Billboard (11/09/2002), "Music & Showbiz"
Billboard, November 9, 2002
Music & Showbiz
by Carla Hay
Bravo To Fleetwood: Mick Fleetwood's life is a fascinating rock 'n' roll survivor story, so it's not surprising that a movie has been made about it.
'The Mick Fleetwood Story: Two Sticks And A Drum' will reach a mass-media audience when it premieres Sunday (Nov. 3) on Bravo as part of the network's Bravo Profiles series. The movie was originally released two years ago on home video by Image Entertainment.
The drummer and co-founder of Fleetwood Mac tells Billboard that he didn't want the biography to be sensationalistic. "Going for the blood-and-guts (scandal) is tempting but too obvious," he says of the documentary. "Certainly, it does cover the ups and downs of my life, but I wanted it to be more personal than just another Fleetwood Mac story. We took our time --about two years-- doing this film."
The movie includes a wealth of Fleetwood's personal home-video footage that has not been seen before. The documentary even features a rare interview with former Fleetwood Mac member Peter Green, whom Fleetwood cites as having a tremendous influence on his life.
As for the much-anticipated new Fleetwood Mac album, due next year, Fleetwood says that the still-untitled album is in the mixing stages and that the band is planning to launch a major tour by summer 2003. "We've made an album that we love, and we've definitely pushed some envelopes. People will be surprised."
The album will be the first all-new Fleetwood Mac studio set with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks since 1987's 'Tango In The Night.'
"Lindsey has done the lion's share of the producing," Fleetwood adds of the new album. "The whole energy in Fleetwood Mac right now is incredible. Our story is a really happy one at the moment."
Though he says he will never lose his passion for playing music, Fleetwood confides, "In 10 years, I'd love to be running a record company."
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