Warner Bros. RecordsIt's been a busy year for many music stars, and with the holidays almost here some artists are ready to spend some well-deserved downtime with their loved ones.
Throughout 2012, Stevie Nicks ****** extensively behind her latest solo album, In Your Dreams, and also began preparing for Fleetwood Mac's upcoming tour, but she recently told ABC News Radio that she planned to be home for more than a week during Christmastime.
"That's exciting for me, 'cause I'm kind of Mrs. Santa," she explained, "so I gather everybody together."
Doobie Brothers frontman Tom Johnston told ABC News that, for him, 2012 has been "go, go, go," pointing out that he still has one more musical engagement scheduled -- a local benefit on Friday -- before he can finally relax.
Once he's through with the gig, the singer/guitarist said he planned to "just slow down and be at the house…be with my family, have a nice quiet Christmas."
Poncho Sampedro, guitarist for Neil Young's longtime backing band Crazy Horse, also intends to take it easy. The rocker calls Hawaii home, and he says it's a great place to unwind following a long tour, like the one Young and Crazy Horse recently completed.
"I really am looking forward to being home for the holidays -- being here in Hawaii and being with family, and just hanging out and being relaxed," he said in a recent interview with ABC News. "The road gets to be pretty grueling [and] at my age, I get a little worn out…[I'm] having ideas in my head of how cool it's gonna be just to come here and relax and go to my life partner's mother's house and just hang with the family and just have fun."
Sampedro added that when he goes home he likes to "forget about the music business and rock 'n' roll and the industry and who said what and all the interviews and everything else, and just get in touch with humans and human feelings."
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