Vox Gets Into Treble: Beauty in disaster
Vox‘s mind is blown. Last Friday, Billboard published this utterly, completely, mind-blowing and nuts interview with music legend Stevie Nicks. This article is crazy. But, for those of you who don’t know about the perfection and genius that is Fleetwood Mac, let Vox explain.
And suicide was never my MO. I’m basically a happy person. I was a happy person back then. I just got addicted to coke, and that was a very bad drug for me. -Stevie Nicks in an interview with Billboard
Perhaps your parents came of age in the mid-70s, the way Vox‘s did. Well, in 1977, two of the greatest albums (and also two of the top-selling albums of all time) dropped. But, Vox does not enjoy the Bee Gees, so disregard them and focus instead on the gorgeous wreckage of five peoples’ lives that became Rumours. From start to finish, Rumours is a glorious and timeless work, a testament to the destructive pain of love lost. Thirty-seven years later, Rumours maintains the emotional gravitas that catapulted Fleetwood Mac to superstardom and into legend.
But last week, everything changed. Vox is pretty sure Lindsay Buckingham still loves Nicks, and, with this interview thrown into the mix, everything makes a little bit more sense. The original five Fleetwood Mac members are embarking on a tour this fall, with the inclusion of Christine McVie. In this twisted story of this incredible group of musicians, the public is finally getting some perspective.
Had I married Don [Henley of The Eagles] and had that baby, and had she been a girl, I would have named her Sara. But there was another woman in my life named Sara, who shortly after that became Mick’s wife, Sara Fleetwood. -Stevie Nicks in an interview with Billboard
Inspired by Fleetwood Mac, Nicks, Don Henley, and the pasts they are still working to overcome, Vox is sharing music from the cast of characters involved in this story. You decide whether it turned out to be a happy ending or not.
“Sara” by Fleetwood Mac
“Leather and Lace” by Stevie Nicks & Don Henley
“Heartache Tonight” by The Eagles
“Planets Of The Universe [Demo]” by Stevie Nicks
“Free Fallin'” by Tom Petty
“The Boys of Summer” by Don Henley
“Life In The Fast Lane” by The Eagles
“Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks
“Hotel California” by The Eagles