Stevie - Classic Rock Magazine (November 2013)
And now you’re back with Fleetwood Mac. How’s that going?
It’s going great. We just did 47 shows in the United States. Lindsey and I sat down a year and a half ago and we had a very serious talk about him and I, and who we were and who we were when we were 17 and 15, and how cute we were and how funny we were, and how much we loved being together. I said: “Lindsey, we need to go back to those people. Because if we can’t, we really shouldn’t do this anymore.” And he’s been really great. He listened to me. But then he’s always listened to me. I just wish we’d had this talk a long time ago. Then we could have cleared a lot of this up much earlier.
Speaking of which, the Buckingham Nicks album from 1973 has never come out on CD. Is there any chance of that happening?
We’ve tried so hard but it just never seems to happen. It’s not that we don’t want it out. I can’t even give you an honest answer why it’s not out. We talk about it all the time. But it’s not just that; there’s a third party that owns it too. And getting all three of us to sign off on it at the same time just seems to have been impossible. If it was up to me we would have put it out this year because it’s the 40th anniversary. But hopefully it will come out next year.
Meanwhile, you’ve put out an EP with Fleetwood Mac after originally saying there were no plans to record.
I know. I went up to Lindsey’s house at the beginning of this year and we recorded those four songs in four days. And then we decided to put them out so that we would have something to promote, even though we are not stupid - we know that the music industry is trashed and that selling records is next to impossible because of the internet and piracy. But we decided to do it anyway because it would make us feel good to have something new out there. We’re doing two of the songs on stage and they’re great.