Stevie Nicks Shows Off ‘Tortured Poets Department’ Bracelet

At the highly anticipated BottleRock Napa Valley music festival, the iconic Stevie Nicks added a unique and personal touch to her signature witchy stage look, adorning herself with a bracelet that paid homage to her dear friend and fellow music icon, Taylor Swift’s latest album, ‘The Tortured Poets Department’.

True to her trademark style, the legendary ‘Dreams’ singer graced the stage adorned in an all-black ensemble, her ensemble accentuated by a carefully curated stack of jewels around her neck and wrist. However, this particular performance held a special significance, as she incorporated a new accessory that celebrated her cherished bond with Swift.

As Nicks captivated the audience with her electrifying performance of the classic ‘Gold Dust Woman,’ footage captured by an awe-struck fan revealed the glistening presence of the ‘Tortured Poets Department’ Bracelet on her wrist. The chunky, gold-plated chain link, emblazoned with the album’s logo, served as a subtle yet powerful nod to the profound friendship and mutual admiration shared between these two musical forces.

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Stevie Nicks Tortured Poets Department Bracelet
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The convergence of these iconic artists’ worlds was a long-awaited moment, with their bond tracing back to their unforgettable collaboration at the 2010 Grammy Awards. During that magical evening, Nicks and Swift joined forces on stage, performing the timeless ‘Rhiannon’ and ‘You Belong with Me’, an experience that Swift herself described as a “fairy tale and an honour.”

Following their Grammy duet, Nicks lauded Swift’s unwavering “determination” and captivating “childlike nature,” recognizing the young artist’s ability to craft songs that resonated with audiences on a global scale, drawing comparisons to legendary songwriters like Neil Diamond and Elton John.

This admiration extended beyond the stage, as photographs from the same era depicted Swift wearing a crescent moon necklace – a cherished token that Nicks is known to bestow upon friends and individuals she deeply admires, including Swift’s close collaborators, The Haim Sisters.

Stevie Nicks Tortured Poets Department Bracelet
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In a more recent exchange, Nicks revealed a piece of wisdom she had imparted upon her dear friend, emphasising the importance of authenticity and truth in artistic expression. The rocker shared her unwavering commitment to honesty in her songwriting, a philosophy she hopes Swift has embraced, stating,

“I don’t ever lie in my songs, and if you broke up with me, I don’t put I broke up with you. I tell the truth, always.” This candid advice encapsulates the enduring bond between these two remarkable artists, a connection rooted in mutual respect, and admiration and a shared dedication to the power of truthful storytelling through music.

-Sushmita Sarkar