Stevie’s performance of “Blue Denim” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (and her entire Street Angel saga) is memorable for a number of reasons. Stevie had recently completed treatment for a debilitating addiction to prescription medication and was thinking clearly again. She finally released her fifth solo recording Street Angel after several delays and attempts to “fix” the album. Despite the tepid critical reception of the album and her own reluctance to promote it, Stevie forged on with the necessary promotion, which included a national tour and requisite TV appearances. Rather than sulk or go through the motions, Stevie gave it her all — busting out the bold costumes, crimped hairstyle, whimsical set designs, and powerhouse vocals that longtime fans wanted her to unleash once again. Not all of the transformations worked out, but her gallant efforts proved to the world, most importantly to her fans, that Stevie Nicks was a rock and roll survivor, Sideshow-Bob hair and all! Perhaps she was channeling the vibe of future drummer Jimmy Paxson…?
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- Another Rumours deluxe set coming this fall Friday, August 23, 2019Rhino/Warner Bros. Records will be reissuing another deluxe edition of Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album Rumours to coincide with the band’s remaining 2019 North American tour dates. The latest 4CD package, out October 25, compiles tracks from the previously released 2004 and 2013 reissues of the album. The package is a slimmed-down version of the 6-disc […]
- Fleetwood Mac: Still going their own way Thursday, August 22, 2019Since it began as a British rock band in 1967, Fleetwood Mac has undergone 19 iterations while steadily adding Americans and, most recently, a New Zealander to its line-up. Its only remaining founding member is drummer Mick Fleetwood, who recently described each version of the group as “incredibly different musical episodes in this Shakespearean play […]
- Seeing Fleetwood Mac in 2019 is a strange experience — but they’ve always been a strange band Wednesday, August 21, 2019If their songs weren’t so strong, endurance may be Fleetwood Mac’s greatest legacy Thirty minutes into Fleetwood Mac’s set at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre this week, Stevie Nicks admitted that she didn’t realise “Black Magic Woman” was a Fleetwood Mac song until well after she’d joined the band. It’s an astounding admission. Sure, the song […]