Mick Fleetwood Opens Up About Lindsey Buckingham And Stevie Nicks’ Current Relationship
Fleetwood Mac co-founder Mick Fleetwood recently mentioned the complicated relationships between Fleetwood Mac members Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. Touching upon the relationship that has become a spider web, he wished to have resolved everything.
The drummer Mick Fleetwood formed Fleetwood Mac in 1967 with the guitarists Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer. The band went through a few lineup changes, but their career took a successful turn after the folk-duo Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined in 1974 as an inseparable couple. Fleetwood Mac earned their places on the top of the charts with their new pop-rock hit songs.
Their personal relationships were as dramatic as they were successful. Joining as a romantic couple, Buckingham and Nicks went through an awkward and tense phase after their breakup. However, they were still able to work together as ex-partners for Fleetwood Mac. In fact, their separation even inspired them to create hit songs, often targeting each other.
Nonetheless, in 2018, Stevie Nicks expressed that she couldn’t bear Buckingham and his mocking attitude anymore. She gave the band the ultimatum saying that either Buckingham leaves or Nicks will. The band took Nicks’ side and fired Buckingham on the grounds that Nicks doesn’t want to appear on stage with him ever again. Even though Buckingham went back to his solo career afterward, the tensions were not completely resolved, which according to Mick Fleetwood, was upsetting.
Here is what Mick Fleetwood said about Nicks and Buckingham:
“I’ll just say it… Stevie and Lindsey, I don’t think certainly, are resolved fully, and I wish they were, I visualize those moments as the years trickle by somehow. But I truly, somewhat sadly think that that will go into the rainbow somewhere and never really change. But there you go.”
Buckingham and Nicks’ relationship ended in 1977, but they continued to work together. The tensions started to build up after Nicks fell in love with Mick Fleetwood and Buckingham got uncomfortable. In 1987, Buckingham quit Fleetwood Mac later to reunite, because he wanted a break from his ex-girlfriend and to focus on his solo work.