Monday, December 4, 2017

Singing For Satan---Part 5

This week I continue my once-per-month series of posts regarding an informal study I undertook in the early 1990s regarding rock and pop music. The purpose of my study (and the background to it) can be read in the first installment of August 7, 2017. If you have not read that post, I strongly encourage you to do so before reading this installment. I will only repeat here the seven (7) evil elements that pervade today's music:

1. Violence/Murder/Suicide
2. Nihilism/Despair
3. Drug and alcohol glorification
4. Adultery/ Fornication and sexual perversion
5. The occult
6. Rebellion against lawful superiors
7. Blasphemy against God, Jesus Christ in particular, and the Church

 The exposing of the bands/artists continues.

Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks

 One of the leading super-groups of rock and roll from the mid-1970s through the 1980s was Fleetwood Mac. Still touring today, the band was formed in 1967 by Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, and Jeremy Spencer. They have sold over 100 million albums worldwide. The group derived their name by combining Mick Fleetwood's surname with that of guitarist John McVie (known as "Mac"), in an effort to have McVie join the band. While the ploy to entice McVie via his ego worked, it wasn't until they added a boyfriend/girlfriend singing duo--Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks--that they would become a global sensation. What propelled them to fame and fortune was the singing and sensuality of lead singer Nicks (considered one of the most attractive women in rock and roll). It is well documented that Nicks is a Wiccan (witch) deeply involved in the occult. In addition, Nicks would have an incredibly successful solo career, selling over 140 million albums, and in 1998 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Stevie Nicks is ranked #98 in Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" and # 53 on the "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time."

Blonde Priestess of the Occult

Stevie Nicks was born Stephanie Lynn Nicks in 1948. She was unable to pronounce her first name as a small child, saying "tee-dee," resulting in her childhood nickname of "Stevie" which she adopted as her stage name. Nicks enjoys dressing in long, flowing witches gowns, usually with a hood. She inserts Wiccan imagery and incantations into the albums of both Fleetwood Mac and her solo endeavors. Her "soft rock" image serves as a cover for the sinister messages she brings through her music.

Nicks believes she is the reincarnation of a Welsh witch named " Rhiannon," and her music is published under the name "Welsh Witch Publishing Co." Although Nicks now denies ever having involvement in witchcraft, her past interviews and song origins/lyrics give the lie to that contention. According to a feature story about Nicks in  The Ringer, Nicks wrote the song [Rhiannon] after stumbling upon Mary Leader’s Triad: A Novel of the Supernatural in an airport bookstore. At the time she just liked the way the name "Rhiannon" sounded, but later she’d grow to feel a kinship with the Celtic deity’s origin story. Ever since, she’s taken to using the word as an adjective: To this day, if someone or something has good vibes, Stevie Nicks considers it "very Rhiannon." (See

 Even in her attempt to distance herself from Wicca, we see the name Rhiannon is of a pagan Celtic "goddess" obtained from reading a book on the supernatural; not a very reassuring denial. She claims to have been able to write the song in a mere ten minutes after reading the book (which deals with demon possession).  While touring, Stevie would sometimes open this song by informing the audience the tune is about "an old Welsh witch." Here are the lyrics:

Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night/And wouldn't you love to love her?/Takes to the sky like a bird in flight/And who will be her lover?/All your life you've never seen a woman taken by the wind/Would you stay if she promised to you heaven?/Will you ever win?/She is like a cat in the dark/And then she is the darkness/She rules her life like a fine skylark/And when the sky is starless/All your life you've never seen a woman taken by the wind/Would you stay if she promised to you heaven?/Will you ever win?/Will you ever win?/Rhiannon/Rhiannon/Rhiannon/Rhiannon (Emphasis mine). In live concert, the following lyric was added: "Once in a million years, a lady like her rises. 'Rhiannon' you cry but she's gone, and your life knows no answer, and your life knows no answer."

After the success of the eponymous album Fleetwood Mac (1975) which featured the song "Rhiannon," the follow-up album Rumours (1977), became one of the best selling albums of all time, selling an incredible 40 million copies and staying #1 on the Billboard Charts for 31 weeks. On the cover, you can see Nicks dressed in her gypsy/witch gown and holding a crystal ball in her hand. Her boyfriend, Lindsay Buckingham, has what appears to be two balls hanging down between his legs, a disgusting and occult way of showing "genitalia"and "virility" in the 1970s.

 In her debut solo album Bella Donna (1981), Nicks is seen dressed as a so-called "white witch" holding a cockatoo and with crystal balls on the bottom left hand side surrounded by flowers. Bella Donna is the name of a plant also known as "Deadly Nightshade." It has been used as a cosmetic, poison, and medicine throughout history. It is called "Bella Donna" (Italian for "beautiful woman") because the herb was used in eye-drops by women to dilate the pupils of the eyes to make them appear seductive. It has also been used by witches due to its ability to induce hallucinations. Nicks was a raging cocaine addict (as were all the members of Fleetwood Mac) and was no stranger to hallucinations. Her addiction almost killed her, and to this day she suffers from seizures as a result. She takes large doses of the medication Klonopin to try and control her affliction. 

Songs that Glorify the Occult and Debauchery

The ballad Landslide gets its name from a term for drug addicts who crash (popularized in the 1970s). It talks about "snow covered hills" (cocaine) and a "mirror in the sky" (large mirror used to snort cocaine). She asks, "What is love?" She'll never get the answer to that apart from God. People will use this song at their wedding thinking it's about love, but it's about the pathetic life of a cocaine addict.

I took my love, I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
'Til the landslide brought it down
Oh, mirror in the sky
What is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changin' ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?
Well, I've been afraid of changin'(kicking the drug habit)
'Cause I've built my life around you (cocaine)
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm getting older, too
Well, I've been afraid of changin'
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm getting older, too
Oh, I'm getting older, too
I took my love, I took it down
I climbed a mountain and I turned around
And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down
And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down
Oh, the landslide will bring it down

 Nicks claims that the hit song Sara was written in memory of one of her four aborted children she conceived with different men. This particular child was conceived with Don Henley, the occult practicing drug addict from the band The Eagles. (See my post of September 4, 2017 for more on The Eagles; See also 

Nicks said she would have named the child Sara if she had chosen not to murder the baby and it was a girl. Henley was going to build a house for them when he found out she was pregnant, but Nicks thought her career was more important, which is why she murdered all four of her unborn babies. She murdered one child fathered by Henley, one by then-boyfriend Buckingham, one by rock star Joe Walsh, and another by whoever she was sleeping around with at the time. The pertinent part of Sara:

Sara, you're the poet in my heart
Never change, never stop
And now it's gone
They say it doesn't matter what for
When you build your house, call me…

All I ever wanted was to know
That you were dreaming
There's a heartbeat
No, it never really died

You never really died 

Yes, your unborn baby really died, and you murdered her. Yet Nicks assures us,"...  It's much more fun to be the crazy auntie [of a child] than it is to be the mom, anyway." (See

The song You Make Loving Fun, written by [later] Fleetwood Mac band member Christine McVie (wife of John McVie) sings of the happiness she had during an adulterous affair:

Sweet wonderful you
You make me happy with the things you do
Oh, can it be so
This feeling follows me wherever I go

Nicks and the Occult in Her Own Words
 As I wrote elsewhere in this post, Stevie Nicks now denies she was involved in the occult, but was simply eccentric in her ways. Her interviews in the 1970s and 1980s tell us a much different story.

  • "It's amazing 'cause sometimes when we are on stage I feel like somebody's just moving the pieces...I'm just going, 'God we don't have any control over this,' and that's magic." (See Circus Magazine, April 14, 1977, pg. 41)--at the end of the song Gold Dust Woman, Nicks makes an unearthly sound while if she were possessed.
  • Discussing her Wiccan belief in reincarnation she stated, "I think I spent a lot of time in old churches, like a monk. I'm very comfortable around that kind of music, with that kind of creeping around, with being very quiet. My ballet teacher believes that my head was cut off in another life, too. I totally give with my body except for my neck. Even if I go to the beauty salon, I can't put my head back. They have to hold it or it will drop. The same thing happens when I dance or get a massage. It's very weird." (See interview with Playboy magazine, July 1982; I retrieved the interview from another source in the past. I do not now, nor ever did, patronize pornographic magazines. No Traditionalist could ever do so. If you want to read this interview, please seek it through another [non-impure] source as I did.---Introibo).
  • "I love Halloween ...[and] I love haunting, haunted melodies. I've never been, and probably never will be, a down-home rock 'n' roll songwriter. I try to add that extra, spooky dimension to whatever I do. I want my songs to sort of step a little bit into the bizarre." (See Us magazine, October 28, 1980).
  • Asked why she doesn't discuss her "past lives" more openly, Nicks replied in an interview, "I think that side of your consciousness is sort of its own thing, and I don't want to bring that too much into this life. It's like a quiet inspiration." (See Creem magazine, [I did not record the month] Interview with Stevie Nicks, 1982). 

Once more, we see a "melodic, pop-rock" group peddling such evils as the occult, drug abuse, murder of the unborn for convenience, belief in reincarnation, fornication, and adultery. Fleetwood Mac is lead by a Wiccan. The Bible is clear on what God thinks of witchcraft (there is no distinction between "good" and "bad" witches--they are all evil): "Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you." (Deuteronomy 18:10-12). Let's pray for Ms. Nicks and the band members of Fleetwood Mac. To borrow the title from one of their songs, you can do things Christ's way through His One True Church, or You Can Go Your Own Way on the wide road that leads to Hell. 


  1. Excellent entry!!!

  2. I wonder if Don Henley's song
    "New York Minute"
    was written about the poor baby Stevie Nicks aborted?

    1. I honestly don’t know. The lyrics are about suicide and the unpredictable aspect of life, but I can see how the depressing lyrics could be about that event. You make an interesting observation.


  3. Thanks again for posting your research. It is invaluable info when having to explain why I won’t listen anymore and actually why no one should.

    1. Thanks Charles! That was my whole purpose in publishing my research each month; that my readers find it useful.


  4. Great post. Keep the music posts coming.

    Jesus and Mary,

    1. Thanks to good people like you, David, I will keep them coming the first Monday of each month!


  5. Great and informative post!! Thanks.

    1. Glad you found it informative Joann!

      God Bless,