Friday, June 21, 2024

You’ll Never Guess Which Fleetwood Mac Star is Raking in Big $$$ from a Car Commercial


All of a sudden, a certain song is being played on TV seemingly all the time. It’s on the radio, too. It makes you think of Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold at WallyWorld and has the cheesy nostalgia of the 80s.

The commercials are for Honda, for all their vehicles. And the song is annoying to the point where I was trying to remember what it was and who wrote it.

So you’ll never guess which member of Fleetwood Mac is responsible for giving us a simpering jingle called “Holiday Road” from the movie “National Lampoon Vacation” franchise. Why it’s Lindsey Buckingham. Seriously. Lindsey Buckingham.

It’s hard to believe that the man who wrote so many great songs for that esteemed group also created this hideous earwig. It’s even more unbelievable when you realize he wrote the truly great song “Go Your Own Way” which is now being used for a pharmaceutical commercial. In other words, Buckingham is making HUGE bucks right now off of TV commercials.

When Fleetwood Mac is honored by MusiCares next month in New York, we’ll have to ask him about this.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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