Sunday, September 08, 2013

TV This Week: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks - Behind The Music, Hard Rock Calling, Sound City and Crossroads

VH1 Classic - U.S.A.
Fleetwood Mac "Behind The Music" Remastered 
September 11th - 8:00am ET

VH1 Classic - U.S.A.
Sound City Documentary
September 8th - 8:00pm ET
September 9th - 4:30pm ET
September 11th - 1:00am ET

Palladia - U.S.A.
Hard Rock Calling 2011 (Feat. Stevie Nicks)
September 10th - 7:00pm ET
September 28th - 12:00am ET

Max TV - Australia
Sound City Documentary
September 12th - 9pm AEST

CMT - U.S.A.
Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum - Crossroads
September 13th 11:00pm ET/PT
September 14th 2:00pm ET/PT
September 15th 3:00pm ET/PT

Album Chart Updates: Fleetwood Mac No.1 in New Zealand, PLUS Rumours back in the US Top 100

U.S.A. - September 14, 2013
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" jumps back into the U.S. top 100 this week up to No.96 from No.193 last week. This marks the albums 166th non-consecutive week on the Top 200 Albums Chart.  On the Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart the album jumps back into the top 10 for the first time since March where it spent four weeks, two of which were in the No.1 spot.

# 96 (193) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 7 (35) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 7 (8) Sound City Real to Reel (feat. Fleetwood Mac)

AUSTRALIA - September 9, 2013
Fleetwood Mac reach a new peak position in Australia with "25 Years - The Chain" up 2 spots this week to No.2.  The box set holds steady for another week at No.1 on the Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart.  Nine Inch Nails new album debuts this week in Australia at No.3 the album features Lindsey Buckingham playing guitar on three tracks.

# 2 (4)        Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years - The Chain [box set]
# 3 (NEW) Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (Feat. Lindsey Buckingham on 3 songs)
#58 (50)     Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
#80 (67)     Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
#94 (90)     Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac

# 2 (NEW) Nine Inch Nails (Feat. Lindsey Buckingham on 3 songs)
#18 (14)     Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

# 4 (5)    Fleetwood Mac - The Dance
#11 (8)   Sound City - Real to Reel (Feat. Fleetwood Mac)
#34 (39) Fleetwood Mac - Tango In The Night

# 1 (1)    Fleetwood Mac - 25 Yeaers - The Chain [box set]
# 8 (6)    Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
#19 (12) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
#24 (21) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac

NEW ZEALAND - September 9, 2013
Fleetwood Mac remain at No.1 for a second week in New Zealand with "25 Years - The Chain" box set.

# 1  (1)       Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain
# 7 (NEW) Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (Feat. Lindsey Buckingham on 3 songs)
#20 (20)     Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
#23 (24)     Fleetwood Mac - Rumours 35th Anniversary Edition
#33 (25)     Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Saturday, September 07, 2013

SAVE THE DATE: Sound City Doc Australian TV Premiere Feat. Fleetwood Mac September 12 - 9pm MAX TV

Dave Grohl's critically-acclaimed documentary to premiere on MAX Thursday September 12 at 9pm AEST

Rock icon, Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) makes his directorial debut in the feature length documentary, Sound City. His homage to the iconic LA recording studio, Grohl once described the star-studded film as his "most important work". The untold story of American rock, this journey through an integral part of music history will premiere on MAX Thursday September 12 at 9pm.

For over four decades, Sound City recording studios became the birthplace for some of the world's most cherished music. From Neil Young's After The Goldrush and Fleetwood Mac's eponymous album, through to Tom Petty's Damn the Torpedoes, Nirvana's Nevermind, Rage Against the Machine's self-titled release and Johnny Cash's Unchained to name just a few.

Sound City is an insightful journey through time, revealing the story of real rock 'n' roll history and celebrating the human element of music. The film examines the legacy of the now-defunct Sound City studios and its legendary, custom-built Neve 8028 recording console that was involved in the making of so many classic albums.

Through interviews with legendary musicians and producers (including Neil Young, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Rick Rubin, Lars Ulrich, Mick Fleetwood and Josh Homme), Sound City sets out to uncover and define the intangible magic within those wires and walls that was responsible for such an incredible history of contemporary music.

Along the way we learn how Mick Fleetwood met Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham at the studios, leading to them joining Fleetwood Mac. We find out why musicians and producers such as Butch Vig, Frank Black, Trent Reznor and Lars Ulrich all chose to work in an analogue environment at Sound City over other, more state of the art studios. Throughout the documentary we also track the growth of digital music and the inevitable death of analogue recording which changed the industry and Sound City forever.

Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams Screening in Gloucester, MA Sept 12th

Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams
(with a live Stevie tribute set by Brian King of Mr. Fox and Friends)
Go behind the scenes of the Fleetwood Mac singer’s latest album (which was produced by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart) and also enjoy a live Stevie tribute by Mr. Fox’s Brian King and Friends.
Thursday, September 12th at 8:00pm
Cape Ann community Cinema - 21 Main Street
Gloucester, MA

Friday, September 06, 2013

Critic's pick: Fleetwood Mac, 'Then Play On'

By Walter Tunis — Contributing Music Writer

The newest edition of Then Play On, the definitive studio recording by the Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac, ends with a subtle guitar instrumental titled World in Harmony.

The music blooms from sparse, autumnal ambience into a summery, almost country-esque serenade. It's a quiet study in harmony and conflict, opposites that always seem to surface when Fleetwood Mac is at its best.

Named after the oft-quoted opening to Shakespeare's Twelfth Night ("If music be the food of love, play on"), the album is a masterwork that faded from view as the band shot to pop stardom in the mid-'70s with the addition of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. But Then Play On, Fleetwood Mac's third studio work, takes us back to 1969 and remains a portrait of lost rock 'n' roll innocence. It was the first record to feature co-guitarist Danny Kirwan and the last to include band founder Green. The band's third guitarist, Jeremy Spencer, is curiously absent from the recording.

Stevie Nicks: The Original Rebel 'My whole life is a rebellious moment,' she laughs.


by Chrissy Iley
Elle-UK is on newsstands now.

Fashion is having a rebel moment. But long before maverick icons Grace Jones in black rubber, Courtney Love in ripped tights and lace, and Chrissie Hynde who cut her own hair and never removed her leather jacket, there was Stevie Nicks.  ‘My whole life is a rebellious moment,’ she laughs – a long, throaty, mocking-the-world-laugh.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Update: US Festival 1982/83 Doc Release Feat. Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks

Well the 30th Anniversary of the first US Festival (September, 2012) came and went without the intended release of the documentary - but not all hope is lost!  Yesterday the US Festival Facebook page posted this update on where they are regarding both the 1982 and 1983 US Festivals release:

Dear Us Festival Fans.....we know there are many thousands of you out there clamoring to see the Us Festival: Us Generation 1982 doc feature and/or Us Festival 1983 Days 1 - 3. The following is a short update and please be patient as we are working very hard to bring you the most complete programs that fully recapture the spirit and essence of the 1982 & 1983 amazing events.

US FESTIVAL 1983 DAYS 1 - 3: In final stages of negotiations with Global Download & Streaming Services and retail DVD/Home Video. Release dates to be determined soonest.

US FESTIVAL 1982: THE US GENERATION (doc feature): In post production. We recently concluded deals with DVD/Home Video Companies in US & Japan. Upon completion of the film we will announce our distribution partners and release dates.

Thanks again Us Festival fans for your continued interest in the projects. You've waited 30 years, so I sincerely hope you can wait a few more months.

Sincere regards,

Glenn Aveni
Director - The Us Festival Projects

(Original post from September, 2012)
The 'US' Generation Documentary

Well this should excite the masses!  Fleetwood Mac are part of an upcoming documentary on The 1982 US Festival.  Check out the official trailer below... Fleetwood Mac come in at about the 2 minute mark where they are shown on stage, in crisp clear footage, singing a bit of Go Your Own Way... They are also on stage introducing Apple co-founder and US Festival visionary, Steve Wozniak.

This looks so cool, I can't wait to see it!  The documentary will in some format be released to coincide with the 30th Anniversary of the Festival this Labour Day September 3, 2012.  Originally scheduled for a Labour Day release the documentary has been pushed back a bit as they are awaiting final interview approvals from key artists that performed.

Review of Fleetwood Mac – Then Play On (Warner Music Canada)

by Ken Kelley

They might be arguably best known for Rumours but the fact of the matter is, before they found chart fame, Fleetwood Mac were a killer blues band. The guitar work on the instrumental track Fighting For Madge features guitarists Peter Green and Danny Kirwan trading off jaw dropping blues licks while the revered Oh Well – Pt. 1 can easily rival Led Zeppelin for heaviness and groove. Boasting four bonus tracks and the original U.K. release running order, this is a fascinating look back on one of music’s biggest acts.

Re-issue Deluxe Edition Available at
Amazon US | Amazon Canada

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Stevie Nicks ‘In Your Dreams’ UK Premiere Sep 16th Curzon Mayfair London w/ Q&A - DVD in November

Stevie Nicks movie to Premier ahead of tour
Get To The Front
Entertainment Focus

Stevie Nicks will be joined by Fleetwood Mac members Christine McVie and Mick Fleetwood for the premiere of her new documentary In Your Dreams.

Taking place at the Curzon Mayfair, London on Monday 16th September, Nicks will also be joined by Dave Stewart who collaborated with her on the documentary. 

Stevie will attend a photocall at 6.15pm for the red carpet event, followed by interviews, before joining fans and guests for the premiere at 7.30pm. The film will be introduced by journalist Craig MacLean who will host a Q&A session with Stevie before the film begins.

Ticket information not yet available.

Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac teamed up with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame to create her 2011 album “In your dreams”. Now just ahead of Fleetwood Mac’s UK tour there will be a UK premier of the behind the scenes footage of that process with the film of the same name.

Co-produced and co-directed by Dave Stewart, “In Your Dreams shows the up close and personal musical journey that the two artists embarked on in Nicks’ Los Angeles home as they wrote and recorded an album during what Nicks called “the greatest year of my life”. Nicks felt compelled to share the joyful experience with her fans on what she termed “the day the circus came to town”. The record was co-written by Nicks and Stewart and produced by Stewart and Glen Ballard.

A multi Grammy Award winning artist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Nicks allowed cameras inside her magical old mansion high atop the hills of LA with a wild cast of musicians and friends. The inner life of the legendary Nicks has by her design long been kept at a distance from the public. We learn in “Dreams” that her world features costume parties, elaborate dinner feasts, tap dancing, fantasy creations and revealing song writing and recording sessions all of which are captured on film. There are cameos by Edgar Allan Poe, Mick Fleetwood, Reese Witherspoon, a massive white stallion in the backyard, owls and naturally a few vampires who appear in several “home movie” style music videos.

In addition to the story of the Nicks / Stewart creative partnership, “In Your Dreams” has plenty of other cinematic payoffs including rare never before seen personal scrapbook stills from Nicks’ childhood and family life and a wealth of candid backstage and performance shots taken over the last 35 years. The documentary was produced by Dave Stewart’s production company, Weapons of Mass Entertainment.

“This is our baby and we give her lovingly into your dreams. From our tribe to yours,” said Nicks.

“She is really real. It doesn’t matter if she is singing in the make-up room or in the middle of a TV interview. She is who she is, and she doesn’t change.” commented Stewart.

‘In Your Dreams’ will be released on DVD and VOD in November. Take a look at the trailer.

Visit the movie website:

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Opus Collection Available Now at Starbucks on-line 15 Tracks $12.99

FLEETWOOD MAC - Opus Collection

Now available at Starbucks and on-line for $12.99

Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood came together in the 1970s to make albums that set a new standard in popularity while maintaining a commitment to deeply personal songwriting and sophisticated musicianship.

David Wild wrote the liner notes on this new release.


01. You Make Loving Fun (Rumours 1977)
02. Go Your Own Way (Rumours 1977)
03. Gypsy (Mirage 1982)
04. Sara (Tusk 1979)
05. World Turning (Fleetwood Mac 1975)
06. Tusk (Tusk 1979)
07. Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac 1975)
08. Dreams (Rumours 1977)
09. Everywhere (Tango In The Night 1987)
10. Little Lies (Tango In The Night 1987)
11. Oh Diane (Mirage 1982)
12. Never Going Back Again (Rumours 1977)
13. Honey Hi (Tusk 1979)
14. Landslide (Fleetwood Mac 1975)
15. Planets Of The Universe (Demo) (Rumours Re-issue 2013)

Interview coming soon: Christine McVie speaks about upcoming Fleetwood Mac UK Tour with Johnnie Walker Radio 2

"If they ask me... I'd play" 
Johnnie Walker's Sounds of the 70s
BBC Radio 2

Johnnie interviewed Christine last Tuesday, August 27th... On Johnnie's Sunday show he talked about meeting Christine for the first time and said that his interview would be coming soon on Radio 2.

After they played "You Make Loving Fun" he mentioned that during his interview he put the question to Christine asking: "Is there any likely hood that you might join Fleetwood Mac on the UK shows that begin on the 24th of September?" and she said "If they ask me... I'd play".

Listen for yourself at the 28:45 mark here

This NEEDS to happen... I suspect London will happen for sure, but it would be so cool if it happened at ALL the UK/Ireland shows!

Not sure when this will air, but Johnnie's show airs on Sunday's... so likely the 8th or 15th.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Fleetwood Mac have the No.1 Album in New Zealand this week "25 Years-The Chain"

NEW ZEALAND - September 2, 2013
Fleetwood Mac have the No.1 album in New Zealand this week with their 4cd box set "25 Years - The Chain".  The compilation set in it's 20th non-consecutive week in the top 40 moves to No.1 from No.4.  The set came close to No.1 one year ago after its re-issue in New Zealand when it spent two weeks at No.2. 

Four other titles by the group remain within the top 40 this week plus the sound track to the Sound City movie (which features Fleetwood Mac) re-enters the top 40 this week at No.26.  The sound track features "You Can't Fix This" by Stevie Nicks and Dave Grohl.

# 1   (4)   Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain
#20 (13)  Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
#24 (18)  Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
#25   (8)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
#26 (R/E) Sound City - Real To Reel (Feat. Stevie's "You Can't Fix This")
#35 (29)  Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

More charts below