Our exalted gypsy goddess — Stevie Nicks, that is — took a break from touring with the reunited Fleetwood Mac to perform a pristine rendition of “Lady” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night.
Nicks’ performance of the just-released 24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault cut sounded every bit as divine as one would expect from the celestial singer. Wearing one of her trademark all-black ensembles, Nicks confidentially belted out the words to the piano-led ballad. Like a pro, people. Like. A. Pro. She also took a little time to get behind the piano, throw on a pair of shades, and play a solo version of Mac’s renowned ’75 single “Rhiannon.”
But there’s more! In a web exclusive, Fallon got Nicks to recount a Fleetwood Mac tour story. Back in the day, Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, and their former “notorious” road manager John Courage got lost in the Kentucky mountains. According to Nicks, this was before the band got dropped off to shows via “helicopters and spaceships,” and the trio, who were due to arrive in a limo, were in very real danger of being late (or not making it at all) to their scheduled show.
While Fleetwood and Courage were freaking out, Nicks was all, like, take a chill pill, man. “We just have to relax,” Nicks said at the time. “We’re gonna either get there or we’re not gonna get there. And there’s no reason for us to be completely flipped out here. So let’s just turn on the music, sit back in our beautiful car, and just enjoy the ride. Because in the long run, that’s what life’s all about. Just enjoyin’ the ride.” Pearls of wisdom.
Catch Nicks on tour with Fleetwood Mac now, featuring the long-awaited comeback of Christine McVie.