Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie were best friends and the only long-time female members of the classic rock supergroup Fleetwood Mac. Nicks once revealed why he was teased by the “totally sarcastic” McVeigh. Here’s why McVie mocked the “Rhiannon” singer and how it relates to her solo career.
Stevie Nicks has said she left Fleetwood Mac to pursue a solo career because she had “too many songs”.
Following her success with Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks released her first solo album, Bella Donna, in 1981. The record included hits such as “Edge of Seventeen” and the Tom Petty duet “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”. It received commercial and critical acclaim, peaking at number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with four singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2016, Nicks explained to The New York Times that she had to pursue a solo career because she had written “too many songs”. “At first I actually sat down and said, listen, I’m doing this because I’ve got too many songs,” Nick said of Fleetwood Mac. “I’m disappointed because one of you walks by when I’m sitting at the piano and says, ‘Oh my God, he’s going to write another song.’ We only need three or four of you. So what should I do?”
Stevie Nicks said her Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie teased her for writing so many songs.
In a 2019 interview with Rolling Stone, Stevie Nicks explained that her solo career was “a lot more girly” than her work with Fleetwood Mac.
“My solo career is much more girly. It’s still a hard rock band – but it’s a lot girlier than Fleetwood Mac,” she said. “I never wanted a solo career – I always just wanted to be in a band. But I only had so many songs! Because when you’re in a band with three prolific writers, you get two or three songs on an album—maybe four. But I was writing all the time, so they just went into my gothic songs.”
He added that his “completely sarcastic best friend”, Fleetwood Mac keyboardist Christine McVie, teased him about the number of songs he had written.
“Christine was walking beside me – my totally sarcastic best friend. he would say [imitation of Christine McVie’s English accent] ‘Very. Are we writing another song?” Nick said. “To this day, I write all the time.”
The Fleetwood Mac songwriter was devastated when Christine McVie died
Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie were best friends and the only women in Fleetwood Mac, so the “Dreams” singer was devastated when McVie left the group in 1998. The keyboardist said he had to leave the band due to panic attacks and flight. phobia.
The Nicks were thrilled when McVeigh returned to the band after a 15-year hiatus. “When we hit the road, I realized what an amazing friend I’d lost, and I still don’t understand the full implications of that,” she told the Star Tribune in 2015.
“He brings the fun back to Fleetwood Mac. It used to be a boys only club. With her back, there’s more of a feminine touch to the whole thing,” Nicks said. “I never want him out of my life ever again and it has nothing to do with music and everything to do with him and me as friends.”
McVeigh died on November 30 at the age of 79 after a brief illness. Nicks paid tribute to his best friend on Instagram.
“I was told a few hours ago that my best friend in the entire world since the first day of 1975 has passed away,” Nicks wrote. “I didn’t even know he was sick … until late Saturday night. I wanted to be in London; I wanted to come to London – but we were told to wait. So there’s one song from Saturday playing in my head, over and over and over. I thought I might as well sing to him, and so now I sing to him.
She shared the lyrics to HAIM’s ‘Hallelujah’, written in her own handwriting, and concluded: “See you on the other side my love. Don’t forget me.”