Monday, March 04, 2013

Fleetwood Mac 2013 World Tour Begins in ONE MONTH! Columbus, OH April 4th

Fleetwood Mac have 67 shows booked in 13 countries so far this year beginning April 4th in Columbus.  The last date so far is October 25th in Finland.  Australia and New Zealand are likely next and haven't been announced yet.  Those shows will likely take place later this year.

Exciting times ahead... New music... New stage... New brightly coloured t-shirt on Lindsey... Wondering who will all be up on stage playing with them (Brett Tuggle's been confirmed)... Wondering about these 3 new songs... Wondering about the new old songs they've mentioned they may add back in to the set... You know, all the fun stuff you think about in anticipation. 

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Chart Updates: Wk 5 in UK Top 20 for Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' + "Everywhere" back on the chart

IRELAND - February 28, 2013

# 35 (27) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 42 (37) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 88 (63) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

AUSTRALIA - March 4, 2013

# 14 (16) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 7 (12) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

#  2 (2)  Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 17 (21) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 37 (34) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

UK - March 9, 2013

# 17 (11) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 87 (NEW) Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere

What's interesting about "Everywhere" being back on the chart in the UK is it's most likely spurred on by the recent use of the song in Three's latest barmy TV advert featuring Socks the "Dancing Pony". The advert is hilarious and features Socks dancing to his favourite song, Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Everywhere’. He's quite the mover and can even moonwalk and Three are also inviting users to make their customised Pony dance over at

With almost 850,000 views in just a few days it's apparent the commercial is impacting.

How bizarre that Fleetwood Mac's music is being used in two horse themed commercials this year. You'll recall Budweiser using "Landslide" in their Super Bowl ad this year featuring the Clydesdale.  So far that commercial has had over 11 million views on youtube. Check it out if you haven't seen it HERE  It's all good... Only adds up to more sales for the tunes and exposure to Fleetwood Mac.

# 1 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

SCOTLAND - March 9, 2013

# 17 (10) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

USA - March 9, 2013

Rumours drops out of the Top 100 this week on Billboard's Top 200 Chart to #105 on a 47% sales slide or 3,996 units sold vs #78 and 7,509 units sold the previous week.  The digital vs physical breakdown for Rumours is 1,567 digital albums, 2,429 physical albums. Total U.S. sales since November, 1991 = 3,156,204.

On the Top 200 Catalogue Chart Fleetwood Mac have 4 titles within the ranks with Rumours in the top 10 at #9 down from #5 last week.  Greatest hits at #103 with 1,989 units sold down 13% from last weeks 2,285. Total U.S. sales since November, 1991 = 4,624,558.  The Very Best Of moves down to #169 selling 1,605 units vs 2,238 last week a 28% decline. Total U.S. sales since it's release in November, 2002 = 1,547,069.  The 1975 Fleetwood Mac album hangs in at #182 with 1,526 units sold vs 1,767 last week.  Total U.S. sales since November, 1991 = 902,188.

# 105 (78) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

#  9    (5)     Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 103 (105) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 169 (108) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 182 (170) Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac

Here's where Rumours can be found in other countries (yellow indicates Top 20)

Friday, March 01, 2013

Stevie Nicks: Starring in 2 SXSW Film docs. + will guest in Grohl’s as-yet-unnanounced Sound City showcase

Rumors Confirmed: Stevie Nicks at SXSW
Fleetwood Mac frontwoman stars in two SX Film docs and more
The Austin Chronicle
by: Raoul Hernandez

There's a good chance you'll be able to
see or hear Stevie's interview via these
SXSW sites.
 Like Green Day on Monday, another South by Southwest confirmation came yesterday in Stevie Nicks, who bewitches the music conference in an interview with Ann Powers on Thursday, March 14, and also stars in a pair of SXSW Film docs.

The Film spread in this week’s Chronicle, both ours and SXSW’s, spilled a wealth of information as far as music’s concerned. The Fest’s “24 Beats Per Second” music series revealed inside looks at Austin’s Gourds (All the Labor), New Oreleans piano prince James Booker (Bayou Maharajah), and Detroit’s black punk siblings Death (A Band Called Death), among many others, including free Auditorium Shores Mexicans Molotov (Gimme the Power).

Nicks’ In Your Dreams, made by her and Eurythmics seer David Stewart during a 2010 collaboration on her album, also screens in the “24 Beats Per Second” round-up, Thu., March 14 at the Paramount Theatre. The night before, Wednesday, catch her in Dave Grohl’s Sound City, which throws back the curtain on an L.A. studio that birthed Nirvana’s Nevermind and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors.

Tie-ins there are three: Nicks will guest in Grohl’s as-yet-unnanounced Sound City showcase; Fleetwood Mac’s new tour begins in April (with stops in Dallas on June 4, and then Houston the next day); and Rhino Records just reissued Rumors. Nicks’ appearance locally thus follows her Rumors co-star Lindsey Buckingham’s sold-out show at Antone’s last August and Rumors producer Ken Caillat in October for the Texas Book Festival.

Sound City clusters in SX Film’s “Special Events,” which features more music tie-ins in Asleep at the Wheel Then and Now and Mabon “Teenie” Hodges – A Portrait of a Memphis Soul Original. I’ll never forget a newly-sober Chan Marshall (Cat Power) gushing in my ear about working with the Hodges brothers in 2006. Only because she already swung through the Moody last month is Cat Power not coming to SXSW this year like everyone else.

Stevie Nicks on Late Show w/ David Letterman Tonight - Repeat of Feb 14th Show

Tonights Late Show with David Letterman (March 1, 2013) is a repeat.
Stevie Nicks with Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players
Originally broadcast on February 14, 2013 

Candid arrival Photos

The friction between Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham that went public with 1977’s “Rumours” has yet to cool.

Rumor has it Stevie Nicks still has the sound

“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 will perform a solo concert Saturday at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.

Nicks, the most commercially successful Mac spinoff, finished a two-year tour supporting her lauded “In Your Dreams,” co-written and co-produced in her home with Dave Stewart. Since the release of “Seeds We Sow,” Buckingham has been touring with his band and in solo acoustic mode.

It was a confidence booster that improved his singing, he says. He’s aware Nicks is returning with greater spunk after her winning streak, which could set the stage for a clash.

Her solo outing “renewed Stevie’s spirit,” he says. “I’m happy she had a couple of great years. If it means a more complex political landscape, so be it.”

Buckingham’s solo foray “has been good for him,” says Nicks, 64. “Playing (one-man shows) can’t help but give you a certain compassionate softness. It’s very different from Fleetwood Mac.”

And while she declares the “Dreams” project with Stewart “the best year of my life,” Nicks is eager to return to Mac and determined to establish harmony.

“I’m going to be very clear about what I want,” she says. “What I want is for this band to get along and have a great time. So I’m demanding that. We are going to have a great collaborative working relationship. We’re always great on stage. I don’t say that from a conceited place. We’ve been playing since 1975. We know what we’re doing up there.”

Buckingham can’t argue with that.

“The important thing is for us not to let the politics or landmines get in the way of us having a good time, especially for Stevie and me,” he says. “There’s been a subtext of competition and animosity, which is the flip side of love, for a long time. I think it’s driven both of us. Now is an appropriate time for us to acknowledge the context of our relationship and see what’s left for us to do". 

"If this is the beginning of the last act, let’s wind up in a place that dignifies what we started.”

If you go
What: Stevie Nicks in concert
When: 8 p.m., Saturday
Where: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Drive, Indio
Tickets: $69-$109
Information: (800) 827-2946,

NEW SXSW Stevie Nicks 'In Your Dreams' Film Trailer

Check out the new SXSW trailer for Stevie's film that will be screened at the Music and Film Conference on March 14th.  There are new scenes in this 3 minute piece that haven't been shown before... Mick and Lindsey are seen recording at Stevie's home, plus I love the live footage included that was shot at 'In Your Dreams' CD Release Event at the Wiltern in Los Angeles in May, 2011. Hopefully that show was captured in it's entirety... Was a pretty exciting night!

Check out More Screen Captures uploaded to Facebook

Photos | Video: Stevie Nicks Live in Las Vegas - RE/Max Party With A Purpose

Looking great and sounding just as good as ever... Stevie Nicks Rocks the RE/Max Party With a Purpose Event in Las Vegas, NV February 28th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.  No new'ish songs performed, she stuck to her customary "In Your Dreams" setlist.

Photos by Katie Donegan & Laura Ryan

Photo by ALVancouverHT

  • Rock And Roll
  • Enchanted
  • Secret Love
  • Dreams
  • Moonlight
  • Gold Dust Woman
  • Soldier's Angel
  • Stand Back
  • Leather and Lace (with Steve Real)
  • Rhiannon
  • Landslide
  • (Band Intro)
  • Edge of Seventeen
  • Love Is