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Bands with female members are cooler, says Stevie Nicks

By | Published on Monday 1 June 2015

Fleetwood Mac

Lots of people get up in arms whenever anyone suggests that there should be quotas to ensure gender and racial diversity in cultural endeavours. Not Stevie Nicks though. At least not on the gender diversity side. She thinks that “every band should have a girl in it”.

She told Mojo: “I think every band should have a girl in it, because it’s always going to make for cooler stuff going on than if it’s just a bunch of guys. It’s ultimately more romantic, no matter what. Even if nobody is going together, it still casts a romantic spell”.

Nicks, of course, is currently back touring with Fleetwood Mac, a band with two women in it, both of whom used to be “going” with other members of the band. But now they’re not, and that’s still fine. They’re also all very good at writing songs and playing their instruments, but Nicks didn’t mention that, so I guess it’s not so important.