Thursday, August 30, 2007

Richard McCaffrey Photos of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac

Richard McCaffrey's Photography has been featured in music publications such as Rolling Stone, Cream, Guitar Player and in national magazines / newspapers Blender, People, Look, NY Daily News and The San Francisco Examiner. Images have also appeared on MTV, VH1, CBS Sunday Morning as well as on hundreds of Albums / CDs and in numerous books on the music industry. He is the co-author of the book X-capees, a photo-history of the early San Francisco punk rock scene, and Not Fade Away, a tribute to Gerry Garcia. His collection documenting the music industry contains over 100,000 Photographs.

These spectacular photos of Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac were taken in 1976 & 1977 in Oakland, California.

Prints of these shots are available to purchase through Richard McCaffrey's site directly along with many other artists he's photographed over the years.

Stevie Nicks Live - How Still My Love - Concord, CA May 17, 2007

Opening night of the Crystal Visions Tour in Concord, CA on May 17, 2007. This is a song Stevie previously only performed at her "Dreams" shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Very sexy exit walk at the end!

Friday, August 24, 2007


Only 1,000 copies available worldwide! To purchase a limited pressing of Stevie's "Stand Back" Remix Single - go to

There is a funny back-story as to how this came in existence. Months ago when we first heard the mixes were being done, we contacted Warner to ask for the tentative release date. We were told that there were NO plans to release this as a single, and the mixes were done simply to market her new greatest hits CD, ‘Crystal Visions’. Over the next few weeks we had several conversations with Warner about the possibility of getting a limited pressing just for Perfect Beat. We were sure we had it.

Three weeks ago we got the call from Warner telling us it COULD be done, but it was going to take too long to get everyone to sign off on the project. So what they did was ‘sneak’ the single out. They slated it for a full commercial release, but the catch was, they were only going to press up 1,000 singles. It was going to be distributed through the normal Warner distribution channels. We were told to immediately place an order (that day) to lock in a quantity and it would essentially be a Perfect Beat exclusive! Unfortunately, many retailers and online retailers get automatic quantities allocated to them for new releases so we couldn’t grab all 1,000 like we wanted to. We did however score HALF of them, 500 and they are now here in the building.

Tracy Young Take You Home Mix (11:26)
Tracy Young Take You Home Dub (11:32)
Tracy Young Take You Home Mixshow (6:56)
Ralphi's Beefy-Retro Mix (11:12)
Ralphi's Beefy-Retro Edit (7:32)
Morgan Page Vox (7:02)
Morgan Page Dub (7:01)

Warner has told us straight up, the ONLY reason this CD single is available is because of Perfect Beat. The truth is, CD singles are dying. But we are convincing labels to press up a limited number just for us die-hards that appreciate CD quality music, artwork, and a sweet package! So we present to you this very special release. We ask once again that you purchase this, even if you already obtained it through other shady means. We promise, it will make it easier and easier when we talk to Jive, Interscope, Epic, Sony and RCA and ask for special pressings as well. Did we mention “Edge Of Seventeen” is being remixed right now by Peter Rauhofer? Sure would be a shame if that never came out.

label: Warner added: 8/07

Monday, August 20, 2007

Stevie's Performance Review from Jack's Second Show

Stevie perfomed along with ZZ Top, The Pretenders, Stray Cats and Sugar Ray at Jack's Second Show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA on Saturday August 18th. Here's one review of her performance at the show:

Pretenders and Stray Cats stand out at Jack FM concert

Stevie Nicks never went on until shortly before 10 p.m. She seemed agitated about the amphitheatre's curfew and that her set would be cut short. After one song, she went backstage for a costume change and realized it was at the wrong time (at least Nicks was honest in admitting this to the crowd).

Little had changed from recent solo tours. Overwrought synthesizer and electronic drums signaled "Stand Back." The nine-piece band tended to overwhelm Nicks' voice (a middling sound mix didn't help). Clad in flowing black chiffon dress, the Fleetwood Mac chanteuse sashayed across the stage. "If Anyone Falls" suffered from dated '80s production and shouty vocals.

Instead of relying on her other solo hits, Nicks concentrated on Mac faves and all worked well. A soft piano instrumental preceded "Rhiannon," "Dreams" was lush and smooth and "Gold Dust Woman" had more of dramatic flair. Nicks, wearing her trademark shawls, twirled and sang into a microphone stand draped in beads.

Tom Petty rocker "I Need to Know" was dashed off, then Nick said, "this song is about compromise." The acoustic-based version of the Mac's "Landslide" had some guys singing along with their girlfriends. A percussion heavy "Edge of 17" closed the main set. Photos by Kelly Swift

The Set:

Stand Back
If Anyone Falls
Gold Dust Woman
I Need to Know
Edge of Seventeen
Rock N Roll

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Shopkeeper and Stevie Nicks own horse

Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Michael Evans owned a horse once. It had wheels at one end and a tail of hemp.

THERE'S no obvious link when you ponder a list of names including Myer baron Bill Wavish, Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks, pub owner Bruce Mathieson and music promoter Andrew McManus.

But add Gai Waterhouse and you start to get an idea there might be a neddy involved.
Sure enough, shortly before 10 am today, an upcoming three-year-old called Illume will prance around Randwick in a practice run for horses still on training wheels.

That odd collection of names are, in fact, the horse's owners.

The story goes that chums Wavish and Mathieson invested in the horse with Waterhouse.
But some time after Nicks, the chanteuse, was brought by McManus for the 2005 Melbourne Cup, Waterhouse apparently sold her stake to the American singer, with another stake going to Gai's mum.

Waterhouse still trains the gee-gee, named after a Nicks song.

Whispers around the track suggest one name tossed around for the horse was Illegal Substance although we can't imagine such a link to a wholesome band such as Fleetwood Mac.

Horsey officials apparently thought the name inappropriate and ruled it out.
Nevertheless, we're just happy it wasn't named after another Fleetwood Mac song, Little Lies .

Wavish wouldn't be too keen on Nicks wowing him with the chorus: "Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies."

Friday, August 03, 2007

Stevie Nicks "Fleetwood Mac, Cocaine and Me..."

According to DWIG from The Ledge, Stevie is featured in a 6 page interview in the September edition of MOJO Magazine ahead of the September 24th UK release of "Crystal Visions... The Very Best of Stevie Nicks". Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones is on the cover.

STEVIE NICKS Fist fights and coke binges with Fleetwood Mac's diaphanous spirit of the 70s.

[edit: scans courtesy of trackaghost from The Ledge]