Lindsey Buckingham said Fleetwood Mac started a new album back in 2012, but Stevie Nicks didn’t want any part of the project.
Lindsey sat down for a recent interview with ‘Classic Rock’ magazine and said, "I had a bunch of songs, and Mick [Fleetwood] and John [McVie] and I went in with the producer Mitchell Froom and cut a bunch of stuff. This was before Christine [McVie] returned to the band in 2014. We very much wanted to draw Stevie in, and for some reason she refused to participate.”
He added that she has "sort of gotten a little bit disoriented in her wanting to pursue Stevie Nicks in capital letters, if you will...”
Lindsey also said, “I think she kind of lost track of her writing a little bit, and maybe didn’t think she had anything she felt she could offer, and so did not want to be a part of it.”
Buckingham then said when Christine returned to Mac, they again looked at doing a new album, but once again, Stevie had no interest.
Lindsey added, "Christine had a bunch of song ideas and I helped her with those, and we eventually went in the studio and cut those. And we were still hoping to make that a Fleetwood Mac album, and Stevie wouldn’t do it. That became the duet album that Christine and I did [2017’s Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie]. So it wasn’t for lack of trying.”
[Source: Classic Hits Today]