Guitarist says it's 'just a matter of how and when' they follow up the 'Extended Play' EP...
Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham has confirmed that they plan to continue releasing new material.
The recently reformed band put out their first new material in 10 years with their ‘Extended Play’ EP and, in an interview with Billboard, Buckingham said it was “safe to say” that they would be releasing more new songs in the future.
It’s safe to say there is more than these four songs that you’re going to hear from Fleetwood Mac. It’s just a question of how and when, you know?
Buckingham went on to add: “When I was growing up, EPs were all over the place. When I was growing up, albums were not really an art form; the single was the thing, and in some ways it has gotten back to that a little bit. The whole thing is just kind of wide open now, and it really is tantalising to be able to put together just a few things, three or four songs on an EP.”
“There is something quite effective about that, for sure,” he continued. “I have no preconceptions one way or the other in terms of what Fleetwood Mac will do or even what Fleetwood Mac should do. You just do what you can do and what makes sense logically – and politically.”
The guitarist also insisted that former member Christine McVie – who is not part of the reformed line-up – was “never going to rejoin the band”, but did reveal that the pair had recently spent time together at a reunion dinner in LA and suggested he would be open to her appearing onstage with them on their forthcoming tour.
“It was a trip, because she was the same old person I’d always known, and she was cracking me up,” he said. “We’d always had just a great chemistry, the two of us, and we just kind of hit the ground running as soon as I saw her, which was kind of amazing. If she wants to come up and do ‘Don’t Stop’ with us when we’re in England, I’d love to see that. But beyond that I think there’s not too much you can make out of it – although I’m sure people will try.”
Fleetwood Mac are currently on tour in the US and will play a string of UK dates later this year. The band will play:
Dublin 02 (September 20)
London O2 Arena (24, 25, 27)
Birmingham LG Arena (29)
Manchester Arena (October 1)
Glasgow The Hydro (3)