There has been lots of talk of Fleetwood Mac out and touring this year and while in the past, there have been different versions of the band on the road such as Christine McVie not playing with them, there has always been a Lindsey Buckingham!
Let me just say, I love love love Fleetwood Mac but watching Lindsey is a work of wonder all on its own. He is brilliant and his playing is not just him and the instrument but him becoming one with his instrument. He is truly brilliant.
Now with that being said, I would see Fleetwood Mac without him but would it be the same? Guess we’ll have the chance to find out.
The guitarist and lead vocalist of Fleetwood Mac will not be performing with the rock band on their upcoming fall tour, a publicist for the group confirmed to EW.
Buckingham will be replaced on the tour by Mike Campbell (the former lead guitarist for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) and Neil Finn (the frontman of Crowded House).
The band’s publicist declined to comment on reports that Buckingham had been fired and provided a statement that said, “The band wishes Lindsey all the best.”
Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac with still-active band member Stevie Nicks in 1974, and played with them through 1987. Following a decade away from the band, he returned to the fold in 1997 for the platinum-selling album The Dance and had continued to tour with them since, while also maintaining a solo career.
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