Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks talk about addiction, sexism – and how they can't wait to play together again

Fleetwood Mac's Stevie and Christine: 'We were like rock'n'roll nuns'
by Tim Jonze
The Guardian
Photo By @lollydoeslondon 

Through all Fleetwood Mac's years of druggy excess and bitter breakups, the friendship between Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks never faltered. They talk about addiction, sexism – and how they can't wait to play together again.

September 2013, and Stevie Nicks is about to perform Landslide at the O2 in London, where Fleetwood Mac are playing three nights. Before she does, though, she has a dedication to make. "This is for my mentor. Big sister. Best friend," she says, and there are precious few people in the venue who don't know she's talking about Christine McVie, her fellow female bandmate and the Mac's keyboard player, as well as one of its singers and songwriters from 1970 until she quit in 1998.

It is not the first time Nicks has talked about McVie. In 2009, she told the audience at Wembley Arena that she thought about her "every day". Earlier this year she admitted to the Observer: "I'd beg, borrow and scrape together $5m and give it to her in cash if she would come back. That's how much I miss her!"

This time, though, was different. When it came to the end of the band's set, McVie stepped onstage with them for the first time in 15 years to run through Don't Stop, her enduring anthem about staying positive in the aftermath of a breakup.

"It was like falling off a bike," McVie says when I meet her in her south London apartment, a beautiful space situated so close to the banks of the Thames that it feels as if we're floating above it. "I climbed back on there again and there they all were, the same old faces!"

Was she nervous?

Full interview with Stevie and Christine at The Guardian

Look for this interview in print in Friday's The Guardian G2 Magazine

Real Housewive Meets Real Stevie Nicks

Carlton Gebbia normally seems to keep her cool amidst all the drama on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Not so when she comes face-to-face with a rock and roll legend.

Earlier this week, the new 'Wife had a chance encounter with Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks at a charity affair in L.A, and she snapped a photo of her two girls, Mysteri and Destiny, hanging with the singer backstage (below).

"She is truly a legend and a class act," Carlton tells the Dish of meeting the icon. "She made our night--God, this woman commands!"

Carlton also says that Stevie was a delight to chat with and was flattered when her daughters complimented her talents. "Stevie was so sweet with our girls as they told her how they loved her voice," she says. "She was just so genuine and accessible."

Perhaps most star-struck by the encounter: her husband David. "He had the biggest, cutest smile on his face when we met Stevie," she says. "Talk about teen love!


Queenie on Stevie...

Gabourey Sidibe Talks Queenie and meeting Stevie Nicks

Did you get to meet Stevie Nicks? Is she still there?
I did get to meet Stevie Nicks! She is not still here, but god, she was here for about two or three days. She was awesome. You can tell she really likes the show too. She was like, "Who's going to be the next Supreme!?" She was all in it and gets really, really excited. It was fun  having her.

Full interview at E-online

Plug Pulled on Dennis Wilson Biopic "The Drummer" Vera Farmiga was to play Christine McVie

Beach Boy's Estate Pulls Out of Planned Biopic 'The Drummer'
A long-delayed film about Dennis Wilson's final years may never happen, producers tell THR.
by Patrick Flanary
The Hollywood Reporter

Aaron Eckhart was too exhausted from shooting I, Frankenstein in Australia to portray Dennis Wilson -- the Beach Boys drummer who drowned 30 years ago this month -- in a film about the musician’s final years, and left the production just before shooting was to begin in June 2012.

His departure has indefinitely delayed The Drummer, and now, producers tell The Hollywood Reporter, the biopic's future is murkier. “It was a huge blow for us when Eckhart pulled out,” says Brad Rosenberger, the film’s music supervisor and a publisher of Wilson’s songs, adding that Eckhart had spent six months learning to sing and play the piano and drums. (Vera Farmiga also was cast as Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie.)

The latest setback, however, might be the most insurmountable. The trustee for Wilson’s estate, which represents his children, suggests that the project is now officially off. “The Dennis Wilson Trust can confirm that there is no plan for proceeding with the Drummer project,” Shelley Surpin said in an email, declining to elaborate.

Wilson’s son Carl and daughter Jennifer -- children from separate marriages -- had signed on to co-produce the film in October 2011. The deal represented the first time the family had sanctioned a movie, enabling director Randall Miller to secure the rights to use songs from Pacific Ocean Blue, Wilson’s solo album. But their unease about the screenplay, written by Jody Savin, has contributed to the project’s delay, Wilson’s producer and writing partner Gregg Jakobson reveals. “The kids, they get bad counseling,” he said in a recent interview. “It’s the estate -- they don’t know anything about the entertainment business. They hardly even really ever knew their dad.”

Rosenberger, who spent 20 years at Warner-Chappell, approached Wilson’s family with the film idea in 2008 and said that the children remain interested. “With everything in the right place, they would love to see a movie honoring their father,” he tells THR. “There are no plans to make this Dennis Wilson movie now, but I don’t think it would be accurate to say we don’t want a movie to be made.”

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

American Horror Story Coven returns Jan 8th with "The Magical Charms of Stevie Nicks" #AHS

Tonights episode #9 featured Stevie's Bella Donna track "Kind of Woman" in a scene between Misty and Cordelia.  Rollingstone Recapped the show here

Previous show recaps including details on other songs used.

Here's next weeks promo for "The Magical Charms of Stevie Nicks"

"Kokua for the Philippines" adds Mick Fleetwood

Mick Fleetwood and Jake Shimabukuro have been added to the entertainment roster for the Dec. 15 benefit
concert event "Kokua for the Philippines" the Great Lawn at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Fleetwood will be performing with longtime friend Henry Kapono.

General admission tickets for Kokua for the Philippines are available for $20 through Honolulu Box Office at or via phone at 808-550- 8457.

"Kokua for the Philippines," a Hawaii-based radio, television and Internet benefit concert for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, will be held on Sunday, Dec.15, 2013 from noon to 5 p.m. The event, staged by Clear Channel Media + Entertainment Hawaii and Oceanic Time Warner Cable, will take place at the Great Lawn at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort and will be broadcast live on local radio and television stations and via the Internet. 

Hawaii News New


Yamaha Photo Shoot with Brett Tuggle

Brett Tuggle has one of the most enviable sideman gigs in showbiz. As Fleetwood Mac’s touring keyboardist since 1997, his workday involves bringing some of rock’s best-loved songs to audiences around the world.

Full article at Yamaha All Access

Monday, December 09, 2013

Video: Spoiler Chat: American Horror Story Coven "The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks"

American Horror Story: Coven. Got any witchy scoop?
by TV Scoop Team
eonline (Full article)

Double, bubble, toil, and trouble, we need Stevie Nicks on the double! (Ack, sorry we know that was majorly lame.) Our amazing Marc Malkin recently chatted with Lily Rabe and she revealed a little bit of behind-the-scenes scoop that you've just gotta hear. 

"She brought me this amazing black velvet jacket and lace 
skirt from her early 
Fleetwood Mac days." 

Rabe shared, 
"It's great sort of witch appropriate gear." 

So what will Nicks be doing on the show? The Coven star gushed, 

"There's singing and there's dancing and there's musical things that happen. I might be doing some shawl spinning."

Episode 10 titled "The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks" finds Fiona attempting to out the new Supreme with a visit from Stevie Nicks. This first episode in which Stevie appears will air January 8th.  A second episode that Stevie appears in hasn't been announced yet, but will take place sometime before the series ends in January.

STEVIE NICKS The wild heart of Fleetwood Mac releases "Dreams" Doc TODAY in the UK

Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" is now available in the UK

"The hippest witch since Samantha Stephens, Nicks doesn't have to twitch her nose to make things happen. The wild heart of Fleetwood Mac, who cast a magical spell with her beguiling presence, dreamy tunes and seductive voice that's also one of the most romantic ever to rock your world, is a powerful force again."
- Michael Bialas

DVD In Stores Now:

Buy Now - NEW ZEALAND: - Mighty Ape
Buy Now - USA: - Amazon | Barnes & Noble 
Buy Now - CANADA: - Amazon Canada 
Buy Now - UK: - Amazon
Also Available Worldwide via Warner Bros. 
Please Note: The Warner Bros. version is a "Region 0" DVD which means unrestricted international usage. So for those outside North America, this DVD will work in your DVD players.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Did you catch last nights Saturday Night Live? It Featured Fleetwood Mac's "I Don't Wanna Know"

Saturday Night Live Dec 7, 2013 
(Season 39 Ep. 8) 
"Diner Divorce" feat. Fleetwood Mac's "I Don't Wanna Know"
Host: Paul Rudd 
Musical Guests: One Direction.

Last nights show featured Fleetwood Mac's "I Don't Wanna Know" (from the 1977 Rumours album) during a skit with Paul Rudd, Vanessa Bayer, Kenan Thompson and Nasim Pedrad set in a Diner with Paul and Vanessa's characters sitting with their lawyers played by Kenan and Nasim arguing back and forth over their divorce settlement. In this segment called "Diner Divorce" which Entertainment Weekly called the "Worst Sketch" the two are seen arguing back and forth accusing the other for the breakdown of the marriage. Every so often (3 to be exact) the song "I Don't Wanna Know" would play (both their favourite song) and the conversation would break for a little happy groove session between the couple while their lawyers look on confused wondering if they really do want a divorce.  This would happen 3 times over the course of the segment. (Apparently because of copyright issues with the song, there isn't a clip available on-line like a number of the other clips from last nights show.)

After the second groove session, and their lawyers remarks about whether they really do want to divorce, Paul Rudd's character said "Yes, we do, but this song, I wish they'd stop playing this song". By the end of the skit and the third breakout groove session Paul's character says "Alright... who keeps playing that song!?" Kenan Thompson's character looks at his phone, speaks up and exclaims "Oh my goodness, that song is my ringtone. I've missed 3 calls... I'll never get that couch delivered"... Song begins playing again to end the skit... All four get up and groove to "I Don't Wanna Know".  Pretty cool... and not the traditional Fleetwood Mac song you hear, which is great!

Video: Stevie Nicks chats about the likelihood of more solo albums

Stevie Nicks' 2011 solo album, "In Your Dreams" was her first in over a decade. The recording process took place in her home and was captured in a documentary of the same name. "We realized two weeks into it we were having a great time and that this would probably be a good thing to film. We didn't think it was going to be a movie. We just thought it would be archival footage for us and only maybe six months into it did we start to realize we had something that we would want to share with the world." says Nicks.
Available at Amazon
or Warner Bros.

On Collaborating with Dave Stewart:
The film follows the iconic singer's collaboration with Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart. "It was so special that I don't know if something like this could ever be repeated again. Can Dave and I do another album together? Absolutely! Will we? Probably! Will we work together? Absolutely! Will it ever be exactly like that year? Probably not because that was like a mgical wedding where twenty people got married and it was everyday and it lasted for a year." she says.

On American Horror Story: Coven:
At 65-years old, Nicks has also started acting. She recently filmed a guest role on the 10th episode of FX's "American Horror Story:  Coven". "It was hard for me because I would get so nervous that the very simple line would just go right out of my head and I would be like ok say it over and over again and then it wouldn't come out."

On Fleetwood Mac and John McVie:
Fleetwood Mac cancelled several dates on their world tour after bassist John Mcvie was diagnosed with cancer.  Nicks says the band will be  back on stage soon. "We have three shows in Vegas. The 30th, 31st, and 8th of january and he is going to be through is treatment and then we are going to do those shows and then he is going to have a mini surgery and he is going to be all better. This band is never going to let anything get us down you know. John is going to be fine. We know that."

Fox 17 Nashville

Video: Highlights of Stevie Nicks chat with @Billboard on In Your Dreams DVD + Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks On 'In Your Dreams' Film, Christine McVie's Fleetwood Mac Return?
By Keith Caulfield
Billboard Magazine

Available at Amazon
or Warner Bros.
"The year of making ('In Your Dreams') was the best year of my life," says rock legend Stevie Nicks in her documentary of the same name.

The film, which was released to home video on Dec. 3, captures the writing and recording of Nicks' most recent studio album. Released in 2011, the set was co-produced by Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics fame), and was her first solo studio effort since 2001's "Trouble In Shangri-La."

Billboard sat down with Nicks at her home in Los Angeles -- the same house where much of "In Your Dreams" was recorded -- to talk about the new DVD and more. Highlights of that extended chat are in the video below.

Check out the full article at Billboard