Wednesday, August 01, 2012

WIN Tickets To See Stevie Nicks Live in Tulsa, OK Aug 8th

Listen to 94.1 The Sound and Jason Taylor in the 8am hour weekdays from 8/2 - 8/8.  When you hear a  Rod Stewart song play (in the 8am hour) be caller 10 at 918-460-9494 to win tickets! 

Two Legends.  One Stage.  Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks at the BOK Center, Tulsa, OK Wednesday, August 8th, 2012.  

Tickets are available online at, Arby’s Box Office, all outlets, or by calling 1-866-7-BOKCTR, tickets are  $49.50, $89.50 and $149.50 plus service fees.

Review: Lindsey Buckingham Live in Charlotte "his fingers are like some kind of tap-dancing spider"

Lindsey Buckingham, The Neighborhood Theatre, July 31, 2012

Review By Eric
Standing On The Shoulders of Giant Midgets

This is the thing you need to know if Lindsey Buckingham is coming to a stage in your area, whether he's coming as the small machine (what he calls his solo stuff these days) or the big machine (the Mac): that Lindsey Buckingham is one of the best guitarists you will ever see in your life. Regardless of whether you like any of his material with or without the band; this is a separate issue, and I couldn't give a damn whether you care for Fleetwood Mac or loathe them, or think you loathe them because there was a Christine McVie song that was sweet the first two times you heard it and the sense of drowning in maple syrup the subsequent hundred-and-fifteen. You will see very few guitar players better than Lindsey Buckingham. He is almost certainly one of the ten best players you will ever see in your life, should you be so lucky. Let me add that I only qualify this as much as I do because there's some slim chance you work at a retirement home for elderly blues musicians or live in some mythical Appalachian valley where every adult male is a blind bluegrass picker with a soul overbrimming with Man's ancient despair boiling up from a bottomless depth. It's just possible you were a roadie for The Yardbirds or something ridiculous like that, and so Lindsey Buckingham manages to tag in as the eleventh-best guitar player you could ever see. Fair enough. But he's good. He's goddamn good.

And when you go, if you go, watch those hands of his. Dammit, watch those hands.

Read Eric's full review

Review: Lindsey Buckingham, Neighborhood Theatre, 7/31/2012

By Jeff Hahne
Creative Loafing
Includes Photos

Lindsey Buckingham only needed his voice and a guitar to connect with each person at the Neighborhood Theatre on Tuesday night. The large theater setting felt more like a coffeehouse as the Fleetwood Mac singer/guitarist hypnotized the packed venue with a 13-song set spotlighting his vocal and finger-picking abilities.

Dressed in jeans, black shirt and a jacket, the gray-haired Buckingham hit the stage and opened with "Cast Away Dreams" from his solo album, Under the Skin.

Receiving a brief standing ovation after the opening song, Buckingham smiled and said thank you before grabbing a new guitar and starting the next song. It was a pattern repeated often in the night as Buckingham and crowd alike seemed to enjoy every moment of the performance.

There were no requests taken, no changing of the setlist and no drama in the performance — he simply stood in the spotlight and showed his talents as a musician, singer and songwriter.

Buckingham offered a few brief stories between songs — of joining Fleetwood Mac, of being a part of a "big machine" vs. the current tour's "small machine" (he's shared the same stories at each tour stop) — but the music took center stage for the hour-and-15-minute set featuring solo material as well as a few Fleetwood Mac favorites.
On "Never Going Back Again," Buckingham's vocals went from whisper to anguished cries as he displayed his complete vocal range in a matter of minutes. He mesmerized the crowd with the finger picking display of "Stephanie," and inspired a singalong with set closer "Go Your Own Way." The emotion and dexterity that poured out during "Big Love" were a stunning reminder of Buckingham's talent and his captivating abilities.

The 62-year-old, whose songs helped propel Fleetwood Mac to stardom in the 1970s and '80s, hasn't missed a step over the years and while his voice and musicianship may be more seasoned, his strength in each hasn't wavered. There may be a lack of spontaneity in his solo performances, but Buckingham makes up for it by doing what he does best and doing it really well.

Cast Away Dreams
Bleed to Love Her
Not Too Late

Shut Us Down
Go Insane
Never Going Back Again
Big Love
I'm So Afraid
Go Your Own Way
Seeds We Sow

They put it up... They'll have to take it down.

Photo by Greensboro Coliseum
No go for Stevie and Rod in Greensboro, NC tonight.  It's been reported that Rod is ill and will have to back out of the show at the Greensboro Coliseum.  The show won't be rescheduled.

Due to a sudden illness and following the advice of his doctor, Rod Stewart has regretfully been forced to cancel his concert tonight with Stevie Nicks in Greensboro, NC.

Ticket refunds will be available from the original point of purchase starting Friday August 3. Tickets purchased via phones or online will be automatically refunded.

The tour is scheduled to resume on Friday, August 3rd at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pretty sure I heard a PIN drop at 2:18 during this performance! Amazing!

Lindsey Buckingham Live at Spartanburg Auditorium July 29th, 2012
First of all.. The audio on these videos is amazing and its nice to see a crisp steady visual to go along with it. Nothing replaces being there live... But it's the next best thing.

Never Going Back Again


Lindsey Buckingham: Driving musical force behind real-life soap opera that was Fleetwood Mac

The best rock picks
Given the circumstances of his defining era – as driving musical force behind the real-life soap opera that was Fleetwood Mac in the mid-1970s – you might not expect Lindsey Buckingham to age well. And yet he has. Now 62, he has maintained an idiosyncratic pop sense and guitar style still capable of surprises, as shown by the elegantly atmospheric trance-pop on last year’s “Seeds We Sow.” Thursday brings him to the homey confines of the 355-seat Carrboro ArtsCenter, an unusual opportunity to see a performer of his stature in a small venue. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $46-$54; or (gulp) $250, which includes a post-show meet-and-greet with Buckingham. See for details.

Buckingham plays Capitol Theatre
Fleetwood Mac’s veteran guitarist is touring in support of ‘Seeds We Sow’

CLEARWATER – Touring in support of his sixth solo album, Lindsey Buckingham takes the stage Monday, Aug. 6, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets start at $59. Call 791-7400.  The legendary guitarist, singer/songwriter, Grammy winner, producer and Rock And Roll Hall of Fame member released “Seeds We Sow” in September 2011.

Lindsey Buckingham Live in Charlotte, NC Tonight! 
It must be a bitch being Fleetwood Mac svengali Lindsey Buckingham. Like his idol and fellow pop perfectionist Brian Wilson, he must live up to his musical legacy. In Buckingham’s case, he domineeringly directed the Mighty Mac to towering commercial and creative success. At the same time, Buckingham must live down his personal legend — the obsessive coke-blown genius and abusive demon lover to Stevie Nick’s gossamer faerie queen. The evidence suggests the two cannot be separated. After all, Buckingham’s fidgety, Peruvian-powdered fingerprints are all over Mac’s diffuse and difficult masterpiece Tusk. The guitarist seems to have accepted this. He’s on board for Mac’s 2013 tour, while solo he’s mellowed and matured, reflecting a man at peace with his place in the pop firmament. True, his simple, emotionally resonant lyrics have grown more opaque and self-consciously poetic, but his inventively arranged pop 'n’ roll and baroque folk still engage while getting under the skin. It’s the mark of a master that he makes it all look easy. 

My top 10 August concerts: Lindsey Buckingham #1
Lindsey Buckingham: His guitar work – superb. His songs – creative, classic. Whether Buckingham is in Fleetwood Mac mode, or offering solo gems such as tunes from 2011′s wonderful Seeds We Sow, this should be a primo concert experience. Aug. 23 at 8:30 p.m. at the McKinney Performing Arts Center in McKinney. $45-$55. ** SOLD OUT **


Hipstercrite is giving away two tickets to the 
August 22nd in Austin, TX at Antone's

Full Details at But don't wait... Enter today... The contest ends on August 5th at 11:59pm.  The draw date will be 10am on Monday, August 6th with the results posted on their site.

Good Luck!

Speaking of SOLD OUT!  The McKinney Performing Arts Center, the venue for Lindsey's show in McKinney, TX on August 23rd is now reporting that his show is SOLD OUT! This marks his 4th show so far this leg that has sold out... 

Go Lindsey!

Review: Stevie Nicks, 64, wasn't as physical as Rod Stewart, but her voice was much finer - Milwaukee

Waddy Wachtel
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Veteran rockers Stewart, Nicks each have strengths
By Piet Levy of the Journal Sentinel

Seeing Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks singing together has arguably been one of the stronger selling points of the accomplished veterans' joint 2-year-old Heart and Soul Tour, which made a stop at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Monday.

But as has been the case on recent dates, the duets didn't happen.

Perhaps their hearts and souls weren't in it. And perhaps it was for the best, given the bad reviews their joint performances have received.

So instead of Stewart warbling his way through "Leather and Lace," Nicks brought out vocal coach Steve Real. Like most of the evening, the performance was affectionate and comforting.

Full Review at

Monday, July 30, 2012

Fleetwood Mac / Stevie Nicks Album Charts Update: US + International

Fleetwood Mac / Stevie Nicks Albums registering significant enough sales in the US and other markets to chart.
With no albums on Billboards Top 200 this week, were left with the Catalogue Chart and the Physical Catalogue Chart for the US.  Fleetwood Mac continue to place 4 titles on this weeks Top 200 Catalogue Chart.  2 Titles share the #73 spot, The Very Best Of moves down this week to #73 from #56 last week on a 12% sales decline, or 2,112 units sold vs 2,394 the previous week.  Rumours moves down to #73 from #61 last week on an 8% sales decline or 2,112 units sold vs 2,293 the previous week.  Fleetwood Mac moves down to #137 from #103 last week on a 16% sales decline or 1,618 units sold vs 1,932 the previous week.  Greatest Hits moves down to #174 from #40 last week on a 50% sales decline or 1,419 units sold vs 2,816 the previous week.  Total US sales for The Very Best Of in the USA since it's release in November, 2002 = 1,499,736.  Total Rumours sales since November, 1991 when Soundscan began tracking over the counter sales = 2,975,439.  Total Fleetwood Mac ('75 White album) sales since November, 1991 = 859,183.  Total Greatest Hits sales since November, 1991 = 4,572,513.

Top 200 Catalogue Albums
week ending July 22, 2012 - Chart date Aug 4, 2012
# 73  (56)  Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 73  (61)  Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 137 (103) Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
#174  (40)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

On the Top 200 Catalogue Physical Albums Chart, Fleetwood Mac place 3 titles with Stevie Nicks placing 1 title.  Fleetwood Mac's The Very Best Of moves down to #22 from #15 last week with the same sales number as above 2,112.  Fleetwood Mac's white '75 album moves down to #76 from #56 with physical sales of 1,469 vs 1,761 the previous week.  Stevie's Bella Donna moves up to #149 from #152 but moves down in sales.  The album sold 1,077 units last week vs 1,134 the previous week.  Total US sales for Bella Donna since November, 1991 = 869,212. Rumours moves down to #189 from #167 the previous week on physical sales of 944 units vs 950 the previous week.

Top 200 Catalog Physical Albums 
week ending July 22, 2012 - Chart date Aug 4, 2012
# 22  (15) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 76  (56) Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
# 149 (152)stevie Nicks - Bella Donna


Top 100 Albums chart - week ending July 26, 2012
# 87 (76) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 89 (87) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Fleetwood Mac continue on with their re-issued "25 Years - The Chain" 4cd boxset that was recently re-released to mark it's 20th Anniversary.  This marks the titles 7th week in the Top 100 in the UK.  It was initially released back in 1992 but failed to chart.  The set was never on sale at retail for the price it's being offered for today though. The box set can still be found for an extraordinary deal at AmazonUK and HMV... Amazon = £7.97 and at HMV = 2 For £15.00

Top 100 Albums Chart - August 4, 2012
# 57 (39) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years - The chain (box set)

Top 40 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 14 - Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

In Australia, Fleetwood Mac's The Very Best Of remains on the Top 100, plus The Dance DVD takes a striking leap up the DVD chart from #18 to #7.  The DVD is currently on sale at JB Hi-Fi for $9.99 which is likely the cause and coincidentally the same price for Greatest Hits which is inching it's way back into the top 10.

Top 100 Albums Chart - July 30, 2012
#56 (55) FLEETWOOD MAC – The Very Best Of 

Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 7  (8)  Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 13 (14) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Top 40 DVD Chart
# 7 (18) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

MICK FLEETWOOD Coming To Lincoln, Nebraska - August 31st

MICK FLEETWOOD will be hosting The Bluesmasters Concert on Friday, August 31, 2012 at Haymarket Park in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Bluesmasters Concert Featuring The Allman Brothers Band and Master of Ceremonies, Mick Fleetwood.

Tickets Now on Sale for the Best in Blues and Rock, in Memory of Pinetop Perkins and Hubert Sumlin

When: Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 6 p.m. (Doors open 5 p.m.)

Where: Haymarket Park, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Guests include Otis Taylor and Eric Gales.

The Allman Brothers Band will be joined at this event by host Mick Fleetwood, best known for his role as the drummer and namesake of Fleetwood Mac, The Bluesmasters and Guests including Otis Taylor and Eric Gales, and Leon Russell and Elvin Bishop.


REVIEW: Stevie Nicks' more subdued style was countered by Rod Stewart's always-animated performance

Stewart animated, 
Nicks more subdued
By Elliot Alpern
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Photo Gallery Included

There's no question that Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart are legends in the music industry. One was a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, and was once called "The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll" by Rolling Stone Magazine- not an accolade to be taken lightly. The other is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, both domestically and in the U.K., where he's spawned an obscene 31 Top Ten singles.

It's also pretty obvious that the masses understand what it is to have two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers touring together. Consol Energy Center was decidedly packed on Saturday night, from the folding chairs on the floor space far up into the nosebleeds. And despite what was likely a higher average age than most concerts at Consol, many came out in full dedication, sporting Stevie Nicks outfits or Rod Stewart hairdos.

Continue to the full review

Photo Review: Lindsey Buckingham Live in Spartanburg 7/29

Memorial Auditorium

All I can say is WOW! Spartanburg clearly has it going on in the photography department!... Check out the photos below of Lindsey tonight in Spartanburg at Memorial Auditorium. Some pretty amazing shots by Ken Toney, Edward Overstreet and GoUpstates John Byrum. All three captured Lindsey beautifully tonight.  My favorite would be this first one by Ken Toney from Lindsey's left.  To me it's just so life-like!  

Thank you Mr. Toney for allowing me to use your photos.  To see more of Ken Toney's work, check out his website and also check him out among other photographers at the Spartanburg Photo Guild.


Lindsey Buckingham wows enthusiastic crowd in Spartanburg
Reviewed by: Dan Armonaitis

Lindsey Buckingham can sure pick a mean guitar.

The legendary musician, best known for his role in Fleetwood Mac, made that clear with an electrifying solo performance that wowed a small but enthusiastic crowd Sunday at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.

So impressive was the manner in which Buckingham moved his fingers that when an audience member loudly proclaimed, "You're the greatest guitarist in the world," it didn't seem that far-fetched a statement.

Buckingham smiled sheepishly when given the compliment but said not a word, instead going right back to work on his musical instrument.

Of course, Buckingham's talents aren't limited to his instrumental prowess; he's also a gifted singer-songwriter with a knack for producing well-crafted pop songs that are loaded with introspective lyrics and memorable hooks.

For about 75 minutes on Sunday, Buckingham performed an assortment of material from his solo career as well as a few audience-pleasing Fleetwood Mac classics.

The show started on a musically pensive note with Buckingham performing "Cast Away Dreams," from his 2006 solo album, "Under the Skin," followed by Fleetwood Mac's "Bleed to Love Her."

Then, after bowing his head in appreciation for the applause he was receiving, Buckingham spoke directly to the crowd for the first time during the evening.

"I always love coming around to this part of the country," Buckingham said. He then elaborated by noting that when he and his then-girlfriend, Stevie Nicks, were struggling in their pre-Fleetwood Mac days, the South was among the first places to show appreciation for their music.

"You guys got it and we've always loved you for it," said Buckingham, a California native.

Throughout the evening, Buckingham made sporadic references to the "big machine" that is Fleetwood Mac and the "small machine" that is his solo career. He talked about how each reinforces the other and helps him grow as an artist.

John Byrum managed to capture 88 great shots of Lindsey. 
The gallery can be seen at

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Stevie Nicks | Lindsey Buckingham - Pittsburgh & Atlanta Recap

Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks Live in Pittsburgh
Consol Energy Center - July 28, 2012 

Photo by Bill Wade Post-Gazette
Stevie's truly turning into Bob Dylan! Bob Dylan never plays the same setlist night after night and again Stevie surprises and changes the set again last night in Pittsburgh. Crowd pleaser "Leather and Lace" with her vocal coach Steve Real was back in the set replacing "For What It's Worth". I think it's great that Leather and Lace is back but it's sad that it had to replace "For What It's Worth"! She sounds so great on that one live... With Moonlight, Annabel Lee and For What It's Worth not in the set, that leaves only two from In Your Dreams being played with 5 Solo tunes, 4 Fleetwood Mac and 1 cover.  Given her time frame to perform is short compared to a solo show, I'm sure it's a tough decision to leave tunes out of the set, maybe she could alternate, and keep people guessing... Again, no duets with Rod... I think it's pretty much a given that going forward we won't see Stevie during Rod's set.
Melodic Rock Concerts
73 Photos in the Gallery That you HAVE to see!
(includes the two below)

Stevie Nicks Photo in the
Pittsburgh Post Gazette July 29, 2012

Unconfirmed setlist:

Rock and Roll (Led Zepplin cover)
Secret Love
Gold Dust Woman
Stand Back
Soldier’s Angel
Leather and Lace
Edge of Seventeen


Check out Karen Howell's Photo Gallery on Facebook.  
Over 40 shots of Stevie including this stunner!


Lindsey Buckingham Live in Atlanta
Center Stage Theater - July 28, 2012

Well, Mr. Buckingham earned a 5/5 last night in Atlanta. The one thing I can do with a guitar is fingerpick it properly with an alternating bass and a melody on top. So naturally I look down on people who fingerpick differently (like LB) or can't fingerpick like that at all (Paul McCartney). Last night, Lindsey used his fingerpicking style to lay out a beautiful, rich tapestry of notes. It was gorgeous. Apparently he was looping a lot and I didn't f-ing catch it (alcohol) so no doubt that helped with the tapestry. I thought he might struggle with his voice. Wrong. His voice was fantastic for the whole ~80 min show. I read a review of a different show in which the crowd was so loud Lindsey had to ignore the dynamics of his song and play and sing everything loudly for the whole show. Last night was totally different. He played and sang so softly at times it was almost like a whisper. The crowd was dead silent. Fantastic. Lindsey played with no band, and used backing tracks for some of the electric numbers, all of which contributed to a very intimate show. Naturally people expect performers to tells stories in shows like that. That part didn't work too well. LB seemed a little nervous and forced telling stories. Fortunately, story-telling was kept to a minimum. Also odd was that the one number that didn't seem to work was Go Your Own Way. LB's mistake was playing it right after the epic power-ballad I'm So Afraid. The show gets five stars anyway. So in case it isn't obvious, don't miss Lindsey Buckingham.

Photo Gallery by Music News Nashville... 
26 Really great shots of Lindsey!



This cracked me up last night... An after show snap shot of Lindsey... with explanation in the Tweet below.