Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie on ‘American Horror Story’, playing Wembley, and potential new music | Attitude

“I don’t see any reason why we can’t do another tour and make another record.”

Words: Will Stroude

With a 50-year legacy of friendship, fallouts and iconic folk-rock hits, the Fleetwood Mac story is as epic as they come in music.

Over the years band members Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks have married, divorced, made up, fallen out, and continued to release some of the most defining pop hits of the last century – and the drama hasn’t waned now most of them are in their seventies.

Disagreements over current world tour ‘An Evening with Fleetwood Mac’ led to Buckingham’s sacking from the group in April last year, with the guitarist and vocalist settling a lawsuit against his former bandmates in December.

Talk of that lawsuit is strictly off-limits as Attitude meets Christine McVie ahead of Fleetwood Mac’s two planned dates at Wembley Stadium this June, but the British-born singer is a characteristically open book when it comes to discussing the legacy of a band that has defined her life since 1970.

Despite standing as the (relative) calm at the centre of the Fleetwood Mac storm, McVie has had plenty her own ups and downs during the course of her career, most notably retiring from the group in 1998 for 16 long years after developing a debilitating phobia of flying

Continue reading Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie on ‘American Horror Story’, playing Wembley, and potential new music | Attitude

Lindsey Buckingham: Ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist has heart surgery | BBC News

9th February 2019

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is recovering after emergency open heart surgery but his vocal cords were damaged as a result, his wife has announced.

Kristen Buckingham, who is based in Los Angeles, said her husband had been taken to hospital late last week.

He is recovering at home and getting “stronger” every day, she said, posting a photo of him in his hospital bed.

Buckingham, 69, was fired from the British-American band last year.

He then launched a legal case before settling out of court.

“This past year has been a very stressful and difficult year for our family to say the least,” Mrs Buckingham said in her social media post.

“We feel so fortunate he’s alive. As does he. He looks forward to recovery and putting this behind him.”

It was not clear, she said, if the vocal damage would be permanent. Continue reading Lindsey Buckingham: Ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist has heart surgery | BBC News

Lindsey Buckingham Suffers Vocal Cord Damage From Emergency Surgery | Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone Online
By Andy Greene
Feb 8th, 2019

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist recuperating at home after open heart surgery

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Winslow Townson/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (10014909m)
Lindsey Buckingham performs at The Wilbur Theatre, in Boston
Lindsey Buckingham in Concert – , Boston, USA – 05 Dec 2018

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham underwent emergency open heart surgery last week and is now recuperating at his home. “Each day he is stronger than the last,” his wife Kristen Buckingham wrote in a statement. “While he and his heart are doing well, the surgery resulted in vocal cord damage. While it is unclear if the damage is permanent, we are hopeful it is not.”

Buckingham was forced out of Fleetwood Mac last year when Stevie Nicks made it clear to the rest of the band that she could no longer work with him. “After 43 years and the finish line so clearly in sight, it’s hard to escape the conclusion that for the five of us to splinter part would be the wrong thing,” Buckingham wrote in an e-mail to group co-founder leader Mick Fleetwood after learning the news. “At the moment, the band’s heart and soul has been diminished. But out center, which has seen us through so much, is only laying dormant.” Continue reading Lindsey Buckingham Suffers Vocal Cord Damage From Emergency Surgery | Rolling Stone

Two Worlds Collide | Otago Daily Times

4 February 2019
Bruce Munro

Neil Finn joining Fleetwood Mac seems a bolt out of the blue – until you know the backstory. Bruce Munro talks to Mick Fleetwood about line-up changes, friendship with the Finn family and 50 years of making music with one of the world’s great bands.

The phone jangles.

“Hello, hello,” a rich, friendly, veteran voice says out of the ether.

It is a week out from the post-Christmas reboot of Fleetwood Mac’s year-long world tour; a tour that will close with a concert at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium, on September 21.

So, is Mick Fleetwood, the co-founder of one of the world’s biggest selling bands, busy getting ready?

“I’m in Maui, at home,” 71-year old Fleetwood replies.

“I live in Maui, so I have no complaints.

“If your readers want a visual, I’m in an area called Kula, which is on the side of Haleakala crater. We hope it doesn’t explode,” he says dryly.

Is that the one spewing lava, slowly swallowing suburbs?

“No, that’s on the Big Island. They tell me this massive mountain I live on is dormant, for the moment.”

That’s comforting, sort of.

So, no, not a lot of rushing around right now. The hard yards were done in the lead up to the 50th anniversary tour that kicked off in October.

“We had a major change in Fleetwood Mac, parting company with Lindsey Buckingham,” he says. Continue reading Two Worlds Collide | Otago Daily Times