Sunday, October 06, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Rock Lanxess Arena in Köln, Germany

Fleetwood Mac celebrate once again "Rumors"
by Max Florian Kühlem

COLOGNE  The rock legends Fleetwood Mac made ​​guest appearances on Sunday on their "Live 2013" tour at the Lanxess-Arena in Cologne, leaving nothing to be desired. We have pictures and short comments.

Huge cheers rang out as Fleetwood Mac, the first of three concerts opened in Germany in front of 15,000 visitors in the Cologne Arena sold out for weeks.  , "Second Hand News" started it just like that around 40 million copies sold album "Rumors", the 35th Anniversary, the band is currently celebrating on the great stages of the world.

Seven songs from "Rumors" has played the quartet founding member Mick Fleetwood, the (almost) represents the entire original cast from 1977 at the end. purpose came hits like "Big Love" in the punchy acoustic version of singer Lindsay Buckingham or "Say Goodbye" in perfect revamped pop sound - and the audience were no wishes open.

Fleetwood Mac zelebrieren noch einmal "Rumors"

KÖLN Die Rocklegenden Fleetwood Mac gastierten am Sonntag auf ihrer "Live 2013"-Tour in der Lanxess-Arena Köln und ließen keine Wünsche offen. Wir haben Bilder und die Kurzkritik.

Riesiger Jubel ertönte, als Fleetwood Mac das erste von drei Deutschland-Konzerten vor 15000 Besuchern in der seit Wochen ausverkauften Kölner Arena eröffneten.

Mit „Second Hand News“ startete es genau wie das rund 40  Millionen Mal verkaufte Album „Rumors“, dessen 35. Jubiläum die Band derzeit auf den großen Bühnen der Welt feiert.

Sieben Songs von „Rumors“ hat das Quartett um Gründungsmitglied Mick Fleetwood, das die (fast) komplette Originalbesetzung von 1977 darstellt, am Ende gespielt.

Dazu kamen Hits wie „Big Love“ in der druckvollen Akustikversion von Sänger Lindsay Buckingham oder „Say Goodbye“ im perfekt aufpolierten Popsound – und beim Publikum blieben keine Wünsche offen.

Reunion with Fleetwood Mac in Cologne

COLOGNE -  Fleetwood Mac? Yes, the band was founded in 1967, there are more than ever. And so enthusiastic lead singer Stevie Nicks with her three bandmates Sunday night 15,000 fans in the sold-out Lanxess Arena.

Shortly after 19 clock they got started. Hits like "Do not Stop" were not missing it. These undiscovered titles and songs came from the new EP "Extended Play".

Many fans in the audience could see that they too have become older together with the band. But they had their fun. Some remembered back to when they had heard the songs for the first time.

Wiedersehen mit Fleetwood Mac in Köln

KÖLN –  Fleetwood Mac? Ja, die bereits 1967 gegründete Band gibt es länger denn je. Und so begeisterte Frontsängerin Stevie Nicks mit ihren drei Bandkollegen Sonntagabend 15.000 Fans in der ausverkauften Lanxess Arena.

Kurz nach 19 Uhr legten sie los. Hits wie „Don’t Stop“ durften dabei nicht fehlen. Dazu kamen unentdeckte Titel sowie Songs von der neuen EP „Extended Play“.

Vielen Fans im Publikum war anzusehen, dass auch sie zusammen mit der Band älter geworden sind. Doch sie hatten ihren Spaß. Manche erinnerten sich zurück, wann sie die Lieder zum ersten Mal gehört hatten.

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WITHOUT YOU intro (mind the hootin' and hollering and bad singing along)

Over 47,000 Fans Saw Fleetwood Mac Live in London - 3 Shows Grossed Over 6.4 Million!

Tour Stats update for Fleetwood Mac adding the 3 London shows to the list of dates published so far.  Over 47 thousand fans saw Fleetwood Mac Live in London... The 3 shows grossed over 6 million bucks!

Stevie Nicks: "We were a little sleazy" Fleetwood Mac "Without You" Intro - Glasgow

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The hidden track during the Fleetwood Mac Tour set... The great "Without You" intro... It's been fairly static in it's delivery for the most part but occasionally it's been embellished and or modified... In Glasgow, when Stevie suggests the lost song was due to "sleazy friends" stealing the song, Lindsey questions Stevie about whether their friends back in the day were really sleazy... and if so, what does that say about them at the time... Stevie: "We were a little sleazy".  Lindsey: "We'll, have to talk about that later".


Here's a few more vids from Fleetwood Mac's last UK show.


Saturday, October 05, 2013

LISTEN: Absolute Radio Icons with Stevie Nicks - 1 Hour of Solo and Mac Tracks

On Monday, September 23rd Stevie joined the UK's Absolute Radio Icons Week by hosting a takeover show playing a selection of solo and Fleetwood Mac tracks speaking about each track and telling stories afterwards. 

Tracks played: Edge of Seventeen, Rhiannon, Dreams, Gypsy, Gold Dust Woman, Seven Wonders and Moonlight.

Dave Stewart was also an Absolute Radio Icon a few days following Stevie.  He played a selection of Eurythmics tracks, his new single Every Single Night plus at about the 33:00 minute mark "Sara" from Fleetwood Mac is played and Dave talks about meeting up with Stevie in London along with Mick Fleetwood and Christine Mcvie during the Premiere of In Your Dreams and talks about the film.  Also talks about first meeting Stevie about 30 years ago around the time Tom Petty's Don't Come Around Here was being recorded.

Here's Dave's radio hour:

Friday, October 04, 2013

Mick Fleetwood's thoughts on Fleetwood Mac releasing a new album...

By: Kirsty McCormack

Mick Fleetwood 'Clinton never asked if he could use 'Don't Stop' for his election campaign'

FORMER US President Bill Clinton never asked Fleetwood Mac if he could use one of their songs for his election campaign, it's been revealed.

Drummer and co-founder of the band, Mick Fleetwood, has admitted that the group never received a call from Clinton regarding the use of their hit 'Don't Stop,' but that they actually didn't mind that he had chosen it.

"I think we were fine with it," the 66-year-old star told Absolute radio in an exclusive interview. "The only person who, in a comedic sense, John is not politically connected to Bill’s side of the fence, everyone else happened to be a supporter of the Democratic party to whatever avail that might be. It was a form of flattery, the highest form."

Fleetwood Mac are currently in Europe on their world tour, and last week played several nights at London's O2 Arena.

The group are clearly loving being back on stage together, and last Friday were joined onstage by former band member Christine McVie - who actually wrote 'Don't Stop' - but Mick isn't entirely sure when a new album will be on the cards.

"I think it is too early to say that is what is happening," he told the radio station. "Do I aspire, and I can speak on behalf of Lindsey who truly aspires to the dream of, I think it would be a really lovely.

"This door is closing at some point. I don’t know whether it is five years or seven years or it could be eighteen months, but I hope that whenever that happens that it is done gracefully, and I hope that we show people, not for commercial needs at all, because it is not about and we probably wouldn’t anyhow, but just the fact that we have made an album I think would be really important before the thought of closing the shop down, whenever that might be.

"I aspire to that, and I applaud the thought of that happening," he added.

Listen to the full interview on Absolute Radio’s Sunday Night Music Club on October 13 from 10pm here.

Exciting Video of Fleetwood Mac Live in Dublin

Fleetwood Mac Live in Dublin
Awesome footage captured at one of the two Dublin dates September 20th and 21st.


Review: Fleetwood Mac Live in Glasgow "Nicks is indeed a songwriter of rare distinction; she was always so much more than just the pretty girl with the nice voice"

By Extremelisteningmode

That the story of Fleetwood Mac is a movie begging to be made is not in question. Absconding guitar players, cocaine addictions, mental breakdowns, obsessive creative geniuses, intraband/extra-marital affairs, violence, excess, recrimination, huge success and massive hanging clacker balls seem to be elements that perfectly fit the silver screen. And what’s more, that’s only some of the tale. It really has been a unique, astonishing journey. But while the legend has played a part in tempting 12,000 people to Glasgow’s newest venue, it’s what we’re actually here to witness that’s really important. Are Fleetwood Mac purely about the past or do they have anything to offer in the present?

Those au fait with the Glasgow music scene will be aware of The Hydro’s unloved and much-maligned older brother, the SECC. It appears that the new venue was designed as a sort of antidote, with the starting place being a list of the many faults of the original and the simple premise of ‘fix this’. To be fair, the new building is attractive, if a tad garishly lit in the colours of the electricity supplier who sponsor it. Facilities are excellent, with plenty of bars, toilets and food outlets – who even seem to serve edible food. The seats are comfortable and roomy. It’s almost revolutionary.

The new surroundings seem to have amplified the big-match feel that a superstar band brings to any city. And Fleetwood Mac are certainly that, one of the 70s and 80s rock Royal Family who can genuinely claim to be better known than many Prime Ministers. When they emerge to blast into the perfect pop of ‘Second Hand News’, the place goes slightly mental. That qualifier is removed when the snaking opening guitar lines of ‘The Chain’ begins to wind out, and by the chorus the crowd are in danger of losing their shit. By the bass breakdown, they have. The sound is pristine and the venue seems to have been built with acoustics as well as aesthetics in mind.

Stevie Nicks takes over for ‘Dreams’, and it occurs that her role as an icon in modern music is criminally underplayed. The amount of women in the audience –  of all ages – bedecked in lacy shawls or trademark hats is a visual clue, but then there’s the reverence with which the song is received. It’s like a rock version of ‘I Will Survive’ to Glasgow’s female populace.  And, as the various songs she’s written through the years appear, you’re reminded that Nicks is indeed a songwriter of rare distinction; she was always so much more than just the pretty girl with the nice voice.

Fleetwood Mac Live in Glasgow
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Fleetwood Mac star Lindsey Buckingham shares birthday celebrations with sell-out Glasgow crowd

THE singer's legendary band enjoy a memorable gig with a thrilling set in-front of 13,000 fans at the newly-opened Hydro.

FLEETWOOD Mac main man Lindsey Buckingham had a birthday party to remember last night in front of 13,000 fans at a sold-out Hydro.

The legendary band produced a thrilling set that covered their entire 46-year career. And they were sensational from start to finish.

The heavy desert rock of The Chain, with perfect harmonies and Lindsey’s six-string fireworks, was an early highlight.

He was the star of the show, with his presence and outrageous guitar skills.

But Stevie Nicks was a joy to watch, and listen to, throughout. Whether on fragile ballads (Without You) or full-on rockers (Gold Dust Woman) she still has one of the finest voices in music.

Anthems like Go Your Own Way and Rhiannon went down a storm, but Lindsay’s solo acoustic version of Big Love really stood out too. Even now, when Fleetwood Mac are on form like this, no one can touch them.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Photos: Fleetwood Mac Live in Manchester... These are a MUST to check out! 138 Beautiful front row shots

The Lee Family Photo Album
Fleetwood Mac Live in Manchester at Phones 4U Arena
(138 Photos)

Really great shots from the show... Check out Stevie during Gold Dust Woman.  Some really cool images. Also, there's one shot of the group during the Meet and Greet with Mick up on stage... Unless you were there or at any of the other Meet and Greets, you likely haven't seen any photos as they didn't allow those attending to take pics.  This is a rare glimpse of what the experience was like with Mick up on the Fleetwood Mac stage...

Review: Fleetwood Mac in Glasgow ★★★★ Stars "Buckingham, the birthday boy was treated to an impromptu 'Happy Birthday' & projectile undies"

by Fiona Shepherd
The Scotsman

Photo Ross Gilmore
Rod Stewart’s mini-residency has dominated a packed opening week at the Hydro but this visit from American MOR legends Fleetwood Mac was no less prestigious – and a touch more consistent in terms of musical quality.

Fleetwood Mac - SSE Hydro, Glasgow

It was difficult to argue with the opening salvo of classics from the mega-selling Rumours album, which has lately had the dubious distinction of a Glee makeover. The veteran four-piece delivered decidedly non-jazz hands renditions of Second Hand News and The Chain, still a sublime showcase of their natural harmonies, John McVie’s magnificent rumbling bass and Lindsey Buckingham’s blistering guitar playing, followed by Stevie Nicks’ musically smooth yet lyrically barbed Dreams.

Their quartet of tracks from Tusk was a mixed bag – Not That Funny was not that loveable – but it was Mick Fleetwood’s time to shine on the irresistible tribal throb of the title track.

Much of the performance played on the chemistry between former partners Nicks, our lady of the gothic shawls, and Buckingham, the birthday boy who was treated to an impromptu rendition of Happy Birthday by the crowd (“Don’t remind me,” he deadpanned) and some projectile undies.

The pair walked onstage hand-in-hand, slow-danced briefly to Sara and tried to outdo each other with the overwrought melodrama of Gold Dust Woman and I’m So Afraid. Buckingham’s Sad Angel bustled along with more momentum than melody, while Nicks described the winsome Without You as “the nicest thing I ever wrote about he and I”. But it was the bitter songs they wrote about each other – Go Your Own Way and Don’t Stop – and the intimate, healing finale of Say Goodbye which won the day.

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Review: Fleetwood Mac Live in Glasgow... ★★★★ Stars

Fleetwood Mac Live in Glasgow, Scotland
October 3, 2013 - SSE Hydro - Four Stars
Herald Scotland

Photo: Ross Gilmore

THERE was big love in Glasgow for legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac last night as they took to the new SSE Hydro for a sell-out show.

Singer Stevie Nicks wowed the crowd as she joined fellow members Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie in the Glasgow leg of their world tour.

Without a new album to promote, the set-list was built around their hits which include Dreams, Don’t Stop and Go Your Own Way.

Such was the demand for tickets, they were being sold online for up to 10 times their face value.

The band are celebrating the 36th anniversary of the release of classic album Rumours.

MICK Fleetwood starts it off. Looking for all the world like a gnomish 1920s saloon barman, mouth working wildly in surprise or delight or both, there it is: a crash, a thud and Second Hand News. Opening the two-and-a-half hour set comes the whirlwind trio of Second Hand News, The Chain - John McVie delighting on the bass - and Dreams.

The whirlwind continues for the next hour, Rumours classics followed by a dabble around Tusk and Sisters of the Moon, performed for the first time in 33 years. Slipped in, almost so as you wouldn't notice, is new song Sad Angel.

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham rotate round and out like cuckoos from the eponymous clocks, singing Landslide, a poingancy added by the truth of the line "I'm getting older", and Big Love before a neat and delicate Never Going Back Again.

The rotating is interspersed by an intimate bonhomie between the two who hold hands, hug and share coy little glances. She tells a lengthy tale of the band forming that culminates in the double entendre (from Buckingham to Fleetwood): "If you take me, you gotta take my girlfriend too."

Buckingham is slick in leather jacket and jeans; Nicks rambles charmingly before songs, claiming she has a glut of anecdotes to excise before travelling to Continental Europe where her tales of times gone by will be not understood.

Every track is a reminder of just how lithe and skillful Buckingham is on the guitar; Nicks's voice still powerful, although some of the top notes elude her; McVie and Fleetwood - dressed identically, bar Fleetwood's scarlet shoes - own their respective parts. The four come together most powerfully on Gold Dust Woman.

Occasionally the songs, and not only Nicks, ramble. There is a little midway slump, a little self-indulgence. But the whole excels in a way that only such a band with such a backstory can.