Fleetwood Mac

Lindsay Buckingham Says This Year Will Be Fleetwood Macs Swan-song

Unless you have been living in a cave in the outer Hebrides, cut off from electricity and the press and with no signal on your smartphone you will be aware that Fleetwood Mac have reformed, are cutting a new album and are going out on a 65 date tour which includes numerous UK dates and a headline appearance at this years Isle Of Wight Festival.

Fleetwood Mac may be heading into their final year. According to the band’s guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, the group will cease to operate in 2015 or soon afterwards. The Guardian reports that Buckingham has told told the American TV channel PBS that the forthcoming Fleetwood Mac album and tour would be their “last act”.

2014 was a big year for Fleetwood Mac: the original keyboardist and songwriter Christine McVie rejoined after quitting the band in 1998. They played a series of acclaimed gigs, and there is also the promise of the band’s first album since 2003, which will feature a number of new songs that McVie and Buckingham have worked on together.

Buckingham said that McVie “gave me a bunch of stuff to take home, I worked on it, came back, and she loved it. We went into the studio and came out with the best songs we’ve co-written in years.” Buckingham added: “Christine really fills the gap of the polarity that might exist otherwise, and helps things breathe.”

The current Fleetwood Mac lineup is the same one that oversaw the band’s most successful period, including the trio of classic 1970s albums Fleetwood Mac, Rumours and Tusk, as well as the poppy 1980s hit Tango in the Night.

The Express reports that while the members of Fleetwood Mac had a turbulent working relationship throughout, Lindsey Buckingham admits time apart has healed old wounds and recent recording sessions have been a success.

“We went in the studio for two months and came up with probably the best group of songs that we’ve done in years.”

Buckingham concluded: “We’re going to continue working on the new album, and the solo stuff will take a back seat for a year or two. A beautiful way to wrap up this last act.”

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Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

2 thoughts on “Lindsay Buckingham Says This Year Will Be Fleetwood Macs Swan-song

  1. Zach

    Love this piece, beautiful and inspirational. I am seeing them live in London this year – I have just launched my new blog “A Gentleman’s Journal.


    I am 25 and an actor/singer living in London. My online journal is a bank of positivity, inspiration and love. Follow it for my musings on life, philosophy, LGBT news and issues, theatre, politics, thoughts for the day, music, books, poetry, and life.

    Here is my piece on Fleetwood Mac live in Boston


    And my thoughts and hopes for 2015 inspired by Stevie Nicks’ lyrics




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