Saturday, May 31, 2008

Stevie on Soundstage TODAY! in St. Louis

Anyone in the St. Louis area? Tune into your local PBS station today (KETC Channel 9).... A pledge drive is underway where selections from Stevie's upcoming Soundstage are being shown. You have the option of donating to the local PBS station and in turn will be rewarded with a set of tickets or even a copy of the Soundstage CD/DVD - which is scheduled to be released in the middle of July.

A second viewing is scheduled for 11:30pm local time.

From the website (link)
In her first filmed solo performance since 1987, Stevie Nicks highlights songs from her comprehensive career, including those from her days with Fleetwood Mac. One of the most prolific and influential women in rock music history, Nicks performs fan favorites including “Sara,” “Rhiannon,” “Edge of Seventeen,” and “Landslide.”

Update on Stevie's Crystal Visions Sales Figures

Big thanks to Gary for asking Billboard.

Ask Billboard

I am a huge fan of Stevie Nicks and I (along with many of her other fans) are very interested in the sales figures of some of her albums.Can you tell us how many copies of "Crystal Visions," "Trouble in Shangri-La" and "Rock a Little" have been sold? Can you help us? There is no information like this on the Web.Gary Brunton

Hi Gary,

So far, "Crystal Visions: The Very Best of Stevie Nicks," has sold 215,000 in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. So, it's still far off from earning a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. (Gold indicates that 500,000 units have been shipped to U.S. retailers. For more information about the RIAA and their gold and platinum certification program, visit their official Web site at

2001's "Trouble in Shangri-La," Nicks' most recent studio album, has shifted 660,000. "Rock a Little," a 1985 album, has sold 99,000 since 1991 (when Nielsen SoundScan began tracking album sales).

Not bad for Crystal Visions considering it dropped off the Billboard 200 Chart at the end of June, 2007. Here's the sales figures tracked during it's run on the big chart:

Crystal Visions Sales To Date
04/14/07 #21 - 33,944
04/21/07 #52 - 20,884 = 54,828
04/28/07 #49 - 13,384 = 68,212
05/05/07 #71 - 9,687 = 77,899
05/12/07 #73 - 9,531 = 87,430
05/19/07 #91 - 7,829 = 95,259
05/26/07 #116 - 7,421 = 102,680
06/02/07 #138 - 5,535 = 108,215
06/09/07 #131 - 5,705 = 113,920
06/16/07 #108 - 6,558 = 120,478
06/23/07 #152 - 5,212 = 125,690
06/30/07 #169 - 5,320 = 131,010

Friday, May 30, 2008

Win Front Row Stevie Nicks Tickets for St. Louis is holding a contest offering 2 front row tickets to Stevie's upcoming June 13th show in St. Louis at Chaifetz Arena. The Rules are listed below.

Official Rules, Terms and Conditions:
  1. The sweepstakes is open to United States residents who are 18 years of age or older. No purchase is necessary to enter. Winners may be required to provide proof of age.
  2. The contest entry form will appear on when you click on Stevie Nicks Contest. The contest starts 5/28/08 and ends 6/10/08. The maximum number of entries per contestant is one per person.
  3. RULES REGARDING ENTRIES - Entry must be complete and accurate to be considered eligible. All entry forms must be filled out properly including first and last name, address, telephone number, email address and date of birth. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (SLPD) reserves the right to reject improperly marked entry forms for any reason.
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  5. This sweepstakes is void wherever restricted or prohibited by state or local laws.
  6. ELIGIBILITY-- Employees of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, LLC, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, advertising agencies, and members of their family are not eligible to enter.
  7. PRIZES - (2) Front Row Tickets to Stevie Nicks
    The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. One prize per contestant.
  8. ENTRY DEADLINE -- Online entries must be received no later than 11:59PM on 6/10/08.
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  11. WINNER LIST -- The Steve Nick's winner's names will be published online by 12:00 PM (noon) on 6/11/08. Winners will be contacted via phone or email.
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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lindsey's appearance at John Stewarts Tribute

Lindsey attended the Tribute to former Kingston Trio member John Stewart back on May 3rd at The Smother's Theater, Pepperdine University Malibu, California. Here are a few pics.

Thanks to eaglesfan for the headsup.

To veiw a few more pics of Lindsey and others that attended: John Stewart Tribute

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Stevie Nicks in Tampa on June 8

Article published on Tuesday, May 27, 2008

TAMPA - Singer and songwriter Stevie Nicks brings her show to the Ford Amphitheatre on Sunday, June 8, 7:30 p.m.

Famed for her mystical chanteuse image, Nicks enjoyed phenomenal success not only as a solo artist but also as a key member of Fleetwood Mac.

During her senior year in High School, Nicks met fellow student Lindsey Buckingham, with whom she formed the band Fritz. Between 1968 and 1971, the group became a popular attraction on the West Coast music scene, opening for Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Creedence Clearwater Revival

After moving to Los Angeles, the duo recorded their 1973 debut LP, Buckingham-Nicks. Despite a cover which featured the couple nude, the album flopped; however, it caught the attention of the members of Fleetwood Mac, who invited Buckingham and Nicks to join their ranks.

In quick time, the revitalized group achieved unparalled success: after the LP Fleetwood Mac topped the charts, they recorded Rumours, which sold over 17 million copies and stood for several years as the best-selling album of all-time.

Major hit singles like "Dreams" and "Rhiannon" made Nicks a focal point of Fleetwood Mac, and she took time off from the group to record her solo debut, Bella Donna, which hit Number One on the strength of the Top 20 hits "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (a duet with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), "Leather and Lace" (a duet with Don Henley) and "Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)." Over the following years to the present, Nicks continued to record with Fleetwood Mac as well as establishing a strong solo career.

Tickets are $125, $75, $55, $35 and $25 and available at the box office, online at, at all Ticketmaster locations, including FYE and Spec's Music. To charge by phone, call 727-898-2100 or 813-287-8844.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Happy 25th US Festival!

This Memorial Day weekend, one of the cornerstones of today's festival scene celebrates its silver anniversary. Flush with the first wave of personal computing fortunes, Apple's Steve Wozniak financed and played ringleader at two massive music festivals and technology expositions. The first took place over Labor Day weekend 1982 and included The Police, Gang of Four, The Ramones, The Cars, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Fleetwood Mac and a breakfast set by The Grateful Dead. Anyone who'd missed the inaugural bash wanted in the next year, which would sadly be the last US Festival.

Wozniak paid for the construction of a new open-air venue and state-of-the-art stage at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, California. Saturday, May 28, 1983 (New Wave Day) featured Oingo Boingo, Stray Cats, Divinyls, Wall of Voodoo, The English Beat, Men At Work, INXS and a headlining set from The Clash, which would be Mick Jones' last appearance with the band. Sunday, May 29 (Heavy Metal Day) featured Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Triumph, The Scorpions and was headlined by Van Halen, who received a then staggering $1.5 million to appear. Monday, May 30 (Rock Day) included Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul, Los Lobos, Berlin, Quarterflash, U2, The Pretenders, Missing Persons, Joe Walsh, Stevie Nicks and headliner David Bowie. A separate Country Day followed the next weekend with Ricky Skaggs, Hank Williams Jr., Emmylou Harris, Alabama, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson at the top of the bill.

Each weekend was attended by several hundred thousand people (estimates vary wildly but agree at least 300,000 folks showed up to the second US Festival) but were crushing financial disasters. Wozniak lost an estimated $20 million combined for the two events. Still, for those who participated it was unbelievably special and remarkably peaceful. The sheer audacity of the scale of everything was overwhelming and delightful, a shared piece of history that one felt unfolding right in the moment.

Stevie's set that night consisted of an assortment of tunes from Fleetwood Mac along with new stuff that hadn't even been released yet, namely Stand Back.

Here's a link to download the first song she performed that night. Gold Dust Woman. AVI File size is 58mb.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Send Stevie a 60th Birthday Greeting

On May 26th Stevie Nicks turns 60 years old - a milestone by any standards. Take a few seconds and visit the nicksfix to send Stevie a personal Birthday greeting.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mick Fleetwood's Uncorked!

Fleetwood Wine and Music Extravaganza
Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Mick Fleetwood, the iconic co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, is celebrating his blues heritage by hitting the road with his new band, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. The band is appearing in 17 major cities across the US beginning this spring. The series of concerts features a tribute to the original Fleetwood Mac, the all-male blues band that started it all in 1967

Each night of the tour also features a VIP reception where attendees will sample Mick’s fine wine, Mick Fleetwood Private Cellar. Tickets for the tour are available soon.

Bringing together four stellar Blues and Rock musicians, Mick Fleetwood presents a band that is as current as it is nostalgic.

At the front of the group, is Rick Vito, veteran Bluesman and former Fleetwood Mac vocalist and lead guitarist. Rick adds his personal touch while staying true to the styling of early Fleetwood Mac front man Peter Green. “A lot of guys can play the licks but Rick has the tone and that’s so important in real blues,” says Mick Fleetwood.

With Fleetwood anchoring the band on percussion, the “other half” of the rhythm section is Lenny Castellanos on bass guitar. As Mick points out, “I’ve played with John McVie for 40 years, any bassist who plays with me has big shoes to fill.” – Lenny does a great job filling those shoes while complimenting Mick’s unique and revered drum style.

Mark Johnstone ties everything together on the keys and backup vocals, infusing a vibrant energy to the group.

The band is led, of course, by the legendary Mick Fleetwood, providing a backbone with his unmistakable power-house percussion and persona.

Mick Fleetwood Private Cellar wine is a centerpiece of each event for a select group of high-end VIP’s. Each show has between 700 and 1200 general admission tickets plus less than 300 tickets which offer a special pre-show wine tasting and meet-and-greet with Mick, himself. VIP attendees have the opportunity to taste samples of Mick’s award winning wines and leave with an autographed bottle. VIP’s also enjoy an up-close-and-personal encounter with Mick, who shares stories from his life as a musician on the road, tells of the creation of his wines, and discusses his passion for art, music, and the good life.

Mick Fleetwood’s Uncorked Tour kicks off June 11th in Los Angeles and moves nationwide throughout 2008. The first four dates are listed below with more to be announced soon.

6/11 – Los Angeles – The Avalon, Hollywood
6/12 – San Diego – Spreckels
6/14 – Aspen, Colorado – Snowmass Village
6/15 – San Francisco – The Herbst Theater

For Tickets Visit
for more information on Mick Fleetwood.Visit for more information on Mick’s wines.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Rumours back on the UK Top 100 Chart

Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album "Rumours" is back inside the UK Top 100 Albums chart.

For the chart week ending May 17, 2008 "Rumours" is sitting at #90. The previous week had it sitting at #96. It's moving up for some reason... Must be on sale!

Some stats:
"Rumours" the original January 30, 1977 release was last certified in the UK by the BPI on November 12, 2004 at 10 x platinum. (300,000 units x 10 = 3,000,000 million sold).

"Rumours" (2 cd Delux Edition) released March 22, 2004 was last certified in the UK by the BPI at Gold (100,000 units) on January 3, 2008.

Historical tidbit of Fleetwood Mac info

This week in 1975... (May 15th to be exact)

Fleetwood Mac debuted their new line-up in El Paso, Texas. It was the first incarnation of the band that included Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John and Christine McVie.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Shawn Colvin & Stevie Nicks Team up in Chicago

Shawn Colvin has been booked on the bill along with Stevie Nicks for the Chicago June 14th show being held at the Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Stevie Nicks Concert Grosses for 2 April, 2008 Shows

Billboard Magazine Boxscores for issue date: May 17th. Out of 320 acts tracked for the week, Stevie's two shows came in at number 41 & 42.

Stevie Nicks & Vanessa Carlton
Sovereign Center, Reading, Pa.
Date: April 18, 2008
Gross Revenue: $379,288
Attendance: 5,310
Capacity: 6,677
# of Shows/Sellout: 1 / 0
Ticket Pricing: $97, $67, $55
Promoter: Live Nation

Stevie Nicks
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.
Date: April 20, 2008
Gross Revenue: $372,485
Attendance: 7,466
Capacity: 7,681
# of Shows/Sellouts: 1 / 0
Ticket Pricing: $75, $55
Promoter: Live Nation/in-house

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Stevie's on Tom's Greatest Hits CD

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Greatest Hits (re-issue)

If you bought the new Mudcrutch CD you probably noticed the small insert that came with it. Turns out, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Greatest Hits is being altered and re-issued on May 20th. This new Greatest Hits collection includes new artwork and replaces the classic hit of "Something in the Air" with "Stop Dragging My Heart Around" featuring Stevie Nicks.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Stevie Nicks - New York Times

New York Times Full Page Ad promoting two June New York area shows. If I'm not mistaken, it ran in the Sunday NY Times April 27th.

Thanks to Frank at
Seven Wonders
for the scan, and
to Bill for the discovery