Rock ’n’ roll is all about passion and adrenaline, so it’s not surprising that so many romances would happen between rock musicians. So, for our Throwback Thursday post (and in honor of Valentine’s Day this weekend), here are our favorite rock ’n’ roll romances.
Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham
We’ve got a lot of Fleetwood Mac love going on over at RB headquarters, so it’s no surprise we love two of the people responsible for its rise to fame. They also had a lot of love for each other. The two met in high school, and while it was immediately obvious they had musical chemistry (Nicks said she basically introduced herself by joining in with him while he was singing “California Dreamin’”), it turned out they had all kinds of other chemistry, as well.
Their relationship was tumultuous and their breakup is famously represented on the album Rumours (along with their bandmates, who were also going through breakups). While their relationship may not have lasted, the music certainly has, and Nicks says the love will always be there and that’s even more romantic. (If you want to know even more about Nicks & Buckingham, check out Ms. Rockabye’s “Before They Were Fleetwood Mac” post.)
Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale
Did you know Gwen Stefani wore a PINK wedding dress on her big day with former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale? Of course she did, she’s Gwen! That’s something we love about Gwen Stefani – she always does it her own way. The Prom King & Queen of the 90s are not only beautiful people, but also multi-talented artists (Gwen has her own clothing/accessory line & Gavin acts as well as sings). The couple have been married for 12 years and have 3 children together.
Jack & Meg White
Jack and Meg White of The White Stripes may not be your traditional romance story, but maybe that’s why we like it. When they first started out, they claimed to be brother and sister. They even kept that up when reports about their wedding started popping up. Their hope was to keep the focus on the music and not their personal lives. It also turns out that when they married, Jack took Meg’s last name, instead of the other way around. While the couple did divorce in 2000, the pair obviously remain good friends and bandmates. When Meg remarried in 2009, she actually held her wedding in Jack’s backyard!
Prince & Sheila E.
This photo says it all. Percussionist and singer Sheila E. was more than just arm candy. Listen to Prince post-Sheila and you’ll see that she influenced him as much as he influenced her.
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