Stevie Nicks Thought This Musician ‘Had the Best Butt of All Time’

Stevie Nicks has dated several musicians and collaborated with some of her genre’s biggest names. Of all those people, one person stands out to her for his physical attributes. While working on a compilation of her solo career’s greatest hits, Nicks met with an artist to collaborate on a new song. While she wasn’t a fan of the final product, she liked the young musician. 

Stevie Nicks wears a black dress and holds a microphone.
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Stevie Nicks left Fleetwood Mac after an argument about her solo career

In 1990, Nicks was gearing up to release a compilation of the greatest hits from her solo album. She hoped to include the song “Silver Springs” on the album because it had been relegated to the B-side of the Rumours album. She hoped more exposure for the song would allow her to give proceeds to her mother.

Unfortunately, Mick Fleetwood wanted to save the song for a Fleetwood Mac album. He told Nicks in no uncertain terms that she could have it for her solo career over his dead body. After years of battling over the song, Nicks had had enough. She quit Fleetwood Mac in 1991 and began to work on her solo career in earnest.

She met Jon Bon Jovi while making a solo album

Nicks’ label didn’t just want a compilation of her greatest hits; they also wanted new songs. She teamed up with Jon Bon Jovi to write “Sometimes It’s a B****.” Nicks wasn’t a fan of the song or its use of an expletive, but her label talked her into it. The song flopped.

“I was told at the beginning of [1992] that if I didn’t do a song by Jon Bon Jovi then my career was over,” she told Vox, per Genius. “I don’t have any reason to hate Jon Bon Jovi. He wrote me a song, that was a very wonderful thing to do. I knew that just me singing that kind of a song wasn’t going to go over with a lot of my fans, which it hasn’t. But I was told by the industry, by management, by the record companies, and by everyone else, that if I did not do this, and reach this new audience, that my career was simply, finally, completely over. They exerted all the pressure you could possibly exert, they scared me to death. So I did the song, and is it a big hit song? No, it’s not.”

While she was not happy with the result of the collaboration, Nicks couldn’t complain about Bon Jovi.

“He was nice to all the ladies,” Nicks said, per the book Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks by Stephen Davis, “and he had the best butt of all time.”

Stevie Nicks also liked working with Bret Michaels 

Nicks also collaborated with Bret Michaels on “Love’s a Hard Game to Play.” The two connected surprisingly well, and Nicks had a much better time recording this song.

“This song was brought to me barely two weeks ago by a most extraordinary young man,” she said. “One of those men who have everything … beauty, sensitivity, warmth, and a love for life that I had not seen in a long time. I recorded his song, singing it for him to the best of my ability … hoping that people would love the song as much as we loved doing it.”

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