Even in a group famous for concern, it came as a shock when earlier this year Fleetwood Mac fired Lindsey…
Even in a group famous for concern, it came as a shock when earlier this yeara key member of what many consider the band’s classic assortment. and in his first television interview since he became ousted, he revealed that he and the band have settled the trial.
“I’m pleased with that,” said Buckingham. “I’m not trying to twist the knife at all. I’m trying to look at this with some compassion, some wisdom.”
“It hurt a while,” he said. “I walked around for a few months with a visceral reaction to it.”
Buckingham has a 43-year history with Fleetwood Mac. He helped shape his classical sounds and wrote some of his biggest hits. In January, the band was honored at MusiCare’s Benefit Grammy weekend, but it would be Buckingham’s latest performance with Fleetwood Mac. Two days later, he heard from his boss.
“Irving Azoff called me and he basically screamed at me,” Buckingham said. “He shouted at me on the phone and said,” You’ve really done it this time. “And I had no idea what he was talking about. He said,” Stevie never wants to be on stage with you again “and I’ll,” Why? “”
In an interview with CBS Newsblamed band members Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks on Buckingham’s reluctance to print on a new tour. “This team wanted to get out of the way. One of the members did not want to go out for a year,” said Nicks.
Buckingham insists that he had agreed to postpone his own solo tour to join the band, but said that Azoff told me that Nicks did not like his behavior at MusiCare’s event. She complained that he had smacked behind her when she gave her approval number.
“I found out she was looking for something to hang on to start a kind of coup.” Irving told a couple of days later that she had given the band an ultimatum and I must either go or she would go, Buckingham says .
Ask if he has any sense why Nicks would have come to that point, said Buckingham, “I do not know. None of it makes sense for me, you know? Fleetwood Mac, we are together in my mind is a very holy thing. “
Buckingham and Nicks were a duo professional and romantic when they joined the Fleetwood Mac in 1
975. But they broke up during the recording of the Rumors album. The song” Go Your Own Way “is about their eruptions. 19659002] “I was not the one who left. She left me. But there was never a chance to get something like closing because it may take some distance, “Buckingham said.
Buckingham described his relationship with Nicks as” fragmented “but he thinks there is still” much love there “. Over the years Buckingham said that the two have spent time together outside the band.
“In some cases have you known? In 2011, when I made my solo album, “Seeds We Sow,” I spent some time in his house … and we got well. I mean chemistry is chemistry, “he said.
Buckingham also revealed that he has not spoken to any member of the band since his firing nearly a year ago.
” I’ve had only in recent weeks, I have received an email that I expected from Christine McVie, “he said. Buckingham and McVie recorded an album together last year and went on tour.
” She wrote me an email and said in Basically, “Dear Lindsey, just know that I had nothing to do with any of this. Know that I miss you so much.” She said, “I deeply believe in Stevie’s heart that she would like you to come home , “said Buckingham.
He believes that it may mean that Nicks may have already come across what happened earlier this year.
“Maybe, Stevie would like to see me back already, maybe she feels ambivalent about what’s happening. It can only be Christine who expresses her wishful thinking or expresses something she thinks will make me feel better” said.
Buckingham said he is open to coming back with Fleetwood Mac but does not expect a meeting.
“I think pretty much that I’m not coming because many people who know how crowded Fleetwood Mac’s policy has been going to say two years from now they will … and I’m like,” I’m not so sure. & # 39; You know, something is a bit different this time, “he said.
What’s different? He’s not sure. Instead, Buckingham spent the year combining a retrospective of his solo work and going to tour it the new year.
“I’m not someone who always likes to look back. I like to look forward. And it proved really good this year. But I was quite taken by a 35 year old job … to be able to go out and celebrate it has been very very cathartic. Yes. So I’m fine. “