Thursday, February 09, 2012

Photo: Stevie Nicks surfaces at Grammy Event Honoring Jimmy Iovine

STEVIE NICKS WITH JIMMY IOVINE
Jimmy Iovine was honored Feb 8, 2012 at Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles by the Producers and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy for his commitment to excellent and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music.

Stevie and Jimmy go way back of course.  Jimmy was instrumental in the production of Stevie's first two solo albums Bella Donna and The Wild Heart.

Photo by Lester Cohen

Sheila E tweeted this photo today from last nights event. Does anyone know the connection Stevie has to Sheila E? Me & my friend Ms Stevie Nicks hanging last nite on Twitpic


Interscope Records' Jimmy Iovine: 
'Lana Del Rey's Voice Haunts Me the Way Stevie Nicks' Did' 

After a video segment featuring several vintage clips of Iovine working in the studio, the Interscope Geffen A&M chairman took some time to reflect on his tenure in the industry, thanking many in the room personally. He then introduced his latest signing, Lana Del Rey, who performed her breakout song, “Video Games”.

The sexy newcomer has been the subject of much controversy in recent weeks after a shaky TV debut on Saturday Night Live. But the 25-year-old beauty clearly has Iovine in her corner. He called her “an incredible girl” and told the crowd that Interscope has “a real commitment to her “ just moments after complimenting Nicks, standing nearby, for her one-of-a-kind voice. “I dare anybody to tell me that’s shit’s not amazing,” said Iovine of Del Rey’s debut album, Born to Die. “It’s left-of-center, it doesn’t sound like anything on the radio, it’s not trying to be anything to anyone…”

The Hollywood Reporter asked Iovine if was in fact comparison Del Rey to the iconic Nicks. His answer? “Lana haunts me the way that Stevie's voice haunted me and I just love her album so much,” he said. “But I can't compare anybody to Stevie Nicks because Stevie has the greatest tone of any female rock singer that I've ever heard.”

Full article at Hollywood Reporter

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

How cute is that?

Has Stevie stumbled upon her next producer? :-P

Practicing Nicksavist said...

Jimmy Iovine was instrumental in launching the career of a very talented blonde singer who composes on piano and was mistakenly dismissed by many as a flash in the pan with no potential for longevity but she would prove everyone wrong with huge ticket & album sales, Grammy Awards and respect of people such as Elton John, Annie Lennox, KISS, etc. Jimmy signed Lady Gaga to Interscope.

NJGYPSY64 said...

Lookin' good Stevie! The timeless face of a rock 'n roll woman :-)

Sabrina said...

Aw! They both look good in my opinion. Very cute!

Anonymous said...

Sheila E was in Stevie's band in the 80's

Anonymous said...

The connection is her (Sheila's) brother-- also a great drummer and usually in Stevie's band.

Anonymous said...

Sheila's brother, Peter Michael, was percussionist for Stevie in the late '80s/early '90s.

Anonymous said...

Stevie is looking chubby again and she needs to something with her hair.

Robert said...

Sheila's brother was always great on tour with Stevie. He's a real talent and brought a lot to the shows. I wonder if Stevie first me Sheila during the Purple Rain days when Stevie was close to Prince. Stevie was at the movie premiere and that's when Sheila was working closely with Prince.

Anonymous said...

umm, to the person that said she was looking chubby again. Hello... she just lost her mom. She may have stressed out and eaten some comfort food or not exercised as much as she normally would have. I am glad that Stevie feels up to going out in public after losing her mom and being seen at such an event.

shaheenmiroinsights said...

I find it really rude to say that she looks chubby and that she needs to do something with her hair. She looks pretty flawless to me. For her age she is extremely blessed to look so amazing.

I want to know how good the person who said that about her looks?? I'm sure they would pale in comparison to Stevie... so it doesn't really matter.

Anonymous said...

thank you shaheen. some people are h8rs. stevie looks happy and beautiful! and isn't there a prince connection also with sheila and stevie?lol.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Stevie looks amazing and beautiful. Lovely as always. I should look so good as I age! Peace everyone.

Anonymous said...

Shelia E's brother played percussions for Stevie on the Other Side of the Mirror Tour in 1989.

Anonymous said...

Stevie looks amazing for her tender young age of 63 1/2. There are few female rock stars her age who have agedas well plastic surgery or not. She is relevant, prolific, beautiful, famous and fabulously wealthy. It seems she has really lucked out and not fallen in to the gutter of sad disrepair like so many of he contemporaries. Rock on Gold Dust Woman. And Fleetwood Mac as well. Can't wait for the Dennis Wilson flick with Christine McVie character.

Anonymous said...

Whoa!! Jimmy looks majorly, majorly HOT! Middle age and divorce agree with the man. Incredible thighs and legs. Go git him Stevie!!!
-one way or another, go git him, either to date or to get signed by!
Admit it, you'd do him- or maybe you wouldn't- I would!!

Anonymous said...

Well she had him for at least 3 years or longer. 79-83. They were young and cute then. Full of energy talent and all the promise of fame that came to be for both. Some cocaine surely helped. Anyway, here they are again. I suspect Jimmy knows what it's like to be involved with famous Diva's and knows better than to go there. But ya never know.

Anonymous said...

^
Well, Stevie's single and sober now, Jimmy's divorced and a mogul, they still are fond of each other, or look to be- and Jimmy is way, way hotter now than he was when he was ''young and cute''- he looks amazing. And he is a hell of a good catch for any woman.
Maybe SN was his first love, and with her off cocaine, he may enjoy her togetherness and recall the woman he fell in love with before her addiction was full-tilt. Who knows?
I think they'd make a great couple, and he could only be better for her career- it's inexcusable that 'In Your Dreams' sold less than 200,000 copies, and Jimmy has the know-how to help her. I know she's 63 and I don't expect 'Bella Donna' sales, but Jimmy would do right by her, and get results. He doesn't fail in the industry.
Also, SN said she had wanted to write Jimmy a letter of support when his wife left him, which he likely appreciated, and from this photo, Jimmy seems happy to provide a good time for SN in her hour of mouring- so that's all nice.
Mostly I like how hot he looks in those jeans!! SN looks extremely pretty and happy in the photo. I think her weight looks fine- and whatever her weight is, it is, it doesn't detract from her in this photo so she hasn't gained much, if any.
Now, get married, Jimmy and Stevie- with him in those pants!

Anonymous said...

I bet Stevie and Jimmy end up in the sack. He sounds like he still has a crush on her.

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with your assessment. They both look like they're ready to devour each other

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about, they look like they just finished doing it. Check those grins out! Stevie is a glowing and Jimmy is smirking. I bet those two are hooking up big Time!! Maybe this is the right time in their lives to be together again. Go get her Jimmy!

Anonymous said...

Just watched Lana Del Ray's SNL performance based on Jimmy's hype. Apparently he's gone deaf. She's absolutely HORRIBLE! Horrible as in one at first wonders whether her act is meant to be a joke. I'm not a trained musician but I can hear when singer goes off-key. Off key? She was never on key! Her pitch is diabolical. It reminds me of when the great singer Jo Stafford purposely sang badly as her alter ego, "Darlene Edwards." Only Lana IS Darlene Edwards. To compare her to Stevie is insulting to Stevie. Oh, and Jimmy - when the audience hands in its verdict on your new find and they hate her, it's not the audience who has the problem - it's YOU.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but Lana Del Ray sucks. She can't sing and her voice is awful. But Jimmy is right about Stevie's voice. She has the best tone in rock history. A voice like hers comes along once in a life and I for one have always been very happy to have had Stevie singing live for me and all of her fans for the last 35 years. Rock on Miss Nicks!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but it you who sucks. Many people who bought Lana Del Rey's new album really like it. She is quirky and different, and she most definitely has a good voice. She can definitely write. Stevie has a great voice for a female bodybuilder on steroids or a billy goat. No one can bleet through a song like her. Jimmy probably is deaf.

Anonymous said...

I like Lana Del Ray. From this photo, it is clear these people are doing it, and doing it, and doing it, yeah!

MStClair said...

Poor tasteless ding dongs. These pathetic souls surviving in a world of bad music..,all computer generated and edited will never understand the true talent of singers from a world of no auto tune, pro tools and in world of wireless mics that allow mediocrity to rule. Kinda like the sound of Madonna. All flash and no substance. Although Madonna has managed to retain superstardom it has taken video to make that happen. Stevie's longevity speaks for itself. She is a true original. Her legendary status is secure regardless of what the garbage among us speak. Trash prevails and enters our borders every minute.

Anonymous said...

It's a known fact that when a person calls Stevie fat, someone that person loves dies horribly. I'd suggest getting an I.P. blocker, if you don't want a protective Stevie fans with extensive hacking knowledge and too much time on their hands to make you very unhappy. Don't fudge with Stevie you faceless coward.

Anonymous said...

I guess since Jimmy dropped "Lana" no-talent Del Rey aka "Lizzy Grant" that her staff of 2, in an effort to preserve their jobs, have decided to attack Stevie. Good luck. Lana Del Rey's "ex-assistant" might not fly with the Employment Development Department at this point. But, please - continue to try - Lana's music is inspirational....

Anonymous said...

The swelling from Lizzy's cosmetic surgery has ebbed enough that maybe Jimmy can book her into Whitney's funeral! Go to it, Jimmy - Lizzy is so "unique."

Anonymous said...

Lindsey is a class act. Jimmy is a louse. Stevie knows this. Lana Del Rey is Jimmy's Tippi Hedren - it's not going to work. Stevie has found Dave Stewart to make magic with. Fleetwood Mac does not need Interscope, a hated old-media audio grindhouse. Jimmy - please, take "Lana" on the road - just you and her. You'll have lots of fun. It must be nice to be in your 60's and still behave like a teenager. I guess that's what money affords one. Ugh. Anyway - Lana is NOT Stevie - and never will be.....

Anonymous said...

Lana De Rey is Susan Boyle in reverse!!!!

Anonymous said...

NEWSFLASH! Oksana Grigorieva and Lana Del Rey are going on tour together!!!! Flush with divorce money, two of America's most talentless women are teaming up to fleece the American public of entertainment dollars. It's widely known that neither can sing, dance, or act, but the tour promoters aren't worried - they're banking of the sheer "presence" of theses two to set Toledo, Boise and El Paso on fire!!!

Anonymous said...

Okay - the closest to Lana's song "Video Games" in Stevie's repertoire is "Storms." Is anyone seriously suggesting that "Video Games" and Lana's vocal approach the artistry of Stevie's "Storms"? Really? Please do explain.

Anonymous said...

in case Jimmy has forgotten what a great female artist is and must be reminded, here's one -

Anita O'Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmcOBtNSsuE

Anonymous said...

Would you cut him slack. Lana is the new Stevie and Adele.

Anonymous said...

At last, I've figured it out - Lana is Edie Sedgwick without the charisma.

Anonymous said...

a lot of your comments are nuts leave Stevie be so she can do what she does best rock like a star she needs no help from anyone but her own individual soul bearing resistance and she is not chubby if you can't say something positive keep your yap zipped. Love ya Stevie!!! Stay true!

Anonymous said...

correction previous comment should say. " Existance"

Anonymous said...

OMG. I love you ALL. Minus the dick who said Stevie looks chubby. Lies!

These comments are hilariously awesome. And can you say BODY LANGUAGE??? No, not the Red Hots "Hot Buns" trailer for their 2011 tour...Jimmy's laid back frickin man SPLIT and lean into our girl whose-got-a-nice-arm-all-around-him for the camera.

HOT.

Get at it you two.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry Lana is such a terrible disappointment to Jimmy But there's no getting around the fact that she's AWEFUL. Talented people REBEL against Lana Del Rey, Jimmy - because it's personal and it's such an injustice that SHE should have a chance when others go unnoticed - maybe it's time for Jimmy to retire - because his values are anti-music and pro business/imgae now. Jimmy - Lana is a joke. But you fight against it, still. You are determined that these idiots will soon appreciate Lanan - because you will make it so. Sorry, Jimmy - Lana still sucks. Please try Anita O'Day

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