ticket sale dates for Lindsey Buckingham

Clearwater, FL - August 6th
Tickets on sale to the general public Saturday, June 30th
Ruth Eckerd Hall
(Currently on pre-sale to members of the theatre)

Council Bluffs, IA - August 31st
Tickets on sale Friday, June 29th

For more dates, check out the tour dates page