Stevie Nicks will appear on 'American Horror Story: Coven'
Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks is often associated with witchcraft, so it's perhaps fitting that she'll be appearing on an upcoming episode of "American Horror Story: Coven." Show creator Ryan Murphy announced the casting news Tuesday on Twitter.
Many fans found it a perfect fit.
One of the show's characters, Misty Day (played by Lily Rabe) is a vocal fan of Nicks, playing her hit "Rhiannon" and discussing how she believes Nicks is an actual witch.
Last month, Murphy told Entertainment Weekly that "(Misty) is obsessed with Stevie Nicks because I am obsessed with Stevie Nicks." He also noted that Nicks gave the show permission to use her music, even though she is uncomfortable with the way the "witch" label has been attached to her.
"So I called Stevie Nicks and first I said, 'I want to use you in the show,'" Murphy said about the October reference to Nicks. "But she was very resistant because from the beginning of her career people who are in the Wiccan community had given her a hard time thinking she was a witch and she got a lot of scary fan letters. She didn’t like the darkness of that, and I explained to her the part and she’s like, 'Aw (expletive), let’s just do it. OK, I love it.'
Nicks' role on the show hasn't yet been clarified, though it would seem likely she's playing herself. No date has been announced for her appearance.
In late October, Fleetwood Mac canceled a 14-date tour of Australia and New Zealand so that bassist John McVie could receive cancer treatment.