Sunday, March 27, 2011

(Review) Forever Young, Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks Rock MSG -

New York Post

Spare the Rod and spoil the show?

Not on a Saturday night at the first of two Rod Stewart performances, where the rock icon was generous with a greatest-hits set featuring the songs that have helped him sell out Madison Square Garden a whopping 42 times.

Add to that concert-craft tricks for show momentum like inviting opening act Stevie Nicks (who looks great and has a new record dropping May 3) to join him for a mini duet set.

Read The Full Review Here

(Review) A Towering Dave Stewart Stands Over Stevie Nicks in Tampa

Photo by Tracy May
Concert review: Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks take us back to the 1970’s at the St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa (with photos)

Creative Loafing
by Gabe Echazabal

In the recent tradition of impressive package tours that have been making their way around the globe, a double-billing with plenty of star power — the Rod Stewart/Stevie Nicks “Heart & Soul” tour — kicked off at the St. Pete Times Forum in downtown Tampa on Wednesday night and gave all those in attendance more than their money’s worth. [All photos by Tracy May.]

In every right a headliner herself, Stevie Nicks, former frontwoman of the mega-successful Fleetwood Mac, took the stage first. Clad in all black, Nicks seemed joyous and eager to perform. It’s been a while since Stevie has concentrated on her very successful solo career; she’s spent more time focusing on Mac-related reunion projects and recordings. But Wednesday night it was all about Stevie doing what she does best as part of a supergroup or alone — captivating a rapt audience with her charm and positive aura.

Continue to the Full Review - and Photo Gallery

Chart Round-Up: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks

IRELAND: Top 100 Albums Chart - Week ending 24th March, 2011 
  • On Ireland's Top 100 Albums Chart Fleetwood Mac's 1988 "Greatest Hits" compilation drops to # 54 from # 30 last week notching up its 77th non-consecutive week on the Top 100.           
    UK: Top itunes Chart - Today
    • Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" is # 88 on itunes Top 100 Albums Chart today in the UK. and also # 6 on the Top Rock Albums Chart.
    • "The Chain" is # 5 today on the Top Rock Songs chart in the UK.
      NETHERLANDS: Top 50 Back Catalogue Chart - Week Ending 26th March, 2011
      • "Rumours" moves up the chart to # 17 from # 35 last week on the Top 50 back catalogue chart.         
        NEW ZEALAND: itunes
        • The Dixie Chicks are # 9 today on the Top Country Songs on the itunes chart with "Landslide".
        AUSTRALIA: Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart - Week of 28th, March, 2011
        • Fleetwood Mac drops to # 2 on Australia's Top 50 Catalogue Chart with "The Very Best Of".  Total weeks on this chart - 53.  
        • Fleetwood Mac's 12x Platinum "Rumours" moves up three positions to # 21 from # 24 in it's 4th week back in the Top 50.  Total weeks spent on this chart non-consecutively is 19.
        • Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" today is # 92 on itunes Top 100 Albums Chart.
        • Glee: The Music Volume 5 drops to # 2 after entering at # 1 last week on the Top 50 Album Chart. Also # 2 on the Top 50 Digital Album Chart and # 2 on the Top 50 Physical Album Chart. (contains their version of "Landslide").
        • The Dixie Chicks have the # 2 country track today on itunes in Australia with "Landslide".
        USA: Hot 100 (Billboard) - March 26, 2011
        • Glee's version of Landslide after debuting at # 23 on the Hot 100 drops to # 70 in it's second week on the chart.  On the Hot Digital Songs Chart it debuted at # 12 last week, and is currently # 51.  The Dixie Chick version drops to # 50 on the Country Digital Songs chart after re-entering at # 21 last week.
        • Glee Cast, Glee, The Music, Season Two, Volume 5, 43,000. The album dips from #3 to #4 in its second week (contains Stevie's composition "Landslide").
        STEVIE NICKS "Secret Love" on the Billboard Charts:
        #25 on the AC Charts Billboard Issue Date April 2nd

          The Boots Are Back... Stevie Nicks performing "Landslide" Live in NYC

          Madison Square Garden March 26, 2011 
          A couple of really great videos by TheSchemer

          Dreams | Landslide | Stand Back | Passion | Rhiannon | Young Turks

          Also Videos by Deb308
          "Passion" | "Landslide" | "Edge of Seventeen" | "Gold Dust Woman" | "Dreams"

          Thank you to both!!

          (PHOTOS) Rod Stewart | Stevie Nicks NYC March 26, 2011

          Live at Madison Square Gardens
          42 Photo Slide Show Here
          MSG and Atlanta
          10 Photo Slide Show Here

          Tickets Still Available for their next show in New York City on April 6th through Ticketmaster

          Wow!... Check out Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart performing Young Turks and Passion

          Live in Atlanta - March 24, 2011 Philips Arena
          One Video... Both songs... Looks and sounds really great!

          Friday, March 25, 2011

          (Pictures) Stevie Nicks Live in Tampa

          Some really amazing UP CLOSE photos from Tampa on Thursday night.
          Photos provided by Kris Driggers

          Thank you Kris!

          Stevie Nicks: Fleetwood Mac's frontwoman is one of the last old-school rock stars left – and she's still walking the walk.

          Stevie Nicks: The men, the music, the menopause

          She talks to Craig McLean
          The Guardian UK (week end magazine March 26, 2011)

          Stevie Nicks, legendary singer-songwriter and hard-living Fleetwood Mac frontwoman, is considering her greatest regret. It is not her "huge cocaine period", the 10 years that elapsed between the making of Fleetwood Mac's 40m-selling 1977 album Rumours and the moment, in 1986, when she finally entered the Betty Ford Center. Nor is it her complicated history with band members: she joined Fleetwood Mac in 1974 with guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, subsequently detailing their split in the hit song Dreams, and went on to have an affair with drummer Mick Fleetwood, which inspired the 1983 solo song Beauty And The Beast.

          It is not even the eight years she lost to Klonopin, a prescription tranquilliser to which she became addicted in the late 80s and early 90s, when she was "just a sad girl, sitting in a big, beautiful house, going, 'What the f- hell happened?'"

          The regret that has really stayed with her is her marriage, in 1983, to Kim Anderson, widower of her best friend Robin Snyder. Snyder's baby Matthew had been born two days before she died of leukaemia. Three months later, Nicks and Anderson were married.

          "It was insanity," the 62-year-old says now. "Everybody was furious. It was a completely ridiculous thing. And it was just because I had this crazy, insane thought that Robin would want me to take care of Matthew. But the fact is, Robin would not have wanted me to be married to a guy I didn't love. And therefore accidentally break that guy's heart, too."

          Nicks, now a multimillionaire, may have remarkable recall for details and dates from her four decades in music, but she also betrays the hallmarks of 70s cosmic thinking. She describes how she became aware of Snyder's displeasure: "One day when I walked into Matthew's room, the cradle was not rocking," she says. "I know that sounds crazy, but it was always rocking whenever I'd walk in, and I knew Robin was there. And one day it wasn't rocking and it was very dark and the baby was very quiet. And I said, 'Robin wants this to end – now.' I felt it as strongly as if she'd put her hand on my shoulder."

          So it was a sign from beyond the grave?

          "It was absolutely a sign."

          Nicks had visited Snyder during her cancer treatment. "I was so high on coke. I'd drink half a bottle of brandy on the way there, 'cause I couldn't stand it. She was so sick. And she said to me, 'Don't come back until you're not high – don't come back into this place where everybody is dying.'"

          Nicks shrugs. "So that was the Robin who would have said [of the marriage], 'You've lost your mind. What were you thinking?'"

          Nicks and Anderson divorced after three months.

          Stevie Nicks is holding court in a hotel suite with spectacular views of the ocean off Miami, as her tiny terrier, Sulamith, yaps about in a blue sweater. She is here for the Heart & Soul tour, a month-long series of concerts with Rod Stewart. The tour, billed as "Two legends – one stage", starts three days from now, but Nicks and Stewart have yet to rehearse together.

          Introducing Annabel Lee!

          Visit the brand new Stevie Nicks twitter page and say HELLO to Annabel Lee!

          Don’t forget to stop by Stevie’s brand new Facebook to interact with other Stevie Nicks fans and get the latest updates on the upcoming “In Your Dreams” album.

          And Look for the In Your Dreams Album Trailer on 
          later this evening.
          To view the trailer now visit AOL

          Also... The Secret Love video is coming soon!


          Stevie Nicks Inspired by 'Twilight' for New Album 'In Your Dreams' -- Exclusive Video

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          NICKS AND STEWART REVIEW - ATLANTA... Venerable duo dazzled during their respective sets

          Stewart and Nicks a perfect pair — apart
          by Melissa Ruggieri

          It turns out that the interesting-yet-odd pairing of Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart is more odd than interesting.

          Separately, they’re terrific.

          Together? Meh.

          At Thursday night’s Philips Arena show – only the second date of the “Heart and Soul” tour after the kickoff in Fort Lauderdale was scotched Sunday due to Stewart “having the flu” – the venerable duo dazzled during their respective sets.

          At 7:28 p.m., Stewart waltzed out on stage in his best boat captain getup to introduce “one of the truly great, iconic voices of rock ‘n’ roll…and I’m not talking about myself.”

          Unfortunately for Nicks, whom he was talking about, the arena was about half-filled at that point, with many fans likely assuming that a 7:30 ticket meant an 8 p.m. or later start. When was the last time you attended a rock concert that started on time?

          But Nicks, in her trademark layers of black ruffles and sequins, was undeterred as she barreled through a muddy “Fall From Grace” and a much cleaner-sounding “Secret Love,” the dreamy new single from her upcoming May release.

          (PHOTOS) Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks - Philips Arena - Atlanta

          Stevie's rockin' some new hand jewelry
          ATLANTA, GA
          MARCH 24, 2011

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          All Photos: Rick Diamond/Getty Images