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Hear LeAnn Rimes and Stevie Nicks’ Delicate Du…

Hear LeAnn Rimes and Stevie Nicks’ Delicate Duet ‘Borrowed (Re-Imagined)’:

The day before LeAnn Rimes releases her Re-Imagined EP, a collection putting unique new spins on some of her best-known songs, the country-pop powerhouse unleashes another surprise track from the collection. And this one comes with a bona fide rock superstar attached. Stevie Nicks, whose work as a solo artist ands as a member of Fleetwood Mac have influenced Rimes for decades, joins her on an updated rendition of “Borrowed,” a track originally featured on Rimes’ brilliant, yet underappreciated, 2013 LP Spitfire. 

Written by Rimes with Darrell Brown and Dan Wilson, and produced by Rimes, Brown and Nicks with famed guitarist Waddy Wachtel, this updated version of “Borrowed” finds the two singers sharing melody and harmony, imbuing the tune with emotional depth yet never overpowering each other. The result is a bittersweet country ballad with just a touch of glittering pop-rock magic. 

Nicks, who refers to the “How Do I Live” singer as “the best I have ever sung with,” notes that she chose to record “Borrowed” for Re-Imagined after Rimes sang it on The Tonight Show in 2013. 

“I stopped in my tracks and sat down on the floor and started to cry,”
the rock icon tells Rolling Stone. “I understood what she was singing about. I understood that the pain was real… and I understood that it had happened to me. When the song ended, I called my assistant to tell her that one day, I would sing this song with LeAnn. It was our destiny.”

Nicks, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with her Fleetwood Mac cohorts, says of Rimes as a vocalist, “You can’t compete with her; you can only keep up with her. To sing with her is to be blessed. She teaches you; she takes you along for the ride. She takes you on her journey and you arrive a much better singer." 

"Stevie has been inspiring me as a songwriter and performer since I can remember,” adds Rimes. “To know that my music has seeped its way into her heart the way her music has into mine is magical. Connecting with her, not only musically, but on a soul level – understanding what it’s like to be a woman with passion, a pen and a desire to tell the most authentic, heartfelt truth through song, has been an experience that’s forever left an imprint on my life.”

The Re-Imagined EP, also featuring newly crafted versions of such Rimes hits as “Blue,” “How Do I Live” and “Can’t Fight the Moonlight,” is available June 20th.

“Stevie will kill me, but Mama’s got a good se…

“Stevie will kill me, but Mama’s got a good sense of humour. Stevie usually shows up to sound check in curlers, and more often than not she actually shows up to the gig in curlers. Sometimes it’s just one or two up front in the bangs, but other times it’s a whole head of big coke can curlers. We had a very creative crew member who liked giving Stevie a hard time about it, so at the last show we bought a truckload of velcro curlers and distributed them to the whole crew and staff, boys and girls alike. When Stevie showed up to gig, she got out of the car (with a full set of curlers, thank god) and saw every single member of the crew with a curler in their hair. She died. So then to top it all off, John decided he wanted to play too, so we put some double stick tape on a curler and put it next to him so that he could stick it to his hat before she turned and looked at him during Gold Dust Woman. Again, she died. We like practical jokes around here…it keeps everything fun.” – Cory Buckingham

@lastnightthought​‘s request: Stevie being silly/funny. ♥

“There were times when I was between twenty an…

“There were times when I was between twenty and twenty-seven, when I joined Fleetwood Mac, that my dad would say, ‘How long are you going to do this? You have no money, you’re not happy, you work constantly, you work at restaurants, you clean houses, you get sick very easily, you’re living in Los Angeles, you don’t have any friends, why are you doing this?’ And I would just say, ‘Because it’s just what I came here to do.’"

“You know when I walk out on the stage it’s li…

“You know when I walk out on the stage it’s like that’s when I’m really me…They almost had to take me off the stage with a hook to pull me off the stage at the US festival. People say to me there’s never a look on your face like there is the look that is on your face when you’re on that stage, ‘cause that’s where I belong and I’m not near as good at home or at a party on an airplane or anywhere else. I’m at home on a stage with those kids.” 

US Festival, San Bernardino, CA – May 30, 1983.

Stevie Nicks’ fifth studio album ‘Street Angel…

Stevie Nicks’ fifth studio album ‘Street Angel’ was released on May 23rd, 1994. 

“You can’t calculate art and stories and life experiences – or, at least, I can’t. It has to be real or it just doesn’t. I also think people come to expect certain things from you after a while. They want you to be honest and sincere with them, and they want to connect with you. It’s like they’re visiting an old friend.” – Stevie Nicks on Street Angel

Fleetwood Mac at the Warner Bros. Studios in B…

Fleetwood Mac at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA – May 22, 1997

“In the first place, when we filmed the MTV thing, we’d only been back together for a few months. So nothing was old. Nobody was tired of anybody. It’s all good. So when you burst into those songs and you look at the people you wrote them about and they’re there with you, it’s pretty wasy for that moment in time to sleip back into that, to be right back there.” –
Stevie Nicks, 1997

Anon request: Would you compile a post of ste…

Anon request:
Would you compile a post of stevie’s relationship advice and particular quotes about love you find beautiful or insightful?

“Love was everywhere, you just had to fall…" 

• "He must have a good job. He must be happy and satisfied with his own life. You are there to enhance his life, not take away from it, and he is there to enhance your life, not fuck it up." 

• “My generation fought very hard for feminism, and we fought very hard to not be labeled as you had to have a husband or you had to be in a relationship, or you were somehow not a cool chick,” she says. “And now I’m seeing that start to come around again, where people say to you, ‘Well, what do you mean you don’t have a boyfriend? You don’t want to have one? You don’t want to be married?’ And you’re like, ‘Well, no, I don’t, actually. I’m fine.’ And they find a lot of reasons why you’re not fine. But it just seems to be coming back. Being able to take care of myself is something that my mom really instilled in me,” she says. “I can remember her always saying, ‘If nothing else, I will teach you to be independent.’ ” 

• “Maybe the people you can live best with aren’t the great love of your life; the men you love deeply, the calmer, more loving, more solid people but who you weren’t super passionately crazy in love with. The ones to marry aren’t the ones as crazy as you are.” 

• ”You know, since I was 18, I’ve always been going out with someone. It’s the first time I’ve ever been totally free (1976). I thought I was going to enjoy it… the whole thing is, now that we’re so successful in America, I wonder if people really like me for me or just because. Because 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 image of Fleetwood Mac, especially the guys – is it just an ego trip, do you really like me?“ 

• "Don’t break up people’s marriages. It never works … It backfires everytime and it’s bad karma. Blame and judgment never work either, forgiveness always works." 

• "For me, this was the final statement of how I really felt about real, unconditional love. It’s like, as a woman, you know, if you give out the vibe, then people will… they’ll ask you out or they’ll flirt with you or they’ll try to get close to you or something. But boy, when you are in love with somebody, and you’re really in love with them, nobody comes near you. Because you just don’t flaunt anything. You don’t offer out, you know, it’s like you’re very prim and you’re very nice and you’re very friendly, and you know, you just don’t hug everybody and you don’t let everybody kiss you, and you know, you don’t like to really basically be mauled. And so, in ‘The Nightmare’, it really says, you know – I stood with you against the storm and I tried once again. And the fact is, no… it didn’t work. But the fact is, I wouldn’t trade a second of it because I’ll never again settle for anything that is any less than that feeling." 

• "If you want to find somebody and you want to be married and you want to have children, don’t make it a rock star.”

• “You see I was trained by the best to be as independent as you could possibly be. Now I do believe in love and I am the biggest romantic, I mean if Kathy and Heathcliff walked by, I’d jump out the window… absolutely not a chance, Sir Lawrence Olivier here I come, for sure. So I think I probably write down the conflict of "Oh yes I do want to be in love, and yes I do want to be a loving loving person and yes I do want to be the mother of many children but at the same time there’s a part of me that says, but I’m also Lillian Hellman and I want to write the great novel of all time and I want to go on the beach with my silent typewriter and I don’t want anybody to bother me, because I want to enhance this planet. I came here for a reason. I didn’t come here to be a mother. I didn’t come here to be a nun and I did not come here to be a cleaning lady. I came here to be a poet." 

• “When we were really young, it was a lot easier. Because we were crazy. I’m not crazy now. We moved fast and furiously in those days, and I had lots of boyfriends and lots of amazing relationships and lots and lots of fun. I had enough fun and enough relationships to last me for the rest of my life, really. If that special man walked into my life, I’m the first one to say I would probably pack my bags and go with him. But it’s a very elusive thing.” 

• “I don’t know – why do you love somebody? Why do you love them so much that when they walk in the room your heart jumps out of your chest? I don’t know. But I fell in love with Joe at first sight from across the room, in the bar at the Mansions Hotel in Dallas. I looked at him and I walked across the room and I sat on the bar stool next to him, and two seconds later I crawled into his lap, and that was it.”

• "The beginning of our relationship was the best time of our lives. Still, in every song I write there’s a line or two about Lindsey. He is my great musical love. He is like Johnny Cash to my June Carter. You can get to a state of mind where you can be happy, but it will always be difficult. You can find a good thing and you can be sad that you can’t be together." 

• “I will always love Joe. It will probably be hard for me to find somebody else that ever ever made me feel like Joe did. [After the breakup] At that point I just thought it was over, I thought that I would just be an old maid and just live with a bunch of dogs and cats in the mountains somewhere and that would be it because there just wouldn’t be anything else for me.” 

• “If you offered me a passionate love affair and you offered me a high-priestess role in a fabulous castle above a cliff where I can just, like, live a very spiritual kind of religious-library-communing-with-the-stars, learning of existence, I’m going to go for the high priestess.” 

• “I was so taken with this movie because what happened to Bella absolutely happened to me. When Edward leaves her and just leaves her, she is out there in the forest and she just kinda drops to her knees and that’s it, she’s just gonna lay there and die. I have been in that position where I thought my life was over, and somebody did just leave me. I just started to slowly cry from the deepest part of my heart. I started thinking about the words to “Lady From The Mountains”, I felt this was Bella’s story and also mine and that point I became forever entranched in the Twilight story. I hope people when they hear it, I hope they feel the hopeless desperation that she felt and that I felt when somebody calls you up and they say the love of my life has walked away from me. Maybe this song will help to know that it’s happened to other people. That same thing happened to Stevie Nicks and she’s still alive.” 

• "A duo is a different breed of cat. Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox. Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. Only we four really understand this song. Fall in love with a person for who they are. Then fall in love with them again ~ for what they do. Rare…" 

• "When you’re not looking is when people show up. So if it happens, great, and if it doesn’t, that’s OK; I’m a creative person, and I fill my world with creativity." 

• "You know, I think I told you this, but as I travel around the country [touring], I do get to sit down in between [shows] with my friends and hold their hands and laugh about the past, and my one friend that I wrote my first song about—the ‘I’ve Loved and I’ve Lost’ song I told you about—his name is Steve. I always dedicate the song to him because I was so crazy about him when I was 15 and a half; my parents gave me this guitar and I wrote this little song about him. And I can honestly say that I was as in love with him as I have ever been in love with anybody." 

• “Men are going to go out on the road and they’re going to find other women. So if you really want to save yourself a whole lot of heartache, do not fall in love with somebody in a band. Just don’t.

"Probably what I’m saying "One more chip in an already broken heart, that’s when I needed you” is probably saying that some of the love that I probably search for always was what I needed a long time ago, probably when Lindsey and I were in love. That’s when I need to know it was all right. That’s when nobody told me. And so that’s I think what the “one more chip in an already”… cause that came out very quickly…“ 

• "I can be sitting in a parking lot waiting for my assistant to come to the car and I see a couple walk by and I can see their fingers gently touch and see him open the door for her and look at her and her look at him and for a moment they just stand still in time… and then I can go home and write a song about them. Or I can see a movie—say, it’s a movie with Michael Fassbender called The Light Between Oceans—and I can’t get this movie out of my head. The tragedy of this movie is so intense and so beautiful you can hardly stand it and you go home and think about it for days afterwards. It’s everything I can do to not just say “Stop everything I have to go and write a song about this movie because I need to write a song about this fictional relationship that I can’t stop thinking about.” 

• "I want to add, having said all that, I would never believe that it is not possible that coming right around the corner is the man of my dreams, at 68 years old. It’s possible, and I accept the possibility of that completely.
Because after everything we’ve talked about, if we can honestly say that love never dies, if my heart can still flutter when I see my boyfriend from when I was 15 and a half, I cannot honestly say that there is no chance for real love in my life somewhere in the next 15 or 20 years. Because I believe that there’s always that possibility. I never want people to think that I’m some cold woman who thinks that love may have existed all those years ago when I was younger, but doesn’t exist in my dreams now, because it does exist in my dreams now. But I’m also really good not having it because I’m not lonely, I’m not bored. I have so much to do that I can hardly get three hours of sleep." 

• "Because of what we do, whether you have a relationship or don’t have a relationship, you balance it. I have to say that there have a been a few men in my life that have liked what I do, and have liked my friends, and have liked the fact that I like to stay up late and sit at the piano and light the candles, and were happy to lay on the couch with a book while I was doing that. They were few, but they were there, they did exist. And sometimes, I thought that the great loves of your life are the ones that just make you crazy, and say they’re coming to your house and don’t show up, and the phone doesn’t ring, and you just want to kill yourself. And then there are the ones who actually just dig what you do and who you are, and you put them in the second category of great loves. And then the nutcases of your life are the ones that were in the first category of your great loves, but they’re the ones you could never have lived with!”

Blame and judgment never work either, forgiven…

Blame and judgment never work either, forgiveness always works.

“Go out there and make your dreams come true a…

“Go out there and make your dreams come true and be happy. Listen to music, turn off the television, turn the radio on – LOUD! Rock and roll, go buy some records. Seriously, music will change your life. Just listen to music. Morning til night, night til morning… you’ll be better.”

On The Edge Of 70… A 31-day Stevie Nicks chall…

On The Edge Of 70… A 31-day Stevie Nicks challenge! 

 ↳ Day 17. Favorite interviews

I didn’t pay attention and repeated the same prompt of day 06, so here are a few more of my all-time favorites:

• Dreams Unwind: Lana Del Rey In Conversation With Stevie Nicks

“Write your songs, but remember that we’re the ones that are here to lighten, to lighten life, to light the lanterns and the little fairy lights, and try to keep people going. We have to have hope. We have to believe that this will all end up okay and that we’ll all end up okay. Because we don’t do it, then who the hell is gonna do it?”

• Why I’ve gone my own way: On the edge of 70, Stevie Nicks addresses a few rumours… head on! 

“When I go up on that stage, that arena is my own personal house of love. And I’m going up there to tell these funny stories and to make people pump their fists in the air. I want to bring joy to these people.”

 Sisters of the Moon: Stevie Nicks and Haim 

“On the right-hand side of the page you write what happened that day, and on the left-hand side you write poems, so when you have an evening where you’re like, “I’m gonna light all the candles and I’m gonna put the fire on, and I’m gonna go sit at the piano and write,” you can dip into your diaries and instantly find a poem and begin. You want your journals written by hand in a book, because someday, if you have daughters . I don’t have daughters, but I have fairy goddaughters, thousands of them and all of these books are gonna go to them, and they’re gonna sit around just like we are now, and they’re gonna read them out loud, and they’re going to be able to know what my life was.” Then, pointedly, to Este: “And they’re not gonna find it in your phone.”

 Stevie Nicks: ‘I was so sick — I couldn’t shower. I almost died’ 

“A friend told me that when you retire, you get smaller. Small means old, so I fight it with a sword. I’ll be on stage, dancing around, thinking, ‘Now, let’s see… how old am I again? 110?’ And it blows my mind! But I would be so bored if I wasn’t doing this.”

• Stevie Nicks:  Mike Hosking radio interview 

“I just think it is such a very unromantic world now because everyone is either always on their phones, always on their computer, or always on their iPod. And I think, ‘Are you living your life? Living in the minute? Do you have to film everything? Take a breath and look at how beautiful it is around you.’”

• Stevie Nicks: ‘I Will Always Be That Gypsy’ 

“It’s really nice to know and people tell me that, and I feel a great amount of pride, but at the same time that person — basically the person I am onstage except in much better clothes and much better hair and with heels on — is really the same person I am sitting here right now. I’m pretty much the same person that I’ve always been. I’m nice part of the time and irritated part of the time; that’s really who I am, and I’ve never changed since I joined Fleetwood Mac.”
– On being called an icon.

Stevie Nicks reveals how she almost got kicked out of Australia for singing with Tom Petty

“Mick (Fleetwood) and I have actually adopted Harry Styles; he’s the very tall and handsome 23-year-old son we never had. We just love him; he’s really talented and he’s a nice guy with beautiful manners.”

• Stevie Nicks Admits Past Pregnancy With Don Henley and More About Her Wild History 

“Part of me is feeling extremely old now, and part of me is feeling extremely young. Because I look at these pictures and realize I worried about things that I shouldn’t have been worrying about. Like the fact that I had little marionette lines around my mouth when I was 29, and I was complaining about them. I wouldn’t go out to the beach without a sarong from my neck to my ankles. Now I see a picture of myself from that era in a bikini and I’m like, “You looked great. And you missed out on a lot of fun vacations, because you were so sure that you were fat.” Spend more time in a bikini! All the little girls in their 20s, they’re terrified of looking like they’re not 16. And I’m like, “Oh, just get ready for what’s to come.” It’s going to be way harder for them. The world has become a much more vain place.”

• Stevie Nicks on the importance of being a romantic 

“To inspire people, to make people feel things—that’s why we do this. Maybe you want to make people sob the way we were sobbing the other night at the movies—me and two friends, all of us sobbing so hard we can’t even look at each other—that’s actually a really beautiful thing. If you can’t do that or if you can’t make somebody laugh and remember the first time they ever fell in love, then you should just stop. You should not destroy your former career by trying to keep things going if you don’t have it anymore and the work isn’t coming from the right place. You should just count your money and make investments in real estate and be done. That’s it. You should just go to do something else.”

 The ‘best’ is yet to come for Stevie Nicks 

“I write four or five times a week. I write a page or two and that’s where my poems come. If I have a day when all I do is drink coffee and read magazines and read Vogue and watch mindless TV that I love, I don’t write. I write the important stuff down.”