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Q104.3, 5/7/2001, Radio Interview < Stevie Nicks < Main Page

Q104.3, 5/7/2001, Radio Interview

Q104.3 Interview, May 7, 2001

First, Bob Buchmann played "All I Wanna Do" and "Refugee". He said that Sheryl Crow and Tom Petty were both influences on Stevie's new album. Then he introduced Stevie and they talked for about a minute about the story behind "That Made Me Stronger."

Next, Bob said that Stevie was going to make the announcement about when the "Cue to Call" for the Harley Days of May (a contest where you can win a motorcycle) would be.

Bob Buchmann: You ever been on a bike?

Stevie Nicks: Yes.

Bob Buchmann: That's the answer I expected, with the laugh I expected afterwards.

Stevie Nicks: Didn't we go all the way to Anaheim on a Harley Davidson to see a Bob Dylan concert from the ... kind of ... Santa Monica Pacific Palisades? All my friends really did the Harley Davidson thing for a long time, and, uh, a couple of them got really hurt. And that was . . . everybody kind of drew back after that. Cause it was a couple of really serious close shaves.

Bob Buchmann: It's the other drivers.

Stevie Nicks: It's the other drivers, right.

Bob Buchmann: Rarely is it you.

Stevie Nicks: It's everybody else.

Bob Buchmann: That's really true.

Stevie Nicks: I mean, what is more fun, really, than being on the back of a Harley Davidson, driving down the freeway towards a Bob Dylan concert? But I remember saying, "It's very far down . . . this is a long trip, this is taking a long time."

Bob Buchmann: I want to get to a song from your new album. There are so many that we want to play. Do you want to start out with the first release? We got the entire collection of songs.

Stevie Nicks: Sure, sure. Whatever you want to do, I'm here for you.

Bob Buchmann: Planets of the Universe

Stevie Nicks: Okay.

(Planets of the Universe plays.)

Bob Buchmann: It's 7:15 in the morning, and Stevie Nicks, right there, and after that, Jimi Hendrix and Purple Haze. We . . . Stevie Nicks, our very special guest this morning . . . we were just talking in the studio about The Purple One, which the Hendrix kind of brought on and . . . you know, Prince still these days in the news.

Stevie Nicks: You wanna hear a story about Prince? One time we played New York and he came and picked me up . . . he wanted to take me out to his house. Of course none of my people wanted to just let me go. Nine-thirty in the morning. We get in Prince's purple car. He was in his purple clothes too. Swear to God. I had halfway gotten out of my stage clothes, but I still had the skirt on, and tennis shoes . . . I get in his car, and we're, I kid you not, in Minnesota. We went down the freeway at 150 miles an hour. And I am, like, "We're gonna get pulled over. This is gonna look so bad. We're gonna get pulled over, Prince. We're going 150 miles an hour." So I went out and spent the day at his purple house. We kind of played around with a song for a little while, in his recording studio a little bit, and then he took me back to be at the Fleetwood Mac plane at, like, three o'clock in the afternoon. I made it back on time to take off and go to the next gig. But I swore we were gonna be pulled over. And how are we gonna . . . looking like we look . . . how are we going to get out of this one? What are we gonna say? We were, you know, we were just casually cruising out to your house, you know . . . at 150 miles an hour. Prince, we're gonna go to jail, both of us. He didn't care. He kept going.

Bob Buchmann: (laughing) It's 7:20. Stevie Nicks, you were really great on Rosie . . . Thursday, Friday? . . . and great with your buddy Dave as well . . .

(Bob plays a clip from Letterman -- not the show with Stevie, but a joke about Bill Clinton. Stevie is heard laughing before a co-host gives the traffic report.)

Bob Buchmann: Q104, your classic rock station. The new Stevie Nicks album now in stores -- Trouble in Shangri-La. She's our special guest this morning. Sheryl Crow . . . who we actually began this hour with, a few minutes before seven o'clock . . . she's responsible for, what, five tracks on this new album?

Stevie Nicks: She's . . . you know . . . half the record, really. And for the songs she didn't produce, she was there. That's the great thing about Sheryl. The other producer who produced the other half of the record, John Shanks, the two of them, by the time we got to the end of the record, it's like they were both at both . . . Sheryl sang on Fall From Grace because even though it was John Shanks' production, she just was there. Because . . . it became, you know, everybody really cared about this record. Everybody pitched in, even on everybody else's work, you know.

Bob Buchmann: There's a shot of all of you, together, on the . . .

Stevie Nicks: That's why I did that picture.

Bob Buchmann: It's a beautiful picture.

Stevie Nicks: Thank you.

Bob Buchmann: It creates the camaraderie and the family . . . the sense of family. Sheryl is right in the center, next to you. Is that your sister?

Stevie Nicks: That's my sister-in-law, Lori. That's one of my . . .

Bob Buchmann: She's great.

Stevie Nicks: She's been singing back-up for me since 19 . . . gosh, 78.

Bob Buchmann: Was it The Cutting Room downtown that you played with Sheryl at during her show . . . with Keith Richards . . . or was that . . . you were there, weren't you?

Stevie Nicks: You mean the thing last week? Because I'm going, "Are you talking about 1975?"

Bob Buchmann: No, no . . .

Stevie Nicks: Oh, I did that last week!

Bob Buchmann: Sheryl did a show . . . Keith Richards was there.

Stevie Nicks: Sheryl's . . . she's doing these shows because they're fun. She has a little place here, you know, so . . . she's here, she's kind of here right now. She has a beautiful home in Los Angeles, but she's, like, hanging out here and she's doing these shows. Sometimes we have to go out and just do some funky fun shows because we have to do that. We need to be back in 1975.

Bob Buchmann: It's got to be intimate. The air's a little warmer.

Stevie Nicks: It's very different. It's very different, very close.

Bob Buchmann: Did you get up on stage?

Stevie Nicks: I did.

Bob Buchmann: And how did it feel . . . to be . . .

Stevie Nicks: In a club? It's fun, it's totally fun. It's . . . I mean, I've played in many many many clubs, so it's like . . . kind of like a dčja vu. You almost feel like you've been there before. And Kid Rock was there. And he's a trip. He's totally trippy.

Bob Buchmann: Everybody likes him.

Stevie Nicks: I really didn't want to go up there. He's sitting behind me, saying, "You have to sing that song. I came all the way from Florida to hear you sing Too Far From Texas." I'm going, "But I don't really know the song! I don't know it!" It was, you know, in club atmospheres those are the kinds of things that happen.

Bob Buchmann: Well, I had a friend who said that you were fantastic and very well received.

Stevie Nicks: Let's send your friend some roses.

Bob Buchmann: Let's get your Q-traffic on the air.

(More traffic announcements. After the commercial break, Bob talks about Paul McCartney on the show for Scott Muny's (sp?) birthday.)

Bob Buchmann: Paul and Scott go back so far. And . . . Stevie Nicks . . . Shawn, hit the record button . . . Tracy, you're closer to it . . . Stevie, do an ID for Scott, just take care of that for us.

Stevie Nicks: Hey, Scott Muny, happy birthday. This is Stevie Nicks. Happy, happy, happy birthday.

Bob Buchmann: Wonderful.

Stevie Nicks: Happy birthday to Scott . . . (Stevie sings Happy Birthday).

Bob Buchmann: Perfect. Stevie Nicks, our special guest. It's the Q Morning Show from Q104.3. And here's your other band . . . Fleetwood Mac, on Q.

(The Chain from The Dance plays.)

Stevie Nicks: I already have three singles. Not that I could have written three singles, anyway, but . . . I wanted you to maybe be able to put it on at the beginning, listen to it all the way through, and know that that's the ending, you know . . . a beginning, a middle, and an ending. A little bit of an experience or a creative world that you can come into with me for a while and then go back to your own life and say that maybe you got something out of it.

Bob Buchmann: Is there a song . . . is there one that you want us to play?

Stevie Nicks: Since this is a rock station . . . Fall From Grace.

Bob Buchmann: Good. Great one. Fall From Grace. Here we go.

Stevie Nicks: Thank you.

Bob Buchmann: We'll see you at PNC and . . .

Stevie Nicks: Jones Beach.

(Fall From Grace plays.)

Bob Buchmann: A rocker on the new Stevie Nicks album, Trouble in Shangri-La, in record stores this past Tuesday. Thanks, Stevie, for stopping by this morning . . . we heard some Dance music from Fleetwood Mac before that and it was nice to hear that Fleetwood Mac absolutely is getting back once her whole Trouble in Shangri-La project is over. Although . . . without Christine McVie . . . but still Fleetwood Mac. We'll take it and we'll look forward to that.

Thanks to Farrah for transcribing this and posting it to The Ledge.


Date: 2001-05-07         Number of views: 1936

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