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Stevie Nicks Says Fleetwood Mac Would Have Never Been Able To Continue If She Hadn’t Had An Abortion

Fleetwood Mac has been a resurgence of attention in the past few weeks thanks, in part, to an Ocean Spray loving skateboarder. Still, long before TikTokers learned about the 1960’s rock band, the five members behind indelible tunes like “Dreams” and “The Chain” were producing some of the best-selling albums in history. Throughout their careers, the singers and songwriters of the group created lyrics with political significance. As a songwriter, and vocalist, Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nick, played a big part in the political impact of the band’s songs, so it’s no wonder why she recently made the decision to open up about her decision to have an abortion during the height of her career in the late 70s.

The beloved singer-songwriter opened up about her generation’s fight for abortion rights in an interview with The Guardian.

Touching on the recent attempts to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Nicks remarked that the landmark Roe v. Wade decision would be overturned. She underlined the importance of abortion rights and how her decision to have one of her own made it possible for Fleetwood Mac to continue.

“If I had not had that abortion, I’m pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac,” Nicks told the outlet. “There’s just no way that I could have had a child then, working as hard as we worked constantly. And there were a lot of drugs, I was doing a lot of drugs … I would have had to walk away.”

During her interview, Nicks explained that it was important to her to “make people so happy” through her music but was more invested in ensuring that the group had two female singers and songwriters.

“And I knew that the music we were going to bring to the world was going to heal so many people’s hearts and make people so happy,” Nicks explained. “And I thought, ‘You know what? That’s really important. There’s not another band in the world that has two lead women singers, two lead women writers.’ That was my world’s mission.”

“Abortion rights, that was really my generation’s fight,” she went onto explain. “If President Trump wins this election and puts the judge he wants in, she will absolutely outlaw it and push women back into back-alley abortions.”

Speaking about 2020’s relentless unrest, Nicks recently explained in an interview with Variety that circumstances seem to have become worse than it was decades ago.

“Racism in the last four years is so much worse than it was. I’m 72 years old. I lived through the ‘60s. I’ve seen all this. I fought for Roe vs. Wade; that was my generation’s fight,” she said. “And I don’t want to live in a country that is so divisive. I go, like, well, if this starts over and there’s another four years of this, then I’m going — but we’re not welcome anywhere.”

“So where can I go? And I’m thinking: Oh, space,” she added. “Maybe I can talk Elon Musk into giving us a jet and letting me pick 50 people, and we’re like the arc, and someone can take us and let us live on another planet until the next four years are over.”

Earlier in October, Nicks dropped “Show them The Way” a new song inspired by the 2008 primaries between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

The song, was written during the time of the primaries and recently recorded.

“I just knew that right now, with the presidential election and everything else that’s going on, that this was the time,” Nicks explained. “I hope that this song and its words will be seen as a prayer — a prayer for our country, and a prayer for the world. It’s a pretty heavy song. And I think it’s just a spectacular song.”

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Red Bull Estado Unidos De Bass Is Bringing Three Weeks Of Latin Music To Your Living Rooms

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Red Bull Estado Unidos De Bass Is Bringing Three Weeks Of Latin Music To Your Living Rooms

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Red Bull is bringing us three weeks of Latin music to your living room in the time of Covid. As case spike and people are going back into stay-at-home orders, Red Bull Estado Unidos de Bass is giving you the entertainment you need to make it the most of the quarantine.

Red Bull is bringing the hottest Latin music artists into your home over the course of three weekends.

Red Bull Estado Unidos de Bass is here and over three weekends you will get to see seven jam sessions coming to you from five cities. You can check out some of your favorites performing Dec. 4-5, Dec. 10-12, adn Dec. 18-19. They are performing from the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Austin, New York, and Miami truly highlighting Latinos from across the country. Here is who you can expect to see perform.

Kali Uchis

Kali Uchis is excited to be part of the Red Bull Estados Unidos de Bass because she is here for anything uplifting her people. The Colombian singer is grateful for the kind of creative inspiration she got while in isolation due to Covid and it shows.

“I’m not new to creating in isolation but it was refreshing to tap back into being locked in the house while creating,” Uchis said. She added: “[My fans] can always expect genuine things from me and always elevated from what I did last.”

Kinky

The band is making the most out of the quarantining this year to learn better ways to stay engaged and connected. While they have been locked away, the band members have had a chance to reconnect with themselves and who they are as musicians.

They appreciate being able to go back to the basics and remembering why they got into music in the first place. The band has been mixing the different sounds of Latin music into their own unique sound for 20 years.

Speaking of which, stay tuned for next year. The band is planning something to celebrate their 20th year of making your body move.

Tomasa del Real

The Chilean singer is also known as La Reina de Neoperreo because she is credited with literally creating it. The offshoot of reggaeton, born on social media, is a sound all its own and it has pushed Latin music to expand even more. Tomasa del Real is so grateful for the Internet and its ability to connect people so seamlessly during these times.

“I feel that in these difficult times, we as artists have had to use our imaginations to connect with our fans, thanks to the internet we have many safer alternatives for performing,” Tomasa del Real said. “It’s important to create new ways, we are in a digital era where entertainment has been adapting to what is happening around the world and where we are able to stay present.”

La Doña

La Doña’s vintage look is everything and the San Francisco artist’s vocal power backs up her amazing vibes. The musician considers herself lucky to be included in the same line up with so many influential and important artists.

“I am so excited to be included in this symposium of influential and genre-defying artists. It’s special to me to be able to congregate around “bass” and dance music in a time when we’re are more limited in our ability to engage with dance and el club,” La Doña said. “It’s especially exciting to me, as a Latina native to San Francisco, to have a showcase featuring Bay Area musicians, as this node of music and culture is so often overlooked.”

El Dusty

El Dusty is in it for the fans. The Latin Grammy nominated producer is ready to make the most of the performance via technology. Not only will he get a chance to perform with friends of his, but he will get to know his fans a different way.

“Touring is a huge part of my whole project,” El Dusty said. “Performing live helps me stay in contact with fans around the world but while we are in this battle it is fun getting to know my fans even better and communicating with them is aside then ever over the internet in our livestream chat rooms or over comments.”

Los Rakas

The Panamanian cousins are creating a sound that everyone can dig. As part of the Red Bull de Bass lineup, the cousins want to show their fans what they have been working on and hope to gain some new ones.

Red Bull is a perfect fit for the band by showcasing the best and matching with their own style. Most of all, Los Rakas want to make sure that they show their fans their commitment to being there for them no matter what. Fortunately, they are able to do so with a Covid-safe celebration of Latin music.

You can find out more about the event here.

READ: This Year Marks The End Of A Decade: Here Are The Most Viewed Latin Music Videos Of The 2010s

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Bad Bunny Says He’s Collab With BTS And We Need To See This Start Happening Now

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Bad Bunny Says He’s Collab With BTS And We Need To See This Start Happening Now

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The world is currently asking, “Will fans get a Bad Bunny and BTS collab?” In short, maybe. Bad Bunny recently teased that he would be down to do a collab with the K-Pop sensation and the two fandoms are ecstatic.

Bad Bunny is totally open to doing a collaboration with K-Pop sensation BTS.

Bad Bunny was a recent guest on “E!’s The Rundown” when the host asked her about all of his impressive collabs. She then asked him what he though about doing a collab with BTS and he was genuinely shocked and excited at the same time.

“Oh wow,” Bad Bunny said. “I have to learn how to dance first, right. I know how to dance but not like BTS.”

He then showed what dancing he can do and confirmed that he would collab with them once he learned how to dance.

Of course, fans are all abuzz with the potential of a collab.

People are ready to show him how to dance so they can get that collab going. There is no time to waste in getting this going. The people have been given a glimpse of the future that they want and there is nothing that is going to stop them from getting it. You can’t just tease the people with this kind of musical majesty.

Fans are calling on members of BTS to start reaching out to get this done.

With technology what it is today, they can all get on a video call and teach Bad Bunny their moves. Zoom and FaceTime are making the world work better and more directly across borders as we wait out this virus. If you can conference call your company then you can definitely Zoom to learn some dance moves for what is clearly a very wanted collaboration.

Fans are hyping each other up to make sure that we all do our part to make this happen.

There has been non stop chatter on social media calling for this collaboration made of music greats to happen. Bad Bunny and BTS have taken over the world with music that is not in English. People around the world are vibing to Korean and Spanish music thanks to these two musical geniuses.

We are truly all on the edge of our seats hoping that this kind of collaboration becomes a thing.

READ: BTS And It’s ‘Army’ Donated Over $2 Million To Black Lives Matter

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