Stevie Nicks remembers Prince at surprise Broadway gig

Stevie Nicks remembers Prince at surprise Broadway gig
By Euronews

<p>Richard Linklater’s 2003 film ‘School of Rock’ has successfully made the transition to Broadway. Earlier this week, one of the production’s biggest fans, Fleetwood Mac singer <a href="http://www.biography.com/people/stevie-nicks-9542187">Stevie Nicks</a>, made a surprise appearance after the curtain call.</p> <p>She was there to promote arts education in schools, and joined the show’s all-kid band for a rendition of ‘Rhiannon’. After the show, she had nothing but praise for the young musicians.</p> <p>“I have Fleetwood Mac, and then I have my solo band – which I’ve been playing with since 1980, pretty much the same people – and now I have one more fantastic band to add to my roster of amazing bands, so I’m very happy,” she said.</p> <p>Nicks also shared memories of her friendship with deceased pop icon Prince, which started when she wrote her 1980 hit ‘Stand Back’ after listening to a Prince song.</p> <p>“I wrote ‘Stand Back’ riding along in the car, the first time that I heard ‘Little Red Corvette’. And then I went in to record it and I called him. I got the number somehow and I asked him if he would come over to Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, never in a million years expecting that he would say yes, or that he was even in Los Angeles, and he was there in like twenty minutes,” said Nicks.</p> <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_0nyKC9P8ag" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>“So, we became really good friends from that moment onwards. I didn’t have to call him and tell him that I kind of ripped off his song, but I did because I’m honest. So it turned into a really amazing relationship. Is my heart broken? Absolutely, broken.”</p> <p>Nicks’ performance was for a good cause – to help <a href="https://www.broadwaycares.org/">raise money for a charity</a> that provides financial support for people with <span class="caps">AIDS</span> and <span class="caps">HIV</span>-related diseases.</p> <p>‘School of rock’ runs daily the at <a href="http://schoolofrockthemusical.com/tickets/">Winter Garden Theatre</a> on Brodway and plans to open in <a href="http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/news/latest-news/article/item347457/school-of-rock-pushes-uk-premiere-to-2017/">London’s West End next year</a>.</p>