Showing posts with label Stevie Nicks 2011. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stevie Nicks 2011. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Review: Stevie Nicks "NICKS Still Grand Bella Donna" (Hobart Tasmania)

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NICKS Still Grand Bella Donna
AGE has done little to diminish the popularity and raw musical power of rock and roll royal Stevie Nicks.

Thousands of Tasmanians flocked to the Derwent Entertainment Centre last night to see the 63-year-old former Fleetwood Mac member perform her In Your Dreams tour.

Support acts Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame and Brian McFadden kept the packed house of almost 4,000 fans warmed up before Nicks took to the stage for a performance lasting nearly two hours.

Were you there? How did you rate the show?

Last night marked the end of Nicks's Australian tour, having played 10 shows in the past month.

To mark the end of the tour, Stewart was invited to share the stage with Nicks for a specialsend-off combiningboth bands.

Fleetwood Mac fans, old and new, were kept happy as Nicks rolled through a selection of the band's hits many of which she penned in the 1970s.

The retrospective was a nostalgic reminder to older fans and cemented her status as one of the all-time greats.

The show also featured songs from her latest, and seventh, solo album released 30 years after her acclaimed 1981 record Bella Donna.

Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album Rumours charged back in to the Australian charts at No. 2 this year after being featured on hit TV show Glee.

Fans were undeterred by tickets that ranged from $145 to $165.

Sunday Tasmanian

Monday, December 12, 2011

Photos: Stevie Nicks - Melbourne, AU

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Sidney Myer Music Bowl - November 19, 2011
Photos by Rayleelee 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Videos: "Rock N Roll" and "Edge of 17" Stevie Nicks Live in Sydney, AU 11/29/11

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A couple of really great video captures of Stevie live in Sydney, Australia November 29, 2011. Stevie and the band sound and look awesome as usual!  Stevie looks like she's sporting either a new Rock N Roll Top Hat or its a new feather attachment thing...Either way, looks great... The hat seems a little more stable on her head then the hats from previous tours with the long white feather.  She dedicates this song to XFactor Australia's Reese Mastin.  This was the only performance of the song on the Australian tour... So Sydney, you got a bonus!

Also - "Edge of Seventeen" with Rhiannon & Leather and Lace links included. 

ALSO AVAILABLE at these links:
Rhiannon | Leather and Lace

Photos: Stevie Nicks | Dave Stewart | Brian McFadden - Canberra

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Photo Gallery: 
Stevie Nicks | Dave Stewart | Brian McFadden
Canberra, AU December 7, 2011 
36 Photos by Snapshotsofthoughts View Gallery 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Auction Winner Questions Stevie Nicks Autographed Poster

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Really? Someone questioned this?
Apparently, the person that won one of the 2011 Fillmore posters, from Stevie's two shows earlier this year, that she autographed and auctioned off to benefit Mike Campbell's Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund questioned the validity of Stevie's signature. The situation was brought to Stevie's attention and she sent in a note to her website The Nicksfix addressing the situation... Check it out. (scroll down the page a bit for the 2 page pdf file)

The Auction was run by Mike Campbell from the Heartbreakers back in early November to benefit "Mike Campbell's Rock The Dogs Rock and Roll Holiday Auction".  Stevie's items raised a load of money for the fund... Here are the two signed items.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

REVIEW: Stevie Nicks Canberra, AU

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Queen of rock rolls with career's punches
Photo: Stuart Walmsley
Rolling Stone once dubbed her the ''reigning queen of rock and roll'', and while Stevie Nicks may no longer sit on the throne, she continues to influence those who do.  Artists like Sheryl Crow, Courtney Love and even the Dixie Chicks have cited her as an inspiration - not bad for a girl who was only added to Fleetwood Mac after then boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham insisted they came as a package deal.

The long, flowing skirts and tassles remain at age 63, but the feverish on-stage antics have given way to a slow twirl. She may be moving with less verve, but Nicks showed fans at the AIS Arena last night that her songwriting ability is far from on the wane.

Nearing the end of an Australian tour to promote her latest album In Your Dreams, Nicks only borrowed sparingly from her Fleetwood Mac days and past solo career, preferring new material co-written in 2010 with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame.

In Your Dreams has been widely lauded as her best collection of songs since the '80s and she told fans last night that the experience of making the album with Stewart at her Santa Monica home was ''the best year of my life''.


The Canberra Times

"Nicks of Time" Hobart Mercury

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Stevie Nicks looks back over her life and loves on her new album, says Helen Brown

(This article appears in the December 8th printing of the Hobart Mercury (Tasmania).  Article was originally published in The Telegraph in June, 2011

WHEN Stevie Nicks asked her 15-year-old god-daughter to take part in her new video – “playing me at 30, around the time I joined Fleetwood Mac” – the girl asked for a little direction.

“So I told her to twirl, talk to yourself, make like you’re crazy – be me,” Nicks says. “We put her in my vintage, evergreen tie-dye with my top hat. Oh, she looked so beautiful. My girlfriends laughed when we saw the dress. Were we ever that small? We must have been!” She may lament outgrowing her youthful stage gear but Nicks is still a rock-star Rapunzel at 63, blonde locks cascading over billowing, black chiffon sleeves.

It’s been a long and winding road for Nicks. She developed a huge cocaine addiction between the 1977 release of Fleetwood Mac’s 40 million-selling Rumours and her 1986 admission to the Betty Ford Clinic. Her recovery was “aided” by a prescribed tranquilliser, to which she became addicted for eight years.

“I’m still very angry about that,” she says. “I might have met somebody, had a baby, made three more amazing albums in those years.

“I’m pretty sure that had I not eventually checked myself into a hospital and stayed there for 47 days, I would be dead now. I would have OD’D on something crazy – over the counter.”

Monday, December 05, 2011

Stevie Nicks brought her trademark ethereal feel to Wollongong

As a member of Fleetwood Mac she captivated a generation, and Stevie Nicks brought her trademark ethereal feel to Wollongong.

It was cold, windy and wet when the baby boomers fought for parking down by the beach and several blocks inland.

Many appeared to have arrived early enough to have quite a few drinks.

Surprisingly, many stayed outside drinking while Dave Stewart and his excellent band played a great set.
It was early though, they were playing a Eurythmics track when we arrived at 7:30pm.

Stevie announced at the start of her show that this concert tour was not a greatest hits show but to promote her 2010 album with Dave Stewart.  She then reassured us that there would be some hits interspersed with the new work.  The crowd was grateful.

Then, to sweeten us up, explained she'd never before visited Wollongong (which she correctly pronounced).
She praised the vista of entering from the escarpment: "Where the amazing ocean meets the mountain.
This is maybe where I find my house on the cliff".

"Yes!" we cheered, especially the Wombarra residents down in the $170 seats who probably thought more of the boost to their home prices than what sort of a neighbour Ms Nicks might really make.

A couple of new songs, the second with a video projection featuring Dave Stewart in black and young ethereal girls swirling around in swirly Nicks style dresses, cutting to images of a dark Stevie in black with very straight blonde hair.  The video background was quite distracting but reminded the crowd of Stevie's witchy persona.  In the flesh, she reminded us too of what she had been.

She wore a dark red, layered, ruched dress with tight bodice and the most amazing hair. Long, lustrous white blond locks had the 2011 Stevie, more beautiful than the tortured perms of the 70s and teased looks of the 80s but a little incongruous 30 years on.

The band launched into Dreams and the crowd sang along.

The expensive seats came alive with the lights of iphones: were they recording or waving their lighter app in the air?

Reviewed by Sarah Moss
Full Review at ABC Illawarra

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Review & Photos: Stevie Nicks with Dave Stewart | Brian McFadden - Perth, AU

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Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart and Brian McFadden
Perth Australia - November 26, 2011
Photos & Review by Mark Diggins
Photo Gallery on Facebook | Show Review & Photos on Rockpit

Stevie Nicks on PBS Tonight. "The Ultimate Buddy Party" begins airing

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"Buddy Holly The Ultimate Buddy Party" Premieres Tonight on PBS in both the US and Canada.  

PBS will premiere “Buddy Holly: Listen To Me/The Ultimate Buddy Party” tonight with performances of his songs by Stevie Nicks, Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, Graham Nash, Raul Malo, Paul Anka, Boz Scaggs and several others at a 75th birthday concert that was filmed in Hollywood in September.

Stevie Nicks and some of her band members, Waddy Wachtel, Sharon Celani and Lori Nicks perform "Not Fade Away" plus she also performed "It's So Easy" this night although I'm not sure if "It's So Easy" is included on the show.. I hope it is.

The Listen To Me: Buddy Holly website have compiled a list of ALL PBS stations that will be airing the show and when... There are a lot of opportunities during the month of December to catch the show... Click through to the Listen To Me: Buddy Holly site and up top is the link to the schedule.  It's a pdf file.

The DVD of this program should also be made available during the broadcast.  It looks like it's an exclusive with PBS and not sold in stores yet.


Okay... Saw this last night (Dec 3rd) What a great show and Stevie was really great!!  She sang both "Not Fade Away" plus the Linda Ronstadt tune "It's So Easy". She sounded so good on both! She should do "Not Fade Away" in concert, it's a fun song!

If you are planning on catching this on PBS be warned that Stevie sings "Not Fade Away" right at the beginning of the program, so you won't want to miss the beginning.  It's pledge drive month at PBS so the show was interrupted by PBS announcers asking for contributions.  Part of the deal is with a large enough contribution, the DVD can be yours. Stevie's "It's So Easy" came on about 35 minutes into the program that I saw - but this may vary depending on the market.  In any case.. both songs were great, Stevie looked great, Waddy, Sharon and Lori were with her on Stage... Lori, Sharon and Waddy were on stage practically all night playing.  And I saw her Neice Jessica in the audience when the camera was panning around.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Photos by: Andreas Heuer... Rip It Up with Stevie Nicks & Dave Stewart - Adelaide

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Adelaide, Australia - November 23, 2011
Photos by Andreas Heuer

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November 23, 2011 Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Photos by: A & K Photography

Thursday, December 01, 2011

107 Photos Combined: Stevie Nicks | Dave Stewart | Brian McFadden Live in Sydney

Sydney Entertainment Centre, November 29, 2011 
Sydney, Australia
Photos by MystifyMe Photography & Sydney Entertainment Centre




Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Grammy Nominations....

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No Grammy Nominations kids!
The potential was so there!! more-so then ever before I think... Sadly neither Lindsey Buckingham nor Stevie Nicks were recognized for their crowning achievements this past year during this evenings Grammy nominations telecast and ultimately the fully released list of nominations.

Congratulations to those that were nominated.

Photos by Ashley Mar: Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart Sydney, Australia Nov 29th

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Stevie Nicks with Dave Stewart 
Sydney Entertainment Centre - November 29, 2011
Photos by: Ashley Mar

KYLIE adores him, Stevie Nicks wants to do dinner @Reecemastin

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KYLIE adores him, Stevie Nicks wants to do dinner and tens of thousands of teen and tween girls are playing his debut hit Good Night right now.

Stevie Nicks, has taken XFactor Australia Reece Mastin under her wing.  Nicks invited him to hang out after her Sydney Entertainment Centre gig, gave him a gold crescent moon pendant and made plans to catch up for dinner before she leaves Australia.

"I got to meet Stevie Nicks last night, she's amazing. She's given me advice, a present. She doesn't give these out to everyone. She's like my mum away from mum," he said.

Adelaide Now

“In Your Dreams” Tour Review, Sydney 29/11/11 by Australian Rozie

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Stevie Nicks appeared right on schedule at 9pm. She was actually much better vocally than I thought she was going to be. The concert went for two hours, which I consider very good value nowadays (Janet didn’t even last an hour and a half). Stevie told us from the start that it was NOT a “greatest hits” show and she was going to play her new stuff (whether you wanted to hear it or not).

Full Review at Australian Rozie

More Photos of the show here

Stevie included Rock and Roll in the set tonight - dedicated to Reese Mastin of X Factor fame.

Photos by Kyleigh Pitcher: Stevie Nicks with Dave Stewart & Brian McFadden - Sydney, Australia

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STEVIE NICKS with Dave Stewart & Brian McFadden 
Sydney Entertainment Centre 
November 29, 2011 
Photo by Kyleigh Pitcher 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

60 Photos by Eva Rinaldi: Stevie Nicks with Dave Stewart & Brian McFadden LIVE in Sydney

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NOVEMBER 29, 2011
60 really amazing photos by: Eva Rinaldi 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Review: Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart Perth, AU Nov 26th

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Concert Review: Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart
Photo by Court McAllister
While the two may not seem the most obvious teaming, *Dave Stewart* in support of *Stevie Nicks* ensured an evening full of memories and style when they took to the stage at the WA Athletics Stadium on the weekend.

Stewart produced Nicks' new album, In Your Dreams and with his own album The Blackbird Diaries (not to mention the Super Heavy LP … he sure keeps busy) also out now, the chance to take the creative chemistry on the road must have been alluring and has indeed proved well worth it. They do, after all, share strong links with their respected ex-muses.

After a short set by the over-exposed *Brian McFadden *, Stewart stepped onstage with a backing band in *Perth *'s own *The Panics *, plus everyone's favourite pedal steel player, *Lucky Oceans *, to boot. Moments from the Blackbird Diaries engrossed the building crowd, but when he rolled into *Eurythmics *' Here Comes the Rain Again in a more rustic, acoustic manner that showcased his backing singers and led to a rousing outro, the stage was set for some unbridled audience enthusiasm.


Check out photos by Rhys Machell at Faster Louder HERE