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Somewhat related to this thread.. I never heard this story before, although it seems to have been "official" for ages.. As told on the wikipedia entry for TP's and Dave Stewart's song Don't Come Around Here No More. A somewhat odd Nicks entrance into yet another area of the TP sphere..

--- The original inspiration was a romantic encounter that producer David A. Stewart of Eurythmics had with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac.[1] On The Howard Stern Show, Stewart explained that the title's phrase was actually uttered by Nicks. She had broken up with Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh the night before,[2] and invited Stewart to her place for a party after an early Eurythmics show in Los Angeles. Stewart did not know who she was at the time, but went anyway. When the partygoers all disappeared to a bathroom for a couple of hours to snort cocaine, he decided to go upstairs to bed. He woke up at 5am to find Nicks in his room trying on Victorian clothing and described the entire scenario as very much reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. Later that morning, she told Walsh, "Don't come around here no more." ---

 

Of course, the most absurd thing with this story is that Dave went to bed in the light of what was going on. That does not seem to compute with all the other stories of his mid 80s behaviour in LA... but, if true, maybe this was before he got himself properly settled and started up...  

 

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"Tom Petty dead: Watch his final ever live performance with friend and collaborator Stevie Nicks" (Independent / UK)

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/tom-petty-dead-stevie-nicks-duet-performance-london-hyde-park-stop-dragging-me-around-a7980166.html

 

on a related note:

http://ew.com/music/2017/10/03/tom-petty-stevie-nicks/

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I never intended for this to be a 100% rearview type of thread. Sure, there are numerous moments through the years that have had Tom and Stevie (the "Honorary Heartbreaker") harmonize or work together. Most notably in the Bella Donna and Wild Heart era, but after that, many occasions where they've played those old songs live. But I shall admit that I secretely hoped (or not so secretely, really) that they sometime, when they met up on stage, would try that special magic they seem able to channel when playing together, on something else than Stop Draggin' My Heart Around and the occasional Inisder or I Need To Know. I so wished and hoped they'd work together again, on more songs. Being it live versions of leftover stuff from back in the day, or newer stuff by him or her (or by someone else, for that matter), or what I hoped for the most: that they'd do some kinda studio work together again. I really think their blend, their energy is (was..) really so special, and I think they would have been well served by doing something more together! So it's with great sorrow I realize now, how nothing of the kind will never take place, how this thread, from this summer's Hyde Park show on, will forever be looking back only. Too bad, but what wonderful moments some of them are. Let's remember that, I bet Stevie will.

Here are a two other write ups feat Stevie on the passing of Tom, not the greatest piece of writing and some of it may have been posted elsewhere, but for whatever it's worth, I think it belongs here too..

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/stevie-nicks-looks-back-on-her-friendship-with-tom-petty-w508749

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tom-petty-stevie-nicks-friendship/

 

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A current piece from down under...

http://www.watoday.com.au/entertainment/rock-yourself-into-the-stars-stevie-nicks-doing-it-for-tom-petty-20171101-gzcoyz.html

 

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Rock yourself into the stars': Stevie Nicks doing it for Tom Petty

When Stevie Nicks closes the shows on her Australian tour with her 1981 hit Edge of Seventeen, it will hold a particularly special meaning for the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll. "There was a whole verse written about Tom Petty that I never really referred to," Nicks said.

Petty, who died in October, was a long-time friend and collaborator of Nicks and she credits him with helping her launch her solo career. But it was a misheard conversation Nicks had with Petty's wife Jane that inspired the song's famous title. "The verse 'he was no more than a baby then, well he seemed broken hearted, something within him, but the moment that I first laid, eyes on him all alone, on the edge of seventeen' that was about Tom," Nicks says. "Jane has a real Florida accent and she said something about him being around the age of 17 and I thought she said the edge of 17 and I just thought that was so poetic. "She corrected me when I asked her about it, but I didn't care. I kept it."

Nicks said she would normally be spending this difficult time with Petty's family and going through her grief privately, but wanted to fulfil her Australian tour commitments, mostly because it's 'what Tom would want'. "I am going to be going over the loss of Tom while I am on this tour. Since he just died and I am actually here in my time when, under normal circumstances I would be with his family and going through my grief. But I am here in the arms of Australia and if I was going to be anywhere I want to be here," Nicks said. "Its going to be an interesting thing to perform Edge of Seventeenand all the other songs Tom was part of but he would not want me to change my show one little bit because of him. He would say 'do your show exactly as you did it 55 times in the United States, rock yourself into the stars'."

Nicks current Australian tour, which kicks off in Perth on November 2, is just two years after she was last here with her band Fleetwood Mac, and comes on the back of her 2014 solo album 24 Karat Gold. "Honestly, after I delivered the album to the record label I didn't listen to it again for almost two years because I had to go straight into rehearsals for the Fleetwood Mac tour," Nicks said. "So we did 110 shows on the first tour and then Chris (Former Fleetwod Mac songwriter Christine McVie) said she wanted to come back, so we did another 110 shows with her. "When I got back I literally didn't even take a day off, I went to my managers and said 'I know it's been 18 months since we released the album, let's book a tour'." The original 28 show tour was extended to 55 dates and then an Australian leg of the tour was added.

Now, she admits, she is ready for some time off. "This is the most successful tour I have ever done, so it is really worth it," she said. "I have a Fleetwood Mac show in January and then I am taking some time off to go to Hawaii." But she already has her eye on more touring as soon as she can after the holiday ends. "You just have to," she said. "Especially what has happened to me with Tom, you can't take anything for granted, if you have music to play that you love, why not? "I don't want to not play Edge of Seventeen again."

Stevie Nicks plays Perth Arena on November 2, Botanic Park, Adelaide  on November 4, ICC Sydney Theatre on November 7 and 8, Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley on  November 11, Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton on November 12, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne on  November 16 and  Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley on November 18.

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"He would say 'do your show exactly as you did it 55 times in the United States"

:D He would, too!

 

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Love is a long long road and this is an old old thread, but I did want to add a few more from some of the Stevie superfans out there (there are other of their videos in this thread I believe).

On this one the backing track goes on for about five minutes and then there's a section of scratch vocal which for obvious reasons wasn't used, but wow, that track - it slays me.  I just find myself listening to this completely enfolded in love for this fucking band.

"Sleeping Angel" is one of my favorite Stevie songs, but I really enjoy the sort of rough quality this version has.

I wasn't aware of this one till recently - much like "Starshine" it's not a particularly strong composition but Ben is sounding great.

 

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Not sure it's the same one, but there is another "broadcast" bootleg recorded 1983 that credits "Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty" called "Leather & Lace"... that really sounds quite horrible, and features Tom, at least in any noticeable way, on one song.

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