Singer and songwriter Stevie Nicks has a new collection of previously unreleased songs coming out on October 4th. 24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault includes material written 1969-1987. The album was co-produced by Dave Stewart and features guitarist Waddy Wachtel, and various session musicians from Nashville where the album was recorded. Continue reading →
Fleetwood Mac brought it’s spring tour to the Wells Fargo Center last night. Rather than focus on a single album, the show featured live mainstays from across the band’s career like “Rihannon” and “So Afraid,” as well as songs like “Gypsy” which are not as often performed. See a gallery of scenes from the concert above, and check out the setlist below. Continue reading →
Electric guitar wizard and Sonic Youth co-founder Lee Ranaldo teamed up with one of his 80s alt-rock brethren – J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. – to cover the instrumental Fleetwood Mac number “Albatross,” a song originally recorded in 1969 and released during the Mac’s heady pre-Buckingham / Nicks era. You can stream their cover below, and compare it against a live BBC performance of the original from 1970. “Albatross” will appear on Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac, which will be released in August by Starbucks’ Hear Music label, and will also feature contributions from Best Coast, Marianne Faithful, The New Pornographers and Tame Impala. Lee Ranaldo Band will be joining us next week for the XPoNential Music Festival; they play the Jersey Arts Marina stage on Saturday at 4:45 p.m. You can pick up your tickets or passes here; early bird prices for the festival have been extended through July 11.
The Fleetwood Mac tribute album entitled Just Tell Me That You Want Me features various artists including MGMT, Lykke Li, The Kills, The New Pornographers, Tame Impala and more. The album is out August 14th on Concord Music Group. You can pre-order the album here. Best Coast perform with Those Darlins at Union Transfer on July 16th. You can purchase tickets to the show here. Below, listen to the song and watch Best Coast perform “Rhiannon.”
Direct Current has announced that there will be a tribute album to Fleetwood Mac to be released on August 14th. The album was produced by Randall Poster, a music supervisor and producer who did the Buddy Holly tribute album last year.
Direct Current said:
Another difference with the tribute album is that each of the contributing artists had complete independent control over the style and vision for their songs. The result is a collection of often radically reworked versions of well-known (and some more obscure) Fleetwood Mac songs.
Entrance Band – Green Manalishi
Crystal Ark – Tusk
Best Coast – Rhiannon
New Pornographes – Think About Me
MGMT – Future Games
Marianne Faithful – Angel
Anthony Hegarty – Landslide
Ranaldo and Mascis – Albatross
Trixie Whitley – Before the Beginning
Washed Out – Straight Back
Super Wolf – Storms
The Kills – Dreams
Gardens and Villa – Gypsy
Billy Gibbons – Oh Well
Lykke Li – Silver Springs
Best Coast, who cover “Rhiannon,” is no stranger to Fleetwood Mac covers. They previously did a cover of “Storms” which you can listen to below. Best Coast is playing at Union Transfer on July 16th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show.