December 4, 2019 Last month I got a call from my old friend Sheryl Crow’s team to ask if I would come and do “Prove You Wrong” on the Ellen Show~ and if so, was there anything else I would like to do, I was on the road and finishing up the Fleetwood Mac tour ~ and can I just say, more tired than I have ever been - in my life ~ But- I sat down with her new album and came upon a song called “Redemption Day” ~ that I was later to find out ~ was not new ~ it was written in 1996 and for this version, she had pulled Johnny Cash’s vocal resulting in a heart wrenching duet that could have been written today. I cried all the way thru it. I started learning it on the road ~ I would sing Johnny Cash’s part ~ I called her, sang it over the phone – (in tears ) and said ~ I’m in ~ I will override my tiredness and do all of your shows so we can bring this song to the world…I think it says what I need to say ~ about our world today. I think our friend, Bob Dylan, would be proud to hear this song that so beautifully explains what’s going on now ~ Sheryl Crow is a master songwriter ~ and I am honored to help her bring this song to the world ~ I deeply wish that Johnny Cash was still here to sing it with us ~ but, he is singing it now on her new record ~ Thank you, Ellen, for letting us sing it yesterday on your show. Tonight we will sing it at the Ace Theatre in Los Angeles ~ and tomorrow we will sing it for Jimmy Kimmel ~ It breaks my heart ~ And gives me hope ~ at the same time… Get this record Do it for the world… Stevie Nicks (See link in stories for Sheryl Crow & Johnny Cash version )
From My Journal Auckland New Zealand; 9-11-19 From my song Illume 9-11-2001 I’m alone now, with my thoughts Of how we could make it~ Of how we could – get out… What we’d been through~ And all of the trauma. The smell of Nag Champra~ Shadow of a stranger. I will not take you for granted. I wouldn’t trade you for jade~ Or for diamonds. I just need you to be there~ Just remember when I am haunted- That I was just so scared… I am alone now~ What I saw on this journey… I saw history go down~ I cannot pretend~ That the heartache falls away. It’s just like a river; It’s never ending; I cannot pretend; That the heartache Fades away… I always say on this day~ “I do not have to be reminded of what 9-11 was to me. I am not sorry that I was there. I am glad that I could share in that horrific tragedy with the people of New York. I am glad that it brought me to my knees and left me broken hearted. I am glad that I will never be the same since that day. I am glad that I appreciate people that I love more- since that day. I am glad that 18 years later, every year on this day, I go into myself and see the world. This day, here in New Zealand, I watched the documentary called Operation Yellow Ribbon, about the air traffic controllers who safely guided 255 planes coming into Canada from the rest of the world, because no plane could enter our country on that day… In Four hours~ (I wasn’t even aware that that happened. Watch it ) And I am glad that the powers that be let me fly on my small jet- flanked on both sides by F-16 jets into Washington DC five days later. As I drove away from New York on a bus to Atlantic City 3 days after the attack~ I knew I would stay on the road and finish my tour. It was frightening, but I did it. God Bless all the people who were lost on that day, and all the people who were left behind. And as my sweet “World War Two” mom said ~ “Never forget it, Stevie – Don’t ever forget” Love, Stevie Nicks Photo: CBS News
From my journal: Thursday June 27th, 2019 The Carole King Musical Starring Vanessa Carlton Low and behold~ My girl has done it again… Tonight I attended her opening night here in New York City as Carole King. In January she and I went to see “Beautiful” to see if she wanted to try her hand at being a Broadway actress. She decided to do it and I decided she was very brave to dive into such a huge project since we are just rock and roll women. Well, I must say, I have never been so wrong. She blew my mind tonight. She WAS Carole King~ she’s a great actress~ her compassion for the part she was playing~ it was her honor to play Carole~ and I think Carole King will be very proud of my brilliant little friend of 15 years~ for throwing her heart and her soul into telling this story. I cried from the moment I got to the theatre~ until it was all over. She didn’t know I was there until I walked into her dressing room after the show. She forbid me to come actually~ and I was in Europe finishing the FM tour~ so she freaked out and so did I. Never, (except when her baby was born ) have I been so proud and so happy for her. Tomorrow I leave for LA to rest for the Australian tour~ and tomorrow~ she begins a new chapter as a shooting star~ a new little star on Broadway~ someone who can bring some joy into this crazy world… I want you all to see it if you can. It will change your state of mind, heal your heart~ and bring Carole’s beautiful, beautiful songs back to life. So, good luck my sweet girl~ I can leave New York now knowing that ~ all is well~ Love, Stevie
So thrilled to sing with Sheryl again~ and we welcome our friend Maren~ hope the world loves it as much as we do~ Love rules, Stevie Nicks
I can’t wait. The @rockhall Induction Ceremony airs on HBO at 8pm ET / PT tomorrow (April 27 )
Can’t wait to be back in New Orleans again! See you in a few weeks @jazzfest
Last Friday I was very honored to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I decided to speak from my heart and not from a teleprompter, and in my excitement I forgot to thank one of my best friends since 1971. My partner in crime, my musical director and lead guitarist, Waddy Wachtel. Waddy, you mean the world to me! @rockhall #rockhall2019 #waddywachtel
4 days... we’re getting down to the wire @rockhall
6 days until @rockhall induction ceremony...getting both nervous and excited
In Your Dreams... back in theaters on March 26 & 31 in these cities: Scottsdale, AZ Pasadena, CA Westwood, CA Boca Raton, FL Delray Beach, FL North Miami Beach, FL Bolingbrook, IL South Barrington, IL Fort Lee, NJ Dobbs Ferry, NY Austin, TX Fairview, TX Houston, TX And #7days until the @rockhall induction!
10 days away!
From my journal: March 6th, 2019 Last night on American Idol ~ (day off ) I was just ready to push “Guide” for the next hour and on walked this quiet soft spoken guy and something about him ~ said “Don’t change the channel.” When he started to play the first chords ~ I started to cry~ I cried all through his guitar song and all through his piano song. My prophecy~ He will play and sing across the great stages of the world. He will play with 60 piece orchestras and he will play alone. I felt, as did the judges , that I was suspended in some sort of magical grace that was just simply overwhelming. My tears did not stop until he stopped. So, Alejandro, let me welcome you to the grand stage that will be your home for the rest of your extraordinary life~ Love always, Stevie Nicks 13 days until the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony!
Happy International Women’s Day! I’m celebrating all the women out there, here are a few of my favs!