Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Send Stevie a 60th Birthday Greeting

On May 26th Stevie Nicks turns 60 years old - a milestone by any standards. Take a few seconds and visit the nicksfix to send Stevie a personal Birthday greeting.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mick Fleetwood's Uncorked!

Fleetwood Wine and Music Extravaganza
Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Mick Fleetwood, the iconic co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, is celebrating his blues heritage by hitting the road with his new band, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. The band is appearing in 17 major cities across the US beginning this spring. The series of concerts features a tribute to the original Fleetwood Mac, the all-male blues band that started it all in 1967

Each night of the tour also features a VIP reception where attendees will sample Mick’s fine wine, Mick Fleetwood Private Cellar. Tickets for the tour are available soon.

Bringing together four stellar Blues and Rock musicians, Mick Fleetwood presents a band that is as current as it is nostalgic.

At the front of the group, is Rick Vito, veteran Bluesman and former Fleetwood Mac vocalist and lead guitarist. Rick adds his personal touch while staying true to the styling of early Fleetwood Mac front man Peter Green. “A lot of guys can play the licks but Rick has the tone and that’s so important in real blues,” says Mick Fleetwood.

With Fleetwood anchoring the band on percussion, the “other half” of the rhythm section is Lenny Castellanos on bass guitar. As Mick points out, “I’ve played with John McVie for 40 years, any bassist who plays with me has big shoes to fill.” – Lenny does a great job filling those shoes while complimenting Mick’s unique and revered drum style.

Mark Johnstone ties everything together on the keys and backup vocals, infusing a vibrant energy to the group.

The band is led, of course, by the legendary Mick Fleetwood, providing a backbone with his unmistakable power-house percussion and persona.

Mick Fleetwood Private Cellar wine is a centerpiece of each event for a select group of high-end VIP’s. Each show has between 700 and 1200 general admission tickets plus less than 300 tickets which offer a special pre-show wine tasting and meet-and-greet with Mick, himself. VIP attendees have the opportunity to taste samples of Mick’s award winning wines and leave with an autographed bottle. VIP’s also enjoy an up-close-and-personal encounter with Mick, who shares stories from his life as a musician on the road, tells of the creation of his wines, and discusses his passion for art, music, and the good life.

Mick Fleetwood’s Uncorked Tour kicks off June 11th in Los Angeles and moves nationwide throughout 2008. The first four dates are listed below with more to be announced soon.

6/11 – Los Angeles – The Avalon, Hollywood
6/12 – San Diego – Spreckels
6/14 – Aspen, Colorado – Snowmass Village
6/15 – San Francisco – The Herbst Theater

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Rumours back on the UK Top 100 Chart

Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album "Rumours" is back inside the UK Top 100 Albums chart.

For the chart week ending May 17, 2008 "Rumours" is sitting at #90. The previous week had it sitting at #96. It's moving up for some reason... Must be on sale!

Some stats:
"Rumours" the original January 30, 1977 release was last certified in the UK by the BPI on November 12, 2004 at 10 x platinum. (300,000 units x 10 = 3,000,000 million sold).

"Rumours" (2 cd Delux Edition) released March 22, 2004 was last certified in the UK by the BPI at Gold (100,000 units) on January 3, 2008.

Historical tidbit of Fleetwood Mac info

This week in 1975... (May 15th to be exact)

Fleetwood Mac debuted their new line-up in El Paso, Texas. It was the first incarnation of the band that included Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John and Christine McVie.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Shawn Colvin & Stevie Nicks Team up in Chicago

Shawn Colvin has been booked on the bill along with Stevie Nicks for the Chicago June 14th show being held at the Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Stevie Nicks Concert Grosses for 2 April, 2008 Shows

Billboard Magazine Boxscores for issue date: May 17th. Out of 320 acts tracked for the week, Stevie's two shows came in at number 41 & 42.

Stevie Nicks & Vanessa Carlton
Sovereign Center, Reading, Pa.
Date: April 18, 2008
Gross Revenue: $379,288
Attendance: 5,310
Capacity: 6,677
# of Shows/Sellout: 1 / 0
Ticket Pricing: $97, $67, $55
Promoter: Live Nation

Stevie Nicks
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.
Date: April 20, 2008
Gross Revenue: $372,485
Attendance: 7,466
Capacity: 7,681
# of Shows/Sellouts: 1 / 0
Ticket Pricing: $75, $55
Promoter: Live Nation/in-house

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Stevie's on Tom's Greatest Hits CD

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Greatest Hits (re-issue)

If you bought the new Mudcrutch CD you probably noticed the small insert that came with it. Turns out, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Greatest Hits is being altered and re-issued on May 20th. This new Greatest Hits collection includes new artwork and replaces the classic hit of "Something in the Air" with "Stop Dragging My Heart Around" featuring Stevie Nicks.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Stevie Nicks - New York Times

New York Times Full Page Ad promoting two June New York area shows. If I'm not mistaken, it ran in the Sunday NY Times April 27th.

Thanks to Frank at
Seven Wonders
for the scan, and
to Bill for the discovery

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Stevie Nicks Video at the Arizona Heart Foundation

[From April, 2007] A video clip of Stevie along with her Mother Barbara, Brother Chris, Sister in Law Lori and Niece Jessica Nicks at the dedication of the research building at the Arizona Heart Foundation in April, 2007.
By Kathy Shayna Shocket
Scottsdale Republic
April 3, 2007

The Arizona Heart Foundation hosted the grand opening of the Translational Research Center with the help of singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks.

On Sunday afternoon a small invitation-only group of bighearted people joined Stevie Nicks at the Arizona Heart Foundation for the dedication of its new research building at Thomas Road and 20th Street. It's been a nine-year, grass-roots effort - literally - starting when a small group of visionaries gathered on the lawn of Ted Diethrich's Paradise Valley home to plant the first fundraising seeds for the building's $4 million campaign.

Sunday's private dedication for the Arizona Heart Foundation's Cardiovascular Research and Education Building was bittersweet.

"This was my dad's dream," Nicks said of her father, Jess, who died two years ago of heart disease. Jess' heart gave out a few days after Nicks' Dodge Theatre concert benefiting the foundation in August 2005.

Nicks' mother, Barbara, who was by her side at Sunday's party, also has heart disease, and the Arizona Heart Institute has been an important part of the Nickses' lives.

"This is the house that Jess and Stevie built," noted Gerry Kroloff, the foundation's executive administrator, also a Paradise Valley resident.

Paul and Ellen Gerding of Paradise Valley led Sunday's private dedication catered by Paradise Valley resident Vincent Guerithault.

"I know my father's here," Nicks said. "He'd be saying 'Stevie, this is so great.'"

"So, Jess, this one is for you," said Kroloff of the platform to push the envelope for the future of cardiovascular medicine.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks writes another solo chapter

Stevie Nicks began an abbreviated schedule of late spring and summer solo dates April 18 in Reading, Pa., hoping no doubt to continue the string of generally glowing reviews she received for her 2007 dates both with Chris Isaak and on her own.

In recent weeks, however, most of the chatter has been not about Nicks or her tour, but the band she sings with, Fleetwood Mac.

Late last month, the veteran rock group's plans to tour in the first half of 2009 became known when Sheryl Crow, who is close friends with Nicks, announced she might be joining the Mac lineup on the road.

Singer Lindsay Buckingham has confirmed that Mac is planning to tour, but says Crow's involvement is not yet a done deal. "I think we were all a little surprised she (Crow) was announcing that to the world with such certainty," Buckingham told Billboard magazine. "We have talked about the possibility of bringing another woman into the scene to kind of give Stevie a sort of foil and shake it up a little bit. She (Crow) was certainly a name that has come up. We'll have to see."

Nicks is still promoting her late 2007 CD/DVD release, "Crystal Visions ... The Very Best of Stevie Nicks," a collection of songs that samples material from her three-decade career as a solo artist and member of Fleetwood Mac.

The CD portion includes several previously unreleased live tracks and a couple of dance remixes, while the DVD has 13 videos with voiceover commentary by Nicks and an audio interview with the Grammy Award-winning singer by journalist David Wild.

Buckingham and Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1974, and with their help the band topped the charts with "Fleetwood Mac" in 1975, followed by 1977's "Rumours," which sold more than 17 million copies and is one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Nicks, who will turn 60 on May 26, is known for her tempestuous singing and mystical Gypsy hippie-persona. She started her solo career in 1981 with the "Bella Donna" CD, which made it to No. 1 thanks such hits as the Tom Petty duet "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," the Don Henley duet "Leather and Lace" and "Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)."

Her most recent solo album, 2001's "Trouble in Shangri-La," hit No. 5 on the Billboard chart.

According to an interview for the May issue of Q magazine, Nicks is working on a new solo album. "I've been writing continually," she said as she handed the interviewer a sheet of paper with a composition titled "The Soldier's Angel," inspired by her charity work. "It's one of the many poems that is ready to go to the piano right now.

Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Up For Auction

The Edge [ tickets ] recently announced the Icons of Music Sale II to benefit Music Rising will take place May 31 at the Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square.

The second annual music memorabilia charity auction will be hosted by the U2 [ tickets ] guitarist with proceeds benefiting the campaign he co-founded in 2005 to aid musicians of the Gulf Coast Region in regaining their livelihood after the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, according to a press release.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Stevie's Mysterious April 17th New York Show Revealed

Stevie Nicks closed the 20th annual New York-Presbyterian Hospital black tie benefit Gala held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on April 17th. The event raised nearly $3 million in support of Emergency Medicine department that provides around-the-clock care for over 230,000 patients each year.