Lindsey Buckingham Says Fleetwood Mac’s Real Drama Album Wasn’t “Rumours”

Stephen Deusner Talked Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie about their new album and it’s hard to talk this band without a little drama coming up. The calling card for their biggest album “Rumours” from 1977 was all the breakups and broken/bitter hearts smashing into each other but Buckingham says that 45 million selling album was the not the hardest to makes. He ads, “Tango in the Night was the most different album in the terms of getting it done, as that was everyone’s level of crazy – hit the wall. People think of “Rumours” as being the turmoil time, and it was, but in terms of people living crazy lives its “Tango.”

Calling the new duo project, “A nice splinter off the main artery of Fleetwood Mac.”

In the interview Buckingham says he was very intrigued by the fact that McVie was working on new material and a week into working together they knew they had something.

The magazine points out that looking at their 1988 “Greatest Hits” album – over half were either written or co-written by McVie,

Just because they are not calling it a Fleetwood Mac album it still sounds like one and it comes upon it honestly considering the pair are backed up by the bands Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.

Mcvie is obviously hungry after almost retiring for 16 years and not coming back until 2014. She says “We have a serendipitous relationship musically that just chemistry.”

The Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie album comes out June 9th. – 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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