Sep 05 2017

Mick Fleetwood Assures Fans Next Fleetwood Mac Tour Won’t Be Their Last

Fleetwood Mac leader Mick Fleetwood has assured fans the band’s 2018 tour won’t be a finale.

 

Bandmate Christine McVie has hinted that the upcoming 18-month global trek will be a farewell, but the drummer insists the band has more music to play and perhaps record.

“In my mind, it’s not (the final tour), and everyone in the band has decided that it’s not,” he tells Rolling Stone, “but we thought we were finished 30 years ago…

“I don’t know if morbid is the correct word here, but when everyone is in their 70s and you think about five years from now… Phil Collins is calling his tour Not Dead Yet. Well, we’re not dead yet, but God forbid, we might be, so you could be like, ‘I better go and see them!’

“But you will not see a poster saying this is our farewell tour that I could dream of.”

And Fleetwood, 70, reveals he and Stevie Nicks recently met up in Italy and checked out some old forgotten songs they’re thinking of revamping for the 2018 tour.

Sep 05 2017

R.I.P. Walter Becker of Steely Dan 1950-2017

Steely Dan legend Walter Becker has died at the age of 67, his official website ha announced.5

 

Becker recently missed shows with Steely Dan for the Classic East and West concerts in the USA. No details of his death have been revealed at this point.

Walter Becker founded Steely Dan with Donald Fagen in 1972. Steely Dan were an instant hit with their first album ‘Can’t Buy A Thrill’ in 1972. The album featured two of the band’s now signature tunes ‘Do It Again’ and ‘Reeling In The Years’ as well as ‘Dirty Work’.

Sep 05 2017

Life Is Fine As Paul Kelly Continues To Sell In Decent Numbers

Paul Kelly’s first ever number one album ‘Life Is Fine’ is continuing to sell in decent numbers, at least relative to how music sells these days.

 

Three weeks in ‘Life Is Fine’ has sold just over 14,000 copies, with 205 of those sales coming from streaming.

Kelly fans want to own the trophy. Physical CD sales have made up more than 80% of total sales. On pure streaming, the highest position for ‘Life Is Fine’ is number 94.

The simple facts of the music business today is that tickets overrule music sales. Kelly has sold out his first Sydney Opera House Forecourt show (6000 tickets starting at $99). A second show is now on sale.

With a potential 12000 tickets at a minimum of $99 each coming just from Sydney, Kelly will gross over $1.2 million in Sydney ticket sales alone compared to three weeks of national album sales worth about $280,000.

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