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Going Their Own Way: Fleetwood Mac Finds a New Life Without Lindsey Buckingham

Toby Creswell, Rolling Stone (Australia), 14 June 1990

"IT WAS FRIGHTENING, because you don't know if it's going to work," says Stevie Nicks, recalling Lindsey Buckingham's departure from Fleetwood Mac in 1987. The diminutive singer, still dressed in her stage costume of white lace and brocade, is sitting backstage at the Sydney Entertainment Center, toward the end of a sold-out month of Australian shows. "But Fleetwood Mac has an incredible lucky streak," she says with a laugh. "I never worry about Fleetwood Mac, whoever is in it."

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