Tuesday, January 07, 2014

INTERVIEW: Stevie Nicks tells-all about joining #AmericanHorrorStory #FleetwoodMac

LEGENDARY singer and songwriter Stevie Nicks called into Naughty But Nice Rob to talk EXCLUSIVELY about her much anticipated appearance on tomorrow’s episode of American Horror Story: Coven! See what she had to say below:
by Naughty But Nice Ricky

Hello Stevie! Tell us about Stevie Nicks on AHS: Coven!
“I haven’t seen it yet! I’m going to be on stage in Vegas when it comes on. I’m flying from Phoenix to Vegas for the last Fleetwood Mac show, then flying back to Phoenix. It will be 2 in the morning before I watch it. But I like to see the show the day it goes out in the world. I want to see it with everyone else. I still want to see it that night.  I feel the same way about my music. The first time it goes out is when the public hears it, it’s a spiritual experience with the people.”

Well, we are beyond ecstatic to hear that you are joining the cast of AHS: Coven. What was it like joining the cast?
“Incredible! I didn’t meet Angela (Bassett) or Sarah (Paulson) but I did get to meet Kathy (Bates) on second day. I flew back with Kathy and got to spend more real 1 on 1 time . We flew from New Orleans to LA way after midnight, which was a 5 hr flight, on a very strange plane I’ve never flown before. It was a perfect end to my horror story experience.

The whole experience was a little crazy. I met all the young girls, and worked with Jessica…trying to explain it, I’ve never done anything like it before. I did “Up All Night” with Christina Applegate which was very funny, because funny people come up with funny stuff around every sentence. But this is very deep, because it’s a very complex story.”

How was working with Jessica Lange?
“Just to watch Jessica Lange work blew my mind. By the time you’re done with every scene it’s been hours, so you’d assume I got to know Jessica. Well, I don’t know how well I know Jessica Lange, but I sure know Fiona. And you’re afraid of her. You know that she’s the CEO, President of the Company, Head Witch. There’s no doubt when she walks into the room that you know who she is. (Lange) does not drop her character.”

What made you decide to do AHS: COVEN?
“You know, I’ve never been to a real horror movie. No, I didn’t want to carry around in my consciousness. This is a story about misfits. Just like “GLEE” is like misfits. I relate to misfits. I’ve been very successful as a misfit. I would have been one of those weird “GLEE” kids. I’m super blessed to be thrown into this amazing story, in its own way this is its own type of fairytale. Everyone was so supportive and loving! ”

What can we expect from your “character”?
“I’m playing Stevie Nicks. I’m me. So get ready. It’s really exciting, and I feel like I have a whole other world I’ve moved into in a way. I’ve done thousands of tours, sold millions of records…but this is a totally new experience.”

Due to the capsulized nature of the show, would you consider joining a future season? Or perhaps come to television in another capacity?
“I don’t know. I didn’t know what this really was until I watched the first episode in Paris. I would have to know what it’s going to be, but the doors are all open here. It’s been such a great experience that I don’t know why I wouldn’t want to do this again. I haven’t seen the episode yet, so after tomorrow I’ll let you know.”

My life is changed. What a wonderful woman. Check out the all NEW episode of American Horror Story: Coven on FX tomorrow, January, 8th!

TOMORROW: Stevie Nicks Interviewed on Entertainment Weekly Radio SiriusXM Ch.105 1pm ET #AHS

Wednesday, January 8th: The one and only Stevie Nicks joins Entertainment Weekly's Tim Stack on the TV Editor's Hour on SiriusXM Radio Ch.105 from 1:00pm ET. She joins Tim to talk all about her stint on American Horror Story.

Listen on SiriusXM Satellite Radio Ch.105 at 1:00pmET

Mick Fleetwood on TOP GEAR Tonight BBC Three + Jeremy Spencer Tour/Album News #FleetwoodMac

Today, January 7th at 19:00 (7PM) BBC Three
The team is on an epic road trip across the western side of the United States in three front-engined supercars. With Jeremy Clarkson in a Lexus LFA, Richard Hammond driving the new Dodge Viper and James May choosing the latest Aston Martin Vanquish a glorious soundtrack is guaranteed, as are furious arguments about which is best as the trio head from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and on to Palm Springs. Along the way, the three presenters take in racing circuits, airborne attacks and a race against the police before making a break for the Mexican border with a terrifying penalty for the last car to make it. Meanwhile, back in the studio, legendary Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.


Mick Fleetwood, co-founder of Fleetwood Mac will appear in Monster's booth at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7th at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the CES 2014 Tech Convention.  Fleetwood Mac headline Monster’s Retailer Awards Party on Wednesday, Jan. 8th in Las Vegas’ Paris Ballroom.


Since you're already sleepless with anticipation in the face of this week's American Horror Story Stevie Nicks episode, use the long, empty hours stretching before you to ponder specifically which tunes you'll get to hear. "Stevie Nicks is fantastic in this Wednesday's COVEN episode. Guess which TWO SONGS she sings?," Ryan Murphy tweeted Monday. When venturing your guesses, keep in mind that Stevie's songs are being used as part of a plan to suss out the coven's new Supreme, and that there is no way this plan will end in anything but a really fabulous funeral pyre.


USA / Canada
American Horror Story: Coven
Episode 10 with Stevie Nicks
Wednesday, January 8th at 10:00pm ET on FX and FX Canada

American Horror Story: Coven
Episode 10 with Stevie Nicks
Monday, January 13th 9:30pm on ELEVEN

American Horror Story: Coven | 10:00pm Tuesdays on Fox
Episode 10 with Stevie Nicks
Tuesday, January 14th 10:00pm on Fox

Jeremy Spencer, Founding Member of Fleetwood Mac and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Announces US Tour & New Album "Coventry Blue"

Jeremy Spencer, legend of British blues, announced his 2014 US tour which will include a showcase at SXSW and appearances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and New York. Jeremy has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the tour and his new release "Coventry Blue".

This project will only be funded if at least $10,000 is pledged by Saturday Feb 15, 2:59am EST.

Check out the Full Press Release (PDF)


The 2013 Music Enthusiast Magazine Awards
Vote for "SAD ANGEL"

Fleetwood Mac's "Sad Angel" has been nominated in the Song of the Year catagory... Please vote! Currently in No.2 position, let's make them No.1. We can vote every hour from now until January 20th at Music Enthusiast Magazine.  Hit the link and scroll down.  Thanks!

Monday, January 06, 2014

Stevie Nicks to Katy Perry "Remember sweetheart, you have no rivals"

Stevie Nicks’ Advice to Katy Perry Revealed
By now the world knows about the blossoming friendship between Katy Perry and Stevie Nicks.

Photo by Adam Jacobs
Last week, during a Fleetwood Mac concert, the lead singer dedicated the band’s classic song “Landslide” to Perry and her boyfriend John Mayer, who were in the audience.

Recently Nicks opened up to ABC News Radio about first meeting the younger singer and the advice she gave her about navigating pop stardom in this day and age.

The connection between Nicks and Perry goes back to 2011, when the rock legend provided the narration for Perry’s video “The One that Got Away.” But the two only actually met for the first time this past fall, when they were both in London for performances.

“I met her after her rehearsal at 11:30 [at the hotel],” Nicks told ABC News Radio. “I thought it was going to be a 20 minute, ‘Hey, how are you doing?’ thing — and we sat for three hours until, like, three in the morning. And we pretty much talked about everything.”

What Nicks found most interesting, though, was when Perry asked her about her solo career, which started in 1981 with the release of the album Bella Donna.

“She said to me, ‘So when you did Bella Dona who were your rivals?’” Nicks told ABC News Radio. “And I was, like, speechless. I was, like, ‘I didn’t have any rivals.’ And she said, ‘Really? None?’ I said, ‘No…the girls in Heart [were] friends. Pat Benatar [was a] friend.”

When Nicks asked Perry if she had rivals, the pop star replied, “Well, it’s not us. It’s the Internet.”

She then told Nicks about the way that fans of various female pop stars will sometimes pit one against the other in ways the singers themselves don’t condone.

“I said to her, ‘Katy, let me tell you something. You don’t have any rivals. So forget that. Never say that word again,’” Nicks told ABC News Radio. “‘You don’t have rivals. All of those girls? Friends. You’ll probably work with all of them at some point. Friends.’”

ABC News

So that's what Stevie meant in her dedication to Katy in Las Vegas on December 30th. I was confused by that at first.  This explains it. 
"And remember sweet heart, you have no rivals".

Interview: Stevie Nicks on 'In Your Dreams' American Horror Story #AHS Fleetwood Mac and John McVie

Stevie Nicks Is Still On Hyperdrive
An interview with the hard-working Fleetwood Mac frontwoman
by Alanna Nash, AARP

Stevie Nicks — lead singer and co-writer of Fleetwood Mac — is on a multimedia tear. After a sold-out world tour this year she's just released the DVD In Your Dreams (a visual bookend to her acclaimed 2011 solo album of the same name), and she's drawing new fans through her guest appearance on the hit show American Horror Story, which airs early next year. She slowed down long enough to answer our questions about the seemingly timeless appeal of her music.

In Your Dreams Available at Amazon

Q: You're a very private person, but In Your Dreams was filmed in your home.

A: I had two good reasons for allowing that. First, Dave [Stewart, of the Eurythmics] said to me, "I think this
album is going to be really magic. We should film it."

"Are you kidding?" I asked him. "That means I'll have to wear makeup and get dressed every day."

Dave said, "Yeah, you may have to wear a little makeup, but I know how to shoot women — I've been doing it since Annie Lennox. And I use cameras that film in soft light, so we won't have to change the ambiance [of your home]. And if you don't like it, no one will ever see it."

Second, I started thinking about the Tom Petty documentary Runnin' Down a Dream, where you get to see the Traveling Wilburys — and then, in the blink of an eye, two of them [Roy Orbison and George Harrison] are gone. So I thought, "We don't live forever — let's do this!"

Photo by: Geert Van de Velde
Q: Fleetwood Mac had to cancel the Australia and New Zealand legs of the tour so bass player John McVie could undergo cancer treatment.

A: Yes, but he's doing well. He's going to have a little operation in January, but he'll come through with flying colors. There's nothing wimpy about John.

Q: We're at that age where issues of vulnerability crop up.

A: Well, I lost my godson to an overdose of Xanax and alcohol at a frat party two years ago, three weeks before my mom died. And I see a lot of young people heading down a bad road, so I'm much more worried about their mortality rate than mine. It makes me realize life is precious, and that I need to keep in contact with all my friends.

Q: You're doing a longer concert set than you ever have. How do you stay healthy?

A: I do Weight Watchers and take a lot of vitamins, but I don't really work out — unless you count dancing around the house and the hotel room. We're always doing shows — those are my workout. If I have a day off, I stay in bed: I make myself a hot-water bottle and some tea, and I don't move.

Q: Fleetwood Mac's classic album, Rumours, turned 36 in 2013. Why does our generation — and the next few, apparently — love that record so much?

A: When you listen to those songs, you don't feel like you're listening to old music. A 16-year-old girl can listen to "Gold Dust Woman" and go, "Oh — that's me."

Q: And now you're going to be on American Horror Story.

A: Yes! I think that happened because I got into the Glee tribe when they did the episode on Fleetwood Mac. I don't usually watch horror, but this is a great way to take my music to a whole other generation of kids. My niece told me, "I've lived in your world my whole life — now you're coming into mine."
Q: You hadn't acted since your fourth-grade school play. What was the experience like?

A: I'm no Katharine Hepburn, but I did the best I could. I told [producer] Ryan Murphy, "I don't want my tombstone to read, 'Great songwriter, lousy actress.' So if I'm that bad, just take me out."

I loved meeting Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates and all the girls, and I'm excited about my role, which is a crazy one — I play myself, and then some! I think people will be surprised. I can't tell you more than that, because it's a total secret society; anyone who breathes a word of what's going on could disappear.

Q: The way you dress on stage fits perfectly into American Horror Story.

A: Yes, when Lily Rabe walks away and you see her hair — and the skirt, and the shawl, and the boots — there's no doubt that looks like me.

Q: Young girls have started showing up at concerts rocking your look. Is it fun to appeal to them?

Photo by: Fin Costello
A: It is. I created that look in 1976. The first year I went on tour with Fleetwood Mac, I took just my street clothes. We had no money, so I never ate; then I quickly gained 10 pounds, and nothing fit. So when I got home I went to designer Margi Kent and said, "Listen, I just want a handkerchiefy skirt, and a leotard, and a little riding jacket, and some black platform boots, and a chiffon scarf, and I want you to make three sets of those. That's going to be my uniform."

As we went along, we added some ponchos. I found the top hat in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1978. The skirts came up, the skirts came down, but my basic look is exactly the same as ever. I always said, "I want to wear this outfit at 28, but I also want to be able to wear it at 60." Not in a million years did I believe I'd still be wearing it at 60! But I'm proud if I created a fashion statement.

Q: According to the In Your Dreams documentary, love has no age limit.

A: None at all! I believe that I could meet my great love at 70. I just have to run into the right person. People tweet, text, email and Facebook, but they don't sit in the same room and deal with each other face to face. That really bothers me. It makes me think, "Well, you'll never meet anybody." But I've felt that way before, then walked around the corner and looked into the eyes of somebody who would become one of my great loves.

When you're not looking is when people show up. So if it happens, great, and if it doesn't, that's OK; I'm a creative person, and I fill my world with creativity.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Chart Updates: Fleetwood Mac back at No.1 in Australia. Stevie Nicks has a 4th week on DVD Chart

This week around the world we see the usual suspects charting on the main charts - all hits packages from the 1992 4CD box set "25 Years - The Chain" (reissued in 2012) to Fleetwood Mac's 2002 2CD "The Very Best Of".  Stevie's new DVD "In Your Dreams" is still going strong on the top 40 hanging on for a 4th week and Rumours appears once on the UK Catalogue Albums chart where I think it's taken up permanent residency.  I still find it impressive that any of these albums appear on any charts given the glut of new music out there and the age of some of these Fleetwood Mac titles. Just goes to show the testament of good quality music.

USA - January 11, 2014
In it's 4th week on the U.S. Top 40 Music Video Sales Chart, Stevie's In Your Dreams DVD slips out of the top 20 down 4 places to No.22.

#22 (18) Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams

Chart run thus far:
TW     LW    Weeks On
22       18      4 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
18       12      3 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
12        7       2 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
 7         -       1 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks

AUSTRALIA - January 6, 2014
After an impressive week in the lead up to Christmas in Australia where the 4CD box set "25 Years - The Chain" sold just over 14,000 copies in Australia and notching it's 10th non-consecutive week in the top 10, "25 Years - The Chain" drops to No.13 this week.  The set moves back to No.1 on the Catalogue Albums Chart.

#13 (10) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain [box set]
#54 (65) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Fleetwood Mac's 4cd box set moves back to the No.1 spot on the Catalogue chart this week. Over all the box set has spent 30 weeks on the Top 50 Catalogue Chart.

# 1   (2)    Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain [box set]
# 8 (12)    Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
#26 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

#37 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

NEW ZEALAND - January 6, 2014
25 Years - The Chain drops to No.17 from No.9 last week. The box set has spend a total of 38 weeks on the Top 40 Albums Chart in New Zealand.

# 17 (9) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain [box set]

IRELAND - January 2, 2014
#76 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

UK - January 11, 2014
Slight uptick for The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, up 10 spots in the UK this week to No.60.

#60 (70) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

#21 (16) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

This Wednesday... Don't forget!
American Horror Story returns to FX on January 8 with its last four episodes, leading up to the finale on January 29, 2014.  Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, the witchiest woman in rock history, guest stars as herself. 10pm ET on FX

Saturday, January 04, 2014

2014's biggest new album releases + Ten Rumoured Returns - Fleetwood Mac?

Photo by @patbutcherer

From Katy B to the Boss, David Smyth sizes up the big new albums already announced for 2014 plus includes a list of the "Ten more rumoured returns" he includes Fleetwood Mac.

by David Smyth

Fleetwood Mac
Christine McVie appeared briefly on stage with them last year and has publicly expressed a desire to rejoin properly. There’s talk from their camp of an album in late summer, which would be their first in more than a decade, but it’s all very vague at the moment.

Friday, January 03, 2014

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac December 30, MGM Grand Garden Arena ★★★★ (out of 5)

Photo by Tom Donaghue

Fleetwood Mac Caps Its Tour With An Emotional Vegas Stop
by Andrea Domanick

Lindsey Buckingham shared an old music-business axiom during Fleetwood Mac’s year-end show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Monday.“‘If it works, run it into the ground,’” he said. “Well, that may work if you’re trying to be a businessman, but not if you’re trying to be an artist.”

Though Buckingham was referring to the stylistic departure of 1979’s experimental opus Tusk, it’s a mentality that speaks to the band as a whole. At a time when many of their classic-rock peers have devolved into nostalgia-driven caricatures of themselves, Fleetwood Mac remains unapologetically authentic.

Never far from emotional tumult, the band closed out its 63-date world tour Monday night with the return of bassist John McVie, who left the band to undergo cancer treatment this fall, delivering a relentless three-hour set of classics and deeper cuts that left the crowd and the band in tears.

Continue to the full review at Las Vegas Weekly

"O" Mick

Mick Fleetwood Celebrates 2014 at “O” by Cirque du Soleil

Mick Fleetwood, original member and co-founder of the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, celebrated the new year in Las Vegas with a visit to “O” by Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 

Fleetwood, in town to host and perform at MGM’s Garden Arena for New Year’s Eve, enjoyed his first day kicking off 2014 with friends at Cirque du Soleil’s signature water production. Joined by his twin daughters and assistant, the group enjoyed popcorn and soda during the show visited the “O” cast afterwards. While backstage, Mick mingled with the show’s talented artists and even inquired with Toumany, one of the show’s band members about a possible future musical collaboration.

Photo credit: Von Loyrangsy/Cashman Photo
Vegas News

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Fleetwood Mac Rank No.14 on Pollstar Year End Top 20 Worldwide Tours. Details here

Fleetwood Mac grossed nearly 100 million dollars performing 67 shows in 63 cities in 2013 landing them at No.14 on Pollstars Year End Top 20 Worldwide Tours tally.  Almost 900,000 fans from US/Canada, UK and Europe saw the band between April and December.  Pollstars full 2013 touring report will come available January 9th.

Just to compare to the last time the band toured I dug out the 2009 Year End Results from Pollstar - they ranked No.13 in the world for the Unleashed Tour grossing 84.9 million from 79 shows in 72 cities. What you have to look at is the increase in the Average Ticket Price and the Average Attendance per show for 2013 - both of which are way up, which increases your per show take.  The band did very well in 2013!

VIDEOS: Fleetwood Mac Live in Las Vegas - Full Show

December 30, 2013 - MGM Grand Arena

Close to the full show was captured from different perspectives and angles... Only a couple of songs are missing like "Not That Funny" and "Sad Angel".  Most of the videos are the full songs, some are just clips, a lot of them are AWESOME!... Thanks to everyone that took the time to capture the final show of Fleetwood Mac's 2013 World Tour!


Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Video: Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham Singing Auld Lang Syne on Last Fleetwood Mac Gig of 2013

Fleetwood Mac rang in 2014 in Las Vegas playing a private event for approx 1,500 people held by the MGM Grand. The band ran through a 70 minute set (set list below) capping off the evening with their version of Auld Lang Syne.

Fleetwood Mac Live in Las Vegas
MGM Grand Arena - December 31, 2013
(Private Event)

01 The Chain
02 Dreams
03 Second Hand News
04 Rhiannon
05 Tusk
06 Gold Dust Woman
07 Big Love
08 Gypsy
09 So AfraidSet List
10 Landslide
11 Stand Back
12 Go Your Own way

Photos by: Andrew Stuart | Sebastian St George