Friday, July 31, 2009

THE POWERFUL, ENDURING PRESENCE OF STEVIE NICKS

STEVIE NICKS
The Soundstage Sessions (Reprise)
US release date: 31 March 2009
UK release date: 30 March 2009

By Christian John Wikane
PopMatters Contributing Editor

I miss new albums by Stevie Nicks. Tearing the plastic off a Stevie Nicks record that contains completely unknown material is a thrill that listeners have only truly experienced six times since her 1981 solo debut, Bella Donna. Compilations occasionally fill those long gaps with a new song here and there, but they do not summon the same charge as a whole set of songs that Nicks is introducing for the first time.

Scanning the track list of The Soundstage Sessions, portions of a concert Nicks recorded in October 2007 for the PBS Soundstage program, there are eight titles familiar to anyone with a cursory knowledge of Nicks or Fleetwood Mac, plus a cover of “Crash” by Dave Matthews Band and Bonnie Raitt’s “Circle Dance”, which Nicks sings with Vanessa Carlton (a misstep). How does it all add up?

First, irrespective of current record sales, Nicks has every reason to record a new album. She has a wealth of material and her voice remains a uniquely expressive instrument. Whatever the record label prognosticators may argue, there is a demand for a Stevie Nicks album that doesn’t include “Stand Back” or “Landslide” for the umpteenth time. The Soundstage Sessions has both but, to its credit, it also includes gems like “How Still My Love” and “Fall From Grace”, songs that have not yet been tossed into the compilation spin cycle. Disregarding the missed opportunity of a new Stevie Nicks album, The Soundstage Sessions is mostly satisfying. Nicks sounds damn good on all of these tracks, even if the world did not necessarily need another version of “Landslide”.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

RUMOURS REVISITED

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours
Records Revisited
By Jason Andreasen
Tigerweekly.com

When Fleetwood Mac released Rumours in February 1977, it was an immediate hit. It perched itself atop the Billboard charts for a staggering 31 weeks and garnered four top-10 singles. But not everybody loved it. Some dismissed the album - and the band - as nothing more than a practice in pandering to mainstream pop audiences.

But why? The album has all the quintessential rock storylines caged within its 39 minutes including love and betrayal, sex and drugs, hatred and optimism - all delivered with an expertly orchestrated peek-behind-the-curtain touch. How could an album with such groundwork have been seen as just pandering to pop?

Full Blog Article

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

STEVIE NICKS AND MICHELLE BRANCH ON THE BEACH

I was looking for the actual published photo from this photo session - but couldn't find it. I also can't recall what magazine this photo session was for... Was it Instyle just a few years ago? This is an outtake shot from that session on the beach. Posted by Michelle Branch

Monday, July 27, 2009

PEACEKEEPER ALTERNATE FLEETWOOD MAC VIDEO

Well this is new! I think I like it... The video's a little bit busy with the constant split screens, but the live footage from what looks like either a live show or the live dress rehearsal they performed at before the Say You Will Tour, is really great to see!!



[NOTES FROM YOUTUBE]
Fleetwood Mac- Peacekeeper Video. Directed by Lindsay Buckingham, Matt Baumann and Kyle Einhorn. The team that brought you FLEETWOOD MAC- DESTINY RULES. This gem has sat on a drive since 2004. Edited by Matt C Burnett. Assistant edited by Ryan Zuttermeister.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

FLEETWOOD MAC MEADOWLANDS, NJ REVIEW


FLEETWOOD MAC REVIEW Meadowlands, NJ.

This 27 year old review from a 1982 show in New Jersey is almost identical in content compared to reviews written about Fleetwood Mac shows in 2009.

Interesting that not a lot changes with these reviewers!

SARA WATKINS COVERS FLEETWOOD MAC

Fiddle player and vocalist Sara Watkins, formerly of the Grammy Award-winning group Nickel Creek with her brother Sean Watkins and mandolin player Chris Thile cover Lindsey Buckingham's "Steal Your Heart Away" live on Mountain Stage.

Steal Your Heart Away appears on Fleetwood Mac's 2003 release "Say You Will". This is quite different from the Fleetwood Mac version, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Monday, July 20, 2009

SECOND HAND NEWS REVISITED BY HOFFS AND SWEET

Lindsey Buckingham appears on Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoff's take on Fleetwood Mac's Second Hand News a remake from their songs of the 70's CD "Under the Covers Vol 2"

You can listen to the track at the Sid and Susie Myspace page

Mentions of Stevie and Lindsey from a recent Magnet Magazine Interview with Matthew and Susanna:

MAGNET: Why did you move to L.A. from New York, Matthew?
Sweet: I came out here to record Altered Beast with Richard Dashut, and Dashut severely turned me on to L.A. He was like this magic leprechaun that showed me all the groovy, classic L.A. factors. He took me to all the different areas. He showed me the old clubs on Sunset Strip and took me by where Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and him rented a house together (when Dashut produced Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Tusk). And Stevie would go down to Ben Franks on Sunset Boulevard and work all day, and they would sit at the house and smoke pot. He turned me on to the California dream sort of thing.

Any feedback from the original artists on your Under The Covers sets?
I know Mike Nesmith liked “Different Drum” from the first one. Who else? I’m sure the Raspberries will be thrilled (with “Go All The Way”). We met them when they played out here about a year ago. It would have been great to have had Wally Bryson and Eric Carmen play on that. We did get one of the original guys to play on the Fleetwood Mac song and the Yes song, and that was really fun. We got Lindsey Buckingham to play on “Second Hand News” and Steve Howe from Yes to play on “I’ve Seen All Good People.” He played a Portuguese 12-string and the crazy electric lead.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

PAULINE DOUCETTE MEETS STEVIE NICKS... FINALLY!


Fleetwood fabulous


LORI A. MAYNE

SUMMERSIDE – Pauline Doucette tried to bring back more than memories when she met her Fleetwood Mac idols.

She tried to bring back the band.

Doucette, 44, had the chance to chat with Stevie Nicks backstage at the band’s recent concert in Edmonton. Doucette wasted no time after learning Nicks needed some down time.

“If you want a nice, quiet place where there’s not a lot of traffic, why don’t you come to P.E.I.?” Doucette suggested. “Everybody loves Fleetwood Mac, but we’ll give you your space.”

Doucette fulfilled a lifelong dream seeing Fleetwood Mac perform.

The former Summerside resident, who now lives in Chelton, gained the name “Black Cloud Polly” for notorious bad luck. That unfortunate streak continued when she travelled to Edmonton for the Fleetwood Mac concert in May and it was postponed. Doucette, a single mom on disability pension, saved for months to cover the flight.

Hearing her story, the band promised an unforgettable concert experience.

An Alberta woman had donated air miles for Doucette’s flight this time. So the band ensured Doucette had luxury hotel, special seating, memorabilia and time with both Mick Fleetwood and Nicks.

Doucette and friend Shannon “Sugar” Doyle met Fleetwood on stage before the show. Doucette marveled at the drummer’s height and the casual way he sat on a stool, chatting and joking about insurance on his hands.

“He kissed me on the cheek twice!”

Doyle and Doucette got ushered backstage after the show to meet Nicks, who greeted Doucette with a big hug.

“She was exactly what I expected her to be.”

Doucette found Nicks’ voice sultry, her eyes like “black jewels.”

When Doucette asked for an autograph for her daughter, Jessica, Nicks noted she had a niece by the same name.

“I know that already,” confessed the die-hard fan.

Nicks held Doucette’s shaking hands as they chatted and said she was glad Doucette returned for the show.

Doyle teared up seeing Doucette fulfill her dream because she’s always the type to worry about others.

“This trip was all about her,” Doyle said.

Now back on the Island, Doucette has new nicknames.

Friends ask if they should call her Silver Lining Polly.

“A few of them call me Gold Dust Woman,” Doucette quipped.

STEVIE NICKS - A ROCK GODDESS SINCE THE 70'S


NewNowNext Icons: Stevie Nicks

A rock goddess since the 1970s, Stevie Nicks sits down with NewNowNext to discuss the origins of her bewitching persona, the devotion that fuels her fans, her take on Stevie drag queens, and the annual party that pays homage to her, Night of 1,000 Stevies.

Full 5 Part Feature can be viewed at the link below:


Watch

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

STEVIE NICKS FIRST MUSIC CRUSH

CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH
Not only did Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks dish to me in our July issue about the record that changed her life, Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark, in the interview she also revealed her first music crush: Crosby, Stills and Nash. “If you can’t fall in love with those three guys, you can’t fall in love,” she said. Since then, I’ve been obsessed with CSN’s 1969 self-titled debut—not only because their folky tunes make me want to revisit denim-on-denim (see Graham Nash on the album cover, far left), but their groovy harmonies (download “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”) eerily remind me of Fleet Foxes, one of my favorite modern-day bands. For CSN newbies like me, Crosby, Stills and Nash will be available in vinyl from Rhino this fall. Something tells me Stevie’s still got her original copy.

—Julie Vadnal, Editorial Assistant

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

WHITNEY HOUSTON COVERS STEVIE NICKS SONG

WOW!!!!

Details are leaking out regarding Whitney Houstons upcoming cd release on September 1, 2009. Apparently Whitney recorded the Stevie Nicks song "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You" for a possible inclusion on the upcoming release... Someone on Twitter that goes by the name of: Sholoongo Sweet heard 17 potential tracks for the disc and the no. 1 song on the cd she heard was "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You".

First off... I can't even imagine what Whitney would sound like on this... Second, I want to hear her sing it!! And personally, I think she should include it!! Whitney has an extraordinary voice and Stevie's song is so beautiful, a perfect fit!

The sad news is that Sholoongo Sweet is also reporting that two cover tracks Whitney recorded, may not make the final cut - one of them being the Stevie cover...

A full interview on how Whitney's new cd sounds can be found here... The quote in the interview regarding Stevie's song is:

Derek Sheldon (DS): Ok, first question you have heard the new CD by Whitney how much did you hear and how many tracks were there?

Sholoongo Sweet(SS):I heard about 17 songs on the version of the CD that I heard in May. I did not see "song titles" or "credits." The number 1 song is written by Stevie Nicks called "Has Anybody Ever Written Anything For You" ---ballad cover, but my date said it may not make the CD. (For the record I love this song made famous by Stevie Nicks-DS)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Stevie Nicks gets landslide support from gay community

Move over, Cher. Stevie Nicks has just been declared an icon by the gay community. Specifically, MTV Networks’ gay-themed Logo channel has announced that the Fleetwood Mac singer / songwriter will be the first subject of a new series of specials dubbed “NewNowNext Icons.”

The shows will focus on “the timeless music legends that have reached icon status in the eyes of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community and the greater world of pop culture,” according to a Logo statement.

In the half-hour premiere airing at midnight EDT/PDT on July 19, Nicks will share her thoughts on why the LGBT community has embraced her music and persona, Logo said. She will also discuss her career, inspirations and future projects. Music videos for tunes such as “Landslide,” “Gypsy” and “Stand Back” will also be featured. A Logo spokesman declined to identify the subjects of additional “NewNowNext Icons” specials.

TRIBUTE TO STEVIE NICKS - SERIES PREMIERE LOGO NETWORK

Logo Launches 'NewNowNext Icons' Honoring Timeless Music Legends With a Tribute to Stevie Nicks

"NewNowNext Icons" Joins the "NewNowNext Music" Franchise with Its Premiere Featuring Grammy Award-Winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Stevie Nicks

"NewNowNext Icons: Stevie Nicks" Will Air on Logo July 19, 2009 at 12 AM Midnight ET/PT and LOGOonline.com

NEW YORK, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Logo, a division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks, announced today the launch of a new series of specials, "NewNowNext Icons," focusing on the timeless music legends that have reached icon status in the eyes of the LGBT community and the greater world of pop culture. The special premieres with an intimate interview by award-winning music artist and visionary Stevie Nicks airing July 19 at 12 AM Midnight ET/PT and LOGOonline.com.

In the premiere of this half-hour special, "NewNowNext Icons," Stevie Nicks discusses various aspects of her career as a solo artist and part of legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac. Nicks also opens up about her own inspirations, future projects and her thoughts on why the LGBT community has embraced her music and persona. Throughout the special, hit music videos including "Landslide," "Gypsy" and "Stand Back" will be featured demonstrating her impact in music and popular culture. Dubbed the "reigning queen of Rock and Roll" by Rolling Stone Magazine, Nicks recently released her "Live in Chicago" DVD celebrating her first live recorded performance since 1985, as well as the recent release of her new CD "The Soundstage Sessions." Along with Fleetwood Mac, Stevie has produced over forty Top 50 hits and has sold nearly 120 million albums.

The newest show in the "NewNowNext" family takes on these legends with hosted spots, music videos, and archival footage including rarely seen interviews from the MTV and VH1 vaults. "NewNowNext Icons" brings the "NewNowNext" franchise to full circle. As modern up-and-coming artists on Logo's "NewNowNext Music" and "NewNowNext Pop Lab" attribute their inspiration to pop culture icons, "NewNowNext Icons" offers an intimate and unique point of view from the icons themselves on why their legendary status is synonymous with their work and persona. Past hosts of "NewNowNext Music" and "NewNowNext Pop Lab" including Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Lilly Allen, Lady GaGa, Del Marquis of "Scissor Sisters," La Roux and Fischerspooner represent the upcoming icons of tomorrow. "NewNowNext Icons" will consist of a series of specials premiering throughout the year highlighting the rare few that have reached such superstardom as headliners such as Stevie Nicks.

"NewNowNext Icons: Stevie Nicks" will premiere July 19 at 12 AM ET/PT and LOGOonline.com. For more information about "NewNowNext Icons", go to LOGOonline.com and NewNowNext.com.

ABOUT LOGO

Logo is the world's leading ad-supported cable, satellite, online, mobile and digital entertainment gay and lesbian-themed network, from MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). Launched in 2005, Logo's cable channel is in more than 39 million homes across the United States and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LOGOonline.com, TripOutGayTravel.com, AfterEllen.com, AfterElton.com, 365gay.com, DowneLink.com and NewNowNext.com. Logo's content is distributed across all leading download-to-own, streaming and mobile services. The most influential brand for the most influential audience, Logo provides a mix of original and acquired entertainment as well as news, social networking and community building that are authentic, smart, fun, entertaining, and inclusive. Logo joins MTV Networks' roster of popular and highly targeted brands which include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.

ABOUT MTV NETWORKS

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 350 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, The N, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, Atom, Gametrailers and Xfire.

CONTACT:
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michael.barrett@logostaff.com

Saturday, July 11, 2009

34 YEARS AGO ON THIS DAY FLEETWOOD MAC RELEASED

ON THIS DAY IN 1975 (July 11th) Fleetwood Mac Released their 8th album, the self titled album Fleetwood Mac - the first to feature Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.

The Album debuted August 2, 1975 on Billboard's Top Albums Chart at #183. It would go on to spend an incredible 148 weeks on Billboard's Album Chart ending it's chart run on May 27, 1978. For comparison, Rumours spent 134 weeks on the chart.

On September 4, 1976 in it's 58th week of release Fleetwood Mac hit #1 and spent a single week at the top. This set a record never before achieved in the 32 year history of Billboard's Album Charts. Never before had an album hit the #1 spot for the first time after being charted for 1 year.

First US Single: Over My Head

HOT 100 SINGLES CHART
Released: November, 1975
Debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 at #91 on November 8, 1975
Hot 100 Peak Position: #20
Weeks on Chart: 14

Adult Contemporary Singles Chart
Debut: January 3, 1976
Peak: #32
Weeks on Chart: 7
UK Peak: -



Second Single: Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)

HOT 100 SINGLES CHART
Released: February, 1976
Debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 at #89 on March 6, 1976
Hot 100 Peak Position: #11
Weeks on Chart: 18


Adult Contemporary Singles Chart
Debut: March 27, 1976
Peak: #33
Weeks on Chart: 8
UK Peak: #46

Third Single: Say You Love Me

HOT 100 SINGLES CHART
Released: June, 1976
Debuted on Billboards's Hot 100 at #74 on July 3, 1976
Hot 100 Peak Position: #11
Weeks on Chart: 19

Adult Contemporary Singles Chart
Debut: July 24, 1976
Peak: #12
Weeks on Chart: 12
UK Peak: #40

DETAILED RECONSTRUCTION ON THE PROMOTIONAL EFFORT BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF FLEETWOOD MAC FLEETWOOD MAC

Friday, July 10, 2009

FLEETWOOD MAC #2 IN NORTH AMERICA #6 WORLDWIDE

FLEETWOOD MAC RANKS 2nd IN NORTH AMERICA BEHIND BRITNEY SPEARS
Pollstar has released it's mid year Top 100 North American Concert Tours for the first six months of 2009. Fleetwood Mac is #2 in North America with a gross of 54.8 million on 53 shows.






On the Top 25 Worldwide Tours - Fleetwood Mac rank #6.

Considering the economy in North America this past year along with Fleetwood Mac not promoting any new material but touring behind their past hits, I think they did quite well with a million dollar average per show.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

STEVIE NICKS ON THE ULTIMATE SHOWMAN (MICHAEL JACKSON)

Michael Jackson Remembered:

I remember before [we performed at Bill Clinton's 1993 inauguration], Michael sent somebody to find out if I had any foundation make-up he could borrow. I was using some light Chanel foundation at that time, and Michael sent back a note to say, thanks, but the foundation wasn't quite light enough for him. He meant that in show business, the stage is everywhere — it's when you leave the parking lot, when you go to the mall. It's about trying your best to be as perfect as possible. It's the reason Michael was like royalty. There's no other person like that, because the era of performers — the Frank Sinatras, the Elizabeth Taylors, the Sammy Davis Jr.s — is over. He was the last emperor.

Rolling Stone's special commemorative Michael Jackson issue featuring tributes from Quincy Jones, Slash, Brooke Shields and more is available now.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

FLEETWOOD MAC BOXSCORE NUMBERS (UPDATED)

Strangely 7 Canadian dates have gone unreported so far. 11 dates in total remain to be reported. Additional dates added in the last two weeks are marked with an *.


The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price in U.S. dollars for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.


TOP 20 CONCERT TOURS

1. (1) Elton John/Billy Joel; $2,570,018; $125.44.
2. (2) Britney Spears; $1,860,690; $97.57.
3. (3) Bruce Springsteen&The E Street Band; $1,800,608; $91.65.
4. (4) The Dead; $1,553,713; $81.72.
5. (5) Kenny Chesney; $1,300,419; $67.46.
6. (6) Dave Matthews Band; $1,230,485; $55.05.
7. (7) Fleetwood Mac; $1,012,470; $95.15.
8. (8) Coldplay; $925,937; $63.69.
9. (9) Dane Cook; $721,668; $62.68.
10. (10) Nickelback; $712,129; $51.51.

STEVIE NICKS QUIETLY VISITS BETHESDA IN JUNE

"Singer Stevie Nicks visited, leaving an iPod with her favorite music for him and lotions for his mom."

Background:

For the last number of years, Stevie, on a regular basis, quietly visits the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland supporting and visiting with the U.S. troops and donating hundreds of iPods to soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

She explains, "I refuse to be pulled into the politics of war. But once these soldiers sign up, go to war and come back to a hospital, I will do whatever it takes to make them better." Nicks provides iPods loaded with her favourite music.

Oregon Marine gravely wounded, losing both legs after bombing in Afghanistan

by Julie Sullivan, The Oregonian

Full Story

Monday, July 06, 2009

A&E FLEETWOOD MAC BIOGRAPHY JULY 12th


“Fleetwood Mac”
Rated: TV PG
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Genre: Documentary
Closed Captions: Yes

Upcoming Airings:
Sunday, July 12 @ 7am/6C

After 40 years, 16 different members, and several break-ups, Fleetwood Mac endures as one of the world's most popular groups, selling more than 100 million albums. Our look at this amazing survival story begins with Fleetwood Mac finding its artistic niche in soft rock driven by haunting lyrics and female vocals. Mick Fleetwood and John McVie remained constant fixtures, while Christine McVie helped begin the group's transition to softer rock. With the arrival of Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac developed its signature sound. The group produced albums such as "Fleetwood Mac," "Rumours" and "Tusk," and a string of hit singles including "Rhiannon," "Go Your Own Way," "Over My Head," and "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow."

Sunday, July 05, 2009

FLEETWOOD MAC LIVE IN BOSTON

VH1 Classics is running Fleetwood Mac's Soundstage Show that was recorded in 2003 (released on DVD as "Live in Boston" in 2004) from today July 5th through Saturday July 18th at 4pm and 8pm daily. Check local listings. It's an hour and a half, so it looks like an edited version of the two DVD set that was released.

FLEETWOOD MAC "LIVE"

Fleetwood Mac's 10 month, four continent tour that began in Oct. 1979 and ended in September 1980 is documented in this two-recorded live set. Recorded in various locales, the LP spans some of the best of the group's material, all delivered in crisp fashion. Much of the material deviates from their studio counterparts in that there is spontaneous interaction among members. While such Mac standards as "Rhiannon," "Go Your Own Way," "Over My Head" and "Don't Stop" are included, there are also less obvious cuts selected such as "Fireflies" and Brian Wilson's "The Farmer's Daughter." The sound quality is extraordinary and the packaging exceptional making it a valid collection by one of the world's most popular groups. Best cuts:"Go Your Own Way," "The Farmer's Daughter," "Sara," "Monday Morning," "Landslide," "One More Night." (Billboard Magazine, 12/20/80)

"Live" debuted at no.49 on Billboard Magazines Top LP's and Tape Chart December 27, 1980 and peaked at no.14 spending 18 weeks on the chart.



Saturday, July 04, 2009

"Landslide" for STEVIE NICKS at MSG!!

On June 11th, the fifth grade PS22 Chorus of Staten Island performed its rendition of "Landslide" for Stevie Nicks at Madison Square Garden. Stevie was incredibly gracious and kind to all of us, as you can see in the video! She gave every child individual attention and reminded them that anything is within their grasp.

The audio on the video is very low, but of course this had to be posted even if there was no sound at all! The kids added a little piece of "Silver Springs" as an intro to their performance to great effect! And watching Stevie leading the kids from the aisle at MSG is my outstanding memory of the performance, so I'm glad the videographers caught that. It's too bad it's not in smell-o-vision, because this won't capture the KIDS' most outstanding memory of the day -- how good Stevie smelled!!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

STEVIE IN UPCOMING SPECIAL ISSUE OF ROLLING STONE MAG

DAVID WILD SPEAKS TO STEVIE NICKS ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON... TO APPEAR IN UPCOMING SPECIAL ISSUE OF ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE.

"Midway through the film, Stevie Nicks -- a truly beautiful woman inside and out who I've loved since high school -- called to discuss Michael Jackson for a special issue of "Rolling Stone" that's coming right up. So I found myself sneaking out to lobby and recording our talk about Michael, music, fame and life as the absurly loud sounds of endless transformer battles bleed loudly through the theater walls."

David Wild is an Emmy-nominated television writer, a best-selling author, Contributing Editor for Rolling Stone, producer of The Chris Isaak Hour on the Bio Channel and wrote the foreword in the liner notes of Stevie's Crystal Visions Best Of CD/DVD release in 2007.

Full Huffington Post Article