Friday, December 27, 2013

3 Photos: Vanessa Carlton is now a married woman! Stevie Nicks presided over the event!

Check this out... 
A) Vanessa Carlton just got married to John McCauley! AND B) Stevie Nicks officiated the ceremony!

Vanessa Carlton tweeted the above pic Friday evening saying "Thank you Stevie for marrying us!" The wedding took place in Phoenix.  How cool is that!  Congratulations to Vanessa and her new husband John!

Vanessa Carlton Marries John McCauley, Stevie Nicks Officiates

Vanessa Carlton takes the cake when it comes to wedding surprises -- by a landslide! The "A Thousand Miles" singer tied the knot with Deer Tick's lead singer and guitarist John McCauley on Friday, Dec. 27, her rep confirms to Us Weekly. Plus, the new bride shared that Miss Stevie Nicks officiated the ceremony!  "Married this gentleman two hours ago xo," the 33-year-old musician wrote via Twitter late Friday night. Alongside the caption, the newlywed shared a photo of herself and her new husband beaming at each other while holding hands. Carlton looked stunning for her special day, wearing a tight-fitting, long-sleeved white wedding gown, and donning a purple head piece and matching flowers. Shortly after, the blushing bride also posted a picture of the couple saying "I do" in front of the Fleetwood Mac songstress. "Thanks Stevie for marrying us!" Carlton gushed. In the photo, Nicks, 65, is seen smiling at Carlton as she officiates the ceremony. She also wears a matching head piece, while McCauley dresses casual in green pants and a brown button-up.

US Magazine

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Glastonbury Founder Michael Eavis Confirms Fleetwood Mac will not be headlining Glastonbury

Michael Eavis says Fleetwood Mac will not play Glastonbury 2014 
Though the festival founder says he's hoping to get them to perform in 2015

A) The band won't be touring in 2014 all together
B) The band will be touring, just not the UK/Europe in 2014
C) The band will be touring in the UK/Europe in 2014 just not hitting Glastonbury
D) The band will be taking a year off returning to the road in 2015 and possibly Glastonbury
E) The band will take 2014 to produce a new album, then tour in 2015 and possibly Glastonbury

Full article at NME
Taken from an interview at The Guardian

Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks | Sound City: The Best of 2013

Fleetwood Mac made a few "Best Of" lists this year either with new music like "Sad Angel" or the re-issued "Rumours" box set or the "Then Play On" reissue. They were also mentioned in a couple lists of best of photography and live shows.  On the TV and Film front, the band made a couple of best of lists for the Budweiser commercial and the use the Stevie's "Landslide" plus other TV shows featuring their music. Sound City is mentioned in more than a few lists which featured quite heavily Fleetwood Mac and included interview footage of Lindsey, Stevie and Mick. 

What were your top 5 Fleetwood Mac (or individual member) moments from the last year?

The Ten Best Box Sets To Give in 2013
Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (35th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)

When Rumours was first released in 1977, it would have been hard for anyone to imagine Fleetwood Mac's multi-million-selling behemoth sharing space on the same list as The Clash. And honestly, for some that may still hold true. But the Mac's masterpiece is certainly an album worthy of all the attention it's gotten over the years (multiple reissues and "making of" documentaries), and this deluxe edition is the perfect gift for anyone who has fond memories of those lazy, hazy, California-soaked times. Earlier this year, Rhino went back to the vaults and came up with by far the best edition of Rumours thus far. It boasts 40 tracks, including CDs of the remastered original album, the stunning B-side "Silver Springs," a 12-track Rumours-era concert, a load of demos, rough mixes and outtakes, and a DVD that includes the infamous 1977 Rosebud documentary about the album. But best of all is the vinyl remaster of the album. It beats even an original first pressing of Rumours with warm, rich textures, and probably the best-sounding remaster of this entire list.

Best Music Box Sets of 2013
Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (35th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)
Many regard this to be the Fleetwood Mac masterpiece, and this collection is a must for anyone who wants no-holds-barred access to an infamous soundtrack of raw pain and evocative emotional tensions. This Super Deluxe 4CD/1DVD/1LP set comes in a beautiful, 12x12 box and includes the remastered version of the original album including B-side Silver Springs, a disc of previously unreleased live performances from the 1977 tour, newly compiled recording sessions, the DVD of the 1977 promo film Rosebud and the vinyl of the original album. Perhaps most interestingly, new liner notes feature a track-by-track commentary from the band themselves, giving an insight into the personal struggles that informed the lyrics of each song.

SPIN's Best Box Sets and Expanded Editions of 2013
Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (Warner Bros.)
Whatever your memories of Rumours (having no memories of Rumours is un-American and therefore not allowed), something amazing awaits you in this box — early takes on Lindsey's celebration of post-breakup revelry "Second Hand News," an incipient version of Nicks' rebuke of said news ("Dreams"), live and formative versions of everything else, and multiple takes of Nicks' "Silver Springs," which didn't make the original album. This is such the ideal of what a rock record should be that it's jarring, albeit thrilling, to hear these unpolished, inchoate pieces of it. G.K.

Top Reissues of 2013
No. 1 - Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours: Deluxe Edition'
One of the greatest albums ever made gets a face-lift, complete with extra discs of outtakes and alternate versions. There's even a CD of live cuts recorded during the band's massive tour in support of its blockbuster record. The early versions of 'Rumours' favorites are eye-opening, especially Stevie Nicks' abandoned 'Silver Springs,' her best song, which gets bigger, better and stronger with each successive take.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Chart Updates: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks - UK, Australia, New Zealand and USA

UK - December 28, 2013
Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" reached a new certification level in the UK this month. As of December 6, 2013 the 2CD package has reached 5x Platinum signifying 1.5 million units sold in the UK.

This week in the UK on the Top 100 Albums Chart the album moves up 16 spots to No.63 from No.79 last week.

On the Top 40 Catalogue chart "Rumours" is currently No.13

AUSTRALIA - December 23, 2013
Fleetwood Mac's "25 Years The Chain" 4CD box set (Which was just certified platinum December 2nd) spends a second week at No.11 on the Top 100 Albums Chart in Australia. "The Very Best Of" moved up to No.75 from No.88 last week.

On the Top 50 Catalgue Albums Chart "25 Years The Chain" holds on to the No.2 spot over Christmas, while "The Very Best of" moves up to No.12 from No.18.

"Greatest Hits" re-enters the Top 50 Digital Albums Chart this week at No.45.

"The Dance" moves up one spot to No.28 on the Top 40 Music DVD Chart.

NEW ZEALAND - December 23, 2013
Fleetwood Mac's 4CD platinum selling "25 Years The Chain" box set moves back into the top 10 this week at No.10 in it's 36th week of release.

USA - December 28, 2013
Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams DVD in it's second week of release in the U.S. finishes 2013 at No.12 on the Top Music Video Sales Chart. The DVD debuted last week at No.7.

Stevie Nicks on the Fleetwood Mac Christmas Gift Exchange: No Scarves, but Plenty of Jewelry

The members of Fleetwood Mac are famous for their dysfunctional relationships, and it seems as though they
have an equally dysfunctional time exchanging Christmas gifts -- at least according to Stevie Nicks.

Asked if there's an annual Christmas gift exchange among the members of the Mac -- that's Nicks, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, drummer Mick Fleetwood and bass player John McVie -- Stevie tells ABC News Radio, "There is, between Mick and I.  I buy Lindsey things...I've probably bought him 25 cashmere scarves...He doesn't like them.  He won't wear them.  And he says, 'Don't buy me any more cashmere.'"

Explaining why she keeps giving her former lover scarves, Nicks laughs and says, "It's the only thing I can think that he might wear when we're in Sweden and it's cold.  Everybody buys [him] a scarf.  He must have drawers of scarves!"  She adds that, ultimately, "I wouldn't even know what to buy Lindsey, so I don't bother.  He doesn't buy me anything."

But when it comes to Fleetwood, with whom she also had a romantic relationship, Stevie says she goes completely over the top.  "Mick and I, we love to buy presents for each other, because we like the same things," she tells ABC News Radio.  "We like 24-carat gold jewelry.  We like opals and jade.  We like diamonds.  You know, Mick and I are one and the same.  We're kind of the same person."

And even if the two are feuding, expensive gifts are still on the agenda, reveals Nicks.

"Once, I was mad at Mick about something and I bought him a red skull, with diamond eyes, on a 24-carat-gold chain," she laughs.  "And I said, 'This is just so you know I'm always watching you!'  And that was a fantastic gift.  And he loved it!  So, you know, Mick and I have the same taste."

Fleetwood Mac will close out the year with a December 30 show in Las Vegas. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

How Fleetwood Mac became one of the most influential bands of 2013

Haim, Ladies of the Canyon, Mumford and Sons and others referenced Fleetwood Mac, although the band’s own EP barely made a dent in public consciousness

By: John Sakamoto
The Toronto Star

A week after closing the annual mud bowl that is the Glastonbury Festival, Mumford and Sons surveyed the 60,000-strong throng at Olympic Park, the sporting complex built for the 2012 Summer Games, and proceeded to lead a couple of dozen musicians — every act on the bill that day — through an epic communal sing-along on Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.”

Two months later, one of those acts, a trio of L.A. sisters collectively known by their surname, Haim (rhymes with “rhyme”), released Days Are Gone, one of the year’s most acclaimed and successful debuts.
Reaction to the album tended to be preoccupied with the band’s influences, which ranged from Motown to TLC but most often coalesced around Southern California rock in general and Fleetwood Mac in particular.

Continue to the full article

What Do You Get For The Man Who Already Has The Complete Fleetwood Mac Discography?

By David Fleischmann
The Onion

Well, Christmas is almost here, and as usual I’ve put off my holiday shopping until the last minute. It took me a while to figure out what I was going to get for everyone, but I’m just about ready to head over to the mall: I’m thinking a new pair of earrings for my wife, or maybe a bottle of that fancy perfume she likes, and for my kids, there’s always some hot new toy or video game gizmo that they just have to have, but I’m still completely out of ideas for what I’m going to get my brother Michael. I mean, this is someone who already owns the entire Fleetwood Mac discography, so what else is left to give him?

Continue to the full article

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Video: Santa Claus is Coming To Town... Stevie Nicks with Chris Isaak

Santa Claus is Coming To Town

Stevie with Chris Isaak - filmed for Soundstage and released on DVD/CD in 2008. Available at Amazon

Stream the full show on-line for FREE until December 26th at Qello

She also performs on "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Stars Pick Favorite Albums of 2013 - And Stevie Nicks Likes...

Music stars lined up to tell Billboard what they liked music wise in 2013. Stevie Nicks likes John Mayer's "Paradise Valley" (because she comes from Paradise Valley in Phoenix) and she likes Lady Gaga's "Applause". Check out the video below.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles Video Recap from Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks held a signging at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA for her 'In Your Dreams' DVD on December 4, 2013.

Get the 'In Your Dreams' DVD:
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Video posted on Stevie's facebook page with a Thank you... and Happy holidays

Australian TV Alert: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks | Dave Stewart

Fleetwood Mac - Bio
Channel: 117 Bio
Sunday, December 22nd - 3:30pm. Duration 60 Mins.

Forty years, some 16 different band members, and several divorces and group break-ups, Fleetwood Mac has endured as one of the world's most popular groups, selling more than 100 million albums to date.

Stevie Nicks - Oprah: Behind The Scenes
Channel: 128 Discovery Health
Sunday, December 29th - 8:30pm. Duration 60 Mins.
Monday, December 30th - 3:30pm. Duration 60 Mins.
Wednesday, January 1st - 1:30am. Duration 60 Mins.

Oprah welcomes Kirstie Alley as she looks back on some of her biggest bloops and blunders. Then, rock legends Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar and more take to the stage.

Dave Stewart - The Ringmaster General
Channel: 132 Studio
Saturday, December 28th - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 29th - 2:30am
Sunday, December 29th - 8:30am
Sunday, December 29th - 3:30pm

This documentary captures Eurythmics legend Dave Stewart through the whirlwind recording process of two explosive albums and his adventures in songwriting, letting the viewer witness his eccentric but compelling methods of creativity.

Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams Film Screening TONIGHT in London

Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams
Roxy Bar And Screen
128-132 Borough High Street (Southwark)
London, UK

Wednesday, 18th December at 8:00pm

£4.00 cover charge. Free to members.

You don't have to be a member to come on any night or to come to a screening, but if you want to reserve a sofa / table for a film screening you need to be a member otherwise seats are on a first-come first-served basis.  We recommend arriving between 7pm and 7:30pm depending on the film to get a good seat.

Roxy Bar and Screen

Buy In Your Dreams on DVD:
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stevie Nicks | Dave Grohl track "You Can't Fix This" from Sound City in Oscar contention

Oscars: Academy Releases List of 75 Original Songs in Contention
Hollywood Reporter

Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2013 are in contention for nominations in the original song category for the 86th Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed on the Hollywood Reporter website.  Two of the contenders include two songs from the Sound City Real to Reel documentary "You Can't Fix This" and "Cut Me Some Slack" produced and directed by Dave Grohl.  How awesome is that!!  Of course it's a long shot, but to even be considered is pretty awesome!
"You Can't Fix This" from Sound City
Sound City Players
Stevie Nicks
Dave Grohl
Taylor Hawkins
Rami Jaffee

"Cut Me Some Slack" from Sound City
Sound City Players
Paul McCartney
Dave Grohl
Krist Novoselic
Pat Smear

To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits.

Oscar nominations will be announced live Jan. 16 at 5:30 a.m. PT