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Singer and songwriter Stevie Nicks is known for her work with Fleetwood Mac as well as for her solo career.
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The following year, she began working with a psychiatrist who recommended she take Klonopin. Although she was done with cocaine, Stevie became strongly addicted to the tranquilizer, and was under its influence throughout the better part of the late 80s and early 90s. During this time, she continued to tour and turn out independent records as well as albums with Fleetwood Mac, including the solo effort, The Other Side of the Mirror (1989), Behind the Mask with Fleewood Mac (1990),
and a solo compilation, Timespace (1991).
After years of addiction, weight gain, and exhaustion, Stevie fully detoxed in 1993, and ended her ties to Klonopin. The next year she released Street Angel, another solo album. As her health improved and she regained energy, Stevie returned to the studio to record new songs for multiple soundtracks.
In 1997, Fleetwood Mac reunited and released The Dance. The related tour earned them $36 million. Stevie also put out a boxed set dubbed Enchanted, and added two songs to the soundtrack for Practical Magic (1998). That same year, Fleetwood Mac was given one of the greatest honors in the world of rock: induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Since then, Stevie often pairs with rocker Sheryl Crow—the two worked extensively together on Stevie's 2001 solo release, Trouble in Shangri-La. Crow is slated to join Fleetwood Mac as a replacement for Christine McVie on the band's 2009 tour.
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