Never Going Back Again


  • According to Q magazine June 2009 the inspiration for this Lindsey Buckingham penned song was a brief relationship with a woman whom he'd met on the road. Buckingham had only recently broken up with his Fleetwood Mac co-singer Stevie Nicks.
  • Most of the Rumours album was recorded at The Record Plant in Sausalito, California, but this song was recorded at Studio City Sound Recording Studios in Los Angeles. According to recording assistant Cris Morris, this song took a while to record. Said Morris: "It was Lindsey's pet project, just two guitar tracks but he did it over and over again. In the end his vocal didn't quite match the guitar tracks so we had to slow them down a little."

Comments: 5

  • Tom from Freiburg, GermanyLindsey Buckingham is the most underrated rock guitar player ever.
  • Chris from Scottsdale, AzThe accuracy and timing behind each chord is incredible
  • Keith from Philadelphia, PaGreat did I say great I mean Aweome!
  • Oldpink from New Castle, InDefinitely one of Lindsey's best performances.
    Fantastic use of the acoustic, and it sounds even better on the DVD-A for the album, with the sound swirling 360 degrees around the room.
    He really sings it well, too.
  • Matt from Galway, Irelandthe guitar in this is simply amazing. I mean, so complex. Only a man like Buckingham could ever have penned a song like this. Not to mention that it continues the trend the band have of sending each other messages through music, using songwriting like some sort of Facebook.
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