Category - Bella Donna (1981)

Stevie Nicks 1981

The resurgent appeal of Stevie Nicks

Her generous songs provide an antidote to today’s often embattled pop music. The cover of Bella Donna, Stevie Nicks’s first solo album, shows the artist looking slender and wide-eyed, wearing a white gown, a gold...

Stevie Nicks does it again: New releases

A RELEASE of two deluxe albums next month will see a whole lot more Stevie Nicks blasting from radios, stereos and iPods across the country. On November 4, Warner Music Australia will release Bella Donna: Deluxe Edition...

Stevie Nicks 1981

LISTEN: ‘Bella Donna’ demo

Hear Stevie Nicks’ Intimate ‘Bella Donna’ Demo Deluxe reissues of singer-songwriter’s first two solo albums, Bella Donna and The Wild Heart, out November 4th On November 4th, Stevie Nicks‘...

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Happy 35th Anniversary, Bella Donna!

Stevie Nicks‘ debut solo album and crowning commercial achievement Bella Donna turns 35 today. Packed with radio-friendly tracks, Bella Donna spawned four Top 40 singles: “Stop Draggin’ My Heart...

VINTAGE VIDEO: ‘Edge of Seventeen’

Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen [Original unreleased video]Watch this video on YouTubeYouTube This rarely-seen video for “Edge of Seventeen” has moments of pure telenovela, which just beg for Stevie’s...

VINTAGE VIDEO: ‘Gold and Braid’

“Gold and Braid” is a track from the Bella Donna recording sessions. Although it was never recorded for the album (or ANY album for that matter), it quickly became the elusive fan favorite, kind of like the...

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MTV @ 25

On August 1, 1981, MTV began broadcasting to the world. One of the first music videos played that day was Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, the hit duet by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty. “I’d never done a...

Bella Donna certified 5X platinum

The Nicks Fix is reporting that Stevie Nicks’ 1981 album Bella Donna has reached 5X platinum (5 million units shipped to retailers), according to the Recording Industry Assocation of America (RIAA). The latest...

Fleetwood Mac: Stevie Nicks, Macramé Goddess

To steal from Groucho Marx (after all we’re talking nicks), the trouble with doing interviews is having to sit down next to someone you don’t like. See, I’m the leather type myself; don’t go for chiffon unless it’s on a...

Stevie Nicks on Venice Beach

20 Questions: Stevie Nicks

Stevie Ladies and gentlemen, the reigning queen of rock — on recklessness, relationships and reincarnation Contributing Editor David Rensin met with Stevie Nicks (whose album Bella Donna has sold more than 1,000,000...

Stevie Nicks: Going solo

Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks tries on a new hat When Stevie Nicks was cutting her first solo album, the just-released Bella Donna, she recalls, “I promised myself I wasn’t going to get crazy over it. I...

Stevie Nicks soars with Bella Donna

A fearsome Kabuki doll grimaces malevolently from atop an antique upright piano into a pastel pink room, where porcelain flamingos stand in fixed motion next to a beige satin-covered bed littered with pillows. Jungle...

Diversity marks Stevie Nicks’ solo

Fleetwood Mac singer borrows some hard-edged help from Petty. Pop Album Reviews: STEVIE NICKS, Bella Donna, Modern Records. MR38-139. What’s particularly attractive about Stevie Nicks’ solo plunge is the musical and...

REVIEW: Bella Donna

Rickie Lee Jones’ Pirates and Stevie Nicks’ Bella Donna are both such long-awaited albums that you could all but hear the amens when they arrived in the stores. It has been nearly two years since the release...