By Urmee Khan
11:35PM GMT 10 Nov 2008
Daily Telegraph (UK)
The Democrat supporter has already played for one President, when the group performed at Bill Clinton’s inauguration ball in January 1993.
Their song, “Don’t Stop”, had been used as a campaign theme by President Clinton.
But he was pithy about performing for the current Republican incumbent of the White House.
He said he would be willing to play a song for President George W Bush and has already got one written: “It’s called Treason and it’s all about selfishness and greed.”
However, he said he is hopeful the group will be asked back to play for Barack Obama when he celebrates his arrival at the White House in January.
“I would be delighted if we could do that again,” Buckingham told the Daily Telegraph’s Mandrake. He concedes, however, that Bruce Springsteen is in a better position “especially as I see Bruce has already got himself the Superbowl slot”.
Treason is on his solo album “Gift of Screws,” which was released in October.Fleetwood Mac formed in 1967. Buckingham was a 25-year-old Californian singer-songwriter in 1974 when English drummer Mick Fleetwood recruited him and Buckingham’s then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks to what would become the definitive line-up of Fleetwood Mac.
The group is now talking about a tour next year: “We’re talking about having rehearsals in January for a tour, which should start in March.
“But we’re going to be sensible about it. There’s going to be time off for family and for Stevie Nicks’ voice.
“Hopefully the tour will spark us to make a record,” Buckingham added.
“I love being in that band. We have such great chemistry. It’s nice that I can go back with them after I have the opportunity to make my solo albums. I’m in a great position. I have my solo career, Fleetwood Mac and most of all, my family.”