Stevie - The Independent (05.04.2001)

“… I did actually see someone for a while about three years ago. It was while we (Fleetwood Mac) were working on The Dance album. He’d call me at rehearsals, and I’d be like, I’m sorry I don’t know when I’ll be home. All of a sudden it’s defensive, and I’m thinking ‘you’re endangering what I do’. That’s just the way I am.”

Watching Nicks sing “Landslide”, its lyrics about growing older now more poignant than ever, it struck me that everything seems to be turning full-circle for her. In the past, Lindsey Buckingham has been notoriously non-committal about Nicks’s solo output, but with great satisfaction, she tells me that he thinks her new album is “the best I ever did”. Given that Buckingham voiced this opinion during a business meeting with Nicks and Mick Fleetwood, it seems prudent to ask about the possibility of a new Fleetwood Mac album.

“I want it to happen, so I’ll make it happen”, she says. “I have my solo career, but it will never be quite like Fleetwood Mac. When those five people walk into a room there’s something very special about it.”