Lindsey Buckingham Talks Possible Nicks Reunion
In new radio documentary by Pete Paphides, Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham says "I would love to work with Stevie [Nicks] again"
Less than 24 hours remain to listen to last weeks broadcast from BBC4 on "Follow-up Albums" featuring Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk". Pete Paphides 3 part documentary on bands that made a splash with an album only to follow it up with a left turn. Great piece on the band with new interviews from Lindsey and Stevie.
Catch it at the BBC4 website
The above headline grabbing headline from The Quietus article opens a topic that has come up again and again regarding the idea of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks reuniting as a duo (Buckingham Nicks). It's a topic that's come up in the past, something the fan community would certainly welcome and what most people expect to happen if and when the Buckingham Nicks album ever sees the light of day on CD. Their first and only album together from 1973 has never been released on CD. Lindsey and Stevie both own the album have have the rights to do whatever they want with it.. and both have blamed each other for it not happening. With the 40th anniversary (yes 40th, if you can believe that!) of the album approaching (2013). It would be the perfect opportunity to bring some attention to this really great album... Either re-release it as a stand alone, or record some new music together and release it as a double album, kind of a then and now... I think it would be cool! Then do some live shows!
Anyway... the REALLY interesting part of this article is where Pete Paphide apparently confirms with The Quietus that portions of Stevie's interview regarding Lindsey working on new songs which he hoped the two of them could record together had been edited out of the interview footage by someone on Stevie's staff, who recorded the interview... Pete apparently also said that Lindsey was inspired to write the new music by the death of Stevie's mother whom he had known since both he and Stevie were teenagers. Pete also said that Stevie was to meet up with Lindsey the day after their interview together. What that meeting would have been about is unknown. Could have been about the new music or the future of Fleetwood Mac.
"When we spoke to Paphides, he confirmed that when he interviewed Nicks for the programme (in a section that was never broadcast), she had mentioned that Buckingham had been working on some new songs, seemingly with a view to record them together. He had been inspired to do so after the death of Nicks' mother, whom he had known since he and Nicks got together as teenagers. Nicks was apparently due to meet Buckingham the day after Paphides' interview took place. The interview, Paphides explained, was recorded by one of Nicks' staff, and when it was sent back to him that section had been deleted."
Read the full post at The Quietus
Dave Stewart had mentioned in a Twitter post that Stevie had something planned to honor her late mother a while back. I think he described it as "big", but we never heard anything more about it. This may have been what he was referring toReplyDelete
Makes sense that Stevie wanted that part deleted since she and Lindsey hadn't had the chance yet to hash things out. No use in confusing and/or frustrating people with cross-talk, which has been an FM staple for some time (remember the Sheryl Crow bru-hai-ha?). I sincerely hope this means something new and exciting, of which another "reunion tour" with no new music is neither. I'd rather wait for new music than simply see an old album re-packaged. 10 years between albums is a ridiculous amount of time if they're trying to avoid the "nostalgia act" label, which I sense that both Stevie and Lindsey surely don't want. Would Stevie and Lindsey devastate Mick by reuniting as Buckingham/Nicks? Stay tuned...ReplyDelete
A Buckingham Nicks reunion tour could be HUGE.ReplyDelete
By the way...you can get Stevie and Lindsey's first album on eBay on a CD format.ReplyDelete
The fact that this, um, "momentous" speculation only warrants 5 comments should concern the FM establishment. Fans are quite bored with them at the moment, speaking for myself. If I don't have something to be excited about soon, I'm moving on to other obsessions. I will continue to love, listen to and support IYD and SWS but it's all getting tired fast. I'm sick of hearing about Lindsey's "big machine/small machine' nonsense and I'm sick of Stevie's 'the most incredible making-of my 10,000 year-old CD" nonsense too." What's the plan?ReplyDelete
I kind of agree with the last post and i kinda do not. We've been fans for years, im not going anywhere! After seeing stevie live last year on in your dreams, she sounds better than ever...I dont want a Mac record, I want a Nicks record. Just like with Say You Will, Stevie gets all excited and i think Lindsey brings her down...it shows vocally on say you will and the tour...she sounded better in 2011 then 2003!!!ReplyDelete
Gee, if you're bored with Stevie and you find her enthusiasm for her music to be off putting, give it a rest, because you are missing the very essence of this artist/ songwriter/performer. Her lyrics, for the most part, are universal, contemporary and timeless. I always make new discoveries when I listen because my life and perspective have changed. Take a break and when you come back to her, which you undoubtably will if you're a true fan, you'll hear and feel why Stevie Nicks is one of the Greats.ReplyDelete
Uh, I'm 46 and I've been an ardent fan since age 15. I was just talking about the way the careers are being managed, not the underlying quality of the music. Was just trying to be provocative. But I appreciate the point.ReplyDelete
I hope this happens in my lifetime!ReplyDelete