Friday, January 31, 2014

OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson Feat. Fleetwood Mac this Sunday 8pm 100.3 The Sound LA

This Sunday night at 8pm on 100.3 The Sound of Los Angeles, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Fleetwood Mac as well as more of Joe's extensive conversations with Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie.

Stream Live on Sunday at 100.3 The Sound of Los Angeles at 8pm 

(Pretty sure this is pacific time).

Off The Record

Check out the audio promo HERE

UK TV Alert: Sound City feat. Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham & Mick Fleetwood debuts on BBC 4 Tonight

Dave Grohl's American rock documentary Sound City set to make UK TV debut on BBC Four

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl's documentary about Los Angeles' notorious Sound City will make its UK TV debut this month.

The rock legend, who was also a member of band Nirvana, directs, produces and appears in the feature length documentary about the history of American Rock.

It looks at some of the famous faces who called the shabby studio their second home, building some of the strongest careers in rock music.

Some of the albums created there include Nirvana's Nevermind, Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush, Fleetwood Mac’s eponymous album and Johnny Cash’s Unchained.

And through interviews, photos and video footage, Dave shows us how Mick Fleetwood met Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, leading to them joining Fleetwood Mac.

Looking at the rise of digital editing, he also discovers exactly why Butch Vig, Frank Black, Trent Reznor and Lars Ulrich all chose to work in an analogue environment.

The film ends when Dave brings some of the great names together at his Studio 606 to record a new album on the original Sound City Neve console.

It culminates in new performances from Rick Springfield, Stevie Nicks, Lee Ving, Josh Homme, Trent Reznor, Krist Novoselic and Sir Paul McCartney.

The documentary had a one-off screening in the UK in February last year.

Sound City will air on Friday, January 31, at 10:15pm BBC Four.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

American Horror Story... "Seven Wonders" with Stevie Nicks. What did you think?

Stevie was the focus of the full cold opening of tonights season finale of Coven. "Seven Wonders" was the title of the episode... and sure enough Stevie sang the Fleetwood Mac track "Seven Wonders". I thought it was really cool... and just like a music video which Ryan Murphy weeks ago said it would be.

While lip syncing to the song Stevie passed through many of the rooms on the main floor of Miss Robichaux's Academy decked out in a long flowing dress, platform boots and that famous top hat all the while singing "Seven Wonders" (the original 1987 Fleetwood Mac version from the Tango In The Night album).  Glimpses of the girls in the coven off in their own spaces studying and getting ready for the Seven Wonders competition were shown while the track played.  At the end of the song (It wasn't the full song, but a large portion of it), Stevie stood at the bottom of the stairs as the girls made their way down the staircase. They stopped... She said "Good luck girls" then turned, and walked down the long hallway and out the door.  Pretty major segment! Not sure what happened with the track that Ryan Murphy said Lindsey and Stevie were working on for the show... Maybe it was supposed to be a retooling or updating of "Seven Wonders", not sure.  In any case, it didn't happen.

Silver Springs was also used in the show later on after the new Supreme was revealed and a burning at the stake of an older witch took place.

Great show!  Cool opening to the season finale for sure... and an unexpected crowning of the new Supreme.

Full show Recap at E-online


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Fleetwood Mac deliver an experience of a lifetime

Fleetwood Mac end their 2013 tour in a special and private 72 minute celebration in Las Vegas and deliver an experience of a lifetime.

Photo: Monster Products

January 26 2014 – The sweet familiar opening drum beat of The Chain echoes in the conference room at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas. Unlike every other night of this tour, the familiar screams from the 15,000 Mac faithful at the typical hockey or basketball stadium venues are absent. Instead a few hundred fans are up off their wedding style seats and applaud politely. The majority of the attendees are a different type of crowd – one that needs to be won over and be seduced by the sound of Fleetwood Mac.

Continue to the full review at

Grammy Replay with Lindsey Buckingham... This Thursday and Sunday in the UK on 4Music

The Grammy Awards show will replay in the UK on 4Music this Thursday, January 30th and again on February 2nd. If you missed it, catch the show beginning at 6:00pm, or beginning at 5:30pm with red-carpet coverage.  The show will repeat again on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 5:00pm.  Lindsey jams with Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl and Josh Homme along with members of NIN and QOTSA right at the end of the broadcast in a two song medley/mashup... Lindsey's fairly prominent with his distinct guitar playing on the first song "Copy of A" with his backup vocals adding a nice touch to the sound.

- Thursday 30 January - 5:30pm (Red Carpet)
- Thursday 30 January - 6:00pm (Awards Show)
- Sunday 2 February - 4:30pm (Red Carpet)
- Sunday 2 February - 5:00pm (Awards Show)

UK TV on 4Music

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

*SPOILER* #AHSCoven Season Finale Details PLUS what Stevie Nicks Sings Revealed #FleetwoodMac

By Andrea Reiher

"American Horror Story: Coven" is coming to a close Wednesday (Jan. 29), with the girls set to take part in the Seven Wonders test to find out the identity of the next Supreme. We've seen the episode and we have to say, it is full of so many twists and turns our heads are still spinning. Read on for a few spoiler-y tidbits.

  • We were right about Stevie Nicks returning for this episode. She's on hand to perform, as luck would have it, "Seven Wonders" by Fleetwood Mac. Their song "Silver Springs" is also used.
  • The Seven Wonders is the Supreme test for a reason. Even if only one witch can pass it and become the Supreme, that doesn't mean every other witch merely fails and comes out the other side unscathed. So, be prepared.
  • We've always known Madison was a stone-cold ... witch, but she really takes the cake in the finale.
  • There has been insight into the own personal Hells of Queenie, Delphine and Marie. In the finale, we add several more personal Hells to the list. It's quite insightful.
  • The ending of the episode leaves us wishing there was a second season of "Coven." We guarantee you're going to like the finale.

"American Horror Story" airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

via Zap2it

Monday, January 27, 2014

Excellent Quality Video via Warner Music: Stevie Nicks - 1977 Ahead of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours Tour

Stevie at home in 1977 speaking to an Australian reporter prior to Fleetwood Mac's Australian Rumours Tour that began in the fall of 1977.

Fleetwood Mac Tour at the end of next summer says Stevie Nicks - Interview

Stevie talking to CBS on the Grammy red carpet tells the reporter that Fleetwood Mac will be out on tour at
the end of next summer, plus she throws in she's looking forward to "two different tours next year" (what does that mean). She also says she would like to go out with Dave Grohl and his grunge army again because she had so much fun.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Wham Bam... Thank You Gram... Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks Grammy Coverage

While looking for signs of Lindsey Buckingham... Stevie Nicks kind of unexpectedly showed up at tonights Grammy's. With the focus being on Lindsey's performance and this awards show, it was a little surprising to see her there... But this is cool... Glad she went to celebrate a night of music and support the industry. She looked great as usual, made some waves on the Red Carpet with her arrival on the arm of Doug Morris Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment.  She hit a few news reporters along the way - Access Hollywood, The Insider, The Grammy's (you'll likely see video here in the coming days). She stopped to speak with Katy Perry who told Ryan Seacrest afterwards that she will be performing her latest single, “Dark Horse,” and that it was partly inspired by Stevie Nicks.  Katy's performance was dark, gothic and she was drapped in long flowing chiffon.  If that's the inspiration... I'll take that. It looked pretty good!  The song, not so much!

No sign of Lindsey on the red carpet which I total expected!  He was spotted during the telecast in the audience a couple of times, but that was about it until he took the stage with Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor and QOTSA... See below.

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM performed a two song medley with Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl and Queens of the Stone Age.  We heard a really cool version of of "Copy of A" from Nine Inch Nails... Lindsey kicked it off with some finger picking which almost sounded like the opening of "Miranda", but sped up.. He sounded great, the whole song did.  The second song, "My God is the Sun" was a Queens of the Stone Age song... But the telecast was cut it off before they could finish to go to their sponsor ads! So frustrating! They could have waited just a minute or two more.  Anyway, for what we saw, Lindsey looked and sounded great!

Alternative rock all-star team ends 56th GRAMMY Awards with a mashup of Nine Inch Nails' "Copy of A" and Queens of the Stone Age's "My God Is the Sun."

Reheasal Shot from January 24th via Nine Inch Nails

Chart Updates: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks - US, UK, AU, NZ

US - February 1, 2014
The big news on the U.S. charts during this Grammy Awards week is that Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album "Rumours", is back on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at No.200.  Rumours won the "Album of the Year" category at the 20th Annual Grammy Awards in 1978 - 36 years ago!  The album was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in January, 2003.  And TONIGHT... Lindsey performs on The 56th Annual Grammy Awards... The finale with Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor and QOTSA promises to be a memorable moment... so don't miss it.  8pm/7c CBS.

On a side note:
There has been a lot of confusion over the years when a press release comes out for the band, or for the individual members for various projects where the release will state "Multi-Grammy Award Winner" (insert name). Many have said this is false, they have only won one Grammy.  Where this comes from, is up until 1980 a self-produced artist received one GRAMMY Award as an artist and an additional GRAMMY Award as a producer in Record of the Year and Album of the Year categories. In the case of "Rumours" winning "Album of the Year" in 1978, not only did producers Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut take home a Grammy for producing, but each member of Fleetwood Mac did as well.  As Artists, each member took home a Grammy and as Producers each member took home a Grammy.

Also significant this week, is Stevie's "In Your Dreams" documentary film on DVD moves up a notch to No.17 on the Top 50 Music Video Sales Chart in it's 7th week of release.

# 200 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

# 39 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

# 17 (18) Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams"

"In Your Dreams" Chart run thus far:
TW     LW        Weeks On
17       18      7 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
18       21      6 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
21       22      5 In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks
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 (Debut)

UK -  February 1, 2014
"Rumours" zooms back into the Top 100 in the UK at No.60 from outside the Top 100 last week at No.122.

# 45 (45)  Fleetwood Mac - "The Very Best Of"
# 60 (122) Fleetwood Mac - "Rumours"

# 10 (13) Fleetwood Mac - "Rumours"

SCOTLAND -  February 1, 2014
#39 (36) Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"

AUSTRALIA - January 27, 2014
# 20 (16)  Fleetwood Mac - "25 Years - The Chain" [box set]
# 72 (39)  Fleetwood Mac - "The Very Best Of"

#  2  (2) Fleetwood Mac - "25 Years - The Chain" [box set]
# 14  (7) Fleetwood Mac - "The Very Best Of"
# 29 (36) Fleetwood Mac - "Greatest Hits"

# 46 (47) Fleetwood Mac - "Greatest Hits"

# 19 (28) Fleetwood Mac - "The Dance"

NEW ZEALAND - January 27, 2014
# 24 (26) Fleetwood Mac - "25 Years The Chain" [box set]

Friday, January 24, 2014

Grohl, Reznor, QOTSA and Lindsey Buckingham to perform 2 song medley

Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor Rock Hard at GRAMMY Rehearsals
Photo: David Wild @Wildaboutmusic
 By Phil Gallo

Grammy Rehearsal break-down.. This is an excerpt of the full article at Billboard

The Reznor-Grohl-QOTSA outfit took the stage and spent a good 15 minutes getting the drum and electronics sound correct before rehearsing the song.

They, like all of the 21 scheduled performances, run through the song four times. They then bring in the lights, camera and effects for another four run-throughs.

A voice boomed over the PA -- "Dave wants more shaker" -- after one run-through and as they set about building their two-song medley (GRAMMY organizers want us to keep it a secret), they very loudly applied one layer atop the other.

Full article at Billboard
Photo: troyvanleeuwen