Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks: ‘I regret doing drugs’

Singer also reveals her thoughts on Adele

Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks has admitted that she regrets doing so many drugs during her career.

In the past Nicks has admitted to spending “millions” on cocaine and the band would often indulge in binges before they went onstage.

“Yes, it (doing drugs) was a lot of fun between 1975 and 1990 – until it wasn’t,” she recalled. “I walk onstage every night now and do a three-hour show with Fleetwood Mac, and I have a great time up there.


“I wish I had known that I actually had the energy to do this entire set totally sober and get just as excited. On one hand, that makes me feel great and on the other it makes me sad that I ever did my first line of coke.”

Nicks also admitted that she is a big fan of Adele and believes she is so well established now that she can afford to take long breaks between albums.

“If she needs to go away for three years, she doesn’t feel like somebody’s going to take her place. When you believe in yourself that much, you can take as long as you want,” she told The New York Times.

Earlier this year, Michael Eavis revealed Fleetwood Mac haven’t headlined Glastonbury yet because he thinks they are too expensive.

The band have been linked to the Somerset festival for several years, and headlined at Isle Of Wight festival last year.


“Adele did it for less, Rolling Stones did it for a reasonable rate,” he said. “We can’t afford to spend £4-5m on people to play. Mick Fleetwood said he would do it himself, but come on. I’d like the rest of the band and they all want to be paid a lot of money.”

Eavis also said he intends to “work on getting Pink Floyd together again” at Glastonbury. According to the latest odds, Guns N’ Roses are favourites to headline next year’s festival, with Kasabian, Stone Roses and Radiohead all hotly tipped too.

Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Mumford and Sons, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are thought to be in the running for prized headline slots too. Eavis said last November that he already had all three headliners for 2017 in place.