Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Stevie Nicks talks Fleetwood Mac, feminism and romancing Prince ahead of O2 gigs

By Jim Palmer, Leisure Editor
This is Local London

FLEETWOOD Mac are back touring for the first time in four years and heading for the O2 arena for three dates at the end of the month.

The classic line-up includes iconic members Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Christine McVie is rumoured to join up with her old band.

Singer Stevie Nicks said explained now was right to bring the band back.

She said: “I thought Fleetwood Mac should stay off the grid for three years. It’s a good idea; it’s just smart to keep us out of the spotlight for three years. Everyone went along with it.

“We were gone long enough that it was us coming back.

“I told the press last year that 2013 was going to be the year of Fleetwood Mac. And I was just hoping with all my heart that this big statement was gonna come true.”

And the show is not to be missed, the singer said.

“When people in Britain see the show they’re gonna be blown way,” she said. “Honestly, rock bands that are 30 years old would baulk at this schedule and at the amount of songs we’re doing and the length of the show.

"she offered and we were thrilled" Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks on Christine McVie's Return To The Stage

"I think she's going to come and do the last two shows in London,"

Fleetwood Mac have opened up about their upcoming reunion with former keyboardist Christine McVie at their upcoming London shows.

"I think she's going to come and do the last two shows in London," said drummer Mick Fleetwood. "It's going to be great - Christine's music is so much part of Fleetwood Mac. She's been gone now for many, many years and she's like my sister.

"We're going to make her feel comfortable and have fun and I think people will love it. She's always honoured by the nature of her songs and the depth of that. When she decided to leave 14 or 16 years ago, we were sad and thought that maybe she'd come back, but she made that choice." 
He continued: "A lot of people are saying 'is she going to come back?' and the answer to that is that she would be welcome, but that would be her choice. We will see. At some point we're going to knock it on the head, I'm not sure when, but in that context it would be something that would be entertained." 
Frontwoman Stevie Nicks added: "She's coming to do two nights here and probably do 'Don't Stop'. I'm not sure, but she's coming to Dublin to rehearse whatever song she's going to do. We never wanted her to leave, so for us it's amazing that she is going to come."
by Andrew Trendell 

Stevie Nicks 'thrilled' by Christine McVie's Fleetwood Mac London return
Stevie Nicks has told Digital Spy that Fleetwood Mac are "thrilled" Christine McVie will rejoin the band for a special appearance in London.
McVie, who last performed with Fleetwood Mac in 1998, will rehearse with the band in Ireland this week. She is tipped to appear at two shows in the capital later this month.
Nicks told DS at the UK premiere of documentary Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams that McVie had approached Fleetwood Mac about joining up with them again, explaining: "Well, she said she'd do it. She did not say she would do it on the last two tours.

"So, she offered and we were thrilled, and it's great to have her back and to do a song. She's been very, very missed, so even to have her back for a little while is going to be good.

"And it will be good to see her, I mean, we never see her, you know? We're all so far away. I mean, London to California is far. So it's really great that she's decided to hang out with us for a little bit."
McVie and Mick Fleetwood joined Nicks at the Curzon cinema in Mayfair on Monday night (September 16) for a screening of In Your Dreams, which was directed and produced by Nicks and Dave Stewart.
By Kate Goodacre
Digital Spy

Monday, September 16, 2013

"Stevie Nicks would like to play in Italy" - Mick Fleetwood told Gigwise [Video]

Mick Fleetwood spoke with Gigwise about Glastonbury and doing more work in interesting places...

When gigwise asked drummer Mick Fleetwood if the band had any plans to play festivals next summer.

"I hope so, I would love that," he said. "This has been a tough year on the road, but having said that, the boys in the band are hoping that our lady will think kindly about doing a few of the festivals." 

He continued:

"We've been thinking of doing some more work in interesting places. On this tour we didn't play in Italy, but Stevie said 'ah, I'd like to play in Italy' and I said 'well, maybe we can', so we were joking about that. 

"We were asked to do some lovely festivals this year and it didn't work out. Once you do the festivals then you can't really do a tour of the other towns. We were asked to do Glastonbury this year and hopefully they'll ask us again." 

When asked about the possibility of playing Glastonbury 2014, Fleetwood replied:

"I don't know - they've probably got fed up of asking us!"

Check out the video at Gigwise by Andrew Trendell

First Public Photos of Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks Together in 15 Years! Amazing!

Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams - Screening and Q&A
Curzon Mayfair, London - September 16, 2013
Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, Dave Stewart and Stevie Nicks Arrivals

 Christine looks awesome!!... So excited for everyone in the UK!
Pictures by Chris Joseph Image Collect and Contact Music

The After Party was held at The Arts Club

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NEW Fleetwood Mac 3CD Live in Boston 1970 Available October 28th

The live recordings on this new three-CD set feature the classic blues line-up of Fleetwood Mac (Mick
Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, John McVie and Jeremy Spencer) and date from February 1970 when they played three nights at the Boston Tea Party venue.

3 CD Set in round box remastered vintage live recordings of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. Earlier this year the current incarnation of Fleetwood Mac embarked on a massive world tour. Dates in North America are being followed by gigs around Europe, Australia and New Zealand. These dates will see the band playing sold-out shows to huge arena crowds and are sure to create another surge of interest in this much-loved band. Boston is a 3CD set which collects live recordings from an earlier era of the band's colourful history. The set features the classic blues line-up of Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, John McVie and Jeremy Spencer. Originally recorded at the Boston Tea Party venue over three nights in February 1970, for a planned release later the same year, these recordings were left in the can, unissued, following leader Peter Green's sudden decision to leave the band a few weeks after the dates. Tracks from the shows were eventually released in various forms in the mid-80s but these releases were blighted by poor sound sources. The discovery of the original 8-track tapes and a number of previously unreleased tracks in the late 90s allowed the material to be re-mixed, re-mastered, and substantially overhauled for release on 3 separate CD volumes. This new set brings together all of these re-mastered recordings a 3CD set to present a complete document of these historic shows. 

The set is packaged in a round box with a 24 page book and 5 beer mats. The booklet contains new sleeve-notes and reworked artwork.

Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart agree to host special shows on Absolute Radio + WIN Fleetwood Mac Tix

Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart will both be part of Absolute Radio's fifth birthday celebrations after agreeing to host special shows.

The two will present an edition each of Absolute Radio Icons, a brand new mini series launching on September 23 and going out at 11pm from Monday to Thursday that week in which a different star will host each night. Fleetwood Mac star Nicks will kick off the series next Monday (September 23), while Arctic Monkeys will present next Tuesday (24), Kings Of Leon on the Wednesday (25) and Dave Stewart on the Thursday (26).

In the cases of the Nicks and Stewart episodes, the programmes will also go out on their respective nights at 8pm on Absolute's Absolute Classic Rock digital station. Nicks will talk about her new documentary In Your Dreams made with Stewart, her work with Fleetwood Mac, including their current world tour, and her solo work. Stewart's show will include him discussing his new album Lucky Numbers, which is due out in October, and him writing Ghost the Musical plus his work on Nicks' film.

Other specials taking place to mark five years since Virgin Radio became Absolute Radio include Primal Scream playing the Hard Rock Cafe this coming Thursday (September 19) and a broadcast at 9pm next Sunday (September 22) of Kings Of Leon playing at The NIA in Birmingham. This was recorded exclusively just after the station's launch in 2008.

Music Week

Win Fleetwood Mac tickets
In anticipation of the upcoming Absolute Radio Icons show with Stevie Nicks, Absolute Radio is giving away tickets to the highly anticipated return of the unstoppable Fleetwood Mac. John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks are back in the UK for a run of live shows and you could win a pair to the sold out show at Manchester Arena on Tuesday, 1st October.

More details at Absolute Radio

Jane Garvey's Interview w/ Stevie Nicks aired at 10am UK Time BBC Radio 4 "Woman's Hour" LISTEN Here

Woman's Hour BBC Radio 4
BBC's Jane Garvey interviewed Stevie Sep 13th for her "Woman's Hour" program on BBC Radio 4. The show with Stevie will air on Monday, Sept 16th at 10am UK time.

Stevie told Jane Garvey during the interview that Christine WILL be performing with Fleetwood Mac during the UK Tour setting off a firestorm of on-line activity over the weekend.  Listen in on Monday to find out exactly to what extent!

Jane Garvey's show airs weekdays 10-11am and Saturdays 4-5pm.  Website to listen on-line

Sunday, September 15, 2013

New Stevie Nicks interview: 'Lindsey and I remember how much fun we had"’ - The Sunday Telegraph

Stevie Nicks is 65 and back on tour with Fleetwood Mac. The iconic rock star talks to Craig McLean about addiction, Botox and the burying of hatchets

Read the interview below or at The Sunday Telegraph 

In print, look for the Stella Magazine inside the September 15th edition of The Sunday Telegraph (UK)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Absolute Radio Icons: ONE HOUR with Stevie Nicks Monday, Sept 23rd on @absoluteradio @Absoluteclassic

Absolute Radio Icons: Stevie Nicks

Rock legend Stevie Nicks is to present the next in the Absolute Radio Icons series. She'll talk about her legendary career in Fleetwood Mac, her new documentary, along with talking about about her Icons and playing some iconic tracks. This will appear on Absolute Radio and Absolute Classic Rock.

Event details
When: 11.00pm on Monday, 23 September 2013
Until: 11.59pm on Monday, 23 September 2013
Where: on Absolute Radio

Absolute Radio Icons: Dave Stewart Takes Over The Show Thursday Sept 26th #StevieNicks

Absolute Radio Icons: Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart will host a takeover show as part of the series of Absolute Radio Icons, and will talk about his new album Lucky Numbers, writing the music for Ghost the Musical and his experiences working with Steve Nicks on their new documentary.

Event details
When: 11.00pm on Thursday, 26 September 2013
Until: 11.59pm on Thursday, 26 September 2013
Where: on Absolute Radio

Check out his new single "Every Single Night" on iTunes

Lady Antebellum and Stevie Nicks on Crossroads was "Golden" (Full Episode Available On-Line)

If you are in the U.S. and don't have CMT as part of your cable package.... You can catch the full episode of Crossroads with Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum at CMT.com  PLUS there are bonus video tracks of "Just A Kiss", Cold As Stone and Gold Dust Woman HERE

What a show! What a great pairing of artists!  I'm a fan of Lady A and knew from the time this was announced that this would be outstanding... So many goose bump moments hearing the four of them sing and harmonize together... Just spectacular!  Favourite moment... "Golden"  Beautiful song!  

This program is way too short.. It could easily be a 90 minute program!  With the songs performed live that didn't make the show, maybe we'll be lucky and see this released on DVD or VOD.  In the show you'll hear: Edge of Seventeen, Love Don't Live Here, Need You Now, Landslide, Golden, Stop Draggin' My Heart Around and Rhiannon.


Friday, September 13, 2013

Heartbreaking story about how the song "Golden" touched Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks, Lady Antebellum Come Together for CMT's 'Crossroads'
by Chris Willman
The Hollywood Reporter

The idea of collaborating on each others' songs came by way of a dream, the Fleetwood Mac singer tells THR.

If you tune in to the new episode of CMT Crossroads, which has Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum as its latest cross-genre pairing, you’ll hear a version of “Rhiannon” that almost sounds more like Fleetwood Mac’s original version than Fleetwood Mac could do.

Perhaps we should let Stevie explain…

“I gave Hillary (Scott) that high part in ‘Rhiannon’ because I don’t sing it that way on stage -- because I can’t reach that note,” Nicks tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I reached it once: the day we recorded the song in 1977. I thought, you know what, if we’re gonna do this, wouldn’t it be great to actually have her sing the real melody of ‘Rhiannon.’ Because it has not been sung since it was written!”

That’s not to say that Nicks took the lazy way out, long-abandoned high notes excepted. CMT producers say they’ve never had a guest from the rock world approach a Crossroads taping with quite as much preparation or work ethic as the FM mainstay. And this particular coupling was Nicks’ own idea, coming out of a dream she had where she was cheating on Lindsey Buckingham, musically speaking.

“The dream was very short,” Nicks says. “And the dream was actually very fun. But I just want to clarify that so that when my other half hears this” (by “other half,” she means her professional partner Buckingham), “he doesn’t get all pissed off, because it wasn’t that kind of a dream. We were just having our usual little disagreement [in the dream], because that’s what we do. And I laughingly said to him, ‘Well, fine. I’ll just go join Lady Antebellum.’ And then the dream ended, and I sat up, and there it was.”

Nicks didn’t think much more about this nocturnal prophecy until three days later, when she went to the premiere of a Led Zeppelin concert movie and was approached by Bill Flanagan, a longtime producer for MTV Networks specials, who asked her for the umpteenth time if she’d be willing to do a Crossroads. 
Much to his shock, she said she could fit it in right before rehearsal started for this year’s Fleetwood Mac tour. And before he could start listing potential names, Nicks told him about how Lady Antebellum had just popped up in her rapid-eye-movement revelation.