By EARL DITTMAN
The longtime Fleetwood Mac vocalist opens up about the making of her new solo album, her past pregnancy with The Eagles’ Don Henley, what drove her into rehab, getting older and how she felt going through photos for her upcoming photography exhibition.
Stevie Nicks readily admits she’s always been a driven woman. And, at the age of 66, she is showing no signs of slowing down. Nicks is about to hit the road with the original Rumours line-up of Fleetwood Mac — Lindsay Buckingham, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie (who left the band in 1998) — for the North American leg of their On With The Show Tour (which begins September 30 in Minneapolis).
Additionally, on October 7, while she’s busy belting out Mac classic such as “Rhiannon,” “Landslide,” “Sara,” “Dreams” and “The Chain” for loyal Big Apple fans, Nicks will unveil her latest solo record, 24 Karat Gold – Songs From the Vault, a collection of lost songs she had written between the late ’60s and mid-’90s.
“When (John McVie) got cancer, we had to cancel our tour of Australia so I had some free time, and I thought, ‘Maybe I should make a record,'” she told Billboard
about the origins of 24 Karat Gold
. “All over the Internet, there are songs I wrote but never released, and people keep saying, “Why don’t you record these songs for real?” I’d never had time to do that. Now I had an empty, precious three months. Continue reading Stevie Nicks is still going her own way | Digital Journal
September 25th 2014
Daily Express (UK)
FLEETWOOD MAC are holding talks with tour organisers about the possibility of placing Glastonbury festival in their schedule, fuelling fans’ hopes they will headline the event next year (15).
The classic line-up of the Go Your Own Way hitmakers was completed when Christine McVie returned to the fold earlier this year (14) after a 16-year absence.
The reunited band heads out on a North American tour later this month (Sep14), and now singer Stevie Nicks has revealed they are planning concerts in the U.K. next spring and are in talks about the possibility of including Glastonbury in their itinerary.
She tells Uncut magazine, “Chris is excited to come back to London. It’ll be soon, probably May… Glastonbury? You never know. You have to weave festivals in. It’s being discussed.”
Last year (13), Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis dismissed rumours suggesting the band had signed up for the 2014 festival and confirmed he was “hoping to get them for 2015”.
27 September 2014
Stevie Nicks, 66, has spoken about the wisdom she gained over the years.
The 66-year-old Fleetwood Mac singer is currently promoting her latest solo album 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault, which is compiled of new recordings based on demos Stevie sang between 1969 and 1987.
And upon reflection of her life thus far, the songstress believes she stressed out about far too many things as a young woman.
“Part of me is feeling extremely old now, and part of me is feeling extremely young. Because I look at these pictures and realise I worried about things that I shouldn’t have been worrying about,” she explained in an interview with Billboard magazine. “Like the fact that I had little marionette lines around my mouth when I was 29, and I was complaining about them. I wouldn’t go out to the beach without a sarong from my neck to my ankles.
“Now I see a picture of myself from that era in a bikini and I’m like, ‘You looked great. And you missed out on a lot of fun vacations, because you were so sure that you were fat.’”
Mabel Normand is one of the songs from her new LP that holds deep significance for Stevie.
The biographical tune is based on the life of the eponymous actress who died after struggling with a severe cocaine addiction.
“Give Mabel Normand a special listen. Mabel was an amazing actress and comedian from the ’20s, and she was a terrible cocaine addict,” Stevie explained. “She eventually died of tuberculosis, but it was really her drug addiction that killed her. I saw a documentary of her in 1985, when I was at my lowest point with the blow. I was watching TV one night, the movie came on, and I really felt a connection with her. That’s when I wrote the song. Less than a year later, I went to rehab at Betty Ford.”