Sunday, February 17, 2013

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  • DVD of the The Rosebud Film
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Saturday, February 16, 2013


Stevie Nicks leads Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players on ‘You Can’t Fix This,’ a song inspired by the death of the Fleetwood Mac singer’s godson. The group recently performed a slower, bluesier version of the track from the ‘Sound City’ soundtrack on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman.’ It’s best experienced live.

The studio version ultimately relies on Nicks, who is not quite the gifted vocalist she once was. Only when one knows the context in which she penned the lyrics is it effective. Lost in the studio mix is the swirling guitar licks that set the mood for this dark quasi-anti-drug message. “We were careful in our own way / We walk through the darkness / We made a pact not to dance with the devil / Even when the devil seemed to have a heart,” she sings before the first chorus.

That chorus is an unimpressive, slogging arrangement that fails to grab one’s attention. “You can’t fix this / You lost a friend / Hearts breaking / Right and left / Friendships break like glass / And the devil pours another glass,” Nicks sings. Later a pair of backing vocalists freshen-up the lyrics. It’s a necessary addition, as the finished cut comes in at a lumbering six minutes.

“We never allowed the devil to come to the party,” Nicks sings multiple times. Presumably the “devil” is the drugs, which she did let come to the party during points in her life. Her godson overdosed, and Nicks has talked about him before.

Lyrically, the message is meaningful but not brilliant prose. Clumsy rhymes aren’t softened by a magical arrangement of guitars and drums. Instead they’re left as the focus of a song that just sounds flat on the record. The slowed down live version they performed on late night television adds another dimension to the single, but ultimately it’s not going to be one fans remember forever.

by Billy Dukes

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Rumours Reviews | Rolling Stone USA, Spain and Stereoplay Germany


Friday, February 15, 2013

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Video: Stevie Nicks on The Late Show with David Letterman "You Can't Fix This"

Stevie did a great job tonight... She looked great and sounded awesome!  If you are in the West... hang on to watch or set your DVR or something.  She's got a cold and it's apparent when she speaks to Letterman at the end, but it didn't affect her singing, in fact she made it work for her, and it gave her voice a deeper register which I thought sounded kinda cool! Great message and story telling in this song...  She looked so tiny up there with all those men!  Even with the boots on!

Photo by The Late Show with David Letterman

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Video: Christine McVie Performing Live on Maui Feb 13th w / Mick Fleetwood

Christine McVie with Mick Fleetwood and his Blues Band on Maui last night at MACC

"Don't Stop"

NOW Could this PLEASE happen when FLEETWOOD MAC plays London this year!!!

Above Photos by: Matthew Thayer - View more on Facebook
Photo by Rick Vito

Watch: Fleetwood Mac Say They'll Debut New Songs on Tour

The band will keep working on new tracks, Stevie Nicks says, 'If the world does want more music from us'

 Continue to the full article at Billboard

Video / Review: Stevie Nicks at Hammerstein Ballroom - New York City with Sound City Players

Stevie Nicks with the Sound City Players
Hammerstein Ballroom - New York City - February 13, 2013
Photo by Michael Jurick - More Photos at JurickPhoto
Blasts from rock’s past
Old-timers at Hammerstein

Stevie Nicks, in trademark black chiffon, was the logical closer. She debuted a new song co-written with Grohl (ehh) — one of the few nods to the new in a shamelessly nostalgic evening. But a more apt note was struck when Grohl plucked an acoustic guitar to accompany Nicks’ Fleetwood Mac classic “Landslide” and the graying audience sang along to the lines, “Children get older/I’m getting older, too.”

Full Show Review at New York Post

Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Celebration Takes New York
By: Griffin Lotz

The most remarkable thing about Stevie Nicks' closing set was the sudden silence around her during the Fleetwood Mac delicacy "Landslide." Most of the song was just Nicks and Grohl on 12-string acoustic guitar, a late shock in a night otherwise dense with fuzz and flayed-harmony choruses. Grohl is, by nature and charm, a rock dude, but his film gives the right time to the quieter, reflective pop Nicks and others made at Sound City, including her 1973 rarity, Buckingham Nicks, and 1976's Fleetwood Mac. There could have been more of it in this show.

And Nicks' husky alto deserved a greater boost in the PA during the harder stuff, especially her Sound City album feature "You Can't Fix This." But Nicks' inner Janis Joplin-in-sorceress'-lace came out strong, undenied, in the evening's finale, a "Gold Dust Woman" soaked in crying feedback at the start, with Nicks driven by the Foos to a howling, shouted anguish at the end.

Full Show Review at Rolling Stone

Dave Grohl's All-Star Sound City Superjam Hits NYC
Spin Magazine

The final guest of the night, Stevie Nicks, began in euphoric fashion as she and Grohl addressed each other like a feuding couple in "Stop Dragging My Heart Around." Then she got serious. "A year ago my godson, who had just turned 18, went to a frat party and died of an overdose," she said. Nicks dealt with the experience by writing a poem, which became the motivation for the haunting "You Can't Fix This," one of most moving cuts on Sound City. The song began with tribal drums, delicate guitar picking and foreboding vocals: "Dancing with the devil / Call it respect call it fear / But we never allow the devil to come to the party," sang Nicks in the verse. The chorus was hooky, yet melancholy, concluding, "Friendships break like glass / and the Devil pours another glass."

After the morose drama, Nicks picked the mood back up with a trio of Fleetwood Mac hits. "Dreams" was the low point; Nicks was unable to reach the high notes, so she restructured the song into a more monotonal arrangement, which Grohl had trouble following. But "Landslide" which featured Grohl on acoustic guitar, underscored how mystical Nicks can be when singing in her register. The show closed with "Gold Dust Woman," which began with an extended near-psychedelic vamp and peaked with crashing cymbals and brash guitar strums. Johannes played distorted mandolin and the song flowed through an extended vamp then ended with the exultant chorus, in which Nicks instructed the crowd to "Pick up the pieces and go home."

Full Show Review at Spin Magazine

Dave Grohl Leads All-Star Sound City Concert in New York City
by Dan Reilly

Then came the final act to join the Sound City Players: Stevie Nicks. After duetting with Grohl on "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," the Fleetwood Mac singer told a story about how her godson fatally overdosed at a frat party, and she started writing a poem to cope with her grief. Grohl called her up a few days later to ask her to be a part of the movie, and the poem ended up becoming the song "You Can't Fix This" once they hit the studio together. It was an emotional moment amidst such a light-hearted night, and a great reminder of how many of these songs could help people through their pain.

Following "Dreams," the rest of the band stayed back as Grohl picked up a 12-string acoustic to perform "Landslide" alone with Nicks. As if he needed to get in some more of the heaviness following that beautiful rendition, Grohl returned to his electric axe and led the band in a feedback frenzy to kick into a shattering version of "Gold Dust Woman" to close out the show. Sadly, there was no all-star encore jam, but who could complain about that?

Full Show Review at Spinner

One for the history books! Ex Fleetwood Mac Member Christine McVie Performs Live - 1st Time in 15 Years!

Well this hasn't happened in oh... 15 YEARS!!

Christine McVie Performing Live 
with The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band
Photo by Lisa Homer
Christine McVie, Rick Vito, Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Lenny Castellanos, Mark Johnstone
Photo by: Suzanne Kayian
It was 15 years ago this month that Christine McVie last performed live professionally in front of an audience when she appeared with her band Fleetwood Mac and accepted the "Outstanding Contribution To Music" award at the 1998 Brit Awards in London and closed out the show with "Go Your Own Way" and "Don't Stop". (The band later appeared on a German TV program and performed Silver Springs, but we won't count that as they were lip-syncing). That was the last time we saw Christine on stage!

So fast forward 15 years later, while on vacation visiting with Mick on Maui, Christine joins Mick and his Blues Band at Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center along with Rick Vito, Steven Tyler and Mark Johnstone.  Over the last few days there has been some buzz that this was going to happen, but you never really know for sure it's going to happen until it happens, especially with anything Fleetwood Mac related.  

I'm not sure what the set was, or what Christine played and sang, if it was just a few songs, one song or the full show... Obviously it was blues based.. But in any case it's so great to see her up there on stage... it's like the last 15 years have been wiped away.

Thanks to Suzanne Kayian and Lisa Homer for the pics!

Christine McVie's last appearance with Fleetwood Mac at The Brit Awards -  1998

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Stevie Nicks with Dave Grohl at Hammerstein Ballroom

Stevie Nicks with Dave Grohl
Setlist for Stevie was the same as the Hollywood Palladium kicking things off with "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" then the new song "You Can't Fix This" from the soundtrack.  "Dreams" and "Landslide" were next and she ended her set and the show with "Gold Dust Woman".

Show reviews tomorrow!
Above photo by Curtis Blessing

Photos by: Jess Meade | Adam Fachler | Amy Leigh Grossberg | Jenna

Above photos by Mac Presents | Curtis Blessing

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Hvilket år ble Fleetwood Mac dannet? 
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Video: Stevie Nick s & Lindsey Buckingham Reflect On Their Decision To Join Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham chat with Access about their decision to put their project, Buckingham Nicks, on hold to join Fleetwood Mac. At the time, how did Stevie rationalize the decision? Plus, what did Mick Fleetwood think of their music.