The veteran group brought Neil Finn and Mike Campbell in to hit the road in 2019. Speaking to Mojo, Buckingham said: “It would be so appropriate for the five of us to go out again, even if you want to call it a farewell tour. I didn’t see the last shows but I heard it it was a little generic, like a covers band. That’s fine, because there’s always a fraction of people who are coming for the brand, per se, and aren’t going to differentiate in terms of members as long as Stevie is up there.” He added: “But it would be great for us to share it one last time. I know Mick [Fleetwood] and Christine [McVie] would love that to happen. Wait and see.”
He also reflected that, while he was happy with his upcoming self-titled solo album, there was a difference between such a project and working with his former band. “[M]y solo work is often more esoteric, and you lose nine out of 10 listeners because you’re disconnecting from their idea of what Fleetwood Mac is. But I wanted to make a pop record here.” He noted that the record had gone through some changes behind the scenes as a result of his firing, his subsequent heart surgery and the end of his marriage. “I wrote these songs when my wife and I had been together a long time,” he said. “Things drift. Suddenly, you’re at a point where everyone is pulling to reboot the entire scenario of domestic life. That’s something that happens. So while a lot of these songs are celebrating long-term relationships, they’re doing it in a non-romanticized way.”
Fleetwood Mac Albums Ranked
When considering a list of Fleetwood Mac albums, it’s easy to focus on Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.