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Private Show in Los Angeles
March 31, 2001
Billboard - April 14, 2001

Rockin' in Shangri-La.

Photo Stevie Nicks, left, recently previewed material from her forthcoming Reprise collection, Trouble in Shangri-La, at a showcase at SIR Studios in Los Angeles. The project shows the venerable rocker collaborating with such luminaries as Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Maines of Dixie Chicks, and Macy Gray. Due May 1, the set is previewed by the singles "Planets of the Universe" and "Every Day." Nicks is expected to tour in support of the album this summer. Pictured with Nicks is Warner Bros. President Phil Quartararo.

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Monday, April 02 06:10 p.m.
The past Saturday night saw Warner Bros. Records honchos hosting an industry showcase featuring the return of Stevie Nicks who has her first album since 1998's Enchanted(Atlantic). The May release of Trouble in Shangri-La will be her first solo effort for Reprise, the long-time home of Fleetwood Mac. Reprise President Howie Klein introduced Nicks and her band -- which included Laurel Canyon Rock guitar legend and Nicks fixture Waddy Wachtel -- from the stage of Hollywood's famous SIR studios, while Warner Bros. Records President Phil Quartararo shook hands. Though the event came hot on the heels of corporate bloodletting in Burbank, those in attendance packed the room and for an industry audience, showed genuine enthusiasm for Nicks, who was in fine form and voice though "a little nervous" by her own admission. Several times she whipped the crowd into a twirling fit, including when Interscope/Geffen/A&M artist Sheryl Crow joined her onstage for several numbers. Crow co-produced five tracks for Nicks on Shangri-La.

New York Daily News

April 3, 2001
CROW BOOSTS NICKS' RETURN Rocker Sheryl Crow joined Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks at a private concert for record-industry types in L.A. last weekend to promote "Trouble in Shangri-La," Nicks' first solo album since 1994. Nicks said after the show that her nervousness passed after the second song: "Thank goodness, because if it didn't go away, then that would really be a drag." Crow produced some of the songs on the album, due out in May. Nicks introduced her as a"really, really good friend, and she saved my life on this record."


Stevie Nicks Returns to Spotlight in Private Gig

By Dean Goodman
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Admitting to being "a little nervous, but I'm going to hang in there," Fleetwood Mac member Stevie Nicks unveiled several new songs at a private concert on Saturday.

Nicks, who turns 53 on May 26, is on the promotional trail for "Trouble in Shangri-La" (Reprise), her first new solo album since 1994. It is due in stores on May 1.

Rocker Sheryl Crow, who produced some of the songs, put in a guest appearance as Nicks and her seven-man band played 12 songs for about 300 record industry types at a Hollywood rehearsal studio.

Inevitably, Nicks dusted off some of her Fleetwood Mac gems, including "Dreams," "Gold Dust Woman, "Rhiannon" and "Landslide," and solo hits "Stand Back" and "Edge of Seventeen."

She introduced Crow as a "really, really good friend and she saved my life on this record." They performed the new song "Sorcerer," which Nicks said she wrote in 1974 when she was a "prim" new arrival in Los Angeles.

They also performed a duet on the Crow-written song, "It's Only Love."

Nicks told Reuters after the show her nervousness passed after the second song. "Thank goodness, because if it didn't go away then that would really be a drag."

She said her personal highlight was performing the new song "Fall from Grace," which she described as a "rockin' drivin' blues song" in the style of 1960s rock duo Delaney and Bonnie.

Playing the old Fleetwood Mac stuff was also a thrill, Nicks said.

"Every time it's a different bunch of people that are in the band and in the audience, it makes the songs different. It brings different things out of the songs every time, otherwise I could never still be doing 'Dreams' and 'Gold Dust Woman,' and (be) totally enjoying it."

Nicks said she will begin a U.S. tour on June 29. She was on the road with Fleetwood Mac when the Anglo-American supergroup reunited with the 1997 concert album "The Dance." Plans for a new Fleetwood Mac album have been put on hold because the members were unable to lure Christine McVie out of retirement in England.

Nicks' last studio album was 1994's "Street Angel." She released a boxed set, "Enchanted," in 1998.

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