Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Full Lineup: Kenny Chesney, Fleetwood Mac To Rock TODAY's Fall Concert Series

The weather may be cold, but that does not mean the end to see the hottest musical acts are performed in TODAY. Instead, the hitmakers are still coming to Rockefeller Plaza for a special fall concert series Toyota.

Country superstar Kenny Chesney will kick off the fall series on Tuesday, September 23, singing some new material from her upcoming album, "The Big Revival".

As a global pop sensation One Direction previously announced, will celebrate the release of their new album, "Four" with a special performance live TODAY Universal Orlando Resort Monday, November 17.

And the "rumors" are true - the classic lineup of Fleetwood Mac Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie and John McVie will gather to perform hits from the band on Thursday 9 October.

But the big names do not stop there, because powerful trio Lady Antebellum, British rock sensation of the Bastille, and Ylvis, the duo behind the viral hit "Fox says What?" They are also in the lineup.

Register for the Fan Pass today to learn how you can get VIP tickets for concerts.

Below is a list of concerts presented in our place scheduled to date:

  •       Tuesday, September 23: Kenny Chesney, #KennyChesneyTODAY
  •       Tuesday, September 30: Lady Antebellum, #LadyATODAY
  •       Monday, October 6: Bastille, #BastilleTODAY
  •       Thursday, October 9: Fleetwood Mac, #FleetwoodMacTODAY
  •       Thursday, October 16: Ylvis, #YlvisTODAY
  •       Monday, October 20: Neil Diamond, #NeilDiamondTODAY

Additional performances will be announced throughout the season.

Fans and visitors are encouraged to come to the plaza for the live performances. You are viewing on a first come, first served outside the TODAY studio window-in-the-world on 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Fans should arrive by 6 am for best viewing.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

SummerFest Features Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band

Growing up in a family of musicians with musical influences around her, Brooke Walton played with the idea of starting a Fleetwood Mac tribute year for many years.

It was after she made an appearance in "Night of a Thousand Stevies" in New York at the Highline Ballroom in 2009 that the idea became reality.

Affectionately called Nightbird, the band consisting of Brooke, who is the spitting image of Stevie Nicks as vocalist; her husband, Adam Walton on guitar; his brother, Jason Phillips on drums; Delong Wolff on bass / vocals and a great "Christine McVie" with Kelli Thompson.

Nightbird made his most recent performance at the Fourth of July festivities in Kings Harbor and is carried out in the SummerFest Humble in Humble Civic Center on Saturday, August 2.

Stoney LaRue was previously scheduled to perform, but the show was canceled due to schedule conflicts and the organizers were interested in bringing local artists to headline the event.

Members of Nightbird are more than excited to play a concert in the humble area and will continue to bring the music of Fleetwood Mac community.

"I come from a musical family," Brooke said. "My parents were really playing music as a duo called" One plus One "around Houston before I was born and I was literally on stage hearing the song 'Dreams', while I was in the womb. Singing I was born.

"I also grew up with my brother who is the drummer in playing Nightbird music. It's a family thing for sure. Wolff has played in several bands over the years including Mean Gene Kelton and recalcitrant. Adam began playing guitar in his early teens with his brother. Trent. Kelli went to school for music gas been in several bands. She also plays guitar. "

When asked to remember what makes his performances more exciting and memorable, Brooke said it was the "experience of seeing so many smiling faces in the crowd, from all walks of life, gathering, meet them and hear how Bird Night of brought back those happy memories in their lives or even touched in some way.

"There are a lot of difficult times in the world right now, and if we can take away from it for a while, then I think we have done our job."

Besides acting f Nightbird, a variety of other musicians will perform and free activities for the whole family throughout the day and a classic car show.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Michael Eavis Says Fleetwood Mac Will Not Play Glastonbury 2014

Michael Eavis said that Fleetwood Mac will not play Glastonbury Festival next year.

The band is rumored to be performing at the festival, but the founder has denied that the event will be playing Worthy Farm in 2014. However, told The Guardian, Eavis said he hopes to get the band to play classic rock following year. "It is our hope to get 2015, but next year," he said.

In October, the bookies stopped taking bets on Fleetwood Mac headlining the Glastonbury Festival in 2014. Above Ladbrokes offered odds of 1/4 to see the band play the Pyramid Stage in June next year. However, after a period of increasing speculation after the UK tour of Fleetwood Mac, betting was suspended.

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2014 sold out in record time, after going on sale on October 6. 120,000 tickets sold out in 1 hour and 27 minutes, beating the record of 1 hour and 40 minutes last year. Eavis revealed that more than a million people had registered for tickets for the event next year.

Dolly Parton is strongly rumored to be playing Glastonbury Festival 2014.
According to reports, the country music icon is making its debut at Worthy Farm in June, according to The Sun, and will slot the 'legends' Sunday evening, June 29, 2014.'S supposed date would fit perfectly with his 2014 UK tour, which sees Parton playing O2 Arena in London on June 27, but left with an open schedule to tour the Nottingham Arena July 2. Arcade Fire and Lily Allen have already confirmed themselves for the festival, with Arcade Fire headlining the Pyramid Stage on Friday night (June 27).

Monday, 16 June 2014

Christine McVie Rejoining Fleetwood Mac

Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac retired over 15 years ago and now she is going back to the band. During a concert in Hawaii last night, Mick Fleetwood told the audience: "This is the worst kept secret there, but Christine McVie rejoins Fleetwood Mac" (via Consequence of Sound).

McVie his fellow band was joined on stage in September; check out pictures of the performance below. In a recent interview with The Guardian, he said... "I like being with the band, the idea of making music with them all Echo If they would ask me to probably be very happy ... but hasn 't happened, so have to wait and see. "

This is what he told The Guardian in 1998 removed:

     "I think it was just music'd out," he said. "I suffered from some kind of delusion that I wanted to be an English country girl, a Sloane Rangers or something ... and it took me 15 years to realize that it's not really what I wanted at all."

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Fleetwood Mac Star Honoured At Awards

Christine McVie wrote some of the most famous songs of Fleetwood Mac

Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac has been honored with a career in composition Ivor Novello awards this year.

McVie played with Fleetwood Mac for 28 years and wrote some of his most famous songs, including Do not Stop and Little Lies.

Other winners at the ceremony in London on Thursday include grammar, The Chemical Brothers and Nile Rodgers.

The annual awards, now in their 59th year, are voted on by the composers.

Nile Rodgers, Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac and London grammar were just some of the winners at the Ivor Novello songwriting awards

Collecting his award, confirmed McVie joined Fleetwood Mac had after an absence of over 15 years and would join them on a world tour.

"We are in the process of doing another studio album which should be next year," he added.

Alt -pop trio Grammar London won the award for best song musically and lyrically for strong growth.

Mercury Prize winner James Blake last year received the trophy for best contemporary song by retrograde.

"This is unbelievable," Blake told the BBC behind the scenes”, but the greatest reward is in writing music writing music."

London Grammar defeated John Newman and Palma Violets to win the award for best song musically and lyrically

The best album prize went to Push Away Sky Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Cave said: “We do not come to many award ceremonies, but this is the one we get.”

The Specials founder Jerry Dammers, who won the prize of inspiration, recalled when the band won an award from the BBC Radio 1 in the late 1970s.

“I crashed with a hammer when I got home and threw my gold record for the window, but when I heard this, really touched me.”

Referring to his protest song Free Nelson Mandela said: “If there are any young people here and you feel strongly about something, if you write a song about it you never know where it will end.”

Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin presented the award for her outstanding contribution to British music for rock guitarist Jeff Beck.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Stevie Nicks Reveals Upcoming New lbum Details... 17 So-Called "Trunk" Songs

New BMI Icon at the first full meeting Fleetwood Mac in 16 years , the new solo album and performing in 'American Horror Story'

Stevie Nicks / musician , at the meeting of the full configuration of Fleetwood Mac superstar . . “Well, Christine (McVie) just decided were called back in Europe last year at the end of the year and she called me and said," What would you think if I decided to return to the band? And I 'm like, ' Well, you convinced us more than 16 years you'd never come back. Finally, we actually convince. So, are you kidding? ‘And she said,' I 'm not kidding. “And I said, 'Well, Chris, we’ve seen in concert lately? Because you should see us, because it is very physical. 's almost three hours, and you have to be kind of an athlete.

Thus gets a coach. Y she did it! She did, totally! So she’s, like, Rockin ‘. So he is very excited , and we're very excited about it. "

Steve Nicks / Musician, in reviewing his own compositions:
" No fluff songs in my songs. And they all meant a lot to me and all were written about another person or about me or the world or the country or, you know, there is simply no fun songs -big- deal”.

"It's a very , very heavy thing to look back on all the things you've done , especially when it is between 15 and 66, and then tomorrow it all starts again with a completely different thing . "

Stevie Nicks / Musician, on material for his next solo album:

 "I went to YouTube and found all the songs that somehow took my house or collected or paid or whatever, and we picked all the songs they like - it was not like 25 songs that fans really wanted I record, and I chose 18., and went to Nashville and recorded 17 songs. So as we all are from 1969 as maybe? Songs I call my 24-karat gold. "

Stevie Nicks / musician, performing with actress Jessica Lange in "American Horror Story:
Coven ":" She's amazing. And so you just looked much, you know? And I sang, ' Has anyone written anything for you ' with it probably 20 times. And she cried all the time. And it was like, ' Oh, my God! ' Era - the fact that Ryan (series co - creator and producer Ryan Murphy) took me it was a gift as well - none of that probably will never happen to me that way again. 'American Horror Story: Coven '! It's like my dream, you know. (Laughs) "


Stevie Nicks thought former Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie was pulling his leg.

“She called when we were in Europe late last year," said Nicks. “And (she) said:" What would you think if I decided to return to the band? And I 'm like, ' Well, you convinced us more than 16 years you'd never come back. Finally, we actually convince. So, are you kidding? ‘“

No it was not.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Her Fear Gone, Christine McVie's Muse Soars With Fleetwood Mac Reunion

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac are collaborating again. (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)

Christine McVie facilitates comfortably in the corner of a leather couch, about a foot between her and Lindsey Buckingham. He leans forward and side to side, playing "Too Far Gone”, a new song from Fleetwood Mac dance they have written together in recent weeks in a recording studio listening to West Los Angeles.
"This was a great collaboration," Buckingham said. "I had a clue without singing in it, and she wrote the song about her. "

"We've been doing a bit lately, is not it?" McVie said.

Helping songwriting McVie, Buckingham told her, “is something you always wanted to do for you, which was not necessarily the case with Stevie. She is a bit more complicated in their needs."

It is a scene that would have been pure fantasy of rock ' n ' roll, just two years ago.

At that point, McVie was safely installed in his 17th century mansion in rural areas of northern England, having retired from touring and recording with a band that had been part of a quarter century. Paralyzed with fear of flying which made the idea of a trip to Los Angeles - or anywhere else - unthinkable, the '70s rock goddess stopped touring in 1998 and spent much of his time in the kitchen and gardening.

But last week, the woman who wrote and sang many songs of the cornerstone of the group, including "Do not stop “, "You Make Loving Fun" and " Little Lies " happily traded jokes with Buckingham, who expressed great satisfaction at the resumption of the creative relationship that had previously enjoyed, both saying they have not only picked up where they left, but agrees that "it's better than ever.”

In fact, the same study it was built 35 years ago , when the British - American band was starting to work on one of the most ambitious projects of the legendary group's career , the disc double album " Tusk " , which followed the blockbuster " Rumours" one of the 10 best-selling albums of all time .
After a McVie smiling flashes with arms raised engineer Mark Needham, Mick Fleetwood tightens the unmistakable under 6 feet 5 inches through the door of the control room and begins to chew a bite of the salad bowl green plastic. He grabs a digital camera of a coffee table and pointing to his bandmates. McVie forces him crookedly in a silly grin as he adjusted the shot.

"There was some concern about whether it was a good idea to come here," Fleetwood, 66 said. “It might be better to go to a new place, a place that had not worked before. But since I started working here could not be more fantastic."

The observation of F. Scott Fitzgerald that "there are no second acts in American lives," however, it seems that the Grammy winning quintet is positioning just that.

Of the five members of the band, Stevie Nicks is not only on site, busy attending to other commitments, they say. While Christine McVie and Buckingham were signed in the finishing touches on "Too Far Gone”, John McVie and Fleetwood worked on other facets of the new material.

McVie’s return to the fold for an upcoming reunion tour full band, announced in January, was enough to surprise music fans that had been secured by a decade and a half had checked out McVie Fleetwood Mac and would not to return. But things began to change a couple of years ago, when he began to reconsider.

She continued writing in his self-imposed retirement, and makes a solo album in 2004 attractive, "meanwhile”. It was this project that helped plant the seed for his eventual return.

"I had some good songs on it, but it was especially bad," said McVie, 70, still looking the part of the quintessential rock 'n ' roll singer and songwriter in his brown leather jacket on a white shirt and tight black jeans. “I did it for the wrong people the wrong way , I did not fly, I did not want to promote it. As I did in my garage and nothing happened to her. This caused a certain amount of trouble, and then I stopped”.

After a couple of years ago, she sought out a therapist to help with fear of flying. "He asked me," If you were to go anywhere in the world, where are you going? ' I thought about it for a while, and I said ' Hawaii ‘.

"I said: ' Buy your ticket. ' Then he said. ‘You do not have to use it just buy it,'" he said. Buckingham laughs at his revelation, saying. "Little did I know that part "

After a period of being gradually desensitized to the idea of flying, said Fleetwood took her home to meet her, and together a plane to Maui was taken. There he and her former husband, John McVie, joined the performance of his blues band.

"I did a couple of songs there, I felt good on the stage, and then I thought , I 'm really missing something , something that is mine, that only I have given , and I 'm not paying respect to my own gift ," said . "I saw that if I want to start playing again, there's only one band that I want to play, and that is Fleetwood Mac."

That led to his first appearance in 15 years with Buckingham, Nicks, McVie and Fleetwood when editing 80 % in the group performed at the O2 Arena in London last year, a meeting of a night that set the stage for his return to the band.