Buckingham/McVie Duo Project Will Replace New Fleetwood Mac Album

Well, it’s still Fleetwood Mac sort of. Without the band name or Stevie Nicks. The new project will include the Mac’s Mick Fleetwood on Drums and John McVie on bass, singer/Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie on Vocals and keys.

Nicks is on her “Rockin’ 24 Karat Gold Tour” since last year. It kicks off again in February until April.

McVie spoke with the L.A Times saying, “I’ve been sending Lindsey demos in their very raw form, and he’s been doing his Lindsey magic on them, which I love.” Let’s remember McVie Left Fleetwood Mac in 1998 only coming back to tour with the band in 2014.

So what was she doing all those years? “I’d been virtually doing nothing in the country in 16 years of being a retired lady. Being busy walking my dogs — actually not doing anything very constructive.” In 2004 McVie Released her third solo album “In the Meantime.’

When talking about Buckingham she says, “A better thing’s never happened to me. I’ve reconnected with the band and found a fantastic person to write with.” In the past the pair have only written 4 Fleetwood Mac Songs together, ‘World Turning” from the self title album from 1975 and three from, ‘Tango in the Night’ from 1987 – ‘Mystified” and ‘You and I, Part II.’ The pair co-wrote “Isn’t It Midnight’ with Eddy Quintela from the same album. In comparison Fleetwood Mac has never released any tunes on any albums co-written by Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. There was only one we could find that’s been released and that’s ‘Frozen Love’ from their duo project ‘Buckingham Nicks’ from 1973.

The whole band wrote ‘The Chain’ from 1977’s classic ‘Rumours.’ McVie adds, “We’ve always written well together, Lindsey and I, and this has just spiraled into something really amazing that we’ve done between us.”

The new Fleetwood Mac/ Buckingham/McVie album will be released in May. Seriously, it is a classy move for them to not call it a Fleetwood Mac album. – by John Beaudin

John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.

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