I’ve been a fan for over 40 years, so I was quite excited about this bio. GoldDust Woman does not disappoint, and offers incredible insight into Stevie as a phenomenally gifted singer/songwriter and a woman of substance. There was so much I didn’t know, her happy childhood singing duets with her country singer grandfather, her honorary membership in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and who she considers the real love of her life (a bit of a shocker). Most fascinating is the evolution of her confidence, talent and power through the crazy decades of the 70’s and 80’s as her star rose into the stratosphere. I love you Stevie!
Gold Dust Woman gives "the gold standard of rock biographers" (the 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 Lindsay 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: ●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 ●The cult of Nicks and its extension to chart-toppers like Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks.