Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Lindsey Buckingham Featured on New Delta Rae Single "If I Loved You"

Delta Rae have released their new single on iTunes today. Lindsey Buckingham recorded a Veillette guitar for the new single version of “If I Loved You,” which replaced the original guitar track underneath Liz Hopkins’ vocals.

 "If I Loved You" feat. Lindsey Buckingham.  Check out the original album version vs the single version featuring Lindsey below so you can see the differences in the tracks.
Delta Rae Featuring Lindsey Buckingham "If I Loved You" (Single Version)

Christine McVie Thrilled with Three Ad using Fleetwood Mac's "Everywhere"

Moonwalking Pony Beats Harlem Shake For Most Viral Video On The Internet
Business Insider

A video of a little pony doing the moonwalk to Fleetwood Mac is blowing up on the viral charts. (Watch the video below.)

According to Unruly, which tracks the most-shared videos on YouTube, this ad for U.K. mobile network Three is the most viral video on the internet right now. In fact it beat out two versions of the Harlem Shake (one by "The Simpsons," the other by the Miami Heat) for the number one spot (It's currently #2).

The ad was made by Wieden + Kennedy, the folks who brought us the Old Spice man, and exceeded one million views on YouTube in its first weekend.

But the ad is also very social. Unruly's statistics say it has been shared more than 500k times on Facebook, Twitter, and other social platforms since it first went online on Friday. It has been shared almost 200k times before noon today alone.

Three is doing its best to make sure that it lives on in the Twitterverse as well. The hashtag #DancePonyDance plays at the end of the video and even other companies are tweeting about it.

Business Insider

Christine Thrilled With Ad
According to a Wieden + Kennedy blog post on their Welcome To Optimism website, Christine has seen the ad and is thrilled they've used "Everywhere" in their ad campaign.

"we got a telephone call from Martin Wyatt, manager of Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, the writer and performer of the song 'Everywhere' that soundtracks the ad. He told us that Christine is "absolutely thrilled to bits" that we used ‘Everywhere’ and wanted to congratulate whoever made the decision to use it in the ad. She "absolutely loves" the ad and has been "glued to the TV all weekend" waiting for it to come back on. Our Three team is a bit starstruck and overwhelmed at this news."

Some stats on The Pony ad as today.

Three - The Pony 
598,498 shares all time
581,958 Facebook shares
16,419 Twitter shares
121 blog posts
Agency: Wieden + Kennedy

Just for some comparison, here's what unruly have for stats on the other recent ad featuring Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" which began airing in February.

2013 Budweiser Super Bowl Ad - The Clydesdales: "Brotherhood"

2,657,834 shares all time
2,634,574 Facebook shares
22,565 Twitter shares
695 blog posts

Monday, March 04, 2013

UK and US TV: Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac all over March TV Listings


Sky Arts 1
Soundstage Presents Stevie Nicks
Tuesday, March 5th on Sky Arts 1 in the UK it's non-stop Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks with 3 shows scheduled to air through out the day beginning at 12:20am with Live in Boston. Soundstage begins Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - Sky Arts 1 at 7:00am and repeats again 2:15pm).

Fleetwood Mac Live in Boston
Recorded in the fall of 2003 and released on DVD in 2004, Live in Boston chronicles Fleetwood Mac's 2003 Say You Will World Tour.  Check it out on Sky Arts 1 beginning Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 12:20am repeating again at 1:20am, 9:20am, 10:20am, 4:35pm, 5:35pm.

Fleetwood Mac Classic Albums
The making of Fleetwood Mac's legendary Rumours album is chronicled. Interviews with all five band members are included, along with interviews of producers Ken Calliat and Richard Dashut.  Begins Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - Sky Arts 1 at 8:00am at repeats agin at 3:15pm.


AXS TV Concerts
Stevie Nicks - Soundstage
Recorded back in October, 2007 and released on DVD/CD in spring 2009 - A radiant Stevie Nicks captivates in her first solo performance to be filmed since 1987. Clad in her trademark look of high heels and lace, she elegantly showcases her vocal abilities with stunning performances of her best, along with carefully chosen covers for a comprehensive career retrospective.  Check it out on AXS Saturday, Mar 9th - 1:00 PM


AXS TV Concerts
Jeff Bridges with Stevie Nicks Live at Sturgis
Recorded August, 11, 2011 in Sturgis, S.D. at the Annual Bike Rally and In honor and celebration of the United States Military and their families, Jeff Bridges and Stevie Nicks perform in front of an audience of 50,000. Check it out on AXS TV on Sunday, March 10th - 1:10 PM

Dave Stewart: The Ringmaster General
Dave's documentary covers the making of his two most recent albums The Blackbird Diaries and The Ringmaster General.  Stevie appeared on The Blackbird Diaries with their duet "Cheaper Than Free".  She appears in the doc.  Check it out this month on Palladia
Wed, Mar 13th - 9:00pm
Thur, Mar 14th - 12:00am
Sat, Mar 16th - 11:30am

Hard Rock Calling 2011
Recorded June 26, 2011 in London.  Stevie opened for Rod Stewart at the Annual Hard Rock Calling Festival held in Hyde Park.  Check it out on March 20th and March 26th on Palladia.
Wed, Mar 20th - 4:00pm
Tue, Mar 26th - 9:00pm

Stevie Nicks Set To Perform at SXSW With Dave Grohl and The Sound City Players

Presented by Citi Private Pass, the "Sound City Players at SXSW" show will feature John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Rick Nielsen, Rick Springfield and more

The Austin jam session is the latest in a series of performances this year that began at Sundance, with Citi sponsoring additional events in Los Angeles and New York. Confirmed performers include Grohl, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Lee Ving of Fear, Rick Nielsen, Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Chris Goss of Masters of Reality and Alain Johannes. The Meat Puppets will be the opening act.


Tickets for the event will go on sale Tuesday, March 5, at 4 p.m. ET to Citi consumer credit and debit cardmembers as a complimentary gift with a $25 purchase of the "Sound City" feature documentary Blu-Ray on CitiPrivatePass.com. Purchases will be limited to two per Citi member on a first-come, first-served basis. Select admission will be available to SXSW badgeholders via lottery. All attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of the soundtrack, courtesy of Citi.

Full announcement at Billboard

Photos | Video: Stevie Nicks Live in Indio, CA at Fantasy Springs

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA was the scene of Stevie's last solo show this past Saturday night ending officially, for real this time, the In Your Dreams Tour.. It's back to Fleetwood Mac in a month!  No changes to the set list from Vegas on the 28th.... One interesting bit of info that Stevie did mention, according to Blue Rose who attended was that she'd:

"be on tour with Fleetwood Mac for a year then its back to making new songs."

Always good to hear that she's thinking about making new music solo or with Fleetwood Mac... Hearing it over and over never gets old.  I'll take new music from any of them any day whether solo or with Fleetwood Mac.  She also dedicated Landslide to someone by the name of Denise.

Fantasy Springs Casino uploaded some pics to Flickr. Two are here, the rest can be seen on Flickr. Not sure who took the photos, but they did a fine job!

Set List:
  • Rock and Roll
  • Enchanted
  • Secret Love
  • Dreams
  • Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)
  • Gold Dust Woman
  • Soldier’s Angel
  • Stand Back
  • Leather and Lace (w/ Steve Real)
  • Rhiannon
  • Landslide
  • Edge of Seventeen
  • Love Is
Strong vocal performance on this one!

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 PonyMixer.com.

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, www.fantasyspringsresort.com

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