Friday, July 08, 2011

Stevie Nicks & John Fogerty part of "Jeff Bridges & Friends" show in Sturgis, SD August 11th

“Jeff Bridges and Friends” perform a concert at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground on Thursday, Aug. 11 during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
All-Star concert will benefit The Bob Woodruff Foundation, in celebration of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families.

Stevie Nicks "I'm never making another record without Dave Stewart"

"If I can drag Dave into the making of the next Fleetwood Mac record I think that would be great. I think Lindsey would be glad not to be the producer." - Clash Magazine August, 2011

According to this article, Rumours is to be re-released in the Autumn. Interesting! I'm still wondering what ever happened to the CD/DVD version of Rumours that was supposed to be re-released to coincide with the Unleashed Tour back in 2009 (according to all the press releases about the tour.)

New Stevie Nicks Interview - RTE Radio 1 Ireland with Kathryn Thomas

The John Murray Show RTE Radio On - Ireland

This morning Kathryn Thomas spoke with Stevie Nicks on The John Murray Show. Stevie's on the phone from LA. Listen back to today's broadcast on the RTE Radio 1 site. Select the "Listen To Latest Show" on the right side of the screen up near the top.

"This morning we have a very mucial show lined up for you over the next hour! We pay tribute to one of the last remaining old-school rock stars, who has done it all, sold millions of records, fallen in & out of love with members of her band, her latest album is 'In Your Dreams', joining Kathryn is Stevie Nicks!"

Brian McFadden Joins Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart in Australia

McManus Entertainment confirmed today that BRIAN McFADDEN will be joining Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart in Australia as a Special Guest on the 'In Your Dreams' Australian Tour. Brian is scheduled to play all dates in Australia on the current schedule.

"McManus Entertainment is thrilled to announce that Brian McFadden will be joining the legendary Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart as a special guest for the 2011 Australian tour. McFadden will join the bill for the entire tour, playing shows in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Wollongong and Canberra. Celebrated musician and songwriter Dave Stewart from Eurythmics will also be touring Australia for this very special show; tickets are on sale now for all Australian shows."

"Brian McFadden has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. The tour coincides with the release of Brian McFadden’s new album in October before heading out on the road with Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart throughout November and December. McFadden states, “I am looking forward to getting back out and touring because the stage is where I feel most comfortable.” 

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Absolute Classic Rock Radio Special Featuring Stevie Nicks July 17th

Good News - Absolute Classic Rock's DJ Leona Graham interviewed Stevie Nicks during Hard Rock Calling in London a few weeks ago. The interview with Stevie will become a full on air special on Sunday 17th July at 7pm. Leona is hoping this will include some live tracks from her Hard Rock Calling set too - she's just awaiting clearance from Stevie's Management. The show will include playing new tracks from 'In Your Dreams' which is great! This all sounds like an expansion on her very popular interview with Stevie that's on the Absolute Classic Rock's website. To listen to the interview Click Here.

Hopefully Stevie's Management allows some live tracks to be played... would be awesome to hear some of her show other then what's been on youtube... The sound will likely be superior.

Absolute Classic Rock's website can be found here, and you can listen live any time... internationally.

Week 9 for Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams Billboard Top 200 + Fleetwood Mac

STEVIE NICKS: In it's 9th week of release in the US "In Your Dreams" drops to # 167 from # 155 on next week's Billboard Top 200 Chart (issue date July 16th).  Over on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart the disc is at # 142, down from # 131 last week.  The Rock Albums Chart has the album moving up slightly to # 44 up from # 47 last week.

In Your Dreams Sales Thus Far:
Wk 1: #     6 - 5/21/11 - 52,418 Debut
Wk 2: #   16 - 5/28/11 - 20,400 Accumulated total = 72,818
Wk 3: #   24 - 6/04/11 - 15,500 Accumulated total = 88,318
Wk 4: #   47 - 6/11/11 -   9,933 Accumulated total = 98,251
Wk 5: #   59 - 6/18/11 -   7,470 Accumulated total = 105,721
Wk 6: #   87 - 6/25/11 -   5,547 Accumulated total = 111,268
Wk 7: # 108 - 7/02/11 -   5,585 Accumulated total = 116,853
Wk 8: # 155 - 7/09/11 -   3,813 Accumulated total = 120,666
Wk 9: # 167 - 7/16/11 -

FLEETWOOD MAC: It's the 3rd week back on the Top 200 albums chart for "The Very Best of" Fleetwood Mac, moving down this week to # 189 from # 167. The 2/CD set re-entered the Top 200 3 weeks ago at # 175 peaking last week at # 167.  Also down on the Catalogue chart to # 36 from # 29 last week.  Rumours drops out of the top 50 on the Catalogue Chart.

Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart
(Last week in parenthesis)
# 167 (155) Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams
# 189 (167) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Billboard Top 200 Current Albums
# 142 (131) Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams

Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart
# 44 (47) Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams

Billboard Top Catalogue Albums Chart
# 36 (29) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

(Review) Stevie Nicks 'In Your Dreams' "None of Nick’s lyrical intensity has left her, with a Nicksonian take on the whole vampire thing on Moonlight, A Vampire’s Dream"

Stevie Nicks – In Your Dreams
Reviews, By Augustus, 7th July, 2011

In Your Dreams is only Stevie Nick’s seventh solo studio album since the release of her highly successful solo debut, Bella Donna, in 1981. Then, Nicks had an enigmatic presence and somewhat ethereal style. She produced simultaneously haunting, fragile and hard-hitting melodies, with lyrics that often seemed more stream-of-consciousness than the musings of your everyday rock or pop artist.

Steve Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1974, writing one of my all-time favourite lyrics on the track Dreams, which she performed on their 1977 album Rumours: players only love you when they’re playin’. It’s deceptively simple, but the more you think about it, the more you think about it.

This has been a difficult review to write... Continue to the full review

Paul Phear Spoke with Stevie Nicks about her life, and love of music

If you are in the UK, you're lucky as this site doesn't stream it's audio beyond the UK's border.
Click The Image To Listen to the interview

If someone has the ability to capture the audio - by all means let me know, would love to hear the interview.

Stevie Nicks tells Helen Brown about her latest album – and the joys of being part of a double act.

The July 7th issue of The Ottawa Citizen newspaper in Canada is running Helen Brown's article today that originally ran in british publication The Telegraph back on June 22nd.... If you missed it, the full article can be found HERE

Stevie Nicks tells Helen Brown about her latest album – and the joys of being part of a double act.

By Helen Brown
The Telegraph

When Stevie Nicks asked her 15-year-old god-daughter to take part in her new music video – “playing me at 30, around the time I joined Fleetwood Mac” – the girl asked for a little direction. “So I told her to twirl, talk to yourself, make like you’re crazy, be me,” she says. “We put her in my vintage, evergreen tie-dye with my top hat. Oh, she looked so beautiful. My girlfriends laughed when we saw the dress. Were we ever that small? We must have been!”.....

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Sweet Dreams - Stevie Nicks Interview

Back after a Decade 

Stevie Nicks is back after a a decade - and it’s all thanks to Dave Stewart.

It’s been ten years since Stevie Nicks released a solo record. Now sixty-three, it seemed her fans would have to be content with seeing her on stage performing Fleetwood Mac hits.

But energised by a new creative partnership with ex-Eurythmic Dave Stewart, she’s put Fleetwood Mac on hold (temporarily) and says making ‘In Your Dreams’ was the best year of her life.

The rest of the abbreviated interview can be found on the Clash website.
The full version of this interview appears in the next issue of Clash Magazine, in shops 7th July 2011.

Also, on newstands now is The Word magazine that features an interview with Stevie Nicks.  The Word is a UK published magazine.

The August, 2011 issue of MoJo Music Magazine has a two page spread on "How To Buy Fleetwood Mac" The cover features Paul McCartney.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Hey Radio... "For What It's Worth" Is Worth Playing!

A clear sign that the 2nd single from the Stevie Nicks album 'In Your Dreams' has been issued to radio is the 4 ebay auctions currently running selling the 2 track promo discs.  These promo only discs are issued to radio stations and DJ's for consideration on their playlists... 'For What It's Worth' hopefully will start receiving some airplay across the USA. The 4 listings on ebay all include the album cut at 4:31 and an edit at 4:03, which shaves off 28 seconds from the album version. I'm curious as to what they shaved off. Possibly sacrificed is a large chunk of the intro where up to the point of the bell ringing is about 18 seconds.

I really hope radio gives this great track a chance!... It's right up there along the lines of Landslide as far as I'm concerned...A timeless piece of music.

Review: Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" South Africa

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"With her melodious folk rock twisted around intense narratives of love and yearning, Stevie hasn't strayed far from the formula that made her popular in the first place."

Reviewed in South African Weekly glossy magazine "Heat"
Issue Dated July 9, 2011.