Before Fleetwood Mac embarked on a tour that features Christine McVie for the first time in 16 years, Stevie Nicks invited breakout rock trio Haim to spend time at her Los Angeles home for the New York Times’ T Magazine. While there, Nicks and the sisters performed an impromptu, sparse rendition of the Fleetwood Mac classic “Rhiannon,” with Nicks singing and playing the piano while the Haim girls harmonize along with her. The performance has an intimate, campfire-in-the-living room feel.
Haim has been compared to bands like Fleetwood Mac following the release of their debut Days Are Gone – “Let’s start a little smaller, you know,” Danielle Haim says of the Mac comparisons – and the three sisters spend three hours just hanging out with Nicks for the T Magazine piece. The conversation ranges from fashion choices to writing in diaries, but the real highlight comes when Danielle Haim asks Nicks when she knew it was going to “happen” for her.
“There is a song by Buffalo Springfield called ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Woman,’ and the first time I heard it, I was like, That’s me. That’s who I’m going to be. I remember walking through a room, going, ‘Do you know who I am?’ It’s like, the Red Sea is definitely going to part here,” Nicks told the sisters. “My mom used to always say, ‘You paint the picture and it will happen.’ I believe that if you close your eyes and see yourself up on that stage, being bigger than life, you become that person with that big, really good attitude.
“You’re gonna be that rock & roll woman that’s going to make people happy and take them out of their miserable lives for two hours… and they’re going to want your music,” added the singer. “And then, girls… at 66 years old, you can be starting a year-and-a-half tour that sold out its U.S. dates — in the first week.” The hang session concluded with Nicks presenting Haim with matching gold necklaces with moon pendants and declaring them fellow “sisters of the moon.”
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Fleetwood Mac’s trek with McVie in tow – the first time the “You Make Love Fun” singer was joined them on tour since 1997 – kicked off September 30th at Minneapolis, Minnesota.