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Fleetwood Mac Drummer Says the Band Really Loves Each Other

February 6, 2013 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

The Telegraph spoke with Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood about the band’s upcoming tour. Fleetwood also commented that the band members all really “love each other.”

Fleetwood stated: “The biggest misconception to me is that these people really don’t like each other. That’s the worst rumour about ‘Rumours’. There’s bands out there, usually a bunch of guys, who don’t give a —- about each other. They just come to an arrangement. We can’t do that! We’re all ex-lovers, so we don’t have that corporate, guy thing where it’s just ‘get the job done’. I think it bodes in our favour that, in a funny, shaky way, there is some integrity. We do actually love each other, for real. Unfortunately. ‘Cause it’s tough.”

He also talked about how he stopped asking Christine McVie to rejoin the band. She left the group in 1998. According to Fleetwood, “I’ve had to agree to stop asking her.”

Regarding his relationship with Stevie Nicks, who he previously had a romantic relationship with, “Me and Stevie are very similar, a couple of old drama queens who got into the whole drug thing. We were nuts, totally out of our minds at one point.”

Fleetwood Mac are working on new material. The band starts their tour in April.

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