Minus Stevie Nicks, the band are recording ‘blues-based’ and ‘commercial’ songs in the studio in which they made Tusk
Fleetwood Mac have almost finished eight songs for a possible new album. The new recordings feature Christine McVie but not yet Stevie Nicks, who has been absent due to other commitments. “The chemistry was just unbelievable,” Lindsey Buckingham has said.
Minus Nicks, Fleetwood Mac spent two months at Village Recorder studio, in Los Angeles, working in the same room in which they recorded their 1979 album Tusk. “We’re all very excited about [the new music],” Buckingham told Billboard in a recent interview. “Knowing me, I’m going to be pushing for a double album.” Though eight tracks are “75% done”, they are now putting the sessions on pause as McVie returns home to England. The group will reunite for live rehearsals at the end of July, ahead of their world tour, and are unlikely to release anything before 2015. Continue reading