Thursday, October 17, 2013

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham Working on Special Song for American Horror Story


'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy talks the latest episode 'Boy Parts' and Stevie Nicks' influence on 'Coven'

The second episode of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story: Coven was chock-full of plot developments, including the resurrection of seemingly dead Misty (Lily Rabe) and Kyle (Evan Peters) and the reveal that modern-day Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett) has kept alive her minotaur lover! EW talked to Murphy about all the twists and turns as well as a preview of next week’s AHS: Coven.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY:  I love that Misty is a big Stevie Nicks groupie.

RYAN MURPHY: She is obsessed with Stevie Nicks because I am obsessed with Stevie Nicks.

You actually asked Stevie to use her music on the show, right?

Yeah, the whole thing started with the fact that when I was growing up, I was always obsessed with those Stevie Nicks songs like “Riannon” and “Gypsy.” And I remember reading an article where Courtney Love called Stevie Nicks the “white witch” and Grace Slick the “dark witch.” And I have a good relationship with Stevie because of Glee. She is one of the few artists that have come to hang out. She had been writing Lea [Michele] and I regularly since the Cory [Monteith] situation, because she really loved Cory [who passed away in July]. So she’s just a wonderful, wonderful person.

When we got to this witch idea, I thought, if you’re Misty and you have grown up alone and you don’t know any other witches, there’s one witch you probably would know and that’s Stevie Nicks. So I called Stevie Nicks and first I said, “I want to use you in the show.” But she was very resistant because from the beginning of her career people who are in the Wiccan community had given her a hard time thinking she was a witch and she got a lot of scary fan letters. She didn’t like the darkness of that, and I explained to her the part and she’s like, “Aw f—, let’s just do it. OK, I love it.” She’s not a witch, but she has an attraction to those mystical creatures because they’re fun to write about. So she gave me the rights to her music and she and Lindsey Buckingham are working on a special sort of redo of a song they did about a witch.

Check out the full Q&A at Entertainment Weekly

11 comments:

John Seger said...

Hmmmm, I really don't think this is going to further distance herself regarding the witch rumOurs...One of the characters says matter of factly during this episode that Stevie Nicks "is a witch." So, this is interesting.

Anonymous said...

John Seger, I think times have changed. Yes, perhaps 35 years ago, before the internet, people did not have many sources of information; they basically accepted whatever they were told. Today, the first thing people do is google "Stevie Nicks" and "witch," and the necessary information will be displayed to allow people to draw their own conclusions. Plus, I think reprising those witch rumors may help to raise her visibility somewhat.

BTW, I suspect it's going to be a redo of "Sorcerer." There is no reason for Lindsey to be involved, except for the fact that he was on the original "Sorcerer" demo.

Caroline said...

Curious to hear what they will come up with. Also, it makes me very happy to hear Stevie has wrote a letter to Lea after Cory Monteith's death. Wonderful woman.

Anonymous said...

they did a song along time ago called Melacine the Witch, i have a feeling it will be this

Anonymous said...

I also thought of Melacine, but I bet it will be Sisters Of The Moon.

dj_gravey said...

This is exciting!

Anonymous said...

Beauty and the Beast???

Anonymous said...

I hope it's Mealcine.

Anonymous said...

Melacine (The Witch) or anything else that hasn't been released yet would be great!

Anonymous said...

My question is why does it matter to everyone if stevie is a witch* what she does in those mythical realms is her own buisness~

Anonymous said...

Yes - Melacine! I hope it's not a redo of an already commercially released song. Officially release those demos we all love already, or redo them for a new album!

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