Stevie Nicks Talks Heroin, Cory Monteith, ‘Game of Thorones’


Rock legend Stevie Nicks says she was devastated when GLEE star Cory Monteith died earlier this year from an overdose of heroine.

“We were really warned about heroin,” the singer — whose songs with Fleetwood Mac were covered in an episode of the Fox musical last season — tells

“I can’t remember who it was but somebody said, ‘this is what will happen if you do heroin: you get really, really sick, you’ll throw up for hours, then you’ll have about an hour of a high. And then after that high you’ll start scraping the ground looking for more.”

“With this Cory thing, I’ve thought a lot about [my own history of drug abuse],” says Nicks, 65, who was addicted to cocaine for almost a decade before getting clean.

“Mostly you realized that all that recreational/non-addictive [idea] was bullshit when it started to become more important than music. And it did. And heroin’s a lot quicker road to that! It’s gonna become more important than your music, or your acting, or your amazing career that you have ahead of you. You’re just throwing it away. And you have somebody like Cory who had the world at his feet, and his fingertips.”

Nicks also told the newspaper she is a huge fan of the HBO series GAME OF THRONES — and watched the entire first season while recovering from pneumonia last year.

“That certainly took my mind off everything,” she says.

“The author [George RR Martin] is my age and it blows my mind that he’s able to create this vast, interlinked world. As a songwriter I write little movies. But I can’t imagine sitting down and writing even one small book. But then probably somebody like him couldn’t imagine writing ‘Edge Of Seventeen’ or ‘Rhiannon’ – couldn’t write a whole little life in two verses and a chorus. And of course I would love to write some music for GAME OF THRONES. I’ve written a bunch of poetry about it – one for each of the characters. On Jon Snow… On Arya… On Cersei and Jaime.”

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