Sunday, June 23, 2013

PHOTOS | VIDEOS: Fleetwood Mac Live at Jones Beach Theater June 22, 2013

JUNE 22, 2013

On a warm breezy night, Fleetwood Mac's Live 2013 tour made a stop at Wantagh's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Saturday night and played to a sell out crowd. The Band opened with Second Hand News and rolled right into Chain and Dreams much to the delight of the enthusiastic crowd. The concert featured a healthy dose of songs from the album Rumors that came off fresh despite more than 35 years of heavy radio rotation.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

REVIEW: "Stevie Nicks charisma as breathtaking as ever". "Lindsey Buckingham is one hellacious guitar player".

JUNE 21, 2013

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Fleetwood Mac rocks Massachusetts
by Jay Miller
Herald News

Fleetwood Mac's 2013 Live Tour is said to be celebrating the 35th Anniversary of their iconic "Rumours" album, but their two-and-a-half hour concert Friday night before about 19,000 fans at the Comcast Center in Mansfield (close to, but not quite a sellout)  included much more. The quartet, enhanced by two extra musicians and two harmony vocalists, performed a healthy cross-section of their vast catalog, as well as a new song, and an old one most of us hadn't heard before.

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Publicity for this tour noted that it includes original members John McVie on bass and Mick Fleetwood on drums, both of them dating back to the band's 1967 founding, as well as 1975 recruits Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. There was no mention of McVie's former wife, Christine McVie, who'd joined the band in 1970 and retired from the road in 1998. So it was not a surprise that last night's show didn't include a lot of Christine McVie songs, and while the band did do nine tunes from 'Rumours," they did not play three Christine McVie-penned numbers from that album, including "You Make Loving Fun." But since we're talking about an album that sold somewhere between 40-50 million units worldwide, there were still plenty of Fleetwood Mac nuggets to play.

John McVie and Fleetwood came out of a blues-rock background, of course, while Buckingham and Nicks came out of the California singer-songwriter mode, and their joining pushed the band into a more pop direction. Christine McVie added a bit of English folk roots, which only added to the band's intriguing mix back in the day. The setlist this year is heavily skewed towards Buckingham and Nicks numbers, and that's fine, making for some galvanizing rock moments. The main quartet was placed center stage, with the two vocalists on a back platform at stage right, while the two extra musicians--either both on guitar, or with one on keyboards--played on a back platform at stage left.

Full Review at Herald News



REVIEW: Buckingham-Nicks still the romantic soul of Fleetwood Mac

JUNE 21, 2013

By Scott McLennan
Providence Journal

MANSFIELD, Mass. — Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks are to classic rock what George Jones and Tammy Wynette were to country music and Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell were to rhythm and blues: the everlasting couple.

Though in real life the Buckingham-Nicks romance flamed out long ago, its myth still fed Fleetwood Mac’s nostalgia-laden concert at the Comcast Center on Friday.

After founders Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, plus the hired guns, took the stage, Nicks and Buckingham walked out hand-in-hand to start the show with “Second Hand News.”

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Drummer Fleetwood, bassist McVie, and guitarist Buckingham easily recreated their parts from Fleetwood Mac’s mid-70s glory days. Nicks, still the high-priestess of romantic souls, has far less range and power in her vocals. She did not struggle through “The Chain,” “Dreams” or “Rhiannon,” but she also did not deliver those songs with any sort of spark. Applauding her efforts felt more like cheering for memories than finding life in the moment.

Fleetwood Mac can still orchestrate a brisk 21/2-hour concert. After a run through early hits, Buckingham introduced “Sad Angel,” one of two new songs included in the concert. That up-tempo number was far better than the hippie-lite wobble “Without You,” a song Nicks wrote in 1970 and introduced in a story that would have been tolerable at “rambling” but went on to tortuous lengths. Both songs fed the romance storyline in different ways, as did the Buckingham-Nicks embrace at the end of “Sara.”

Buckingham introduced a suite of songs — including “Sara — from the “Tusk” album with a speech about taking artistic risks, which that album was when it followed the monolithic “Fleetwood Mac” and “Rumours” albums. Of course the merits of artistic risk were on display when people streamed toward the concession stands when Buckingham began the “Tusk” deep cut “Not That Funny.” But a turn into that album’s “Sisters of the Moon” proved a treat to older fans, with Nicks noting the song hadn’t been part of the concert repertoire since 1981.

A mid-concert turn into stripped-down acoustic material was a highlight.

Buckingham launched it with “Big Love,” brought it to a peak when he and Nicks aired “Landslide” and gently brought it down with a duo reading of “Never Going Back Again.”

Late into the concert, Nicks and Buckingham each stretched out on theatrical numbers. Nicks went first with an extended “Gold Dust Woman.” Buckingham followed with his tightly-coiled “I’m So Afraid.”

Though Nicks is not the powerhouse she once was, she still has commercial clout, as the band followed her through her solo hit “Stand Back.”

Fleetwood Mac wrapped up its main set with “Go Your Own Way.” The encore portion contained the requisite Fleetwood drum solo (though shortened from past tours).

The final song was “Say Goodbye,” done with just Buckingham and Nicks harmonizing alone on stage, looking very much like a love story to be continued as long as there is an audience for it.

GOLD DUST WOMAN - Awesome again, she's in the groove!

Friday, June 21, 2013

CNN Interview: ONE-ON-ONE WITH FLEETWOOD MAC - Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood

CNN's Carol Costello spoke with the band, Fleetwood Mac, about their success, the drama and their new songs. CNN

Lindsey Buckingham Guests on Upcoming NIN Album Hesitation Marks

Nine Inch Nails has revealed the tracklist and full album credits for their new album, Hesitation Marks, which is out later this fall.

The album, the eighth from the Trent Reznor-headed band, will feature 14 new songs by the industrial rockers, including the lead single “Came Back Haunted.” It’s produced by Reznor, along with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder, and it will feature collaborations from Pino Palladino, who has played with The Who, and—if you can believe it—Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham.

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It's not clear which track on the album Lindsey guests on.  He's simply listed as a collaborator.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

"Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams" Due Out as Digital Download on July 1st >> With Bonus Footage

"Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams" Due Out as Digital Download on July 1

Virgil Films will offer a digital download release of one of the musical cinematic events of the season, Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams, which is being issued on the heels of the film's recent successful theatrical run. Starting July 1 fans will be able to download a version directly from the filmmakers (Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart) at

This exclusive download will feature never-before-seen bonus footage from the film. Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams will also make its VOD premiere through cable and digital retailers across the country on July 1. 

The doc is an intimate portrait of Stevie Nicks, the Grammy-winning artist and member of legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac, as she creates an album with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame. Co-produced and co-directed by Nicks and Stewart, the film goes behind the scenes as Nicks and Stewart embark on a musical journey to write and record the critically acclaimed album In Your Dreams. 

Outtake scenes would be cool.... But I hope some of that bonus footage are the full videos for the songs... 

Buckingham talks new Fleetwood Mac music

Buckingham talks new Fleetwood Mac music
By Sarah Rodman
Boston Globe

Lindsey Buckingham is not a big fan of looking back or investigating the various versions of his songs.

The Fleetwood Mac guitarist has not seen “Sound City,” the recently released Dave Grohl documentary about the LA recording studio that played a pivotal role in the formation of the Buckingham-Nicks incarnation of the band. The episode of “Glee” devoted to the classic Mac album “Rumours” also escaped him. He has not heard the various tribute albums dedicated to the group. He didn’t catch Little Big Town and Keith Urban performing “The Chain” on the recent CMT awards. He does not have a favorite cover. “I’m not well enough informed,” he says with a laugh on the phone from a Chicago tour stop.

When it’s suggested he gather all these various items together and spend a day immersed in them, he jokes, “Yeah, I’ll spend a whole day and drop a tab of acid and watch all this stuff. Hopefully, I’ll have a good trip.”

We chatted with Buckingham, who plays with Fleetwood Mac at the Comcast Center on Friday, about the trip so far.

Q. Recently Fleetwood Mac released a four-song EP. After the various reissues, does it feel good to put out new music?

A. Last year we contemplated things we could do that would set this tour apart and might sow some seeds for down the line. So John and Mick came over from Hawaii and we got in the studio and cut a bunch of stuff without knowing exactly where it was going. I won’t say it was a surprise, but I will say it was a pleasant outcome and we were all very excited about it.

Q. So these four songs could be a launching pad?

A. That would be on our wish list. Fleetwood Mac’s politics are sort of like walking through a minefield. (Laughs.) I guess a lot of bands are really. So we’ll see how it goes.

Q. Two of the four tunes really struck me. One is your ballad “It Takes Time,” which feels like a very honest look back at the band and your relationship with Stevie.

A. It is. It’s probably fair to say a lot of what she’s done on her own and a lot of what I’ve done on my own and to some degree what we’ve done within the context of the band has been — at a distance — to prove something to each other, even though we haven’t been together for years and years.

Q. And her song “Without You,” was actually written back when you were together and sounds of a piece with your early work with the group. The two songs feel like bookends of a kind.

A. Well yes, because [hers] is, on a subject matter level and even on a stylistic level, very innocent and na├»ve in a way, and maybe not even fully formed in terms of the place we got to. But more importantly, it’s very idealistic and full of illusion, and we need our illusions. But later on you have to grow and come to grips. Mine was written at a time where instead of all this being before us, it’s more or less behind us and in a very appropriate way all of those illusions have been cast aside.

Q. What does your wife think about the fact that you’re still writing songs about Stevie Nicks?

A. That’s a good question. She’s secure enough, and knows who she is and knows who we are enough, to be philosophical about it and to be able to separate the professional side of my life, and the role that I might be playing at this point, from the reality.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Videos | Photos: Fleetwood Mac Live in Albany 6/19 at Times Union Center.

JUNE 19, 2013


ALBANY – It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Fleetwood Mac. They canceled their 2009 Albany show due to poor ticket sales, and the last time that the band rolled into town was a decade ago, when Albany’s big downtown concert venue was still named the Pepsi Arena. Now it’s the Times Union Center, and on Wednesday night they filled it with more than two and a half hours worth of pretty much non-stop hits. Or at least instantly recognizable songs. Yes, the big Mac attack was back, and from Mick Fleetwood’s galloping drum intro to the opening “Second Hand News” straight through to their fourth and final encore of “Say Goodbye,” they managed to come pretty darned close to re-capturing their “Rumours”-era glory days.

Fleetwood and bassist John McVie have always been the band’s muscle, but the focus these days is clearly on vocalist Stevie Nicks and vocalist-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, who respectively provide the mystic heart and the brains of the band.

In 2011 when Buckingham dished out a brilliant concert at The Egg, he explained his approach to his musical career in Hollywood terms, saying that sometimes he’s in a box-office blockbuster movie (Fleetwood Mac, or as he says, “the Big Machine”) and sometimes he’s in a gritty, indie art-house film (his solo work). And like, say, Johnny Depp, Buckingham brings plenty of indie quirk to the table even when he’s playing with the Big Machine. Take for example, the string-strangling, big guitar freak-out that he injected into “I’m So Afraid,” the willfully eccentric “Tusk” and his dark but furiously scintillating solo rendition of “Big Love.”

Nicks, of course, has had the bigger solo career, and her twirling rendition of “Stand Back” was the lone song of the night that wasn’t culled from the Fleetwood Mac catalog. She shined brightest in the sparser musical setting of the sublime “Silver Springs” and “Landslide” (stripped to a simple duet with Buckingham).

Nicks’ witchy woman psychedelic swirl of “Gold Dust Woman” was unfortunately marred by an aimless, meandering jam, and likewise, “World Turning,” the only song of the night that hinted at Fleetwood Mac’s pre-platinum pop success as a blues band, was burdened with Fleetwood’s drum solo, which was more entertaining than musical.

Bolstered throughout the night by at least five backing musicians, the band did offer a couple of new songs from their “Extended Play” EP, although the best of them was the charming “Without You,” a previously lost Buckingham Nicks song from their pre-Mac days. But after a night of what was predominantly ’80s nostalgia, it seemed somewhat ironic that they would wrap up their first set of encores with “Don’t Stop” – penned by departed member Christine McVie – singing, “Don’t you look back…”

Where: The Times Union Center, South Pearl St., Albany
When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Length: Two hours and 40 minutes
Musical highlights: Buckingham’s guitar freak-out on “I’m So Afraid,” McVie’s thundering bass solo in the middle of “The Chain,” Nicks’ sublime, subdued treatment of “Silver Springs” and the blues-laced “World Turning”
Smartphone moment: “Landslide”


Wow... Albany is quick with the videos!


GOLD DUST WOMAN.. Probably the only real fluid song of the night, this and Mick's drum solo, where you really don't know what your going to get... Another great performance!  She seems to be projecting a rather fragile vocal here tonight.  And the yellow light stuck around for the ending of the tune when she holds up her shawl... in the last few performances it seemed like the light was fading too fast before her dramatic finished.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sound Opinions with Lindsey Buckingham... Coming Soon

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From a recent Facebook post  by Sound Opinions: "Just recorded this guy talking candidly about Stevie Nicks. Want more interviews like this? Support the show during our Digital Pledge Drive!"

This interview will air later this summer. Its a weekly program that airs Sunday's

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36 Years Ago Today: Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" Hits No.1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart

June 18, 1977: Fleetwood Mac's only No.1 single "Dreams" Topped Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart spending one week at the summit.

The track debuted on the Hot 100 on April 16, 1977 and spent a total of 19 weeks on the chart making it's last appearance on the August 20, 1977 chart.  The song took 10 weeks to climb to the top, it logged a total of 7 weeks in the top 10 and 4 weeks in the top 5.

Taken from the album "Rumours" released in April of 1977 which the following week would be certified 3X Platinum in the U.S. signalling shipments of 3 million units in the U.S.  That's huge for just over 2 months!

The members of Fleetwood Mac were experiencing emotional upheavals while recording Rumours. Drummer Mick Fleetwood was going through a divorce. Bass player John McVie was separating from his wife, keyboard player Christine McVie. Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and Nicks were ending their eight-year relationship. "We had to go through this elaborate exercise of denial," explains Buckingham to Blender Magazine, "keeping our personal feelings in one corner of the room while trying to be professional in the other."

Nicks wrote the song at the Record Plant studio in Sausalito, California, in early 1976. "One day when I wasn't required in the main studio," remembers singer Stevie Nicks to Blender, "I took a Fender Rhodes piano and went into another studio that was said to belong to Sly, of Sly & the Family Stone. It was a black-and-red room, with a sunken pit in the middle where there was a piano, and a big black-velvet bed with Victorian drapes."

"I sat down on the bed with my keyboard in front of me," continues Nicks. "I found a drum pattern, switched my little cassette player on and wrote 'Dreams' in about 10 minutes. Right away I liked the fact that I was doing something with a dance beat, because that made it a little unusual for me."

When Nicks played the song to the rest of the group, they decided to record it the following day. Only a basic track was recorded at Sausalito. Recording assistant Cris Morris remembers that "all (they) kept was the drum track and live vocal from Stevie — the guitars and bass were added later in Los Angeles."

Christine McVie described the song as having "just three chords and one note in the left hand" and "boring" when Nicks played a rough version on the piano. McVie changed her mind, after Lindsey "fashioned three sections out of identical chords, making each section sound completely different. He created the impression that there’s a thread running through the whole thing."

"Dreams" was the second single from the Rumours album in the US, and it reached the number one spot on June 18, 1977, and held it for one week. It went to #24 in the United Kingdom as the third single, following "Go Your Own Way" (#38) and "Don't Stop" (#32).

Monday, June 17, 2013

WIN Tickets to see Fleetwood Mac Live at Hope Estate NSW Nov 16th in Australia

Fleetwood Mac Ticket & Hamper Competition
Eligibility: Only persons residing in Australia who are at least 18 years of age can enter. Click the image above to enter.

Survey Starts: June 14, 2013 @ 12:50 pm (EST)
Survey Ends: June 30, 2013 @ 11:00 pm (EST)’s “Hope Estate Register to win a double passes to Fleetwood Mac” competition commences Saturday 15 June 2013 until midnight EST Sunday 30 June 2013. Entrants must be over the age of 18 to enter. To enter the competition entrants must complete their details correctly and truthfully and submit to via the Wildfire Sweepstakes app. Entrants must tell us in 25 words or less “Tell us what is your favourite Fleetwood Mac song and why.” You will then be automatically entered into the competition. There will be a total of 2 prizes being double passes and a hamper to see Fleetwood Mac in concert at Hope Estate, Hunter Valley NSW on Saturday 16 November 2013 valued at $329.00 each. Package does not include accommodation or transport. Prize is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Winners will be announced by Wednesday 3 July 2013.

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Contests: WIN Tickets to see Fleetwood Mac in Charlotte, Albany, Mansfield and Des Moines... Oh and some beer!


Tune into Rock 104.9 Ashville, NC for a special edition of Free Bear Friday.  This week each winner will get 2 Fleetwood Mac tickets and a 12 pack aof CANundrum.

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Register To WIN a pair of tickets to see Fleetwood Mac Monday June 24th at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte from Mix 96.5 Asheville

Ticket Winner will be selected Friday June 21st & the winner will be contacted by a WOXL promotions representative.

For additional chances to WIN — Listen for Tammy & Dex to play a Fleetwood Mac song in the 9AM hour.  When you hear it — be caller 9 to WIN.


“Say You Love B” to win your seats to see Fleetwood Mac from B95.5!

Enter HERE - and tune in Monday thru Wednesday (June 17th -19th)!!

B95.5 will call random winners during the day…and you must answer the phone “I LOVE B” , if you do, you’ll win tickets to see Fleetwood Mac this Wednesday at the Times Union Center…if you answer any other way…we’ll call someone else to win.

Remember, “Say You Love B” and “B” ready to win your tickets to Fleetwood Mac from B95.5-One Great Song After Another!!


96.5 The Mill Manchester's Classic Hits.  Listen to Jeff Lawrence (Afternoons, Noon – 6pm) all this week for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Fleetwood Mac at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA this Friday, June 21st at 8:00pm!


All this week on 93.3 KIOA in Des Moines, IA listen for Pam and Heather to announce the song of the day in the morning at 7:10am.  During the day between 8am and 5pm when you hear them play the song in its entirety, be caller ten at 312-1-93-3 and they will send you to the show.  PLUS, everyone who wins also qualifies for upgrade tickets to the VIP Meet and Greet with Mick Fleetwood.

Contest runs Monday June 17th through Friday June 21st.  Six contestants will win a qualifying prize of pair of tickets to Fleetwood Mac at Wells Fargo Arena on June 26th valued at $200 and qualify to win a pair of upgraded tickets valued at $300 and a meet and greet with Mick Fleetwood.

Details and Rules at KIOA 93.3