Mick Fleetwood On Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, & The Band’s Heartache
It’s been thirty years since Mick Fleetwood has lived in England. The Hawaiian resident is returning to his roots to get back to family and music. Despite his move, he still feels British and certainly hasn’t lost his accent. In a 2013 interview, Mick sat down to discuss his return to Fleetwood Mac.
Mick Fleetwood would rather take a poll from the audience in terms of whether or not people enjoy his music, but critics also cheered for the return of Fleetwood Mac. “I think the band’s playing really well and there’s a vibrancy to what we’re doing and there’s a sense of commitment,” said Mick Fleetwood in an interview.
In the following interview, Mick Fleetwood talks about Rumours, the pain from the album, the importance of the band staying together, and how much they love and appreciate their fans.
Mick Fleetwood Talks Rumours Album
To honor the 35th anniversary of the Rumours album, Mick Fleetwood then fielded some questions about the “best of times and the worst of times.” The music from the album was some of the best-recorded tracks of all time. However, the creative inspiration came at great cost to the band.
Mick Fleetwood described the background of Rumours and both “biblical” and “Shakespearean,” while looking back at the groundbreaking album. “I think the grit of the emotional content definitely moved into the grooves of the album that we made,” added the musician.
“The whole meaning of that, for all of us, but specifically the diary that was written to and fro from the individuals writing the songs, it is extraordinary. People say, ‘How the hell did that even survive?’ But, having that it did survive…it was a sense of commitment to what we were doing,” said Fleetwood.
“The music really ruled the roost and made those choices, which were not easy choices,” he added. “It was not easy for anyone of us to run away. We were committed to what we were doing because it was undeniably powerful. It crept into the fabric of everyone of these individuals.”