Everyone knows that the ’70s and early ’80s were a crazy time in rock history, but for Stevie Nicks, the era was so off the wall that she claims the world can’t handle the truth yet.
While the Fleetwood Mac front woman isn’t quite ready to face up to the debauchery of her heyday, she insists her discretion is actually to protect other parties involved. “I wouldn’t be able to tell the whole truth. The world is not ready for my memoir, I guarantee you,” Nicks said in a recent interview with Billboard magazine. “All of the men I hung out with are on their third wives by now and the wives are all under 30. If I were to write what really happened between 1972 and now, a lot of people would be very angry with me. It’ll happen someday, just not for a very long time. I won’t write a book until everybody is so old that they no longer care. Like, ‘I’m 90, I don’t care what you write about me.'”
That’s quite the cruel little teaser that Nicks dangled before her fans, or anyone obsessed with the time period, but she did give two shockingly juicy little nuggets to tide everyone over until her former male companions are old enough to not care about their escapades being revealed.
Nicks confesses that the 1979 Fleetwood Mac hit, “Sara,” was partially written about her unborn child conceived with Eagles singer, Don Henley, whom she dated briefly after breaking up with Lindsey Buckingham. “Had I married Don and had that baby, and had she been a girl, I would have named her Sara,” Nicks said. Henley claims that Nicks chose to terminate the pregnancy.
Though the ’70s undoubtedly were a turbulent time for Nicks, she admits the party didn’t stop until the ’80s, when a doctor told her that one more line of coke would end her life. “He said I’d have a brain hemorrhage, actually,” Nicks revealed. “And suicide was never my MO. I’m basically a happy person. I was a happy person back then. I just got addicted to coke and that was a bad drug for me,” she said, adding that cocaine addiction in young talented stars is a recurring theme through history, referencing Lindsay Lohan as a prime contemporary example. “That same bunch of girls comes around every 15 years.”