The Big Interview with Lindsey Buckingham, Tuesday April 28th


Lindsey Buckingham rocks THE BIG INTERVIEW, as the Grammy winning Fleetwood Mac icon sits down with Dan Rather in an all-new episode on Tuesday, April 28, at 8pE.

Lindsey Buckingham’s passion for music was ignited at a young age by a toy Mickey Mouse guitar, which he would use to play along to his brother’s record collection. Wanting to encourage their son’s talent, Buckingham’s parents bought him a $35 Harmony guitar. By the age of 13, Buckingham had immersed himself in the sounds of his native San Francisco’s burgeoning music scene, finding influences in folk music, psychedelic rock, and even the banjo. By 17, Buckingham had joined the Bay Area band Fritz, and it was here that he and legendary vocalist Stevie Nicks would begin a storied collaboration that would come to define both of their personal and professional legacies.

After leaving Fritz, the duo of Buckingham and Nicks released an album together in 1973, but were subsequently dropped from their record label due to poor sales. It wasn’t until 1974 when things would really begin to take off for the duo, following a chance encounter with Mick Fleetwood at Sound City studio in California. Impressed by Buckinghams’s guitar playing on the duo’s single, “Frozen Heart,” Fleetwood invited Buck and Nicks to join his band, Fleetwood Mac, following the departure of guitarist Bob Welch. Two years later, the band released the blockbuster smash Rumours, propelling them into superstardom and securing their place in Rock N’ Roll history, thanks in large part to the strength of the now-legendary hit track “Go Your Own Way,” which Buckingham wrote. The band’s star would rise even further thanks to albums such as Tusk, Mirage, and Tango In The Night. Feeling burned out from growing tensions and his own desire to not tour, Buckingham left Fleetwood Mac in 1987. Buckingham returned to the band in 1997 after embarking on a fruitful solo venture, and he continues to record and tour with them to this day.

Since entering the music industry in 1968, Buckingham has enjoyed a highly successful career—both as a solo artist and with Fleetwood Mac—that has spanned almost five decades. During that time, he has released a total of 23 studio albums, received a GRAMMY®, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and an induction into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. Although he never took guitar lessons and does not read music, Buckingham is recognized as a legendary guitarist and songwriter, and was named one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists by Rolling Stone Magazine in 2011.

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Dan Rather

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