Monday, July 21, 2014

Stevie Nicks: Visions Dreams & Rumours

"A chiffon-tastic biography of Stevie Nicks"
Lyrical visionary, enduring style icon and one indispensable fifth of post-Peter Green megaband Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks is one of the most recognisable figures in rock 'n' roll history - very much Fleetwood Mac's 'Queen Bee', as Mick Fleetwood himself describes her. While she once made headlines with her hedonistic lifestyle, part of Nicks' irresistible appeal is her youthful vulnerability and mystical aura, making her an artist with whom fans have an unbreakable emotional connection. Crowned 'The Reigning Queen Of Rock And Roll' by Rolling Stone, and with gold and quadruple platinum solo albums under her beaded belt, Stevie Nicks has enjoyed the ultimate in rock 'n' roll success in her life as a recording artist - but this charmed life has come as a result of hard graft, self-belief and a devotion to creativity above all; hers has been a journey of intense highs and lows. This book, a celebration of the Stevie Nicks phenomenon, takes us on her journey from peripatetic mid-West childhood to her explosion onto the music scene as chiffon-swathed rock goddess, right up to present day. Including exclusive interviews with some of Stevie's associates and collaborators from over the years, author Zoe Howe explores the mystique while retaining the magic of this modern-day musical sorceress and wise woman of rock.

Zoe Howe is a British rock writer whose books include Typical Girls? The Story Of The Slits, How's Your Dad? Living In The Shadow Of A Rock Star Parent, Florence + The Machine - An Almighty Sound, Wilko Johnson - Looking Back At Me, and Barbed Wire Kisses - The Jesus And Mary Chain Story. Her music journalism has appeared in The Quietus, NME, BBC Music, Holy Moly and Company amongst other outlets and she has made music radio series for stations including the award-winning Resonance FM.

The Overlook Press

Hardcover: 352 pages
UK Release Date: September 1, 2014

Hardcover: 352 pages
Tentative US Release Date: January 29, 2015

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Robert Nunez said...

Is the Stephen Davis book still happening? Is this book going to beat it to the shelves? It would be interesting to have two dueling Stevie bios out there.

Anonymous said...

Is this book one that was authorized by Stevie? I would still like to see Stevie write/tell her own story in book form, and see it on the big screen, too! Maybe someday......because I've read just about everything out there, and over the years I've come to find out that not everything was authorized (I have been following Stevie since the 1970's when I was little). Such is life in the celebrity limelight, though!

Anonymous said...

^No. Trust me, we'd know. Things like that don't just drop out of the ether. As far as I know Davis' book is a go.

MplsMike said...

It will be interesting to see if Stevie endorses the book. I've read so much unauthorized stuff about her over the years I'm very hesitant to buy this book if Stevie doesn't endorse it herself.

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