Friday, June 06, 2014

Livestream Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Show at Belly Up next Tuesday June 10th

via Mick Fleetwood's Facebook Page:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: We will be livestreaming the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band (Featuring Rick Vito) concert at the Belly Up this coming Tuesday, June 10th at 8PM Pacific!
You will be able to watch FROM the Facebook Page of Mick's restaurant Fleetwood's on Front St.!
Also - we will be opening up a very small amount of Mick Fleetwood VIP Packages for the Fleetwood Mac Tour this fall - and this will be the LAST chance to get one!
Can't want to share this experience with everyone! More details to come stay tuned!
Check out and 'Like' Mick Facebook Page

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Mick Fleetwood, the drummer and co-founder of the mega-selling band Fleetwood Mac, tells all

Mick Fleetwood and Anthony Bozza
Play On: Now, Then & Fleetwood Mac 

In this candid, intimate portrait of a life lived in music, Mick Fleetwood sheds new light on well-known points in his history, including many incredible moments of recording and touring with Fleetwood Mac, as well as personal insights from a man who has been a major player in blues and rock 'n' roll since his teens.

The group Fleetwood Mac has sold over 140 million records worldwide, and they continue to attract a huge following, selling out their biggest arena tour ever in 2013, decades after their debut.  Finally, the group's admirers will have a unique portrait of what made Mick and the rest of the group tick in the midst of their massive success and personal trials.

Release Date: October 7, 2014
Hardcover, e-book and Audio Book
320 pages, 16 pages of photos
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Mick Fleetwood now has his own facebook page!

Mick Fleetwood... The man of many adventures now has his own Facebook page... Officially!  'Like' it because many updates promised to come.

With Christine recently joining the Facebook community... and with Lindsey and Stevie pages well established, all we need to see is one for John!!

Annouced via Fleetwood Mac's official Facebook page

Monday, June 02, 2014

Elton John Band Musical Director Davey Johnstone adds overdubs to new Stevie Nicks album

Davey Johnstone, who is Elton's Musical Director in the studio and in his touring band, The Elton John Band, did some overdubbing work for Stevie at her house for the new album.  Davey previously worked with Stevie back in 1981 on Bella Donna adding acoustic guitar to many of the tracks on the album.

VIDEO: Stevie Nicks singing "It's So Easy" and "When Will I Be Loved" at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2014

Full performance of the 5... Stevie comes in right after Sheryl with "It's So Easy", then the 5 ladies and Glenn Frey perform "When Will I Be Loved".

Stevie on singing with Carrie Underwood
The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, airing on HBO  Saturday (31) night, features some of the Rock Hall’s stronger performances in recent years.

Among the highlights are the remaining members of inductee Nirvana performing with Joan Jett, St. Vincent, and Lorde, as well as Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, and Carrie Underwood beautifully saluting inductee Linda Ronstadt in song.

In this exclusive clip, Nicks talks about how the ladies’ performance of “When Will I Be Loved” came about — it was a lot looser than you’d think— and has some very high praise for Underwood. Let’s just say she’s glad Underwood wasn’t around during Fleetwood Mac’s formative years.

HBO will show the induction ceremony, which took place April 10 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, throughout June on both HBO and HBO2. The show premieres May 31st at 8pm.

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Sunday, June 01, 2014

Mick Fleetwood Goes His Own Way: Talking Drums Pt.2 "My red, African talking drum is my voice"

Sunday Express
June 1, 2014
by Mick Fleetwood

Every musician has his own Stradivarius.  My "Don't Leave Home Without It" is a beautiful, red, African talking drum.  It was made for me by Speedy, a Nigerian drummer (he played with Georgie Fame in London). Speedy presented me with the drum 46 years ago. It is completely impossible to replicate; I have tried several times but nothing comes close to the sound of that drum.

My red, African talking drum is my voice.  It is a part of me, a portable way to express myself. When I play it, this primitive, one-drum signature becomes a part of my body.  It allows me to participate without the cumbersome grandeur of a drum kit and it takes me back to the basics: the intense need we humans have to communicate.

I'm so attached to my talking drum that it comes with me on every tour, whether it is part of our set or not.  In all this time, only once has it disappeared.  Early Fleetwood Mac was on tour and in Dearborn, Michigan, in 1969 when the talking drum was stolen from the side of the stage in some funky little club.  I was heartsick over it. Lucky for me, the nefarious characters who hung around the club had a wide network. Word spread quickly as to the ownership of that drum. Some thief had a change of heart and returned it a few days later.

Needless to say, after that, it's always the first thing I train my drum tech to put away after a gig. I tell him to guard it with his life!

When I have it in my hands, it's like my muse takes over. I don't have a plan or a song mapped out; I never know what I'm going to play. It's like jazz, improvised. I chase the moment, blend the notes with the pitch of the drum. Over the years, I began embellishing my performance by talking nonsense, speaking in tongues, exposing the audience to bits of the provocative streaming of my subconscious.

Almost inaudibly, I croon, mostly pitiful fragments, such as: Don't leave me! I can't stand to be alone! I add some heavy breathing and a sprinkle of: Don't you want me? And it's cooking.

The audience begins echoing my calls and there you have it. A fire starts and the intricate improvisation around the beat of my African drum takes off!  This is my moment.

Fortunately for me, Lindsey Buckingham is never far from the stage when I begin this "Mad Man" routine. He's standing by, the proverbial vaudevillian hook in hand, just in case I get too obtuse or carried away beyond the point of return.

Just think. Without Lindsey I could still be out there, howling at the moon, me and my beloved, red African talking drum, making love to the night.

"Everywhere" by Fleetwood Mac re-enters UK and Ireland's Top 100 chart + Other chart updates

CANADA - May 25, 2014
# 57 (40) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

IRELAND - May 29, 2014
Fleetwood Mac's 1988 single "Everywhere" re-entered the top 100 singles chart in Ireland and also the top 40 catalogue singles chart for the UK. This could be due to Christine's songwriters award she received a couple of weeks ago in London from the IVOR's.

# 92 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere

# 46 (75) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

UK - May 31, 2014
# 32 (20) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 24 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere

AUSTRALIA - June 2, 2014
# 5   (6)   Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 28 (32) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain [box set]

# 31 (19) Sound City - Real To Reel (feat. Lindsey, Stevie and Mick)

U.S.A. - June 7, 2014
Fleetwood Mac's "Greatest Hits" makes a reappearance on this weeks Billboard 200, re-entering at No.146.  On the catalogue chart, the album moves back into the top 50 at No.33.

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

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

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sneak Peek: Final overdub session with Stevie and Dave "Starshine Oh, you used to be silver"

Wow!... I'm so stoked for this...

Oh, you used to be silver
Loveline, love affair
Well, you used to make me shiver"

UK TV: Sky Arts June 7-11 Filled With Stevie Nicks | Lindsey Buckingham | Fleetwood Mac

SATURDAY, 7th JUNE - Sky Arts 1

5:10 pm - Discovering: Fleetwood Mac 
5:40 pm - Talks Music: Lindsey Buckingham
  6:40 pm - Soundstage Presents Stevie Nicks
  7:40 pm - Classic Albums: Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
  9:00 pm - Fleetwood Mac: Live in Boston
10:00 pm - Fleetwood Mac: Live in Boston
11:20 pm - Soundstage: Soundstage Presents Stevie Nicks

SUNDAY, 8th JUNE - Sky Arts 1
12:20 am - Video Killed the Radio Star: Fleetwood Mac
12:50 am - Classic Albums: Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
2:10 am - Fleetwood Mac: Live in Boston
3:10 am - Fleetwood Mac: Live in Boston
8:00 am - Discovering: Fleetwood Mac
8:30 am - Soundstage Presents Stevie Nicks
9:30 am - Talks Music: Lindsey Buckingham

TUESDAY 10th JUNE - Sky Arts 1
1:40 pm - Classic Albums: Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
3:00 pm - Fleetwood Mac: Live in Boston
4:00 pm - Fleetwood Mac: Live in Boston

WEDNESDAY 11th JUNE - Sky Arts 1
2:30 pm - Soundstage Presents Stevie Nicks
3:30 pm -Talks Music: Lindsey Buckingham

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Listen to... Absolute Radio Icons with Stevie Nicks

On Absolute Radio 70's, the Fleetwood Mac legend hosts her own show and tells the stories behind the songs!  This is a re-broadcast from a show that originally aired last year in the UK. If you missed it then, it's scheduled to be re-broadcast in the UK on June 15th at 7:00pm.  Or you can listen to the show now below.

Q&A: Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum - on working with Stevie Nicks

During a conversation on a recent break from the tour, Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood talked with about working with Stevie Nicks

This is the section of the Q&A where he's asked about working with Stevie. The full Q&A can be found at

Lady Antebellum performed “Rhiannon” with Stevie Nicks at the ACM awards last month. Who chose that song?
Kind of the both of us. We did (the CMT show) “Crossroads” with Stevie about a year ago, and it was honestly the best experience for us as a band. It was the No. 1 highlight for us, to sit with her and work with her. We did “Rhiannon” on that show, and they had asked us to try and come up with a collaboration to do something with her again. We had a blast doing that.

She has been honestly so genuinely nice. She has invested so much time into our music and to us, spending time practicing and rehearsing. She’s just an unbelievable individual. You sit with her long enough and she’ll start telling old rock ‘n’ roll stories. And it’s the real stuff.

To say that playing with Stevie Nicks is the No. 1 highlight for you as a band is high praise.
My dream has always been not just to meet someone you’ve been a fan of, but to have the opportunity to work with them.

We went into the “Crossroads” experience not sure how that would go, if she would be cold or standoffish, or if it was going to be awkward. We showed up, and immediately she gave us all a big hug and started asking us about us, and how we started as a band, and how we write. She was so invested in our music. She started naming all these album cuts from our debut record and second record.

She was like, “We need to do ‘Cold as Stone’ from your second record,’ and I was like, “Who even knows that song?”

(Well I now know the song thanks to this collaboration... and I love it!  It's a great song)

For more on the Cross Roads collaboration between Stevie and Lady Antebellum, check out this page for more photos and videos from the show including bonus cuts.

"We have to find our own inner Linda" - Stevie Nicks

Linda Ronstadt Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 
"I think that all of us girl singers that started out after Linda became very famous, in a way, wanted to be her and wanted to sound like her, and then we had to say 'we can't,' so we have to find our own inner Linda," noted Hall of Fame Inductee Stevie Nicks backstage at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in NYC. Ronstadt's indisputable gift and mastery of disparate musical styles -- she is the only artist to win a Grammy Award in the categories of pop, country, Mexican American and Tropical Latin -- reflects her approach to singing: she was always looking for the best song, regardless of category. Those songs resonate as powerfully today as they did then, a fact underscored by the once-in-a-lifetime medley of her songs performed by Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Glenn Frey, Emmylou Harris and Carrie Underwood. "I mean she really is the kind of person that I feel like we all strive for our careers to be like," said Underwood.

These clips with Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood and Glenn Frey backstage at the Ceremony reveal the impact Linda Ronstadt's music had on some of the most-celebrated artists of the past 40 years.

Source: Huffington Post

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony that took place on April 10th at Barclays Center in New York City will air on May 31st at 8:00pm.  Hopefully during Linda Ronstadt's induction, the program airs Stevie singing "It's So Easy" along with each of the other ladies in her group celebrating Linda. There's a clip of them together below singing "When Will I Be Loved"... and they sound amazing together!!

Sneak Peek.... "When Will I Be Loved" from The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony airing May 31st on HBO at 8:00pm