Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks Explains Why She Doesn’t Have Rivals
Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks spoke to The New Yorker and talked about the constant and ridiculous competition in the music industry. Also, she highlighted that she doesn’t see anyone as her rival or enemy after recalling a conversation between her and a very famous pop singer.
Stevie Nicks has been pursuing a very prolific career as a singer and songwriter for more than fifty years, and her meeting with Lindsey Buckingham can be defined as the turning point. Nicks and Buckingham met when they were high school students and decided to build a musical career like they always wanted. As an American rock duo, they released their only studio album entitled ‘Buckingham Nicks’ on September 5, 1973.
The couple drew Fleetwood Mac co-founder Mick Fleetwood’s attention with their record, and he invited them to join the band in 1974. Their extraordinary talents as songwriters and instrumentalists contributed significantly to the band’s commercial success and popularity. Fleetwood Mac released best-selling albums and gained a dedicated fan base, so Nicks became one of the most famous female singers worldwide.
During her recent interview, Nicks revealed that she came across Katy Perry in a hotel years ago and gave her some advice regarding her career. After the two musicians started talking about rivalry in the music industry, Stevie told her that she has no rivals, and Perry shouldn’t have either. She emphasized that everyone is unique and excellent at doing their job by adding that this rivalry is ‘ridiculous.’
Nicks shared her words towards Katy Perry, saying:
“I said, ‘I don’t have rivals,’ and her big blue eyes got bigger and bluer. I said, ‘No, Katy, I don’t, and neither do you. You are Katy Perry, you’re who you are, you do what you do, and you’re great at it. I’m Stevie Nicks, I do what I do, and I’m great at it. We don’t have rivals. That’s just ridiculous.'”
It can be said that Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks’ perspective toward the competition between musicians sets an excellent example for the new generations. There’s no doubt that some of them are trying to do everything to reach more money and fame than others instead of focusing on their talents and careers.