Showing posts with label 2013 Interview. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2013 Interview. Show all posts

Sunday, December 15, 2013

LISTEN: Johnnie Walker's Sounds of the 70's: Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood Interview Segments

This week's "Johnnie Walker's Sound of the 70's" show on BBC Radio 2 featured Interview Segments From Mick, Christine and Stevie.

He's joined in conversation by the members of Fleetwood Mac, ahead of his in-depth special "Beyond The Rumours" to be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 January 1st at 5:00pm in the UK. The programme was made to mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of Rumours, the album propelled them to super stardom along with legendary excess and in-fighting. The band recently toured the world with sell-out dates in the UK, Johnnie will scratch the surface of the band with some sneak previews of his full-length special.

Listen to Johnnie Walker's Sound of the 70's

During this broadcast Johnnie has a few interview clips from his upcoming special including segments with Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks.

At exactly the 25:39 mark Johnnie speaks about his "Beyond The Rumours" New Years Day special and has his first clip from his special with Christine McVie speaking about Stevie and Lindsey first joining the band, followed by playing "Say You Love Me"

At exactly the 1:13:50 mark Johnnie speaks with Stevie about her early years moving around the U.S. up to when she landed in San Francisco and joined up with Lindsey and formed their first band Fritz. "Rhiannon" is played following the interview segment.

At exactly the 1:39:47 mark Johnnie features a portion of his Mick Fleetwood interview. Mick speaks about being the Manager of Fleetwood Mac in the early days and how that came to be that he was managing the band. "I Don't Wanna Know" is played following Mick's segment.

Listen to this show now and for the next 7 days... And don't forget to tune in January 1st 5:00pm UK time (11:00am Central in North America) for the "Beyond The Rumours" special with more of Johnnie's interviews with Mick, Stevie, Christine and also Lindsey Buckingham.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks insists her chemistry with Lindsey Buckingham is real

Fleetwood Mac have real chemistry
November 2nd
By: Doug Fredricksen

Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks insists her chemistry with Lindsey Buckingham is real.

The 'Landslide' hitmaker admits the bond between the pair has been "fake" during performances on previous tours but they are now as close as they were when we first met.

Stevie, 65, told Mojo Magazine: "My cousin John has known Lindsey and I since 1968.

"He told me, "When I saw you and Lindsey play with Fleetwood Mac in 2009, there was nothing between you.

"It was as if you were thinking, 'What shall I get from room service? Grilled cheese? Tomato soup?'

"Hammy wasn't the word for Lindsey and I in 2009 - it was totally fake.

"But what you see on stage now is not fake. It is loving, and it is as close to those two people who met as teenagers as you could hope for."

Stevie was 16 when she was first introduced to Lindsey, then 17, at a party in San Francisco and started making music together two years later.

The pair posed naked on the cover of their Buckingham Nicks album, made before Fleetwood Mac was
formed, and Stevie was "terrified".

Stevie revealed: "I could not have been more terrified if you'd asked me to jump off a speeding train.

"Lindsey was like, 'Oh, come on - this is art. Don't be a child!' I thought, 'Who are you? Don't you know me?'."

She hid the picture from her parents and admits they were less than impressed when they saw it.

Stevie said: "When the record came out and I saw my father it was, 'Why didn't you just say no, Stevie?' I said, 'Daddy, I don't know. I didn't feel like I had a choice - I'm so sorry'. I learned a big lesson that day."

The 20th Anniversary of Mojo Magazine is in stores now

Friday, November 01, 2013

"The 40 Year Itch" Stevie Nicks on the cover of QWeekend - Courier Mail - Brisbane

The interview is a re-print of The Guardian interview that ran in the UK January 12, 2013.  If you missed it the first time, read it on-line at The Guardian.  Sadly the Courier Mail had these magazines printed prior to the Fleetwood Mac announcement that they wouldn't be coming to Australia this month (at the end of this article they are promoting the "In Your Dreams" Premiere Nov 13th in Brisbane plus the Fleetwood Mac show the following night and the December date).

Courier Mail - Brisbane (Nov 2, 2013 issue)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Interview with Stevie Nicks: "Nicks is hoping to get time to work on another solo album"

Photo by Danny Clinch

(Looks like an interview with Stevie prior to the beginning of the Fleetwood Mac World Tour
Published today at Rip it Up - New Zealand based website)

by Jamie Wynn

It's a miracle Fleetwood Mac are still together and touring. A musical soap opera of tangled love lives and drug and drink-fuelled breakups has lasted since the seventies, when the best-known lineup of the group formed.

But it's always been about the music. Surviving the breakup of two couples - Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, and John and Christine McVie gave the band their multi-million selling 1977 album Rumours.

But their love of their band and their belief in its music has helped them to endure and today they’re as popular as ever, currently in the middle of a mammoth world tour.

Rip It Up met Nicks in LA, where the band are in rehearsals. And the legendary singer says: "This band is the longest relationship any of us have had. It’s more than our individual issues.

“When Lindsey and I split and Christine and John were about to break up, we were all in a room, saying, 'Well, I'm not going to quit so you quit'.

"Mick was in the middle saying 'Well, is anybody quitting? If not, can we just carry on?' "And that's exactly what happened. No one was willing to give up Fleetwood Mac - it just wasn't an option.”

The band have endured what would have killed most other bands.

The breakdown of Nicks and Buckingham’s five-year relationship and the McVies' divorce during the making of landmark album Rumours became part of the Fleetwood Mac story. And even today, forty years after their split, it’s when Nicks and Buckingham get close on stage,that the crowd really erupt and cheer.

“I guess fans are still fascinated by us,“ she admits in her famous husky drawl. “It’s part of the story and whatever happened between me and Lindsey or the others, the power of the band and the music meant more."

After her split with Buckingham, Nicks embarked on a  two-year affair with band drummer and Fleetwood Mac founder Mick Fleetwood who was in the middle of a divorce with wife Jenny Boyd.

And it wasn’t just the band’s love lives which were full of drama. The band's intake of drugs in the Seventies and Eighties is also part of their story.

Nicks says she first tried cocaine when she moved to Los Angeles from San Francisco with Buckingham.

Continue to the full interview at Rip It Up

Lindsey Buckingham Interview on Fleetwood Mac with M Music & Musicians Magazine

These days the road has never been smoother for the Hall of Fame rockers

Fleetwood Mac has been virtually synonymous with two things—classic songs and internal drama. Both aspects were epitomized on the group’s 1977 multiplatinum album Rumours, but only recently has their legendary volatility been stripped away.

“If you go back to 2003, when we were coming off the making of Say You Will, there was still a bit of tension between Stevie and me,” says Lindsey Buckingham of his Fleetwood Mac foil, singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks. “That polarity worked onstage and made for an interesting show. By 2009 when we toured again that tension had sort of been neutralized. Now it’s swung completely the other way—we’re getting along great.”

That camaraderie has been playing out to perfection on tour and in the studio. Prior to hitting the road,

Buckingham, Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie (Christine McVie left the band in 1998) cut eight songs with producer Mitchell Froom. Four of those tunes—three by Buckingham, one by Nicks—were compiled onto an EP titled Extended Play. “I thought it would be great to cut some new stuff,” says Buckingham. “It was a great experience.”

Meanwhile Fleetwood Mac’s shows are drawing more fans than at any time since the early 1980s. “I take that as evidence people not only have a renewed appreciation of what we’ve done,” says Buckingham, “but also that they’re fully accepting of the band in its present incarnation.” In a candid conversation, Buckingham delves into the band’s inner dynamic and the future of Fleetwood Mac.

Available on iTunes | AmazonMP3
How did you write for the EP?
The way I write for the band has cross-pollinated with how I write as a solo artist. With solo work you could make an analogy to painting, where you’re sitting one-on-one with a canvas. Writing for the band, especially in the old days, was more like moviemaking—you bring in a song the same way you have a script before you start rolling cameras. Over the years those two ways of working have entered the same arena for me. What defines a song as a Fleetwood Mac song isn’t so much the song as it is simply having John and Mick on it. They put a stamp on the song that’s quite individual and distinctive.
And Stevie?

Stevie writes lyrics and then puts them away. Later she’ll pull them out and begin trying to attach melodies. It’s a slightly less free-associative thing compared to the way I do it. What makes the whole thing work is that her process and her style don’t necessarily fit with mine. You could make that case about Fleetwood Mac. The members don’t necessarily belong together—but it’s the synergy of these things that makes it work.

Why bring in an outside producer?
I produced Say You Will, and it created a certain tension with Stevie. Her perception of that album was fairly negative, and she wasn’t happy with me when we got to the end of that process. I didn’t want to put myself in that position again. I wanted someone with the ability to mediate the situation.

What’s touring like now?
It’s great. We take these breaks, and everyone’s individual lives wind their way down the road, and when we come back together the equation is slightly different every time. When you’ve been doing this for a while, the perception from the audience shifts a bit. Both those things have changed for the better on this tour. It’s sort of a lovefest onstage now. Plus, in the past three years, the crowd’s appreciation of the body of work seems to have ramped up. And the audiences are skewing younger.

What’s changed without Christine?
The way things evolved when we got with Mitchell Froom wasn’t significantly different from when Christine was there. When Christine left, what it did for me, ironically, was allow me to be more of who I am, which is kinetic and connected to the physical and emotional side of what I’m doing onstage. When Christine left, suddenly we were dividing the material more or less down the middle. That gave me the impetus to explore things—guitar pieces and so forth. Having two writers has allowed me to grow a lot within the context of Fleetwood Mac.

Any lessons learned over the years?
There was a point at which the success of Rumours became not about the music, but about success itself. At that point you’re not only functioning in something like a tabloid world, you’re functioning in an area that has a danger of eating you up and encouraging you to lose the sense of who you are and why you’re doing what you’re doing. There’s an axiom in the business that more or less says, “If something works, run it into the ground and then move on.” But what we did in the post-Rumours environment was to make the Tusk album. That was my brainchild—I’ll take the credit or the blame. That album confounded everyone’s expectations, but it also represented a choice toward risk-taking, a choice to take the high road in terms of why you’re doing something.

Is a full-length album expected soon?
The way we do things in Fleetwood Mac is always a political minefield. If it’s not Stevie, it’s me—someone is always causing trouble. [laughs] I know Warner Brothers is dying to get an album from us, even though we’re not signed to them anymore. Stevie needs to come to the table with some material. She has one song on the EP, but it’s not a new song. In order to contemplate a new album, Stevie has to want to do it. We’ve talked about it in general terms and decided we would just go out on the road and do this. When this year is done, we’ll have to figure out our 2014.

Does Stevie have reservations?
It’s a little complicated for her. She’s coming off the project with Dave Stewart a couple of years ago. She had a wonderful experience making that album. She watched me take three years off to do Under the Skin and Gift of Screws, and she’s seen how that helped me grow. Plus, she doesn’t just toss songs off the way I do. She hasn’t said this—this is just me—but knowing Stevie, she’s probably thinking, “If I have to write five new songs, do I want to give them to Fleetwood Mac?” And that’s fair enough. I think she’s feeling a bit protective and territorial about the experience she had doing her solo project. And I can totally relate to that. But at some point we have to be a band and we have to make commitments. I think the key with Stevie is not to push her too much. She doesn’t want to feel she’s backed into a corner.

Are you optimistic about the band?
Absolutely. I don’t know how you could not be, when you look at the business we’re doing, the reception we’re getting, and how well we’re playing. There seems to be something afoot that’s quite remarkable this time around. It would be a shame not to play that out. There are a lot of things we could do next year—an album or more touring. This band has a great history. It’s worth dignifying.

–Russell Hall
M Music and Musicians Magazine

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

LISTEN: Absolute Radio: Russ Williams with Mick Fleetwood @FleetwoodMac

Mick Fleetwood
On Absolute Radio

Episode summary
Fresh from Fleetwood Mac?s triumphant return, Russ Williams sits down with Mick Fleetwood to discuss how one of the world?s most dysfunctional bands functions, as well as talking about their reunions with Christine McVie and Peter Green and if they can stay reunited for one last album.

Recorded: 13 October 2013
Duration: 15 minutes 48 seconds.

Listen on-line or download the podcast

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fleetwood Mac: the carry-on gang

by Matt Munday
The Australian

MICK Fleetwood looks like a bohemian Santa with his bushy white beard, pastel shirt, black waistcoat and flat cap. Not all his tales from the rock 'n' roll frontline are as jolly as his appearance, though. At one point he has to choke back tears of regret. He has lived a life of such abandon that he admits he is lucky to still be here. "I've inherited some good genes," he explains.

It is often reported Fleetwood put $8 million of cocaine up his nose and, though this is an exaggeration, he says, if he hadn't stopped consuming the drug so vigorously "the next stop would have been a wooden box".

His former bandmate in Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie, tells me the men in the band used to rack out lines of coke like "blooming great rails", whereas she and Stevie Nicks, the female contingent, would restrict themselves to "ladylike" portions, carried around their necks in jewelled buckles that had dainty silver spoons inside.

"It was the 1970s," she says with a shrug. "There was a lot going around."

Fleetwood says: "I'm not advocating cocaine at all, but the truth is, I had a good time. But then, without realising it, you're getting too out of it. You're sleeping for three days, or you're up for nine days or whatever. And eventually you don't feel good at any time."

He quit taking coke "a long time ago", but the booze has been harder to let go. "I haven't been drunk for five months now," he announces.

Look for this article in the "REVIEW" section of The Weekend Australian:

Friday, October 04, 2013

Mick Fleetwood's thoughts on Fleetwood Mac releasing a new album...

By: Kirsty McCormack

Mick Fleetwood 'Clinton never asked if he could use 'Don't Stop' for his election campaign'

FORMER US President Bill Clinton never asked Fleetwood Mac if he could use one of their songs for his election campaign, it's been revealed.

Drummer and co-founder of the band, Mick Fleetwood, has admitted that the group never received a call from Clinton regarding the use of their hit 'Don't Stop,' but that they actually didn't mind that he had chosen it.

"I think we were fine with it," the 66-year-old star told Absolute radio in an exclusive interview. "The only person who, in a comedic sense, John is not politically connected to Bill’s side of the fence, everyone else happened to be a supporter of the Democratic party to whatever avail that might be. It was a form of flattery, the highest form."

Fleetwood Mac are currently in Europe on their world tour, and last week played several nights at London's O2 Arena.

The group are clearly loving being back on stage together, and last Friday were joined onstage by former band member Christine McVie - who actually wrote 'Don't Stop' - but Mick isn't entirely sure when a new album will be on the cards.

"I think it is too early to say that is what is happening," he told the radio station. "Do I aspire, and I can speak on behalf of Lindsey who truly aspires to the dream of, I think it would be a really lovely.

"This door is closing at some point. I don’t know whether it is five years or seven years or it could be eighteen months, but I hope that whenever that happens that it is done gracefully, and I hope that we show people, not for commercial needs at all, because it is not about and we probably wouldn’t anyhow, but just the fact that we have made an album I think would be really important before the thought of closing the shop down, whenever that might be.

"I aspire to that, and I applaud the thought of that happening," he added.

Listen to the full interview on Absolute Radio’s Sunday Night Music Club on October 13 from 10pm here.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Ahead of Fleetwood Mac's sold out show at Glasgow's Hydro - Herald Scotland talked with Stevie Nicks

Photo by urbancowgirl
[Reprint of an earlier posted interview - that seems to have a bits and pieces taken from the Telegraph interview] 

Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks on music, Game of Thrones and her relationship with Prince

Fleetwood Mac have been touring for much of the year - how's it been?

"Great. But the last 15 shows in America were particularly gruelling. Shows got added so the routing was difficult - you're in Canada, then you're in Dallas, then you're in Florida, then Portland. So it was very hard.

"We'd fly after the show most nights, a two-hour flight, then the drive to and from the airport. We all got terribly jet-lagged. But for me, it's not such a big deal 'cause I stay up really late every night anyway. But for Lindsey [Buckingham] and Mick [Fleetwood] and John [McVie], they don't stay up late - they go back to their rooms and go to sleep.'"

This is the first Fleetwood Mac tour since 2009…

"At the beginning of 2012 I told everyone I wouldn't tour with the band that year, because I wanted to give [2011 solo album] In Your Dreams another year, because I thought it deserved it. And because I thought Fleetwood Mac should stay off the grid for three years.

"It's a good idea; it's just smart to keep us out of the spotlight for three years. Everyone went along with it. And now they all know it was really a great idea - because we were gone long enough that it was us coming back.

"I told the press last year that 2013 was going to be the year of Fleetwood Mac. And I was just hoping with all my heart that this big statement was gonna come true!"

The band released an iTunes EP earlier this year, which was recorded just after your mother died. Was that a difficult time for you?

"I didn't go [to the studio]. I didn't want to go. But it wasn't just that - I didn't want to go anywhere. I didn't leave the house for almost five months.

"I worked on the edit of my documentary about the making of In Your Dreams. And then I got pneumonia. With my pneumonia and my mother's death I watched the entire first season of Game Of Thrones - so that was great! That certainly took my mind off everything."

Full Q&A at Herald Scotland

Thursday, September 26, 2013

New Fleetwood Mac Album up to Stevie Nicks

In a just-published interview with M Music & Musicians, Lindsey Buckingham said, “The way we do things in Fleetwood Mac is always a political mine field. If it’s not Stevie, it’s me—someone is always causing trouble. [laughs] I know Warner Brothers is dying to get an album from us, even though we’re not signed to them anymore. Stevie needs to come to the table with some material. In order to contemplate a new album, she has to want to do it.”

Buckingham went on to say that Nicks’ positive experience making In Your Dreams, her 2012 solo album, complicates the prospects for a new Fleetwood Mac LP. “She had a wonderful experience making that album,” he says. “She hasn’t said this—this is just me—but knowing Stevie, she’s probably thinking, ‘If I have to write five new songs, do I want to give them to Fleetwood Mac?’ And that’s fair enough. I think she’s feeling a bit protective and territorial about the experience she had doing her solo project. And I can totally relate to that.”

Fleetwood Mac is currently on the European leg of their 2013 tour.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

New Stevie Nicks interview: 'Lindsey and I remember how much fun we had"’ - The Sunday Telegraph

Stevie Nicks is 65 and back on tour with Fleetwood Mac. The iconic rock star talks to Craig McLean about addiction, Botox and the burying of hatchets

Read the interview below or at The Sunday Telegraph 

In print, look for the Stella Magazine inside the September 15th edition of The Sunday Telegraph (UK)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

All New Interviews! Fleetwood Mac "We lived like pigs in s***" Uncut October Issue

Mick Fleetwood talks about his group's past and future, and how he was "sick with the obsession of not letting this band go".


Available now at iTunes and Google Play

Friday, August 09, 2013

Sound Opinions Interview with Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham... Listen Now!

Fleetwood Mac’s pop songsmith and guitar hero Lindsey Buckingham is live in the Sound Opinions studio.

All Photos: Sound Opinions

Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham sits down with Greg Kot to share his memories of the band and his candid thoughts on their dramatic backstory, filled with romances, break-ups and drug abuse. He also talks about his guitar influences and the future of the band.

12 minutes into the interview check out 50 seconds of a "Rhiannon" demo with Stevie solo at the piano... It's gorgeous!

Download the interview here or below via Sound Cloud
Sound Opinions

Monday, August 05, 2013

Sound Opinions Interview w/ Lindsey Buckingham Airing Aug 9th

Finally!  That interview Lindsey did in Chicago with Sound Opinions earlier this year while on a Fleetwood Mac stop will air on August 9th

Show #402: 08.09.13
Fleetwood Mac’s pop songsmith and guitar hero Lindsey Buckingham is live in the Sound Opinions studio.

Sound Opinions

Sunday, June 16, 2013

60 SECOND DRILL with Lindsey Buckingham (Interview)

With Nui Te Koha and Lindsey Buckingham 
Sunday Herald Sun - Australia (June 16, 2013)

Lindsey Buckingham is a singer-songwriter and guitarist in Fleetwood Mac.  Buckingham, 63 joined the classic rock supergroup in 1974 with his then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks.  Their split, and the separation of married couple John and Christine McVie, defined the band's iconic 1976 album Rumours.  Christine quit Fleetwood Mac in 1998.  The band's hits include Go Your Own Way, Dreams, Tusk, Sara and Rhiannon.  Their 2013 tour has sold out across the US and won rave reviews.  Fleetwood Mac will perform in Australia in November.


A year or so ago, John and Mick and I got together and we cut a bunch of tracks.  Stevie was still coming down from doing her solo album and was not really around.  We are thinking about an album down the line.  Stevie would obviously need to come to the table with some material.


It would be unrealistic to be disappointed at this point.  That would mean at some point in the last six months Stevie would have come in, magically, with four or five new songs, and be willing to engage in the process of recording them, and work on them for a while.  That just didn't seem realistic.  We did this as an early foray into the three of us getting back and playing together without any agenda.


No, because you just write what you write.  It is possible in the editing process for Fleetwood Mac, certain things will be gravitated to, if you compare it to what I would do for a solo album, which is more inherently to the left and represents a more esoteric side of what I do.  In Fleetwood Mac, you run the gamut.  You also have to consider the other writer.  some of the songs on the far edge of the left side of my palette don't always work with Stevie's writing.


I mean that in the best way possible.  I'm not saying we don't belong together, I'm saying we are an unlikely group of people to have come together.  Our tastes are quite disparate and yet it is that cast of characters, that very push=pull dynamic, that... creates the synergy.


Over time, I've come to admire the fact that they - even though, their reputation is such that they don't get along, or hang out together - they're able to cut through that, do the business they're able to do, and get done what they want to do as a group, and see their way clear to what the common objective is.  That seems to be something difficult for Fleetwood Mac because we've got people going in all sorts of directions all the time.  Fleetwood Mac is something you might liken to a political minefield.  It needs to be navigated.


When Stevie and I were a couple, we were very close.  But by the time we got to Rumours, Stevie had both feet out the door.  She was the one who took off.  It was difficult to be the guy who had to go back to the studio, produce the band, produce her songs and make the choice to do the right thing for her professionally, even though it was painful to be around her personally.  But what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.  It's sweet that Stevie and I are somehow acknowledging that (past romance) from a distance.  I think people are quite intrigued by that.


There was an interim period where I had long-term relationships with women, which were somewhat dysfunctional.  I finally met someone when I was in my mid 40's and had my first child when I was 48.  I waited long enough to get that emotional garbage out of the way.  I have a beautiful wife and three beautiful children, 14, 12 and 9.


I don't get nervous.  I feel the same level of physical energy as I did 30 years ago and that has come from the choices, where I've shunned what was expected of me in favour of what I thought was important as an artist.


I try to get out and walk for several hours every day, wherever we are.  There is a transformative aspect to getting out of the room and feeling like you've been somewhere.  You've got to keep your balance.


It has deepened the whole idea of being an artist.  I think there was a point in time where we all had this notion that children and family like meant death to the artist.  That turned out to be complete dreck as an idea.  You need clarity to be a parent, you need clarity to be a spouse, you need authenticity, too - which are the same things you need to be an artist.  That informs not only your sense of reality, but what's important in the bigger picture.  That can be quite productive.

Friday, May 17, 2013

So what's really going on with Fleetwood Mac and former member Christine McVie?

Lindsey Buckingham Discusses Christine McVie's Status with
Christine at the Ivor Novella Awards 5/15/13
Fleetwood Mac

So what's really going on with Fleetwood Mac and former member Christine McVie?

The issue came to light earlier this year when drummer Mick Fleetwood very publicly reached out to McVie, who left the band in 1998 and subsequently moved back to England. Fleetwood's gesture resulted in McVie, formerly married to Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie, visiting the drummer at his home in Maui and also flying to Los Angeles to join the other band members for a reunion dinner.

Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham tells Gary Graff of WCSX

But Buckingham he doesn't foresee McVie doing much else with the band, and certainly not becoming a full-fledged member again:

5 Questions Mick Has Never Been Asked

Get the answers to these in the audio of Karlson & McKenzie’s interview at the link below.

1. Do you own a sombrero?
2. Have you ever worn a jock strap?
3. Have you ever used a drumstick as a weapon?
4. Have you ever Googled yourself to see what you’ve been up to?
5. What’s the grossest thing you’ve ever pulled out of your beard?

Mick on Fleetwood Mac: “We Actually Love Each Other”
Tim Staskiewicz / 100.7 WZLX

Monday, May 13, 2013

INTERVIEW: Lindsey Buckingham on new Fleetwood Mac Album, Co-Writing w/ Stevie Nicks + Australia

Great interview with Lindsey... Lots of information to dig into!

  • Lindsey acknowledges that to get a new Fleetwood Mac album together, Stevie needs to bring some written material of her own to the table.... OR take some of what Lindsey has in raw form (music) and he suggests they do some co-writing together on the songs.
  • He talks about the potential to do more touring after the first of the year (2014) whether a new album accompanies it or not... and there's the potential that another EP could be released if a full album doesn't work out.  He also mentions that the 2014 touring would would happen after they get back from Australia... So basically that kind of confirms Australia will happen before the end of this year.
  • Would still love if Christine came up on stage for "Don't Stop" in the UK, or anything she would like to do... (This will likely happen).

Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham on his 'mythology' with Stevie Nicks
What is holding up a new album and the latest on Christine McVie
by: Melinda Newman

Fleetwood Mac is having tremendous success on its current sold-out tour. The band is playing its classic hits with verve and enthusiasm, plus, since the recent release of 4-song EP,  "Extended Play,"  the quartet has new material to sink its teeth into.  Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham spoke to HitFix about the current state of Fleetwood Mac, the delight he takes in his still dynamic connection to Stevie Nicks, the latest on a full album from the band, and if Christine McVie will join her former band mates when they play London in the fall.

I saw the band two weekends ago at Jazz Fest in New Orleans and it seemed like you were on fire. The band was playing in daylight without any of the bells and whistles of an indoor arena show and no one missed them at all.  

There’s a lesson there. We’ve all come to feel that we need to rely on the constructions of quite elaborate set design and the backdrop that changes from song to song and, really, this band, because we are a band of musicians and a great singer, we could go up there and with a couple of spotlights prevail probably just as well. It should be about the music first and, of course, with us, it is.

“Extended Play,” a four-song EP with your first new music in 10 years, came out on April 30 and landed in iTunes top 10.  How gratifying was it that people were so eager to hear new music?

 I haven’t paid too much attention to how things are going with it because, really, Mick [Fleetwood] and John [McVie]  and I got together last year and we cut a bunch of tracks and then Stevie came to the table later. Even early on,  Mick and John and I felt that the songs that we were doing were some of the best stuff we’d done in quite a while.

I am also happy with what it represents with the subject matter. The dialogues to Stevie that are, miraculously, still going on back and forth between Stevie and myself after all these years, I find that to be quite touching and somewhat surprising— something that neither one of us would have predicted years and years ago that we’d still somehow be driving each other’s motivation from a distance, and so I’m very happy with the way the EP turned out and it’s great to be doing some new things on stage.

You wrote one of the new songs, “Sad Angel,” for Stevie. What was her reaction when she first heard it? 

Friday, May 03, 2013

Audio Interview: Lindsey Buckingham on KinkFM speaking about Fleetwood Mac Tour | New Music | Stevie Nicks

Rock legend and Fleetwood Mac lead vocalist took some time to catch up with Dave & Sheila of KinkFM in Portland, OR.

Sheila puts Lindsey in a somewhat uncomfortable position by asking him if he realizes that women secretly hope that he and Stevie someday get back together again...