Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Q&A Stevie Nicks on Inspiration, Collaboration, and Her New Dreams

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Since Stephanie Nicks became “Stevie” in 1973, the ethereal songstress has recorded 18 albums, been nominated for 17 Grammys, and had one of the music industry’s most notorious love affairs — with fellow Fleetwood Mac member, Lindsey Buckingham. Yet Nicks’ latest album, In My Dreams, released in May, marks the first time the singer/songwriter has worked with a collaborator in the songwriting process (even in Fleetwood Mac, Nicks and Buckingham wrote separately). Working closely with Dave Stewart of The Eurhythmics, Nicks has produced some of her most compelling work since Bella Donna; she seldom sings as vulnerably, and her voice still has the haunting rasp that’s classic Stevie. So I was disappointed when her tour was cancelled, due to pneumonia, just several days before her live show in New York. Still, Nicks spoke to Riff City from her Los Angeles home, where she recorded In My Dreams. Her smoky contralto was instantly recognizable — and in no need of auto-tune — as she offered her thoughts on the creative process, the new LP, and why she doesn’t plan to retire anytime soon.

Riff City: Congratulations on your album. It’s beautiful.

Stevie Nicks : Thank you.

RC: I was disappointed that you cancelled your East Coast tour. Tell me, Do you still enjoy touring?

Read the full Q&A at


Anonymous said...

Where is that picture you posted with this article from?

Nickslive said...

The photo ran in a UK paper along with a review that I posted a couple of days ago. Haven't seen a better one then this yet.

Anonymous said...

Wow! It's kinda rare to see Stevie's hands these days. I was told by her that she felt her hands seemed much older than the rest of her perfect beauty. So she wears gloves to hide her "granny hands." ( serious, her words!) lol I just love that woman. Can't wait to see her on Aug.20th in Cincinnati! :0)

Anonymous said...

Stephanie did not become Stevie in 1973, as any real fan would know. She became Stevie as an infant when she could not pronounce her name and has been Stevie all her life.

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