STEVE BARRON: Fleetwood Mac were, um, not easy to work with. They’d been through many relationship dynamics, shall we say, and those dynamics were strained at the time of “Hold Me.” Four of them—I can’t recall which four—couldn’t be together in the same room for long. They didn’t want to be there. I think Christine McVie was about ten hours getting out of the makeup trailer. By which time it was dark. That wasn’t a good video, that one.
SIMON FIELDS: “Hold Me” was a fucking nightmare, a horrendous day in the desert. John McVie was drunk and tried to punch me. Stevie Nicks didn’t want to walk on the sand with her platforms. Christine McVie was fed up with all of them. Mick thought she was being a bitch, he wouldn’t talk to her. They were a fractious bunch.
STEVIE NICKS: First of all, it was 110 degrees there in the desert, and I’m in flowing chiffon and platform boots with five inch heels, in a chaise lounge on a white sand dune, and I couldn’t leave until they got that shot. It was so hot, and we weren’t getting along. Lindsey Buckingham wasn’t happy with me because I’d broken up with him six years before. I’d had an affair with Mick Fleetwood, which was a secret until Mick told Lindsey, and Lindsey was horrified. Then Mick fell in love with my best friend, who left her husband for Mick, so I lost Mick and my best friend in one fell swoop. And everybody hated Mick because of what he had done to me. So it was a bad situation. My advice is, don’t ever go out with a rock star.
-from I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution.