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Old 08-02-2017, 11:07 PM
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All three stories are true, as written by Billy.

1) Just to be safe, during their performance at the Super Bowl pre-show, FM didn't sing any of Stevie's songs. And they made 0 profit due to limos, travel, production, etc.

2) Billy met Al Gore after the election, and Al asked Billy to have FM perform at the inauguration. Billy spoke to the band and they agreed, but shortly before the performance, Stevie called Billy and asked if he would let Lindsey take his place for that one performance.

3) Billy said they spent $1.6 million to record two songs for the Chain box set due to producer Patrick Leonard being so expensive, and again the band's usual outrageous production costs.

He also had a lot of things to say about the Time incarnation, his friendship with Lindsey, his relationship with Bekka Bramlett, and more anecdotes about being on the road with FM. Even while on the road, FM would jam in Stevie or Christine's hotel room just for fun. It sounds like they all really enjoyed each other's company.
wow, how's that for a "you're not REALLY Fleetwood Mac and you'll never really be"....
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All three stories are true, as written by Billy.

1) Just to be safe, during their performance at the Super Bowl pre-show, FM didn't sing any of Stevie's songs. And they made 0 profit due to limos, travel, production, etc.

2) Billy met Al Gore after the election, and Al asked Billy to have FM perform at the inauguration. Billy spoke to the band and they agreed, but shortly before the performance, Stevie called Billy and asked if he would let Lindsey take his place for that one performance.

3) Billy said they spent $1.6 million to record two songs for the Chain box set due to producer Patrick Leonard being so expensive, and again the band's usual outrageous production costs.

He also had a lot of things to say about the Time incarnation, his friendship with Lindsey, his relationship with Bekka Bramlett, and more anecdotes about being on the road with FM. Even while on the road, FM would jam in Stevie or Christine's hotel room just for fun. It sounds like they all really enjoyed each other's company.
Fascinating stuff. These tid bits are amazing and I see the logic to them if you go back in time. The first one is so arrogant of Stevie to make such a statement. But go back in time. The Superbowl appearance was only weeks after the inauguration in January 1993. I actually just remembered wondering if Stevie and Lindsey were going to make an appearance since they were just back together again. Its also right before rehab and Stevie is very frustrated during this time. So in the context of this being right after the reunion and before her world came crashing down...it makes sense. She does not want to miss the spotlight.
Billy and Al Gore seemed odd to me but not when you think about it. Al Gore was the US Senator from Tennessee. The Gore family is famous there going back to Al Gore's dad. So it makes sense these 2 would cross paths. However, I think its a safe assumption that the band was going to be asked to play at the inauguration anyway. Don't Stop was the campaign theme and I think it would have happened anyway even without Billy talking to Al Gore. Its probably factual what Billy said but he may be taking a bit too much credit for the Mac's performance. In 2000 Hillary Clinton contacted the band to perform at the White House. I see someone in the campaign or inauguration executive contacting the band's representative to make it happen. In fact I think there is a Mac special where Mick talks about being reached out to about performing.
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:00 PM
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2) Billy met Al Gore after the election, and Al asked Billy to have FM perform at the inauguration. Billy spoke to the band and they agreed, but shortly before the performance, Stevie called Billy and asked if he would let Lindsey take his place for that one performance.
That's weird. Didn't Stevie always say she had to beg and beg Lindsey to do it and say she'd never speak to him again if he cheated her out of the opportunity? So if it was never a requirement that he perform to begin with and Billy could've done it, why would she have done that? She hated Lindsey excessively during that time it makes more sense for her to have been pleased that Billy perform instead of him.
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Old 08-04-2017, 05:27 AM
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Its important to remember that Lindsey was the original vocalist (first verse) and player on the song. With such an international audience it made sense to ask Lindsey to come back and play. Everyone remembered Fleetwood Mac the way they were. Not many knew anything about Rick and Billy except the die hard fans.
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Its important to remember that Lindsey was the original vocalist (first verse) and player on the song. With such an international audience it made sense to ask Lindsey to come back and play. Everyone remembered Fleetwood Mac the way they were. Not many knew anything about Rick and Billy except the die hard fans.
Still a slap in the face to someone who was still an active member of the band, especially in light of the Al Gore connection. There was no reason that Billy couldn't have joined them with Lindsey as vocalist and Billy backing him on guitar.
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It really made me laugh to know about Billy making out with Stevie, I'd have expected more Rick to pote a move on her since there are many pictures that show him staring at Stevie's cleavage:

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I just ordered the book. Should have in a day or two with Amazon Prime. Can't wait to read it.
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It really made me laugh to know about Billy making out with Stevie, I'd have expected more Rick to pote a move on her since there are many pictures that show him staring at Stevie's cleavage:

There was a story about Stevie ordering room service at some hotel overseas during this tour and the person who delivered said that they saw the band's guitarist in her room. Some thought the unnamed guitarist was Lindsey, even though he had long left the band, but Billy's anecdote make both him and Rick candidates. Michele
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so not a fan of Stevie's stage costumes during this era. All the bad stuff of the 80s and none of the good stuff of her 70s outfits.
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Oh, man- I think Stevie looks stunning in that picture! Sure it's an 80's look- it was the 80s! I wish there were more pictures of Stevie released, along with Christine, Rick, Billy, and Lindsey. That photo of the band on the back of the FM Greatest Hits album is so classy, not to mention the few photos from Tango and Mirage.
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I'm around a quarter of the way through the book, and I gotta say....I ain't impressed!
The writing is sloppy and the editing is non-existent. Bad punctuation, typos and repeating lines is bad enough, but misspelling names, some times numerous times, is inexcusable, especially with pretty famous individuals.
Proof positive (for me) that, once again, great song writing ability doesn't always transfer over to being a great author!
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The book seems rushed to me. He gives little, quick stories and then moves along to the next little story. I wish he would have spent more time on his memories. He's met and worked with so many people.
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Thanks for posting BWBoy.. I'll check it out. You sold me on it.
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Billy Burnette Releases 'Crazy Like Me'


BILLY BURNETTE--Classic American Artist--Releases 'Crazy Like Me' Memoir and Prepares New Album Out 10/20

Logging a storied nine-year run slinging the six-string forFleetwood Mac, penning pivotal anthems for everyone from Ray Charles to Gregg Allman to George Strait, and calling the "Fathers of Rockabilly"--The Rock 'N Roll Trio's Dorsey and Johnny Burnette--"dad" and "uncle," respectively, BILLY BURNETTE has spent a lifetime living and breathing rock 'n' roll. All of this comes together on his upcoming solo album CRAZY LIKE ME--due out October 20--and just-released memoir.

For the very first time, the award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, and musical journey man shares each step of his fascinating five-decade career via the memoir, Crazy Like Me: From Memphis and the Rock 'N Roll Trio To Fleetwood Mac. The album and book's release will be celebrated with a show in Nashville on September 3 at 3rd and Lindsey (8pm show time).

Get the book HERE.

Powered by his rapid fire and captivating prose, the book chronicles unbelievable stories from growing up a Burnette in the wake of The Rock 'N Roll Trio's rise to notoriety as an influence on the likes of Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley, and more, cutting his first song with none other than Ricky Nelson at seven-years-old, recording and touring the world with Fleetwood Mac, and all of the wonderful madness in between.

2017 proved the right moment for this tale to be told.

"I'm not getting any younger," laughs BILLY. "There are all of these stories about The Rock 'N Roll Trio that people just don't know. I wanted the world to hear them. Through the process, I found out even more than I ever knew-and I was there! I had to write the book to get the facts right before time goes on, so nobody forgets what they did. At the same time, it was a chance to tell my own story. While working on it, it felt right to release the album alongside of the book."

Recorded between his home studio and the House of Blues Studio (Nashville) the album CRAZY LIKE ME tells the musician's journey through the songs that bookmarked his most seminal moments. He kicks off the record with a rousing rendition of The Rock 'N Roll Trio's signature barn burner "Tear It Up"-which BILLY often famously covered on tour with Fleetwood Mac. He also takes on two of his biggest placements "Do I Every Cross Your Mind?" made famous by Ray Charles and Bonnie Raitt on 2004's Genius Loves Company-also recorded by Cher and Tom Jones-and "River Of Love," which marked George Strait's 57th #1 single. In addition, he unveils a new version of "Nothing To Do (And All Night To Do It)" and serves up other brand new songs, including such standouts as: "Ghost Town," "All Nighter" (co-written with Clare Dunn) and "I Remember You."

A love letter to rock 'n' roll with the right amount of blues swagger and Americana perspective, CRAZY LIKE ME represents an inspiring life in music.

"It's an album of songs I just wanted to do," he goes on. "The songs coincide with the book. It's a mish-mosh of hits and things people have never heard. I just went in and cut it. Rock 'n' roll is part of my DNA. I don't do it, because I have to do it; I do it because I love this kind of music. I've never done anything but this. I'm very blessed to have done this all my life. It's an overall look at my work as a writer, and it tells my story."

And it's a rock 'n' roll story for the ages. Get Crazy with BILLY BURNETTE now.

TRACK LISTING FOR CRAZY LIKE ME:
"Tear It Up" (Dorsey Burnette, Johnny Burnette, Paul Burlison)
"(All I Can Do Is) Dream You" (Billy Burnette, David Malloy)
"Crazy Like Me" (Billy Burnette, Dennis Morgan, Shawn Camp)
"Oh Well" (Peter Alan Green)
"When I Remember You" (Billy Burnette)
"It's Late" (Dorsey Burnette)
"Nothing To Do (And All Night To Do It)" (Billy Burnette, Deborah Allen, Rafe Van Hoy)
"Ghost Town" (Billy Burnette)
"Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" (Billy Burnette, Michael Smotherman)
"She's Burning The Honky Tonks Down" (Billy Burnette, Shawn Camp)
"She's Gonna Win Your Heart" (Billy Burnette, Mentor Williams)
"River Of Love" (Billy Burnette, Dennis Morgan, Shawn Camp)
"All Nighter" (Billy Burnette, Clare Dunn)
"Anywhere You Go" (Billy Burnette, Will Jennings)



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Oh, man- I think Stevie looks stunning in that picture! Sure it's an 80's look- it was the 80s! I wish there were more pictures of Stevie released, along with Christine, Rick, Billy, and Lindsey. That photo of the band on the back of the FM Greatest Hits album is so classy, not to mention the few photos from Tango and Mirage.
SHE looks fine. The outfit......
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