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Stevie Nicks And Lana Del Rey Want To Be "Witchy Sisters" And Live Together In The Hollywood Sign

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Legendary Fleetwood Mac songstress Stevie Nicks interviewed melancholy pop star Lana Del Rey for V Magazine this week, and the results are pretty much everything you'd want them to be. We've rounded up the best excerpts from the lengthy interview, so wrap yourself in a vintage shawl, fire up the record player, throw a fringed scarf over a lamp and settle in for a meeting of the minds between two dreamy, ephemeral music legends.

Stevie Nicks wants to move into the "W" of the Hollywood sign.
A spirited discussion ensued between the two about which Hollywood-sign letter would be most suitable for habitation, with Lana lobbying for the "O," while Stevie goes for the "W" because she wants "an A-frame place, with a big, high ceiling." When it comes to Hollywood-sign real estate, practicality rules above all else.

Stevie and Lana want to live together in the Hollywood sign, "like witchy sisters."
Somebody greenlight this movie immediately.

In her first act as Lana's "witchy sister," Stevie will change her name to "Marina Del Rey."
Leaving aside the fact that "Marina Del Rey" is already probably someone's porn name, we support this idea wholeheartedly.

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When Stevie and Lana move into the Hollywood sign, they will share Nicks's "witchy Yorkie," Mana, whom she will rechristen "Mana Del Rey."

Because, Lana laughs, "it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t have a little witchy guard dog."

Lana is right where she's supposed to be.
"Time has brought me here," Lana told Stevie, citing a long-ago interview with Stevie herself, in which she supposedly said, "Around every corner there’s an adventure waiting to happen," as a personal inspiration.

Lana and Stevie are getting woke.
While Lana says she was "very much in the mix of culture in California over the last five years," she and Stevie are both becoming increasingly concerned about the geopolitical landscape as a whole. Fun fact: Lana wrote the song "Coachella—Woodstock In My Mind"while she was en route home from Coachella, "when things were getting hostile between North Korea and the U.S., and all those failed missile launches, which happened the day after the first night of the festival."

Stevie has some words of advice for her fellow artists:
"Write your songs, but remember that we’re the ones that are here to lighten, to lighten life, to light the lanterns and the little fairy lights, and try to keep people going." This is the most Stevie Nicks sentence that has ever been spoken.

Stevie has known Lana's producer, Rick Nowels, since he was 13 years old.
The passage of time is a real trip.

Stevie's collaboration with Lana—Nicks is on Del Rey's latest album, Lust For Life—was written in the stars.
Naturally, their meeting was "witchy," with Stevie opining, "The butterfly’s wings flap in Africa and something is achieved by that butterfly across the world. That’s how this story started, I think." Isn't that how all great stories start?