Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham has admitted he "likes" and "admires" pop sensation Taylor Swift.
Speaking at the University of South California's Bovard Auditorium in Los Angeles on Wednesday (April 29) he was asked which current artist has the "staying power" of Fleetwood Mac and went for Swift.
Explaining his reasoning, Buckingham said: "I actually like Taylor Swift. I admire what she's been able to do on some levels... There are a ton of really good people out there. I don’t think music is any less vital (these days). I think it’s a little harder to churn out interfaces with sociology. When I was a kid and Elvis Presley broke through to a middle class, white audience, it was a sociological phenomenon that lasted through the Beatles and even a bit through Fleetwood Mac."
Meanwhile, Fleetwood Mac are currently gearing up for a string of huge UK shows, as well as headlining 2015's Isle Of Wight Festival. Upcoming tour dates are below. For tickets and information, visit here.
Wednesday 27 London The O2
Thursday 28 London The O2
Monday 08 Birmingham Genting Arena
Tuesday 09 Birmingham Genting Arena
Friday 12 Manchester Arena
Tuesday 16 Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Wednesday 17 Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Monday 22 London The O2
Wednesday 24 London The O2
Friday 26 London The O2
Saturday 27 London The O2
Tuesday 30 Leeds First Direct Arena
Wednesday 01 Manchester Arena
Saturday 04 Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 05 Leeds First Direct Arena
Wednesday 08 Glasgow The SSE Hydro