Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Stevie Nicks hosts Facebook Q&A

Stevie Nicks hosted her first Facebook Q&A session Wednesday, giving the Fleetwood Mac singer a chance to speak directly with fans as she promotes her new solo collection, “24 Karat Gold — Songs From the Vault.”

The package features lost and stray songs that the singer has written and recorded through the years, but never made it onto an album.

Earlier this week, Nicks performed her new single, “Lady”, and a rare solo piano version of her 1975 classic, "Rhiannon", on The Tonight Show (video here) and was asked during the Facebook session if she had ever considered playing material this way on stage.

“I have often thought about doing that,” replied the singer. “I actually bought a piano to take it out on stage with me and I just chickened out. I'm not quite ready to do that now. If I were to do that, I'd have to plan a show that was a more intimate show, where I actually did play piano. To do it in the middle of a Fleetwood Mac set would make me extremely nervous!”

A fan noted that Nicks had previously stated that about half the songs on “24 Karat Gold” are about former partner and Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham – including the single “Lady” – but Stevie took a moment to set the record straight.

“That was mis-quoted,” said Nicks. “’Lady’ and ‘Cathouse Blues’ were written when we first got to LA. Lindsey's influence touches through a lot of the songs, but they're not necessarily about him. My songs are about a lot of different people. Sometimes one song is about a lot of different people.”

As for a possible solo tour in support of “24 Karat Gold”, Nicks replied “I hope so! Right now I'm in the middle of a big Fleetwood Mac tour.”

Nicks’ first song upon joining Fleetwood Mac with Buckingham in 1975 was “Landslide”, and she was asked to explain the inspiration behind one of the band’s classic tracks.

“I was making a decision whether or not Lindsey and I should break-up and if I should go off on my own or if I should stay in the relationship,” she said, “and I decided that the music was more important, so I decided that I wasn't going to leave the relationship- I was going to stay and do the music with him.”

Nicks is currently on a North American tour with Fleetwood Mac that has been extended until the end of March 2015.

See also:

VIDEO: Stevie Nicks performs rare solo Rhiannon at The Tonight Show
Stevie Nicks to perform on The Tonight Show
Fleetwood Mac expand North American tour into 2015
AUDIO: Stevie Nicks premieres new song Watch Chain
Search Stevie Nicks at hennemusic