Stevie Nicks' movie In Your Dreams, which documents the creation of her album of the same name, is out on DVD this week. More than just your standard "making-of" film, In Your Dreams captures the surreal atmosphere at Stevie's L.A. mansion, where she, her producer Dave Stewart and various friends and associates lived and worked while recording. The idea, says Nicks, was to give fans a truly immersive experience.
"We wanted people to feel like they were making the record with us," the singer told ABC News Radio at her home in L.A. "We wanted people to feel like they were here in this house with me and Dave and all the characters that were here -- the singers, the chef, my goddaughter, my assistant, all the people that did all the hard work around us to make it easy, all the techs, everybody."
She added, "There was a lot of people here every day. And if any of my friends came into town and wanted to come over, it was fine. I don't think I've ever been in a situation like that before." In fact, it was quite a freeing experience for Nicks, because as she explains, making a record with her band Fleetwood Mac pretty much requires everyone to be on lockdown.
"When you're recording with Fleetwood Mac, it is not fine to invite all your friends over. No. It's very closed. It is a secret society...it is not cool," she tells ABC News Radio. "You don't just say, 'I'm coming with 10 friends.'"
Speaking of Fleetwood Mac, the band was forced to cancel its Australian and New Zealand tour when bass player John McVie was diagnosed with cancer in October. But Stevie tells ABC News Radio, "He's doing great...if I ever had any psychic knowledge about me in this body, I am telling you that John McVie is gonna be just fine." Nicks reveals that John will be with the band when they play three shows in Las Vegas in the coming weeks. The concerts are scheduled for December 30 and 31 and January 8. After the performances, Nicks says, "He's gonna have a little operation....he'll probably take a couple weeks to recover, and then...sky's the limit!"
As for John's ex-wife Christine McVie, who left Fleetwood Mac in 1998, what does Nicks think of her old band mate's recent comments in the British press that she'd rejoin the group "if she was asked?" Well, according to Stevie, Christine doesn't need an invitation.
"It is her band. If she wants to come back, she will come back," Nicks tells ABC News Radio. However, she says Christine needs to know what she's getting herself into if she does rejoin the fold. "The only thing I said to her was, 'Understand how physical this is. This is a two-hour-and-40-minute set....this is a grueling set,'" Stevie reveals, adding that she also told Christine, "Just be sure that you want to do it, because you can't come in and out if you come back!"
Nicks will meet and greet her devoted fans and sign copies of the In Your Dreams DVD on Wednesday at the Barnes & Noble at Farmer's Market in Hollywood, California. Look for her there at 7 p.m. PT.
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