On the heels of Stevie Nicks’ announcement of a new tour and with the possibility of Fleetwood Mac playing another presidential inaugural ball on the horizon, it seemed like a good idea to pick up this book, a collection of interviews with members of the band.
I have to hand it to Sean Egan – the repackaging of all these articles into one volume was a genius idea. Someone else had already done most of the work. But, the someone else was actually someone elses, some renowned rock critics and probably some that aren’t (I’m not up on well known music critics, oddly), all telling the same story over and over. If I read about Peter Green’s descent into madness after a bad LSD trip one more time or the words soap opera and cocaine . . . the repetitiveness got old real quick.
Every fan already knows the stories that are told in interview after interview with the five members of the Tusk bunch, as well as the original incarnation. There were some tidbits that I was not familiar with because I am not a Mac groupie, but a quick Internet search could have revealed the same information. There’s nothing new here for us who grew up listening to Fleetwood Mac. Perhaps the editor of this book was aiming for a different, younger readership, but I doubt it.
Don’t waste your time on this book. It’s secondhand news.