Stevie - ABC News (09.07.2001)

Was Lindsey Buckingham the love of your life?

He was the musical love of my life. And I would have really given up anything for him, because of that. It was more than just a love relationship. It was everything… We really did get in a car and drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and having no idea what we were going to do or how we were going to do it… But we were going to do it.

Why did you do your first album cover naked?

That was not my idea. And I was not happy about that either. And I really was kind of forced to do that. That was one of those things, “Well don’t be a child, and don’t be a prude, and you know, this is art”… And I was like “Well, my parents are not going to be happy about this art. “… I was truly horrified. As horrified as I’ve ever been in my life. I was horrified on that day … I should have said no because I didn’t want to do it.

Now all those years are gone. It’s been so long that it’s all right now. And I know people love the cover. I know people love that picture. So I can kind of deal with it and accept it more now.