This week, Stevie Nicks will perform with Rod Stewart on a double bill of 1970s icons, the latest in a long line of musical partnerships for Nicks.
Everyone knows about her personal and professional relationship with Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac. Here are some pairings you may have forgotten about.
Nicks collaborated with Prince on her 1983 single “Stand Back”, which they co-wrote. She tracked him down after hearing “Little Red Corvette” on her honeymoon.
Tom Petty & Bob Dylan
In 1986, a few years after scoring a big hit dueting with Petty on “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” Nicks toured Australia with him and Dylan. The tour ended when the Aussies threatened to throw her out of the country due to work-permit issues. Things got worse from there. Shortly afterward, she checked into rehab to overcome a cocaine addiction.
After Beyonce and friends sampled Nicks’ “Edge of Seventeen” for their song “Bootylicious,” they ran into each other at a taping of “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” Everyone got to talking, and Nicks was invited to appear in the “Bootylicious” video.
Swift and Nicks teamed up for two songs at the 2010 Grammy Awards. What should have been a passing of the torch turned into a disaster for Swift, who was widely criticized for singing off-key.
Earlier this year, Nicks showed at up a taping of “Glee” as the cast covered Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.” But it’s not a full-blown collaboration yet — Nicks didn’t film any scenes and said she has no plans to guest star on the show at this time.
If you go: Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart are performing on Saturday and April 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. 4 Penn Plz., 212-465-6073, $54-$154