Big Mac – Fleetwood Mac talks to Record Mirror (Apr 1988)

BIG MAC

Well, you can’t get much bigger then Fleetwood Mac, can you?

In the wake of Lindsey Buckingham’s much-publicised departure and their combined chart success.

Dave Zimmer talks to the band that just refuses to lay down and die….

Record Mirror (UK)
April 1988

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Somebody should write a soap opera based on Fleetwood Mac’s career. They’ve been plagued by jealousy, bankruptcy and alcoholism; and when guitarist Lindsey Buckingham left the band last year, it looked like the end of the road.

Buckingham had been with Fleet­wood Mac since 1975 when he and Stevie Nicks helped catapult the rather obscure ‘hippy’ band into the big time with the LP ‘Rumours’. To date, it’s sold over 30 million copies worldwide. But the relationship between Nicks and Buckingham soured, as Stevie explains.

“If Lindsey said the wall in the studio was grey, I’d be absolutely sure it was pink. In order to get one of my. songs on a record I’d have to say ‘Okay, the wall’s grey Lindsey’. Otherwise it was back on the bus.

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