Lindsey Buckingham Blames Stevie Nicks For Lack Of New Fleetwood Songs
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Lindsey Buckingham blames Stevie Nicks for Fleetwood Mac’s absence of new material released for many years.
“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,” Buckingham revealed in an interview with Classic Rock magazine. “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.”
The guitarist assumed that the lack of participation from Nicks’ part is due to her losing track from writing songs. “Maybe didn’t think she had anything she felt she could offer, and so did not want to be a part of it,” he added.
When Christine renewed her contract with Fleetwood Mac in 2014, Buckingham once more anticipated that Nicks would come back and perform with the band just like the old times. But Nicks refused yet again, and the new material that Christine McVie brought with her transpired into the 2017 album Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie. The band has not released another studio album for more than 18 years.
Buckingham later cleared all the bad publicity between him and the band, stating that he’s more than open to doing a Fleetwood Mac reunion. He says that it’s “the proper way to go.”