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You could say the same about his band, Fleetwood Mac.
Founded by Fleetwood, John Mc Vie and Peter Green in 1967, it is routinely compared to a dysfunctional family.
In the book, there is a story that sums up his state of mind at the time. It wasn’t much fun, but I didn’t feel it that badly.
It involves Ghana – where he had gone to make an album, The Visitor – and a Rolex watch. I carried on like nothing had happened.” But didn’t they take his houses away? I had lovely stuff but I’d be quite happy in a tent.” I raise an eyebrow.
I am waiting for Mick Fleetwood in a mansion that he has rented in Malibu. I am sitting in the kitchen, which is painted in ice-cream colours: pistachio, strawberry and vanilla.
In his new autobiography, Play On, Fleetwood says that he’s 6ft 6in.
He looks even taller, languid in navy chinos, a blue striped shirt with epaulettes, a gold medallion, a perfectly trimmed beard and a burnt copper tan.
The medallion is a scarab made by a goldsmith in Canterbury, and, Fleetwood tells me, a symbol of immortality because Ancient Egyptian scarabs, which are still being dug up by archaeologists, “survive against hopeless odds”.
It was all fabulous and depraved and, at its worst, none of the band members was even talking to each other.
Despite the staggering success of Rumours, the merchandise sales, the endless radio plays and the sell-out tours, Fleetwood never saved any money.
He had no idea how much he earned or how much he spent and, in 1984, he went bankrupt.
Yet somehow they carried on, realising that the drama was also creating great art (and making them enormous sums of money).
To date Rumours has sold more than 45 million copies and is one of the biggest-selling albums of all time.