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Old 01-20-2022, 06:56 PM
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Lindsey Buckingham believes Stevie Nicks prevented Fleetwood Mac from making new music because she became disoriented creatively.

He also reveals that he experienced a creative split with his bandmates after 1979's Tusk – decades before he was fired in 2018. Buckingham went on to become far more prolific than the group that made his name.

"I was shocked to realize that the last Fleetwood Mac studio album, Say You Will, came out in 2003," Buckingham says in a new interview with Classic Rock. "We did want to make an album … around 2012. I had a bunch of songs, and Mick [Fleetwood] and John [McVie] and I went in with the producer Mitchell Froom and cut a bunch of stuff. This was before Christine [McVie] returned to the band in 2014. We very much wanted to draw Stevie in, and for some reason she refused to participate.”

Buckingham says he assumed “that part of it is because I’d been very prolific, and that comes down to choices I’ve made. She, on the other hand, has sort of gotten a little bit disoriented in her wanting to pursue Stevie Nicks in capital letters, if you will. In defending the brand, as opposed to defending the creativity, I think she kind of lost track of her writing a little bit, and maybe didn’t think she had anything she felt she could offer, and so did not want to be a part of it.”

He said the band staged another “effort to engage” Nicks once McVie rejoined. “Christine had a bunch of song ideas and I helped her with those, and we eventually went in the studio and cut those. And we were still hoping to make that a Fleetwood Mac album, and Stevie wouldn’t do it. … It wasn’t for lack of trying.”

Buckingham said he deliberately ensured that Tusk was a different kind of album from its predecessor, Rumours.

“I wanted to undermine the external expectations that were about to take hold of us as a band had we made something like Rumours 2,” he explained. “I probably would’ve been quite happy to go on making more esoteric albums like that in Fleetwood Mac, but the politics dictated otherwise within the band. Mick and everyone else was initially sort of skeptical about what I wanted to do on Tusk, and then got drawn into it. But then when it didn’t sell 16 million albums like Rumours, there was a kind of a rethink about whether that was what we wanted to do.”

Buckingham says he quickly “realized the only way for me to continue to explore the more left side of my talent – which I was pretty sure was where the growth was going to lie for me as an artist – was that I was going to have to do it on solo albums. So I had this sort of schizophrenic tightrope thing I was walking between the big machine and the small machine, if you will.”

Buckingham’s most recent release, his self-titled solo LP, arrived in September.



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Rich coming from a man who released two solo albums, one Fleetwood Mac studio album, and played 86 tour dates in 21 years.
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Lindsey Buckingham believes Stevie Nicks prevented Fleetwood Mac from making new music because she became disoriented creatively.

He also reveals that he experienced a creative split with his bandmates after 1979's Tusk – decades before he was fired in 2018. Buckingham went on to become far more prolific than the group that made his name.

"I was shocked to realize that the last Fleetwood Mac studio album, Say You Will, came out in 2003," Buckingham says in a new interview with Classic Rock. "We did want to make an album … around 2012. I had a bunch of songs, and Mick [Fleetwood] and John [McVie] and I went in with the producer Mitchell Froom and cut a bunch of stuff. This was before Christine [McVie] returned to the band in 2014. We very much wanted to draw Stevie in, and for some reason she refused to participate.”

Buckingham says he assumed “that part of it is because I’d been very prolific, and that comes down to choices I’ve made. She, on the other hand, has sort of gotten a little bit disoriented in her wanting to pursue Stevie Nicks in capital letters, if you will. In defending the brand, as opposed to defending the creativity, I think she kind of lost track of her writing a little bit, and maybe didn’t think she had anything she felt she could offer, and so did not want to be a part of it.”

He said the band staged another “effort to engage” Nicks once McVie rejoined. “Christine had a bunch of song ideas and I helped her with those, and we eventually went in the studio and cut those. And we were still hoping to make that a Fleetwood Mac album, and Stevie wouldn’t do it. … It wasn’t for lack of trying.”

Buckingham said he deliberately ensured that Tusk was a different kind of album from its predecessor, Rumours.

“I wanted to undermine the external expectations that were about to take hold of us as a band had we made something like Rumours 2,” he explained. “I probably would’ve been quite happy to go on making more esoteric albums like that in Fleetwood Mac, but the politics dictated otherwise within the band. Mick and everyone else was initially sort of skeptical about what I wanted to do on Tusk, and then got drawn into it. But then when it didn’t sell 16 million albums like Rumours, there was a kind of a rethink about whether that was what we wanted to do.”

Buckingham says he quickly “realized the only way for me to continue to explore the more left side of my talent – which I was pretty sure was where the growth was going to lie for me as an artist – was that I was going to have to do it on solo albums. So I had this sort of schizophrenic tightrope thing I was walking between the big machine and the small machine, if you will.”

Buckingham’s most recent release, his self-titled solo LP, arrived in September.



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thanks for sharing, i started just putting all these interviews in the single folder, since they keep coming in spurs. this was one of the 3 that popped up in the last few days.

i guess we can start the thread 2022 album/tour related interviews, because the other thread was called 2021.

i was wondering what does new outpour of interviews mean, whether maybe spring US dates should be coming out soon.

then again, it is so hard to predict these days whether / when the shows will go on or not.
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What Lindsey is saying is that Stevie's new songs sucked and she knew it, so she didn't want to do a new Fleetwood Mac album.
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With that set of songs there was no option for a Rumours II regardless. Where is "The Chain"-equivalent? Where is the "Go Your Own Way" or "Dreams"-equivalent?
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With that set of songs there was no option for a Rumours II regardless. Where is "The Chain"-equivalent? Where is the "Go Your Own Way" or "Dreams"-equivalent?
The Chain was a complete collaboration. Her original song sucked but the band pieced together a classic. Dreams sucked, per Christine, until Lindsey got his hands on it. I guess he thinks she had absolutely nothing to offer to turn into a good song.
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