Friday, April 29, 2016

The 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition Featuring Stevie Nicks

(April 25th and 26th) The 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, celebrating six weeks of fundraising by 58 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, raised a record-shattering $5,528,568, the largest grand total from either an Easter Bonnet Competition or Gypsy of the Year fundraising campaign in Broadway Cares history. The show featured a surprise performance by rock legend Stevie Nicks, two top awards for Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton, and more than 230 of the best actors, singers and dancers in New York.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stevie Nicks made a surprise appearance to join the kids’ band from School of Rock - The Musical. The audience screamed as Nicks - with her distinctive voice - led the band in a rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s classic hit “Rhiannon,” which Nicks wrote.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Stevie Nicks surprised Broadway’s “School of Rock” with riveting performance of “Rhiannon”

Stevie Nicks surprises ‘School of Rock’ crowd, talks Prince
Photos by Matthew Eisman

Stevie Nicks surprised the audience at Broadway’s “School of Rock” with a riveting performance of “Rhiannon” after the cast took its curtain call.

Backed by the show’s very young band, Nicks brought the house to its feet. Afterward, she had nothing but praise for the young musicians.

“I have Fleetwood Mac, and then I have my solo band that I’ve been playing with since 1980, and now I have one more fantastic band to add to my roster, so I’m very happy,” Nicks said Tuesday night backstage at the Winter Garden Theater.

Nicks also shared her memories of Prince while recording her 1980s hit, “Stand Back.” She said the idea came to her while listening to “Little Red Corvette” while driving, and she was compelled to call him about it.

“I asked him if he would come over to Sunset Sound in Los Angeles. Never in a million years expecting that he would say yes, or that he was even in Los Angeles, and he was there in like twenty minutes,” Nicks said.

Then she added: “I didn’t have to call and tell him that I kind of ripped off his song, but I did because I’m honest. So it turned into a really amazing relationship. Is my heart broken? Absolutely.”

But Nicks said it felt “fantastic” playing music with the young stars of “School of Rock.” She saw the show on opening night, and came back to see it again.

Performing at the show was something she wanted to do, especially because she would help raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. The organization provides financial support for people with AIDS, HIV and HIV-related diseases.

“It’s not work, it’s just great fun … so it’s a great easy way to make money to give to people that really need it,” Nicks said.

The audience was filled with kids that seemed to enjoy her performance. But connecting her music with a younger audience has never been a concern for Nicks.

“I don’t feel like I’m a songwriter that just writes for old people or just writes for young people,” Nicks said.

Instead, she sees herself as the same timeless writer she was at 14.

“I don’t think we’re stuck in a time machine that they only have to write stuff for people their age, and I only have to write stuff for people my age. Obviously, that’s not true because look at what we just did.”

More Coverage:
Entertainment Weekly

Thursday, April 14, 2016

UK Top 20 Biggest Selling Vinyl Albums of 2016 so far... Fleetwood Mac No.10

Ahead of this year's Record Store Day on April 16, Official Charts have revealed the biggest selling vinyl albums and singles of 2016 so far.

(Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' came in at No.24 on 2015's Top Selling Vinyl Albums Sales).

Source: Official Charts

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fleetwood Mac planning to be on the road in 2017

Overheard at a Meet and Greet while on tour in Austrailia with The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, Mick indicated the following regarding Fleetwood Mac's next tour.

Courtesy of buckinghamnicksinfo

[Apparently by "last tour" Mick meant last world tour, not that this would be the last tour.


Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Fleetwood Mac will release 2xLP "Alternate Tusk" Album on Record Store Day 4/16/16

Fleetwood Mac - Alternate Tusk

Release Date: 4/16/2016
Format: 2 x LP
Label: Rhino
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release

Record Store Day offers the alternative version of Tusk from Fleetwood Mac's deluxe box set as two LP set on 180 gram black vinyl. Limited to 5,000.

Side 1
1. Over and Over
2. The Ledge
3. Think About Me
4. Save Me a Place
5. Sara
Side 2
1. What Makes You Think You're the One
2. Storms
3. That's All for Everyone
4. Not That Funny
5. Sisters of the Moon
Side 3
1. Angel
2. That's Enough For Me
3. Brown Eyes
4. Never Make Me Cry
5. I Know I'm Not Wrong
Side 4
1. Honey Hi
2. Beautiful Child
3. Walk a Thin Line
4. Tusk
5. Never Forget

The album will also be available in the UK, Belgium the Netherlands and likely more countries.


Wednesday, March 02, 2016

"I think people could do with a new Mac album from the five of us.” - Christine McVie

After 16 years in the Kent wilderness, Christine McVie and Fleetwood Mac are creating magic once again… there’s even a new album in the pipeline. 

By Reyhaan Day
Mayfair Times

Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie offers me tea and a seat on a plush sofa. Among the things on her coffee table is a picture book called Crap Taxidermy. There’s a platinum record on the wall, and a stuffed dog looks out from under a side table next to a flickering fireplace.

“Do you like my dog? I found him in an antique shop – he’s 100 years old and I call him Jarvis.”

McVie is a dog person – she had two until recently. “I had a lovely time with them, but do I miss having dogs? Dogs tie you down. Who’s going to look after them when I go on tour?” she says. “I thought about getting a bird – a parrot perhaps – and teaching it to talk.” But McVie doesn’t want to be held back any longer. “I want my freedom now.”

As one fifth of Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie has helped define popular music since the late 1960s. With her bandmates, McVie has written songs that are loved across generations. With 1977’s Rumours, Fleetwood Mac became superstars, experiencing both critical acclaim and public adoration. She explains that there is something about the band’s music, and Rumours in particular, that appeals to all ages. “Parents played the album at home, but kids gravitated to the album as well; and now some of their children are turned on to Fleetwood Mac.” It’s something that McVie is still surprised by. “It’s really quite amazing, the dichotomy of people coming to see the shows – it ranges anywhere from 80 to eight. It’s very exciting.”

Friday, February 12, 2016

Fleetwood Mac: In Concert Set for Triple Vinyl Debut

Fleetwood Mac: in Concert Set for Vinyl Debut

Friday, 12 February 2016
Press Release: Warner Music

Triple-LP Collection Features 22 Live Recordings From The Band’s 1979-80 Tour

That Were Previously Available Only As Part Of The Tusk: Deluxe Edition

Available On March 4 From Warner Bros. Records

Fleetwood Mac unveiled a massive Deluxe Edition of its revered double album TUSK late last year that featured 22 previously unreleased live performances selected from the band’s 1979-80 tour. Until now, those concert recordings have only been available as part of the set and only on CD and digitally. That will change soon with the release of FLEETWOOD MAC: IN CONCERT.

All of the live music from the 2015 reissue of TUSK will be available on March 4 from Warner Bros. Records as a three-LP set. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, the albums will be presented in a tri-fold jacket.

Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks originally released TUSK in October of 1979. The Grammy Award-nominated, double-album went onto sell more than four million copies worldwide and introduced fans to hits like ‘Sara,’ ‘Think About Me,’ and the title track.

The music heard on IN CONCERT was recorded at four stops during the band’s 111-show world tour promoting TUSK. This new collection serves as a worthy companion to the classic 1980 album LIVE. Although a few songs are duplicated from that album, including ‘Say You Love Me,’ ‘Landslide’ and ‘Go Your Own Way,’ each performance on IN CONCERT is unique and taken from a different show.

IN CONCERT boasts 10 songs not heard on LIVE, including ‘World Turning’ from the Fleetwood Mac’s 1975 self-titled release, and ‘The Chain’ from the band’s best-selling album RUMOURS (1977), a Grammy-award winning juggernaut that has sold more than 40 million copies.

Several songs from IN CONCERT were recorded at the Checkerdome in St. Louis just a month after the release of TUSK, and only seven shows into the tour. Those performances capture the band already in top form on songs like ‘Angel,’ ‘Save Me A Place’and ‘What Makes You Think You’re The One.’

The rest of the performances were recorded several months later, including 11 songs from the band’s six-night stand at Wembley Arena in London in June 1980. Among the highlights are ‘That’s Enough For Me,’ ‘Sisters Of The Moon,’ and the Top 10 smash from RUMOURS, ‘You Making Loving Fun.’


LP Track Listing

Side One

1. Intro (Wembley, 06/26/80)
2. “Say You Love Me”(Wembley, 06/26/80)
3. “The Chain” (Wembley, 06/20/80)
4. “Don’t Stop” (Wembley, 06/27/80)
5. “Dreams” (Wembley, 06/20/80)

Side Two

1. “Oh Well” (Wembley, 06/20/80)
2. “Rhiannon” (Tucson, 08/28/80)
3. “Over And Over” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
4. “That’s Enough For Me” (Wembley, 06/21/80)

Side Three

1. “Sara” (Tucson, 08/28/80)
2. “Not That Funny” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
3. “Tusk” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
4. “Save Me A Place” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)

Side Four

1. “Landslide” (Omaha, 08/21/80)
2. “What Makes You Think You’re The One” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
3. “Angel” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
4. “You Make Loving Fun” (Wembley, 06/20/80)

Side Five

1. “I’m So Afraid” (St. Louis, 11/05/79)
2. “World Turning” (Wembley, 06/22/80)

Side Six

1. “Go Your Own Way” (Wembley, 06/22/80)
2. “Sisters Of The Moon” (Wembley, 06/22/80)
3. “Songbird” (Wembley, 06/27/80)

For more information, please visit

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Announce New Zealand Tour Dates

Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Announce New Zealand Tour Dates

Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 10:01 am
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Featuring Rick Vito Announce New Zealand Tour Dates

Celebrating The Blues Years Of Fleetwood Mac

Bluesfest Touring is pleased to announce that the Grammy nominated MICK FLEETWOOD BLUES BAND, featuring RICK VITO will be performing two New Zealand shows in Auckland at the ASB theatre on 31st March and Wellington’s Opera House on 1st April, following their Bluesfest debut in 2016.

The band is led by the legendary Mick Fleetwood, the iconic co-founder and drummer of Fleetwood Mac, providing a backbone with his unmistakable power-house percussion and persona.

At the front of the group is Rick Vito, veteran Bluesman and former Fleetwood Mac vocalist and lead guitarist. Rick adds his personal touch while staying true to the styling of early Fleetwood Mac front man Peter Green, who along with Lenny Castellanos on bass and Mark Johnstone on keyboard, will be delivering a world class blend of Blues and Rock.

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito really is a celebration of Mick’s Blues heritage. As well as their own material, the band pays tribute to the original Fleetwood Mac, the all-male Blues band that started it all in 1967.

A typical set can include original Fleetwood Mac songs plus great Blues standards such as; ‘Oh Well’ (Fleetwood Mac), ‘Rattlesnake Shake’ (Peter Green - Fleetwood Mac), ‘Eyesight to the Blind’ (Sonny Boy Williamson), ‘Love That Burns’ (Fleetwood Mac), ‘Songbird’ (Fleetwood Mac), ‘Black Magic Woman’ (Peter Green - which was later covered by Santana),‘When the Levee Breaks’ (Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe McCoy), ‘World Turning’ (Fleetwood Mac), ‘Stop Messin' Around’(Fleetwood Mac ), ‘Shake Your Moneymaker’ (Elmore James ), with encores including classic Fleetwood Mac tracks like ‘Go Your Own Way’ (Fleetwood Mac ) ‘Tusk’ (Fleetwood Mac) and ‘Don't Stop’ (Fleetwood Mac).

In 2008, THE MICK FLEETWOOD BLUES BAND featuring Rick Vito released Blue Again, recorded live at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, Missouri. The album features equal parts Blues rave-up and loving homage to the early incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, and the powerhouse Blues project features versions of early Peter Green-penned hits such as 'Black Magic Woman', 'Albatross' and 'Rattlesnake Shake' as well as original material composed by Rick Vito. The album made it to No. 4 on the Billboard Top Blues Albums Charts.

We can’t wait to take that trip down memory lane when THE MICK FLEETWOOD BLUES BAND hits the stage – any true blues aficionado will not want to miss this show!


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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Mick Fleetwood Blues Band to play Australia's Byron Bay Bluesfest March 25 & 26th

With just seven weeks to go until kick off, the Byron Bay Bluesfest has made some surprise additions to the line-up.

Legendary Fleetwood Mac drummer, Mick Fleetwood, will be hitting up the music festival along with his blues band, which also features former Fleetwood Mac member Rick Vito on vocals and lead guitar.

Fleetwood and his band will play several Mac classics including Don't Stop, Go Your Own Way and Tusk, along with blues standards.



Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The Best Fest to celebrate Fleetwood Mac's music Feb 9 & 10 - Los Angeles

On February 9 and 10, the music of Fleetwood Mac will be celebrated in epic fashion as part of Jameson’s Best Fest series at the Fonda Theatre.

The lineup of announced guests already included Mark Ronson, Perry Farrell, Joana Newsom, Alison Mosshart, Cold War Kids and Sarah Silverman. Now they’ve added Courtney Love, Carly Rae Jepsen (Feb. 9 only), Juliette Lewis and Weezer’s Brian Bell to the bill.

Tickets are on sale for $102.50 with doors opening at 7 PM. The proceeds will benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and Sweet Stuff Foundation. 

Other slated guests include: Will Forte, KT Tunstall, Dhani Harrison, PHASES, Ruby Amanfu, Karen Elson, Butch Walker, Doyle Bramhall II, Lucius, Jessie Baylin, Noah Gundersen, The Pierces, Jamestown Revival, Danny Masterson, Bijou Phillips, Elvis Perkins, Emily Armstrong, Adam Busch, Jack Dishel, Mereki, and more.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

"Take it easy, Mr. Frey - as you fly - take it easy" - Stevie Nicks

Glenn Frey's passing on Monday, January 18th was a complete shock! I still find it hard to believe. At 67 he had so much life left to live. It's a tremendous loss to his family, friends and the millions of Eagles fans around the world.

Stevie posted on her website yesterday a short note. She's clearly devastated by the news.

Stevie Nicks Official


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Dave Stewart Memoir 'Sweet Dreams Are Made of This' details meeting Stevie Nicks in 1983

Eurythmics star Dave Stewart dishes on Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and hit song 'Sweet Dreams' in new book

Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart tells Confidenti@l that his upcoming memoir “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life in Music” is full of revelations, one of which recalls a debauched trip to L.A. in 1983 when the Eurythmics topped the charts and he wound up on top of Stevie Nicks.

“We were number one in America and I met Stevie backstage when we played the Wiltern Theater and it was packed full of loads of singers and Los Angeles glitterati and I got whisked with Stevie back to her house to a party that she invited me to,” Stewart tells Confidenti@l. “But when I got there, there was no party, just an empty house. So I thought, ‘Well this is interesting.’ We wound up staying together.”

Things got even more interesting for Stewart a few days later when he wound up in a recording studio with Nicks and her ex-boyfriend, producer Jimmy Iovine.

“There was a great point at the piano where she and Jimmy were arguing at the piano and he said, ‘Don’t argue in front of my friend, you don’t even know him,’ and she said ‘What are you talking about? We slept together the other night.’”

Those sessions resulted in Stewart writing “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” which wound up being recorded by Tom Petty in 1985.

Stewart says that for better or worse, his four kids, aged 13 to 28, will probably learn a few things about their pop-star papa when his book hits shelves next month.

“I’ve pre-warned them,” he laughs, unsure of whether or not they’ll read his book. “I think at one point in their lives they probably will ... well, what can I say? What can I do, you know?”

Stewart also says his 1983 smash hit “Sweet Dreams,” which inspired his book title, has also become something he can’t control.

“There are hit records that do well in one country, but don’t do anything in other countries,” he said. “When you have a record that it’s a hit in every country, it becomes like (the song) ‘Happy Birthday.’ Wherever you go, it’s playing somewhere to this day. Someone in Korea is singing it in a karaoke bar while it’s on the sound system when you’re buying your groceries. And you get in the car and it’s on and some cover band is playing it somewhere. It’s a great thing.”

New York Daily News

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This 
will be released on February 9th. The book can be pre-ordered via