Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Video: Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood supports Rebuild Recover

After the recent devastation of Hurricane Sandy, Move For Hunger is putting aside funding to help feed the struggling families along the New Jersey Shore. 100% of donations raised through this fundraising team will directly impact those in need.

Mick Fleetwood lends his support by way of video (below)

For more information and how you can help, please visit or

Song Premiere: Lindsey Buckingham "Never Going Back Again" Live Acoustic

Listen to the acoustic live recording of “Never Going Back Again” taken from the album, Lindsey Buckingham: "One Man Show", the new digital only release features recordings from a single evening in Des Moines, Iowa September 1, 2012.

Beautiful as always!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

'Big Love' Live from Lindsey's acoustic live album "One Man Show"

Lindsey Buckingham Powers Through Solo Version of 'Big Love'
Rolling Stone

From Lindsey's upcoming live acoustic digital only iTunes release "One Man Show".  Recorded live in Des Moines, IA September 1, 2012.  The album will be released November 13, 2012.

Full Article at Rolling Stone

"Never Going Back Again" Lindsey Buckingham Live in Little Rock

Lindsey Buckingham Live
Little Rock, AR - November 5, 2012
Juanita's Cafe and Bar

Photos (above) by alainagrisham and djcrofford

Photo above by Drabne
"Never Going Back Again" 

Monday, November 05, 2012

Review: Lindsey Buckingham Kansas City "Trouble" at Yardley

Lindsey Buckingham Live
Yardley Hall - Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, KS - November 4, 2012
Photos by Dan Lybarger

Tuesday, November 13th Lindsey Buckingham will release "One Man Show" a live acoustic album that documents his current US tour which ends later this month on November 20th.  The release captures Lindsey during his September 1, 2012 Des Moines, IA show and is a straight from the console, no post-production, live... raw..., true sense of being there recording where just a few mics were added to the room to enhance the recording.  From the 4 previews released, it sounds fantastic! It'll be available only on itunes.

American Songwriter has the latest preview: "Trouble".  Take a listen here

Check out the previous album previews:
Big Love - Rolling Stone
Go Insane - MSN
Never Going Back Again - Paste Magazine
Go Your Own Way - Good Housekeeping

Lindsey Buckingham at Yardley Hall: Short but sweet
Special to The Star
Chalk one up for baby boomers.
Popular music is the realm of young musicians and relevant artists over the age of 60 are the exception rather than the rule. While he didn't break any new ground during his bracing appearance Sunday at Yardley Hall, Lindsey Buckingham demonstrated that he remains vital.
Buckingham, 63, used age to his advantage by supplanting youthful rebellion with urgent songs of uncommon maturity. During an unaccompanied performance for an audience of over 1,000, Buckingham reinterpreted old gems from his tenure with Fleetwood Mac and showcased sage songs from his solo career.
An arduous rendition of "Not Too Late" served as the emotional core of the concert and as Buckingham's statement of purpose. He repeatedly howled "it's not too late" as he created distressed ripples of sound with his masterfully plucked guitar. As with most of the evening's 13 selections, "Not Too Late" contained personal epiphanies from the astute perspective of a seasoned artist who understands that time is precious.
Full review at or at Back To Rockville (lots of comments on the show)

Lindsey Buckingham and a surprisingly riled up crowd, last night at Yardley Hall
by David Hudnall
Yardley Hall, at Johnson County Community College, is a nice, big, dignified venue — somewhere between a high school theater and an opera house. If you are an important or otherwise lucky person, there are special boxes along the sides up top from which you can watch the show, possibly through tiny binoculars. This year's concert series includes Capitol Steps, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Garrison Keillor, among others. It is not the type of venue where people wave lighters in the air and chief surreptitious bowls in the corner.
But last night at Yardley, the baby boomers in the house simply could not contain themselves. You'd have thought Grover Norquist was in town for a paid speaking engagement. But no: the buzz was all for Lindsey Buckingham, former guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac.
I can't find a video online of that Chappelle's Show sketch about white people loving guitar solos, but if you've seen that, you pretty much understand the vibe last night. Buckingham is an amazing guitar player, and his 70-minute set was as much a clinic as it was a performance. He took the stage in a leather jacket and form-fitting jeans, looking at least a decade younger than his 63 years. After each song, he would tilt up his guitar and clutch it to his heart, as though it were a child, and bask in the wild applause. Then a tech would cross the stage and hand Buckingham a new guitar. I'm pretty sure he never used the same guitar on consecutive songs.
Full review at

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Buckingham is back, absent Mac

Arkansas Democratic-Gazette

Lindsey Buckingham has found success in a duo and a group, and is getting the same results as a solo act. Well, maybe not exactly the same, crowd size-wise, but in terms of personal satisfaction, he would say so.

The 63-year-old California-born guitarist-singer-songwriter joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 as a part of Fleetwood Mac, a group he helped move from cult status to superstars when he and then girlfriend  Stevie Nicks, became members in 1975, two years after the couple put out an album under their two last names.

With Buckingham and Nicks in the band, Fleetwood Mac became the most commercially successful group of the 1970s. The band’s self-titled album of 1975 sold more than 5 million copies, thanks to the songs “Rhiannon,” “Over My Head,” “Say You Love Me” and “Landslide.” Its 1977 follow-up, Rumours, with sales of more than 19 million copies, had as its memorable songs “Second Hand News,” “Never Going Back Again,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Songbird,” The Chain,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Gold Dust Woman” and “Don’t Stop.”

After a dozen years, Buckingham took the advice of one of his songs (“Go Your Own Way”) and left the band, due to fatigue from touring and the dissension within the band, aggravated by over-the top success, drugs and crumbling personal relationships.

Thanks to a famous Arkansan, Buckingham began working again with his former band when Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992. Since a major part of the Clinton campaign had been its use of the Fleetwood Mac song “Don’t Stop” (the name of which some assumed to be “Don’t Stop Thinkin’ About Tomorrow”), the band was invited to perform at an inaugural event.

By 1997, band members were again on friendly terms, so they put together a reunion tour, although there was no new album until 2003. Say You Will became the first studio album in 15 years to include Buckingham and Nicks (although Christine McVie was missing, having left in 1998).

On his website, Buckingham indicates that his “intimate, one-man show” will feature songs from his solo albums, “along with a variety of Fleetwood Mac classics” for those wishing to hear their old favorites in a non band format.

He released his seventh solo album, Seeds We Sow, in September 2011 on his label after singing and playing every instrument, recording it in his home studio, plus producing and engineering the album. The only cover song on it is a 1967 Rolling Stones song, “She Smiled Sweetly.” He told Rolling Stone magazine a month before the album’s release that “the songs are all about the accumulation of choices that we make every day and the karmic part of that — which is where the title … comes from. In my own life I've made a lot of choices that weren't always popular with people around me. Only in the last few years have I been able to look at them with the perspective of time.”

Referring to his current tour, Buckingham says on his site: “As I've grown as an artist, I’ve gotten more and more in touch with my center and that center is voice and guitar. Over time it has become increasingly vital to express more with less; that is my touchstone now, and the embodiment of that philosophy is what will be largely represented in the new show. I've been thinking of doing this kind of tour for a while, and am quite excited to be doing something new, something outside my comfort zone.”

But something old is returning. There are reports — confirmed by Buckingham and Nicks — of another Fleetwood Mac reunion and tour in 2013, although McVie continues to resist offers to return to the band, which now consists of Buckingham, Nicks and original members Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.

Tickets available for Monday's show at Juanita's Cafe and Bar

Lindsey Buckingham Live in Oklahoma City, OK November 3, 2012

Lindsey Buckingham Live in Oklahoma City, OK November 3, 2012

First show of the last leg of the tour, Lindsey played The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma last night and as usual blows those in attendance away!  Lounge like atmosphere similar to other small venue shows he's performed in during this tour.  Reportedly less than 200 people seated for the show.  Set list unchanged from previous legs.  Photos by: ACM@UCO, @fowwow

Check it out! New Stevie Nicks 'In Your Dreams' Movie website

It's finally here!  The website that was announced at The Hamptons screening of Stevie and Dave's movie "In Your Dreams" in early October is now on-line.

Check it out at 

Per Dave Stewart:
"lot's will be added as the movie moves towards release"

Friday, November 02, 2012

Lindsey Buckingham Talks Fleetwood Mac Reunion, Album and Solo Tour

Lindsey Buckingham: 'I Would Love to Do' a New Fleetwood Mac Album
Singer-guitarist talks possible studio reunion and his solo tour
Rolling Stone

"Fleetwood Mac is gonna start rehearsing probably the beginning of February and I'm actually looking forward to it. I miss those guys."

"Buckingham is also interested in recording with the band again, a project he says is on the "back burner" for now but not overruled. "Absolutely, absolutely I would," he says of creating a new album. "In fact, about six, seven months ago, John [McVie] and Mick [Fleetwood] were over here and we actually cut some tracks, and we did enough for maybe half an album. But you gotta get Stevie [Nicks] on board with that, and at the time, she was really quite caught up in what she was doing . . . but I would love to do that because John and Mick were playing their asses off."

Come on Stevie... Get on board! 

This month, he concludes a solo acoustic tour and digitally releases a live album on November 13th. (Rolling Stone will premiere one cut, Fleetwood Mac's "Big Love," next week.) After that, he will return to the Fleetwood fold for the band's massive 2013 tour.

Full Article at Rolling Stone

Enter to Win Two Free Tickets to See Lindsey Buckingham in South Milwaukee

Enter to Win Two Free Tickets to See Lindsey Buckingham!

Register now for your chance to win a pair of tickets to go see Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac LIVE at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 17th at 8PM. Don't miss this amazing performance!


Essential Buckingham

Lindsey Buckingham comes to ACM@UCO

Lindsey Buckingham is such a skilled, dexterous guitarist that when he left Fleetwood Mac in 1987, his old bandmates had to hire two people to cover his parts. His compositional abilities, production prowess and stylistic eccentricity made Buckingham a rarity — a cult act who also happened to be in one of the biggest bands in pop music.

Buckingham, 63, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E Sheridan, and will play songs from all stages of his nearly 40-year recording career, and all periods of the singer-guitarist's creative work are worth studying.

“Buckingham Nicks” (1973). In the late 1970s, vinyl copies of this album could be found in almost every cutout bin, but “Buckingham Nicks,” the album that served as Buckingham and then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks' de facto audition for Fleetwood Mac, is rare these days — never released as a CD, unavailable as a download. Still, the album has high points that are every bit as good as material found on 1970s Mac classics.

Essential Buckingham: “Don't Let Me Down Again” and the original version of Fleetwood Mac's “Crystal,” featuring Buckingham on vocals.

“Fleetwood Mac” (1975). The former blues band had been trending toward pop-rock under guitarist Bob Welch, but Buckingham and Nicks made the transformation complete.

“Monday Morning” acts as a kind of bipolar codependent thesis statement for this new version of Fleetwood Mac, and singles such as “Rhiannon,” “Over My Head” and “Say You Love Me” are as notable for Buckingham's guitar parts as they are for Nicks and Christine McVie's leads.

Essential Buckingham: “Monday Morning,” “I'm So Afraid,” “World Turning.”

“Rumours” (1977). One of the biggest-selling albums of all time, “Rumours” is notable for the surface beauty masking the breakup nastiness going on in Fleetwood Mac between Buckingham and Nicks as well as Christine and John McVie. Enormous hits such as “Dreams,” “Go Your Own Way” and “You Make Loving Fun” sold the album, but the darker meditations on romantic loss made it resonate.

Essential Buckingham: “Go Your Own Way” “Never Going Back Again,” “The Chain,” “Second Hand News.”

“Tusk” (1979). Buckingham confederates think of “Tusk” as the album where Lindsey finally gets to be Lindsey. Compared to “Rumours,” “Tusk” is raw, experimental and messy with a few moments of crystalline beauty thrown in, such as Nicks' “Sara.” It sold far less than “Rumours,” but is much more interesting and is now recognized as a misunderstood masterpiece, a Southern California “White Album.”

Essential Buckingham: “The Ledge,” “Not That Funny,” “What Makes You Think You're the One?” “Tusk.”

“Law and Order” (1981). Buckingham's first solo album, “Law and Order” is a bag of exquisite nuts, like “Tusk” but more aggressively strange. The lush and lovely “Trouble” became his biggest solo hit, but soft-rock aficionados who bought “Law and Order” for “Trouble” might have suffered nerve damage from “Bwana” and “That's How We Do It in L.A.”

Essential Buckingham: “Trouble,” That's How We Do It In L.A.,” “Johnny Stew,” “Bwana.”

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Changes under way for Fleetwood Mac on-line

Fleetwood Mac's web presence is getting a make-over

The main site has been completely changed to a simple "sign up for the newsletter" starting page... 

The Facebook Page header has been updated just a short while ago as well.

Things are starting to happen!