Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac says the band’s chances of becoming who they became were “hopeless.” Why in the world would he say this?
Mick Fleetwood recently talked about how the band’s inner turmoil almost ruined them for good. Sammy Hagar, aka The Red Rocker, recently talked with Fleetwood about the band’s success and how they became such a big name in rock music.
“[Do] you feel like the luckiest man in the world to have so many shots and have disastrous things happen and come back and come back?” Hagar asks in the video below. “God is just shining on you.”
Fleetwood agrees and expounds on that idea.
“If you read a manual or a blueprint, you would say, ‘This is actually not possible, and it’s all lies,” Fleetwood says. “It could not have … happened like that, and if it did, the people, the players in the play, would not have survived. Somehow, the band has survived really against hopeless odds, mostly, in truth, created by ourselves.”
Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood (photo via www.societyofrock.com)
For all you hardcore Fleetwood Mac fans, I won’t explain what he’s referencing when he says things like “survived” against “hopeless odds.” You know what he’s talking about.
For the rest of you, I’ll tell you: he’s referring to the relationships within the band and the friction that caused. The band even named an album after the tumultuous band romance.
“There was a reason that album was called Rumours, which was a very good title by John McVie,” Fleetwood says. “He walked in the studio one day and said, ‘This thing’s like a soap opera, Mick!’”