Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Stevie Nicks says about new Fleetwood Mac tunes "These songs sound like they're 30,"

Fleetwood Mac to Release New Music Before Spring Tour
by Gary Graff, Detroit
Billboard Magazine

"These songs sound like they're 30," Stevie Nicks tells Billboard. "It blows my mind. Because we've never stopped, our voices and everything"

Steve Nicks tells Billboard that the group has recorded three songs for release before the band hits the road April 4 in Columbus, Ohio for a 34-city trek that concludes June 12 in Detroit. Two of the tunes, "Sad Angela" and "Miss Fantasy," stem from sessions guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, bassist John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood held earlier this year, while Nicks describes the third as "an old Buckingham Nicks song that, really, we can't either one of us figure out why it didn't go on the record."

The songs were recorded in November at Buckingham's home studio while the quartet was gathered to discuss its tour plans.

"We wanted to have something to put out before we go out, January or February, in whatever way you do that -- iTunes or something," explains Nicks, who says she herself doesn't own a computer or spend time on the Internet. "And since nobody really cares about albums anymore, if you can come up with two or three great songs and just put them out there...people can at least hear how we sound today when it comes to actually recording."

Full article at Billboard.com

(Video) 7 Planned Dates in Canada For Fleetwood Mac 2013 Tour

Fleetwood Mac to tour Canada, U.S. in 2013
New music planned by classic '70s rock band

British-American band Fleetwood Mac will play dates across Canada and the U.S. in 2013, the group's first tour in four years, its members announced on Monday.

A 34-city tour beginning in April will stop in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

In the past year, she has devoted time to promoting her solo album, In Your Dreams, but Nicks said she and Buckingham recently began work on two new songs that will be released before the tour begins on April 4, in Columbus, Ohio.

Still, the tour is likely to concentrate on the band’s classic catalog of hits, such as Say You Love Me, Rhiannon, Over My Head and The Chain.

"It wouldn't matter if they didn't hear anything new," Buckingham said.

"In a way there's a freedom to that — it becomes not what you got, but what you do with what you got. Part of the challenge of this tour is figuring out a presentation that has some twists and turns to it without having a full album," he said.

Buckingham says he is keen to do a new album, but Nicks is not sure where the band fits in today’s music industry.

Whether or not we're gonna do any more (songs), we don't know because we're so completely bummed out with the state of the music industry and the fact that nobody even wants a full record," Nicks said.

"Everybody wants two songs, so we're going to give them two songs."

She said how much new music they create will depend on the response to the new tracks.


(I hope Fleetwood Mac fans world wide come out of the woodwork when these new tunes are released and a ton are sold to show them WE WANT NEW MUSIC!!)

Check out Fleetwoodmac.com (New Website up and running)

Stevie Nicks dishes on new and old work with Lindsey Buckingham
LA Times
By Randall Roberts
Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic

Some of the most exciting news to come out of a conversation with Stevie Nicks on Monday was when she discussed a recent studio session with fellow Fleetwood Mac member and longtime collaborator Lindsey Buckingham. The two will join Mick Fleetwood and John McVie to resurrect Fleetwood Mac for a 2013 tour, but they have a history that extends long before they joined Mac in 1975.

The pair recorded one gorgeous, self-titled record in 1973 as Buckingham Nicks, and it was this work that prompted Fleetwood, McVie and then-keyboardist Christine McVie to ask them to join Fleetwood Mac. The rest is (a tangled, romantically complicated) history.

Jump to early 2012, when -- as Nicks calls them -- "the boys" in Fleetwood Mac got together to work on new material. Nicks had just lost her mother to pneumonia, then contracted the virus herself, and was unable to join them. The three soldiered on, with Buckingham writing two songs specifically for Nicks. A few weeks ago she heard those rough tracks for the first time.

“I went up to Lindsey’s house, he played me all of the songs, and we chose two," Nicks said on Monday. "He said, ‘I really tried hard to be you, to really see through your eyes when we were doing these songs, and make these songs that you would really like, and that you would really relate to.’"

Check out part 2 of yesterday's LA Times Article LA Times

"Sound City" A Film by Dave Grohl Coming this February 2013 - Fleetwood Mac members appear

Roswell Films Presents: Sound City. A Film by Dave Grohl
Coming February 2013.
Sign up to receive pre-order info at: soundcitymovie.com

Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood all appear in the documentary

AUDIO: Stevie Nicks Interview w/ Renee at The River 105.9. Fleetwood Mac, New Music, New Photo Session

Stevie Nicks Interview with Renee from The River 105.9.  Stevie talks extensively about Soldiers Angel and how it will carry over to Fleetwood Mac.  She talks about new music with Lindsey recorded at his house... Plus mentions a photo session that her and Lindsey took part in, which is great because we need updated photos! Plus she talks about her clothing and her moon necklaces. 

Interview is about 11 minutes.

AUDIO: Stevie Nicks speaks with Ken Calvert of WCSX Detroit about Fleetwood Mac Tour

Great phone interview between Stevie Nicks and Ken Calvert from 94.7 WCSX Detroit.  Stream it or download.... It's a little over 15 minutes long.

WCSX Detroit

Monday, December 03, 2012

Stevie Nicks: Delux Rumours to come with Fleetwood Mac Tour includes unreleased outtakes and live tracks + Setlist hint!

Fleetwood Mac announce new music, 2013 tour
Stevie Nicks talks with MSN Music about the band's upcoming tour and when their new songs will be available
By Mark Brown
Special to MSN Music

It was hardly the world’s best-kept secret. Lindsey Buckingham told MSN Music last year that he was looking forward to a Fleetwood Mac tour, and Stevie Nicks basically said the same thing on TV earlier this year.

But now it’s a reality, with the 34-city tour kicking off on April 4 and tickets going on sale as early as Friday, Dec. 14. And that’s not all. A deluxe version of “Rumours” will come out with the tour and will include unreleased outtakes and live songs. Plus, the band – Buckingham, Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie – has recorded two new songs to be released before the tour – one in just a few weeks.

Nicks sat down for an exclusive interview with MSN Music about how it’s all happening again. A couple of interesting tidbits: Nicks doesn’t own a computer and when she’s trying to figure out how to sequence a concert – her own or Fleetwood Mac – she turns to her trusty cassette recorder.

MSN Music: When do you know it’s time to reunite?

Stevie Nicks: I think every three years is perfect. It’s just long enough for everybody not to remember it. They go, "I didn’t see them last year and I didn’t see them the year before that." Fleetwood Mac really wanted to go out this year, and I said I’m taking another year for "In Your Dreams." In the current music business scene I need two years to back up this record … This record meant so much to me I took the extra year. And it hadn’t been three years. Our managers have gotten through our skulls that it needs to be an event. It doesn’t need to be, ‘We just saw you last year.’ … We start up in February, and in my humble opinion, next year will be the year of Fleetwood Mac. It will be spectacular and grand and fantastic.

And you have new music?

I went up to Lindsey’s house for about four days. He and Mick and John had gone in at the beginning of this year and recorded a few songs. They wanted me to come in, but my mother had just died and I really was in no frame of mind to write songs or be in a recording studio. So I said I can’t do it. They recorded several songs. When I went to his house, I chose two of the songs that I really liked and put vocals on them. Lindsey had already put his leads on them. I put my parts on, and it came out great, I have to say. Not that I was surprised. If we try, stuff comes out great.

So how will they come out?

Lindsey and I are not computer people. We understand music piracy, but that’s about it. We do understand that nobody really wants 14 songs. That’s too bad, because we’d like to do 14 songs, but we get it … We have these two and when we get to January we throw a new song out and then another right before we go out. It is two brand-new songs for people to hear who we are today. If there’s an insane rush on those songs, maybe when we come off the road we’ll go and do two or three more. Lindsey said, "If we go out with (new music), they’ll know we care." Of course we care!

Do they have titles?

Yes. One of them is called "Sad Angel" and one is called "Miss Fantasy."

Do you save any songs for Fleetwood Mac? “Stars Are Crazy” on Lindsey’s last album would have been perfect for the band.

You never know when the spirit is going to hit. So you just go with it. … All the music on my solo albums could have been Fleetwood Mac songs, and all my Fleetwood Mac songs could have been Stevie Nicks songs. When it comes to songwriting, it’s all inspiration. If it happens when I’m involved with Fleetwood Mac, then it goes to Fleetwood Mac.

You’ve toured so much in the past few years on your own with lots of Mac songs in the mix. Do you burn out?

When we go up to play, we try to make it different each time. "Gold Dust Woman" morphs every time we walk onstage as Fleetwood Mac. It’s ever-changing. All the songs are … Lindsey is all about change. We have to tell him, "You can’t change the solo in 'Go Your Own Way,' Lindsey! Everybody knows it by heart." That’s hard for him because he’d like to go off on some complete other thing. We have our foundation (of hits)…then we move on and we go back through all the records and we play everything we like. We each have a different 30 songs. We put them up on a board and start playing a minute and a half of each song. If we start to feel it, then we start to work it out. We’re trying to get some more unfamiliar songs every time we go out. It’s fun. We want to stand up there and be excited to do a song we haven’t done for a while. Say, "Sisters of the Moon." We haven’t played that song since the '80s. Maybe it’s going to work this time. There was a time we didn’t do "Sara" onstage. There was a time we didn't do "Beautiful Child" onstage, which is my favorite song. So we started doing it. Unless you do them onstage you kinda forget they even exist. I sequence the concerts. It’s my forte. I put them on cassette. It’s the only way I can make a tape like that.”

Well, I never thought I’d hear “Silver Springs” live since it was only a B-side from “Rumours” and that ended up being the hit when you first reunited.

I know! It became a single. That song was my mom’s. It was taken off the record and put on the back of "Go Your Own Way" and nobody ever heard it again till "The Dance." My mom started getting these magical checks. She’d say, "I got a check for $20,000!" I said, "It was a long time coming, Mom.”

Did the band ever apologize for dropping it from the album?

Uh, no. They felt it was the right thing to do. It was a team. How was I gonna fight that? But I was very disappointed because I felt it was one of the best songs I ever wrote. That was a little bit of a stupid move. It’ll be in the live show for sure.

Your career has clearly endured, but the music industry is in deep trouble now.

The next few generations aren’t going to have their own Fleetwood Mac or their own Led Zeppelin. The record companies don’t have money to develop artists. Or to support them while they are developing. Or if one record does really well and the next record tanks they’re going to drop them. I feel very bad for them. I think in 20 years they’re still going to be listening to the big acts of the ’70s and the '80s. It’s not their fault. When the Internet came out, everyone thought this is so great. But unfortunately you buy a record now, you find the last Barnes & Noble in town, you put it in your computer and you send it out to 500 of your closest personal friends. … I’m so sorry that the whole younger generation will never experience that. It was so much fun. And nobody knows how to fix it. … It should go back to vinyl. That would force people to buy record players and records. It’s a lot harder to copy a vinyl record than a CD. I wish I could wave a magic wand and fix it.

Stevie Nicks talks Fleetwood Mac's 2013 tour, teases new songs

Stevie Nicks talks Fleetwood Mac's 2013 tour, teases new songs
By Randall Roberts
Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
LA Times

As long rumored, Fleetwood Mac will hit the road in 2013 with a 34-date American tour that will see the band visit all the major U.S. markets, along with a stop at the Hollywood Bowl on May 25. The dates, which the band announced Monday, will feature co-founders Mick Fleetwood and John McVie along with longtime vocalist Stevie Nicks and singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. Fleetwood Mac is touring for the first time since 2009. (Christine McVie no longer tours with the band.)

In addition, according to Nicks, Fleetwood Mac has been working on new songs and is hoping to release at least two of them in anticipation of the tour. Nicks and Buckingham spent four days in the latter’s home studio in November, an interaction that hasn’t happened in a decade but whose history stretches over 45 years.

On the phone, Nicks was chatty, offering unfiltered thoughts on planning the set design, the set list, and the ways in which she prepares to get back into Mac. But she sounded relieved and most enthusiastic about reconnecting with her longtime creative -- and, for a time in the '60s and '70s, romantic -- partner Buckingham to work on new material.

That process started when bassist McVie, drummer Fleetwood and Buckingham got together in early 2012 to work on new material. Nicks was unavailable due to the death of her mother. But a couple weeks ago, said Nicks, “I went up to Lindsey’s house, he played me all of the songs, and we chose two. He said, ‘I really tried hard to be you, to really see through your eyes when we were doing these songs, and make these songs that you would really like, and that you would really relate to.’ ”

Full article at the LA Times

Pop & Hiss will have more of Nicks' conversation on  Tuesday.

For rock legends Fleetwood Mac, it's 'til death do us part

LOS ANGELES - Do not call it a comeback and don't even think of it as a farewell tour.
 By Eric Kelsey

After more than four decades making music and a 2010 tour, Fleetwood Mac will hit the road again next year. But it won't be its last tour, singer Stevie Nicks vowed, dismissing any notion that the band could be packing away their instruments in the near future.

"It's never going to be a final tour until we drop dead," Nicks told Reuters. "There's no reason for this to end as long as everyone is in good shape and takes care of themselves."

The 34-city tour with dates in the United States and Canada will begin on April 4 in Columbus, Ohio, and finish up on June 12 in Detroit.

The tour coincides with the 35th anniversary of the blockbuster 1977 album, "Rumours," which landed the group four hit singles and sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. The album will be reissued with unreleased studio and live recordings, Fleetwood Mac said.

Full Article at Reuters

Stevie Nicks talks to EW about 2013 Fleetwood Mac tour, reconnecting with Lindsey Buckingham, and why she's addicted to 'Call Me Maybe'

Stevie Nicks talks to EW about 2013 Fleetwood Mac tour, reconnecting with Lindsey Buckingham, and why she's addicted to 'Call Me Maybe'
by Leah Greenblatt

Some chains are unbreakable, even after nearly four decades: Fleetwood Mac announced today that they will embark on a 34-date tour in 2013,  beginning April 4 in Columbus, Ohio, and wrapping June 12 in Detroit; tickets go on sale Dec. 14.

EW: You spent most of 2011 promoting and touring behind your most recent solo album, In Your Dreams. How different is that experience from touring with Fleetwood Mac?

Stevie Nicks: My solo career is more like an intimate gathering, an intimate beautiful party at your home, and Fleetwood Mac is like a big, huge Christmas ball at a big huge ballroom somewhere. Fleetwood Mac is just way bigger and way grander. And I think that’s one of the reasons why it’s always been so good for me to be able to go back and forth. Because what I do is very, very different than what Fleetwood Mac does and vice versa. So when I come out of one and go into the other, it’s very new for me.

Full Interview at EW.com

1st Round of Fleetwood Mac Tour Dates Announced. Tour starts in Columbus, OH April 4th

Fleetwood Mac aims to 'get along, have a great time'
Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY

"We are a cast of characters who never really belonged in the same band in the first place," says Lindsey Buckingham of the famously fractious band.

4:18PM EST December 3. 2012 - The friction between Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham that went public with 1977's Rumours has yet to cool.

"We are a cast of characters who never really belonged in the same band in the first place," says Buckingham, 63. "But the synergy works, and I'm looking forward to seeing where the mines lie in the field this time. It wouldn't be a band without that tension. All the same things kick in. I know what I'm supposed to do. I know whose face to get in to make things happen. All those roles are so familiar. I'm ready to pick up the dice and roll again."

Rumours was recorded during the breakups of the band's two couples, Nicks and Buckingham and John and Christine McVie, who left in 1998. The three carried on, along with drummer Mick Fleetwood, and will launch an arena tour April 4.

Nicks and Buckingham are considering a 40th anniversary reissue of their storied Buckingham Nicks album next year, with a newly unearthed, previously unreleased track from the sessions.

Fleetwood Mac regroups to launch a 34-city tour

Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY
December 3. 2012

After a three-year absence, the legendary rockers embark on a 34-city tour starting April 4 in Columbus, Ohio.

Hungry for a big Mac splurge? After a three-year absence, Fleetwood Mac embarks on a 34-city North American tour starting April 4 in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets for the first run of shows go on sale Dec. 14 at LiveNation.com.

The band, founded in 1967, is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its trailblazing Rumours, which sold 40 million copies worldwide, held Billboard's No. 1 spot for 31 weeks and spawned top 10 hits Dreams, Don't Stop, Go Your Own Way and You Make Loving Fun.

To coincide with the tour and 35th Anniversary of Rumours , a new deluxe reissue of Rumours with previously unreleased studio and live tracks will be released in early 2013 from Rhino. More details on the set will be announced soon.

Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, who joined in 1975, and namesakes Mick Fleetwood and John McVie last toured in 2009 and haven't released a studio album since 2003's Say You Will.

Yet new tunes may be shoehorned into a set list packed with classics.

"There were some tracks John, Mick and I cut with Stevie in mind while she was on the road," Buckingham says. "It's the most Fleetwood Mac-sounding stuff I've heard in a long time. We've been talking about releasing an EP, but I don't know how these moving parts will fit together yet."

In light of the band's deep catalog, the singer/guitarist isn't concerned about a second consecutive tour without a studio album.

"We'd be OK for one more round," he says. "People do want to hear that body of work and be transported to a certain time. The older you get and the longer the band has been around, you come to terms with the fact that no one's particularly interested in hearing anything too new. It's about what you do with what you've got."

Nicks envisions performing hits, rarities and maybe a couple of migrants, particularly the war-themed Soldier's Angel, a duet with Buckingham from her 2011 solo album, In Your Dreams.

"It's become a standard in my set, and I get a standing ovation every night," Nicks says. "Fans might like seeing Lindsey and I sing it. And it gives me a chance to ask people to help veterans who are so young and so messed up. I turn into an eighth-grade teacher."

Opting to extend her solo tour, Nicks was a holdout when the band wanted to hit the road early this year.

"I had to put my foot down and say, 'I'm not touring with you in 2012,' and it wasn't a very popular idea," she says. "I always think it's good for Fleetwood Mac to be away for three years. Two years is like, well, 'I just saw you.' My feeling was, let 2013 be the year of Fleetwood Mac and make it an exciting event."

Tour dates:

April 4 Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
April 6 Philadelphia (Wells Fargo Center)
April 8 New York (Madison Square Garden)
April 9 Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
April 11 Louisville (KFC Yum! Center)
April 13 Chicago (United Center)
April 16 Toronto (The Air Canada Centre)
April 18 Boston (TD Garden)
April 20 Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Arena)
April 23 Ottawa (Scotiabank Place)
April 24 Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)
April 26 Pittsburgh (CONSOL Energy Center)
April 28 St. Paul (Xcel Energy Center)
April 30 Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center)
May 1 Tulsa (BOK Center)
May 3 Little Rock (Verizon Arena)
May 12 Winnipeg (MTS Centre)
May 14 Saskatoon (Credit Union Centre)
May 15 Edmonton (Rexall Place)
May 17 Calgary (Scotiabank Saddledome)
May 19 Vancouver (Rogers Arena)
May 20 Tacoma, Wash. (Tacoma Dome)
May 22 San Jose (HP Pavilion)
May 25 Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)
May 26 Las Vegas (MGM Grand Arena)
May 28 Anaheim, Calif. (Honda Center)
May 30 Phoenix (US Airways Center)
June 1 Denver (Pepsi Center)
June 4 Dallas (American Airlines Center)
June 5 Houston (Toyota Center)
June 7 Tampa (Tampa Bay Times Forum)
June 8 Fort Lauderdale (BB&T Center)
June 10 Atlanta (Philips Arena)
June 12 Detroit (Joe Louis Arena)

Most dates are now on Ticketmaster or on the 2013 Tour Page here

USA Today

Fleetwood Mac to Launch World Tour in April
'It's the perfect time to go back out,' says Stevie Nicks
Rolling Stone Magazine

"We actually have two new Fleetwood Mac songs that I cut with Lindsey two weeks ago we might play," says Nicks. "I had a really good time working with him for four days at his house. I got to hang out with his family and his kids, his grown up kids, and really connect with him again. We’re pretty proud of what we have done, and we’re looking at it through the eyes of wisdom now, instead of through the eyes of jealousy and resentment and anger."

"If everything goes will we'll be in Europe doing festivals this summer," says Nicks. "Then we'll actually tour Europe, which is different than just doing festivals. Then we might do fifteen or so shows in Australia."

Check in later this week for a detailed Q&A with Nicks and Buckingham where they discuss the upcoming tour, their failed attempt to record a new Fleetwood Mac album, the possibility of reforming their old duo Buckingham-Nicks and the many tensions that linger in their long relationship.

Fleetwood Mac Will Tour in 2013

Fleetwood Mac announces Canadian dates, including Edmonton
Edmonton Journal

Fleetwood Mac Announce Reunion Tour

Revised: Fleetwood Mac Live in Tacoma Washington May 20, 2013 Pre-sale begins 12/10

Fleetwood Mac Live 2013
Tacoma Washington, Monday, May 20, 2013
Tacoma Dome

Tickets Onsale to General Public
Start: Mon, 12/17/12 10:00 AM PST

American Express
Start: Mon, 12/10/12 10:00 AM PST
End: Sun, 12/16/12 10:00 PM PST

AARP Presale
Start: Fri, 12/14/12 10:00 AM PST
End: Sun, 12/16/12 10:00 PM PST

Ticket Prices:
US $49.50 - US $147.50
US $49.50 Ticket + US $12.98 Fees/Additional Taxes = US $62.48
US $147.50 Ticket + US $16.60 Fees/Additional Taxes = US $164.10


(The date is now back on Ticketmaster - ticket sale date revised... all else remains the same)

More to follow... The tour starts April 4th in the mid-west.

Stevie Nicks Interview: Fleetwood Mac is heading out on a 35-city tour that starts April 4th (tickets go on sale Dec. 7)

Stevie Nicks On Fleetwood Mac's Reunion Tour, Rihanna, Kanye West & Her Early Years In Music
by Kia Makarechi
Huffington Post

Between producing and recording music with Fleetwood Mac and relentlessly touring her own albums, Stevie Nicks is pretty busy. So busy, in fact, that her bandmates publicly expressed their frustration when she told them she wasn't going to tour as Fleetwood Mac last year. She had other priorities, namely supporting her latest and "favorite solo album," "In Your Dreams."

But this is Stevie Nicks, so even prickly bandmate and former lover Lindsey Buckingham agreed to wait. Nicks has kept her word: After a three-year break, Fleetwood Mac is heading on a 35-city tour that starts April 4th (tickets go on sale Dec. 7).

HuffPost Entertainment called Nicks to speak to her about the tour, but the genial singer was eager to chat about pretty much anything, up to and including: her advice for Rihanna, her concerns about the future of the music industry and a special letter to Kanye West she wrote but never sent.

Full interview at The Huffington Post

One Date announced so far... More to come, I think later today or tomorrow.

May 20th - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome.  Presale tickets December 10th.  General Public Dec 17th.