Showing posts with label INTERVIEW: Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams Documentary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label INTERVIEW: Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams Documentary. Show all posts

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Video: Stevie Nicks chats about the likelihood of more solo albums

Stevie Nicks' 2011 solo album, "In Your Dreams" was her first in over a decade. The recording process took place in her home and was captured in a documentary of the same name. "We realized two weeks into it we were having a great time and that this would probably be a good thing to film. We didn't think it was going to be a movie. We just thought it would be archival footage for us and only maybe six months into it did we start to realize we had something that we would want to share with the world." says Nicks.
Available at Amazon
or Warner Bros.

On Collaborating with Dave Stewart:
The film follows the iconic singer's collaboration with Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart. "It was so special that I don't know if something like this could ever be repeated again. Can Dave and I do another album together? Absolutely! Will we? Probably! Will we work together? Absolutely! Will it ever be exactly like that year? Probably not because that was like a mgical wedding where twenty people got married and it was everyday and it lasted for a year." she says.

On American Horror Story: Coven:
At 65-years old, Nicks has also started acting. She recently filmed a guest role on the 10th episode of FX's "American Horror Story:  Coven". "It was hard for me because I would get so nervous that the very simple line would just go right out of my head and I would be like ok say it over and over again and then it wouldn't come out."

On Fleetwood Mac and John McVie:
Fleetwood Mac cancelled several dates on their world tour after bassist John Mcvie was diagnosed with cancer.  Nicks says the band will be  back on stage soon. "We have three shows in Vegas. The 30th, 31st, and 8th of january and he is going to be through is treatment and then we are going to do those shows and then he is going to have a mini surgery and he is going to be all better. This band is never going to let anything get us down you know. John is going to be fine. We know that."

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Video: Highlights of Stevie Nicks chat with @Billboard on In Your Dreams DVD + Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks On 'In Your Dreams' Film, Christine McVie's Fleetwood Mac Return?
By Keith Caulfield
Billboard Magazine

Available at Amazon
or Warner Bros.
"The year of making ('In Your Dreams') was the best year of my life," says rock legend Stevie Nicks in her documentary of the same name.

The film, which was released to home video on Dec. 3, captures the writing and recording of Nicks' most recent studio album. Released in 2011, the set was co-produced by Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics fame), and was her first solo studio effort since 2001's "Trouble In Shangri-La."

Billboard sat down with Nicks at her home in Los Angeles -- the same house where much of "In Your Dreams" was recorded -- to talk about the new DVD and more. Highlights of that extended chat are in the video below.

Check out the full article at Billboard

Friday, December 06, 2013

New Interview: Stevie Nicks discusses In Your Dreams Doc., Fleetwood Mac and Christine McVie

Just Like Magic, Stevie Nicks Reappears In Your Dreams
by Michael Bialas
Huffington Post
Coven set photo courtesy of FX Networks

This must be the Season of the Witch.

Not only did the brilliantly warped minds behind American Horror Story, Ryan and Murphy and Brad Falchuk, create a Coven of them for Season 3, but they also made the witchiest woman of them all part of it.

And Stevie Nicks couldn't be more delighted.

The hippest witch since Samantha Stephens, Nicks doesn't have to twitch her nose to make things happen. The wild heart of Fleetwood Mac, who cast a magical spell with her beguiling presence, dreamy tunes and seductive voice that's also one of the most romantic ever to rock your world, is a powerful force again.

On a season when character Misty Day professes her undying love for Stevie Nicks and her music that weaves its way into the series, the original rock goddess will appear during the closing episodes of Coven.

Saying she is now officially "part of a secret society," after filming her part just before Thanksgiving, Nicks teased, "I can't tell you a thing. ... My lips are sealed." But as enchanting as Nicks remains at the age of 65, it seemed likely the ethereal wordsmith would be more like an open book than a locked diary during this interview that touched on the current status of Fleetwood Mac, her plans for the future, the otherworldly hit FX show and her childhood fascination with witches.

DVD Available at Amazon
On the phone from her lovely home in Los Angeles on December 3, Nicks didn't need a broomstick to enjoy a thrill ride while promoting the DVD of her film documentary In Your Dreams, which was released earlier that day.

The experience, which captures the making of her album of the same name in 2011 with producer, multi-instrumentalist, co-songwriter and co-kindred spirit Dave Stewart, was "magical," Nicks said.

"And it was just nonstop fun. It was kind of like all the parents went away and left the kids. And it was like, 'Whatever, anything you want. Anything you want to do. And if you don't like it, we'll erase it. This is what they said to me: 'If you don't like the way you look, we'll fix it.' He (Stewart) really knows how to film women."

Nicks said the idea of filming the recording process, which also includes spellbinding glimpses into her past lives and loves, came after she decided to do her first solo album since 2001's Trouble in Shangri-La.

The song "Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream)" provided the initial inspiration, written in Brisbane at the end of Fleetwood Mac's 2009 world tour.

"When I got back to L.A., I had a little friend of mine who played violin (Torrey DeVitto), and so we did an acoustic rendition. ... When it was done, I just said, 'You know what? This is so great, I'm gonna have to twist my mind back around to making a record because I can't just put this out by itself."

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Video: Stevie Nicks: Would She Welcome Christine McVie Back Into Fleetwood Mac?

Stevie Nicks chats with Access about Christine McVie, who left Fleetwood Mac in 1998, expressing interest in returning to the band. Would Stevie welcome her back? And, would she have any conditions for Christine if she did return?

Stevie Nicks Shares Her Memories Of The Beatles: 
How Did They Influence Her?
As the 50th anniversary of The Beatles nears, Stevie Nicks chats with Access about how the band influenced her. What does she remember about the band? Plus, which members of the band has she met over the years? And, does she have a favorite Beatle?

Stevie Nicks Talks Having 'The Best Year Of Her Life' While Filming In Your Dreams Documentary
Stevie Nicks chats with Access about the making of her documentary, "Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams," which follows her around as she began writing and recording her first solo album in nearly a decade. Why did she call the experience "the best year of her life.

Stevie Nicks: How Did Reese Witherspoon Inspire Cheaper Than Free?
Stevie Nicks explains to Access how Reese Witherspoon help inspire her song, "Cheaper than Free." Plus, she tells Access why there won't be a movie made about Fleetwood Mac for a "long time." If a film were to be made, where should the story begin?

Video Stevie Nicks: There won't be a movie made about Fleetwood Mac for a "long time."

Stevie Nicks: How Did Reese Witherspoon Inspire Cheaper Than Free?
Stevie Nicks explains to Access how Reese Witherspoon help inspire her song, "Cheaper than Free." Plus, she tells Access why there won't be a movie made about Fleetwood Mac for a "long time." If a film were to be made, where should the story begin?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Interview: Dave Stewart Co-director, Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams

Dave Stewart: Co-director, Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams
Now Toronto

Dave Stewart put on every one of his musical hats – producer, guitarist, songwriter – for Stevie Nicks’s 2011 disc, In Your Dreams. He adds feature film co-director to his artistic resumé with this documentary tracking the album’s creative process and probing Nicks’s personal history and inspirations. He talked with NOW about that collaboration and why it worked. Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams screens at the TIFF Bell Lightbox April 15 to 18.

Given your history with Annie Lennox, it’s obvious you like to work with strong women.

It’s my favourite thing. It’s much more rewarding than working with dumb women. I like working with strong men, too – Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger. They’re very vibrant thinkers. They have inquisitive minds so have much more to add to the process.

What makes you a good collaborator?

People have different ways of getting things done. Some people can be very controlling and not end up with what they want. But my way of working is to be not controlling and end up getting what I want. The smart thing to do is choose to work to with brilliant people. There’s less to do.

What surprised you about Stevie Nicks once you started creating together?

Her loyalty. She’s incredibly loyal to her fans and the people she’s worked with for years and years – her two backup singers in particular, her friends and her family. She’s kept all that private.

Then there’s her incredible work ethic – it’s unbelievable how hard she works. Most people wouldn’t think that about her. They remember her wild periods or imagine her as a kind of ethereal, floating figure. And then you get into the workplace with her and she’s running the ship. 

She’s more erudite than I expected, talking about Keats and Edgar Allan Poe....

But fans know Stevie is that character who’s walked out of an Edgar Allan Poe poem. She talks about how when she was a little girl she was sure that everyone had this thing about Poe, and still to this day she thinks that, when really, no, probably not. She’s always had this side of her – romantic but wandering to the dark side, a kind of Gothic world of writing. She also has a huge connection to something mystical and otherworldly, and when you’re with her and she talks about it, she makes it convincing because she doesn’t talk about it in an airy-fairy way.

How did the film project come about?

When we first started making the movie, Stevie didn’t realize it could be a movie. She thought we were documenting stuff in case we forgot it. But then I did some editing, and when I showed her some of the stuff and suggested it could be part documentary, part something bigger, a snapshot of what happened but also a snapshot of how her mind works, she started to get more intrigued.

You recorded the disc in the living room of Nicks’s mansion – hard enough. But it must have been just as hard to shoot there.

I had a few people miked up, and some ambient microphones. There weren’t that many cameras, and the camera operators worked discreetly. We used those Canon cameras that use very little lighÃ¥t, because there’s nothing worse for an artist than trying to work with a bright light shining in your face.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Stevie Nicks on 'In Your Dreams,' Fleetwood Mac's Tour and Longevity Secrets At SXSW

Stevie Nicks on 'In Your Dreams,' Fleetwood Mac's Tour and Longevity Secrets At SXSW
By Gary Graff, Austin

Stevie Nicks was on hand at South By Southwest to screen “In Your Dreams,” the Dave Stewart-directed documentary about the making of her latest album of the same name, and to play a killer set with Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players. But you can never limit the always-engaged Nicks to just one or two things, so when she sat for one of SXSW’s celebrity interviews on Thursday at the Austin Convention Center, she had plenty to say. Here’s five things we learned during the nearly one-hour session:

She’s Still Devoted to Her Band: Nicks recalled that while she was making her first solo album, “Bella Donna,” the other members of Fleetwood Mac “were terrified that I would do that record and then quit. And I said to them, ‘You guys…’ I wanted to go around and hold each one of their hands and say, ‘Listen, loves, I am never going to leave you. I just need another vehicle. I have trunks of songs…that are never going to be heard. But it’s never going to beat Fleetwood Mac.' What I do is the Lear Jet; they’re the 738. I really did convince them I’m not going anywhere. ‘I love you guys and I love my band. I would never break up Fleetwood Mac, ever. I just take their vacations, that’s all.'”

The Mac Is Ready to Get Back (On The Road): “I’m in rehearsals with them now. We go from ‘Go Your Own Way’ to ‘Sara’ to ‘Never Going Back…’ to ‘Landslide.’ This time we’re actually doing ‘Sister of the Moon,’ which we haven’t done since 1979 or 1980. And it’s dark; (sings) ‘Intense silence as you walk in the room,’ and people are like, ‘What does that mean?’ That’s me talking to me, talking to my alter ego and the person that’s having a hard time being a rock star…Twenty-four songs is what we’re doing. I’m sitting there looking at the board going, ‘Oh my God, we’re only halfway through. We have 12 songs to go and we’ve been playing for six hours!’"

Tom Petty’s Ex-Wife Gets an Assist on “Edge Of 17:" “I asked his wife when she met him – his first wife, Jane – and she said in her very Florida, swamp accent, ‘I met him about the age of 17,’ and I thought she said ‘the edge of 17,’ but she said it’s the age of 17. And I went like, ‘Oh Jane, that’s fantastic,’ and I just wrote it right down. And I told her I was going to use that in a song and she said, ’Oh, that’s fantastic. Go write a hit.’ I was really good friends with her, so she dug it.”

She Has a New Song in the Works: “I just saw a movie I was going to write a song about that I was inspired by in a very strange way – ‘Anna Karenina.’ I’m watching this movie and I’m really riveted by the fact that she was happy in her marriage and it was fun…and then she meets this mom who asks her, ‘Have you ever really been in love?’ What a question! And she’s like, ‘What is love, really?’ and thinks about it. Then she meets her son and it happens. I never jumped in front of a train, but what obsessive love can do to people, I’ve seen it in my own life and I saw it in that movie and it really affected me. I’ve been there and I don’t want to be there again. So now I’m just walking around with this in my head, and I’m so ready to go to the grand piano with white candles and (write)."

We’ll Have Her to Kick Around for Many Years to Come: Since finding a vocal coach in 1997, Nicks said she’s in good enough shape to last a lifetime. “Opera singers plan to sing into their 80s. I plan to not be doing 190 shows when I’m 85, but I do plan to be out there singing when I am a seriously older woman, ‘cause I think my voice will still be pretty good because I’m not gonna let it go. The people that can’t sing anymore that had great voices are people that went away for five years and just decided to come back. You can’t just come back. You have to keep singing – or dancing."

Stevie Nicks Sees Women's Rights Slipping, 'And I Hate It'
At SXSW talk, she addresses feminist gains and losses, heroes from Janis to Jimi
Photo by KUTXAustin
by Dan Rys
March 15, 2013 10:55 AM ET

"The true rock legends truly changed the game," said NPR's Ann Powers by way of introduction Thursday at SXSW Music. "Stevie Nicks definitely changed the game."

Powers conducted a Q&A with the very busy Fleetwood Mac singer – in addition to performing with Dave Grohl's Sound City Players at SXSW, she has a new tour and is set to release a new solo album. The talk ran down the story of Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joining Fleetwood Mac, her regimen for keeping her voice in shape even at the age of 64 and her myriad performing influences. But it opened and closed with a discussion about feminism – not only in the largely male-dominated world of rock & roll, but in society today.

"We fought very hard for feminism, for women's rights," Nicks said in response to a question from the crowd. "What I'm seeing today is a very opposite thing. I don't know why, but I see women being put back in their place. And I hate it. We're losing all we worked so hard for, and it really bums me out."

Nicks and bandmate Christine McVie were strong female figures in an industry where many male musicians were hero-worshipped by fans across the world, and Nicks said they worked to change the perception of women within the rock & roll circles of the Seventies. "I said to Chris, we can never be treated like second-class citizens," she explained. "When we walk into a room we have to float in like goddesses, because that's how we wanted to be treated. We demanded that from the beginning."

Nicks also recalled her days in San Francisco in the late Sixties and early Seventies, when she and Buckingham opened for headliners from Janis Joplin to Jimi Hendrix. "Flamboyance and attitude from Janis, humbleness and grace from Hendrix, and a little bit of slinky from Grace Slick," she said. "Those were the three people who I emulated when I was on stage."

And while it's been more than 30 years since she took up her place in Fleetwood Mac, her voice – bolstered by a vocal coach she has worked with since 1997 – isn't letting her down yet. "Opera singers sing into their 80s," she said. "I don't plan to be doing [hundreds] of shows when I'm 85, but I do plan to still be out there singing when I'm a seriously older woman."

Check out RollingStone comments section on this article.. Stevie's started a great debate!

SXSW Interview: Stevie Nicks
Austin Convention Center, Thursday, March 14
Austin Chronicle

"I will always be a witch." Sure, she was talking about a Halloween costume, but that statement toward the end of Stevie Nicks' hourlong interview summed up many lingering notions about the Fleetwood Mac songstress. Like her mystery, her flamboyance, and yes, her entanglements with the male libido. NPR's Ann Powers posed questions, but the verbose Nicks needed little prompting. She wound in both her solo career and time with the fabled band, at times erring to a sleepover-style boy dish. Continual jabs at Lindsey Buckingham ("Oh, Lindsey likes to lock himself in a studio and make records no one hears.") and waxing about Dave Stewart seemed to miss the point. For an icon to many women, this kind of quintessential trait might have disappointed, but the fire in her eyes when she ripped off her sunglasses for the first time only came when she talked about the feminist movement. The phrase "woman in a man's world" popped into Powers' questions repeatedly, but it has less to do with Nicks' existence in a music business dominated by men than with the world she created for herself – magical, mystical, and maybe a little narcissistic. And that's the way we like her.

SXSW: Stevie Nicks name drops Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Grace Slick, plus Fleetwood Mac, during historical interview session

By Mario Tarradell
Pop Culture - Dallas News

AUSTIN – Stevie Nicks name dropped Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Grace Slick during her SXSW Interview Thursday afternoon with moderator Ann Powers of NPR. From Joplin, she got the flamboyance and the attitude. Hendrix gave her humility and grace. Slick provided the slinky elegance.

“Those are the three people that I emulated for who I was going to be onstage,” said Nicks in her trademark black attire and dark sunglasses as she sat inside the Austin Convention Center.

She wanted to mix feminine and masculine attributes without forgetting to be elegant. For an hour Nicks conversed with Powers as a packed room watched and listened attentively. The legendary female rocker, one of the most influential women in music of the last four decades, has been especially visible in the last two years. Her 2011 solo effort In Your Dreams spawned a tour that stopped at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie. She also has a documentary of the same name that chronicles the recording of the majestic disc with producer Dave Stewart. Plus, she’s in SXSW keynote speaker Dave Grohl’s labor-of-love documentary Sound City: Real to Reel.

But the gist of the Nicks interview was historical. She talked about Fleetwood Mac, naturally, particularly about the harmonious artistic blend of Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and herself. There were each intent on harmony, working diligently to develop the three-part harmony that characterized the modern-day Mac sound. They each approached songwriting differently, which in turn proved mutually complimentary. There was plenty of time devoted to her solo career, particularly her pivotal solo debut 1981′s Bella Donna. Nicks approached her solo album as a way to give a home to her compositions that didn’t fit the group dynamics. But she admits that her band mates were nervous that she’d find success alone and then exit stage left.

“They were so terrified that I would do that record and then I would quit,” she said. “I really had to convince them that I’m not going anywhere.”

She’s still with Fleetwood Mac 32 years later. The band comes to Dallas’ American Airlines Center June 4. And what’s the secret of Nicks’ longevity, the magic potion that keeps her voice sturdy after nightly abuse during the heady ’70s and ’80s? Vocal exercises. She demonstrated by doing nonsensical vocalizations that sounded like on-pitch baby gurgling.

Even elegant rockers need to keep training.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Video | Pics: Stevie Nicks Austin Interview at SXSW

SXSW interview with Stevie Nicks
By Chad Swiatecki

If you’re an interviewer you don’t keep famed rock singer Stevie Nicks on a short leash. The better move is to think of a question or topic like a stick thrown to a dog; she’ll chase after its general direction but the chances of the stick being retrieved are about 50/50. Thankfully, there aren’t many interview subjects who are as interesting to watch wander as Nicks, as National Public Radio journalist Ann Powers learned Thursday evening during an talk that saw the singer cover the early days of Fleetwood Mac, her relationship with Lindsey Buckingham, her songwriting partnership with Christine McVie and Buckingham and how she came to work with Dave Stewart on her new album “In Your Dreams.”

On she and Buckingham joining Fleetwood Mac: Nicks (whose all black ensemble and sunglasses lent to her mystical reputation) said the band based its decision on bringing she and Buckingham on board on whether McVie approved of Nicks. Talking about the entire group’s introductory dinner at a Mexican restaurant, she recalled a pair of Cadillacs pulling up outside with the FM members and entourage pouring out, contrasted against she and Buckingham being dirt poor. “Christine and I got on like thieves… babbling like a gaggle of geese.” Soon after she and McVie started rehearsing for the group’s next album - 1975’s self-titled bestseller - with Nicks and Buckingham making the then astronomical sum of $200 a week. “We hit the road in June and by October we each were millionaires.”

Above Photos by: Mindy Best

On fitting into the male-dominated world of rock: “I said we can’t be treated like second-class citizens. When we walk into a room… we have to float in there like goddesses. It worked. The boys never went anywhere without us and we were always invited to the party.” Later, Nicks took her most serious tone of the hour-long talk when discussing the control many female artists have ceded to handlers and label directors afer she and other female artist spent the ’70s and ’80s fighting to have their own say. Removing her sunglasses to make her point clear, she talked about her burgeoning desire to get actively involved in women’s equality on a political front.

On working with McVie and Buckingham as songwriting partners: Powers astutley described the three writers’ roles as McVie being the maternal one, Buckingham being the “weird alpha male” one and Nicks serving as the bridge between the two. The singer agreed, saying McVie was responsible for hits like “Hold Me” and “Say That You Love Me,” with Buckingham doing what he could to rough up those pure pop creations with his rocker proclivities. “I sequenced ‘Rumours’ so that one side is creepy and eerie and the other side is more poppy, to have two different experiences.”

On drawing inspiration from literature and film: In one of the more interesting and revealing segments of the talk, Nicks talked about seeing her own life through the lens of works by Edgar Allen Poe (when she was a teenager), the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast and the recent film adaptation of “Anna Karenina,” its lessons “about what obsessive love can do” about how after seeing it she was “ready to go to the grand piano with white candles. I’m not Anna. I’ve been there and I don’t want to be there again. It got me misery, unhappiness, two or three years to get over it and bad karma. You learn; don’t mess with a married man.” Later on she offered, “I’ve already written about that and I will write about it again.”


 Couple of brief clips of Stevie and Dave speaking after the film and before her sit down interview with Ann Power... Thanks to Mike Bise for the quick upload!

TODAY at #SXSW: Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" Screening and Interview + Live w/ Sound City Players

SXSW Music Thursday highlights

Dave Grohl Keynote:
His “Sound City” documentary played Wednesday night during SXSW Film, and Thursday, Grohl delivers the 2013 Music keynote at 11:00 AM CDT in Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center. It’s open to badgeholders but will be streamed live at and Check for updates or changes in the schedule.

Sound City Players:
Meat Puppets, Dave Grohl, and the Sound City Players, 8pm, Stubb's - It's time for rock's friendliest superstar to invite the Meat Puppets to open and then for Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Nirvana's Krist Novoselic, Rick Springfield, Fear's Lee Ving, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk, Slipnot's Corey Taylor, and more to play at what is the festival's craziest, most star-studded concert. If you end up having grand kids  you'll be telling them about this one.

SXSW Stevie Nicks Interview:
The Fleetwood Mac chanteuse is everywhere this year. She’s in her own documentary, “In Your Dreams,” and in Grohl’s “Sound City.” She’ll talk Thursday with NPR’s Ann Powers. 5 p.m. in Room 18ABC in the Convention Center. This interview is open to all Music and Platinum badges as well as Artist Wristbands.

In Your Dreams:
The movie “In Your Dreams” about recording Stevie's new album will premiere at 2:30 p.m. today at the Paramount Theatre.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The SXSW Interview with Stevie Nicks March 14th - 5pm Austin Convention Center

Stevie Nicks to Speak at SXSW Music Conference
The South By Southwest Music Conference proudly announces a very special interview with Stevie Nicks. The ever-evolving Nicks is in the middle of a whirlwind of activity this year. She is the subject of the documentary "In Your Dreams" telling the story of her latest album of the same title, including collaborations with Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard. "In Your Dreams" is screening at the SXSW Film Festival. She is also featured in SXSW Keynote Dave Grohl's "Sound City" documentary and singing in a series of shows Grohl is playing with veterans of the famed studio. Later this spring, Fleetwood Mac hits the road for a heavily anticipated world tour. These current projects are the latest chapter in an acclaimed career as a singer, songwriter and icon of rock music.

The SXSW Interview with Stevie Nicks takes place in the Austin Convention Center at 5 PM on Thursday, March 14, closing out the day's conference activities. This interview is open to all Music and Platinum badges as well as Artist Wristbands.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

LISTEN: INTERVIEW with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac and Mike Ragogna

IN YOUR DREAMS w/ Stevie Nicks
Mike Ragogna interviewed Stevie Nicks on his show Mike Ragogna's 2.0.  It first aired October 18th and will air again this Tue, Oct 23rd (8:00 am - 9:00 am) but it's now available to stream or download at 100.1 FM KRUU.  He spoke with Stevie about her new documentary "In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks" plus music in general.  The interview is about 23 minutes long.

100.1 FM KRUU

This interview preceded the Huffington Post interview that Mike posted back on October 4th.

In Your Dreams Documentary Premieres at Hampton's: Chatting With Stevie Nicks
Huffington Post Interview

Thursday, October 18, 2012

TOMORROW on Flick Nation: Interview with STEVIE NICKS

Photo by Tim Mosenfelder

TOMORROW, Flick Nation presents Soundwaves TV's exclusive interview with Stevie Nicks on the making of her new documentary "In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks" with Dave Stewart. Once it's posted, I'll provide links here. It will also be posted on the Soundwaves TV Facebook Page and also on the Flick Nation Facebook Page... "Like" both of them and stay up to date.

Here's the Interview

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

LISTEN: INTERVIEW with Stevie Nicks on The Lady Brain Show (Podcast)

with Steph & Lauren

Stevie Nicks was interviewed on The Lady Brain Show about her documentary IN YOUR DREAMS - STEVIE NICKS. The interviewed aired this past weekend... If you missed it, the interview is now available to listen to online here. podcasts 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Video + Radio Interview: Stevie Nicks on The Lady Brain Show Tonight!

with Steph & Lauren

This week, Stevie Nicks tells us about her newest endeavour, the film she made with Dave Stewart, about the making of her album “In Your Dreams.”

If you missed this interview last night (like me), you can catch it today (Sunday) at 10pm in Phoenix on KWSS 106.7FM. Listen live, stream it or get the podcasts later in the week at The Lady Brain Show! 

Stevie Nicks red carpet interview at 20th annual Hamptons International Film Festival

Rock legend Stevie Nicks attends the 20th annual Hamptons International Film Festival for the premiere of her documentary, "In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks." Ms. Nicks discusses the documentary, what she hopes the audience will away from the film, and more.

Friday, October 12, 2012

INTERVIEW: Stevie Nicks' 'Dreams' in full view

Lib at Large: Stevie Nicks' 'Dreams' in full view
By Paul Liberatore
Marin Independent Journal

STEVIE NICKS WAS on the road — as usual — being driven to the Hamptons Film Festival for last Sunday's world premiere of "In Your Dreams," her self-produced documentary chronicling the year she spent recording her latest solo album — her first in a decade — with the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart.

Talking on her cellphone as she rolled through Long Island, she confessed, "I'm really nervous about it. I've seen the film a hundred times because I've been editing it since last February. But, honestly, this is my first time delving into anything involving film. In the '80s, we made a lot of videos, but that's as filmesque as I've ever been. I know so little about all of this. I've never been to a film festival before in my life."

She didn't take long to get the hang of it. After the premiere, the 64-year-old rock hall of famer treated the audience in Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theater to an impromptu medley that included 1981's "Bella Donna," the title track of an album that's sold more than 8 million copies and earned her the title of "the reigning queen of rock 'n' roll" from Rolling Stone magazine.

We can only hope she feels that inspired when she's here for Friday's 6:30 p.m. screening of "In Your Dreams" at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

"San Francisco is kind of like my second hometown," she told me in a voice that is surprisingly deep. "I lived there and started playing in aband from 1968 to 1971, so I really feel like I'm coming home."
Nicks met schoolmate Lindsey Buckingham during her senior year at Menlo Atherton High School on the peninsula. He was playing "California Dreamin'" at a party, she began harmonizing with him, and thus began one of the most enduring and tempestuous relationships in rock.

Two years later, he invited her to join him in Fritz, a band that was popular enough in the Bay Area in those days to open for Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the other groups that created the San Francisco Sound.

"We happened to live in San Francisco during the greatest music period of all time, from 1966 to 1971," she told me. "We opened all those amazing shows at the Fillmore and the Avalon and Winterland. That was one of those accidentally-we-fell-upon it times in our lives."

Wearing her feather boas, furs and oversized glasses, Joplin had a flamboyant stage persona that Nicks would later interpret in her own mystical way, creating an ethereal visual style — diaphanous skirts and shawls, platform boots, layers of leather and lace.

"We opened for Janis two, maybe three times," she recalled. "When you're in the band that opens up, the perk is that you get to sit on the side of the stage and watch the headlining act. What I walked away with from watching her was huge. You don't want to be Janis Joplin, but you certainly pick up the things she did that you love and carry them into your own thing. San Francisco made Lindsey and I who we are. That's where we learned how to be rock 'n' roll' stars."
With that experience behind them, when she and Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975, they were ready for the big time.

"Lindsey and I had learned our craft in San Francisco," she explained. "That's why it was so easy for us to walk onstage with Fleetwood Mac 1975."

Nicks' impact on the formerly British band was immediate. Fleetwood Mac's eponymous 1975 album was a commercial and critical success, thanks largely to her song "Rhiannon," voted by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 greatest songs of all time. She also contributed "Landslide," another much-covered classic.

The band was flying high when it holed up in Sausalito's Record Plant to record "Rumours," the 1978 album of the year. It's sold 40 million copies on the strength of four Top 10 singles, including Nicks' song "Dreams," the band's first and only No. 1 hit.

In "Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album," producer Ken Caillat reveals the drama around the band then, the creative differences, infidelity, divorce, drugs, alcohol and hard partying that the group somehow managed to survive. Despite that chaotic history, Nicks has pleasant memories of that crazy period.

"We were in Sausalito for about four months," she recalled. "That was one of the best times I can remember. Being in Sausalito every day and being able to sit in restaurants and look across the bay at San Francisco and drink Irish coffee and laugh and kid around and then go to work in this beautiful studio was so much fun. We have great memories of Sausalito."

Nicks, who has recovered from addiction to cocaine and the prescription drug Klonopin, has eight acclaimed solo albums to her credit. The new one, "In Your Dreams," was recorded in the mansion she owns in Pacific Palisades that is featured so prominently in the documentary. She bought the place in 2005, but lives most of the time with her dog in a nearby one-bedroom apartment overlooking the ocean.

"The house became one of the characters in the film," she said. "In San Francisco in the '60s we would have said, 'This is a happening.' It was like a trip without the acid. Everybody who would come over would just want to be there. We were like rolling stones that were gathering moss."

One of the guests was Buckingham, who played acoustic guitar and sang background vocals on the recording of "Soldier Song," a track inspired by the volunteer work Nicks has done with wounded veterans at Walter Reed Hospital.

In the film, Buckingham's visit was portrayed as a healing moment in their famously stormy love affair cum friendship.

"You could see him relax and start having a great time," she remembered. "He didn't feel like he was in any kind of competition (with Dave Stewart). But since the beginning, Lindsey and I never really agreed on anything, but that's just who we are. If we had felt exactly the same, I don't think we would have made a good duo. We're always going to be Lindsey and Stevie. It was the same when we were 16 and 17 as it is now that we're 63 and 64. We're exactly the same people."

Nicks is at the end of a summerlong tour behind the "In Your Dreams" album. The Rafael Film Center screening of the 101-minute documentary about the making of the record will be its West Coast premiere. On Oct. 27, she stars in "A Bewitching Evening with Stevie Nicks," a Halloween street party benefit for the revamping of A.C.T.'s Strand Theatre (

Nicks looks back on the year she spent making the record and the film as the best of her life. "When everybody left, I sat on the stairs, put my head in my hands and cried," she recalled. "I really didn't want it to end."

But she's knows it's time to look ahead. She will rejoin Fleetwood Mac in February for yet another tour.

"At some point you have to move on," she said. "And Fleetwood Mac, they're waiting. We'll probably tour all next year. And then I'll go back to my own world the year after next. That's the future."

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Film Review: In Your Dreams Stevie Nicks + Submit Your Questions For Stevie Flicknation Interview

In Your Dreams: Stevie Nicks Film Review
The Hollywood Reporter
by John DeFore

Stevie Nicks and producer Dave Stewart co-direct a diary about the album they made together.

THE HAMPTONS, NEW YORK — A diaristic doc whose appeal is limited strictly to megafans, In Your Dreams: Stevie Nicks chronicles the collaboration between Nicks and Eurythmics member Dave Stewart on the 2011 album of the same name. A raucous premiere here (with viewers applauding after every song) suggests Nicks has enough admirers to fill special screenings here and there, but the film is best suited to a CD/DVD Collectors' Edition package.

Nicks and Stewart share directing credit on the film, displaying an enthusiasm for effects -- from filters to fisheye lenses -- that sometimes exacerbates the choppiness of Shane Mclafferty's editing. Their stylistic flourishes fit more smoothly in the music video-like sequences scattered throughout, where 19th-century costumes and the occasional vampire or magician matches the music's mood.

The film opens "somewhere in Southern California," where Nicks has decided to set up mikes in the middle of her sprawling old house and spend the better part of a year piecing a record together with Stewart and some other old friends. Having handed Stewart a book full of writings (she uses the word "poems" pretty loosely), the two collaborate on making songs from them; the film gives each track its own bit of screen time, whether it was inspired by a long-ago post-rehab romance ("For What It's Worth") or is little more than an aural book report about "Wide Sargasso Sea."

This may suit devotees, but more casual fans will wish for a movie that doesn't assume we already know everything there is to know about the singer's career. Only one brief tangent on her childhood makes its way onscreen, and there's almost no talk of her early solo outings or her heyday with Fleetwood Mac. (An enjoyable bit of keyboard noodling on "Dreams" is as close as we get to the glory days.) Old bandmates Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham do drop by to record on new songs, though, and we are treated to a funny story about the time Nicks tried to steal a Mike Campbell tune that became Tom Petty's "Runaway Trains."
Though unconvinced viewers may snort when Nicks compares herself to Bob Dylan or treats lyrics scribbled on hotel stationery like relics of great import, we do see things partly explaining her success: Knowing she's not getting what she wants during a track's playback, she proves to have remembered one of Stewart's guitar solos better than he himself does.

Production Company: Weapons of Mass Entertainment
Directors-Executive Producers: Dave Stewart, Stevie Nicks
Producers: Dave Stewart, Paul Boyd
Director of photography: Paul Boyd
Editor: Shane Mclafferty
Sales: John Beug
No rating, 100 minutes

On 'IN YOUR DREAMS' Documentary

Sound Waves TV on the west coast will be interviewing Stevie tomorrow (Oct 10) about the new documentary and are asking fans "what's on your mind"... Ask Stevie a question.

Think about it.. Check out what others have put forth and submit your question on the Sound Waves TV Facebook page

It will soon be available on their Flick Nation radio show. 

(Weekly 1-hour talk show; hosted by Willis, and featuring Steve Wagner, Kevin Tripp and "Man in Hollywood" Steven Kirk). It's wall-to-wall insider news, rumors, deals, reviews and attitude! Available on Stitcher Smart Radio, iTunes,, and   Flicknation on Facebook

Friday, October 05, 2012

Day 1: Hamptons International Film Fest - With Stevie Nicks (Interviews and photos)

Day 1: The Hamptons International Film Festival is under way!  

Photographer Lisa Tamburini was there... She captured a couple shots here of Stevie Nicks during Day 1 of the festival where many filmmakers and stars were on hand doing press.

Check out the East Hampton Patch for larger images and check in with the East Hampton Patch all weekend long for updates on the festival.  Stevie's documentary film debuts this Sunday!

Thanks to Lisa Tamburini and Dawn Watson for Tweeting out some shots of Stevie.. She looks great!  Exciting weekend for all I"m sure!

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Below Photos: The first one is of Lisa Tamburini (The photographer). The second photo below is of Journalist Dawn Watson, who interviewed Stevie just the other day.  If you missed it, check out her interview at  27 East. Dawn Watson on Twitter

INTERVIEW: Stevie Nicks On Making "In Your Dreams" And The Hamptons
By Nicole B. Brewer and Nicole Barylski

After a ten year hiatus legendary songwriter Stevie Nicks is back with her latest album "In Your Dreams" and a rockumentary, produced by the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, of the same name. "When you see it you are going to be living in my world for one hour and forty minutes," said Nicks during our recent interview. The 'gypsy' is in the Hamptons this weekend for the 20th Hamptons International Film Festival. We sat down with her at The Maidstone on a gorgeous fall afternoon to get the scoop. 

"It was the best year of my life! I have never had so much fun in my life," exclaimed Nicks as we sat in the garden and talked about nail polish a bit before our interview officially began. She prefers OPI Big Apple Red and does her nails herself saying as we settled in, "If I wasn't doing this I'd be a manicurist!" 

The "In Your Dreams" album was ten years in the making and all started with 9/11 explained Nicks, "I went on the road at the end of June with 'Trouble in Shangri-La'. I had been on the road for two and a half months, which is nothing and then 9/11 happened. So for all practical purposes the record and everything blew up." Nicks was in New York by herself set to enjoy her one day off on that fateful day, her band was in Canada getting ready for the next leg of the tour. "I went to bed at 7:30 p.m.," she went on to say, "and when [my assistant] Karen woke me up at 11 a.m. the world had changed." 

Ever generous to her devoted fans, Nicks stayed on the road for another month because "no one had turned their tickets in or asked for refunds." She went on the "Say You Will" tour with Fleetwood Mac in 2002, then again on her own in 2003 and 2004. During that time she kept pondering writing and another record but the music industry was in flux and piracy was a hot topic. Her advisors told her to enjoy touring and wait. Nicks says her managers told her, "You're a songwriter, you create the song it's yours, you write the poem, and you put it out. [Then] one person buys it and sends it out to 500 personal friends and they send it out to their friends. You are a songwriter this is how you make money. What we recommend is you go back on the road because you can still do big shows and sell tickets. A lot of people can't." So she did. 

Inspiration for "In Your Dreams" happened quite unexpectedly in 2009 while on tour with Fleetwood Mac in Australia. "I saw the second 'Twilight' movie and wrote 'Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream)' right then." Nicks told us, "There was a piano in my suite and I said to my assistant Karen, I am ready to make a record now. I don't care what is going on around me I'm doing it. If nobody wants it or everybody steals it I will have to deal with that then." 

As soon as she got off tour she called Dave Stewart and asked him if he wanted to work with her to produce. He jumped right in. "Dave came up [to my house] to spend one day discussing it and I said why don't we do it here. We don't have to go into the studio and pay $2,500 per day. He said, 'let's do it.'" Vamping a bit and mimicking her dear friend and collaborator she went on, "By the third day he said, 'Darling we have to film this.' And I said, 'Darling do you know what that means?' Now this guy dresses up every day and loves it." Nicks is not in full stage dress and makeup at home, she likes a more casual look. For her the thought of cameras every day meant hair, makeup, and wardrobe which caused some hesitation. She relented when he reassured her, "He said if you don't love it, we won't use it. I said, 'Hand to God?' and he promised 'Swear to God.'" But he didn't get off that easy. "Fair enough," she told him, "But I will hunt you down and kill you if any of it gets out and I don't like it." 

From there they filmed for a year and in her words, "Had the best time." Stewart's team then edited a year of her life down to three hours. Later the film would be cut to a final hour and forty minutes. "We finished just two weeks ago," said Nicks, "With that kind of thing it's like 'no you can't have it it's not done yet.'" When they finally handed it in and realized the film was complete Nicks was "in tears and I said 'take it.' It's like your child." 

Regarding the genius that is Dave Stewart, Nicks went on to gush a bit, "He is an amazing photographer. He's been filming women for years. With Annie Lennox, he is the reason she cut off all her hair. He was behind all of this amazing stuff, I didn't even know." On "In Your Dreams," Nicks says he gave everyone Flip cameras and said, "Everyone film and we will see what we come up with. If it doesn't make sense or is an 'Alice In Wonderland' bewitched world we won't put it up. If we love it we will let people have it." It was an "easy thing to do because Dave made it into a no big deal thing." 

Having only been in and out of the Hamptons a mere three times for benefits over the years Nicks is looking forward to enjoying the film festival weekend in Sag Harbor with friends. So if you notice a familiar looking blonde with a crescent moon necklace window shopping next to you on Main Street take time for a second look, it might just be the Stevie Nicks, star of "In Your Dreams" and 140 million album selling Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend. 

 • Get up close and personal with Stevie Nicks at Bay Street Theatre on Sunday, October 7, 2012, at noon for a "Conversation With Stevie Nicks" presented by Capital One. Catch a screening of "In Your Dreams" during the Hamptons International Film Festival this weekend at the Sag Harbor Cinema also on Sunday, October 7, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. For details check out

photo below was Tweeted by Rafer Guzman, Film Critic for Newsday earlier today.
The photo was taken by Karen Johnston, Stevie's Assistant
Stevie Nicks discusses her first film at the Hamptons International Film Festival
By Rafer Guzman

The Hamptons received a visit from California rock royalty Thursday night when Stevie Nicks drove into town. On Friday afternoon, Nicks, the face of Fleetwood Mac and a solo artist in her own right, began granting interviews to discuss her first film "In Your Dreams: Stevie Nicks."

The documentary chronicles the making of her 2011 album, "In Your Dreams," which was produced by Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics) and Glenn Ballard. It became the singer’s fifth album to enter Billboard’s Top Ten.

Stewart and Nicks co-directed the film, which will have its world premiere 3 p.m. Sunday at the Regal Southampton. Nicks will also be interviewed before a live audience earlier that day at 1 p.m. at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

Nicks, 64, sat poolside at the Maidstone hotel to talk about her first film and her first-time jitters. Here's an edited version of the conversation.

How did you choose the Hamptons festival for your world premiere?
I can't tell you that, because I honestly don't know. I've never been to a film festival. I've heard of Sundance and Cannes, but I've never gone to them, so I really have no idea.

So who made the decision?
Probably Liz [Rosenberg, powerhouse publicist, relaxing in a deck-chair nearby]. Dave and his people spent all last year editing the film, probably 10 to 11 months, down to 3 hours. And then on Feb. 1, me and Dave's editor and my assistant Karen [Johnston], we started editing at my house. So we edited for four months to take it from 3 hours down to an hour-40. I've been on tour, editing, on tour, editing. So really this has all come very fast. I was just told by the powers that be that the Hamptons film festival was fantastic, and that I was lucky enough to have been asked. I'm thrilled to be here, because I've never really gotten to spend any time here. I'm not leaving till Monday.

Are you coming to see the film?
I'll be the one cowering in the dark, with my hands over my eyes. I'll be all the way in the back row. 

Stevie Nicks attends the HIFF at the Maidstone Arms  in East Hampton. October 5, credit:Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.comStevie Nicks attends the HIFF at the Maidstone Arms  in East Hampton. October 5, credit:Rob Rich/