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

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Dave Stewart Memoir 'Sweet Dreams Are Made of This' details meeting Stevie Nicks in 1983

Eurythmics star Dave Stewart dishes on Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and hit song 'Sweet Dreams' in new book

Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart tells Confidenti@l that his upcoming memoir “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life in Music” is full of revelations, one of which recalls a debauched trip to L.A. in 1983 when the Eurythmics topped the charts and he wound up on top of Stevie Nicks.

“We were number one in America and I met Stevie backstage when we played the Wiltern Theater and it was packed full of loads of singers and Los Angeles glitterati and I got whisked with Stevie back to her house to a party that she invited me to,” Stewart tells Confidenti@l. “But when I got there, there was no party, just an empty house. So I thought, ‘Well this is interesting.’ We wound up staying together.”

Things got even more interesting for Stewart a few days later when he wound up in a recording studio with Nicks and her ex-boyfriend, producer Jimmy Iovine.

“There was a great point at the piano where she and Jimmy were arguing at the piano and he said, ‘Don’t argue in front of my friend, you don’t even know him,’ and she said ‘What are you talking about? We slept together the other night.’”

Those sessions resulted in Stewart writing “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” which wound up being recorded by Tom Petty in 1985.

Stewart says that for better or worse, his four kids, aged 13 to 28, will probably learn a few things about their pop-star papa when his book hits shelves next month.

“I’ve pre-warned them,” he laughs, unsure of whether or not they’ll read his book. “I think at one point in their lives they probably will ... well, what can I say? What can I do, you know?”

Stewart also says his 1983 smash hit “Sweet Dreams,” which inspired his book title, has also become something he can’t control.

“There are hit records that do well in one country, but don’t do anything in other countries,” he said. “When you have a record that it’s a hit in every country, it becomes like (the song) ‘Happy Birthday.’ Wherever you go, it’s playing somewhere to this day. Someone in Korea is singing it in a karaoke bar while it’s on the sound system when you’re buying your groceries. And you get in the car and it’s on and some cover band is playing it somewhere. It’s a great thing.”

New York Daily News

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This 
will be released on February 9th. The book can be pre-ordered via 


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

2 Photos: Stevie Nicks video shoot

Director Paul Boyd posted these photos below to his instagram account last night. One photo shows a camera crane in a theatre. The theatre pic (United Artists Theatre in Los Angeles) suggests they filmed the video in LA (and not Nashville) as a live performance on stage. No description on the photo with Dave and Stevie except to say "Rock Royalty". This looks like it could be the team behind Stevie's video shoot taken Monday in LA... 

It's unconfirmed which song they filmed the video for. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Stevie's back in Nashville? PLUS Video shoot scheduled for Monday!

Today (July 28th)...

Well this is GOOD news... Looks like we'll see at least one video for Stevie's new album, and by video I also mean a single!

Director Paul Boyd of Dave Stewart Entertainment posted on his facebook page that he has a Stevie Nicks video shoot coming up on Monday... Also today Kaya Stewart posted on her instagram that she was back in Nashville with Stevie Nicks.  Do these two situations collide?  Are they shooting the video in Nashville? Is Kaya in the video like she was in Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream)?  Is Kaya playing/singing on Stevie's new album?  So many questions!  Or are these two completely separate situations and Stevie will be back in LA for Monday to film!  Interesting things happening.... Hopefully the video won't take months to get out there to the people.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Not sure what this means... Could be an album listening meeting.

Not sure what this means... a meeting about Stevie Nicks but a picture of Fleetwood Mac... and a Tango In The Night era shot... hmmm... Is there a connection, or is it that the photo was readily available to snap... Looks like a shot of a framed photo as it's reflecting a room... The photo is likely hanging on one of the walls in the WB offices.  Cool stuff.. Moving forward!  Maybe this was Warner Bros. first listen to the new album!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

New Stevie Nicks album sound bite No.3 from @DaveStewart... Plus Stevie's rockin' out in the studio.

Studio Chaos as usual
Again.... Mystery to me right off the bat!  Name that track!  Whatever it is, it sounds heavy and it's bangin'!
And Stevie's having a good time! 12 songs mixed... 4 more to go... 16 Tracks!!  The only words I can hear are "I would follow you anywhere... " and "How do I care" at the end.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

New sound bite from new Stevie Nicks album posted by Dave Stewart

I'll admit it.. This one has had me stumped! I can hear it now... It is the song "24 Karat Gold" Stevie is singing "You like my 24 karat gold... chains... My Love"  Sounds so good! What do you think?
singing from the beginning

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Dave Stewart and Stevie Nicks mixing music at Mix LA with Chris Lord-Alge

Dave posted a photo to Facebook today of he and Stevie mixing at Mix LA with it looks like Chris Lord-Alge who over the years has been Stevie's go to man for mixing her music whether solo or with Fleetwood Mac

They are sitting behind this console

Monday, June 16, 2014

Looks like Stevie's new album may be released on vinyl

New week... New post from Dave.  The work will continue today at Dave's studio in Hollywood on Stevie's new album..... and it looks like the new album will find it's way to vinyl when it's released, which is pretty cool!

Monday, June 09, 2014

Photo: String Parts Discussion at Stevie Nicks House... via Dave Stewart

The equipment says it all... Lot's of work happening at Stevie's house on this new album!... Waddy Wachtel, Ann Marie Calhoun, Dave and Stevie sitting around discussing string arrangements. 

(Hard to believe this is actually happening! - Appreciate the updates Dave!)


"beautiful violin recording under Stevie's magic staircase !" - Dave Stewart Photos

Dave posted the below photos and caption to his Facebook page earlier today. 

Monday, June 02, 2014

Elton John Band Musical Director Davey Johnstone adds overdubs to new Stevie Nicks album

Davey Johnstone, who is Elton's Musical Director in the studio and in his touring band, The Elton John Band, did some overdubbing work for Stevie at her house for the new album.  Davey previously worked with Stevie back in 1981 on Bella Donna adding acoustic guitar to many of the tracks on the album.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sneak Peek: Final overdub session with Stevie and Dave "Starshine Oh, you used to be silver"

Wow!... I'm so stoked for this...

Oh, you used to be silver
Loveline, love affair
Well, you used to make me shiver"

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Photo: Dave Stewart and Waddy Wachtel at the mixing desk working on new Stevie Nicks album

Photo: Dave Stewart

Things appear to be moving along quickly... Today, Dave posted a picture on Facebook of himself and producing partner Waddy Watchel at the mixing desk working on Stevie's new album.  Which to me indicates the recording is done and they are at the mixing stage... or does that happen as you move along during the recording process?

"at the mixing desk with my great pal and producing partner Waddy Wachtel for 
Stevie Nicks new album"

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Go Hard or Go Home... Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart Crank Out 15 New Tracks in Nashville!

From bunny... to bear... Whatever it takes, Stevie and Dave are gettin' the job done! 

This sounds really encouraging... The fact that they have 15 songs done in a week and a half is pretty remarkable!.... Hopefully we get to hear all 15!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

NEW Untitled Stevie Nicks Solo Album

Photo: Dave Stewart
Created a page for this new adventure Stevie's embarked on with Dave Stewart in Nashville... It's a compilation of the information gathered thus far... A timeline if you will.

A Tale of Two Recording Sessions

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Talk on the town says she might go solo: Stevie Nicks recording new album with @DaveStewart in Nashville

Here she is... In Nashville!  Couple of facebook postings today from Dave Stewart in Nashville with Stevie recording... What they are recording hasn't been officially announced from either Stevie or Dave or made clear from the little information that's been gathered, nor for what project, whether it be solo or Fleetwood Mac... All we have to go on is what Mick indicated at a recent book signing with Jenny Boyd in L.A. on April 26th.  It's feeling like we'll be seeing a new solo album from Stevie before long!  And if they've been recording since Easter Sunday, and Mick believes they've got about 2 weeks to hammer it out, then they've got the rest of this week to get'r done!

Mick Fleetwood signing books at Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles yesterday (April 26, 2014) had the opportunity to speak with fans for a moment or two while he was signing books.... During one exchange with a Fleetwood Mac fan known on the ledge as HelloMonster, Mick dropped a few tidbits of info about what Stevie is doing in Nashville... Actually, more than a tidbit... it's more of a bombshell.

Photo: The Sound LA

Here's the conversation transcribed from an audio recording after the initial greeting and takes off where the Nashville topic was brought up:

"What's going on in Nashville?"

"Ah, she's making ah, Stevie's making an album."

"her own, or not"

" I think it's going to be a first for her where's she's doing that Nashville thing where they go in and just all the musicians just play the songs and they get it all done really quickly... we're hoping."

"I heard that she is there with Dave, and Christine was seen in Nashville too, are they all doing something together".

"Dave's producing it.. Stewart. Ah, and she's using the wrecking crew down there, to my knowledge, where they all just come in and jam out the songs in like two weeks and tell you to go home.

"but it's not for your new album" (meaning Fleetwood Mac)

"If she doesn't, she's not going to finish her album."

And that was all the audio that was captured...  So.  Here we have Stevie in Nashville working on a new album, with Christine and Dave while Lindsey, Mick, Christine and presumably John have or had space rented at The Village working on new Fleetwood Mac tunes, or demos or something... This is kind of confusing.  It's cool if Stevie's working on a new album, and I suppose if you are looking for a way to make that happen in a short period of time, then Dave Stewart, his crew of musicians in Nashville and Blackbird Studios is the way to go... given that Dave was able to knock out his last two albums with the same crew in Nashville spending very little time recording.  Let's see where this all leads.  I'd prefer new Fleetwood Mac music with the 5 back together given that we've had solo albums recently from Lindsey and Stevie and haven't heard anything from Christine in years... But if Christine is involved with Stevie's new project, then this is cool... It just seemed to make a little more sense to have a full on Fleetwood Mac project on the go, to go along with the tour, given the reuniting of the famous 5.  But at this stage in the game... I'll gladly take new music from any of them in any form.  As long as they are creating and moving forward, that's the main thing.

Thanks to HelloMonster for the audio recording.

Created a new page for these new albums "A Tale of Two Recording Sessions"

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Christine McVie spotted on flight to Nashville

According to sunshine_dusted (Brittany) on instagram, Christine was on the same flight to Nashville as her father yesterday where he met and got an autograph from her for his daughter. 

"my dad was flying back from Oklahoma with a stop In Dallas to come home to Nashville and she was on the Nashville flight" 

Also... This could be related... Dave Stewart and Waddy Wachtel are on their way to Nashville.  Dave posted on Facebook yesterday that he and Waddy were headed there Saturday.  Hmmm... Wonder if there is a connection.


"On way to Nashville, Tennessee this morning with Stevie Nicks and Waddy Wachtel" - Dave Stewart (his post has since been deleted from his Facebook page).

Friday, February 14, 2014

UK TV ALERT: Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Dave Stewart Feb 16-20

UK - Vintage TV - Sunday, 16 February
Members of Fleetwood Mac reveal how private turmoil acted as a catalyst in the creation of Rumours, their Grammy-winning album that went on to sell more than 19 million copies.

UK - Sky Arts 1 - Tuesday, 18 February
The Fleetwood Mac singer performs a selection of her greatest hits, including Rhiannon, Edge of Seventeen and Sara.

Broadcaster and producer Malcolm Gerrie chats with Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham about his career and he performs a selection of tracks including The Chain, Big Love, Tusk and Stephanie from Buckingham Nicks.

Recorded in the fall of 2003 and released on DVD in 2004, Live in Boston chronicles Fleetwood Mac's 2003 Say You Will World Tour.

UK - Sky Arts 1 - Wednesday, 19 February
2:30PM  - DAVE STEWART "RINGMASTER GENERAL" (Stevie Nicks appears)
This documentary captures Eurythmics legend Dave Stewart through the whirlwind recording process of two explosive albums and his adventures in songwriting, letting the viewer witness his eccentric but compelling methods of creativity.

UK - Sky Arts 1 - Thursday 20 February
8:00AM  - Fleetwood Mac "Live in Boston"
9:00AM  - Fleetwood Mac "Live in Boston"

Sky Arts 1 - Saturday 22 February
12:10pm - Fleetwood Mac "Classic Albums"
1:30pm  - Lindsey Buckingham "Talks Music"
2:30pm  - Fleetwood Mac "Live in Boston"
3:30pm  - Fleetwood Mac "Live in Boston"

Australia - Foxtel Studio Channel 132 - Friday, 28 February
8:30PM - DAVE STEWART "RINGMASTER GENERAL" (90 min) (Stevie Nicks appears)

Lindsey Buckingham "Talks Music"

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Australian TV Alert: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks | Dave Stewart

Fleetwood Mac - Bio
Channel: 117 Bio
Sunday, December 22nd - 3:30pm. Duration 60 Mins.

Forty years, some 16 different band members, and several divorces and group break-ups, Fleetwood Mac has endured as one of the world's most popular groups, selling more than 100 million albums to date.

Stevie Nicks - Oprah: Behind The Scenes
Channel: 128 Discovery Health
Sunday, December 29th - 8:30pm. Duration 60 Mins.
Monday, December 30th - 3:30pm. Duration 60 Mins.
Wednesday, January 1st - 1:30am. Duration 60 Mins.

Oprah welcomes Kirstie Alley as she looks back on some of her biggest bloops and blunders. Then, rock legends Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar and more take to the stage.

Dave Stewart - The Ringmaster General
Channel: 132 Studio
Saturday, December 28th - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 29th - 2:30am
Sunday, December 29th - 8:30am
Sunday, December 29th - 3:30pm

This documentary captures Eurythmics legend Dave Stewart through the whirlwind recording process of two explosive albums and his adventures in songwriting, letting the viewer witness his eccentric but compelling methods of creativity.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Stevie Nicks appears in a bevy of documentaries

Stevie's the queen of the documentary this year... She appears in Sound City Real to Reel, History of the Eagles, her own documentary In Your Dreams plus Dave Stewart: The Ringmaster General.


On Tuesday December 17th in Australia Dave Stewart: The Ring Master General documentary will play Australia's Foxtel - channel 132 Studio at 9:00pm.

This documentary captures Eurythmics legend Dave Stewart through the whirlwind recording process of two explosive albums and his adventures in songwriting, letting the viewer witness his eccentric but compelling methods of creativity.

All but The Ringmaster General are available at Amazon:

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

"In Your Dreams" the end of an era...

It all began four years ago this month when Stevie wrote "Moonlight (A Vampires Dream)" - the first song and catalyst that would kick start this whole "In Your Dreams" era in motion.  After writing the tune in Melbourne, Australia in December, 2009 while on tour with Fleetwood Mac after seeing the second installment in the Twilight movie series Stevie demoed the song and decided at that moment she was ready to start a solo album.  Fleetwood Mac finished their world tour and came off the road later that month, Stevie called up Dave Stewart - asked him to produce the album - he was down for that - and the fun began!  

Part 1 - The Album: The recording of new music wasn't actually known in the fan community until early February, 2010 when Dave send out a Tweet saying he had just written a song with Stevie called "Everybody Loves You". By early March, 2010 it was revealed an album was definitely in the works. Cut to July, 2010 and Dave reveals they are filming the whole experience as well in the hopes of creating a film (documentary) about the process. We now know the filming began shortly after they started collaborating on the album earlier in the year. They filmed all through 2010 while the album was being recorded right up to and including Lindsey Buckingham's contribution in November, 2010. By early December the album was finished, mixed and ready for the world.  The album hit the street May 3, 2011 and fans loved it. It was really well received by the critics... Stevie was back! 

Part 2 - The film: Always a piece of the puzzle, a companion piece to the "In Your Dreams" album, Dave and Stevie had this plan to release the film in threatres or art houses across North America and eventually on DVD. With Stevie's promotional schedule for the album along with touring taking up a lot of her time in 2011, there obviously wasn't a lot of time to dedicate to the process of editing the year long filming of the film to get it ready for release, especially if you want to be there yourself to be apart. The amount of footage must have been extraordinary. Stevie was out on the road for a lot of 2011 first with Rod Stewart two months before the album even came out. She would basically be out on the road on tour right through early December, 2011 playing dates in the U.S., Canada, the UK and Australia. 

After the passing of her Mother in late December, 2011 and after some time to mourn, she spoke with Dave Grohl in 2012 around the time of the "Sound City" documentary filming which she appears in.  Dave's motivating talk with her kicked it into gear and she dedicated all her time for the next number of months to finish the film (Stevie gives Dave Grohl special thanks in the movie credits). She didn't re-surface until six months later in Spring 2012 when she headed back out on the road once again to back up the "In Your Dreams" album touring solo and again with Rod Stewart. She would continue on the road through to the premiere of the "In Your Dreams" film in October, 2012 at the Hamptons International Film Festival. The film would eventually make it's way to a number of film festivals and film centers in the fall of 2012 and early 2013 across the U.S. and Canada with Stevie attending a number of the events. In April, 2013 "In Your Dreams" finally made it's North American theatrical debut, just like Dave always planned. By this time Stevie was just beginning another world tour with Fleetwood Mac. The film would follow her or precede Fleetwood Mac coming to town. "In Your Dreams" would open in cities the band was about to play in. This would be the case through June, 2013. Prior to this short theatre run, on May 14, 2013 the film was made available to the general public to purchase for those that couldn't see the film in a theatre - but only via digital download from Stevie and Dave's website or through itunes and Amazon. Cable On Demand would followed suit.

After Fleetwood Mac took the summer of 2013 off they headed to the UK in September to resume their tour.  "In Your Dreams" made it's UK Theatrical Premiere in mid September. With the press release on the UK film Premiere in July or August, a DVD release month was set as November, 2013! FINALLY!  The film was also scheduled to screen at the Brisbane International Film Festival with Stevie set to attend the a Q&A. With Fleetwood Mac's tour cancellation, Stevie wasn't able to attend, but the film still premiered in Australia just this past month. During this time the actual DVD release date became clear... It would be December 3rd TODAY! (in North America)

So now that we finally have the DVD in our hands (or soon to be in our hands), this looks like it officially closes the chapter on "In Your Dreams". It's been a long four years, but I think it was well worth it and fun! It was an amazing time frame in Stevie's career beginning in early 2010 right through to the release of the album, the touring that followed and the anticipated release of the film, and now this DVD.  If you were around a few years ago when it began and were following along, you know.  It was the first time a lot of us fans felt like we were apart and along for this journey. We can all thank Dave for this experience as much as Stevie.

So personally, to you Dave and Stevie... Thank you!

"In Your Dreams" is out now in:
NEW ZEALAND: - Mighty Ape
USA: - Amazon | Barnes & Noble 
CANADA: - Amazon Canada 
Available Soon in:
AUSTRALIA: - JB Hi-Fi | EZY DVD | WOW HD (December 6th)
UK: - Amazon (December 9th)

All International Orders: Warner Bros. 
Warner Bros. version is a "Region 0" DVD meaning unrestricted international usage. So for those outside North America, this DVD will work in your DVD players.