Sunday, July 31, 2011

Stevie Nicks - Backstage with Bryan Branly

In this backstage video I talk with the one and only Stevie Nicks. See what she has to say about the horse on the cover of her album, the wild photo shoot and the joys of working with Eurythmics’ own Dave Stewart.

It’s all in this backstage video:

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Stevie Nicks 'In Your Dreams' Week 5 on Ireland's Top 100 Albums Chart

Stevie Nicks' 'In Your Dreams' in it's 5th week of release in Ireland remains on Top 100 Albums Chart for the week ending July 28, 2011

# 99 (92) Ireland - Top 100 Albums Chart (Week 5)

# 33 - 06/30/2011 - Debut
# 61 - 07/07/2011
# 48 - 7/14/2011
# 92 - 7/21/2011
# 99 - 7/28/2011

Fleetwood Mac's 'The Very Best Of' re-enters the same chart this week for the first time since June 30th.

# 95 - ( - ) Ireland - Top 100 Albums Chart

(UK and Australian Chart Updates Sunday or Monday)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Filming on "For What It's Worth" Took Place Today...

According to the below tweet from Dave Stewart, the shoot today on the "For What It's Worth" video in the desert went really well... Mike Campbell of the Heartbreakers who wrote the music on the song for Stevie will also be in the video.  This is the second single from Stevie's album "In Your Dreams".

Look forward to seeing it!... Hopefully it will make it's debut in a timely fashion.

Also... According to a tweet from a short while ago, the "In Your Dreams" Documentary that everyone has been patiently waiting for is apparently 80% finished - as in post production.


Rock ‘n Roll’s reigning queen Stevie Nicks pays a special visit to Amoeba Music to meet and sign for her fans.

Signing is limited to the first 200 people to purchase her new CD In Your Dreams or selected catalog titles (see below) on August 3rd - 6pm

With CD purchase fans also receive a limited-edition lithograph created for In Your Dreams.

  • Line to get wristbands forms on Ivar Street – first 200 people in line will have opportunity to purchase In Your Dreams, Belladonna or Crystal Visions and receive ONE ticket/admission to the signing line.
  • First come, first served, no holds, online or phone orders will be accepted for this special event.
  • All sales final.
  • NO photography allowed.
  • No overnight camping allowed (per city codes)
  • ONE ITEM PER PERSON – can be new CD, catalog, litho or an outside item, but it’s limited to one per person.
6400 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

>> My only concern is 200 people is VERY limited... that's not a lot of people is it?

Fleetwood Mac: Could this be the early signs of a NEW Album??...

Mark Goodier interviewed Dave Stewart on July 26th for his radio program on Smooth Radio in Glasgow... Mark Tweeted that Dave said he was producing a Fleetwood Mac EP.  The interview aired on Smooth Radio with Mark July 27th.  The interview hasn't been posted yet to the Smooth Radio site to re-listen so I can't hear the exact context in which this statement was made... but 

Great News if it happens!... I think Dave will do a phenomenal job!

[VIDEO] Stevie Nicks: "For What It's Worth" The Tonight Show >>

Another flawless performance!

Backstage with Bryan Banly
Photo by: Bryan Banly

Thursday, July 28, 2011

NEW Lindsey Buckingham Interview - UNCUT Magazine

September, 2011 issue with The Doors on the cover

[VIDEO] Stevie Nicks Gold Dust Women & Secret Love at Hard Rock Calling London 2011

Friday on VH1 11pm - Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks and the Killers are among the music acts captured live in London in this new concert special.

Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart make a good team

Stevie Nicks is best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac.

By Jules E. Beuck
Highland News

She has also had quite a solo career as well. This year saw her touring with Rod Stewart and marked the release of a new Stevie Nicks album. The title of the album is “In Your Dreams” and features thirteen tracks.

Nicks’ back-up musicians include Waddy Wachtel on guitar, Dave Stewart guitar, and Mike Campbell (from Tom Petty’s band) guitar and bass. What helps this album the most is the producers. It is co-produced by Glen Ballard and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics.

Ballard is well known in the business for his songwriting and producing talents. He has worked with many major artists including Alanis Morissette and Aerosmith.

However, Stewart’s influence is felt much more than Ballard’s. For example, he co-wrote seven of the songs on the album.

The first song on the album and first single “Secret Love” has Stewart’s stamp as it starts and ends as if in the middle. “Ghosts Are Gone” has a Eurhythmics feel to it. It also is a very energetic Rocker.

“In Your Dreams” also has the energy that Stewart brings to his work.

Continue to the full article

"For What It's Worth" Video Being Filmed on Friday...

Some really great news from Dave Stewart today!!... The video for Stevie's latest single "For What It's Worth" is being shot tomorrow.

Stevie Nicks: It Was ‘Really Fun’ Performing On ‘America’s Got Talent’

Stevie Nicks tells Access why she had nightmares about performing on “America’s Got Talent.” Also, she chats about touring with former winner Scott Grimes. Plus, Stevie talks about why she’s so “proud” of her new album, “In Your Dreams.” 

[VIDEO] Stevie Nicks On Amy Winehouse’s Death: It’s ‘Very Sad’

At the “America’s Got Talent” results show, Stevie Nicks reacts to the sudden death of British singer Amy Winehouse.

A few pics of Stevie Nicks from America's Got Talent show last night

Photos from

Video may not be viewable in all countries

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" Re-enters The Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart

For the week ending July 24, 2011 'Rumours' re-enters the Top 200 Billboard Albums Chart at # 162 on sales for the week of 3,287.  Total soundscan sales since tracking began in November, 1991 are 2,866,904 in the US.

'Rumours' has sold in the US approximately 185,643 units since May 31, 2009.

[VIDEO] Stevie Nicks performing live on America's Got Talent 2011 [NEW SINGLE]


Absolutely love this... Great job Stevie!!


This was the bigger surprise of the night... 
kick ass version of Edge of Seventeen!

"Sweet Dreams" Full Page Q&A with Stevie Nicks with a Great Photo

From Australia Herald Sun July 28, 2011 
This originally ran online at The Daily Telegraph yesterday. 

Stevie Nicks on writing her memoirs, the Rhiannon movie + Miley covering Landslide

The Daily Telegraph Australia

STEVIE Nicks is returning to Australia to promote her new solo album without her band Fleetwood Mac, who toured Australia to widespread acclaim in December 2009.

But Stevie Nicks - click for video - is bringing Dave Stewart, famous for being one half of The Eurythmics, and former Westlife singer Brain McFadden, who broke up with Nick Jonas' new girlfriend Delta Goodrem in April.

What's a Stevie Nicks solo setlist like in 2011? Presumably you play solo and Fleetwood Mac material?

Yeah. But not a whole lot of new songs. I remember when (Fleetwood Mac's) Rumours came out we went out and just did all those Rumours songs and just about got booed off the stage. You have to be careful when you do your setlist when you have a new record out, you can't just play all new songs. People will go 'Excuse me, we're not even familiar with these songs yet'. You have to weave some new ones in with the old ones. They can enjoy the new ones but aren't thinking, 'OK what song we love did you take out to play this song we don't know'.

Secret Love from your new album In Your Dreams is an unreleased song from the '70s. How many songs are in your vault?

Many. Many. In the beginning the reason I did a solo record was I was in a band like Fleetwood Mac with three writers. We used to get four songs an album. All the other five or six songs you wrote that didn't make it, they're usually just as good as what went on. Between '75 and '81 I had four or five or six really good songs from each album recording process that went in the vault.

Glee recently did an entire episode dedicated to Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. You're a Glee fan. You must have been in heaven.

Review: Stevie Nicks 'In Your Dreams' "Her voice and mystique are showcased in all their gypsy glory"

Stevie Nicks
In Your Dreams
by Tina Haase Findlay

She could have twirled off to golden-oldie land, resting comfortably on her Gold Dust laurels. She could have taken her forty years’ worth of credentials and retired to a castle in the hills, like her one-time Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie. But Stevie Nicks shows us with her seventh solo release, In Your Dreams, that she and her mysterious glamour aren’t leaving anytime soon, offering her finest collection of tunes since her breakthrough solo debut, Bella Donna, in 1981.

Faithful followers of this melodic enchantress are well aware that two key ingredients of the Nicks appeal are singular lyric lines and scattered breathtaking moments, as much as entire songs. This principle is in full force here, from her sensual opening line in “Secret Love”, an invitation to “come on, it’s time to go upstairs,” all the way to the wistful coos in the two closing gems, “Italian Summer” and “Cheaper Than Free,” the latter a duet with the project’s main producer, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame. Always to his credit, Stewart artfully demonstrates a universal knack for bringing out the best in a female musical partner.

A mid-tempo, mid-album block of three songs- “New Orleans,” “Moonlight (Vampire’s Dream)” (inspired by the Bella and Edward “Twilight” romance), and a newly-arranged take on Poe’s “Annabel Lee,”- sounds sufficiently pleasant, yet somewhat repetitive at first, given the fact that all are in the same musical key with similar rhythm and pacing. Eventually, the unique poetic nuances of each do emerge, aided by the ever-stellar harmony vocals of Stevie’s longtime ladies-in-waiting, Sharon Celani and Lori Nicks.

The choice of a first single can make or break any album, and the pristine vanilla pop of “Secret Love” may not have been the best choice. Some critics would identify such choices as familiar tactical errors of past Stevie solo projects as well. It’s a nice enough, largely undemanding volley into today’s postmodern, musically-eclectic arena; designed as an effort to blend in with the perceived “hip and relevant” sonic palette and undoubtedly helped along by her recent pop culture star power moments on Dancing With The Stars, The Voice, the Fleetwood Mac episode of Glee, and even The Oprah Winfrey Show.

However, where Miss Nicks has always excelled is in the visiting of her extremes. On the ballad side, the new original “For What It’s Worth” possesses gentle “Landslide”-esque loveliness. And the album’s most potent emotional highlight is “Soldier’s Angel”, featuring her legendary romantic partner-in-rhyme Lindsey Buckingham, and is a stunning reminder of the greatness that transpires when the stars of Buckingham Nicks collide. At the other extreme of uptempo vigor and sass, Nicks gives it in spades on the straight-ahead rocker “Ghosts Are Gone” and the unexpectedly peppy title cut which defies its dreamy pedigree and is much more “in-your-face” than “in-your-sleep.”

All in all, kudos are due to Stevie for this stand-out addition to her catalog. Praise must also go to Dave Stewart for his infusions of creativity and playfulness into these proceedings. He’s such a hero of this project that his picture is on the back cover, right next to the still ravishingly alluring Stevie who, along with Kirstie Alley, could be a spokesmodel for the slogan, “60 is the new 40.” Her voice and mystique are showcased in all their gypsy glory, wrapped up in her signature fierce, yet feminine, storytelling style. And every so often, for those who are listening most closely, there are vocal moments that truly recall the sheer brilliance of the chart-topping, globe-trotting Stevie days gone by. Simply put, she continues after all these years to ring like a bell through the night, and her international legion of fans still love to love her.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Birthday "Bella Donna"

The Album that began it all... 
Stevie Nicks' debut album "Bella Donna" was released on this day ( July 27th ) in 1981. 

Stream the 30th Anniverary "In The Studio" radio program put together to celebrate this anniversary

New Interview: Stevie Nicks with 99.9 The Mountain - Denver

Legendary "Fleetwood Mac" frontwoman Stevie Nicks joins Dan Mitchell on 99.5 The Mountain. Find out if Stevie is related to anyone from Colorado and what her thoughts are on Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Dan Mitchell gets all that.

Stevie speaks about filming Red Rocks in 86... and her relatives in Colorado and about In Your Dreams and the recording of the album with Dave Stewart.

Download the interview at 99.5 The Mountain

Also... Check out Vanessa Carlton's Tour Diary... She gives an account of her California tour and the nights she hooked up with Stevie Nicks for the two shows Stevie appeared at - Largo and Bardot in Los Angeles:

Vanessa Carlton's Tour Diary, Part 2: Stevie Nicks Duets and Dogs Eating Catering

Paper Magazine

(Video) Maroon 5 with Stevie Nicks "Leather & Lace" Hollywood Bowl

Stevie Nicks sounded incredibly strong last night during a surprise appearance in Hollywood at The Hollywood Bowl performing "Leather & Lace with Adam Lavine of Maroon 5.  She looked and sounded great!  Great song choice, fits Adams voice so well.

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Adam Levine Finally Duets with Stevie Nicks: Watch
Articles: Billboard Magazine | Idolator

Javier Colon with Stevie Nicks backstage at The Hollywood Bowl
Photo Credit: Javier Colon

Monday, July 25, 2011

NEW and Noteworthy! Lindsey Buckingham at Buffalo Chip + Stevie with Maroon 5

Today we learned that Stevie Nicks will be joining Adam Levine and his Maroon 5 co-horts at the Hollywood Bowl tonight as a Special Guest... What they'll perform?  Who knows!... Who cares!  It's exciting, and who ever is going will be receiving a lovely treat!

Also learned today that Reverbnation and Eventful are both reporting that Lindsey Buckingham will be appearing at Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, SD on August 11th with Jeff Bridges, John Fogerty and Stevie Nicks as part of the All Star Event being assembled for The American Thunder Music Festival a benefit for The Bob Woodruff Foundation.  The music festival is in celebration of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families. Reprise Records (Stevie's label) confirmed Stevie's appearance last week via press release stating that Stevie would be performing 'Soldiers Angel', a new track from In Your Dreams, a song that is also a collaboration with Lindsey Buckingham.  It makes complete sense that she'd play the song during the show, but at first I thought how would she do it without Buckingham?  Now with these two sites reporting his attendance, it's all falling into place.  Hope they haven't jumped the gun!  Contact music also reported that Jeff and Stevie would be performing together, but that can be taken both way... So we'll see

Thanks for the info Elle!

Plus... Dossier Journal will have an interview with Stevie Nicks by T. Cole Rachel in their next issue...

Wow! Stevie Nicks sounds amazing on the Buddy Holly Tribute!

Buddy Holly
Behind the scenes of new tribute CD 

Listen to Me: Buddy Holly compilation features recordings by Ringo Starr, Stevie Nicks, Brian Wilson, Zooey Deschanel, Patrick Stump, Jackson Brown, Lyle Lovett and Natalie Merchant. (Perhaps the two factions can meet up and compete against each other somehow. Softball game, maybe?)

In this video, you can watch the stars behind Listen to Me: Buddy Holly record their tracks in the studio and talk about the influence of Holly on their own work.

Listen to Me: Buddy Holly will be available in stores on September 6th – the day before what would have been Holly's 75th birthday – and proceeds from the set will go to numerous music-related organizations, including The GRAMMY Foundation's "GRAMMY Camps" and Artists' House Music, that support the artistic growth and professional development of young musicians.

Check out the video at: Rollingstone

Press Release:

Listen To Me: Buddy Holly: New Tribute CD Out Sept. 6, 2011





(New York, NY) Songmasters announces the upcoming release of Listen To Me: Buddy Holly, an extraordinary new collection featuring contemporary takes on songs originally written and performed by the late, great Buddy Holly. The album – presented as part of Songmasters’ innovative Listen To Me: Buddy Holly multi-media campaign – arrives in stores and at all digital retailers via Verve/Forecast Records in the US and in eOne Music Canada on September 6, 2011. International release follows.

Listen To Me: Buddy Holly features a remarkable line-up of artists paying tribute to the iconic work of an artist many consider to be the first true “singer/songwriter” performer of the rock ‘n’ roll era. Among those contributing brand-new recordings to the collection are Stevie Nicks, Patrick Stump, Jeff Lynne, Natalie Merchant, Imelda May, Lyle Lovett, Jackson Browne, The Fray, Cobra Starship, Brian Wilson, Chris Isaak, Pat Monahan (of Train), Zooey Deschanel, Eric Idle, and the one and only Ringo Starr. The album will include the incomparable version of “That’ll Be The Day” recorded originally by Linda Ronstadt and produced by Asher. Never bested, this track remains, according to Asher, the most outstanding version of that Holly classic available.

“We are trying to keep Buddy Holly’s name alive so younger generations can appreciate it the way I do,” says Brian Wilson. “Buddy is unique. He matters because his music is timeless.”

Listen To Me: Buddy Holly is Executive Produced by multiple GRAMMY Award-winning producer/artist/manager/executive Peter Asher, whose own personal connection to Holly’s music goes back to 1965, when Peter & Gordon’s timeless cover of “True Love Ways” proved a massive hit both here and in the U.K. In addition, Asher produced Linda Ronstadt’s smash renditions of “It’s So Easy” and “That’ll Be The Day,” both of which served to further bolster the amazing durability of Holly’s legacy.

“Buddy showed us how brilliant and unforgettable songs could be written using the simplest of chords,” says Asher. “He taught us the value of a lyric which came from the heart and the importance of making records the way you heard them in your head. His music has never ceased to play a major role in my life and work.”

Boasting a line-up hailed by Holly’s widow, Maria Elena, as “fantastic,” Listen To Me: Buddy Holly stands tall among the many tribute albums devoted to Holly’s work. These exceptional interpretations, produced by Asher and performed by artists whose own noteworthy careers span three generations of post-Buddy rock ‘n’ roll, create an innovative collection of “modern authentics” that showcase the versatility, range, and across-the-board appeal of Buddy’s music.

“Nothing that’s happened since [the beginning of rock] can really obscure the power and influence of Buddy’s original records and his contribution to music,” declared Jackson Browne in his studio session for the album. “Things that are immortal have a way of continuing to be born in the world.”

Ringo Starr (who contributes a delightful take on “Think It Over” to the album) put it plainly: “In the whole of rock ‘n’ roll history, he’s in the top 10!”

The Listen To Me: Buddy Holly campaign celebrates what would have been Holly’s 75th birthday by honoring his brief but brilliant life and career through an astonishing range of events, recordings, and charitable programs over the next year. September 7th – Holly’s birthday – will see the long awaited unveiling of Holly’s much-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – a permanent public monument to a genuinely noteworthy artist. Peter Asher will be among the featured speakers at the event, which will be hosted by the owners and publishers of Holly’s catalog.

Ultimate Buddy Party Invite Only V.I.P. Concert Event at The Music Box Theatre - September 7, 2011.  Event to be Filmed For Broadcast

That evening, a number of the stars featured on Listen To Me: Buddy Holly – along with special surprise guest artists and friends and family from Holly’s too-brief life – will team up for Songmasters’ “Ultimate Buddy Party,” an invitation-only V.I.P. concert event to be held at The Music Box in Hollywood. Asher will serve as the evening’s musical supervisor, with the performers backed by a stellar house band led by renowned session guitarist, Waddy Wachtel. The concert event will be shot live in HD for broadcast starting with PBS’ December 2011 pledge drive, followed by a deluxe DVD/CD release. Further details will be announced prior to that release.

Win tickets to see Stevie Nicks at Mornington Racecourse

July 20 2011

McManus Entertainment has announced that Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks and The Eurythmics' Dave Stewart play together in concert at Mornington Racecourse Sunday, November 20.

We have 5 concert double passes for Peninsula Hot Springs web visitors to win.

Email us and tell us in 25 words or less why you want to see Stevie Nicks in concert.

The best answers will be chosen from the entries, winners will be notified by email and also announced in our next newsletter.

The best answers will be chosen from the entries, winners will be notified by email and also announced in our next newsletter.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

For Immediate Release - Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Bella Donna by Stevie Nicks

Celebrating the 30th Anniv. of Stevie Nicks' Bella Donna InTheStudio 
STEVIE NICKS reveals how her solo career started 

STEVIE NICKS & FLEETWOOD MAC - Ireland | The Netherlands | UK | Australia Chart Updates

Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams - Week 4 Ireland

In Your Dreams drops 44 places to # 92 from # 48 last week for the week ending July 21, 2011.  This is it's 4th week on Ireland's Top 100 Album Charts. Fleetwood Mac's Rumours re-enters the Top 100 at # 83 also. In The Netherlands, Rumours drops to # 19 from # 11 last week for the week ending July 23, 2011 on the Top 50 Catalogue Chart.

# 92 (48) Ireland - Top 100 Albums Chart

In the UK - Stevie's first single 'Secret Love' remains on the A List on BBC Radio 2's playlist for the week commencing July 23, 2011 guaranteeing multiple plays across a broad selection of BBC Radio 2 programmes.

The single drops down to # 35 from # 28 last week on The UK Radio Airplay Chart. for the week July 17 - 23.

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 83 ( -) Ireland - Top 100 Albums Chart - Re-entry
# 19 (11) The Netherlands - Top 50 Catalogue Chart

Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks are still dominating the Australia Album and DVD Charts... Fleetwood Mac's The Very Best Of remains at # 2 this week on the catalogue chart, Stevie's Crystal Visions moves down to # 23 from # 21 last week and Fleetwood Mac's The Greatest Hits moves up to # 28 from # 32 on the catalogue charts.  On the Top 100 Albums Chart Rumours drops down to # 52 from # 30 last week, Stevie's In Your Dreams moves lower to # 82 from # 72 last week.

On the Top 40 DVD Charts, Fleetwood Mac's The Dance moves up to # 16 this week from # 23 last week.  Stevie's Live In Chicago DVD moves up a couple of spots to # 37 after re-entering the chart last week at # 39.

# 06 (04) Australia - Top 50 Catalogue Chart - Week ending 07/25/2011
# 52 (30) Australia - Top 100 Albums Chart - Week ending 07/25/2011
# 42 (25) Australia - Top 50 Digital Albums Chart - Week ending 07/25/2011

# 28 (32) Australia - Top 50 Catalogue Chart - week ending 07/25/2011

# 02 (02) Australia - Top 50 Catalogue Chart - Week ending 07/25/2011

# 16 (23) Australia - Top 40 Music DVD Chart - Week ending 07/25/2011

# 82 (72) Australia - Top 100 Albums - week ending 7/25/11

# 23 (21) Australia - Top 50 Catalogue Chart - Week ending 07/25/2011

# 37 (39) Australia - Top 40 Music DVD Chart - Week ending 07/25/2011

In the UK, Week 4 for Stevie Nicks 'In Your Dreams' moves slightly lower to # 61 from # 55 last week while Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' moves up to # 13 from # 19 last week on the Top Catalogue Chart.

# 61 (55) UK - Top 100 Albums Chart (Week ending 07/30/2011) - Week 4

# 13 (19) UK - Top 40 Catalogue Chart - week ending 7/23/2011

Stevie Nicks on 'America's Got Talent' July 27th

Stevie Nicks has lined up another TV appearance
According to a posting on Keyboardist Ricky Petersons Facebook page (Thank you Ricky), Stevie will be appearing on America's Got Talent next Wednesday, July 27th.

Hmmm... What will she perform?  With Ricky there as well, it's obvious that it's a full on band performance!


Friday, July 22, 2011

Stevie Nicks: Like a great wine she get's better with age - Daily Express Weekend

Daily Express Weekend July 23, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham Adds A November Date + Stevie Nicks Adds an Opening Act

Lindsey Buckingham extended his tour dates into November by adding a date on November 12th in Salina, Kansas at the Stiefel Theatre. On sale dates haven't been announced yet. They will go on sale via Ticketmaster with ticket prices ranging from $39 - $47.

Stevie mentioned in various interviews that Lindsey was touring until Christmas, and with this November date, it looks like we can see the month of November start to fill up!  Hey Lindsey... How about Providence!

Stevie Nicks has approached Michael Grimm to be her opening act on the North American portion of her In Your Dreams Tour running August 9th through September 4th. Lots of buzz going on at Michaels Facebook page with this announcement. Final dates that Michael will appear haven't been determined yet... More to come.  Michael Grimm was the winner on the 5th season of America's Got Talent.

Tickets for both Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks can be found on either Ticketmaster or Live Nation.

Tours are hot again (Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks Make Top 10)

Big acts mean bigger numbers

Ticket sales for concerts are up even though prices are higher With acts like U2, Kenny Chesney, Bon Jovi and Lady Gaga leading the way, the concert touring business is enjoying a healthy comeback this year after struggling in 2010.

In the first six months of 2011, total grosses for the top 100 North American tours was $ 1.12 billion. That’s up $ 157 million or 16.2% over the same period last year, according to Pollstar, which tracks the live music industry. The total number of tickets sold was 16.7 million, a 5.3% increase, but surprisingly, the average ticket price was up 10.2%, or $ 6.25, to a record $ 67.02.

Through the end of June, U2’ s 360 tour was the runaway top moneymaker, raking in $ 85.8 million and selling 979,000 tickets to 14 North American stadium shows with an average gross of $ 7.8 million.

Pollstar editor Gary Bongiovanni says artists and promoters have helped the upturn by taking a more conservative approach in terms of venue size, frequency of return to certain markets and number of markets played. He says the higher prices weren’t expected coming off a year with lower grosses and ticket sales. But many of this year’s shows offer audiences good value for their dollars.

" What’s happening is that some artists are combining with a stronger support act, almost a co-bill situation,” Bongiovanni says, pointing to package tours such as Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, and George Strait, Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack.

Source: USA Today

Video Killed The Radio Star

Fleetwood Mac: Mick Fleetwood discusses Fleetwood Mac's most famous music videos, including Big Love and Gypsy, and reveals how they affected his band's public profile and artistic direction.

Saturday 23rd July at 9:30pm on Sky Arts
Saturday 23rd July at 9:30pm on Sky Arts HD
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Sunday 24th July at 9:30am on Sky Arts HD
Sunday 24th July at 4:30pm on Sky Arts
Sunday 24th July at 4:30pm on Sky Arts HD

Thursday, July 21, 2011

STEVIE NICKS on JAY LENO Thursday July 28, 2011

Stevie Nicks performed her most recent single "For What It's Worth"

Stevie Nicks Credits Iconic Onstage Looks To Weight Gain

Lady Gaga may have cornered the meat dress market and Rihanna may have a patent on her whips and chains costumes but when it comes to creating an on-stage persona, these girls take a backseat to the original fashion forward performer -- Stevie Nicks.

“It was very conscious to have a look,” Nicks tells me. “I went out in 1973 with Fleetwood Mac and just went out and packed a suitcase with my street clothes. We stayed at very nice hotels and I immediately gained 10 lbs. I was horrified every single day trying to put together some kind of an acceptable outfit to wear on stage. So when I got home from that tour I met with a designer and said I need a uniform, I need something that is fantastic that I can wear. I need two skirts, two leotards, two pairs of fantastic boots, a little English riding jacket [and] a long black chiffon scarf. I need like the Donna Karen’s seven pieces. And she made it.”

Soon Nicks' style wasn't only making its appearance onstage but on the streets across the country -- fans and non-fans alike wanted a piece of her gothic Bohemian look.

“I loved seeing people dressed like me because I thought this is just like creating a song,” Nicks laughs. “Creating this outfit is like creating a song. Yesterday I spent all day at the very same designer designing 17 new outfits. I’m still, to this day, putting together really great little things. I’m single handedly bringing back the Victorian ball gown.”

Earlier this month Nicks celebrated her seventh solo album, "In Your Dreams," and is planning on a Fall tour. "In Your Dreams" has debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 52,000 copies in its first week.

“When I write in my journal, as opposed to going back and reading what I wrote last night or a week ago, I tend to say better to just keep going than spend your time reading what you already wrote,” Nicks tells me. “I don’t want to be inspired by what I already wrote. I don’t want to rewrite "Edge Of Seventeen" and I also don’t listen to other music either especially when I’m getting ready to do a record. I don’t want to subconsciously take something from someone else. I want it to be totally from me. So I pretty much live in an instrumental world. If I’m listening to music when I’m not working I’m listening to instrumental music.”

And not looking back seems to be working for the singer -- according to the 63-year-old, she only gets better with age.

“I think this is really my best album and I say that as humbly as possible," Nicks says. "But I believe that."

Have a question for Stevie Nicks? details here...

‎(Dan) I'll be talking with Stevie Nicks later today...she plays Red Rocks in August. During the interview it would be swell to ask some questions you might have for Stevie. Please submit them here and I'll let you know when you can log onto and hear the interview!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Stevie Nicks Scheduled on Being Jann with Jann Arden

Stevie Nicks will be a guest on Being Jann with Jann Arden a Summertime CBC Radio One show that airs each Saturday Morning on CBC Radio One in Canada and also on Sirius channel 159.  Broadcast times for the show are:

Radio One: Saturdays at 10 a.m., Sundays at 1 a.m.
Sirius Radio: Saturdays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 4 p.m. ET

Stevie's interview with Jann, which has already taken place, is set to air on the last show of the Summer - so this interview will be something to look forward to near the end of August.

A little about the host: Jann Arden is an award-winning Canadian recording artist who has released 8 studio albums since 1993's Time For Mercy.  She scored a massive international hit the following year with 'Insensitive' from 1994's Living Under June.  She's the author of two books, a painter, writes a monthly column for Elle Magazine and considered to be one of Canada's best-loved entertainers.  PLUS she's hilarious!

The CBC offers podcasts of Jann's past shows - check them out at the CBC website HERE.

Jann Arden's official website 
Jann Arden on Facebook
Jann Arden on Twitter

Looking forward to the show!

Press Release: Stevie Nicks Will be Performing 'Soldiers Angel' at American Thunder Music Festival

Source: Reprise Records
July 19, 2011

Stevie Nicks to Join Jeff Bridges and John Fogerty at American Thunder Music Festival at Legendary Sturgis, Buffalo Chip August 11, 2011

All-Star Concert Will Benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation, in Celebration of the Men and Women of the United States Military and Their Families

STURGIS, SD--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2011) - The first annual American Thunder Music Festival has added Stevie Nicks to the lineup that already includes John Fogerty. The all-star concert is scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 11th, at the Legendary Buffalo Chip.

"I am honored to join Jeff Bridges for this show in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. I feel proud to show my love for returning vets and their families and to honor their bravery," commented Nicks -- a longtime supporter of returning vets. Nicks' new CD, "In Your Dreams," includes the poignant, Nicks penned original song "Soldiers Angel" which she was inspired to write following her many visits to Walter Reed Hospital and Bethesda Medical Center. Nicks will be performing the song at the Festival and it is sure to be one of many highlights of this historic show.

"Stevie's support for the men and women who serve is almost as legendary as her voice," said Bridges. "Her songs and distinctive voice have become part of the very fabric of America."

"With so many service men and women returning from the battle field, it's critical that we honor their service by helping them return to their local communities," said Bob Woodruff, ABC News Anchor, and Co-Founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. "Because there are people like Jeff Bridges, John Fogerty and Stevie Nicks, who lend their distinctive voices to this cause, I have no doubt our fellow Americans will help us say 'thank you' to those who serve."

"Stevie Nicks' song 'Soldiers Angel' is the most beautiful song I've ever heard about wounded warriors and those who comfort them," said David Clark, founder of American Thunder. "We're all honored to have her participate."

Funds raised at American Thunder will benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation that invests in programs that connect troops to the services they need, including physical rehabilitation and counseling, education, employment and financial assistance, as well as help with larger issues like homelessness and suicide.

Continue to the rest of the release

Monday, July 18, 2011

Followers of Stevie Nicks' tangled personal life will find songs about old lovers on In Your Dreams

This article has been making the rounds... It first appeared in the June 22nd edition of The Daily Telegraph out of the UK HERE, then again in the July 7th issue of The Ottawa Citizen out of Canada HERE and now The Sydney Morning Herald has picked up the article which they ran in the Spectrum Magazine July 9-10.

Station Adds.... "For What It's Worth" Stevie Nicks Single

3 Stations so far have picked up "For What It's Worth"
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No need for panic, this is the first week the single was available for stations to play... The station adds will increase as the weeks go on.

[Update July 19th]

1 more Station add, KWAV, Monterey, CA...
WJXB AC - Knoxville, TN is also spinning the track
KOHO FM has also been playing Italian Summer quite frequently.

Stevie Nicks: What I Know About Men...

From the Sunday Age Magazine, July 17, 2011 - Australia

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Win Tickets to Stevie Nicks at Newcastle Entertainment Centre Australia

Whether you love Stevie Nicks from her Fleetwood Mac days, have joined the craze after her appearance on hit show Glee, or have a friend or parent who would appreciate the tickets make sure you enter our giveaway to score a double pass to her show at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre this November.

Stevie Nicks fronted the legendary Fleetwood Mac, moved on to a solo career and is touring to promote her new album In Your Dreams. The album was co-produced with Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), who will be joining Stevie, and special guest Brian McFadden, on stage for this tour. In a review of the album, Nicks has been described as ‘the gypsy queen in royal form’ by Rolling Stone.

After appearing on Glee with the classic ‘Landslide’, Nicks has created a new generation of fans and revived Fleetwood Mac, sending their 1977 album Rumours to number two on the Australian charts.

To enter, click below. You have several chances to gain entries – the more entries, the better chance you have at heading along to the Newcastle show, presented by McManus Entertainment.

The competition will close on 31 August.

More Details + Entry Form at Urban Insider


Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks are still dominating the Australian Music Charts both placing multiple titles on various charts.

Stevie Nicks re-enters this week's Top 40 DVD chart in Australia at # 39 with her gold selling 2009 Live in Chicago release. On the Top Catalogue Chart, Crystal Visions moves up this week to # 21 from # 48 last week. On the Top 100 Albums Chart In Your Dreams in it's 10th week of release and 7th week in the Top 100 drops from # 63 last week to # 72 this week. Gains were made this past week in Ireland where in it's 3rd week of release in Ireland In Your Dreams moves from # 61 to # 48.

On the Top 100 UK Albums Chart In Your Dreams moves down to # 55 from # 37 last week in it's 3rd week on the UK Top 100.  Stevie's first single from the album "Secret Love" moves up to # 28 from # 44 last week on the Top 100 UK Radio Airplay Charts with a total of 339 plays on monitored UK radio stations.  The single also remains on BBC Radio 2's A-List for the week commencing July 16th guaranteeing multiple plays for the next week across many BBC Radio 2 programs.  Secret Love has been on the BBC Radio 2 A-List since June 11th.

Stevie Nicks speaks extensively about "Secret Love" with Access Hollywood

Fleetwood Mac on the Australian Charts gain on all levels. On the Top 40 DVD Chart, The Dance moves from # 31 to # 23 this week.  Fleetwood Mac's The Very Best Of moves up one spot to the # 2 position on the Top 50 Catalogue Chart, Rumours moves up one spot to # 4 on the catalogue chart and The Greatest Hits holds down # 32 for a second week.  On the Top 100 Albums Chart, Rumours moves up to # 30 from # 35 last week, also moving up a couple of places on the Top 50 Digital Albums chart # 27 to # 25.

# 48 (61) Ireland - Top 100 Albums Chart week ending 07/14/2011 (Week 3)
# 55 (37) UK - Top 100 Albums Chart week ending 07/23/2011) (Week 3)
# 72 (63) Australia - Top 100 Albums Chart week ending 07/18/2011

# 21 ( 48) Australia - Top 50 Catalogue Chart week ending 07/18/2011

# 39 ( -) Australia - Top 40 Music DVD Chart week ending 07/18/2011 - RE-ENTRY

# 11 ( 11) The Netherlands - Top 50 Catalogue Chart week ending 7/16/2011
# 04 ( 05) Australia - Top 50 Catalogue Chart week ending 07/18/2011
# 30 ( 35) Australia - Top 50 Albums Chart week ending 07/18/2011
# 25 ( 27) Australia - Top 50 Digital Albums Chart week ending 07/18/2011

# 32 (32) Australia - Top 50 Catalogue Chart week ending 07/18/2011

# 02 ( 3) Australia - Top 50 Catalogue Chart  week ending 07/18/2011

# 23 ( 31) Australia - Top 40 Music DVD Chart week ending 07/18/2011