Q: Has the band been totally sympathetic to your desire to explore new directions?
LINDSEY: It seemed so while we were making Tusk. I would be in the studio and do something and they’d say they like it, or I’d come in after working on a song for four or five days and they’d never heard it, and they’d react well. In retrospect, though, I wonder how they felt about some of my stuff. Maybe if the album had sold more they’d be happier. [Laughs] That kind of worries me a little bit.
Did you see that article in US that quoted Stevie as saying that doing the album was like being held hostage in Iran with Lindsey as the Ayatollah? [Laughs] That wasn’t the feeling there at all! I mean, she wasn’t even there most of the time. She’d come in to do her song once a week and that would be it. Hostage? [Laughs]
Q: You’ve always been portrayed as a fairly private and introspective sort. How did it feel to have your personal life and your relationships splashed across the pages of half the magazines in America when Rumours became such a big hit?
LINDSEY: I don’t feel as though it happened to me that much. The "sensationalists," if that’s what you want to call them, were always more interested in Stevie and Christine. It’s only fairly recently that writers have begun to pick up on my energy, and so far it’s been pretty great. There hasn’t been too much discussion of things other than my music. I’ve always been in the background more in terms of publicity or image or whatever. That’s good. I have all the anonymity I want. I can walk about and nobody really bothers me.
Q: Stevie can’t, I imagine.
LINDSEY: Stevie wouldn’t really want to. She would always dress up as flamboyantly as possible when she went out, so she’d be noticed. She’s a different kind of person than I am. People are appreciating me for the reasons I want to be appreciated for, and not for my chiffon gown. [Laughs]