Lindsey Buckingham contributes three new songs to “This is 40” soundtrack

Lindsey Buckingham contributes three new songs to “This is 40” soundtrack

This Is 40 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

“This is 40 Soundtrack”: Lindsey Buckingham contributes three new songs that have a similarly nimble instrumental feel. Gently chiming guitars interlock with each other on the shimmering “Sick of You,” the best of the three, though “She Acts Like You” also is first-rate Buckingham. Lindsey also adds backing vocals to the Norah Jones track “Always Judging”

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Stevie Nicks: Fleetwood Mac would love to headline 2013 Glastonbury Festival

Stevie Nicks says Fleetwood Mac would ‘love to’ headline the 2013 Glastonbury Festival as part of their world tour.

The band have announced more than 30 shows in the USA, which begin with a gig at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on April 4.

glastonbury-pyramid-stageStevie Nicks says Fleetwood Mac would love a headline slot on the Pyramid Stage at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival

The last of those concerts is in Detroit on Wednesday, June 12 – exactly a fortnight before the Glastonbury Festival returns to Worthy Farm.

Singer Nicks said she fell in love with Glasto after watching the 2011 festival on television following her own appearance at Hyde Park’s Hard Rock Calling.

“When we were there (in the UK) in 2011, I watched it,” Nicks told NME. “I watched Beyonce and it was pretty amazing!

“I had just got home from the Hyde Park thing, so I was just home from my own show and I turned on the TV and we had a pretty big screen in the hotel where we were, so I sat and watched like three hours, four hours of it, so would I love to do it? I’d Love to do it!”

Nicks also told NME that Fleetwood Mac hoped to announce “seven or eight” summer shows in the UK.

After its break in 2012, Glastonbury Festival returns from Wednesday, June 26, to Sunday, June 30. Tickets sold out in less than two hours when they went on sale in early October.

Later that month, visitors to This is Somerset voted for their dream 2013 Glastonbury Festival line-up and chose The Rolling Stones, Daft Punk and Fleetwood Mac.

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Christine McVie will never rejoin Fleetwood Mac, says Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks has downplayed the likelihood of Christine McVie reuniting with Fleetwood Mac.

McVie left Fleetwood Mac following the highly successful ‘The Dance’ tour in 1998 and has largely shunned the music business, aside from the 2004 solo LP In the Meantime.

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Fleetwood Mac will launch their latest reunion tour in 2013, but Nicks has stressed to Rolling Stone that McVie will not be involved at all.

“I would say there’s no more a chance of [McVie returning] than an asteroid hitting the earth. She is done,” Nicks explained to the publication.

The ‘Rhiannon’ singer continued: “You know when you look in somebody’s face and you can just tell? She doesn’t want to do it anymore. She doesn’t want to fly. She doesn’t want to come back to America. When she left, she left. She sold her house, her piano, her car.

“She went to England and she has never been back since 1998, so it’s not really feasible, as much as we would all like to think that she’ll just change her mind one day. I don’t think it’ll happen. We love her, so we had to let her go.”

McVie has largely refrained from public appearances in recent years, but did attend a Fleetwood Mac concert in London in 2008.

Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham expressed hopes this week that the band will tour Europe in addition to their 34-date US and Canadian trek.


Digital Spy
Thurs Dec 6th 2012

Fleetwood Mac: There will never be a final tour until we drop dead says Stevie Nicks

New tour coincides with 35th anniversary of band’s breakthrough album, ‘Rumours’

Is one ever too old to rock and roll? Never, the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones has declared to the world. The same holds true for Fleetwood Mac, who burst into popular musical consciousness with their album “Rumours,” 35 long years ago. Mac’s iconic lead singer Stevie Nicks, set to take to the world’s stages once again has declared, “It’s never going to be a final tour until we drop dead. There’s no reason for this to end as long as everyone is in good shape and takes care of themselves.”

2012124804stevie‘Personally, I think we feel better than before,’ Stevie Nicks said. ‘We’re not doing drugs and stuff like that … You don’t know what you’ll do when you’re not doing this.’

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – Fleetwood Mac has been performing extant for four decades. The band will hit the road again next year, after their last world tour in 2010. The 34-city tour with dates in the United States and Canada will begin on April 4 in Columbus, Ohio, and finish up on June 12 in Detroit.Mac’s 1977 album, “Rumours,” landed the band four hit singles and sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. The album will be reissued with unreleased studio and live recordings just in time for the tour.There have been frequent changes in the band lineup since they first began in 1967. The 2013 tour will feature Nicks, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, and founding members Mick Fleetwood on drums and John McVie on bass.The 64-year-old Nicks, known for her floor-length blonde hair and frilly outfits, says that touring is a big part of their continued success.

“I don’t want a Fleetwood Mac tour every year or year and a half. That’s why people get so excited. … All of a sudden the world is on edge and that’s what gets you out there.”

Nicks finished a two-year solo tour promoting her 2011 album “In Your Dreams,” making music and being on the road is in her blood.

“If you never stop, you don’t lose your energy,” the “Landslide” the singer say. “Even when we stop, everybody is still doing a lot of stuff.”

Fleetwood and McVie are both founding members of the band, and Buckingham and Nicks joined the group in 1974.

Singer and songwriter Christine McVie, who wrote the big hit “Don’t Stop” that was on “Rumours,” joined the band in the early 1970s after marrying John McVie, but retired from touring after the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. She still contributes on occasion to studio efforts.

Of the 22 songs Fleetwood Mac will play during a concert, 11 will be hits, such as “Dreams,” “Don’t Stop” and “Hold Me,” Nicks said.

Fleetwood Mac’s last studio album, “Say You Will,” was released 10 years ago. Nicks says that she and Buckingham had spent time writing songs together recently.

“Personally, I think we feel better than before,” Nicks said. “We’re not doing drugs and stuff like that … You don’t know what you’ll do when you’re not doing this.”

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Fleetwood Mac plan world tour for 2013

Fleetwood Mac plan world tour for 2013

The Guardian Newspaper
Sean Michaels
Tuesday 4 December 2012

The band have announced 34 North American dates, followed by shows in Europe and Australia, if ‘everything goes well’

‘Perfect timing’ … Fleetwood Mac will tour in 2013. Photograph: Cliff Watts/AP

Fleetwood Mac will embark on a world tour in 2013. The band have announced the first concerts in what Stevie Nicks has called “the year of Fleetwood Mac,” which will include gigs in Europe, America and Australia.

“For now, I have no particular vision of what this tour is going to be,” Lindsey Buckingham told Rolling Stone. That’s not actually very surprising: Fleetwood Mac haven’t released a new album since 2003’s Say You Will, and they were touring worldwide as recently as 2010. Even still, fans have been hungry for a comeback; there was considerable alarm this spring, when Mick Fleetwood said that Fleetwood Mac might never tour again.

“It’s the perfect time to go back out,” Nicks declared. The band’s initial announcement comprises 34 North American dates, from 4 April to 12 June. “If everything goes well we’ll be in Europe doing festivals this summer,” she explained. “Then we’ll actually tour Europe, which is different than just doing festivals. Then we might do 15 or so shows in Australia.”

While there is no new Fleetwood Mac album, Nicks admitted, “We actually have two new Fleetwood Mac songs that I cut with Lindsey two weeks ago.” The two musicians spent four days recording at Buckingham’s house, “[hanging] out with his family … and really [connecting] with him again.” “We’re pretty proud of what we have done,” Nicks said, “and we’re looking at it through the eyes of wisdom now, instead of through the eyes of jealousy and resentment and anger.”

In his remarks earlier this year, Mick Fleetwood complained that Nicks and Buckingham’s solo careers had undermined the larger band. On this new tour, Buckingham revealed, the show may contain “an extended middle portion” featuring “just me and Stevie”.

Formed in 1967, Fleetwood Mac have released 17 studio albums. They have sold over 40m copies of their 1977 smash, Rumours, making it one of the bestselling records of all time.


Fleetwood Mac announce the first leg of 2013 reunion world tour

December 4, 2012 9:01

Band confirm US dates – and say there’s European shows in the pipeline, too

Fleetwood Mac have announced the first leg of their planned 2013 reunion world tour.

The much-revered band have confirmed a large run of US shows to take place from April to June next year, and also told Rolling Stone that they plan on playing a spate of European festivals and shows too.

Speaking about the dates, singer Stevie Nicks said:

It’s the perfect time to go back out. 2013 is going to be the year of Fleetwood Mac.

John Mcvie and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac perform at Madison Square Garden, Thursday, March 19, 2009, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

Nicks also teased that fans would be treated to new songs at the shows, revealing: “We actually have two new Fleetwood Mac songs that I cut with Lindsey two weeks ago we might play. I had a really good time working with him for four days at his house. I got to hang out with his family and his kids, his grown up kids, and really connect with him again. We’re pretty proud of what we have done, and we’re looking at it through the eyes of wisdom now, instead of through the eyes of jealousy and resentment and anger.

Discussing the prospect of playing European shows, meanwhile, she said: “If everything goes will we’ll be in Europe doing festivals this summer. Then we’ll actually tour Europe, which is different than just doing festivals. Then we might do 15 or so shows in Australia.”

Her comments could spark renewed speculation that the band are set to headline Glastonbury when the festival returns in 2013. When previously asked about the rumours, festival boss Emily Eavis said: “I think Fleetwood Mac would be amazing to get, I’ll be totally honest we haven’t had any conversations with them yet but, you know, it is still early days. We’re just talking to some headliners now. For us it’s about getting the balance of heritage bands, legends and new bands – just keeping that balance.”

Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham also provided some insight as to what fans could expect from the gigs. “We always have to play ‘Dreams,’ ‘Rhiannon,’ ‘Don’t Stop,’ ‘Tusk,’ ‘Big Love,’ ‘Landslide’ and all our most famous songs,” he said. “When you’ve gone through all your must-do’s, that’s 75% of your potential setlist. I think with the other 25 per cent, there are areas of our catalog that are more under-explored. Maybe we’ll play more songs from ‘Tusk’. I’d also like to see an extended middle portion of the show that’s just me and Stevie. This is just me talking from the top of my head. For now, I have no particular vision of what this tour is going to be.” Continue reading