‘We would have asked you to join Fleetwood Mac’: Stevie Nicks still gushing about Phillip Phillips

There was once a time, in the early 1970s, when Fleetwood Mac added a pair of youthful singer-songwriters in Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham to reinvigorate its sound. Now Nicks says she’s ready to pass the torch.

Speaking to Xtra during the Canadian premiere of her new In Your Dreams documentary in Toronto, Nicks was asked to name a contemporary artist that sparks her interest, and she didn’t hesitate: “You know who I really love? I love the guy who won ‘American Idol’ last year, Philip Phillips,” Nicks says in the accompanying video.

Nicks guested on the 2012 edition of ‘American Idol,’ which saw Phillips overcome a series of procedures for kidney stones to win over Jessica Sanchez. His tune “Home” quickly became the the most downloaded song ever for an ‘Idol’ winner during his coronation week.

“I went in and spent two days on that show, and I got to know them — and he reminded me so much of Lindsey,” Nicks adds. “I said to him: ‘If you were our age, and you had been around back in 1975, we would have asked you to join Fleetwood Mac.’ Absolutely.”

Fleetwood Mac is current in the midst of a new tour, with Buckingham and Nicks still serving as the catalyst. The group recently confirmed that it will also be released an EP of new material soon, the first original music to emerge from Buckingham and Nicks since 2003′s Say You Will.

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