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I want the next 10 years of my life to be real…

I want the next 10 years of my life to be really fun and happy. I want to get up every day and dance around my apartment and smile and say, ‘Thank God for this amazing life.

“I don’t write real happy songs, but I don’t e…

“I don’t write real happy songs, but I don’t ever write a song that leaves people with no hope. Everything I write comes from reality, and then I throw a handful of sparkle-dust over it and try to make it so that people can accept it and say, ‘Life goes on no matter how bad or what kind of tragedy you’re involved in, a heartbroken love affair or whatever it is.’ You will make it. Because I’m proving it. I’m telling you that I’ve been through it all and I’m still here.”

“You can be walking down the street, and…

“You can be walking down the street, and see someone that catches your eye, and say, “Gosh! That was a gorgeous man,” and something touches you, and you might go home and write a poem about that, you know? Or you go to Italy, which I did on the Fleetwood Mac tour. I was there for four weeks, and I wrote the song “Italian Summer,” and it sounds like I wrote it about a big love affair, but I didn’t. I wrote it about Italy, walking around on the cobblestone streets and feeling free and feeling safe. So you can be inspired by anything…”

Part of me is feeling extremely old now, and p…

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.

I’m the original hunter-down-of-fabulous…

I’m the original hunter-down-of-fabulous-things… 20 years ago I sat down and decided that I would create a really wonderful image, an unforgettable image. And now I’m kind of stuck with it. It’s like when I don’t wear my fringy, gypsy stuff, people kind of look at me like, ’What’s wrong?’ – Stevie Nicks, 1997.

Vanessa Carlton – ‘Dreams’The singer—whose 201…

Vanessa Carlton – ‘Dreams’

The singer—whose 2013 wedding ceremony to Deer Tick’s John McCauley was officiated by Fleetwood Mac’s very own Stevie Nicks—told Fuse about her inspiration in recording and creating the track: 


“I feel like a lot of people don’t attempt to cover Fleetwood Mac because the personality of these songs are so distinct. I admit, I was terrified to do this, but I sang ‘Dreams’ on stage at a BMI event honoring Stevie Nicks. I was seven-weeks pregnant at the time. No one knew. I got to sing the song with Stevie’s band which was pretty great. Waddy Wachtel, the musical director gave me ‘the nod’ during rehearsal which, I think, meant he approved. Or at least I’m praying that’s what it meant. 


"I knew the only way I could honor this song was to get an amazing band. My friend Patrick Hallahan (of My Morning Jacket) is one of my favorite drummers. He lives in Louisville and despite being super busy, woke up early, drove to Nashville, played the song and drove home. All before noon. The gorgeous harmonies were done by the Watson Twins, Nashville locals who are also from Louisville. And the guitars were all done by Adam Landry, who also produced the track. We sent the song to Stevie for approval, and we got the seal. Dream team!


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“She means every word she’s singing, you know,…

“She means every word she’s singing, you know, she can’t sing a song if she don’t mean it. And that’s what I like in singers the most is, that believability, more than anything I think, makes a great singer.” ▬ Tom Petty

I’ve written for years and been influenced by …

I’ve written for years and been influenced by lots of people, but I guess the stuff that really go me was Joni Mitchell’s early songs. I learned so much from listening to her. In fact, I probably wouldn’t be doing this if it hadn’t been for her. It was her music that showed me I could say everything I wanted to and push it into one sentence and sing it well. Ladies of the Canyon taught me a lot. I remember lying on the floor, listening to Joni’s records, studying every single word. When she came out with a new album I’d go crazy –“Don’t bother me this week. I’m listening to Joni Mitchell.”

“I’ve been writing all my life. Ev…

“I’ve been writing all my life. Even when I was a kid I was writing little short stories. – Stevie Nicks, Sounds – October 30, 1976

’Dreams’ hit the Billboard charts …

Dreams’ hit the Billboard charts 40+ years after its release.

“My small pink 45 gold record of ‘Dreams’ hangs in my ocean apartment as we speak. It has hung in every house I have lived in since the day I first received it. When I pass by it, I reach out and touch it. It really was the beginning of the dream …“ Stevie Nicks