Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac to Release First Full-Length Duet Album

Lindsey Buckingham on stage with Fleetwood Mac
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Lindsey Buckingham on stage with Fleetwood Mac. 

Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriters Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham have a long and winding shared history, much of which will be chronicled on the pair's upcoming duet album, tentatively titled Buckingham McVie. 

“All these years we've had this rapport, but we'd never really thought about doing a duet album before,” Buckingham told the Los Angeles Times. “There is that album that I did with Stevie back before we joined the band [1973's Buckingham Nicks], but other than that, it's all been Fleetwood Mac or solo.”

While the album will exist as a separate entity from Fleetwood Mac, that hasn't prevented the rock band's drummer, Mick Fleetwood, and bassist, John McVie, from assisting in the studio, Los Angeles' Village, where the iconic Tusk was recorded in the late '70s. Stevie Nicks has not contributed, though, as she has been on her own solo tour -- Rockin’ 24 Karat Gold Tour -- with opening act the Pretenders, which extends into 2017.

Aside from Buckingham McVie being the first duet album to arrive from current Fleetwood Mac members, it will also mark McVie's return to music after over a decade of stepping back from the band. 

“I suppose I wondered if I believed in myself,” she said. “But I was like, 'Go for it, Chris. Go for it.' And, you know, a better thing's never happened to me. I've reconnected with the band, and found a fantastic person to write with. We've always written well together, Lindsey and I, and this has just spiraled into something really amazing that we've done between us.”

While there is no release date set for Buckingham McVie, it could arrive as early as May this year.