Friday, March 22, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Comes to the Wells Fargo Center for a Sold-Out Performance


Q: What do Stevie Nicks, Dave Mason, Bekka Bramlett (daughter of Delaney and Bonnie) and Springfield native Rick Vito all have in common?

A: They each have Fleetwood Mac on their resume, as do at least 12 others. Yet it’s Stevie Nicks from the aforementioned who has been the most visible face of the band over the years, and she remains as one of the four core members, alongside band namesakes Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, and her once-upon-a-time duo partner, Lindsey Buckingham. In one incarnation or another, Fleetwood Mac has been a musical entity since their blues-rock early days in 1967. Evolving over the years into a rock/pop band, particularly with the addition of Buckingham/Nicks in 1975, they continue to play sold out shows decades later.

Fleetwood Mac will kick off their 48-date North American tour April 4 in Ohio and play Philly’s Wells Fargo Center as the second stop on the tour April 6 in a sold-out show. However, tickets are often freed up at the last minute, so make sure you listen to 102.9 MGK!

Although this is the first tour since 2009’s Unleashed, that’s not to say the band has been idle. Nicks has spent the last several years touring to promote her solo release In Your Dreams, which was accompanied by a video documentary. Buckingham has also been touring in support of his solo effort from a couple of years back, Seeds We Sow. Mick Fleetwood recently opened a restaurant in Maui called Fleetwood's On Front Street, is also now a vintner with more than 20 varietals of wine and his Mick Fleetwood Blues Band continues to play and garner Grammy nods. John McVie has also been living the "Aloha!" life in Oahu, spending the past three years with his family boating and such. Christine McVie parted ways with the band in the early '90s, and although she’s always been welcome to return, it is highly unlikely.

Three-quarters of the band was ready to tour as Fleetwood Mac a year ago, but Nicks wanted more time to promote her record. However, there is new Fleetwood Mac music in the form of two songs: "Sad Angel" and "Miss Fantasy" are set for digital release prior to the tour. These songs were recorded in early 2012 with Stevie overdubbing her parts in the studio as she was grieving the 2011 death of her beloved mother. Expect these songs to show up on the tour and, depending on how they are received, it could lead to a new album.

The Fleetwood Mac 2013 Reunion Tour also marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the Rumours album, undeniably one of the most successful albums in recorded history. In fact, earlier this year, a deluxe multi-disc version of the record was released that includes rare and live tracks. Although material from Rumours is always generously peppered throughout their live sets, expect more attention to be paid to them on this tour.

Stevie Nicks feels that 2013 will be the year of Fleetwood Mac, and the band wants everyone to know that Fleetwood Mac has taken a few breaks over the years, the band never breaks up.

April 6: 7 p.m.  Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. Tickets: Sold out. 

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Fleetwood Mac Song?
Cast your vote in our weekly poll
Rolling Stone

Fleetwood Mac are a few weeks away from launching their massive 2013 world tour. They don't have a new album to support, so the show will be centered around their deep catalog of hits. They're also promising a few surprises, including the Tusk deep cut "Sisters of the Moon," which hasn't been played in about 30 years. 

Now we have a question for you: what is your favorite Fleetwood Mac song? There's a ton to pick from. The group started as a blues-rock band in 1967. Led by Peter Green, they scored UK hits with "Black Magic Woman," "Man of the World" and "Oh Well." After many lineup changes, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined the group in 1975 and the band became a hit machine. "Rhiannon," "Dreams," "Don't Stop" and "Go Your Own Way" are just a few songs they scored on radio in the mid-1970s. Many hardcore fans, however, prefer the more obscure songs, particularly the material on 1979's Tusk. Vote for whatever song you want, but please only vote once and only for a single song. 

You can vote at Rolling Stone in the comments, on or on Twitter using the #weekendrock hashtag. 

Lindsey Buckingham on Stevie Nicks: 'There's a Subtext of Love Between Us'
Fleetwood Mac guitarist opens up about working and touring with his famous ex
Rolling Stone
By Jon Blistein

Just in time for Fleetwood Mac's upcoming world tour, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham has opened up about both his romantic and working relationship with frontwoman Stevie Nicks.

"There's a subtext of love between us, and it would be hard to deny that much of what we've accomplished had something to do with trying to prove something to each other," Buckingham told Men's Journal. "Maybe that's fucked up, but this is someone I've known since I was 16, and I think on some weird level we're still trying to work some things out. There will never be romance there, but there are other kinds of love to be had."

The couple famously split while recording their landmark album Rumours and continued to work and tour together for years, often under tense circumstances. "You get used to it," Buckingham added of working with an ex. "And for me, getting married and having children was a positive outcome. I wonder sometimes how Stevie feels about the choices she made, because she doesn't really have a relationship – she has her career."

With Buckingham noting "there are a few chapters to be written in the Stevie-Lindsey legacy," the two are reuniting not just for Fleetwood's world tour but also to support an extensive Rumours reissue. The album celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.

Buckingham also discussed his most recent solo album, Seeds We Sow, which was received warmly by critics but failed to sell. "There's a disconnect between the preconceptions that go with being the age I am and what the music is," Buckingham said. "I sent the album to Daniel Glass, who runs [the label] Glassnote, and he loved it. Then he played it for his staff, guys in their twenties, and they said, 'Well, what are we going to do with it?'"

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Stevie Nicks Recalls Split With Lindsey Buckingham via @rollingstone

Stevie Nicks Recalls Split With Lindsey Buckingham
Fleetwood Mac singer gets candid in upcoming interview with Oprah

MARCH 21, 2013 2:40 PM
Stevie Nicks gets candid in an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey, talking about music, her struggles with addiction and the recent death of her mother on Oprah's Master Class this Sunday, March 24th.

More at Rolling Stone

Stevie Nicks Talks Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll on 'Oprah's Master Class'
The legendary Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter opens up about her compelling life.
Yahoo TV

Click this link to watch more video from the show

On Sunday night's "Oprah's Master Class," Fleetwood Mac's legendary lead singer, Stevie Nicks, will open up about her compelling life, and no topic is off-limits, including her drug use at the height of her success.

In this sneak peek, Nicks says, "I used to carry a gram of cocaine in my boot at all times." Reflecting back at herself during that period, she confronts the memory, asking, "Could you have just laid off the brandy and the coke and the pot for two days?" -- admitting that she didn't look beautiful; she looked high.

But drug use didn't hinder her success, and neither did her failing personal relationship with her musical partner Lindsey Buckingham. As Fleetwood Mac wrapped its No. 1 album "Rumours," she broke up with Buckingham, insisting that their focus should be on the success of the band: "Our breaking up is not going to break up this band. And I'm not going to quit and neither are you," Nicks told him. "The band was way more important than each separate person's problems. And we knew that."

Nicks says that if she and Buckingham hadn't joined Fleetwood Mac, their lives would have been dramatically different, and they probably would have gotten married and had a child.

But fate took them in a different direction: They did join the iconic band, which had existed for nearly 10 years before Nicks and Buckingham were brought in. "And then, bang, Mick [Fleetwood] called. And life changed. Overnight," Nicks says. After buying Fleetwood Mac's existing records and listening to them twice, Nicks says that she told Buckingham, "I think that we can add to this band. I think that, you know, I think they have a real kind of witchy side that would appeal to us."

Buckingham was more skeptical, instead wanting to finish the album the duo had started and even go back to school, but Nicks would have no part of that. She wanted to join Fleetwood Mac, and the rest is history.

In the interview, Nicks also addresses her unflinching decision-making nature -- and it all began with her endlessly supportive mother: "My mom would always say to me, 'You'd better be the president of your company, or the lead singer of your band, or the boss. Because you don't like to be told what to do.' And she was totally right." And while her mother encouraged her to do whatever she wanted, she was also strict. As Nicks says, "She was hard on me in a lot of ways because she wanted me to be independent. ... And she wanted me to be fearless."

Behind The Scenes Photo: Fleetwood Mac Rehearsal Set... Ooooohhh.. Look at the stage!

Carvin Guitars and Pro Audio posted this to their facebook page.  Yesterday they posted a pic of John playing around with his new bass they had just delivered to them.

Looks cool!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fleetwood Mac's New Orleans Jazz Festival Show May Be Coming To AXS TV


AXS TV continues to showcase its commitment to LIVE music with a celebration of Americana music and New Orleans culture via a new partnership with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by official broadcast partner StubHub. For the first time ever, AXS TV will broadcast live throughout the 7-day festival from April 26 thru May 5, 2013 including LIVE segments in AXSLive and LIVE concert coverage Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5, 2013.

Now in its 44th year, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by official broadcast partner StubHub is a celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana featuring over five hundred bands on twelve stages performing virtually every style of music. This year’s festival line-up includes: Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, The Black Keys, John Mayer, Widespread Panic, Phoenix, B.B. King, Frank Ocean, Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Gary Clark Jr., and hundreds more. For more information on Jazz Fest, visit:

Do you get AXS TV... Find out here

John McVie today in Los Angeles during Fleetwood Mac Rehearsals
Carvin Guitars & Pro Audio posted this photo today on their Facebook Page of John during today's
Fleetwood Mac rehearsals admiring his new Carvin Bass that they just dropped off!  How cool!

The Sound City—Real To Reel soundtrack will debut at #8 on this weeks Billboard Top 200 Chart in the U.S. with sales of approximately 37,000 units. Dave Grohl directed the documentary about Sound City, which was a top recording studio in Van Nuys, Calif. for four decades. Dozens of top 10 albums were recorded there, from Neil Young’s After The Gold Rush (1970) to Mastodon’s The Hunter (2011). Grohl also co-wrote all the songs on the album and performs them in collaboration with such stars as Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks "You Can't Fix This", Trent Reznor and Rick Springfield. The album also debuts at #1 on Top Soundtracks, displacing Pitch Perfect.

Sound City—Real To Reel the DVD is also #1 on this week’s Top Music Videos chart. The video sold 12,000 copies this week, which constitutes the biggest one-week total so far this year.  Gotta see it if you haven't... It's very good!

Sound City Soundtrack - Around The World

In Australia the CD debuted at #6 selling 4,284 units.  The DVD in Australia debuted at #1.  In the UK the CD debuted at #19 selling 6,884 units.

# 6  Australia 4,284
# 9  The Netherlands
# 12 Austria
# 14 Switzerland
# 17 Belgium
# 19 UK  6,884
# 19 Scotland
# 22 Norway
# 30 Ireland
# 32 Germany
# 33 Finland

Sound City DVD
# 1 USA
# 1 Australia
# 2 Netherlands
# 3 UK

SXSW MOVIE: Un minuto con Stevie Nicks y Dave Stewart

Vox Red Carpet Interview at SXSW

Stevie on the SXSW Red Carpet with Publicist Liz right by her side.. Love the ears!

Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams Sunday Apr 7 Matinee Screenings Added At 9 iPic Theaters

The following 9 iPic Theaters have added a second date to the schedule for Stevie's documentary.  All Sunday Matinees For April 7, 2013.  Click the link below to purchase advance tickets today.

NEW: Stevie Nicks: "In Your Dreams" coming to Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, MI Apr 10th

Another city has been added to the long list of theaters screening Stevie's documentary "In Your Dreams" beginning April 2, 2013.

The Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, MI will screen the doc. for one night only on April 10th.  Show time and purchasing tickets on-line through their website  TBA.

Ann Arbor, MI
Michigan Theater
603 E. Liberty Street

Official In Your Dreams website

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

On Sale Now: STEVIE NICKS: IN YOUR DREAMS Lincoln, Pittsfield, Santa Rosa, Pittsburgh

Tickets are now on-sale for the four below locations.

SouthSide Works Cinema
425 Cinema Drive

Beacon Cinema 
57 North St.

(TWO SHOWS 7/9pm)
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
313 North 13th Street

Summerfield Cinemas
551 Summerfield Road

And the Sacramento screening originally scheduled for April 2nd doesn't appear to be on any longer.

Trailer: Stevie Nicks: Through The Looking Glass 2013 Movie

Stevie Nicks: Through The Looking Glass
For over four decades Stevie Nicks has been responsible for composing some of the best loved and most joyous contemporary songs ever written, as this documentary film recounts. Featuring rare footage, archive and new interviews, plus contributions from those who have worked closely with Stevie such as good friend Keith Olsen, Rumours producer Ken Caillat, and Rick Vito, this DVD will delight fans.

Not really sure what this is... But it might be interesting.
Available April 9, 2013 - AMAZON

The lady in the last half of this clip I believe is Ann Power who interviewed Stevie at SXSW.

Monday, March 18, 2013

SNEAK PEAK: Oprah's Master Class with Stevie Nicks Sunday 10/9c on OWN

Stevie Nicks - Master Class
Watch Oprah's Master Class with Stevie Nicks on Sunday, March 24, at 10/9c on OWN.
You don't want to miss this!

Singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks discusses her mother's death, her legendary musical partnership with Lindsey Buckingham, and Fleetwood Mac. Plus, Stevie opens up about the mistakes she has made, including marrying her friend's husband and her battle with drug addiction.

For more on Oprah's Master Class, visit 

On Sale Now. STEVIE NICKS: IN YOUR DREAMS Documentary Screenings in Miami Tulsa Bolingbrook & Glendale


Tickets Now On Sale for 5 new locations:

Circle Cinema
10 South Lewis Avenue

The Bayshore Town Center
5800 N. Bayshore Drive

The Promenade Bolingbrook
619 E Boughton Road

MDC's Tower Theater
1508 S.W. 8th Street

311 West Fourth St.
Winston Salem, NC

Most U.S. Theaters now have on-line tickets available, with just a handful of holdouts... If your city isn't selling tickets on-line, the theater may be selling directly at the box office., click the links below for contact details 

Get them while you can.  Limited availability.  One Night Only!

Steve Nicks of time

by Shinan Govani
National Post

“You do not mess with a married man,” Stevie Nicks says. She knows what she’s talking about.

A ripple of unsustained ardour: That’s what went out when the news hit recently that Stevie Nicks will be stopping in  Toronto next month in support of a new documentary by and about her, In Your Dreams.

Having game-changed and inspired and lived to tell the tale, been to the moon, Betty Ford and back, the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman brings out a very special denomination of devotee. April 15. King Street. Sundown. That’s when one of the last of the old-school rock stars is set to appear at two back-to-back unspoolings of a film that shares its names with her last solo album and was co-created with her producer, Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics. And if her appearance at the South By Southwest festival, in Austin, last week, is any indicator, her Q&A-appointments, here at TIFF Lightbox, will not be rote. Simply put: the woman gives good mantra.

Sitting down with NPR the other day for a long live-in-person — particularly about those heady times in the ’70s when the band put out an album in May and “by September or October” she and collaborator Lindsey Buckingham were millionaires — she offered her own Sheryl Sandberg-isms about being a woman in her biz. Lean in? Been there … done that! Looking around the club she was suddenly part of back then — the Eric Claptons, the Mick Jaggers, etc. — she decided, “we can never be treated like second-class citizens … so when we walk into the room, we have to walk in with a big attitude. Which does not mean a snotty, conceited attitude. But it means we have to float in like goddesses, because that is how we want to be treated.”

As for men, get your own! So insists the goddess, speaking from experience. Getting onto the subject of adultery — inspired by her watching the new Anna Karenina movie — Nicks shares, “I have done exactly what [Anna] did. And do you know what it got me? Nothing. It got me misery and unhappiness. … And bad karma.”

Tickets on sale to TIFF members March 20th - General Public sale March 27th

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Fleetwood Mac World Album Charts Update: UK, USA, NZ, Australia

USA - March 23, 2013
For the sales week ending March 10th and chart date March 23rd Fleetwood Mac have two albums in the Top 200.  Rumours moves up to 188 from 194 last week even though it declined in sales by 4%.  Sales this week were 2,836 vs 2,952 last week. Total U.S. sales since November, 1991 = 3,161,992.  Greatest Hits has the greatest gain on the chart moving this week to 102 from 128 last week on a 14% sales boost or 4,444 units vs 3,883 last week.  Amazon for almost two weeks had a deal on Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits selling the mp3 version for only $4.99.  Total U.S. sales since November, 1991 = 4,632,885.

On the Top 200 Catalogue Chart 4 titles remain with Greatest Hits moving into the top 10 at number 8 up from number 20 last week.  Rumours is also up to 43 from 51 last week and The Very Best Of also moves up to 139 from 175 the previous week with sales at 1,764 for the week vs 1,696 the previous week. Total U.S. sales since it's release in November, 2002 = 1,550,529.  Fleetwood Mac's self titled 1975 release moves up slightly to 153 from 158 last week shifting another 1,685 units vs 1,793 the previous week.  Total U.S. sales since November, 1991 for that title = 905,666.

# 102 (128) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits 4,444 (3,883) Total 4,632,885
# 188 (194) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours 2,836 (2,952) Total 3,161,992

# 8     (20)   Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 43   (51)   Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 139 (175) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 153 (158) Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac

UK - March 23, 2013
"Everywhere" sticks around the UK Top 30 for a second week. That little Shetland Pony Ad continues to fuel the momentum.

Last week when "Everywhere" re-entered the UK charts at number 15 it did so on sales of 17,798 singles giving Fleetwood Mac their first Top 20 hit in 25 years in the UK; only surpassed by the same track back in 1988 making it to number 4. The spin off effect on other tracks was evident with "Little Lies" last week seeing a bump in tracks sold as well (1,640) boosting it to number 147 on the unpublished charts.  Go Your Own Way also saw significant sales (2,523) allowing it to re-enter the chart at number 98.  Greatest Hits was the big winner in terms of percentage increase in sales jumping from 128 to 69 with 2,310 in sales.  The Very Best Of also saw benefits climbing from 156 to 99 with 1,457 in sales.  Rumours last week declined in sales moving from 17 to 19 with a respectable 8,722 units sold in it's sixth week in the top 20.

This week "Everywhere" drops to number 29 on the Top 100 chart, which is still pretty good! After spending the last six weeks in the top 20 Rumours drops down to 23 from 19 last week. Greatest Hits drops to number 78 from 69 and The Very Best Of moves up to 74 this week from 99 last week.

"Everywhere" also spends a second week on the Top 100 Singles Chart in Ireland moving down to number 74 this week after re-entering the chart at number 46 last week.

# 29 (15) Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere

# 29 (15) Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere

# 23 (19) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 74 (99) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 78 (69) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

HERITAGE CHARTS - Top 40 Singles - March 16, 2013
# 1 Fleetwood Mac - Everywere
# 7 Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
# 21 Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies

Scotland - March 23, 2013
# 26 (13) Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere

# 23 (16) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Ireland - March 14, 2013
# 74 (46) Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere

# 43 (44) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 48 (42) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

The Netherlands - March 16th
Top 100 Albums Chart
# 63 (55) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Belgium - March 16th
# 47 (43) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 135 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain [Box set]

Australia - March 18th
# 26 (19) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 3 (2) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 16 (17) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 21 (26) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Fleetwood Mac's Classic Albums edition of "Rumours" enters the top 40 DVD Chart in Australia for the first time at #19.
# 6 (3) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance
# 19 (NEW) Fleetwood Mac - Classic Albums "Rumours"

New Zealand - March 18, 2013
# 38 (21) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours