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Old 11-21-2015, 12:36 AM
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TV Guide's Top 5 of the Week by Keith Sharp Stuff.co.nz

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment...-5-of-the-Week

Prime, Thursday, 7.30pm Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

In 1977, rock group Fleetwood Mac released Rumours, which went on to sell more than 80 million copies worldwide, making it the seventh-best studio album of all time. But despite riding high on the wave of international success, the band's two couples, bassist John and singer-keyboard player Christine McVie, and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and vocalist Stevie Nicks, were in the midst of breakups during the album's sessions. The documentary Prime Rocks: Rumours looks at what really went on during the making of the album and how they managed to turn their private turmoil into a legendary hit album.
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Old 11-21-2015, 12:50 AM
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Playful Lorde gets snaphappy, Mick Fleetwood surprise guest at NZ Music Awards

TV New Zealand

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-...z-music-awards

Lorde walked the carpet in a classic red dress and a sleeker hairstyle to her usual curled mane seen in years gone by.
The Royals hitmaker and producer Joel Little both received nominations for this year's awards show, including single of the year.
Mick Fleetwood made a surprise appearance on the red carpet, greeting fans and posing for photos. His band Fleetwood Mac is currently in the country to perform their On With The Show tour in Auckland and Dunedin.
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Old 11-24-2015, 10:41 PM
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By Ana Samways Monday, 23 November 2015

New Zealand Herald

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/entertainmen...ectid=11549531

Fleetwood feats

A reader writes: "One of the funniest parts of the Fleetwood Mac show happened after Stevie Nicks had finished telling us all to never give up on our dreams, to just do it, and make it happen, and don't let anyone tell you you can't. As she started singing some woman bolted out from side stage and attempted to hug Stevie, but security intervened. The second funniest thing was the three guys in the row behind me who staunchly remained seated for almost the entire show. No small feat given they were in the expensive seats up front and wouldn't have seen anything since everyone else in front of them was standing. I presume they were there under sufferance, with their wives."
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:30 PM
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Otago Daily Times, Mon, 30 Nov 2015

http://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/opinion...hand-promoters

Murray Stott rocks on about the ''triple bottom line'' benefit from the Dunedin Fleetwood Mac concert.

Dunedin can take a bow at staging a once-in-a-life-time opportunity with the original and iconic Fleetwood Mac concert.

The concert provided a feel-good factor and revenue boost for the city's cafes, bars and motels two to three days before the remarkable 35,000 sellout show, on a Wednesday night to boot.

I calculate the economic benefit to the city to be in the order of $10million plus.

Just the ticket, for a city that has often felt sidelined for such headline acts.

Not any more, thanks to the stadium's new can-do CEO who promotes Dunedin's covered stadium to the promoters.

The chairman of the Carisbrook Trust, stadium developer on behalf of the Dunedin City Council, must have had the vision of a so-called cathedral thinker - an architectural metaphor relating to those with great vision who place the first foundation stone for a building of the future, when it may be required, and paid for.

Therefore, Malcolm Farry must have had such a vision of a 35,000 sellout, with a little blurring on costs ...

However, it will take several life-times with a continuum of such sellouts before the ratepayer- saddled $121 million stadium debt is paid off.

And let's not lose sight of just how competitive the business of scoring gigs for headliners is.

Following their sellout in Dunedin on the Wednesday, Fleetwood Mac played to 38,000 fans at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, in the wind and rain; and, 32,000 on the Sunday night.

Concurrently, Elton John packed 30,000 fans into the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, the first major concert at that venue in four years; and Florence and the Machine played to a sellout 12,000 fans at Vector Arena, also on the Saturday night and also in Auckland.

All in the same week that tickets are selling nicely for 40,000-plus sellouts in Auckland and Wellington for AC/DC in December and for Ed Sheeran, again at Mt Smart, in Auckland.

The one consistent winner in all of these concerts is Live Nation, the owner of Ticketmaster that sells all the tickets.

Once, Dunedin benefited from the antics of quintessential promoter the late Joe Brown, who staged the first Miss New Zealand ''Beauty'' Pageant in the Dunedin Town Hall - then the largest town hall in the southern hemisphere, built with no debt to the ratepayers - where he also promoted the largest Saturday night dances in Australasia.

At present, the city benefits from the efforts of the DVML CEO Terry Davies, who tirelessly works the promoters to bring the headliners here.

Bar and cafe owners rejoice with the results he has produced over the past year or so ... long may it continue.

It probably will, given the positive relationship with Live Nation he has cultivated.

Some may allude that a covered stadium is the main attraction.

Not necessarily so, nor does it override population catchments.

For the very band who once personified the maxim sex, drugs and rock'n'roll and who have confronted all the adversity life can serve up by virtue of marriage breakdowns, addictions and health scares et al, to have transcended life's challenges since the '70s and to be able to perform pitch-perfect for 120 concerts over 15 months is truly remarkable in every way.

The group appeared fresh and vibrant; some commentators were of the view that such a gruelling tour appeared to invigorate them.

Clearly, following his cancer scare, Mick Fleetwood now works out daily to stay fit.

And given Kiwi male expectancy is now 79.8 years, it is fair to say the group all nearing 70 and the general weighting of the concert's audience are in the departure lounge of life.

And that being the case, the concert delivered a triple bottom line by virtue of invoking a feel-good factor, potentially contributing to wellness.

For those baby-boomers, to see Fleetwood Mac looking so pristine while athletically performing their pitch-perfect renditions could serve as both an inspirational and aspirational tonic.

In two months' time, say, a farmer might be humming a Fleetwood Mac hit while his mind reflects on the youthful exuberance and energy the band conveyed, which could invoke an extra spring in his step.

Or jumping over the odd fence, charged-up by image-recall and the husky tones of gothically-hip Stevie Nicks dancing in his brain.

On with the show(s) ... next up for the stadium, Black Sabbath, who, like Fleetwood Mac, have also sold more than 100 million records collectively with frontman Ozzy Osbourne.

This concert has the potential to take its audience to the next level of triple bottom line; not to be confused with bypass.
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Clearly, following his cancer scare, Mick Fleetwood now works out daily to stay fit.
Well, they got half of that right.
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Apologies if posted, but a Mick & Chelsea article from NZ, see link for photos.

http://i.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/c...ard-experience


It's pretty cool sitting just inches away from a superstar.

That's what Anna and Luc Desbonnets got to do when they had a surprise visit from Mick Fleetwood and his partner Chelsea Hill.

The famous couple were able to go off the grid on Waiheke Island when the Desbonnets opened their boutique vineyard at Frenchman's Hill Estate for a private tour.

Mick Fleetwood chats to vineyard owner Luc Desbonnets as they drive down to the spiritual wetlands at Frenchman's Hill Estate on Waiheke Island.Anna Desbonnets
Anna Desbonnets said she and her husband gave their guests a backyard experience on November 17, including a wine tasting, which they loved, and a plate de jour of treats.

"I also showed them the guest house and Chelsea loved all our vintagey crafts in the gift shop."

But it was a tour down through the vineyard to the bottom of the property on a Kawasaki Mule that was the highlight for both of them, Luc said.

Mick Fleetwood enjoyed scouring the Frenchman's Hill Estate boutique gift shop for gifts, Anna Desbonnets says.Luc Desbonnets
"The wetlands are the spiritual heart of our property. I told them about the rich cultural history of the site – the Maori history as given to me by the elders.

"They were very moved by the experience. And they loved the Anton Forde sculpture we just installed.

"They told us they loved the island and the people here, and I could see they were really relaxed when they left.

"It must have been nice for them to enjoy some privacy out of the public glare in a beautiful place."

It is understood Fleetwood and Hill stayed for two nights on Waiheke Island and enjoyed some shopping in Oneroa village as well as dinner at Mudbrick as part of their experience.

And the Desbonnets have a special treat to look forward to.

They already had tickets to the Fleetwood Mac concert at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday night.

But now Mick Fleetwood is expecting them in the dressing room after the concert.

"It's going to be a wet one, but going backstage will make up for the rain," Luc said.
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No, I didn't see this article before. Interesting to read about Mick and his girlfriend kicking back. Michele
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Well, I guess that puts paid to the suggestion Mick and Stevie might be an item.... or does it?
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Otago Daily Times, Mon, 30 Nov 2015

http://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/opinion...hand-promoters

In two months' time, say, a farmer might be humming a Fleetwood Mac hit while his mind reflects on the youthful exuberance and energy the band conveyed, which could invoke an extra spring in his step.

Or jumping over the odd fence, charged-up by image-recall and the husky tones of gothically-hip Stevie Nicks dancing in his brain.
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Otago Daily Times [excerpt] By Chris Morris on Wed, 16 Dec 2015

http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/36...erts-20m-bonus

It was also impressing international concert promoters across the industry, as the city and its stadium now appeared to be "the talk of the town'', he said.

Last month's sell-out show by Fleetwood Mac led the economic charge, contributing $8.9million after pulling in about 35,000 fans, of whom more than half (59%) were from outside Dunedin, the survey showed.
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http://www.3news.co.nz/entertainment...#axzz3v7T0JzSg

3 News, By 3 News online staff
Monday 21 Dec 2015 6:00 p.m.


Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/entertainment...#ixzz3v7TQ0T8e

Top Selling Albums of 2015:
1. 25 – Adele (XL/Rhythm)
2. X – Ed Sheeran (Asylum/Warner)
3. In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith (Capitol/Universal)
4. Six60 (2) – Six60 (Massive/Universal)
5. 1989 – Taylor Swift (Big Machine/Universal)
6. On Another Note – Sol3 Mio (Universal)
7. Title – Megan Trainor (Epic/Sony Music)
8. No Sound Without Silence – The Script (Sony Music)
9. The Very Best Of: Remastered – Cilla Black (Parlophone/Warner)
10. Hozier – Hozier (Ruby Works/Universal)
11. Christmas: Deluxe Special Edition – Michael Buble (WEA/Warner)
12. Purpose – Justin Bieber (Def Jam/Universal)
13. Wanted On Voyage – George Ezra (Sony Music)
14. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful – Florence And The Machine (Island/Universal)
15. Sol3 Mio – Sol3 Mio (Universal)
16. Lest We Forget – Dennis Marsh (Sony Music)
17. Selected Works: 1972–1999 – The Eagles (WEA/Warner)
18. Stages – John Groban (Reprise/Warner)
19. Wilder Mind – Mumford And Sons (Dew Process/Universal)
20. Fifty Shades of Grey OST – Various (Republic/Universal)
21. V – Maroon 5 (Interscope/Universal
22. Plus – Ed Sheeran (WEA/Warner)
23. Blood To Bone – Gin Wigmore (Island/Universal)
24. Chaos And The Calm – James Bay (Republic/Universal)
25. 25 Years: The Chain Box Set – Fleetwood Mac (WEA/Warner)
26. Bays – Fat Freddy's Drop (The Drop/Rhythm/DRM)
27. To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar (Aftermath/Interscope/Universal)
28. Made In The A.M. – One Direction (Simco/Sony Music)
29. The Quin Tikis: New Zealand's Premier Maori Showband – The Quin Tikis (Sony Music)
30. Frozen: The Songs – Various (Disney/Universal)
31. After All These Years: The Very Best Of – Foster And Allen (Sony Music)
32. Tracker – Mark Knopfler (Mercury/Universal)
33. Truth & Soul – Stan Walker (Sony Music)
34. Smoke + Mirrors – Imagine Dragons (Sony Music)
35. Compton – Dr Dre (Aftermath/Interscope/Universal)
36. Wallflower – Diana Krall (Verve/Universal)
37. Evergreen – Broods (Dryden Street/Universal)
38. All–Time Greatest Hits – Neil Diamond (Universal)
39. Rattle That Lock – David Gilmour (Columbia/Sony Music)
40. We Rise – Devilskin (Devilskin/Rhythm/DRM)
41. Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 OST – Various (Marvel Music/Universal)
42. 21 – Adele (XL/Rhythm)
43. Furious 7 OST – Various (Atlantic/Warner)
44. 1 (2015) – The Beatles (EMI/Universal)
45. Drones – Muse (WEA/Warner)
46. Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd (Republic/Universal)
47. How Great Thou Art: The Very Best Of – Howard Morrison (Sony Music)
48. Immortalized – Disturbed (Reprise/Warner)
49. We Are For The Wild Places – Avalanche City (WEA/Warner)
50. Rock Or Bust – AC/DC (Leidseplein Presse/Sony Music)


Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/entertainment...#ixzz3v7TJrNMI
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[From an article about celebrities and the NZ flag]

Stuff.Co.NZ, March 6, 2015

Madonna uses NZ flag as cape, prompts referendum speculation


http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment...eculation.html

Fleetwood Mac broadcast a giant image of the current flag on their stage backdrop during their New Zealand tour in November.
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Here's some nice photos of Stevie I've never seen before from the '77 show in Auckland

https://kura.aucklandlibraries.govt....leetwood%20mac
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Those are nice. Thanks for sharing.


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