The intra-band intrigue of 1977’s Rumours only escalated for Fleetwood Mac on the double-album follow-up, Tusk, two years later. The musical evidence is presented here In the Studio to the court of public opinion by witnesses Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, and Big Mac prodigal Lindsey Buckingham for part two of Tusk‘s fortieth anniversary the week […]
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The tale of the Fleetwood Mac double album Tusk , the follow-up to the record-setting Rumours , takes a full two episodes to tell, full of dizzying commercial success amid accusations of personal betrayal, conspiracy, and questions of creative direction and control. Band namesake Mick Fleetwood, chanteuse Stevie Nicks, and former Fleetwood Mac singer/ guitarist/ songwriter […]
Fleetwood Mac “Rumours” at 40!Guests are Lindsey Buckingham,Stevie Nicks,Mick Fleetwood.
The conclusion of In the Studio‘s in-depth exploration of the Tusk saga has some of the most frank, illuminating revelations about love, ambition, artistic integrity vs the pressures of commerce, youth, regret and, yes, music you will ever hear this side of a therapist’s couch from Fleetwood Mac co-founder Mick Fleetwood, chanteuse Stevie Nicks, and […]
Imagine an entire season of the tv “reality series” show Survivor if it had been filmed in a locked down recording studio instead of a remote island, and with guitars instead of spears, and you have the story of Fleetwood Mac’s 1979 double opus Tusk.
Truth be told, I was not eager to hear Fleetwood Mac‘s new album that July 11 of 1975. Don’t get me wrong, I was a big fan beginning with their 1972 album Bare Trees , and had played it on the radio along with subsequent Fleetwood Mac albums A Mystery to Me ( one of […]
Happy birthday Christine McVie! Simply astounding that she was lending her songwriting, distinctive voice, organ, and piano sound to Fleetwood Mac here, and continues to do so in 2017 in a big way this month appearing at the Classic West shows at Dodger Stadium and again at New York City’s CitiField for Classic East. Above […]
After the London-based blues band Fleetwood Mac emigrated to California, they added singer/songwriter / guitarist Bob Welch. Drummer Mick Fleetwood, bass guitarist John McVie , and Mac’s singing/ songwriting/ keyboard playing wife Christine not only had their passports stamped, Welch provided a highly significant bridge melodically and stylistically between Fleetwood Mac’s uncompromising blues repertoire of […]
… long before she became a star as a solo performer; before she and her musical partner( then lover) Lindsey Buckingham helped to transform the British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, Stephanie Lynn Nicks was living a real- life version of the Glass Menagerie.
Lindsey Buckingham made breathless headlines earlier this year by being fired from Fleetwood Mac, but us longtime watchers of that never-ending soap opera know well that for over a forty year period now, Buckingham’s role has resembled Al Pacino’s mafia Don Corleone character in Godfather 3 exclaiming, “Every time I think I’m out, they pull me back in!” Buckingham has put the free time to great use by collecting the best of his solo albums into Solo Anthology- The Best of Lindsey Buckingham.