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Fleetwood Mac producer publishing ‘Tusk’ Sessions Memoir

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 09: (L-R) John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac pose on stage on NBC’s “Today” at the NBC’s TODAY Show on October 9, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Coming on November 1st to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Fleetwood Mac‘s sprawling 1979 double album Tusk, is what is assuredly the definitive book on the subject. The band’s legendary co-producer Ken Caillat, along with the Mac’s engineer Hernan Rojas, have collaborated on the new book, Get Tusked: The Inside Story Of Fleetwood Mac’s Most Anticipated Album, via the Rowman & Littlefield trade imprint Backbeat Books. The book follows Calliat’s 2012 memoir on the band’s Rumours sessions, titled, Making Rumours.

According to the press release for Get Tusked:

In this behind-the-scenes look at the making of Fleetwood Mac’s epic, platinum-selling double album, Tusk, producers and engineers Ken Caillat and Hernan Rojas tell their stories of spending a year with the band in their new million-dollar studio trying to follow up Rumours, the biggest rock album of the time. Following their massive success, the band continued its infamous soap opera when its musical leader and guitarist, Lindsey Buckingham, threatened to quit if he didn’t get things his way, resulting in clashes not only with his band but especially Caillat, who had been essential to the band’s Grammy-winning sound.

Hernan Rojas’s story recounts a young man who leaves Chile after General Pinochet’s coup to seek his future in the music industry of Los Angeles, where he finds success at one of the hottest studios in town. When Fleetwood Mac arrives, Rojas falls in love with its star singer, Stevie Nicks, and the two of them become romantically involved.