Stevie Nicks says she will 'never get over' Tom Petty's death

music news 30/01/2018

At the 60th Grammy Awards all five members of Fleetwood Mac shared the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year.

When accepted the award, Stevie Nicks paid tribute to her friend, Tom Petty.

In her speech she talked about the impact of his death last year on her and his love of MusiCares. He received the same award in 2017.

"The loss of Tom Petty has just about broken my heart," she said "He was not only a good man to go own the river with, as Johnny Cash said, he was a great father and he was a great friend, and he was one of my best friends. My heart will never get over this."

"He did the MusiCares thing last year -- you probably know that," she continued, "and he spent a lot of time after that night talking to me about how important that was to him. And maybe he was talking about it because Tom was ill. He was not well and he fought his way through that tour. He should have canceled, and he should have just gone home and ... gone to the hospital. But not Tom. He was going to go down that river. God bless him. He finished his tour at the Hollywood Bowl -- three shows -- and one week later, he died. But he got down the river. So Tom, I know you're standing next to me because you always have been for so many years, and he loved MusiCares."

Petty and Nicks have been friends for many years, since 1978 and they worked on the duet of 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around' back in 1981.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock