Mick Fleetwood has promised fans Fleetwood Mac will release new material ahead of the band's upcoming world tour later this year.
Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, John McVie and Lindsey Buckingham will regroup for a US tour in April to coincide with the 35th anniversary of their Rumours album, which remains one of the most successful releases of all time.
Fleetwood reveals the band started work on a collection of new tracks before Nicks' mother passed away in December 2011, and he hopes the songs will be released online before the shows.
He told Britain's BBC Radio 6 Music: "We decided, myself and Lindsey, went into the studio and created a calling card for Stevie letting her know we wanted to make new music.
"We had the greatest time and we made some really good music. Then her mother died and it wasn't time for her to be singing.
"Just recently though she has sung on three of them and we've recorded one original song of hers. So, we're going to go crazy and there will be something out that we will play onstage and that might become part of a long term plan over the next year.
"Our wish is going to come true and we will finish an album. I hope there is a demand for it, after we throw two or three songs out on the internet."
Fleetwood Mac's tour kicks off in Ohio on April 4 with Nicks teasing Australian fans last year by suggesting the band will play shows Down Under."If everything goes well we'll be in Europe doing festivals this summer. Then we'll actually tour Europe, which is different than just doing festivals. Then we might do 15 or so shows in Australia," she told Rolling Stone in December.
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