Aidin Vaziri | The mercurial forces behind Fleetwood Mac – John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham – are back on the road, once again without Christine McVie. And for the first time in a long time, the band doesn’t have any new material to promote, so the Unleashed Tour is made up of two hours of fan favorites. We asked the group’s 59-year-old guitarist – and a recent father of three – Buckingham how he felt about that.
Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac
Q: There was some talk last year that Sheryl Crow was going to take over Christine McVie’s position in the band. Did you block that?
A: No, I didn’t block it. One of the things that made this go so smoothly is that I’ve been really unparticular about my opinions. I did not think that was a good idea. One, she was going to come in for a period of time and it spoke to me like something that had come from the top down, like a marketing idea. The other thing is that it struck me as a bit loungey to have someone else come in and do Christine’s songs. She went and shot herself in the foot anyway.
Q: Besides, the last thing you need is another ego in this band.
A: That’s right. Stevie and I are still working on our dynamic, which, believe it or not, is still evolving. Continue reading.