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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pics: Stevie Nicks and Courtney Love backstage at Elton John Benefit - New York City

Stevie Nicks was the special musical guest at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 11th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City - October 15, 2012

Video Below: Stevie comes in about the .46 second mark
by Bennett Marcus

Stevie Nicks was the performer at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Enduring Vision gala on Monday in Manhattan, and M.C. Anderson Cooper was stoked. “I have to warn you that I’ve got my big hat with a feather, I’ve got tambourines, I’ve got my wind machines. I’ve got a white bird back there. I am so ready for whatever Miss Stevie Nicks brings tonight,” Cooper told the crowd in his opening remarks.

Cooper wasn’t the only one. “She’s right there,” Courtney Love whispered to VF Daily as Nicks walked by. “Can you smell the God-ness?”

“Stevie Nicks got me through high school,” Sandra Lee told us. “The Bella Donna album was, like, my anthem.”

Before taking the stage, Elton told us that he had personally invited Nicks to perform at the gala. “I’ve always loved Stevie, and I’ve known her for a long time,” he said. “I think we used to hang out and do drugs together, many, many years ago, if I can remember when Tusk came out,” he added, laughing.

Nicks took over for an hour-long set of her biggest hits, including “Rhiannon,” “Dreams,” and “Gold Dust.” The formally dressed crowd at Cipriani was on its feet, singing along. When she sang “Landslide,” couples started slow dancing. Nicks did her trademark moves, hands in the air, swinging her gauzy shawl. After singing “Stand Back,” she held up her wrap, fringed, black with gold embroidery, and said, “This is the original ‘Stand Back’ cape from 1983. Ladies, you get what you pay for.”


“Stevie’s coming; it’s such a big deal,” Courtney Love said Monday night as she walked the rain-damp red carpet at Cipriani Wall Street at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Enduring Vision benefit. Love was speaking about Stevie Nicks. The Seventies rock siren would be performing later in the evening. The gala fund-raiser circuit is, of course, a playground to rock legends of a certain vintage, the evening’s namesake very much included, but Love seemed genuinely excited by the prospect of the Fleetwood Mac singer’s impending arrival. “We did this cover of ‘Gold Dust Woman’ that I’m really proud of,” she said of Hole’s 1996 reinterpretation of the “Rumours” standard. “It really helped her financially at the time. Well, whatever, it did really well.…And so I’m really proud of that. I’d like to see her.…[It’s been] seven years. Do you think she’ll recognize me?” Nicks walked by the press line shortly thereafter, eschewing print reporters for a rendezvous with a crowd inside that included John and partner David Furnish, Brooke Shields, Matt Lauer, Julian Schnabel and Anderson Cooper, who played emcee for a sixth consecutive year. All told, the night raised $2 million for John’s AIDS charity, much of which came at a post-dinner auction that featured a pair of Warhols. Shortly after the last lot moved, Nicks took the stage with her band as white-jacketed waiters passed coffee and dessert. Sitting at a table slightly removed from the stage, Love donned a pair of eyeglasses as she took in the performance.

Stevie performed an hour long set: Dreams, Rhiannon, Edge of Seventeen, Stand Back, Landslide, Gold Dust Woman, Soldiers Angel.

Elton and Stevie pictured below.  Check out Getty Images for more shots of the red carpet and of Stevie performing.  Photos by: Dimitrios Kambouris, Carlo Allegri, Kevin Mazur.

Courtney Love backstage with Stevie.  Bet it's been awhile since these two saw one other.  They both look great!!  Stevie even travels with her favorite chair! 

Stevie Nicks Headlines Elton John's AIDS Foundation Gala in New York
Fleetwood Mac singer says John is 'a soldier's angel.
By Steven J. Horowitz
October 16, 2012 2:00 PM ET

The stars aligned for Elton John's 11th annual "An Enduring Vision" benefit Monday in downtown New York, where VIP guests helped raise $2 million for the singer's AIDS Foundation and Stevie Nicks took the stage as the night's marquee performer. 

"I think we used to hang out and do drugs together many years ago – if I could remember when [Fleetwood Mac's] Tusk came out," joked John, arriving at Cipriani Wall Street with his partner, David Furnish, under sheets of pouring rain. "We've never asked her to do anything. The last few years, we've had R&B performers, and they've been brilliant. We thought, let's just go the other way this year and ask Stevie, and she said yes, so we're so thrilled."

Nicks closed out the night with a rousing, hour-long set of material both old and new. Caressing a mic stand adorned with swinging gold chains, the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman performed "Soldier's Angel," dedicating the track to John's AIDS efforts.

"I started going to visit the soldiers at Bethesda from 2005," Nicks said. "Elton is a soldier's angel too, for AIDS, because we wouldn't get anything done without him." Nicks also took a stroll down memory lane with "Stand Back," "Rhiannon," "Dreams" and "Gold Dust Woman." She slowed her pace for "Landslide," calling the song "the foundation of [Fleetwood Mac's] whole career" before revving back up for the closer "Edge of Seventeen." It was a raucous end to the evening, with tambourines shaking and uneaten slices of cake left behind.

Earlier in the night, Love told Rolling Stone she was excited to see Nicks perform for the first time in seven years. "When I was a little girl, I grew up on Elton and I grew up on Stevie," said Love. "I’m really excited to be here."

Friday, August 10, 2012


Stevie Nicks revealed that even after all these years in the business, there are still three people she's been dying to work with. Nicks, who last night (August 9th) wrapped her joint dates with Rod Stewart in Houston, just announced two new Florida stops for September, hitting Saint Petersburg on September 24th and Saint Augustine on September 25th.

Nicks told us that she's waited 40 years to share a stage with three distinct singers: "Well, when I moved to Los Angeles with Lindsey (Buckingham) in 1972, I wanted -- there were three songs I wanted to sing two-part harmony with; Paul McCartney 'Yesterday,' James Taylor 'Fire And Rain,' and Elton John 'Your Song.' I've never gotten to sing any of those three songs with those three men! So, I'm still looking that maybe that will happen someday. Because that was before this happened, y'know? That was like way before we were famous."

Via 93.3 WMMR

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Stevie Nicks Appearance in "The Union" Premieres on HBO Feb 2nd

HBO premieres "The Union" the in-depth documentary look at the memorable 2010 collaboration between Elton John and longtime idol Leon Russell.

Stevie Nicks dropped in during filming and the recording of the album:

"Stevie Nicks dropped in to tell Leon that after she and Lindsey Buckingham opened for him as part of the band Fritz in the early ’70s, “That’s when the two of us thought, ‘That’s it. We’re gonna go to LA. We’re gonna do it.”"


Wednesday, March 02, 2011


Crowe's Elton John doc to open Tribeca Film fest
to bow with 'Union'

The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival will open with the world preem of Cameron Crowe doc "The Union," about Elton John's collaboration on the album of the same name with Leon Russell and producer T-Bone Burnett.
Screening, held outdoors and free of charge, will be followed by a live perf by John.

Film chronicles the working process of John and his collaborators on the 2010 album "The Union." Album includes appearances by lyricist Bernie Taupin, musicians Neil Young and Brian Wilson. Stevie Nicks and Don Was also are among those who appear in the doc.

"The Union" will screen April 20, the kick-off date for the Tribeca fest, which runs through May 1. Full slate will be announced over the next two weeks.