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‘An Evening With Fleetwood Mac’, T…

‘An Evening With Fleetwood Mac’, The Forum – December 15, 2018. 

Photo credit: Brandy Bailey | @bradybailey114 (Thank you!)

Stevie and Christine onstage at The Roxy in 19…

Stevie and Christine onstage at The Roxy in 1981.

Revitalized Fleetwood Mac Thrive In Magnificen…

Revitalized Fleetwood Mac Thrive In Magnificent L.A. Show:

(…) This show fell on the day Nicks was elected to the Rock Hall as a solo artist, something she addressed very briefly prior to “Landslide.” So she was feeling particularly ecstatic, which was evident on the show-stopping “Rhiannon,” a stellar “Dreams” and a strong cover of “Black Magic Woman” (composed by Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green originall,y but made famous by Santana) reworked, as Nicks put it, for the women’s era happening now. 

”Landslide" was particularly poignant during this show. And the entire band was in perfect sync on glorious versions of “The Chain” and “Gold Dust Woman." 

Fleewtood Mac are, at this point in a time, a greatest hits touring act.
Maybe they’ll release new music, maybe they won’t. But they are an all-time great band with the history and stature to play greatest hits every night without it seeming to ever grow stale. And this current incarnation serves these songs superbly. The band is having a great time, the audience is blissfully singing along to decades of hits. And you can’t ask for anything more from a night of music than Fleetwood Mac provided on this night.

“Stevie is strong-willed and at the same time,…

“Stevie is strong-willed and at the same time, she’s vulnerable and fragile. And that’s a really great combination. She became this icon for girls – and probably most guys in the Seventies wished they had a girlfriend like Stevie Nicks.” – Mike Campell, Rolling Stone, 2015. 

An Evening With Fleetwood Mac, The Forum – December 13, 2018. | Photo credit: Craig Erickson (Share publicly)

I am feeling really emotional that my mother a…

I am feeling really emotional that my mother and father aren’t here. My father would have said, “Well, I knew you’d do it.” And my mother would have said, “I told you when you were 15 and a half that you better be the boss of your own company since you don’t like being told what to do. You’re going to school. You might be a singer/songwriter and you may do great things, but you’re also going to be an educated singer/songwriter so that you can always be in the boy’s club and so you can never be treated like a second-class citizen by a bunch of guys.” That’s what she told me when I was 15 and a half. So I’m so sorry that my little mom isn’t going to be seated on the side of the stage going to everybody, “Well, I knew she’d do it.”

My sadness is there are a few people that won’t be there. Had Prince not passed away, Prince would have come and played on a song with me because I get to do one or two or three songs. He would have come and played on his and my song for the first time in history since we never got to play [“Stand Back”] together on stage. If Tom Petty had lived, he could have come and played “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with me. And that breaks my heart that those two people aren’t alive for this. But you know what? They are in my heart. They walk with me onstage every night. That’s the sadness that there are a few people that I would really loved to have shared this with, but life goes on and they are in my heart, so it’s okay. I have to let that part go.

Stevie Nicks: ‘There Is Nothing Better Than Be…

Stevie Nicks: ‘There Is Nothing Better Than Being Inducted Into the Hall of Fame’:

Stevie Nicks was two shows away from wrapping up the 2018 leg of Fleetwood Mac‘s world tour when the news came in that she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, making her the first woman in history to enter the institution twice. “It’s a lot to take in emotionally,” she told Rolling Stone the following evening. “I’m kind of really emotional now. If I have to cry, you just have to let me cry and then we’ll get back to this.” 

Nicks managed to avoid crying during our 20-minute conversation, but she did explain why this honor is so meaningful to her, why she’ll miss Tom Petty and Prince that night along with her parents, how she hopes this will inspire younger women in the industry, how the other members of Fleetwood Mac reacted, what she told the members of Haim after a recent show and how she hopes to finally meet Janet Jackson at the ceremony. 

Walk me through the moment of when you found out you were in. 

“I obviously found out about the nomination [in October], but I never believe anything is going to happen until it actually happens. I believed that the nomination was happening because the nomination happened. But I didn’t give it that much thought because I was out on the road working extremely hard with an extremely hard schedule for a little old lady like myself. I was just like, “Okay.” 

But I’ve always been that way, ever since I was a little girl. When something big or fantastic happens, I never go there in my mind. I just go, “That’s really great.” And I really appreciate that. But I don’t really believe it ever. That’s because in my whole life I’m the type of person where I don’t want to get my feelings hurt, so I’m not going to believe it until it actually is. That’s in every type of part of my life, from family to friends to projects to whatever. I don’t know where that came from, but it started a long time ago, that way of accepting things. 

When I found out yesterday that it was for sure I was getting ready for the second big show at the Forum, so I was super tired and super wanting to walk onstage and for all of us to just be spectacular. And then I’m trying to process the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so it’s a lot for one brain to take in. I was just like, “That’s great. That’s amazing. I’ll be there.” 

But then when we went onstage… I never would have expected anybody in the band to have said anything about it. But I was standing right in front of Mick [Fleetwood] and all of a sudden he did say something about it, but I had one of my ear monitors out. I thought he said something about the Hall of Fame, but I wasn’t really quite sure. I turned around and looked at him and I could hear he was saying, “Congratulations. We’re really proud of you.” It was something like that. I couldn’t really tell what he said. 

And then I turned towards Christine [McVie] and she was like, “Congratulations sweetheart” or something and I’m just standing there and thinking that this was not anything that would have been mentioned onstage before. [She seems to mean before Lindsey Buckingham left the group, but she was unwilling to field questions about that situation.] 

I was a little bit verklempt and I didn’t know what to do. And then we were getting ready to go into the song that Neil [Finn] and I do [“Don’t Dream It’s Over”] and then during the “Landslide” dedication I said, “I wouldn’t have said anything about this, but because Mick and Christine said something about it, you’ve opened the doors.” 

Then I made a dedication to Jimmy Iovine for making this Gemini able to have two careers, which for somebody like me was so wonderful because I like bouncing from one thing to the other back to the other back to the other. I’m never bored, ever, and if I want to take a vacation, I told the audience, I don’t want to go to Hawaii for a year. I really just want to go to Hawaii for like two weeks and then come back and start on another project. That’s how I’ve always been. I would be bored stiff. 

The fact that I’ve been able to have these two careers my whole life… I joined Fleetwood Mac at the beginning of 1975. We started talking about the solo album at the end of 1979, so my solo work was just a little over four years behind Fleetwood Mac. It has made my life amazing because I’ve been able to have these two amazing careers and live in two completely different worlds. I did dedicate it to Jimmy Iovine, him and several others. But it was Jimmy that said, “I will produce your record and we’ll make you a Tom Petty record, expect it’ll be a girl Tom Petty record.” I found that very exciting and I was jumping off the walls. 

That’s how it all started. The people around me in my solo career were all very much like, “This is not going to mess with Fleetwood Mac. You’re going to be able to do both. It’s what you do. You’re a Gemini. You want two lives.” And then it just took off, both things. So I’m very grateful to all the spirits that it was made easy for me to do this and nobody was angry with me and saying, “You shouldn’t do this.” Everybody backed up the whole thing. That was really wonderful because it could have gone the other way, but it didn’t go the other way.“ 

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Before She Became a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame I…

Before She Became a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Stevie Nicks Inspired These 9 Runway Collections:

t’s been over three decades since Stevie Nicks released her first solo album, Bella Donna, and finally, the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman is getting the accolade she’s long deserved. Yesterday, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced that 70-year-old Nicks would be one of the 2019 inductees alongside the Cure, Radiohead, Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Roxy Music, and the Zombies. Though Fleetwood Mac was inducted in 1998, this honor is hers and hers alone. 

Nicks has imprinted her voice on the pages of music history with hits like “Edge of Seventeen” and “Stand Back,” but she’s contributed to the fashion world, too. Her enchanting, witchy wardrobe of lacy frocks, fringed scarves, and lots and lots of hats has inspired generations to dress like they’re dancing onstage, banging on a tambourine. The Stevie Nicks look has stormed the runways in a myriad of ways through the years, whether it was Anna Sui’s tribute collection for Fall 1997 or Isaac Mizrahi’s interpretation of Nicks’s personal style that same season. 

For the millennial generation, Nicks’s wardrobe has been remixed by designers like Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent, Kate and Laura Mulleavy at Rodarte, and Stuart Vevers at Coach. In 2015, Michael Kors put his spin on the songbird’s favorite peasant dress silhouette, while at Chloé that same year, Clare Waight Keller dressed her models in greatcoats and skinny neck scarves that recalled some of her famous stage ensembles. Here are nine runway collections inspired by gold dust woman Stevie Nicks.”

’An Evening With Fleetwood Mac’, T…

An Evening With Fleetwood Mac’, The Forum, Los ANgeles, CA – December 13, 2018. 

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One more gorgeous Fleetwood Mac photo shared b…

One more gorgeous Fleetwood Mac photo shared by the photographer Randee St Nicholas. (@randeestnicholas)

I want to be on the road. That’s part of who I…

I want to be on the road. That’s part of who I am.