Showing posts with label Soundstage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soundstage. Show all posts

Friday, November 15, 2013

UK | US TV: A Weekend with Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks

Sky Arts 1 (UK)
Saturday, 16th November:
  8:00pm Lindsey Buckingham - Talks Music
  9:00pm Fleetwood Mac - Live in Boston (pt 1)
10:00pm Fleetwood Mac - Live in Boston (pt 2)
11:20pm Fleetwood Mac - Classic Albums Rumours

Sky Arts 1 (UK)
Sunday, 17th November:
  1:10am Stevie Nicks - Soundstage
11:30am Lindsey Buckingham - Talks Music
12:40am Fleetwood Mac - Video Killed The Radio Star
12:30pm Fleetwood Mac - Live in Boston (pt 1)
  1:30pm Fleetwood Mac - Live in Boston (pt 2)

On November 17th the ladies are taking over the AXS TV Concerts Sunday Lineup! Tune in all day long for great concerts from Blondie, Stevie Nicks, Alanis Morissette, and the PREMIERES of Sheryl Crow and Jewel.

AXS TV Concerts (USA)
Sunday, 17th November:
11:10pm ET Stevie Nicks - Sound Stage
  3:20am ET Stevie Nicks - Sound Stage

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

**Updated ** UK TV Alert: STEVIE NICKS and FLEETWOOD MAC All Over Sky Arts 1 This Week

SKY Arts 1 in the UK will broadcast Stevie's 2009 Live in Chicago concert twice on August 8th and 9th.

Fleetwood Mac's "Live In Boston" will be shown August 7th and 8th.  Fleetwood Mac's "Behind The Music" will air on August 9th and 10th, "Classic Albums" will air on August 10th and 11th. 

Mick Fleetwood discusses the music videos that defined Fleetwood Mac, including Big Love and the 'mini movie' for Gypsy on "Video Killed The Radio Star" airing Friday and Saturday 10th and 11th and Dave Fanning, Irish radio DJ chats with Lindsey Buckingham about his life, career and influences, featuring clips of him performing on Friday and Saturday August 10th and 11th

Monday, August 7th
10:00am - Fleetwood Mac: Live in Boston pt 1
10:00pm - Fleetwood Mac: Live In Boston pt 2 ( 75 min )

Tuesday, August 8th
11:45am - Fleetwood Mac: Live In Boston pt 2 ( 75 min )
10:00pm - Soundstage Presents Stevie Nicks ( 60 min )

Thursday, August 9th
3:00pm - Soundstage Presents Stevie Nicks ( 60 min )
10:05pm - Fleetwood Mac "Behind The Music"

Friday, August 10th
12:00pm - Fleetwood Mac "Behind The Music"
5:00pm - Fleetwood Mac "Behind The Music"
9:00pm - Lindsey Buckingham: Talks with Dave Fanning ( 30 min )
9:30pm - Fleetwood Mac: Video Killed The Radio Star ( 30 min )
10:00pm - Fleetwood Mac: Classic Albums ( 80 min )

Saturday, August 11th
9:00am - Lindsey Buckingham: Talks with Dave Fanning ( 30 min )
9:30am - Fleetwood Mac: Video Killed The Radio Star ( 30 min )
10:00am - Fleetwood Mac: Classic Albums ( 80 min )
4:30pm - Fleetwood Mac: Video Killed The Radio Star ( 30 min )

Monday, November 28, 2011

This week on HDNEt Concerts: Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty

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HDNet Concerts Presents captures a radiant Stevie Nicks in her first solo performance to be filmed since 1987. In this concert special, clad in her trademark look of high heels and lace, Nicks kicks-off the night with “Stand Back”. Paired with the iconic rock vocals of Tom Petty, this is a night of concerts you DO NOT want to miss.

HDNet Website for Schedule

Saturday, July 17, 2010


On July 17, 2008 Stevie Nicks' Soundstage premiered in the US.  This two hour concert was broadcast over two nights in July on the17th and 24th.

"This is the first time since 1985 that I have had one of my live shows filmed and recorded," said Nicks. "We spent three years perfecting this show which we began in Vegas in October of 2007. I could not move on until we filmed this show. Luckily "Soundstage" producer Joe Thomas, who saw the show many times, felt the same way. I am as proud of this as anything I've ever done in my entire career."

This show was filmed in October, 2007 before a live audience at Grainger Studios in Chicago for the PBS program "Soundstage".  The Joe Thomas directed show was made available to purchase on DVD on-line shortly after the broadcast in July, 2008 exclusively through the PBS website.  It would take Reprise until March 31, 2009 to release the DVD "Live in Chicago and accompanying 10 track CD "The Soundstage Sessions" commercially world wide.

 Aside from the cover, differences between the two DVD's is the setlist on the televised PBS version and subsequent DVD release didn't include "Dreams" or the bonus track "Landslide" (with orchestra).  The other omission from both versions of the DVD was the last song of the night "Beauty and The Beast".  The song was filmed twice that night once with the background screen showing scenes from the film La Belle et la BĂȘte, and once without the flim clips.  These scenes had been used by Stevie as background during her '07 tour and rights were secured for that purpose - but for whatever reason permission wasn't granted for Stevie to use the film clips on the DVD.  Even though a backup version of the song had been filmed, not including the film clips, it was decided not to use the song entirely for the DVD.  But not all was lost as the audio version of the song appeared on the CD version of the show.

The "Live In Chicago" DVD includes timeless Nicks songs from her solo projects as well as songs written as a member of  Fleetwood Mac. All the Stevie classics are included such as the energetic opening track "Stand Back," "Rhiannon," "Dreams," "Gold Dust Woman," "Landslide" and "Edge Of Seventeen," the DVD also features a few really great cover songs, Dave Matthews' "Crash Into Me" Led Zeppelin's "Rock And Roll" and Bonnie Raitts "Circle Dance" in which Vanessa Carlton makes her second appearance.

"We wanted everything on the DVD and CD to look and sound perfect and I think we succeeded," said Nicks.

"The Soundstage Sessions" CD included 10 songs extracted from the "Live In Chicago" DVD.  Nicks brought the songs from the show to Nashville and worked once again with Joe Thomas in the studio where they added "Nashville Strings" and additional vocals.  They also removed the audience from the live recording giving it a more "live in the studio" feel.  The CD features a lush orchestral version of "Landslide", the bonus track audio from the DVD and other Nicks gems including "Stand Back," "Crash Into Me," "Sara," "Fall From Grace", "If Anyone Falls In Love" and "Beauty and The Beast" a faithful restating of the song, which closed "The Wild Heart" in 1983. Lost in the rapture of her lyrics, Nicks captivates for seven minutes. Accompanied by just strings, piano, and her background vocalists.  She dubs her performance “the Witherspoon vocal” after a woman who attended the recording of the song in Nashville.

Ahead of the official release date of March 31, 2009 digital downloads of "Crash Into Me" and "Landslide" (orchestral version) were made available on March 17th. "Enchanted", was available March 31st as a bonus on if you purchased the digital version of the CD. "Gold Dust Woman" and "Edge Of Seventeen" were the bonus tracks available exclusively on iTunes on March 31st.

An exclusive Limited Edition CD/DVD set featuring different cover art inside and out called "The Soundstage Sessions Live in Chicago" was made available to purchase exclusively through Stevie's record label Warner Bros.  If you purchased this set, you received instant downloadable tracks "Rhiannon" and "The One" both not included on the CD.  Also, anyone who purchased this Limited Edition early on also received an 8x10 never before seen Lithograph of Stevie.

The Soundstage Sessions CD and Live in Chicago DVD are for the most part satisfying because Stevie sounds and looks fantastic.

Stevie, one of the most successful female artists in rock history and the embodiment of the transcendent power of music is a multi-platinum, multi Grammy Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and a member of the legendary Fleetwood Mac.  

Fleetwood Mac was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, the same year that her box set Enchanted came out. In 2001, Nicks released her last Studio album Trouble in Shangri-La, this time with friends Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan, Dixie Chick Natalie Maines and Macy Gray and in 2003 joined Fleetwood Mac for the reunion album Say You Will.  In 2004 Fleetwood Mac released the DVD Live in Boston.  In the spring of 2007 Reprise released the CD/DVD Crystal Visions: The Very Best of Stevie Nicks, an extraordinary collection of songs and videos spanning the legendary singer/songwriters career.

After touring the world with Fleetwood Mac for the better part of 2009 on the Unleashed Tour, and spending pretty much this last decade celebrating her work as a solo artist and with Fleetwood Mac, Stevie's back in the Studio working with Dave Stewart and many others she's worked with over the years recording tracks for a long over due new studio album.  No official date has been given for the release, but given her past track record, it looks like it might be a spring 2001 release with touring dates likely to follow.

In the meantime, Stevie's lined up a short run of shows beginning August 4th in Santa Barbara, CA.

USA itunes | CANADA itunes
(Includes Bonus Tracks only available on itunes "Gold Dust Woman and "Edge of Seventeen")
USA ONLY - mp3 Album Only Amazon
(Includes Exclusive Album Track "Enchanted")
USA Amazon | CANADA Amazon

USA Amazon | CANADA Amazon
USA Itunes CANADA - Itunes

Friday, December 11, 2009

Best of 2009: Music (STEVIE NICKS MAKES TOP 10 LIST)

Okay... Lauren Carter of Boston Herald gets it...


The No. 1 spot is reserved for Enya’s greatest hits. There are no new tracks on the Irish singer’s collection and none are needed. This compilation of the best work is a virtual deep-tissue massage for the soul.

1. Enya, “The Very Best of Enya” (Reprise/Warner Bros.)
2. Jay-Z, “The Blueprint 3” (Roc Nation)
3. Stevie Nicks, “The Soundstage Sessions: Live in Chicago” CD/DVD (Reprise/Warner Bros.)
4. Millyz, “Whiteboy Like Me” (independent)
5. The-Dream, “Love vs. Money” (Def Jam)
6. Mariah Carey, “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” (Island)
7. Keri Hilson, “In a Perfect World” (Interscope)
8. Lady Gaga, “The Fame Monster” deluxe edition (Streamline/Konlive/Cherrytree/Interscope)
9. Chris Brown, “Graffiti” (Jive)
10. 50 Cent, “Flight 187” single and video (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)

Thursday, April 09, 2009


'Fleetwood Mac' lead singer Stevie Nicks talks about her first solo concert recording since 1985, why cell phones and computers make her mad and her hopes for Britney Spears. (April 9)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


Larry Flick on The Morning Jolt Sirius OutQ Channel 109 Interviewed Stevie Nicks last week at the Waldorf in New York City for his show which he aired this morning.  Stevie's promoting the "Live in Chicago" DVD and "The Soundstage Sessions" CD which were released on March 31st.  This is a pretty extensive interview - spanning pretty much her whole career and running for approximately 42 minutes.   Stevie tells Larry about how the filming of the "Live in Chicago" DVD came about,  what it's like being on the road with Fleetwood Mac, the tension between her and Lindsey today and what motivates Stevie to continue on after this many years in the business - asking her if she can ever see a time when she won't be doing any touring.  It was a really interesting interview with your not so run of the mill questions... So thank you Larry!

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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.”


Stevie Nicks "Soundstage Sessions" debuts on the Billboard 200 chart at #47 with 13,052 in sales.

"Live in Chicago" debut on the Top Music Video Charts at #1.

Monday, April 06, 2009


Stevie's Soundstage Sessions CD was the top seller on the day of release (3/31) on the Triple A Album Sales Charts compiled from a survey of Independent Retailers in the USA.

Sunday, April 05, 2009


Really fun interview this morning with Clayton Morris on Fox and Friends.... Stevie Nicks is now on Twitter, who would have thought! Follow Stevie on Twitter @realstevienicks

On Clayton's Podcast he goes on about his interview with Stevie Nicks at the Waldorf in NYC Grizzly Bear Egg Cafe


Solo or with Mac, Stevie Nicks always busy

Stevie Nicks is one busy woman these days. 

She's in the early stages of a major tour with her longtime band Fleetwood Mac and she's also just released a superb new solo DVD, "Live in Chicago," with a companion CD, "The Soundstage Sessions." 

"Better to be busy than bored," she said during a brief break in the tour recently, when she had a chance to talk about many topics, including her solo career, her days as a waitress, memories of her late father and the truth behind all those rumors about Sheryl Crow's reported flirtations with becoming a member of Fleetwood Mac. 

Q: I was really struck by the version of Dave Matthews' "Crash into Me" on your new solo DVD. It seems like that song is originally so much from a guy's viewpoint, complete with those erotic lyrics. What motivated you to do that song? 

A: Dave's "Crash" came out in 1997 right when we (Fleetwood Mac) were getting ready to go on the road to do "The Dance." And I just totally fell in love with that song. I told everybody, "Someday I'm gonna record that song." And everybody's answer to that was, "You can't really do that, it's a man's song, you can't do it." So I said, "I've heard everything from you guys I need to hear, I'll move on," but I didn't. What I did was I waited 10 years and then I just decided I'd look at the words. It's kind of a twisted song anyway, and I would just twist it a little further. So I did, I twisted it around so it could be a woman's song. Then I added the little part at the end which is really just the beginning. 

I invited Dave Matthews to come and do that song with me, but his wife was having a baby so that was not going to happen. 

But I spent about 30 hours listening to the song, so I said "I'm just going to do it anyway." I called up (her guitarist) Waddy Wachtel and told him, and he called up the band and everybody got the Dave Matthews' song and we tried to remain exactly loyal to Dave's version. It was truly one of the most funnest things I have done in 30 years. I loved it. 

Q: On "Live in Chicago," you talk about what a huge step it was for you to go out on your own in 1981 and that everyone thought Fleetwood Mac was going to break up. What made you convinced at that time that you could make the jump and still keep everything else going? 

A: First of all, and I tell everybody this, when you go to make a solo record and you're in a big band, don't break up your band. Don't tell. Don't even think about telling the world that your band is breaking up because that's crazy. You can always have a solo career and be in your band. In my estimation at that time, I felt like, so if the solo thing doesn't work, I'm still in Fleetwood Mac, 'cause Fleetwood Mac did not break up. I went into it with that philosophy that I would make this record and if it worked, great - I'd have both. If it didn't work, I'd just go back to Fleetwood Mac and I'd be fine. 

Q: And they were OK with that? 

A: I made that extremely clear to everybody in Fleetwood Mac that I was not leaving the band. I think they understood that and accepted that. They knew for years that I didn't have enough of a vehicle for all the songs I wrote. I'd be in there like Linus, or whichever one of the Charlie Brown people played the piano - I would be in there playing away every time we would do a record, writing songs, writing songs, and then you'd only get to do three or four songs on every record and then it'd be another two or three years before you'd do another record. 

So I was writing away every day and it was like all these songs I was writing were going in the vault. So the vault's filling up by 1979 and I have all these songs that I think are major good. I'm like, "What do I do here? Should I just stop writing?" (Fleetwood Mac's) Christine McVie would walk by me and she'd say (Nicks goes into British accent) "Oh she's writing another song. Oh she's writing another song. We don't need another song Stevie, we have millions of songs already. We can't start over here." And I was like, "You're right, we can't." 

So, finally, between 1975, '76, '77, '78 and into '79, I started thinking about making a solo record. I told everyone in Fleetwood Mac that this has nothing to do with me wanting to have a solo career and everything to do with me wanting another vehicle for my other songs that you guys can't use. And they understood that. 

Q: There's a very emotional version of "Landslide" on "Live in Chicago," and you talk a lot about your dad who passed away in 2005. The audience gets to see a lot of great visuals of the two of you and him on the big screen as well. How difficult was it for you to do that on stage every night? 

A: It wasn't that difficult every night because I never turned around and looked at those pictures. Never. That whole thing came from, well, when my dad died we did not have a funeral. We had a party at the Phoenix Biltmore Hotel, a "Dress up in your diamonds and your black velvet" party. There were about 300 people there at the ballroom. More or less, we played that (same visual presentation). It was fantastic and it was exactly what my father would have wanted. It was this beautiful celebration. I did cry when I watched it at his celebration. 

But when I decided to use it to go behind "Landslide," because "Landslide" was his favorite song, I literally never turned around. So I could say, "This is for my dad and we lost him a couple of years ago but it's cool because he's here. I'm going to share a couple of our moments with you." So I took a very high road on it. 

However in Chicago, there was a "Landslide" we did after the show with the strings, and the camera crew going around Waddy and the girls. Waddy was very close to my dad because all my people were very close to Jess (Nicks' father). I'd known Waddy since 1971 so Waddy had known my dad since 1971. We only filmed it once, this was just a special thing because the strings did not play in the show, but they did play for that because we knew we wanted some extra things for the DVD. I said to Waddy right before, "Y'know what? I think I'm going to have to let go of my dad now. It's been three years and I think it's time for me to say goodbye to him." Which doesn't mean he's still not in my heart, which doesn't mean at the bottom of my journal entry every single night I do not say "Goodnight Daddy" 'cause I do. I looked Waddy straight in the eye and he looked back at me and we just kind of put our hands on each other's shoulders and said "all right, this really is for Jess." So that filming of that song was very precious. And now behind "Landslide," all those pictures aren't there. It was a moment and we got it on film and it's very different than the one in the show. 

Q: On the DVD, you talk about how you went back to being a waitress after Polydor dropped you and Lindsey Buckingham after your "Buckingham Nicks" album in 1973. What was your experience like as a waitress and what did it teach you? 

A: I loved being a waitress ... I did lunches, I was only gone from 11 to 4, I made good money I came home with good money - it was enough to pay our rent and it was enough to pay our food and it was enough to pay for our Toyota that had no reverse. It was enough for us to call Triple A to get us out of the parking places we couldn't get out of because we had no reverse. We could never go backward, that's how we looked at it. We always had to go forward, we're always progressing. It was very funny and I didn't mind. Because it left Lindsey completely free to do what he did best which was record those tracks. I got home at 4 and I'd make dinner and we would go downstairs and record until two or three in the morning, and then get back up the next day. I worked four days a week, it was not hard. It was an easy thing. It was fun and I made really great money and I had no problem being the breadwinner because really, what was Lindsey Buckingham going to do? Be a waiter? I don't think so. He tried telemarketing for one day and the first person who hung up on him that was it, he quit. We came through it with a great laugh. 

Q: Vanessa Carlton sings a couple of duets with you on the new recording. How did you decide that she was someone you wanted to collaborate with? 

A: Because she's my favorite and I just love her. She's completely crazy and she's completely modernist 2009. She could care less about record companies or record deals or what people want. She's all about writing exactly what she wants. She's extreme and I just adore her because of that. I give her advice, she totally doesn't take it. I tell her what I think, she listens and does the exact opposite thing. I love her for that, because she's me in a lot of ways. I think she's extremely talented and I love her voice. If she wanted to be a big rock star she could, but she has kind of chosen to take the avant-garde way and she's made that choice. She's had the big record deals and she has been the one to walk because she has decided that's not for her. One day she's moving to Costa Rica, the next day she's taking a backpack and going to New Zealand. We're kind of sisters in a weird way but whatever it is it's an amazing relationship. 

Q: From your viewpoint, what's the deal with the stories concerning Sheryl Crow almost joining Fleetwood Mac? Did it fall apart because she talked about it before it was official? 

A: No. It fell apart because in the long run, coming up about six months before we went into rehearsal, we set up a rehearsal thing for two days. It was last Mother's Day. Sheryl had invited her entire huge family to be with her on her first Mother's Day with her baby. I told her it was really important that she come (to the rehearsal). She just couldn't get out of it. We had a long talk on the phone and I said "If you're in Fleetwood Mac it's like joining the National Guard - thinking you're going to be there for just one weekend a month and then you're deployed to Afghanistan." I said, "Sheryl, understand, there are no holidays, there are no days off, it's like you're in the Army now." She said "Are you trying to talk me out of this?" I said "No honey I'm not. But this is me, your friend saying I don't think this is the right thing for you. Now Stevie Nicks, the girl who loves singing with you, is very disappointed. But if you're asking me what I think, I think right now in your life it's too much for you." She said "OK, I'm gonna think about it." That was on Friday. She called back on Sunday and said "Stevie, I'm going to have to take a pass." I said, "I think that's the right decision." Because Sheryl is my friend and I love her so I want the best for her. 

Q: On stage in Connecticut, Lindsey hinted that there might be a Fleetwood Mac studio album in the works. Is that the plan or what's next on your agenda? 

A: The plan is to get through the next 40 shows. And then, of course, they always tack shows on, so God knows it could be 40 shows and then another tacked on 40 shows. So it will end up being 135 shows and it was supposed to be 40 shows. When this tour is over we will make that decision. Right now we're on the road, we're working hard, and this is a big, big rock tour. So we're not making that decision yet. If it works out, it will work out, and if it doesn't, it won't, and that's really all I can tell you. I just don't know. 

Q: Anything you'd like to add? 

A: Nothing except that it's really fun what we're doing here right now. I think the show is really a great show and I hope people will come out to see us. We've been doing this a long time and it's really great to look out there and see generations of people. We see 14-year-old people and we see 90-year-old people. It's really great. I look at this whole thing as a gift. So I hope everybody comes and hangs out with us and shares the gift with us.

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

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Stevie Nicks -- Still Rockin' Out at 60!

Rock n' Roll legend Stevie Nicks is back with a new CD/DVD, and she's opening up about her childhood and rocky relationship Lindsay Buckingham!



The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick 
Larry Flick a Veteran Billboard editor/pop/culture commentator interviewed Stevie Nicks today for his daily talk-radio show "OutQ In The Morning" on Sirius/OutQ Channel 109. His show airs weekdays from 7am to 11am (eastern time). 

According to Larry, his interview with Stevie will air on Wednesday April 8, 2009.

If you don't have a Sirius receiver, you can check it out for free by going to and entering your email address. That'll get you a three-day free trial of listening!


Stevie's short appearance on the Today Show promoting Live in Chicago and The Soundstage Sessions


Stevie Nicks Wants To Work With Timbaland, Opens Up About Collaborating With Prince
Fleetwood Mac singer admits Prince co-wrote 'Stand Back.'
By Rya Backer and Kim Stolz

For a person who's proud to own neither a computer nor a cell phone, one doesn't expect to hear the name "Timbaland" at the top of Stevie Nicks' list of potential collaborators. When we asked legendary Fleetwood Mac frontwoman about rumors that she was interested in working with Timbaland, she exclaimed, "Oh, I would love to!" But as far as what their work together might sound like, she replied, "Well, I don't really know, so that's why it's exciting."

While this might be news to some of her fans, Nicks — who is currently on tour with Fleetwood Mac — said she's long been a fan of R&B, "I learned to sing to R&B artists, not rock and roll or country artists," she said. "That was my first love, strangely enough. I am really very, very R&B, for my own music. When I'm listening just for my own fun, when I'm dancing around my apartment, I'm pretty much listening to R&B," she continued, noting that she's a fan of both contemporary and classic artists in the genre.

That love came into play more than two decades ago, when she collaborated with Prince. The story began on the first night of her honeymoon with Kim Anderson, to whom she was briefly married. "I'm driving to my honeymoon night in Santa Barbara from L.A., and 'Little Red Corvette' comes on," she recalled. "We're like oh my God, it's Prince! So I start singing all these words, and I'm like, 'Pull over, we have to get a cassette player! And we have to record this!' I'm writing in the car — here we are, newlyweds, and we get to our hotel and we're setting up the tape recorder and I've made up my whole new melody to [the song]. So I haven't really ripped off the song, because I'm admitting that I have done this. So we go into a studio in Los Angeles a couple weeks later and I track down Prince's phone number — and because I'm Stevie Nicks, I can get it.

"I call him, and I never thought he was going to answer, or that it would be him, or that I would ever find him — and he answers. I said, 'Prince, this is Stevie Nicks, and I wrote a song to your song 'Little Red Corvette,' and we're at Sunset Sound right now, and I was wondering — first of all, I wanted to tell you that I'm giving you 50 percent of [the royalties] it if it ever goes anywhere, but are you in town? If you are, how would you feel about coming down and playing on it?' Never in a million years did I think this man would be like, 'I'll be right there.' He was there in 20 minutes and he played [she mimes instrumental parts of the song] on 'Stand Back,' and he was there an hour and a half, and then he left."

But that was far from the end of their musical relationship. "Prince and I became really good friends," she said, "and he actually gave me a cassette, and said, 'There's a song on it, and I would like you to write.' I take it home and put it on, and I'm listening to this like amazing song ... and it's 'Purple Rain'! And I'm like, I can't write a song to this! It [wasn't] 'Purple Rain' yet, but it [was] the track that became 'Purple Rain.' "

Times have changed since in the past 25 years, but Nicks is still writing new music, and thinking of new collaborators, like Timbaland. When asked what he might think of her interest in working with him, Nicks laughed and said, "Of course, he'll hear about this and go 'Oh my God, why in the world?' "

Tim, it's your move.


Jerry Penacoli interviewed Stevie Nicks... Watch the full interview on EXTRA Thursday April 2nd... Stevie Nicks raw and uncensored.

EXTRA . Check local listings.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


ET was there as Stevie Nicks met enthusiastic fans at Barnes & Noble in New York's Union Square during her very first in-store appearance.

The 60-year-old multiple Grammy winner and legendary Fleetwood Mac singer greeted fans and signed copies of her latest CD, The Soundstage Sessions, as well as her new DVD, Live in Chicago.

"This is really fun for me I am enjoying it, and I'm very proud of this 1985 - 2009," Stevie says. "I have the best fans. They are very honorable and very polite. They get excited but they are really sweet and I love that. I have wonderful fans."

There has never been a shortage of Stevie Nicks look-alikes and impersonators -- both men and women -- and some of them showed up to her first-ever in-store signing. Watch the video to hear how they are inspired by the original "Gold Dust Woman."

"It's a dream come true," says one adoring fan. "I've waited over 20 years to meet her. She's just so gracious and so loving. She wants to meet all her fans. She can't often do that so this is a real treat for everybody. We've followed her for years and years, and she's just beautiful."

Nicks is once again performing with Fleetwood Mac, which earlier this month kicked off its "Unleashed" nationwide tour, the group's first tour in five years.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Massive turnout today for the Stevie Nicks appearance at Barnes and Noble in New York City. Fans waited in lines that stretched around the block from as early as 5:30 this morning for the signing which didn't begin until 7pm tonight.  Congratulations to everyone that managed to get in to meet her.  This is a first.  Stevie's never done anything like this before.  A really great start for release day of Stevie's CD "The Soundstage Sessions" and the DVD "Live in Chicago".