Stevie Nicks, others to honor Tom Petty at MusiCare gala

Stevie Nicks will be among many performers honoring Tom Petty at the upcoming 2017 MusiCare Person of the Year gala. The star-studded event will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, on February 10, 2017 — two days before the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.

Stevie and Tom have been close friends for nearly 40 years, collaborating often in the studio and on tour. Stevie’s hit duet “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with Tom remains her highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, reaching No. 3 in the summer of 1981. The pair also reached No. 37 on the same chart in the fall of 1985 with their cover of Jackie DeShannon’s 1963 song “Needles and Pins” (which appears on Petty’s Pack Up the Plantation: Live! album).

The full press release describing the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year gala event appears below.

59th Annual Grammy Awards

2017 MusiCares Person of the Year: Tom Petty

THREE-TIME GRAMMY WINNER TOM PETTY TO BE HONORED AS 2017 MUSICARES® PERSON OF THE YEAR AT 27TH ANNUAL TRIBUTE

Annual Gala Benefiting the MusiCares Foundation® and its Vital Safety Net of Health and Human Services Programs for Music People will be held During GRAMMY® Week on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2016)Tom Petty will be honored as the 2017 MusiCares® Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation® and The Recording Academy®, and Alexandra Patsavas, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board. Proceeds from the 27th annual benefit gala dinner and concert—to be held in Los Angeles during GRAMMY® Week two nights prior to the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®—will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need.

A three-time GRAMMY winner, Petty is being honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year in recognition of his significant creative accomplishments, his career-long interest in defending artists’ rights, and the charitable work he has undertaken throughout his career, which has notably focused on the homeless population in Los Angeles. Widely recognized by a younger generation of musicians as an example of what an engaged artist can accomplish in his field and beyond, Petty has come to represent the lasting possibilities of rock and roll.

“Tom burst into our musical consciousness and never let go,” said Portnow. “His brand of rock and roll benefits from a celebratory rebelliousness, infectious rhythms, and unforgettable lyrics that are incised in our imaginations. His artistic talents coupled with his quiet philanthropy make him a great MusiCares Person of the Year honoree, and we are very fortunate to have the support of our Board, past honorees, and the musical community around this special event.”

“I am so very pleased to be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year. I have so much respect for this organization, which really does care about the people in our industry,” said Petty. “I myself know many people who MusiCares has aided in desperate situations. Again, let me say this is a true honor.”

Petty formed his first bands in Gainesville, Fla. As a college town in the ’60s, Gainesville brought with it fraternity parties, rock and roll clubs, AM radios playing the Beatles and James Brown, and a music store where you could buy equipment on credit. Forty years after releasing his first album, Petty is widely recognized as a man for whom those things Gainesville offered still matter the most. In each of his five decades as a recording artist, Petty has charted albums in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. His most recent recording with the Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye, entered at No. 1.

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Petty is an artist whose approach to record making and the business itself has earned the respect of his peers, his predecessors, and the young musicians who regularly hold him as an exemplar. His collaborators have included Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jimmy Iovine, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Rick Rubin, and Del Shannon, among others. And while his solo recordings, including 1989’s Full Moon Fever and 1994’s Wildflowers, are frequently ranked among the most important of their respective eras, Petty has always returned to the job he’s favored: fronting one of rock and roll’s most celebrated bands and bringing them enough songs for the next album.

Repeatedly confronting the inequities of the artist’s side of the industry, Petty has assumed a special place as a musician looking out for other musicians, and an artist who approaches every recording project as if it might be his best.

“Tom Petty is an icon whose incomparable artistry has provided inspiration to fans and musicians all over the world,” said Patsavas. “To honor him with this tribute is so fitting, and we certainly look forward to an exciting and extraordinary evening.”

The 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year gala will begin with a reception and silent auction offering an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences, and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The reception and silent auction will be followed by a dinner, the award presentation and a tribute concert featuring renowned musicians. This year, for the first time, a limited number of VIP experience tables will be available for $75,000 that include: 10 seats, artist soundcheck, red carpet access, backstage access with a meet–and-greet, access to the pre-show auction, and a special VIP lounge. The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. The celebration culminates with the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The MusiCares Foundation offers programs and services to members of the music community, including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities, and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist, and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with health care professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund® allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares offers Safe Harbor Room® support, sponsored in part by the Bohemian Foundation and RBC Capital Markets, to provide a network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please “like” MusiCares on Facebook, follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards—the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music—The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education, and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers, and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, “like” The GRAMMYs on Facebook and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube.

For information on purchasing tables and tickets to the event, please contact Dana Tomarken at MusiCares, 310.392.3777.

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‘The White Album’ inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame

Fleetwood Mac’s eponymous 1975 album, known as “The White Album,” has been inducted in the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016, according to Billboard Magazine. Released on July 11, 1975, Fleetwood Mac was the first album in the band’s eight-year history to feature guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and singer Stevie Nicks, who joined in December 1974. Taking almost a full year to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, Fleetwood Mac produced the popular singles “Over My Head” (#20), “Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)” (#11), and “Say You Love” (#11) — the first U.S. Top 40 singles for the English/American band. The sleeper hit has since sold more than five million copies in the U.S., and 10 million copies worldwide.

Happy Birthday, Stevie!

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Today is Stevie Nicks’ 67th birthday! Stevie is currently in London with Fleetwood Mac, preparing to kick off Leg 3 of the On With The Show Tour on Wednesday.

To celebrate her birthday, we look back at “10 Things You May Not Know About Stevie Nicks” from this Rock Square article published in 2013. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STEVIE!

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Her career has spanned more than four decades, from the Buckingham Nicks era all the way to the present, as she tours the world with a reunited Fleetwood Mac.

To celebrate all things Stevie, here are ten things you may not know about her.

1. Jimi Hendrix dedicated a performance to her.

When Stevie joined Lindsey Buckingham’s early band Fritz, the opportunity gave her a lot of high-profile slots opening for major musical acts – including Jimi Hendrix, who singled her out on stage one night and dedicated a song to her. (source)

2. She has never won a Grammy Award as a solo artist.

Chalk this one up to the erratic nature of the Grammys – Stevie has been nominated for an award eight times as a solo act, but has yet to take one home.

3. A Pokemon character *may* have been created in her likeness.

There’s a long-standing story floating around that the Japanese anime series/merchandising empire Pokemon created a character, Jynx, modeled after Stevie’s personality. This remains unconfirmed, but strong opinions on both sides continue to circulate. (source)

4. Stevie loved Destiny’s Child’s sample of ‘Edge of Seventeen.’

Destiny’s Child sampled Nicks’ solo hit “Edge of Seventeen” with their own mega-hit, “Bootylicious.” Despite drawing some ire from her fans, Stevie reportedly loved the sample – and even appeared in Destiny’s Child’s music video for the song.

5. Her 2011 single ‘Secret Love’ was originally written a long time ago.

The lead single to Nicks’ 2011 album In Your Dreams, “Secret Love” actually originated back in the 1970s – Stevie had written it and recorded a demo version for Rumours, but it didn’t end up making the cut.

6. It took her a while to nail the vocals on ‘Gold Dust Woman.’

According to Mick Fleetwood, Stevie struggled with laying down the vocal tracks for the song Gold Dust Woman. The scene, in his words, found Stevie “hunched over in a chair, alternately choosing from her supply of tissues, a Vicks inhaler, a box of lozenges for her sore throat and a bottle of mineral water.”

7. Nicks’ original version of ‘Sara’ was very long.

Though its final album cut ended up at more than six minutes long, Stevie’s original version of Sara ran much longer – sixteen minutes long, in fact.

8. The death of her godson inspired her Sound City collaboration with Dave Grohl.

In 2012, Stevie appeared on a song called “You Can’t Fix This,” which was featured on the soundtrack to Dave Grohl’s documentary Sound City. According to Stevie, the song’s somber lyrics related to the death of her godson, who died of a drug overdose.

9.  ‘Landslide’ wasn’t released as a single.

Though it’s become one of Fleetwood Mac’s signature songs (and boasts some of Stevie’s most impressive work), “Landslide” wasn’t originally released as a single. It wasn’t until the Smashing Pumpkins’ 1990s cover amassed great success that Nicks and Fleetwood Mac thought about re-recording it for their 1997 live album The Dance. That version of the song hit the Billboard Hot 100.

10.  ‘You May Be the One’ utilized the best talents of Nicks and Dave Stewart.

Stevie’s colleague and producer Dave Stewart (of the Eurythmics) brings a lot to the table and it was the combination of his impeccable guitar skills and her expansive book of poetry that joined forces to create the song “You May Be the One.” As Stevie put it, “He just says, ‘OK. Go,’ and I start reciting my poem. By the end of a half an hour, we had written a great song. I was completely amazed.”

Stevie Nicks has led a remarkable, iconic life – and as such there are countless other facts that didn’t make the cut. So, feel free to suggest any others in the comments below, and happy birthday, Stevie!

VIDEO: USO awards banquet honors Stevie Nicks

Tuesday night’s USO awards banquet honors Stevie Nicks, Peyton Manning

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) – Stevie Nicks, Peyton Manning and author Sebastian Junger are bringing some celebrity luster to a USO awards banquet in Arlington.

But the real stars of the event Tuesday night are nearly 30 Medal of Honor recipients being recognized for heroism in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
The nonprofit organization is dedicated to lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families.

Singer Stevie Nicks holds the USO record for the most hours spent over a five-year period visiting combat-wounded service members.

The USO is recognizing Denver Broncos quarterback Manning for joining a tour that included stops in Afghanistan and Kuwait.

Junger is getting this year’s Legacy of Hope Award for his books and films about the challenges military members face in combat and upon returning home.

Associated Press / Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Stevie Nicks finds a higher calling helping wounded warriors

ARLINGTON, Va. (NewsChannel 8) – One of the most successful and recognizable singers in music history has found a higher calling.

Rock icon Stevie Nicks has devoted countless hours visiting and helping wounded warriors and their families heal—both physically and emotionally.
“I am more proud of this than Fleetwood Mac or any of the other things I’ve done,” she said.

Nicks, the Grammy-award winning singer and star of Fleetwood Mac, was in the Washington area Tuesday, receiving an award for her profound and passionate work with the USO.

“Doing this gives me something that the rest of my world does not give me and could not possibly give me,” she said.

Nicks hopes others can someday read the numerous stories of the soldiers she’s encountered, and her devotion to helping these veterans and their families is a feeling she doesn’t expect to fade any time soon.

“I have to always come back here,” she said.

Alex Parker / ABC7 / Tuesday, March 24, 2015

VIDEO: Stevie jams with Deer Tick on New Year’s Eve

Stevie Nicks spent New Year’s Eve at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York, jamming with Vanessa Carlton and her husband John McCauley’s band Deer Tick. Stevie was the surprise guest and closed the show with “Rhiannon” (video posted below)

Stevie officiated Carlton and McCauley’s wedding in December 2013.

Rhiannon (courtesy of Tracy Allison)

Rhiannon (courtesy of Matthew Groelh)

 

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VIDEO: Linda Ronstadt 2014 RRHoF medley

Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Glenn Frey, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, and Carrie Underwood performed a medley of songs in honor of 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Linda Ronstadt. HBO aired highlights of the concert on Saturday, May 31. Watch an excerpt of their performance below.

(Video courtesy of Crow Archives)

TV ALERT: 2014 RRHoF Induction Ceremony concert premieres Saturday

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The 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, featuring Stevie’s musical tribute to Linda Ronstadt, will premiere Saturday, May 31 on HBO at 8pm.

Inductees include: Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens. Guests include: Chris Martin, Glenn Frey, Michael Stipe, Questlove, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Lorde, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Tom Morello, Sheryl Crow and more.

Stevie Nicks discusses Linda Ronstadt, RRHoF scene

Stevie Nicks performs at the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage)
Stevie Nicks performs at the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage)

Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks paid tribute to Linda Ronstadt at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday night, along with an all-star lineup of women Ronstadt influenced, as Ronstadt was unable to make an appearance herself. Following performances by Carrie Underwood, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow, Nicks sang Buddy Holly’s “It’s So Easy,” which Ronstadt released as her own single 1977 album Simple Dreams, and the Everly Brothers’ “When Will I Be Loved,” a 1975 single for Ronstadt off her Heart Like a Wheel LP. Following her performance, she told Rolling Stone how Ronstadt left an indelible impression on her at an early age.

Why did you want to pay tribute to Linda Ronstadt?

Because Linda was one of the first artists that really caught my eye when I was in high school. And I really could sing just like her. I’m sure a lot of people could. Because if you study her, you can get her vibe. So I could sing “Different Drum.” I couldn’t sing it as good as Carrie Underwood just sang it, I have to say, God bless her. But I got it pretty good, and I could also play it on my guitar – and I’m not the best guitar player. But I learned it and I could sing it.

Linda was really a rock star, but she was tinged with the country thing. And so she figured out a way to blend those things. So she was rockin’, and she hung out with the rockers, the rock bands. But she still had that little bit of country that went along with her. And, her voice was so spectacular that all the men surrounding her – Don Henley and Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne – that whole bunch of guys that was so fantastic. So she was like myself.

How else did you relate to her?

She was never gonna do a song she didn’t love. Because I’ve gotten in terrible arguments with producers about a song that they’ll give me, and they’ll go, “This could be your next hit single.” And I’m like, “I don’t care because I hate it, and I’m not doing it.” And huge arguments over that. And I’m sure Linda Ronstadt was the same way, where she’d say, “No, I’m not doing that song. I don’t like it.” So she was just strong.

And I think that when she was 15, 16, 17, she was probably just like me. She was marching through the halls of her high school going, ‘Everybody should be moving aside right now, because, “Don’t you know who I am? I’m Linda Ronstadt, future huge rock star.” It’s just in her. I watched her and I listened to her. And I loved all her songs and I got told great stories about her from all the amazing people that did know her. And I don’t really know how she slipped through the cracks, and I never really got to meet her. I should’ve gotten to meet her. Anyway, she was just like the perfect storm of everything meeting at the same time in perfection when she hit the radio.

Did you speak with her before tonight? How did you come to sing in the tribute?

We were just asked. I think that me, Carrie, Sheryl, Emmylou, Bonnie – I think the five of us certainly had no idea that we’d be chosen to do this. But it was so great because I really think we were the perfect five to do it, and I think that Glenn Frey was the perfect person to induct her because they really were good friends. So he knew her really well.

What has the backstage scene been like for you?

Well, I couldn’t even watch Cat Stevens because it was right before us. And I started crying. I met him last night at Jimmy Fallon, and I got a moment to tell him how inspirational he had been to Lindsey Buckingham and to myself. For Buckingham-Nicks, Cat Stevens was one of the people that we listened to daily and sang along to those songs and played those songs and harmonized to those songs. And they meant so much to us. I mean in so many ways, they meant so much to us, not just because they were good songs; to me, it was Cat Stevens, and that was huge for us. I told him that last night.

How did he reply?

He said, “You know, I’m so glad you told me that. Because how would I know? How would I know?” And he goes, “I’m thrilled that I influenced the two people in Fleetwood Mac. I’m thrilled to know that.” And he was so sweet and gentle and loving and nice.

So tonight, when he started singing, I was gonna go out there and stand on the side of the stage and watch. I started crying. I couldn’t do it because if you start to cry, you can’t sing. So I had to walk away. I thought, “I’ll watch it on HBO, because if I go out there, I will get hysterical.” He’s amazing.

I think that he should come back, because I think that somebody like Cat Stevens or Yusuf – whichever name he chooses to go by – I think his message of peace and love is great. And I think that it showed very much in that huge audience tonight that his music can promote peace and love, and he should do it because he can. And he can break hearts and he can make people listen to him. And that is magical. And he should do it. And I told him that.

Who else are you excited to see tonight?

I cannot miss Hall & Oates, because Hall & Oates are huge, huge, huge for me. I really just wanted to be an R&B singer, let’s face it.

What were your thoughts on the Kiss situation? Did you talk to them at all about performing?

I did not. I just gave them kisses. No, my opinion was that they should have played. When we were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lindsey’s a little bit like, “OK, whatever.” But let me tell you, when we walked up there and we were inducted, we stood up there and it is a moment like no other. Then you get to go and strum on your guitar and get your microphone and sing two or three songs to that audience on your day.

It is their loss that they didn’t play, because the Kiss Army is out there, right now screaming for them. And they should have played for them, no matter how they felt about it. You know, Fleetwood Mac had about 500 people in it, too. They weren’t all there. All 900 guitar players didn’t get inducted. They weren’t there. So the thing is, you know what? It’s your moment. Take it. Go out there and play. It’s the most important part. I like Kiss very much, and I think that they have done amazing. They’re an amazing band.

Additional Reporting by Patrick Doyle

Kory Grow & Patrick Doyle / Rolling Stone / Friday, April 11, 2014

VIDEOS: Stevie Nicks, all-star lineup pay tribute to RRHoF inductee Linda Ronstadt

Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood, and others pay tribute to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Linda Ronstadt. (Photo: Frank Posillico)
Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood, and others pay tribute to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Linda Ronstadt. (Photo: Frank Posillico)

Stevie attended the 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday night. She joined an all-star cast of musicians to pay tribute to the great Linda Ronstadt, one of this year’s inductees.

Stevie took the lead on Ronstadt’s 1977 hit “It’s So Easy,” while her “backup supergroup” consisting of Sheryl Crow, Glenn Frey, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, and Carrie Underwood sang along.

Stevie said that hearing the song (which was originally recorded by Buddy Holly in 1958) in high school inspired her to be a singer.

Afflicted with Parkinson’s disease, Linda Ronstadt chose not attend the ceremony.

Linda Ronstadt Tribute Set List

  1. Different Drum (Carrie Underwood)
  2. Blue Bayou (Bonnie Raitt & Emmylou Harris)
  3. You’re No Good (Sheryl Crow & Glenn Frey)
  4. It’s So Easy (Sheryl Crow, Glenn Frey, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Carrie Underwood, and Stevie Nicks on lead vocals)
  5. When Will I Be Loved (Sheryl Crow, Emmylou, Harris, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, and Carrie Underwood)

The New York Daily News provided a live blog and posted videos clips from the induction ceremony. The full show will air May 31 on HBO.

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It’s So Easy (courtesy of Adam Edelman)

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TONIGHT: Stevie honors Linda Ronstadt at RRHoF induction ceremony

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Stevie will be honoring the great Linda Ronstadt at the 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony tonight at Barclays Center in New York. She will be paying musical tribute to the 11-time-Grammy-Award-winning artist, singing a selection of her most famous songs. Ronstadt will not be present at the event because of her Parkinson’s disease condition, which makes travel difficult for her.

The 2014 inductees are The E Street Band, Brian Epstein, Peter Gabriel, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Kiss, Nirvana, Andrew Loog Oldham, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens. The event will be filmed, and the television broadcast will premiere on HBO on May 31.