Lindsey Buckingham Wants To Reunite With Fleetwood Mac
Despite the tumultuous circumstances surrounding his departure from the band six years ago, Lindsey Buckingham has expressed his willingness to rejoin Fleetwood Mac ‘in a heartbeat’ if given the opportunity.
During a recent interview on the ‘Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend’ podcast, Buckingham was questioned about whether he would consider accepting an offer to reunite with the band. In response, he stated:
“In a heartbeat, absolutely. If there’s more to come (from Fleetwood Mac), if there’s a way to heal that, that would be great. It would be very appropriate to close on a more circular note.”
Buckingham views his exclusion from the band as a disrespect to the legacy of the band:
“I was in the band for almost 45 years and we were always – this is always part of our legacy – we were always able to work out our differences over things of which were far more profound than any issues that happened in 2018 with me departing the band. The band collectively allowing that to happen, maybe out of weakness to some degree, it disrespected the legacy we built.”
Why Buckingham Was Out Of The Band
In April 2018, Buckingham was ousted from Fleetwood Mac, leading to a contentious situation. He was replaced by Neil Finn of Crowded House and Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Buckingham claimed that Stevie Nicks was responsible for his dismissal and filed a lawsuit against his former bandmates, seeking at least $12 million in damages from their extensive 60-date North American tour. The legal dispute was ultimately resolved out of court.
In 2021, Stevie Nicks broke her silence on the matter, disputing Buckingham’s account of events, stating:
“To be exceedingly clear, I did not have him fired, I did not ask for him to be fired, I did not demand he be fired.”
Despite the imaginary offer, the band’s reunion may not be possible, particularly given the passing of Christine McVie in November 2022.
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— Lindsey Buckingham (@LBuckingham) January 24, 2024