Stevie Nicks Says There Will Never Be Another Fleetwood Mac Album
Stevie Nicks said there will probably never be another Fleetwood Mac album.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the singer and songwriter said, “I don’t think there’s any reason to spend a year and an amazing amount of money on a record that, even if it has great things, isn’t going to sell.”
“I don’t think we’ll do another record. If the music business were different, I might feel different,” she added. “What we do is go on the road, do a ton of shows and make lots of money. We have a lot of fun. Making a record isn’t all that much fun.”
Nicks also explained what happened with the planned Fleetwood Mac album that turned into a record by the band’s other two singer-songwriters, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, with help from the remaining members of Fleetwood Mac, drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie.
Last year, Fleetwood said recording of the group’s album was delayed by Nicks, who went on a solo tour. “I’ve been on the road since last September, so I don’t understand their premise,” Nicks said. “Christine was gone [from Fleetwood Mac] for 16 years and came back, did a massive tour, and then it’s like, “Now I’m just gonna go back to London and sit in my castle for two years”? She wanted to keep working.
“I will be back with them at the end of the year for, I think, another tour,” Nicks said. “I just needed my two years off. Until then, I wish them the best in whatever they do.”
For now, it appears Nicks is happy to play the solo artist, especially when it comes to a band like Fleetwood Mac, which has had its share of drama over the years.
“When you’re in a band, you have to be part of the team,” she told Rolling Stone. “There’s something comforting about that. But in my solo career, I get to be the boss. Having both, for a Gemini like myself, is perfect. And I knew that in 1981: that me having a solo career would only make Fleetwood Mac better.”