Stevie Nicks gets told her song won’t make the cut. She leaves it in the vault for 20 years, takes it out, dusts it off, decides it’s time to bring it to life. She runs it by Lindsey. It’s got lyrics about how she would have loved him if he would only have let her. […]
Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie Atlantic/Rhino Records Add another chapter to best (and ongoing) rock’n’roll soap opera that is the versions and vestiges of Fleetwood Mac. This time it’s a duo/duets album between Buckingham and McVie.
Christine McVie believes it was her estranged husband John who made the call that the new record Fleetwood Mac was creating sounded like “a bunch of rumours”. And so, Rumours was what it was called. Rumours came into my life when I was about 11 years old; by that stage it had been out a decade […]
Stevie Nicks Bella Donna (Deluxe Edition) Rhino Entertainment Company It was an interesting time – and very creative – for Fleetwood Mac and its members post-Rumours. The popular narrative suggests they never bettered it, but they did something much better in a way, they diversified. Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood both made solo records in […]
You never even used to see this guy considered for The Best Guitarist lists…and, actually, maybe you still don’t, come to think of it…but I reckon something changed when the core version of Fleetwood Mac, the classic FM-music version of the group, reformed for Bill Clinton’s inauguration and started a victory-lap tour of sorts. (One […]
Fleetwood Mac Rumours: 35th Anniversary Edition Warners The album remains a revelation to me – and it’s not even my favourite Fleetwood Mac record; I prefer Tusk and many of the pre-Buckingham/Nicks albums/line-ups. But I do love Rumours. And I have the feeling that even people who don’t (want to) like Rumours possibly own it, […]
Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (1977) Maybe I should treat myself to a new version of this but the old second-hand copy I have – picked up for a buck or two some years back (with a chewed corner on the sleeve) – seems to play okay when I want to play it. Also, this music is […]
Fleetwood Mac, Tusk (1979) One of the defining albums of my childhood – and therefore always my favourite Fleetwood Mac record. I still have the copy that my mum used to play when I was four-five-six-seven-eight years old. And that I started playing myself from then too – and on through high-school and university. […]