The Mick Fleetwood Project That Was Inspired By Jimmy Page

The rock world has seen its fair share of memoirs. Even some of the more prominent names in the industry, such as AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, and Fleetwood Mac‘s Mick Fleetwood, came out with his 2017 memoir titled ‘Love That Burns: A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac’ to provide insight into the early years of the band.

Although there are several memoirs out for fans to better understand their favorite musicians, it’s also a dynamite topic since several other musicians do not see the appeal or the point in talking about the past and bringing up challenges and disputes between band members.

For instance, former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher criticized Keith Richards for his memoir as he had doubts about the singer’s ability to accurately describe events that took place with so much clarity and certainty when Keith has had a reputation for being an avid drug addict.

Another musician who does not plan on writing a memoir is Led Zeppelin’s, Robert Plant. To him, even the concept of the writing process is as almost like ‘a requiem,’ and he doesn’t believe in revealing everything that took place in the past to everyone who reads his book.

The reason Mick found it was vital for him to tell his side of the story of the band, especially the early years, was as he revealed to the Guardian in 2017 that he was encouraged by names like his former brother-in-law George Harrison and Jimmy Page who wrote incredible pieces of work to share their stories.

Mick Fleetwood’s words about releasing a book about the early years of the band read:

“My former brother-in-law, George Harrison, did something similar in 1980. I saw it back then, and it was something I wanted to do but didn’t get around to it. Jimmy Page did one for Led Zeppelin too. It’s all about what started the band, and many people don’t know about that period, and the band will be 50 years old in August, for the original members of Fleetwood Mac. This is the beginning of the group, and it’s very important to me.”

Even though Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham‘s addition to the band was when they became even more popular, Mick was more focused on telling everyone the story of how they got started from the ground up with Peter Green and the early days of trying to make it in the industry when there was a lot going on in London at the time.

After having been encouraged by Page’s way of sharing the behind-the-scenes of his personal life, Mick also wanted to give it a go to share the history behind the band and how the beginning of everything was a crucial part of the success they saw and experienced together, and that’s how ‘Love That Burns: A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac’ by Mick Fleetwood came to be.