Stevie Nicks Graces The Cover Of ‘Rolling Stone’ For The First Time In Over 30 Years, Talks Drugs And Fleetwood Mac

Bradley Stern | January 14, 2015 10:15 am
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Stevie Nicks stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and gave the NYC audience an awesome performance of two songs.

The legendary Stevie Nicks makes a historic return to Rolling Stone this month (out on January 16), marking the first time she’s been featured on the cover since her 1981 appearance. (For those not fussed to do the math: That’s 34 years!)

The rock goddess opened up about her experience as a member of Fleetwood Mac, with whom she’s currently touring with once again, including the darker realities of fame — namely, their drug addiction. “All of us were drug addicts, but there was a point where I was the worst drug addict…I was a girl, I was fragile, and I was doing a lot of coke. And I had that hole in my nose. So it was dangerous,” she reveals in an excerpt from the interview. Still, she admits that she smokes weed to aid the creative process. “When I’m writing, I will allow myself to smoke a little bit of pot. “It’s my one little thing that I can do. I use it as a tool.”

She also talks about the perils of her dating life, and admits that her relationship with Lindsey is exactly as it always was: “He and I will always be antagonizing to each other, and we will always do things that will irritate each other…and I don’t think it will be different when we’re 80.” Stevie also confirms that, ultimately, the iconic troupe always stay together: “We choose to stay.”

What do you think about Stevie’s magazine spread? Check out the full magazine cover, as well as an acoustic performance of “Gypsy” below.


[via Rolling Stone]