Tag: Lindsey Buckingham

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

 

Feature Artist: Stevie Nicks (Singles) 11am ET @StevieNicks

Stevie NicksStephanie Lynn “Stevie” Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums. She was deemed “The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll” and one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” by Rolling Stone, and, as a member of Fleetwood Mac, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. As a solo artist, she has garnered eight Grammy Award nominations and, with Fleetwood Mac, a further five.

Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975 along with her romantic partner Lindsey Buckingham. Fleetwood Mac’s second album after the incorporation of Nicks and Buckingham, Rumours, released in 1977, was the best-selling album of the year of its release and, to date, made sales of 40 million copies worldwide, which makes it the sixth biggest selling studio album of all time. The album remained at No. 1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks and reached the top spot in various countries worldwide. The album won Album of the Year in 1978 and produced four U.S. Top 10 singles, with Nicks’ “Dreams” being the band’s first and only U.S. number one hit.

Nicks began her solo career in 1981 with the album Bella Donna, which reached Platinum status less than three months after its release, and has since been certified quadruple-platinum.[4] She has released a total of eight solo studio albums to date, with her most recent titled 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault, released in October 2014. Nicks is known for her distinctive voice, mystical visual style, and symbolic lyrics. In Nicks’ solo career she has sold 56 million albums world wide. * Wikipedia

We feature her singles from 1976 – 2015

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

Happy Birthday Stevie Nicks Top 30 Hits

Stevie Nicks

Stephanie Lynn “StevieNicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter. In 1974, she and partner Lindsey Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac. The second album after the incorporation of Nicks and Buckingham Rumours (1977) was the best-selling album of that year and is the eighth best-selling album of all time, with sales of over 40 million copies worldwide. It won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and and produced four US Top 10 singles, with Nicks’ Dreams being the band’s first and only US number one hit. In 1981, Nicks released her debut studio album Bella Donna. It was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) less than three months after its release and has since been certified quadruple-platinum. Nicks has since produced an additional seven solo albums.

1 Rooms on Fire
2 Talk to Me
3 Stand Back
4 Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
5 I Can’t Wait
6 Leather and Lace (with Don Henley)
7 Sometimes It’s a Bitch
8 Whenever I Call You Friend (with Kenny Loggins)
9 Edge of Seventeen
10 Maybe Love Will Change Your Mind
11 Nightbird (with Sandy Stewart)
12 Gold (with John Stewart)
13 Magnet and Steel (with Walter Egan)
14 If Anyone Falls
15 Long Way to Go
16 After the Glitter Fades
17 Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You?
18 Whole Lotta Trouble
19 Planets of the Universe
20 Enchanted
21 Every Day
22 Nothing Ever Changes
23 Secret Love
24 Sorcerer
25 For What It’s Worth
26 I Will Run to You (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
27 Needles and Pins (with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
28 Imperial Hotel
29 Mohammed’s Radio (with Warren Zevon)
30 Crying In The Night (with Lindsey Buckingham)

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.