Tuesday, October 22, 2013

STEVIE NICKS: In Your Dreams - 2 Screenings PLUS Q&A Brisbane International Film Festival

Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams
Brisbane International Film Festival

Wed. 13 Nov 2013 - 3:00PM - Palace Barracks Cinema 1
Fri. 15 Nov 2013 - 4:00PM - Palace Barracks Cinema 5

Stevie Nicks will be in attendance for a Q&A session following the screening on the 13th of November.

Tickets General Admission.  Tickets $40.00

Available Now at Ticketek

Festival Website

Fleetwood Mac play Brisbane November 14th and December 2nd.  Tickets are available at Livenation




THE Brisbane International Film Festival is back with a bang in 2013 
with the Australian premiere of Nicole Kidman’s Queensland-shot movie The Railway Man.

Courier Mail 22 Oct 2013
This year’s event includes the first Australian screenings of hot Oscar favourite 12 Years a Slave and provocative French Palme d’Or-winner Blue Is the Warmest Colour.

A host of international guests will walk the red carpet with music royalty Stevie Nicks, who will be in town touring with Fleetwood Mac, presenting her biographical film In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks. BIFF will also present a 40th anniversary screening of the 1973 horror classic The Exorcist, followed by an intimate Q&A session with Golden Globe-winning actress Linda Blair.

BIFF will also host and celebrate the stellar career of Australian director and screenwriter Fred Schepisi ( Evil Angels, The Russia House, The Eye of the Storm).

BIFF director Jennie Hughes, in her first year curating the festival, is understandably excited at the calibre of films and talent on offer.

“I wanted (BIFF) to be packed full of goodies from opening night but to have events all through the festival," she said.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Stevie Nicks Question Almost Shuts Down Katy Perry Interview - Video


Katy Perry interviewed by "Sunday Night" on channel 7 - Australia is stunned, or stumped by a question the interviewer Jackie Frank asked when talking about the meaning of Katy's "Roar" asking "So was Stevie Nicks wrong?" Katy with a somewhat blank look on her face asks the question back and Jackie continues by saying "Stevie Nicks felt that "Roar" was about one of your ex's"  At that point someone from the sidelines interjects and the subject is changed.  Video below... Start watching at about 3:20 if you don't want to watch the full clip.

That Stevie... the pot stir'er ;)

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac Live in Oslo - Lindsey Wore Blue... Nicks Ditched The Riding Jacket

Fleetwood Mac Live - Oslo, Norway
October 20, 2013 - Oslo Spektrum Arena

Stevie Nicks struggled to get going in the spectrum, according to the reviewer.PHOTO: Rolf Ohman
In everlasting musical therapy
Even with some obvious mistakes, turned Fleetwood Mac. However, a good deal darker than many probably thought.
BY RBERT Hoftun Gjestad
Afterposten.no
5 out of 6

"Been down one time, been down two times, been down three times, I'm never going back." Ahh. A score of intense songs about love, relationships, arguments, drugs, betrayal, breakup, hope, faith and fervent despair. Could it be wrong? Of course, the legendary edition of Fleetwood Mac delivered. After each.

It was clearly a musical event of the rare that Fleetwood Mac finally came to Norway for real visits and tickets with prices up to 1300 million swine animal disappeared instantly by sales start. Someone with historical accuracy uttered that this is not the "real" Fleetwood Mac, what once was a psychedelic blues band with Peter Green on guitar back in the 1960s, while a few swear by the band between the period of the early 70s.

But Fleetwood Mac most people know and love is after all the third edition, the more pop-oriented band that was collected when the duo Buckingham Nicks joined in 1974 as one of several classic albums behind one of music history's best-selling, Rumours . Over 40 million sold, impressive enough. Ok, Christine McVie is no longer with, without weakening impression.

Full Review Here

Outfit change... While Lindsey wore the blue jacket again tonight... it looks like Stevie ditched the riding jacket to open the show in Oslo opting for this glitter number.  The Score: Lindsey 3; Stevie 3
PHOTO: Rolf Ohman




Ex-girlfriend ran the show when Fleetwood Mac hit Oslo
Fleetwood Mac has gone through many phases as a band. They are clearly in a good one.
Photo by Benjamin A. Ward

Ekskjærestene kjørte showet da Fleetwood Mac traff Oslo
Fleetwood Mac har gjennomgått mange faser som band. De er opplagt inne i en god en.
by ØYVIND RØNNING
dagbladet.net

Fleetwood Mac's hitmaskin is formidable. But the pace is a little uneven.
Photo by Trond Solberg
Oslo Spektrum
crowd: Approx. 7000

Fleetwood Macs hitmaskin er formidabel. Men tempoet er litt ujevnt.
Oslo Spektrum - Publikum: Ca. 7000
by MORTEN STÅLE NILSEN
vg.no


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Saturday, October 19, 2013

REVIEWS: Fleetwood Mac "Eternal Validity of the melodies and the magic of the internal dynamics shone through" - Herning ★★★★/6

By MADS KJÆR LARSE
Soundvenue.com
★★★★/6 Stars

Fleetwood Mac sold in their gilt-edged heyday millions of records with decadent and dreamy soft rock conceived on a bittersweet view of heartaches, conflict and cocaine intake. The 2013 edition of the band still consists of the classic crew behind the giant seller 'Rumours' - minus Christine McVie, however, for the first time since 1998 appeared with the rest of the group the other day in London's O2 Arena - but the concert in Jutland heartland could the band not quite fill Boxen out.

Photos by Toke Hage
It now seemed not to affect either the band or the audience. It lacked neither spark or will behind the efforts of the more than two and a half hour long concert - and not least because of the band's creative whip Lindsay Buckingham.

More than anything, it's hate / love affair between Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, now in his fifth decade gives specious ignition to the group's hedonistic anthems where deceitful, but sunny melodies meet in beautiful (dis) harmony. Added a safe rhythm section consisting of the flamboyant beacon of a drummer Mick Fleetwood and the slightly anonymous, but utterly reliable bassist John McVie.

The evening was divided into several sections, which could have given the long concert focus, but in fact made it more uneven and broken than was good.

We started out with three tracks from 'Rumours', including the signature song 'The Chain'. The sound was unfortunately not too good (especially initially), and the point particularly vocal effort under. Nick seemed completely off - until she had the chance to sing on the third track 'Dreams', while Buckingham roared more than singing.

The band - and especially Buckingham - found only true form of four numbers from the gaudy, new wave-inspired double album 'Tusk', as Buckingham introduced to with particular pride. One could clearly sense that it is in these anti-conformist songs such as the title track and 'Not That Funny', his heart beats with heftigst.

We also got a (semi-) acoustic section where Buckinghams single guitar virtuoso could come forward to the joy of a generally receptive audience. Buckingham stressed several times along the way where gifted a songwriter and guitarist he is. When he was most feisty and turned on, you could cut yourself on his continued full fat, but also curiously pirkende riffs.

Photo by Astrid Dalum

More problematic was Nicks contributions that filled much, which in Christine McVies absence is only natural. The classic songwriting trio has been reduced to a duo, and it makes a difference. Nicks' smoked hippie mysticism seemed different kind old, especially when it was delivered with unfolded jams and slightly unctuous gestures and manners. Granted, Nicks song is hot during the concert and provided both a kindled 'Gold Dust Woman', where she is wearing a gold shawl, among other things spun dreamy around like another dervish, and a fine 'Silver Springs', which she definitely still enjoy singing with eyes on the man who in his time was the reason for the song's touchy-jilted tone. An acoustic 'Landslide' was also honorable, but especially because of the Buckinghams finely sketched guitar figure.

The concert could have maintained a far greater sense of momentum, if there had been tightened up, but Nicks held, among other things more confusing than enlightening speech of ten long minutes on a lost tape (!) And Fleetwood was also during the encore show off drum solo and act as cheerleader for the audience (though was with the game).

The highlights were predictable and was pushed to obvious climax: 'Go Your Own Way' and 'Do not Stop'. The latter in tandem between Nicks and Buckingham. The group's biggest hit emphasized a way, that the current Fleetwood Mac is a three-legged dog who probably learned to walk again, but never going to run: 'Do not Stop' it is written by Christine McVie, and her other contributions to group's repertoire was missing. Now we got rather too many guitar solos of classic rock variant, and a little too powerful em the hippie spirit, Nicks has always channeled - admittedly - headstrong manner.

More focus, more of the vital new wave pop with sharp lines and a direct approach was preferable on a night when The box was turned into a bit too stale palm of a rockdinosaurs experienced tricks. Fortunately shone the obvious musicality and eternal validity of the band's tunes as well as the magic of the compound, internal dynamics through and gave nostalgia nerve in concentrated shock.

Buckinghams still curious and energetic approach to his craft is evident, and more than nostalgia factor is what makes Fleetwood Mac anno 2013 to an often contagious (and therefore more relevant) experience.

BIG LOVE
GYPSY
GO YOUR OWN WAY

Fleetwood Mac - Jyske Bank Boxen , Herning
by Espen Strunk
Gaffa.dk
★★★★/6 Stars
Da Boxen blev til Buckingham Palace

De står der allerede, fra "Second Hand News" brager ud over scenekanten som første nummer lidt over otte: De allerede voldsomt entusiastiske fans, som har samlet sig i en dansende klynge foran scenen uden hensyn til det siddende publikum på de forreste rækker.

Og så er der (som altid her på lokaliteten) de ikke helt få, som tydeligvis er med på sponsorbilletter og ikke udviser nogen større interesse eller entusiasme over for bandet på scenen. Fra de hyggelige selskaber oppe i Danish Crown og øvrige sponsorers egne tribuner under hallens loft og ned over fløjene, hvor en dame tidligt i sættet udbryder: "Det er ikke godt, det her. Det er trist. Tragisk."
Fortsætte

Et flosset Fleetwod Mac bed sig ind i nutiden
Af Simon Lund
politiken.dk
★★★★/6 Stars
Uskøn og vaklende affære klædte de viljestærke veteraner i Herning.

Da Lindsey Buckingham og Stevie Nicks som de sidste gik på scenen igen til første sæt ekstranumre i Herning, kom de anstigende hånd i hånd.

Som en markering af deres genfundne venskab.

Det har de gjort hver aften på en turne, der allerede har rundet over 50 shows i 2013, og på den måde kunne det ligne et tomt ritual fra privatlivets ligegyldige sfære.

Men for et band som lige nøjagtig Fleetwood Mac er den slags signaler fra de personlige gemmer en del af selve musikken. Det er derinde i knuderne, musikken opstår. Oftest og bedst i spruttende konflikter.
Fortsætte

Fleetwood Mac gav hvad de havde
Af Jeppe Krogsgaard Christensen
Berlingske
★★★★/6 Stars
Stevie Nicks var den store oplevelse, da et af den polerede rocks største bands gæstede Jyske Bank Boxen.
Fortsætte

The singer was the best in Box
By Peter Schollert
jyllands-posten.dk
★★★★/6 Stars
Stevie Nicks was the great experience as successful band Fleetwood Mac gave a large concert in Herning. The second frontman, Lindsey Buckingham, could both impress and annoy.
Fortsætte

Friday, October 18, 2013

HERNING: Audience Puzzled by Lindsey Buckingham's Blue Jacket at Denmark Show

Fleetwood Mac Live in Herning, Denmark
October 18, 2013 - Jyske Bank Boxen

The audience being puzzled isn't likely... but I am!  It's so unlike him to change this often!  We saw the leather jacket with blue jeans and a black t-shirt all through North America except for one show at the Mohegan Sun... We saw him in leather all through the UK dates.  Once he hit the mainland in Europe, it's been suit jacket all the way.  First a black jacket with black t-shirt and black jeans, now this blue jacket with black jeans and t-shirt.  At least he's keeping things interesting and I guess if you can't change the setlist, you may as well change jackets.

Which do you prefer.. Leather jacket or Suit jacket?
Photo by Jyske Bank Boxen
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Love without Lying: Fleetwood Mac give an exhilarating concert at the O2 World Berlin.

Fleetwood Mac - Forever hippies
Love without lying: Fleetwood Mac give an exhilarating concert at the O2 World Berlin.
by Christian Schröder
Tagesspiegel.de
"Stevie Nicks, a mixture of dream woman and 
Märchenelfe, still looks unbeatable"
Full Review

Photo by Thomas Burckhardt

The return of the mainstream
Ten years after their last world tour, 35 years after "Rumours" Fleetwood Mac are back on the road. 
By Michael Pilz
Welt.de
"At their concert in Berlin, they show that it is 
nonsense to dislike their music"

Full Review


Fleetwood Mac deliver unforgettable concert
Full Review at Spickmich.de


THE SINGER MOVED FROM THE RITZ CARLTON TO REGENT HOTEL

Stevie Nicks took off again
Early Tuesday Fleetwood Mac traveled from Stuttgart to Berlin. The band checked into the Ritz Carlton on Potsdamer Platz one. A classy home that has hosted U.S. presidents, heads and other important winning, celebrities and many widely traveled and experienced personalities. Stevie Nicks (65), the beautiful Rimes voice of the band, apparently not classy enough. The musician rushed off again and moved to Regent Hotel am Gendarmenmarkt. The relationships in the band were always difficult. Maybe did not want to sit on each other so closely with the other nicks.

BZ-Berlin.de

"Stevie Nicks gives Rhiannon a slightly supernatural element in her ability to enrapture us"


THE STEVIE NICKS WITCH RUMOR IS BACK, THANKS TO 'AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN'
By Kelsea Stahler

On Wednesday night, a rumor that plagued Stevie Nicks in the 1980s returned. Misty Day (Lily Rabe), one witch of many on American Horror Story: Coven, states matter of factly that of course, Nicks is a famous witch and that one of the Fleetwood Mac songs she wrote, "Rhiannon," is her witchy anthem. This would be a funny little quirk, like watching Michael Jackson jokingly play himself as an alien in Men in Black II, if Nicks hadn't spent a great deal of the '80s trying to squash this very real rumor, only to see it trotted back out for the purposes of a campy horror TV show. As it turns out, Nicks gave Ryan Murphy permission to use her. But it's important for the younger folks out there (you know, the ones who, like Zoe, only know Nicks as that mentor from American Idol), Stevie is not actually a witch or a practicing Wiccan, however great her aesthetic may be for AHS' purposes.

Continue to the full article at Bustle

STEVIE NICKS' WITCH RUMORS FLY AGAIN IN LAST NIGHTS AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN EPISODE
By Lori Rackl

Rumors about Stevie Nicks being a witch have hounded the singer-songwriter for years, so it’s little surprise the writers of “American Horror Story: Coven” have woven the long-time Fleetwood Mac songstress into this season’s storyline.

In Wednesday night’s episode, “Rhiannon” plays in the background in Misty’s cabin, where Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) has brought her Frankenstein of a boyfriend, Kyle (Evan Peters).

“Who sings this?” Zoe asks Misty.

“Who sings it?” Misty asks with the incredulity adults use on children oblivious to pop culture facts that pre-date them.

“Fleetwood Mac,” Misty continues, looking at a photo of the bewitching singer. “Stevie Nicks is my hero.”

“That’s Stevie Nicks from ‘American Idol?’” Zoe asks. (I love the humor so far this season.)

“Stevie Nicks. The White Witch. The only witch before you I’ve ever known,” Misty says.

“She’s an actual witch?” asks Zoe.

“Listen to the lyrics,” Misty says wistfully. “This song was her anthem.”

Continue to the full article at Chicago Sun Times

Fleetwood Mac New Years Performance - Las Vegas - Dec 30th Last Show of The Year! - Video




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Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham Working on Special Song for American Horror Story


'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy talks the latest episode 'Boy Parts' and Stevie Nicks' influence on 'Coven'

The second episode of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story: Coven was chock-full of plot developments, including the resurrection of seemingly dead Misty (Lily Rabe) and Kyle (Evan Peters) and the reveal that modern-day Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett) has kept alive her minotaur lover! EW talked to Murphy about all the twists and turns as well as a preview of next week’s AHS: Coven.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY:  I love that Misty is a big Stevie Nicks groupie.

RYAN MURPHY: She is obsessed with Stevie Nicks because I am obsessed with Stevie Nicks.

You actually asked Stevie to use her music on the show, right?

Yeah, the whole thing started with the fact that when I was growing up, I was always obsessed with those Stevie Nicks songs like “Riannon” and “Gypsy.” And I remember reading an article where Courtney Love called Stevie Nicks the “white witch” and Grace Slick the “dark witch.” And I have a good relationship with Stevie because of Glee. She is one of the few artists that have come to hang out. She had been writing Lea [Michele] and I regularly since the Cory [Monteith] situation, because she really loved Cory [who passed away in July]. So she’s just a wonderful, wonderful person.

When we got to this witch idea, I thought, if you’re Misty and you have grown up alone and you don’t know any other witches, there’s one witch you probably would know and that’s Stevie Nicks. So I called Stevie Nicks and first I said, “I want to use you in the show.” But she was very resistant because from the beginning of her career people who are in the Wiccan community had given her a hard time thinking she was a witch and she got a lot of scary fan letters. She didn’t like the darkness of that, and I explained to her the part and she’s like, “Aw f—, let’s just do it. OK, I love it.” She’s not a witch, but she has an attraction to those mystical creatures because they’re fun to write about. So she gave me the rights to her music and she and Lindsey Buckingham are working on a special sort of redo of a song they did about a witch.

Check out the full Q&A at Entertainment Weekly

REVIEWS | PHOTOS: Fleetwood Mac Live in Berlin

Photo by Frank Hoensch
Fleetwood Mac Live in Berlin
October 16, 2013 - O2 World
Fleetwood Mac played their last German show last night in Berlin... Next stop Herning, Denmark on Friday.

Wenn die Schornsteinfegerin kommt
by Von Jens Balzer
Berliner Zeitung

(google translated)
Photo by by Britta Pedersen
In the multi-purpose hall at the Ostbahnhof Fleetwood Mac played on Wednesday its greatest successes. Singer Stevie Nicks inspired by a tasteful selection of shawls and a chimney sweep costume.

Oldies but Goldies: That was again the theme as the Anglo-Californian soft rock-meets-blues group Fleetwood Mac completed on Wednesday in the multipurpose room at the Ostbahnhof for the third time in ten years a reunion concert for three hours to play Mick Fleetwood , John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks through their repertoire, with emphasis, as always, was on the three albums "Fleetwood Mac", "Rumours" and "Tusk" from the second half of the seventies.

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Fleetwood Mac Live in Berlin: 
More than just pop nostalgia
(google translated)
Visibly aged, graying in honor, but on stage is still an event: Fleetwood Mac, the legendary band around singer Stevie Nicks, an energetic show has in their third concert in Germany on Wednesday evening delivered in Berlin. "Go Your Own Way" or "Do not Stop" unforgettable hits from the classic album "Rumours" (1977), formed the backbone of the two and a half hour concert in the nearly sold-out O2 World Ostbahnhof. But with newer songs Founded in 1967, the British-American quartet also proved that Fleetwood Mac are not only neat pop nostalgia. Besides frontwoman Nicks founding member Mick Fleetwood were on drums, bassist John McVie and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham on stage.
Source: Focus.de


REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac rattle again down her biography
In the Berlin O2 World Fleetwood Mac play only twelve evocative songs and bring their fans to sing along. Then Stevie Nicks remembers that they necessarily even have to tell the band's history.

By Frédéric Schwilden
Morgenpost.de

Cool... A Medley
18 MINUTE COMBO VIDEO
DON'T STOP

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

American Horror Story’s Lily Rabe on the Stevie Nicks Shoutout and Her Own Obsession With Her


Tonights episode of American Horror Story: Coven - the second so far this season paid off substantially in the Fleetwood Mac dept.  As reported, eight songs are to be used this season and tonight the show kicked off with Stevie's "Edge of Seventeen" during a fairly gruesome scene where Misty Day brings a couple of gators back to life and they mangle two poachers.  Misty later on professes her love of Stevie Nicks to Zoe all the while Fleetwood Mac's "Rhiannon" is playing in the background telling Zoe about the song saying "this was her anthem" and that Stevie is the "white witch" and her hero... The show is a hoot, it's all pretty camp, sometimes gross, but cool, fun and especially fun to watch the actors like Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates. 

As a result, both Stevie, Fleetwood Mac and Edge of Seventeen were trending on Twitter in the USA for a short while tonight. 

Lily Rabe on the Stevie Nicks Shoutout and Her Own Obsession With the Singer
By Denise Martin

After being burned alive in last week’s premiere of American Horror Story, Misty Day returned tonight as the hippie witch with the power to bring back the dead. She also excels at keeping her neighboring alligators fed. But what she really loves is Stevie Nicks. (I think we all died a little when young Zoe asked if Stevie was the winner of American Idol, yes?) With FrankenKyle left in the care of mystical Misty, one can only wonder: Will he dig “Rhiannon” as much as Misty? Vulture spoke with the wonderful, if especially spoiler-averse, Lily Rabe about all things Stevie and Misty’s mysterious life in the New Orleans swamp.

What did Ryan Murphy tell you about Misty before you started shooting?

I knew Misty would be burned at the stake in the first episode and that I’d immediately be back. But the big thing he told me was that she is obsessed with Stevie Nicks. That’s been a major part of figuring her out, post burning. The wardrobe, the hair, it’s all very Stevie-centric.

How does one approach playing someone with a Stevie Nicks obsession?

Fleetwood Mac in Stuttgart: The love and suffering

by: Stefan Franzen
Badische Zeitung

Fleetwood Mac have raised the pop catharsis as an art form. At the concert at the Schleyer Hall in Stuttgart, the band celebrated the suffering love as the basis of their hits from 40 years.

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Unvergesslich, unvergessen
Fleetwood Mac durchbrechen den Kitschalarm mit Hits
Tagblatt.de
by Claudia Reicherter

For 38 years, the four current members of Fleetwood Mac playing together. In Stuttgart they were as fresh as on the advantages "Rumours" times.

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