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Author: Stephen Davis Narrator: Christina Delaine Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2017 ISBN: 9781681688923
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Stevie Nicks is a legend of rock, but her energy and magnetism sparked new interest in this icon. At sixty-nine, she is one of the most glamorous creatures rock has known and the rare woman who is a real rock ’n’ roller.

Gold Dust Woman gives “the gold standard of rock biographers” (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 Lindsey 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, including:

  • 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; and
  • The cult of Nicks and its extension to chart-toppers like Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “All you ever wanted to know about Fleetwood Mac’s mesmerizing frontwoman.”

    People

  • “Davis is astute and respectful…adept in his literary analysis.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “An intimate and refreshing look at both Stevie Nicks’ career and personal life.”

    Departures

  • “Offers a captivating portrait of the singer whose songwriting and stage presence gave the faltering British blues band a boost in the mid-1970s…Davis’ candid, energetic book reveals the life of the woman who’s arguably one of rock’s greatest singer-songwriters.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “When Mick Fleetwood came looking for a replacement lead guitarist, the engineer suggested Buckingham. He brought along Nicks, and with the new additions, Fleetwood Mac went from being reliable second-stringers to the hottest group on the planet. Davis gives readers a look into recording sessions and concert tours, playing up the personality clashes and shifting romantic entanglements that made up the mystique of Fleetwood Mac in its heyday…An entertaining rock biography.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times bestseller

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About the Author

Stephen Davis is America’s preeminent rock journalist and biographer, having written numerous bestsellers on rock bands, including the New York Times bestseller Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga. He also collaborated with legendary musicians Levon Helm and Mick Fleetwood on their autobiographies. His journalism has appeared in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, the Boston Globe,and many other publications.

About the Narrator

Christina Delaine is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator and accomplished stage actress. Her theater credits include Jewtopia, the longest-running comedy in Off-Broadway history, and the title role in Antigone at both Portland Center Stage and Kentucky Repertory Theatre. She holds a BA degree from Dartmouth College and an MFA in acting from Brown University.