Sunday, February 03, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Rumours Re-Enters UK Top 100 at #3 | Irelands Top 100 at #12 | Netherlands Top 100 at #7

UK Top 100 Albums Chart - Feb 9, 2013
Fleetwood Mac's Rumours debuts at #3 in the UK.  The reissue is their highest UK chart peak in more than 20 years after 1990's Behind The Mask reached No. 1 in 1990.

# 3 (NEW)  Fleetwood Mac - Rumours 35th Anniversary Edition

Ireland Top 100 Albums Chart - Week ending January 31, 2013
Rumours is new on the chart this week in Ireland as well re-entering at #12.  Greatest hits has been back on the chart a few weeks and moves into the Top 20 at #19.

# 12 (NEW)  Fleetwood Mac - Rumours 35th Anniversary Edition
# 19 (33)   Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

The Netherlands Top 100 Albums Chart - February 2, 2013
Rumours is new on the charts in The Netherlands on the Dutch Charts entering in the Top 10 at #7.

# 7 (NEW) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Box

Belgium Top 100 Albums Chart - February 2, 2013
Rumours is new on the Top 100 Album Charts in Belgium at #72.

# 72 (NEW) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Box

Australia Top 50 Catalogue Charts - February 4, 2013
The Rumours reissue was just released on February 1st in Australia, so will likely appear on next weeks charts.  In the meantime "Greatest Hits" and "The Very Best Of" have been enjoying some renewed interest linguring around the Catalogue Charts for the last few weeks.  Also, new on the Top 40 DVD Chart is the re-entery of Fleetwood Mac's "The Dance".

# 14 (12) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 21 (30) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Top 40 Music DVD Chart

# 31 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

USA Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart - Feb 2, 2013

# 156 (195) Greatest Hits, Fleetwood Mac

Second week for Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits back on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart. Sales for the week ending January 20th = 2,754 up 12% from 2,465 units sold in the US the previous week in which the disc re-entered the chart at #195 on a 66% sales boost. Sales for the week prior to its re-entery were 1,482 units.  Sales for the last 3 weeks for this album alone were: 6,700.  Total US sales to day (Since Nov, 1991) = 4,614,926.

Sales and Rank:
2,754 - #156 Billboard Chart
2,465 - #195 Billboard Chart
1,482 - Not charting

Billboard Top 200 Catalog Albums Chart - Feb 2, 2013

# 31 (44) - Greatest Hits, Fleetwood Mac - 473 weeks on chart accumulated

On the Top 200 Catalogue Chart, Greatest Hits moves up 13 spots to #31 from #44 the previous week.

Greatest Hits has subsequently dropped out of the Top 200 Albums Chart on billboard for the February 9th issue... Fully expect the re-issue of "Rumours" to enter next weeks chart... Where it will re-enter is anyones guess.

Video: Stevie Nicks: How Prepping This Tour 'Changed Us' #FleetwoodMac

Plus: Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood join their Fleetwood Mac bandmate to reveal the secret to their success.

Video: Mick Fleetwood UK TV Appearances... Alan Titchmarsh and The One Show

Mick Fleetwood Interview on UK TV program The One Show January 28, 2013 discusses Rumours and the upcoming Fleetwood Mac tour.

Mick Fleetwood Interview on UK chat show The Alan Titchmarsh Show Friday February 1, 2013 discussing the upcoming Fleetwood Mac tour and re-release of Rumours.

Mick Fleetwood recalls the nightmares behind a dream album, writes Kathy Mccabe

 Rumours were all true
by Kathy McCabe
The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney, Australia)

Fleetwood Mac's famed heartbreak album Rumours is being re-released

MORE than 35 years ago, Fleetwood Mac forged Rumours in the grip of relationship implosion medicated by substance abuse.

As the anniversary is marked by the requisite reissue, even band founder Mick Fleetwood shakes his head at how they managed to write and record one of the greatest break-up albums of all time in the midst of such heartache.

These days, as the Mac prepare to embark on a world tour, the lanky drummer and his bandmates Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and John McVie share that comfortable affection which comes with the survival of such a long marriage.

You could fill a library with lurid stories from Fleetwood Mac’s past

Their own way
Sunday Star Times
by Grant Smithies

You could fill a library with lurid stories from Fleetwood Mac’s past, but everything you need to know is in the 12 songs of Rumours.

AH, YES, 1977. I remember it as if it was yesterday. It was a year of great rejoicing among the old and tired, due to the launch of the new National Superannuation Scheme, but, elsewhere, political tensions ran high. That old bully Muldoon was still in power, presiding over the shameful dawn raids in which hundreds of Polynesian ‘‘overstayers’’ were deported, and a group of Ngati Whatua was ensconced at Bastion Point, protesting government inaction over land claims. Sleeping Dogs was screening in our cinemas, a movie that imagined Aotearoa as a police state, complete with bombings, torture, and reluctant revolutionary Sam Neill hooning around in the Coromandel bush.

I, meanwhile, was marinating in male hormones in Whanganui, riding the rapids of puberty while listening to a steady soundtrack of David Bowie, The Commodores, and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.

Mick Fleetwood cheerfully admits, talking about Fleetwood Mac is like free therapy

As Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours celebrates its 35th birthday, drummer and band lynchpin Mick Fleetwood tells Charlotte Heathcote how he's kept the volatile band going so long.
By Charlotte Heathcote
Daily Express Weekend

AS Mick Fleetwood cheerfully admits, talking about Fleetwood Mac is like free therapy. The result is an unusually candid interview, tying in with the 35th anniversary re-release of the rock juggernaut that is Rumours, one of the bestselling albums in history.

Its success is largely thanks to it being an almost perfect record and one strewn with classics; but much of its emotional intensity flowed from the well-documented romantic, drug-fuelled dramas playing out in the studio.

Stevie Nicks had ended her relationship with Lindsey Buckingham after five years (so Stevie aimed Dreams at Lindsey who retaliated with the bitter, brilliant Go Your Own Way); while Christine McVie was splitting from her husband John (and taunting him with a song about a fling, You Make Loving Fun). At the same time, Fleetwood was divorcing his own wife Jenny. Not enough heartache and tension for one band? Mick would complicate matters by embarking upon a two-year affair with Nicks.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Stevie Nicks: Sound City’s glory days are lived again

Live Review: Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players at LA’s Palladium (1/31)
Consequence of Sound

In a city where movies premiere every night and streets flood with stars, there was only one place to be Thursday evening in Hollywood: The Palladium. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl not only premiered his much-hyped Sound City documentary, but also strung together the studio’s regulars for a rock ‘n’ roll history lesson on stage shortly after.
Photo by Carl Pocket
Full Review with some really great photos at Consequence of Sound

Sound City’s glory days are lived again
1/2 Page LA Times Review - Feb 2, 2013 issue
By August Brown
Los Angelese Times

The Sound City vibe crackles again
The joint is buzzing as Dave Grohl gathers rock musicians who recorded at a popular Van Nuys studio.

Full Review at LA Times

Grab today's Los Angeles Times... Nice half page review of the Hollywood Palladium show with a giant photo of Stevie.  It's in the Calendar section.

Dave Grohl, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty and Rick Springfield Take 'Sound City' to the Hollywood Palladium Stage: Concert Review By Emily Zemler
Hollywood Reporter 

Stevie Nicks Set 
1. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
2. You Can't Fix This
3. Dreams
4. Landslide

Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

Friday, February 01, 2013

Video: Fleetwood Mac - The Truth Behind Rumours

Video: STEVIE NICKS "You Can't Fix This"

STEVIE NICKS "You Can't Fix This"
Hollywood Palladium - January 31, 2013
Sound City Players Live
Thanks @EricPahls 

New Tune from Stevie... Will be released on the upcoming 
Real to Reel Sound City Soundtrack March 12th.

Review: Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours' The album that made divorce cool

Stevie Nicks, that five-foot-one-inch rock goddess in a floppy hat, one-time lover of cocaine, tranquilizers, Lindsey Buckingham, Don Henley and Mick Fleetwood, a woman who doesn’t just live in California but embodies that state with every fibre of her tiny, glittering, ragged-voiced, flat-ironed blond being, once said that “to be in Fleetwood Mac is to live in a soap opera.” And so it proved to be.

She went on to add, in a much more recent interview, that 2013 would be “the Year of Fleetwood Mac.” Here, again she was correct.


While classic-rock reunions come and go – a tedious conveyor belt of pot-bellied boomers in pleather pants desperately cashing in on youthful glory – this year’s much-anticipated reunion of Fleetwood Mac could not have been better timed. It’s been three and a half decades since the band members overcame their toxic web of mutual heartbreak, divorce and addiction, crammed themselves into a sweaty studio, and emerged with Rumours, quite possibly the most uplifting collection of breakup songs ever written. Just rereleased as a digitally remastered box set, the album, which produced four Top 10 U.S. singles, is the eighth-highest-selling album of all time.

In addition to the new release, the band is preparing for its most ambitious North American tour since the eighties. It won’t be a full reunion – Christine McVie, ex-wife of bassist John McVie (whose name accounts for the “Mac” in Fleetwood Mac) and one of the band’s best songwriters, will not be taking part, having long ago scooped up her royalties and permanently retired to the English countryside.

Full Review at The Globe and Mail

Mick Fleetwood: Christine McVie will visit with Stevie Nicks in LA after Hawaii Holiday with Mick

Mick Fleetwood: We miss Christine.. I'm hoping I can get her to rejoin
Jacqui Swift
The Sun

IT was one of the top-selling albums of the Seventies which turned Fleetwood Mac into the biggest superstars in the world.

But with all the broken hearts, tempestuous affairs and excessive drink and drugs, the making of 1977’s Rumours came at a price.

This week, almost 36 years after the seminal record hit shelves, an expanded and deluxe version of the album is released including original B-side Silver Springs, unreleased live recordings, outtakes, and documentary The Rosebud Film.

Rumours was huge, selling more than 40million copies, and made the entangled lives of Brits Mick Fleetwood, husband and wife John and Christine McVie and US couple Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, one of rock ’n’ roll’s legendary stories.

Songs such as Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way, You Make Loving Fun, The Chain and Dreams are as popular as ever today. With a world tour opening in the US in April and a UK tour planned for September, Fleetwood Mac are winning over a new generation of fans as well as their hardcore devotees.

When we meet in a west London hotel, 6ft 5in Fleetwood says: “There are young people who are so happy this tour is happening.”

Now 65, the drummer has a healthy tan after years of living in Hawaii but has retained his English accent.

He says: “It’s a new generation that have been turned on to our music. Rumours is our most famous album but it leads to all the others. It’s like someone finding a Neil Young album and going, ‘What? There’s more?’

“Sonically it’s a very clean, un-gizmoed record which has been a huge blessing. We didn’t call in a slick, Hollywood producer and there were none of the sound effects you hear in music today.

Video / Review: Stevie Nicks - Sound City Movie L.A. Premiere and Live Gig

Sound City Movie L.A. Premiere and Live Gig

The Sound City Movie made it's official debut in theatres around the world last night (January 31st) and on-line... If you pre-ordered the flick through the Sound City website, the download and streaming of the movie became available last night.  If you haven't watched it... You should!  Really well put together documentary on the famous studio and its console (Congratulations Mr. Grohl!).  Tons of Rock Stars in the feature with Stevie, Lindsey, Mick and Keith Olsen featured quite heavily in interview segments. Stevie has a great segment where she's shown recording her new song "You Can't Fix This" which sounds really great!  She even reads a letter (on Sound City stationery) she wrote to her family while she and Lindsey were in the studio recording Buckingham Nicks.

Plus there are a lot of really great photos of early Buckingham Nicks and early Fleetwood Mac in the studio. 
Little known fact: 
Buckingham Nicks' "Crying In The Night" was the first ever track 
recorded on the Neve console at Sound City.

 Anyway, if you like music, and or listening to stories on how some of the really great music of our time was made... Check out the movie, you'll enjoy it!  Buy and download from Sound City direct, or look for it in a theatre near you using the threatre listing at the Sound City website.  The DVD and Sound Track will both be released March 12th.

After the LA premiere at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, The Palladium rocked for a further 3 1/2 hours with many in the film playing live to a sold out crowd.

Foo Fighters joined by Stevie Nicks, Slipknot and Nirvana members for Sound City gig in LA
The gig followed the LA premiere of Dave Grohl's Sound City documentary

Stevie Nicks was the final guest musician, performing 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around', with Grohl filling in Tom Petty's role. She sang new song 'You Can't Fix This', from the soundtrack, which she told the crowd was about her late 18-year-old godson, who last year died of an overdose at a frat party. "In our day, we made a pact not to dance with the devil," she explained before the intense, gothic track.

Nicks also sang Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams' and 'Landslide'. The evening came to a close with a heavy, nearly 10 minute long version of 'Rumours' track 'Gold Dust Woman'.

Show Review: NME

Gold Dust Woman.. Wow!
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around