Tag: Lindsey Buckingham

Wednesday 11/30/22 6pm ET: Feature LP: Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie (2017)

Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie (also referred to as simply Buckingham McVie) is a studio album by Fleetwood Mac vocalists Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, released on June 9, 2017. Four of the five “classic members” of Fleetwood Mac are featured on the album; vocalist Stevie Nicks is the sole member absent. The album sold over 22,000 units in the United States in its first week and debuted within the top 20. It proved to be even more successful in the United Kingdom, where it debuted at #5. In November 2017, the album was also certified silver with sales exceeding 60,000 units.

  1. “Sleeping Around the Corner” 3:48
  2. “Feel About You” 3:28
  3. “In My World” 4:25
  4. “Red Sun” 3:15
  5. “Love Is Here to Stay” 4:25
  6. “Too Far Gone” 3:21
  7. “Lay Down for Free” 3:56
  8. “Game of Pretend” 4:34
  9. “On with the Show” 3:47
  10. “Carnival Begin” 4:40

Lindsey Buckingham – vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, percussion, programming
Christine McVie – vocals, keyboards
Mitchell Froom – keyboards
John McVie – bass
Mick Fleetwood – drums, percussion

Tuesday 11/15/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Lindsey Buckingham – Law and Order (1982)

Law and Order is the first solo album by Fleetwood Mac guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Lindsey Buckingham, released October 3, 1981. “Trouble”, featuring drumming by Fleetwood Mac bandmate Mick Fleetwood, reached No. 9 on the U.S. charts; the album itself reached No. 32 on the Billboard 200. Lindsey appeared on Saturday Night Live on February 6, 1982 and performed “Trouble” and “Bwana” with Mick Fleetwood’s Zoo.

Following the relative commercial failure of Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk album, where many of the tracks were recorded in Buckingham’s home studio, Mick Fleetwood informed Buckingham that the band was not interested in recording subsequent releases in the same manner. This was the impetus for Buckingham to create Law and Order. “In that moment, I realized, ‘If I wanna continue to take risks [and] try to define myself as an artist in the long term, I’m gonna have to start making solo albums.'”

  1. “Bwana” 3:08
  2. “Trouble” 3:56
  3. “Mary Lee Jones” 3:15
  4. “I’ll Tell You Now” 4:21
  5. “It Was I” 2:39
  6. “September Song” 3:17
  7. “Shadow of the West” 3:59
  8. “That’s How We Do It in L.A.” 2:53
  9. “Johnny Stew” 3:09
  10. “Love from Here, Love from There” 2:50
  11. “A Satisfied Mind” 2:49

Lindsey Buckingham – vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, percussion
George Hawkins – bass on “Trouble”
Mick Fleetwood – drums on “Trouble”
Carol Ann Harris – harmony vocals on “It Was I”
Christine McVie – harmony vocals on “Shadow of the West”

Monday 10/3/22 10am ET: Feature Artist: Lindsey Buckingham

Lindsey Adams Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American musician and producer, best known as the lead guitarist and male lead singer of the music group Fleetwood Mac from 1975 to 1987 and 1997 to 2018. In addition to his tenure with Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham has released seven solo albums and three live albums. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Buckingham was ranked 100th in Rolling Stone’s 2011 list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. Buckingham is known for his fingerpicking guitar style.

Fleetwood Mac, the band that gave Buckingham his greatest exposure, had been around since the late 1960s, beginning as a British blues outfit led by Peter Green. After Green left the group, they experienced several tumultuous years without a stable frontman. Buckingham was invited to join the group in 1974; they had recorded in the same studio, and the band was lacking a guitarist and male lead vocal. As a stipulation to joining, Buckingham insisted his musical and romantic partner Stevie Nicks also be included. Buckingham and Nicks became the face of Fleetwood Mac during its most commercially successful period, highlighted by the multi-platinum album Rumours, which sold over 40 million copies worldwide. Though highly successful, the group experienced almost constant creative and personal conflict, and Buckingham left the band in 1987 to focus on his solo career.

A one-off reunion at the 1993 inauguration ball for President Bill Clinton initiated some rapprochement between the former band members, with Buckingham performing some vocals on one track of their 1995 album Time, and rejoining the band full-time in 1997 for the live tour and album The Dance. On April 9, 2018, Buckingham was fired from Fleetwood Mac and replaced by Mike Campbell and New Zealander Neil Finn.

Thursday 9/23/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Lindsey Buckingham – Lindsey Buckingham (2021)

Lindsey Buckingham is the eponymous seventh solo studio album by American guitarist, vocalist, and former Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham. The album was released on September 17, 2021. Written, produced, and recorded by Buckingham at his home studio in Los Angeles, the album was released via vinyl, CD, and on digital and streaming services.

The album was announced June 8, 2021, alongside the release of the album’s lead single “I Don’t Mind”. The album’s second single, “On the Wrong Side”, was released on July 23, 2021. A third single, “Scream”, was released on September 1, 2021.

Buckingham announced a US tour to support the album, starting in September 2021. This was his first tour since he underwent open heart surgery in 2019. He was supposed to return to touring in 2020, but the plans were canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. “Scream” 2:11
  2. “I Don’t Mind” 4:05
  3. “On the Wrong Side” 3:36
  4. “Swan Song” 3:27
  5. “Blind Love” 3:47
  6. “Time” 3:56
  7. “Blue Light” 3:24
  8. “Power Down” 3:54
  9. “Santa Rosa” 4:24
  10. “Dancing” 3:49

Lindsey Buckingham – Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Guitar Synthesizer, Bass, Synthesizer Bass, Keyboards, Percussion, Drum Programming, All Vocals

Wednesday 10/28/2020 12:12am ET: Feature LP: Lindsey Buckingham – Go Insane (1984)

Go Insane is the second solo studio album by American musician Lindsey Buckingham, then the guitarist and singer of Fleetwood Mac. The album was released on July 3, 1984, by Elektra Records and Warner Music Group, while Fleetwood Mac was on a hiatus between albums. It peaked at No. 45 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. Two promotional music videos were shot for the album. These include “Go Insane” and “Slow Dancing”. Neither of these videos are commercially available.

The album was dedicated to Buckingham’s former girlfriend, Carol Ann Harris, with whom he had just ended a relationship.

1. “I Want You” 3:18
2. “Go Insane” 3:08
3. “Slow Dancing” 4:05
4. “I Must Go” 4:51
5. “Play in the Rain” 3:21
6. “Play in the Rain (Continued)” 4:14
7. “Loving Cup” 5:02
8. “Bang the Drum” 3:31
9. “D.W. Suite” 6:50

Lindsey Buckingham – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, percussion, Fairlight CMI, LinnDrum, pump organ (track 8), lap harp (track 9),
Gordon Fordyce – keyboards and cowbell (track 1), howling (track 5)
Bryant Simpson – bass guitar (track 2)

Monday 11pm: Feature LP: Linsey Buckingham – Gift Of Screws (2008)

Gift of Screws is the fifth solo album by American musician and Fleetwood Mac vocalist/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, and was released on September 15, 2008. Gift of Screws peaked at #48 on the Billboard 200 album chart in September 2008. Additionally, it also reached number #15 on the Billboard Rock Album Chart. – Wikipedia

 

Artist Countdown: Christine McVie Top 30 Hits 6pm ET @Nickslive @RadioMax

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Christine McVie (born Anne Christine Perfect, 12 July 1943) is an English rock singer, keyboardist, and songwriter. Her primary fame came as a member of the British/American rock band Fleetwood Mac, though she has also released three solo albums. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

In 1990 the band (now without Lindsey Buckingham) recorded Behind the Mask, but the album only reached ‘Gold’ status in the U.S., and only Christine’s song “Save Me” made the U.S. Top 40. The album did, however, enter the UK album chart at #1 and reached Platinum status there. The second US single release from the album, Christine’s “Skies the Limit” did not make the top 100, but did chart the A/C at number 10. Christine had always been reluctant to go on concert tours, preferring to stay close to home with friends and family. Upon the death of her father, Cyril Perfect, while she was touring for Behind the Mask, Christine made the decision to retire from touring altogether. Despite the departure of Stevie Nicks, Christine remained loyal to Mick Fleetwood and her former husband, writing and recording a new track (“Love Shines”) for the 1992 boxed set 25 Years – The Chain, and five songs for the band’s 1995 album Time.

The members of the band seemed to have gone their separate ways until Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Lindsey Buckingham got together again for one of Buckingham’s solo projects. Christine McVie was soon asked to sing and play on some of the tracks. The four of them decided a full reunion was possible and Stevie Nicks was called back into the fold and the resulting live album, 1997’s The Dance, went to #1 in the US album charts. Despite her reservations, Christine complied with the band’s touring schedule, and then performed for the group’s 1998 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as the Grammy Awards show, and the BRIT Awards in the UK. Thereafter, she retired from Fleetwood Mac altogether.

In 2006 Paste magazine named McVie, together with bandmates, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, as the 83rd greatest living songwriter or songwriting team.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Everywhere
2 Save Me
3 You Make Lovin’ Fun
4 Isn’t It Midnight
5 Little Lies
6 As Long as You Follow
7 Love in Store
8 When You Say
9 Hold Me
10 Say You Love Me
11 I Do
12 Don’t Stop
13 Oh Daddy
14 Warm Ways
15 Love Will Show Us How
16 Think About Me
17 Brown Eyes
18 Friend
19 Got a Hold on Me
20 Over My Head
21 Tell Me All the Things You Do
22 Temporary One
23 Spare Me A Little Of Your Love
24 Remember Me
25 Did You Ever Love Me
26 Heroes Are Hard to Find
27 Sugar Daddy
28 Songbird
29 One More Night
30 Skies The Limit

Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (35th Anniversary Edition) 6pm ET

FleetwoodMac_5CD_1LP - 1Rumours is the kind of album that transcends its origins and reputation, entering the realm of legend — it’s an album that simply exists outside of criticism and outside of its time, even if it thoroughly captures its era. Prior to this LP, Fleetwood Mac were moderately successful, but here they turned into a full-fledged phenomenon, with Rumours becoming the biggest-selling pop album to date. While its chart success was historic, much of the legend surrounding the record is born from the group’s internal turmoil.

Unlike most bands, Fleetwood Mac in the mid-’70s were professionally and romantically intertwined, with no less than two couples in the band, but as their professional career took off, the personal side unraveled. Bassist John McVie and his keyboardist/singer wife Christine McVie filed for divorce as guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham and vocalist Stevie Nicks split, with Stevie running to drummer Mick Fleetwood, unbeknown to the rest of the band. These personal tensions fueled nearly every song on Rumours, which makes listening to the album a nearly voyeuristic experience. You’re eavesdropping on the bandmates singing painful truths about each other, spreading nasty lies and rumors and wallowing in their grief, all in the presence of the person who caused the heartache. Everybody loves gawking at a good public breakup, but if that was all that it took to sell a record, Richard and Linda Thompson’s Shoot Out the Lights would be multi-platinum. No, what made Rumours an unparalleled blockbuster is the quality of the music.

Once again masterminded by producer/songwriter/guitarist Buckingham, Rumours is an exceptionally musical piece of work — he toughens Christine McVie and softens Nicks, adding weird turns to accessibly melodic works, which gives the universal themes of the songs haunting resonance. It also cloaks the raw emotion of the lyrics in deceptively palatable arrangements that made a tune as wrecked and tortured as “Go Your Own Way” an anthemic hit. But that’s what makes Rumours such an enduring achievement — it turns private pain into something universal. Some of these songs may be too familiar, whether through their repeated exposure on FM radio or their use in presidential campaigns, but in the context of the album, each tune, each phrase regains its raw, immediate emotional power — which is why Rumours touched a nerve upon its 1977 release, and has since transcended its era to be one of the greatest, most compelling pop albums of all time. – AllMusic.Com
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In Memoriam: Bob Welch (1945 – 2012)

RadioMax will feature two hours of Bob Welch tunes beginning 10pm et Thursday June 7, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bob Welch, a former member of Fleetwood Mac who also had a solo career, died Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. He was 65.

Police spokesman Don Aaron said Welch’s wife found him with a chest wound at their south Nashville home around 12:15 p.m.

Welch was a guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. He formed the British rock group Paris in 1976 and had hits including “Sentimental Lady” in 1977 and “Ebony Eyes” in 1978. Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham did backing vocals on “Sentimental Lady.”

Aaron said Welch apparently had had health issues recently. He said a suicide note was left.

Fleetwood Mac’s career took off in the mid-1970s after Welch left the band. “Dreams” was a No. 1 hit in 1977 and “Don’t Stop” the same year. “Don’t Stop” later became the anthem for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. “Hold Me” was a hit in 1982, as was “Little Lies” in 1987.

Welch, a native of Los Angeles, scored his biggest hit with “Sentimental Lady,” which reached No. 8 on the Billboard chart. His other singles included “Hot Love, Cold World” in 1978 and “Precious Love” in 1979.