Thursday, September 06, 2012

Released One Year Ago Today: Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow"

One Year Ago Today:
September 6, 2011 Lindsey Buckingham released his 6th solo album "Seeds We Sow" and his 3rd since releasing "Under The Skin" in October, 2006.  

"An exceptional set of great, ambient pop songs from one of Fleetwood Mac’s most influential musical architects." - A.C. FERRANTE

When the continuation of Fleetwood Mac's Unleashed Tour in 2010 fell through with Stevie deciding she wanted to focus on a new solo album (In Your Dreams), the remaining band members were left to their own devices to fill their down time. When Lindsey announced in late 2010 that he too had been working on a new album, it came as a nice surprise not only to fans but to Lindsey himself.  Lindsey didn't plan on putting out a new album.  Having set aside a three year window previously where he released two solo albums (2006's Under The Skin and 2008's Gift of Screws plus a Live DVD Live at The Bass Hall), he was ready to focus on Fleetwood Mac.  But during this down time it just sort of fell into place - and boy are we glad it did!  He's managed to put together a really great album where he handles pretty much everything on the album from the writing and producing to playing nearly every instrument himself.  Without a recording contract, having fulfilled his commitment to Warner Bros. he also took on the task of self-releasing the album - and thus "Seeds We Sow" was born on September 6, 2011.

The album debuted and peaked at #45 on Billboards Top 200 Albums Chart where it tied 1984's "Go Insane" chart position making it his third highest charting album after 1981's "Law and Order" which climbed to #9. Seeds also reached #6 on Billboards Top Rock Albums Chart and #5 on Billboards Top Independent Albums chart.  Internationally the album debuted and peaked at #28 in Norway, debuted and peaked at #92 in Canada, debuted and peaked at #95 in Ireland where it also debuted and peaked at #9 Irelands Top 20 Independent Album charts. In the UK the album debuted at #82 on the UK Top 100 Album Charts Sept 17, 2011 and at #12 on the Top 40 Independent Album Charts.

On The Album Charts
# 28 - Norway
# 45 - USA
# 82 - UK
# 92 - Canada
# 95 - Ireland

New Album | New DVD | 100 Live Shows

A lot has happened in this one year since Lindsey released "Seeds We Sow".

- New Album Released - September, 2011
- 39 Live Shows - September 10th to November 14, 2011
- New DVD/CD Released - October, 2011
- 61 Live Shows - May 3rd to September 8, 2012

Shortly after the release of the new album, Lindsey embarked on a two month 39 city full band tour of the US and Canada from September 10th to November 14, 2011.  After the North American run of shows, Lindsey was scheduled to perform nine dates in the UK and Ireland in December, but because of a band member injury, the dates were cancelled and sadly never rescheduled.

In October, 2011 during the tour, Lindsey also released a live DVD/CD package titled "Songs From The Small Machine: Live in L.A." from a show previously filmed in Beverly Hills, CA in April, 2011.

From November, 2011 until May, 2012 - Lindsey was pretty much dormant until he kicked things back into gear May 3, 2012 setting off on a 61 date North American Solo Acoustic Tour that concludes with three performance Canada beginning tonight and ending at Casino Rama this Saturday, September 8th in Ontario.

With all the Fleetwood Mac band members now talking about reuniting for a tour in 2013, it looks like Lindsey will be taking a break until things pick back up in early 2013 when it's been reported that tour rehearsals for Fleetwood Mac begin in January.

Thanks for the great year Lindsey!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Stevie Nicks will perform live in NYC Oct 15th for the Elton John AIDS Foundations Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit

Elton John AIDS Foundation's 11th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit

NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire --
Honorees: Robert Kraft, Diana Jenkins, and Joseph Blount
Special Guest Performer: The Legendary Stevie Nicks 
Host: Emmy Award-winning Journalist Anderson Cooper

On Monday, October 15, 2012, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will present its 11th annual An Enduring Vision benefit at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Award-winning CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will host, and Founder Sir Elton John and Chairman David Furnish will pay tribute to several esteemed philanthropists by presenting EJAF's Enduring Vision Awards to long-time supporters Robert Kraft, Diana Jenkins, and Joseph Blount.

Bob Kraft has been a loyal and generous supporter of the Foundation for many years, both personally and through the Robert and Myra Kraft Family Foundation.

As Chairman, CEO, and Founder of Neuro, and as a private philanthropist, Diana Jenkins has been a wonderful patron of EJAF's work and events in the U.S. and in the U.K. Likewise, Joseph Blount has also been an ardent benefactor of the Foundation since its inception.

This year, Elton welcomes the incomparable Stevie Nicks as his special musical guest for An Enduring Vision. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, whose "Rumours" album was one of the biggest selling albums of all time, Stevie Nicks' extraordinary career includes multiple Grammy awards, numerous gold and platinum records, induction into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and unforgettable performances across the stages of the world for over three decades. Nicks, who has penned Fleetwood Mac classics including the timeless "Landslide," "Dreams," "Gold Dust Woman" and "Rhiannon," has had equal success as a solo artist beginning with her five times platinum debut "Bella Donna." With unforgettable songs such as "Edge of Seventeen" and "Stand Back," Stevie Nicks is unique among the pantheon of rock icons. Her new album, "In Your Dreams," was co-produced by former Eurhythmic Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard.

Nicks has been touring the last year and a half with her "In Your Dreams" Tour and has also appeared with Rod Stewart on the "Heart & Soul" Tour. The Gold Dust Woman is also completing work on a documentary on the making of "In Your Dreams," which will be released at the end of this year.

2012 marks the 20th year since the establishment of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

The 2011 An Enduring Vision event raised $2 million, which helped EJAF continue serving as one of the leading grant makers addressing the HIV prevention and treatment needs of populations most at risk of HIV infection and most in need of EJAF's help because they exist at the margins of society.

Sir Elton John and David Furnish serve as the honorary chairs for An Enduring Vision, joined by their Co-Chairs Bill and Tani Austin, Alec Baldwin, Johnny and Edwina Barbis, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen, John Demsey, Andrew Farkas, Greg Gorman, Tim Hanlon, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness, Donna Karan, Leonard Lauder, Sandra Lee, Leslie Moonves, Martha Nelson, Ronald O. Perelman, Lily Safra, Ingrid Sischy and Sandra Brant, Harry and Laura Slatkin, Edward Walson, and Roger Woolsey, among others. Presenting Sponsors for the event are American Airlines, The Kraft Group, and Wells Fargo, and Co-Sponsors are The John R. Eckel Foundation, John and Cindy Fish, The Lauder Foundation - Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Foundation, Revlon, and the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

For ticket information, please contact Matt Blinstrubas at the Elton John AIDS Foundation, 212.219.0670 or

About EJAFThe Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) was established as a nonprofit organization in the United States in 1992 and as a registered charity in the United Kingdom in 1993 by Sir Elton John. Together, both entities have raised more than $275 million for worthy programs in 55 countries around the globe since inception. Today, the Foundation is one of the world's leading nonprofit HIV/AIDS organizations supporting innovative HIV prevention programs, efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, and direct care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS. The U.S. organization's current grant-making priorities target HIV prevention programs throughout the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean; HIV prevention and care services for highly marginalized and vulnerable populations; and HIV/AIDS prevention education and the promotion of sexual health for adolescents. For more information, please visit

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SOURCE Elton John AIDS Foundation

NEW RELEASE: Stevie Nicks Live in Jersey, 1983 The Wild Heart Tour

WOW!  Check this out.  Wolfgangs Vault have released a live recording of Stevie Nicks from The Wild Heart Tour - June 24, 1983 in Rutherford, NJ.  IT SOUNDS AMAZING!  It's obviously a direct from the source recording or a soundboard recording... It's clean, crisp and clear.   There is an existing bootleg of this recording that's been floating around for years, but I doubt it sounds this good!

Brendan Byrne Arena (Rutherford, NJ) June 24, 1983
Fleetwood Mac's siren goes solo in this bewitching Rutherford, NJ set, including some of her most-loved songs and an orchestra.

01. Crowd / Intro
02. Gold Dust Woman
03. Outside The Rain / Dreams
04. Gold and Braid / I Need To Know
05. Crowd Noise
06. Sara
07. Enchanted
08. Band Introductions
09. If Anyone Falls
10. Leather and Lace
11. Stand Back
12. Song Intro / Stage Banter
13. Beauty and The Beast
14. Stage Banter
15. Gypsy
16. Crowd Noise
17. How Still My Love
18. Crowd Noise
19. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

Liner Notes:
Stevie Nicks - vocals
Waddy Wachtel - guitar
Roy Bittan - keyboards
Benmont Tench - keyboards
Wizard - bass
Liberty DeVitto - drums
Bobbye Hall - percussion
Carolyn Brooks - vocals
Sharon Celani - vocals
Loretta Perry - vocals
Orchestra conducted by Paul Buckmaster (on Beauty And The Beast)

Where does it come from? In 2003, Wolfgang’s Vault acquired master recordings from the archives of Bill Graham Presents. These live concerts were recorded at legendary venues like the Fillmore East and Winterland between 1965 and 1999.

Since then we’ve acquired over a dozen more collections - some large, some small, all of them compelling, spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres.

Wolfgangs Vault used to be a free service to listen to all the shows in their vault online - with a lot of their shows available to purchase via download.  Now it's a subscription service for a small monthly or annual fee.  BUT, you can sign up for a 14 day trial period to listen to this show with the option to subscribe at a later date.  Check it out at Wolfgangs Vault!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Review: Lindsey Buckingham Des Moines, IA Sept 1st

Lindsey Buckingham Hoyt Sherman - Show Recap (Des Moines, IA)
by dsmvibe

This past Saturday night, former Fleetwood Mac guitarist/singer/songwriter Lindsey Buckingham was in town for an intimate show at Hoyt Sherman Place. I would describe myself as someone who was familiar with Fleetwood Mac, but haven’t really followed Buckinghams solo career in recent years. Apparently, I was in the minority.

I was sort of expecting a laid back, standard acoustic show….but instead, Buckingham proceeded to let it rip, and the crowd was loving every second of it. No joke, I think he got a standing ovation after every song.

Continue to the full review

Photo by joelb123

Stevie Nicks in the latest Rolling Stone Magazine 9/13/12

Stevie Nicks featured on page 34 in the latest issue of Rollingstone Magazine (9/13/12) in the Rock & Roll section on what bands do to kill time between soundcheck and the show.  Stevie talks about her drawing.

Fleetwood Mac have the #2 Album in New Zealand this week + Australia and US Chart Update

Chart date September 9, 2012 (Sales period Aug 20-26)

Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart
Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac moves from #45 to #70 and sold 6,153 copies in it's second week of release for an accumulative total of 14,335.

# 70 (45) Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac continue to have 4 titles on the Catalogue chart with all but one moving up the chart.  Greatest Hits moves from #83 last week to #61 this week on a 3% sales gain selling 2,071 units vs 2,001 the previous week.  Total sales since November, 1991 = 4,581,594.

Rumours movies up to #78 from #92 last week but sold less copies.  This past week the album sold 1,906 units vs 1,928 last week.  Total US sales since November, 1991 = 2,986,052.

Fleetwood Mac ('75 white album) moves up to #109 from #116 last week selling less copies.  The album sold 1,662 units vs 1,682 for a total since 1991 of 867,137.

The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac moves down the chart from #141 to #198.  Total units sold for the week were 1,203 vs 1,557 the previous week.  Total US sales since 2002 = 1,508,031.

# 61  (83)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 78  (92)  Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 109 (116) Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
# 198 (141) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Fleetwood Mac's 1975 self titled album sold 1,368 physical copies vs 1,364 the previous week moving from #87 to #73 this week.  Total physical albums sold since November, 1991 = 822,136.

The Very Best Of (not available digitally in the US) sold 1,203 physical copies vs 1,557 the previous week moving from #61 to #107 this week.  Since there isn't a digital copy of the album available in the US, all sales to date are of the physical 2cd album which is 1,508,031.

Rumours sold 932 physical copies this past week vs 853 the previous week moving from #178 to #164 for a US total of 2,762,714.

# 73  (87)  Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
# 107 (61)  Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 164 (178) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits sold 1,489 digital copies vs 1,415 the previous week moving up the chart from #35 to #26.  Total digital copies in the US = 198,384.

Rumours sold 974 digital copies last week vs 1,075 the previous week moving up the chart from #61 to #56.  Total digital units sold for Rumours = 223,313.

# 26 (35) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 56 (61) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Week ending September 3, 2012

# 76 (85) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 12 (17) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 13 (13) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

# 11 (10) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

Week ending September 3, 2012

In it's 3rd week of re-release in New Zealand, Fleetwood Mac's "25 Years - The Chain" moves from #5 last week to #2 this week.  Could they be on their way to having a #1 album?  We'll have to wait and see next week.

# 2 (5) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain (boxset)

Week ending August 30, 2012

# 83 (83) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 92 (61) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Monday, September 03, 2012

Happy 30th Anniversary US Festival '82 Fleetwood Mac Closed out the Festival Sept 5th

The 'US' Generation Documentary

Well this should excite the masses!  Fleetwood Mac are part of an upcoming documentary on The 1982 US Festival.  Check out the official trailer below... Fleetwood Mac come in at about the 2 minute mark where they are shown on stage, in crisp clear footage, singing a bit of Go Your Own Way... They are also on stage introducing Apple co-founder and US Festival visionary, Steve Wozniak.

This looks so cool, I can't wait to see it!  The documentary will in some format be released to coincide with the 30th Anniversary of the Festival this Labour Day September 3, 2012.  Originally scheduled for a Labour Day release the documentary has been pushed back a bit as they are awaiting final interview approvals from key artists that performed.

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The 'US' Generation Documentary
ICON Television Music, UNUSON Corporation and Plum Moving Media announce the making of the definitive 1982 US Festival feature length documentary.

“This film is the only authorized and sanctioned documentary of the 1982 US Festival”, according to Carlos Harvey, CFO, UNUSON.  ”It captures the cultural essence of the festival and tells the behind-the-scenes stories the fans will appreciate. After 30 years it seems like the right time so the fans can relive the experience and we can create new fans too”.
On a blistering hot Labor day weekend in 1982, legendary Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak’s vision played-out in the 110 degree California sun.
Over 375,000 people gathered at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernadino, for three days of music and technology.  
The documentary will feature legendary performances and interviews. The concert headliners included:
     ~ B-52′s
     ~ Fleetwood Mac
     ~ Police
     ~ Ramones
     ~ Santana
     ~ Talking Heads
     ~ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“The release of the documentary will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the event on Labor Day, September 3rd, 2012", said Bruce Gibb, co-owner of Plum Moving Media, Inc.  “Our Milwaukee based company is delighted to be partnered with UNUSON and ICON. It is our love of music and Apple products that attracted us to be involved in this project, plus our skills and experience are suited for telling this story.”
Full Press Release
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Having February, 2010 Flash Backs Dave Stewart & Stevie Nicks

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Check out this Twitter interaction that took place within the last 24 hours between @StandbackLiza @Davestewart & @PillarsOfColour.

Very interesting to say the least!  Reminds me of late February, 2010 when Dave first Tweeted that he had written a great song with Stevie - "Everybody Loves You"... 

Who wants to take a stab at what's being worked on?

Lindsey Buckingham Des Moines, IA Photos + 57 Shows Down... ONLY 4 More To Go!

Lindsey Buckingham Live in Des Moines, IA
September 1, 2012 - Hovt Sherman Place

Photos by Laura Stein - Gallery

Surprise of the night (and a first for this tour) was Lindsey played Down on Rodeo!!  Not sure where this fell within the set, likely as part of the encore.  Here's the video:

Below Photos by Michael Bandow... Check them out at

Here's Big Love
01. Cast Away Dreams
02. Bleed To Love Her
03. Not Too Late
04. Stephanie
05. Come
06. Shut Us Down
07. Go Insane
08. Never Going Back Again
09. Big Love
10. I'm So Afraid
11. Go Your Own Way
12. Trouble
13. Down On Rodeo
14. Seeds We Sow

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM'S Solo Acoustic Tour comes to an end this Saturday, September 8th in Rama, Ontario, Canada.  At the conclusion, he'll have played a total of 61 shows in 59 cities across North America since he hit the road on May 3, 2012.  One US show left just outside of Chicago in St. Charles Tuesday night!  There are approx. 30 tickets left for the show... Don't miss it!

Sept 4St. Charles, ILThe Arcade TheatreTicketsNow
Sept 6Belleville, ON CanadaThe Empire Theatre *TicketsNow
Sept 7Ottawa, ON, CanadaOttawa Folk FestivalTicketsNow
Sept 8Rama, ON, CanadaCasino RamaTickets Now

Sunday, September 02, 2012

NEW Interview: Mick Fleetwood re-confirms Fleetwood Mac World Tour - Begins March 2013

Mick Fleetwood spoke with Mike St. James of The Eagle 92.9 about The Blues Masters Concert he was to Host on Friday August 31, 2012 in Lincoln Nebraska.  Mick sadly couldn't attend because of some personal issues that came up.

During the interview Mick talks about Lindsey's one man show plus Stevie touring with Rod which segues into Mick re-confirming next years Fleetwood Mac plans where come March, 2013 Fleetwood Mac will be starting a world tour with rehearsals set for January and February. Mike St. James asks Mick about the conflicting reports where Mick was quoted as saying he was pessimistic about Fleetwood Mac ever getting back together again [Playboy Magazine "The Ghost of Fleetwood Mac" April, 2012] vs Stevie's recent TV interview where she confirms the band will tour again in 2013.  Mick states that at the time he thought with Stevie working her solo album so hard playing all over the world, he said he figured she would need and want to take at least a year off as a break and was afraid it would be too late.  But said much to his surprise, Stevie's really excited to get back together to play. Christine Mcvie was talked about and Mick says there's no chance of Christine coming back.  They've let go of that hope many years ago.  Mick said she nearly came up on stage the last time they played Wembely in the UK in 2009.  But at the last minute she backed out and decided just to watch the show from the soundboard. 

So it looks like this tour could roll-out much in the same way the 2009 Unleashed Tour did where shows began in March, 2009.  Tickets and the first round of dates for that tour were announced in mid-December, 2008... If this tour follows the same path, we have a bit of time yet before we hear when and where the band will play.

Check out the full interview at The Eagle 92.9.  It's about 16 minutes long

Photos: Lindsey Buckingham Live under the Lake Superior Big Top

Lindsey Buckingham Live
Washburn, WI Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua August 29, 2012
Photos by: Bemused Design & Photography
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Notably absent was the leather jacket this night.

Photos: Lindsey Buckingham Live at the Whiskey Roadhouse - Council Bluffs, IA 8/31

Lindsey Buckingham Live at the Whiskey Road House 
Council Bluffs, IA - August 31, 2012
Photos by: Joshua Smisek Gallery

Not one of his usual setlist tunes... but it should be!  The ever awesome ROCK AWAY BLIND