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Sheryl Crow nearly joined Fleetwood Mac, confirms Nicks

By | Published on Wednesday 11 February 2009

Stevie Nicks has been talking about the time Sheryl Crow nearly joined Fleetwood Mac. As previously reported, Crow nearly joined the band three years ago, but at the last minute decided against it for personal reasons. Well, mainly because she had a big party to organise.

According to Undercover, Nicks told reporters: “We rented a studio and hired a crew. We were ready to go in and called her and needed her to come for two or three days to just play. It was Mother’s Day and she had invited 300 people in her family there. It was her first Mother’s Day as a mom and she could not do it. At that point she said ‘I am going to have to pass'”.

“I said ‘I think you are making the right decision. You have a new baby, you have survived breast cancer and Lance Armstrong. I don’t think this is the right thing for you’. That is what happened with Sheryl Crow. She is still our friend and I still adore her. She is one of my dearest friends”.

Nicks went on to say that another replacement had not been considered: “As far as having another girl in the band, after we went through that we really realised that there wasn’t going to be another woman that could come into this band who could fit. I was looking at it three years ago as a buffer between me and Lindsay [Buckingham]. Lindsay and I don’t need a buffer. Certainly Sheryl Crow and not any woman in the world is going to be able to get in the middle of Lindsay and me”.

“The fact is if Lindsay and I can’t work out our problems by ourselves we might as well throw in the towel. That’s what we are currently trying to do is work out own problems and certainly another person could not do that for us. Think about this: Christine has been gone since 1998 so I have been the only girl in this band for a long, long time. I’m used to it now. At first I was not used to it. After ‘The Dance’ was horrifying for me. She has been gone time and I’m fine with it now”.

Fleetwood Mac begin their first tour in five years on 1 Mar in Pittsburgh.