A treat especially for those of us who live in the US and did not have the opportunity to purchase the tour book for An Evening With Fleetwood Mac. The band made the Australian version of the Tour book available on their website (Purchase it Here), my copy came in yesterday and I have uploaded scans to the gallery! Special shout-out to Sparrow who runs Kat Dennings Diaries for designing our amazing Logo.
Welcome to the grand re-opening of Stevie Nicks Daily your comprehensive source for all things Stevie Nicks! It has been a taxing two months as the site has been down since the end of May which resulted in our move to a new host. I’ve slowly been working over the past few weeks to rebuild from scratch due to losing the original content I had on the site. Starting during the 1973 Buckingham Nicks era all the way to the recent An Evening With Fleetwood Mac Tour you can find over 800+ photographs in the gallery for the re-opening. Under the about section you can find an extensive biography & lyrics/album information under the music section as well. Official Music videos from both Stevie’s solo career & Fleetwood Mac is located in the video vault also included is the commentary of her videos found on the Crystal Visions DVD.
The official social media accounts of the Rock Hall of Fame announced yesterday that Stevie is one of the inductees for the class of 2019. She will be inducted along with Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, The Zombies, and The Cure on March 29th in Brooklyn. Stevie herself responded to her induction with a statement to Rolling Stone that was posted on her Facebook and Twitter accounts, you can view these below as well as articles in our Press Library concerning her historic 2nd nomination.
With 42,7844 votes Stevie is one of the winners of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Fan Vote. The announcement was made via the Hall of Fame’s social media today. The final ballot results announcing the 5 artists to be inducted will be on 12/13 at 8 AM.
Many Stevie fans remember the 2003 Jack Black movie, School of Rock about the slacking musician who finds himself teaching at an upscale elementary prep school. The movie used music from various artists, including Stevie herself who the uptight principal Roz Mullins was a closet fans. A well known scene included Jack Black and Joan Cusack drinking and singing to Edge of Seventeen to convince her to allow the kids to go on a field trip. In 2015, Stevie attended the Broadway premiere of the School of Rock play along with Mick Fleetwood and his children. She later on would perform Rhiannon on stage with the young cast in 2016.
The gallery has been updated with High Quality images of Stevie attending both events which can be viewed below.
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Article From Ultimate Classic Rock
Let’s get one thing straight: Stevie Nicks is, of course, already in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Fleetwood Mac, since that band was inducted in 1998. However, Nicks has also carved out an impressive parallel solo career that certainly justifies her first-ever Rock Hall nomination as an individual.
In fact, the Arizona native is inarguably the most successful member of Fleetwood Mac outside of the band, a status cemented from her very first solo endeavors. In the late ’70s, a trio of singles on which she sang hit the Top 10: Kenny Loggins’ “Whenever I Call You ‘Friend,’” John Stewart’s “Gold” and Walter Egan’s “Magnet and Steel.”
That set the stage for her blockbuster debut album, 1981’s Bella Donna, which topped the Billboard album charts and spawned the indelible hits “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), “Leather & Lace” (a Don Henley duet) and “Edge of Seventeen.” Two years later, The Wild Heart delivered two more hits: the empowerment anthem “Stand Back” and “If Anyone Falls.” Oh, and in between these smashes, Nicks also landed a major hit from Fleetwood Mac’s 1982 album, Mirage: the meditative, melancholy twirl “Gypsy.”
In the decades since, Nicks has continued to follow her muse in a variety of directions: songwriting, touring, acting and mentoring. What’s become clear over the years is that her solo career has evolved into something completely different than her work with Fleetwood Mac.
Here are 5 reasons Stevie Nicks deserves to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Article from Cleveland.Com
The story goes, on a hot summer day in 1970, Janis Joplin shouted off the opening band when its set ran long. Stevie Nicks, that band’s diminutive singer would later comment,”Being yelled off the stage by Janis Joplin was one of the greatest honors of my life.”
Both women would go on to beat the rock odds and be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, just 14 percent women. When this year’s inductees are announced in December, Nicks could become the first woman to be inducted into the Hall twice — once as a member of Fleetwood Mac, and once as a solo artist.
Joplin and Nicks’ stage personas, so indelible, were built on opposite characteristics. On stage Joplin swaggered, overpowered. Along with her aversion to sharing a stage, she rarely shared a microphone. Her string of backup bands was an interchangeable not-as-important. It was always Janis Joplin and a forgettable else.
Nicks found fame in the five-member Fleetwood Mac, whose soap opera backstories became the stuff of rock legend. On stage, she twirled and harmonized. Her songs about gypsies and witches shared space with songs by her guitar-picking ex-lover Lindsey Buckingham, who was also her songs’ arranger. At concerts she became ethereal, the feminine yin to his masculine yang.
Critics responded in an odd sort of way. Nicks penned “Dreams,” the band’s only No. 1 hit, as well as half of Rolling Stone’s selections for Fleetwood Mac’s top 14 songs and seven of the ten fan-favorites in a Rolling Stone poll. Yet Nicks was routinely critically dismissed as a “ditz,” a “bimbo,” and a “mooncalf” — while Buckingham was hailed as the band’s creative genius.
Which begs the question: Why was it either/or?
Commenting on critics’ tendencies to overvalue Buckingham while dismissing Nicks, writer Amy Mulvihill suggested, “I wish these people would actually listen to her songs.”
Early Nicks’ lyrics gave a twist to a familiar subject — the demise of a relationship. In Nicks’ songs there is no crying at a party, offering another piece of her heart, or worrying that you’ll love her tomorrow.
Instead, she offers new options, from the flippant, “Well who am I to bring you down?” to the caustic, “Rulers make bad lovers, better put your kingdom up for sale.”
She ruminates, but it never leads to despair. It’s just a learning moment, an important step on the road to something else. It was an empowering shift of perspective, done with the lift of a shawl by a perfectly manicured hand.
“Stevie took traditionally feminine characteristics, unabashedly embraced them, and then made them the source of power,” songwriter and singer Vanessa Carlton commented.
It’s probably no surprise her life mirrors the lyrics. Still performing at 70, her picked-apart love affairs, critic dismissals, addictions and weight ups and downs, never stopped a career that now spans almost 50 years, and includes eight Grammy nominations for her solo work, 28 years of a reverential fan-fest called, “The Night of a Thousand Stevies,” and a continued relevance best expressed in a 2014 millennial TED talk that advised a new generation of fans to “just be Stevie.”
There is a temptation to call it ironic — the fact that this diminutive woman draped in shawls and lace could end up so triumphant — but ironic would embarrassingly miss the point.
Just listen to her songs.
Article Found at The Independent
Affairs, breakups, terrifying brawls between lovers, damage to instruments (and skulls), divorce, drug abuse, alcoholism, rows about money, musical differences, and lots and lots and lots of hit records: Fleetwood Mac might have sounded mellow at times, but off stage they were anything but.
“We’re a group of people who, you could make the argument, don’t belong in the same band together,” Lindsey Buckingham once said of his fractious group. “It’s the synergy of that that makes it work.”
Whether they’ve triumphed because of their famously volatile relationship, or in spite of it, Fleetwood Mac have risen from the ashes of their own self-destruction more times than seemed possible. In the past 50 years, they have found a home for themselves teetering on the brink of implosion – unwilling, or perhaps unable, to let each other go. Their new anniversary album, 50 Years – Don’t Stop, could hardly be more aptly titled.
Not that the current members haven’t tried to stop. Stevie Nicks left the band in 1990 over a dispute with Mick Fleetwood, but rejoined a few years later. Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham quit in 1987, just before the band’s world tour, to “get on with the next phase of my creative growth” – only to spearhead a reunion a decade later. When Christine McVie packed the whole thing in 1998, she even went as far as moving to a sleepy village in Kent. “There’s no more chance of [McVie returning],” said Stevie Nicks in 2012, “than an asteroid hitting the earth.” A little over a year later, McVie was back in the band, no asteroid in sight.
In the early days, of course, some members left for good. When Fleetwood Mac first formed in London in 1968, so constantly changing was its line-up that “List of Fleetwood Mac members” (there have been 18 of them) is its own Wikipedia page.
After suffering a drug-induced mental decline, founding member Peter Green – who led the band through their early blues-rock era (songs such as “Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight” could hardly be more different to the pop-rock sound the band would later develop) – left in 1970.
Guitarist Danny Kirwan was fired in 1972 after smashing both his guitar, and his head, on a dressing room wall before a gig. Singer and guitarist Bob Welch, who had become increasingly estranged from John and Christine McVie and whose marriage was failing, resigned in 1974, and was replaced by LA singer-songwriter duo Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. And that’s when the turbulence really started.
A week ago Closer Weekly shared an article on Stevie going on after the firing of Lindsey Buckingham from Fleetwood Mac back in January. A High Quality scan of the article shared by the fan site Fleetwood Mac News can be viewed below. The article is from the November 5th issue of the magazine.
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Stevie Nicks GOES HER Own Way . From “CLOSER Weekly” November 5, 2018 . "Let’s stop before it’s too late, and leave it all up to the fates,” Stevie Nicks sang in a duet on stage in Des Moines, Iowa, on Oct. 14. The performance was the sixth night of Fleetwood Mac’s new tour, but the group looked slightly different than usual: Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, 69 — Stevie’s onetime boyfriend — was fired in January. Like so much in the band’s volatile history, the parting was acrimonious — Lindsey is suing for breach of contract and has blamed Stevie for his exit. So in Des Moines, after running through their hits, the band closed with the poignant “All Over Again.” Said Stevie, “It’s a song about surviving change. It’s a song about the future.” . GOLD DUST WOMAN Stevie knows a lot about both, but she’s focused only on her future. Just as the new tour kicked off, Stevie, 70, got nominated as a solo artist for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and made a buzzed-about appearance on American Horror Story: Apocalypse. “She’s one empowered lady,” a friend tells Closer. As a star whose success spans five decades, “she knows she’s earned the respect, trust and adoration,” that’s giving her this moment, adds the insider. “As she often says, ‘I’m still kicking a–!’ ” . And while Lindsey feels bruised, Stevie is taking their fight in stride. “Our relationship has always been volatile,” she says. She’s ready to move on and “is relieved,” the friend says. . For now, Stevie is adopting “the band’s ability to put the music first,” the friend explains. “She’s very rock ’n’ roll hippie in her thinking. Whatever comes up in her path… she goes with the flow.” In other words, she’s leaving what comes next up to the fates. — Lisa Chambers . #fleetwoodmac #stevienicks #ragmag