Fleetwood Mac are one of the most popular, constantly evolving bands in rock history. Iron Butterfly were one of first acts to prove that complex hard rock could break through to a large audience. Sadly, only one of these two groups can move onto the second round of this month's UCR Hall of Fame election.
When Fleetwood Mac announced that they would release only a handful of new songs to coincide with their current tour, some thought it seemed like the act of a band on its last creative legs, grudgingly going into the studio in order to drum up interest in a series of lucrative concerts. However, in a new interview, Lindsey Buckingham said that there is more to come.
With Fleetwood Mac back on the road and playing new material for the first time in a decade, fans have reason to hope that the group's on-and-off momentum over the past few years might regain some measure of consistency. Those hopes should be reinforced by comments Lindsey Buckingham made in a recent interview with 'Rolling Stone.'
The last time Fleetwood Mac made an album together, they were minus Christine McVie and enough good songs to fill its 75-minute running length. They’re still without McVie on their new four-song EP, but they fixed ‘Say You Will’’s biggest problem by keeping ‘Extended Play’ at an economical 17 minutes. And if it sounds more like a Lindsey Buckingham record than an actual band one at times, at least ‘Extended Play’ is the best thing released under the Fleetwood Mac moniker since 1987’s ‘Tango in the Night.’
After the huge comeback success of the live reunion album, 'The Dance,' in 1997, Fleetwood Mac were back in a big way. The obvious questions started flying, asking about the chances of a new Mac LP. In spite of a short round of drama, they answered that question with the full-flying 'Say You Will, ' which was released on April 15, 2003. The album marked the return of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks to the clan, but also saw the departure of mainstay Christine McVie.