Stevie Nicks Credits Her Solo Career For Keeping Fleetwood Mac Together

stevienicksI sometimes wonder if Fleetwood Mac would be still together if Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks hadn’t joined the band on New Years Eve in 1974. Well, they wouldn’t have had an album like “Rumours” that’s for sure.

Two years ago that golden line-up of the “Rumours” album were reunited with Christine McVie back in the band for the first time in 16 years. They went on the road and now that’s done but Nicks is going out as a solo act which she says is good for Fleetwood Mac’s longevity. She told Rolling Stone Magazine, “I feel really blessed to be able to be the Gemini that I am and be able to hop back and forth between my solo career and Fleetwood Mac. My solo career is truly the reason why Fleetwood Mac is still together because I get bored easily, That’s why every time I go to work on my solo career, I try to make it as different from Fleetwood Mac as I possibly can so that it really is two worlds. When I feel ready to go back to Fleetwood Mac when we do our next tour in a year and half, I’ll be ready to go back to Fleetwood Mac, and it’ll be good.”

What about new music? The band hasn’t recorded an album since 2003’s ‘Say You Will.” Nicks told Billboard magazine, “Is it possible that Fleetwood Mac might do another record? I can never tell you yes or no, because I don’t know. I honestly don’t know,” she said. “It’s like, do you want to take a chance of going in and setting up in a room for like a year [to record an album] and having a bunch of arguing people? And then not wanting to go on tour because you just spent a year arguing?”

“Or do you just go on tour because you know that you have fun up there and you love doing shows?” the musician continued. “And Christine’s only been back for a year and a half.”

Stevie’s latest album is “24 Karat Gold”, inspired by a collection of demos from Fleetwood Mac and her solo years. Her tour starts on October 25th in Phoenix. – 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 newsman 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. 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.

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