The gallery has been updated with scans from the 1997 Rolling Stone featuring Fleetwood Mac on the cover from when they were promoting The Dance. Special thanks to Agne for sending the amazing scans to us! I’ve also added the recent People Magazine interview to the gallery as well.
Today Stevie release the official lyric video for the piano version of Show Them The Way. She also released a beautiful written statement about the creation of the song itself, view them both below!
— Stevie Nicks (@StevieNicks) December 2, 2020
Amazon has the 2 CD/DVD & Blu-Ray for Stevie’s 24 Karat Gold Live available for pre-order with a release date of 1/15/2021.
Stevie has a new interview in the latest edition of People Magazine, check out the HQ version of the article below that was sent to us by Sparrow from Kat Dennings Diaries!
Now this is the stuff of dreams.
Pop princess Miley Cyrus, 27, and Fleetwood Mac queen Stevie Nicks, 72, have teamed up for “Edge of Midnight (Midnight Sky Remix).”
The cross-generational collaboration mashes up Cyrus’ current single “Midnight Sky” with Nicks’ 1981 classic “Edge of Seventeen” from her debut solo album, “Bella Donna.”
And from the moment it starts with that signature guitar riff — famously sampled by Destiny’s Child on “Bootylicious” — all the white-winged doves descend upon you, taking you to the edge of heaven.
It’s almost worth it simply for the single cover art, which shows a young Nicks rubbing up against Cyrus, back to back in black. Thank you, Photoshop.
After weeks of fans commenting that they wanted to see Stevie do a duet of Midnight Sky, this happened! The remix featuring Stevie was released on streaming platforms everywhere!
— Stevie Nicks (@StevieNicks) November 6, 2020
I hope that this song and its words will be seen as a prayer ~ a prayer for our country ~ a prayer for our world.
This morning Stevie released her new song, Show Them The Way which came about after a dream of performing for Martin Luther King, President John Kennedy and so many more important political figures. As stated below by Stevie all proceeds will benefit the MusiCares charity. View the full music video in our video vault, here.
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The year was 2008… I was in St Charles, Illinois. It was cold, snowing~ and it was winter~ February. I was there to edit a concert film. It’s like making a record. You go to the studio everyday~ come home~ sit down with your dog – and turn on the tv. It was the Democratic Primaries. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were fighting over who would be the candidate for President. I started watching the documentaries being aired from the late 50’s up to the present. Mostly the fight for civil rights – The dreams of John Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Bobby Kennedy and John Lewis ~ and all the hidden figures that surrounded them. I was hypnotized. This went on for two months. One night I had a dream. A dream that was so real that I was pretty sure it had happened. It was a cinematic story. It had a beginning, a middle and an end. Every detail, every color, every smile ~ was there. I started writing the story the moment my eyes opened. I was invited to a party~ to play piano and sing a few songs. It was a benefit. There were political people there. It felt~ really important. I was just the piano player, the voice, part of their dream. I wrote the poem the next day~ and the music the day after that. I never recorded it until now. I felt that this was its time, its reason. I understood what it meant then and what it means now~ Please God, show them the way~ Please God, on this day. Spirits all, give them the strength. Peace can come if you really want it. I think we’re just in time to save it. I hope that this song and its words will be seen as a prayer ~ a prayer for our country ~ a prayer for our world. I love you always, Stevie Nicks "Show Them The Way" is out now — All proceeds from the record will benefit @musicares. Link in bio.
It’s Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Stevie Nicks is singing on the phone.
The rock icon is at her Los Angeles home, where she’s been cooped up since December after wrapping the “An Evening with Fleetwood Mac” tour. She arrived there at first to relax after spending a year on the road and to celebrate the holidays. But then the coronavirus pandemic hit.
Stuck at the house is both good and bad for Nicks. The good news? Her house is a creative oasis where all her favorite musical instruments live. It’s where she spent a year recording her 2011 album “In Your Dreams” with Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard.
Her current 10-month stint — and counting — at home even fueled her to record the new single “Show Them the Way,” out on Friday.
“It’s beautiful,” she says after singing the song’s chorus at the end of a 90-minute-plus interview, where Nicks excitedly discussed everything from her admiration for late icons and pals Tom Petty and Prince to her relationships with Harry Styles and Beyoncé.
The bad news? Nicks is 72 and doesn’t want to be homebound when she prefers to be singing live on the road.
“This pandemic is more than just a pandemic for me. This is stealing what I consider to be my last youthful years,” Nicks told The Associated Press. “I don’t have just 10 years to hang around and wait for this thing to go away. I have places to go, people to sing for, another album to make. With every day that goes by, it’s like taking this time away from me. That I think is the hardest thing for me.”
“I have a lot of friends that are 60 and they’re going, ‘Oh I’m so old, I’m 60.’ I’m like, ‘You know what, the violins of the world are playing for you. You’re going to really appreciate 60 when you turn 72,’” she continued. “I don’t feel like the whole world is really getting behind getting this to go away. I feel like people are just thinking it really is just magically going away. All it takes is a few people that don’t wear a mask to spread. Just let one person catch it from you and there it goes — it’s like the never-ending story. That worries me because I’m going, ’Will it really be gone by the end of 2021?
“Will it be safe next year for us to walk into Madison Square Garden?’ I don’t know that it will,” she said.
Nicks is hoping to satisfy fans she would typically see in-person on tour with the new concert film “Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert.” It was recorded over two nights during her 2016-17 “24 Karat Gold” tour and will be available at select theaters and drive-ins on Oct. 21 and 25. A CD and digital album of the concert will be released Oct. 30.
“As we started to understand that this COVID thing was not a joke, I started going to myself, ‘Well, you know what? This may be the closest to going to a big, big concert that’s actually not from 1977 that is new,’” Nicks said. “It’s brand new and it’s fantastic.”
Stevie Nicks will be releasing a concert film, Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold the Concert, in select screenings in the coming weeks. But fans can now catch a sneak preview of the movie with a clip of Nicks performing “Rhiannon” during her sold-out 24 Karat Gold Tour.
The minute-and-a-half-long video shows Nicks walking on stage during the iconic opening of “Rhiannon,” taken from the first album she recorded as part of Fleetwood Mac. In front of a giant full moon, Nicks performs the song in appropriately witchy attire.
Directed and produced by Joe Thomas, Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold the Concert was filmed over two nights during the 67-city tour and features a setlist that includes hits and fan favorites from Nicks’ Fleetwood Mac years as well as her solo career, including “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” “Edge of Seventeen,” “Stand Back,” “Landslide,” and more. Nicks previously released another teaser for the film, featuring her performance of “Gypsy.”
Stevie Nicks was in her early 30s when her father told her she’d never get married.
She had just released her solo album, 1981’s “Bella Donna,” embarking on a second career that would fill any time she wasn’t spending with Fleetwood Mac. Her music, Nicks’ dad said, would always consume her.
She considered the possibility. She certainly was not a woman who liked to be told what to do. Still, the words stung: “No man would be happy being Mr. Stevie Nicks for very long.” Had he doomed her to a life of solitude simply by speaking the thought into existence?
“Nobody,” she laughs now, decades later, “dooms me to anything but myself.”
At 72, Nicks has had a few great loves. Some we know about — Lindsey Buckingham, Don Henley, JD Souther — and many we don’t. She did get married once, back in 1983, an ill-fated three-month relationship with the husband of her best friend, who had just died of leukemia. She would have considered taking another spouse, had she met the right person — someone who wasn’t jealous of her, who got a kick out of her crazy girlfriends. But ultimately, her father pretty much got it right: She has yet to feel more devoted toward a man than her muse.
Which is why, in part, this pandemic has hit her so hard. Two projects due out this month have, she says, offered a vestige of normalcy: “24 Karat Gold: The Concert,” a cinematic version of her 2017 solo show, and a politically minded new single, “Show Them the Way,” which will be accompanied by a Cameron Crowe-directed music video. She’s also decided that she wants to make another solo album and plans to spend the rest of quarantine turning the poetry from her journals into lyrics.
But with touring on hold, she’s bored and depressed, conditions she’s claimed to never before suffer from. She’s cripplingly afraid of catching the coronavirus, fearing that going on a ventilator would leave her hoarse and ruin her voice.
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“I have put a magical shield around me, because I am not going to give up the last eight years — what I call my last youthful years — of doing this,” she vows. “I want to be able to pull up those black velvet platform boots and put on my black chiffon outfit and twirl onto a stage again.”
It’s 9 p.m. on a Saturday when Nicks first calls from her home in the Pacific Palisades, where she has been sequestered with a close friend, her assistant and her housekeeper.
She has always been a night owl, but has recently become nocturnal, typically going to bed around 8 a.m. She attributes the change in her sleep pattern to the news, which she says she watches constantly. Usually, she likes to open the French doors to her bedroom, but tonight it’s dark outside because of the wildfires — “and not like, foggy, romantic dark. It’s just weird dark.” The smoke and ash in the air triggers her asthma, so she is not even venturing into her backyard.
Nicks is speaking from a landline. She has a personal line that she dances around when it rings, wondering “Who could it be? Is this a two-hour call? Is this going to be a tragedy?” and an emergency line to which her assistant attends. She does not have a computer. She does have an iPhone, but it doesn’t have cellular service and she uses it only as a camera.
Despite her distaste for social media, Nicks has gone viral a few times in recent months. Earlier this week, the internet discovered a TikTok video in which “doggface208″ skateboards while singing along to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” swigging from a container of cran-raspberry juice and generally living his best life.
After the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nicks paid tribute to the Supreme Court justice, admitting her into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame of Life.” (Nicks is the only woman to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, first with Fleetwood Mac in 1998 and then on her own in 2019.) The reactions to the RBG post were largely positive, but she saw one comment that ignored her sentiment entirely and instead lambasted her for her band’s interpersonal drama.