It looks like Stevie Nicks has been hard at work and making the best use of her coronavirus quarantine. She has been working on a book and movie, both inspired by Fleetwood Mac’s 1975 hit “Rhiannon.” Stevie spoke to Rolling Stone and revealed that she had been working on the book and movie since Fleetwood Mac stopped touring after their An Evening with Fleetwood Mac tour in late 2019.
“Last year, I made a pitch to everybody that when this Fleetwood Mac tour is over, I’m taking next year off because I want to work on my ‘Rhiannon’ book/movie,” she shares with the publication. “And I want to maybe work with some different producers … I don’t know what I want to do! I just know that I don’t want a tour.”
We could be expecting a “Rhiannon” book and movie in the future
The song was originally inspired by the book Triad by Mary Bartlet Leader. It goes on to tell the story of a woman named Branwen who is possessed by another woman named Rhiannon. The song itself was written by Stevie and recorded by Fleetwood Mac, then released in 1975. Stevie also told the publication that she has “Rhiannon”-related poetry that she has been working on for decades now, and hopes to get it recorded during the quarantine.
“I’m thinking, ‘Well here I have all this time and I have a recording setup.’ And I’m thinking I’m going to start doing some recording. I’m going to start putting some of these really beautiful poems to music, and I have the ability to record them. So that’s on my to-do list,” she says.
Stevie adds to that thought, “What all we have right now, if you’re home in quarantine, is time, unless you’re taking care of kids. So, really, you could do anything you wanted that you’ve been wanting to do your whole life. So that’s how I’m trying to look at it.”