Stevie Nicks became a high priestess of rock in the 1970s – and although she’s been famous ever since, the mystical singer with the husky voice still has a soft spot for that era.
Case in point: In the middle of a chat in her New York City hotel room, Nicks, 66, leaps up from her chair to demonstrate an indelible dance from the disco years.
“The Lady Gaga song Do What U Want makes me want to dance and made me revise the Hustle,” she says, taking off her sunglasses, tossing her blonde mane and sliding side to side.
“My girlfriends and I used to do this at clubs 30 years ago. Now it’s a great way to exercise.”
It’s not the only way Nicks is reinventing herself.
In the past year she’s appeared on The Voice and American Horror Story: Coven. And now she’s released a new album, 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault.
The record, her eighth as a solo artist, is a collection of songs Nicks worked on – but never released – between 1969 and 1995.
“L.A. was this big, scary place,” says Nicks of Lady, a tune she wrote at 23, when she was on the verge of stardom with supergroup Fleetwood Mac and in a tempestuous long-term relationship with bandmate Lindsey Buckingham, whom she met while a teen at Menlo-Atherton High School in California’s Bay.
“He felt that we might survive the music business but we might not survive L.A. We didn’t. He has always felt that Fleetwood Mac broke us up.”
KC Baker / People / December 6, 2014