Monday, February 04, 2008

Stevie in Reading... Date Confirmed

Stevie Nicks
Date: Friday Apr 18, 2008
Time: 08:00 pm
Price - Range $97.00 - $55.00

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Nicks Rocks Cal State Fullerton Fund-Raiser

Still striking as she approaches 60, this year's 'Front & Center' headliner served up a lively performance for the annual event.

Stevie Nicks is magical, gorgeous, simply mesmerizing – it's unbelievable she will celebrate her 60th birthday this year. At an age when most of her peers have retired, it's as if she's just getting started.
Nicks still looks amazing – nearly flawless porcelain skin, a fierce mane of long blonde hair and a body that still fits into those corset dresses quite nicely. Her deep, sensual voice didn't crack once Saturday night at Honda Center in Anaheim, as she belted out lyrics with ease to close Cal State Fullerton's annual "Front & Center" gala fund-raiser. She worked the crowd over with her eyes, tossing seductive glances at video cameras as she pranced around the stage, slipping into her signature twirls, slapping her tambourine and innocently playing with her flowing skirts and scarves.

Granted, ardent fans had to first endure the usual "Front & Center" salutations.

Now in its 13th year, the program has hosted a variety of talent, including sets from Chicago, Gladys Knight, Tony Bennett and Natalie Cole, interviews with Walter Cronkite and Whoopi Goldberg, speeches from Colin Powell and the late Christopher Reeve, and comedy from Bill Cosby. Before each headliner, however, there are musical skits staged by Cal State Fullerton's performing-arts students, often overly lengthy explanations about the university (now celebrating its 50th anniversary) and chatter from the event's alumnus MC, this time "Desperate Housewives" producer and creator Marc Cherry.

Curiously, once the crowd in the packed arena was patiently awaiting the Hall of Famer's entrance, the house lights would lower, then brighten again, while background music (at times blasting "Bootylicious" by Destiny's Child and "That's the Way Love Goes" by Janet Jackson) would die down over and over again, each time giving false hope that Nicks would appear. Eventually the waiting paid off, of course, as Nicks materialized through a hazy fog on stage, smiling wide-eyed as she stormed into a rocked-out version of "Stand Back."

She smoothly transitioned between songs – including a playful take on Dave Matthews Band's "Crash" and a kickin' version of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "I Need to Know" – while occasionally pausing for storyteller moments to give background about key tracks. Before slowing things down with "Landslide," for instance, she admitted to the crowd that the song was not about her father, but he thought it was, so she let him believe it. She dedicated the song to all of the fathers in the audience – and the crowd responded by whipping out cell phones and lighters to slowly wave in the air as she sweetly sang the lyrics, bringing some to tears.

Every three or four songs, Nicks would disappear for a few minutes for a wardrobe change, switching up from black velvet to black leather to black lace, all with assorted colored scarves. Each time she left the stage, it allowed her band time to shine – via beautiful piano transitions, orgasmic percussion battles and, as an intro to the bewitching "Gold Dust Woman," a searing guitar solo.

For her part, Nicks exuded elegance and maturity as she confidently fired through "Dreams," "If Anyone Falls in Love" and "Edge of Seventeen," despite the fact that several fans could be heard screaming out the wrong lyrics to that last one – "just like the way we love" instead of "just like the white-winged dove." But this was mostly a die-hard crowd, dozens of female admirers clad in true Stevie garb – crushed-velvet outfits, cinched corsets, flowing gypsy skirts and black gloves in leather, satin or lace.

Nicks never disappointed, and ended the evening with a bang - a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" after a final wardrobe change into a flowing white-and-black top and a chunky top hat with a giant feather sticking out of it. The song brought the crowd to its feet once more, as hordes of people rushed the stage to dance and hopefully touch Nicks as she graciously reached out and shook at least 50 hands eagerly extended in her direction.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Stevie in Reading, PA (April, 2008)

Unconfirmed reports have Stevie playing in Reading, PA this coming April. Exact date and venue are unknown. If true, it appears a spring/summer tour are in the works.
The source (GardenStateGirlie - The Ledge)

Lindsey Buckingham Live At Bass Performance Hall is listing Lindsey's Live at Bass Performance Hall with a March 11th release date. They've listed it as an import CD with DVD release. In the US, Amazon is also showing a March 11th release date, but have it listed as a DVD release only.

Still waiting on information for the supposed 2008 release of Lindsey's next studio cd that he mentioned would be coming out in early 2008.

Stevie Nicks Fantasy Springs Pics

Stevie Nicks performed at Fantasy Springs Resort Hotel
and Casino in Indio, CA February 1, 2008:
Photo Credit:
Wade Byars, The Desert Sun

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Crystal Visions Tour Stats Updated

Updated tour stats with additional dates, attendance and concert grosses added (Uncasville, Phoenix, Atlantic City and the JackFM Second show date with multiple artists).

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Lindsey Buckingham Video Q&A

Lindsey's website over this last year has been taking questions for Lindsey from fans with a promised video response by Lindsey... Here are the first two video answers.. The rest as they roll in every Wednesday are being posted on Lindsey's youtube page.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

New 2008 Stevie Nicks Calendar

[from: nicksfix]
Herbert W. Worthington has released a new calendar which showcases more of his amazing photography of Stevie Nicks. The calendar contains 14 more previously-unavailable photographs of Stevie throughout her career. The calendar runs from Jan 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. You can read more about the calendar and purchase one on Herbie's New Calendar Website.

Look for the special offer to purchase both calendars. You can see Herbie's other calendar on the Calendar1 Website.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Stevie Live Dates February, 2008

Two southern California show dates in February. Stevie will be in Indio, CA on February 1st at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. You can get your tickets here.

The second date on February 2, 2008 is at The Honda Center at California State University, Fullerton.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Edge of Seventeen Remix Update

Sorry it’s been forever and a day since posting back August that Steve Scalfati was on the short list of producers being sent tracks to refashion the classic Stevie Nicks song “Edge of Seventeen” from her 1981 album Bella Donna.

There have been a few blog watchers and Stevie fans checking in periodically to find out what is going on. After months of delays waiting for the vocals from the original album sessions to arrive, and other producers slated to do this remix dropping out for likely the same reasons,

Steven had this to say:
Thanks for checking in. I was very excited to have the opportunity to do this but the timing has just not worked out for me. It was taking a while to get the vocals and now I’m in the middle of a huge orchestral score which is essentially taking all of my time through mid December. I’m sure who ever ends up doing this will rock it!!! As a big Stevie fan myself, I’m also excited to hear what other re-mixers do for this one.