Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood coming to VH1 August 17th

Dave Grohl's Sound City documentary coming to VH1.
The Documentary which features Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood will premiere on August 17th on VH1 and VH1 Classic.

If you haven't seen the film and VH1 is part of your cable package, don't miss it. It's a really cool look at the Sound City Studio and all the great music that came out of the place including a bunch of music from Fleetwood Mac!


Fleetwood Mac and Sound City Needs Your Vote!
The reissue of Rumours has been nominated for "Reissue of the Year" by Classic Rock Magazine.  Winners will be announced at London’s Roundhouse on November 14th.

Sound City the documentary is also nominated in the "Film / DVD of the Year" category.

Head on over to Classic Rock Magazine and vote!  All it takes is you providing your email address and your age and you are in!... Simple!.

46 Years and FLEETWOOD MAC are still going strong!
Back on August 13, 1967 - Fleetwood Mac made their live performance debut at the 7th National Windsor Jazz and Blues Festival in the UK.  Known at the time as "Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac" the band consisted of Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, Bob Brunning and Jeremy Spencer.  John McVie would later join the band in December, 1967.

Monday, August 12, 2013


Dave Stewart posted a message on Facebook which suggests that STEVIE NICKS: IN YOUR DREAMS will finally have it's premiere in London, UK in September!

Great news for everyone in the UK that's been waiting and wanting to see the flick!

I'm not sure whether this is a theatre premiere and just in London or if it's a TV premiere and across the UK, or if it's just being made available digitally to buy. In any case, it looks like it'll be available in September. Wouldn't it be exciting if Stevie and Dave did similar Q&A's at a few screenings in the UK like they did in the U.S. and Canada?

Also, this film could very well be following Stevie and Dave around while they both tour Europe this fall. Dave's in Germany and Switzerland in October playing live to promote his new album "Lucky Number" and Fleetwood Mac are there for dates as well and they aren't too far off from one another.

More info will follow I'm sure.

Currently the documentary is available only in the U.S. and Canada via direct download from Stevie and Dave's site at $9.99 In Your Dreams Movie Website (Includes 2 Bonus Scenes), or through Amazon and the various cable providers via On Demand.  You can grab the film at iTunes as well.

2 Opening Acts Announced for Fleetwood Mac at A Day On The Green - Nov 30th Geelong, Australia

Richard Clapton & Stonefield named as Special Guests for Fleetwood Mac The Hill Winery, Geelong - Saturday November 30th.

Promoter Roundhouse Entertainment is pleased to announce the special guest support artists for the sold out Fleetwood Mac concert at The Hill Winery Geelong.  

Much-loved singer songwriter Richard Clapton and the blues-influenced rock of Stonefield will provide the perfect accompaniment to the legendary Fleetwood Mac.   

All tickets to the Saturday November 30 concert are completely sold out but promoters are keen to ensure a great value-for-money day with the inclusion of special guests to the bill.    

Richard Clapton is a huge a day on the green crowd favourite. He has endeared himself to music-lovers everywhere through his heartfelt inspired performances and a songbook that defines our times.  With hits like ‘Girls On The Avenue’, ‘Deep Water’, ‘Capricorn Dancer’ and ‘I Am An Island’ Richard was a thoroughly deserving and popular inductee into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.  In late 2012 he released his first album in eight years “Harlequin Nights” to universal acclaim.   

Opening the show will be one of the next big things in Aussie music, Stonefield. The four Findlay sisters from a small farming town in North Victoria were raised on their parents’ vinyl collection of Zappa, Hendrix and Zeppelin. Since winning Triple J’s 2011 Unearthed High competition, they have been solidly building a fan base through performances at major festivals including Glastonbury in the UK, supporting the likes of Kaiser Chiefs and Foo Fighters and at their own shows.  After several successful releases, the girls have just finished recording their first album, a dynamic collection of blues-influenced rock, set for release on October 11.

Playing times are:  
4.30pm Gates Open  
5.30pm Stonefield
6.45pm Richard Clapton  
8.15pm Fleetwood Mac  

More than 14,000 fans will attend the concert making it arguably the biggest ever staged in the region. Due to the capacity crowd, promoters suggest patrons leave the car at home and travel by coach.  For coach and shuttle bus enquiries, contact Melbourne On The Move 1300 558 686 and locally McHarry’s Coaches on 03 5223 2111.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Weekly Album Charts Update: Fleetwood Mac USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand

U.S.A. - August 17, 2013

Fleetwood Mac re-entered the U.S. Top 40 on this weeks Top 200 Albums Chart in the U.S. with "Greatest Hits".  Boosted by a deep discount on itunes that saw the return to the Top 200 numerous catalogue titles, Fleetwood Mac's hits package sold 10,874 units for the week ending August 4th rising from No.172 to No.29.  That's an impressive 345% increase in week over week sales where the previous week the album sold 2,446 units.

# 29 (172) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

CANADA - August 4, 2013
With the same itunes discount scenerio in Canada "Greatest Hits" rises from No.97 to No.1 on the Top 200 Catalogue sales chart. Sales for the week in Canada for "Greatest Hits" = 2,307.  "Rumours" drops to No.40 and "The Dance" is down a few places to No.126.

# 1 (97) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
#40 (27) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours 
#126 (122) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

Fleetwood Mac - Together for one special interview - on "Sunday Night" [Australia]

Sex drugs and rock n’ roll: if ever there was a band that followed the mantra to the letter, it’s Fleetwood Mac. Ahead of their Australian tour, the band are together for one special interview. The love triangles, the spiraling cocaine habits and other tales of rock star excess – nothing is off-limits. After more than four decades, see the reunion of all reunions.

Update:  Here's the interview.. Great stuff!

That's Neal Preston behind Mick snapping photos of Lori Nicks backstage... 

Reporter Rahni Sadler goes behind the scenes with super group Fleetwood Mac for a world exclusive as she discovers the latest twist in one of rock rolls greatest love stories. Join Sunday Night to find out not only what tore Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham apart, but what has now brought them back together again after 36 years of bitterness. We’ll also reveal how cocaine changed Stevie’s voice and how a love affair in Australia almost destroyed the band.

Watch "Sunday Night" this Sunday, August 11th at a special time of 8:00pm on Channel 7. (Australia)

Friday, August 09, 2013

DENNIS Dunstan wants to show Fleetwood Mac the Sunshine Coast when it tours Australia in November

DENNIS Dunstan may be planning a move from Noosa back to the United States, but he has at least one surprise for us before he goes.

The man who managed legendary rock group Fleetwood Mac for more than 17 years wants to show the band the Sunshine Coast when it tours Australia in November.

Mr Dunstan counts the band's founder Mick Fleetwood as one of his dearest and oldest friends.

Fleetwood lives in Hawaii and "just loves the beach and great food".

"I'm anxious to show off everything Noosa has to offer before I head to Nashville in December," he said.

After 10 years living in Noosa's hinterland, Mr Dunstan is heading to the US to rekindle his career.

After living in America and managing Fleetwood Mac, and having close associations with Men at Work, INXS and Air Supply, Mr Dunstan and his Dutch wife Desiree moved back to Australia in 2003.

They brought daughters Crimson and Ava with them.

"I sacrificed a lot but didn't want my girls growing up in LA," he said, "... not the ideal place to raise kids."

With Crimson in her second year of university and Ava soon to graduate from Sunshine Beach High School, it was time to head out.

Mr Dunstan manages Australia's top country rock group McAlister Kemp, which has just returned from Nashville after recording its third album.

"This was my fourth trip there this year and with many more to come, it has become increasingly clear that I need to be there on a more permanent basis," Mr Dunstan said.

Sunshine Coast Daily

Sound Opinions Interview with Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham... Listen Now!

Fleetwood Mac’s pop songsmith and guitar hero Lindsey Buckingham is live in the Sound Opinions studio.

All Photos: Sound Opinions

Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham sits down with Greg Kot to share his memories of the band and his candid thoughts on their dramatic backstory, filled with romances, break-ups and drug abuse. He also talks about his guitar influences and the future of the band.

12 minutes into the interview check out 50 seconds of a "Rhiannon" demo with Stevie solo at the piano... It's gorgeous!

Download the interview here or below via Sound Cloud
Sound Opinions

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

CMT CROSSROADS: Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum - Premiere's Friday Sept 13th 10pm

Rock-and-roll icon Stevie Nicks will share the stage with country superstars Lady Antebellum when CMT presents an all-new episode of CMT CROSSROADS. Meeting and collaborating for the first time on the CMT CROSSROADS stage in Los Angeles, Nicks and Lady Antebellum will share harmonies and stories on CMT CROSSROADS: STEVIE NICKS AND LADY ANTEBELLUM featuring the classic hits “Edge of 17,” “Landslide,” “Rhiannon,” “Stop Draggin My Heart Around,” Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” “Love Don’t Live Here” and more. CMT CROSSROADS is produced by Tom Forrest and Kathryn Russ. John Hamlin, Margaret Comeaux and Bill Flanagan serve as executive producers for CMT.

TMZ: Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham... Who’s Your Favorite Kid? [Video]

Lindsey Buckingham has to choose, which is your favorite kid! Hey he did that song for “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” Holiday Roaaaddddd!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Expected To Re-enter Billboard Top 40 This Week.

iTunes Discount on Catalogue Titles Reignites Album Sales

With last weeks iTunes sale on Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits at $6.99 in the U.S. (it's since gone back up to $11.99), digital sales relatively exploded for the album when you consider what the album was selling in previous weeks.

If Hits Daily Double's final number this week is correct, which for the most part Hits is fairly accurate in predicting album sales chart placement, Greatest Hits will land somewhere around #27 with sales of approx. 10,872 units. (Updated 8/7/13: The album will leap from #172 to #29 on Thursday's published Billboard Chart).  This would be a massive increase over the last two weeks sales where the album sold 2,446 units and 2,283 units.  It would also be the first time since it's initial release back in 1988 that it sat within the Billboard Top 40.

Labels should have more of these sales especially on catalogue titles... It's all about getting the music heard. Plus on catalogue album sales, it's pretty much all gravy for the record labels. 

Same scenario happened with Rumours last week in the UK... The album was discounted to £3.99 at iTunes and BOOM, it jumps from #84 to #29 on the Top 100 Albums Chart with approx. 4,000 units sold.  Today the album is priced at £4.99.

Below is a breakdown of the catalogue albums experiencing a resurgence in the U.S. and should place high on this weeks Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.

13. The Essential Billy Joel - Billy Joel (17,440)
17. Hot Rocks (1964-1971) - Rolling Stones (16,335)
22. Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits - Creedence Clearwater Revival (14,770)
26. Greatest Hits - Queen (11,042)
27. Greatest Hits - Fleetwood Mac (10,872)
32. The Essential Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash (9,951)
35. Greatest Hits - Red Hot Chili Peppers (9,411)
40. The Essential Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (8,709)

Monday, August 05, 2013

Sound Opinions Interview w/ Lindsey Buckingham Airing Aug 9th

Finally!  That interview Lindsey did in Chicago with Sound Opinions earlier this year while on a Fleetwood Mac stop will air on August 9th

Show #402: 08.09.13
Fleetwood Mac’s pop songsmith and guitar hero Lindsey Buckingham is live in the Sound Opinions studio.

Sound Opinions

Album Charts Update: Fleetwood Mac USA, Australia, New Zealand plus Digital Explodes in UK / Ireland

USA - August 10, 2013

Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart
After re-entering Billboards Top 200 last week at #196 Greatest Hits moves up 24 positions this week to #172 with sales for the week ending July 28th of 2,446 units vs 2,283 the previous week.  The album was picked up mainly in the digital form where it sold 1,880 units. iTunes has the album discounted at $6.99 which I'm sure helps!  Sales to date in the U.s. from November, 1991 to present = 4,677,882.

Top 200 Catalogue Chart
Four Albums dot the Top 200 with Greatest Hits the only album within the top 40 sitting at #34.  Rumours is up next at #92 with 1,777 units sold this week for a total in the U.s. since November, 1991 of 3,212,084.  Fleetwood Mac, the 1975 white album comes in at #97 with 1,701 units sold and a U.S. total since November, 1991 of 940,351.  The Very Best Of 2 disc set comes in at #147 with 1,410 units sold for the week and a U.S. total since it's release in November, 2002 of 1,588,786.

Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart
# 172 (196) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 34 (39) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 92 (93) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 97 (110)Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
#147 (126)Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Billboard Hot 100
55th Anniversary By The Numbers
To celebrate the 55th Anniversary of Billboards Hot 100 Singles Chart - the magazine has compiled a list of the charts Top 100 Artists based on single appearances on the chart, weeks on the chart, peak position the singles achieved etc. 

Fleetwood Mac made the chart coming in at #84 which is pretty great considering they haven't had a single on the chart in a decade not since "Peacekeeper" made an appearance back in 2003.  And they haven't had a successful single on the chart since probably 1997 with Landslide.


The rest of the world outside of the U.S. including Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland and Scotland are below.