Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Press Release: Suretone Ent. and Cinsay announce The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band live concert event

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

Suretone Entertainment and Cinsay announce their first online live music event on, suretoneLive.com. The initial performance will be free and feature the Grammy nominated group, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band and will be a live concert event streamed online around the globe and in HD from The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA.
This exclusive event will not only showcase legendary rock & roll and blues star, Mick Fleetwood and renowned Blues artist, Rick Vito, but will also launch the next evolution of online music entertainment, seamlessly bundled with social sharing and eCommerce. Viewers will have exclusive opportunities to purchase VIP packages of Fleetwood Mac’s fall tour, merchandise from Mick’s restaurant and venue, ‘Fleetwood’s’ on Front Street and buy one of a kind items autographed by members of the band.
“This idea makes perfect sense for musicians. This is going to be a great experience for both artists and music fans. This is the definitive and only entertainment site for artists to present concerts and engage with fans around the world,” said Mick Fleetwood of The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band.
The 8-camera, HD live music stream will feature several interactive components where fans can share the video and embed it on their own Facebook and tumblr pages, and have the ability to purchase exclusive merchandise – all inside the video and without having to link out or leave the virtual concert experience.
"The entire music industry's long standing question of ‘how do we monetize music online and inside social media globally and allow fans to interact directly' has been answered. “Its simple, SuretoneLive.com powered by CINSAY’s content to commerce platform is the only complete answer,” said Jordan Schur, Co-Founder of Suretone Entertainment.
Carl Stubner, Co-CEO of Suretone Entertainment said, “The launch of SuretoneLive is the single most exciting opportunity that I’ve ever been involved with in the music industry for my nearly 25 years music career. This will revolutionize how music is watched, shopped and shared worldwide: it’s a huge win-win for every artist or music festival and their fans.”
Earlier this year, Cinsay and Suretone Entertainment announced the formation of SuretoneLive and the response from the partnership has been extremely positive from artists, fans and advertisers within the music industry.
SuretoneLive.com will be announcing additional upcoming live events as more artists join the premiere broadcast network. Music fans will be able to choose from various live performances hosted in famous venues across North America as well as share the music with friends and family via Facebook, twitter, Tumblr and on other social media sites. Each event will also showcase exclusive merchandise from those participating artists including some one of a kind collectibles, which will be available only on SuretoneLive.com
Details of SureToneLive.com Fleetwood Blues Band Event:
What: The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band
When: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM PST / 10:00 PM CST (Pre Show at 7:00 PM PST)
Where: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA and live at http://www.SureToneLive.com
Hashtags: @SureToneLive #OnWithTheShow #MFBBlive

Source: PRWeb
If you click through to Suretone.com you'll see that Fleetwood Mac is on their rooster of artists they manage... Maybe their is a chance we could see a live stream of one of the upcoming shows!! Wouldn't THAT be cool!

Monday, June 09, 2014

Photo: String Parts Discussion at Stevie Nicks House... via Dave Stewart

The equipment says it all... Lot's of work happening at Stevie's house on this new album!... Waddy Wachtel, Ann Marie Calhoun, Dave and Stevie sitting around discussing string arrangements. 

(Hard to believe this is actually happening! - Appreciate the updates Dave!)


"beautiful violin recording under Stevie's magic staircase !" - Dave Stewart Photos

Dave posted the below photos and caption to his Facebook page earlier today. 

New Photo of Mick Fleetwood... Exclusive Autographed items up for grabs!

Heavy persuasion happening to get you to tune in to the livestream tomorrow night during the Mick Fleetwood's Blues Band Live show feat. Rick Vito at The Belly Up in Salana, CA., Tuesday June 10th. The show begins at 8pm PST and can be watched via  Fleetwood's on Front St. Facebook page.

Mick's official Facebook page posted this new photo of the man today... Looks like it was taken at or about the same time as the other promo shots of the band this year.  Lookin' good Mick!

They've added some exclusive offers for the live shows. Autographed items including Rumours vinyl and CD's - these will only be made available during the live broadcast... Plus more VIP packages for various Fleetwood Mac shows it appears will be made available. The VIP packages are upgrades on already existing tickets purchased meaning, you don't get an upgraded seat to within the first five rows, you only get to add on the VIP experience - which is pretty cool if you haven't already done it.

Tickets still available for Mick's Tuesday show - check them out at Belly Up

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Fleetwood Mac Album Charts Update: Canada, Ireland, Australia, UK and US

Fleetwood Mac's "Greatest Hits" sticks around the U.S. Album Charts for another week... "Everywhere" hangs in another week on the UK Catalogue Singles Chart and "Rumours" re-enters the Top 100 Albums Chart in the UK.

CANADA - June 1, 2014
# 42 (57) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

IRELAND - June 5, 2014
# 47 (46) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

AUSTRALIA - June 9, 2014
# 52 (53) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 6  (5)  Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 36 (28) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain

# 22 (31) Sound City - Real To Reel

U.S.A. - June 14, 2014
# 154 (146) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

# 36 (33) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

UK - June 14, 2014
# 89 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 29 (32) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 24 (24) Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Stevie Nicks makes surprise appearance at American Horror Story Emmy Event - and sings!

Well this was a cool surprise on an otherwise quiet Friday night...

Stevie Nicks made an appearance tonight at the American Horror Story "For Your Consideration" event held at Fox Studios in Los Angeles. These events going on right now in the industry are campaigns set up hoping to garner some attention and votes for the shows and its stars ahead of the Emmy nominations.  The finale episode of Coven was screened prior to the panel. Stevie sat in on the panel at the end,  talked a little bit about her experience on Coven (see below), then performed "Rhiannon" and "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You" both of which she performed over the two episodes she appeared on. The audience was made up of Academy voters and others from the industry... Pretty cool surprise I'm sure!

Photos by: Garrity Walton and Laurie Flamholtz

Below 4 photos: Kevin Winter

Here are a few video clips - see below.

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