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  • January 2002: Yahoo! News reported: "A new album from legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac should hit the racks by the end of the summer, vocalist Stevie Nicks has revealed. Speaking to launch.com, Stevie said: "It's gonna be a good record. I can already hear it! I mean, a lot of Lindsey [Buckingham]'s stuff is pretty much done, five of my songs are recorded, so if we don't record one more thing, we already have a record." She also went on to explain that the band, whose last studio album was 1997's The Dance, hope to have the record polished-off by May or June and then support the album's release with a tour."
  • October 27, 2001: There had been rumours floating around that Sheryl Crow might become a member of Fleetwood Mac; this is not true as indicated in a press release representing Crow. In that release, Mick Fleetwood also had this to report: "Just the four of us are going to continue and we'll augment the band for live performance. We're blessed that we have a lot of material that Stevie (Nicks) and Lindsey (Buckingham) are way capable of demonstrating, and it will be a different band to some extent. As of the moment, no, there's been no thought of adding anyone. Stevie's had a lot of fun working and touring a lot with Sheryl Crow...and...I don't anticipate anything like that happening. We're certainly not planning to do that, and that's where we're at."
  • April 8, 2001: RollingStone.com: Fleetwood Mac to Record; Mick Fleetwood says band will be "full tilt" in fall: "Mick Fleetwood, drummer and founding member of Fleetwood Mac, says that the band will definitely be back in the studio by September. Fleetwood recently visited Stevie Nicks' house with Lindsey Buckingham, and they've pulled together more than twenty new songs for the group's next project."There's no shortage of new material," Fleetwood says. "Lindsey is starting to work through the songs already -- that's the way we always do it in Fleetwood Mac. So Stevie and Lindsey are going to do their solo things this coming summer, and then it's going to be full tilt into Fleetwood Mac."The role of singer and keyboardist Christine McVie remains uncertain. McVie didn't play at the group's reunion at the White House on January 6th. "I think it is fair to say that that was sort of an important gig for us, because we did it without Chris," says Fleetwood. "It proved the band could function without her." McVie may contribute to the new album, but Fleetwood is convinced she won't tour again. "She didn't enjoy touring in 1997 [when the band was promoting The Dance]. She just doesn't have a comfort with traveling and performing live any more."Nicks' new solo album, Trouble in Shangri-La, which features co-production by and collaborations with Sheryl Crow and a guest spot by Macy Gray, is due May 1st. As for Buckingham's project, in January, he told Rolling Stone, "The music I have right now, is the best that I've ever done on my own, or with Fleetwood Mac. [I'm] tapping into some new areas." Buckingham does not yet have a release date. RICHARD JOHNSON (April 7, 2001)" Thanks to Clayre for sending this to us and Les for posting it to The Ledge.
  • March 25, 2001: The Rumours album is being remixed and released on DVD Audio on April 24th. "DVD-Audio is a new music format that offers a major advance in audio performance by providing the listener with Advanced Resolution stereo (2 channels) and/or multi-channel (surround sound up to 6 channels) music. (Warner Bros website). This release will also include 'Silver Springs' and even more details can be found here and at DVD-Audio Preview.
  • March 12, 2001: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) have established a project called "Songs of the Century" which is "a nationwide education initiative intended to promote a better understanding of America’s musical and cultural heritage in our schools." Included on the list of 365 recordings was Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way". A complete article can be found here.
  • March 11, 2001: "CD SERIES HIGHLIGHTS REGGAE ACTS, ROCK HITS NEW YORK (Billboard) - Bongo Boy Music/Madacy Label Group will on May 15 release "Reggae Rocks - The Tide Is High," the first of a planned six-disc compilation series of reggae artists covering classic rock and pop songs. The first disc sports 18 tracks by the likes of Toots and the Maytals, Big Mountain and Steel Pulse presenting island versions of tracks by Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Steve Miller, the Rolling Stones, the Eagles, FLEETWOOD MAC and others. Future releases in the "Reggae Rocks" series will concentrate on the work of specific artists, such as the Beatles, the Stones and Dylan. The series is produced by Henry "K," who originated the idea with two volumes of Grateful Dead reggae tributes under the "Fire On The Mountain" banner." Thanks to Kelly Conroy for the submission.
  • January 20, 2001: In yesterday's Rolling Stone online: "LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM MULLS MAC REUNION: FLEETWOOD MAC singer/guitarist LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM is not sure whether he will contribute his latest batch of songs to a new FLEETWOOD MAC album, save them for his first solo album since 1992's "From the Cradle," [sic] or put them on a Buckingham/Nicks album. "The music I have right now is some of the best I've ever done," Buckingham told Rolling Stone. In the event of a Fleetwood Mac reunion, however, CHRISTINE McVIE is not likely to participate. "She sold her house in L.A. and is just residing in England," Buckingham said. "God knows what she's doing."" Thanks to Kristin for posting this on The Ledge. The much lengthier interview from which this blurb came can be found here.
  • January 20, 2001:: Mick Fleetwood recently had interviews with Sonicnet.com and Launch.com concerning the future of Fleetwood Mac, without Christine McVie.
  • January 13, 2001:: We received the following from Brett Tuggle with permission to share:

    January 12, 2001, 3:48 PM

    As I am sure you know, the Mac was asked to be a part of Clinton's "going away party" at the White House last Saturday so everyone was in agreement that it would be a great occasion for The Mac to get together and play again.

    Unfortunately, Christine did not want to participate but sent her blessings and so the band rehearsed without her. Having worked closely with Christine on "The Dance" I played her keyboard parts while Lindsey, Stevie, Sharon Celani & Mindy Stein (the backing singers for "The Dance"and Stevie's band) worked on the vocal harmonies. Both Neale Heywood (guitar) and Lenny Castro (Percussion) from "The Dance" also were a part of the line up and with just three days of rehearsal we were able to pull together an hour set. I have to say that the show went pretty smoothly considering the short amount of time we had to prepare for the event. It was really pretty amazing for everyone involved. I will never forget it that's for sure.........

    I did miss Christine but we did learn from all of this is that it is totally possible for Fleetwood Mac to still play together without her. It would obviously be different but still very powerful and moving in it's own right. The remaining "main four" seem to want to still work together in some capacity but we will have to see what happens after Stevie has released her new CD and completed her tour. I do not have a release date at this time but it won't be to much longer now and let me tell you the wait is well worth it. Lindsey also has a lot of incredible new songs recorded so we will just have to wait see what develops as the year goes by. I am optimistic myself.

    I hope I have shed some light on the latest Fleetwood Mac experience. It is always a pleasure and a joy to work with all of them.

    All the best and God bless...

    Brett

  • January 12, 2001: Receiver Records is reporting that they will be releasing a Fleetwood Mac album entitled "Showbiz Blues" in April 2001. The catalogue number for the CD will be RDPCD 015 and it will be priced at approximately £24.99 (around $37.50); it will also be released on vinyl (RRLD 007) with a price as yet to be determined. This is expected to be the sequel to The Vaudeville Years with sleeve notes by Jet Martin Celmins. More information will be posted as we receive it. Thanks are extended to Mario Pirrone for sending this to us.
  • January 7, 2001: Fleetwood Mac made a suprise appearance at a staff farewell party for Bill Clinton at the White House on January 6, 2001. Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Lindsey Buckingham performed; Christine McVie did not attend. The band played Clinton's campaign theme song, "Don't Stop" and a full set of songs for the first family and guests. This information (and photos credited to Barbara Kinney/REUTERS) are from YAHOO! News. Click on the pictures for a larger version.
        
    Two press releases appeared on Yahoo! News: Press Release #1, Press Release #2 and one interview on Rolling Stone.
  • October 12, 2000: Mick Fleetwood appeared on CNBC's PowerLunch on October 11th to promote his new Rock N Roll memorabilia auction site, Fleetwood|Owen. At the conclusion of the segment, Bill Griffeth asked when the next Fleetwood Mac tour would be. Mick replied-- "The good thing is there will be one. I spoke to Lindsey, actually three days ago. Stevie has a great album coming out, as does Lindsey, and we're going to be probably 18 months away from doing some good Mac recordings and touring." Thanks to Ava for the transcription.
  • September 13, 2000: Bob Welch's song "Future Games" is featured in the new Cameron Crowe movie, "Almost Famous" The movie will be everywhere on September 29th; more information can be found here. Thanks to Bob Welch for this information.
  • July 17, 2000: The June 2000 edition of Record Collector has a history of the Immediate label... On Fleetwood Mac it says: "Manager Clifford Davis removed Fleetwood Mac from blues label Blue Horizon for one single, "Man Of The World", before quickly shifting the band to a more lucrative deal with Reprise. According to Davis, Immediate issued the single before any agreement had been reached with either the band or their management; fortunately for all parties, it was a major hit, reaching No. 2 in 1969." Thanks to Kim Abrahamsson for the information.
  • May 30, 2000: WBWC radio station located outside of Cleveland, Ohio ("The Sting 88.3FM) is once again hosting "Fleetwood MAX 2000" as part of the 2000 Summer Marathon Series on July 27th. Todd Richards (who sent us this information) will be co-hosting the event featuring the entire history of the band in 18 musical hours. An on-line flyer for the event can be found here. Interviews scheduled to air during the show include such guests as Rick Vito, Billy Burnette, and me (Marty Adelson) !
  • May 22, 2000: A complete Fleetwood Mac reunion with all sixteen members? Not quite, but wouldn't that be quite a concert?! See the promo collage prepared by Damon Torsten here.
  • May 3, 2000: The April 2000 edition of Record Collector magazine contained their "Top 500 Collectable Artists" as voted by the magazines readers; Fleetwood Mac moved up to #51 from position #75 last year. Peter Green moved from position #320 up to #246 while Stevie Nicks no longer appears on the list.
  • April 29, 2000: The May 2000 issue of ICE magazine (Issue 158) is stating that Snapper Records is going to release the "White Album" digitally remastered with four bonus tracks. The "White Album" that ICE is referring to is Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac (the dog and dustbin album) and not 1975 Fleetwood Mac album.
  • November 23, 1999: An article about Lindsey Buckingham's next solo album potentially becoming a Fleetwood Mac album was published in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, November 22nd. The complete text can be found here.
  • November 11, 1999: The November issue of Record Collector Magazine has four full pages on Fleetwood Mac - 1 page on the "The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions" box set, and 3 pages of interview with Mike Vernon... There also a chance to win one of 5 promo-only CD samplers (10 tracks) from the box - signed by Peter Green. In the back of each RC there´s a few pages called "25 Years Ago", and they mention that "Heroes Are Hard To Find" was released 25 years ago this month, and that the album is worth £8. Thanks to Kim Abra for the information.
  • October 4, 1999: There will be a 3 CD Box set entitled 'Boston Box' released from Snapper Music on November 9th. This set includes Vol 1. and Vol. 2. which have already been released as well as the much awaited Vol. 3. which has not previously been available. Vol 3. will also be released on its own in February 2000. Thanks to Alison from Snapper Records and John Wyver for this information.
  • September 23, 1999: Sunday September 26th at 10pm, ARROW 93 (Los Angeles) will broadcast the nationally syndicated program "Off The Record with Joe Benson" featuring the music of Fleetwood Mac and conversation with Mick Fleetwood. For a local radio station in the US that is broadcasting it, e-mail Bill McDermott with your city and state and he will try and reply with the station. Unfortunately, there is no online station list available. There is also some more information at Joe Benson's website here, http://www.unclejoe.com.
  • August 23, 1999: Peter Green stated in his Q&A Session here on The Penguin that "...if my manager Mich Reynolds gets her own way I will be getting together with Mick, John McVie and Jeremy Spencer, sometime next year, just for one or two shows at most. Like an original Fleetwood Mac reunion really". Here's hoping!
  • June 20, 1999: WBWC radio station located outside of Cleveland, Ohio ("The Sting 88.3FM) is hosting "Fleetwood MAX'99" as part of the 1999 Summer Marathon Series on July 29th. Todd Richards (who sent us this information) will be co-hosting the event featuring the entire history of the band in 18 musical hours. Among the normal catalog of songs, the day will also feature the new Shrine '69 and other classic Peter Green Era material. An on-line flyer for the event can be found here. The Penguin will be mentioned during show too.
  • May 28, 1999: Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac's Live - Shrine '69 is to be released from Rycko Records on June 22, 1999. Tracklisting, a cover scan, and preordering information can be found here.
  • May 23, 1999: Entertainment Weekly (May 28, 1999). In EW's 'The 100 Greatest Moments in Rock' issue, Fleetwood Mac is listed: "Rumours Marks Its 31st Week at No. 1. What halcyon times the late '70s were for the record industry, which saw a pair of albums, Rumours and Frampton Comes Alive!, usher in the blockbuster era. Fleetwood Mac's soap opus has sold 18 million copies, while Peter Grampton's Talkbox-powered double LP has managed about 6 million, which helped pay for a lot of satin tour jackets. These bullish mega-sales fueled the chart dreams of young Michael Jackson and Garth Brooks, who would go on to demonstrate how to lose your soul while breaking every record. Rank 67. A picture of Lindsey in the midst of a primal yell accompanies the blurb. Additionlly, Rumours was ranked third in an online music poll for best album with 8.3% of the vote (The Beatles' White Album was first) and the cover to Rumours was included among 'The 100 Greatest Album Covers'.
  • May 5, 1999: Billy Joel's Greatest Hits Volume I & II has officially sold more than 20 million copies, according to the April certifications announced on Monday by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Previously, it was tied with Rumours at fourth place but now Rumours falls to fifth place with 18 million copies. The top slot is a tie between The Eagles' 1975 Greatest Hits 1971-1975 and Michael Jackson's 1982 Thriller (each having sold 25 million); number three is Pink Floyd's 1979 The Wall (23 million).
  • April 26, 1999: The Orange County Register states that Fleetwood Mac's The Dance is the fourth top-selling DVD for the week ending April 11 as provided by the DVD Video Group.
  • April 15, 1999: According to Allison at Snapper Records, Live In Boston, Volume 3 is scheduled for a July 1999 release. More information will be added as it becomes available.
  • April 9, 1999: Edward Wincentsen, author of 'Rock's Mystical Lady' and 'Lady of The Stars' will be releasing a book entitled 'Fleetwood Mac: Through the Years' in early summer through Wynn Publishing. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
  • March 13, 1999: In a Star Ledger article, Mick Fleetwood had this to say about the future of Fleetwood Mac: "We're basically in a holding pattern. Do I think Fleetwood Mac will be active again? Yes, I do, but there are no golden rules as to when that will be. When we reunited for our last tour last year, I thought the band was playing better than ever. Some of us have tried very hard not to do this over the years, but I think we're all in a good space now. And you know, people love Fleetwood Mac." The complete article can be found here.
  • March 12, 1999: Mick Fleetwood was on an online chat on Yahoo! last night. When asked about the band, he said: "There is definitely a band. We're not disbanded. We reunited about 2 years ago. We're just waiting to get on the same page. We will most definitely be onstage again, and I'm really looking forward to that." Later he stated that he expects to be touring within 18 months. Keep your fingers crossed! He was also asked if he had checked out "www.fleetwoodmac.net 'cause it's WORTH it!" and he replied "No, but I should write that down." I posed a question asking if he was aware of the Penguin's proposal to become the Official Site but it was not asked. ;-( A lot of the questions were geared towards Mick's appearance on Mr. Music and his solo efforts. A complete transcript will be posted when it becomes available.
  • March 8, 1999: Mick Fleetwood was interviewed in the February 25, 1999 Star Ledger and stated "We're definitely still a band. We have not broken up, and I'm confident we will be making more music together. Maybe not touring -- Christine (McVie) is really not keen on that, and we don't want to railroad her-- but certainly recording." The complete article can be found here.
  • November 27, 1998: Peter Lewry's Fleetwood Mac: Complete Recording Sessions 1967 - 1997 will be released in the UK on December 18th-- a US release date is not yet available. Thanks to the author for this information.
  • November 12, 1998: From Billboard Online: "Early Fleetwood Mac Back In A Box: Sony Music U.K. and Sire Records in the U.S. are co-developing a six-CD boxed set of early Fleetwood Mac material. Billboard Bulletin reports that the package will include the four albums the band made for Blue Horizon from 1967-69, augmented with demos, studio conversation, and other unreleased material; a U.S. release is planned for next March. Sony is also working on a sequel to last year's "Blue Horizon Story" for spring 1999 release, produced by original label head Mike Vernon." Thanks to Travis, Luke, and Pierre Noel for the information. [Complete Article]
  • October 10, 1998: Receiver Records is releasing a two CD set entitled The Vaudeville Years Of Fleetwood Mac: 1968 - 1970 which contains a large number of unreleased songs, outtakes, and demos from the Peter Green era. Select the title to see the cover, tracklistings, reviews, and online ordering information.
  • September 16, 1998: The Dance was nominated for three Emmy awards-- Outstanding Directing For A Variety Or Music Program, Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) For A Drama Series, Variety, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, and Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Or Music Series Or A Special but unfortunately did not win any.
  • September 9, 1998: The Daily Mail newspaper in the U.K. published an article called "All Time Top 1,000 Albums". Claiming to be the biggest survey of musical tastes ever, the poll was based on the views of 200,000 people aged nine to sixty-two on both sides of the Atlantic - over a three year period. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours was position 19. The Beatles were at the number one and two positions with Revolver and Sgt. Pepper. Thanks to Karen Diment for this information.
  • December 9, 1997: Reuters New Network-- "Fleetwood Mac Stops Tour? The dance is over for Fleetwood Mac. The reunited band is calling a halt to its current tour to promote the album "The Dance." Sources say singer/keyboardist Christine McVie has had enough of the grueling concert schedule. Fleetwood Mac's outing will close the year as the fifth highest grossing tour, making more than $36 million with 44 shows. While they won't be extending the tour, occasional performances are likely -- especially when the band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March." Thanks to Lisa W. and Anusha for this information.

    More articles on Fleetwood Mac can be found in the Blue Letter Archive.



Bekka Bramlett

  • March 19, 1998: Trisha Yearwood won the Best Female Vocalist category at the Nashville Music Awards this year on January 21, 1998. The other nominees, however, were Bekka Bramlett, Amy Jarman, Jonell Mosser, and CeCe Winans. Thanks to Golf4lynn for this information.
  • January 13, 1998: Country Weekly: "After one record, the duo of Bekka Bramlett and longtime friend Billy Burnette (both former members of Fleetwood Mac) has dissolved, although they're still pals and writing partners. She has another record in the works-and this coming year she'll spend six months singing backup for Billy Joel."

    More articles on Bekka Bramlett can be found in the Blue Letter Archive.


Lindsey Buckingham

  • September 4, 2000: Planned for a October 10 release in the US through Appleseed Records (September 11th in the UK from Wrasse Records) is a release of material from John Stewart called "Wires From the Bunker" which was recorded roughly from 1981 to 1983. Lindsey Buckingham is featured on at least one track-- "American Way". There may be other previously unreleased songs with Lindsey on them too which are uncredited; both the US and UK versions contain the same 18 songs but have been remastered differently. This album will also include "Liddy Buck" which originally appeared on John Stewart's Teresa CD and was written in honor of Lindsey. There will be copies available to Stewart fans on the Bloodlines internet mailing list for early orders and delivery in September. More information can be found about this album in the discography here. Thanks to Ron Beffa for this information.
  • July 26, 2000: sonicnet & Reprise Records: Joni Mitchell Tribute Album - "Elton John, k.d. lang and Janet Jackson will all contribute to A Case of Joni, a tribute album to Joni Mitchell expected this winter, according to Reprise Records. Also contributing to the album will be P.M. Dawn, Lindsey Buckingham, Duncan Sheik, Annie Lennox, Elvis Costello, Chaka Khan, Björk, Sarah McLachlan, Etta James and Stevie Wonder, who performs a cover of Mitchell's "Woodstock."" Thanks to Kiki for posting this to The Ledge and to Luke Arnott for bringing it to our attention.
  • July 22, 2000: Brian Wilson's self-titled 1988 solo album will be re-released on September 5th through Rhino Records/Warner Archives. As one of eleven bonus tracks, this reissue will include "He Couldn't Get His Poor Old Body to Move" which Brian Wilson co-wrote with Lindsey Buckingham and it was produced by Buckingham. Thanks to Lesley Thode and Allstar for the information.
  • July 15, 2000: Lindsey Buckingham will be making a brief guest appearance at Stevie Nicks' benefit show on September 23rd. See the full story below.
  • June 30, 2000: Lindsey Buckingham is featured very prominently in the new IMAX movie, Wild California (www.wildca.com). The theme of this movie is about California's incredibly varied ecology, and the idea of the adventurous, unique, visionary spirit brought out in the people of California's past, present and future. There are many scenes of sky surfing, standard surfing, Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Los Angeles, and so on. Lindsey has three songs in the 50 minute movie-- "Go Your Own Way," "Steal Your Heart Away," and a NEW song. Two versions of GYOW are played; the version during the opening and closing credits sounds similar to the live OOTC band version while the one played during the movie is softer, sweeter, very accoustic, flutey, and sounds Celtic. SYHA was played twice, once almost in its entirety; Lindsey's voice sounds higher than the version included on the Best Buy CD. The new song was played for about 25-30 seconds over some snowboarding scenes; "very modern, upbeat, bright, lots of acoustic strumming, very high energy -- very Lindsey"; this song *might* be called "Twist of Fate". Much thanks are extended to Scott Grant and Lesley Thode for this information.
  • April 18, 2000: Lindsey Buckingham currently appears in a new commercial for Sonicnet.com singing 'Me, me, me'. The commercial also has Charlotte Church and Sisqo in it and has been seen on many different networks, including VH1, CNN, and ABC. You can also view it online here (Session 7).
  • February 2, 2000: From the February MOJO Magazine: "A Fleetwood Mac reunion in everything but name is how Lindsey Buckingham's forthcoming solo album, due in the spring, is being billed. Mick Fleetwood, and the McVies make notable contributions. Stevie Nicks is working on her own record." Thanks to Julie Kedward for the citation.
  • November 23, 1999: An article about Lindsey Buckingham's next solo album potentially becoming a Fleetwood Mac album was published in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, November 22nd. The complete text can be found here.
  • March 8, 1999: Mick Fleetwood was interviewed in the February 25, 1999 Star Ledger and stated that he and the other members of Fleetwod Mac have been helping Lindsey for his new album which may be ready for release by late summer. The complete article can be found here.
  • January 28, 1999: According to Reprise Records, Lindsey's new album is tentatively scheduled for release sometime in 2000. It still does not appear to be listed in any particular month though.
  • December 3, 1998: There is an article on Lindsey Buckingham in the November issue of The Guitar Magazine (UK).  Although they spelled his name wrong (LindsAy), there are several pictures, as well as the guitar tabulature for Never Going Back Again, Big Love, Bleed To Love Her, and You Make Loving Fun.
  • October 23, 1998: On Last Night's Late Night With David Letterman, the Top 10 List was entitled "Top Ten Signs Arafat and Netanyahu Are Warming Up To Each Other". Number four was "Word is they may finally be "getting back in the studio" with Lyndsey [sic] Buckingham". #1 was "They exchanged interns". Thanks to Karen for posting this to The Ledge.
  • September 1998: Guitar World: 60 Minutes with...Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains [excerpt]: The Chain, Fleetwood Mac: "When I was young, Lindsey Buckingham, was the one musician I most wanted to just sit down with and talk to. I loved him as a guitarist. I never considered him a flash player or a power technique kind of guy. He was really minimal, but he always played exactly what needed to be there. That's what I really dug the most -- he played what was right for the song." Thanks to Bonnie and Anusha for this entry.
  • July 29, 1998: We at The Penguin wish to formally welcome William Gregory Buckingham, born on July 8th, 1998, and weighing 7 pounds 6 ounces. Congratulations to Lindsey and Kristen on the birth of their son!
  • May 8, 1998: Lindsey Buckingham will be appearing at the 19th anniversary Kiss 108 concert on May 30, 1998 which benefits The Genesis Fund at Great Woods Amphitheater in Mansfield, MA. The other headliners include Sarah McLachlan, Matchbox 20, and Mariah Carey. The concert will also be broadcast nationally on pay per view. (Lindsey did not play at this event; his management stated that he was sick with the flu and could not fly.)
  • March 19th, 1998: "(NEW YORK) - Relating to earlier briefs, although it gets a little overshadowed by the Grammys, the Orville H. Gibson Awards for top guitarists are always given out the same week. This year's winners were LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM (best male rock guitarist), Sheryl Crow (best female rock guitarist), Dave Matthews (best male acoustic guitarist), Shawn Colvin (best female acoustic guitarist), Luther Allison (best male blues guitarist), Bonnie Raitt (best female blues guitarist), Mike Stern (best male jazz guitarist), Leni Lindsey Buckingham and Marty Callner outside of Late Night with David Letterman, picture by AmyStern (best female jazz guitarist), Lee Roy Parnell (best male country guitarist), Anita Cochran (best female country guitarist), Soul Coughing's Sebastian Steinberg (best male bassist), and Me'shell Ndegeocello (best female bassist). The most promising new guitarist award went to Jonny Lang, while John Fogerty took home the Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award. (Billboard)". Thanks to Ann Sissom for posting this information to The Ledge.
  • January 12th and 13th, 1998: Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks performed on Late Night with David Letterman for two consecutive nights. They played 'Landslide' on Monday and 'Big Love' on Tuesday. They were not interviewed. Mick Fleetwood played with the band on both nights.
  • December 18, 1997: Lindsey appears on the cover and in a feature article of the January issue of Guitar World Accoustic magazine.
  • August 5, 1997: There is an excellent seven page interview with Lindsey entitled 'Mac In The Saddle' in the September 1997 Guitar World magazine. It includes two new photos as well.

    More articles on Lindsey Buckingham can be found in the Blue Letter Archive.


Billy Burnette

  • May 1, 2001: Billy Burnette, along with many other Rockabilly artists, performed at a special benefit for the Rockabilly Music Foundation at the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville pm April 5, 2001. Brenda Lee (with whom Billy performed and toured when he was 12 years old) was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award. For additional details about the show, including photos from the event, visit the Rockabilly Hall of Fame website. Thanks to Michele Mategrano for this information.
  • May 1, 2001: Billy Burnette will be among the 40 performers scheduled to appear at the Rockabilly Festival on the Jackson Fairgrounds in Jackson, TN on June 29th, 30th, & July 1st. Billy is scheduled to perform as a solo act AND as the Rock & Roll Trio along with his cousin Rocky Burnette and original Trio member Paul Burlison. [Billy's father Dorsey Burnette and his uncle Johnny Burnette (Rocky's father) along with Paul Burlison made up the original Rock & Roll Trio back in the 1950's]. For additional information, including ticket and travel info and a list of performers and other activities at the festival, visit www.rockabillyhall.org. Thanks to Michele Mategrano for this information.
  • August 17, 2000: From the Left Bank Organization: Billy Burnette will be performing Monday, August 28th at Jacklegs' Speakeasy & Showcase in Nashville, TN. Jacklegs' is located at 152 Second Ave. North. The show is from 9-10 PM and will be broadcasted LIVE on 93.7 The Phoenix/WYYB.
  • June 8, 2000: We also received the following from the Left Bank Organization:

  • Billy's new album, Are You With Me Baby, is at #19 on the Americana chart this week (up from #23 last week). The single (Are You With Me Baby) debuted at #20 on the main chart.
  • For those attending Fan Fair 2000 (June 12-16, 2000) at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville, TN, Billy Burnette will be found signing autographs in the following booths on Tuesday, June 13th-- 12-1 PM: American Songwriter Booth; 2-2:30 PM: Country Music Live Booth. For more information, go to Fan Fair 2000.
  • June 3, 2000: We received the following annoucements from Billy Burnette's management company, The Left Bank Organization:

    June 3, 2000 - Instore - Billy & band will be performing a 30 min. set at Tower Records on West End Ave. in Nashville, TN followed by an autograph signing session.
    June 4, 2000 - Album Release Party - Billy & band will be performing at 9 PM at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville, TN. This performance will be broadcasted live on WRLT Lightning 100.
    June 10, 2000 - Show - Billy & band will be performing at the 19th Annual Alexandria Red Cross Waterfront Festival in Alexandria, VA. Showtime is 7 PM. Check out their website at www.alexandriaredcross.org for more information. (NOTE: The time on the website is incorrect. The showtime should be as stated before 7 PM.)
  • February 12, 2000: Billy Burnette will be releasing a new album entitled Are You With Me Baby? on May 19, 2000 through a label called Free Falls. A single from this album (same name) will be released on March 15th. The album will be available here at The Penguin. Thanks to Billy Burnette for this information; his Q&A session will be the last two weeks of March.
  • November 25, 1999: Billy Burnette has just released a new album entitled All Night Long through Grand Avenue Records. This album is available for purchase through The Penguin in The Penguin Album Corner. It does not appear to be available anywhere else right now. Billy will also be our guest for a Q&A session in March 2000.
  • January 13, 1998: Country Weekly: "After one record, the duo of Bekka Bramlett and longtime friend Billy Burnette (both former members of Fleetwood Mac) has dissolved, although they're still pals and writing partners. She has another record in the works-and this coming year she'll spend six months singing backup for Billy Joel."

    More articles on Billy Burnette can be found in the Blue Letter Archive.


Bob Brunning


Mick Fleetwood

  • August 19, 2001: Mick Fleetwood is to be the focus of a Bravo Profile on the Bravo Network in late September. According to RockOnTV, "The definitive portrait of the drummer for the tremendously successful Fleetwood Mac features Fleetwood's own reminiscences along with insights by all the band's members." Airtimes are listed as September 23rd (6 AM, 7 PM ET) and September 24th (5 AM ET). Update-- this special appears to have been taken off of there schedule as of mid-September.
  • July 25, 2001: Mick Fleetwood's online memoribilia auction business, Fleetwood Owen, has been acquired by eWanted, a buyer-focused auction site. Mick Fleetwood had this to say: "This merger gives Fleetwood Owen the Internet infrastructure to capitalize on the relationships Ted and I have with individuals in the entertainment industry who have unique memorabilia, ideal for Internet sale. Many of these sellers have collectibles never before offered on the Internet that they will entrust to Fleetwood Owen because of our outstanding reputation in the music and entertainment industry." More information is available in the press release. Thanks to Ava for pointing this out.
  • April 5, 2001: Melbourne Express (Australia); April 2, 2001: Imagine that, piano not sold. "A piano and limousine once belonging to John Lennon both failed to reach their reserve at an auction of pop memorabilia in London today. The Steinway piano, which sat in ex-Beatle Lennon's New York home, fetched $2.2 million - short of the 2.9 million expected. The 1970 Mercedes Benz 600 Pullman car reached $547,000 at the sale at hard Rock Cafe - $29,000 short of the reserve price. A spokesman for auctioneers Fleetwood Owen said both bids, which were made by telephone, would now be referred to the owners who would then decide whether to accept the prices. But the auctioneers founded by Fleetwood Mac star Mick Fleetwood, insisted it had been a successful night with more than 80 per cent of the 110 lots reaching or exceeding their expected prices." Thanks to Rochelle Wong for sending this to us.
  • March 20, 2001: The Sun Newspaper Online in the United Kingdom had a short Q&A with Mick Fleetwood on March 19th. One of the most interesting answers, to us, was Mick's response when asked about Fleetwood Mac's future: "Fleetwood Mac are going back into the studio at the end of September. World tour summer of 2002." The complete Q&A can be found at the Sun Online or in the Blue Letter Archives.
  • January 10, 2001: Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Peter Green recently regrouped to record a track entitled 'Yo Yo Man' (written by Tony Joe White) for an upcoming album from Bluesbreaker founder, John Mayall. This album entitled "Along For The Ride" is being released by Eagle on May 8th. More information can be found here.
  • November 29, 2000: Mick Fleetwood appeared as a guest on the Ken Bruce BBC Radio 2 show on November 29th who was broadcasting Live from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Jonathan Sayers reported to us that Mick "seemed to be talking on the phone to Ken Bruce and started by talking about musical influences on early FM ie John Lee Hooker and blues etc and what a good idea he thought the Hall of Fame was. Better still, he reiterated what you previously added: The band are still very much alive, he met the other night with Stevie and will have a meeting with Lindsey next week. Alas, he said that he was not so sure if Christine would be coming along and that that was yet to be decided. There would be at least 1 more FM album after Stevie finishes touring. Fantastic news for me was also that he planned to do a bigger tour than last time that WOULD include Britain and Europe!!!"
  • October 12, 2000: Mick Fleetwood appeared on CNBC's PowerLunch on October 11th to promote his new Rock N Roll memorabilia auction site, Fleetwood|Owen. At the conclusion of the segment, Bill Griffeth asked when the next Fleetwood Mac tour would be. Mick replied-- "The good thing is there will be one. I spoke to Lindsey, actually three days ago. Stevie has a great album coming out, as does Lindsey, and we're going to be probably 18 months away from doing some good Mac recordings and touring." Thanks to Ava for the transcription.
  • June 6, 2000: The PRNewswire is reporting that Spinal Tap will be reuniting on VH1's hit live series "The List" on Thursday, June 22nd at 10 PM EST. The group will perform one of their own songs at the end of the show and will be joined by Mick Fleetwood, "the latest in a long line of Tap percussionists to face certain doom".
  • February 19, 2000: The BBC News is reporting "The piano on which John Lennon composed his peace anthem Imagine is to be auctioned for an estimated £1m - a record price for pop memorabilia. The upright Steinway will be sold in July on the entertainment memorabilia website eOffer online, which is being set up by Fleetwood Mac star Mick Fleetwood and auctioneer Ted Owen. The website itself does not launch until March, and the piano is currently on display at The Beatles Story museum at Liverpool's Albert Dock."
  • June 19, 1999: There will be a film festival entitled Mods & Rockers at the American Cinematheque’s Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, L.A. from Friday, June 25 to Sunday July 4, 1999. On Friday, June 25th at 9 pm, they showed Mods & Rockers from 1964 which contains "an 18-year old Mick Fleetwood drumming in a Beatles cover band." On Saturday, June 26th at 8:15 PM, Wonderwall (1969) was shown which features "definitive London dollybird Jenny Boyd (sister of Beatle George’s wife Pattie and future wife of Mick Fleetwood)." April 15, 1999: According to The Industry Standard, Microsoft announced the launch of MS Audio 4.0 at a at the House of Blues on April 13th. The article stated that: "Rumors had been swirling that numerous rock celebrities would appear at the event, but few showed. Microsoft marched out aging Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood to judge the quality of the new file format in a blind test. Unsurprisingly, Fleetwood testified that each clip sounded best in Microsoft's Audio 4.0. In one comparison, which pitted MS Audio 4.0 against RealAudio, he said: 'The other one [RealAudio] has no life to it, no openness. The last one's a slam dunk. It's just an unfair situation what they're laying on people.'"
  • March 13, 1999: In a Star Ledger article, Mick Fleetwood discussed "Mr. Music", Tall Man Records, the future of Fleetwood Mac, and his experiences in "The Running Man". The article can be found here.
  • March 8, 1999: Mick Fleetwood was interviewed in the February 25, 1999 Star Ledger and stated that "he's taken up with a swing band-- The Big Town Playboys, with English singer/pianist Mike Sanchez-- and that they expect to cut an album within the next few weeks and set out on a summer tour." His Showtime movie, Mr. Music, debues on March 14th. The complete article can be found here.
  • Mick Fleetwood will be in Havana, Cuba from March 21st to the 28th writing songs with Cuban performers and participating in a concert. The complete article can be found here. Thanks to AJ for posting this information to The Ledge.
  • January 25, 1999: Mick Fleetwood appeared on the MTV show Loveline as a special guest and was plugging his Showtime movie, Mr. Music. He also provided advice to some of the interesting questions posed.
  • August 27, 1998: Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood will appearied at the fourth annual Andre Agassi Grand Slam for Children concert benefit on Saturday, September 26 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
  • August 27, 1998: Mick Fleetwood performed at The Corrs concert at the Royal Albert Hall London, England on St Patrick's Day (March 17, 1998). The Corrs video of this event was released in the UK on the 17 August 98 (Atlantic/Warner 7567 80871-3) and Mick Fleetwood appears playing drums on 'Dreams,' 'Haste to the Wedding (Parts 1 + 2),' and 'Toss the Feathers'. Thanks to Karen J. Diment for this information.
  • August 15, 1998: Mick Fleetwood appeared on an AOL Chat on July 28th to discuss his involvement with Hotz Interactive. He also mentioned the future of Fleetwood Mac and it looks very promising. The complete transcript can be found here.
  • June 13, 1998: Mick Fleetwood will be playing an eccentric label owner in an upcoming Showtime film/TV series pilot called Mr. Music. The complete article can be found here.Mick Fleetwood outside of Late Night with David Letterman, picture by Amy
  • February 27, 1998: Mick Fleetwood has a cameo appearance in the new video for the song "Open Up Your Eyes" of the album Lemon Parade by the band Tonic. "Throughout the video the band members are roller-skating down a CA street and observing various groups of people on both sides of the street doing odd things. Halfway through the video, the roller-skating band members pass Mick Fleetwood walking down the sidewalk. Mick even gets a close-up featuring a typically-goofy Mick-style smile. he's dressed in his typical attire: black pants, black vest, white shirt, tied-back hair." Thanks to Todd Joseph Koback for this information and quotation.
  • January 12th and 13th, 1998: Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks performed on Late Night with David Letterman for two consecutive nights. They played 'Landslide' on Monday and 'Big Love' on Tuesday. They were not interviewed. Mick Fleetwood played with the band on both nights.

    More articles on Mick Fleetwood can be found in the Blue Letter Archive.


Peter Green

  • October 4, 2001: Peter Green & The Splinter Group are touring the Europe in support of their new Time Traders CD. The dates and venues can be found in the Concert & Reviews Section.
  • March 26, 2001: Tour Dates for Peter Green & The Splinter Group (courtesy of Peter Green-Splinter Group The New Band Website):

    March:
    19th - Wavenden - The Stables 
    22nd - Rubigen - Muhle Hunziken 
    23rd - Prattelin - Knozertfabrik 
    24th - Abbyville - Theatre Municipal 
    25th - Parris - La Trabendo 
    27th - Mainz - Frankfurter Hof 
    28th - Bonne - Harmonie 
    29th - Hamburg - Fabrik 
    30th - Hameln - Sumpf Blume 
    31st - Roth - Kulturefabrik 
      
    April:
    
    1st - Friedrichshafen -  Bahnhof Fischbach 
    3rd - Kaiserslautern -  Kammgarn 
    4th - Stuttgart -  Stathalle Leonberg 
    6th - Dudson -  Columbia-Greene Community College 
    7th - New York -  B.B.King's 
    8th - New York -  B.B.King's 
    
  • February 5, 2001: Peter Green sang lead vocals and contributed harp and guitar fills to the "Cruel Contradictions" track of the upcoming Dick Hecstall Smith CD; the recording session was February 1st. Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Paul Jones, and Mick Taylor will also be guests on this album. Thanks to Mario Pirrone for this information.
  • January 10, 2001 : The Splinter Group is scheduled to play at The Bischopstock Blues Festival in Exeter, England on May 27, 2001. More information can be found here. Thanks to Mario Pirrone for this information.
  • January 10, 2001: Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Peter Green recently regrouped to record a track entitled 'Yo Yo Man' (written by Tony Joe White) for an upcoming album from Bluesbreaker founder, John Mayall. This album entitled "Along For The Ride" is being released by Eagle on March 26th. More information can be found here.
  • October 14, 2000: A remastered edition of the Katmandu album will be released on October 30, 2000 by Snapper Original Masters. This version contains new sleeve notes by Jet Martin Celmins based upon a long interview with Ray Dorset and Vincent Crane's widow resulting in a totally new story about those quite obscure Peter Green recording sessions. More information on this album can be found here. Thanks to Mario Pirrone for the details.
  • June 12, 2000: A new Peter Green show as been added to the itinerary at the Pistoia Blues Festival in Pistoia, Italy on July 15, 2000. More information can be found at their website here; thanks to Mario Pirrone for this information.
  • May 15, 2000: Following the tour with John Mayall, the following shows have been added for Peter Green & The Splinter Group:

    6/6 Lubeck, Germany - Venue to follow
    7/1 Spittelau, Vienna, Austria - Festival appearance
    7/8 Beranger, France - Festival De Blues, De St Laurent Du Var
    7/29 Lucerne, Switzerland - Culture and Convention Centre

    Special thanks to Pete Grant (www.petergreen.net) for sending this listing to us. April 25, 2000: Peter Green will be on the UK radio (BBC Radio 2) on April 26th at 20.00-21.00 GMT in an interview with Paul Jones and will talk about his Robert Johnson Tribute album. He also plays live in the studio with Nigel Watson and Martin Celmins.

  • April 25, 2000: This month's Q magazine (May 2000, No 164) has a crossword competition to win Peter Green's Fender Stratocaster (signed by Peter Green himself!).
  • February 15, 2000: Peter Green and John Mayall are touring the UK together this May and the beginning of June (!). Below please find a tour schedule.

    A special thanks to Peter Grant (www.petergreen.net) for compiling this extensive list and providing it to us, along with the poster scan.

    If more information becomes available or dates/venues change, this listing will be ammended. There currently is no information on an American tour, but here's hoping. ;-)

    DATE TOWN VENUE TELEPHONE
    May 1 Birmingham Symphony Hall 0121 708 3333
           2 Manchester Bridgewater Hall 0161 907 9000
            3 Leicester DeMontfort Hall 0116 233 3111
            5 Hanley Theatre Royal 01782 207 777
            6 Sunderland Empire  
            7 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 0141 353 8001
            8 Edinburgh Festival Theatre 0131 667 0744
            9 Cardiff St David's Hall 02920 878 599
          10 Reading Hexagon 0118 960 6060
          11 Coventry Arts Centre 02476 524524
          12 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789
          13 Grimsby Auditorium  
          14 Halifax Victoria 01422 351158
          15 Northampton Derngate 01604 624811
          16 Ipswich Regent 01473 433100
          18 Southend Cliffs Pavillion 01702 351135
          19 Croydon Fairfield Halls 0208 760 0835
          20 Basingstoke The Anvil Trust Ltd 01256 044244
          22 Kings Lynn Corn Exchange 01553 764864
          23 Cambridge Corn Exchange 01223 357 851
          24 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 0115 989 5555
          25 Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall  
          26 Plymouth Pavillons 01752 229922
          27 Oxford Apollo 0870 606 3505
          28 Guildford Civic Hall 01483 444555
          29 Portsmouth Guildhall  
          30 Bournemouth Pavillion 01202 456456
          31 Bristol Colston Hall 0117 922 3686
     June 1 Cheltenham Town Hall  
             2 London The Royal Albert Hall 0207 589 8212

  • November 23, 1999: "Work is well under way for the new album, provisionally titled 'Hotfoot Powder'. It is a follow up to the 'Robert Johnson Songbook' utilising all the RJ songs not covered on the first album. The backing tracks are completed, and in Early December, Peter, Nigel Watson and Roger Cotton will be travelling to the USA to record with several guest artists for the album. These are all subject to contract, but are at this time hoped to include Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Joe Louis Walker, John Lee Hooker and Dr John! there is a possibility of other guest appearances as well. They plan to mix the album in the New year, for a release in April, 2000! That's the news so far!" This information was provided by Peter Grant of www.petergreen.net.
  • October 5, 1999: Here are some confirmed UK tourdates for Peter Green & The Splinter Group as kindly provided by Peter Grant (www.petergreen.net):

    10/16 Penyrheol Theatre, Swansea
    10/18 - 10/23 Ronnie Scott's - Birmingham
    10/29 Waterman's Arts Centre, Brentford
    12/1 Whitley Bay, The Dome
    12/2 Colne, Municipal Hall
    12/3 Manchester, MDH
    12/8 Brighton, New Concorde

  • Exclusive Question and Answer session with Peter Green from August 1999 is accessible here at The Penguin!
  • August 2, 1999: A very, very good article on Peter Green appeared in The Times Magazine on July 31, 1999. The complete text can be found here.
  • July 23, 1999: Peter Green & The Splinter Group Photo by Peter Grantplayed at Tower Records in London on July 2nd. The picture at right was taken and kindly submitted by Peter Grant.
  • July 7, 1999: Peter Green & The Splinter group have been added to the lineup of Guildford Live '99, a three day festival, taking place on 23 - 25th July. It is believed that Peter will be playing 2nd billing to the Jools Holland Orchestra, on the first day, Friday the 23rd. The bill that day also includes Bob Geldolf and Arthur Brown amongst others. There is a festival website at http://www.guildford-live.co.uk. Thanks to Pete Grant for this information.
  • May 28, 1999: According to ICE Magazine (#147 June 1999), Peter Green & The Splinter Group's next album, Destiny Road will be released on July 13th. Thanks to Steve Elliot for this information. A lot more information can be found here.
  • March 18, 1999: Stuary Taylor provided some additional tour dates for France and the UK and they are listed below. Thanks to Alex Mortland for forwarding the information.
  • February 18, 1999: Update from Stuart Taylor (co-manager of The Splinter Group), they are releasing a limited edition double CD next week called the "SOHO SESSION" which was recorded live at the legendary Ronnie Scotts club in London.  The material comprises some stuff from the Splinter Group CD, the Robert Johnson Songbook plus some hitherto unreleased stuff (including a brilliant new version of the Supernatural!). The record company are only pressing 25,000 copies. 

    They will start recording a new studio album on 13th March for release in the UK in June which will be mainly new material and although Peter has not composed anything himself he has definitely collaborated with the rest of the band.

    Peter and Nigel played some accoustic shows in Sweden next week:

    2/25 Helsingborg Tivoli
    2/26 Malmo  KB
    2/27 Karlkoga Kupolen
    2/28 Stockholm Munchen Eryggerlet
    4/1 Salaise Sur Sanne Festival (France)

    The whole band is playing in Japan in April:

    4/16 OSAKA Banana Club
    4/17 TOKYO Club Quattro
    4/18 AKASAKA Blitz

    And then back to the UK:

    April 29 Middlesborough The Ladle
    April 30 Aberdeen The Lemon Tree
    May 1 Edinburgh Murrayfield Ice Rink
    May 2 Glasgow The Garage
    May 4 South Shields Custom House
    May 5 Leeds Irish Center
    May 11 London Dingwalls
    May 12 Luton Venue 21
    May 16 Norwich The Waterfront
    May 17 Cambridge The Junction
    May 20 Brierly Hill Robin R&B Club
    May 26 London Croydon Fairfield Hall

    Thanks to Alex Mortland for forwarding this information.

  • February 4, 1999: According to Stuart Taylor (co-manager of The Splinter Group), they are working on an as of yet untitled studio album; Nigel Watson and Roger Cotton are writing the songs with Peter collaborating. There is no release date at the moment. Additionally, there is an as of yet untitled double-CD live album which was recorded last year at Ronnie Scott's in Birmingham, England which will be released on May 4, 1999. Thanks to Alex Mortland for forwarding this information.
  • February 3, 1999: Peter Green appears on the cover of the February 12, 1999 Goldmine magazine (Vol 25, No 4, Issue 484) with the title, "The Peter Green Version of The Peter Green Story: Fleetwood Mac founder tells his side of the spinning saga". There is a nine page article by Dave Thompson inside with many pictures plus a selected discography (a full discography can be found here on The Penguin). Thanks to Allen Chapman and Karen Van Cleave for this information.
  • December 3, 1998: MOJO magazine, December 1998 -- "A priceless live tape of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers featuring Peter Green has been discovered by Mike Vernon. Details are sketchy, but the recording includes versions of Double Trouble, Hideaway, All Your Love and The Stumble. Expect it next year on Deram." Thanks to Julie Kedward for this information.
  • December 3, 1998: According to Peter's co-manager Stuart Taylor (Misty Music Management), The Splinter Group is about ready to start recording a new album. Additionally, Martin Celmin's book will be available shortly at the Peter Green Official Web Site and the first 50 copies sold will be signed by Peter Green.
  • Peter Green and the Splinter Group finished touring the United States this fall. Much more information can be found by following the Tour 1998 link above. A European is anticipated in early 1999. Dates will be added following their confirmation.
  • October 7, 1998: Citadel Media is releasing a limited edition box set which includes vinyl copies of the Robert Johnson Songbook and The Splinter Group albums, a hard back copy of Martin Celmin's book, Peter Green: Founder of Fleetwood Mac, and an autographed picture of Peter Green. They are also re-releasing Brian Knight's album, Dark Horse, on which Peter play on four tracks shortly.
  • September 9, 1998: BBC News (September 7): "Return of the Mac man: Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green is back with a new album - The Robert Johnson Songbook - after years of battling with mental problems. The 51-year-old quit the band in 1970, tormented by wealth, fame and success. He sold his guitars and gave away his royalty cheques. He hadn't picked up a guitar for over ten years when he started trying to rebuild his career - but now he hopes the new album marks a fresh start. "I've been kind of dead for a long time. I couldn't function at all. I really haven't got it all together yet, but I'm working on it," he said. "I'm still a bit cloggy and foggy. I certainly feel a lot better when I play music, however. I'm glad I'm back being a musician, as opposed to walking around like a piece of stale bread." "
  • August 27, 1998: USA Today (August 25): "Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green, a lauded blues guitarist who left the band in 1970 after a psychological breakdown and was later institutionalized, launches a U.S. tour Aug. 27 in Cleveland to promote his first studio album in nearly 20 years. On The Robert Johnson Songbook, Green covers 14 of the blues pioneer's classics with collaborator Nigel Watson and the Splinter Group. Green will join Taj Mahal, Lucinda Williams, Jimmie Vaughan, Keb' Mo' and others for a Johnson tribute concert Sept. 27 at Cleveland's Severance Hall. Though Johnson recorded only 29 songs before he died at 27 in 1938, he's considered the genre's mightiest influence. Details: www.rockhall.com or phone 800-493-7655." Thanks to George for posting this to The Ledge.
  • April 7, 1998: It was reported on BBC Ceefax that Cozy Powell, Peter Green's drummer in the Splinter Group, was killed in a car crash. Apparently his car hit the crash barrier on the M4 motorway just outside Bristol in England. He was 50 years old. More information is available from the Cozy Powell website. Our condolences go out to Cozy Powell's family and friends. Thanks to Peak1 for this information.

    More articles on Peter Green can be found in the Blue Letter Archive.


Danny Kirwan

    October 21, 1999: It appears that a Danny Kirwan complilation album is to be released by Receiver Records in February 2000. More information will be posted as it comes available. Thanks to Chris Frohring for the information.

    More articles on Danny Kirwan can be found in the Blue Letter Archive.


Dave Mason

    No Information is available at this time.


Christine McVie

  • November 20, 2000: Christine McVie was awared a honorary doctorate degree in music by the University of Greenwich on July 20, 2000. All of the details can be found here. Thanks to Lesley Thode for sending us this information.
  • April 21, 2000: From the April George Hawkins Q&A: "I haven't seen Chris for over a year. I also hadn't spoken with her in nearly that long; until last night, ironically! She called me from England. She has been there for some time, and has been living the life of a "grand English matron", as she put it, "piddling around the garden in my sun hat and Wellies" (Wellies are Wellington rubber, over the calf-style gardening and mud boots). I tried to remember and ask some of the questions I've received about her, but the moment was so personal and intimate, I couldn't bring myself to conduct an interview. Although I will pass on what she said that is relevant to all of us: She lives in the country, and has a local pub. She has good "sort of salt of the earth" friends and pubmates. She doesn't hang with the English Rock royalty. She pursues her two modest passions, cooking and gardening, reads, and tends to her dogs (one of which is named George). Christine has a music room on her property and described the songs she's been writing as "tougher and not as soft as in the past". "More brash and less careful". Interesting, huh? She sounded healthy and happy and didn't commit one way or the other about doing another record."
  • August 5, 1999: In VH1's current "100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll" special, Christine McVie was voted to position #63.
  • Christine McVie's self-titled album was released on compact disc from Warner Brothers on November 25, 1997.

    More articles on Christine McVie can be found in the Blue Letter Archive.


John McVie

    No Information is available at this time.


Stevie Nicks

  • May 15, 2001: Stevie will be doing a live internet chat on the MSN Network on May 15th at 7 PM EST. You can go there with this link. A video interview was also posted on Warner Brother's Getmusic.
  • May 10, 2001: Some exciting news from Billboard.Com: "Elsewhere on The Billboard 200, Stevie Nicks' "Trouble In Shangri-La" (Reprise) has an impressive opening at No. 5...for Nicks, it's her highest album chart showing since "The Wild Heart" hit No. 5 in 1983". This is for the list to be posted May 10th.
  • May 10, 2001: New York Daily News, 5/9/01, Mitchell Fink's (gossip) column, page 19: It Was Fate: Stevie Meets Her Destiny: "A chance meeting between celebrities can sometimes turn into a career opportunity. Last week, when Stevie Nicks was a guest on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," the blond rocker ran into the members of Destiny's Child -- who were down the hall rehearsing for their weekend appearance on "Saturday Night Live." Nicks, whose latest album, "Trouble In Shangri-La", came out last week, is a big favorite of the pop trio. In fact, the group's latest single, "Booylicious", contains a guitar riff from one of Nicks' old songs, "Edge of Seventeen." Well, all the gals began talking and suddenly Nicks was being asked to appear on the "Bootylicious" video. She agreed. It was shot in Los Angeles yesterday." Thanks to Farrah for posting this to The Ledge.
  • May 4, 2001: Stevie Nicks will be a guest on Rosie O'Donnell show today, May 4th, at 10AM EST on ABC. She performs two songs as well as interviews with Rosie.
  • May 1, 2001: Stevie Nicks will be a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman this Thursday, May 3rd at 11:35 PM on CBS. Set those VCRs!
  • April 17, 2001: VH1.com has added a large section on Stevie Nicks! It includes a fantastic interview (including audio clips) and even the ability buy Trouble In Shangri-La-- you can listen to it now and they'll ship you a copy for its May 1st release.
  • April 12, 2001: Stevie Nicks performed "Fall From Grace" with Sheryl Crow at the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards which aired on April 11th on FOX. After the (fantastic) performance, Sheryl presented Stevie with a Blockbuster Artistic Achievement award; the full text of the presentations can be found here.
  • April 5, 2001: Stevie Nicks will be a guest on episode #5 ("The Real Me") of the The Chris Isaak Show which will air on Monday, April 9th from 10:00 pm - 10:45 pm ET on Showtime. More information about the show can be found here.
  • April 2, 2001: Stevie Nicks gave a private concert this past Saturday for about 300 record industry types at a Hollywood rehearsal studio in promotion of her upcoming album, Trouble In Shangri-La (see below). In an interview after the show, Stevie indicated that she will begin a US tour on June 29th. The complete article can be found here.
  • March 14, 2001: CDNow News: "Minnie Driver Joins Chris Isaak Onstage At Party For His Showtime Comedy"; March 9, 2001, 10:30 am PT: "Chris Isaak performed a two-hour set for a VIP-only audience on a soundstage at L.A.'s Paramount Studios Thursday (March 8) night in celebration of his new Showtime comedy. The Chris Isaak Show, starring the 44-year-old singer, premieres March 12 on Showtime. Prior to the performance, an episode of the show was screened in which Minnie Driver plays a brief squeeze of Isaak's. During Isaak's performance, Driver -- a guest at the party, as was Stevie Nicks and Lisa Loeb -- dueted with Isaak on his "Somebody's Crying," the standard "La Vie en Rose," and Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man." Driver, who used to perform jazz standards in London clubs before she became a movie star, proved in possession of an excellent set of pipes. Near the end of his set, Isaak called Loeb up to the stage for a duet, only to be told that she had split earlier. "Ah, damn," Isaak said. "She was my ride." -- Corey Levitan" Thanks to Rikki Miller for sending this to us.
  • March 8, 2001: radioreprise.com has posted "Everyday" (arrives at AC [Adult Comtemporary - popular contemporary hits minus harder edged rock, R&B, and dance music generally mixed with light rock hits of the 70s, 80s, and 90s], & Hot Adult Contemporary radio on 3/21 for addition on 4/2) and "Planets Of The Universe" (ships to AAA [Adult Album Alternative - eclectic mixes of progressive, alternative, and classic rock music], Rock & Classic Rock radio on 3/21). You can listen to them here.
  • March 8, 2001: Reprise Records reported on 2/28: "Fleetwood Mac songstress Stevie Nicks ends a solo album drought this spring with the release of Trouble In Shangri-La, her first set of all-new material since Street Angel in 1994 and her debut for Reprise Records. Due out May 1, Trouble In Shangri-La features a 13 tracks and a wealth of collaborations with longtime cohorts and Nicks admirers. Former boyfriend and Fleetwood Mac partner Lindsey Buckingham plays and sings on one song, while Sheryl Crow co-produces and plays on others. Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks duets on "Too Far From Texas," pop/R&B singer and recent Grammy winner Macy Gray shows up on "Bombay Sapphire," and Lilith Fair founder Sarah McLachlan contributes piano, acoustic guitar, and backing vocals on the album-closing "Love Is." Also on hand are Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers, longtime Nicks guitarist Waddy Wachtel, former John Mellencamp violinist Lisa Germano, and Nicks's backup singers Sharon Celani and Lori Nicks. The album will be preceded by the single "Planets Of The Universe," and Nicks is planning to tour this summer to support the release. The full Trouble In Shangri-La track list includes: "Trouble In Shangri-La," "Candlebright," "Sorcerer," "Planets Of The Universe," "Everyday," "Too Far From Texas," "That Made Me Stronger," "It's Only Love," "Love Changes," "I Miss You," "Bombay Sapphire," "Fall From Grace," and "Love Is." (Gary Graff, Detroit)". Thanks to Rikki Miller for sending us this blurb.
  • February 21, 2001: New York Post / PageSix.Com, Liz Smith's Column, February 19, 2001: "STEVIE NICKS, the legendary music siren, is set for one of the biggest personal triumphs of her career when Reprise Records releases "Trouble in Shangri-La." The mystically sexy Stevie will preside over a "very intimate gathering" at New York's Palace Hotel Feb. 27 to celebrate this ravishing and innovative new disc." Thanks to Adoptee for pointing this out. This later appeared to have been cancelled.
  • February 12, 2001: According to a Rollingstone.com article, Stevie's Trouble in Shangri-La album release date is now set at May 1st.
  • January 23, 2001: Reprise Records is reporting that Stevie Nicks' new album, Trouble in Shangri-La, will be released on April 10th.
  • July 15, 2000: The Arizona Republic, July 14th, by Larry Rodgers: "Valley rock songstress Stevie Nicks will be joined by musical pals including Sheryl Crow for a fall concert at Phoenix's America West Arena to benefit the Arizona Heart Institute Foundation. The Sept. 23 "Wells Fargo Stevie Nicks and Friends" show also will include brief appearances by ex-Eagle Don Henley and Lindsey Buckingham, a former bandmate of Nicks in Fleetwood Mac. Nicks said she has thrown her support behind the Heart Institute's research because heart disease has had a deep effect on her family, including her father, former Valley concert promoter Jess Nicks, and her mother, Barbara. "After seeing what he (Jess Nicks) and my mom went through a few years, it's like, 'Gee, we really have to find some cures,'" Stevie Nicks said this week. Both the singer's parents have had heart bypasses. Tickets ($25 to $60) go on sale July 21 through Ticketmaster, (480) 784-4444, and the America West box office, (602) 379-7800." Thanks to Patti LeMaster for the information.
  • November 11, 1999: Two more shows have been added at the Sun Theatre (Anaheim, California) on January 8th and 9th, 2000. Tickets go on sale November 14th here. The phone number for the Sun Theatre box office is (714) 712-2700.
  • October 28, 1999: Two more shows have been added at the House Of Blues on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, California on January 3rd and 4th, 2000. Tickets are $90 each and you must be 21 years of age or older. Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster at noon on October 30th here. The phone number for the House Of Blues box office is (323) 848-5100.
  • October 14, 1999: Stevie Nicks will be appearing at the House of Blues in the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada on New Year's Eve. The phone number for the HOB Boxoffice is (702) 632-7600. Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on October 16th at 12 PM here and are either $177 (floor) or $227 (balcony). Stevie will also be playing at the House Of Blues in Hollywood, California on December 28th and 29th. Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster on October 16th here.
  • September 8, 1999: Stevie Nicks has been confirmed as participating in the Sheryl Crow & Friends "American Express Brings You Central Park in Blue" concert. The show will take place from 8 to 10 pm in Central Park, NY on September 14th. Twenty-five thousand tickets are being distributed throughout New York for free by the American Express "Blue Crew" from Sept 9th through Sept 13th. More information can be found at http://www.blueconcerts.com/.
  • August 28, 1999: This appeared on Classic Rock Daily yesterday: "Pop singer Sheryl Crow reportedly has recruited David Bowie, Eric Clapton and Stevie Nicks to perform at a free concert in New York's Central Park, though the date is uncertain. MTV says the show will be broadcast live on Fox Sept. 14, while Interscope Records says the show is Sept. 24." Thanks to Mo for bringing this to our attention.
  • August 5, 1999: In VH1's current "100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll" special, Stevie Nicks was voted to position #14.
  • June 23, 1999: Although the Reprise Records web site had previously listed Stevie Nicks' new album with a tentative release date of October 5, 1999, this entry has been removed. Presumably it has been pushed back (or Reprise made a mistake-- they do still state that Fleetwood Mac is touring you know...); more information will be posted as it is becomes available.
  • June 4, 1999: Stevie Nicks and her family are being sued for "allegedly lending credibility to a woman accused of bilking investors in a no-kill animal shelter." The complete article can be found here.
  • April 30, 1999: According to Fox News, Stevie Nicks will be at the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky tomorrow-- "CELEBRITY SKIN:@ Thoroughbreds aren't the only objects on display at the Derby. Millionaires' Row again is scheduled to be packed to the hilt with its usual array of Hollywood personalities and sports figures. Director Quentin Tarantino, designer Tommy Hilfiger and ER's Eriq La Salle are on a list of celebrities, which also includes singers Stevie Nicks, Travis Tritt and Susie Boguss; actresses Ashley Judd, Bo Derek, Janine Turner, Roma Downey, Jennifer Tilly, Loni Anderson and Dixie Carter; and actors Ed Asner, Robert Loggia, Garry Shandling, Austin Peck and Matt Battaglia. Athletes scheduled to be on hand include Warren Moon, Steve DeBerg, Jeff Brohm and possibly Doug Flutie."
  • April 25, 1999: There is an article entitled 'Attitude Idols' and Mirage era picture of Stevie on page 145 of the UK gay and lesbian magazine Attitude (Vol. 1, No. 60). Rupert Everett appears on the cover.
  • April 12, 1999: Stevie makes a guest appearance on Jesse Camp's upcoming album entitled Jesse And The 8th Street Kid on the song 'My Little Saviour'.
  • April 10, 1999: Stevie Nicks' Enchanted box set was certified 'Gold' by Billboard Records on April 7, 1998.
  • December 29, 1998: From Capitol Hill Blue - "News of the Weird": The Church of Stevie Nicks: In July, while a religious organization was running a controversial national advertising campaign offering help to gays to "change" into heterosexuals, Ronald Anacelteo, 38, was ordered by a court in Los Angeles to stay away from singer Stevie Nicks, whom Anacelteo thought could change him from gay to straight. According to a law enforcement officer, Anacelteo (who is not affiliated with the ad campaign) "is a self-proclaimed homosexual" who believes that Nicks can "heal" his homosexuality and "find [him] a woman to marry."
  • December 13, 1998: The November 2, 1998 people magazine has an article on makeover madness. The entry for Madonna says: "Whether it's Bardot babe, Stevie Nicks chic or a look at her darker side, Madonna's style "comes from her heart," says her stylist Arianne Phillips, "from who she is."
  • December 3, 1998: There is a three page article on Stevie Nicks in the January 1999 McCall's magazine, which has the infamous 'stable' picture of the band. Congratulations to The Nicks Fix and The Queen of Rock and Roll sites for getting mentioned. The Reprise Official Fleetwood Mac Site was also listed and was credited for it's "complete discography" (yeah right-- they list the names of 20 and show the covers for 15-- they are more than 540 albums shy of 'complete'; that site is still also reporting Fleetwood Mac is on tour and that ended over a year ago! Hope I don't sound bitter. ;-) )
  • October 18, 1998: Lucy Lawless (of Xena fame) portrayed Stevie Nicks in a Saturday Night Live sketch about the "Stevie Nicks Fajita Roundup". The sketch included Lawless in a blonde wig singing several Fleetwood Mac song spoofs ("Now there you go again you say, you want burritos..."; "I took your order, I wrote it down...three enchiladas, the best in town...then I saw my reflection in a big pile of nachos, til a landslide brought it down"; "Rock on Gold Dust Woman, take your silver spoon, and eat your beans..."
  • August 27, 1998: Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood appeared at the fourth annual Andre Agassi Grand Slam for Children concert benefit on Saturday, September 26 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
  • August 27, 1998: Stevie Nicks contributed two tracks ('Crystal' and 'If You Ever Did Believe') to the Practical Magic Soundtrack which was released on October 6th.
  • August 17, 1998: Stevie Nicks recorded an episode for VH1's show, Storytellers. It is expected to premier on November 1st.
  • July 2, 1998: Stevie Nicks performed at Woodstock '98 on August 14 in Bethels, New York. Other musical guest included Don Henley, Ten Years After, and Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. Guests on Saturday, August 15 included Richie Havens, Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell, and Pete Townshend. Reviews of this show are available here.

    More articles on Stevie Nicks can be found in the Blue Letter Archives.


Jeremy Spencer

  • June 16, 1999: Penguin Exclusive-- Questions and Answers for Jeremy Spencer! A list of questions from visitors to The Penguin was collected and sent to Jeremy Spencer. We will post the answers as soon as we receive them. The list is here.
  • December 7, 1998: The Heart To Heart Organization is reporting that Jeremy will be touring Asia in February or March 1999 for another series of benefit concerts. Jeremy will also be producing a new studio album in the near future. More information will be added as it becomes available.
  • Jeremy Spencer performed in India at the beginning of 1998 with the Heart To Heart Organization from the Family in a series of benefit concerts on behalf of the "National Foundation for the Blind India".  The locations were:
    • Bombay - January 24th, 25th - St. Andrew's Auditorium, Bandra
    • Bombay - January 30th, 31st - Nehru Centre, Bombay
    • New Delhi - February 6th


Rick Vito

  • September 4, 2001: Rick Vito is releasing a new album through Hypertension; the following has been posted on their website in German-- thanks to Joern Rossa for the translation: "Now Rick Vito is presenting his 4th and newest studio album "Crazy Cool". "Crazy Cool" is much more rock oriented than his previous albums. Explicitly, he follows his earlier musical influences - such as the Rolling Stones or even his mentor John Mayall. On "Crazy Cool" his favorite "John Lee Hooker" song "Mr. Lucky" is contained, which is Rick Vito's homage to John Lee Hooker - that was overshadowed by the unexpected death of John Lee Hooker during the recordings of this song. Also included on Rick Vito's new album "Crazy Cool" is his new version of "Love is Dangerous", that he had originally co-authored with Stevie Nicks for the Fleetwood Mac album "Behind The Mask". "Crazy Cool" contains strong blues-rock songs such as "You Put A Spell On Me", "No Love In The City" or "Money And Love", coined by Rick Vito's distinctive guitar sound. Luscious drum beats by ex. King Crimson and ex. Alvin Lee drummer Ian Wallace, paired with Rick Vito's electrifying guitar playing create a dense blues-rock sound, without losing the earthy bond of the blues. Never was Rick Vito as close as to Peter Green's fascinating guitar work, without copying his idol. "Crazy Cool" creates an intensity, as it is seldom created in the blues-rock domain."

    Older news blurbs can be found here.
  • June 13, 2001: Rick Vito was nominated for "Blues Song of the Year" at the W.C. Handy Awards in Memphis, TN this year for his song "It's 2 A.M." recorded by Shemekia Copeland. And (drum roll please), he won! Congratuations Rick! Rick will also be making a cameo appearance in an upcoming Robert Redford film called "The Castle" which was filmed in Nashville. Rick (without a lot of his hair) plays the captain of a red alert team and is dressed in full military commando gear in a scene with Redford. Quite a change of pace! We'll post release information as soon as we find out. Thanks to Rick for all of this update.
  • April 2001: Rick Vito wrote a concert review of the two Peter Green Fleetwood Mac shows that he saw when he was 18 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. The review appears in the latest Vintage Guitar Magazine (June 2001). Thanks to Rick Vito for the information.
  • September 30, 2000: Rick Vito will be rehearing in October for another German club tour. From Rick-- "There is a new Lucky Devils lineup now featuring Dave Roe on bass (he often works with the legendary Johnny Cash), and Maxwell Schauf (Lonnie Mack) on drums. I'm going out as a trio this time and here are the dates:"

    Date - City - Venue
    10/31 -  Winterbach - Sporthalle
    11/01 - Frankfurt - Sinkkasten (to be confirmed.)
    11/02 - Ingolstadt - Blues Festival KKB Neue Welt
    11/03 - Saulgau - Franziskana (t.b.c.)
    11/04 - Hasbergen-Gaste - A-Haus Soestmeyer
    11/05 - Lanke - Festzeit Fischerhutte
    11/06 - Rathenow - Schwedendamm
    11/07 - Metzingen - Kulturhof Hirsch
    11/08 - Ansbach - Ansbacher Kammerspiele
    11/10 - Hamburg - Down Town Blues Club
    11/11 - Schwerin - Speicher
    11/12 - Cuxhaven - Kurhalle
    11/13 - Bremen - Meisenfrei
    11/14 - Erlangen - Unterrreuthersaai
    11/15 - Stuttgart - Lab
    11/16 - Bensheim - Musiktheater Rex
    11/17 - Plaue - Kulturhof Pur
    11/18 - Mulheim - Star Club

    From Rick Vito: "On Sept. 8th German TV aired my appearance on the "Ohne Filter" show and the reaction was terrific. I would like to thank the many Europeans who contacted me through rickvito.com to express their enthusiasm. We are really looking forward to seeing our new and old friends in Europe again this Fall!"

  • August 11, 2000: Rick has a brand new interview in the upcoming October 2000 issue of "Vintage Guitar" magazine, available at your local book store. He will also be performing in some more shows with John Fogerty headlining along with Dr. John and Aaron Neville (some with Irma Thomas and Marcia Ball--all New Orleans acts). They are:

    8/19 - Tweeter Center, Boston, MA
    8/20 - Jones Beach, Long Island, NY
    8/21 - Wolftrap, VA
    9/1 - New World Music Theatre, Chicago, IL
    9/3 - Houston, TBA
    9/9 - Concord Pavillion, San Francisco, CA
    9/10 - UCLA Tennis Center, Los Angeles, CA
    9/29 - New Orleans, TBA
    
    Thanks to Rick Vito for this information.
  • May 14, 2000: Rick Vito was invited to join John Fogerty's band for a five-week tour in Europe opening for Tina Turner. The dates are as follows: 6/30 Zurich, 7/3 Hannover, 7/5 Paris, 7/7 Glasgow, 7/9 Cardiff, 7/11 Dublin, 7/13 Sheffield, 7/15-16 London, 7/18 Groningen, 7/19 Hamburg, 7/21 Berlin, 7/23 Munich, 7/25 Werchter, 7/27 Frankfurt, 7/28 Cologne, 7/30 Leipzig, and 8/1 Vienna. Rick will likely be returning to Europe this fall on his own for additional shows; more information will be posted as it is confirmed. Thanks to Rick Vito for this information.
  • May 14, 2000: A review of two of Rick Vito's Germany shows has been posted to the Concert Reviews page.
  • March 24, 2000: Rick Vito will be releasing his new CD entitled "Lucky Devils" on March 27th in Europe on the Hypertension Music label in Hamburg. Autographed copies of this CD are available for purchase through The Penguin; details on the CD can be found here. If you want to try to order it directly from Hypertension Music, you can try this address: Hypertension Music, St. Benedictstr. 5 D-20149 Hamburg, Germany. Rick will also be doing a TV show and a short tour of 12 cities in Germany:

    4/25 BADEN-BADEN.."OHNE FILTER" TV SHOW
    4/26 WETZLAR.............FRANZIS
    4/27 WEIDEN................DER CLUB
    4/28 CH-BERN..............MUHLE HUNTZIGEN
    4/29 MULHEIM.............STARCLUB
    4/30 SCHWERIN...........SPEICHER
    5/01 HAMBURG............DOWNTOWN BLUES CLUB
    5/02 BONN....................JAZZ GALERIE
    5/03 t.b.a.
    5/04 KOLN....................KANTINE
    5/05 FREUDENBURG...DUESAAL
    5/06 HANNOVER.........BLUESGARAGE
    5/07 OSNABRUCK......A-HAUS SOESTMEYER
  • January 16, 2000: Rick just did some work on a new cd in the works by Delbert McClinton and also performed with Billy Burnette and Rosie Flores for a "rockabilly New Years Eve" show at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. The band also featured Ian Wallace on drums (who was married to Jenny Fleetwood after Mick). (This information was provided by Rick Vito).
  • An exclusive Question and Answer session with Rick Vito happened here at The Penguin!
  • September 8, 1999: Rick Vito appears in an ad for Reverend Musical Instruments in the October 1999 Guitar Player Magazine on page 102.
  • March 30, 1998: Rick Vito made several television appearances including The Oprah Winfrey show (April 7), Leno (April 16), Letterman (May 13), and a VH-1 special to promote Bonnie Raitt's new record called Fundamental and her tour. Exact dates and a tour itinery are available from Pollstar.

    More articles on Rick Vito can be found in the Blue Letter Archives.


Dave Walker, 2000; Photo provided by Brian Meacham

Dave Walker

  • August 22, 2000: Currently, Dave Walker is living in Montana but has been working the small clubs in England doing mostly acoustic gigs and getting a very good reception. He will be traveling back to England in a few months to play more acoustic shows with a small band in some of the smaller venues.



Bob Welch

  • January 19, 2000: From Billboard Magazine (1/18/00; By Chris Morris): "'70s Star Bob Welch Seeks Back Royalties' - Former Fleetwood Mac singer/guitarist Bob Welch has sued Capitol Records, claiming that the label breached his contract by improperly computing and paying royalties and other monies. The charges are related to two albums he cut with his group Paris and four solo records, released in 1975-80. The suit, filed last week in California Superior Court in L.A., seeks compensatory and punitive damages to be determined at trial. Capitol did not return a call for comment. Welch had four top-40 hits on Capitol from 1977-79, including "Sentimental Lady," which reached No. 8 on the Billboard pop singles chart. His Capitol album "French Kiss" hit No. 12 on The Billboard 200; the followup, "Three Hearts," reached No. 20."
  • October 21, 1999: Bob Welch will be making at appearance at The Media Play at 2840 Chapel Hill Rd., Douglasville, Georgia at approximately 3 pm on November 27, 1999. More information will be posted when the event is closer.
  • September 16, 1999: Bob Welch has released a new album entitled "Bob Welch Looks At Bop". Copies are available here on The Penguin at a better price than the online music stores!
  • August 1, 1999:The Penguin's Q&A Session for November was with Bob Welch!


Bob Weston

  • Bob Weston will be releasing a new album entitled "There's A Heaven" in a larger capacity shortly. A limited run was available here on the Penguin and more will be available soon; read reviews and put in your reservation here.
  • September 17, 1999:The Penguin's Q&A Session for December was with Bob Weston!


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