The most interesting narrative of Fleetwood Mac — one every music writer hopes to chronicle and every fan dreams about when reading between the lines of “Rumours” — involves romance and adultery. The stories behind lyrics of heartbreak and betrayal and love and acceptance are well-documented, but in recent interviews with Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, the bandmates assert that the past is just that.
Fleetwood Mac released its best-selling album “Rumours” nearly 40 years ago; Christine McVie left the band 16 years ago. Now, the five members have reunited for an album and an international tour, “On With The Show.”
“It’s been the most profound experience of my entire life,” Christine McVie said of returning to the group in an interview with HuffPost Entertainment. “The chemistry between the band is stronger than it ever was.” In March of this year, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie joined Buckingham and Christine McVie at Studio D in the Village Recorder in Los Angeles, where they made 1979’s “Tusk.” (Nicks was unable to be there due to prior scheduling conflicts, Buckingham and McVie said.) They laid the groundwork for eight tracks, mostly written by Christine McVie and began to reestablish the legacy and future of Fleetwood Mac. Continue reading