A new book about Stevie Nicks details the abuse the singer withstood at the hands of her one-time boyfriend and bandmate Lindsey Buckingham.
The book, “Gold Dust Woman,” which drops November 21st, tells of an incident when they were just a duo, where a photographer wanted Stevie to remove her blouse for the cover of their first album, “Buckingham Nicks.” Stevie wasn’t to thrilled with the idea, which caused Lindsey to snap at her, “Don’t be a f–king child. This is art!”
The book also recounts other instances of abuse, which was often prompted by Buckingham’s jealousy. When they joined Fleetwood Mac,the book reports that he “began to lose control,” over Stevie, “and he really didn’t like it.”
Stevie accused Lindsey of “hijacking” her music, and she told her mom he had “thrown her down to the floor” after a fight. Also, during a concert in New Zealand on their “Tusk” tour he not only tried to trip her, but also attempted to kick her while she was singing “Rhiannon.”
The book also claims that in 1987, Lindsey, “manhandled Stevie, slapped her face and bent her backward over the hood of his car. He put his fingers around her neck and started to choke her.” Stevie added, “I thought he was going to kill me.” Luckily the band finally stood up to Lindsey and he didn’t abuse her ever again.
Source: New York Post