Welcome to the new episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard’s weekly audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year’s biggest musical events. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and Billboard.com senior editor Katie Atkinson every Tuesday on the Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in iTunes (click here to listen to the previous Tuesday’s edition of the show on Billboard.com).
We spoke to the legendary Stevie Nicks a little while back, and in our conversation, we talk about her upcoming tour, her 24 Karat Gold album, how she compiled the set list for the show and the possibility of a new Fleetwood Mac album from the classic Rumours-era lineup of the band. Plus, Nicks discusses how she’s “heartbroken” that she’ll never be able to perform her famed hit “Stand Back” with Prince, as the song was inspired by the Purple One’s single “Little Red Corvette.”
Then, we catch up the Sheryl Crow, who has two albums in the works. One set is an all-star collaborative project (which just so happens to feature Stevie Nicks, along with stars like Keith Richards, Joe Walsh and Neil Young) and the other is a “kick-ass” album with longtime songwriting partner Jeff Trott. Crow also discusses how she met Nicks at a Grammy Awards party many years ago and how that meeting turned into a lasting friendship. “She was one of the first people who called me after I was diagnosed with breast cancer,” Crow says, “and she’s just one of my favorite people on the planet. I love her and adore her.”
Additionally, Crow talks about how she teamed up with eBay for Charity for an auction of more than 100 of her own clothes, to benefit Stand Up 2 Cancer. The singer/songwriter has always been a vocal advocate for the fight against cancer, and in our chat, Crow suggests some ways fans can join her in raising money for the cause and talks about how her life and music have changed since she was diagnosed a decade ago.
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