Stevie Nicks 'would love to write music' for Game of Thrones

The Fleetwood Mac singer turned to the TV show to distract her from pneumonia and her mother’s death, and says she has been ‘inspired’ by the series

Stevie Nicks “would love to write some music” for Game of Thrones, explaining that watching the hit TV series helped her cope with serious illness and the recent death of her mother.

Nicks was housebound and reeling with grief when she first discovered the adventures of Houses Stark, Targaryen and Lannister, at the end of 2011. “I didn’t leave [home] for almost five months,” she told Radio Times. “And then I got pneumonia. With my pneumonia and my mother’s death I watched the entire first season of Game of Thrones. That certainly took my mind off everything.”

Yet the bloody drama of Westeros was more than just a salve: Game of Thrones’ dragons and shadow assassins were also muses for the Fleetwood Mac singer. “I’m very inspired by it,” Nicks revealed. “I would love to write some music for the show. I’ve written a bunch of poetry about it — one [poem] for each of the characters. On Jon Snow, on Arya, on Cersei, on Cersei and Jaime, the ‘blonde on blonde’, on Khaleesi...”

Nicks’ music has been moved by cinema and TV before: the 65-year-old’s discography includes songs inspired by Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et la Bête and even the recent Twilight films. “As a songwriter I write little movies,” she said. “But I can’t imagine sitting down and writing even one small book, a novel. We each have our thing that we’re really good at.”

Last month, Nicks portrayed a witchy version of herself on the TV series American Horror Story: Coven, and she has previously appeared on Glee. Should she join the cast of Game of Thrones, she will be only the latest celebrity cameo: Coldplay’s Will Champion and Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody have both donned armour for the show, and the National performed a drinking song for last season’s notorious Red Wedding.

The fourth series of Game of Thrones will premiere on 6 April .


Sean Michaels

The GuardianTramp

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