Showing posts with label Lifebeat Benefit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lifebeat Benefit. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


Last week, Buzzworthy Bestie Justin Tranter of Semi Precious Weapons had pretty much the BEST week ever! After Kate Moss personally invited him to a Topshop VIP party, where he danced with Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony (I. SWEAR!), he got invited to a Stevie Nicks listening party, where he MET the legendary woman herself. And if you DON’T know who Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac are, let’s both please take a moment to feel sorry for you. Go on… I’ll wait…

Okay. Read what Justin Tranter emailed me about meeting the unparalleled Stevie Nicks!

I get invited to a lot of cool things ‘cus I’ve been pounding the pavement of New York City in four-inch heels for a LONG time. But when I got invited to meet STEVIE NICKS at her Sound Stage Sessions listening party I almost died. She is truly one of my biggest inspirations ever. I have every Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks record and DVD. It’s almost an issue! Haha.

I called my girl CariDee English from America’s Next Top Model, Marc Jacobs model and actor Jimmy Knehans, and my girls Krista and Jen and said ‘We HAVE to go!’ Me, Caridee and Jimmy schwerked the red carpet while waiting for the gold dust queen of rock ‘n’ roll to arrive. She made a grand but VERY loving entrance.

After she took photos and signed some things for charity I got to meet her. She was SO sweet and actually wanted to chat. She told me that I looked gorgeous, and that ‘the world is going to want to hear real rock ‘n’ roll soon, so keep on fighting the good fight. Take whatever comes your way in such a weird time in the industry, economy and world.’

Whoa! Stevie Nicks. F**ing Stevie Nicks! My mom is going to be so mad she wasn’t with me!


Matt Harvey squares off with Stevie Nicks at Greenhouse

Stevie Nicks was running fashionably late for her CD listening party Thursday night. Each time a boldface name was marched down Greenhouse’s red carpet, there was polite applause—and the excitement for Nicks grew. The crowd was a mix of gay and straight, neatly dressed and not so much, middle-aged and youngish.The only thing they seemed to have in common was a desire to catch a glimpse of the queen of implacable West Coast cool. Legendary gossip Michael Musto, surveying the scene waspishly from behind his chunky glasses, explained why Nicks still packs them in after 35 years:“The people who love Stevie Nicks really love her, more than they love God.” His soft voice dropping to a near-whisper, he added, “Most of them don’t even believe in God.”

When the melodic guitar intro of “Landslide” echoed through the club, a hush fell over the fans. They parted for Nicks as she walked regally to the back of the club. Her long blond tresses falling over a black poncho and her eyes behind tinted aviator glasses, Nicks is still the hallmark of mellow ’70s California rock. Curled up on a couch, she spoke softly. Referring to her never-changing vibe she said, “When you’re me, you never change. I started off this way when I was 25 years old, and I’m not a chameleon.” Leaning into my ear she added, “I’m a definite hippie, but a stylish hippie.”

I gently asked her if it was still fun to sing “Edge of Seventeen.” She replied, “I get to ride around in limousines and stay in beautiful hotel rooms, it’s electrifyingly fun.” But the mellow polish came off, and she couldn’t resist giving me the score. “You want to do what I do, so I can’t see that it would ever get old.”

Friday, April 03, 2009


April 2, 2009: Greenhouse in New York City was the place to be last night if you were a Stevie Nicks fan. For the second time this week, fans were able to get up-close to Stevie at the LIFEbeat AIDS Benefit Listening Party to help her celebrated the release of her new DVD "Live in Chicago" and the CD "The Soundstage Sessions" 

photo credit: Paul Zimmerman