Saturday, April 08, 2023

Stevie Nicks Cancels All April Shows

After first postponing a New Orleans concert at the Smoothie King Center, Stevie Nicks has now canceled it.  The Fleetwood Mac vocalist was initially set to headline the solo show April 2. Citing a COVID-19 infection within her band -- it has not been specified who was sick -- she postponed it to April 15. 

But on Tuesday, Nicks' publicist said that "due to ongoing illnesses within the band," the New Orleans date has been scrapped and won't be rescheduled. Another rescheduled Nicks show, in Oklahoma City, as well as an April 5 show in Birmingham, Alabama, have also been canceled.

Refunds in the works
Refunds will be automatically processed "to the original method of payment," says a message on the Ticketmaster page for the New Orleans show. The message also says, "If the tickets were transferred to you, the refund will go to the fan who originally purchased the tickets from Ticketmaster."

Additionally, Nicks' co-headlining concert with Billy Joel at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on April 8 has been postponed to March 9.

The next concert that is still on her schedule is May 12 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The April 15 New Orleans date was one of 14 arena-headlining concerts that the 74-year-old Nicks scheduled this spring, between her stadium shows with Joel.

Her previous visits
She was in town less than a year ago, when she drew one of the largest crowds at the 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fesitval. That show marked her return to live performance following a two-year pandemic-related hiatus. Some audience members cried when she dedicated her solo hit "Landslide" to the Foo Fighters' recently deceased drummer, Taylor Hawkins.

Monday, April 03, 2023

CHRISTINE MCVIE DIED of a stroke and cancer according to death certificate

Christine McVie Died of a Stroke and Metastasized Cancer: Report

The Fleetwood Mac star told Rolling Stone last June that she had been suffering from a "chronic back problem that debilitates me"

APRIL 3, 2023

CHRISTINE MCVIE DIED of a stroke and cancer, a death certificate obtained by The Blast revealed Monday.

McVie suffered an ischemic stroke, meaning that the blood supply to part of the brain was interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients, according to the Mayo Clinic. The new information about the Fleetwood Mac member’s cause of death arrives more than three months after she died at age 79 on Nov. 30.

Per the death certificate, McVie had also been diagnosed with “metastatic malignancy of unknown primary origin,” indicating that cancer cells had been found in her body, but it was unclear where they had originated from.

McVie’s family had originally said that McVie died at the hospital “following a short illness” while surrounded by her family. “We would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and revered musician who was loved universally,” her family wrote.

Fleetwood Mac also confirmed her passing in a social media statement, writing “There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life.”

The band added, “We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.”

In an interview with Rolling Stone back in June 2022, McVie acknowledged that she was in “quite bad health.” She said she was struggling with a “chronic back problem,” though didn’t offer any further details.

“I don’t feel physically up for it,” she said about going on tour with the band. “I’m in quite bad health. I’ve got a chronic back problem, which debilitates me. I stand up to play the piano, so I don’t know if I could actually physically do it. What’s that saying? The mind is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

The death certificate was revealed in court documents filed to settle to singer’s massive estate. Christine was not married and never had any children. So, according to the filing, the singer’s brother and his children are the sole heirs of her musical fortune. Also, several charities are going to be the recipient of some of her assets, but it’s unclear how much.

The filing indicates that McVie’s fortune was in excess of $50 Million. Most of her assets are in the United States, but a bit of her liquid money was in the UK.

It should be noted, the singer’s longtime business manager is named as the executor of her estate. The documents reveal the estate has an urgent tax bill due, and it asking a judge to intervene. “It is urgent that this matter be heard as soon as possible, on an Ex Parte basis, due to the impending tax liability in the amount of £31,000,000 which must be paid on or before May 31, 2023. As mentioned above, the UK estate is subject to interest in penalties at a rate of 6.5% if such tax liability is not timely paid,” it states.

Sunday, April 02, 2023

Stevie Nicks Reschedules Northern California Dates

New dates were announced for the postponed Sacramento and San Franciso March dates that had to be postponed because someone in Stevie's band has covid.

The March 23rd San Francisco show will now take place December 15 and the March 26th Sacramento show will take place December 12th.

Tickets for the rescheduled shows available at

Monday, March 20, 2023

Stevie Nicks Live in Las Vegas March 18, 2023

Stevie Nicks honors Christine McVie in Vegas tour stop

By John Katsilometes 
Pics: psushawn

Stevie Nicks’ crowd at T-Mobile Arena wondered when would be the tribute to Christine McVie.

Nicks held it to the end, sending thousands home with some words from the wise. Like the rest of the show, the moment and message were from the heart.

“When you look at somebody that you love, in your own family or just a friend, and you know that you don’t pay enough attention to them sometimes, remember that sometimes doesn’t come again, someday,” Nicks said, having bowed at the end of “Landslide,” the Fleetwood Mac classic from 1975. “You will always regret that. So, make up the friendship bracelets, and reach out to the people you love, because it’s really important.”

Nicks’ voice wavered as she reached the end of this sentiment, as she closed with, “I’ll talk to you tomorrow. Thank you.” She made sure those were last words the Vegas crowd heard from her, spoken not sung, a tribute to McVie, who died last November at age 79, after what reps described as “a brief illness.”

Saturday’s was the second in Nicks’ current tour, where Billy Joel will join on select dates. Nicks said she was somewhat limited, footwear-wise, by a broken foot. No high heels on this Strip appearance. “Its’ goodbye Di Fabrizio, hello Balenciaga,” she said, drawing laughs and a cheer.

This is Nicks’ first tour since McVie’s death. Clips of the collaborators and friends, who spent some some six decades (on and off) in Fleetwood Mac, played on the big screen. With an acoustic-guitar warmly accompanying, Nicks sang the aching lyric, “Well, I’ve been afraid of changin’, ‘cause I’ve built my life around you. But time makes you bolder, even children get older. And I’m getting older, too.”

Nicks reminded the crowd that she will be 75 soon, in May. She covered Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth,” written by her friend Steven Stills in 1966, “When I was in high school,” as Nicks said.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer dealt freely from the Fleetwood Mac hit catalogue and her own solo career. “Dreams, “Gypsy,” “Gold Dust Woman,” “Sara” and “Rhiannon” were recast, thrilling the crowd, many whom could have been in Nicks’ graduating class at Menlo-Atherton High in the Bay Area. “If Anyone Falls,” “Bella Donna,” “Stand Back,” and “Edge of Seventeen” were among her solo hits. The powerful “Soldier’s Angel” was a show of support for Ukraine, “Fighting for all of us,” as she said, in the war with Russia.

Nicks dropped in the wonderful“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” her 1981 duet with Tom Petty. “If it weren’t for this song, I wouldn’t be here up tonight. I would’t have a solo career,” she said.

Nicks also covered Petty’s “Free Fallin’,” in the three-song encore. It was another love letter to a departed friend, another reason to make up a friendship bracelet.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Stevie Nicks Live in Seattle March 15, 2023

Stevie Nicks Kicks Off 2023 Solo Tour Like a Woman Possessed: Review - Nicks' impassioned set honored Tom Petty and Christine McVie

By: Robert Ham

By way of introduction to “Gypsy,” a song from her former band, Stevie Nicks recalled how she would center herself when, as she put it, she “got a big head about the Fleetwood Mac thing.” She would take the mattress from her bed, set it on the floor, festoon it with draperies and pillows, and then sit down in the middle, reminding herself, “I am still Stevie.” It was a humbling moment, undercut by her comment that she has beds on the floor in “all of her houses.”

But to Climate Pledge Arena crowd witnessing the opening night of Nicks’ spring concert tour (tickets are available here), the slight 74-year-old on stage was hardly just Stevie. This was the gypsy. The bella donna. The witchy woman. The blonde beauty that launched a dozen Lindsay Buckingham songs and inspired Walter Egan’s 1978 smash, “Magnet and Steel.” The iconic figure who could send the crowd reeling simply by spinning around in a circle billowing out one of the many colorful shawls she sported throughout the evening in Seattle.

Nice as it was to imagine her quietly meditating on the floor, from the audience’s worshipful cheers and thoughtfully chosen outfits (leather and lace, velvet and denim, and lots of top hats), the woman on stage will always be more than just Stevie.

Nicks did a lot of spinning on Wednesday night. She reacted to the music ecstatically, moving about the stage nimbly in spite of an apparent broken toe that forced her to forgo her usual high heels for more sensible shoes. “Goodbye Di Fabrizio, hello Balenciaga,” she quipped. At points throughout the evening, especially during the psychedelic coda of a particularly intense rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Gold Dust Woman,” she appeared possessed, enraptured. At the end of the song, she stood at the back of the stage lit by a spotlight, arms akimbo, and looking like she might levitate off the stage at any moment.

She remained earthbound however, grounded by humanizing moments throughout the night. She slipped off stage regularly, likely to recharge in some fashion before a particularly demanding song. And her voice has been audibly tempered by decades of use and abuse. She can no longer hit the high notes in “Dreams,” but that’s what backup singers are for.

There was a sense that Nicks was returning to the stage to deal with some unfinished emotional business. For the most part, she let the gigantic video screen on stage do most of the talking on that front. Though she referenced the war in Ukraine when introducing the raging “Soldier’s Angel,” commenting that Zelensky’s forces were “fighting for all of us,” the power of the moment came from the clips and photos of the conflict that spooled out behind her. Photos of Prince were intercut with animated images of doves throughout the performance of fan favorite, “Edge of Seventeen.”

But two of her friends and collaborators seemed foremost on her mind. The presence of the late Tom Petty loomed large over the evening. Her band took the stage to the sound of “Runnin’ Down a Dream.” Her classic duet with Petty, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” was placed prominently in the early moments of the 90-minute set, as legendary guitarist Waddy Wachtel, a member of Nicks’ airtight touring band, handled the other vocal part. And to kick off the encore, she leaned into a poignant rendition of “Free Fallin’,” complete with photos of Nicks and Petty sharing stages and a microphones.

The emotion finally spilled over at the end of the night when Nicks started to choke up as she commented that this concert was one of her first times on stage since the death of her Fleetwood Mac bandmate, Christine McVie.

That moment — and the nods to her fallen comrades — went from far beyond a simple tribute. The compounded losses appeared to have given Nicks a stronger urge to make even a fleeting emotional connection with the people around her, be that her backing band or the thousands of ticketholders before her.

As the band settled into a taut groove, extending out the final minutes of “Edge of Seventeen,” Nicks made her way to each member of the group, holding their hand briefly or simply locking eyes. She then moved to the lip of the stage, waving and interacting with the audience in hopes of fostering that strange but powerful artist/fan relationship. Feeding them the hits and basking in their applause wasn’t nearly enough; Nicks sought to make as many people as she could feel seen and appreciated. Further proof that no matter what she may tell herself, she will never be just Stevie.

Nicks’ 2023 headlining tour continues through June, and she’s also joining Billy Joel for the “Two Icons, One Night” co-headlining trek. Tickets to all of her shows are available here.

Outside the Rain
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover)
If Anyone Falls
Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
Fall from Grace
For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover)
Gypsy (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Wild Heart
Bella Donna
Soldier’s Angel
Stand Back
I Sing for the Things
Gold Dust Woman (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Sara (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Edge of Seventeen
Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty cover)
Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Landslide (Fleetwood Mac cover)

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Stevie Nicks and Billy Joel Inglewood, CA March 10, 2023

Review: Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks keep fantasy alive at SoFi Stadium


Stevie Nicks slumped against a microphone stand, steadying herself with both sparkly gloved hands, and bowed her head for 10 or 12 seconds as the final chords of “Landslide” rang out through Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium on Friday night.

Concluding her set on the opening date of a joint mini-tour with Billy Joel, the singer and gothic-hippie style icon had just performed her signature acoustic ballad in front of an enormous video screen showing photos of her with Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie, who died in November. We saw Stevie and Christine harmonizing; we saw them holding hands; we saw them whispering into each other’s ear, sharing some joke made only funnier by its secrecy. Now, Nicks — onstage for the first time since McVie’s death — lifted her head, her eyes seeming to glisten under the stadium lights.

“There’s really not much to say,” she told the tens of thousands in the crowd. “We just pretend that she’s just still here — that’s how I’m trying to deal with it.”

Finding new emotional purpose in well-worn material — in lines like those in “Landslide” about getting older after having built your life around someone — is probably the most you can ask of a veteran rock star on the road for the umpteenth time. It’s a way to keep the classic music alive, even (or especially) when it’s painful; it shows there’s use left in the old songs, not just for the audience but for the artist as well.

There are less noble reasons to tour, of course, some of which were in evidence Friday. Maybe you want to show off a voice, as Nicks did, that still sounds great at age 74 — low and smoky, with an imperiousness that can suddenly melt away to reveal pure need. Maybe you want to crack some dad jokes, as 73-year-old Joel did, about his lack of dance skills, just before his band struck up the Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up” and he flailed around for a minute like an adult-aerobics Mick Jagger.

And maybe you want to make some money, as both stars certainly will on a leisurely run scheduled to touch down once a month or so through November. (Primo floor seats for the duo’s next concert, in Arlington, Texas, are available for $2,250 a pop.)

But for those watching, a moment like Nicks’ moving “Landslide” — its reminder that honesty and finesse can happen in the same place at the same time — is the reason to show up for an operation like this.

Do Joel and Nicks make for an odd combination? He’s Mr. New York, she an avatar of West Coast cool; his songs look back to the tidy structures of the Brill Building, hers the haunted romance of Welsh folklore. Yet each began racking up radio hits around the same time, in the mid-1970s: Two years after Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” was named album of the year at the Grammy Awards, Joel won the same prize with “52nd Street.”

More to the point, both singers outlasted the FM era to endure well into the MTV age — a testament to radio’s career-building power, sure, but also to their understanding the emergent value of a visual brand. At SoFi, Joel still scrunched up his bulldog’s face while Nicks kept twirling in her glittering shawl.

Besides, how much sense does a joint bill of boomers even need to make? (Recall that Nicks toured a decade ago with Rod Stewart, of all people.) As Joel told The Times in an interview last week, McVie was just one casualty of the war of attrition that time is waging against his generation. “Dropping Like Flies” was his joking title for the next possible tour. That would really only sharpen the catch-’em-while-you-can pitch embedded in “Two Icons — One Night,” as the current show is called.

Here they joined forces for a pair of unlikely duets: her “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” in which Joel sang the part made famous by the late Tom Petty; and his “And So It Goes,” for which they stationed themselves at opposite ends of Joel’s grand piano. Neither performance convinced you that they had finally found their musical soulmates; both performances made you glad nonetheless to see two artists reaching toward each other.

Other than “Landslide,” highlights of Nicks’ set included a lustrous “Sara,” which online record-keepers say she hadn’t performed solo for a decade and a half, and a juicy take on “If Anyone Falls” that led you to think about how much modern pop music Nicks was groundworking between the years of 1975 and 1983. (No “The Wild Heart,” no Miley Cyrus; no “Bella Donna,” no Lana Del Rey.)

Joel did that too with “Just the Way You Are,” which sounds now like a blueprint for guys like the Weeknd and Bon Iver and their ideas about the obsessions concealed by shimmering surfaces. Mostly, though, he seemed less interested in casting new light on his music than in showcasing its durability: Before “An Innocent Man,” he said he was worried about hitting the song’s high notes, then nailed each one — wouldn’t you know it? — with precision to spare.

His hits were many and varied, from “My Life” and “Movin’ Out” and “Allentown” to “Only the Good Die Young” and “The River of Dreams” and the inevitable “Piano Man.” For his encore Joel rose from behind his piano and grabbed a mike on a stand to belt out “Uptown Girl” and “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” as his band cranked the guitars. The songs were arguing that things never change — another fantasy to believe in even when you know better. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2023



Bella Donna Live 1981
APRIL 22, 2023

Available for the first time on vinyl, this 2LP set features Stevie Nicks live, a recording from the White Winged Dove Tour, at the Fox Wilshire Theatre on December 13th 1981. The show included tracks from Bella Donna including “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” “Leather and Lace” and “Edge of Seventeen,” along with Fleetwood Mac favorites “Gold Dust Woman,” “Dreams,” “Sara” and “Rhiannon.”

Side 1

Side 2

Side 3

Side 4

Albatross/Jigsaw Puzzle
APRIL 22, 2023

Fleetwood Mac's only #1 single in the UK was Peter Green's “Albatross.” This Record Store Day 2023 reissue of the original Fleetwood Mac/Blue Horizon single brings to light the greatness of Peter Green and his time with Fleetwood Mac.  The red vinyl 12” single has individually numbered sleeves. 

"Albatross"/"Jigsaw Puzzle"

Monday, January 23, 2023


Stevie Nicks returns to the stage with 14 solo shows booked beginning this spring

Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks will begin her solo tour on March 15th at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle and end the first leg on April 5th at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. 

The second run of shows starts on May 12th at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina and ends on June 27th at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Tickets for all shows will be available for purchase on January 27th at 10am local time. 

Access tickets through Stevie's official website.

In addition to the solo run of shows, Nicks will also be co-headlining stadiums across the country with Billy Joel starting on March 10th in Los Angeles and ending on November 10th in Minneapolis. 

Stevie's been busy this last year somewhat with touring. She released a new cover of Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth" last year and is also set to appear on Dolly Parton's upcoming rock album, featuring Paul McCartney, John Fogerty, and Steve Perry among others.

Stevie Nicks 2023 Solo Tour Dates

March 15 - Seattle, WA - Climate Pledge Arena
March 18 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena
March 23 - San Francisco, CA - Chase Center
March 26 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
March 30 - Oklahoma City, OK - Paycom Center
April 2 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
April 5 - Birmingham, AL - The Legacy Arena at BJCC
May 12 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
May 16 - Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boling Arena
May 22 - Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena
May 25 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
June 20 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena
June 23 - Chicago, IL - United Center
June 27 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Cente

Previously announced dates with Billy Joel

March 10 - Inglewood, CA - SoFi Stadium 
April 08 - Arlington, TX - AT&T Stadium 
May 19 - Nashville, TN - Nissan Stadium 
June 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field 
August 05 - Columbus, OH - Ohio Stadium 
August 19 - Kansas City, MO - Arrowhead Stadium 
September 23 - Foxborough, MA - Gillette Stadium 
October 7 - Baltimore, MA - M&T Bank Stadium
November 10 - Minneapolis, MN - U.S. Bank Stadium

Saturday, January 21, 2023


Stevie posted a photo on her social media showing herself and Dolly Parton sitting in the studio... Not sure what studio or where it is, but they finished a song together that will appear on Dolly's Rock album she's recording.  Not sure when this will come out, likely later this year. 


Fleetwood Mac's Rumours continues it's world dominance remaining in the top tier of many charts around the world. It's sitting in the top 20 in the following countries: US, Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia, The Netherlands, and Belgium. Pure album sales in the US were 7,000 for the week, which is a dip of 17% vs last weeks sales of 9,000 units. (Pure album sales means the full album was purchased either digital or physical). The Top 100 Album Sales Chart used to be the Billboard Top 200 prior to Billboard incorporating streaming numbers into chart placement on the now Billboard Top 200.

Country Chart Album/Song Position This week
(Previous week)
USA Billboard Top 200 Rumours 18 (14)
USA Billboard Top 200 Greatest Hits 163 (145)
USA Top 100 Album Sales Rumours 5 (4) 7,000
USA Top 100 Album Sales Greatest Hits 65 (58)
USA Top 25 Vinyl Albums Rumours 3 (2)
USA Top 25 Rock Digital Song Sales Dreams 22 (Re-Entry)
UK Top 100 Albums 50 Years-Don’t Stop 14 (9) 4,124 
UK Top 100 Albums Rumours 29 (20)
UK Top 40 Vinyl Albums Rumours 12 (5)
Ireland Top 50 Albums 50 Years-Don’t Stop 14 (10)
Ireland Top 50 Albums Rumours 18 (14)
Scotland Top 100 Albums Rumours 14 (6)
Scotland Top 100 Albums Greatest Hits 64 (35)
Scotland Top 100 Albums Tango In The Night 77 (Re-Entry)
New Zealand Top 40 Albums  Rumours 5 (5)
New Zealand Top 40 Singles  Dreams 22 (11)
Australia Top 50 Albums Rumours 19 (16)
Australia Top 50 Singles Dreams 50 (50)
Austria Top 200 Albums Rumours 75 (68)
Canada Top 100 Albums Rumours 22 (17)
Netherlands Top 100 Albums Rumours 18 (13)
Netherlands Top 33 Vinyl Albums Rumours 5 (5)
Belgium Top 200 Albums Rumours 18 (25)
Belgium Top 200 Albums Greatest Hits 74 (70)

Stevie Nicks Tour Announcement coming Monday January 23rd

A number of venues around the US posted at the same time on social media on Friday with the following video and message. It looks like solo dates are about to be announced for Stevie Nicks. All of the venues posting are arenas which means it's likely not part of the stadium tour with Billy Joel. We'll have to see what Monday brings. Exciting!

"There’s Gold Dust in the air.  Details Monday."

The venues and cities include:



Oklahoma City

Las Vegas

Knoxville, TN




Raleigh, NC

Louisville, KY

New Orleans


San Francisco

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Stevie Nicks and more confirmed to be singing on Dolly Parton's 'Rock Star' album

During an appearance on "The View," Parton said she wanted to make a rock album to help her feel her Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction was legitimate.

"I didn't feel like I had earned it. ... If I'm gonna be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I'm gonna have to do something to earn it," she said.

Parton revealed the album will include some covers of classic rock songs, like the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven."

While Parton is aiming for pal Mick Jagger to help her on "Satisfaction," the legendary singer disclosed, "I think Pink and Brandi Carlile are going to be singing on that particular song with me."

Parton also revealed she and Nicks "just finished our song last night," but didn't say what they performed together.

Other people assisting Parton on her rock album include Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, former Journey singer Steve Perry, Paul McCartney and possibly Cher. Parton said she would only invite the icon if she could find the right song.

"We've been trying to get the right thing together. ... That's gonna be a big thrill," she teased.

No date on when this will come out, but something new to look forward to in any case.