'Selfish' Stevie Nicks

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 June 2011
Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks admits she was a ''selfish'' songwriter until she worked with Dave Stewart and realised how ''easy'' collaborations could be

Stevie Nicks was a "selfish songwriter" before working alongside Dave Stewart.

The former Fleetwood Mac singer - who collaborated with the ex-Eurythmics star on 'In Your Dreams', her first solo album in a decade - admitted the experience made her realise how "easy" duos can be.

She said: "I'd been a staunchly selfish, staunchly private songwriter before the project. But Dave came to my house, pulled and poem out and said, 'Let's start here'. There's a mic hanging over the coffee table, and he's plugged into a little amp and he starts playing. I'm just in the headlights.

"But in under an hour we had a song recorded. The doors had opened. Now I understand why all those duos - Lennon and McCartney, Rogers and Hammerstein, Goffin and King - wrote together. Dave made it so easy."

The 63-year-old musician now thinks 'In Your Dreams' is the "best thing" she has done throughout her career.

Stevie added: "I think 'In Your Dreams' feels like the best thing I've ever done and I want to make sure I've done everything right to get it out there."

Fleetwood Mac

Following the success of their 2013 return the 1970s MOR behemoths are back on the road with their ‘On With The Show’ tour. The group will be joined by singer Christine McVie following a 16 year absence.

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