Stevie Nicks talked about what it was really like to be the lead singer of a classic rock band like Fleetwood Mac. Here’s what the singer had to say about the events and scandals that have followed the legendary band for years.
Fleetwood Mac have had several affairs within the band and with other musicians
Relationship drama has plagued Fleetwood Mac for years, especially when the band was in its prime.
Probably the most famous couple of the group were Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. They joined the band as a team and helped propel Fleetwood Mac to new heights of success with the group’s self-titled album 1975 and 1977’s Voices. Many of the songs from that era were about Buckingham and Nicks’ relationship and bitter breakup.
Before the couple joined the band, drummer Mick Fleetwood’s wife, Jenny Boyd, was in a relationship with lead guitarist Bob Weston. Fleetwood was heartbroken over the infidelity, which led to Weston’s departure from the group.
After Nicks and Buckingham split, the singer dated Fleetwood. Nicks was dating Don Henley of the Eagles at the time, while the drummer was working things out with Boyd.
And John and Christine McVie, the only married couple in the band, went through a difficult divorce while working together.
Stevie Nicks said being in Fleetwood Mac was like being in a “soap opera”
Fleetwood Mac band members are aware of the band’s scandalous reputation. Nicks mentioned it in a 1990 interview with Us Magazine, in which he likened the group to a “soap opera”.
“Oh, I’ve been close to leaving Fleetwood Mac since I joined Fleetwood Mac. But everyone else too,” he said. “Being in Fleetwood Mac is like living in a soap opera. And it was pretty outrageous and pretty incestuous. , and quite wonderful in many ways.
Nicks also said he would never break up the band. “I threaten to quit all the time. I threaten to quit once a month. But it’s never going to be me breaking up Fleetwood Mac,” he said. “Someone else is going to break it up, not me. And it’s hard for me to imagine Fleetwood Mac ever breaking up. “entity that seems to go on and on and on. I guess Fleetwood Mac will continue until they no longer want to continue.
Stevie Nicks also compared the band to ‘Big Brother’
In addition to saying Fleetwood Mac is like a soap opera, Stevie Nicks also likened the group to a specific reality show: Big Brother.
“It’s like the TV show Big Brother. If we could vote for each other, we’d all be fine! he told Rolling Stone in 2002 of the band’s studio sessions. “My vote would be ‘Lindsey.’ Lindsey would say ‘Stevie.’”
He acknowledged that their egos often caused arguments, but Fleetwood Mac always ended up getting back together. “You know, we have a lot of the same issues that we’ve always had, which is our ego,” Nicks said. “And we had a lot of fights. But we spend hours talking, sometimes we’re like a group of girls. We’ll play a guitar part, and suddenly we’ll be talking about something that happened on the Tusk tour, and two hours later we’re still talking about it.”
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