On Thursday, Stevie Nicks had a fantastic day. Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, Stevie ended her time at the ceremony with a performance along with the remaining members of Fleetwood Mac in front of a sold-out audience.
As the ceremony went on, Nicks had praise for many people in her life, however, one man to receive considerable praise was Jimmy Iovine, who apparently encouraged her to take the leap.
According to Mac, Jimmy told her that her career didn’t necessarily have to interfere with that of Fleetwood Mac. In dedication to Mr. Iovine, Nicks sang Fleetwood Mac’s classic song to him, “Landslide.”
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2pm PT – September 11th, 2018 Today, really, is the most important day of the year…People should stop~ and remember the brave people who ran towards death~ you should stop to remember the love that began that day~ I was there, frightened, terrified, but still so glad I was there; if only to be a part of the City of New York. I became a New Yorker that day. A great city in the middle of a great tragedy. I have never been back to ground zero. My heart just could not. I think it is time now, to go back. I have always said on this day since 9-11 that I did not have to be reminded of what happened on this day; but today~ in this world we live in~ I think everyone should be reminded ~ and go back to that day and what really happened. See it, feel it~ stand up for this country that has always been great. Let a few tears fall in respect, as I am doing now. To all the people who survived ~ and all the people who did not~ I honor you… Love always, Stevie Nicks
Faced with one of the more challenging decisions of her career, Jimmy told her that it was possible she and the rest of the band could make it all work out, and Jimmy was right, Fleetwood and Nicks have been together for over thirty years.
Moreover, Nicks joked about her relationship with Jimmy, saying they were working together, and just ten days after they were living in the same place. “Things moved fast in those days,” the singer joked.
At that time in her career, being recognized as a solo artist was one of her biggest fears, and reconciling that fact with the other band members was a tough decision to make. Thankfully, however, things worked out for her and the rest of the group.
“I want to be on the road. That’s part of who I am,” the singer/songwriter remarked. Formed in London in 1967, Fleetwood Mac has become easily one of the most iconic bands of all time.
It wasn’t until 1974, seven years after the band had been playing, that they encountered Stevie Nicks and her partner, Lindsey Buckingham. Originally, Fleetwood Mac actually wanted Lindsey as the guitarist, but he agreed to join the band only on the condition that Nicks could join as well. It was all history from there.