Category: 1998

“I get a black bathing suit and a fabulous black-lace sarong thing and kind of tie it around me. And there’s never, ever, a man in the back yard. If there is, he’s banished to the front of the house." 

Stevie Nicks, Rolling Stone – May 14th, 1998.

May 11, 1998: “50 Most Beautiful People” issue came out. 

Rock Singer 

Twenty years ago she swirled about the stage, a gypsy dervish of gauze and glitter. Today, Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks has come full circle: Back on the charts with a reunited Mac’s “The Dance,” she is also seeing her layered hippie look reinterpreted by hipster designers. “I’m feeling like the old Stevie again,” says Nicks, who turns 50 on May 26. And that, says rocker Sheryl Crow, “is a combination of beauty, mystery, talent and power." 

Nicks has only one rule of face. "I never go to sleep with my makeup on,” she says. “People say that I have really good skin, and I think that’s why.” When she’s awake, however, she doesn’t let her mascara and lipstick out of her sight. “I never check my makeup bags when traveling,” she says. “I could get to Germany, and my clothes and equipment will be lost, but I’ll have plenty of makeup and shampoo. It shows clear priorities!" 

She doesn’t joke about her true priorities. She has been sober since 1993, after beating addictions to cocaine and the tranquilizer Klonopin. But by the time she embarked on a solo tour in 1994, and 5’11/2” Nicks had ballooned up to 175 pounds. “When I walked off the stage after the last show, I told my assistant that I’d never sing in front of people looking like that again,” she recalls. True to her word, she lost 30 pounds on the low-carb Atkins diet. “Sure, I’d like to be 20 pounds thinner, ” admits Nicks, who quit a three-pack-a-day cigarette habit last year and treadmills daily at her homes in Phoenix and L.A. “But I think I’ve accepted the fact that I’m not going to be picture-perfect. I just want to be strong.”

Stevie photographed at LAX in 1998.

Stevie photographed by Cliff Watts for People magazine – 1998.

Barbara and Stevie Nicks, Dr. Ted Dietreich and Jess Nicks at a benefit concert for the Arizona Heart Association in 1998. 

Photo: Courtesy of Arizona Heart Association

“I don’t put the boots on until right before I walk up to the stage. But when my little foot goes into that boot, it is like Cinderella. All of a sudden I become me. I become six inches taller. I walk like an African queen." 

Stevie Nicks, Rolling Stone – February, 2019.

Moon And Stars by Alphonse Mucha // “Garbo” by Stevie Nicks

The Enchanted Tour – 1998.

“Thank you very much everybody. Welcome to Storytellers. I’m gonna try to ease into this talking thing. I’ve actually done a little bit of it on the last, on this tour that we’ve been on for the last three months. But not quite as much as I have to do tonight. So if I sound like my, I’m shaking from the bottom of my toes, I am. So, I’m gonna tell you very quickly what I can remember about the story of “Dreams”. Um, when we were first recording the Rumors record we spent two months in Sausalito at the record plant, and as far as I’m concerned that’s when we actually recorded the record. It took another eight months after that , but the tracks were all done there. Um, while they’re doing all kinds of stuff and there’s nothing for me to do, I went next door to Sly Stones studio, within, the building, this big like black and red room with a kind of a stairway that went down into this like kind of tunnel thing where people would set up and play around this like light house sort of setup. And I took my little Fender Rhodes piano in there and I wrote “Dreams”. And I spent about an hour in there, and then I went back in to Fleetwood Mac and actually was brave enough to just play, play it for them, cause I really thought it was good and uh, and they liked it and we recorded it that night. That is the story of “Dreams”. 

Stevie’s VH1 Storytellers special was taped on August 18th, 1998 at Sony Music Studios in New York City.


August 14, 1998: Enchanted Tour, Woodstock Festival

“Ok, this is my last show so I can do this and all the critics can write about it and say that I am self-indulgent, and I don’t really care.
The fact is that when I saw the movie Woodstock, 20… I don’t know, 29 years ago, I was at a drive-in movie in San Francisco and I was a part of that San Francisco thing, and I said when I saw this movie, I went, “I’m gonna come in in a helicopter, I’m not gonna come in in a car and I’m not gonna walk in”, and only today when I thought about what Woodstock meant to me, did I remember than day and think, you know, that’s when I made my decision that no matter what else I was gonna do in my life, I was gonna do this.
So you know what? I’m so proud that you guys all came tonight and that we spent this day together. And the rain just made you all look beautiful…” 

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