For all intents and purposes, Fleetwood Mac has still got it. They’re currently playing a sold out tour which stopped in Boston back on April 18th. The band also has recently released a 4-song EP, aptly titled Extended Play. Mick Fleetwood spoke with sister station WZLX in Boston yesterday to talk about both the EP and the tour.
“It’s pretty amazing. I have to say that the four people walking on that stage – and obviously it’s more pointed for Stevie and Lindsay, these are two people who fell in love with one another when they were 16 years old – it is amazing,” Mick Fleetwood said. “You’re right, my whole life with all the ups and downs, really an incredible amount of gratitude that I’m still walking around quite frankly. But we’ve managed to sustain this strange work ethic through all of these bits and pieces.”
Mick went on to talk about how he’s often approached with questions on misconceptions about Fleetwood Mac, the biggest being that the band hates each other, a rumor that Mick flatly denies.
“The misconception is that we don’t like each other. We do! We actually love each other. It’s just the co-existing of that from time to time no doubt has been incredibly hard,” Mick admits.
Fleetwood Mac is a band that loves music over money or personal strife, according to Mick. He admitted that his relationship with Stevie Nicks was something they had to work through for the good of the band.
“Stevie pretty much remained even though we had a love affair, we managed to get through it. And that’s not often spoken about,” said Mick. “We’re not just a bunch of business men that decide to do this. When we do this, we have to be emotionally equipped to do it, and that is the amazing thing.”
Fleetwood Mac continues its tour, currently working their way through Canada before finishing out May on the West Coast.
-Tim Staskiewicz/100.7 WZLX Boston