More On Lindsey Buckingham

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Things for Lindsey and I are never going to be mellow ~ never have been, never will be...[but] there are enough things now that we agree on that it's possible for us to work together again. When people say, 'Gee, great rage leads to great art,' a certain part of that really is true. The tragedy of our relationship makes it very interesting to watch.
~Stevie Nicks, Arizona Republic, August 12, 1997

We lived together for six years. I cooked for him. I did the laundry. I took care of him. It was as close to being married as I will ever be again.
~Stevie Nicks, Arizona Republic, August 12, 1997

Lindsey and I were as close to married as I'll probably ever be. I took care of him, I cooked for him, I ironed his jeans, I embroidered stars and moons on them, I adored him, I took care of him.
~Stevie Nicks, MTV 1515, 1998

Maybe when Lindsey and I are 60 years old, we'll look around and say, 'You know what, there just isn't anybody better around. Maybe we'll just get married or something.' But, Lindsey and I are becoming really good friends again. …It's really nice. I don't think we were all that good of friends before.
~Stevie Nicks, New York Post, July 22, 1997

In my heart, I knew that final show was the one that we would use, and I paced myself emotionally. Something clicked as we started to play that night. The magic was there again, only we weren't mad at each other anymore. I looked into Lindsey's eyes during so many of the songs, and the tears came. It was uncontrollable. And it was a beautiful night for us and everyone in the audience.
~Stevie Nicks, On taping the MTV special, Billboard, August 8, 1997

[These days] Lindsey deals with me on a much kinder level. And I'm more willing to be open with him. It's nice to think I might go to my grave being Lindsey's friend and not a thorn in his side for all eternity.
~Stevie Nicks, Daily News, August 12, 1997

You know, when Lindsey and I go back and forth on the songs that were written between the two of us, for that moment, we are back in love again.
~Stevie Nicks, BAM Magazine, August 22, 1997

Lindsey and Stevie performingI don't even remember what the issues were; I just got to the point where I wanted to be by myself. It just wasn't good anymore, wasn't fun anymore, wasn't good for either of us anymore. I'm just the one who stopped it.... In Sausalito, up at the little condominium. Lindsey & I were still enough together that he would come up there and sleep every once in a while. And we had a terrible fight ~ I don't remember what about, but I remember him walking out and me saying, 'You take the car with all the stuff, and I'm flying back.' That was the end of the first two months of the recording of Rumours.
~Stevie Nicks, On breaking-up, Rolling Stone Writer's Notes, 1997

On the possibility of resuming a romantic relationship with Buckingham] Over my dead body. See, I don't want to be part of that darkness. He knows that. When we're up there singing songs to each other, we probably say more to each other than we ever would in real life. If you offered me a passionate love affair and you offered me a high-priestess role in a fabulous castle above a cliff where I can just, like, live a very spiritual kind of religious-library-communing-with-the-stars, learning of existence, I'm going to go for the high priestess.
~Stevie Nicks, Rolling Stone, September 22, 1997

Let's put it this way, we hardly spoke. We would get on and off the same plane without interacting at all. It's not like that now. Even if Lindsey and I were to totally fall in love again, get married, and get divorced, we would never let it go to that negative place again. We're just too wise now. It got so bad between us that we couldn't even talk. We couldn't communicate. We couldn't work anything out because we couldn't even sit down for five minutes together.
~Stevie Nicks, Microsoft Music Central Interview, 1997


Now we are good. We are actually friends. He has two children, a little girl and a little boy. Needless to say, going from a selfish rock 'n' roll god to having two babies, it's very much changed his life. He can't be selfish anymore. And he is thrilled with these little kids; they are precious. He never thought he was gonna have children, so he is surprised every day. He is a much softer, sweeter man and I love that, because I knew that softer man a long time ago. So I'm seeing my old friend back again.
~Stevie Nicks, Interview, April 14, 2001

You know, it was very difficult for Lindsey and I. And it never got better, really. It’s better now because Lindsey is married. And he loves his wife, and I think she’s great too. And he has a little month old baby girl named LeeLee, and a little boy named Will, who’s four. And they are precious, you know... Lindsey has a life now. So now Lindsey and I can really be friends. Because now we’re not thinking in the back of our mind that we’ll ever go back together. That allows us to be free. So now with his new relationship that’s really great for me, because it allows me to be his friend, and hang out with him and see him.
~Stevie Nicks, Spotight on Stevie Nicks, 96.1 WSRS, August 5, 2001




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