Stevie Nicks explains why Prime Video became so popular Daisy Jones & The Six made her feel ‘like a ghost looking at my own story’.
In a new interview with Vulture, the Fleetwood Mac singer discussed how the show’s stars, Riley Keough and Sam Claflin, captured the essence of her creative relationship with fellow Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham. The interview follows Nicks tweeting her reaction to the show, which is adapted from the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, while watching the series in August. Reid has previously said that she looked to several ’70s bands for inspiration, including Fleetwood Mac.
While discussing the uncanny similarities between her own life and what she saw on screen, Nicks pointed to a specific element of Keough and Claflin’s dynamic as the biggest reason why she saw herself in their relationship.
“It was very simple. It was the kind of snappy sarcasm between Daisy and Billy, which in my mind was like me and Lindsey,” she explained. “It was the back and forth conversation between the two. It was so good. It was so real and it really made sense.”
Nicks added that it wasn’t the looks that both actors produced for their characters that made her see herself and Buckingham on the show. Instead, it was the electric and magnetic energy that Keough and Claflin produced, especially in those charged moments between their characters Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne.
“When two people capture the essence of something that reminds you of your life, it’s not like saying, ‘They look just like us’ or ‘They dress just like us.’ It’s something different. It’s a certain feeling they got when they looked at each other after having an argument and then started singing. It would blow your mind,” she said.
“I would look and say, ‘Well, there you go,’” she continued. “That’s exactly why we did it. That’s exactly why Fleetwood Mac stayed together for 50 years. It was all for the music. It was all just to keep the music going, and the show got it.
Nicks also shared her favorite lyrics from the fictional band’s catalog before praising Keough and Claflin for their vocal performances, despite both admitting they had little vocal training before the show. For Nicks, the performances were so impressive that she would consider signing the duo as a real band.
“My favorite is the one that says, ‘We can make a good thing bad.’ That was my favorite,” Nicks said, referring the song “Honeycomb”.. “If it was any other time, any other day, and there had never been a Fleetwood Mac and I had seen that, and I was a record A&R person, I would have said, ‘We have to call them now. We need to sign them now.” I really felt that. Considering that neither of them seems to have sung much before this, they did a fantastic job.”
At another point in the interview, the Fleetwood Mac singer said she doesn’t think there will be a return for the chart-topping, genre-crushing band following Christine McVie’s death in November 2022 at the age of 79.
“When Christine died, I felt like you couldn’t replace her. You just can’t do that. What is it without her?’ the singer pondered. “In that band we were on our own. We always were. We protected each other. Who should I look at on the right so they’re not standing behind that Hammond organ? When she died, I thought we really couldn’t continue with this. There is no reason to do that.”