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Old 11-02-2017, 07:26 AM
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'Rock yourself into the stars': Stevie Nicks doing it for Tom Petty
November 1 2017

When Stevie Nicks closes the shows on her Australian tour with her 1981 hit Edge of Seventeen, it will hold a particularly special meaning for the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll.
"There was a whole verse written about Tom Petty that I never really referred to," Nicks said.
Petty, who died in October, was a long-time friend and collaborator of Nicks and she credits him with helping her launch her solo career.

But it was a misheard conversation Nicks had with Petty's wife Jane that inspired the song's famous title.
"The verse 'he was no more than a baby then, well he seemed broken hearted, something within him, but the moment that I first laid, eyes on him all alone, on the edge of seventeen' that was about Tom," Nicks says.
Jane has a real Florida accent and she said something about him being around the age of 17 and I thought she said the edge of 17 and I just thought that was so poetic.
"She corrected me when I asked her about it, but I didn't care. I kept it."

Nicks said she would normally be spending this difficult time with Petty's family and going through her grief privately, but wanted to fulfil her Australian tour commitments, mostly because it's 'what Tom would want'.
"I am going to be going over the loss of Tom while I am on this tour. Since he just died and I am actually here in my time when, under normal circumstances I would be with his family and going through my grief. But I am here in the arms of Australia and if I was going to be anywhere I want to be here," Nicks said.

"Its going to be an interesting thing to perform Edge of Seventeen and all the other songs Tom was part of but he would not want me to change my show one little bit because of him. He would say 'do your show exactly as you did it 55 times in the United States, rock yourself into the stars'."

Nicks current Australian tour, which kicks off in Perth on November 2, is just two years after she was last here with her band Fleetwood Mac, and comes on the back of her 2014 solo album 24 Karat Gold.

"Honestly, after I delivered the album to the record label I didn't listen to it again for almost two years because I had to go straight into rehearsals for the Fleetwood Mac tour," Nicks said.
"So we did 110 shows on the first tour and then Chris (Former Fleetwod Mac songwriter Christine McVie) said she wanted to come back, so we did another 110 shows with her.
"When I got back I literally didn't even take a day off, I went to my managers and said 'I know it's been 18 months since we released the album, let's book a tour'."
The original 28 show tour was extended to 55 dates and then an Australian leg of the tour was added. Now, she admits, she is ready for some time off.

"This is the most successful tour I have ever done, so it is really worth it," she said. "I have a Fleetwood Mac show in January and then I am taking some time off to go to Hawaii." But she already has her eye on more touring as soon as she can after the holiday ends.
"You just have to," she said. "Especially what has happened to me with Tom, you can't take anything for granted, if you have music to play that you love, why not?
"I don't want to not play Edge of Seventeen again."

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Really nice article.
Does anybody know what show FM is doing in January?
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Really nice article.
Does anybody know what show FM is doing in January?
The MusiCares Person of the Year thing.
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She added photos of her and Tom Petty on the screen for Edge of Seventeen



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Thanks for posting. Its really sad and touching to see such images of Tom in the tribute. I still have not wrapped my head around that yet.
This is probably Stevie's most successful tour ever ($$$). Its been rolling on forever to packed arenas. It just never stops.
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The Queen of Rock and Roll Stevie Nicks paid tribute to Tom Petty as she kicked off her Australian solo tour with a nostalgia-filled performance in Perth.

Stevie Nicks told a packed crowd at Perth Arena she was "the crazy aunt they had to put up with," as she kicked off the Australian leg of her solo tour.

The 69-year-old Fleetwood Mac frontwoman toured Australia with the band just two years ago, with this solo tour coming off the back of her 2014 album 24 Karat Gold.

Subtitled 'Songs from the Vault', the album contains songs re-worked from old demos written by the US star 45 years ago.

"I put them in what I call my gothic trunk of lost songs," she said.

One track, New Orleans, is a celtic sounding dirge Nicks said was written in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina.

"I haven't been able to play it until now," she said.

The crowd fell silent when Nicks sang her 1981 single 'Stop Draggin' My Heart' around, written by her long-time friend and collaborator Tom Petty.

It was the first time Nicks had performed on stage since Petty's death on October 2.

"I didn't know how I would do this tonight," she said.

She was later joined on stage by fellow rock queen Chrissie Hynde, whose band The Pretenders is supporting the tour.

"That's the first time we ever got it right," Hynde said when the song finished.

"First time in 56 shows," said Nicks.

Hynde recently made headlines when she stormed off stage following an expletive ridden rant in Dubai after concertgoers refused to put away their mobile phones.

But the feisty 66-year-old was calm, only telling one concert goer in the front row to stop filming at the start of the set.

Nicks also paid homage to Prince, whose song 'Little Red Corvette' was the inspiration for her hit 'Stand Back'.

The crowd began cheering wildly after Nicks rolled out Fleetwood Mac favourite 'Landslide'.

And despite singing for almost two hours, she belted out 'Rhiannon' like it was 1975.

Nicks thanked fans for their support.

"You got me through this so I feel I can go on and finish (the tour)."
"So I thank you, Tom Petty thanks you," she said.

Stevie Nicks and the Pretenders will next play Botanic Park Adelaide on November 4.
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She really loves the road. But with her highest grossing tour ever (cha ching), I see why she wants to stay on the road.
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She really loves the road. But with her highest grossing tour ever (cha ching), I see why she wants to stay on the road.
I honestly don’t think it’s a money thing.
Sure it’s great to be in profit and making money on this tour.
But I think she just loves touring.
She loves entertaining, and of course loves the fan worship.
She just loves to be loved......and amen to that.
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I honestly don’t think it’s a money thing.
Sure it’s great to be in profit and making money on this tour.
But I think she just loves touring.
She loves entertaining, and of course loves the fan worship.
She just loves to be loved......and amen to that.

I was just about to say the same thing. I'm sure she has more then enough money to live comfortably the rest of her life. It's clear she loves live performances. She was so full of life during her St. Louis show.
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I honestly don’t think it’s a money thing.
Sure it’s great to be in profit and making money on this tour.
But I think she just loves touring.
She loves entertaining, and of course loves the fan worship.
She just loves to be loved......and amen to that.
I was not implying she did it only for the money. She has always loved to tour. I was just pointing out that with the tour that kept expanding over and over. With such a success, it seemed foolish to stop.
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Stevie Nicks reveals how she almost got kicked out of Australia for singing with Tom Petty

STEVE Nicks could have done with some fans in the Australian government in 1986.

As she kicks off her 24 Karat Gold tour of Australia with The Pretenders, the Fleetwood Mac superstar reveals she was almost banned from the country after joining Bob Dylan and Tom Petty on stage for an impromptu performance during their True Confessions tour.

Nicks had tagged along on the tour with her good friend Petty for a holiday, and when Dylan spied her standing side of stage at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, he beckoned her to join them on the mic for Knocking On Heaven’s Door and Like a Rolling Stone.

THE NIGHT STEVIE SANG WITH BOB DYALN AND TOM PETTY IN SYDNEY

Of course Nicks has made many visits back to Australia with the Mac and as a solo artist and as a tourist in the three decades since and now winds up the wildly successful 24 Karat Gold tour here.

The concert showcases some of her best loved songs and the stories behind them, including Stop Dragging My Heart Around, her signature duet with Petty. She sings it each night with Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde.

Nicks was on a break from her world tour when the renowned rocker died suddenly last month and is still wrestling with her grief as she begins the final Australian leg.

“My whole grief process hasn’t really started yet,” she says.

“Tom is in a lot of my stories and I am going to have to find a way to deal with that, to tell the story of how Stop Dragging My Heart came into my life, how it saved my life with the Bella Donna album. I will just go with my heart … I was the only girl ever in the Heartbreakers.”

The 24 Karat Gold tour was inspired by the 2014 album of the same name which exhumed songs from her vault, stretching from 1969 to 1987.

The concert setlist not only draws from that repertoire but revisits songs from her Buckingham Nicks duo with then partner and future Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham, as well as the Mac classics Rhiannon, Gypsy, Gold Dust Woman and Landslide.

She says the biggest surprise of the concerts thus far has been the emergence of Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream) which she recorded on her 2011 record In Your Dreams, as a fan favourite.

Nicks wrote the song in Brisbane while on tour with the Mac in 2009, inspired by the second film in the famed Twilight vampire series.

It took on a far more personal resonance for her after the death of her friend Prince last year.

“That song made a great record but in stage, it was harder to get the whole intimate idea of the vampire love story of Bella and Edward across. So we broke it down and it seems to have become a real favourite with everybody,” she says.

“Strangely enough, even though it was about the Twilight saga, the song became more about Prince to me, about our friendship.”

STEVIE NICKS JOINED HARRY STYLES TO SING LANDSLIDE

As Nicks confronts the mortality of her fellow rock gods and beloved musician friends, she has become the Godmother of Rock to the millennial pop generation.

With more than 150 million albums to her credit with Fleetwood Mac and as one of the most successful female solo artists of the past five decades, the 69-year-old great has abundant wisdom to share with her wide-eyed admirers including the Haim sisters and Harry Styles.

Styles was clearly in awe of his legendary guest when she joined him at a secret show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles in May as he launched his debut solo album.

“Mick (Fleetwood) and I have actually adopted Harry Styles; he’s the very tall and handsome 23-year-old son we never had,” Nicks said, laughing.

“We just love him; he’s really talented and he’s a nice guy with beautiful manners.”

Her new best friend though is her tour buddy Chrissie Hynde. The pair had never met ahead of The Pretenders agreeing to go out on the tour last year.

Nicks had been warned Hynde could be prickly and didn’t make friends easily. This commanding woman of song was even bizarrely advised not to shake hands with the Pretenders rocker.

So when they finally met backstage at a Nicks concert, the first thing she did was ask Hynde why.

“I go running up and ask her why I couldn’t touch her hands and she told me it was because somebody had crushed her hand once and it freaked her out,” Nicks recalled.

“I told her to give me her hands — I think I have magic hands — and I took them in mine and told her ‘I am never going to hurt your hands’ and somewhere in that moment, I knew ‘We are good’.

“She’s a hoot, she likes me and she doesn’t like many people.”

For those who might raise an eyebrow about the absence of one of her most poignant songs Sara from the setlist, Nicks reassures fans it will return when she reunites with her Fleetwood Mac band mates for a world tour next year.

“I don’t feel bad leaving it out because it will go back in next year when Fleetwood Mac comes around again. It’s better I save it for Fleetwood Mac.”

Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders perform at the ICC Sydney on Tuesday and Wednesday, A Day On The Green, Bimbadgen Estate, Hunter Valley, November 11, A Day On The Green, Sirromet Qines, Brisbane, November 12, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne on November 16 and A Day On The Green, Rochford Wines, Victoria on November 18.



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Concert review: Stevie Nicks, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders


CONCERT
Stevie Nicks with the Pretenders
Perth Arena
REVIEW: ROSS McRAE
4 stars


“I have to say one little thing,” Stevie Nicks told the crowd at Perth Arena on Thursday night, two songs into her first Australian solo tour since 2011.
“We know what happened (a few) weeks ago so I have to go ahead and tell my stories and pretend Mr Petty is just at home and having a good time and rocking out. Because he wouldn’t want me to change this (show) and I’m not changing it.”
The Perth show marked the first time Nicks had performed since the death of her good friend and long-time collaborator Tom Petty on October 2 and his impact on her life and catalogue of work was demonstrated throughout her sprawling, indulgent, two-and-a-half-hour set.
Fellow rock queen Chrissie Hynde, whose band the Pretenders are the special guests on the tour, jumped on stage for a faithful rendition of Nick’s seminal duet with Petty, 1981’s Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.
“First time we did it right in 56 shows,” Nicks proclaimed triumphantly to Hynde. “It’s all about you, Perth.”


Nicks also dedicated her vocal highlight to Petty, a haunting, melancholic version of Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream).
“This is for Tom,” she whispered before belting out the mournful track from 2011’s In Your Dreams while images of Petty and Prince, another late collaborator, appeared on a giant screen behind her.
Prince also featured extensively among Nicks’ lengthy tales of her life. After a suitably poptastic run through of 1983’s Stand Back, Nicks explained the genesis of the track, which she said came during an ill-fated honeymoon drive where she was desperately overcome to write poetry when she heard Prince’s Little Red Corvette on the radio for the first time.
Much of the show was for diehard fans with the 69-year-old reaching into her “trunk of dark gothic songs” for rarely performed album cuts and rarities that were released on 2014’s 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault.
“I am going to share my life, me telling you where I have been for the last 40 years,” she said, introducing almost every song with the story of where she was in her life at the time she wrote it.
Highlights included Starshine, which she had recorded at Petty’s house with the Heartbreakers “in 20 minutes” and a medley of the title tracks from her first two solo albums, with the hypnotic Wild Heart making its first appearance on a tour.

Earlier, the Pretenders were in exceptional form as they delivered a super-tight hour of power rock with Hynde, 66, in a playful and flirtatious mood, especially as she strutted across the stage to the band’s breakthrough hit Brass in Pocket.
Unlike the crowd she dissed in Dubai last week for not putting their phones away, Hynde was all smiles, except when she targeted one concertgoer in the front row early on to stop filming.



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