FLEETWOOD MAC MAY NOT TOUR IN 2012, SAYS LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM
Fleetwood Mac fans might want to hold off on plans to celebrate a 2012 tour and new album from the legendary band. Although various news reports have claimed the band mates will make music together in 2012, Lindsey Buckingham says now that may well not be the case.
“If I knew the real story, believe me, I would tell you. I wish I could. I would like to know what I’m doing next year,” the guitarist tells Ultimate Classic Rock. “If you had asked me two months ago, I would have said ‘Absolutely.’ Now I’m not sure.”
One reason, said Buckingham, is that vocalist Stevie Nicks is enjoying the success of her just-released solo album ‘In Your Dreams’ which has been critically lauded as her best music in a decade. In addition, Buckingham said his own schedule is uncertain. He is currently touring behind his just-released solo album ‘Seeds We Sow.’
“There may be another leg of [my solo tour] this year. That remains to be seen,” he said. “Stevie is doing a lot of different things. She is having fun [touring and supporting] this album. I don’t begrudge her that. She enjoyed the process of recording it, and I don’t she had a good process of [recording an] album in a long, long time…”
Yet Buckingham is clear that he expects to work with Fleetwood Mac again, even if it is not as soon as next year.
“Yes, Fleetwood Mac will do something in the future,” he said, adding he expects to work solely with Nicks again, too, although there are no concrete plans for that either. “There’s just nothing on the books right now…This is a time for me to take stock all of the things I’ve done in my life, all the people I’ve been down the road with, and all the things I’ve experienced…and just appreciate them. When you revisit them, you want all of these things to be in a place where they have dignity.”
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It would actually make more sense for Stevie and Lindsey to spend 2012 touring more for their solo albums and then for Fleetwood Mac to wait until 2013 to reunite again. Since they toured in 2009, it may be easier for the Mac to insure selling out their shows then instead of so soon after the last tour. And I wouldn't mind seeing Stevie's solo tour again next year anyway.ReplyDelete
More touring is fine, not touring is fine -- I basically think the WORST thing for the band is to just do another greatest hits package. I mean, even if they make an album, they'll still be looked at like that, but the point is I want them to make another studio album. And they will NOT do it if they go out on some massive tour. Stevie is so flippant -- she'll just be annoyed at them all again at the end. So yes, take the time now to enjoy/promote these projects. Then in the spring of next year? START WORKING ON AN ALBUM, DUDES.ReplyDelete
Mick ought to get John and Christine together and write an album together, bring back the Bob Welsh and his old band mates from the 60's, and wash these 2 prima donnas off his hands -- that would be interestingReplyDelete