Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks
March 19, 2005
20th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
by Hugh Ochoa
photographs by Hugh Ochoa and Sean North
The press room was behind the stage of the ceremony ballroom, and it
was to this room the inductees and inductors were brought after an
induction for photos and interviews. It was a pleasant surprise when
Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood arrived and agreed to a Q&A session
and photo op in the press room.
When Nicks was asked about her up-coming "Vegas Tour" she replied,
"Well, it's not really a tour, it's just four days. I am looking
forward to it, because it's a chance to play and do something where
you don't really have to travel. So for me, as an almost 57-year-old
woman, this looks very good, because it means you can put all of
your energy into the show as opposed to travelling all over the
United States. So it would be a nice thing for me to be able to do
till I'm a very old little old lady."
are you doing the shows?" Nicks was asked.
"I think Caesar's. I'm not a gambler so I'm not really familiar with
When queried about her participation in the movie "School Of Rock"
she replied, "Well I have to tell you, I actually watched that with
a 15-year-old who didn't know I was in it and I didn't mention that.
And it was so trippy and so much fun because though I'd seen it once
it was wonderful to see it with someone that young. I felt very
honoured to have been the only woman actually mentioned in that
movie. So for me, I have to say, you know, it was the neatest thing
ever to happen to me.
Mick Fleetwood stated in regards to the band, "The future of
"We're resting." Nicks helps out.
"We're resting." Fleetwood concurs. "We had a long recording period
and then went out and did the better part of 2 years work all over
the world. So having a hiatus..."
"135 shows" Nicks interjects.
"...but there's always a Fleetwood Mac story somewhere," continues
Fleetwood. "But I'm enjoying being at home to tell you the truth."
Nicks adds, "I think, you know, what happened is that we started
"Say You Will", in uh...I started with everybody on February 2, 2002
,and then it took over a year to record and then 3 months of
rehearsal and then 135 shows in a year-and-a-half of touring so
we're just resting right now because we feel that, as all wonderful
things go, you come out, and you know, you make a big show of it,
and then you go away for a little bit, and rest, so that when you
come back, it's all wonderful again".
When asked if there was any chance of Christie ever coming back to
perform with FM again, Mick replied in a very slow and solemn tone,
"I think very, very slim next to nothing, so I will say, 'No'. Ah,
but we miss her."
Nicks added when asked if they were going to perform or be on stage
or if they are just fans, "We're just here to watch, because we both
feel that being in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is our greatest
honor and if we can possibly be here for whoever is being inducted,
then we will be here. Cause it's important and it's our club and
it's very very special."
Mick adds, "I�m overjoyed Mr. Buddy Guy is being inducted tonight.
It�s just great to see a gentle man being inducted and I think Eric
is gonna play with him, so I�m thrilled. A blues man at heart I am.
So there you go."
Finally, when asked about the most gratifying part of the band,
Nicks concludes, "Well, the most gratifying part is to be a member
of a band, especially a band that is as good, I think, as my band is
probably the best thing that I�ve ever done in my whole life.
Fleetwood Mac is the thing that I am most proud of, and I think that
this man would agree that it�s something that we love really deeply
and it�s wonderful that everybody loves it too, but for us, it�s
like the most...it�s like our life, you know. It�s been our life
since 1975 and for Mick even way before, when Fleetwood Mac was
first formed. So it�s a long, incredible special, yellow brick
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