Gold Dust Woman Stevie Nicks Returns

VIDEO: Stevie Nicks says she forgot which old flame inspired her latest song, Secret Love.
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Stevie Nicks is back.

A decade after her last solo album, Nicks, the smoky-voiced Fleetwood Mac star, has a new single, "Secret Love" -- the first from her much anticipated album, "In Your Dreams" -- and is preparing to tour with Rod Stewart.

"Secret Love" already has fans guessing about who's the subject of the song. The truth is, even Nicks isn't sure.

"I think it's the only song I've written where I don't remember what the circumstances were," she told ABCNews.com. "It's definitely about something that was not to be and not to be talked about."

Nicks -- who has been linked to fellow Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham and the Eagles' Don Henley -- wrote the song in 1976 but only recently thought about recording it.

In the years since, she said, she has forgotten exactly who the song is about, and said that since she's not 100 percent sure, she'd rather not guess.

"He must have been in a relationship," she said. "And I must have cared about that and didn't want to destroy his life or I wasn't fighting hard enough for it. I think I walked away from the relationship for that reason. It was just over and not to be."

At 62, the rock legend maintains cult status. When "Secret Love" leaked on the Internet, Perez Hilton posted it on his Web site. When she turned up at a recent taping of "Glee," with Gwyneth Paltrow, star Dianna Agron and other cast members were reduced to tears.

"She kind of made us all cry because she came and she said, 'If I hadn't been a musician, I would have been a teacher. And I would've hoped to send this message to kids -- that although there are very important things like math and science and learning, you know, kind of the things that get you through life, there's also you need to find joy. And whether that's through music or dance or things like that, you need to have outlets in your life,'" Agron, who plays Quinn, told "Entertainment Tonight."

Stevie Nicks on tour with Fleetwood Mac in December 2009.

Nicks, who is a fan of the show, was just as moved being on the set.

"That show just makes me happy," she said, adding that a great night to her is sitting on her pink couch, drinking chai tea while watching two or three episodes in a row.

"I find it very inspiring," she said. "If I had had children, any one of them would have been a great child to have. They do such an amazing job musically."

Like the kids on "Glee," Nicks, who was born Stephanie Lynn Nicks, has been making music for decades -- first with lover Lindsey Buckingham and then with British rock group Fleetwood Mac, which the couple joined in 1974.

By 1977, Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album had yielded four top 10 singles -- including Nicks' megahit "Dreams" -- and won the Grammy for album of the year.

In 1981, Nicks, who became known for her mystical style of billowing skirts, shawls and lace, launched a solo career with the album "Bella Donna," followed by 1983's "The Wild Heart" and 1985's "Rock a Little."

Though other members of the group, including Buckingham, also recorded solo albums, Nicks' were by far the most popular. But she continues to record and tour with Fleetwood Mac, completing the most recent tour in 2009.

Nicks went right from the tour to working on her new solo album with the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, an old friend who co-produced the album and co-wrote seven of its 13 tracks.

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