Sunday, September 09, 2012

REVIEWED: Lindsey Buckingham Live In Des Moines 9/1/12

Lindsey Buckingham Live At Hoyt Sherman Place
Des Moines, Iowa, September  1, 2012
by Todd Totale

Photos by Laura Stein - Gallery
“Look at all of those dudes up by the stage taking pictures of Lindsey’s guitar rack.” I pointed out to my wife as we made our way to our seats at Lindsey Buckingham’s solo performance in Des Moines last Saturday night. “That’s hilarious!” I added as we both sat down.

“Don’t laugh.” She replied. “You know you want to go up there and do the same thing.”

I paused for a moment before admitting, “I do want to go up there.”

Saturday, September 08, 2012

PHOTOS: Stevie Nicks Performing at The Kennedy Center Washington DC at A Celebration of Science

Washington, DC - September 8, 2012

Looks like all the players are there tonight on stage at the Kennedy Center.

Photos by 
Joe Meehan: "Night 2: Stevie Nicks rocking the walls of the Kennedy Center"
Matt Cooperberg, MD: "Stevie Nicks still rocks! Fantastic finale."
Dr. Stephen Gruber: "Stevie Nicks - Awesome performance at #celebrationofscience."

Setlist and comments from someone attending the event: (Thanks to both below for the details)

"I was at both shows in DC. On Friday she sang "Soldiers Angel" at the Natioal Portrait Gallery and then on Saturday at The Kennedy Center she did "Landslide", "Rhiannon", "Edge Of Seventeen" and "Dreams". After Edge the DC political audience wents nuts, applauding like crazy. They had planned to sing John Lennon's "Imagine" at the end with Stevie, Babyface and Melissa Manchester, and during rehearsal it sounded wonderful. Stevie sang the first verse. But the show went very long, so they cut it at the last minute. The show was filmed, but they are not sure where it will air. Perhaps on PBS. Whoopi Goldberg did a great job hosting also."

Comment from someone attending Friday:

"I saw her on Friday and she spoke eloquently about her work with wounded soldiers, the progress that has been made with prosthetics but that there was still so much more needed to help those with physical and brain injuries. Audience included scientists and decision makers who could make a difference in this area. She ended with Soldiers Angel. Very, very moving."

Review: Lindsey Buckingham stands alone - Ottawa

The Ottawa Citizen Sept 8, 2012
Review: Edwards delivers big-hearted show; Buckingham stands alone

By Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen
Photo Gallery

Lindsey Buckingham is best known for his work in Fleetwood Mac, an entity he described as the “big machine” during his show Friday night.

However, the purpose of his current tour is to show off the “small machine” of his solo work. His most recent solo album, Seeds We Sow, came out last year.

“The big machine and the small machine have come to inform each other and find each other and balance each other, and would not exist without each other,” said the 62-year-old American musician, describing the solo experience as a “strange little experiment.”

For a solo performer, he had a huge sound, thanks to the pumped-up volume of his guitar, which at first threatened to drown out his voice. Once things were sorted, he sang well enough, but it was still his guitar work that dazzled, as he demonstrated his skill on a parade of six-stringed instruments, electric and acoustic. The concert drew from Buckingham’s solo repertoire, including songs like Cast Away Dreams and Bleed To Love Her, as well as the Mac catalogue. Next to the unfamiliar solo stuff, the Fleetwood Mac hits energized the crowd.

But that energy was built on Edwards’ performance earlier in the evening.

Folk Fest: Big Love for solo act
Photos by: Tony Caldwell
Review By Denis Armstrong - Ottawa Sun

Lindsey Buckingham Dazzles With Intense Acoustic Show
by Brittany Leona

The CUPE-SCFP main stage of Ottawa's Folk Festival was graced tonight with one of rock's greatest legends: Lindsey Buckingham. One may be tempted to assume that based on his musical career spanning nearly four decades, having released over a dozen albums, being a talented composer, singer and producer, that he would have a larger than life stage presence and the typical rocker attitude to go with it – one would be wrong about the last item mentioned.

Continue to the full review


Photo: Lindsey Buckingham Live in Belleville, Ontario 9/6

Lindsey Buckingham Live in Belleville, Ontario Canada
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Photos by Bob House

Friday, September 07, 2012

Photos & Mayhem in Ottawa for Lindsey Buckingham + Stevie Nicks in Washington, DC

Weird sort of circumstances... Both Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks are performing tonight in Nation Capitals.  Lindsey's in Ottawa which is the National Capital of Canada playing the Folk Festival and Stevie Nicks is performing tonight (and tomorrow) in the US Capital Washington, DC at the National Portrait Gallery for The Celebration of Science Dinner.  Stevie spoke of her Walter Reed visits and performed Soldiers Angel.

The Ottawa Folk Festival
Twitter reports live from the Folk Festival are saying that the power cut out during Lindsey's performance of "I'm So Afraid" not once, but a couple times... Mic's weren't working... Amps blew out...THAT can't be good!  So Lindsey moved on to "Go Your Own Way", finished the tune then left the stage ending his set as per usual.  When he came back he said 'They've assured me this won't happen again" he then moved onto the encores of "Trouble" and "Seeds We Sow" with no issue, then attempted "I'm So Afraid" at the very end once again when for the second time things blew up and the sound cut out.  And that's where the show ended... Too bad about I'm So Afraid, but in the end most of the show was performed which is great!

The weather in the area hasn't been the greatest this evening, the rain had apparently held off, but there was lightning overhead during his performance and maybe there was a lightning strike near by, maybe once, maybe twice... Or maybe the humidity was too much... Who knows.  In the end... From those who attended, it sounds like he put on an impressive performance!

Folk Fest: Big Love for solo act

If there ever was anyone who could hit all the right notes for the new Ottawa Folk Festival, Lindsey Buckingham would be at the top of the list.

Fleetwood Mac’s former lead guitarist, and arguably its most successful songwriter, played a solo acoustic show of Fleetwood Mac hits as well as his own songs, stripped down to the bare bones.

Now 62 but looking intense, Buckingham opened his show with Cast Away Dreams. Alas, despite the tune’s hypnotic rhythm, the sound was so loud and sharp, it hurt to listen. However, the problem was fixed by the time he played his second tune, a Fleetwood Mac cover called Bleed to Love Her.

He then described the show’s content, and his career thus far as the “big machine versus the little machine, that is, Fleetwood Mac and my solo career.”

In the late 1970s, Fleetwood Mac was one of the biggest-selling bands on the planet, and Buckingham was the author of their most popular hit songs Go Your Own Way, Never Going Back Again and Big Love.

Packing an impressive arsenal of exotic guitars, Buckingham played some of the most dazzling licks I’ve ever heard from a guitar, and his writing is forceful and unconventional. My only regret was having to leave early to meet an early deadline.

Here are a couple of Twitter pics from tonight. 

Watch a good portion of Lindsey Buckingham's last US show

Lindsey Buckingham Live - St. Charles, IL September 4, 2012
Arcada Theater

Watch a good portion of Lindsey's last US show on this tour... Start here with Cast Away Dreams.  
12 Videos in all capturing Lindsey Live in St. Charles, IL at the Arcada Theater.

Update: Stevie Nicks Performs Tonight & Saturday in Washington at A Celebration of Science


Friday, September 7, 2012
7:45 PM - 10:15 PM
Celebration of Science Dinner

Melissa Manchester, Singer and songwriter
Stevie Nicks, Singer and Songwriter

"Stevie will sing one song Friday night at the Dinner event at the National Portrait Gallery and then sing four songs Saturday at the Gala event at the Kennedy Center. She was spotted last night having dinner with her assistant, hair and make up girl at a restaurant in Georgetown."

Saturday, September 8, 2012
8:00 PM - 10:15 PM
An Unforgettable Evening at the Kennedy Center

The Celebration of Science, September 7-9 in Washington, DC, will be an intensive three days focused on jumpstarting a new era of scientific discovery. We'll highlight the economic and social benefits of scientific research and how it improves lives around the world.

Whoopi Goldberg, President, Whoop Inc.
John O'Hurley, Actor
Kenny Edmonds, Producer, musician, singer and songwriter
Melissa Manchester, Singer and songwriter
Stevie Nicks, Singer and Songwriter

An unforgettable special evening at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and John O'Hurley. We'll recognize scientists and public figures whose work has changed the world, hear inspiring patient stories, and enjoy performances by popular entertainers and an ensemble of musically gifted "Entertainers of Science."

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.