Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks: “Every band should have a girl in it”

Women in bands cast "a romantic spell", according to the singer

Fleetwood Mac‘s Stevie Nicks has argued that “every band should have a girl in it” in a new interview.

Nicks’ comments come on the eve of the band’s UK reunion tour, which kicks off at London O2 Arena tonight (May 27).

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Speaking to Mojo, Nicks said: “I think every band should have a girl in it, because it’s always going to make for more cooler stuff going on than if it’s just a bunch of guys. It’s ultimately more romantic, no matter what. Even if nobody is getting together, it still casts a romantic spell.”

Speaking about Fleetwood Mac, she added: “[The relationships were] totally important and everybody is still writing about everybody else. It will never stop.”

The band’s guitarist Lindsey Buckingham recently spoke of his admiration for pop singer Taylor Swift.

Buckingham, whose band kick off their 2015 European tour later this month, was speaking at the University of South California’s Bovard Auditorium in Los Angeles on Wednesday (April 29). According to Billboard, when asked by the night’s audience what current artist has the “staying power” of his group, Buckingham opted for Swift.

“I actually like Taylor Swift,” Buckingham said in response. “I admire what she’s been able to do on some levels… There are a ton of really good people out there [though]. I don’t think music is any less vital [these days]. I think it’s a little harder to churn out interfaces with sociology. When I was a kid and Elvis Presley broke through to a middle class, white audience, it was a sociological phenomenon that lasted through the Beatles and even a bit through Fleetwood Mac.”

Fleetwood Mac will kick off their European tour with a series of UK and Ireland dates. The recently-reunited band will start things off with back-to-back shows at London’s 02 Arena this week, before travelling to Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin and Leeds during June. The band will also headline The Isle Of Wight Festival in June, their only UK festival appearance of 2015.

Fleetwood Mac will play the following live dates:

London O2 Arena (May 27, 28, June 22, 24, 26, 27)
Birmingham Genting Arena (June 8, 9, July 4)
Manchester Arena (June 12, July 1)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (June 16, 17, July 8)
Dublin 3Arena (June 20)
Leeds First Direct Arena (June 30, July 5)

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