Saturday, April 30, 2011

STEVIE NICKS Scheduled on ELLEN Tuesday MAY 10th

Check your local listings for times during the day when it airs.

Others Scheduled on the show: "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez; actress Rose Huntington-Whiteley.

Stevie's also expected to appear on Dancing With The Stars in May although no official announcement has been made. There have have also been hints of a American Idol appearance.

Lindsey Buckingham Receives Golden Note Award at ASCAP

Lindsey Buckingham Goes His Own Way

By EXPO StaffApril 30. 2011 10:30 AM
By Stephanie Fehrmann

Lindsey Buckingham, the songwriter, producer and performer known by most for his role in Fleetwood Mac, was interviewed by Sara Bareilles during yesterday's “I Create Music” interview. The influence his Northern California upbringing had on his career, the impact Tusk had on Fleetwood Mac as well as his solo endeavors, and the current state of rock music were all focused on throughout the course of the interview.

Read the full article at ASCAP Expo

Chairman and CEO ASCAP Paul Williams presented Lindsey Buckingham with the ASCAP Golden Note Award at the ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel on April 29, 2011 in Hollywood, California.

Interview 'Go Your Own Way: Lindsey Buckingham Interviewed by Sara Bareilles.  All Photos by: Kristian Dowling via AP - More Photos HERE









Lea Michele [Sneak Peek] Fleetwood Mac's Go Your Own Way! GLEE Rumours Episode



Air Date: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
Episode Name: Rumours (Season 2, Episode 19)

Stevie Nicks CD reviews

US Magazine May, 2011
“In Your Dreams” Stevie Nicks (Warner) * * * ½
While we all wait (okay, maybe just some of us) for anything new from Fleetwood Mac, Stevie’s first album of solo material in ten years, co-produced by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, is going to fill the gap very nicely.

Full Review at RosslandRadio.com

Stevie Nicks CD review 4/5
The album sounds like a pleasant mixture of old and new, and most pleasantly it works. The songs have a kind of mysticism to them, Stevie singing about ghosts and vampires. The stories are beautifully told by Stevie's voice that shines especially on slower New Orleans, which is the absolute highlight of the album.

Full Review at Vinyl Player




Friday, April 29, 2011

(Photos) Lindsey Buckingham at ASCAP Interview with Sara Bareilles

A couple of photos send in of Lindsey Buckingham being interviewed by Sara Bareilles this evening at ASCAP Expo in LA.

Paul Williams presented him with the ASCAP Golden Note Award 


Photo: Lindsey Buckingham at ASCAP in LA... Interview underway with Sara Bareilles

Lindsey Buckingham during his interview with ASCAP prior to being interviewed by Sara Bareilles
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Photo by: ASCAP

**SPOILER** In Your Dreams... Picture Disc

If your are interested in seeing what the disc and photo look like for Stevie's new album In Your Dreams... Click this link.

If you want to wait until Tuesday, or your release day in your country, close your eyes and don't hit the link.

Thanks to M.E. for sending it in.

Stevie Nicks Admits Undying Love for Lindsey Buckingham, Dedicates New Album to Fan Who Succumbed to Cancer

by Mike Doherty
Spinner
After Stevie Nicks released 'Trouble in Shangri-La' in 2001, she thought she'd never record another solo album again. The process was tiresome and besides, she still had her longtime band Fleetwood Mac to satisfy her musical creativity.

 Now, 10 years later, she's back with 'In Your Dreams' -- a rich, dynamic album co-written and co-produced by Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart, and featuring Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood on drums and ex-boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham on guitar and vocals. From a San Francisco hotel room, on a rare night off from her recent tour with Rod Stewart, Nicks told Spinner about gaining inspiration from a lost friend, how recording this album changed her life and why she and Lindsey are like Bella and Edward from 'Twilight.'

 On your recent tour with Rod Stewart, was there a friendly rivalry between the two of you? Would you ever tell him before a show, "I'm going to go out and wipe the floor with you tonight?"

 Oh no, you would never say something like that to Rod Stewart [laughs]. Even though he's only a few years older than me, he is from a generation before me. Rod Stewart was a big rock star before Lindsey [Buckingham] and I even moved to Los Angeles. He was one of my big inspirations: Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin, Janis, Jimi ...

You and Lindsey got a record deal in 1972 as Buckingham Nicks. Would you have been signed in 2011?

The music business is in terrible shape right now because artists don't sell ten million albums anymore. [Labels are] not making all that money, so they can't have a whole slew of bands that they're helping and developing. Lindsey and I were really lucky. I was just a waitress for four years, and he wasn't [working]. It was okay because we worked on our music, we had a four-track Ampex tape recorder, and we were able to survive.

 But I don't see how the kids can do it today. I feel sorry for them. I want it to happen, because in 20 years, I don't want everybody to be just listening to the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin; I want this generation to have their own rock stars that last. But it's going to be very hard for the kids that are popular right now to still be doing this when they're 40.

We're so used to hearing about how your albums have had difficult gestation periods, but you've said that making 'In Your Dreams' was great -- it must be a relief.
Well, this is how it should be. When you make records with Fleetwood Mac, they're difficult. That's not to say they're not amazing -- they obviously are, and that's why I am famous; every time I drive up to my gorgeous house, I go, "This is the house that Fleetwood Mac built." So did we argue? Yes. Did we have fights? Yes. But was the music that came out of it fantastic? Yes. However, it was difficult.

Even making my own records -- between 'Bella Donna' in 1981 and 'Shangri-La' in 2001 -- was difficult. [With this album], I have been reminded that you can make great music and have a good time doing it, and that you don't have to be heartbroken and freaking out. [You can] go back to your poetry from the last 30 years, and if you want those passionate, crazy moments, you can find them in your writing.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

[Update] Stevie Nicks "Secret Love" On the AC Charts

It's hanging on... No. 21 for a second week, with a bullet on the AC Charts. Only 2 increases in play over the previous week... It's been bouncing between No. 21 and No. 22 for the last 4 weeks!  It looks like it's life over on the Triple A Charts is pretty much over... But when you think about it and look back at her previous singles Stevie hasn't had a song last this long on the charts in close to a decade!.. Plus Secret Love is still being played constantly and consistently at AC.

These chart standings are for Billboard Magazine issue May 7th.

The Gleewood Mac Tunes for Next Tuesday's GLEE Episode...

Hear the Full Songs From Glee’s ‘Rumours’ Episode
Next week is an all Fleetwood Mac episode based on songs from Rumours


I think these young people did a really great job sticking to the originals...

The Heart and Soul Tour With Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart May Not Be Over!

Days after coming in off the road from his “Heart & Soul” tour with Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart was back in the studio, recording vocals for his forthcoming blues album with, as he calls him, “his former boss,” Jeff Beck.

In other news...

He and Nicks may also tour together again after their inaugural run of 18 shows. “We got off to a little bit of a shaky start because she’s extremely nervous, a real pro, doesn’t want any mistakes, but I’m just the opposite. I like mistakes in a show, that vulnerability, the element of risk,” Stewart says. “But she was wonderful to work with. She was so great, by the end of the tour, she’d bought all my children a piece of jewelry, the three girl singers in the band jewelry, she bought me a piece of jewelry and what did i buy her? A Jo Malone candle. I felt so cheap!” Given that Stewart has eight children, that’s a considerable amount of jewelry.

Full Interview at Hitfix.com

Stevie mentioned the possibility as well in the recent Billboard Article

(Fan Reviews) Stevie Nicks "In Your Deams" "Ms. Stevie Nicks is back in peak form"

My Review:
by: John Seger

With "In your dreams," Ms. Stevie Nicks is back in peak form. Her voice sounds refreshingly vital and urgent. Every single song is amazing, and the theme of love is intertwined magically throughout. The new top 20 adult contemporary single, "Secret Love" opens the set with a very sweet and radio friendly hook. Then "For what it's worth" launches into a folk guitar driven ditty that is so Stevie. "Moonlight" reworks her demo, "Lady from the mountain," a fan fave, with a new chorus that sounds like two songs in one, yet it fits so snugly and perfectly. Dave Stewart is the perfect choice to produce this artfully stunning music. Dave "gets" Stevie, and he presents this music with just enough modern production to keep it sounding current, while never tampering with Stevie's classic rock sound. It's perfectly progressive without sounding trendy. And with each listen, this collection just becomes more and more addictive. "Wide Sargasso Sea, " based upon the classic novel by Jean Rhys begins softly and slowly, building into a smashing rocking and rolling frenzy complete with Nicks' trademark urgent wailing by the end of the song. Annabel Lee is epic, giving props to Edgar Allan Poe. "Soldiers Angel" is her love song to our wounded soldiers in the military. "New Orleans" dedicates healing, strength and love to that city that is still rebuilding from the hurricane disaster. "Ghosts are gone" is a flat out rocker that recalls classic Nicks. "Italian summer" is gorgeous, with it's violins, romantic vibes, and Stevie's seductive voice ending the song by holding a long final note that sounds simply gorgeous. This album is amazingly artistic, with Stevie Nicks in peak form. While the reviews say this is Stevie Nicks' best album since "Bella Donna," let me say "Trouble in Shangri la" was also revered as such. So, in closing, I will say this is Stevie Nicks at her best, ranking amongst her best material. Although 10 years was a very long time for fans to get a new solo set from Nicks, it was well worth waiting for. Let us hope we won't have to wait 10 more years for the next album. This proves Stevie Nicks is in no way done. She is back, in peak form, and has much more music to share with the world. Rock on Ancient Queen.

Thanks for sending this in John!

Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" showing up in Stores in The Netherlands

A day earlier than expected... One fan now has his hands on the album via a store purchase!!

Photo by: @JPVDW on Twitter

Anybody else see it in stores yet??

Perez Visits Stevie's home.... Interview coming next week!

Perezhilton.com

Wednesday afternoon, we had the rare pleasure to be invited to the home of one of our idols, the legendary Stephanie Lynn Nicks!!!!

Stevie had Perez over to chat about her new album, In Your Dreams, which is in stores next week, and to talk music.

We had an enchanting time with the chanteuse and can't wait to share our interview with her next week!!!


STEVIE!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

(Review) Stevie Nicks gives an earthy kick with “In Your Dreams”

Stevie Nicks gives an earthy kick with “In Your Dreams”
by thewildheart1983

Magical. Mystical. Beautiful. Legendary. Mysterious. All of these words describe rock legend Stevie Nicks. One thing that Nicks seems to be immune to is age. She seems to live by the notion that “age isn’t anything but a number” because after all, she is in her 60′s and still looks great and sounds great for any woman in rock & roll – a rarity.

Nicks’ albums are sheer experiences - like dreams. This album is no exception. She starts out the album with the dreamlike-trance Secret Love....

Read the full review at THE WILDHEART

(MUSIC REVIEW) Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" "Grade A" Entertainment Weekly

Reviewed by Mikael Wood
Entertainment Weekly

We'll never complain about hearing Stevie warble the word dreams; indeed, several times here she comes remarkably close to Fleetwood Mac's platinum-plated best. But In Your Dreams, Nicks' first studio album since 2001, is also streaked with the witchy-woman weirdness only she can bring: On ''New Orleans,'' she recalls her eternal desire to ''wear feathers and lace,'' while ''Soldier's Angel'' finds her intoning ominously about war. Crystal visions? Still intact. A

Recommended downloads:
Plaintive ballad For What It's Worth
Strings-enriched Italian Summer

(Review) Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams"

By ROB SHEFFIELD
3.5 Stars

Stevie Nicks built her legend on the California-Babylon chronicles she perfected in the Seventies with Fleetwood Mac, and in the Eighties on underrated solo gems like The Other Side of the Mirror. But she still has that eternal edge-of-17 tremor in her voice. The gypsy queen is in royal form on In Your Dreams — it's not just her first album in 10 years, it's her finest collection of songs since the Eighties.

In Your Dreams has the high-gloss L.A. production of her collaborators, Glen Ballard and Eurythmics' Dave Stewart. But the material is Nicks in platform-soled hyper-romantic mode, with her voice in surprisingly supple shape. "Secret Love" is an oldie she wrote in 1976 — who knew she was still keeping secrets from her Rumours days? It seems to be about one of her rock-star beaus, although she coyly maintains she can't remember which one. Yet it isn't even one of the better tracks on In Your Dreams. The over-the-top seduction ballad "Italian Summer" could be her answer to the Stones' "Wild Horses." It climaxes in a very Stevie credo: "Love was everywhere/You just had to fall."

Nicks finds storytelling inspiration everywhere, from the Twilight series ("Moonlight [A Vampire's Dream]") to Jean Rhys ("Wide Sargasso Sea"). But the real showstopper here is the Edgar Allan Poe tribute "Annabel Lee," a fan fave that's been kicking around on bootlegs since the Nineties. It's a six-minute meditation on love and death with echoes of the Fleetwood Mac classic "Dreams." Poe's key line — "The moon never beams without bringing me dreams" — might have been written in 1849, but it was clearly meant for Stevie Nicks to sing.

(Review) Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" "finest solo album of her four-decade career"

US Magazine

Us Rating: ****

The gold dust woman hasn't faded one bit! At 62, iconic Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks has turned out the finest solo album of her four-decade career. It's powered by her unmistakable, ageless vocals and intricate storytelling, from the enchanting first single "Secret Love" to the understated serenade "For What It’s Worth" (which mirrors her 1975 Mac classic "Landslide"). (Reprise)

-- IAN DREW

Stevie Nicks Calls New Album 'My Own Little 'Rumours''

Stevie Nicks says it wasn't her intention to take a decade between solo albums. 
Billboard.com


Nicks -- whose "In Your Dreams," the follow-up to 2001's "Trouble in Shangri-La," comes out May 3 -- tells Billboard.com that she was ready to start work on a solo set in 2005 after touring with Fleetwood Mac.

"I was definitely ready to do a record," Nicks recalls, "but the powers that be, the people that surrounded me, pretty much said, 'Don't bother. It's not a good time. The music business is in a terrible place. There's no money, and the Internet piracy is taking over.'

I didn't know what to say, because I'm not a computer person and I don't have a computer and I don't Facebook or whatever. So I just said, 'OK.' If I hadn't been so exhausted from 135 shows I might have bought back on that a little, but I just didn't."

The wait may have been worthwhile, however. Nicks calls making "In Your Dreams" with producer Dave Stewart (along with Glen Ballard) "the best year of my life" and refers to the new album as "my own little 'Rumours.'" The trio recorded the 13-track set at a house Nicks owns in Los Angeles, and though she has mostly written alone in the past, Nicks collaborated with Stewart on seven of "In Your Dreams' " songs.

"We wrote the song 'You May Be the One,' and my eyes instantly opened and I understood why Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote together -- because they each had something the other didn't have," explains Nicks, who gave Stewart a binder of 40 poems before they started working together. "And with Dave and me, he had thousands of chords and this amazing musical knowledge, and I had thousands of pages of poetry -- and I know six chords. It was like an amazing little meeting of the minds, and I immediately went, 'Well this is just great!' "

Some of the songs on "In Your Dreams" date back a ways in Nicks' life, including the first single, "Secret Love," which she wrote in 1975 about a love affair, and "Moonlight," which she also started in the mid-70s but finished after seeing the "Twilight: New Moon" film in 2009. Other collaborators on the album include guitarist Waddy Watchtel, Mike Campbell of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers and Mick Fleetwood, while Nicks called upon Lindsey Buckingham to perform on and help her finish "Soldiers Angel," which she says "is truly my most sacred and revered song."

Exclusive Listen: Stevie Nicks Returns With Romantic 'In Your Dreams'

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There are SO many stand-out tracks on this album!!

FIRST LISTEN... Song Samples from Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" Now Available!


Listen to Song Samples at the Barnes and Noble Website 
in the Overview section

1 Secret Love 3:15
2 For What It's Worth 4:32
3 In Your Dreams 3:58
4 Wide Sargasso Sea 5:36
5 New Orleans 5:34
6 Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream) 5:26
7 Annabel Lee 5:58
8 Soldier's Angel 5:16
9 Everybody Loves You 5:16
10 Ghosts Are Gone 6:06
11 You May Be The One 5:26
12 Italian Summer 4:38
13 Cheaper Than Free 3:38

In Your Dreams finds Stevie Nicks weaving her signature vocals through a mix of Bob Dylan-inspired folk songs, Italian love ballads, and rock anthems. Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell co-wrote two tracks, while Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard shared production duties. Nicks' first solo album in a decade, In Your Dreams comes out May 3rd

Rovi All Music Guide

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

STEVIE NICKS "SECRET LOVE" THE VIDEO IS FINALLY HERE !!




Well worth the wait!  This is so cool!  I love it!  Well done Dave & Stevie...

Also Watch on youtube
The quality isn't as great.  It will be on Stevie's official youtube channel soon enough in HD Quality.

Stevie Nicks Revisits 'Beautiful and Crazy' '70s for 'Secret Love' -- Video Premiere

"Sparkly and eerie and kinda creepy" is how Stevie Nicks describes her video for 'Secret Love,' the first single from her first solo album in 10 years, 'In Your Dreams,' due out May 3. It features younger and older versions of Stevie Nicks, a white horse, a sinister photographer and ghostly appearances and disappearances -- clearly the singer who calls her publishing company Welsh Witch is back and in good form.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Mick Fleetwood Washing Cars This Saturday! Yes... Washing Cars!

Mick Fleetwood, Marty Dread Soaping Up for Japan
Maui TV NEWS

Mick Fleetwood has just confirmed his participation in the "Aloha for Japan Celebrity Carwash" this Saturday, April 30th at Ho’ole’a Terrace at Kehalani in Wailuku. He’ll be there from about 1pm.

Carwash is from 10a-2pm, and other confirmed celebs including Marty Dread, Kathy Collins, Brian Kohne, etc etc throughout the day.

Too funny!  But it's for a very good cause... Would love to see that!  Someone get a picture!

Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks - Seattle Key Arena (Photos by David Conger)

Stevie Nicks | Rod Stewart
Key Arena - Seattle
April 23, 2011
Photos by David Conger
David Conger Photos: Gallery | Slide Show


Lindsey Buckingham Unveils New Material at L.A. Show

Billboard.com
by Phil Gallo

Lindsey Buckingham unveiled the songs that will be on his September studio release, "Seeds We Sow," in an intimate concert Friday night (Apr. 22) that was filmed for broadcast and a DVD. Telling the audience at the 1,500-seat Saban Theater in Los Angeles, "I may have made my best work yet," Buckingham offered six songs from "Seeds We Sow" in a 19-song set that began with "Shut Us Down" and ended with the title track of the new album.

Throughout the evening, the Fleetwood Mac guitarist, singer and songwriter alternated between acoustic and electric guitar, playing solo and with his three-member band. There was never a moment, however, when his skills as a lead and rhythm guitarist were not the defining feature of a song, whether it was the still-hypnotic "Trouble," a grungy rendition of "Tusk" or a new tune with echoes of R.E.M. and the Psychedelic Furs.

"You must look for what is essential, what is the center, and that center is the guitar," he told the audience. "That child still lives within me."

Fleetwood Mac classics "I'm So Afraid," "Go Your Own Way" and "Second Hand News" made it into the set, alongside solo gems such as "Turn It On" and "Go Insane." In talking about his life as a father and husband, the 61-year-old Buckingham also drew a distinction between his hitmaking run in the 1970s and 80s and his self-financed new work.

"I live and work in two worlds," Buckingham explained. "On one hand, the big machine is Fleetwood Mac and other entities... and on the other hand, there's a small machine, the solo work." He went on to draw a comparison between studio movies and independent films, relating it to his world. "It is the small movies that feed the heart and allow us to take risks."

"Seeds We Sow" is Buckingham's third studio album in five years, a steady pace for a man who went nearly 14 years between solo releases. Formerly with Warner Music Group, Buckingham has not decided on how the new disc will be distributed.

(Review) Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart Live in Seattle...

Photo by Ned Austin Brooks
The two rock stars performed a three-hour concert packed with classic hits, good vibes and plenty of nostalgia.

Rod Stewart may not be “Forever Young,” as one of his more famous songs suggests, but he could have fooled me.

Nicks, also looking far more youthful than her 62 years, opened the show with “Stand Back.” The set included such favorites as “Dreams,” “Sorcerer,” “Gold Dust Woman” and “Rhiannon,” but “Landslide” was the most moving of her classic songs. Accompanying the beloved hit were photos of her childhood as well as images of her parents that certainly resonated with the middle-aged fans who filled most of the seats at KeyArena.

Before singing “Secret Love,” from her upcoming solo album “In Your Dreams,” Nicks talked about her latest connection to Seattle, via a niece who works here in radio. She called Seattle the “city of my heart.”

Dressed head-to-toe in black, Nicks closed her set with “Edge of Seventeen” and a touching version of the seldom-heard ballad, “Love Is.”

Photos by Ned Austin Brooks - 14 Photos on Facebook HERE
Nicks returned later for a couple of duets with Stewart, who opened his set with the O’Jays classic, “Love Train,” followed by “Tonight’s the Night” (which prompted an audience sing-along) and the rambunctious Sam Cooke hit, “Having a Party.”

by: Gene Stout
Full Review at genestout.com

Key Arena Photo Gallery on Facebook HERE

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Australia, US, UK, Ireland - Album Charts Fleetwood Mac



Australia Top 50 Catalogue Album Chart - April 25, 2011
Fleetwood Mac rocket back up this chart re-entering at # 3 this week with "The Very Best Of".

Rumours also re-enters this week at # 11.

USA Top 50 Catalogue Album Chart - April 30, 2011
Fleetwood Mac's "Greatest Hits" re-enters Billboards Top 200 Album Chart at # 170. The album also re-enters the Top 200 Catalogue Chart at # 33.

Ireland - Top 100 Albums Chart - April 21, 2011
Fleetwood Mac "Greatest Hits" # 71 (last week:# 63)

UK - Top 40 Catalogue Chart - April 23, 2011
Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" # 37 this week.

(Review) Classic Nicks, no dream.... Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" Album Review










IN YOUR DREAMS
STEVIE NICKS
★★★
Sunday Herald Sun [Australia]
SCOTT PODMORE

SOME things need to stay the same to work best, especially when it comes to veteran rockers such as Stevie Nicks. Old fans don’t really want her to reinvent herself; they want the witchy look (check the album cover), the familiar folk-rock musical style that suits her distinctive nasally but charming vocals and, of course, the storyteller dishing up her tales of loss and loneliness, love and hope.

The album is classic Stevie Nicks, so that’s good news for patient fans who have waited for a decade. For someone who can lay claim to being involved in more than 140 million album sales and more than 40 Top-50 hits since she arrived on the scene in the 1970s with Fleetwood Mac, she deserves respect and age certainly isn’t affecting her musically. To top things off, In Your Dreams was handed to two wise heads in Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard for production duties, while Heartbreakers axeman Mike Campbell chipped in with some polish to co-write two tracks.

It’s the mid-tempo cruisy pop that instantly grabs you in album opener Secret Love and the racier title track, before Nicks reaches out tenderly in New Orleans, a song offering hope to the recovering folk from the Big Easy.

The Lindsey Buckingham/Stevie Nicks chemistry resparks a familiar sound and magic at the back end of the album in Soldier’s Angel, a moody reunion in which Nicks sings over the top of Buckingham’s deft touch on guitar as the pair hit some sweet trademark Fleetwood harmonies.

In Your Dreams sees Nicks on top of her game, producing music that takes you back to a bygone era. And while it won’t pull in many new fans, it will certainly give the older ones something to hold close to their chest.

File between: Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan.
Download: "For What It's Worth".

Saturday, April 23, 2011

(Review x 2) Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks - Vancouver April 22, 2011

Photograph by: Ian Lindsay, PNG
Friday night brought two legendary forces in music together at Rogers Arena
By Janelle Kidd
Rogers Arena

Between them, they have sold millions of albums, won countless awards, earned inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and accumulated vast catalogs of classics that have shaped the direction of Rock & Roll.

Friday night brought two legendary forces in music together at Rogers Arena, for a show that the crowd of 12,000-strong won't soon forget.

The pairing of Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks was a perfect blend of veteran presence and youthful energy. The seasoned performers' passion for music is undeniable.

Making its second to last stop in Vancouver, the duo's Heart & Soul Tour celebrates the release of Stewart's latest album The Best of...The Great American Songbook, while building anticipation for Nicks' new album—her first album of new material in a decade—In Your Dreams, set for release on May 3.

Full Review of the show at the Rogers Arena website

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Rod Stewart shows he's still got it in Vancouver
Nicks kept the near-capacity crowd happy with her mix of Mac standards and solo hits
By Steve Newton
Straight.com

Who’d have thought that two Vancouver concerts in the same week by a couple of ancient rock headliners from the ‘70s would be so damned impressive? Rod Stewart’s hugely entertaining show at Rogers Arena Friday night was a real nice follow-up to Robert Plant’s impeccable performance at the Queen E. the previous Sunday. It came down partly to both singers choosing the right material and still being able to perform it well, but mainly to the fact that they surrounded themselves with some of the finest instrumentalists and vocalists on the planet.

Although what’s been dubbed the Heart and Soul Tour billed Stewart as coheadlining with Stevie Nicks, the former Fleetwood Mac member only sang about 10 songs to Stewart’s 20, and her stage setup wasn’t nearly as lavish. But the 62-year-old Nicks still managed to keep the near-capacity crowd happy with her mix of Mac standards (“Rhiannon”, “Landslide”) and solo hits (“Stand Back”, “Edge of Seventeen”). One the downside, when she draped herself in a frilly scarf and twirled around in her frilly dress all I could think of was that scene in Sid and Nancy where Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb) sees herself wearing Sid’s grandmother’s clothes and freaks out with “Aaggh! I look like fuckin’ Stevie Nicks in hippie clothes!”

Full Review of the show at Straight.com

(Video) Lindsey Buckingham ** 2 New Songs** Saban Theatre Beverly Hills

Lindsey Buckingham - Live at Saban Theatre
Beverly Hills, CA
April 22, 2011

Wow! The hair is standing up on my arms listening to this first one! Beautiful!




Videos by: WelshWitchPMD

(Review) Mission Accomplished for Nicks


Photograph by: Ian Lindsay, PNG

Sparks fly as Stewart and Nicks team up 
Veteran vocalists show their heart and soul at Rogers Arena
BY FRANCOIS MARCHAND,
VANCOUVER SUN

Photo Gallery - 25 shots

When you take two of rock’s most memorable vocalists and pair them together, you can expect sparks to fly.

And that’s exactly what happened Friday night at Rogers Arena, where fans were treated to lengthy sets by both Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart performing on the same stage on what was dubbed the Heart & Soul Tour.

The pairing not only made sense stylistically — both Stewart and Nicks possess their own set of well-worn, sand-blasted pipes — but it also served to highlight two new releases: Stewart’s fifth instalment in his Great American Songbook series released late last year, and Nicks’ first studio effort in 10 years, In Your Dreams, which is set to be released on May 3.

Considering the breadth and impact of both artists’ career — with millions of records sold and armfuls of Grammy nominations and awards — new material would only play a small part in what turned out to be two fairly classics-heavy sets, which is probably what their 12,000 fans in attendance really wanted more than anything.

They certainly would not leave disappointed.

Stewart surprised just about everyone by stepping onto the stage right off the bat to introduce “one of the great voices of the 20th century” and the crowd on the floor rose to its feet as Nicks, draped in her signature black dress with sequined arms and gloved hands, made her way to the microphone to kick off her set with a rocking Stand Back.

For the Full Review visit The Vancouver Sun website

Photos: Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart in Vancouver

Stevie Nicks Live in Vancouver April 22, 2011
Photo by: Ian Lindsay, PNG

View the Photo Gallery HERE

Lindsey Buckingham Setlist - Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills

First solo show tonight since 2008 for Lindsey and WOW!  Checkout that setlist!!... Looks like Lindsey played 5 or 6 NEW songs from his new album "Seeds We Sow" that Jokerstyle Productions said would be played... "In Our Own Time", "Illumination", "Stars", "End of Time" "The Way Love Goes" and the last song "Seeds"... Some or all of these titles may be abbreviated titles, like the last track might actually be titled "Seeds We Sow".  All of these new tracks are expected on his upcoming album due in September... AND TURN IT ON!!!  COOL STUFF!  

Lindsey puts on a great show... These smaller venues just amplify the experience to another level... and it sounds so great!

Thanks to David Wild and Jokerstyle Productions for the tweets and pics tonight... and to Pattie a Twitter friend for the venue pic!  So much to look forward to with Lindsey's new album... and fall tour... Exciting times ahead!

Checkout Jokerstyle Productions on Facebook as they continue to work with Lindsey... and follow David Wild on Twitter