Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Lindsey Buckingham Interview WEDNESDAY in LA Times - Calendar

After Fleetwood Mac tour: Reissue of 'Buckingham Nicks'?
LA Times

Fleetwood Mac is headed down the home stretch of its 2013 tour, with only three shows remaining: Wednesday at Staples Center in L.A., Friday in San Diego and Saturday in Sacramento.

But 2013 represents a milestone of another kind for band members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks: It’s the 40th anniversary of “Buckingham Nicks, ” the only album they put out as a duo before joining up with Fleetwood Mac in 1975.

That album never made the Billboard 200 album chart, but it’s prized among rock fans as an important moment in California rock history and in the story of Fleetwood Mac’s evolution from respected British blues-rock band to a transatlantic runaway success.

“Buckingham Nicks” remains out of print, but there’s momentum building not only for a reissue of the album on CD but also the a possibility of some performances to go with it.

“There has been some talk about finally getting that out on a CD,” Buckingham told Pop & Hiss when we caught up with him last week at a tour stop in Charlotte, N.C. (The full interview with Buckingham will appear Wednesday in Calendar.) “I think it really comes down to what we want to do with that format.

“Do we want to just release it and that’s it? Do we want to add some bonus tracks? What level of involvement do we take it to? There’s a market for just about anything we want to do, but we have not gotten there yet.  It’s something we need some clarity on.

“If it were me, I’d say let’s put a couple of bonus tracks on it, and do some dates. That would be something brand new,” Buckingham said. “The idea of just dropping it as a CD doesn’t quite underscores the gesture enough.”

Likewise, Nicks told Rolling Stone before the current Fleetwood Mac tour started that she’d be interested in reuniting the band she and Buckingham had in the early '70s, which included guitarist Waddy Wachtel, drummer Jim Keltner and bassist Jerry Scheff, and doing some shows this year or in 2014.

“These are dialogues we’ve had, but only in the hypothetical, and we have not come to any decisions about what we want to do,” Buckingham said. “And all these things will become clear. It’s all from the bottom up. These things tend to take on a life of their own.”


  1. So Fleetwood Mac rolls into my hometown again tomorrow - and I'll miss the 2nd show in LA on this tour.
    Decided to sit this one out, mostly due to ticket prices...

    But it seems like it's been a great tour and I wanted to thank whomever runs this site -- it's really been fun reading all the news and all the reviews, and seeing all the videos you've posted.
    Thanks so much for doing an amazing job!

  2. Definitely release a CD, add some bonus tracks, & some dates for 2014! & Invite some friends :D I'll bring my original album . . .

  3. Yes, release the cd and bonus tracks. Also would love to see some live material from this latest tour. It was the best ever. To see some shows from the Buckingham/Nicks release would be a sell out. Do it!

  4. If memory serves, this has been on-again/off-again since the beginning of the CD (1983). Last time I read, Lindsey and Stevie were discussing whether to tweak the tapes and clean them up or leave them as-is, and at that time, they were at a stalemate. If it finally comes out, super. But I'm not gonna hold my breath. I'll be dead before that happens. :'(

  5. Hey thanks anonymous #1! It's been fun...

  6. I hope the release of Buckingham/Nicks as well a tour come to fruition. I say leave the tapes as is and release with some bonus material.

  7. Given the fact that we all have very good quality bootlegged mp3 rips of the BN album, I think they should take as long as they want to tweak, expand, remaster, etc. the official release. The fact remains that the window of opportunity to really cash in on this album passed over 25 years ago. Nobody is buying CDs anymore. And Buckingham and Nicks are well past their commercial prime. If they finally do this, it will be for the fans, pretty much.

  8. And thats what it should be if nothing else to the last post. it should be for there fans, then we all can rest in peace, been waiting a long long time for this to happen and I have been a big fan for about 35 yrs. Love to see them tour off it too. I will be there in the front row.

  9. With Waddy there too priceless!!!

  10. I would love to see a "Buckingham Nicks" tour. But....I'll believe it when I see it. If they do get the original members of the BN band for a tour, seeing Jerry Scheff would be a hoot for me. Jerry played bass for Elvis. I'm a HUGE Elvis fan, so getting to see him would be a bonus for me!