Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Stevie Nicks Heads Down Under, Reveals Why Vegas Isn't an Option for Her

This weekend, Stevie Nicks continues her lengthy tour in support of her current album In Your Dreams with a string of dates in Australia.  The dates kick off Saturday in Melbourne, and she'll wrap things up December 10 in Tasmania.  For this round of dates, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, who co-produced In Your Dreams, will be joining Stevie, and she says she's had so much fun working with him that she'd love him to be involved in the next Fleetwood Mac album as well.

"[Dave's] one of those people that walks in the room and he doesn't even have to say anything and you start laughing," Stevie tells ABC News Radio.  "He's just instantly funny.   And, he gets up everyday and he looks at the world through the eyes of a child.  And, it rubs off on you and you feel like a child.  And, he has big dreams and he shoots for the start to become like that when you're around him, and that's where I want to be."

Someplace Stevie doesn't want to be, however, is in Las Vegas, doing a permanent residency, like Elton John, Celine Dion or her pal Rod Stewart, with whom she toured with earlier this year.  Though she's now in her sixties, Stevie isn't interested in giving up her nomadic existence, staying in one place and letting the fans come to her.  "I could never do that.  Never.  I could never stay in one place like that," she tells ABC News Radio.  "I think that for somebody like Rod Stewart, who has eight children and a brand new baby I think that this is fantastic.  Celine Dion, you know, she wanted to raise her babies and not be traveling all over the world." 

Stevie notes that her situation is vastly different from that of Rod, Celine or even Elton -- she's not married and she's not a parent.  "I don't have that.  I have a dog," she notes.  "So I would never be able to stay in the one place and be in the same dressing room every night and have the same audience.  I couldn't do it." 

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

STEVIE NICKS INTERVIEW: No Fleetwood Mac in 2012... She's So Not Done!

Hot Ticket
Sydney Moring Herald

She's worked and played hard in her 63 years but Stevie Nicks isn't done yet.

Stevie Nicks does not like other people speaking on her behalf. So, sitting in a big, plush white reading chair in her cavernous suite at the Radisson Hotel in Sydney's central business district, she swiftly cuts down some of the rumours that have recently sprouted from the mouths of strangers and loved ones.

That one about Lindsay Lohan planning to play the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman in a biopic? Not even close; Nicks says if anyone's going to do it, it will be Reese Witherspoon, who is a friend. ''She's very down to earth,'' Nicks says while sipping on a large, shapely glass of iced tea. ''If we don't do it soon, though, she's going to be too old.''

And what of the recent claim, by her ex and fellow Fleetwood Mac member, Lindsey Buckingham, that the band will either tour or release another album next year?

Nicks, who is here touring to support In Your Dreams (her first solo album in a decade), responds firmly, like a school-marm chastising her charges for talking in class.

''There isn't going to be anything of Fleetwood Mac next year,'' she says. ''I'm taking next year [to support this record] and it's not going to be done until I say it's done.''

What would Nicks be without her steely determination? It's what helped the writer of such classics as Rhiannon, Dreams and Landslide weather an eight-year addiction to Klonopin, a drug that itself was meant to wean her off cocaine but instead chucked nearly a decade of her life into confusion.

It also inspired her new song, For What It's Worth, which is about what happened after Nicks defied her rehab doctors in 1995.

''I had been in rehab for the Klonopin and I'm completely sober and everything is different,'' Nicks says. ''[The doctors] say, 'Don't do anything big … Give yourself a year.'''

Nicks's response? To go on tour with Fleetwood Mac and have a ''forbidden romance'' with a man who ''saved her life'' by supporting her in this endeavour. Who was he? ''I'm not going to say,'' Nicks says.

Of her future plans, though, the 63-year-old will say this: ''I'm so not done.''

November 29, 7pm, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Darling Harbour,, 13 61 00, $135-$195.

Photos: Lindsey Buckingham Live in Tulsa - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Lindsey Buckingham live at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. 
Photos by Kevin Pyle for The Tulsa World

Interview: Stevie Nicks with Madison Magazine -- Great Interview!!

Madison meets… Stevie Nicks

Some of the interview highlights... Stevie speaks about the Katy Perry Voice Over on her new video... SNL Fajita Roundup... Stevie would like to work with more DJ's remixing her music! (Are you listening DJ's/Warners)... Plus why "I Can't Wait" is never played live in concert.

AWESOME Interview!

Madison Magazine

Drape yourself in chiffon, throw on a half-moon pendant, dust off your crushed-velvet top hat and get ready to start twirling – Stevie Nicks kicks off the 10-date Australian leg of her In Your Dreams tour (with special guest Dave Stewart) in Melbourne this Saturday night. I talked to the rock legend in her Sydney hotel suite last week, and she was everything you’d expect: warm, chatty, peaceful, full of charm and ready to tell a great story. Read on… 

Madison: Welcome to sticky Sydney... 

Stevie Nicks: Oh, heat is not my friend. It never has been. I’m not really a sun person. But I am glad we’re here now and not later in the year, because when Fleetwood Mac toured Australia and New Zealand two years ago in December, it was really hot. 

Madison: You were recently heard narrating the teaser trailer for Katy Perry’s new video. How did you get involved with that? 

SN: When I played at a party for the Emmys a few months ago, a reporter asked me which young singers I really wanted to work with, and I said Katy Perry. But I never thought that would amount to anything. I really love Katy – I’m proud of her. All of the songs on hew new record are amazing, but I especially loved the video for “E.T.” The first time I saw it, I was just so taken…whenever it comes on, I’m running to the television to watch it. Her people called me about the video for her new single. I said I’d love to be a part of it. Floria Sigesmundi, the director, came to my house and showed it to me but right before, I had to stop her and warn her that I am not a good actress. Ever since the fourth grade, when I played one of two surviving women at The Alamo in a school play, I’ve known that. 

Madison: Really? You knew back then that acting wasn’t your strong suit? 

SN: I went home and said to my mum, “Mum, never again. I can sing, but I can’t act. Don’t ever let me go out for a play again!” So I told them this might not work. Anyway, they showed me the video, and about a minute in, I just began to cry. It reminded me of my own life and losses, and of the last fight that Lindsey Buckingham and I had. By the time it ended, I said, “Well, that’s just the saddest thing I’ve ever seen!” That was exactly the reaction she wanted. So she handed me the type-written pages and I read my lines. It was an amazing experience. And did you know that if this song hits number one [on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US], she will have six number ones off an album, which would break Michael Jackson’s record? That would be amazing – because she is 26 and she is a woman. I’d love to help her do that. I mean, it’s like, “We love you, Michael! We’re sorry, but we’re rolling over you now! We’re on your tail here.” 

Madison: Do you think you’ll end up recording with her at some point? 

SN: Maybe. She wasn’t there that night. She was in Europe onstage and she sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers and wrote me a really beautiful note. I’m sure I’ll meet her soon. This will bond us, and I’m sure we will become really good friends because of this. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

STEVIE NICKS Talks Hit Through Dreams

 The Adviser (Australia) November 17, 2011

Herald Sun Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 
 STEVIE NICKS AND DAVE STEWART Let’s hope Annie Lennox is OK with her Eurythmics bandmate going Down Under with another lady. Given Fleetwood Mac’s history, it’s par for the course, really. Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Sat 5.30pm. $95 to $195.

DOWNLOAD: STEVIE NICKS Interview Today with EOIN CAMERON on ABC @720perth

The voice of Stevie Nicks has been a part of many home music collections for decades. Whether it be one of her solo albums or the days with Fleetwood Mac, Stevie has one of the most recognisable voices in the business.

She has visited Australia so many times she has trouble providing an exact count but she definitely knows she loves the place. Well Stevie is back and this time she is touring with Dave Stewart who worked closely with her on her new album 'In Your Dreams.'

Stevie took time out for a chat with Eoin Cameron on the breakfast program discussing her recent work, the roller-coaster ride with Fleetwood Mac and the distinctive look she has stuck with during her career.

Check out and download the interview with Stevie at the ABC 720 Website

Stevie Nicks Impact on Australian / New Zealand iTunes Charts

Just a quick scan of itunes and it's very clear the impact Stevie has on sales in Australia on both her back catalogue and Fleetwood Mac's.  Her new Album In Your Dreams was in the Top 100 for a couple of days up until this morning.

Australia Top 100 Albums 11/16/11
# 10 Fleetwood Mac The Greatest Hits
# 16 Fleetwood Mac Rumours
# 32 Stevie Nicks Crystal Visions

Australia Top 100 Rock Songs 11/16/11
# 5   Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac (Rumours)
# 10  Dreams - Fleetwood Mac (Rumours)
# 18  Landslide - Fleetwood Mac (Fleetwood Mac)
# 27  Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks (Crystal Visions)
# 41  Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac (Fleetwood Mac)
# 65  Leather & Lace - Stevie Nicks (Crystal Visions)
# 75  Seven Wonders - Fleetwood Mac (Tango In The Night)
# 76  Rooms On Fire - Stevie Nicks (Crystal Visions)
# 87  The Chain - Fleetwood Mac (Rumours)
# 94  Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks (Crystal Visions)
# 100 Dreams - Stevie Nicks (with Deep Dish) (Crystal Visions)

Australia Top 100 Pop Songs 11/16/11
# 80  Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac (Greatest Hits)

New Zealand Top 100 Albums 11/16/11
# 18 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 25 Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

New Zealand Top 100 Rock Songs 11/16/11
# 32  Dreams - Fleetwood Mac (Rumours)

Lindsey Buckingham's Final Show Reviewed by Real Rock News


Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - November 14, 2011

Review by Scott Smith

In 10 seconds, most rock guitarists would lose a six-string shoot-out against Lindsey Buckingham.

The guitarist, singer and songwriter with Fleetwood Mac is an artistic monster on the stage, and as brilliant as his finger-picking rhythm patterns and searing lead breaks are on the Mac’s “Rumours” and “Tusk” albums and on his studio work, it’s seeing and hearing the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s nimble fingers and thumbs in person that truly is an astounding experience.

Buckingham and his solo band showed no hints of fatigue or road burnout when they played their final U.S. date of Buckingham’s Seeds We Sow Tour at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Joint on Nov. 14, 2011, near Tulsa, Okla. At age 62, Buckingham still fires off guitar parts to retain his title in the world’s Top Three Living Guitarists Club.

Read the full review at Real Rock News

NEXT UP!  The UK and Ireland!

Interviewing rock legend Stevie Nicks was a dream come true, writes Amber Petty

GETTING to Interview rock legend Stevie Nicks was a dream come true, writes Amber Petty.

INTERVIEWING famous people can sometimes be a double-edged sword because, in the case of the ones who you've always loved and adored, when your big moment arrives, the bubble can burst.

Then you're left with the uncomfortable realisation that they're not quite as nice as you'd hoped - or not during your moment anyway.

So when I was asked recently if I'd like to interview Stevie Nicks, my "yes!" came almost as an out-of-body experience - it was loud, direct and I'm not sure my lips even moved. To put it mildly, I love her.

Oh, where to start? What was she like as a young woman? Before the fame and before the pressure. A lifetime of questions with a 15-minute interview window.

She began by her telling me that back in the '70s she had read a book called Forever Amber and had thought if she'd had a daughter she would call her Amber.

Was I having a candid camera moment here or was this really Stevie Nicks talking about my name? I may possibly combust.

Contest: Win NEW DVD from Lindsey Buckingham "Songs From The Small Machine"

Lindsey Buckingham DVD
"Songs From The Small Machine - Live in L.A."

Filmed in high definition at an exclusive show at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills in April this year, “Songs From The Small Machine” captures Lindsey Buckingham showcasing tracks from his new studio album “Seeds We Sow”, songs from across his solo career and Fleetwood Mac classics. Starting with five solo acoustic performances, Lindsey is then joined by his band to rock their way through the rest of the set before a final acoustic encore of “Seeds We Sow” brings a perfect evening to an end.

Bonus Features: Interview with Lindsey Buckingham.

1) Shut Us Down 2) Go Insane 3) Trouble 4) Never Going Back Again 5) Big Love 6) Under The Skin 7) All My Sorrows 8) In Our Own Time 9) Illumination 10) Second Hand News 11) Tusk 12) Stars Are Crazy 13) End Of Time 14) That’s The Way Love Goes 15) I’m So Afraid 16) Go Your Own Way 17) Turn It On 18) Treason 19) Seeds We Sow

The Drive and Eagle Rock Entertainment have several copies of the DVD to pass along.  Enter at the link below to register for the drawing.

RULES: Enter by 11/21/2011 to be included in the drawing.  A random drawing will take place on or about 12/12/11 from all complete entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. A minimum of Five (5) winners will each receive a copy of the Lindsey Buckingham DVD "Songs From The Small Machine-Live in L.A." courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment (ARV: $15). Prizes will be mailed (via USPS). All other contest rules apply. One entry per person, must be 18 or over and a resident of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin or Michigan. No purchase necessary.

97.1 FM Chicago - Link to enter

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Could "Gone Too Far" be the next Lindsey Buckingham radio release?

Pure speculation on my part, but could "Gone Too Far" possibly be the next radio single released from "Seeds We Sow".  With the new radio adds published today by Mediabase, Kink-FM out of Portland, OR have added the song to their rotation with 5 spins in the last week.

Great choice if it is... The track is very radio friendly with a Fleetwood Macish vibe going on through out especially the chorus.