Swirling onstage in her high-heeled boots, a flowing dress and shawl, Stevie Nicks defies time. This winter, she’s crisscrossing the globe on the second leg of Fleetwood Mac’s world tour. In late March, she’ll become the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as both a solo artist and part of a band. “Maybe this will open the doors for women to fight to make their own music,” the 70-year-old music icon gushed to Rolling Stone in late February.
Although she’s been a rock star for nearly 50 years, Stevie still writes new songs every day and has a long list of goals. “At the ripe and totally young age of 70, my voice hasn’t changed,” she said. “As long as I take care of myself, I am still going to be doing this when I’m 80.” The singer, who joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975 but also enjoyed a chart-topping solo career in the 1980s, wants to make another album, create a miniseries and return for another appearance on American Horror Story.”
“I tell myself, do it now, because you’re spry, you’re in good shape, you can still do the splits, you can still dance onstage and wear a short skirt and 6-inch heels,” she quipped.
In her younger years, Stevie had high-profile romances with Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsay Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood, as well as the Eagles’ Don Henley, but she doesn’t have room in her life for a man right now. “I’m not in a relationship and haven’t been in one for a long time,” Stevie, who was married once very briefly in the 1980s and has never had children, said. “When I was 20, 30, 40, I always had a boyfriend — always. But I have decided I’m just going to be free and follow my muse and do whatever I want, because I’m 70 years old and I can. That’s my choice.”
She’s proud of the mark she’s made in the male-dominated music world and advises younger women to find their voice, too. “Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie and I] made that promise that we would do everything we could for women. That we would fight for everything that we wanted and get it. That our music would be equally as good as all the men surrounding us,” she said. “And it was.” You go, Stevie!
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