Inside Harry Styles & Fleetwood Mac Star Stevie Nicks's Incredible Friendship
25 November 2020, 17:27
Harry Styles and Fleetwood Mac legend Stevie Nicks have an amazingly unique friendship, inspiring one another's music, performing together and hanging with Stevie's witches coven- don't worry, we'll explain!
Harry Styles shares an incredibly special friendship with music legend and Fleetwood Mac band member, Stevie Nicks, who he has performed with and grown close to throughout the course of his career from One Direction to successful solo artist.
Stevie famously called Harry's album 'Fine Line' the record getting her through Coronavirus isolation, so we think it's about time we look back through their adorable friendship to fill you guys in.
Steve Nick reveals she gifted Harry Styles a ring
In a chat with Vogue in which Stevie answered all their questions about Harry Styles, she revealed she gifted Harry a pink ring and later noticed it was among the jewellery he wore in his music video for 'Falling' as he played piano.
She recalled: "I actually gave him a ring at the Forum thing. It’s very masculine and has a pink stone in it. I told him it was a pink diamond, but it really isn’t. It would’ve cost $5 million. It was mine, and I really loved it, but I thought, This should be for Harry. You can see it on his hands in the 'Falling' video where he’s playing the piano. If Harry and I were in a band together, we’d be trading all kinds of crazy stuff."
In the same interview she compared Harry to the Beatles, saying she thought "Oh my God the Beatles live" when she first heard his album 'Fine Line'.
Stevie Nicks says Harry Styles is 'so funny and talented' he should get his own TV show
Stevie, 72, told British Vogue: "He’s so talented, he is a really, really great artist, and he’s so funny."
"He could actually have a TV show, like James Corden or Johnny Carson."
"When you’re with Harry Styles, you’re not with a famous person, he’s just Harry."
Stevie says how ‘very proud’ she is of how Harry has evolved in his career
During an interview with the LA Times Stevie praised Harry for transforming into a rock star following his One Direction days.
When asked about joining Harry on stage at his 'Fine Line' album launch at the Forum last year, she said: “[It was] a huge thrill because he made a choice to be a rock ‘n’ roll star and not a pop star.”
She added: “That was a risk for a guy from a boy band. That was like Fleetwood Mac doing ‘Tusk’ after ‘Rumours.’ I was very proud of him.”
Harry inspires Stevie to make new music
"Dear everyone...I know you are doing everything you can to help the situation we are all in...I am getting all my paintings and drawings out, listening to music (mostly Harry Styles, Fine Line) and being inspired by him to write some new music and poetry."
"Way to go H....it is your rumours."
Rumours is widely known to be Fleetwood Mac's most well-known record, released in 1977 it spawned such iconic tracks as 'Dreams' and 'Go Your Own Way'.
Stevie calls Harry 'the son she never had'
Talking to Rolling Stone in 2019, she made it obvious how fond she is of the singer:
"Oh my God, this is the son I never had.’ So I adopted him...I love Harry, and I’m so happy Harry made a rock and roll record — he could have made a pop record and that would have been the easy way for him."
Harry recounts spending the evening with Stevie and her 'witches coven'
Whilst talking on a US radio show with Howard Stern, Harry told a story that left many music fans flat on their back with legendary information, saying he showed 'Fine Line' to Stevie Nicks one night in London after going for an Indian meal back at his place.
He said: "It was pretty crazy. So I’d just kind of finished the record and she said, ‘Oh I want to come hear the album’. And she was with all her ladies…a little witches coven.
"And they’re so used to living nocturnally – you know, they wake up really late and then they kind of live through the night ’cause they’re, you know, witches.
"So it’s getting to like 3am playing the album [and] I’m like, ‘I’m kinda tired’ and they’re right in their prime. They’re really like, ‘Oh this is like daytime for us."
Consider us slayed.
Harry performs with Stevie at the launch of his album 'Fine Line'
Stevie joined Harry on stage during secret show at The Troubadour in 2017
Following the release of his debut solo album, Haz tested the waters with a secret gig at the iconic Troubadour in LA, and in a moment he'll never forget, had Stevie join him on stage.
He said: "I’m pretty sure that this was going to be up there with one of the best nights of my life,” he said, introducing the legendary artist."
"If there was any doubt, I’m pretty sure I’d like to confirm, in my entire life, I never thought I’d be able to say this. Please welcome to the stage, Stevie Nicks."
Harry inducts Stevie into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
Some people were confused when Harry inducted Stevie into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019, unaware of the close friendship they'd struck up and appreciation they had for one another, as well as the similarity of finding enormous success both in groups and as solo artists.
He gave an incredible speech that revealed just how close the pair were, saying: "If you’re lucky enough to know her, she’s always there for you. She knows what you need—advice, a little wisdom, a blouse or shawl, she’s got you covered."
"Her songs made you ache, feel on top of the world, make you want to dance, and usually all three at the same time. She’s responsible for more running mascara, including my own, than all the bad dates in history combined. And that is true Stevie."
Harry Styles and Stevie Nicks meet at a Fleetwood Mac concert in 2015
Harry and Stevie first encountered each other when the 'Adore You' singer and his sister Gemma went to see Fleetwood Mac play in London.
Having already met Mick Fleetwood when the rockstar brought his daughters backstage to a 1D concert, it was he who brought him and Stevie together.
Harry bought her a cake as he knew it was Stevie's birthday, and it's clear this first meeting must have gone extremely well, as it was the start of a beautiful friendship!