Monday, October 15, 2012

[Update] Songwriters Hall of Fame 2013 Nominees: Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie

NEW YORK — Elvis Costello, B.B. King and Ray Davies are among the nominees for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Also nominated are Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, former Eurythmics bandmates Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Aeromsith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Bobby Womack and Foreigner’s Lou Gramm and Mick Jones.

Songwriters Hall gave The Associated Press a list of nominees in advance of the official announcement, set for Oct. 16. The gala takes place June 13 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Not sure what song(s) was nominated. We'll have to wait until the October 16th announcement.

Eligible voting members will have until December 17th, 2012 to turn in ballots with their choices of three nominees from a non-performer and two from a performer category.

The nominees are: 
(*Note that the five songs listed after each nominee are merely a representative sample of their extensive catalogs)

Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie/Stevie Nicks (p/k/a Fleetwood Mac)

Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie and Steve Nicks were together in Fleetwood Mac from 1975 to 1987, when the band enjoyed its greatest commercial success and released Rumours (1977)--one of the all-time biggest-selling albums. The classic hits “Rhiannon,” “Say You Love Me,” “Go Your Own Way, “Dreams,” “Don’t Stop,” “Tusk,” “Hold Me” and “Gypsy” all came from this period. All three writers went on to solo success, as well as induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—with Fleetwood Mac—in 1998. 

Key songs in the Buckingham/McVie/Nicks catalog include “Go Your Own Way,” “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow,” “Rhiannon,” “Over My Head” and “Dreams.” 

Wow! Check this out! Archival Footage of Fleetwood Mac prepping to play Cotton Bowl in ’78

Fleetwood Mac’s July 23, 1978, Cotton Bowl show
Part of the so-called Cotton Bowl Jam 2, which featured the likes of Billy Thorpe, Bob Welch, Little River Band and homeboy Steve Miller.

In colour and clear.  Mick Fleetwood is interviewed while the staging is set up for the show.  You see Mick and John milling about the stage prior to Micks interview... Cool stuff!

Check out the Video here

Fleetwood Mac member Stevie Nicks Opens Up MVFF35 About Film, Album and Roller Coaster Career

Photo Credit: Pamela Gentile
Stevie Nicks Opens Up MVFF35 About Film, Album and Roller Coaster Career
By Cate Lecuyer

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In promoting a new documentary about the making of her first solo album in more than a decade, former Fleetwood Mac singer returns to the Bay Area, where she spent some of her most crazy and creative years.

When you listen to Stevie Nicks’ new album, In Your Dreams, sit on a couch with two huge speakers at your side - hopefully in front of a fireplace - pour yourself a glass of port, and take it in from start to finish.

That’s the request Nicks made after the screening of her self-produced documentary Friday night during the 35th Mill Valley Film Festival. The film chronicles the year she spent recording her first solo alum in more than a decade, with Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, who joined Nicks on stage at the sold-out Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael.

Nicks' ties to the Bay Area run deep. She lived in San Francisco from 1968 to 1971, and recorded the renowned Fleetwood Mac album Rumours at the former Record Plant in Sausalito during a stretch that had the group regularly piling into the studio's outdoor hot tub.

For this latest album, the magic happened at Nicks’ own mansion in Pacific Palisades  – although the 64-year-old rock 'n' roll icon actually lives with her dog in a one-bedroom condo a few minutes away. With people like Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and 'her girls,' backup singers Sharon Celani and Lori Nicks, all together under one roof, for Nicks it became “the moments that I live for.”

“I really wanted it to go on forever,” she said. Documenting the experience has been a way for her to relive it, and she also hopes it influences up and coming musicians about how much fun the process of creating an album can be.

Read the full article at Mill Valley Patch

Here's a couple of clips from the Q&A

Stevie Nicks: Fleetwood Mac Will Go on Tour in "April or May"; New Music May Be Coming

Back in June, Stevie Nicks confirmed that she would return to Fleetwood Mac in 2013, and the group would be hitting the road.  Now, she's offered a timetable for that hotly-anticipated event.

"We go into rehearsals somewhere around the end of February," she tells ABC News Radio.  "So...if everything goes to plan, we should probably be out [on the road] by end of April [or] May, I would think."

Not only that, but Stevie says the Mac may record some new songs as well.

"Well, actually, maybe like two songs, maybe four, who knows?" she says.  "We don't really know yet 'cause we're not in the world of Fleetwood Mac yet."  But, she reveals that Lindsey Buckingham "has a song," and adds, "I have a song that didn't make the Buckingham-Nicks album that I really love.  So, I'm gonna suggest that."

The Buckingham-Nicks album Stevie is referring to is a record that she and Lindsey put out in 1973 as a duo, before they joined Fleetwood Mac.  To date, it has not been released on CD, so it's pretty rare.

But either way, Stevie says, nothing's set in stone about Fleetwood Mac's recording plans.  "We're just still in talks about that," she says.

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More than just Rumours: Fleetwood Mac confirm they're touring next year
The Mirror 

Fleetwood Mac confirm details of reunion tour, hint at new material in 2013 
Stevie Nicks says band will be on the road from April

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Video + Radio Interview: Stevie Nicks on The Lady Brain Show Tonight!

with Steph & Lauren

This week, Stevie Nicks tells us about her newest endeavour, the film she made with Dave Stewart, about the making of her album “In Your Dreams.”

If you missed this interview last night (like me), you can catch it today (Sunday) at 10pm in Phoenix on KWSS 106.7FM. Listen live, stream it or get the podcasts later in the week at The Lady Brain Show! 

Stevie Nicks red carpet interview at 20th annual Hamptons International Film Festival

Rock legend Stevie Nicks attends the 20th annual Hamptons International Film Festival for the premiere of her documentary, "In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks." Ms. Nicks discusses the documentary, what she hopes the audience will away from the film, and more.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Stevie Nicks at Sunset Sessions Vegas! Nov 8th, 9th & 10th Cosmopolitan Hotel

Documentary Screening - Las Vegas November 9th

Sunset Sessions Vegas 2012 will be held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on November 8th, 9th, & 10th 

Join us for the first Sunset Sessions open to the public at The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas!
Sunset Sessions Vegas Giving Artists a True Chance to be Heard …. While Benefiting Charities Worldwide!

Michele Clark’s Sunset Sessions is a music industry event that has been exclusive to the tastemakers of the music business for the past 15 years…UNTIL NOW!

For the first time ever, we are giving the public the opportunity to attend and donate to dozens of different charities, in exchange for a ticket to our Sunset Sessions Showcase.

Stevie's listed in the Private Sunset Sessions VIP Event section.  Doesn't say what day she'll be there either the 8th, 9th or 10th.

Private Sunset Sessions VIP Events Include:

Late Night Lounges, Super Duper Late Night Lounges/Alumni Acoustic Jam Sessions, Label Parties, Movie Screenings, Listening Parties.  Some of the artists included are Angels Landing, Joel Piper, Laura Warshauer, Slater, The James Douglas Show, Brooke Palsson, Alpha Rev, Olivia Olson, Carlos Santana and Stevie Nicks.

It looks like to participate in any event that Stevie's involved in it'll cost you $1,250 with $300 of that going to her charity of choice Wounded Warriors.  Single day tickets can be bought with a donation to Stevie's charity, but the tickets only good for The Boulevard Pool Main Stage showcase which Stevie's doesn't look like she's taking part in.

All the information is here and here

Updated October 28, 2012

Stevie Nicks is set to attend Sunset Sessions Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan Hotel which takes place between November 8th - 10th.  She'll be on hand November 9th to screen her new documentary "In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks" and also take part in an Interview and Q&A session. The documentary screening and Q&A runs from 8:30pm - 10:30pm at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas according to the Sunset Sessions website.

(FYI, Dave Stewart also has the information posted in the events section of his website, but it's conflicting with the Sunset Sessions info.  Dave has Nov 8th at 4pm for the event but that's actually the start of the first day's Main Stage.)

This is the first time Sunset Sessions has opened the event to the public - so anyone can attend buy purchasing single day passes, or full even passes.  

The full 3 day event schedule can be found on the site.

Stevie's screening is part of the Private Sunset Sessions VIP Events.  To gain access to these events, particularly Stevie's screening and Q&A you'll need to support Stevie's charity of choice "Wounded Warriors" buy donating $1,250.  Ticket information 

Tickets to the November 9th main stage for $25 do not include access to the screening and Q&A.

Check out Sunset Sessions on Facebook.

Fleetwood Mac hit the road | Showbiz |

First of all... no need to panic, nothings been announced yet.

Second.... Three interesting points this article makes:

  1. Reforming for a series of concerts prior to a world tour next year?
  2. Possibly releasing new material for a proposed greatest hits release?
  3. This may be the end of the road for the band?

By James Desborough
Sunday October 14,2012

SUPERGROUP Fleetwood Mac are planning a world tour next year after reforming for a series of concerts following months of wrangling between drummer Mick Fleetwood and singer Stevie Nicks.

The rock giants are hitting the road to mark the 45th anniversary of the release of the band’s first album, with a different line-up, in 1968.

Singer Stevie Nicks has agreed to reunite with Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. British singer Christine McVie is not expected to sign up.

Last night a spokesman for Nicks confirmed plans for the tour: “It’s certainly looking that way. I don’t have specifics yet.”

The group may even record new material for a proposed greatest hits release.

A source in Los Angeles said: “The Fleetwood Mac tour is on. This may be the end of the road for them after so many great years. They are all older and getting together can be a struggle with their commitments. They all want to go out on a bang.”

Mill Valley Film Festival: Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart Arriving to Present Documentary

Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart
Arriving at the Mill Valley Film Fest - Oct 12, 2012
More Arrival Photos at Getty & PRPhotos

Top left photo by Michelle Weitz. Top right by @robdroste showing the line-up waiting to get in.
Bottom left and right by Dave Stewart. He tweeted pics of Stevie and himself backstage waiting to go on.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fleetwood Mac rocker Mick Fleetwood gave “Extra’s” an inside look at his Maui restaurant, Fleetwood’s

Take a Tour of Fleetwood’s Restaurant in Maui with Michael Corbett and Mick Fleetwood

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INTERVIEW: Stevie Nicks' 'Dreams' in full view

Lib at Large: Stevie Nicks' 'Dreams' in full view
By Paul Liberatore
Marin Independent Journal

STEVIE NICKS WAS on the road — as usual — being driven to the Hamptons Film Festival for last Sunday's world premiere of "In Your Dreams," her self-produced documentary chronicling the year she spent recording her latest solo album — her first in a decade — with the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart.

Talking on her cellphone as she rolled through Long Island, she confessed, "I'm really nervous about it. I've seen the film a hundred times because I've been editing it since last February. But, honestly, this is my first time delving into anything involving film. In the '80s, we made a lot of videos, but that's as filmesque as I've ever been. I know so little about all of this. I've never been to a film festival before in my life."

She didn't take long to get the hang of it. After the premiere, the 64-year-old rock hall of famer treated the audience in Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theater to an impromptu medley that included 1981's "Bella Donna," the title track of an album that's sold more than 8 million copies and earned her the title of "the reigning queen of rock 'n' roll" from Rolling Stone magazine.

We can only hope she feels that inspired when she's here for Friday's 6:30 p.m. screening of "In Your Dreams" at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

"San Francisco is kind of like my second hometown," she told me in a voice that is surprisingly deep. "I lived there and started playing in aband from 1968 to 1971, so I really feel like I'm coming home."
Nicks met schoolmate Lindsey Buckingham during her senior year at Menlo Atherton High School on the peninsula. He was playing "California Dreamin'" at a party, she began harmonizing with him, and thus began one of the most enduring and tempestuous relationships in rock.

Two years later, he invited her to join him in Fritz, a band that was popular enough in the Bay Area in those days to open for Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the other groups that created the San Francisco Sound.

"We happened to live in San Francisco during the greatest music period of all time, from 1966 to 1971," she told me. "We opened all those amazing shows at the Fillmore and the Avalon and Winterland. That was one of those accidentally-we-fell-upon it times in our lives."

Wearing her feather boas, furs and oversized glasses, Joplin had a flamboyant stage persona that Nicks would later interpret in her own mystical way, creating an ethereal visual style — diaphanous skirts and shawls, platform boots, layers of leather and lace.

"We opened for Janis two, maybe three times," she recalled. "When you're in the band that opens up, the perk is that you get to sit on the side of the stage and watch the headlining act. What I walked away with from watching her was huge. You don't want to be Janis Joplin, but you certainly pick up the things she did that you love and carry them into your own thing. San Francisco made Lindsey and I who we are. That's where we learned how to be rock 'n' roll' stars."
With that experience behind them, when she and Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975, they were ready for the big time.

"Lindsey and I had learned our craft in San Francisco," she explained. "That's why it was so easy for us to walk onstage with Fleetwood Mac 1975."

Nicks' impact on the formerly British band was immediate. Fleetwood Mac's eponymous 1975 album was a commercial and critical success, thanks largely to her song "Rhiannon," voted by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 greatest songs of all time. She also contributed "Landslide," another much-covered classic.

The band was flying high when it holed up in Sausalito's Record Plant to record "Rumours," the 1978 album of the year. It's sold 40 million copies on the strength of four Top 10 singles, including Nicks' song "Dreams," the band's first and only No. 1 hit.

In "Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album," producer Ken Caillat reveals the drama around the band then, the creative differences, infidelity, divorce, drugs, alcohol and hard partying that the group somehow managed to survive. Despite that chaotic history, Nicks has pleasant memories of that crazy period.

"We were in Sausalito for about four months," she recalled. "That was one of the best times I can remember. Being in Sausalito every day and being able to sit in restaurants and look across the bay at San Francisco and drink Irish coffee and laugh and kid around and then go to work in this beautiful studio was so much fun. We have great memories of Sausalito."

Nicks, who has recovered from addiction to cocaine and the prescription drug Klonopin, has eight acclaimed solo albums to her credit. The new one, "In Your Dreams," was recorded in the mansion she owns in Pacific Palisades that is featured so prominently in the documentary. She bought the place in 2005, but lives most of the time with her dog in a nearby one-bedroom apartment overlooking the ocean.

"The house became one of the characters in the film," she said. "In San Francisco in the '60s we would have said, 'This is a happening.' It was like a trip without the acid. Everybody who would come over would just want to be there. We were like rolling stones that were gathering moss."

One of the guests was Buckingham, who played acoustic guitar and sang background vocals on the recording of "Soldier Song," a track inspired by the volunteer work Nicks has done with wounded veterans at Walter Reed Hospital.

In the film, Buckingham's visit was portrayed as a healing moment in their famously stormy love affair cum friendship.

"You could see him relax and start having a great time," she remembered. "He didn't feel like he was in any kind of competition (with Dave Stewart). But since the beginning, Lindsey and I never really agreed on anything, but that's just who we are. If we had felt exactly the same, I don't think we would have made a good duo. We're always going to be Lindsey and Stevie. It was the same when we were 16 and 17 as it is now that we're 63 and 64. We're exactly the same people."

Nicks is at the end of a summerlong tour behind the "In Your Dreams" album. The Rafael Film Center screening of the 101-minute documentary about the making of the record will be its West Coast premiere. On Oct. 27, she stars in "A Bewitching Evening with Stevie Nicks," a Halloween street party benefit for the revamping of A.C.T.'s Strand Theatre (

Nicks looks back on the year she spent making the record and the film as the best of her life. "When everybody left, I sat on the stairs, put my head in my hands and cried," she recalled. "I really didn't want it to end."

But she's knows it's time to look ahead. She will rejoin Fleetwood Mac in February for yet another tour.

"At some point you have to move on," she said. "And Fleetwood Mac, they're waiting. We'll probably tour all next year. And then I'll go back to my own world the year after next. That's the future."

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

COMING SOON... NEW "In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks" Website

Dave Stewart announced that a new 
"In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks" 
website is coming next week!

During this interview in The Hamptons below when asked where people could find out more on the film Dave said a new website will be up next week called inyourdreamsthemovie.

What we can expect to see according to Dave and Stevie is Photos, Outtakes and the future screening dates for the film!


Lindsey Buckingham is doing ANA in Orlando

Lindsey Buckingham Live in Orlando, Florida - October 10th playing at the ANA Masters of Marketing  Annual Conference at the Rosen Shingle Creek.  It was a private show.

His 5 song set was during the dinner.

5 song set included (not in this order)
1. Big Love
2 .Go Your Own Way
3. Shut Us Down
4. Go Insane
5. Never Going Back Again

Photos by @PeterFriedman