Wednesday, December 07, 2011

REVIEW: Stevie Nicks Canberra, AU

Published by @Nickslive at for Fleetwood Mac News and Reviews

Queen of rock rolls with career's punches
Photo: Stuart Walmsley
Rolling Stone once dubbed her the ''reigning queen of rock and roll'', and while Stevie Nicks may no longer sit on the throne, she continues to influence those who do.  Artists like Sheryl Crow, Courtney Love and even the Dixie Chicks have cited her as an inspiration - not bad for a girl who was only added to Fleetwood Mac after then boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham insisted they came as a package deal.

The long, flowing skirts and tassles remain at age 63, but the feverish on-stage antics have given way to a slow twirl. She may be moving with less verve, but Nicks showed fans at the AIS Arena last night that her songwriting ability is far from on the wane.

Nearing the end of an Australian tour to promote her latest album In Your Dreams, Nicks only borrowed sparingly from her Fleetwood Mac days and past solo career, preferring new material co-written in 2010 with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame.

In Your Dreams has been widely lauded as her best collection of songs since the '80s and she told fans last night that the experience of making the album with Stewart at her Santa Monica home was ''the best year of my life''.


The Canberra Times


Maury said...

Cool ass pic, but wii all know Love Is was not on IYD. Do ya think Stuart Walmsley ever listened to the new CD? Happy healthy holidays 2011!

Nickslive said...

Me thinks he didn't Maury!

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