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Witch Rumor

        "...Get a Life"


The Associated Press, May 30, 1998

Stevie Nicks Denies Witch Rumor

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks says the old rumor that she's a witch still isn't true.

``I can't believe people are still telling me I'm a witch because I wear black,'' Nicks said in a statement Thursday.

She was responding to criticism from music minister Scott Naden of Southwood Presbyterian Church, which banned five seniors from playing her song ``Landslide'' at Huntsville High School's baccalaureate program Sunday.

The students said Naden and church officials decided the ballad, written by Nicks, was inappropriate because they consider the singer a Satan worshipper. Nicks denied it.

Nicks said the group plans to dedicate the song to the students at a June 29 concert at Oak Mountain Amphitheater in Pelham.

Naden declined to comment to the Huntsville Times.

Nicks' publicist, Liz Rosenberg, said the rumor has dogged Nicks for years after she once talked about a mythological witch in a newspaper article.

``The press picked up on it, and they've been confused about it ever since,'' Rosenberg said.

L.A. Times - May 30, 1998

Not Under Her Spell: A Huntsville, Ala., church has forbidden a student rendition of the Fleetwood Mac song "Landslide" at a high school baccalaureate program because the minister believes that Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks is "a witch and a Satan worshiper." Moments before the service was to begin this week at Southwood Presbyterian Church, Huntsville High School's vocalist Emily McDowell was told she couldn't sing the wistful song about growing older and changing; however, she was still scheduled to sing it at the school's graduation ceremonies today. Nicks' manager said Thursday that the singer, who has cultivated a gypsy-like persona through her song lyrics and clothing, is "tired" of questions about whether she is a witch, and thinks people should "just get a life."

Nicks Fix - May 30, 1998

Stevie has long been haunted by this rumor and it would be nice to see it end. Anyone who has followed her through the years knows better. Maybe you remember years ago when she, again, stopped this rumor.

Listen to her from way back (wav file).

Read a humorous article about this on E!Online.

Thanks to Christine Kilger and Victoria Herrick for sending the articles to The Nicks Fix.
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