Tuesday, May 31, 2011

NEW Lindsey Buckingham Live Concert Date Announced

Florida Theatre Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
Mon, October 3, 2011

Tickets on sale to General Public
Start: Fri, 06/17/11 10:00 AM EDT

US $26.50 - US $31.50
US $26.50 Ticket + US $10.25 Fees = US $36.75
US $31.50 Ticket + US $11.15 Fees = US $42.65


Anyone who passes up a chance to see Lindsey live is crazy - he puts on one of the best live shows I've ever seen... The venues are small and the sound is phenomenal!  Plus, at these prices, you could see a few shows and still not have spent the amount you would have if you saw a big arena show...


Kraushaar Auditorium
Towson, MD
Friday, September 30, 2011

Start: Thu, 05/19/11 10:00 AM EDT

US $55.00
US $55.00 Ticket + US $10.55 Fees = US $65.55


Aliante Station Casino and Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
October 14, 2011
Tickets on sale July 9th

Stevie Nicks 'In Your Dreams' Week 4...

Stevie's In Your Dreams drops 39% in sales over last week landing at # 48 with 9,529 in sales according to Hits Daily Double, her biggest drop yet. We'll know the final chart placement later this week when it becomes official with Billboard Magazine.

Stevie Nicks "Heroes Are Hard To Find" Nylon Magazine June/July, 2011

Stevie Nicks Earning Praise for New Solo Album 'In Your Dreams'

Many critics and fans are calling Stevie Nicks’ new album the best of her solo career.


Listen: Morningstar report on Stevie Nicks' "In Your Dreams" MP3

The title track of Stevie Nicks’ new album, In Your Dreams, is one of seven songs she wrote with the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, who also co-produced the collection. The pair spent the past year recording the album at Stevie’s California home. Other collaborators include Mike Campbell of Tom Petty’s band The Heartbreakers, Stevie’s former bandmate Lindsey Buckingham, and Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood. Stevie refers to the making of “In Your Dreams” as the highlight of her entire career.

“I can honestly tell you, the very best year of my life," Stevie says. "It shuts down anything else that has ever happened to me. It was so much fun and so grand and so soul-fulfilling that when it was over and we started taking the studio down in December and all the people that had lived in the house that year started taking their stuff, it was horrifying. I almost just sat on the stairs and cried because I was so sad that it was over.”

The song “Annabel Lee”, found on Stevie's new album, is an adaptation of an 1849 poem written by Edgar Allan Poe. Other songs on In Your Dreams were inspired by personal events in Stevie’s life. Two date back to poems the singer wrote in the mid-1970s.

In 2004, Stevie began visiting wounded military personnel at Washington, D.C.’s Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Bethesda Naval Hospital. She helps lift their spirits by giving each soldier a portable media player filled with her favorite music. Included on her new album is a song called “Soldier’s Angel,” which holds special meaning to her and those she has met in the hospitals.

“It was a poem that was written in 2005 and since I have given this poem out to many many families, many many soldiers. And, I always told them, ‘This will be a song one day.’ So, I think this is my most revered song of all time,” she explains.

Stevie recently wrapped up a co-headlining tour with rock legend Rod Stewart. She hints that her future plans include the possibility of a new Fleetwood Mac album and tour that could happen as early as 2012.

DISC REVIEW: Stevie Nicks 'In Your Dreams' "the disc has a handful of top-rank Nicks tracks, including the mourning observations on New Orleans"

Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams (Warner)
Now Magazine Toronto

Upon hearing that the great black magic enchantress Steve Nicks has written a song inspired by milquetoast teen vampire franchise Twilight, you had to figure her new disc, In Your Dreams, didn’t stand a chance. Why would an OG (original goth) like Nicks take her cues from something so toothless?

It turns out the track in question, Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream), plods along at times but isn’t nearly as offensive as it might have been. In fact, you could say the same about all of the surprising In Your Dreams, which, despite being overlong at an hour-plus, might be Nicks’s best record since The Wild Heart.

Co-written with long-time songwriting partner (and former Eurhythmics main main) David Stewart and co-produced by Glen Ballard (of Alanis fame), the disc has a handful of top-rank Nicks tracks, including the mourning observations on New Orleans, an intimate tune called For What It’s Worth and Secret Love, a propulsive track she penned during the Mac’s mid-70s heyday. Lindsey Buckingham appears on the quiet Soldier’s Angel, and he and Nicks interlock in a unique way that tells us these two, at least musically, are bound together for life.

Top track: Secret Love

Monday, May 30, 2011

92 Photos: Stevie Nicks | Dave Stewart | Lindsey Buckingham - The Wiltern May 26, 2011

Wow... Some nice shots here...

Check the rest out HERE
Photos by Sarah Greentree

(Photos) Re-live last Thursday night through the lens of Alicia Bailey - Stevie Nicks The Wiltern May 26, 2011

An amazing assortment of photos taken at The Wiltern May 26th.

Plus, Mike Campbell from The Heartbreakers joins in on this a song.  Stevie wrote the words, Mike provided the music on the album.  Great sing along tune... Can't wait till she starts playing this in her shows!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

(Chart Updates) Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks | Singles & Albums The World Over


STEVIE NICKS - IN YOUR DREAMS - Week 3 on the charts
In Your Dreams is really doing not too bad in the USA in it's 3rd week on the Billboard charts only dropping 8 places from # 16 to # 24 this week with 15,500 units sold for a 3 week total of 88,400.  In Australia the album drops from # 32 to # 51.  In Sweden the album drops from # 39 to # 59.  In Canada the album moves down from # 41 to # 62.  In The Netherlands the album moves down from # 57 to # 82 and in Germany after the album debuted at # 37 last week it nose dives this week landing at # 82.

# 24 - USA Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart - issue date 04/06/2011 - 15,500 units sold
# 23 - USA Billboard Top 200 Current Albums Chart
# 09 - USA Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart
# 51 - Australia - Top 100 Albums Chart 05/30/2011
# 59 - Sweden - Top 60 Album Chart 05/26/2011
# 62 - Canada Top 100 Albums Chart 05/26/11 - week ending 05/19/11
# 82 - The Netherlands Top 100 Album Chart - week ending 05/21/2011

STEVIE NICKS - IN YOUR DREAMS - Week 2 on the charts
# 86 - Germany Top 100 Albums Chart (05/27/2011)

# 01 - Australia - Top 50 Catalogue Chart - 05/30/2011
# 03 - Australia - Top 50 Albums Chart - 05/30/2011
# 03 - Australia - Top 50 Digital Albums Chart - 05/30/2011
# 12 - The Netherlands - Top 50 Back Catalogue Chart - week ending 05/28/2011
# 22 - UK Top 100 Albums Chart - 06/04/2011
# 03 - UK Top 40 Catalogue Chart - 06/04/2011
# 11 - UK Top 40 Digital Albums Chart - 06/04/2011
# 25 - Ireland Top 100 Albums Chart - week ending 05/26/2011
# 51 - European Top 200 Albums Chart - 05/28/2011 - NEW
# 81 - USA Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart - issue date 04/06/2011
# 03 - USA Billboard Top Catalogue Albums Chart
# 81 - Canada Top 100 Albums Chart - 05/26/11 - week ending 05/19/11

# 04 - Australia - Top 50 Catalogue Chart - week ending 05/30/2011
# 52 - Ireland - Top 100 Album Chart - week ending 05/26/2011
# 90 - UK Top 100 Album Chart - 06/04/2011 - Re-entery

# 195 - USA Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart - issue date 04/06/2011


Australia Top 100 Singles Chart - 05/30/2011
With Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” album still inside the Top 3 this week, two former singles from the album this week enter the singles chart. “Go Your Own Way” is back in at No.59 (HP-20, peaked April 1977) and back in at No.90 is “Dreams” (HP-19, peaked August 1977).

The Glee Cast move up a couple of places to No.30 with their version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way”.

# 30 - Glee Cast Go Your Own Way
# 59 - Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way - New Entry
# 90 - Fleetwood Mac Dreams - New Entry

Australia Top 40 Digital Track Chart - 05/30/2011
# 28 - Glee - Go Your Own Way

European Top 200 Singles Chart - 05/28/2011
#131 - Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way - New Entry
#177 - Fleetwood Mac Dreams - New Entry

UK Top 100 Singles Chart - 06/04/2011
# 86 - Glee Cast - Go Your Own Way
# 98 - Fleetwood Mac - Dreams

UK Catalogue Singles Top 40 Chart - 05/28/2011
# 03 - Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way
# 05 - Fleetwood Mac Dreams
# 08 - Fleetwood Mac Songbird
# 09 - Eva Cassidy Songbird (Fleetwood Mac cover)
# 19 - Fleetwood Mac The Chain


Stevie's current single Secret Love drops one position on the Top 30 AC charts in the USA to # 24. Billboard Magazine issue date June 4, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

PHOTOS: The Wiltern Live May 26, 2011 - Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks & Dave Stewart

More Photos by Krista Kahl here

VIDEO: The Wiltern Stevie Nicks - Annabel Lee | Dreams | Sorcerer - Great footage!

I can't even tell you how great the new music sounded on this night... I mean just spectacular. Here are a few beautifully shot videos from Thursday's show.

Annabel Lee:

[more videos - click continue reading]

(Review) Still magical: Stevie Nicks 'In Your Dreams' Grade 'A' (Ireland)

Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams 
(Reprise CD, 64:47).

I think a 10-year wait between albums is a bit long, especially when you have material as strong as Nicks presents here. In fact, the first single and opening track, “Secret Love,” was written in 1976, when Fleetwood Mac was opening for Peter Frampton at the time. It is about a forbidden relationship, but not one with Frampton, Nicks said.

Nicks’ last album of new material was the Grammy-nominated “Trouble in Shangi-La” 10 years ago. It was written and recorded at her Los Angeles home and is co-produced by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, Nicks and Stewart (ex-Eurythmics with Annie Lennox) co-wrote seven of the 13 songs. Former bandmate Lindsey Buckingham sings and plays guitar on “Soldier’s Angel,” a highlight track that easily could have fit on Fleetwood Mac’s smash “Rumours” album. Mick Fleetwood himself contributes drums to the album. However, the core group that made the album was Nicks, Stewart, her longtime friend and musical director Waddy Wachtel and her girls, Sharon Celani and Lori Nicks.

Among the strong album’s many highlights are the travelogue “New Orleans”; “Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream),” inspired by the “Twilight” series; the orchestrated seduction of “Italian Dreams”; the rocker “Ghosts Are Gone”; and “Annabel Lee,” a 6-plus-minute delight inspired by the 1849 Edgar Allan Poe piece and a meditation on love and death. In one song, she sings, “I’m just a dreamer; I’m just a storyteller,” while in another the 63-year-old singer (her birthday was Thursday) admits her desire to “wear feathers and lace.” Grade: A

Villagesoup - Ireland
By Tom Von Malder

Friday, May 27, 2011


Stevie Nicks has a special message for our armed forces in the form of her new single ‘Soldier’s Angel,’ which appears on her current ‘In Your Dreams’ album and has just been released on the edge of Memorial Day Weekend.

Nicks found inspiration for the song from her many visits with returning veterans at Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval Hospital, writing the track as way to honor those men and women who have served our country.

“I am a soldier’s angel / Through the eyes of a soldier / Through the eyes of a soldier / I am a soldier’s mother / Through the eyes of an angel / I am a soldier myself / And no one walks away from this battle.” Against the backdrop of a singular electric guitar, an unvarnished vocal from Nicks, naked and void of any polish or effect, considers the unique position of each person and how they’re affected by the effects of war and the absence of their loved ones.

Read the full review at Ultimate Classic Rock

Join Stevie Nicks to Support The Yellow Ribbon Fund

(Review) Rollingstone Magazine - Stevie Nicks The Wiltern May 26, 2011

 Stevie Nicks Jams Classics and New Material in Two-Hour L.A. Show
Former Fleetwood Mac frontwoman joined onstage by Lindsey Buckingham, Dave Stewart
MAY 27, 2011
Rollingstone Magazine

Last night at the Wiltern in Los Angeles Stevie Nicks performed at a star-studded concert in celebration of In Your Dreams, her first solo album in a decade. But yesterday the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman also turned 63, and a table full of miniature cupcakes greeted showgoers entering the historic venue, which Nicks said the Mac used for rehearsals back in 1975.

It wasn't the only reminder that this still-potent style icon has been a rock star for longer than Lady Gaga has been alive: Nicks treated Thursday's two-hour show like an in-person episode of VH1's Storytellers, explaining how new tunes such as "Annabel Lee" and "For What It's Worth" connect to classics like "Dreams." "It's all one big thread," she said, a point driven home when Lindsey Buckingham arrived onstage to help her play "Soldier's Angel," a haunting In Your Dreams cut inspired by a trip Nicks took to the Army's Walter Reed Medical Center. (Mick Fleetwood made the scene last night, though he didn't perform.)

(Billboard Review) Stevie Nicks Live at The Wiltern + Video of Opening Number "Stand Back"

Stevie Nicks Shares Songwriting Stories at Star-Studded L.A. Show
Billboard Magazine
by Phil Gallo

At a packed Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday (May 26) where the audience included Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Reese Witherspoon and Andy Garcia, Stevie Nicks took advantage of a rare night in which musicians who worked on her first album in a decade, "In Your Dreams," were on hand to make cameo appearances. Nicks, who was celebrating her 63rd birthday, told the audience at the top of the show that she would be telling songwriting tales, even if it meant the show would last three hours and they would beg her to hush up and sing.

It didn't last that long -- she put in a nice two hours, 10 minutes -- but she did have a good number of stories, some whimsical, some historical and none more poignant than the one behind "Soldier's Angel."

One day in 2005, Nicks spent seven hours visiting wounded soldiers at a hospital and, on her way out, an emergency crew rushed in another set of the wounded. "I went in a girl and came out a changed woman," she told the audience.

The experience inspired her to write a poem that she had printed and handed out to soldiers for four years. In November of 2009, she was in London when seven British soldiers were killed in Iraq and media response in London was overwhelming; she wrote a four-page rant in her journal and eventually spent close to a year trying to turn the poem into a song. It never came to fruition.

"I have to call Lindsey," she said, which led them to completing "Soldier's Angel." Buckingham joined Nicks for an acoustic rendering of the tune, with the occasional roll of drums, that became the emotional high point of the show.

"Soldier's Angel" was one of eight songs from the new album performed, each of them explained in detail. "Annabel Lee," written when Nicks was 17, was inspired by an Edgar Alan Poe poem; "Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream)" shares a through line with "Lady From the Mountain"; "For What It's Worth" was written about her summer riding the bus across the U.S. with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. (Heartbreaker guitarist Mike Campbell joined the band for the tune). Nicks called it "the best summer of my life-and you can interpret that any way you like."

"Secret Love," one of several songs to feature Stewart as guest guitarist, was written in 1975, recorded on a cassette and eventually bootlegged many times over. The country-tinged duet "Cheaper Than Free" sprang from a comment Witherspoon made to Nicks and Stewart - she was offering her Nashville condo to Stewart for a couple of weeks, making it "cheaper than free."

Her six-piece band led by Waddy Wachtel and two background singers backed Nicks, who got her bearings straight after a rocky opening half-hour. At the opening of the show, she explained the importance of the Wiltern in her career: In early 1975, it was the venue where she and Buckingham first rehearsed with the other members of Fleetwood Mac - Christine McVie, John McVie and Fleetwood - having joined the band on New Year's Eve 1974.

Here is the set list to Stevie Nicks' Wiltern show:

"Stand Back"
"Annabel Lee"
"Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream)"
"Gold Dust Woman"
"Ghosts are Gone"
"Soldier's Angel"
"In Your Dreams"
"For What It's Worth"
"Secret Love"
"Fall From Grace"
"Cheaper Than Free"
"Edge of Seventeen"


"Love Is"

Video: Stevie Nicks Live at The Wiltern

Soldiers Angel

Anabel Lee

Ghosts Are Gone

Wiltern Setlist...

WOW! What a fantastic show...

Here's tonights setlist... what a DREAM set! These new songs sounded so good tonight it's as if this band has been playing these for like forever, they were that spot on... Stevie looked stunning, fit and her voice was in tip top shape... A total of 8 new tunes including Secret Love... and lots of guests... Dave Stewart, Lindsey Buckingham, Mike Cambell, Peter Stroud and Mick Fleetwood was there but didn't play - he came out on stage when the band was taking their bows, Lindsey was probably already gone as he didn't come out... Mick was first spotted taking his seat in the front row of the balcony... then Lindsey was spotted taking his seat front row in the balcony, the place went bananas!

Had a really good time - didnt make it into the pit which was fine... managed a few pic and vids which I'll take a look at and post once I get back home...There were a lot of people filming and taking pics, so you'll likely see something on youtube soon... I Have an early flight tomorrow so can't post tonight.

That's it... THANKS Stevie and LA.. It's been great!


Stand Back
Annabel Lee
Gold Dust
Ghosts are Gone with Dave Stewart
Soldiers Angel with Lindsey Buckingham
In Your Dreams with Dave Stewart
For What It's Worth with Mike Cambell and Peter Stroud
Secret Love with Dave Stewart

Band Intros

Fall From Grace
Cheaper Than Free with Dave Stewart
Edge of Seventeen


Love is

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Nylon Magazine June, 2011 issue.... "At Home with Stevie Nicks"

In the next issue of Nylon Magazine "The Music Issue" on or will be on newstands shortly... Featuring Florence Welch on the cover.

This may also be the issue where Michelle Branch mentioned she gave Nylon an interview where she spoke about Stevie... 

Born on this day in 1948....


MAY 26th

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Stevie Nicks Supports The Yellow Ribbon Fund... Charity Auction on Ebay

Very cool... Check this out...from Stevie`s Facebook page:

Stevie Nicks has teamed up with eBay and The Yellow Ribbon Fund for a special charity auction! Bid on signed Stevie Nicks lithographs or donate to the Yellow Ribbon fund for an instant download of Stevie's track "Soliders Angel."

Stevie Nicks in control of 'Dreams'

Nicks said she was anxious about the prospect of unveiling her new songs to an audience for the first time.
By Amy Kaufman - Los Angeles Times
The Republic

LOS ANGELES — Stevie Nicks was sauntering around a cavernous sound stage on the Sony lot in Culver City as her tiny dog, Sulamith, who was outfitted in a sweater, trailed behind her. It was Tuesday, only a few days before her Thursday concert at the Wiltern, which will celebrate the release of her first solo album in more than a decade, "In My Dreams," as well as her 63rd birthday. But it was dusty in the rehearsal space. And that upset her.

"This is a massive old place, and for me, it's hard, because it's very, very dusty, and I'm allergic to dust," she said, opting to sit in a stiff office chair instead of on a couch for fear that it would incite her allergies. "When I'm in here for eight hours, I get a bad feeling. It makes me feel like I'm flipping out."

Nicks doesn't like feeling out of control. That's why, for years, she has refused to write music with anyone. Even as a part of Fleetwood Mac — the seminal '70s British-American rock band that generated such hits as "Landslide," "Gold Dust Woman" and "Gypsy" — Nicks rarely sat down and collaborated with her fellow band members.

"I would write a song, put it on a cassette, and put it by the coffee pot for Lindsey (Buckingham) and say, 'Here's the song. You can produce it, but don't change it. Don't come back to me and say you want to change the words or the melody.' I didn't have a very good attitude," she acknowledged.

Photos of the The Wiltern Marque... Stevie Nicks Record Release Concert

Took some shots this afternoon of the marque at The Wiltern... Sold Out!

Stevie Nicks and Friends.... The Wiltern

Ricky Peterson posted a photo to his facebook page of the rehearsals for The Wiltern show this Thursday...

One person in the photo looks vaguely familiar on the left... Can you pick that person out?  Ricky also said in response to someone's comment about playing new music "the band is smokin' the new record!"...  Hopefully they'll be smokin' on some new music played at the show!

To everyone that is travelling today and tomorrow to LA for the show, and there are many, have a safe trip and enjoy the show...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mick Fleetwood Spotted in Bakersfield... and Celebrites Gallery Presentation

SPOTTED: Mick Fleetwood, founder and co-namesake of the legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac, was spotted at the downtown Padre Hotel this weekend. The British-born Fleetwood was seen talking to friends and fans on the Prairie Fire lounge, but it was not immediately known why he was in town.


[edit May 26th]

MICK'S VISIT: It turns out legendary rocker Mick Fleetwood was in Bakersfield this past weekend because he's a big Formula 1 race face. Fleetwood, co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, stayed at the downtown Padre Hotel for three days to attend a Formula 1 gathering out at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park.

The Shops at Wailea
Célébrités Gallery of Celebrity Fine Art presents a reception for rocker/artist Mick Fleetwood on May 25 on Maui.

The gallery will unveil a selection of Fleetwood's latest photographic artwork from 6 to 9 p.m.

For more information call (808) 875-6565.

Not clear if Mick will be in attendance.  With him being in California and spotted in Bakersfield - could he be heading to The Wiltern on Thursday night for Stevie's Birthday??

[edit May 26th]

Turns out the event at the Shops at Wailea didn't go ahead as planned as Mick was still in southern California... The Wiltern here you come!!

Stars talk about Oprah Winfrey [Stevie Nicks]

"I think that Oprah's legacy is that she has made a difference and that's what we as women want to do. We want to make a difference in this world and she's made a difference in a lot of ways. She's made a difference in really fun things and she's made a difference in really serious things and she's told us stories that ... I'd never heard -- the word abuse. ... I wouldn't even know what that was. She's made a difference so for me that's why I respect her. ... She will be remembered long after she's gone." -- Stevie Nicks,

who made her first appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in April 2011.


Week 3 USA - Stevie Nicks 'In Your Dreams' + Week 2 Germany & Week 3 New Zealand

The album is holding nicely in it's 3rd week on the charts - dropping 22% over last week and moving down the chart from # 17 to # 23 with approx. 15,673 units sold - according to unofficial (but close) sales tallies from Hits Daily Double.

In total the album in the USA alone has sold about 89,000 copies - probably 100,000 - 110,000 in total when you factor in countries outside the US that the album is available in.

On Germany's top 100 albums chart the album drops from it's debut position of # 37 to # 86 this week.  In New Zealand after spending 2 weeks in the top 40 peaking at # 35 the album drops out of the top 40 this week.

Monday, May 23, 2011

"Rockers return to top of charts" "Fleetwood Mac gleefully push straight to the top"

Articles and headlines hitting various papers in Australia today - May 24th

Rockers return to top of charts
Shepparton News - May 24th

Rumours fly for Fleetwood Mac, 34 years on.
TheAge.au - May 24th

This is not a rumour: Fleetwood Mac is back
The Australian - May 24th

SYDNEY: Legendary rockers Fleetwood Mac have made a shock return to the Australian music charts, with their highest-selling record Rumours re-emerging at number two on the albums chart, 34 years after its original release.

The surprise comeback follows the Australian premiere of a Fleetwood Macinspired episode of the musical drama Glee, which aired on Network Ten last Wednesday night.

The Grammy Awardwinning album has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide since its release in 1977, and has been certified thirteen-times platinum in Australia.

It is the first time in more than a year the album has featured on the ARIA charts.
But one of the group’s singers Stevie Nicks has not seen as much success with her solo album In Your Dreams, which hangs back at number 32, a week after its debut.

Fleetwood Mac gleefully push straight to the top
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - May 24th

FLEETWOOD Mac’s Rumours album was propelled back into the Australian top 10 this week some 34 years after its release, thanks to the Glee effect.

Thousands of digital copies of the record were downloaded as an episode which featured songs from the 1977 record aired on Wednesday.

"People were buying it even before the episode aired thanks to the promos which featured one of the lead characters singing Go Your Own Way," a chart analyst said. The cover of that song entered the ARIA singles chart at No. 32. But the original Rumours album, featuring Stevie Nicks, came in at No. 2, almost knocking Adele’s 21 off the top spot.

Most Narnia-rific Album Cover Ever! Stevie Nicks 'In Your Dreams'. Stevie and a white stallion in a forest bathed in golden light.

A few magazine snippets... Click to enlarge

An Overview Of Stevie Nicks’ Seven Albums by Jeremy Gloff....

Check out Jeremy's stroll through Stevie's discography from Bella Donna to In Your Dreams. Really great read!  Thanks for the mention Jeremy!

Cynical And Southern: An Overview Of Stevie Nicks’ Seven Albums
by: Jeremy Gloff

Forget the tales of cocaine binges and Klonopin addiction. Forget the stale tales of rock ‘n’ roll excess and debauchery. Hard as it might be, also forget the played-out stories of high profile love affairs and even higher profile break-ups. Beyond the myths and legends, Stevie Nicks’ songs are a modern-day portal into the aching and longing heart. Stevie wrings melodies out of emotions and memories that might otherwise be hard to explain.

After her 2001 album Trouble In Shangri-la, Stevie Nicks stated that she would not do another solo album. For fans like me the impact of this statement went far beyond a mere lack of new music. When Stevie Nicks released a new album it always miraculously defined my life at the time. A world without new Stevie Nicks’ music was my future without a constant and accurate voice. In the last ten years, I’ve continued to grow and relate to fewer and fewer of Stevie’s songs, as much as I loved them at the time they debuted.

When Stevie Nicks announced last year she was indeed working on a new solo album with Dave Stewart, I was immediately elated. There would be new music for new times in my life by one of the few people who always seemed to hit the nail on the head, even though she’s never met me.

Now to track some ghosts through the fog: CONTINUE

Sunday, May 22, 2011

(Review) Stevie Nicks 'In Your Dreams'

"Stevie Nicks brings her A game to In Your Dreams, her first studio album in ten years and one that, depending on your point of view, either establishes her as one of rock and roll's elder statespeople or cements the fact once and for all."

by - Eric Diesel

Awesome review! 

[Chart Updates] Fleetwood Mac's Rumours Album Explodes on the Album Charts in the UK and Australia + Stevie Nicks

AUSTRALIA: Album Charts May 23, 2011 
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" explodes in Australia re-entering the Top 50 Albums Chart at No. 2 right behind Adele - thanks to the Glee episode featuring songs from the album. The re-entry on the main Albums chart is a little odd given that it's a catalogue title.  Something changed somewhere to allow it to show up on the main Albums Chart.  Had it been able to chart in the last two weeks on this chart it would have been No. 58, then No. 65 last week.  The album also moves up from No.7 last week to No. 2 on the Top 50 catalogue chart and enters the Top 50 Digital Albums Chart at No.2. "The Very Best Of" drops one position this week to No. 5 from No. 4 last week.

On itunes "Rumours" is No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums Chart and No. 2 on the overall Albums Chart.

Also, Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" has been certified 13x platinum in Australia with shipments of 910,000 units.  Stevie Nicks' Live In Chicago DVD Released in 2009 has been certified Gold with shipments of 7,500.  

In it's second week on the chart, Stevie's "In Your Dreams" dips from No. 24 last week to No. 32 this week.

Glee's version of "Go Your Own Way" enters the Top 40 Digital Track Chart at No. 30 and on the Top 50 Singles Chart the song enters the chart at No. 32.

No. 32 Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" - Top 50 Albums Chart 05/23/2011 (wk 2)
No. 02 Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" - Top 50 Catalogue Album Chart
No. 02 Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" - Top 50 Albums Chart
No. 02 Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" - Top 50 Digital Albums Chart
No. 05 Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" Top 50 Catalogue Album Chart

Glee Cast Singles:

Australia Top 40 Digital Track Chart
No. 30 Glee Cast - Go Your Own Way - 05/23/2011 - debut
Australia Top 50 Singles Chart
No. 32 Glee Cast - Go Your Own Way - 05/23/2011 - debut

Rumours fly for Fleetwood Mac, 34 years on.

Legendary rockers Fleetwood Mac have made a shock return to the Australian music charts, with their highest-selling record Rumours re-emerging at number two on the albums chart, 34 years after its original release.

The surprise comeback follows the Australian premiere of a Fleetwood Mac-inspired episode of the musical drama Glee, which aired on Network Ten last Wednesday night.

The Grammy Award-winning album has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide since its release in 1977, and has been certified thirteen-times platinum in Australia.

It is the first time in more than a year the album has featured on the ARIA charts.

But the group's lead singer, Stevie Nicks, has not seen as much success with her solo album In Your Dreams, which hangs back at number 32, a week after its debut.

Either way, Fleetwood Mac's new-found popularity was not strong enough to push UK songstress Adele from the top spot.

UK: Album Charts May 28, 2011
"Rumours" in the UK this week takes a giant leap from No. 122 last week to No. 16 on this week's Top 100 Albums Chart again thanks to the Glee episode - that's a 106 place jump!  On the Top 40 Digital Download Albums Chart "Rumours" moves up from No. 65 last week to No. 3 this week.  Two Fleetwood Mac singles are new on the singles chart with "Go Your Own Way" at No. 62 and "Dreams" at No. 86.  The Glee Cast versions of "Go Your Own Way" and "Songbird" enter the singles chart at No. 51 and No. 54.

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Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 chart-topper Rumours – the 13th biggest-selling album in UK history – is back in the Top 40 (number 16, 9,184 sales) for the first time since 2000, after several songs from the set featured in last week’s Glee. The fan’s favourite turned out to be Go Your Own Way, which was the highest charting Glee Cast cover (number 51, 6,325 sales), and also the highest charting Mac re-entry (number 62, 4,665 sales). Mac’s recording of the song was originally a number 38 hit in 1978.
On the Top 40 Catalogue Chart dated May 21st "Rumours" is charting at No. 12 down from No. 7 the previous week.  On itunes today "Rumours' is No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums Chart and No. 2 on the overall Albums Chart.

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours increases its position as the most charted album in the UK of all-time by re-entering this week at No 16; its 479th week in the top 75.

No. 16 Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" Top 100 Albums Chart
No. 03 Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" Top 40 Digital Albums Chart
No. 12 Fleetwood Mac "Rumours Top 40 Catalogue Chart (May 21, 2011)

NEW on the UK Singles Chart May 28, 2011

No. 51 Glee Cast "Go Your Own Way"
No. 54 Glee Cast "Songbird"
No. 62 Fleetwood Mac "Go Your Own Way"
No. 86 Fleetwood Mac "Dreams"

NETHERLANDS: Album Charts May 21, 2011
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album moves up to No. 13 this week from No. 52 last week. Stevie's "In Your Dreams" in it's 3rd week on the Dutch Top 100 drops to No.82 from No. 57 last week.

No. 13 Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" Top 50 Back Cataglogue Chart
No. 82 Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" Top 100 Albums Chart (wk 3)

IRELAND: Top 100 Album Charts May 19, 2011
"Rumours" in Ireland drops to No. 25 from No. 15 last week on Irelands Top 100. Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" re-enters the chart at No. 43. "The Greatest Hits" drops off the chart this week, it was No. 39 on last weeks chart.  In Ireland "Rumours" right now is No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums Sales Chart and No. 6 on the overall Albums Sales chart.

No. 25 Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" Top 100 Albums Chart
No. 43 Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" Top 100 Albums Chart


USA: Billboard Top 200 Album Charts
No. 16 Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" (wk 2)
No. 38 Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"
No.187 Fleetwood Mac "Greatest Hits"

USA: Billboard Top 200 Current Album Charts
No. 15 Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" (wk 2)

USA: Billboard Top Catalogue Albums Chart 
No. 02 Fleetwood Mac "Rumours
No. 07 Fleetwood Mac "Greatest Hits"

USA: Billboard Top Top Digital Albums Chart
No. 08 Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

USA: Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart 
No. 05 Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" (wk 2)

On itunes "Rumours is still racking up the numbers sitting currently at No. 5 on the Top Rock Albums Sales Chart.

NEW ZEALAND: Top 40 Album Charts May 16, 2011
Stevie's "In Your Dreams" as reported earlier in the week moves up to No. 35 this week after debuting at No. 37 in New Zealand.

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" is the No. 1 on itunes Top Rock Albums Sales Chart.  Stevie Nicks's "Crystal Visions The Very Best Of" is No. 6. 

No. 35 Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" (wk 2)

SWEDEN: Top 60 Album Charts May 20, 2011
"In Your Dreams" moves up the Swedish Charts to No. 39 after debuting at No. 52 on the previous chart.

No. 39 Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" (wk 2)

CANADA: Top 100 Album Charts May 19, 2011
Stevie's "In Your Dreams" drops to No. 41 after debuting at No. 24 in the previous week.

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album is hanging on at No. 64 with remnants of the Glee Effect after re-entering the Canadian charts at No. 16 on the previous chart.  On itunes currently the album is No. 3 on the Top Rock Albums Sales Chart 

No. 41 Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" (wk 2)
No. 64 Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

GERMANY: Top 100 Album Charts May 20, 2011
Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" enters the Top 100 Albums Chart at No. 37.  On the Top 100 Combined Albums Chart which is a combination of albums and various artists albums the album debuts at No. 35.

Top 100 Albums Chart:
No. 37 Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" - Debut
Top 100 Combined Albums Chart:
No. 35 Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" - Debut

Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" piece in today's LA Times

Fleetwood Mac
(Warner Bros.)
Los Angeles Times May 22, 2011 (Pop Music Section E12)
— Randall Roberts

For anyone over 35, the hardest part of listening to Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” is actually hearing the music within, absorbing it without all the accumulated history: that it was the soundtrack to a generation that included backseat lovers, pot smokers, cocaine snorters and countless lost souls looking for broken-hearted comfort. That when that first generation of listeners kicked their habits, had children and became productive members of society, they shuttled their kids to the grocery store with “Dreams,” “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow,” and “Go Your Own Way” playing in perpetual loop on the FM radio, thus inculcating the next generation into the cult of “Rumours.”

These followers are now having kids of their own, who are experiencing the music in new ways — such as watching its songs performed on “Glee,” which featured “Rumours” during a recent show, resulting in the album landing in the iTunes top five album chart — 35 years after its release.

Recorded mostly in Sausalito, Calif., the album was born as members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks were breaking up while struggling with addictions, bassist John McVie and pianist-vocalist Christine McVie were divorcing, and drummer Mick Fleetwood and his wife were splitting up as well. How did they handle it? As Chris Stone, one of the recording studio’s owners, told Billboard in 1997: “The band would come in at 7 at night, have a big feast, party till 1 or 2 in the morning, and then when they were so whacked-out they couldn’t do anything, they’d start recording.”

Despite their mind frames, the songs the five created were about all those troubles. What the members couldn’t or wouldn’t say over dinner they tackled through song. “Loving you, isn’t the right thing to do,” sings Buckingham on “Go Your Own Way.” Two songs later Nicks responds in “The Chain.” “Damn your love, damn your lies.” On it goes throughout, with heavy Mick Fleetwood rhythms and propellent melodies flowing into Christine McVie’s piano weepers and Nicks’ perfectly sandy voice. No wonder “Rumours” endures.

(Review) Stevie Nicks 'In Your Dreams' ★★★ 1/2 (out of 5) proves the front woman of Fleetwood Mac still has plenty of notes in her singing

Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams
Written in Music
by Robert Schuster on May 22, 2011
★★★ 1/2 Stars (out of 5)

Translated from Dutch

Ten years after her last solo album Trouble In Shangri-La is back with Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams . The album was produced by Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette, among others, Michael Jackson and Annie Lennox), and proves that the nearly 63-year-old frontwoman of Fleetwood Mac is still plenty of notes on her singing to be able to convince.

In Your Dreams kicks off with the new single Secret Love , a new adaptation of a demo / outtake they already recorded in 1976. It's a nice opener that immediately shows us that her unique voice none of their power and finesse has lost and the ravages of time gloriously has endured. For What It ' s Worth has a simple, catchy melody and gives its beauty after a few spins price. The first three seconds of the title song In Your Dreams you think the intro of the hit TV series Friends to recognize but soon turns into a solid uptempo track that reminds of the latest albums by Fleetwood Mac.

The following five tracks is the musical heart of the album and know the level of the album to a higher level. Starting with the dark and menacing sounding Wide Sargasso Sea , by its tension remains intriguing. New Orleans is a beautiful tribute and back support to this by a natural disaster stricken city and its inhabitants and Moonlight (A Vampire ' s Dream) is a fine, well-constructed song with great eloquence. Annabel Lee , inspired by the same name and last poem by American author Edgar Allen Poe, even among the best songs from the solo repertoire of Stevie Nicks, it's perfectly together and convincing from the first second to the powerful final chord. Soldier ' s Angel finally did not initially rafts in the recordings with Dave Stewart. Because Stevie still love this song on the album, she wanted the assistance of none other than Lindsey Buckingham, who built it quite a minimalist number clearly a further move in the right direction gives.

After this beautiful song drops the plate unfortunately do something. Everybody Loves You and You May Be The One of a significantly lower level, Italian Summer gets from the beautiful string arrangement and the summer sensation that evokes the benefit of the doubt and the final track Cheaper Than Free , a duet with producer Dave Stewart (the number will also be on his new solo album, The Blackbird Diaries come to it), sounds even totally unnecessary. With lyrics like "What's Faster Than a fast car, a beating heart" and "what's cheaper Than free, you and me, I'm sure that Stevie and Dave together on creative and supportive level that have, unfortunately, this provides a completely stress-free number on. The solid rocker Ghosts Are Gone , with powerful guitar work and an early end, however, is again excellent.

In summary, In Your Dreams a fairly successful new album by Stevie Nicks, which is eagerly looking forward to a new Fleetwood Mac album, reportedly in 2012. First comes in September, the new solo album from Lindsey Buckingham. We wait with baited breath!

Stevie Nicks + Dave Stewart = Australian Tour November

In an article on the expected touring artists coming to Australia this fall, Australia's Herald Sun is reporting that Stevie's November run of shows down under will be a Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart show...

"Fleetwood Mac icon Stevie Nicks will also perform that month. Nicks will be joined by Eurythmics star Dave Stewart."

Herald Sun

Friday, May 20, 2011

"Secret Love" at Radio...

The song hasn't climbed any higher than #20.  This week it drops 3 to #23 on the AC Charts.  This postion will be reflected in Billboard Magazine dated May 28th.