Showing posts with label Sound City. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sound City. Show all posts

Friday, January 31, 2014

UK TV Alert: Sound City feat. Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham & Mick Fleetwood debuts on BBC 4 Tonight

Dave Grohl's American rock documentary Sound City set to make UK TV debut on BBC Four

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl's documentary about Los Angeles' notorious Sound City will make its UK TV debut this month.

The rock legend, who was also a member of band Nirvana, directs, produces and appears in the feature length documentary about the history of American Rock.

It looks at some of the famous faces who called the shabby studio their second home, building some of the strongest careers in rock music.

Some of the albums created there include Nirvana's Nevermind, Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush, Fleetwood Mac’s eponymous album and Johnny Cash’s Unchained.

And through interviews, photos and video footage, Dave shows us how Mick Fleetwood met Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, leading to them joining Fleetwood Mac.

Looking at the rise of digital editing, he also discovers exactly why Butch Vig, Frank Black, Trent Reznor and Lars Ulrich all chose to work in an analogue environment.

The film ends when Dave brings some of the great names together at his Studio 606 to record a new album on the original Sound City Neve console.

It culminates in new performances from Rick Springfield, Stevie Nicks, Lee Ving, Josh Homme, Trent Reznor, Krist Novoselic and Sir Paul McCartney.

The documentary had a one-off screening in the UK in February last year.

Sound City will air on Friday, January 31, at 10:15pm BBC Four.


Friday, January 17, 2014

"The best of the bunch was this haunting number done with Stevie Nicks"

Nice mention for Stevie's contribution to the Sound City soundtrack "Real to Reel" with "You Can't Fix This"

Lana Del Rey, The xx and Stevie Nicks miss out on Oscar nominations for Best Original Song – what else did the Academy overlook?

“You Can't Fix This” from Sound City (performed by Dave Grohl and Stevie Nicks)

Considering songs from Sound City for consideration sort of feels like cheating, since the film, produced and directed by Dave Grohl, was about the historic Los Angeles recording studio where he and Nirvana recorded Nevermind in 1991 (and where we met him and Rick Rubin last year). For the film Grohl collected a group of all-star musicians to record a song with him on the equipment he salvaged. Among them were Paul McCartney, with whom he and the rest of Nirvana recorded the somewhat unfortunate “Cut Me Some Slack”, which, like the album itself, was nominated for a Grammy. The best of the bunch was this haunting number done with Stevie Nicks, who can't not be haunting come to think of it.

Continue to Dazed and Confused for the full list of oscar snubs

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Chart Updates: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks Albums and DVD's Charting Around The World

Albums and DVD's this week charting on various charts around the world. Previous week in parenthesis.

UK - January 4, 2014
#70 (63) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 16 (13) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

USA - January 4, 2014
# 18 (12) Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams

AUSTRALIA - December 30, 2013
# 10 (11) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain [box set]
(Fleetwood Mac's 25 Years The Chain sold 14,303 copies during this chart week in Australia)
# 65 (75) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 2 (2)  Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain [box set]
#12 (12) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 30 (28) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance
# 37 (40) Sound City - Real to Reel

NEW ZEALAND - December 30, 2013
# 9 (10) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years The Chain [box set]

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stevie Nicks | Dave Grohl track "You Can't Fix This" from Sound City in Oscar contention

Oscars: Academy Releases List of 75 Original Songs in Contention
Hollywood Reporter

Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2013 are in contention for nominations in the original song category for the 86th Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed on the Hollywood Reporter website.  Two of the contenders include two songs from the Sound City Real to Reel documentary "You Can't Fix This" and "Cut Me Some Slack" produced and directed by Dave Grohl.  How awesome is that!!  Of course it's a long shot, but to even be considered is pretty awesome!
"You Can't Fix This" from Sound City
Sound City Players
Stevie Nicks
Dave Grohl
Taylor Hawkins
Rami Jaffee

"Cut Me Some Slack" from Sound City
Sound City Players
Paul McCartney
Dave Grohl
Krist Novoselic
Pat Smear

To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits.

Oscar nominations will be announced live Jan. 16 at 5:30 a.m. PT

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:

Sunday, September 08, 2013

TV This Week: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks - Behind The Music, Hard Rock Calling, Sound City and Crossroads

VH1 Classic - U.S.A.
Fleetwood Mac "Behind The Music" Remastered 
September 11th - 8:00am ET

VH1 Classic - U.S.A.
Sound City Documentary
September 8th - 8:00pm ET
September 9th - 4:30pm ET
September 11th - 1:00am ET

Palladia - U.S.A.
Hard Rock Calling 2011 (Feat. Stevie Nicks)
September 10th - 7:00pm ET
September 28th - 12:00am ET

Max TV - Australia
Sound City Documentary
September 12th - 9pm AEST

CMT - U.S.A.
Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum - Crossroads
September 13th 11:00pm ET/PT
September 14th 2:00pm ET/PT
September 15th 3:00pm ET/PT

Saturday, September 07, 2013

SAVE THE DATE: Sound City Doc Australian TV Premiere Feat. Fleetwood Mac September 12 - 9pm MAX TV

Dave Grohl's critically-acclaimed documentary to premiere on MAX Thursday September 12 at 9pm AEST

Rock icon, Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) makes his directorial debut in the feature length documentary, Sound City. His homage to the iconic LA recording studio, Grohl once described the star-studded film as his "most important work". The untold story of American rock, this journey through an integral part of music history will premiere on MAX Thursday September 12 at 9pm.

For over four decades, Sound City recording studios became the birthplace for some of the world's most cherished music. From Neil Young's After The Goldrush and Fleetwood Mac's eponymous album, through to Tom Petty's Damn the Torpedoes, Nirvana's Nevermind, Rage Against the Machine's self-titled release and Johnny Cash's Unchained to name just a few.

Sound City is an insightful journey through time, revealing the story of real rock 'n' roll history and celebrating the human element of music. The film examines the legacy of the now-defunct Sound City studios and its legendary, custom-built Neve 8028 recording console that was involved in the making of so many classic albums.

Through interviews with legendary musicians and producers (including Neil Young, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Rick Rubin, Lars Ulrich, Mick Fleetwood and Josh Homme), Sound City sets out to uncover and define the intangible magic within those wires and walls that was responsible for such an incredible history of contemporary music.

Along the way we learn how Mick Fleetwood met Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham at the studios, leading to them joining Fleetwood Mac. We find out why musicians and producers such as Butch Vig, Frank Black, Trent Reznor and Lars Ulrich all chose to work in an analogue environment at Sound City over other, more state of the art studios. Throughout the documentary we also track the growth of digital music and the inevitable death of analogue recording which changed the industry and Sound City forever.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood coming to VH1 August 17th

Dave Grohl's Sound City documentary coming to VH1.
The Documentary which features Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood will premiere on August 17th on VH1 and VH1 Classic.

If you haven't seen the film and VH1 is part of your cable package, don't miss it. It's a really cool look at the Sound City Studio and all the great music that came out of the place including a bunch of music from Fleetwood Mac!


Fleetwood Mac and Sound City Needs Your Vote!
The reissue of Rumours has been nominated for "Reissue of the Year" by Classic Rock Magazine.  Winners will be announced at London’s Roundhouse on November 14th.

Sound City the documentary is also nominated in the "Film / DVD of the Year" category.

Head on over to Classic Rock Magazine and vote!  All it takes is you providing your email address and your age and you are in!... Simple!.

46 Years and FLEETWOOD MAC are still going strong!
Back on August 13, 1967 - Fleetwood Mac made their live performance debut at the 7th National Windsor Jazz and Blues Festival in the UK.  Known at the time as "Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac" the band consisted of Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, Bob Brunning and Jeremy Spencer.  John McVie would later join the band in December, 1967.

Monday, June 03, 2013

2nd Screening Added of "Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams" - RIO Theatre #Vancouver June 16th

JUST ADDED: Second screening of Stevie Nicks' documentary STEVIE NICKS: IN YOUR DREAMS to take place on Sunday, June 16 at 7:00 pm. Tickets $8/$10 at the door.

via Rio Theatre - Vancouver.

The first screening takes place Monday, June 10th at 7 and 9:30pm.  Purchase Tickets in Advance


Also screening the same night is Dave Grohl's "Sound City" Documentary at 9:30pm.  Stevie, Mick and Lindsey are all featured in the film.

If you can't make it a theatre night... Both films are available to purchase.  "In Your Dreams" is available in the U.S. and Canada on iTunes and "Sound City" is available at Amazon

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fleetwood Mac's New Orleans Jazz Festival Show May Be Coming To AXS TV


AXS TV continues to showcase its commitment to LIVE music with a celebration of Americana music and New Orleans culture via a new partnership with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by official broadcast partner StubHub. For the first time ever, AXS TV will broadcast live throughout the 7-day festival from April 26 thru May 5, 2013 including LIVE segments in AXSLive and LIVE concert coverage Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5, 2013.

Now in its 44th year, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by official broadcast partner StubHub is a celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana featuring over five hundred bands on twelve stages performing virtually every style of music. This year’s festival line-up includes: Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, The Black Keys, John Mayer, Widespread Panic, Phoenix, B.B. King, Frank Ocean, Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Gary Clark Jr., and hundreds more. For more information on Jazz Fest, visit:

Do you get AXS TV... Find out here

John McVie today in Los Angeles during Fleetwood Mac Rehearsals
Carvin Guitars & Pro Audio posted this photo today on their Facebook Page of John during today's
Fleetwood Mac rehearsals admiring his new Carvin Bass that they just dropped off!  How cool!

The Sound City—Real To Reel soundtrack will debut at #8 on this weeks Billboard Top 200 Chart in the U.S. with sales of approximately 37,000 units. Dave Grohl directed the documentary about Sound City, which was a top recording studio in Van Nuys, Calif. for four decades. Dozens of top 10 albums were recorded there, from Neil Young’s After The Gold Rush (1970) to Mastodon’s The Hunter (2011). Grohl also co-wrote all the songs on the album and performs them in collaboration with such stars as Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks "You Can't Fix This", Trent Reznor and Rick Springfield. The album also debuts at #1 on Top Soundtracks, displacing Pitch Perfect.

Sound City—Real To Reel the DVD is also #1 on this week’s Top Music Videos chart. The video sold 12,000 copies this week, which constitutes the biggest one-week total so far this year.  Gotta see it if you haven't... It's very good!

Sound City Soundtrack - Around The World

In Australia the CD debuted at #6 selling 4,284 units.  The DVD in Australia debuted at #1.  In the UK the CD debuted at #19 selling 6,884 units.

# 6  Australia 4,284
# 9  The Netherlands
# 12 Austria
# 14 Switzerland
# 17 Belgium
# 19 UK  6,884
# 19 Scotland
# 22 Norway
# 30 Ireland
# 32 Germany
# 33 Finland

Sound City DVD
# 1 USA
# 1 Australia
# 2 Netherlands
# 3 UK

SXSW MOVIE: Un minuto con Stevie Nicks y Dave Stewart

Vox Red Carpet Interview at SXSW

Stevie on the SXSW Red Carpet with Publicist Liz right by her side.. Love the ears!

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Song Reviews: Stevie Nicks 'You Can't Fix This' Sound City Real To Reel

"You Can't Fix This" Reviews: 
Sound City ‘Real to Reel’ Soundtrack

Crave Online
by Erik Norris

"Stevie Nicks’ “You Can’t Fix This” is a groovy, voodoo-trance dance that you can’t help swaying back and forth to. Her lyrics might be a bit oddball at times, with lines like “We never allowed the Devil to come to the party,” but it doesn’t really distract from the fantastic accompanying music from Foo Fighters alums Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Rami Jaffee."

by Fernando Scoczynski Filho

"The mid-section of the album finds collaborations that don’t fare quite as well, and wind up costing the overall flow. The way that Stevie Nicks pushes her voice a bit too far on You Can’t Fix This is acceptable, but there’s no justification for stretching what could be a decent four minutes affair to an unreasonably long six minutes."


"When Stevie Nicks steps up to screech and whisper about how you should "never dance with the devil", Grohl and Taylor Hawkins faithfully recreate 1987 Fleetwood Mac with a little added Foos crunch"

Best Tracks: 'You Can't Fix This', 'Cut Me Some Slack', 'Your Wife is Calling'

by Mischa Pearlman
Key Track:
"You Can't Fix This"
Rolling Stone
FooArchives News
"Stevie Nicks’ vocals on the tremulous You Can’t Fix This are ominous and foreboding"

by Brian Miller

"Key tracks – all of ‘em, but irresistibly and surprisingly, Stevie Nicks delivers a knockout performance of “You Can’t Fix This”.

Contact Music
by Hayley Avron

"One can only assume, for instance, that Lindsey Buckingham and the rest of Fleetwood Mac will be kicking themselves upon hearing 'You Can't Fix This,' because this is simply the greatest Fleetwood Mac song that never was. The Sound City Players have managed to recreate that perfect 'Rumours' era sound. With hints of 'Gold Dust Woman,' Nicks opens the track with the lines "they don't talk much about it / it goes back so many years / all the times we almost didn't make it / we stand clear / dancing with the devil / call it respect, call it fear / but we never allowed the devil to come to the party."

Given the demons that we all know Nicks and co. have faced in their time (very public relationship breakdowns, rumours of drug abuse and inter-band bitterness), it's a bold move for sure and one that pays off."

Something Else Reviews
by Nick DeRiso

"Stevie Nicks, for instance, is coaxed into one of her toughest recent vocals on “You Can’t Fix This,” leaving aside the witchy woman flourishes that have for too long defined/caricatured her. You get the sense, sadly rare, that you are seeing behind the veil — or, in Nicks’ case, the many veils — that she’s used as a defense against letting listeners in. It’s a remarkable performance, and (if this gutty attitude carries over) bodes well for a planned reunion with Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac."

by Corey Tonkin

"Stevie Nicks adds the sole, yet sublime female vocals on ‘You Can’t Fix’ and the song stands out because of its Fleetwood Mac qualities."

Sound City: Real to Reel CD and DVD/Blu-ray available now in various countries... Out March 12th in North America.

Stream the Album

Thursday, March 07, 2013

WIN Stuff... Fleetwood Mac CD's | A Trip To Vegas | Concert Tickets

Win Fleetwood Mac's Rumours Expanded 3CD Edition!
Celebrate Fleetwood Mac's 35th anniversary with a fresh round of Rumours. Enter to win an expanded edition of the classic album featuring three CDs: the original album with the b-side "Silver Springs," a dozen unreleased live recordings from the group's 1977 world tour, and an entire disc filled with unreleased takes from the album's recording sessions, just for you!

That's a whole lot of music, and all you have to do to win is submit your name on the giveaways tabs on RentFoodBroke FaceBook fanpage by March 14 at 6pm and be a US resident to qualify. Win big!

From Stereoboard (UK)

Dave Grohl’s movie 'Sound City' is out on Blu-Ray and DVD formats next week, on Monday 11th March. The movie's accompanying album 'Sound City - Real to Reel' is out the very same day and you could be in with a chance of winning one of three copies Stereoboard has to give away in their new competition. (CD Features Stevie Nicks 'You Can't Fix This').

More details and how to enter


Grand Prize Includes:
  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Two night’s hotel accommodations
  • Tickets to see Fleetwood Mac live on May 26th, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena

Ready to ShamRock n’ Roll?!

Beginning Monday, March 11 Spokane Arena will be giving you 5 chances to snag 2 Fleetwood Mac tickets. 

Here’s how it works:
All next week Spokane Arena be hiding 5 Pots of Gold around the Spokane area – no rainbows necessary for this contest, folks. 

They will post a picture clue on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, and the first person to claim the chocolate gold also claims an entry into the contest.

Once every pot has been claimed, they will let their Facebook fans decide which of the 5 finalists they think should score the tickets. That’s right. Time to get your friends and family ready to VOTE, people!

SO, get on those running shoes, channel your Leprechaun roots and get ready to race for a chance to score tickets to one of the biggest concerts of the year!

Feeling lucky?! More details to come!  'Like' Spokane Arena on Facebook to stay up to date.

Sound City DVD/Blu-ray and OST Album Available Today in Australia/New Zealand


SOUND CITY - REAL TO REEL, is Dave Grohl's directorial debut featuring the musical legends who recorded at Sound City Studios. The movie includes Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood.  If you love music, you'll love this... I highly recommend it. 

The the companion sound track album includes "You Can't Fix This" (Stevie Nicks, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins & Rami Jaffee).

Both film and sound track album are in stores today (March 8th) in Australia and New Zealand.  Buy via JB-HI or Sanity or on iTunes

"SOUND CITY... will be candy to several generations' worth of rock fans... It's not an antidigital argument so much as an anti-blandness argument"—THE NEW YORK TIMES

Monday, March 04, 2013

Stevie Nicks Set To Perform at SXSW With Dave Grohl and The Sound City Players

Presented by Citi Private Pass, the "Sound City Players at SXSW" show will feature John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Rick Nielsen, Rick Springfield and more

The Austin jam session is the latest in a series of performances this year that began at Sundance, with Citi sponsoring additional events in Los Angeles and New York. Confirmed performers include Grohl, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Lee Ving of Fear, Rick Nielsen, Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Chris Goss of Masters of Reality and Alain Johannes. The Meat Puppets will be the opening act.


Tickets for the event will go on sale Tuesday, March 5, at 4 p.m. ET to Citi consumer credit and debit cardmembers as a complimentary gift with a $25 purchase of the "Sound City" feature documentary Blu-Ray on Purchases will be limited to two per Citi member on a first-come, first-served basis. Select admission will be available to SXSW badgeholders via lottery. All attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of the soundtrack, courtesy of Citi.

Full announcement at Billboard

Friday, March 01, 2013

Stevie Nicks: Starring in 2 SXSW Film docs. + will guest in Grohl’s as-yet-unnanounced Sound City showcase

Rumors Confirmed: Stevie Nicks at SXSW
Fleetwood Mac frontwoman stars in two SX Film docs and more
The Austin Chronicle
by: Raoul Hernandez

There's a good chance you'll be able to
see or hear Stevie's interview via these
SXSW sites.
 Like Green Day on Monday, another South by Southwest confirmation came yesterday in Stevie Nicks, who bewitches the music conference in an interview with Ann Powers on Thursday, March 14, and also stars in a pair of SXSW Film docs.

The Film spread in this week’s Chronicle, both ours and SXSW’s, spilled a wealth of information as far as music’s concerned. The Fest’s “24 Beats Per Second” music series revealed inside looks at Austin’s Gourds (All the Labor), New Oreleans piano prince James Booker (Bayou Maharajah), and Detroit’s black punk siblings Death (A Band Called Death), among many others, including free Auditorium Shores Mexicans Molotov (Gimme the Power).

Nicks’ In Your Dreams, made by her and Eurythmics seer David Stewart during a 2010 collaboration on her album, also screens in the “24 Beats Per Second” round-up, Thu., March 14 at the Paramount Theatre. The night before, Wednesday, catch her in Dave Grohl’s Sound City, which throws back the curtain on an L.A. studio that birthed Nirvana’s Nevermind and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors.

Tie-ins there are three: Nicks will guest in Grohl’s as-yet-unnanounced Sound City showcase; Fleetwood Mac’s new tour begins in April (with stops in Dallas on June 4, and then Houston the next day); and Rhino Records just reissued Rumors. Nicks’ appearance locally thus follows her Rumors co-star Lindsey Buckingham’s sold-out show at Antone’s last August and Rumors producer Ken Caillat in October for the Texas Book Festival.

Sound City clusters in SX Film’s “Special Events,” which features more music tie-ins in Asleep at the Wheel Then and Now and Mabon “Teenie” Hodges – A Portrait of a Memphis Soul Original. I’ll never forget a newly-sober Chan Marshall (Cat Power) gushing in my ear about working with the Hodges brothers in 2006. Only because she already swung through the Moody last month is Cat Power not coming to SXSW this year like everyone else.

Stevie Nicks on Late Show w/ David Letterman Tonight - Repeat of Feb 14th Show

Tonights Late Show with David Letterman (March 1, 2013) is a repeat.
Stevie Nicks with Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players
Originally broadcast on February 14, 2013 

Candid arrival Photos

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Candid Photos: Stevie Nicks Arriving For David Letterman Appearance - Feb 14, 2013

Stevie Nicks arriving for her Late Show appearance with Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players
Thursday, February 14th.

Photographer Ray Tamarra - thanks to goldduststevie for the post!

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Stevie Nicks leads Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players on ‘You Can’t Fix This,’ a song inspired by the death of the Fleetwood Mac singer’s godson. The group recently performed a slower, bluesier version of the track from the ‘Sound City’ soundtrack on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman.’ It’s best experienced live.

The studio version ultimately relies on Nicks, who is not quite the gifted vocalist she once was. Only when one knows the context in which she penned the lyrics is it effective. Lost in the studio mix is the swirling guitar licks that set the mood for this dark quasi-anti-drug message. “We were careful in our own way / We walk through the darkness / We made a pact not to dance with the devil / Even when the devil seemed to have a heart,” she sings before the first chorus.

That chorus is an unimpressive, slogging arrangement that fails to grab one’s attention. “You can’t fix this / You lost a friend / Hearts breaking / Right and left / Friendships break like glass / And the devil pours another glass,” Nicks sings. Later a pair of backing vocalists freshen-up the lyrics. It’s a necessary addition, as the finished cut comes in at a lumbering six minutes.

“We never allowed the devil to come to the party,” Nicks sings multiple times. Presumably the “devil” is the drugs, which she did let come to the party during points in her life. Her godson overdosed, and Nicks has talked about him before.

Lyrically, the message is meaningful but not brilliant prose. Clumsy rhymes aren’t softened by a magical arrangement of guitars and drums. Instead they’re left as the focus of a song that just sounds flat on the record. The slowed down live version they performed on late night television adds another dimension to the single, but ultimately it’s not going to be one fans remember forever.

by Billy Dukes

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From the Album Sound City -- Real to Reel
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Friday, February 15, 2013

Video: Stevie Nicks on The Late Show with David Letterman "You Can't Fix This"

Stevie did a great job tonight... She looked great and sounded awesome!  If you are in the West... hang on to watch or set your DVR or something.  She's got a cold and it's apparent when she speaks to Letterman at the end, but it didn't affect her singing, in fact she made it work for her, and it gave her voice a deeper register which I thought sounded kinda cool! Great message and story telling in this song...  She looked so tiny up there with all those men!  Even with the boots on!

Photo by The Late Show with David Letterman

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Video / Review: Stevie Nicks at Hammerstein Ballroom - New York City with Sound City Players

Stevie Nicks with the Sound City Players
Hammerstein Ballroom - New York City - February 13, 2013
Photo by Michael Jurick - More Photos at JurickPhoto
Blasts from rock’s past
Old-timers at Hammerstein

Stevie Nicks, in trademark black chiffon, was the logical closer. She debuted a new song co-written with Grohl (ehh) — one of the few nods to the new in a shamelessly nostalgic evening. But a more apt note was struck when Grohl plucked an acoustic guitar to accompany Nicks’ Fleetwood Mac classic “Landslide” and the graying audience sang along to the lines, “Children get older/I’m getting older, too.”

Full Show Review at New York Post

Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Celebration Takes New York
By: Griffin Lotz

The most remarkable thing about Stevie Nicks' closing set was the sudden silence around her during the Fleetwood Mac delicacy "Landslide." Most of the song was just Nicks and Grohl on 12-string acoustic guitar, a late shock in a night otherwise dense with fuzz and flayed-harmony choruses. Grohl is, by nature and charm, a rock dude, but his film gives the right time to the quieter, reflective pop Nicks and others made at Sound City, including her 1973 rarity, Buckingham Nicks, and 1976's Fleetwood Mac. There could have been more of it in this show.

And Nicks' husky alto deserved a greater boost in the PA during the harder stuff, especially her Sound City album feature "You Can't Fix This." But Nicks' inner Janis Joplin-in-sorceress'-lace came out strong, undenied, in the evening's finale, a "Gold Dust Woman" soaked in crying feedback at the start, with Nicks driven by the Foos to a howling, shouted anguish at the end.

Full Show Review at Rolling Stone

Dave Grohl's All-Star Sound City Superjam Hits NYC
Spin Magazine

The final guest of the night, Stevie Nicks, began in euphoric fashion as she and Grohl addressed each other like a feuding couple in "Stop Dragging My Heart Around." Then she got serious. "A year ago my godson, who had just turned 18, went to a frat party and died of an overdose," she said. Nicks dealt with the experience by writing a poem, which became the motivation for the haunting "You Can't Fix This," one of most moving cuts on Sound City. The song began with tribal drums, delicate guitar picking and foreboding vocals: "Dancing with the devil / Call it respect call it fear / But we never allow the devil to come to the party," sang Nicks in the verse. The chorus was hooky, yet melancholy, concluding, "Friendships break like glass / and the Devil pours another glass."

After the morose drama, Nicks picked the mood back up with a trio of Fleetwood Mac hits. "Dreams" was the low point; Nicks was unable to reach the high notes, so she restructured the song into a more monotonal arrangement, which Grohl had trouble following. But "Landslide" which featured Grohl on acoustic guitar, underscored how mystical Nicks can be when singing in her register. The show closed with "Gold Dust Woman," which began with an extended near-psychedelic vamp and peaked with crashing cymbals and brash guitar strums. Johannes played distorted mandolin and the song flowed through an extended vamp then ended with the exultant chorus, in which Nicks instructed the crowd to "Pick up the pieces and go home."

Full Show Review at Spin Magazine

Dave Grohl Leads All-Star Sound City Concert in New York City
by Dan Reilly

Then came the final act to join the Sound City Players: Stevie Nicks. After duetting with Grohl on "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," the Fleetwood Mac singer told a story about how her godson fatally overdosed at a frat party, and she started writing a poem to cope with her grief. Grohl called her up a few days later to ask her to be a part of the movie, and the poem ended up becoming the song "You Can't Fix This" once they hit the studio together. It was an emotional moment amidst such a light-hearted night, and a great reminder of how many of these songs could help people through their pain.

Following "Dreams," the rest of the band stayed back as Grohl picked up a 12-string acoustic to perform "Landslide" alone with Nicks. As if he needed to get in some more of the heaviness following that beautiful rendition, Grohl returned to his electric axe and led the band in a feedback frenzy to kick into a shattering version of "Gold Dust Woman" to close out the show. Sadly, there was no all-star encore jam, but who could complain about that?

Full Show Review at Spinner