Speaking of Fleetwood Mac, is he in touch with ex- bandmates Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham? "I saw Stevie at a Halloween party that I threw. There's no weird blood between us," he says. "I would really like to see her find a great writing partner. She used to work so well with Lindsey." As for Buckingham: "He's very gifted, really of the caliber of Brian Wilson in terms of intensity and talent."