Summer Night by George Bellows // “Stars Are Crazy” by Lindsey Buckingham
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Stevie at the CD signing for ‘In Your Dreams’ at Amoeba Music in Hollywood – August 13, 2011.
‘In Your Dreams Tour’, Sturgis, SD – August 11, 2011
“Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stevie Nicks performed her classic hits “Landslide” and “Rhiannon” along with a haunting version of “Soldiers Angel” which she told the audience was written and inspired by her many visits over the years to Walter Reed Hospital and Bethesda to visit wounded soldiers. The moment could not have been more dramatic. Commented American Thunder’s creator David Clark, “Our giant 40’x60’ foot backdrop was ripped from the rigging and went sailing through the back of the stage like a leaf in the wind. I was on the verge of pulling the plug. At that point I looked at a determined Stevie Nicks as she braced herself against the wind with hair flying and those famous streamers from her mic violently flying as she launched into her song about the need to care for the country’s wounded warriors. Over 50,000 people watched with me in amazement as Stevie continued to perform. It’s no exaggeration to say that this was the most emotional moment I’ve ever witnessed at a show.” [X]
Stevie Nicks: But I love my life. I love being famous. I love being able to walk into a restaurant and say, “I’m Stevie Nicks. Can I get a table?” It’s like, you know, why not? So a lot of people that hate being famous, I’m so sorry for them. The violins of the world are really playing for you in your $18 million house.
Jim Ladd: Good for you, Stevie Nicks. Good for you.
Stevie Nicks: And if I could swear, I would swear right now and say, “Really!? All of you. Get a life.”
Jim Ladd: Thank you, thank you. Cos I hate it when I hear people whining like that.
Stevie Nicks: Complain, complain, complain.
Jim Ladd: “My life is so bad because I have to go to the movie premiere.” Really!?
Stevie Nicks: Or, you know, “I’m just so rich. I don’t have any friends.”
“You know, so the thing is is that I would never have a bad thing to say about any of the young women artists because I want them to just keep on going and do what they do. Um, and you know, we are a little – I’m the grandmother. So we are a little cult and I tend to want to love all of them because of that. Um, I know her (Lady Gaga), I’ve met her and she’s a big fan of mine, you know. And she said to me, she flat out says, “Well, sometimes when I just don’t know what to do, I say: ‘What would Stevie do?’” And I have to love her for that, you know.”
Jim Ladd on 95.5 KLOS, aired on August 1, 2011.
Stevie performs ‘For What It’s Worth’ on The Tonight Show – July 28, 2011