Stevie Nicks needs to write her memoir, because the Fleetwood Mac alum has a lot of stories to tell. On Sunday, CBS News posted an interview with the Fleetwood Mac legend, who admitted that two songs from her new album, 24 Karat, are about ex-love Mick Fleetwood.
You know, a girl has to have stuff to write about,” she said. “And I have had a lot of really interesting men in my life who have inspired me to write, like, some pretty amazing poetry, I think.”
Nicks elaborated that Fleetwood’s future wife, Sara, went after him and “got him” while they were dating. But it’s not the first time the singer has talked about Sara, who divorced Fleetwood in 1995.
Last week, Billboard posted an interview with the 66-year-old rock legend in which she dropped secrets about her ‘80s duet partners Don Henley and Tom Petty, both of whom she collaborated with on her debut solo album, Bella Donna, in 1981.
The biggest bombshell was a bit of back story regarding Fleetwood Mac’s 1979 song, “Sara”. Nicks confirmed to the music magazine that she became pregnant by the Eagles singer, whom she dated before they worked together on the Bella Donna song “Leather and Lace”, and she added that the baby could have been named Sara, although she stopped short of saying that her unborn child was the “Sara” referenced in the song.
Had I married Don and had that baby, and had she been a girl, I would have named her Sara,” Nicks said. “But there was another woman in my life named Sara, who shortly after that became Mick’s wife, Sara Fleetwood.”
In addition to her Henley bombshell, Nicks also dished that her old pal Petty, who she dueted with on the song “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” her on the Bella Donna album, was part of the inspiration for her hit song “Edge of Seventeen”.
I asked Tom’s wife, Jane, when she met him. She said, ‘I met him at some point during the age of 17.’ But I thought she said, ‘The edge of 17.’ I said, ‘Jane, can I use that? Can I write a song called ‘Edge of Seventeen’?”
While the song is said to be partly about John Lennon’s murder, Nicks added that it’s also “a little bit about Tom.” That was Jane talking about Tom,” she revealed of the lyrics about a broken-hearted soul. “I bet a lot of people thought I was talking about me, but I was chronicling their relationship as she told it to me.”
As for her own relationships, Nicks won’t be putting pen to paper anytime soon. The 66-year-old said she can’t write her memoir because she wouldn’t be able to tell the whole truth.
The world is not ready for my memoir, I guarantee you,” she said. “All of the men I hung out with are on their third wives by now, and the wives are all under 30. If I were to write what really happened between 1972 and now, a lot of people would be very angry with me. It’ll happen someday, just not for a very long time. I won’t write a book until everybody is so old that they no longer care.”