Lindsey Buckingham has accomplished almost everything that can be done in rock 'n' roll. As the lead vocalist of Fleetwood Mac, he's earned a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He's won countless awards, sold out venues around the world, and helped define the sound of rock for the last three decades. He's the predominant musical force behind such Mac albums as Rumours (1977) and the innovative Tusk (1979), and he's created a critically acclaimed body of solo work that has yielded the hits "Trouble," "Go Insane," and "Holiday Road."
Before joining Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham was recording with then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks in the aptly-named duo Buckingham Nicks. A cut from the pair's self-titled 1973 release ultimately secured the two membership in Mac, and Buckingham subsequently played a huge role in steering the band to its chart-topping success, penning signature cuts like "Go Your Own Way" and refining the band's sound with his keen ear for production and superb guitar playing. Although he left Mac to focus on his solo career after 1987's Tango in the Night, he reunited with the group again in the '90s and toured with the band as recently as 2009.
Despite all his success, there's one thing that has always been missing from Buckingham's life. "The irony of the bulk of the Fleetwood Mac experience was that none of us were comfortable," he confesses. "We had this external success going, which was not matched by any kind of internal success. It didn't make any of us whole people or contented people in that sense." Now married and with three kids, Buckingham has finally found that internal success as he puts it. "It really does feel like the best time of my life," he says. That contentment and peace are evident throughout his sixth and latest solo album, Seeds We Sow (2011). His first independent release after over 30 years signed to Warner Bros., the album finds Buckingham in full command of his sizeable arsenal of creative skills. "[The album] shows a certain maturity and musicianship," Buckingham says. "It's on my own terms. This is very much from the inside out, and I hope I never stop doing that."
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