Sunday, April 13, 2014

Chart Updates: Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks...Crystal Visions Makes Surprise Appearance

Haven't had a proper update on charts around the world for a number of weeks... Here's the U.S. for both April 12th and April 19th with the most recent countries showing chart action at the bottom.

U.S.A. - Chart Date: April 12, 2014
Fleetwood Mac's 1988 Greatest Hits collection re-entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with sales for the week of 2,335 up from 1,152 the previous week or a 103% increase.  The sales bump followed the news that Fleetwood Mac would tour in 2014 with a reunited Christine McVie.  Total US sales since November, 1991 = 4,740,163.

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

During the same sales period, Fleetwood Mac had 4 albums on the Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart all experiencing a bump up the chart with "Greatest Hits" leading the pack at No.33.

"The Very Best Of" came in at No.34 with sales for the week of 2,328 up 33% from the previous weeks sales of 1,751. Total US sales since it's release in 2002 = 1,649,716.

"Rumours" drops two places on the chart to No.43 but increases in sales vs the week prior by 2%. Album sales for Rumours for the week were 2,209 vs 1,639 the previous week. Total US sales for Rumours since November, 1991 = 3,295,004.

"Fleetwood Mac", the 1975 self titled album moves up to No.47 from No.89 the previous week selling 2,076 units vs 1,639 the previous week, an increase of 27%. Total US sales since November, 1991 = 1,001,023.  This puts the album at over 1 million units sold in the US since Soundscan began tracking sales in November, 1991.

"Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks" makes an appearance this week on the Catalogue chart, which doesn't happen that often. For chart date April 12, 2014 the album re-entered at No.200 on sales for the week of 1,160 units up 29% over the week prior of 897 units. Based on sales, the album has officially reached GOLD certification in the U.S., but likely surpassed that in albums shipped a while ago.  Total U.S. sales to date since it's release in 2007 = 505,512.

# 33  (173)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 34    (74)  Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 43    (41)  Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 47    (89)  Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
# 200 (R/E) Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions...The Very Best of Stevie Nicks

U.S.A. - Chart Date: April 19, 2014
With a full 7 days selling cycle compiled after the announcement of Fleetwood Mac's 2014 tour, the affect on album sales particularly Rumours and The Very Best Of is evident.  These two albums re-enter the Billboard Charts this week - Rumours in at No.187 and The Very Best Of at No.192.  Last week's re-entry title "Great Hits" drops off the chart.  No sales data available at this time.

# 187 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 192 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 36 (43) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 38 (34) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 44 (33) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 47 (47) Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac

# 50 (NEW) Lady Antebellum - Golden

Australia, Canada, UK and Ireland's Charts Below

Mick Fleetwood Goes His Own Way: Running away

From the Sunday Express (UK)
April 13, 2014
I WAS a three-time runaway as a kid from an English country boarding school. Early on, I decided to follow my dreams and made many, futile attempts to get the hell out.

By: Mick Fleetwood
Sunday Express, April 13, 2014

I was 11 when I made my first escape. I had drawn a picture of what I thought a naked lady looked like and had determined the only way I could see one in the flesh was to become a doctor. Now a normal child would have waited, studied and gone through the necessary channels but, dreamer that I was, I resolved to find my way to London that instant to study medicine!

Each time I ran away, the goal was to get to London. The city held a mythic attraction; I'd stop there for a night or two as I went back and forth to boarding school.

I stayed with my art student sister and her boyfriend. They took me to Cafe des Artistes, where I had my first sip of champagne, contributing enormously to my fantasy world. I was obsessed by that place, with its brooding beatnik types listening to jazz and smoking cigarettes. It was dark, cool, the place to be and I was hooked. Above all, I wanted to re-create this place.

Since my nomadic inclinations showed no signs of slowing, my parents, in their infinite wisdom, finally got the hint and signed me up for a day school nearby. Once at home, I set about cleaning out the old stables at our house and Club Keller was born, my first stab at re-creating my adored Cafe des Artistes. We served cola and sandwiches. I had a radio and entertained local friends with music and by playing drums.

At 15 I knew I wanted be a drummer and, with my father's blessing, I flew the nest.

My first job was playing with my band, The Cheynes, at London's Mandrake Club, which in its heyday used to host the likes of Liz Taylor and Eddie Fisher. But when I had my nightly residency there, the only remains of that once-thriving scene were the yellowed, celebrity-signed portraits which adorned the walls. Still, it was a club, in a basement, thick with intrigue and underground seediness.

Today I own Fleetwood's, my lifelong dream realised as a combination restaurant/club in Lahaina, Maui (where I live when I am not touring). We have fabulous, rooftop dining and a stage. People come to enjoy great food and music. I play there often with my friends and part-time residents of the island, Steven Tyler and Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top and Willie K, a local talent.

I love it when people have a good time and enjoy themselves; it reminds me of those long ago days at Club Keller.

By the way, although I never stopped following my boyhood dreams, I let the "doctor" thing go. I soon learned that there are plenty of other ways to get to see naked women!

Check out Mick's previous articles in the Sunday Express
- Mick Fleetwood Goes His Own Way: Quotes From Thoreau (March 30, 2014)
- Mick Fleetwood Goes His Own Way: On The Road Again (March 23, 2014)
- Mick Fleetwood Goes His Own Way: Motoring Nostalgia (March 16, 2014)
- Mick Fleetwood Goes His Own Way: The Marquee Club (Mar 9, 2014)
- Mick Fleetwood Goes His Own Way: Custom fashion (March 2, 2014)
- Mick Fleetwood Goes His Own Way: Dreams of vinyl (Feb 23, 2014)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

ON SALE TODAY: FLEETWOOD MAC Tickets for NYC, Los Angeles, Boston and Philadelphia

Due to overwhelming demand, Fleetwood Mac has added additional dates in Los Angeles, New York, Boston and Philadelphia to their “On With The Show” tour.

ON SALE TODAY - April 12, 2014 at 10am - New York City, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.  On sale at 11am - Boston.  All tickets available at Ticketmaster

New Dates Include:
10/07 -- New York City *2nd SHOW*
10/25 -- Boston *2nd SHOW*
10/29 -- Philadelphia *2nd SHOW*
12/06 -- Los Angeles - *3rd SHOW*

See all Fleetwood Mac Tour Dates HERE or at

Friday, April 11, 2014

Jenny Boyd visits in conversation with Mick Fleetwood - Barnes & Noble at The Grove L.A. Apr 26th

Jenny and Mick at Barnes & Noble
In Jenny Boyd’s IT'S NOT ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL, 75 of the world's most iconic musicians reveal their thoughts on creating music. Join us for an amazing afternoon at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Saturday, April 26 at 2pm, when Jenny Boyd visits in conversation with Mick Fleetwood and Bernie Larsen. For event details, please contact the store at 323.525.0270. (NOTE: This is a wrist banded signing.)

Special Instructions
This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands for Jenny Boyd's event will be available after 9:00 am on April 26 with the pickup of It's Not Only Rock 'n' Roll. Mick Fleetwood and Bernie Larsen will also be signing the book. (Mick Fleetwood will sign one other book/album/CD per wristbanded guest.)

Barnes & Noble - Facebook Event

Barnes & Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA

Mick and Jenny were married in the early 70's... Twice! and have two daughters Lucy and Amy. 

Stevie Nicks on Kiss: 'They Should Have Played, the Kiss Army is out there screaming for them" via @rollingstone

"It's their loss they didn't play, because the Kiss Army is out there screaming for them," says Fleetwood Mac singer


Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks paid tribute to Linda Ronstadt at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday night, along with an all-star lineup of women Ronstadt influenced, as Ronstadt was unable to make an appearance herself. Following performances by Carrie Underwood, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow, Nicks sang Buddy Holly's "It's So Easy," which Ronstadt released as her own single on the 1977 album Simple Dreams, and the Everly Brothers' "When Will I Be Loved,"  a 1975 single for Ronstadt off her Heart Like a Wheel LP. Following her performance, she told Rolling Stone how Ronstadt left an indelible impression on her at an early age.

Why did you want to pay tribute to Linda Ronstadt?
Because Linda was one of the first artists that really caught my eye when I was in high school. And I really could sing just like her. I'm sure a lot of people could. Because if you study her, you can get her vibe. So I could sing "Different Drum." I couldn't sing it as good as Carrie Underwood just sang it, I have to say, God bless her. But I got it pretty good, and I could also play it on my guitar – and I'm not the best guitar player. But I learned it and I could sing it.

Linda was really a rock star, but she was tinged with the country thing. And so she figured out a way to blend those things. So she was rockin', and she hung out with the rockers, the rock bands. But she still had that little bit of country that went along with her. And, her voice was so spectacular that all the men surrounding her – Don Henley and Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne – that whole bunch of guys that was so fantastic. So she was like myself.

How else did you relate to her?
She was never gonna do a song she didn't love. Because I've gotten in terrible arguments with producers about a song that they'll give me, and they'll go, "This could be your next hit single." And I'm like, "I don't care because I hate it, and I'm not doing it." And huge arguments over that. And I'm sure Linda Ronstadt was the same way, where she'd say, "No, I'm not doing that song. I don't like it." So she was just strong.

And I think that when she was 15, 16, 17, she was probably just like me. She was marching through the halls of her high school going, 'Everybody should be moving aside right now, because, "Don't you know who I am? I'm Linda Ronstadt, future huge rock star." It's just in her. I watched her and I listened to her. And I loved all her songs and I got told great stories about her from all the amazing people that did know her. And I don't really know how she slipped through the cracks, and I never really got to meet her. I should've gotten to meet her. Anyway, she was just like the perfect storm of everything meeting at the same time in perfection when she hit the radio.

Did you speak with her before tonight? How did you come to sing in the tribute?
We were just asked. I think that me, Carrie, Sheryl, Emmylou, Bonnie – I think the five of us certainly had no idea that we'd be chosen to do this. But it was so great because I really think we were the perfect five to do it, and I think that Glenn Frey was the perfect person to induct her because they really were good friends. So he knew her really well.

What has the backstage scene been like for you?
Well, I couldn't even watch Cat Stevens because it was right before us. And I started crying. I met him last night at Jimmy Fallon, and I got a moment to tell him how inspirational he had been to Lindsey Buckingham and to myself. For Buckingham-Nicks, Cat Stevens was one of the people that we listened to daily and sang along to those songs and played those songs and harmonized to those songs. And they meant so much to us. I mean in so many ways, they meant so much to us, not just because they were good songs; to me, it was Cat Stevens, and that was huge for us. I told him that last night.

How did he reply?
He said, "You know, I'm so glad you told me that. Because how would I know? How would I know?" And he goes, "I'm thrilled that I influenced the two people in Fleetwood Mac. I'm thrilled to know that." And he was so sweet and gentle and loving and nice.

So tonight, when he started singing, I was gonna go out there and stand on the side of the stage and watch. I started crying. I couldn't do it because if you start to cry, you can't sing. So I had to walk away. I thought, "I'll watch it on HBO, because if I go out there, I will get hysterical." He's amazing.

I think that he should come back, because I think that somebody like Cat Stevens or Yusuf – whichever name he chooses to go by – I think his message of peace and love is great. And I think that it showed very much in that huge audience tonight that his music can promote peace and love, and he should do it because he can. And he can break hearts and he can make people listen to him. And that is magical. And he should do it. And I told him that.

Who else are you excited to see tonight?
I cannot miss Hall & Oates, because Hall & Oates are huge, huge, huge for me. I really just wanted to be an R&B singer, let's face it.

What were your thoughts on the Kiss situation? Did you talk to them at all about performing?
I did not. I just gave them kisses. No, my opinion was that they should have played. When we were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lindsey's a little bit like, "OK, whatever." But let me tell you, when we walked up there and we were inducted, we stood up there and it is a moment like no other. Then you get to go and strum on your guitar and get your microphone and sing two or three songs to that audience on your day.

It is their loss that they didn't play, because the Kiss Army is out there, right now screaming for them. And they should have played for them, no matter how they felt about it. You know, Fleetwood Mac had about 500 people in it, too. They weren't all there. All 900 guitar players didn't get inducted. They weren't there. So the thing is, you know what? It's your moment. Take it. Go out there and play. It's the most important part. I like Kiss very much, and I think that they have done amazing. They're an amazing band.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Photos: RRHOF 2014 Induction Ceremony

 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Tonight!
Press Room
Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood and Emmylou Harris
Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY - April 10, 2014

Stevie Nicks on Kiss' Rock Hall Appearance: 'They Should Have Played'
"It's their loss they didn't play, because the Kiss Army is out there screaming for them," says Fleetwood Mac singer


Carrie Underwood and Stevie Nicks lead tributes to Linda Ronstadt as she is inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Daily Mail

Photo: Michael Loccisano 

After Glenn Frey spoke about Linda Ronstadt, the five ladies took the stage... Stevie sang "It's So Easy" after Carrie Underwood, Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow each did a number solo.  Then the five of them sang "Blue Bayou" and "When Will I Be Loved?". HBO will air the induction ceremony on May 31st at 9pm.

"It's So Easy and "When Will I Be Loved?"

Photo: Larry Busacca

Photo by Kevin Slack

Photo by HBO


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Video: Stevie Nicks on The Tonight Show... with @jimmyfallon @NBC #TonightShow

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.... 
Jimmy and Stevie playing Tom and Stevie
This was so great!  Stevie also performed "Edge of Seventeen" with The Roots.  Sharon, Lori and Waddy were also there backing her up.. She looked great, sounded exceptionally well and lit the place on fire with the performance.. it was great!!  No video of Edge just yet, but there will be.  But this re-creation was awesome... I can't believe Stevie went for it!

Photo: NBC
Photo: Margi Kent

Above 2 Photos: NBC

Jimmy Fallon & Stevie Nicks Recreate "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" Video
Stevie Nicks, Waddy Wachtel, Lori Nick, Sharon Celani and The Roots "Edge of Seventeen"

Stevie Nicks performs ~ Jimmy Fallon's Tonight... by HumanSlinky

Video: Behind The Scenes: Lady Antebellum and Stevie Nicks Pre-ACM Awards

Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum chat with Access' Liz Hernandez about performing together at the ACM Awards.  How did the collaboration come about?  Why are their talents a perfect fit?

Stevie Nicks & Lady Antebellum Talk Collaboration

Lady A Television... Webisode 290 from Lady Antebellum
Go behind the scenes of the 2014 ACM Awards including Stevie Nicks and Darius Rucker.

More Photos at

'Timeless as a kiss'! Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum wow crowd with duet as they sing Fleetwood Mac's Rhiannon at ACM Awards

The Daily Mail (UK)

The ACM Awards Performance of "Golden" and "Rhiannon"

The new single is available at iTunes and Amazon

Photos: Stevie Nicks with Bonnie Raitt - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Rehearsals

Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt and Waddy Wachtell - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Rehearsals - New York City.  Stevie is part of an ensemble that will sing in tribute to 2014 inductee Linda Ronstadt.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place April 10th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY Thursday, April 10th.  Look for the televised version on Saturday, May 31st at 9pm on HBO.

Photos by Will Lee (David Letterman's Show band member)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Mick Fleetwood has been signed to host a series of television specials #FleetwoodMac

By Roy Trakin
The Hollywood Reporter

Mick Fleetwood has been signed to host a series of television specials, 24 Hours with Mick, featuring one-
on-one conversations and adventures with an array of his friends and colleagues.  The Fleetwood Mac drummer/founder will spend a day with each guest probing their thoughts, interests and ideas. Where and when it will air has not yet been announced.

The series will showcase an eclectic line -up of interview subjects from a diverse array of fields, including music and entertainment to technology and politics, art, architecture and more. Each subject will be hand-picked by Fleetwood as someone he admires and whom he is fascinated. 

The show will be filmed in a variety of locations, including his home in Hawaii to cities around the world where he will be touring with Fleetwood Mac.

24 Hours With Mick is produced by Vortex Media. Executive Producers by industry vets James Deutch, Nico Golfar and Carl Stubner.

Continue to the full article at Billboard

Monday, April 07, 2014

4 Page Stevie Nicks Article in May 2014 Marie Claire (UK version)

May, 2014 edition
Kristen Stewart on the cover

Article doesn't contain anything we already don't know and the quotes appear to be taken from other published material that we've all seen and read before.. It's more a piece on her beginnings up to today with Christine McVie back in the band and her style through the years. The article does mention the 5 are recording a new album together.

ON SALE TODAY! Fleetwood Mac On With The Show Tour


All Fleetwood Mac Tickets Available Through Ticketmaster OR Live Nation

Mick Fleetwood VIP Package Includes:
Mick's VIP Packages go on sale via Ticketmaster along with the first initial Presale for AMEX.
March 31st in the U.S. and April 1st in Canada.  Most if not all markets are sold out.

Total package price is $750 per person.

- One premium reserved ticket located in the first 5 rows
- VIP early entry into the venue
- Exclusive meet & greet with Mick Fleetwood
- Personal photograph with Mick Fleetwood
- Autographed 8x10 photo
- Onstage Q&A session at Mick's drum set
- Exclusive tour merchandise item
- Official meet & greet laminate
- On-site VIP host
- Limited availability

Due to overwhelming demand, Fleetwood Mac has added additional dates in Los Angeles, New York, Boston and Philadelphia to their “On With The Show” tour.


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