In a recent interview with the UK’s Radio Times, singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks said she’d love to write some music for HBO’s award-winning Game of Thrones series.
Nicks told Craig McLean that watching the series helped her through a particularly difficult time in her life. Nicks’ mother died in December 2011 and not long after, Nicks came down with pneumonia.
“I didn’t leave the house for almost five months … 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,” Nicks said.
The show is adapted from George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire. The series currently consists of five books, the first of which is titled Game of Thrones.
Season Four premieres on April 6, and the television series is quickly catching up to the novels. Martin says he feels the pressure to finish the sixth novel Winds of Winter.
“It is great that so many people are eager for the next book and certainly these are the people who are paying my bills and allowing me to have a house across the street from my other house. But at the same time, sometimes I just wish they would stop pressuring me about it. It will be done when it’s done. I’m working on it. I don’t know what else I can say: I’m a slow writer, I’ve always been a slow writer, and these are gigantic books.”
The skill it takes to create the story behind the HBO series isn’t lost on Nicks:
” … how in the world does somebody come up with these 15 or so characters and then everything that’s wrapped around each one of the 15 characters? 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, a novel. We each have our thing that we’re really good at.”
Nicks revealed that she’s written a poem for each Game of Thrones character, including her current favorite Khaleesi, who is played by British actress Emilia Clarke.
In the meantime, Nicks is keeping busy with several projects. She spent much of 2013 touring with Fleetwood Mac, released a documentary DVD titled In Your Dreams, and guest starred in Season Three of American Horror Story: Coven.
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