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“My mom used to always say to me, “You’re on …

“My mom used to always say to me, “You’re on a mission here. People out there who are hurting or are sad or have something horrible going on in their lives, when they walk into your house of love or your house of music, you are going to take them on your own little adventure that’s going to pull them out of their life for a minute. And hopefully, when they leave you, they’re going to take a little bit of you with them and they’re going to feel better the next day.” – Stevie Nicks

“I said, Lindsey, I’ve never read any of that …

“I said, Lindsey, I’ve never read any of that stuff, but it’s all there in the song. I figure I really didn’t need to read it, I just think I was around at some point.” – Stevie Nicks on ‘Rhiannon’.

“I’ve always been fascinated by flight, ballet…

“I’ve always been fascinated by flight, ballet, high jumps, big movements, big, big hand gestures. I’m just a person who likes to go on stage and entertain people.”

“I have striven to live up to the songwriting …

“I have striven to live up to the songwriting of Don Henley and Glenn Frey, Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell. I learned a long time ago that I’d have to work very hard to get even a blink from any of them, not as a woman or a performer, but as a writer.” – Stevie Nicks

Photographed by Sam Emerson

I think I was too nervous to do it. I wasn’t s…

I think I was too nervous to do it. I wasn’t sure what people would say. When I got Stevie Nicks to sing with me I wasn’t sure they’d think I was worthy of a Stevie collab, but she was so fabulous in person and she was a fan. So it kind of made me put my guard down a little bit.

“I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Bec…

“I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don’t handle fear very well; I’m not a good terrified person. I learned that a long time ago. You know when you walk into your house and there’s nobody there and all the lights are out, it’s like I just fearlessly go into the dark, because I know if I start creepin’ out that it’ll get me. So I just try not to ever be afraid of anything. I just go, “Well, if the earthquake happens, I’ve got my steel-toed shoes and some rope, and we’ll get down a mountain.” Or you’ll be up there in a helicopter waving at us. I believe that we will just about get through anything.” – Stevie Nicks, 2001

Silver Springs, Fleetwood Mac Live, Milwaukee,…

Silver Springs, Fleetwood Mac Live, Milwaukee, WI – June 24, 1976.

“There’s some really amazing songs on this album. There’s one called ’Silver Springs’ that has a lot in it about Christine and me. It’s very sad. It goes: “Your man is seeing another woman, did you say she was pretty, did you say that she loved you, I don’t want to know about it…” It’s really sad.
Then at the end it has a tremendous build up – “Time cast a spell on you, but you won’t forget me, I could have loved you but you wouldn’t let me, I’ll follow you down till the sound of my voice haunts you – you’ll never get away from the sound of the woman who loved you…"  That’s repeated over and over for about five minutes. By the end of it, you’re in tears, I’m screaming ”Give me just a chance, was I such a fool" and it’s just terribly sad.” 

It must be an extraordinary, cathartic experience to perform. 


“Yes, it brings me back always. But that’s good. When we did that once onstage, I almost did start to cry. When I wrote ‘Silver Springs’ I hadn’t written the part about “the sound of my voice”, and when I started doing a rough vocal, it just came out.
When I finished, everyone said, isn’t it strange that you would say that without thinking… 


Stevie’s voice wanders off, repeating the instinctively meaningful lyric almost to herself – “I’ll follow you down till the sound of my voice…“ rather than saying, you know, the memory of me, or my face, or something, I dwelt on the sound of my voice. 


“Because I suppose, as far away as Lindsey goes from me, he’ll never get away from the sound of my voice, ever. And John will never get away from the Christine’s voice. On a literal level. It’s very heavy.” – Sounds, October 1976.

“From the very beginning, when I was sev…

“From the very beginning, when I was seventeen, I wanted to be in a band.” – Stevie Nicks

“I’m just pretty normal. Nobody ever rec…

“I’m just pretty normal. Nobody ever recognizes me on the street, I just look like – a chick. It’s real hard for me to think that when people do meet me under the the image of Fleetwood Mac, especially the guys – is it just an ego trip, or do you really like me?

And if you don’t really like me, then just forget it, because I’m just not interested in you liking the black witch onstage. That’s only one eighth of my make-up.“ – Sounds, 1976.*

If I’ve learned nothing else it’s that time pa…

If I’ve learned nothing else it’s that time passes and anger doesn’t do you much good. Something that seems really bad today is going to be better next week. And things you think are never going to go away soften with time. When things happen that upset me I try to do something that makes me happy.