For rock legends Fleetwood Mac, it's till death do us apart
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Like Nicks, Buckingham has his own solo career, and Fleetwood has a restaurant in Hawaii and a US vineyard as well as his own music gigs.
Fleetwood and McVie are both founding members of the band, and Buckingham and Nicks joined the group in 1974.
Singer and songwriter Christine McVie, who wrote the big hit 'Don't Stop' that was on 'Rumours', joined the band in the early 1970s after marrying John McVie, but retired from touring after the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. She still contributes on occasion to studio efforts.
Although the band will not kick off the tour until April, Nicks said the anxiety-filled grind begins months before during rehearsals when band members hammer out which songs to play.
Of the 22 songs Fleetwood Mac will play during a concert, 11 will be hits, such as 'Dreams', 'Don't Stop' and 'Hold Me', Nicks said.
For herself, it is a daily routine of vocal exercises and primping that can take hours.
"It's overwhelming in a good way, but it's still overwhelming," Nicks said of the process. "By the third day (of rehearsals) you start to calm down and get into your role. At first, everybody is nervous and not knowing what they'll do." But a decade removed from their last studio album 'Say You Will', Nicks admits it may be time for another Fleetwood Mac release, adding that she and Buckingham had spent time writing songs together recently.
"Personally, I think we feel better than before," Nicks said. "We're not doing drugs and stuff like that...You don't know what you'll do when you're not doing this."
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