By: Gary Graff
Fleetwood Mac is in the midst of a kinder, gentler tour, according to singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham.
The group's history, of course, has been marked by all sorts of inter-band drama, especially Buckingham's relationship with singer Stevie Nicks, which ended during the making of 1977's "Rumours."
These days, however, Buckingham says he and Nicks have sorted out any lingering differences and are enjoying working together more than they ever have before:
"It's funny. If you go back 10 years ago, when we toured behind the 'Say You Will' album, there was one dynamic...especially in terms of Stevie and myself, and I think in some ways our polarity had sort of surfaced and was being dealt with, but had sort of come to a head on that tour...
And now, you know, we're sort of finding that it's kind of a lovefest between Stevie and me out there which is great. It's sort of karmic. After all this time, it's very sweet we're able to sort of tap into that. Just on more of an overview level... I think we're playing better or as well as we've ever played. We've got kind of got an interesting set going."
Earlier this year Fleetwood Mac released the digital, four-song "Extended Play," the group's first new music since "Say You Will."
The Fleetwood Mac tour ends its North American leg on July 6, then heads to Europe in September and Australia and New Zealand in November and December.
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