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Friday
Dec142012

Stevie Nicks Discusses Fleetwood Mac’s Tour Plans, New Songs

Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tickets for select concerts on Fleetwood Mac’s 2013 North American tour went on sale Friday, Dec. 14.  According to several media reports, the band initially had planned to launch the outing earlier this year, but singer Stevie Nicks had wanted to extend her own trek in support of her 2011 solo album In My Dreams.  In addition, singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham made good use of that extra time to tour extensively behind his own 2011 effort, Seeds We Sow.

Nicks tells ABC News that now, however, she and Buckingham are fully committed to Fleetwood Mac and are looking forward to hitting the road with the group.

“The great thing about having a solo career and having a Fleetwood Mac career is that you can go back and forth, and that really makes for never a dull moment,” she said.  “So now we’re ready to put what we did away and we’re ready to start with this, and it’s exciting.”

The singer says she and her band mates have yet to decide on a set list for the tour, pointing out that they intend to pick the tunes during rehearsals, which will begin in the middle of January.

Noting that Fleetwood Mac has “10, 11, 12 big hit songs that we know our audience wants to hear,” Nicks notes that the band members still have to put their heads together on “the other 12 songs, because we do about 21, 22 songs in two hours and a half.”

The singer says at the beginning of rehearsals, the band members each bring in their own lists of additional tunes they’d like to perform, and “we put all these songs up on a big blackboard.”

“We start going…'You know, this one is really going to work,’ ‘this one isn’t going to work,’ and it’s interesting also because, like, in the year 2013, one song might work really beautifully that didn’t work in 2009 or that might not have worked in 2003.  So, you never kind of know,” she said.

A couple of tunes Nicks is hoping will “work” are the brand-new tracks she added vocals to a few weeks ago.  The songs, which, according to a recent Billboard article, are titled “Sad Angela” and “Miss Fantasy,” were written by Buckingham and were among several new recordings he, drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie put together earlier in 2012.  Nicks says the tracks will be released in conjunction with the tour, but she isn’t sure exactly how they’ll be issued.

Nicks says she’s impressed at how vital the new material sounds.  “If I was 20 and I heard that, I’d definitely want to join that band,” she insists.  “I think what we do now is very modern and very now, and it kind of surprises even me that we can sound very young and very excited and very hip.”

“I keep an eye on music so I know what that is, you know.  And, I think [the new songs will] blow people’s minds,” she adds.

Fleetwood Mac’s 2013 North American tour kicks off on April 4 in Columbus, Ohio.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Oct102012

Stevie Nicks Apologizes for Comments on Nicki Minaj

Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Stevie Nicks has apologized for her remarks about strangling Nicki Minaj had she been in Mariah Carey’s shoes during their taped altercation last week.

American Idol judge Carey seems to have taken the high road in her much-hyped “feud” with fellow new judge Minaj. The tiff involved Minaj’s cursing at Carey and, according to Carey, threatening her.

During a recent promotional interview, Nicks said that had she been in a similar situation, she would have responded with violence.

Speaking to The Daily while promoting her new documentary, In Your Dreams, Stevie Nicks said, “How dare this little girl. … If I had been Mariah, I would have walked over to Nicki and strangled her to death right there.”

Nicks, 64, who got rave reviews as a mentor on American Idol last season, added, “I would have killed her in front of all those people and had to go to jail for it.”

Nicks Wednesday issued a statement saying she regrets her remarks.

“I want to apologize for my remarks about Nicki Minaj’s behavior toward Mariah Carey, which I said during a long and exhausting day of interviews,” Nicks said. “It was very out of character for me and I deeply regret what I said."

“I feel very protective toward Mariah Carey, who has gone through many difficulties in her life, and I spoke without thinking. I think all artists should be respectful toward one another and that includes me. I am truly sorry,” she said.

The taped incident, in which Minaj is seen screaming and swearing at Carey, hasn’t soured Nicks on the concept of American Idol, however.

She tells The Daily that if she and [fellow Fleetwood Mac member] Lindsey Buckingham were starting out today, they would “absolutely” have auditioned for the show, or The Voice or The X Factor, for that matter. But Buckingham, she said, would have probably resisted.

“I would have had to drag [him] kicking and screaming,” she said. “He probably would have given them the finger.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Mar162012

Fleetwood Mac Feud: Stevie Nicks to Blame?

Greetsia Tent/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Stevie Nicks has said that she’ll go on the road with Fleetwood Mac as soon as she’s finished touring to support her most recent album, In Your Dreams, which came out last year.  However, Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood now despairs of Stevie ever rejoining the group, and tells Playboy magazine, “I don’t believe Fleetwood Mac will ever tour again.”

Fleetwood says that he understands Stevie’s desire to promote her album, but is upset that it’s coming at the expense of what would be an extremely lucrative tour. According to a promoter, Fleetwood, Stevie, Lindsey Buckingham and bass player John McVie could earn 10 million bucks’ apiece if they did an eight-month arena tour.  “It is certainly a blow to all of us financially,” admits the drummer.

Fleetwood tells Playboy that the Mac was supposed to go on the road in 2011, but agreed to delay their tour so Stevie and Lindsey could promote their albums.  But now, Fleetwood thinks Stevie’s gone overboard.  “It comes down to her, and for the first time, I think, even Lindsey has lost his patience,” he says.  “Stevie is really proud of her new album and I get that, but she will not let it go … she’s insistent upon working it until it is incapable of growing further … she has become enthralled and obsessed with her in album in a very nice but very inconvenient way.”

The drummer continues, “She’s working 20 times harder than she would ever have to do with Fleetwood Mac and not making anything close to as much money as she would with us.  But this is what she wants to do, and I respect that.”

While in the past, Fleetwood says, he would’ve “not taken no for an answer,” he claims he’s now ready to accept the fact that his beloved band may not ever see the road again.

“Stevie changed her program and changed her mind, and however willful anyone may be, this is what’s happening, or not happening, rather,” he tells Playboy.  “It’s quite simple.  Stevie changed her mind.  And you know what?  That is our innate privilege as humans.”

You can read the full interview in the new issue of Playboy, on newsstands Friday.

In July, Stevie will team with Rod Stewart for another edition of their Heart & Soul joint tour, which was a big success last summer.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Jun222011

Stevie Nicks Announces US Summer Tour Dates

Warner Bros./Reprise(NEW YORK) -- Stevie Nicks is hitting the road this summer on a headlining tour in support of her latest album, In Your Dreams.

The longtime Fleetwood Mac singer is scheduled to visit 15 U.S. cities on the trek, which kicks off Aug. 9 in Denver and ends with a Sept. 4 show at New York's Jones Beach.

Earlier this year, Nicks joined Rod Stewart for a month-long outing dubbed the Heart & Soul Tour.  She's also played a handful of recent solo gigs.

In Your Dreams debuted last month in the sixth spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart.  Nicks recently released a new single titled "For What It's Worth" from the CD.

Here are the dates for Nicks' In Your Dreams Tour:

8/9 -- Denver, CO, Red Rocks
8/12 -- Dallas, TX, Verizon Theatre
8/13 -- Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/15 -- Atlanta, GA, Chastain Park Amphitheatre
8/17 -- Indianapolis, IN, Verizon Amphitheatre
8/19 -- Toledo, OH, Huntington Center
8/20 -- Cincinnati, OH, PNC
8/23 -- Chicago, IL, Rosemont Theatre
8/24 -- Prior, MN, Mystic Lake Casino
8/27 -- Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods
8/29 -- Boston, MA, Bank America Pavilion
8/30 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, SPAC
9/1 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
9/3 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
9/4 -- Wantagh, NY, Jones Beach

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Mar222011

Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks Cancel Opening Night of Joint Tour

J Records/RCA Music Group(SUNRISE, Fla.) -- The opening night of the Rod Stewart/Stevie Nicks joint Heart & Soul tour was canceled this past Sunday night due to illness.

It seems Stewart came down with the flu, so the show, which was scheduled to take place in Sunrise, Florida at the BankAtlantic Center, had to be scrapped.  According to the venue's website, refunds are available at the point of purchase.

Pollstar.com reports that the tour will now begin on March 23 in Tampa, Florida.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Jan132011

Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart Team for Joint Tour; Stevie Album May 3

Photo Courtesy - BarWal Productions | Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Now that's what we call a double bill.  On Thursday's installment of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks announced that they're teaming up for a joint tour called The Heart & Soul Tour.  The jaunt will kick off March 20 in Fort Lauderdale and will see both Rod and Stevie performing all their hits.  Tickets go on sale Jan. 21.

In a statement, Rod seemed to indicate that his Great American Songbook tunes would not be part of this tour. 

"We haven’t yet begun rehearsals but I can already tell you this, with Stevie on board our audiences are in store for an evening of pure rock & roll music."  He added, "I’m already thinking about which of my old favorites to bring back and vocally, I think we’ve both begun thinking about which songs might be great fun and well-suited for a duet or two,” he said.

And there's more exciting news: Stevie will be releasing a brand new album, In: Your Dreams, on May 3.  It's her first collection of new material in ten years.  The first single, Secret Love, will be out Feb. 3.

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