Lindsey Buckingham Blames Stevie Nicks For No New Fleetwood Mac Records

Lindsey Buckingham is sharing that he thinks Stevie Nicks is the reason Fleetwood Mac didn't make any new music. Why? Because she got disoriented creatively. He explained, "I was shocked to realize that the last Fleetwood Mac studio album, 'Say You Will,' came out in 2003. 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 also revealed that he had a creative split with the band after 1979's "Tusk." He said 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.”

Once McVie rejoined the group, the band did another "effort to engage" Nicks, according to Buckingham. “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.”

 Source: Classic Rock

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