Showing posts with label BASCA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BASCA. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MS MAC IS BACK Interview with Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie via BASCA The Works Magazine

It's here... Christine McVie's interview with The Works, the magazine of BASCA - British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors. 

Interview by Darren Haynes

Check out the interview in The Works Magazine online at

Really great interview.  Christine talks about her Lifetime Achievement Award she received... About songwriting, collaborating with Lindsey Buckingham. The new Fleetwood Mac album, co-writing with Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac's World Tour. Here's one nugget of info for the UK:

"According to Christine McVie (with a caveat to stand corrected if she's wrong) the band is booked to add a European leg to their world tour. This will coincide with the release of the new album.

I think we're doing four nights at The O2 around Spring time next year, you know April around that kind of date. If I'm wrong on that, then I'm gonna get hung drawn and quartered".

Thank you to Darren Haynes and BASCA for including in your interview piece.

Here is the audio from the presentation of Christine's Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ivors. The link is part of the interview piece in The Works magazine... I missed it the first time around.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Here's your chance to ask Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie a question. Deadline 4/25

Photo Mark Allan
If you could ask Christine McVie just one question about her songwriting career, what would it be?

Darren Haynes, Editor of "The Works" magazine published by The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), has secured an interview with Christine McVie to be published in the magazine this June.  He's offering Fleetwood Mac fans, in particular, Christine McVie fans, the opportunity to ask Christine a question. 

With such a lengthy career crafting some of Fleetwood Mac's biggest hits, and a few solo hits of her own, I'm sure you've often wondered what certain songs she's written are really all about. Maybe your question is about some of the more obscure tracks on albums that weren't necessarily hit singles? What situation or person inspired her at the time she wrote a certain track, or maybe you are curious about her songwriting process. Does the music come first, or the lyrics? Does she keep a journal? After being away from the spotlight for a number of years, and with new music written, maybe you would like to know what the new songs are about and how she found writing again after so many years away from it. Wow... There are so many possible questions to ask... So much to learn.

So take a minute, think about it and submit your question.  

Remember, your question should focus on Christine's songwriting skills or the meaning behind certain songs/lyrics. 

The deadline for submissions is this Friday, April 25, 2014, so you only have a couple of days.  

All questions should be submitted by email to Darren Haynes.

Your subject line should read "Christine McVie Question".

Good luck... and ask away!

[Update: Saturday, April 26th:]

Thanks everyone who took the time to send in questions... Had a massive response!