Stevie Nicks Performs on GMA, Talks Fleetwood Mac Reunion
On Friday August 26 on “Good Morning America” on ABC, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac played several songs and also gave fans a tease with ideas of a potential reunion with Fleetwood Mac, the band where she first became famous.
Nicks performed “For What It’s Worth” off her new album “In Your Dreams,” which is her first set in ten years. In addition, she performed the classic Fleetwood Mac hits “Landslide” and “Rhiannon.” Naturally, this gave her an opportunity to discuss a possible reunion with Fleetwood Mac. Nicks told “Good Morning America” along with several thousand excited fans from the audience, in terms of the possibility it is something that is waiting in the wings always. Those bands, for those of us in those types of bands, are there always.
While giving the interviewer a stern look, she added, you never break your band up. That isn’t a good idea. You always need to have your band. A new record was just released by Lindsey Buckingham. I have a new record as well. So when you follow the path all the way through, Fleetwood Mac always is here.
Nicks gave a considerably more inspired performance on the new song “For What it’s Worth” than on her versions of the Fleetwood Mac classic songs. “For What it’s Worth” was written following the tour she and Tom Petty did. Mike Campbell of the Heartbreakers helped Nicks with the project. During the “Good Morning America” set, he also played the guitar, in addition to Dave Stewart, formerly of the Eurythmics, and Buckingham.
“In Your Dreams” wasn’t released by Nicks for ten years because she had been convinced by record executives that internet piracy made it fruitless to record new music. Nicks believed what she was told. She said, at that time I did listen. However around eighteen months ago, I stopped listening. Fans in the audience applauded.