“It’s their loss they didn’t play, because the Kiss Army is out there screaming for them,” says Fleetwood Mac singer
Stevie Nicks performs at the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks paid tribute to Linda Ronstadt at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday night, along with an all-star lineup of women Ronstadt influenced, as Ronstadt was unable to make an appearance herself. Following performances by Carrie Underwood, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow, Nicks sang Buddy Holly’s “It’s So Easy,” which Ronstadt released as her own single 1977 album Simple Dreams, and the Everly Brothers’ “When Will I Be Loved,” a 1975 single for Ronstadt off her Heart Like a Wheel LP. Following her performance, she told Rolling Stone how Ronstadt left an indelible impression on her at an early age. Continue reading →
Words by Michelle Davis
Marie Claire Magazine (UK)
Her husky voice, epic stage presence and flamboyant style defined 70s supergroup Fleetwood Mac – as did the incestuous, drug-fulled private lives of its members. And against all odds, she’s still rocking…
AS THE DAUGHTER OF A travelling businessman, Stevie Nicks was used to making new friends quickly. One evening in 1965, after her family’s latest move from Los Angeles to San Francisco, 17-year-old Stevie attended an event in a local hall. She walked in to see a teenage boy strumming a guitar and singing The Mamas & The Papas’ California Dreamin’ I walked up and brazenly burst into harmony with him,’ she would later recall. ‘It was cool andI said, “I’m Stevie Nicks” and he said, “I’m Lindsey Buckingham.” Continue reading →
Brian Mansfield, Special for USA TODAY
10:14 a.m. EDT April 10, 2014
‘The Tonight Show’ host plays Tom Petty to Stevie Nicks.
Jimmy Fallon and Stevie Nicks perform “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” on ‘The Tonight Show.'(Photo: Screengrab)
Chalk up another big musical moment to Jimmy Fallon.
The Tonight Show host donned a blond wig, strapped on a guitar and sang with Stevie Nicks on Wednesday’s show, essentially re-creating the video for Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, Nicks’ 1981 duet hit with Tom Petty. They were introduced by Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic.
Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around was Nicks’ biggest hit outside Fleetwood Mac and appeared on her Bella Donna album. The song’s promotional clip was the 25th video MTV ran when the channel debuted Aug. 1, 1981. Continue reading →
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by Nick DeRiso April 11, 2014 11:52 AM
An all-star group gathered on Thursday night to pay tribute to the ailing Linda Ronstadt, whose battle with Parkinson’s disease kept the singing legend from her own Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Photo credit: Andres Otero / WENN
Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Carrie Underwood performed in her place, helping to frame the legacy of a now-67-year-old star who had already won Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony awards over a career that’s spanned more than 30 albums.
By: Matt Gibson Published: Sun, April 6, 2014
Sunday Express (UK)
Fleetwood Mac’s songbird is flying again, writes Matt Gibson. Christine McVie has conquered her fear of jet travel and will be touring with the band in America later this year, Mick Fleetwood has revealed.
The Mac Pack Are Back: Fleetwood Mac are reunited and ready to rock[BAND PR]
McVie, the driving force behind some of the group’s biggest hits such as Little Lies, Songbird and Everywhere, left in 1998, saying her fear of flying made touring impossible. The band has had many personnel changes but core members have been Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Christine and her former husband John McVie and Lindsey Buckingham.
FIFTEEN years ago I was on a flight, going to a gig somewhere, when my dear friend and virtual sister, Christine McVie, presented me with a very special silver key. A memento, given as a token of our long friendship, that key doubled as a sentimental talisman, meant to keep me safe on all my travels.
Fleetwood Mac perform live in concert at the O2 in Germany[WENN]
The other day, I found the key, tucked away in the fold of my passport case. Remarkably, it had been there for the entire duration of Christine’s hiatus from Fleetwood Mac. Now that she is joining us again, the symbolism is not lost on me. Once again we will be on tour, flying all over the world together. How perfect that this magic key should choose now to make its reappearance.
Christine admitted to me that when she and I first met, she was quivering in her boots, completely intimidated by me when I walked into her dressing room all those years ago at the Marquee Club. The irony being, of course, that my outward appearance, that of a bombastic madman, trapped in a 6ft 7ins frame, in no way mirrored my inner self. There is a reason why kids start crying when they see my giant body and long beard! Continue reading →
Stevie Nicks, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Chris Martin: The stars are turning out to salute the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.
The hall of fame announced Tuesday that “The Boss” will fittingly induct and perform with his loyal E Street Band, while a superstar lineup of Nicks, Underwood, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow will perform for Linda Ronstadt. Glenn Frey will induct the singer.
Michael Stipe of R.E.M. will induct Nirvana, Coldplay’s Chris Martin will induct Peter Gabriel, Tom Morello handles those duties for KISS, and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson will induct fellow Philadelphians Hall and Oates.
Inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates, Gabriel and Cat Stevens will perform during the April 10 ceremony, which will be broadcast May 31 on HBO.
Legendary singer/songwriter STEVIE NICKS will be feted with the Icon Award at the 2014 BMI Pop Awards ceremony.
The Fleetwood Mac star has been selected to receive the prestigious honour from Broadcast Music International (BMI) officials at their 62nd annual prizegiving in Hollywood on 13 May (14).
Barbara Cane, BMI Vice President, says, “Stevie Nicks is an extraordinary songwriter and pedigree artist of stunning genius and unwavering grace, on and off the stage. She has defined an era of pop and rock culture around the world with her brilliance and unforgettable magnificence.”
The title is awarded to musicians for their “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers” and previous honourees include Paul Simon, Carole King, Willie Nelson and the Bee Gees.