Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Video: A Glimps of Mick Fleetwood Playing Live at Fleetwood's on Front St. - Maui

Photo by: Fleetwood's on Front St.
Mick jamming with his band mates from the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, Lenny Castellenos and mark Johnston at Micks new restaurant Fleetwoods on Front Street.

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Enter To Win Tickets To See Lindsey Buckingham LIVE in New Orleans

Saturday night 8/18 at One Eyed Jacks, Aquarium Drunkard presents an evening with Lindsey Buckingham. They’re giving away a few pairs of tickets to AD readers. To enter, leave you name, an email we can reach you at and your favorite Mac album. Winners notified via email; tickets held at will-call.

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Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Stevie Nicks LIVE!

107.3 JACK FM is giving you a chance to win tickets to see Stevie Nicks live in St Augustine, Florida Tuesday, September 25th.

Check out the new photos of Stevie just posted over at
Front Row Rock by Erin Williams

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

On Sale Today... "Just Tell Me That You Want Me" Tribute To Fleetwood Mac (Reviews)

In Stores Today.... 

(click each link below for the full review)

NY Daily News 8/14
Pushing it to the Mac: Tribute CD reinvents Fleetwood
CD finds fresh magic with new interpretations of hits like 'Dreams,' 'Oh Well' and 'Rhiannon'
New York Daily News ★★★

Like the Bible, people can read into Fleetwood Mac whatever they want.
With a storied, 45-year history involving 16 musicians and seven key songwriters — each of whom had a turn at the helm through five distinct incarnations — there’s an uncommonly deep trove of material to interpret to your heart’s content.

Fleetwood tribute album is less than Mac-nificent
USA Today ★★1/2 (out of four)

USA Today 8/14
How do you bring fresh insights to some of the most accomplished, infectious pop recordings of the past 50 years? That's the main dilemma plaguing Just Tell Me That You Want Me, a new tribute album pairing mostly alt-pop artists with Fleetwood Mac songs.

17 Takes on Legacy of a Band
New York Times

“Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac”
With few exceptions, multi-artist tribute albums are irritatingly patchwork, too sympathetic or too perfunctory, overthought or underthought.

But here’s such a tribute album that might claim your attention for a little longer. “Just Tell Me That You Want Me,” with 17 tracks by 17 artists — mostly indie-ish, rock and electronic, many-striped, individually produced and organized into a whole by Randall Poster and Gelya Robb — has Fleetwood Mac as its subject. What’s the spirit there, exactly?

'Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac' (7 out of 10)
Each generation discovers the brooding magic of the Mac anew

Fleetwood Mac were always cool. Their recording sessions had more sexual tension than a book club reading of Fifty Shades Of Grey. The band members treated private jets like Boris Bikes. They tried to credit their dealer on an album sleeve. They recorded an album, 1977’s ‘Rumours’, that’s sold over 40million copies. Always, always cool.

Of ‘Just Tell Me That You Want Me’’s 17 tunes, only seven weren’t written by Stevie Nicks. Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham gets a couple of dedications as Tame Impala faithfully replicate ‘That’s All For Everyone’ with a psychedelic hue and The Crystal Ark take on ‘Tusk’, which fails to out-weird the original, which was recorded live with a marching band in an empty football stadium. Keyboardist Christine McVie is given some love from The New Pornographers, who make ‘Think About Me’ sound dirtier than it is.

San Francisco Chronicle 8/12
'Tribute to Fleetwood Mac' album review
San Francisco Chronicle

The last thing the world needs is a Fleetwood Mac tribute album with a hand-drawn penguin on the cover staring back at us every time we order an iced caramel macchiato. Still, here it is: the Starbucks-sanctioned "Just Tell Me That You Want Me," which sees a diverse group of performers - young, old, indifferent - take on the hirsute songs of heartache and treachery that fueled the 1970s.

Just Tell Me That You Want Me 
A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
The 1970s are long gone, but Fleetwood Mac’s influence lives on.
★★★ 3 stars
Washington Times

“Just Tell Me That You Want Me” pushes the band’s music into the 21st century by rounding up a dozen or so modern acts — including MGMT, Best Coast and Lykke Li — and asking them to put their own stamp on the group’s classics.

The album skates by on the strength of its diversity. There’s something jarring — and slightly fun — about hearing Miss Faithfull’s wizened croak immediately after the New Pornographers’ bright harmonies, and the disc’s stronger covers tend to carry the weaker ones.

Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac
This collection offers a beguiling mix of different takes on a timeless cannon of songs.

Fleetwood Mac’s influence on alternative music seems to be becoming ever greater as they are cited by innumerable musicians from across the musical spectrum. As well as a large number of name checks, 2012 has seen yet more Fleetwood Mac interest generated by the announcement that the group will reconvene for a 2013 tour. It is therefore an extremely apposite time for ‘Just Tell Me That You Want Me’, a tribute album recorded by a disparate mix of alternative musicians young and old to be released.

'Just Tell Me That You Want Me'

Even when Fleetwood Mac was one of the most popular bands in the world, its sound wasn’t always easy to pigeonhole. Hailed (and in some cases dismissed) as the epitome of laid-back SoCal soft rock in the mid-’70s, the Fleetwood Mac of Rumours and Tusk relied on three songwriters with differing visions. While Christine McVie delivered bright, AM-ready pop, Stevie Nicks served as McVie’s mystical, FM-after-midnight counterpart, and Lindsey Buckingham ranged toward the arty, trying to see if Brian Wilson, Donald Fagen, and David Byrne could co-exist within a song. And even before Buckingham and Nicks joined the band, Fleetwood Mac had Peter Green penning some of the fiercest blues-rock in a competitive English scene, and Danny Kirwan and Bob Welch (among others) filling in the gaps with solidly middle-of-the-road hippie soul.

So it’s not all that surprising that the Fleetwood Mac tribute album Just Tell Me That You Want Me fails to do justice to the diversity of the band’s output. Of the disc’s 17 tracks, 10 are Nicks songs, leaving only three by Green, two by Buckingham, and one each from McVie and Welch.

Just Tell Me That You Want Me: Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

The fact that the collection is a bit of a mess is a shame, but also a tribute to the band in its own way. I think of that line from "Storms", rendered here as a lovely, creaky lament by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Matt Sweeney, which rings true as ever: "I've never been a deep blue sea/ I've always been a storm."

‘Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac’
Boston Globe

There have been several tribute albums to the classic UK-American rock band that is Fleetwood Mac, but this especially eclectic 17-track collection features a clutch of indie hipsters — and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top — dipping deep into the Mac catalog (including the bluesy pre-Buckingham-Nicks era) and taking some interesting liberties with the source material.

Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Hear Music/Concord
Under The Radar

Diario De Noticias 8/14
It's a bit of a curiosity that in the past year or two, Fleetwood Mac has turned into a cornerstone of influence in indie-rock. Certainly many of those in their 30s grew up with their parents playing Rumours and Tusk, but 20-somethings today would be lucky to even have been born by the time Fleetwood Mac released the last of their first run Buckingham/Nicks-era albums, Tango In the Night.

Acaba de ser lançado ‘ Just Tell Me That You Want Me’, um tributo aos Fleetwood Mac

Diario De Noticias - Portugal 8/14

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Online Listening Party Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac
Public Event ·  By Concord Music Group

Concord Music Group is celebrating the release of Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac featuring Best Coast, Lykke Li, The New Pornographers, MGMT and many more! Come hang out at Shaker’s Club53, Facebook’s first digital music venue, to listen to the whole album, meet other Fleetwood Mac fans and answer Fleetwood Mac trivia for a chance to win free copies of Just Tell Me That You Want Me!

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Lindsey Buckingham, within arm's reach at One Eyed Jacks 8/18

Lindsey Buckingham
August 18th - New Orleans, LA (One Eyed Jacks)

The threadbare window dressing "An evening with" so-and-so is one of concert advertising's falsest modesties. Lindsey Buckingham, without opening act or accompaniment, within arm's reach at One Eyed Jacks, more than qualifies. As the delicate fulcrum of Fleetwood Mac's Californicating sequel — i.e., the one everyone knows — Buckingham wrote, arranged, produced and played an incredible spectrum of piercing guitar pop: gusty FM stalwarts ("Monday Morning," "Go Your Own Way"), dewy, sunlit diamond-cut gems ("Never Going Back Again," "I Don't Want To Know"), pre-Clintonian platitudes ("Don't Stop") and post-breakup, obsessive-compulsive thinkpieces (most of his work on Tusk). In Fleetwood Mac, his bracingly thin tenor and nimble fingerpicking accented Christine McVie's mauve soft rock and grounded the fanciful flights of division belle Stevie Nicks. On his six solo records, Buckingham has steadily shed all outside distractions, spinning understated webs using only those two marvels of sound; last year's self-released Seeds We Sow finds shelter in patches of acoustic sweetbrier and brittle vocal bramble. It's not exactly tall grass, but at age 62, it'll more than do. Tickets $60. — Noah Bonaparte Pais - Best of New Orleans

"If you purchased tickets on Ticketweb, We will have someone wrist banding people at the door starting at 6pm.  We do not issue paper tickets.   We will have a Will Call list at the door.  You must have a valid ID that MATCHES the name on the Will Call list.  If you purchased more than one ticket, all persons in your party must be present to receive a wristband.  You may pick up your wristband and enter the club later once the doors have opened."

Doors at 8pm
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Monday, August 13, 2012

Charts Update: Fleetwood Mac UK, Ireland and Australia

AUSTRALIA - August 13, 2012

# 79 (79) FLEETWOOD MAC – The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac

# 10 (11) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 20  (9) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 5 (6) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

From "The Dance" 1997

UK - August 18, 2012

# 61 (72) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain (box set)
# 86 (114) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

IRELAND - August 9, 2012

# 64 (61) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 78 (76) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 96 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

From "Greatest Hits" 1988

Photos & Review: Lindsey Buckingham Live in Orlando 8/7

AUGUST 7, 2012
Photos by ebingerphotography - Gallery

Handsomely dressed in classic tight-fitting Levi's jeans with a black T-shirt and fashion-forward black leather jacket, the dashing and svelte sixty-two-year-old Buckingham took the stage shortly after 8pm. Without saying a word, the legendary guitarist approached the microphone and bowed his head graciously to the sell-out crowd amid a storm of thunderous applause as he broke into the show's opener, "Cast Away Dreams," from his 2006 album Under the Skin. 

 Despite the advertised implication to the contrary, this performance was anything but laid back. Even Buckingham's acoustic guitars were electrified hot rod models, and his passionate, high-energy delivery was more in line with that of a member of a mega-band performing at an "Enormo Dome" than a solo artist performing in a theater setting. 

 Continue to the full review at

Friday, August 10, 2012

Listen To Me: Buddy Holly Feat. Stevie Nicks re-airing through August

Listen To Me: Buddy Holly (feat. Stevie Nicks) 
will re-air through out August in various PBS markets... Here are just some of the US states/stations and times.  There are likely more air dates.. check your local PBS station.

8/11 - Prairie Public North Dakota - 8:30pm
8/13 - KTTZ5 Texas - 7pm
8/14 - WCTE Tennessee - 10:30pm
8/17 - WHUT Washington DC - 8pm
8/17 - WCTE Tennessee - 9:30pm
8/18 - APTV Alabama - 11:30pm

Stevie Nicks, Waddy Wachtel, Sharon Celani and Lori Nicks all took part in the recording and filming of The Ultimate Buddy Part before a live audience in Hollywood on what would have been Buddy Holly’s 75th birthday (September 7, 2011), this extraordinary concert features a once-in-a-lifetime line-up of three generations of top recording artists performing the music of Buddy Holly.

Stevie contributed "Not Fade Away" (which you may have heard being played prior to her coming on stage during this summers solo tour) and "It's So Easy".  "Not Fade Away" can also be found on the CD release Listen To Me: Buddy Holly. "It's So Easy" can only be found on the TV broadcast and on the DVD which to date has only been offered to contributing members of PBS.  Both tunes below.

Update: Stevie Nicks 2012 Boxscore Tour Stats...

Added the July 28th Pittsburgh, PA date to the list of published Stevie Nicks shows.

Review: Stevie Nicks came out smokin’ – her crack band, led by guitar whiz Waddy Wachtel

Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks at Toyota Center - Houston, TX
Review by By Craig Hlavaty
Photo by Jim Bricker
Houston Press

Co-headliner Stevie Nicks opened the show with Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" as pictures of rock icons of yore -- that she probably partied "serious" with -- flashed on a giant screen behind her and her band. It was cool to see guitarist Waddy Wachtel in action next to Nicks after years of reading his name in biographies and liner notes, too.

Nicks' set was heavy on the solo big guns ("Stand Back", "Edge oOf Seventeen"), her newish In your Dreams material, and the mammoths from her Fleetwood Mac catalog. She also has a cool little tent onstage that she changes into different goth gear every few songs too.

Houston's August music calendar is getting another dose of Mac with Lindsey Buckingham playing Fitzgerald's in a few days, and the band itself should be here in 2013.

The witchy woman told a great story about visiting injured troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, before introducing "Soldier's Angel." During the middle of her story -- a moving one -- someone on the floor of the arena bellowed "Boring!" which was pretty classy.

Thursday night was Nicks and Stewart's last show on this tour together, but she promised more touring in the future. The duo makes for strange concert bedfellows, and they didn't end up taking the stage together as they had on some previous dates.

She closed her portion of the show with a perfect version of "Landslide" with Wachtel. Give us them Mac dates already. Also, her "Landslide" means more at 64 years of age than it ever did when it was written, and she said as much onstage too.

Continue to Houston Press for the Full Review

Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin cover)
Secret Love
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
Gold Dust Woman (Fleetwood Mac)
Stand Back
Soldier's Angel
Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac)
Leather and Lace (With Steve Real)
Edge of Seventeen
Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)

Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks - Houston
30 Days out

"Serving as opening act, Nicks came out smokin’ – her crack band, led by guitar whiz Waddy Wachtel, ripped out a rousing cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll,” and we were off to the races."
Full Review

Photos by Groovehouse


Stevie Nicks revealed that even after all these years in the business, there are still three people she's been dying to work with. Nicks, who last night (August 9th) wrapped her joint dates with Rod Stewart in Houston, just announced two new Florida stops for September, hitting Saint Petersburg on September 24th and Saint Augustine on September 25th.

Nicks told us that she's waited 40 years to share a stage with three distinct singers: "Well, when I moved to Los Angeles with Lindsey (Buckingham) in 1972, I wanted -- there were three songs I wanted to sing two-part harmony with; Paul McCartney 'Yesterday,' James Taylor 'Fire And Rain,' and Elton John 'Your Song.' I've never gotten to sing any of those three songs with those three men! So, I'm still looking that maybe that will happen someday. Because that was before this happened, y'know? That was like way before we were famous."

Via 93.3 WMMR

Rock legend Stevie Nicks remembers free-spirited days with the late Bob Longhi and George Harrison

Newly released is the epic biography about "The Quiet Beatle," titled George Harrison: Behind The Locked Door. Author Graeme Thomson breaks new ground in every era of Harrison's life -- especially his post-Beatles solo career. Among the many revelations in the book is that although uncredited, Stevie Nicks co-wrote "Here Comes The Moon" -- Harrison's 1979 sequel to his Abbey Road classic, "Here Comes The Sun."

Nicks was interviewed for Behind The Locked Door and shed light on the one-off songwriting session in 1978 between the pair in Hawaii, with Nicks and Harrison sharing a mutual friend in local restaurateur Bob Longhi. Nicks recalled, "We were writing a sort of parody of 'Here Comes The Sun.' Longhi was saying, 'You guys are always writing about the moon instead of the sun,' and I said, that's because by then we were all night birds. We just hung out and wrote and sang and talked. I had been famous for not even quite three years and we were talking with George about being famous and what it meant and you had to give up."

The below was originally posted August 10, 2012

Photo by Mary DeVitto
Hana photo an inspiration to Stevie Nicks

Rock legend remembers free-spirited days with the late Bob Longhi and George Harrison

A couple of months ago, Stevie Nicks visited Maui and stopped in Lahaina to present Bob Longhi with a photo taken in the late 1970s, the day George Harrison began composing the song "Soft-Hearted Hana."

There's Bob smiling in the left corner and George looking up playing his guitar while Stevie (in pigtails) is immersed in writing.

I was about to talk with Bob about that meeting and run the photo, but then he left us.

It's hard to imagine Maui without his colorful presence. His Front Street restaurant has long been a magnet for lovers of good food and music. He loved jazz and attracted our best to jam first downstairs and then in the expanded upstairs. And he was especially proud that you could dance to music on a koa dance floor.

Bob was a great raconteur, never holding back on an expletive-emphasized opinion. Who but Bob would subtitle a cookbook, "from Maui's Most Opinionated Restaurateur?" And, who but Bob would select staff shirts with w.t.f. on the sleeves?

Bob counted the famous Beatle as a friend and guided his first hike in Hana's pastoral wonderland. Inspired by the journey, George later composed "Soft-Hearted Hana" - described by a reviewer as, "a strange, stream-of-consciousness Hawaiian hallucination" - and dedicated it on his 1979 "George Harrison" album to Longhi.

"George and Longhi were really good friends, they were close," says Stevie Nicks calling from a tour stop in Florida. "Had it not been for Longhi, we would not have gotten to make that trip to Hana and hang out with George Harrison for two days."

The photo of the trio hanging in Hana has special significance for Fleetwood Mac's legendary singer.

"The photo was taken by my best friend, Mary (DeVitto)," Stevie explains. "She had given me a copy of it a long time ago, and I had it made into an 8 x 10 and put in a little frame. When I go on the road it goes right on my makeup mirror, so before I go on stage, whether it's with Fleetwood Mac or me in my solo career, the three of us are looking back at me and that has been my inspiration every single night. There's lots of nights where you kind of go, I wish I didn't have to go on stage tonight, I'm tired, I don't feel like doing it, and I look at George Harrison and look at Longhi and look at me and I go, well, you just have to, because it's important, it's important to make people happy, so get out of your chair, put on your boots and go out there and do your thing."

The two musicians were having fun coming up with lyrics together in Hana. "We were writing a sort of parody of 'Here Comes the Sun,' but we were writing 'Here Comes the Moon'," she continues. "Longhi was saying, 'you guys are writing about the moon instead of the sun,' and I said, that's because by then we were all such night birds.

"I had met George before that at a record party in Mexico in Acapulco for 'Rumours.' Longhi saw George all the time. He drove me and my friend Sara and Mary to George's house in Hana. And we just hung out and wrote and sang and talked. I had been famous for not even quite three years and we were talking with George about being famous and what it meant and what you had to give up."

Flash forward 30 or so years. During Stevie's trip to Maui in late May, she gave Bob a copy of the historic photo. The news of his death stunned her.

"It's so strange, in the last six months I lost my mom and my godson OD'd and I kind of went underground after that. Then I went to Hawaii and went to see Longhi and spent several hours at his house with four of my best girlfriends.

"He was feeling great and he looked great and was excited about life. He was happy and glowing. We had such a great time. I had made an album in 2010 ("In Your Dreams") that we filmed over a year at my house. It's a documentary and I wanted to show him it, but I ended up having to go back to Los Angeles. I'm so sorry I didn't get to show him the documentary because he would've loved it so much, because it was an album made like the albums we made in the old days with a big house and 20 people there every day and dinners every night, like in the true form of Led Zeppelin. I'm really grateful I had those couple of hours with him."

Since Longhi's opened in the late 1970s, over the years Stevie performed there, "a bunch of times," she notes. "Mick probably played a gazillion times and if I was there I went, too. Mick has always loved Maui, that's why the rest of us went to Maui. Because Mick was always there, whenever there was a vacation all of us followed suit. And the first thing I do when I get to Maui is go to Longhi's."

Currently on a "Heart and Soul" tour with Rod Stewart, Stevie confirms that Fleetwood Mac will head out on tour next year. "At the beginning of next year it looks as if Fleetwood Mac will go into rehearsals, then we will probably be on the road by early spring," she says. "It's always about every three years, which is great because we don't overkill people. I think that's really smart of us. When we tour we like it to be an event."

Photo by: Ashley Mc. Glass @ashleymcglass
Cherishing the memories of her time spent on Maui Stevie concludes: "We were laughing when we got together this time and reminisced about our trip to Hana with George Harrison. We were really young then. We were rocking and beautiful and crazy. And that was all going down on Maui. And Longhi's was like a sanctuary for all of us. I hope so much his kids will keep it alive and jumping because I can't imagine Lahaina without Longhi's. I think his spirit will always be there. He loved it so much. It's a diamond amongst all the other jewels."


This photo of Stevie to the right (background in pigtails) was taken in Maui around May 19, 2012. I can now see why she was wearing her hair in pigtails... She likely presented the top photo to Bob at this time...