Public Appearances > 2011 > 6/26/2011 British Summer Time, Hyde Park
Public Appearances > 2006 > 6/16/2006 Bonnaroo
Public Appearances > 2006 > 6/17/2006 Highway Companion Tour
Concerts > Solo > 2006 > 6/20/2006 Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, & Trey Anastacio Live at Madison Square Garden
Public Appearances > 2011 > 6/26/2011 Hard Rock Calling Day 3
Public Appearances > 2011 > 6/27/2011 In Your Dreams Album Signing
Public Appearances > 2011 > 6/29/2011 The Voice Finale
On Wednesday, 6/19 Stevie made an appearance at the V & A Summer Party in participation with Dior. She attended the event with long time friend and music producer, Jimmy Iovine and his wife Liberty Ross.
“When I interviewed her in 2014, I confessed “Ooh My Love” was my favorite. “That’s one of my favorites too,” she said. “In fact, The Other Side of the Mirror is probably my favorite album. Those songs were written right before the Klonopin kicked in. ‘In the shadow of the castle walls’ — that song was very important to me. I was lucky those songs were written when they were, before that nasty tranquilizer. It was a really intense record. People don’t talk about that record much, but it was different from all the others. It was a moment in time. I had gotten away from the cocaine in 1986. I spent a year writing those songs. I was drug-free and I was happy.”
“Ooh My Love” is her sleek synth-pop power ballad about a princess who hides behind her castle walls. She dreams of the world outside, but she’s terrified of letting her walls down — a very Stevie Nicks dilemma. She belts her wildly emotional vocal (“Yes, it was a strain on her/Watching her castles fall down”) over a New Wave guitar groove from the Fixx’s Jamie West-Oram. Stevie as a princess trapped in her palace is like Bowie’s Major Tom inside his space capsule. “Ooh My Love” is her version of Bowie’s “Ashes to Ashes” or Kate Bush’s “Hounds of Love,” as she fights to escape a solipsistic nightmare. A the end, when she wails “It was a strain on meeeee” — it’s powerful as Bowie pleading, “I want an axe to break the ice,” or Bush shrieking, “Take my shoes off and throw them in the lake!” A heartbreaking song that only Stevie could have done. But hardly anyone was listening.
“Ooh My Love” came after she kicked cocaine — but before her even more destructive addiction to benzos. It was a moment of clarity she commemorated with a very special album, The Other Side of the Mirror. She holed up in a Hollywood mansion with producer Rupert Hine, a dashing Brit whose track record included the Fixx, Howard Jones and Tina Turner. (“Better Be Good To Me,” you remember that one.) The songs had a goth Alice in Wonderland vibe, over Hines’ lavish R&B synth pulse.
“Those songs are different,” she told me in 2014. “That was a moment in time. And you know what? That time never came again, either. That particular record was specific, and nothing like that ever came around again. I’ve always kind of hoped that it will. Because it was a magical time. Up in that big castle-y house in Mulholland, with the producers and the girls.
“Then the Klonopin really kicked in. To go from The Other Side of the Mirror to Street Angel … that was difficult. I was a wreck and the album was a wreck.”
Even by Nicks standards, “Ooh My Love” had a messy history. As she said in January, “I stole that from Tom Petty — accidentally! I picked up the wrong cassette at Tom’s one night, a tape of Mike Campbell’s instrumental demos. Tom would get them first, and then the ones he didn’t want, Mike sent them to me. I accidentally arrived home one night with a cassette — I thought it was mine, but it was Tom’s. It just said, ‘24 Demos from Mike Campbell.’ It had the song that inspired ‘Ooh My Love,’ which became ‘Runaway Train” for Tom.”
Stevie sang her lyrics over it and began demoing it with Fleetwood Mac for Tango in the Night. She was so proud of this new tune, she called up Tom on tour in Japan to pay it for him. “What an idiot, right? Let’s play him the song you stole over the phone! Tom just starts screaming at me on the other end of the phone. I’m realizing, ‘How stupid are you, Stevie?’ So I had to go in the next day and tell Fleetwood Mac, ‘Guess what, we can’t do this song.’ ‘Why can’t we do it?’ ‘Because I stole it from Tom Petty and I’m absolutely a total criminal and a thief.’”
Ending the month of May, the gallery has been updated with High Quality Pictures from various events throughout the years. From Public Appearances, Fleetwood Mac concerts, the 1983 US Festival, and more you can view them in the gallery below. In addition Stevie’s performances from the aforementioned US Fest have been added to the video vault.
Public Appearances > 1992 > KLSX Rock Art Show
Public Appearances > 1996 > Twister Premiere
Public Appearances > 1983 > Rock N’ Run Benefit
Concerts > Fleetwood Mac > 2009 > Unleashed Tour > Oakland, California
Concerts > Fleetwood Mac > 2013 > Fleetwood Mac Live > Tacoma, Washington
Concerts > Fleetwood Mac > 2013 > Fleetwood Mac Live > San Jose, California
Fleetwood Mac > 2013 > Fleetwood Mac Live > Las Vegas, Nevada
Concerts > Fleetwood Mac > 2013 > Fleetwood Mac Live > Anaheim, California
Concerts > Fleetwood Mac > 2009 > Unleashed Tour > Anaheim, California
Concerts > Solo > 2007 > Crystal Visions > Concord, California
Concerts > Solo > In Your Dreams > Los Angeles
Public Appearances > 2014 > BMI Awards
Concerts > Solo > 1983 > US Festival > US Festival
Video Vault > Concerts
On 3/13/2019 The Mac continued their tour of the North East United States with a second stop in Newark, New Jersey. The gallery has been updated with HQ images of Stevie from the concert at the Prudential Center. Credit for the photos go to photographer Dana Goldstein who attended the concert and is allowing her stunning pictures to be shared on this website.
(All Photos have been posted with permission of Dana Goldstein, © Dana Goldstein danagoldsteinphoto.com)
On January 31st, Fleetwood Mac kicked off the 2nd half of their An Evening With Fleetwood Mac tour with a show in Denver before heading to Sioux Falls (for a previously cancelled show) and then down to Texas. Of note, on February 13th Stevie discussed the fact that Buckingham Nicks was very popular in Birmingham which led to them eventually joining Fleetwood Mac. She also addressed announcement on the 8th of Lindsey Buckingham having a heart attack and needing emergency surgery. On February 14th, she posted a picture on Instagram for Valentine’s Day.
Concerts > An Evening With Fleetwood Mac > 2/2/2019 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Concerts > An Evening With Fleetwood Mac > 2/5/2019 Houston, Texas
Concerts > An Evening With Fleetwood Mac > 2/7/2019 Dallas, Texas
Concerts > An Evening With Fleetwood Mac > 2/9/2019 Austin, Texas
Concerts > An Evening With Fleetwood Mac > 2/13/2019 Birmingham, Alabama
Social Media > Instagram
The gallery has been update with HQ Images from a few concerts that Stevie has did in 2011/12 and 2014. First up is shots from the Heart And Soul Tour from 2011 which ran until 2012. For the tour Stevie co-headlined with Rod Stewart both performing their own songs as well as duets including Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around . Next is pictures from the 2014 Monster Retailer Awards which was a private concert for music equipment retailers in Las Vegas where Fleetwood Mac performed a set. For the final two gallery updates, pictures have been added of Stevie attending Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on January 4th. She appeared backstage along with Vanessa Carlton and spoke with the actors and others. You can also view the full article of Stevie in the 2015 Rolling Stone where she appeared for the first time since 2015.
The video vault has been updated iwth Stevie’s Behind the Music episode from VH-1 as well as her appearance in Seven Wonders from American Horror Story: Coven.
Its a brand new year (tomorrow!) and we are starting it off with a new layout made by Never Enough Design. The layout shows how Stevie’s look has evolved through the years through various photo shoot images and her album covers. The layout features latest images from the gallery which was not available on the previous layout. Also visit the new Video Vault which is being updated with videos of Stevie from interviews, to music videos & more! You can also donate material via the contact form under the site page that has been added during this site update!