Stevie Nicks
Singer and songwriter
Stevie Nicks
Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums. She was deemed "The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll" and one of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" by Rolling Stone, and, as a member of Fleetwood Mac, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
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Musicians reveal first album they owned
CNN - 6 days
Artists like Maren Morris and Stevie Nicks talk to CNN at the Clive Davis Party and MusiCares event about the first album they owned.
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Stevie Nicks Reflects on 'Rumours' as Album Turns 40
ABC News - 17 days
"If anything was keeping us from falling apart, it was going into the studio."
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Howard Kaufman, manager for the Eagles, Aerosmith and Stevie Nicks, dies at 79
LATimes - 27 days
Veteran music manager Howard Kaufman, who guided the careers of the Eagles, Aerosmith and Stevie Nicks and helped pull off some of the mightiest rock ’n’ roll world tours of his day, has died at 79. Kaufman died Thursday and had continued working until the day before his death, said Craig Fruin,...
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Stevie Nicks opens a 'gothic trunk' of lost songs at the Forum
LATimes - 2 months
Stevie Nicks brought her usual assortment of accessories to the Forum on Sunday night, including a tambourine festooned with glittering streamers and a dark-blue garment she described as “the original ‘Bella Donna’ cape.’” Unchanged since she started wearing it around the time of her debut solo...
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The Pretty Reckless Present a Series of Taylor-Made Moments
Huffington Post - 3 months
She may have started out as a precocious kid actress but Taylor Momsen landed the role of a lifetime as front woman for the Pretty Reckless. An alluring entertainer with a pliable voice that will send thrills and chills down your spine, Momsen is the charming star of this hard rock show that includes three daring dudes who bring the heavy metal essentials -- guitarist Ben Phillips, bassist Mark Damon and drummer Jamie Perkins. The New York-based quartet is wrapping up a fall tour throughout the United States behind Who You Selling For, the Oct. 21 release via Razor & Tie that is destined to be their most successful to date in a career that began in 2009. The full-length album, their third in the studio with longtime producer Kato Khandwala, begins with Momsen (left) snidely snapping, "Get your shit together," making one wonder if she's addressing herself or someone else. The hep pep talk obviously worked because Who You Selling For is a fire-breathing monster of a re ...
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All The Characters Played By Recurring 'American Horror Story' Actors In One Very Organized Chart
Huffington Post - 4 months
Part of the reason we keep coming back to “American Horror Story” season after season is to see what fresh hell Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have cooked up for their recurring cast members. So far we’ve seen Evan Peters play a ghost of a school shooter, an accused murderer, a fratty Frankenstein, a lobster man, a serial killer and now, a Los Angeles actor. Lily Rabe has sparkled as a ghost of a socialite, a possessed nun, a Stevie Nicks obsessive, a non-possessed nun, a serial killer and a yogi. Other returning actors include Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Dennis O’Hare, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Gabourey Sidibe, Wes Bentley, Zachary Quinto, Taissa Farmiga, Naomi Grossman, Matt Bomer and Lady Gaga. And more.  To document that slate of characters ― including some impressive actor transformations ― a Reddit user by the name of TheGoldfishesKeeper created a chart of recurring cast members’ roles over the show’s five past seasons, and the episodes of Season 6 we’ve ...
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Safe and Sound with Sara Melson
Huffington Post - 4 months
There's a bit of Stevie Nicks and a bit of Alanis Morissette perhaps, a bit of country ballad and a bit of rock n'roll in Sara Melson's third album "Safe and Sound." But similarities or possible influences aside they form a whole that is unique to this talented singer/songwriter/actress. This ethereal and quirky series of ballads and rock-outs was recorded in a vintage airstream trailer in the middle of an orange grove in Ojai and in Beachwood Canyon in the Hollywood Hills. Melson's voice and technique continue to mature and this third and latest effort is a sometimes melancholic, sometimes tough voyage through a dreamland of beautiful sounds and lyrics. The songs' great strengths--and her music's in general-- lies in their honest emotion and clear intelligence. In "El Matador Beach, Melson sings: I held your heart on El Matador Beach/ Breathing with the waves/Birds flew ahead just out of reach /In the shade beneath the cave/A girl in pink and yellow danced by /In the land of gold ...
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25 Famous Women On Being Alone
Huffington Post - 5 months
(Photo: Getty Images) By Julie Ma Depending on who you are, the very thought of spending time alone will send your heart racing with delight or despair. For extroverts, alone time can be an almost-withering experience. For introverts, it can be a crucial sanctuary and a chance to recharge. While the days of openly calling single women "old maids," "spinsters," or "cat ladies" are nearing extinction, the social stigma surrounding ladies who are uncoupled by choice or by chance still runs deep. Below, 25 accomplished women -- including Shonda Rhimes and Diane Keaton -- discuss what being alone and living as single, independent women means to them. Related: Does Living Alone Drive You Mad? Shonda Rhimes "I don't know if anyone has noticed, but I only ever write about one thing: being alone. The fear of being alone, the desire to not be alone, the attempts we make to find our person, to keep our person, to convince our person to not leave us alone, the joy of being with ...
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Your New Favorite TV Show Is A Former Web Series About Weed
Huffington Post - 5 months
”High Maintenance” is easily described as a show about a marijuana dealer. And it is a show about a marijuana dealer. Created by married-duo Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, the series focuses on a purveyor of pot who winds his way into the lives of myriad New Yorkers, all of whom have one thing in common: they’re in need of weed. But “High Maintenance,” once a web series of varying lengths on Vimeo and now a part of Friday night programming on HBO, is so much more. The Guy, as the quietly hip dealer is known (played by Sinclair himself), is certainly the show’s center of gravity, yet it’s the satellite characters, some of the most uniquely built and sharply acted personas on television, that stand out. From “Homeless Heidi” to manic pixie Chad to “Stomp”-ambitious Esme to innocent niece Kate, these are the kinds of characters that provoke a knee-jerk reaction amongst viewers, many of whom will be pleasantly surprised or wholly embarrassed to see their seemin ...
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That Moment When You Meet Your Idol And Make A Complete Ass Out Of Yourself
Huffington Post - 5 months
Courtesy Wikimedia Commons / Warner Bros. Records After reading a great story about Fleetwood Mac by Abby Norman, I was reminded of my own experience with the band that ended in a wicked case of self-loathing and regret on my part and a hint of awkwardness on theirs. I was 19 and working at a boho boutique in Venice Beach at the height of Fleetwood Mac's success. They were my one of my favorite bands at the time and I idolized Stevie Nicks. I had a major girl-crush on her. One day, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks walked into the little shop. To say I was starstruck would be a gross understatement. My synapses began misfiring and I was reduced to a blithering idiot. When the two women approached my counter, I began stammering involuntarily. "You, you, you're, you, you're, you're in, you're in, you're in... Fairport Convention!" I named the wrong band. Christine McVie very politely and sweetly replied in her gorgeous accent, "Well, actually it's Fleetwood Mac." ...
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25 Famous Women on Body Image
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(Photo: Getty Images, BFA) By Julie Ma It's never been easy for women to deal with ever-mutating standards of female beauty. But in the golden age of social media, where anonymous troll armies roam the internet, body-shaming people on whim, dealing with these standards has reached a whole new level of crazy -- and nobody understands the pressures more than those who live in the public eye. Everyone from Olympic athletes to first daughters has been put through the wringer. In March, President Obama even commented on the issue, telling Time, "I mean when you're a dad of two daughters you notice more ... the enormous pressure that young women are placed under in terms of looking a certain way. And being cute in a certain way. And are you wearing the right clothes? And is your hair done the right way ... it's part and parcel of a broader way in which we socialize and press women to constantly doubt themselves or define themselves in terms of a certain appearance." Related: 30 ...
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Predicting 'landslide,' Stevie Nicks backs Clinton
CNN - 6 months
Singer Stevie Nicks is backing Hillary Clinton, predicting a "landslide" in November for the Democratic nominee.
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Stand back: Stevie Nicks is headed out on a solo tour with the Pretenders
LATimes - 6 months
Stevie Nicks is hitting the road on her own. Following a long run of shows with her band Fleetwood Mac, the singer announced Tuesday that she’ll launch a North American solo tour next month. The 27-city trek, dubbed the 24 Karat Gold Tour, is scheduled to begin Oct. 25 in Phoenix and will include...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Stevie Nicks
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  • 2016
    Age 67
    Stevie Nicks will be touring with The Pretenders in 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Standing at, Nicks has stated she felt "a little ridiculous" standing next to Mick Fleetwood, who is. For this reason, she developed a penchant for platform boots. "Even when platforms went completely out of style, I kept wearing them because I didn't want to go back to being in heels", she told Allure in 1995. Over the years, Nicks has developed a style which she calls her "uniform". Nicks has said that her vocal style and performance antics evolved from female singers like Grace Slick and Janis Joplin. She admitted inspiration when she saw Joplin perform live (and opened for with her first band Fritz) shortly before Joplin's death. Nicks owns a strand of Joplin's stage beads. She also commented that she once saw a woman in her audience dressed in dripping chiffon with a Gibson Girl hairstyle and big boots, and Nicks knew she wanted something similar. She took the look and made it her own. Nicks possesses the vocal range of a contralto and her voice has been described as a "gruff, feathery alto" Over the years, she has decorated her microphone stand with roses, ribbons, chiffon, crystal beads, scarves, and small stuffed toys.
  • 2015
    Age 66
    In May 2015, Nicks reissued Crystal Visions – The Very Best of Stevie Nicks on "crystal clear" transparent double vinyl.
    More Details Hide Details The vinyl came with a vinyl messenger bag and a limited-edition lithograph.
  • 2014
    Age 65
    In September 2014, Nicks released her eighth studio album, 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault which reached number seven on the Billboard 200.
    More Details Hide Details She also began a North American tour with Fleetwood Mac, now reunited with Christine McVie, the On with the Show tour.
    In July 2014, it was announced that Nicks would join The Voice as the adviser for Adam Levine's team.
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    Take it!'" In May 2014, Nicks was honored with a BMI Icon Award.
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    In 2014, Nicks appeared on the third season of television series American Horror Story titled "Coven".
    More Details Hide Details She played a fictional version of herself, portraying a "white witch" with supernatural powers in two episodes. On the show, she performed the songs "Rhiannon", "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You?", and "Seven Wonders". "I said, 'That's perfect,'" she told Us in response to the show's music request. "Because that's exactly how I like to affect people. I want people to put my songs on because they are unhappy and need a boost to dance around their apartment a little and feel good. That's why I write. 'Of course you can use my music.
  • 2013
    Age 64
    Nicks became an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church World Headquarters of Florida to officiate the wedding of Deer Tick singer John McCauley and singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton on December 27, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Studio albums Solo tours: In October 2005, she attended the Melbourne Cup Week in Australia, and one of the horse-racing stakes was named after her: The Stevie Nicks Plate. She used this opportunity to launch her promotion of an Australian/New Zealand extension to her Gold Dust tour in February and March 2006. Nicks toured in Australia and New Zealand with popular Australian performer John Farnham. She also appeared in concert with Tom Petty in June near Manassas, Virginia, and at the Bonnaroo Music Festival that same month. In 2006, Nicks performed with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for the first leg of their tour in the summer, and later in the year returned as a guest performer for a number of songs on the tour celebrating Petty's 30th anniversary since his debut album. Tom Petty's Homecoming Concert in Gainesville, FL, which contained performances with Stevie Nicks, was filmed for PBS Soundstage as well as DVD release for March 2007. Nicks was also the featured performer for Bette Midler's benefit function, Hulaween, in October 2006.
    On December 3, 2013, Nicks released the In your Dreams documentary film on DVD.
    More Details Hide Details The DVD debuted at number seven on the Billboard Top Music Video sales chart and number 29 on the UK Music Video Top 40 chart.
  • 2012
    Age 63
    On December 14, 2012, it was announced that Nicks would be featured on an original track done in collaboration with Dave Grohl for his Sound City soundtrack, alongside other artists.
    More Details Hide Details In 2013, Fleetwood Mac toured again as a four-piece band throughout North America and Europe. On April 30, the band released their first new studio material since 2003's Say You Will via digital download on iTunes with the four-track EP, "Extended Play" containing three new songs and one new song from the Buckingham Nicks sessions ("Without You").
    On March 29, 2012, Nicks made a guest appearance as herself on the NBC sitcom Up All Night.
    More Details Hide Details The show featured an excerpt of the 1981 track "Sleeping Angel", as well as new duets with both Maya Rudolph and Christina Applegate of "Whenever I Call You Friend" and "Edge of Seventeen". Rudolph and Applegate have said they are fans of the singer.
  • 2011
    Age 62
    Nicks contributed a cover of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away" for the tribute album Listen to Me: Buddy Holly, which was released in September 2011.
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    On January 13, 2011, Reprise announced Nicks' upcoming album In Your Dreams would be released on May 3, and the lead single, "Secret Love", would be released on February 8.
    More Details Hide Details Reprise provided a free download of the single to fans who ordered the album via certain websites. Nicks originally wrote "Secret Love" in 1976 and recorded a demo of it for Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album, Rumours. It did not make the final cut for the album. The demo version had been circulating among fans for many years prior to its inclusion on In Your Dreams. Nicks promoted the song with a video directed by Dave Stewart. Nicks' goddaughter Kelly appears in the video wearing a vintage dress that Nicks wore on stage in 1976. According to Nicks, Kelly portrays the young Stevie Nicks blending with the soul of Nicks' 62-year-old self. On the US Billboard charts, "Secret Love" was a modest hit on the Adult Contemporary Singles chart, peaking at number 20, and at number 25 on the Triple-A Singles chart. Another song on the album, "For What It's Worth", features Nicks' niece in the video. The song reached number 25 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in September 2011. A documentary film was made for the album, directed by Stewart. The documentary was critically acclaimed, and Nicks appeared at many film festivals to support the documentary.
  • 2010
    Age 61
    Nicks performed in a series of shows in August 2010 ("it's not really a tour", she said).
    More Details Hide Details They did not contain any of her new music, because she did not want it to end up on YouTube. The Santa Barbara show benefited a young girl she had met through the Make-a-Wish Foundation in Los Angeles with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer.
    On January 31, 2010, Nicks performed with Taylor Swift at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Swift, who describes Nicks as one of her childhood heroes, introduced her to the audience by saying, "It's a fairy tale and an honor to share the stage with Stevie Nicks." Nicks also recorded a duet of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" with Chris Isaak on his 2004 Christmas album, Chris Isaak Christmas and sang with Isaak on his PBS Christmas television special. Nicks' only marriage was to Kim Anderson, the widower of her friend Robin Anderson. They married in 1983 soon after Robin Anderson died of leukemia and while the Bella Donna album was on the top of the charts. "I was determined to take care of Robin's baby, so I said to Kim, 'I don't know, I guess we should just get married." Nicks and Anderson divorced after only a few months: "We didn't get married because we were in love, we got married because we were grieving and it was the only way that we could feel like we were doing anything." Years after their divorce, she reunited with her stepson when he was a teenager, putting him through college, and she has maintained contact with him ever since.
  • 2009
    Age 60
    On March 31, 2009, Nicks released the album, The Soundstage Sessions, via Reprise Records.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted at number 47 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The first single from the album, "Crash into Me", was released as a digital download, along with "Landslide" (orchestra version) as a B-side, on March 17, 2009. In late 2008, Fleetwood Mac announced that the band would tour in 2009, beginning in March. As per the 2003–04 tour, Christine McVie would not be featured in the line-up. The tour was branded as a 'greatest hits' show entitled "Unleashed", although they played album tracks such as "Storms" and "I Know I'm Not Wrong". After completing the Unleashed tour with Fleetwood Mac, Nicks began work on her first solo album in a decade with David A. Stewart, a musician and record producer best known for being one half of the duo Eurythmics.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 58
    The remix single of "Stand Back" debuted on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart on September 15, 2007, at number 10, peaking at number four the following week.
    More Details Hide Details It also debuted on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales chart at number three, later peaking at number one.
    On March 27, 2007, Reprise Records released Crystal Visions – The Very Best of Stevie Nicks in the US.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted at number 21 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album has sold over 505,000 copies in the U.S. The compilation includes her hit singles, a dance remix, and one new track, a live version of Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll". Two versions of this album were made, one with just the audio CD and a deluxe version which includes a DVD featuring all of Nicks' music videos with audio commentary from Nicks herself, as well as rare footage from the Bella Donna recording sessions. A tour with Chris Isaak, opening in Concord, California on May 17, 2007, supported the release. Reprise Records initially released two radio-only promos, the live version of "Landslide" with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and "Rock and Roll". Both tracks failed to garner much airplay and made no impact on the charts. Reprise Records released "Stand Back" (issued with club mixes) on May 29, 2007. "Stand Back", which peaked at number five on the pop singles chart in 1983, reached number two on the Billboard Club chart. Nicks previously reached number one on this chart, with "Planets of the Universe" (from Trouble in Shangri-La) in 2001.
  • 2005
    Age 56
    During the summer of 2005, Nicks continued doing solo shows (Gold Dust tour) with pop singer Vanessa Carlton as the opening act, playing over 20 dates nationwide.
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    After a few months' respite from the Say You Will tour, Nicks did a four-night stint in May 2005 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and then did 10 shows with Don Henley dubbed the Two Voices tour.
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  • 2004
    Age 55
    A documentary of the making of the album, Destiny Rules, was released on DVD in 2004 and chronicles the sometimes-turbulent relationships between band members, especially Buckingham and Nicks, during that time in the studio.
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    Nicks joined the group to support the album with a world tour lasting until September 2004.
    More Details Hide Details She has subsequently stated in several interviews that she was not happy with the album or the successful world tour that followed, citing production disputes with Buckingham as a core factor, as well as the absence of fellow female band member Christine McVie.
  • 2002
    Age 53
    After the end of her solo tour, Nicks convened with the other members of the band for recording during 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Say You Will was released in April 2003 and met with commercial success but mixed reviews.
  • 2001
    Age 52
    In 2001, Fleetwood Mac began work on a new studio album, though this time without Christine McVie, leaving Nicks as the sole woman in the band for the first time.
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    Nicks made several television appearances in support of the album and performed at the 2001 Radio Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Nicks supported the album with a successful tour, although some shows were canceled or postponed because of her bout with acute bronchitis. Shows were also canceled because of the September 11 attacks in the U.S.
    Released May 1, 2001, Trouble in Shangri-La restored Nicks's solo career to critical and commercial success. "Planets of the Universe" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, and Nicks was named VH1's "Artist of the Month" for May 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Nicks was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People, was featured in a well-received Behind the Music episode, and performed an episode of the VH1 Storytellers Concert Program.
  • FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 49
    In 1998, Nicks contributed to the Practical Magic soundtrack and performed in Don Henley's benefit concert for the Walden Woods Project.
    More Details Hide Details Nicks had begun writing actively for Trouble in Shangri-La in 1994 and 1995 as she came out of her Klonopin dependency. According to her, friend and former musical partner Tom Petty was responsible for convincing her to write music again when he rebuffed her request that he write a song with her. She resumed recording songs for the Trouble in Shangri-La album with Sheryl Crow, who produced and performed on several tracks. When a scheduling conflict forced Crow to drop out of the project, Nicks first approached R&B producer Dallas Austin, but these sessions have never surfaced. Nicks finally called on John Shanks to produce the remainder of the album, with additional contributions from David Kahne, Rick Nowels, Pierre Marchand, and Jeff Trott. Artists Natalie Maines, Sarah McLachlan, and Macy Gray contributed to some of the tracks.
    The box set Enchanted was released to acclaim on April 28, 1998, with liner notes from Nicks, as well as exclusive rare photographs, and pages from her journals.
    More Details Hide Details Nicks supported the box set with a successful US tour.
    In 1998, she joined the group for its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Fleetwood Mac was awarded the Outstanding Contribution at the BRIT Awards. She put work on a new solo album on hold when she was approached by Warner Music to release a solo career-spanning box set, to finish her contract with Atlantic Records in the US. After the culmination of the Fleetwood Mac reunion tour, Nicks settled down in Los Angeles and Phoenix with close friends and colleagues to devise a track list for this three-disc collection.
  • 1997
    Age 48
    A newly invigorated and slimmed-down Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac for The Dance, a highly successful 1997 tour that coincided with the 20th anniversary of the release of Rumours.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to the tour, Nicks started work with a voice coach, to lend her voice more control and protect it from the stress of lengthy touring schedules. She also went on a diet and started jogging to lose weight. The live CD release, The Dance, was released to commercial and critical acclaim, earning the group several Grammy nominations, including their live performance of Nicks' "Silver Springs".
  • 1996
    Age 47
    In 1996, Nicks reunited with Lindsey Buckingham and contributed the duet "Twisted" to the Twister movie soundtrack, while in 1996, the Sheryl Crow-penned "Somebody Stand by Me" featured on the Boys on the Side soundtrack, and Nicks also remade Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" for Fox's TV hit Party of Five.
    More Details Hide Details In 1996, Lindsey Buckingham, working on a planned solo album, enlisted the help of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, which eventually led to a reunion of the entire band.
  • 1992
    Age 43
    Following her successful detox, Nicks released her fifth solo album, Street Angel, recorded during 1992 and 1993 using material written mostly in previous years.
    More Details Hide Details Released on May 23, 1994, Street Angel was poorly received, reaching number 45 on the Billboard Top 200. Nicks has since expressed major disappointment with the album, claiming that a lot of its production work took place during her second stint in rehab, meaning she had little or no say over the final product. Despite a three-month tour in support of the album, Nicks was crushed by the focus on her weight and the poor reception of the album. Disgusted by the criticism she received during the tour for being overweight, she vowed to never set foot on a stage again unless she slimmed down.
    During the 1992 US presidential campaign, Bill Clinton used the Fleetwood Mac hit "Don't Stop" as his campaign theme song, and Nicks rejoined the classic Rumours line-up of the band (including Buckingham) to perform the song at Clinton's 1993 inaugural gala.
    More Details Hide Details No plans for an official reunion were made at that time. Nicks was criticized for her weight gain. Nicks, who is, had gained weight, peaking at 175 lb (79.4 kg). "Klonopin was worse than the cocaine," she has said. "I lost those 8 years of my life. I didn't write, and I had gained so much weight." In late 1993, while Nicks held a baby shower at her house, she tripped over a box, passed out, and cut her forehead near a fireplace. "I'm one of those people who doesn't injure themselves. I was horrified to see that blood. I hadn't had enough wine. I knew it was the Klonopin," she said, realizing that she needed help, and endured a painful 47-day detox in a hospital.
  • 1991
    Age 42
    On the 10th anniversary of her solo career debut, Nicks released Timespace: The Best of Stevie Nicks on September 3, 1991.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Fleetwood Mac also released a four-disc box set, 25 Years – The Chain, which included "Silver Springs".
  • 1989
    Age 40
    In 1989, Nicks set to work with Fleetwood Mac on a new album, Behind the Mask, which was released in 1990 to moderate commercial success in the US.
    More Details Hide Details In the UK, however, the album entered the chart at number one and was certified platinum. The band went on a world tour to promote the album, on the last night of which Buckingham and Nicks reunited on stage to perform "Landslide". After the tour concluded, Nicks left the group over a dispute with Mick Fleetwood, who would not allow her to release the 1977 track "Silver Springs" on her album Timespace: The Best of Stevie Nicks, because of his plans to save it for release on a forthcoming Fleetwood Mac box set. Fleetwood knew that the song would be valuable as a selling point for the box set, since over the years, it had gained interest among the band's fans.
    Nicks toured the US and Europe from August to November 1989, the only time she has toured Europe as a solo act.
    More Details Hide Details She has famously been quoted since as stating that she has "no memory of this tour" due to her increasing dependency on Klonopin, prescribed in ever increasing amounts by a psychiatrist between 1987 and 1994, in an attempt to keep Nicks from regressing to her former abuse of cocaine.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 39
    Also in 1988, Nicks began work on a fourth solo album with English record producer Rupert Hine.
    More Details Hide Details The Other Side of the Mirror was released on May 11, 1989, to commercial success. Nicks became romantically involved with Hine.
    The tour was suspended during Nicks' bout with chronic fatigue syndrome and developing addiction to Klonopin, though it resumed in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details Tango in the Night met with commercial success and was followed in 1988 by Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits album in November 1988.
  • 1985
    Age 36
    In late 1985, Fleetwood Mac began work on Tango in the Night, but due to her promotional schedule for the Rock A Little album and subsequent tour, Nicks was mostly unavailable to work on the album with the band except for a few weeks following her stay at the Betty Ford Center in 1986 (which was the inspiration for the song "Welcome To The Room Sara").
    More Details Hide Details She sent the band demos of her songs to work on in her absence. The album was released in April 1987 and became the band's second-highest selling album ever, behind Rumours. Creative differences and unresolved personal issues within the band led Buckingham to quit the group right before their world tour. According to bassist John McVie, a "physically ugly" confrontation between Nicks and Buckingham ensued when Nicks angrily challenged Buckingham's decision to leave the band. The band embarked on the Shake The Cage tour in September 1987, with Buckingham replaced by Rick Vito and Billy Burnette.
    However, Nicks was unhappy with the album, and opted to record a new batch of songs in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details Rock A Little, as it was retitled, was released November 18, 1985, to commercial success, supported by three successful singles. Nicks toured for Rock A Little in 1986. The tour ended on October 10, 1986. Nicks also performed with Bob Dylan and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers during their tour in Australia. The tour marked a turning point in Nicks' life. The January before the tour was to begin, a plastic surgeon warned her of severe health problems if she did not stop using cocaine. "I said, 'What do you think about my nose?'," she recalled on The Chris Isaak Hour in 2009. "And he said, 'Well, I think the next time you do a hit of cocaine, you could drop dead.'" At the end of the Australian tour, Nicks checked herself into the Betty Ford Center for 30 days to overcome her cocaine addiction. Recalling the strong influence of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix on her music and life, she told a UK interviewer, "I saw how they went down, and a part of me wanted to go down with them... but then another part of me thought, I would be very sad if some 25-year-old lady rock and roll singer ten years from now said, 'I wish Stevie Nicks would have thought about it a little more.' That's kind of what stopped me and made me really look at the world through clear eyes."
  • 1984
    Age 35
    Following the tour for The Wild Heart, Nicks commenced work on her third solo album. Originally titled Mirror Mirror, Nicks recorded songs for the album during 1984.
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  • 1983
    Age 34
    Nicks appeared on Saturday Night Live in December 1983, performing "Stand Back" and "Nightbird".
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    Nicks performed at the second US Festival at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, California, and later toured the US from June 1983 to November 1983.
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    Nicks released her second solo album, The Wild Heart, on June 10, 1983.
    More Details Hide Details The album went double platinum, reached number five on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and featured three hit singles. It also introduced songwriter and performer Sandy Stewart as co-writer and vocalist.
  • 1982
    Age 33
    Nicks toured with Fleetwood Mac for the Mirage tour in late 1982.
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    Following Robin's death in 1982, Nicks married Robin's widower Kim Anderson, believing that her friend would want her to care for the baby. "We were all in such insane grief, just completely deranged," she told The Telegraph in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details The couple divorced eight months after the marriage.
  • 1981
    Age 32
    Bella Donna introduced Nicks' back-up singers, Sharon Celani and Lori Perry, who have contributed vocals to all of Nicks' solo albums since then. In November 1981, Nicks embarked on the White Winged Dove tour, which she had to cut short to record the Mirage album with Fleetwood Mac.
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    Nicks' first solo album, Bella Donna, was released on July 27, 1981, to critical and commercial acclaim, reaching number one on the Billboard 200 chart, with four singles making the Billboard Hot 100, and Rolling Stone deeming her "the Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll".
    More Details Hide Details The day that Bella Donna reached number one on the Billboard 200, Nicks found out that her best friend Robin Anderson was diagnosed with leukemia. Robin gave birth to a son, appointing Nicks as the child's godmother. "I never got to enjoy Bella Donna at all because my friend was dying. Something went out that day; something left."
    During 1981, Nicks made occasional guest appearances with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on their Hard Promises tour.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 29
    With Fleetwood Mac Nicks has been nominated for nine competitive Grammy Awards as a member of Fleetwood Mac, winning the 1978 Grammy Award for Album of the Year for Rumours, and received the 2003 Grammy Hall of Fame Award.
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    Nicks recorded the hit duets "Whenever I Call You Friend" with Kenny Loggins in 1978, and "Gold" with John Stewart in 1979.
    More Details Hide Details Fleetwood Mac's Tusk was released on October 19, 1979.
    By 1978, Nicks had amassed a large backlog of songs dating back to her Buckingham Nicks days that she had been unable to record and release with Fleetwood Mac because of the constraint of having to accommodate three songwriters on each album.
    More Details Hide Details Nicks wrote and recorded demos for a solo project during Tusk sessions in 1979 and the Tusk world tour of 1979–80. Nicks, Danny Goldberg, and Paul Fishkin founded Modern Records to record and release Nicks's material.
    One track, "Magnet and Steel", inspired by Nicks, prominently featured her on back-up vocals and became a hit single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the summer of 1978.
    More Details Hide Details Lindsey Buckingham also produced the album, and played guitar and provided backing vocals on some of the tracks.
    The album won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978 and produced four U.S. top-10 singles, with Nicks' "Dreams" being the band's first and only U.S. number-one hit.
    More Details Hide Details In 1981, while remaining a member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks began her solo career, releasing the album Bella Donna, which topped the Billboard album charts and reached platinum status less than three months after its release, and has since been certified quadruple-platinum. She has released a total of eight solo studio albums to date, with her most recent titled 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault, released in October 2014. Nicks is known for her distinctive voice, mystical visual style, and symbolic lyrics. During her solo career, she has had a close working relationship with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. They served as a backing band for several tracks on each of her solo albums, and the two have toured and performed together frequently over the past three decades. The song "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around", performed by Nicks and Petty, was one of the biggest hits for either artist.
  • 1977
    Age 28
    After the success of the Rumours album and tour in 1977 to 1978, Fleetwood Mac began recording their third album with Buckingham and Nicks, Tusk, in the spring of 1978.
    More Details Hide Details That year, Nicks sang back-up on virtually every track of Not Shy, recorded by musician Walter Egan, a friend of both Nicks and Buckingham.
    In November 1977, after a New Zealand concert for the Rumours tour, Nicks and Fleetwood, who was married to Jenny Boyd, secretly began an affair.
    More Details Hide Details The pair mutually decided to end the affair. "Never in a million years could you have told me that would happen," Nicks has stated. "Everybody was angry, because Mick was married to a wonderful girl and had two wonderful children. I was horrified. I loved these people. I loved his family. So it couldn't possibly work out. And it didn't. I just couldn't." She has also stated that had the affair progressed, it "would have been the end of Fleetwood Mac". Soon after, in October 1978, Mick Fleetwood left his wife for Nicks' best friend Sara Recor.
  • 1975
    Age 26
    Also in 1975, Nicks worked with clothing designer Margi Kent to develop Nicks's unique onstage look, with costumes that featured flowing skirts, shawls, and platform boots.
    More Details Hide Details Following the success of Fleetwood Mac, increasing tension between Nicks and Buckingham began to take its toll on their creativity, and Nicks ended the relationship. Fleetwood Mac began recording their follow-up album, Rumours, in early 1976 and continued until late in the year. Also, Nicks and Buckingham sang back-up on Warren Zevon's self-titled second album. Among Nicks's contributions to Rumours was "Dreams", which became the band's only Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit single to date. Nicks had also written and recorded the song "Silver Springs", but it was ultimately not included on the album because the early versions of the song ran too long, the album was getting to be longer than the producer's target of 22 minutes per side, and the band was also concerned that the album had too many slow songs. Instead, the shorter and faster Nicks-penned tune "I Don't Want to Know" was recorded in its place. Studio engineer and co-producer Ken Caillat said that Nicks was very unhappy to find that the band had decided against her song "Silver Springs", which he said was beautifully crafted, and carried some of the band's best guitar work. Despite being devastated by the bad news, Nicks quickly laid down her vocal tracks for "I Don't Want to Know". Nicks' song "Silver Springs" was written about her relationship with Buckingham, and it was released as a B-side of the "Go Your Own Way" single—Buckingham's song about Nicks.
  • 1974
    Age 25
    On December 31, 1974, Fleetwood called Buckingham to ask him to replace Welch as guitarist, but Buckingham insisted that Nicks and he were "a package deal."
    More Details Hide Details A few days later, Nicks and Buckingham discussed the offer over dinner with Fleetwood and the McVies, and the feeling was mutual that incorporating the Buckingham–Nicks pair would improve Fleetwood Mac, making the British band into an Anglo-American one. The first rehearsals confirmed this feeling, with the harmonies of the newcomers adding a pop accessibility to the hard rock. Despite this development, the duo of Buckingham Nicks was called to perform three sold-out dates in Birmingham, Alabama – the one area in which their album had seen success. During these final performances as Buckingham Nicks, Nicks and Buckingham told their fans that they had just joined Fleetwood Mac. In 1975, the band achieved success with the album Fleetwood Mac. Nicks' "Rhiannon", which appeared on the album, was eventually voted as one of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone. Her live performances of the song throughout the decade began to take on a theatrical intensity not present on the album's single. The song built to a climax in which Nicks' vocals were so impassioned that Mick Fleetwood declared, "her 'Rhiannon' in those days was like an exorcism." Also included on the album was "Landslide", which achieved collected millionaire status with over three million airplays and spawned multiple cover versions.
  • 1972
    Age 23
    Nicks and Buckingham moved in with Dashut in 1972.
    More Details Hide Details While there, Buckingham landed a guitar-playing gig with the Everly Brothers, and toured with them while Nicks stayed behind working on songs. During this time, Nicks wrote "Rhiannon" after seeing the name in the novel Triad by Mary Leader. She also wrote "Landslide", inspired by the scenery of Aspen, and her inner turmoil over her decision to pursue music and her relationship with Buckingham: "I realized then that everything could tumble, and when you're in Colorado, and you're surrounded by these incredible mountains, you think 'avalanche'. It meant the whole world could tumble around us and the landslide would bring you down." "Everybody seems to think that I wrote this song about them... and my dad, my dad did have something to do with it, but he absolutely thinks that he was the whole complete reason it was ever written. I guess it was about September 1974, I was home at my dad and mom's house in Phoenix, and my father said, 'You know, I think that maybe... you really put a lot of time into this singing career, maybe you should give this six more months, and if you want to go back to school, we'll pay for it... Lindsey and I went up to Aspen, and we went to somebody's incredible house, and they had a piano, and I had my guitar with me, and I went into their living room, looking out over the incredible, like, Aspen sky way, and I wrote "Landslide"... three months later, Mick Fleetwood called."
    After Fritz disbanded in 1972, Nicks and Buckingham continued to write as a duo, recording demo tapes at night in Daly City on a one-inch, four-track Ampex tape machine Buckingham kept at the coffee roasting plant belonging to his father, Morris.
    More Details Hide Details They then secured a deal with Polydor Records, which used tracks from their demo tapes to release the album Buckingham Nicks in 1973. The album was not a commercial success, despite the live shows that Nicks and Buckingham performed together to support it, and Polydor dropped the pair from the label. To support herself and Buckingham, who wrote music while recovering from mononucleosis, Nicks worked a variety of jobs, which included waiting tables and a stint cleaning engineer/producer Keith Olsen's house, where Nicks and Buckingham lived for a time before moving in with Richard Dashut. Nicks says that she first used cocaine during this time. "We were told that it was recreational and that it was not dangerous," Nicks recalled to Chris Isaak in 2009.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1967
    Age 18
    He asked Nicks in mid-1967 to replace the lead singer, a guitarist named Jody Moreing.
    More Details Hide Details For the next three years, Fritz comprised Nicks on lead vocals, Buckingham on bass and vocals, Brian Kane on lead guitar, Javier Pacheco on keyboards, and Bob Aguirre on drums. Pacheco was the main songwriter in the group, with a psychedelic bent, but Nicks's own compositions brought a country rock flair to the group. Fritz became popular as a live act when it opened for both Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin from 1968 until 1971. Nicks credits each of those acts as having inspired her own stage intensity and performance. Both Nicks and Buckingham attended San Jose State University in Northern California, where Nicks majored in speech communication, and planned to become an English teacher. Nicks dropped out of college the semester before graduation.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Born
    Born on May 26, 1948.
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