Showing posts with label The Wiltern. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Wiltern. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Photos: Stevie Nicks Live at The Wiltern Los Angeles May 26, 2011

Let's go back a few weeks to one of the greatest nights!

Stevie Nicks Live at The Wiltern - May 26, 2011
Photos/video by: Ed Hanke
(Thanks for the link Ed!)
See Eds full gallery of shots on Facebook

And check out his videos from that night... Being in the pit it couldn't have been easy keeping a steady hand, but he did really well.  Great capture... Hope she plays this and many more on tour this summer.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

NEW Interview: Nicks talks Glee, Night of 1000 Stevies, Her Gay Fans, Writing a Book & The Wiltern Show

Stevie Nicks talks Brittana, gay fans and "In Your Dreams"
by Karman Kregloe, Editor in Chief was recently invited to participate in a group interview with Stevie Nicks, who has been on tour in support of In Your Dreams, her first album in a decade. Nicks spoke to a group of LGBT journalists (their questions are also included below) about her extensive songbook, the current tour, her gay fan base and, of course, Glee.

When it was my turn to ask a question, I naturally led with Brittana. As you can see by her answer to that question and the others pertaining to the show, Nicks is a hardcore fan who is invested in all of the character's storylines. In this engaging interview with six journalists who were all unabashed and longtime fans, Nicks talked about her musical career, her favorite song on the new CD and why she's considering writing a memoir.

On when she first noticed that she had a significant LGBT following:

I mean, I have a lot of gay friends. So that’s, you know, one side of the whole thing. But then the other side is the Night of 1000 Stevies. ... Somebody said did you know that there is this big like major party that goes on every year in New York that’s called the Night of 1000 Stevies? And I’m going, "What? What is that?" And so they explained it to me. And I’m thinking that’s pretty damn cool. And then it — that’s what? Twenty years ago? So that really was when I really realized that my music was really appealing to all my gay fans. And my goodness, this party has become historical, I think. And so, really, that was the beginning. And it was a long, long time ago. And who knew? I mean, I think when I was first told about it. I thought this would be something that would be a great thing that would happen maybe twice. And then it is still going on. So I’m thrilled.

On how she feels about her music reaching an entirely new audience of (very young) fans via Glee:

It's pretty thrilling. First of all, I had been watching Glee from the very beginning. And, like we all do, we have our favorite TV shows that we totally look forward to. And if we can’t watch them that night we make sure we tape them.

And so I have been watching Glee since it first came on. So when I found out that they were doing "Landslide," and that Gwyneth Paltrow was going to come in and play her Holly Holiday character and she was going to sing it and Santana and Brittany were going to sing with her, I was just so knocked out. And I said, "Well, can I go?"

I am in LA and people said, "Well, sure you can." So I went. And I hung out there for six or seven hours and really spent the whole day with them and sat with the writers and watched them film it over and over again from every different angle and was so, first of all, just thrilled to be there, and thrilled that I got to interact with all the kids whom I can hardly call by their real names, because to me they have become the characters.

And to just totally sit there and enjoy that; and then the greatest thing was when it was over, when they were done, they all came and like grouped around me. And Lea Michelle, Rachel, said, "You know what? Nobody has ever done this. I mean how many great old songs from the ‘70s and the ‘80s and the ‘60s have we done? And nobody, none of those artists have ever called us or come down or sent us some roses or anything, or taken any kind of notice whatsoever that we did like an amazing version of I don’t know, let’s just pick one, 'Jessie’s Girl.' That nobody ever, ever acknowledged that." And I thought that was so sad.

So, of course I sent them huge flowers. And then when they did the Rumours thing — what a favor they did for me by putting that out the same day that my record came out. I thought that was like so lovely of them. So I sent more flowers to my Glee children. And I said, "A day without Glee is like a day without sunshine." And so I have a real relationship with them now. And I really treasure it.

On whether she'd like to see Brittany and Santana end up together on Glee:

As the "always about love" person, I want — in the story, of course — I want them to be happy whoever they are with. So if that is going to be Santana and Brittany, then I am thrilled. If that is going to be Artie and Brittany, then I am thrilled. It’s like I don’t really have an opinion because I am looking at it as a real story.

And in real stories things work out because of what is in the hearts of man, you know? I don’t look at it as I want it to work out because it is a gay relationship on TV. Or I want it to work out because it’s a relationship with a guy in a wheelchair. I want it to work out because it is right for the characters.

I want the storyline — I want them to all be happy. So I don’t have a preference of how I want it to end up. And also I don’t really — I always want to be surprised, because I am a writer. So coming from a writer’s point of view I want to never know what is going to happen.

On what she thinks of the "new pop divas" Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Pink:

Thursday, June 02, 2011

PHOTOS: Stevie Nicks Live at The Wiltern with Dave Stewart, Lindsey Buckingham + More

Photos and link provided by Kris Driggers... Thanks Kris!
Amazing vantage point at the show... 
See more of The Stevie Nicks Birthday Bash Live
from The Wiltern May 26th on Facebook

Monday, May 30, 2011

92 Photos: Stevie Nicks | Dave Stewart | Lindsey Buckingham - The Wiltern May 26, 2011

Wow... Some nice shots here...

Check the rest out HERE
Photos by Sarah Greentree

(Photos) Re-live last Thursday night through the lens of Alicia Bailey - Stevie Nicks The Wiltern May 26, 2011

An amazing assortment of photos taken at The Wiltern May 26th.

Plus, Mike Campbell from The Heartbreakers joins in on this a song.  Stevie wrote the words, Mike provided the music on the album.  Great sing along tune... Can't wait till she starts playing this in her shows!

Friday, May 27, 2011

(Review) Rollingstone Magazine - Stevie Nicks The Wiltern May 26, 2011

 Stevie Nicks Jams Classics and New Material in Two-Hour L.A. Show
Former Fleetwood Mac frontwoman joined onstage by Lindsey Buckingham, Dave Stewart
MAY 27, 2011
Rollingstone Magazine

Last night at the Wiltern in Los Angeles Stevie Nicks performed at a star-studded concert in celebration of In Your Dreams, her first solo album in a decade. But yesterday the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman also turned 63, and a table full of miniature cupcakes greeted showgoers entering the historic venue, which Nicks said the Mac used for rehearsals back in 1975.

It wasn't the only reminder that this still-potent style icon has been a rock star for longer than Lady Gaga has been alive: Nicks treated Thursday's two-hour show like an in-person episode of VH1's Storytellers, explaining how new tunes such as "Annabel Lee" and "For What It's Worth" connect to classics like "Dreams." "It's all one big thread," she said, a point driven home when Lindsey Buckingham arrived onstage to help her play "Soldier's Angel," a haunting In Your Dreams cut inspired by a trip Nicks took to the Army's Walter Reed Medical Center. (Mick Fleetwood made the scene last night, though he didn't perform.)

(Billboard Review) Stevie Nicks Live at The Wiltern + Video of Opening Number "Stand Back"

Stevie Nicks Shares Songwriting Stories at Star-Studded L.A. Show
Billboard Magazine
by Phil Gallo

At a packed Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday (May 26) where the audience included Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Reese Witherspoon and Andy Garcia, Stevie Nicks took advantage of a rare night in which musicians who worked on her first album in a decade, "In Your Dreams," were on hand to make cameo appearances. Nicks, who was celebrating her 63rd birthday, told the audience at the top of the show that she would be telling songwriting tales, even if it meant the show would last three hours and they would beg her to hush up and sing.

It didn't last that long -- she put in a nice two hours, 10 minutes -- but she did have a good number of stories, some whimsical, some historical and none more poignant than the one behind "Soldier's Angel."

One day in 2005, Nicks spent seven hours visiting wounded soldiers at a hospital and, on her way out, an emergency crew rushed in another set of the wounded. "I went in a girl and came out a changed woman," she told the audience.

The experience inspired her to write a poem that she had printed and handed out to soldiers for four years. In November of 2009, she was in London when seven British soldiers were killed in Iraq and media response in London was overwhelming; she wrote a four-page rant in her journal and eventually spent close to a year trying to turn the poem into a song. It never came to fruition.

"I have to call Lindsey," she said, which led them to completing "Soldier's Angel." Buckingham joined Nicks for an acoustic rendering of the tune, with the occasional roll of drums, that became the emotional high point of the show.

"Soldier's Angel" was one of eight songs from the new album performed, each of them explained in detail. "Annabel Lee," written when Nicks was 17, was inspired by an Edgar Alan Poe poem; "Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream)" shares a through line with "Lady From the Mountain"; "For What It's Worth" was written about her summer riding the bus across the U.S. with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. (Heartbreaker guitarist Mike Campbell joined the band for the tune). Nicks called it "the best summer of my life-and you can interpret that any way you like."

"Secret Love," one of several songs to feature Stewart as guest guitarist, was written in 1975, recorded on a cassette and eventually bootlegged many times over. The country-tinged duet "Cheaper Than Free" sprang from a comment Witherspoon made to Nicks and Stewart - she was offering her Nashville condo to Stewart for a couple of weeks, making it "cheaper than free."

Her six-piece band led by Waddy Wachtel and two background singers backed Nicks, who got her bearings straight after a rocky opening half-hour. At the opening of the show, she explained the importance of the Wiltern in her career: In early 1975, it was the venue where she and Buckingham first rehearsed with the other members of Fleetwood Mac - Christine McVie, John McVie and Fleetwood - having joined the band on New Year's Eve 1974.

Here is the set list to Stevie Nicks' Wiltern show:

"Stand Back"
"Annabel Lee"
"Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream)"
"Gold Dust Woman"
"Ghosts are Gone"
"Soldier's Angel"
"In Your Dreams"
"For What It's Worth"
"Secret Love"
"Fall From Grace"
"Cheaper Than Free"
"Edge of Seventeen"


"Love Is"

Video: Stevie Nicks Live at The Wiltern

Soldiers Angel

Anabel Lee

Ghosts Are Gone

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Photos of the The Wiltern Marque... Stevie Nicks Record Release Concert

Took some shots this afternoon of the marque at The Wiltern... Sold Out!

Stevie Nicks and Friends.... The Wiltern

Ricky Peterson posted a photo to his facebook page of the rehearsals for The Wiltern show this Thursday...

One person in the photo looks vaguely familiar on the left... Can you pick that person out?  Ricky also said in response to someone's comment about playing new music "the band is smokin' the new record!"...  Hopefully they'll be smokin' on some new music played at the show!

To everyone that is travelling today and tomorrow to LA for the show, and there are many, have a safe trip and enjoy the show...