Monday, April 30, 2007

Stevie Nicks

Jason Ankeny @ All Music
Famed for her mystical chanteuse image, singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks enjoyed phenomenal success not only as a solo artist but also as a key member of Fleetwood Mac. Stephanie Lynn Nicks was born May 26, 1948 in Phoenix, Arizona; the granddaugher of a frustrated country singer, she began performing at the age of four, and occasionally sang at the tavern owned by her parents. Nicks started writing songs in her mid-teens, and joined her first group, the Changing Times, while attending high school in California.

During her senior year, Nicks met fellow student Lindsey Buckingham, with whom she formed the band Fritz along with friends Javier Pacheco and Calvin Roper. Between 1968 and 1971, the group became a popular attraction on the West Coast music scene, opening for Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Ultimately, tensions arose over the amount of attention paid by fans to Nicks' pouty allure, and after three years Fritz disbanded; Buckingham remained her partner, however, and soon became her lover as well.

After moving to Los Angeles, the duo recorded their 1973 debut LP, Buckingham-Nicks. Despite a cover which featured the couple nude, the album flopped; however, it caught the attention of the members of Fleetwood Mac, who invited Buckingham and Nicks to join their ranks in 1974. In quick time, the revitalized group achieved unparalled success: after the LP Fleetwood Mac topped the charts in 1975, they recorded 1977's Rumours, which sold over 17 million copies and stood for several years as the best-selling album of all-time.

Major hit singles like "Dreams" and "Rhiannon" made Nicks a focal point of Fleetwood Mac, and in 1981 she took time off from the group to record her solo debut, Bella Donna, which hit Number One on the strength of the Top 20 hits "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (a duet with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), "Leather and Lace" (a duet with Don Henley) and "Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)." After a return to Fleetwood Mac for the 1982 album Mirage (which featured her hit "Gypsy"), Nicks released her second solo effort, The Wild Heart, highlighted by the Top Five smash "Stand Back." Rock a Little, which featured the single "Talk to Me," followed in 1985.

After a long hiatus (during which time Nicks was treated for a chemical dependency problem), Fleetwood Mac reunited for the album Tango in the Night; The Other Side of the Mirror, Nicks' first solo record in four years, followed in 1989. After a series of line-up changes and dropping sales figures, she left Fleetwood Mac in 1993, and issued Street Angel a year later. In 1997, she rejoined the reunited Fleetwood Mac on tour and on the album The Dance. A Nicks solo box set, Enchanted, followed in 1998. =>>>>>>>>>>>

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Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and a long solo career, which collectively has produced over twenty Top 40 hits. She is one of the few rock artists to maintain a solo career while remaining a member of a successful band. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, she was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Early life
Nicks was born at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona to Jess and Barbara Nicks. As a young child, she had difficulty pronouncing her given name Stephanie, and as a result, began calling herself "Stevie." The nickname stuck.

Her mother fostered in her a love for fairy tales, while her grandfather, a struggling country singer, began teaching her to sing at the age of four.[1] Stevie has a brother named Christopher who is married to Lori Perry, one of Stevie's backup singers and ex-wife of producer Gordon Perry.

With her first guitar, at age sixteen, she wrote her first song called "I've Loved and I've Lost, and I'm Sad But Not Blue."

Nicks first met her future musical and romantic partner Lindsey Buckingham while attending Menlo Atherton High School. She and Buckingham attended a religious meeting called Young Life, where together they sang California Dreamin'. Buckingham remembered Nicks' enchantingly unique voice. A few years later, he contacted Nicks and asked her to join a band (with Javier Pacheco and Calvin Roper) called Fritz, which became popular as a live act from 1968 until 1972. Fritz opened for big-name acts Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, among others in the San Francisco Bay Area. Both Nicks and Buckingham attended San Jose State University in Northern California, where Nicks majored in Speech Communication.

After Fritz disbanded in 1972, Nicks and Buckingham continued to write and record as a duo, producing demo tapes at Buckingham's father Morris' Coffee Plant. By this time, the two had become romantically involved as well. They secured a deal with Polydor Records, which was attracted by their melodic, California pop harmonies, and photogenic quality.

After selecting songs from the demo tapes, Polydor released the album Buckingham Nicks in 1973. Nicks and Buckingham composed original material for the album, which included the epic "Frozen Love," one of the few songs that the two have written together. The album displayed Buckingham's distinctive guitar work on both electric and acoustic models (showcasing his now trademark finger-picking style), as well as the pair's melodically engaging vocals. Buckingham's songs veered towards blues-rock ("Don't Let Me Down Again"), funk ("Lola (My Love)"), and instrumental folk ("Stephanie," "Django"), while Nicks' material was more pop-inspired ("Crying in the Night") and romantic ("Crystal"). The cover portrait shows Nicks and Buckingham in a topless pose.

The album was not a commercial success, even though the duo played shows to support it. Polydor subsequently dropped them from the recording label. To keep the pair financially afloat, Nicks worked a variety of jobs, which included waiting tables and a stint cleaning engineer/producer Keith Olsen's house while Buckingham lived there, writing music and practicing guitar.

Nicks and Buckingham briefly relocated to Aspen, Colorado. While there, Buckingham landed a guitar-playing gig with the Everly Brothers. Buckingham decided to tour with them, while Nicks stayed behind. During this time, Nicks wrote "Rhiannon" and "Landslide". In late 1974, a new opportunity arose.

The debut album Buckingham Nicks caught the attention of drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac. He heard the album playing while visiting a recording studio in Sausalito, California. The band was looking for a new guitar player, following the departure of Bob Welch who left to pursue a solo career, leaving Fleetwood Mac as a trio with only one songwriter, keyboardist/vocalist Christine McVie. Initially, Fleetwood was interested only in Buckingham, but Buckingham stated that he would only join if Nicks was also invited into the group. The band members agreed, and Fleetwood asked the duo to join Fleetwood Mac on December 31, 1974.

Following two weeks of rehearsals, the reconfigured Fleetwood Mac went into the studio in February 1975 and spent three months perfecting their first album together. Nicks and Buckingham brought some of their most recent material to the table, and the new ensemble released the eponymous Fleetwood Mac in July 1975. Nicks contributed three songs including, "Rhiannon" and "Landslide", originally written for the second Buckingham Nicks album. The album also included a re-release of a song from the 1973 Buckingham Nicks album, the Nicks-penned "Crystal," with a lead vocal from Buckingham.

The team-up between the duo and the band proved successful and revitalized Fleetwood Mac. After a year of non-stop touring, the band enjoyed its first #1 on the Billboard 200 and sold more than five million copies of the album. The 1975–76 live tour showcased Nicks' love of black chiffon clothes and dark mythology, and her raucous, epic live version of "Rhiannon," the band's first bona fide hit single with this line-up, sealed her position as one of the leading women in rock 'n roll.

Fleetwood Mac's rocket to success culminated with the Billboard #1 hit for their eponymous "White Album." The album and ensuing tour brought acclaim and press attention to the band, but it also contributed to the break-up of all three romantic relationships in the group: drummer Mick Fleetwood and his wife Jenny, keyboardist/songwriter/vocalist Christine and her bassist husband John McVie, and Nicks and Buckingham, in a particularly acrimonious split.

Fleetwood Mac's follow-up album, Rumours, began recording in early 1976 and continued until late in the year. Sessions were dogged by faulty drum tracks, disintegrating tapes, and the tension between the band members, which influenced the songwriting. Nicks' contributions were the jaunty, tight harmony "I Don't Want to Know" (intended for a second Buckingham Nicks album in 1974); the dark, mystical "Gold Dust Woman," a diatribe about the dangers of cocaine and the rock and roll lifestyle; the dramatic "Silver Springs," a b-side about her relationship with Buckingham; and the atmospheric "Dreams," which became the band's only Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit single. Other songs written for the album, but released later, included "Think About It" (recorded for Bella Donna) and "Planets of the Universe (recorded for Trouble in Shangri-La)" Both these tracks were reissued on the expanded and remastered edition of Rumours in 2004.

Rumours was finally released to widespread acclaim in February 1977. It became one of the best-selling albums of all time, selling more than 19 million copies in the U.S., and spending 31 weeks atop the Billboard 200 album chart. The ensuing tour was another great success for the band, during which time they all began relationships outside the group.

During this period, Nicks enjoyed a relationship with singer/songwriter Don Henley of The Eagles, which would influence her next batch of songs.

After a successful album and tour in 1977–78, Fleetwood Mac settled down to record their third album with the "classic line-up" in the spring of 1978. Helmed largely by Lindsey Buckingham, Tusk ventured into more experimental territory, incorporating odd percussion and arrangements (mostly applied to Buckingham's songs). The band's unorthodox work ethic, and copious amounts of cocaine, led to the album costing approximately $1 million, the most expensive album ever made at the time.

After a difficult thirteen months of recording and editing, Tusk was released as a 20-track double album in October 1979. The increased price, unusual nature of the songs, and the fact that it was aired on US radio prior to release, contributed to relatively disappointing sales of four million copies.

Nicks' contributions to the album mainly focused on her romantic relationships during this period. The somber "Storms" and piano ballad "Beautiful Child" were rumored to concern her doomed relationship with Fleetwood, while the Billboard Hot 100 #7 hit "Sara" alluded to her relationship with Henley.

Nicks hinted at the sound of her future solo projects on the rock-inspired "Angel" and the dark "Sisters of the Moon," about her hectic touring schedule. Nicks also attempted to record another up-tempo rock number, "The Dealer," for Tusk, but it was shelved.

Around this time Nicks had her first 'solo' hit, with a duet with Kenny Loggins on "Whenever I Call You Friend." Another top-five 'solo' hit Nicks had around this time was, in the form of a duet with John Stewart, the country-tinged "Gold." During 1979, while work for Tusk was still ongoing, Nicks began laying down early demos for a solo album. During the exhaustive year-long world tour for the album, in 1979–80, she continued to write and gather material for a new project outside Fleetwood Mac.

By 1979, Nicks became concerned with an increasing backlog of songs, dating back to her Buckingham Nicks days that she was unable to record and release with Fleetwood Mac, due to the demands of three different songwriters. During the making and touring of the Tusk album, Nicks began working on demos for a planned solo record, for which a deal was negotiated to set up her own record label, Modern Records, exclusively for solo material—while still maintaining her commitments with Fleetwood Mac.

The earliest band sessions for the album came in April 1980 with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, tracking songs including an early version of "Gypsy." Further work commenced once the Tusk tour ended in late 1980, with sessions lasting from then until the spring of the following year, helmed by Jimmy Iovine and featuring various contributions from Petty and his band.

Bella Donna was the first album to feature Nicks' two back-up singers, Sharon Celani and Lori Perry. Nicks met Perry in the mid-1970s while working with her then-husband, producer Gordon Perry. She asked Perry to lay down back-up vocals for the tracks that she was working on, and the two became friends. During a trip to Hawaii, Nicks met Celani in a club where Celani was performing. The two bonded onstage during a rendition of "Poor Pitiful Me." Celani later accepted Nicks' invitation to join her forthcoming solo project. Sharon Celani and Lori (Perry) Nicks (now married to Nicks' brother) have become staple vocalists on all of Nicks' albums. Celani continues to tour with Nicks, while (Perry) Nicks retired from touring in the early 90s to raise her daughter, Jessica. (She made an unexpected return to the stage in 2005, joining Nicks for a series of concerts in Las Vegas. She remains an occasional backup singer for Nicks.)

Nicks released Bella Donna in July 1981. Its lead single "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" was a collaboration with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and it reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Other singles included "Leather and Lace" (#6) with Don Henley, "Edge of Seventeen" (#11) and "After the Glitter Fades" (#32). Bella Donna reached #1 on the Billboard 200, and as of 1990 it is certified five times platinum. The short, successful White Winged Dove tour resulted, with Nicks performing many of her Fleetwood Mac songs like "Dreams", "Sara", "Angel" and "Rhiannon"; the aforementioned singles; other Bella Donna album tracks like "How Still My Love"; and non-album tracks like "Gold and Braid", "Blue Lamp," and Petty's "I Need to Know." (The day Bella Donna reached #1 on the Billboard 200, Nicks' best friend since the age of 15, Robin Anderson, was diagnosed with leukemia.) Shortly after the album's release, Rolling Stone magazine crowned Stevie as "The Queen of Rock and Roll" featuring her on its cover and in a full spread article.

The album consisted of ten songs; half new material and half from earlier eras, but all recorded during the same time frame 1980–81. New material included "Bella Donna," "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," "Edge of Seventeen," "How Still My Love," and "Outside the Rain," while older material included "After the Glitter Fades" (1972), "Think About It" (1974–75), "Leather and Lace" (originally written for Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter to sing), "Kind of Woman" (1975), and "The Highwayman" (1975).

During the album sessions, Nicks accumulated a number of delicate solo piano demos, as well as full band songs that remain unreleased, including "If You Were My Love," "The Dealer," "Julia," among others. Another unreleased song, "Gold and Braid," made its debut on Nicks' first solo tour, late 1981. Two songs recorded for the album, but cut from the final version, were released on soundtracks: "Blue Lamp" on the Heavy Metal soundtrack, and "Sleeping Angel" for Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Her concerts on December 12 and 13, 1981, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles were filmed for a (now out-of-print) one-hour video and laserdisc Stevie Nicks In Concert. The release was also called White Wing Dove in some markets such as Australia. The concert also aired on HBO. The concerts featured an outstanding band including Waddy Wachtel on guitar, Roy Bittan on piano, Benmont Tench on organ, and Russ Kunkel on drums.

During 1981, the individual members of Fleetwood Mac continued their careers with solo projects, but at the end of the year they reconvened to record a follow-up to Tusk in France. The album took on a more melodic, commercial sound akin to Rumours, but the band's performances were notably less passionate, and the song quality was arguably not as high. Buckingham's material was more 1950s rock 'n roll-inspired, while Christine McVie turned to piano ballads. Nicks offered "Gypsy," one of the album's hit singles, which was originally tested for her solo album Bella Donna, as well as the country-inspired "That's Alright," written during the Buckingham Nicks days a decade earlier, and the dark, newly-written "Straight Back."

Playing up to the media image of Fleetwood Mac as two sparring, romantically entangled couples, Mirage was released in June 1982 with a cover photo featuring Nicks in the arms of her former partner, Lindsey Buckingham. The album quickly went double platinum and spent a considerable amount of time on the album charts, producing several hit singles. The short Mirage tour took place between September and October 1982, and included Nicks' performance of "Sisters of the Moon", her 1979 Tusk album track and concert encore. This performance has been designated the "speaking in tongues version" by some fans as Stevie, entranced in the performance, seems to speak in tongues at the song's climax. The video of this performance is highly collectible.

Other Nicks' songs considered for the album but unreleased include another version of "If You Were My Love," also tried for Bella Donna, and "Smile At You," originally planned for Tusk and finally issued more than two decades later. After the tour, Nicks settled down to record her second solo album.

In the spring of 1983 Nicks worked on her second solo album. Inspired in part by the death of her close friend Robin Anderson from leukemia in late 1982,[2] the album was recorded mostly live and retains a rock-inspired, live quality.

A variety of songs were recorded for the album, but only ten made it to the final version. These included a host of new songs, but the album also featured "Enchanted," originally written during the Buckingham Nicks era and tested for Mirage in 1982[citation needed], and the melodramatic "Beauty and the Beast," written during the Tusk era. The title song, "Wild Heart," was partially written during 1981, and footage exists from a Rolling Stone magazine cover photo shoot where Nicks, while getting her make-up done, sings the work-in-progress to the instrumental line from Lindsey Buckingham's "Can't Go Back" (from Mirage).

Nicks released The Wild Heart in June 1983, a year after Mirage and two years after Bella Donna. The album featured much the same cast of musicians and producers, but it also introduced songwriter and performer Sandy Stewart who lent a synthesized sound prevalent in early 1980s rock music.

The Wild Heart went double platinum, reached #5 on the Billboard 200, and featured three hit singles: "Stand Back" (Billboard #5), an originally Prince-inspired track which ended up being co-written by him and receiving synthesizers played by the musician, though uncredited; "If Anyone Falls" (#14); and "Nightbird" (#33). In addition, several promo only singles (songs released exclusively to radio) placed on the Mainstream Rock chart: "Enchanted" (#12); "Nothing Ever Changes" (#19); and "I Will Run to You" (#35), another duet with Tom Petty[3] A lesser-known track, "Beauty and the Beast" featured lyrics devoted to Mick Fleetwood with whom Nicks later admitted to having a short love affair in the late 1970s.

Following the tour for The Wild Heart, Nicks commenced work on her third solo album. Originally titled Mirror Mirror, Nicks recorded a host of dark and angry rock songs for the projected album during 1984 and 1985, including "Mirror Mirror," "Thousand Days," "Running Through the Garden," and "At the Fair." However, Nicks was unhappy with the recordings for the song "Mirror Mirror,"[4] and instead scrapped the planned album, opting to record a different batch of songs in 1985.

Uncharacteristically, the album featured few Nicks originals, instead relying on co-writes and outside songwriters. The hard-edged "No Spoken Word," atmospheric "Rock a Little (Go Ahead, Lily)," which began life in 1980, and the soft "I Sing for the Things," written as early as 1979, were Nicks' only sole writing credits, collaborating with other writers on remaining material.

Rock a Little, as it was re-titled, was issued to platinum success in November 1985, and showcased a harder-edged Nicks, both in her songs and her ragged vocal performances. The album hit #12 on the Billboard 200, and scored more hit singles: "Talk To Me" (#4), "I Can't Wait" (#16), and "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You", a lyric for The Eagles member Joe Walsh (#60). A solo outing with Tom Petty and Bob Dylan in Australia came after, but Nicks was threatened by Australian authorities with expulsion from the country for not carrying a work permit. The tour marked a striking point in Nicks' career. Although she had achieved significant critical acclaim, drugs were taking a toll on her performing, limiting her vocal range and pitch severely and changing her on-stage persona. It was at the end of the Australian tour that Nicks checked herself into the Betty Ford Center to recuperate and wean herself off of her all-consuming cocaine addiction|.

Following the release of Rock A Little, Nicks toured in 1985–86. Widely successful, the tour resulted in a one-hour filmed concert (later released on VHS/DVD as Stevie: Live at Red Rocks) at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado in August, and ended on October 10 in Sydney, Australia.

In 1986, Fleetwood Mac began work on Tango in the Night. The album marked a return to a more commercial pop sound, and was propelled by a string of hit singles.

Released in April 1987, the album Tango in the Night included Nicks' performance of "Seven Wonders" (Billboard #19). Sandy Stewart (who co-wrote "If Anyone Falls" and "Nightbird" for The Wild Heart) wrote "Seven Wonders," and because Nicks had only listened to the song a few times before recording it, the lines "all the way down you held the line" was misheard by Nicks as "all the way down to Emmeline"[citation needed]. This explains Nicks' songwriting credit to the song. Nicks contributed the ballad "When I See You Again" and the mid-tempo "Welcome to the Room...Sara," about her stay at the Betty Ford drug clinic.

Creative differences and unresolved personal issues within the band (between Nicks and Buckingham, in particular) led Buckingham to quit the group right before their Tango in the Night world tour. Buckingham has never attributed that decision directly to his volatile relationship with Nicks, but it is often speculated to be the reason. In the Fleetwood Mac segment of British TV program Rock Family Trees (broadcast in 1995), John McVie described the confrontation between Nicks and Buckingham at Christine McVie's house in August 1987 as "physically ugly". Nicks admitted that Buckingham almost killed her, after she violently rejected Buckingham's decision to leave the band. After Buckingham chased her through the house and out onto the street and, according to Mick Fleetwood in his disputed autobiography, threw her against a car and strangled her, Nicks warned him that if he killed her and none of the other band members came to get him, her brother Christopher and father Jess would murder him.[5] This interview was held at a time when many of the members of Fleetwood Mac were not speaking; Stevie and Mick had disputed over the use of the song "Silver Springs" (recorded in 1976) for her solo retrospective album in 1991, while Fleetwood intended to premier it on the Fleetwood Mac box set The Chain : 25 Years in 1992, as well as items considered scandalously exaggerated in his autobiography. Therefore, claims over what really happened before Buckingham left in 1987 are unclear, and have often been misinterpreted and discounted.

Though set back by Buckingham's departure, Fleetwood Mac eventually toured anyway, replacing Buckingham with Rick Vito and Billy Burnette for the Shake The Cage Tour, from September to December 1989. The set-list included "Stand Back"; this would later be performed on every Fleetwood Mac tour in which Nicks participated. However, the set-list had some major omissions mid-tour (especially "Rhiannon" and "Gypsy"), several shows had to be delayed or canceled and the tour was cut short (particularly, dates in Australia were canceled and European dates were pushed forward to May 1988) due to Nicks' bout with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (in addition to her dependence on tranquilizers). A concert performed at the Cow Palace in San Francisco was taped and later released.

Tango in the Night had returned Fleetwood Mac to huge critical and commercial success on the tenth anniversary of Rumours. The surge in popularity led to the release of their Greatest Hits album in November 1988. The new line-up recorded two new songs for the release, Christine McVie's "As Long As You Follow" and Nicks' "No Questions Asked". The album, which became a major chart fixture, has sold more than eight million copies to date.

In 1988, after the Fleetwood Mac tour ended, Nicks began work on a fourth solo album with producer Rupert Hine. At age 40, Nicks recorded the album in part as an ode to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The recording features imagery of castles, princesses, and burning houses.

After several months of recording and mixing, Nicks released The Other Side Of The Mirror in May 1989 to mixed reviews. It spawned a major hit single, "Rooms On Fire" (#16 on the Billboard Hot 100, it also reached #1 on the Mainstream Rock Radio Chart, as well as topping the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay Chart), but this was the only song to make the singles chart; the rock-inspired "Whole Lotta Trouble" and fast-paced "Long Way to Go (#11 in Rock Radio)" achieved some Mainstream Rock radio play. Although sales were not as solid as previous releases, the album nevertheless went platinum. It also includes the single "Two Kinds of Love," a duet with Bruce Hornsby and "Juliet", a new version of the instrumental b-side to Fleetwood Mac's 1987 "Seven Wonders" single, "Book of Miracles". Nicks' voice was more powerful and melodic than on her previous two recordings (solo and with Fleetwood Mac), but it also developed a nasal quality attributed to her cocaine abuse and subsequent dependence on tranquilizers.

The album's other material found Nicks in melodic mood, with the likes of "Ghosts" and the jangly "Fire Burning," and the record also featured the epic Lewis Carroll-inspired "Alice" and a dark, cautionary tale about the end of her drug addiction on the dramatic "Doing the Best I Can (Escape from Berlin)." Nicks also included a whimsical version of Johnny Cash's "I Still Miss Someone (Blue Eyes)."

A tour of the U.S. and Europe from August to November 1989 was modestly successful. Dependent on Klonopin, Nicks later admitted she could not recall much of the tour at all, and the years 1988–94 are widely recognised as Nicks' "wilderness years."[citation needed]

After the release of The Other Side of the Mirror and the ensuing tour, Nicks set to work with Fleetwood Mac on a new album. This was the first studio outing with the new line-up, featuring Vito and Burnette.

Nicks' contributions included the co-writes "Love is Dangerous," "Freedom," and "The Second Time," as well as her self-penned, melodic "Affairs of the Heart." The album, entitled Behind the Mask, was released to mixed reviews in April 1990 and marked the end of the "classic era" line-up and the beginning of a second "wilderness" period for Fleetwood Mac.

The album was certified gold and still hit the Top 20 on the Billboard 200, but it was nowhere near the level of success of previous Fleetwood Mac albums, and it is one of the band's least commercially- and critically-successful albums. After the Behind the Mask tour (on the last night, Buckingham and Nicks reunited to perform "Landslide"), Nicks left the group to concentrate on her solo career, and Christine McVie retired from touring.

On the tenth anniversary of her solo career debut, Nicks' record label, Modern Records, issued a fourteen-song retrospective gathering selected tunes and new material. Released in September 1991, Timespace - The Best of Stevie Nicks (#30 on The Billboard 200) included contributions from Jon Bon Jovi ("Sometimes It's a Bitch", for which a video was shot to promote the compilation), and Bret Michaels of Poison ("Love's a Hard Game to Play"). The third new song, "Desert Angel," was dedicated to the men and women serving in Operation Desert Storm.

The compilation included some of her most commercially successful fully remastered hit singles, including "Stand Back", "Edge of Seventeen," "I Can't Wait," and "Rooms on Fire," as well as lesser-known songs such as "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You" and "Beauty and the Beast." The album eventually went platinum in 1997.

Clinton Inauguration, The Chain
During the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign, Bill Clinton used the Fleetwood Mac hit "Don't Stop" (written by Christine McVie) as his campaign theme song. The Rumours-era line-up of Fleetwood Mac reunited to perform the song at his 1993 Inaugural Gala, sowing the seeds for a later reunion album and tour.

Fleetwood Mac also released a four-disc box set, The Chain, in November 1992 featuring songs spanning the band's entire career, although focusing much more on the 1975–87 era. The compilation, later also issued as a slimmer two-disc volume,and featured album tracks, b-sides, alternate mixes, and previously unreleased tracks like "Heart of Stone", "Love Shines", "Make Me a Mask", and "Paper Doll" (which Nicks co-wrote).

In late 1993, while Nicks held a baby shower at her house, she tripped and gashed her forehead on a fireplace. Not feeling any pain, Nicks realized she needed help and endured a painful 47-day detox from Klonopin in hospital. She stated later that Klonopin sucked the creativity and enthusiasm to write music out of her, and made her feel very lethargic[citation needed]. Her weight had ballooned to 175 lb (79.4 kg), and her short stature aggravated this.[6]

Due to her dependence on Klonopin, Nicks strung together a haphazard solo album in 1993 and 1994, with material written mostly in previous eras, with "Greta," "Love Is Like a River," and "Listen to the Rain" dating from the mid-1980s, "Destiny" from the early 1970s Buckingham Nicks era (it shares some lyrics with the song "Enchanted"), and "Rose Garden," originally written when Nicks was 17. Other material came from various co-writers, including frequent late '80s/early '90s collaborator Mike Campbell and a cover of Bob Dylan's "Just Like a Woman."

Released in 1994, Street Angel (#45 on the Billboard 200 albums chart) became the most poorly-received record of her solo career. "Maybe Love Will Change Your Mind" from the album made #57 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and "Blue Denim" was an even less successful hit. Nicks was crushed by the focus on her weight and the poor reception of the album despite her three-month tour featuring friends and old band musicians including drummer Russ Kunkel and Fleetwood Mac lead guitarist Rick Vito.[7] Highlights from the tour included "Stand Back"; "Rhiannon"; "Talk To Me" (which Nicks has not performed since on tour, except for a rare private performance at the Arizona Heart Institute Concert in 1996); "Edge of Seventeen"; and a rare solo version of the Fleetwood Mac hit, "The Chain".

Following the Street Angel tour, Nicks, unhappy with her weight, vowed never to perform live again in such a physical state. Nicks slimmed down to levels that were more acceptable to her. She continued to write and record, formulating ideas for a new solo album (which would not see a release until 2001). She contributed the song "Twisted" to the Twister soundtrack (a duet with Lindsey Buckingham), the Sheryl Crow penned "Somebody Stand By Me" to the Boys on the Side soundtrack and remade Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" for Fox's TV hit Party of Five. She also wrote a demo of the song "Sweet Girl," ushering in a new age for Fleetwood Mac.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Rumours, the "classic" Fleetwood Mac line-up reunited for an album and tour beginning in May 1997. Lindsey Buckingham enlisted the help of the band's rhythm section Mick Fleetwood and John McVie for a planned solo album, which gradually mutated into a full-scale reunion. The tour was an immense success, with the opening shows recorded for video and album release. The video, recorded their first and second nights performing together in 10 years and in surround sound, garnered critical acclaim. It was recorded on a Hollywood sound stage at Warner Brothers Studios before many of Hollywood's elite and featured the USC Marching Trojans on the song "Tusk".

This live release, The Dance, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in the autumn of 1997 and earned the group a Grammy nomination. Two promotional singles—both Nicks songs—were released: an emotional, acoustic reading of "Landslide" and the epic "Silver Springs," which had been originally planned for Rumours but was shelved due to its length, as each vinyl side contained only 24 minutes. Instead, the song was relegated to b-side status for "Go Your Own Way," but on The Dance earned Nicks a Rock Vocal Performance nomination. In 1998, the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and won the Outstanding Contribution at the BRIT Awards.

Nicks once again had to put plans for a new solo album on the back burner when she was approached by Warner Bros. to release a solo career-spanning box set. 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.

The box set Enchanted, was released to acclaim in April 1998 with liner notes from Nicks, as well as exclusive and rare photographs. As well as featuring successful solo hits, Nicks included b-sides ("Garbo," written in 1973 and recorded for The Wild Heart era), rare soundtrack contributions ("Blue Lamp," "Sleeping Angel," "Battle of the Dragon," "Violet and Blue"), duets ("Whenever I Call You Friend" with Kenny Loggins), and covers ("It's Late," "Free Fallin'," and Warren Zevon's "Reconsider Me"). Nicks also included demos ("Twisted," "Sweet Girl") and "Long Distance Winner" from the unreleased-on-CD Buckingham Nicks album. Live versions of "Edge of Seventeen" and "Gold and Braid" from her 1981 tour were also scattered in the set. Nicks recorded a special solo piano rendition of "Rhiannon."

The box set was supported with a successful US tour with a more varied set list incorporating rare material such as "Rose Garden," "Garbo" and "Sleeping Angel." The set sold 56,000 units in its first week (an excellent achievement for a three-disc box set) and was certified Gold. In 1998, Nicks contributed songs to the Practical Magic soundtrack, recording a new version of "Crystal," with Nicks on lead vocals (Lindsey Buckingham sings lead in the original) and "If You Ever Did Believe," originally a mid-'70s demo which shared the lyrics "And the days go by/Doing nothing about them/How much time will I have to spend?" with another mid-70's demo, "Forest Of The Black Roses." Accolades continued when People magazine named Nicks one of the 50 Most Beautiful People, and in 1999, she ranked #14 on a list of VH1's Greatest Women of Rock, and #1 Greatest Woman of Rock voted by VH1 Viewers. VH1 also featured an episode of their "Behind The Music" doumentary program on Nicks' career and comeback. In viewer polls, it was voted the best episode at the time of its broadcast. Stevie was a featured artist on the acclaimed VH1 Storytellers Concert Progam that same year.

While "The Dance" may have put Nicks back in the spotlight again, it was her album "Trouble In Shangri-La" that proved she could still market new material successfully as a solo artist, competing with rockers half her age.

Nicks began writing actively for Trouble in Shangri-La in 1994 and 1995 with "Trouble in Shangri-La" and "Love Is," as she came out of her Klonopin dependency. She says it was friend and former musical partner Tom Petty who convinced her to write again.

In 1999, Nicks began recording songs for Trouble in Shangri-La with Sheryl Crow, who produced five tracks. When Crow dropped out of the project due to a scheduling conflict, Nicks approached R&B producer Dallas Austin to work on tracks at his Atlanta recording studio. She had been impressed with his production work on TLC's song Unpretty.[8] The Dallas Austin sessions have never surfaced. Nicks finally settled with John Shanks to produce the remainder of the album. But producers David Kahne, Rick Nowels, Pierre Marchand, and Jeff Trott also contributed.

The album featured songs that Nicks had originally written and rehearsed in the '70s such as "Candlebright" (known in some fan circles as "Nomad," from 1970), "Sorcerer" (circa Buckingham Nicks), and "Planets of the Universe" (written around 1976).

Nicks' voice on the new recordings was more tuneful and passionate than on Street Angel, her previous solo outing. Nicks had worked with a voice coach since 1997, lending her voice more control and protecting it from lengthy touring schedules.

Released in May 2001, Trouble in Shangri-La restored Nicks' solo career to critical and commercial success. The album debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200, her best album chart position since The Wild Heart almost two decades earlier, which also hit #5. The singles "Every Day," "Planets of the Universe," and "Sorcerer" helped promote the album, performing well in the Adult Album Alternative radio markets. One of the dance remixes for "Planets of the Universe" reached #1 on the Billboard Dance and Club Play chart. The original Shangri-La album version of the song was later nominated for a Grammy Award (Best Female Rock Vocal Performance). The RIAA certified the album gold in June 2001.

VH1 named Nicks their "Artist of the Month" for May 2001, airing short interviews and Nicks' catalog of videos throughout the month, including a new video for "Every Day." She also made a video for "Sorcerer," which began airing later in the year.

The album featured collaborations with Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks) on the country duet "Too Far from Texas," Sarah McLachlan on the ballad "Love Is" and Macy Gray on the soft, funky "Bombay Sapphires." Sheryl Crow was also featured playing various instruments as well as on background vocals on many of the tracks. Sheryl Crow lent a hand in production of nearly half of the album. Stevie performed the new track "Fall From Grace" at the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards on FOX in March of 2001, with Sheryl Crow on backing vocals. Crow also presented Nicks with a Songwriters Award at the ceremony.

Nicks promoted the album with various appearances on television including an interview and performances on the Rosie O'Donnell Show, as well as The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and other appearances. In August of 2001 she performed the single "Sorcerer" at the 2001 Radio City Music Awards, introduced by Bush front-man Gavin Rossdale.

Nicks supported the album with a successful tour, although some shows were canceled or postponed due to Nicks' bout with acute bronchitis.[10] Some shows were also canceled due to the terrorist attacks in the U.S. on 9/11/01.

In 2002, a second greatest hits album from Fleetwood Mac, The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac, was released, becoming another successful platinum smash with a more in-depth track list. Nicks also participated in VH1's Divas Live, singing Elvis Presley's classic song "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" as well as "Landslide" with the Dixie Chicks earlier that evening.

In 2001, while touring for Trouble in Shangri-La, Nicks received the news that the other members of Fleetwood Mac were planning a new studio album. The line-up consisted of the rhythm section of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, as well as Lindsey Buckingham, but Christine McVie opted out of the project in its early stages, as she had retired from the group's heavy touring schedule (she had to be coaxed into participating in the 1997 reunion tour).

Nicks sent off a demo tape of around 20 previously unreleased songs, some of which had already been considered for previous Fleetwood Mac albums or solo albums. After the end of her solo tour, Nicks convened with the other members of the band for recording during 2002. The album, which Buckingham had planned as a two-disc set, became a half-Buckingham, half-Nicks record, with nine songs each. The decision to reduce the album to a single disc album was not reached without much drama within the band, as can be seen in the "Destiny Rules" documentary of the making of "Say You Will," which aired on VH1 and is also available on DVD release. Lindsey Buckingham pressed for a 2-disc set, while Nicks and eventually Mick Fleetwood as well opposed it, due to uncertainty in the music industry. Buckingham's material was notably more experimental and unusual (some coming from his unreleased Gift of Screws album), and Nicks contributed a series of passionate songs, including her reaction to 9/11 terrorist attacks, "Illume," an ode to Sheryl Crow, "Silver Girl," and various songs from earlier eras: "Smile At You" had been written for Tusk and also recorded during the Mirage sessions; "Running Through the Garden" was originally intended for Rock a Little; and "Goodbye Baby" was written around 1976 as a piano ballad, "The Tower."

The album was released on Reprise Records, although Fleetwood Mac had been shopping around with a new record deal. They had been offered a deal by Interscope Records, run by Stevie's former lover and producer Jimmy Iovine. Eventually the band decided to stick with their former label, Reprise Records, due to a "larger advance offer" by Reprise, according to Lindsey Buckingham. According to Forbes Fleetwood Mac was given a "lucrative" 2-album contract for the release of "Say You Will."

The album, Say You Will, was released to mixed reviews in April 2003, but still became a Top 3 hit on the Billboard 200 selling over 300,000 copies in its first week of release. The group supported the album by embarking on a mammoth world tour lasting until September 2004. They later released two DVD releases: the concert film Live in Boston (RIAA certified Platinum) and the documentary Destiny Rules. The tour become one of the highest grossing concert tours of 2003, headlining at such venues as Madison Square Garden, Staples Center, Philips Arena, Allstate Arena, Ford Center, MGM Grand, Rose Garden, Fleet Center, Hershey Park and many more.

Fleetwood Mac won an American Music Award in 2003 for Best Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group , up against Matchbox 20 and Three Doors Down. Fleetwood Mac accepted the award at a hotel via satellite from Hamburg, Germany where they were on tour supporting "Say You Will."

Crystal Visions : The Very Best of Stevie Nicks
On March 27, 2007, Reprise Records released Crystal Visions...The Very Best of Stevie Nicks in the US.

The compilaton includes the solo hits "Stand Back", "Edge of Seventeen", "Rooms On Fire", "Leather and Lace", "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (with Tom Petty), among others; and live performances of "Landslide" and "Edge of Seventeen," recorded with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in February 2006. Other highlights include the original Fleetwood Mac version of "Silver Springs"; a live performances of "Rhiannon" and "Stand Back" (iTunes-only bonus track); and Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll." The CD also includes Deep Dish's dance cover of Nicks's Fleetwood Mac classic #1 hit "Dreams," for which Nicks re-recorded the vocals in 2005.

A DVD component, compiling 13 of Nicks's music videos, accompanies the CD release. It includes optional voice over commentary from Nicks herself and rare footage from the making of her first solo album "Bella Donna" in 1981.

A spring tour with Chris Isaak, opening in Concord, CA on May 17, will support the release.

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 a 10-show tour with Don Henley. Nicks continued the tour solo with pop singer Vanessa Carlton as the opening act, playing over 20 dates nationwide during the summer of 2005. She played such large venues as Boston's Tweeter Center, Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantaugh, NY., Giant Center in Hershey, PA., Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO., Arrowhead Pond Arena in Anaheim, CA., and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. She ended the tour where it began, at Caesar's Palace. There her set included the rarely-performed-live "If Anyone Falls," the moving "How Still My Love" from Bella Donna and a rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll." At the "Fashion Rocks" concert of September 2005 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, soul singer Joss Stone and singer Rob Thomas covered the Stevie Nicks–Tom Petty 1981 smash hit "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" to kick-start the Fall Fashion Week.

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 also 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 of 2007.Nicks was also the featured performer for Bette Midler's benefit function, Hullaween, in October 2006. On December 8, 2006, Stevie performed at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip near Las Vegas, Nevada as a benefit for the Epicurean Charitable Foundation.

On February 4, 2007 Stevie performed her classic solo hit song "Stand Back" at the 2007 Super Bowl XLI Pre-game Show on CBS.

Stevie will be touring with pop/rock artist Chris Isaak beginning in May of 2007.

One of the reasons for Nicks' continued career is the devotion she inspires in her fans. Sheryl Crow, the Dixie Chicks, Michelle Branch, Tori Amos, Courtney Love, Michelle Hotaling and Laura Branigan have cited her work as an inspiration. She has participated in duets or provided guest vocals for several of their albums and some have returned the favour, notably Crow and the Dixie Chicks. The Dixie Chicks covered her 1975 classic "Landslide," which became a Top 10 hit (#1 on the Adult Contemporary chart) and a #1 Hit on the Country Chart. She recorded a duet of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" with Chris Isaak on his 2004 Christmas album and sang with Isaak on his PBS Christmas television special. Other successful covers have included The Corrs' "Dreams", Lindsey Lohan's "Edge of Seventeen" and Courtney Love's former band Hole with "Gold Dust Woman." "Edge Of Seventeen" was sampled on Destiny's Child's 2001 #1 single "Bootylicious". Nicks appeared in the video for "Bootylicious" and in an episode of MTV's Making The Video that featured it, in which she expressed her admiration for both the song and the group. Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys has expressed extreme interest in working with Stevie. Deep Dish fulfilled their "dream" of working with Stevie in 2005 when Stevie offered to re-record vocals on a remix of her #1 penned song, Dreams. The Deep Dish version went on to become a #1 US Dance/Club hit, as well as providing Nicks with her third UK top 40 hit.

The Dixie Chicks cover of Stevie Nicks' Fleetwood Mac classic "Landslide" also earned Stevie Nicks a BMI Songwriters Award in 2003. The award is given to the songwriter of the track, regardless of the performer, and Stevie Nicks' "Landslide" won the prestigious "Song Of The Year" award.

According to BMI : "Landslide" earned songwriter Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac the 35th Robert J. Burton Award as Most Performed Country Song of the Year. his distinction is given to the song tallying the most feature US broadcast performances during the eligibility period. Nicks is also publisher of the song, through her company Welsh Witch Music. Included on the Dixie Chicks' platinum Monument album Home, "Landslide" was a Country, Adult Top 40, Hot 100 and AC Billboard charts smash. Nicks previously collected a Pop Award in 1998 for Fleetwood Mac's recording of the song, which has achieved Million-Air status with over three million airplays. (BMI)

Stevie Nicks is known for her use of the Sennheiser MD-441-U. Its interesting appearance has made it synonymous with Nicks's early tours. Also synonymous with Nicks's microphone are the items she chooses to decorate her microphone stand with. Over the years, such items have included roses, ribbons, chiffon, crystal beads, scarves and small stuffed animals.

In addition to this, it is also well known that Nicks tends to leave the mic on its stand for the majority of her performances, only ever taking it in hand on rare occasions.

Upon being asked in a question forum on her official website about playing the tambourine, Nicks stated that she began playing the tambourine upon joining Fleetwood Mac in 1975, feeling the need to do something onstage during songs that featured Lindsey or Christine. Like her microphone, her tambourine usually features scarves and/or streamers. Stevie's trademark tambourine since the early 1980s is in the shape of a black half-moon.

Stevie Nicks is known for her mystical image, created by her entrancingly graceful movements, possessed performances and of course, her billowing chiffon skirts, shawls, top hats, layers of lace and forever long blonde hair. Margi Kent, a designer from California, has worked with Stevie since the 1970s to perfect her style. Perhaps the most famous part of Stevie's wardrobe is her platform boots. Stevie has worn suede platform boots in various colors, usually black, cream, tan or maroon in almost all of her performances since 1975. Standing at 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m), Nicks is not particularly tall and has stated she felt a little ridiculous standing next to the much taller Mick Fleetwood (High Times, 1982). For this reason she developed a penchant for 6-inch platform boots. "Even when platforms went completely out of style, I kept wearing them because I didn't want to go back to being 5ft 3in in heels." she told Allure magazine in 1995. Over the years, Stevie has developed a style which she calls her "uniform" (Spotlight on Stevie Nicks, 96.1 WSRS, August 5, 2001), which is best exemplified by the outfit worn on the cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours", perhaps the base inspiration for many of her costumes. Another trademark of Nicks' is a Dicken's style gentleman's formal top hat, which she began wearing in the late 1970s. During the early 80's she wore velvet Renaissance poets' berets with plume feathers (as shown in the vintage photo used on the cover of her March 2007 CD release "Crystal Visions - The Very Best of Stevie Nicks"). In the late 1980s and early 90's, she wore fashionable ladies hats onstage and to this day, often still sports a black top hat adorned with giant plumes.

Many of Nicks' shawls/capes also have an association with her songs in her live performances, many becoming as signature in live performances as the songs themselves. These include a red/crimson shawl for "Sara", white for "Edge of Seventeen", gold for "Gold Dust Woman" and black with round gold circles for "Stand Back". One of her trademarks is twirling across the stage with shawls flying during the interlude of her classic songs, notably "Stand Back" and "Gypsy".

Stevie has said that her vocal style and performance antics evolved from female singers like Janis Joplin, an admitted inspiration whom she saw 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 Stevie knew she wanted something similar. She took the look and made it her own. Another important part of Stevie's image is her jewelry. Stevie typically introduces one signature piece of jewelry during each tour. Such items have included silver bracelets, crescent moon pendant, pyramid shaped pendant, winged-heart pendant, gold crosses and, most recently, a Tiffany pendant with diamonds meaning "longevity." The crescent moon pendant is arguably the most iconic of all Stevie's jewelry - the original was bought while she was in England on tour with Fleetwood Mac during the "Tusk" era. Stevie then had her personal jeweler, Henri David of Philadelphia, make replicas of the moon pendant which become treasured gifts to her friends. In recent years, celeb pals such as Bette Midler and ice-skating star Tai Babilonia have been photographed wearing their "Stevie moons".

Nicks has even commented in interviews recently that she never would have dreamed that her trademark "Bella Donna/Witchy Woman" image would have been taken so seriously by her fans, often joking that she doesn't live her private life in her stage clothes and "Stevie garb" as many people seem to think. However, she greatly credits her career/stage image for its role in giving her a trademark that has made her unique and "timeless".

Contributions to Humanity
Nicks is known for her contributions to causes that she believes in or has been affected by personally including:
* A memorial fund for cancer research at City of Home in the name of her best friend since childhood, Robin Snyder Anderson, who died from leukemia in 1982 at the height of Stevie's early solo career.
* Contributions and benefit shows with proceeds going towards The American Heart Institute and the Arizona Heart Hospital in honor of her parents who both are heart attack survivors.
* Regular visitation to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C. to support the injured troops recovering from injuries sustained while in Iraq. Nicks fills Ipod's with her favorite music and donates them to the troops as a gift of inspiration.
* Annual apperances on the Special Olympic's "Very Special Christmas".

Personal life
While she has had well-publicized affairs with men ranging from Mick Fleetwood to Warren Zevon to The Eagles member Don Henley, Nicks has only married once, to Kim Anderson. His first wife had been Stevie's best friend and had recently died of leukemia, leaving behind a husband and young child, and Nicks felt it was her calling to marry Anderson and raise the child. They married in 1983, but the arrangement quickly fell apart when Stevie realized she had not handled the situation properly, and they split a year later.[citations needed] Another notable relationship was with Lindsey Buckingham, with whom she lived for several years.

On August 10, 2005 her father, Jess Nicks, died. Jess introduced his daughter during several of her concert tours and was a large influence on Stevie. Stevie remarked, after Jess's health had deteriorated, that she asked her father to "hang on" for her to finish her tour and his death came shortly after Stevie wrapped up her summer 2005 Gold Dust Tour. She was able to be with him in his final hours.

One of the more persistent rumors which has trailed Nicks through the years is that she is a witch and is heavily involved in Wicca. While she admits to have a high regard for the mythic and gothic, she denies any solitary dedication to any one religion, including Wicca. She speaks about this erroneous image in a 2006 interview. Though her work is copyrighted under the name Welsh Witch Music, some allege that the name is a retrospective reference to the name Rhiannon and does not provide any proof or suggestion that Nicks, herself, is a witch, while others would disagree with this characterization and mention simply that the name speaks for itself. In a Yahoo interview on April 28 1998, Nicks said of the infamous rumor: "I have no idea what precipitated those rumors...I am not a witch. Get a life!" Nicks also stated in a 1983 Entertainment Tonight interview: "I spent thousands of dollars on beautiful black clothes and had to stop wearing them for a long time because a lot of people scared me. And that's really unfair to me, I think, for people - other people - to conjure up their ideas of what I am or what I believe in."

Of her lifestyle today, Nicks stated "I am a very different girl from the girl that was so wrapped up in rock and roll and the drugs and everything else. I'll never take it all for granted again, ever. Because I also now really realize how quickly that it can go, and that you can be the darling one year, and be nobody the next year. So you have to learn to accept and deal with that." (VH1 "Behind The Music, 1998)

Stevie currently resides in Paradise Valley, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix in a home she built in 1981 and shares with brother Chris, his wife Lori and their daughter Jessica. She also owns a home in Pacific Palisades, CA across the street from Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood. =>>>>>>>>>>>

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