Will Mac stay together long enough to do new material?
"A year ago I would have said no," says Buckingham.
"In the 12 years I was involved in the band, there was so much agendizing and baggage and whatever was going on behind the scenes with the couples, it was very difficult to appreciate all that. It was all masked by a certain level of pain. Various levels of pain, quite a bit at times.
"And it was always a lesson in denial. You had to cram all your feelings here and get on with your creative thing here. That's all gone. I like just being able to see what is really there in front of me.
"The fact is, I'm having a good time."