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Stevie Nicks On Skipping Fleetwood Mac Sessions

March 16, 2017

Stevie Nicks doesn't have a single regret about not taking part Fleetwood Mac's recent recording sessions (which BTW will be released as a joint Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie project, called Buckingham McVie)

Nicks, who jumped back into her solo work after the band's last trip out on the road is doing some dates with the Pretenders, talked pretty candidly about why she skipped out on the album recording. In an interview she said, "I've been on the road (solo) since last September, so I don't understand their premise. Christine was gone (from Fleetwood Mac) for 16 years and came back, did a massive tour, and then it's like, 'Now I'm just gonna go back to London and sit in my castle for two years'? She wanted to keep working. I will be back with them at the end of the year for, I think, another tour. I just needed my two years off. Until then, I wish them the best in whatever they do."

Stevie was also asked whether she thought a full Fleetwood Mac album would happen with the classic lineup; "I don't think we'll do another record. If the music business were different, I might feel different. I don't think there's any reason to spend a year and an amazing amount of money on a record that, even if it has great things, isn't going to sell. What we do is go on the road, do a ton of shows and make lots of money. We have a lot of fun. Making a record isn't all that much fun."

Mick Fleetwood (who's been judgmental of Nicks in the past regarding her schedule in regards to the Fleetwood Mac) was also asked about why Stevie Nicks balked on contributing to what will probably be the final studio album to feature the band; Mick stayed professional: "She really is not really wanting to spend the time in the studio...it's not even the songs. It's the whole tempo of being in the studio, and that's her choice. And she has really, not that long ago, invested the better part of two-and-a-half years of time into Fleetwood Mac. We all are, quite frankly, a bit longer in the tooth in terms of what we do with our lives outside of Fleetwood Mac, so I have no complaint about any one member not having put in a huge amount of effort into the well being of Fleetwood Mac."

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