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Old 03-06-2019, 01:04 PM
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Default Mike Campbell Interview for Reverb

I don't think this interview has been posted here yet.

Full interview here: https://reverb.com/news/video-mike-c...l-21-questions

Mike Campbell, most famously the lead guitarist with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, got a new gig last year. (You may have heard about it). Fleetwood Mac, a band famous for their public spats, had another one, dropping Lindsey Buckingham and picking up Campbell and Neil Finn to replace him.

Now that they're in the middle of their 2018–2019 world tour, we wanted to ask Campbell: How has it been going?

"It's a challenge in many ways, because I respect their records and I love the band," he says. "They hired me to bring my thing to the table, but I also feel an obligation to honor those records, and there's a lot of signature guitar parts that Lindsey Buckingham produced and wrote, who I love and respect. And so my challenge was to recreate those as best as I could in his honor and, in places where I could, to bring my own personality to it."

But since we had in him the Reverb studio, we didn't just want to limit the chat just to Fleetwood Mac. In all, we asked him 21 questions, from what Heartbreakers song he'd play for somebody who had never heard them, who he'd like to play him in a movie of his life, and when we can expect the new album from his band The Dirty Knobs.

Be sure to watch the full video above, which, in addition to the Q&A, offers a brief glimpse of Joe Shadid and Mike Campbell playing "That's All Right Mama" in one of Reverb's bathrooms. And if you'd like to hear more from Campbell and learn some of his tasteful vibrato techniques, check out an earlier video he's made with us here.
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:28 PM
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I don't think this interview has been posted here yet.

Full interview here: https://reverb.com/news/video-mike-c...l-21-questions
thanks for that one, i enjoyed it!

against my better judgement i actually listened to this to hear whether the band attitude has turned towards Lindsey - and boy has it! well - at least from MC.

someone told me MC is actually a very down-to-earth guy, like Lindsey. and i must say he seems like a pretty nice normal guy in this video. maybe seeing the body language and hearing the tone makes it different too, because he still toes that line of fantastic-band-happy-happy experience - but says that in a regretful tone with wistful look towards the ground.

for people wanting to hear about any future plans, Campbell is planning to release Dirty Knobs album at the end of the year after he's done with FM touring. and then tour that DK album next year.
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Very nice things he said about Lindsey. Love Mike.
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Very nice things he said about Lindsey. Love Mike.
I agree. He's a cool guy. I don't suppose it will happen, but I do hope we get some studio work from him in the context of FM. It's the only thing that could make me look at this version of the band really positively, if those four writers could produce a decent album together.
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I agree. He's a cool guy. I don't suppose it will happen, but I do hope we get some studio work from him in the context of FM. It's the only thing that could make me look at this version of the band really positively, if those four writers could produce a decent album together.
new FM album with this incarnation is the thing that would kill Lindsey - so Stevie just might do it!
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I agree. He's a cool guy. I don't suppose it will happen, but I do hope we get some studio work from him in the context of FM. It's the only thing that could make me look at this version of the band really positively, if those four writers could produce a decent album together.
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Four writers. Christine, Stevie, Mike, and Neil are successful songwriters.
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Yes, but one is no longer active as such.
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Four writers. Christine, Stevie, Mike, and Neil are successful songwriters.
Thanks Steve, for a moment or two I thought I had lost my mind.
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Yes, but one is no longer active as such.
That, of course, will provide us fans with the most suspense. If Fleetwood goes into the studio, will Madame Nicks contribute songs?
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I agree. He's a cool guy. I don't suppose it will happen, but I do hope we get some studio work from him in the context of FM. It's the only thing that could make me look at this version of the band really positively, if those four writers could produce a decent album together.
I wish they had taken the time to at least put a small EP together either before the tour started, or during the holiday break. Unfortunately I can't see them recording something after the tour is over and letting it languish unpromoted. My guess is the next project we will see is Stevie solo music.
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I wish they had taken the time to at least put a small EP together either before the tour started, or during the holiday break. Unfortunately I can't see them recording something after the tour is over and letting it languish unpromoted. My guess is the next project we will see is Stevie solo music.
according to Mike's interview, sounds that the next project from anyone in current touring band incarnation is Dirty Knobs new album and tour.
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according to Mike's interview, sounds that the next project from anyone in current touring band incarnation is Dirty Knobs new album and tour.
Everyone understands that the Dirty Knobs are a bar/club band akin to The Zoo, right?
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Everyone understands that the Dirty Knobs are a bar/club band akin to The Zoo, right?
what is your point? that we should not give any credit to Mike and instead put him in the same basket with Mick and Stevie in preferring money & stagnation over moving forward with projects he likes?
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what is your point? that we should not give any credit to Mike and instead put him in the same basket with Mick and Stevie in preferring money & stagnation over moving forward with projects he likes?
No, but if the band decides to record or do more touring, Fleetwood Mac will take priority over the Dirty Knobs.

As for Mick being stagnant, last I checked, he was on LBCM, Lindsey’s last studio album to date as well as the Neil & Liam Finn album.
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