Monday, January 31, 2011


Stevie Nicks is joining us for 
Sunset Sessions 2011!!!
According to a facebook posting by Sunset Sessions and M:M Music, Stevie has been added to the line up of performers. Friday Feb 18th looks like the likely night she will play as it's Warner Bros Late Night Lounge - but given that it's a 3 day event it could be any one of the nights.

Other Warner acts appearing: The Belle Brigade, Everest, Iron & Wine, and k.d. lang.

Michele Clark's Sunset Sessions is presented by M:M Music and Quick Clear Music with All Access. It was Broadcast by KPRI. It's an industry only event that brings together radio stations, music supervisors from film and television, record companies, artist managers, and some of the freshest new talent along with some legendary favorites. Its main purpose is to expose the tastemakers of our industry, and in particular the Triple A format, to the bright stars of tomorrow. The event is held over 3 nights.


M:M  Music Weekly Update:
"We’re now just 3 weeks away from this year’s Sunset Sessions and several acts have been added to the already stellar line up including Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Stevie Nicks; former Babys and Bad English frontman John Waite; who scored several hits as a solo artist; and the critically acclaimed Makepeace Brothers. You can see the entire line up and schedule of events at If you haven’t registered yet; you can do so on the website and join the close to 40 Triple A radio stations (as well as a few HAC PD’s); and around 50 of the top film & television music supervisors for 40 bands over 3 days; some of the most innovative panels; great food; and gorgeous surroundings.

So let's see... What happened today...

Well, we heard that Ian Drew, Senior Music Editor at Us Weekly, was listening to an advance copy of Stevie's new album today... probably not just for his listening pleasure, but you never know... I suspect it was for some sort of  review in a future US Magazine... He writes a music, tv and movies column for US Magazine Ian in your Ear.   His two reassuring comments, not that we need to be reassured at this point, given the fact that everyone that has heard this new album has totally been blown away by it, citing it as the best of her career.

His comments that we were happy to take in:

"And guess who has new Stevie Nicks advance music 
pumping in his office right now? Yep, me!"

"And btw, this Stevie Nicks album? Probably the best 
of her career. Yeah. Out May 3. Get ready."

Beast Called Fame Video
But prior to that... or during all that, a little bit of both... Dave Stewart popped up on the web a video of new music "Beast Called Fame", a new tune from his album due out in May.  It was filmed during his first live show playing new music in Nashville this past October.  What was interesting though, and I may have taken this the wrong way, but Dave may have suggested that smaller venues will be played when he and Stevie get together at some point this year to promote their products...  

Dave Stewart: "Stevie fans go here Youtube now this could be fun before Stevie Comes on Stage ;) Rock and Fucking Roll !"

Nickslive: "What would be great is seeing her/you in a small venue like this RT @DaveStewart: Stevie fans go here this could be fun."

Dave Stewart: "@Nickslive you may be very lucky :)"

Now Dave is also working on a film about Stevie, or a documentary, not really clear what it's going to be, but it's a film... and he's stated that he wants to screen the film in indie type movie houses, which would be smaller venues.  So really you could take his comment both ways.  In any case... the idea is out there, and maybe they'll mix it up, playing smaller venues and the larger venues.

Also, and this will be of particular interest to fans in the UK.  "Ghost The Musical" to which Dave is writing the music for opens in London in July I believe, previews start at the end of June, and I'm sure Dave's making the trip.  It just might be the perfect opportunity for him and Stevie to head on over to the UK - hit a few theatres around the country and make some noise...  There's a huge contingency of fans that would love to see Stevie perform solo over there, trust me, I hear from them!  I mean it's been over 20 years already since she last toured the UK so it's LONG, LONG, LONG over due!

All I know is that from a fan stand point, WOW would it be great to see a Nicks show in a smaller venue like The Belcourt or any one of the thousands of small venues that dot North America.  Will it happen?... That's anyones guess, and probably a long shot, but nobody believed Stevie would record another album either and here we are on the cusp of a new album release. 

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Really great write up published today on the "Lefsetz Letter".  
[He's ultimately speaking about the stellar May 21, 1977 Live in Nashville Bootleg]

I saw Fleetwood Mac open a stadium show back in ‘75, before Anaheim had bleachers in the outfield, back when the Angels sucked and no band ever emerged from Orange County.

It was a summer of stadium shows. Today only Taylor Swift can sell 50,000 tickets, anybody else who says they can lies, or plays with a plethora of other acts. But back in the day, these giant clusterfucks were de rigueur. How many Days On The Green did Bill Graham have?

And I knew the act as a blues band. And there was that great latter day record, from "Kiln House", featuring Christine McVie on harmony vocals, "Station Man", which I heard intermittently on the radio and cranked back when you couldn’t hear your favorite music on demand unless you owned it, back when being a rock chick didn’t mean showing your tits but being so cool as to be a goddess, who was the last true rock chick, Chrissie Hynde? She’s STILL cool!

And that afternoon Christine sat at the keyboard and played my favorite new track, "Over My Head", and it sure sounded nice, but I did not buy the album, because I wasn’t buying anything, I was on the road, in L.A. for the summer, between winters in Salt Lake.

Continue to the full article


Top 100 Albums Chart - UK
Week ending 5th February, 2011
  • Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" moves up on the Top 100 UK Albums Chart to # 79 from # 81 last week.
Top 100 Albums Chart - Ireland
Week Ending 27th January, 2011

  • Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" moves down to # 75 from # 56 last week.  Total of 23 non-consecutive weeks on the chart.
Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart - Australia
Week of 31st, January, 2011
  • Fleetwood Mac remain at # 1 on the Top 50 Catalogue Chart with "The Very Best Of" for the 6th consecutive week. Total weeks on this chart - 44.  
  • Stevie Nicks "Crystal Visions The Very Best of Stevie Nicks" moves down the chart to # 43 from # 33 last week.  Total weeks on this chart - 30. 

Top 40 DVD Chart - Australia
Week of 31st, January, 2011
  • On the Top 40 Music DVD Chart, Stevie Nicks re-enters the Top 40 DVD Chart at # 40 with her 2009 "Live in Chicago" DVD.  Fleetwood Mac's 8x Platinum "The Dance" moves up to # 14 this week from # 19 last week. Total non-consecutive weeks for "The Dance" on this chart 221.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


With Dave Stewart in the directors chair... a video shoot is scheduled beginning January 30th to shoot the first video for single "Secret Love".... Should be really great!!

Dave Stewart:
"just woke in Sunny California getting ready to
 Direct Stevie Nicks Video for Secret Love , 
shooting tomorrow :)"

[updated Jan 30th]

  • Directing Stevie Nicks Video and Dressed appropriately ;)
  • Ha Mick Fleetwood is gonna look Stellar :) A Real Gentleman (which he is )
  • this video and other Stevie videos are all part of a 90 minute film I'm directing been filming on and off for a year Stevie fans will :):)
  • Update: January 31, 2011 - Video should be ready in 3 weeks... so around the week of February 21st


"Secret Love"
The Dave Stewart produced first single from Stevie Nicks off her upcoming May 3rd release 
"In Your Dreams" 
will be made available for download on Amazon on February 8th.  The album can be pre-ordered through Amazon or through Warner Bros. directly.  The Warner Bros. pre-order includes a free download of "Secret Love".

So far it's only listed on Amazon in the US.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks Add 2nd Hollywood Bowl Show April 17th

The Heart and Soul Tour
Second show added due to overwhelming demand!

American Express Presale
Start: Tue, 02/01/11 10:00 AM PST

Onsale to General Public
Start: Mon, 02/07/11 10:00 AM PST

Event Date
Apr 17, 2011

Ticket Information
Price: 57.50 - $295.00 + fees



Recording a previously reported about track for a ZZ Top Tribute CD.  No information on what track they recorded or what city this is...presumably LA.  But it took place over the last couple of days.

Pictured: Jonny Lang, Tommy Lee, Steven Tyler, Mick Fleetwood & John McVie.
More photos here at

In one of the photos on the site, it almost looks as if Brett Tuggle is sitting in on key boards.  Check out the photo, the one with John McVie's back to the camera.


Okay... Who's going?

Stevie Nicks with Rod Stewart
Live in Kansas City, MO
April 12, 2011

Internet Presale Begins Today Jan 28th at 10AM

Stevie Nicks with Rod Stewart
Live in Phoenix, AZ
April 15, 2011

On sale To The General Public Today Jan 28th 10AM

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

2nd Night in NYC - Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart - AMEX Presale Begins 1/27/11 10AM

Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks 
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY - Wed, Apr 6, 2011 07:30 PM

Onsale to General Public
Start: Sat, 01/29/11 10:00 AM EST

American Express - Presale
Start: Thu, 01/27/11 10:00 AM EST
End: Fri, 01/28/11 10:00 PM EST

Fan Club Presale
Start: Fri, 01/28/11 10:00 AM EST
End: Fri, 01/28/11 10:00 PM EST

Ticket Prices
US $54.00 - US $154.00
US $54.00 Ticket + US $13.75 Fees = US $67.75
US $154.00 Ticket + US $20.15 Fees = US $174.15



AMEX Presale Begins for the Phoenix Show January 26, 2011.  The price changed slightly from the first time prices were published, increasing the fees by another $2.00...Ticketmaster.  January 27th the Internet Presale begins... General Public onsale date is January 28th.

US Airways Center - Phoenix, AZ
Fri, Apr 15, 2011 08:00 PM

US $45.75 - US $145.75
US $45.75 Ticket + US $13.00 Fees = US $58.75
US $145.75 Ticket + US $16.00 Fees = US $161.75

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Stevie Nicks Approached GLEE Creator For a Guest Spot!

Quinn, played by Dianna Agron on Glee tweeted last night (Feb 8th) the following:

"Stevie Nicks and Gwyneth Paltrow and Gwyneth Paltrow and Stevie Nicks. Wonderful and unexpected day."

Speculation runs from Gwyneth is singing "Landslide" on the show, to Gwyneth singing "Landslide" with Stevie making an appearance.  Let's hope!

Dianna Agron on Twitter

Inside the Hot Business of 'Glee'
The Hollywood Reporter

In the latest edition of The Hollywood Reporter- on shelves Thursday, Glee creator Ryan Murphy is quoted with the following:

"Besides, Murphy adds, tons of top-notch talent are clamoring to get on Glee. The latest to approach him for guest spots: Stevie Nicks and Jennifer Lopez, both of whom he’s trying to write in".

Personally, I think it would be a smart move by Stevie and would give her and her music great exposure bringing it to a whole new generation that otherwise may not be aware of who she is.

Check out the full article at THR