Stevie Nicks regrets taking drugs | Female First

6th Sept 2016

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The Fleetwood Mac star is disappointed that, in the past, she didn’t know she “had the energy to do an entire set totally sober”.

She said: “Yes, it [doing drugs] was a lot of fun between 1975 and 1990 – until it wasn’t. I walk onstage every night now and do a three-hour show with Fleetwood Mac, and I have a great time up there.

“I wish I had known that I actually had the energy to do this entire set totally sober and get just as excited. On one hand, that makes me feel great and on the other it makes me sad that I ever did my first line of coke.”

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Asked which other female artists she looks up to, she said: “I have so many favourites. I love Katy Perry and Adele.

The Fleetwood Mac legend loves the ‘Roar’ singer and admires the ‘Hello’ hitmaker – who has three-year-old son Angelo with her partner Simon Konecki – for being so successful that it doesn’t matter how long she takes to write an album, she will always be in demand.

And I’m so happy for Adele right now. And the 68-year-old musician has praised ‘Hello’ hitmaker Adele for believing in herself and feeling confident enough to take a hiatus.She’ll do what I did – she’ll figure out a way to stay in the business.

She told The New York Times newspaper: “If she needs to go away for three years, she doesn’t feel like somebody’s going to take her place. When you believe in yourself that much, you can take as long as you want.”

“The big difference between her and me is that she has a child, and that will change things for her, but I think Adele knows what she wants and I don’t think she’s in a hurry.

Meanwhile, Adele, 28, previously admitted she ended up “sobbing all over” the ‘Landslide’ hitmaker when they first met.

She shared: “I was sobbing all over her, oh my God. I don’t really like crying in front of famous people because it’s awkward and it can make them feel really uncomfortable. But I couldn’t contain myself.”

 

Stevie Nicks – 24 Karat Gold Tour: Press Release

STEVIE NICKS ANNOUNCES 27 CITY NORTH AMERICAN 24 KARAT GOLD TOUR WITH PRETENDERS

LOS ANGELES (September 6, 2016) – Singer Stevie Nicks, the multi-platinum, Grammy® Award Winning-music icon today announced The 24 Karat Gold Tour. Produced exclusively by Live Nation, the 27-city tour with Pretenders, will begin on Tuesday, October 25 in Phoenix, Arizona and will see the legendary Nicks perform throughout North America this Fall with shows scheduled in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and more. A full list of tour dates follows this release.

STEVIE NICKS ANNOUNCES 24 KARAT GOLD TOUR WITH PRETENDERS (PRNewsFoto/Live Nation Entertainment)

STEVIE NICKS ANNOUNCES 24 KARAT GOLD TOUR WITH PRETENDERS (PRNewsFoto/Live Nation Entertainment)

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, September 11 at 10:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, September 12 at www.livenation.com.

Nicks, a multi-platinum selling artist – dubbed “the reigning queen of rock and roll” by Rolling Stone Magazine has had six Top Ten albums and 8 Grammy nominations. Her 2014 album 24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault debuted at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 Charts. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks recently performed 122 sold out shows around the world during 2014-2015. Collectively as a solo artist and Fleetwood Mac band member, Nicks has sold over 140 million albums and won several Grammys.

The Pretenders cross the bridge between punk, new wave and Top 40 pop music more than any other band, with hit songs like I’ll Stand By You, Back On The Chain Gang and Don’t Get Me Wrong. The band has sold over 25 million albums and founder & leader Chrissie Hynde is one of contemporary music’s greatest songwriters. Chrissie most recently released the album Stockholm and a 2015 memoir, Reckless: My Life As a Pretender, hailed by the New York Times upon its release as “honest and distinctive…first and foremost, a love letter to rock and roll.”

24 Karat Gold Tour with Pretenders
*all dates, venues and cities below subject to change.

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Tour Dates

Oct 25, 2016 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena Continue reading

Stevie Nicks on Her Fleetwood Mac ‘Team,’ Solo Joys and the 2016 Election | New York Times

New York Times
By Phoebe Reilly
Sept. 6, 2016

Stevie Nicks says that one of her favorite things to do is light a candle, sit at the desk in her Los Angeles home and write poetry. Ms. Nicks, the rock ’n’ roll mystic who constitutes one-fifth of Fleetwood Mac’s classic lineup and wrote several of its most beloved hits (including “Dreams” and “Rhiannon”), is so prolific that six years after joining that multiplatinum California band in 1975, she embarked on a solo career with “Bella Donna,” which featured the memorable centerpiece “Edge of Seventeen.”

Stevie Nicks is struggling to whittle down her long song list in preparation for a 28-city tour. (Credit Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Stevie Nicks is struggling to whittle down her long song list in preparation for a 28-city tour. (Credit Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

“In the beginning, I actually sat down and said, listen, I am doing this because I have way too many songs,” Ms. Nicks said. “I get frustrated because one of you walks by me every time I sit at the piano and says: ‘Oh my God, there she goes writing another song. We only need three or four from you.’ So what am I supposed to do?”

Eight solo albums later, Ms. Nicks, 68, is preparing to go on the road in support of her most recent releases, “In Your Dreams,” from 2011, and the 2014 album “24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault,” a collection of tracks written mainly between 1969 and 1987. A 28-city tour with the Pretenders as special guests begins on Oct. 25 in Phoenix. “I just woke up one morning and said I have two years off before Fleetwood Mac comes knocking on my door [for another tour],” she said. “Why would I want to sit around and do nothing?”

Fleetwood Mac has endured despite drug addictions and multiple intra-band relationships (and breakups) during the late ’70s, and recently completed a two-and-a-half-year, 122-date tour. (“I don’t twirl nearly as much as I used to,” said Ms. Nicks, whose past relationship with the guitarist Lindsey Buckingham provided a dose of drama.) When reached by phone, she was struggling to whittle down her set list. Here are edited excerpts from the conversation.

What’s the difference between touring behind your solo work and touring with Fleetwood Mac?

Fleetwood Mac is a team, and when you’re on a team everybody has the same vote — except in this particular team Lindsey has a little bit of a stronger vote than anybody else. I love being part of a team. We argue all the time, but we always have. In my band, there is no arguing. I am the boss. My solo career is probably the reason Fleetwood Mac is still together in 2016, because I was always happy to leave Fleetwood Mac, and I was always happy to come back, too. Continue reading