Stevie Nicks is a legend of rock, but her energy and magnetism sparked new interest in this icon. At 68, she's one of the most glamorous creatures rock has known, and the rare woman who's a real rock ‘n' roller.
Gold Dust Woman gives "the gold standard of rock biographers" (The Boston Globe) his ideal topic: Nicks' work and life are equally sexy and interesting, and Davis delves deeply into each, unearthing fresh details from new, intimate interviews and interpreting them to present a rich new portrait of the star. Just as Nicks (and Lindsay Buckingham) gave Fleetwood Mac the "shot of adrenaline" they needed to become real rock stars—according to Christine McVie—Gold Dust Woman is vibrant with stories and with a life lived large and hard:
—How Nicks and Buckingham were asked to join Fleetwood Mac and how they turned the band into stars
—The affairs that informed Nicks' greatest songs
—Her relationships with the Eagles' Don Henley and Joe Walsh, and with Fleetwood himself
—Why Nicks married her best friend's widower
—Her dependency on cocaine, drinking and pot, but how it was a decade-long addiction to Klonopin that almost killed her
— Nicks’ successful solo career that has her still performing in venues like Madison Square Garden
—The cult of Nicks and its extension to chart-toppers like Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks
For the audio edition of Davis's authorized biography of Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks, Delaine doesn't impersonate Nicks's distinctive voice, but she captures enough of the singer-songwriter's essence to complement the material nicely. When quoting Nicks or reading anecdotes from her life, Delaine finds just the right tone to match a particular facet of the superstar's complex identity: a breathy, ethereal quality in relation to her creative life, a take-no-prisoners delivery in matters of business, and a vulnerable sisterly cadence with regard to her close friends and family and the wounded soldiers who have become her greatest philanthropic passion and the motivation behind the Stevie Nicks Soldier's Angel Foundation. Delaine also channels the turbulence inside Fleetwood Mac, particularly in regard to Nicks and her boyfriend turned personal and professional nemesis, Lindsey Buckingham. British bandmates Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie, meanwhile, are voiced with a convincing accent. It's hard to imagine a better performance for this audiobook. A St. Martin's hardcover.
For a long time it seemed like a book about Fleetwood Mac. Then.... it just seemed like a summary of other information. It wasn’t awful or anything... I just didn’t feel like I learned anything new.... I kept waiting.... but then it was over.... just so so...
Gold Dust Woman
Right of the bat. Stevie’s Birthday is wrong. If the author couldn’t get that right not sure
He is accurate with anything else.
A lot of Inaccurate Information
The author’s entire book is called into question when he cannot get basic information correct. Stevie’s Birthday is incorrect. It states that Lindsey Buckingham has three daughters. He has a son and two daughters. He takes liberties with what he thinks may have been said in private conversations or the emotions that may have been felt by Stevie Nicks and others.
I have personally read multiple books, interviews, articles, etc., and some of the information in this book does not line up with what I have known to be true.
There are other books out there about Stevie Nicks and/or Fleetwood Mac that are more accurate.