Sunday, January 7, 2018

Gold Dust Women: The Biography of Stevie Nicks by Stephen Davis


Gold Dust Women: The Biography of Stevie Nicks by Stephen Davis from St. Martin’s Press. Stevie Nicks is a legend of rock, but her energy and magnetism sparked new interest in this icon. At sixty-nine, she's one of the most glamorous creatures rock has known, and the rare woman who's a real rock ‘n' roller.
Gold Dust Woman gives "the gold standard of rock biographers" (The Boston Globe) his ideal topic: Nicks' work and life are equally sexy and interesting, and Davis delves deeply into each, unearthing fresh details from new, intimate interviews and interpreting them to present a rich new portrait of the star. Just as Nicks (and Lindsey Buckingham) gave Fleetwood Mac the "shot of adrenaline" they needed to become real rock stars according to Christine McVie Gold Dust Woman is vibrant with stories and with a life lived large and hard:


—How Nicks and Buckingham were asked to join Fleetwood Mac and how they turned the band into stars
—The affairs that informed Nicks' greatest songs
—Her relationships with the Eagles' Don Henley and Joe Walsh, and with Fleetwood himself
—Why Nicks married her best friend's widower
—Her dependency on cocaine, drinking, and pot, but how it was a decade-long addiction to Klonopin that almost killed her 
— Nicks’ successful solo career that has her still performing in venues like Madison Square Garden
—The cult of Nicks and more.
My Opinion: I am a huge Stevie Nicks fan and this book was very interesting as I learned things I never knew about here and she has a long road with heartbreaks which when you hear her songs you can feel it. I enjoyed this book thoroughly and recommend others to read it.

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