Rock a Little @30

Stevie Nicks Rock a Little album coverStevie Nicks’ third solo album Rock a Little has turned 30. Released on November 18, 1985, the album marked a sonic departure from Stevie’s previously established sound, focusing on bigger productions and keyboard arrangements. Debuting at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, the album received mixed reviews from critics and fans, selling considerably less than her previous two solo recordings. The sessions were marred by numerous production problems and Stevie’s then-ongoing battle with cocaine addiction.

Despite these challenges, the album still managed to be successful with the help of hit singles “Talk to Me” (#4) and “I Can’t Wait” (#16), which were in heavy video rotation on MTV. Stevie later received a Best Rock Female Vocalist nomination for “Talk to Me” at the 1987 Grammy Awards. Rock a Little has sold more than one million copies in the U.S.

A chaotic world tour helped drive album sales, but took a toll on Stevie’s fragile health. Shortly after the tour, Stevie checked herself into the Betty Ford Rehabilitation Center to seek help in overcoming a decade-long addiction to cocaine.

Stevie Nicks Info will be celebrating Rock a Little by revisiting each track with critical analysis, audio clips, and quotes from Stevie herself about the making of one of her most unusual albums.

2022 Tour

Stevie Nicks

🗹  New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
New Orleans, LA
May 7, 2022 

🗹 Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO
May 11, 2022

🗹  The Gorge Amphitheatre
Quincy, WA
May 14, 2022

RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
Ridgefield, WA
June 10, 2022

Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mountain View, CA
June 12, 2022

USANA Amphitheatre
Salt Lake City, UT
June 16, 2022

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
Manchester, TN
June 19, 2022

Ruoff Music Center
Noblesville, IN
June 21, 2022

Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Snowmass, CO
Labor Day 2022

Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL
September 8, 2022
September 10, 2022

Sea Hear Now Festival
Asbury, NJ
September 17, 2022

Sound on Sound Festival
Bridgeport, CT
September 24-25, 2022

Ohana Festival
September 30, 2022
Dana Point, CA

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New Release

Stevie Nicks, Stand Back 1981-2017, compilation