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  1. Kurt420

    2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

    Stevie Nicks: ‘There Is Nothing Better Than Being Inducted Into the Hall of Fame’ Fleetwood Mac singer talks making history as first woman to become a double inductee into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Stevie Nicks was two shows away from wrapping up the 2018 leg of Fleetwood Mac‘s world tour when the news came in that she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, making her the first woman in history to enter the institution twice. “It’s a lot to take in emotionally,” she told Rolling Stone the following evening. “I’m kind of really emotional now. If I have to cry, you just have to let me cry and then we’ll get back to this.” Nicks managed to avoid crying during our 20-minute conversation, but she did explain why this honor is so meaningful to her, why she’ll miss Tom Petty and Prince that night along with her parents, how she hopes this will inspire younger women in the industry, how the other members of Fleetwood Mac reacted, what she told the members of Haim after a recent show and how she hopes to finally meet Janet Jackson at the ceremony. Walk me through the moment of when you found out you were in. I obviously found out about the nomination [in October], but I never believe anything is going to happen until it actually happens. I believed that the nomination was happening because the nomination happened. But I didn’t give it that much thought because I was out on the road working extremely hard with an extremely hard schedule for a little old lady like myself. I was just like, “Okay.” But I’ve always been that way, ever since I was a little girl. When something big or fantastic happens, I never go there in my mind. I just go, “That’s really great.” And I really appreciate that. But I don’t really believe it ever. That’s because in my whole life I’m the type of person where I don’t want to get my feelings hurt, so I’m not going to believe it until it actually is. That’s in every type of part of my life, from family to friends to projects to whatever. I don’t know where that came from, but it started a long time ago, that way of accepting things. When I found out yesterday that it was for sure I was getting ready for the second big show at the Forum, so I was super tired and super wanting to walk onstage and for all of us to just be spectacular. And then I’m trying to process the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so it’s a lot for one brain to take in. I was just like, “That’s great. That’s amazing. I’ll be there.” But then when we went onstage… I never would have expected anybody in the band to have said anything about it. But I was standing right in front of Mick [Fleetwood] and all of a sudden he did say something about it, but I had one of my ear monitors out. I thought he said something about the Hall of Fame, but I wasn’t really quite sure. I turned around and looked at him and I could hear he was saying, “Congratulations. We’re really proud of you.” It was something like that. I couldn’t really tell what he said. And then I turned towards Christine [McVie] and she was like, “Congratulations sweetheart” or something and I’m just standing there and thinking that this was not anything that would have been mentioned onstage before. [She seems to mean before Lindsey Buckingham left the group, but she was unwilling to field questions about that situation.] I was a little bit verklempt and I didn’t know what to do. And then we were getting ready to go into the song that Neil [Finn] and I do [“Don’t Dream It’s Over”] and then during the “Landslide” dedication I said, “I wouldn’t have said anything about this, but because Mick and Christine said something about it, you’ve opened the doors.” Then I made a dedication to Jimmy Iovine for making this Gemini able to have two careers, which for somebody like me was so wonderful because I like bouncing from one thing to the other back to the other back to the other. I’m never bored, ever, and if I want to take a vacation, I told the audience, I don’t want to go to Hawaii for a year. I really just want to go to Hawaii for like two weeks and then come back and start on another project. That’s how I’ve always been. I would be bored stiff. The fact that I’ve been able to have these two careers my whole life… I joined Fleetwood Mac at the beginning of 1975. We started talking about the solo album at the end of 1979, so my solo work was just a little over four years behind Fleetwood Mac. It has made my life amazing because I’ve been able to have these two amazing careers and live in two completely different worlds. I did dedicate it to Jimmy Iovine, him and several others. But it was Jimmy that said, “I will produce your record and we’ll make you a Tom Petty record, expect it’ll be a girl Tom Petty record.” I found that very exciting and I was jumping off the walls. That’s how it all started. The people around me in my solo career were all very much like, “This is not going to mess with Fleetwood Mac. You’re going to be able to do both. It’s what you do. You’re a Gemini. You want two lives.” And then it just took off, both things. So I’m very grateful to all the spirits that it was made easy for me to do this and nobody was angry with me and saying, “You shouldn’t do this.” Everybody backed up the whole thing. That was really wonderful because it could have gone the other way, but it didn’t go the other way. How do you feel about being the first woman to enter the Hall of Fame twice? Well, that’s probably the biggest part of it. After the show last night I was talking to the Haim girls. I was saying to them, “Okay, now I’ve opened the door for you. Now each one of you need to go do a solo album really fast and get your solos going so in the next 20 years you’ll be able to do this too and maybe I’ve opened the doors to all the girls in my life that sing and write and play and are amazing.” My biggest hope is that I have opened the door due to the fact that there’s 22 men who have gone in twice and zero women. I think that’s really a little off balance. That’s what I’m hoping, that what’s happened here to me will give all the little rock and roll stars that are just waiting out there a little hope that they can also do what I do. Mind you, it took a long time. I’m 70 years old. It took a long time for this to happen, but maybe because of this it won’t take so long for all the other incredibly talented women that I know and that I respect and that I listen to and that I’m friends with. That’s really the nicest thing. I didn’t have children. I would have loved to have had a house full of daughters. I would have ended up having a house full of sons, which would have driven me crazy, so I probably made the right decision. But I sort of do have a house full of daughters since I have so many women singers around me that are in their twenties all the way up to not quite as old as me that are friends of mine. We discuss music and we talk about it and we’re friends. Every time I play a show they come. Every time we play the Forum we shut the Forum down with all the girls that have come to see me. We are sitting on the couches at 2:30 am when even the crew is almost gone. That’s because we have so much to talk about and so much to share, just about being women musicians and what we love and what we want to do. I still have so much I want to do and they have so much they want to do. It’s like we have a mutual admiration society that goes on after every one of these, especially the last shows, whether they are my shows or Fleetwood Mac shows. That’s what I’m mostly happy about. I don’t think that I have exactly accepted the actual ceremony and the whole thing that will happen in March or whenever it is because in my world that’s a long time. When it comes down to a month away from that and trying to figure out what I’m going to say and what I’m going to do, then it’s going to hit me in more of a weepy, emotional way because I’m already feeling really emotional today and as you can hear, I can hardly even talk. I am feeling really emotional that my mother and father aren’t here. My father would have said, “Well, I knew you’d do it.” And my mother would have said, “I told you when you were 15 and a half that you better be the boss of your own company since you don’t like being told what to do. You’re going to school. You might be a singer/songwriter and you may do great things, but you’re also going to be an educated singer/songwriter so that you can always be in the boy’s club and so you can never be treated like a second-class citizen by a bunch of guys.” That’s what she told me when I was 15 and a half. So I’m so sorry that my little mom isn’t going to be seated on the side of the stage going to everybody, “Well, I knew she’d do it.” My sadness is there are a few people that won’t be there. Had Prince not passed away, Prince would have come and played on a song with me because I get to do one or two or three songs. He would have come and played on his and my song for the first time in history since we never got to play [“Stand Back”] together on stage. If Tom Petty had lived, he could have come and played “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with me. And that breaks my heart that those two people aren’t alive for this. But you know what? They are in my heart. They walk with me onstage every night. That’s the sadness that there are a few people that I would really loved to have shared this with, but life goes on and they are in my heart, so it’s okay. I have to let that part go. I am super excited. I am super grateful. I really didn’t expect this to happen, honestly. I just thought it never was going to happen. I’m really thrilled and I’m really grateful. It’s a pretty cool class with you, the Zombies, Roxy Music, the Cure, Radiohead and Def Leppard. Are you fan of these people? I’m a huge fan of Def Leppard. I know them and they always come to our shows. I know them pretty well and I really love their music, actually, and I have their music on my road tapes that I make and I listen to every night between 5:00 and 8:00 every night that I do a show. That’s my inspiration, a lot of my favorite groups. I’m a huge fan of Janet Jackson. She’s also all over all my tapes. I listen to Janet almost every single night. And the Zombies, from my past, I was a huge fan. I love the Zombies! And the Cure, I don’t know much about them because I really wasn’t a punk girl, not that I wouldn’t have liked to throw some punk into my life, I probably would have, but I can only do so much in one life. And then Radiohead. I have much respect for Radiohead and the beautiful voice of Thom Yorke. I think this is a great bunch of people. This is going to be a really fun night. Are you thinking much about who might induct you and what three songs you might play? I’m not really there yet. I have to really give that some thought. Tomorrow is our last show until the end of January and right now I’m in a hotel because I can’t get out of road mode while we’re still playing, so I’m five minutes from my house, but I’m going home tomorrow night after the show. And then the next day I’ll start thinking about all that. I can’t tell you, but I pretty much know who those people are going to be, but I don’t want to hex it before I make my final decision and talk to some people about it. I want to make the right decision and I want this to be really perfect. But this is a great group of people to be going in with. I’m thrilled about that. I don’t think I’ve ever met Janet Jackson even though I feel like I know her like she lives next door because I’ve been listening to her music since she was a baby. I’m super excited about that and I think she should be in, absolutely. She’s amazing. I’m happy this is a great bunch of people that get to walk through this little heavenly rainbow with me and I couldn’t be happier. I couldn’t be more honored to be going in twice. First of all, to be going in once was amazing. Everybody that I know over the last 50 years, people that aren’t in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are like, “Well, I don’t really care.” And as of 1998, when Fleetwood Mac went in, I always cared since I’m all about ceremony. I would say to myself, “Yeah, you don’t care because you’re not in it. But when you do go in it, you’ll totally care.” It’s that kind of thing. Nobody expects to ever go in it. But when you get that little invitation, you’re dancing around your house because there is nothing better than being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Being inducted into it twice, for your own work out of the band, there really isn’t anything better than that, to be able to be in both clubs. It’s the “you’re in it because you’re in a band club” and the “you’re in it because of your solo work” club. I’m glad it happened now before I was like 78 or something. I would have had to walk in with my walker and my feathers and my sequins and my long, flowing grey hair. (Laughs) So I’m glad it happened now and not in another five or six years. What a visual! https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/stevie-nicks-rock-hall-of-fame-interview-769572/
  2. Kurt420

    2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

    I do think Janet has earned her place as well but I totally hear you on that and was wondering the same thing really. Has Whitney ever even been nominated?? She definitely needs to get in. Aside from Madonna, I do think her influence has been the most impactful of just about any other artist these last 30+ years. Just like the industry shifted after Madonna, it did the same when Whitney hit the scene. Agreed @Jazzy Jan. Madonna's achievements stand on their own, no need to resort to "little monster" tactics and make up/embellish her achievements. I'm going to hope that post is lack of awareness and not a Madonna fan blatantly creating "fake news". Just no need for it.
  3. Kurt420

    2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

    And the 2019 inductees are..... The Cure Def Leppard Janet Jackson Stevie Nicks Radiohead Roxy Music The Zombies Damn, I did pretty good with my predictions in an earlier post....lol....I thought only five could be inducted or I would've guessed more! I think all of these artists have earned their stripes so no complaints on this end with these choices. Kudos to Stevie for getting in on first year of being nominated.....much like our Queen M!! Also, Stevie already being inducted as a part of Fleetwood Mac will now be the first woman to be in the Rock Hall with a band and solo!
  4. Kurt420

    Your top albums of 2018

    Pretty sure it's because I'm getting old but most new music I hear now absolutely bores me to tears! It just doesn't stick with me. I feel like strong hooks and melodies just aren't there anymore for the most part. Perhaps I'm just hearing the wrong things. 🤷‍♂️ No way I could come up with 10 but I did enjoy Janelle Monae and MGMT.....still have yet to listen to the full Robyn album but what I've heard sounds really good. Definitely will dive into that one fully soon!
  5. This is the thread to APPRECIATE the woman that we, the American people voted to be our Commander In Chief in this 2016 election, A woman that has dedicated her entire life to public service. A woman who is in this not for a stroke of the ego, but because she wants to make a difference, The People's President, HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON...... 133 Reasons Why Hillary should be our President: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/feed/reasons-and-counting-hillary-clinton-should-be-our-next-president/ I say she's the Madonna of politics because much like our dear M, there are so many lies spread about both of these women that over the years the lies have become "truths". For Madonna, as has been recently brought to the forefront again, the big one is "she doesn't write/create her own music".....we all know that's bullshit. What about Hillary though? http://www.forwardprogressives.com/debunking-anti-hillary-clinton-myths-lies-conspiracies/
  6. ❤️ Love that! I'm sorry, I will never ever fully understand the over the top hatred this woman gets. I understand she's not warm and fuzzy, she's very "vanilla" and by the books.....even when she tries to be funny it seems forced and rehearsed....but I have nothing but respect for her. Nobody that has run previously has been more qualified than her. What a shame.
  7. Kurt420

    Not Cool For School: your first ever albums

    Love how Madonna looked on that night!! Has always been one of my favorite looks. I don't have a memory of this but apparently this was a favorite of mine at around 2 yrs: My first memory of really loving music is when I would listen to my Mom's copy of: The first tape I remember wanting and actually having it bought just for me was:
  8. Another great point that I totally forgot about peter! Yes, I've streamed while driving before and not only does it stop and buffer at times, interrupting whatever I'm listening to but it sucks that data up quickly! Like you, I do still enjoy buying mp3's and or/buying physical and ripping to my ipod. These days, I do tend to only buy physical copies of my favorite artists, unlike the 90's when I would take a chance and buy a CD just based on a song or two hoping I'd like the rest. In those cases now, I'll usually stream other songs from the album and then buy (or not) based on that or just do the samples they offer on itunes and buy if I like them. I've noticed the physical copies I buy these days are usually remastered, expanded editions of albums I previously owned or have wanted to own for years and just never got around to......for example, I've recently bought Prince Purple Rain reissue and all the recent Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks reissues. It's sad to me that even mp3's are becoming obsolete now......idk what I'm gonna do when my ipod finally breaks since they don't even make them anymore. 😞 I'm sure at some point I'll be forced to go primarily streaming but I'm gonna have to be dragged kicking and screaming. I just don't like the idea of not having something that I can always access, anytime I need to and not have to worry if it's gone or all my data being eaten up or not being able to listen due to some sort of connection issue....or a certain artist doesn't have their music available on the service I listen to....there's just so many little annoying things like that. It sounds like I'm "anti-streaming" but I'm really not.....it has it's place for me too. I tend to stream music at work and even at home time to time. I will say that you can discover things you may not otherwise find and it is cool that there's such a huge selection to choose from. I can appreciate the "cleanliness" of it too....nothing taking up space in your house nor on your hard drive.
  9. I know this concept may be very old school to anyone born in the 90's and beyond but to me the whole physical package + music is like a piece of art. It all tells a story or sends a message of sorts about the work you're about to hear. With streaming, there's no lyrics to read and absorb, no cover to analyze, no liner notes, no story told through album art. Streaming feels much colder and makes music seem so disposable. You listen to your song for "free" and you move along. Also, when I buy a physical copy, I'll own it forever (or as long as I want to keep it). With streaming, I may find a song I like and next time I go to listen to it, it could be gone. Another thing that irritates me with streaming is when wrong versions of songs are placed on album playlists. For example, if Material Girl from IC were placed with the LAV album instead of the actual album version. That kind of thing drives me crazy.
  10. Classic! Watch the game get pulled for being "offensive" 🙄
  11. Kurt420

    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    Pathetic. A complete and utter embarrassment. 🤦‍♂️
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    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    Interesting if this is true! What's the source of this? Kind of ties into this: Please let Fox News turn on him.....this will be amazing to witness!
  13. Kurt420

    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    I agree. I can't even laugh at the comedy sketches about him either now. It's all too real! My heart hurts for the Brazilians at this point, that man even makes Trump look somewhat "centered" by comparison but they both spew the same rhetoric. I have ZERO doubt in my mind though that there are many Americans that support Trump that would have no problem with him amping it up to that level. It's probably a little shortsighted to blame Trump completely for the rise in right wing fascism around the world but having the president of the most powerful country on earth using that sort of rhetoric and having success certainly doesn't make others similar to him (or worse than him) feel shy about expressing it and acting on it. It feels like in some ways we're just repeating things from 100 yrs ago that would culminate with Hitler and Holocaust. All of that didn't happen overnight after all, it took years to get to that point. It didn't start out with him gassing millions of people......there was a build up to that obviously.
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    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    It's absolutely pathetic and a major embarrassment. These are the things his supporters love about him though so the more extreme he gets and the more he lashes out at the "fake news" the more they'll follow. I don't think there's anything this man could do to make them "see the light". Even after he's gone from office, he'll be the "beloved" for the deplorables as Reagan kind of is for the more "traditional" Republicans. I was watching live coverage last night and the pundits were all talking about now that Dems have the House, perhaps they can finally get his tax returns.....but why bother really? In 2016 it seemed like that could possibly make a difference but now?? Psshht......the man could never have paid a dime in taxes and his supporters wouldn't give a f*ck. He's pretty much created a cult that will blindly follow no matter what. I'm not even sure a downturn in the economy would sway them. Now that Dems have some control, they'd just blame them for it. There's no coming back from this at this point. The "normal' we knew prior will never be again, especially since this "style" of governing seems to be spreading to other countries around the world now. It'll be interesting (ie: terrifying) to see what the results of all this will be in about 10 yrs time.
  15. Extremely chilling. The future of the world is looking more and more uncertain every day.
  16. The drama never stops with them.... Lindsey Buckingham suing Fleetwood Mac By Chloe Melas (CNN)Former Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is suing the band for making him go his own way. In court documents obtained by CNN, Buckingham claims that he lost an estimated $12 million in upcoming tour proceeds after he was involuntarily expelled from Fleetwood Mac in January.He is suing Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood for breach of fiduciary duty and breach of oral contract. It's not entirely clear what led to Buckingham's departure from the group, though his suit outlines debate about touring schedules. Fleetwood Mac was originally founded in 1967 by Peter Green and was named after two of its band members, Fleetwood and John McVie. Green left the band in 1969. Buckingham joined in 1974, the same year as Nicks, Fleetwood Mac's lead singer. Buckingham wrote some of the band's most well-known songs, including "Go Your Own Way," which was the lead single off the band's highly successful 1977 album, "Rumours." Fleetwood Mac has had a tumultuous history. The group took a hiatus in 1982 and when they agreed to go back on tour in 1987, Buckingham backed out at the last minute. In 1998, Christine McVie left the band and later rejoined in 2014. "Everything that we wore on our sleeve, the discord and nature of the band, was the people breaking up, the dysfunction," Buckingham told CNN at a MusiCares event, days before he found out the band would be touring without him. "Right below all of that dysfunction is a great, great deal of love." CNN has reached out to Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac's representatives for comment. https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/12/entertainment/lindsey-buckingham-fleetwood-mac-lawsuit/index.html Fleetwood Mac disputes Lindsey Buckingham lawsuit By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Oct 15, 2018, 6:43 AM ET Fleetwood Mac disputes allegations in a lawsuit filed by Lindsey Buckingham for kicking him off the band's new tour. In a statement, band spokesperson Kristen Foster says, "Fleetwood Mac looks forward to their day in court." In the suit, the guitarist and songwriter is seeking his share of tour income because he says he still wants and is able to perform. The suit names bandmates Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie and John McVie. Buckingham claims he was told five days after the group appeared at Radio City Music Hall in January that the band would tour without him. He says he would have been paid at least $12 million for his share of the tour proceeds. The tour began Oct. 3, with Mike Campbell and Neil Finn replacing Buckingham. https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/fleetwood-mac-disputes-lindsey-buckingham-lawsuit-58501624
  17. Kurt420

    Heart

    It really is underrated. One of the best rock albums of all time if you ask me. Agreed that it takes you on a journey. It's really of it's time but still timeless. I do think this is their best full album.
  18. Kurt420

    Heart

    Not crazy at all! Music, films and books have always been my three favorite areas of interests so I too think of them in a sort of connected way. It ages me to talk this way, but that's what was so great about those songs.....you were actually able to create very vivid images and full on scenarios just based on the lyrics and feel of the song. So agree about Gypsy video. I think it's easily one of the best pre MJ-Thriller/Madonna music videos ever created. Fits that song perfectly,
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    Heart

    love that story! Jazzy, you deserve a cut from the Toy Story gross for that! I used to do the same thing with songs, make little scenarios up or they'd just conjure up lots of images. I feel like 80's songs were really good for that. All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You is a very good song to be able to do that to. I had the image of the man in my head and he was so handsome, the baby, the road, hotel....all of it!!
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    Heart

    This has always been one of my favorite Heart songs, probably my first favorite! One of my favorite 80's songs period! I have memories of my Mom playing this vinyl as a very young kid and I'd inspect the album cover, for some reason I really liked it...lol. Fun fact about this song, it was actually written for Stevie Nicks for her Rock A Little album but she turned it down. After I found that out, I can totally hear it in the lyrics. They got some flak for their 80's work but I love a lot of it. They can do a power ballad like no other. Another favorite of mine:
  21. Kurt420

    Heart

    They have an interesting story too:
  22. Kurt420

    Heart

    They remind me of laying by some mountain stream on a cool early spring day in 1974 but I like them! Love the whole Dreamboat Annie album!! Ann Wilson is 🔥 🔥 in this performance: And Nancy 🔥 🔥 in this one:
  23. Kurt420

    Kanye West

    They're two peas in a pod....both narcissistic, self serving, fame whores
  24. I had my reservations but the new band sounds pretty damn good. They've dug out some gems for this tour from the pre-Nicks/Buckingham days. They've also included some Split Enz, Crowded House and Tom Petty songs. Love Stevie on this: This first vid is probably their biggest pre-Nicks/Buckingham song. This was from the Bob Welch incarnation of the band:
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