Saturday, August 27, 2022

Fleetwood Mac Co-Founder Mick Fleetwood Launches Mick Fleetwood Coffee

Mick Fleetwood, the co-founder of the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, along with Gerard Marti, owner of the Robert Kidd Gallery in downtown Birmingham, and three other local investors, has launched Mick Fleetwood Coffee Co.

The enterprise offers direct-to-consumer coffee and merchandise, and membership is available in the MFCC VIP program. Plans are to begin offering the coffee in select retail stores in metro Detroit in the near future, as well as nationally and internationally.

The company’s first market test was launched with a series of digital ads in Grand Rapids touting

Fleetwood, a British songwriter and musician who is the front man for Fleetwood Mac, founded in 1967, has been living in Maui, Hawaii, near coffee bean farms for several years. Mick Fleetwood Coffee Co. uses beans grown in Hawaii, Central America, and Kenya.

The beans are shipped to Roastery in Flushing (northwest of Flint), where they are ground, roasted, and bagged for distribution worldwide. The company offers one-time purchases and a coffee club membership that allows members to choose the frequency of their coffee purchases.

“Coffee is more than a beverage, it’s a daily ritual,” says Fleetwood. “For those who count themselves among these aficionados, Mick Fleetwood Coffee’s thoughtful selection of beans and artful approach to roasting creates a superior coffee that will be a welcome addition to their daily routine.”

Mick Fleetwood Coffee Co. blends include:
  • The Hawaiian Blend, an aromatic blend of fruits, nuts, and cocoa, delivers a medium-bodied taste, low acidity, and a breezy sense of the tropics.
  • Its Signature Blend, a uniquely earthy and full-bodied blend of chocolate and toffee with just enough sweetness to bring it all home; and,
  • The Kenyan Blend, featuring almond, caramel, and a slight hint of cocoa inspires a mellow acidity (think fresh garden tomato) is medium-bodied.
  • A Restaurant Blend will be coming soon.
  • The website also features branded coffee mugs and hats. Branded t-shirts, hoodies, and other merchandise featuring the Mick Fleetwood Coffee Co. logo will be added in the coming months.

“If coffee could go platinum, this is the stuff,” Fleetwood says. “I take my coffee as seriously as I do my music. I’ve always said any coffee with my name on it has to be the finest, most savory coffee on the planet.”

Marti, a painter, songwriter, and former record producer and video director at EMI Records, has known Fleetwood for 28 years, having first met in Maui. He also is the godfather to two of Fleetwood’s daughters.

“I used to live in Maui, and when the pandemic hit, Fleetwood Mac had to cancel their world tour,” says Marti. “With the band stuck in their homes, I suggested to Mick that we start up a business and we came up with a coffee company because we both love coffee. Now I’m in the process of visiting with local stores to have our coffee available to consumers.”

Fleetwood Mac has sold more than 120 million albums and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in 1998. Some of the band’s most popular songs include “Dreams,” “Little Lies,” “The Chain,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Gypsy,” and “Rhiannon.”

Check out their website:

And look for them on Instagram @mickfleetwoodcoffee

NEW Christine McVie - Songbird (Official Music Video)

On Friday, August 26th, Christine dropped the official video for "Songbird" the orchestral version from her new solo compilation "Songbird". It's an animated video, she doesn't appear in it, but it's cool. I love the M.C. Escher influence with the birds.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Stevie Nicks Adds Halloween Alabama Show To Fall Tour

New Dated Added To Stevie's Fall Tour
October 31, 2022
Huntsville, AL - The Orion Amphitheatre

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 26th

Lindsey Buckingham Adds 17 Fall US Tour Dates



10/26/2022 - Bristol, TN - Paramount Center for the Arts
10/27/2022 - Louisville, KY - Kentucky Center for the Arts (Brown Theatre)
10/29/2022 - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place
10/31/2022 - Eau Claire, WI - University of Wisconsin Eau Claire (Pablo Center at the Confluence)

11/1/2022 - Green Bay, WI - Meyer Theatre
11/3/2022 - Nashville, IN - Brown County Music Center
11/4/2022 - Elkhart, IN - Lerner Theatre
11/6/2022 - York, PA - Appell Center for the Performing Arts
11/7/2022 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
11/9/2022 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
11/10/2022 - New London, CT - Garde Arts Center
11/12/2022 - New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre New Jersey
11/13/2022 - Annapolis, MD - Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
11/15/2022 - Roanoke, VA - Jefferson Center
11/16/2022 - Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre
11/18/2022 - Nashville, TN - CMA Theatre (Country Music Hall of Fame)
11/19/2022 - Augusta, GA - The Bell Auditorium

Tickets on sale at

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

NEW Comic Book Dedicated To Stevie Nicks


Comic book and graphic novel publisher Tidal Wave has released the latest in its Female Force series, focusing on women who have made an impact around the world, featuring none other than the gypsy woman herself.

Written by Michael Frizell with art by Ramon Salas, Female Force: Stevie Nicks devotes 22 pages to the life of the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman and all-around badass. Chronicling her "passion and unrelenting drive to succeed as an artist," the comic book is currently available in digital, hardcover, and paperback versions.

Previous Female Force titles have profiled Dolly Parton, Kamala Harris, Tina Turner, Betty White, Michelle Obama, Barbra Streisand, Cher, and Gloria Steinem.

Check it out on Amazon

Stevie Nicks announces second leg of her 2022 Live in Concert tour


Stevie Nicks will kick off her new tour dates on Sept. 13 in Clarkston, Michigan

The Queen of Rock and Roll is hitting the road this year — again. On Monday (July 25), Stevie Nicks announced the second leg of her 2022 Live in Concert tour, adding 12 new American dates to her already scheduled festival appearances.

Tour dates are below.

Sept. 13 - Clarkston, MI - Pine Knob Music Theatre 
Sept. 19 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center 
Sept. 22 - Bangor, ME - Maine Savings Amphitheatre 
Oct. 3 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 6 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion 
Oct. 9 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 12 - Alpharetta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre 
Oct. 16 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
Oct. 19 - Charleston, SC - Credit One Stadium
Oct. 22 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
Oct. 25 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct. 28 - West Palm Beach, FL - iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

Tickets for all tour dates with Vanessa Carlton go on sale this Friday, July 29 at 10 AM. Visit for all the info

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

CHRISTINE MCVIE Interview with BBC Radio Scotland on 'Songbird'

Christine Mcvie was interviewed by: Nicola Meighanon on BBC Radio Scotland and talked about her new solo collection 'Songbird'.

Monday, July 04, 2022

Heartbreak and Harmonies - Christine McVie Interview in UNCUT

From the Birmingham blues scene to Hamburg’s Star-Club, communal living, and the world’s arenas, CHRISTINE McVie brought elegance and propriety – as well as considerable songwriting expertise – to FLEETWOOD MAC. 

But will a new compilation showcasing her solo work provide a suitably graceful cap to her storied career? “This may be my swan song,” she confides to Michael Bonner

Taken from the August, 2022 Magazine "UNCUT"

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Stevie Nicks performs to 23,000 fans in Noblesville, IN June 21, 2022

Recap: Stevie Nicks performs to sold-out crowd at Ruoff Music Center
Photos by Lora Olive 

The rock ‘n’ roll legend played a career-spanning set of hits in front of the 23,000 fans on hand.

Following a headlining appearance on Sunday, June 19 at Bonnaroo, Stevie Nicks made her way to Ruoff Music Center on Tuesday, June 21, in Noblesville on what was a steamy night in Central Indiana.

Over the course of her 16-song set, Nicks touched on standout selections from her time in Fleetwood Mac as well as her solo career. A prime example of this came with the concert’s opening pair of tunes, as Nicks and her band smoothly transitioned from “Outside the Rain” (from Nick’s 1981 solo debut Bella Donna) into “Dreams” (from Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours).

Known for her patented cape, Nicks shared with the audience that the first cape she wore on stage at Ruoff Music Center was the original one she bought back in her solo Bella Donna days.

At the age of 74, Nicks proved time and time again that her voice has aged like the finest of wines, with one chilling vocal performance after the next.

Despite being an otherworldly rock god to some, Nicks brought her show back down to earth a few times throughout the night, often sharing personal anecdotes in the fashion of an endearing aunt.

Nicks’ performed several standouts from her first two solo records. One particular solo Stevie sequence that really stood out in the set came when Nicks and her band played “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” followed by “Enchanted.”

“I know when I see 23,000 gypsies,” Nicks said at one point of the night, commenting on the sold-out crowd on hand at Ruoff Music Center.

Nicks made sure to touch on all of iconic Fleetwood Mac gems she played a big part in. Perhaps the most memorable of these instances came when Stevie and her band performed a towering rendition of the classic Rumours song “Gold Dust Woman.”

In what she referred to as the night’s lone “serious” point, Nicks performed her 2011 song “Soldier’s Angel” in response to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Nicks closed out her initial set with her classic song “Edge of Seventeen.” Throughout this performance, photos of Prince also scrolled across the stage’s backdrop, subtly referencing how “Edge of Seventeen” inspired Prince to write his timeless classic “When Doves Cry.”

Upon returning to the stage for their encore, Nicks and her band got right to work, paying tribute to Tom Petty with their cover of “Free Fallin’” followed by another Fleetwood Mac classic in “Rhiannon.” To cap off the show, Stevie gave Ruoff Music Center one final display of her vocal prowess, belting out Led Zeppelin’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll” before sending fans out into the night.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Defying her 74 years of age, Stevie Nicks showed she still has it!

Stevie Nicks caps a Bonnaroo for the ages

There has been perhaps no greater mark of punctuation at the Bonnaroo Music Festival than Stevie Nicks on Sunday night.

Defying her 74 years of age, Nicks showed she still has what it takes to captivate a crowd, her signature siren of a voice piercing the night to stir sing-a-longs and bring reflection.

The multi-generation crowd, many not even born when Nicks was at the height of her career with Fleetwood Mac, soaked in the weight of her song -- her voice and knack for melody still as sharp as ever.

The crowd was still for “Landslide,” a song Nicks said she’s performed at every one of her concerts since 1975, the words carrying as much weight as ever for the star rocker who is still able to perform for 1 hour and 45 minutes in 5-inch heels.


"Well, I’ve been afraid of changin’

Cause I’ve built my life around you

But time makes you bolder

Even children get older

And I’m getting older too"


In a concert filled with highlights, Nicks belted out an extended version of “Gold Dust Woman” like she was still 27, then finished with a four-song encore that included a version of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock N Roll” as her final number.

The show was rich with Tom Petty recognition. Nicks told the crowd she didn’t have a single for her “Belladonna” album before her producer had her put a song written by Petty on it called “Stop Dragging My Heart Around.”

“I guess you could say I found my single,” Nicks told the crowd.

She followed that classic later in the concert with “Free Fallin,” a 1989 Tom Petty song. In showing the depth of her song collection, she offered up a jukebox of hits that included “Gypsy,” “Edge of Seventeen” and “Stand Back.”

Below Photos:
Griffin Lotz, Amy Harris


Stevie Nicks sends off Bonnaroo 2022 weekend in timeless form

Stevie Nicks sends off Bonnaroo 2022 weekend in timeless form: 'For the women!'
Dave Paulson, 

Every year, tens of thousands of ticket holders pack and prepare for Bonnaroo with an idea of how they want to dress, act and feel at this hippie-rooted fest. And for many, that image looks a lot like Stevie Nicks.

You see her trademark style and free spirit reflected in countless attendees, regardless of age or gender. So when the 74-year-old took Bonnaroo’s biggest stage on Sunday night — as the fest’s final performer — it was beyond overdue, and not just because of her influence here.

On Sunday, Nicks became the first female headliner in Bonnaroo history. It’s not a flattering fact for a 20-year-old event, but a cause for celebration nonetheless.

“I am very honored to be the first girl to be the last person on tonight,” she said. “For the women! Yes! But of course, the girl in me says I’m also really glad that there’s a lot of cool men here tonight, too. So do not feel left out.”

From our vantage point in the field, everyone felt more than welcome here, especially as the opener “Outside The Rain” blended right into “Dreams” — a Fleetwood Mac classic, to be sure, but also a recent TikTok sensation.

Soon, she was sharing “Landslide,” and seemingly every other person — whether they were watching intently or weaving their way through the crowd — was singing along. As she sang “I’m getting older too,” a voice nearby shouted, “Never, Stevie!”

Another early treat was her collaboration with the late Tom Petty, “Stop Draggin' My Heart Around.” It’s the song that brought her to Bonnaroo for the first time, when she joined Petty to sing it in 2006.

That tune aside, Nicks and her band kept the set fairly mellow, and for awhile it seemed like she was bringing Bonnaroo down gently after four-plus hectic days and nights. But this set soon got to a roiling boil, culminating in the thunderous “Edge of Seventeen.”

“Bonnaroo, it has been a serious pleasure to be here with you tonight,” she said afterwards. “I might just drop by to tell you some more stories at some point in the future. I’ll call it ‘Stevie 101.’"

After Nicks said goodbye, the crowd chanted for one more song, and were thrilled when she returned for an encore – an inevitable one, if you checked online. Either way, cell service was non-existent in the packed field.

It began with another Petty nod, “Free Fallin’,” plus “Rhiannon” and finally a rousing cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” (for the second time that weekend, as Robert Plant himself sang it with Alison Krauss on Friday).

“What an awesome audience you’ve been,” Nicks told them. “We couldn’t ask for any more."

Matthew Baron, Jenn D Photography

Stevie Nicks Casts a Spell at Bonnaroo

There are many reasons why it became a tradition to close out Bonnaroo with a legacy act. Not least among them: When you’ve been coated in dust and sunscreen and roasted in the sun for four days, it feels good to sing along to songs you know, which may have been part of your life for a long time. When Bonnaroovians shuffled over to What Stage to end this year’s fest with rock ’n’ roll fairy godmother Stevie Nicks — the first woman solo artist to play a headline slot since the festival launched in 2002 — we certainly got that. 

Nicks and her band, led by guitar hero Waddy Wachtel, played “Dreams,” “Landslide,” “Gold Dust Woman” and “Rhiannon” — bar-setting songs that she added to the Fleetwood Mac canon in the 1970s — as well as the hard-rocking “Edge of Seventeen” from her 1981 solo debut Bella Donna. The lush, many-layered presentation felt like watching your (or your parents’) album collection come to life in vivid detail, and the songs elicited ecstatic tears from more than a few in the crowd. There were also plenty of deeper cuts, like the poignant “Destiny” from Nicks’ 1984 LP Street Angel, that stood tall next to the hits. 

That would’ve been plenty, but as seems to be her style, Nicks brought even more to the table. In one of many asides, Nicks noted that she was wearing a bespoke dress from the photo shoot for the Bella Donna album cover — and how her mom had pooh-poohed her decision to invest the equivalent of a house payment in the piece, which has since paid off. There were nods to her camaraderie with Tom Petty, from performing a gentle cover of the late rock hero’s “Free Fallin’ ” to introducing the Petty-penned “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with a story that mentioned how she’d wanted to be in The Heartbreakers. The anecdote also mentioned how condescending producer and then-boyfriend Jimmy Iovine had been at the time, one of many instances when Nicks was subject to the misogyny that seems to have always been endemic in the music business. 

The oldest song in the main set was the nuanced and rollicking gem “Crying in the Night,” which Nicks wrote for Buckingham Nicks — the lone eponymous album from her band with guitarist and then-partner Lindsey Buckingham, before the two joined the already-established Fleetwood Mac. The record has since become a cult favorite, but poor performance when it was released, coupled with unfulfilled promises that “Crying in the Night” would be released as a single, convinced her that her fledgling music career was finished. To borrow a phrase from late, great Scene editor Jim Ridley, here was one of the heads on Mount Rushmore, taking a pause from rocking out to open up about the pain of rejection and what kind of perspective five decades has afforded her.

“Not only was it not a single, the whole record actually tanked,” Nicks recalled. “Down the road, everybody thought [Buckingham Nicks] was this great record, but who knew? We certainly didn’t know. If you think your dreams are just trashing out and you’re never gonna make it to where you want to go, that’s not true. … It might take a while to get to your dreamy place, but you will get there, I promise you.”

Later, at the conclusion of an encore that seemed to be finished twice before it actually ended, Nicks & Co. fired off a ripping rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll.” It made Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ thoughtful reworking from a few days prior seem sleepy by comparison, and it was the friendly push we needed to get moving back to the non-Bonnaroo world.

Photos: Angelina Castillo