Friday, December 07, 2012

Lindsey Buckingham says 'Yes' To Buckingham/Nicks Re-issue

Lindsey Buckingham Talks Buckingham/Nicks Reissue: ‘I Would Say Yes’

There’s been a lot of excitement around Fleetwood Mac‘s upcoming tour, which kicks off next spring. There may be new songs on the way as well, with Lindsey Buckingham telling CBS Local that the band has worked on some new music. But another Mac-related project that may be coming soon is a reissue of the Buckingham/Nicks LP.

A primer for those who aren’t well versed in Mac history: Fleetwood Mac existed for nearly a decade before Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined the band. And before they joined the band, they recorded the Buckingham/Nicks album as a duo. 

Continue to the full article at Kearth101FM

Thanks Byron

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Amex Pre-Sale Begins Tomorrow for Fleetwood Mac Live in Washington and San Jose

Get ready Washington and San Jose... Tickets for your two cities hit the market Friday via the American Express Pre-sale.
If you are going... Hope you get some great seats!

Fleetwood Mac Live in Washington, DC - April 9th
American Express Pre-sale
Starts: Friday 12/07/12 10:00 AM EST - Ends: Thursday, 12/13/12 10:00 PM EST
Tickets Price:
US $60.55 - US $167.80 (including fees)

Fleetwood Mac Live in San Jose, CA - May 22nd
American Express Pre-sale
Starts: Friday, 12/07/12 10:00 AM PST - Ends: Thursday, 12/13/12 10:00 PM PST
Tickets Price:
US $59.50 - US $164.75 (including fees)

CONTESTS: Win Tickets to Fleetwood Mac in Tacoma, WA + Every Other City

97.5 KOOL-FM Welcomes Fleetwood Mac to the Tacoma Dome 5-20-13! Here's how to WIN TICKETS!

Tickets go on sale on December 14 at   Listen to 97.5 KOOL-FM and Lon Martin weekday afternoons for a chance to win tickets before you can buy’em.

Stevie Nicks dropped in to the Ellen show today via video link and gave away a pair of tickets to the Hollywood Bowl show May 25, 2013 in Los Angeles to everyone in the audience.  In fact, The Ellen Degeneres Show is giving away a pair of tickets to every single show on the Fleetwood Mac tour! Do you want a pair? Enter to win a pair HERE!  Open to bot US and Canadian residents.

Stevie on Ellen Video (Advance to the 6:15 mark for Stevie's appearance)
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CHEZ 106 FM World Class Rock in Ottawa, Canada will have Stevie Nicks as a guest on the show next week.  The date hasn't been announced  but on their Facebook page they are asking if anyone has a question for Stevie.  Are you on Facebook... 'Like' their page and leave your question in the comment section.  Obviously there's no guarantee your question will be asked, but it doesn't hurt to give it a try... You never know.  CHEZ 106 FACEBOOK

Lindsey Buckingham reveals Fleetwood Mac new music | Buckingham/Nicks reunion is in the works

Lindsey Buckingham reveals Fleetwood Mac new music
And that a Buckingham/Nicks reunion is in the works

By Mark C. Brown
MSN Entertainment

Fans knew a Fleetwood Mac tour was imminent, but what they didn’t know was that new music was in the works. Two new songs, “Sad Angel” and “Miss Fantasy,” will come out before the tour kicks off in April. But longtime fans of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks might be even more thrilled with this development: They’re seriously considering reviving their pre-Fleetwood Mac career as Buckingham/Nicks – and recently recorded a song that was originally intended for the follow-up that never came to their one self-titled album. Buckingham sat down to talk exclusively to MSN about the new (and old) recordings.

MSN: When we spoke last year about your solo album “Seeds We Sow” you said a Fleetwood Mac reunion would happen.

Lindsey Buckingham: “Did I say it was going to happen in 2012?”

Yes, but you said you wanted to do an album first. Stevie told me she wanted to do an album but people aren’t interested in them anymore, so you have just the two songs for now.

“Oh no, that’s not true. I don’t know what she’s talking about. She just didn’t come with any songs. She didn’t want to do an album. I said ‘Stevie, what do you think?’ and she said ‘No, I don’t want to do that.’ So I didn’t push it. I’ve got all this stuff sitting around. I’ll get John (McVie) and Mick (Fleetwood) over here from Hawaii and do a low-key, under-the-radar situation, producer-wise, just see what happens. We cut like seven, eight tracks with Mitchell Froom and the stuff turned out great. We did it all in the proper keys for Stevie’s range, and for her to drop in her parts. My hope she would hear some of this stuff and love it and get drawn in. She wasn’t really prepared to love it, so she didn’t. She’s starting to love it more now, now that she’s on a couple. She felt sort of put-upon and that’s fair enough I guess. She had her idea of not wanting to do it and here I was getting John and Mick over, doing this rah-rah thing. Come on guys!”

I have a feeling this interview is going to get the tour canceled before it begins...

“No, no, no, not at all. But I think probably she felt put-upon in the sense she didn’t have a lot of material sitting around to bring. Maybe there was a sense of pressure on her part. I was talking to Mick yesterday. At some point we’re going to be very glad we did this material. Something’s gonna happen with this. What that is remains to be seen. If we only use a couple of these for now, that’s fine. Stevie still needs to come with something. Who’s to say? I’m not pushing for an album. Down the line, maybe. I think it would be great. Stevie’s gotta be happy, she’s gotta be comfortable and that’s really the bottom line.”

How did you hook up with Mitchell Froom?

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

2 Audio Interviews: Mick Fleetwood speaks with Canadian Radio - Magic 98.3 Saskatoon and Classic Rock 101 Vancouver

Mick Fleetwood Interview with Heather Morrison of Magic 98.3 Saskatoon, Canada speaking life, Fleetwood Mac and the upcoming tour.
Mick Fleetwood talks Mac 2013 tour with Robin Larose of Classic Rock 101 Vancouver

Q&A w/ Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham 'Now that you've talked to the two of us, are you starting to feel like a shrink?'

Q&A: Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham Reveal Lingering Tensions in Fleetwood Mac
'Now that you've talked to the two of us, are you starting to feel like a shrink?' asks Buckingham

As previously reported, Fleetwood Mac will head out on the road next year for a massive world tour. It turns out the tour was originally scheduled for 2012, but Stevie Nicks decided to take an extra year for her own solo trek. The rest of the group decided to make the best of things and use the time to cut a new album, but that ultimately fell apart, too.

Rolling Stone spoke at great length to Nicks and Lindsey Buckinham about all the drama, their disagreement over how to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their long out-of-print collaborative LP, Buckingham Nicks, and how the ex-lovers manage their fragile partnership. They got on the phone separately, about a week apart. 

Full Q & A with both Stevie and Lindsey at Rolling Stone.

Don't skip Lindsey's end of the Q&A, which is on page two, it's really great.  Informative with a lot of talk about Buckingham Nicks and the Fleetwood Mac album that was almost... PLUS it's quite funny actually!

Audio Interview: The Legendary STEVIE NICKS Checks In With Lone Star 92.5

STEVIE NICKS Checks In With Bo and Jim at 
Lone Star 92.5 Dallas 
Speaking about Fleetwood Mac
Great interview!
 Length is approximately 10 minutes

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Lindsey Buckingham points out, his solo work is ultimately good for Fleetwood Mac

Lindsey Buckingham: “You Have To Take Risks… Even At The Risk Of Diminishing Commerce”
Brian Ives, CBS Local

Lindsey Buckingham has just released One Man Show, a solo acoustic live album, taken from his first tour in that format. The track listing spans his career; it includes “Trouble” from his solo debut, 1981’s Law And Order, his 1984 hit “Go Insane,” “Seeds We Sow” from his 2011 album of the same name and a number of Fleetwood Mac classics, including “Never Going Back Again,” “Big Love,” “So Afraid” and “Go Your Own Way.” There’s even “Stephanie,” from the Buckingham/Nicks album that he did with Stevie Nicks before they joined Fleetwood Mac.

Buckingham famously quit Fleetwood Mac in 1987, just after the release of Tango In The Night, partially because he wanted to focus on his own records. Since rejoining the band in 1997, he’s remained prolific on his own, releasing three solo albums and touring frequently (One Man Show is his third live release during the same time period).

He tells CBS Local, “Doing the amount of solo work that I’ve done in the past decade, it clearly is kind of the antidote to the experiences I was repeatedly having in Fleeetwood Mac for years, where I would try to work on a solo album and get it out, and (the solo songs) would either be co-opted because of group pressure, or it would be set aside. And that’s fair enough too, because if you’re in a band, you’ve got to be a band member in good standing and you have to keep the big picture in mind.”

He says that these days, he has hit a good balance between working solo and being in the band.  And, he points out, his solo work is ultimately good for Fleetwood Mac: “It allows me to bring back something into the band that I might not have otherwise. I keep growing as an artist, and keep pushing my limits a bit, in a way which I couldn’t do in Fleetwood Mac.”

He points out that there’s a big difference between what he does on his own, and what he does with the group. “What I do as a solo artist is kind of tapping into the left side of the palate, the more esoteric side of things. So I think inherent in that is losing a greater portion of the people who might be Fleetwood Mac fans for different reasons. Obviously it’s the difference between playing in an arena and playing in a theater.”

He’s fine with playing to smaller crowds on his own. “That’s always part of the equation when you get to a certain level of popularity, there’s kind of a corporate mentality that kicks in,” and he mentions the need to uphold the band’s “brand.” “(But) it isn’t necessarily the best adage to follow as an artist. You have to kind of remember who you are, and you have to be taking risks, even at the risk of diminishing commerce. That’s sort of the equation I’ve been living for many years and have somehow managed to strike a balance between what I call ‘the big machine’ and ‘the small machine.’ At this point they support each other, and it’s a good place to be. “

One Man Show is availble now, exclusively at iTunes.


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Lindsey Buckingham talks about Christine McVie Re: Fleetwood Mac “She Didn’t Have To Burn As Many Bridges As She Did”

Lindsey Buckingham On Christine McVie: 
“She Didn’t Have To Burn As Many Bridges As She Did”

Singer/keyboardist/songwriter Christine McVie — who wrote and sang “Say You Love Me,” “Over My Head,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Think About Me,” “Hold Me,” “Little Lies,” and of course, “Don’t Stop” — left the band after their reunion tour promoting 1997′s The Dance.

Since then, the band have toured as a foursome (with support musicians in tow), and have released a (double) album, 2003′s Say You Will. But time can heal all wounds — The Rolling Stones recently played two concerts where they were joined by former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor for a few songs.  So, would Fleetwood Mac ever welcome Christine to join them for a few of her classics? CBS Local put that question to Lindsey Buckingham.

“Well, that’s a good question! It’s an odd thing for me, in many ways I’m having a better time in the band as a foursome, only because it opens up a range of things that I can do. Except for maybe ‘Don’t Stop,’ we don’t do a lot of her stuff.  It opens up the amount of material we can play, it allows me to be more of a ‘guy,’ to be more of who I am up there,” he explains, saying that without a keyboardist in the band, his guitar takes center stage.  ”I would be shocked if she ever expressed any interest to do anything with us.  Shocked and pleased.”

Christine has attended one Fleetwood Mac show since leaving the band (she declined to perform with them), but she hasn’t had much contact with the group in the past decade. But Buckingham explains that she was going through a lot of life changes at that point.

“She ended up getting a divorce, she ended up selling her house in L.A., she moved back to England, she quit the band, she sold her publishing,” Buckingham said. “She didn’t necessarily have to burn as many bridges as she did. Everyone sometimes wonders whether or not there might have been more of a middle ground for her to strike, not necessarily in terms of her staying in Fleetwood Mac.  But she just wanted to reinvent herself.  She seems to want to lead the antithesis of the life she led before, and I don’t pretend to understand such a radical change but it was obviously something she needed.”

Full article at 94.5 Kool FM

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

(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!!)

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