I used to get Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks mixed up when I was a kid - well, Stevie was a boyish name, Lindsey was, well you can see the confusion back in the days before t'internet. Thankfully, after seeing Fleetwood Mac perform the wonderful 1977 single, "Dreams", on Top of the Pops, I realized my shameful mistake and learned never to judge anyone by their name again. Imagine my expression upon discovering the tough rapper Ice-T's real name...
Anyway, Buckingham and Nicks were romantic and musical stooges during their tenure in the Mac, opting to split right in the middle of the "Rumours" sessions, but thankfully not as songwriters. Having previously recorded an ill-fated 1973 duet album, they joined the million-selling band, adding a more crafted pop bent than before and consequently, more hits. These included "Go Your Own Way", the co-written "Oh Diane", "Tusk", "Big Love" and "Family Man" on 1987's "Tango In The Night".
In between the hedonism and hit-records in the band, Buckingham has also found time to release his own solo work, including 1981's "Law and Order" and its related pretty hit, "Trouble", and his most recent and refined set, "The Gift Of Screws" from 2009. The man has hinted that Fleetwood Mac will return to the fray in 2012, but meanwhile he has just issued his sixth studio album, "Seeds We Sow", from which you can download the cracking title track for gratis at his website www.lindseybuckingham.com
The guitarist is also on tour later this year, starting with Birmingham on 8th December, followed by Salford, Leeds, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Southampton and finally the London Palladium on the 19th. Tickets are on sale from us on Friday at 9am, costing £42.50 regionally, £45 for London and demand is expected to be high.
The December 2011 has had to be postponed due to a hand injury sustained by Lindsey's guitarist. The advice is for ticket-holders to sit-tight and await the rescheduled dates.
We will announce the rescheduled dates as soon as we have them.