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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

@StevieNicks eager to see her #AHS gig + (Spoiler) tonights two songs revealed

Stand back, Stevie Nicks fans: The legendary songstress makes her much-anticipated appearance on “American Horror Story: Coven” at 9 p.m. Wednesday on FX. 

The longtime Fleetwood Mac rocker, famous for her singular voice, signature shawls and onstage twirls, has a guest-starring gig on this season’s 10th episode, titled “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks.” 

In the show, swamp witch Misty Day (Lily Rabe) is obsessed with the real-life rocker. Misty gets to meet her idol when Fiona (Jessica Lange) invites Nicks to the young witches’ New Orleans home. 

Nicks talked about her “AHS” debut during a phone interview Tuesday from her house in Phoenix. Nicks hasn’t seen the episode yet; she wants to be surprised when she watches it later that night after performing a concert in Vegas with Fleetwood Mac. 

“I’ll be walking around telling everybody, ‘If you've seen it, don’t tell me what happens — or I’ll have to put a spell on you,’ ” Nicks said.

Q. You became friends with “AHS” and “Glee” co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk when “Glee” did a Fleetwood Mac episode. What did you think when they asked you to be on “AHS?”

A. In my stupid mind I’m thinking I’ll wear a long black dress and walk through the beautiful white house and just say, “Hello witches!” and keep on going.

Q. Were you nervous? 

A. My assistant read the script out loud to me and at the end I’m like, “They do know I’m not an actress, right?” I didn’t sleep too good that night. I was seriously worried I was going to suck. ... I just said, “Stevie, you’re going to have to focus and listen to what they say. Listen to your director Alfonso [GomezRejon], who’s amazing, and listen to all the girls. They’re going to help you.”

Q. You perform two songs in the show. Did you pick them?

A. They decided everything. I was pretty sure ‘Rhiannon’ would be in it. It’s Misty’s anthem. It’s Stevie’s anthem. I was really glad because that’s probably the only song I sit and play whenever I walk into a hotel that has a piano. I hadn’t played piano in eight or nine months. I’m like, ‘Not only am I going to be terrible at reciting lines but I’m going to make lots of mistakes on the piano because I haven’t played in so long.’ I didn’t [make mistakes], actually. I was even able to look up once in a while. It was pretty great.

Q. Are you worried your appearance on the show will resurrect the witch rumors that have dogged you for so long?

A. No. Everybody is smart enough to know that I wore black for one reason. Why do we all wear black? Because it makes you look skinnier, of course. When Ryan asked me, he knew about all [the rumors]. He said, “I know you kind of had a problem with it.” I said I don’t have a problem with it. I am a) not a witch and b) even if I was a witch, it’s my life. I’m 65 years old and I can do anything I want. I’m not going to not do stuff because there might be a crazy little bunch of wacko fans out there that are going to take it the wrong way. 

Q. You hadn’t seen previous seasons of “AHS” when they first asked to use your music. What did you think when you saw this season’s premiere?

A. I’ve never been to a horror show in my life, ever. When I saw the first episode I was a little shocked, honestly. I was like, ‘Oh my God, if my mom was still alive, what would she say?’

Q. Why did you let them use your songs in the show?

A. They basically told me my music was needed because there was a character who was a witch that wasn’t part of the coven, who lived out in the swamp and basically heals people and animals and was really nice. She had no friends, no family. My songs were like her go-to self-help book. That’s how I hope my songs will affect everybody — the same way they affect Misty in the show. So I was thrilled. Misty was going to singlehandedly take my music to a whole new generation of people who probably never heard of Fleetwood Mac or me. That’s that age-14 to age-40 group. What a gift that is for me as a writer to know that my music would be picked up by a whole other generation of young people.

Q. You give Misty your shawl in the episode. Did you give anything to the actress, (Northwestern alum) Lily Rabe, who’s a big fan of your music in real life?

A. I did give Lily a really beautiful black skirt and velvet jacket that is just fantasmagorical. I just made that word up. She has done me a huge favor by being that girl that takes on my spirit and sends that music out into the world to a whole other generation. There is no greater gift. I thought a beautiful black outfit was the least I could do for Lily Rabe. She lost her mom [actress Jill Clayburgh] not very long ago, one year before I lost my mom. When I wrote her the note that went with her outfit I said, ‘I know you lost your mom and so did I. I’m around if you need me.’ We’ll probably be friends forever.

Q. Television can entail long hours on the set. Was it tiring?

A. [My routine is] I go into makeup at 5, I go on stage at 8, I come off at 11. I change, get in an airplane, fly to the next city and order room service. This is my life. By the time we got through six or seven hours and they’re like, ‘One more time,’ I’m like, ‘Are you insane? Again?’ Sixteen hours in, I thought I was going to turn into the old crone witch any second. I’d been wearing my high-heeled Stevie boots all day long. I couldn’t have been more tired if I tried.

Q. Would you do it again?

A. This is a step into a whole other world for me. It does not mean that I want to be an actress. It means that there are other things out there for me to do beside just touring and just singing. I look forward to seeing what happens to me after this. I feel like this is going to change my life in a lot of really good ways. It’s proven to people I can step out of the mold.

Before we hung up, Nicks asked how we were coping with the brutal cold in Chicago. Her parents lived here for three years in the late ’60s while she was in college.

“It was the only move I didn’t make with them,” the Arizona native said. “I went there when they were looking for a house. It was so damn cold I said I don’t think I can live there. And I love Chicago.”“I know you guys are suffering,” she added. “I just want you to know I’m blowing hot wind toward you.”

Lori Rackl
Chicago Sun-Times

Click through to Zap2it to find out what two songs will be performed on tonights show... 

Monday, December 09, 2013

Video: Spoiler Chat: American Horror Story Coven "The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks"

American Horror Story: Coven. Got any witchy scoop?
by TV Scoop Team
eonline (Full article)

Double, bubble, toil, and trouble, we need Stevie Nicks on the double! (Ack, sorry we know that was majorly lame.) Our amazing Marc Malkin recently chatted with Lily Rabe and she revealed a little bit of behind-the-scenes scoop that you've just gotta hear. 

"She brought me this amazing black velvet jacket and lace 
skirt from her early 
Fleetwood Mac days." 

Rabe shared, 
"It's great sort of witch appropriate gear." 

So what will Nicks be doing on the show? The Coven star gushed, 

"There's singing and there's dancing and there's musical things that happen. I might be doing some shawl spinning."

Episode 10 titled "The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks" finds Fiona attempting to out the new Supreme with a visit from Stevie Nicks. This first episode in which Stevie appears will air January 8th.  A second episode that Stevie appears in hasn't been announced yet, but will take place sometime before the series ends in January.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Stevie Nicks will do two episodes of American Horror Story: Coven

Producer Ryan Murphy tweeted that Stevie will now appear in two episodes of American Horror Story: Coven... The first episode she was reported to appear in was episode 10 which would air on January 8th. With Stevie now in a further episode, I'm not sure if her first appearance will come before or after this date... We'll have to wait and see closer to the dates.  

American Horror Story: Coven airs Wednesday's at 10pm|ET on the FX Channel.

Air Dates:
Episode 8:  December 4th
Episode 9:  December 11th
Winter Break
Episode 10: January 8th
Episode 11: January 15th
Episode 12: January 22nd
Episode 13: January 29th

Photos below by Lily Rabe

Episode 8 Preview - Airing December 4th

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

#AHSCoven Recap... Episode 6 featured the Stevie Nicks track "Leather and Lace"

"Get him out of here. He broke Stevie"

Rollingstone recapped tonights American Horror Story: Coven beautifully... Here's where the Stevie track was placed in the show tonight.

Song used in the scene: Stevie Nicks "Leather and Lace" from the album "Bella Donna" $4.99 at Amazon. 

Misty Day is living her best life in the swamp, watering Myrtle's unyielding mound and bathing Kyle. I genuinely feel horrible for Kyle's character. Left to wander confused through the wilderness, Misty's attempts to scrub his wiener in the bathtub (and frankly, the fact she is sort of overbearing and possessive herself) triggers the memory of the abuse at the hands of his mother, and Kyle freaks out. He smashes her record player, (it's actually an 8-track player and it's playing "Leather and Lace") sending Misty weeping to the floor. "Get him out of here. He broke Stevie," she sobs as Zöe arrives at her door. Zöe instead takes Misty and Kyle back to the Academy, employing Misty's powers to bring Madison back from the dead. "There's too much death inside her. Put your hands on her stomach and push," Misty instructs Zöe, and they physically shove Death from Zöe's decayed body. Madison makes a pretty solid recovery, save for the blurry fish-eye vision and inability to drink ginger ale. Unfortunately Madison doesn't yet remember her murder, though she does have some other useful information: "There's nothing on the other side. Just black. Forever." Hoo boy.

Full show Recap at Rollingstone

Stevie Nicks was trending on Twitter tonight in the U.S.A., and it looked like there were people disappointed that Stevie wasn't in tonights episode obviously misinterpreting the news of her appearance where it said she would appear in an UP COMING episode.  It'll be fun the night she's actually on... If you're not on Twitter, get yourself an account and follow along.  Search hash tags #AHSCoven #AHS #AHSFX.

Until next week..... American Horror Story: Coven airs on FX on Wednesdays at 10pmET.

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