Friday, February 08, 2013

New Photo of Christine McVie with Steven Tyler, Mick Fleetwood & Rick Vito.

Christine with Mick, Steven Tyler and Rick Vito on Maui
She looks fantastic!
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito with Special Guest Steven Tyler will be playing at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center next Wed., Feb. 13 at 7:30. Pictured here with us is the lovely and majorly talented Ms. Christine McVie! A great time was had last night at dinner by all. Photo: Rick Vito - Facebook

Steven Tyler, Mick Fleetwood attend Hawaii hearing on celeb photo privacy bill

By: Anita Hofschneider, The Associated Press 
HONOLULU (AP) — Rock legends Steven Tyler and Mick Fleetwood convinced a Hawaii Senate committee on Friday to approve a bill to protect celebrities or anyone else from intrusive paparazzi.

Associated Press/Oskar Garcia - Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, center, sits with his attorney Dina LaPolt, left, and Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood as they listen to testimony on a celebrity privacy

The state Senate Judiciary Committee approved the so-called Steven Tyler Act after the stars testified at a hearing, saying they want to fiercely protect the little privacy they have as public figures.

The bill would give people power to sue others who take photos or video of their private lives in an offensive way.

Tyler said he asked Sen. Kalani English to introduce the measure after paparazzi took a photo of Tyler and his girlfriend in his home, and it was published by a national magazine as part of a report saying the two were getting married.

"It caused a ripple in my family," Tyler told The Associated Press after the hearing. "I hadn't told anybody."
The Aerosmith frontman and former "American Idol" judge says his kids don't want to go out with him in Hawaii because of the threat of photographers who sometimes get on boats to take photos of him from the ocean.
"That's what they do, they are just constantly taking from us," Tyler said.

Fleetwood, the drummer from Fleetwood Mac, says he's gotten used to the constant attention but realizes that it's a "grim reality."

"The islands shouldn't represent this to people coming here," Fleetwood said.

David Letterman Feb 14th: Stevie Nicks with Dave Grohl & the Sound City Players

Stevie's booked to perform on Letterman February 14th with Dave Grohl and The Sound City Players!



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"If anybody ever told me what to wear... (she smiles, then winds up her middle finger). All they'd see was me spinning on my platform boot - I'd be out the door."

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Rhino / Warner Bros.; 1977/2013
By Jessica Hopper; February 8, 2013

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours would never be just an album. Upon its release in 1977, it became the fastest-selling LP of all time, moving 800,000 copies per week at its height, and its success made Fleetwood Mac a cultural phenomenon. The million-dollar record that took a year and untold grams to complete became a totem of 1970s excess, rock'n'roll at its most gloriously indulgent. It was also a bellwether of glimmering Californian possibility, the permissiveness and entitlement of the 70s done up in heavy harmonies. By the time it was made, the personal freedoms endowed by the social upheaval of the 60s had unspooled into unfettered hedonism. As such, it plays like a reaping: a finely polished post-hippie fallout, unaware that the twilight hour of the free love era was fixing and there would be no going back. In 1976, there was no knowledge of AIDS, Reagan had just left the governor's manse, and people still thought of cocaine as non-addictive and strictly recreational. Rumours is a product of that moment and it serves as a yardstick by which we measure just how 70s the 70s were. 

Continue to the full review at Pitchfork

2nd & 3rd London Date + Additional Dublin Show Added for Fleetwood Mac!

On Sale Today... 
Fleetwood Mac have added a second & third London Show 
for September 25th & 27th PLUS a second Dublin Show for September 21st at the O2 Dublin.

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster or Live Nation.
Also on sale today... Tickets for

October 7th  - Live in Amsterdam at Ziggo Dome
October 9th - Live in Antwerpen at Sportpaleis
October 11th - Live in Paris at Omnisport de Bercy
Live Nation

Oct 13th - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion Ticketcorner 
Oct 14th - Stuttgart, Germany - Schleyerhalle Eventim 
Oct 16th - Berlin, Germany - 02 World Eventim

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Video: Fleetwood Mac Talks Tumultuous Past: “We All Paid A Price For That Emotionally”

by Kate Spencer

We had the nerve-wracking honor of sitting down with Fleetwood Mac recently and chatted with the iconic band about their upcoming tour and the re-issue of their album Rumours, which celebrated its 35th anniversary this week. Most interesting was the group’s willingness to discuss their torrid, rocky personal past with each other, which included break ups, make ups, affairs, drug abuse and lots of legendary songs about it all.

Never break the chain, guys. Never break the chain.

Rolling Stone France Dedicate 11 Pages To Fleetwood Mac - Feb, 2013 issue

First Rolling Stone in Germany had that amazing cover and spread in their February issue.... Now Rolling Stone France are doing the same - except no Mac cover - but 11 pages!  That's huge!!  I think Rolling Stone in North America needs to step up to the plate, put them on the cover for the 5th time and celebrate this years 35th Anniversary release.  The Buckingham Nicks Q&A appears to be the same Andy Greene interview with Stevie and Lindsey that ran on-line in North America and can be read here RollingStone

Look for the February, 2013 issue in France or anywhere else where french language magazines are sold... It's on newsstands now. Bono on the cover.

NEW Interview with Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie

‘We were never too stoned to play’ Fleetwood Mac: the comeback interview 

The Mac are back, with live shows, songs and a re-release. Will Hodgkinson meets Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie
The Times

It is 36 years since Rumours, the soft-rock masterpiece by Fleetwood Mac, became the soundtrack to separation. Songs such as Go Your Own Way, The Chain and You Make Loving Fun articulated the new rules of relationships for the baby boom generation, capturing the reality of affairs, tensions, betrayals and break-ups and selling more than 40 million copies in the process. For much of the 1980s, arguing over who got the copy of Rumours was as much a part of divorce as lawyer’s fees and pretending to like each other in front of the

Rumours hit a nerve because it came from a place of truth. Fleetwood Mac’s keyboardist Christine McVie was divorcing its bassist John McVie. The singer Stevie Nicks was splitting with her childhood sweetheart, the band’s guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. Stuck somewhere in the middle was the drummer Mick Fleetwood, who was recently divorced from his wife. Everyone dealt with the situation in the only way rock stars in the 1970s knew how: by taking huge amounts of cocaine.

It should have ended there, but as Fleetwood says, “Rumours is the thing that would not go away.” While the album has just gone back into the Top Three, four of the band members are putting aside the pain of the past and, in one of the biggest break up and make up stories of all time, getting ready to go out on the road again for a world tour. Only Christine McVie, who left the band in 1998, is staying away. She’s been leading a reclusive, distinctly non-rock’n’roll life in a Kent farmhouse ever since, having no involvement with Fleetwood Mac and never giving interviews — until now. 

Read the full interview/article at FleetwoodMac-UK




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Update on the 'In Your Dreams' Documentary

Dave Stewart on Stevie's 'In Your Dreams' Documentary... 
Dave Tweeted a couple of days ago that he was meeting up with Stevie to discuss possible release dates for their "In Your Dreams" Documentary... It's been fairly quiet since the last screening of the flick in Las Vegas last November, so an update like this is appreciated.  Fans are pretty eager to get their hands on this last installment of the In Your Dreams saga.  This month marks the 3 year anniversary that Dave and Stevie began working together formulating the album... Man time flies by!  I'm sure the wait will be worth it.
Awfully nice of Dave to keep fans up to date!

And a follow-up

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Audio: Interview with Mick Fleetwood from last week...

Interview: Mick Fleetwood on Magic Breakfast
Mick appeared on Magic Breakfast in the UK last week... Here's his audio segments where he spoke with Neil Fox. They're short, but Part 2 is interesting - talks about encouraging Chris to say hello in some sort of way on stage when they play London this year...

I think it's going to happen!

Part 1 Part 2