Showing posts with label Jimmy Iovine. Show all posts
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

STEVIE NICKS joins forces with Jimmy Iovine TONIGHT on American Idol

Thirty one years after producing Stevie's debut album "Bella Donna", and the 1983 follow-up "Wild Heart" Jimmy Iovine, American Idol resident Mentor, teams up with Stevie Nicks to Mentor the remaining Top 9 contestants on season 11 of American Idol - airing Tonight! on FOX

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Photo: Stevie Nicks surfaces at Grammy Event Honoring Jimmy Iovine

Jimmy Iovine was honored Feb 8, 2012 at Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles by the Producers and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy for his commitment to excellent and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music.

Stevie and Jimmy go way back of course.  Jimmy was instrumental in the production of Stevie's first two solo albums Bella Donna and The Wild Heart.

Photo by Lester Cohen

Sheila E tweeted this photo today from last nights event. Does anyone know the connection Stevie has to Sheila E? Me & my friend Ms Stevie Nicks hanging last nite on Twitpic

Interscope Records' Jimmy Iovine: 
'Lana Del Rey's Voice Haunts Me the Way Stevie Nicks' Did' 

After a video segment featuring several vintage clips of Iovine working in the studio, the Interscope Geffen A&M chairman took some time to reflect on his tenure in the industry, thanking many in the room personally. He then introduced his latest signing, Lana Del Rey, who performed her breakout song, “Video Games”.

The sexy newcomer has been the subject of much controversy in recent weeks after a shaky TV debut on Saturday Night Live. But the 25-year-old beauty clearly has Iovine in her corner. He called her “an incredible girl” and told the crowd that Interscope has “a real commitment to her “ just moments after complimenting Nicks, standing nearby, for her one-of-a-kind voice. “I dare anybody to tell me that’s shit’s not amazing,” said Iovine of Del Rey’s debut album, Born to Die. “It’s left-of-center, it doesn’t sound like anything on the radio, it’s not trying to be anything to anyone…”

The Hollywood Reporter asked Iovine if was in fact comparison Del Rey to the iconic Nicks. His answer? “Lana haunts me the way that Stevie's voice haunted me and I just love her album so much,” he said. “But I can't compare anybody to Stevie Nicks because Stevie has the greatest tone of any female rock singer that I've ever heard.”

Full article at Hollywood Reporter