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Stevie Nicks wants to do an all-star version of “Landslide” at Hillary Clinton’s inauguration

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On January 19, 1993, Fleetwood Mac reunited to perform “Don’t Stop” at the first presidential inauguration of Bill Clinton. It was the campaign’s theme song, and for the first time in more than five years, Stevie Nicks joined Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, and Christine McVie to perform it at the inaugural gala. In an interview with Nicks this year, the New York Times asked her about the current election. “Of course I’m for Hillary Clinton,” Nicks replied. “When she wins by a landslide, I could gather together the Dixie Chicks, Billy Corgan, and everybody who’s ever sung a version of ‘Landslide.’ It’s not up-tempo, but it certainly would get the message across.”

For one day and one day only, the ongoing debate over which version of “Landslide” is best could be put to rest as Nicks assembles an all-star team of “Landslide” performers. And given Natalie Maines’ Twitter feed lately—as well as the fact that their most recent tour included anti-Trump imagery—it’s safe to say the Dixie Chicks would be down. The Dixie Chicks and Smashing Pumpkins are the obvious go-tos for this all-star event, but let’s not forget that Miley Cyrus and Paramore have both covered the hit, too. And what about the Glee version of the song? Will Gwyneth Paltrow, Naya Rivera, and Heather Morris be invited, too? The British rock band Bush also included a “Landslide” cover on the deluxe edition of their 2011 album The Sea Of Memories. And why stop there? Why not include every person who has ever brought the room down a notch by singing “Landslide” at karaoke? This might turn into something much bigger than Nicks bargained for. Meanwhile, her solo tour begins its U.S. stretch next week.


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