Stevie - Rolling Stone Online (05.15.1998)

RS: You had started on your next album when the Fleetwood Mac reunion popped up?

SN: Yes. All of a sudden this thing about Fleetwood Mac happened, and as the days went by there was more talk, and then somebody from Warner Bros. actually came up and said [Lindsey Buckingham] really is going to put his record on the shelf to do this. I said, 'Well, I don't believe that,' 'cos he said that a million times before. So I called him and I said 'Lindsey, I need you to tell me what's happening, because if we really are going to do this ... I'm not even going to start my record and have to stop it.' And he said, 'No, I'm going to do it.' I said 'You're sure? You promise?' He said 'Yes.' And then, when I got home from the Fleetwood Mac thing, I was told Atlantic felt this was a good time to do the box set, since I was going to Warner/Reprise. So all of these things just sort of happened, to my surprise.

RS: You were so clearly the fan favorite during the tour. How does the rest of the band deal with that now?

SN: I think probably it's fine and fairly easy for everybody in the band except Lindsey. I think it's hard for Lindsey because we started out together. I think he goes, like, 'When did you do all this? Why do you get this kind of reaction?' And I think that is hard for him. So I don't talk to him a lot about it. It's kind of like, what we do together is what we talk about. I don't want to make Lindsey unhappy. I care about him and want him to be happy.

RS: Do you foresee another Fleetwood Mac project?

SN: I don't have a sense of if and when, but I don't have a sad feeling about it. I feel that what we did this last year, it was great. Everybody had a great time. It was a little hard on Christine [McVie], but I think she will change her mind and she will get bored and say 'Oh, I want to do this one more time.' There's no way this band won't play again. I just know that when the time is right, it'll come back together. It'll probably be in two years, two and a half years.

RS: Enchanted also has the first Buckingham-Nicks song ("Long Distance Winter") to ever appear legitimately on CD. Will the album ever be re-released?

SN: Lindsey says yes. Lindsey has said he will do it. See, I own half, he owns half. I can't put it out without his half. Plus, we don't have a record deal for it. So before the Buckingham-Nicks record would be released, we would have to do the whole thing to release a record. But he says he wants to now, so I would tend to say we'll do it and put it on CD.