The Reason Lindsey Buckingham Wants To Rejoin Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac reached great fame and commercial success after recruiting the American rock duo Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in late 1974. The couple had drawn Mick Fleetwood’s attention after releasing their only studio album entitled ‘Buckingham Nicks’ on September 5, 1973. Their addition marked the beginning of Fleetwood Mac’s rise in popularity but also created problems between the band members, especially after Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks decided to break up.

Shortly after the relationship between Nicks and Buckingham ended, Nicks fell in love with Fleetwood, which caused tensions in the band and a hiatus in 1982. Then, the Fleetwood Mac members decided to resolve their problems and wrote and recorded music together again, but Buckingham couldn’t stay in the band for a long time. In 1987, he wanted to leave the band because of growing tensions with his ex-girlfriend, and later the guitarist revealed he left due to their struggle with addiction.

Why Did Lindsey Buckingham Leave Fleetwood Mac For The Second Time?

Following their reunion in 1997, the Fleetwood Mac members went back to the stages and created music together despite their personal and creative differences. The original lineup’s reunion made their longtime dedicated fans very happy and excited about their upcoming projects. The happiness lasted for years until the tension and problem between vocalist Stevie Nicks and lead guitarist Lindsey Buckingham arose once again.

Buckingham’s departure was announced in 2018, and the remaining members stated it was the result of their disagreement about their new touring schedule. Therefore, the guitarist filed a lawsuit against them, but they reached a settlement. However, according to Buckingham, he was fired from the band because Nicks gave an ultimatum. She asked the band members to choose either her or him after a misunderstanding during a performance.

Why Did Lindsey Buckingham Want To Reunite With Fleetwood Mac?

After Fleetwood Mac announced their new concert tour, An Evening with Fleetwood Mac, they unveiled that they parted ways with Lindsey Bucking and recruited Neil Finn and Mike Campbell to replace him. The tour started on October 3, 2018, in Tulsa, and ended on November 16, 2019, in Las Vegas. According to their former guitarist Buckingham, there was something missing in this tour, probably the legendary lineup’s harmony.

Buckingham reflected his thoughts, saying:

“I think there’s a lot of interest in the five of us coming back together and at least doing one more tour that wraps things up in a way that does honor the legacy, which probably the last tour didn’t do. So I’m certainly open to it and would be very happy to come back if the collective will was there, but who’s to say, what the sort of finer points of the politics are.”

Thus, as it can be understood from Buckinham’s statement, the guitarist would be happy to reunite with Fleetwood Mac for a farewell tour to honor their legacy full of iconic and unforgettable records and performances. The famous guitarist is ready to set their differences aside for their fans, who are looking forward to watching five of them together. However, he knows his other bandmates should agree with him to discuss their possible reunion.

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