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Old 06-23-2022, 12:16 PM
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Old 06-23-2022, 12:29 PM
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Who the heck writes these questions, what is this an annual performance review? What are your goals for the next couple of years? She's almost 80. Mitigating back pain and trying to enjoy the rest of her days. That's the goal.

It's interesting to hear her take on all of the fighting. Makes one wonder just how overblown a lot of it had become over the years. How much of it was exaggerated in the minds of Stevie and Lindsey?
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Old 06-23-2022, 01:18 PM
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Who the heck writes these questions, what is this an annual performance review? What are your goals for the next couple of years? She's almost 80. Mitigating back pain and trying to enjoy the rest of her days. That's the goal.
I love the brevity and matter-of-factness of her responses. While the rest of Fleetwood Mac is continually embroiled in regrets and recriminations, Chris is the Anti-Drama.

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Stay alive, hopefully. Well, Iíll be 80 next year. So, Iím just hoping for a few more years, and weíll see what happens.
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It's interesting to hear her take on all of the fighting. Makes one wonder just how overblown a lot of it had become over the years. How much of it was exaggerated in the minds of Stevie and Lindsey?
I think sheís deliberately playing the positive ion to all the negative ions. Probably more than anyone else, she wants Macís legacy to be musical, not sociological. She downplays the melodrama, while the others (and the press) emphasize it. But the truth sits between.

Sounds, too, as if sheís back in London permanently. I hope she plans to see Lindsey play somewhere next fall. They ought to both start demoing again for a follow-up to the June 2017 album.
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Old 06-23-2022, 01:20 PM
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Stevie and Lindsey are all about drama. Especially Stevie. Mainly Stevie. It's interesting she says that they are no longer enemies. But they aren't talking to each other. I'm not sure what that is about. Stevie seemed pretty pissed when she told RS she would never be in the same room with him again.

I love Christine. She is so genuine. She obviously has looked on the bright side of life instead of the dark like someone else we know. I wish her the best with her Scoliosis.
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Old 06-23-2022, 02:42 PM
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I loved this. Thank you for sharing and posting. I love that she mentioned Bob Welch and was happy in that era. I would love to ask her questions about it. The Stevie/Lindsey era has been asked to death. I want to dig into her relationship with Bob and her songs in that era. I still love it when Bob said Chris would give him side eye and hate his talking mid song like on the Bermuda Triangle.
I am just happy she said those 2 words even in passing...….. BOB WELCH
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Old 06-23-2022, 03:31 PM
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Wow, I really enjoyed that interview. Christine mentioned so many folks, but nothing about Billy and Rick, which surprised me. I wonder if she was disappointed by the lackluster response to Behind the Mask and Time, and therefore doesnít care to talk about that era much? She should know that just because BTM didnít match Tango sales, a lot of fans did enjoy that album. Her positive remarks about Bob Welch were a surprise to me, considering she wanted him excluded from the RRHOF.

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Wow, I really enjoyed that interview. Christine mentioned so many folks, but nothing about Billy and Rick, which surprised me. I wonder if she was disappointed by the lackluster response to Behind the Mask and Time, and therefore doesn’t care to talk about that era much? She should know that just because BTM didn’t match Tango sales, a lot of fans did enjoy that album. Her positive remarks about Bob Welch were a surprise to me, considering she wanted him excluded from the RRHOF.

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I dont think that was anything personal. She has known Billy for years before Fleetwood Mac and I am sure they still keep in touch. If she purposely avoided them its probably because of how Rick and Billy got screwed over. Stevie was already bringing Mike Campbell so it was probably complicated to only ask one and not the other.
I am sure Christine is fond of Rick and Billy and especially Billy. Chris and Billy's voice went really good together.
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Chris and Billy's harmonies were probably better than hers and Lindsey's.

I LOVE Lindsey, but Billy is a better singer. Billy's voice doesn't get enough love on here. It's comforting, like Christine's.
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Chris and Billy's harmonies were probably better than hers and Lindsey's.

I LOVE Lindsey, but Billy is a better singer. Billy's voice doesn't get enough love on here. It's comforting, like Christine's.
Christine can harmonize with anyone so well. She really. has some magic.
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Chris and Billy's harmonies were probably better than hers and Lindsey's.

I LOVE Lindsey, but Billy is a better singer. Billy's voice doesn't get enough love on here. It's comforting, like Christine's.
Very well said, especially the part about Billyís voice being comforting. Thatís exactly the word I use when I think of his voice, so hearing you felt the same way was cool.
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Chris and Billy's harmonies were probably better than hers and Lindsey's.

I LOVE Lindsey, but Billy is a better singer. Billy's voice doesn't get enough love on here. It's comforting, like Christine's.
Well, Billy has great talent and knows how to use it. But Iím just not all that turned on by his voice. The only times I dug hearing him sing were when he was duetting and harmonizing with Bekka. Those two had magic.
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Christine can harmonize with anyone so well. She really. has some magic.
True! I mean, Bob Welch and Lindseyís voices couldnít have been more different but she sounded great with both of them. I think of her harmonies on Emerald Eyes and Hypnotized are haunting. But then her harmonies on The Chain, Rhiannon, and World Turning are equally haunting in a different way.
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Very well said, especially the part about Billyís voice being comforting. Thatís exactly the word I use when I think of his voice, so hearing you felt the same way was cool.
I'm often surprised that so many here don't seem to like Billy. I mean, Lindsey is the real talent, but Billy is a good songwriter, with a really nice voice.

He had every reason to be pissed when they didn't ask him back into the band.
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I'm often surprised that so many here don't seem to like Billy. I mean, Lindsey is the real talent, but Billy is a good songwriter, with a really nice voice.

He had every reason to be pissed when they didn't ask him back into the band.
I was never satisfied with Billy as a replacement for Lindsey. He can sing but the only good song he contributed to FM was ITBOMM, IMO. He's not at all exciting to watch onstage. Why would they want him back in the band when his being there the first time didn't do a damn thing to benefit or take FM to another level? The Behind the Mask and Time versions of FM were their lowest points.
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I was never satisfied with Billy as a replacement for Lindsey. He can sing but the only good song he contributed to FM was ITBOMM, IMO. He's not at all exciting to watch onstage. Why would they want him back in the band when his being there the first time didn't do a damn thing to benefit or take FM to another level? The Behind the Mask and Time versions of FM were their lowest points.
So you're saying Neil and Mike brought some magic to the band that Rick and Billy didn't?
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