Showing posts with label Dave Grohl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dave Grohl. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lindsey Buckingham to Perform Grammy Awards Finale with Dave Grohl and Nine Inch Nails #FleetwoodMac

Nine Inch Nails, QOTSA, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham to Perform Grammy Awards Finale
Grohl is the connective tissue for SMH pairing of alt-rock icons with Fleetwood Mac man

Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and special guest Lindsey Buckingham will give the closing performance at the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night, SPIN can exclusively reveal. 

"We're incredibly excited about this number," Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement. "There's nothing better than when the Grammys can rock out, and to have these artists all together on one stage, doing a number that, when they presented it to us, knocked us out, is going to turn out to be one of those Grammy moments that people talk about for a long time. Long live Trent, Josh, Dave and Lindsey and these great bands!" It will be the first-ever Grammy telecast performance for Nine Inch Nails and QOTSA.

Thirteen-time Grammy winner Grohl, as usual, is the connective tissue, having performed extensively with both bands, most prominently on QOTSA's 2002 LP Songs for the Deaf and Nine Inch Nails' 2005 album With Teeth. Fleetwood Mac guitarist/singer Buckingham, of course, is the wild card, and his role — singing a kickass version of "Tusk" or "The Chain," maybe his solo hit "Go Insane"? — remains to be seen. Buckingham appears in Sound City: Real to Reel, the Grohl-directed documentary about the legendary, now-shuttered L.A. studio where many classic albums were recorded; his Fleetwood-Mac-mate, Stevie Nicks, appears in the film and also joined Grohl on the Sound City Players album and tour last year.

The Grammy Awards will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Full Article at

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Stevie Nick sat down with Ultimate Classic Rock to speak about her new documentary "In Your Dreams"

Stevie Nicks Explains How Dave Grohl Jump-Started Her Documentary

Stevie Nick sat down with Ultimate Classic Rock to speak about her new documentary "In Your Dreams". part of the group of interviews Stevie conducted in early December right around the release of the film.

Continue at Ultimate Classic Rock

Clearly all these little video interviews are longer than 2 minutes. It's unfortunate that those that conducted the interviews don't post the full version... looks a little disjointed when it's only one segment.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

TV This Week: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks - Behind The Music, Hard Rock Calling, Sound City and Crossroads

VH1 Classic - U.S.A.
Fleetwood Mac "Behind The Music" Remastered 
September 11th - 8:00am ET

VH1 Classic - U.S.A.
Sound City Documentary
September 8th - 8:00pm ET
September 9th - 4:30pm ET
September 11th - 1:00am ET

Palladia - U.S.A.
Hard Rock Calling 2011 (Feat. Stevie Nicks)
September 10th - 7:00pm ET
September 28th - 12:00am ET

Max TV - Australia
Sound City Documentary
September 12th - 9pm AEST

CMT - U.S.A.
Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum - Crossroads
September 13th 11:00pm ET/PT
September 14th 2:00pm ET/PT
September 15th 3:00pm ET/PT

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood coming to VH1 August 17th

Dave Grohl's Sound City documentary coming to VH1.
The Documentary which features Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood will premiere on August 17th on VH1 and VH1 Classic.

If you haven't seen the film and VH1 is part of your cable package, don't miss it. It's a really cool look at the Sound City Studio and all the great music that came out of the place including a bunch of music from Fleetwood Mac!


Fleetwood Mac and Sound City Needs Your Vote!
The reissue of Rumours has been nominated for "Reissue of the Year" by Classic Rock Magazine.  Winners will be announced at London’s Roundhouse on November 14th.

Sound City the documentary is also nominated in the "Film / DVD of the Year" category.

Head on over to Classic Rock Magazine and vote!  All it takes is you providing your email address and your age and you are in!... Simple!.

46 Years and FLEETWOOD MAC are still going strong!
Back on August 13, 1967 - Fleetwood Mac made their live performance debut at the 7th National Windsor Jazz and Blues Festival in the UK.  Known at the time as "Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac" the band consisted of Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, Bob Brunning and Jeremy Spencer.  John McVie would later join the band in December, 1967.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Relix: Dave Grohl & Stevie Nicks "The Old Dreams and New Realities of Rock and Roll

Dave Grohl and Stevie Nicks
The Old Dreams and New Realities of Rock and Roll
Issue #247 April/May, 2013

From Relix:
We are extremely excited about our latest cover story that centers on a conversation between these two legends. While decades separate these artists, a shared passion and drive to make music—with their steady bands, solo or with newfound friends—unites them. Over the course of more than 5,000 words, the candid conversation explores the triumphs and challenges that each has faced while illuminating the rapidly changing landscape faced by newer artists.

Cover and inside Portrait Photos by Danny Clinch - More on his website

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Amazing photos of Dave Grohl with Stevie Nicks - Relix Magazine is out now!

Relix Magazine with Stevie and Dave on the cover (s) is out now... Check your local magazine retailer.  
Dave Grohl & Stevie Nicks 
The Old Dreams & New Realities of Rock and Roll
Photos by Danny Clinch - More on his website
Read an excerpt from the magazine at Relix

People seem to be having a hard time finding this magazine especially at Barnes and Noble.  Not sure why they aren't stocking it - yet. Another individual was told by B&N that it comes out in May, when it's actually OUT NOW!.  An alternative to buying at a magazine store is ordering it directly through Relix. You can buy single issues directly through them. In the U.S., it will cost you $3.99 extra for shipping on top of the magazine price of $6.99 (they also offer international shipping).  A cheaper alternative would be to just subscribe to the magazine for one year at a discounted price (which ends on April 17th).  The price is $20 and Relix will send you BOTH magazines featuring the different covers... So it's up to you. $11.00 for one magazine or $20 for both covers plus a yearly subscription.  Click through here for more details at RELIX on the subscription discount. Use Promo code SPECIAL in the promo spot HERE to place your subscription order.

Friday, March 15, 2013

SXSW REVIEWS: Stevie Nicks went into her signature whirling-dervish mode, arms outstretched, long blond hair whipping

Really great reviews on Stevie's performance last night in Austin
 during the Sound City Players gig at Stubb's BBQ.

SXSW 2013: Dave Grohl Leads Sound City Players in Last Show
Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty and Rick Springfield join in
by Eric R. Danton

Stevie Nicks was next, and she surrounded a somber new song, "You Can't Fix This," with more familiar fare from her own catalog and Fleetwood Mac's, including a version of "Landslide" with Grohl accompanying her on a 12-string acoustic guitar.

After Nicks finished with "Gold Dust Woman," given added heft by the Foo Fighters, she yielded to Chris Goss from Masters of Reality.

Full Review at RollingStone

Stevie Nicks helps Grohl's 'Sound City' play at SXSW
by Mike Snider

"There's not going to be too many shows where you are going to see these people who are onstage," Grohl told the crowd before bringing out Nicks for a "dream" duet of Stop Draggin' My Heart Around.

Before performing You Can't Fix This, a new song that appears in the documentary and on its soundtrack (both out earlier this week), Nicks dedicated it to a godson who died of an overdose. Grohl & Co. provided tight underpinnings for her performances of Dreams and Landslide and drummer Taylor Hawkins seemingly mustered up his inner Mick Fleetwood for his intense thrashing at the end of Gold Dust Woman.

Full Review at USA Today

Stevie explains the meaning behing "You Can't Fix This"

Stevie Nicks sprinkles some solid-gold dust at Sound City concert
Timothy Finn

The three-hour plus show featured several high-proflle artists, such as Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick and Rick Springfield, plus Lee Ving of the punk band Fear. During a set by Chris Goss of Masters of Reality, Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine and now Black Sabbath sat in on drums,

After an opening set by Alain Johannes, a Queens of the Stone Age collaborator, Nicks took the stage.

She and Grohl launched into "Stop Dragging My Heart Around," with Grohl taking Tom Petty's vocal parts. After that, Nicks introduced a new song she'd written, "You Can't Fix This," a dour ballad that temporarily lost the crowd of about 3,000.

She got it back immediately with a few of her best-known songs: "Dreams"; "Landslide," which featured Grohl on 12-string acoustic guitar and which prompted a heartwarming sing-along throughout the huge venue; and "Gold Dust Woman."

That one ended with a long, raucous instrumental that brought out the beasts in Grohl and Foo Fighter drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Full Review at The Star


SXSW: Dave Grohl's Sound City Players rock long
By Thomas Conner

After half a dozen songs bashed out with Johannes, Nicks stepped to the mic and proved to be more than up to the task of leading a bashing hard rock band.

She and Grohl pointed at each other as they sang the chorus of "Stop Dragging My Heart Around" (see, Grohl is his generation's Tom Petty!), and Nicks performed Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" with the band and "Landslide" with Grohl alone on guitar. She sang excellent new song from the "Sound City" soundtrack, "You Can't Fix This" -- graceful and tuneful, with a leaning, weaving riff more akin to Waddy Wachtel than Lindsey Buckingham. Swinging her ribboned tambourine and wearing shades, Nicks was in great voice and moving with an ease I've not seen on stage in a long time, particularly when the band began a surreal, clanging opening séance to "Gold Dust Woman," as Nicks waved her scarf with her back to the audience and conjured her old witchy self. With the Foo Fighters cranked to 11, Nicks wailed and howled and raised the dead, holding her own with the muscled band all the way through the cacophonous conclusion.

Forget Grohl's "Sirvana" work with Paul McCartney -- let's have some Fleetwood Fighters!

Full Review at Chicago Sun Times

SXSW 2013 review: Sound City Players rock Austin
By Jim Harrington

Grohl's Sound City Players are a revue of this recording studio's alum, including both big names (John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks and, of course, Grohl and his fellow Foo Fighters), lesser-known talents (Johannes,Fear's Lee Ving and Slipknot's Corey Taylor, sans mask) and one retro favorite (Rick Springfield!).  Many of the key players took turns fronting the band, performing generous — in some cases, too generous — sets of songs. Grohl and other musicians (notably, his Foos) backed up the singers.

There was plenty of filler, but also some killer (moments). A number of them came early in the night when Nicks -- whose documentary film, "In Your Dreams: Stevie Nicks," was screened at SXSW earlier in the day -- was onstage.

Nicks' voice wasn't great, but most of the songs sure were. The band delivered fantastic versions of such Fleetwood Mac classics as "Dreams," "Gold Dust Woman" and, especially, "Landslide," which featured pretty much everyone in the house singing harmony.

Full Review at Mercury News

John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Corey Taylor and a pair of Ricks join Dave Grohl in Austin
By Gary Graff

Alain Johannes' artful variety gave way to Stevie Nicks' parade of Fleetwood Mac hits, including a moving "Landslide" and a powerhouse "Gold Dust Woman." Nicks also won cheers when she said she was so impressed with her first visit to SXSW that she plans to return next year and rent a place for three weeks to hang out.

Full Review at Billboard

SXSW 2013: Dave Grohl's Sound City Players go big (before going home)
By Mikael Wood
LA Times

"It's my life's greatest gift that I get to call up these people who I consider heroes and have them come onstage and jam with me," Grohl said.

Among those heroes was Stevie Nicks, who sang tunes including "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," "Landslide" and (a very dreamy) "Dreams." She also did "You Can't Fix This," a strong new song from the "Sound City" soundtrack. But Nicks was best in a muscular rendition of Fleetwood Mac's "Gold Dust Woman," for which she went into her signature whirling-dervish mode, arms outstretched, long blond hair whipping around her.

In an onstage interview earlier Thursday with NPR music critic Ann Powers, Nicks said she'd taken ballet classes early in her career to learn how to use her body while performing. "I can captivate with my hands," she'd said, and she was right.

Full Review at the LA Times

Dave Grohl's Sound City Players Deliver Epic 2013 SXSW Performance
by Chad Childers

Shifting the bill a bit, Stevie Nicks, who had been closing shows, performed second, offering up the ‘Sound City’ soundtrack favorite ‘You Can’t Fix This’ alongside the minimal backing of ‘Landslide’ and a stellar set closer in ‘Gold Dust Woman’ with most of the Foo Fighters present.

Full Review at Loudwire

Dave Grohl Packs Multiple Shows Into Epic Sound City Players SXSW Set
The 'Sound City' director brings out Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Krist Novoselic and "Rick F-ckin' Springfield" for band's last show

At 64, age has counterintuitively improved Stevie Nicks' bourbon-and-cigarettes voice, as many of the first-half highlights went to her. The mournful hook of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams." The first verse of "Landslide," which saw Nicks singing over Grohl's acoustic, 12-string guitar accompaniment, silencing a celebratory Friday night crowd. The extended jam in the middle of "Gold Dust Woman" saw Grohl barely hiding a huge grin throughout. "If there's one person who walks it like she talks it...," said Grohl of Nicks.

Full Review at Fuse TV

It’s not every day you see Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighter, Fear’s Lee Ving, Rick Springfield and John Fogerty on the same stage.
by L. Kent Wolgamott

In fact, it probably won’t ever happen again. That lineup along with Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, Slipknot singer Corey Taylor, Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic and Chris Goss of Masters of Reality all were part of Sound City Players Thursday night.

Dave Grohl, who leads Foo Fighters and played drums in Nirvana, put together the Players for a documentary about a now-defunct Los Angeles recording studio, Sound City, then took the show on the road playing New York, London, Los Angeles and a 3 1/2 hour finale at Stubbs BBQ.

Highlights of the show, which included performers playing their old hits and songs from the documentary soundtrack:

Nicks joining with, essentially, the Foo Fighters for a handful of songs with Grohl unleashing his inner Tom Petty on the duet “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” a dreamy version of “Dreams’ and a dynamic “Gold Dust Woman,” a surprising choice for Nicks who was in good voice and full stage-witch persona.

Full Review at Journal Star

SXSW: Dave Grohl leads rousing Sound City performance
by James Hibberd

Grohl repeatedly noted how fortunate the crowd to see all these artists together on one stage, and it was tough to argue.

The emotional high point came early, during Nicks’ set, which included “Stop Draggin My Heart Around,” “You Can’t Fix This,” “Dreams,” “Landslide” and “Gold Dust Woman.” If you were sitting around at home you would probably never think to yourself, “You know what would be awesome? Having Stevie Nicks sing Fleetwood Mac songs with the Foo Fighters as her backing band.” But it was.

“Stop Draggin” and “Gold Dust Woman” were amplified into hard arena jam-rock anthems (aided heavily by the Foos’ Taylor Hawkins on drums). Then the band mostly stripped down to Grohl and Nicks for an intimate take on “Landslide.” “To play this song with you…” Grohl started, by way of introduction, then didn’t finish the sentence and fans got the message that there were no words to describe what it meant to him, and Nicks pleased the locals by noting that she was so impressed with Austin she wanted to move there.

Fulll Review at Entertainment Weekly

Five Cool Things Witnessed At SXSW 2013: Thursday, March 14
by Lyndsey Parker

1) Dave Grohl Totally Fanboyed Over Stevie Nicks
What makes Dave so likable--nay, lovable--is the fact that he's as big and dopey a rock fan as anyone you might find in the front row of his concerts. When he introduced the fabled Fleetwood Mac frontgoddess on Thursday, he was grinning the grin of all Cheshire Cat grins as he declared: "We're so lucky, people, that we can invite heroes onstage tonight!" Stevie then sailed out in all her white-magic witchery finery for a mini-set that included a "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" duet with Dave and Fleetwood's "Dreams," "Gold Dust Woman," and the gorgeous "Landslide," the latter of which had me reaching for the Stubb's quintuple-ply BBQ napkins to dab at my teary eyes. Dave positively raved about Stevie, telling the audience, "When she writes a song, it's 100 percent Stevie. She doesn't care if she going to make you freak out or cry." Honestly, I did a little bit of both at Thursday's show.

See the rest at

Monday, March 04, 2013

Stevie Nicks Set To Perform at SXSW With Dave Grohl and The Sound City Players

Presented by Citi Private Pass, the "Sound City Players at SXSW" show will feature John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Rick Nielsen, Rick Springfield and more

The Austin jam session is the latest in a series of performances this year that began at Sundance, with Citi sponsoring additional events in Los Angeles and New York. Confirmed performers include Grohl, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Lee Ving of Fear, Rick Nielsen, Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Chris Goss of Masters of Reality and Alain Johannes. The Meat Puppets will be the opening act.


Tickets for the event will go on sale Tuesday, March 5, at 4 p.m. ET to Citi consumer credit and debit cardmembers as a complimentary gift with a $25 purchase of the "Sound City" feature documentary Blu-Ray on Purchases will be limited to two per Citi member on a first-come, first-served basis. Select admission will be available to SXSW badgeholders via lottery. All attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of the soundtrack, courtesy of Citi.

Full announcement at Billboard

Friday, March 01, 2013

Stevie Nicks: Starring in 2 SXSW Film docs. + will guest in Grohl’s as-yet-unnanounced Sound City showcase

Rumors Confirmed: Stevie Nicks at SXSW
Fleetwood Mac frontwoman stars in two SX Film docs and more
The Austin Chronicle
by: Raoul Hernandez

There's a good chance you'll be able to
see or hear Stevie's interview via these
SXSW sites.
 Like Green Day on Monday, another South by Southwest confirmation came yesterday in Stevie Nicks, who bewitches the music conference in an interview with Ann Powers on Thursday, March 14, and also stars in a pair of SXSW Film docs.

The Film spread in this week’s Chronicle, both ours and SXSW’s, spilled a wealth of information as far as music’s concerned. The Fest’s “24 Beats Per Second” music series revealed inside looks at Austin’s Gourds (All the Labor), New Oreleans piano prince James Booker (Bayou Maharajah), and Detroit’s black punk siblings Death (A Band Called Death), among many others, including free Auditorium Shores Mexicans Molotov (Gimme the Power).

Nicks’ In Your Dreams, made by her and Eurythmics seer David Stewart during a 2010 collaboration on her album, also screens in the “24 Beats Per Second” round-up, Thu., March 14 at the Paramount Theatre. The night before, Wednesday, catch her in Dave Grohl’s Sound City, which throws back the curtain on an L.A. studio that birthed Nirvana’s Nevermind and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors.

Tie-ins there are three: Nicks will guest in Grohl’s as-yet-unnanounced Sound City showcase; Fleetwood Mac’s new tour begins in April (with stops in Dallas on June 4, and then Houston the next day); and Rhino Records just reissued Rumors. Nicks’ appearance locally thus follows her Rumors co-star Lindsey Buckingham’s sold-out show at Antone’s last August and Rumors producer Ken Caillat in October for the Texas Book Festival.

Sound City clusters in SX Film’s “Special Events,” which features more music tie-ins in Asleep at the Wheel Then and Now and Mabon “Teenie” Hodges – A Portrait of a Memphis Soul Original. I’ll never forget a newly-sober Chan Marshall (Cat Power) gushing in my ear about working with the Hodges brothers in 2006. Only because she already swung through the Moody last month is Cat Power not coming to SXSW this year like everyone else.

Stevie Nicks on Late Show w/ David Letterman Tonight - Repeat of Feb 14th Show

Tonights Late Show with David Letterman (March 1, 2013) is a repeat.
Stevie Nicks with Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players
Originally broadcast on February 14, 2013 

Candid arrival Photos

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Stevie Nicks leads Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players on ‘You Can’t Fix This,’ a song inspired by the death of the Fleetwood Mac singer’s godson. The group recently performed a slower, bluesier version of the track from the ‘Sound City’ soundtrack on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman.’ It’s best experienced live.

The studio version ultimately relies on Nicks, who is not quite the gifted vocalist she once was. Only when one knows the context in which she penned the lyrics is it effective. Lost in the studio mix is the swirling guitar licks that set the mood for this dark quasi-anti-drug message. “We were careful in our own way / We walk through the darkness / We made a pact not to dance with the devil / Even when the devil seemed to have a heart,” she sings before the first chorus.

That chorus is an unimpressive, slogging arrangement that fails to grab one’s attention. “You can’t fix this / You lost a friend / Hearts breaking / Right and left / Friendships break like glass / And the devil pours another glass,” Nicks sings. Later a pair of backing vocalists freshen-up the lyrics. It’s a necessary addition, as the finished cut comes in at a lumbering six minutes.

“We never allowed the devil to come to the party,” Nicks sings multiple times. Presumably the “devil” is the drugs, which she did let come to the party during points in her life. Her godson overdosed, and Nicks has talked about him before.

Lyrically, the message is meaningful but not brilliant prose. Clumsy rhymes aren’t softened by a magical arrangement of guitars and drums. Instead they’re left as the focus of a song that just sounds flat on the record. The slowed down live version they performed on late night television adds another dimension to the single, but ultimately it’s not going to be one fans remember forever.

by Billy Dukes

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Video: Stevie Nicks on The Late Show with David Letterman "You Can't Fix This"

Stevie did a great job tonight... She looked great and sounded awesome!  If you are in the West... hang on to watch or set your DVR or something.  She's got a cold and it's apparent when she speaks to Letterman at the end, but it didn't affect her singing, in fact she made it work for her, and it gave her voice a deeper register which I thought sounded kinda cool! Great message and story telling in this song...  She looked so tiny up there with all those men!  Even with the boots on!

Photo by The Late Show with David Letterman

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Video / Review: Stevie Nicks at Hammerstein Ballroom - New York City with Sound City Players

Stevie Nicks with the Sound City Players
Hammerstein Ballroom - New York City - February 13, 2013
Photo by Michael Jurick - More Photos at JurickPhoto
Blasts from rock’s past
Old-timers at Hammerstein

Stevie Nicks, in trademark black chiffon, was the logical closer. She debuted a new song co-written with Grohl (ehh) — one of the few nods to the new in a shamelessly nostalgic evening. But a more apt note was struck when Grohl plucked an acoustic guitar to accompany Nicks’ Fleetwood Mac classic “Landslide” and the graying audience sang along to the lines, “Children get older/I’m getting older, too.”

Full Show Review at New York Post

Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Celebration Takes New York
By: Griffin Lotz

The most remarkable thing about Stevie Nicks' closing set was the sudden silence around her during the Fleetwood Mac delicacy "Landslide." Most of the song was just Nicks and Grohl on 12-string acoustic guitar, a late shock in a night otherwise dense with fuzz and flayed-harmony choruses. Grohl is, by nature and charm, a rock dude, but his film gives the right time to the quieter, reflective pop Nicks and others made at Sound City, including her 1973 rarity, Buckingham Nicks, and 1976's Fleetwood Mac. There could have been more of it in this show.

And Nicks' husky alto deserved a greater boost in the PA during the harder stuff, especially her Sound City album feature "You Can't Fix This." But Nicks' inner Janis Joplin-in-sorceress'-lace came out strong, undenied, in the evening's finale, a "Gold Dust Woman" soaked in crying feedback at the start, with Nicks driven by the Foos to a howling, shouted anguish at the end.

Full Show Review at Rolling Stone

Dave Grohl's All-Star Sound City Superjam Hits NYC
Spin Magazine

The final guest of the night, Stevie Nicks, began in euphoric fashion as she and Grohl addressed each other like a feuding couple in "Stop Dragging My Heart Around." Then she got serious. "A year ago my godson, who had just turned 18, went to a frat party and died of an overdose," she said. Nicks dealt with the experience by writing a poem, which became the motivation for the haunting "You Can't Fix This," one of most moving cuts on Sound City. The song began with tribal drums, delicate guitar picking and foreboding vocals: "Dancing with the devil / Call it respect call it fear / But we never allow the devil to come to the party," sang Nicks in the verse. The chorus was hooky, yet melancholy, concluding, "Friendships break like glass / and the Devil pours another glass."

After the morose drama, Nicks picked the mood back up with a trio of Fleetwood Mac hits. "Dreams" was the low point; Nicks was unable to reach the high notes, so she restructured the song into a more monotonal arrangement, which Grohl had trouble following. But "Landslide" which featured Grohl on acoustic guitar, underscored how mystical Nicks can be when singing in her register. The show closed with "Gold Dust Woman," which began with an extended near-psychedelic vamp and peaked with crashing cymbals and brash guitar strums. Johannes played distorted mandolin and the song flowed through an extended vamp then ended with the exultant chorus, in which Nicks instructed the crowd to "Pick up the pieces and go home."

Full Show Review at Spin Magazine

Dave Grohl Leads All-Star Sound City Concert in New York City
by Dan Reilly

Then came the final act to join the Sound City Players: Stevie Nicks. After duetting with Grohl on "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," the Fleetwood Mac singer told a story about how her godson fatally overdosed at a frat party, and she started writing a poem to cope with her grief. Grohl called her up a few days later to ask her to be a part of the movie, and the poem ended up becoming the song "You Can't Fix This" once they hit the studio together. It was an emotional moment amidst such a light-hearted night, and a great reminder of how many of these songs could help people through their pain.

Following "Dreams," the rest of the band stayed back as Grohl picked up a 12-string acoustic to perform "Landslide" alone with Nicks. As if he needed to get in some more of the heaviness following that beautiful rendition, Grohl returned to his electric axe and led the band in a feedback frenzy to kick into a shattering version of "Gold Dust Woman" to close out the show. Sadly, there was no all-star encore jam, but who could complain about that?

Full Show Review at Spinner

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Stevie Nicks with Dave Grohl at Hammerstein Ballroom

Stevie Nicks with Dave Grohl
Setlist for Stevie was the same as the Hollywood Palladium kicking things off with "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" then the new song "You Can't Fix This" from the soundtrack.  "Dreams" and "Landslide" were next and she ended her set and the show with "Gold Dust Woman".

Show reviews tomorrow!
Above photo by Curtis Blessing

Photos by: Jess Meade | Adam Fachler | Amy Leigh Grossberg | Jenna

Above photos by Mac Presents | Curtis Blessing

Friday, February 08, 2013

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

PREVIEW NEW Stevie Nicks Track "You Can't Fix This" w/Dave Grohl From "Sound City Real to Reel"

Album in stores on March 12th, 2013.
You Can't Fix This (Preview) - Dave Grohl, Stevie Nicks, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee

Pre-order via Amazon or iTunes

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Stevie Nicks: Sound City’s glory days are lived again

Live Review: Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players at LA’s Palladium (1/31)
Consequence of Sound

In a city where movies premiere every night and streets flood with stars, there was only one place to be Thursday evening in Hollywood: The Palladium. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl not only premiered his much-hyped Sound City documentary, but also strung together the studio’s regulars for a rock ‘n’ roll history lesson on stage shortly after.
Photo by Carl Pocket
Full Review with some really great photos at Consequence of Sound

Sound City’s glory days are lived again
1/2 Page LA Times Review - Feb 2, 2013 issue
By August Brown
Los Angelese Times

The Sound City vibe crackles again
The joint is buzzing as Dave Grohl gathers rock musicians who recorded at a popular Van Nuys studio.

Full Review at LA Times

Grab today's Los Angeles Times... Nice half page review of the Hollywood Palladium show with a giant photo of Stevie.  It's in the Calendar section.

Dave Grohl, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty and Rick Springfield Take 'Sound City' to the Hollywood Palladium Stage: Concert Review By Emily Zemler
Hollywood Reporter 

Stevie Nicks Set 
1. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
2. You Can't Fix This
3. Dreams
4. Landslide

Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

Friday, February 01, 2013

Video: STEVIE NICKS "You Can't Fix This"

STEVIE NICKS "You Can't Fix This"
Hollywood Palladium - January 31, 2013
Sound City Players Live
Thanks @EricPahls 

New Tune from Stevie... Will be released on the upcoming 
Real to Reel Sound City Soundtrack March 12th.

Video / Review: Stevie Nicks - Sound City Movie L.A. Premiere and Live Gig

Sound City Movie L.A. Premiere and Live Gig

The Sound City Movie made it's official debut in theatres around the world last night (January 31st) and on-line... If you pre-ordered the flick through the Sound City website, the download and streaming of the movie became available last night.  If you haven't watched it... You should!  Really well put together documentary on the famous studio and its console (Congratulations Mr. Grohl!).  Tons of Rock Stars in the feature with Stevie, Lindsey, Mick and Keith Olsen featured quite heavily in interview segments. Stevie has a great segment where she's shown recording her new song "You Can't Fix This" which sounds really great!  She even reads a letter (on Sound City stationery) she wrote to her family while she and Lindsey were in the studio recording Buckingham Nicks.

Plus there are a lot of really great photos of early Buckingham Nicks and early Fleetwood Mac in the studio. 
Little known fact: 
Buckingham Nicks' "Crying In The Night" was the first ever track 
recorded on the Neve console at Sound City.

 Anyway, if you like music, and or listening to stories on how some of the really great music of our time was made... Check out the movie, you'll enjoy it!  Buy and download from Sound City direct, or look for it in a theatre near you using the threatre listing at the Sound City website.  The DVD and Sound Track will both be released March 12th.

After the LA premiere at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, The Palladium rocked for a further 3 1/2 hours with many in the film playing live to a sold out crowd.

Foo Fighters joined by Stevie Nicks, Slipknot and Nirvana members for Sound City gig in LA
The gig followed the LA premiere of Dave Grohl's Sound City documentary

Stevie Nicks was the final guest musician, performing 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around', with Grohl filling in Tom Petty's role. She sang new song 'You Can't Fix This', from the soundtrack, which she told the crowd was about her late 18-year-old godson, who last year died of an overdose at a frat party. "In our day, we made a pact not to dance with the devil," she explained before the intense, gothic track.

Nicks also sang Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams' and 'Landslide'. The evening came to a close with a heavy, nearly 10 minute long version of 'Rumours' track 'Gold Dust Woman'.

Show Review: NME

Gold Dust Woman.. Wow!
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around