Stevie Nicks: ‘The most fun I’ve ever had’ – Telegraph

Daily Telegraph
22nd June 2011

Stevie Nicks tells Helen Brown about her latest album – and the joys of being part of a double act.

Rapunzel of rock: Stevie Nicks counts Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix among her influences

When Stevie Nicks asked her 15-year-old god-daughter to take part in her new
music video – “playing me at 30, around the time I joined Fleetwood Mac” –
the girl asked for a little direction. “So I told her to twirl, talk to
yourself, make like you’re crazy, be me,” she says. “We put her in my
vintage, evergreen tie-dye with my top hat. Oh, she looked so beautiful. My
girlfriends laughed when we saw the dress. Were we ever that small? We must
have been!”

She may lament outgrowing her youthful stage gear, but Nicks is still a rock
star Rapunzel at 63, blonde locks cascading over billowing, black chiffon
sleeves. Today, she’s filled her hotel suite with candles and draped a fake
fur blanket over a chair that reclines so far back I briefly worry she’s
expecting a therapy session, not an interview.

But she’s warmly professional. “I wasn’t going to dress up for you,” she
confides, tucking a pair of long, leather boots up off the floor, “but then
I thought: In Your Dreams [her first solo album in a decade] feels like the
best thing I’ve ever done and I want to make sure I’ve done everything right
to get it out there.” Continue reading

Retire? No, I’ll still be rocking when I’m 70: Stevie Nicks on why Fleetwood Mac are back for good

By Adrian Thrills
Daily Mail
16 June 2011

Stevie Nicks is in a hurry.

One of the world’s great front-women — and the face of Fleetwood Mac since joining with then boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham back in 1975 — she is in London to promote a new solo album and appear with Rod Stewart in Hyde Park.

And, as she juggles her solo career with the ongoing resurrection of Fleetwood Mac, the Arizona-born singer, 63, knows time is of the essence.

‘Once you turn 60, you can’t hang around,’she says.

Don’t stop: Stevie Nicks is still on a mission to make music 34 year after recording the landmark album Rumours with Fleetwood Mac and has a new solo CD out Continue reading