At a recent concert, Stevie Nicks dedicated “Landslide” to Katy Perry and John Mayer, who were in attendance, but now we’re learning it wasn’t just some superficial shout out. Rather, it was a signal of true friendship. Nicks revealed to ABC News Radio that she and Perry first met last fall and hit it off immediately, talking into the wee hours, culminating in Nicks offering tips on how to survive the merciless world of pop stardom.
“I thought it was going to be a 20 minute, ‘Hey, how are you doing?’ thing,” Nicks said of their first meeting while they were both touring in London. “We sat for three hours until, like, three in the morning. And we pretty much talked about everything… [Perry] said to me, ‘So when you did Bella Dona who were your rivals?’ And I was, like, speechless. I was, like, ‘I didn’t have any rivals.’ And she said, ‘Really? None?’ I said, ‘No… the girls in Heart [were] friends. Pat Benatar [was a] friend.”
The Fleetwood Mac front woman then advised Perry to forget about the whole concept of rivalries.
“I said to her, ‘Katy, let me tell you something. You don’t have any rivals. So forget that. Never say that word again,’” Nicks explained. “‘You don’t have rivals. All of those girls? Friends. You’ll probably work with all of them at some point. Friends.’”
Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera can certainly attest to that last point, but good luck spreading that message to the fans.
[via ABC News]
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