By Richard Bienstock
Earlier this month, Lindsey Buckingham released the live document 'One Man Show' exclusively through iTunes. The album captures the legendary singer and guitarist onstage in Des Moines, Iowa, during a stop on his most recent tour — his first playing a full set of music in a solo acoustic configuration.
Buckingham recently sat down with Guitar Aficionado to discuss the impetus behind doing these shows, the process by which he adapts his music to an acoustic setting, and his feelings on returning to the “Big Machine” — his term for Fleetwood Mac — for a scheduled tour in 2013.
You’ve been recording and performing as a solo artist—what you refer to as the “Small Machine”—for the past several years. Are you ready for the Big Machine to start back up?
Well, yes, I am! I’m actually looking quite forward to it. The only thing you can say about the Big Machine is that every time we get together it seems like things are different on some level, politically or whatever. You always have to bring your sense of humor. As of now, everybody in Fleetwood Mac agrees that we want to go tour. But I don’t think anyone knows exactly what we’re gonna do yet. It’s to be determined in rehearsals. Because there are a lot of moving parts in Fleetwood Mac. And the trick to existing in that world is, if I can use a saying, to sort of walk through the minefield without stepping on anything. [laughs] And hopefully that will be something we’ll all be able to do.
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"One Man Show" is available exclusively at itunes