Epidemic is ‘theft of my last young years’


It is 9:30 pm on Saturday and Stevie Nick is singing on the phone.

The rock icon is at her Los Angeles home, where she has been drafted since December to wrap up the tour “Un Evening with Fleetwood Mac”. She arrived there first to spend a year on the road and relax after spending the holidays. But then the coronovirus epidemic hit.

Getting stuck at home is both good and bad for Nick. Good News? Her home is a creative oasis where all her favorite musical instruments live. This is where she recorded her album “In Your Dreams” in 2011 with Dave Stewart and Glenn Ballard.

Her current 10-month tenure and counting at home – also fueled her to record the new single “Show Them Way,” out on Friday.

“It’s beautiful,” she says after singing the song’s chorus at the end of a 90-minute plus-interview, where Nick asks his fans for late icons and Tom Petty and Prince for his relationship with Harry Styles and Beyoncé Discussed about.

Stevie appeared alongside Nick Harry Styles at the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Stevie appeared alongside Nick Harry Styles at the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.Getty Images

Bad news Nix is ​​72 years old and does not want to stay at home when she sings a live song on the street.

“This epidemic is more than just an epidemic for me. This is theft that I consider to be my last young year, ”Nick told The Associated Press. “I don’t have 10 years just to hang around and wait for this thing to go away. I have a place to go, people to sing, to make another album. Every day that goes along is like taking this time away from me. I think that is the hardest thing for me. ”

“I have many friends who are in their 60s and they are going, ‘Oh I’m too old, I’m 60 years old.’ I’m like, ‘You know what, the violators of the world are playing for you. When you turn 72, you really appreciate 60. “I don’t think the whole world is really left behind. Is because it has to go away. I think people are just thinking that it is really magically going away. All it takes is some people who do not wear masks to spread. Just let one person catch it from you and there it goes – it’s like a never ending story. I’m worried because I’m going, ‘Will this really last until the end of 2021?

“Will it be safe for us to walk into Madison Square Garden next year?” I don’t know if it will happen, “he said.

Stevie Nick performs with Fleetwood Mac at Madison Square Garden in March 2019.
Stevie Nick performs with Fleetwood Mac at Madison Square Garden in March 2019.Getty Images

Nucks is hoping to satisfy fans who will usually see the person on tour with the new concert film “Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold the Concert”. It was recorded over two nights during the 2016-17 “24 Karat Gold” tour and will be available at select theaters and drive-ins on October 21 and October 25. A CD and digital album of the concert will be released on 30 October.

“As we began to understand that this COVID thing was not a joke, I started going myself, well, you know what? It may be the closest to going to a big, big concert that hasn’t really been since 1977 which is new, “said Nick. “It’s brand new and it’s fantastic.”

When she moved out of her West Coast home, only the film was to be edited in Chicago. She had taken a private jet home to a golf course that had been vacant for some time, spent a month there and edited hours of footage to make a 140-minute film.

“They can’t do it without me. I won’t allow it,” said Nick. “We’ve done it all. It was really fun. We were really safe. ”

But at the end of the trip, Nick slammed into the snow and fractured his knee: “I was screaming as I walked through the air and saw the gravel driveway coming towards my face and just made a quick turn. So , I didn’t fall down and catch myself. Because of my strong, tentacled arms, I was able to keep myself from crashing even more. It was a really bad fall, but that’s okay.

“It was a difficult time to get better,” she continued. “I consider this knee very bad, my left knee, years ago.” I was dealing with it and fixing it. … I actually took it to the point of being completely better, then I ruined it. So it’s almost better now, “he said.

In addition to producing her concert film and “Show the Way the Recordings”, Nick is busy in a house where she has been creative in the past: “Another famous rock ‘n’ roll star, who will not be mentioned, told me Sent a song that he wants to sing to me, ”she revealed.

Although “Show the Way the Way” arrives on Friday, Nick said the song came in a dream in 2008 when Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were competing for the Democratic Party nomination for the presidency. In the dream Nick is performing at a political advantage where attendees include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John Lennon, John Lewis, John F. Kennedy, and Bobby Kennedy.

Dave Grohl plays the drums on the new song, which was produced by Greg Kurstin (Sia, Adele, Beck). Cameron Crowe is directing the music video.

“This song is really a prayer. This song is a prayer for people to unite. Prayers to get people together, ”said Nick.

“I didn’t really realize that until the last few days. The chorus was written after a week or so,” he continued.

“Chorus, and I can sing it for you, it goes, ‘Please God show them the way / This day please God / Spirits give us power / If you really want then peace will come / I think we’ll just To save it in time / God, oh please God, show them the way. ”

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