Friday, April 25, 2014

Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" Producer Ken Caillat coming to Charlotte and Salisbury, NC

Ken Caillat will be at Park Road Books located at 4139 Park Road, Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, May 7th at 7:00pm. Drop in... Grab the book and get it signed by one of the producers of "Rumours"!

Ken will also be at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC on Thursday, May 8th.

Speaking of Ken... He ran into John McVie yesterday and said that John looked great and said it was nice to have Christine's energy back in the group!

You Can Win Your Own Way... to a Fleetwood Mac show!

The below contests are still taking entries

Contest ends December 8th at 7:00 AM PT
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CHICAGO, IL (Show #1)
Enter for a chance to win front row tickets and a Rock Flight for two to see Fleetwood Mac live in Chicago on October 2nd.

° Round Trip air for you and guest
° Hotel for 4 nights
° 2 front row tickets to Fleetwood Mac
° $500 pre-paid cash card
° Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" CD

Open to all legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (except Quebec), 18+. Contest ends August 22, 2014.  Contest via Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. Enter HERE - all it takes is an email address and your zip/postal code.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dr Jenny Boyd, 60s model and ex-wife of drummer Mick Fleetwood coming to Whitstable Literary Festival

Dr. Jenny Boyd at Whitstable Literary Festival
Sunday, 11 May (5:30pm - 6:30pm)
Horsebridge Centre, 11 Horsebridge Road, 
Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AF

In her first festival appearance, Jenny will be talking about her book 'It's Not Only Rock n Roll'

Published by John Blake Publishing Ltd.
How do the world’s most popular musicians create hit songs; is it natural talent, or do external influences affect their writing process? Dr Jenny Boyd, 60s model and ex-wife of drummer Mick Fleetwood, spent four years interviewing 75 world famous musicians and has now published her findings in a fascinating book, It’s Not Only Rock ‘n’ Roll. She talks to music expert Andy Miller about this original and inspiring collection, where iconic musicians reveal – many for the first time – their thoughts on creating music. Psychologist Jenny has probed the minds and souls of these artists and has delved into the drive to create, the importance of nurturing creativity, the role of unconscious influences and the effects of chemicals and drugs on the creative process. Music legends who contributed exclusive interviews include Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Julian Lennon, Don Henley, Hank Marvin, Keith Richards, Ringo Starr, Steve Winwood, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell.

Jenny Boyd has many personal ties to the music world as former wife of Mick Fleetwood and the inspiration behind folk-rock singer Donovan’s 60’s hit Jennifer Juniper.  She was in Rishikesh, India in 1968 with The Beatles and her sister Pattie, (former wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton). Jenny is the founder and director of Spring Workshops, organising psychotherapeutic groups for people in need of personal development.

Whitstable Literary Festival Website | Facebook

Los Angeles Event:
Jenny and Mick at Barnes & Noble
April 26, 2014

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, Stephen Bishop 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, Stephen Bishop and Bernie Larsen will also be signing the book. (Mick Fleetwood will sign one other book/album/CD per wristbanded guest.)

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Here's your chance to ask Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie a question. Deadline 4/25

Photo Mark Allan
If you could ask Christine McVie just one question about her songwriting career, what would it be?

Darren Haynes, Editor of "The Works" magazine published by The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), has secured an interview with Christine McVie to be published in the magazine this June.  He's offering Fleetwood Mac fans, in particular, Christine McVie fans, the opportunity to ask Christine a question. 

With such a lengthy career crafting some of Fleetwood Mac's biggest hits, and a few solo hits of her own, I'm sure you've often wondered what certain songs she's written are really all about. Maybe your question is about some of the more obscure tracks on albums that weren't necessarily hit singles? What situation or person inspired her at the time she wrote a certain track, or maybe you are curious about her songwriting process. Does the music come first, or the lyrics? Does she keep a journal? After being away from the spotlight for a number of years, and with new music written, maybe you would like to know what the new songs are about and how she found writing again after so many years away from it. Wow... There are so many possible questions to ask... So much to learn.

So take a minute, think about it and submit your question.  

Remember, your question should focus on Christine's songwriting skills or the meaning behind certain songs/lyrics. 

The deadline for submissions is this Friday, April 25, 2014, so you only have a couple of days.  

All questions should be submitted by email to Darren Haynes.

Your subject line should read "Christine McVie Question".

Good luck... and ask away!

[Update: Saturday, April 26th:]

Thanks everyone who took the time to send in questions... Had a massive response!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Video: Check this out "Melody Maker Awards (1969)" Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood & Peter Green

Footage of Christine McVie accepting her award for Top Girl Singer at the 1969 Melody Maker Awards.  John McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Peter Green are shown talking at the reception... Cool to see!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Christine McVie spotted on flight to Nashville

According to sunshine_dusted (Brittany) on instagram, Christine was on the same flight to Nashville as her father yesterday where he met and got an autograph from her for his daughter. 

"my dad was flying back from Oklahoma with a stop In Dallas to come home to Nashville and she was on the Nashville flight" 

Also... This could be related... Dave Stewart and Waddy Wachtel are on their way to Nashville.  Dave posted on Facebook yesterday that he and Waddy were headed there Saturday.  Hmmm... Wonder if there is a connection.


"On way to Nashville, Tennessee this morning with Stevie Nicks and Waddy Wachtel" - Dave Stewart (his post has since been deleted from his Facebook page).

Friday, April 18, 2014

Rumours Era Photos Taken in New York City

The story that goes along with these photos from the man that took them jps721
"This group of Fleetwood Mac shots aren't my last concert shots, but they were easily my best ones. It wasn't long after this that cameras became restricted. These were taken in Madison Square Garden on June 30th 1977...right at a huge peak for these guys on their Rumors Tour. I had seen the concert advertised in the NY Times and placed a mail order for a ticket. Timing IS order arrived just when it had been decided to play a second show the night after. Timing got me a front row seat...I was blown away. So I arrive and get to my seat and realize that I'll be sitting about 20 feet from where Stevie Nicks will be standing...OMG, this is gonna be good. And then I notice out of the corner of my eye that there were two very official looking guys standing in a nearby aisle, checking me out. Of course, I wasn't too conspicuous with 2 bearing the 200mm tele and motor drive. They talked for a minute and looked at me, but no one came over and told me to leave or surrender the gear...but I was waiting. Finally the show started and I felt OK then. So these are the creme de la creme for me."

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AUSTRALIA TV: Oprah's Master Class with Stevie Nicks Airs This Month + UK TV For Fleetwood Mac

Oprah's Master Class
Stevie Nicks: Singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks discusses her mother's death, her legendary musical partnership with Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac and the mistakes she has made including marrying her friend's husband.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 19:30
Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 22:30
Monday, April 28, 2014 at 14:30
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 00:30

Top Gear
Jeremy Clarkson tests a Lexus LFA, Richard Hammond drives the new Dodge Viper and James May tests the latest Aston Martin Vanquish. Mick Fleetwood is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

BBC KNOWLEDGE - Channel 612
Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 23:35

"Fleetwood Mac: Rumours"
We're celebrating one of the planet's greatest albums by bringing you an hour-long tour of stunning sounds from these legends in their own life-time. - Length 1 hour

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10am

Not sure what the below show is... Might be worth checking out.

"Heyday TV - Fleetwood Mac", 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 1:00pm and 2:00pm
Monday, April 21, 2014 at 12:00pm and 1:00pm
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 3:00pm and 4:00pm

Monday, April 14, 2014

NEW DATE: Fleetwood Mac Live in Chicago October 3, 2014 - AMEX, Facebook, Live Nation Presale On Now!

Fleetwood Mac have added a second "On With The Show" tour date in Chicago, IL on Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at the United Center! American Express Cardmembers can purchase tickets before the general public beginning tomorrow, Apr 15 at 10AM. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Mon, Apr 21 at 10 AM.

During the Live Nation/Facebook/Venue Presale that begins April 17th at 10am local ending on April 20th at 10pm, buy tickets using these passwords:

Live Nation: PRIORITY
Facebook: MAC
Venue/Radio Password: LANDSLIDE


A special show for sure... It'll be Lindsey's 65th Birthday October 3rd!  Don't forget to sing!

Full list of tour dates

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