Friday, August 01, 2014

"A GREAT time at lunch with some members of the Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks family."

Somethings cookin' over at the Nicks residence and it may be more than lunch... Dave Rahn, Production Co-ordinator and Catering Manager for Stevie's 2010-2011 tour and Fleetwood Mac's Catering Manager on the 2009 Unleashed Tour posted this photo yesterday with the caption:

"A GREAT time at lunch with some members of the Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks family. Love this group of people!"

Not in the photo, but also there and had just left apparently was Waddy Wachtel.  The photo was taken yesterday (July 31st) and appears to have been taken at Stevie's home.

(From left) Sharon Celani, Carlos Rios, Karen Johnston, Dave Rahn, Kellianne Murphy, Jimmy Paxson, Sheryl Louis, Brett Tuggle and Eilynn Chapman.  On the floor... Stevie's little Yorkie Sulamith.

A lot of familiar faces connected to Stevie either solo or with Fleetwood Mac. Sharon of course sings back on everything Stevie does whether solo or with Fleetwood Mac. Carlos has mainly been backing up Stevie on her solo ventures. Karen is Stevie's Assistant. Kellianne is one of Stevie's god daughters and if you saw the In Your Dreams Documentary, she was sprinkled all through the video. She did all the cooking at the big house during the recording of the album. Jimmy is Stevie's solo band drummer. Sheryl Louis is Stevie's Manager. Brett supports Stevie and Lindsey solo and has been part of the back up musicians on Fleetwood Mac's past 3 or 4 tours. Eilynn is Stevie's makup artist for everything Stevie does. Not shown, was Waddy Wachtel who of course is Stevie's Musical Director and co-Producer of her new album "24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault".

Of particular interest is the presence of Waddy Wachtel, Carlos Rios and Jimmy Paxson - which leads me to believe this was more of a Stevie (solo) meeting rather than something to do with Fleetwood Mac.  Just a guess of course.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

2 Photos: Stevie Nicks video shoot

Director Paul Boyd posted these photos below to his instagram account last night. One photo shows a camera crane in a theatre. The theatre pic (United Artists Theatre in Los Angeles) suggests they filmed the video in LA (and not Nashville) as a live performance on stage. No description on the photo with Dave and Stevie except to say "Rock Royalty". This looks like it could be the team behind Stevie's video shoot taken Monday in LA... 

It's unconfirmed which song they filmed the video for. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

DATE CHANGE: Stevie Nicks New Album Previews on Instagram now begin Aug 4th

Stevie Nicks "24 Karat Gold -- Songs From The Vault" Album Previews have been moved up a day... Originally scheduled to begin Tuesday, August 5th, the TWICE weekly posts will begin Monday August 4th!!  

Make sure to follow Stevie on instagram

Stevie's back in Nashville? PLUS Video shoot scheduled for Monday!

Today (July 28th)...

Well this is GOOD news... Looks like we'll see at least one video for Stevie's new album, and by video I also mean a single!

Director Paul Boyd of Dave Stewart Entertainment posted on his facebook page that he has a Stevie Nicks video shoot coming up on Monday... Also today Kaya Stewart posted on her instagram that she was back in Nashville with Stevie Nicks.  Do these two situations collide?  Are they shooting the video in Nashville? Is Kaya in the video like she was in Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream)?  Is Kaya playing/singing on Stevie's new album?  So many questions!  Or are these two completely separate situations and Stevie will be back in LA for Monday to film!  Interesting things happening.... Hopefully the video won't take months to get out there to the people.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" spends 4th week on Billboard Top 200

The 1977 album re-entered the Billboard Top 200 albums chart on July 12th at No.139 moving all the way up to No.99 on the July 19, 2014 chart - then falling back down to No.135 on the chart dated July 24, 2014.  This week the album continues to move down ending the July 20th sales period at No.143.  An interesting note is that 37 years ago this week the album was No.1 in the U.S. for the 12th non-consecutive week.  The album also moves down slightly on the top 50 catalogue chart to No.25.

In the UK, the album never seems to leave the catalogue sales chart. This week it moves down to No.23 from No.20 last week.

In Australia, 1988's Greatest Hits and 2002's 2-CD The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac continue to be the albums of choice for Australians.  Greatest Hits moves down to No.76 with The Very Best Of moving up to No.78 from No.82 last week.  The Dance DVD re-enters the Top 40 DVD Music Chart this week. In Ireland Rumours re-enters the top 100 at No.89 with The Very Best Of moving down to No.85.

USA - August 2, 2014
# 143 (135) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 25 (23) Fleetwood Mac - Rumour

UK - July 26, 2014
# 23 (20) - Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

UK - August 2, 2014
# 15 (23) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 36 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere

AUSTRALIA - July 27, 2014
# 76 (44) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 78 (82)  Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 29 (19) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

# 16  (3)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 17 (17) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 39 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

IRELAND - July 24, 2014
# 85 (67) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 89 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Friday, July 25, 2014

Tom Petty says it was hard to sum up his friendship with Stevie Nicks

In this excerpt taken from a much larger interview piece written in the Toronto Sun, interviewer Jane Stevenson lists her 5 essential Tom Petty songs... Her favourite being "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around".

She wrote:

"One of my favourite Tom Petty songs is Stop Draggin' My Heart Around, a duet with Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, the first single from her 1981 solo debut, Bella Donna.

It was written by Petty and Mike Campbell as a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song, but producer Jimmy Iovine, who was also working for Stevie Nicks at the time, arranged for her to sing on it. (The original version without Nicks appears on the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 1995 box set Playback.) Petty says it was hard to sum up their friendship.

"Have you got a couple of hours? She's a good friend. I've know her since 1978 and she's insisted on being in my life (laughs). Some of my best musical memories of her are sitting on the couch and just playing the guitar while she sings."

Sadly, there's no new Nicks duets on Petty and the Heartbreakers new album, Hypnotic Eye: "There are no girls in the Heartbeakers," he says."

Counting down Petty's 20 biggest smashes with the Heartbreakers and beyond
Billboard recently ran down Tom Petty's Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits. Tom and Stevie's live duet "Needles and Pins" from the "Pack Up The Plantation" Album came in at No.16 and Stevie and Tom's duet "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" from "Bella Donna" was selected as No.1. Selections were based on their Hot 100 chart performance.

For the full article, check out Billboard

Meet & Greet with Mick Fleetwood - August 1st on Maui

Mick Fleetwood with the House Shakers on Maui Friday, August 1, 2014.

Mick is scheduled to perform on the Fleetwood's on Front St. restaurant rooftop August 1st with the House Shakers  on Maui. The show includes two options for tickets.  $125 includes a 4 course dinner plus the show, plus an intimate Meet and Greet with Mick himself.

There is also a $40 option that is for Standing Room Only.

For tickets, call Kristen at (508) 277-8437 or email

Well, one things for certain... Mick will still be on Maui August 1st. Fleetwood Mac rehearsals are scheduled to start in early August presumably in California.... unless everyone is heading to Maui, which I doubt.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold -- Songs from the Vault due Oct. 7th

Stevie Nicks hinted earlier this year that she might release some older songs that had never seen the light of day. Now, she's making good on that tease: her new album 24 Karat Gold -- Songs from the Vault is due October 7. 
According to Stevie, the album features mostly songs written between 1969 and 1987, with two that were written in 1994 and 1995.  "Each song is a lifetime.  Each song has a soul.  Each song has a purpose. Each song is a love story," she says in a statement. "They represent my life behind the scenes, the secrets, the broken hearts, the broken-hearted and the survivors. These songs are the memories -- the 24 karat gold rings in the blue box. These songs are for you."
The artwork for the album includes never-before-seen Polaroid photos taken by Stevie throughout her career.
24 Karat Gold -- Songs from the Vault is available for pre-order starting August 5.  That same day, Stevie will debut her new, official Instagram account, StevieNicksOfficial, where she'll begin previewing snippets of the music.
In addition, a limited edition double vinyl version of 24 Karat Gold -- Songs from the Vault will come out September 29.  Also available will be a Deluxe Photobook CD, which will include two bonus tracks, as well as 48 pages of exclusive photos from Stevie's personal collection.
Stevie and Fleetwood Mac will hit the road for their On with the Show tour -- featuring the return of Christine McVie -- starting September 30 in Minneapolis.  Tickets available at Ticketmaster.

Stevie Nicks Details Release Plan for New Solo Album '24 Karat Gold'
Album will focus on songs the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman wrote between 1969 and 1987.
Stevie Nicks to release new album, '24 Karat Gold,' on Oct. 7
Stand Back: Stevie Nicks is preparing to unleash a new solo album.
LA Times

Stevie Nicks to Release New Solo CD, '24 Carat Gold — Songs from the Vault,' Oct. 7
Will join Fleetwood Mac bandmates for 'On with the Show' tour beginning Sept. 30 in Minneapolis.
Hollywood Reporter

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stevie Nicks New Album sound bites to come via NEW Instagram Account stevienicksofficial

Stevie Nicks now has a new official Instagram account... Follow her at: stevienicksofficial and beginning August 5th, every week we'll get a taste of her new album!!

Just throwing this out there... Could this be the count down to the album release date... a weekly snippit or photo from the album? If it's a sound bite.... and 16 tracks were recorded and mastered and all were included on the album and say the intention was to provide a sound bite to each track, could we be 16 weeks until it's release?  16 weeks from August 5th is November 25th.  If less tracks are on the album or if less tracks are previewed... it could be a release date a few weeks earlier. Just a thought.

[Update:] Announced July 24, 2014

Stevie Nicks' new solo record, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault, will arrive on Oct. 7 on Warner Bros. Records. 

Press Release

Monday, July 21, 2014

Facebook Question: If you could ask Mick Fleetwood ANY question, what would it be?

Post your comments or questions on

Fleetwoods on Front St. Facebook Page

Stevie Nicks: Visions Dreams & Rumours

"A chiffon-tastic biography of Stevie Nicks"
Lyrical visionary, enduring style icon and one indispensable fifth of post-Peter Green megaband Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks is one of the most recognisable figures in rock 'n' roll history - very much Fleetwood Mac's 'Queen Bee', as Mick Fleetwood himself describes her. While she once made headlines with her hedonistic lifestyle, part of Nicks' irresistible appeal is her youthful vulnerability and mystical aura, making her an artist with whom fans have an unbreakable emotional connection. Crowned 'The Reigning Queen Of Rock And Roll' by Rolling Stone, and with gold and quadruple platinum solo albums under her beaded belt, Stevie Nicks has enjoyed the ultimate in rock 'n' roll success in her life as a recording artist - but this charmed life has come as a result of hard graft, self-belief and a devotion to creativity above all; hers has been a journey of intense highs and lows. This book, a celebration of the Stevie Nicks phenomenon, takes us on her journey from peripatetic mid-West childhood to her explosion onto the music scene as chiffon-swathed rock goddess, right up to present day. Including exclusive interviews with some of Stevie's associates and collaborators from over the years, author Zoe Howe explores the mystique while retaining the magic of this modern-day musical sorceress and wise woman of rock.

Zoe Howe is a British rock writer whose books include Typical Girls? The Story Of The Slits, How's Your Dad? Living In The Shadow Of A Rock Star Parent, Florence + The Machine - An Almighty Sound, Wilko Johnson - Looking Back At Me, and Barbed Wire Kisses - The Jesus And Mary Chain Story. Her music journalism has appeared in The Quietus, NME, BBC Music, Holy Moly and Company amongst other outlets and she has made music radio series for stations including the award-winning Resonance FM.

The Overlook Press

Hardcover: 352 pages
UK Release Date: September 1, 2014

Hardcover: 352 pages
Tentative US Release Date: January 29, 2015

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CDA

Friday, July 18, 2014

Stevie Nicks will reportedly be singing at Adam Levine's wedding.

Photo: Vogue Magazine
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Wow... Stevie's been working the wedding circuit pretty hard this year. First officiating for Vanessa Carlton, then her god daughter Molly Fishkin where Stevie gave a toast and performed "Landslide" and now a report that she'll be performing at Adam Levine's wedding.

Expose Entertainment

Levine 'books Nicks for wedding'
The Maroon 5 singer is rumoured to be tying the knot with Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo this weekend.

And it is claimed several top-notch acts have been booked to put on performances at the nuptial ceremony.

"Sublime and Stevie Nicks are performing," a source told Radar Online.

"They've had fun jam sessions."

The wedding is said to be taking place on the beach at Hotel El Ganzo in Los Cabos, Mexico.

And ahead of the Friday night rehearsals, everything appears to be running smoothly, with little interruption from the paparazzi.