Lindsey Buckingham Has Left Fleetwood Mac

Lindsey Buckingham Has Left Fleetwood Mac


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Rolling Stone has today confirmed that Lindsey Buckingham has left Fleetwood Mac, claiming that he was fired following a disagreement about their forthcoming tour, despite no official tour dates being announced yet.

Yesterday the band announced that Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Neil Finn of Crowded House will replace him.

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Billy Burnette shared a tweet on April 4th that has since been deleted, it said "Breaking news: Lindsey Buckingham is out but I'm not in." 

Having joined the band with Stevie Nicks in 1975, Lindsey Buckingham is considered an essential part of the band having written some of their most loved songs. 

Fleetwood Mac issued a collective statement:

"We are thrilled to welcome the musical talents of the caliber of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn into the Mac family. With Mike and Neil, we’ll be performing all the hits that the fans love, plus we’ll be surprising our audiences with some tracks from our historic catalogue of songs. Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution. We look forward to honoring that spirit on this upcoming tour."

Mick Fleetwood added, "Fleetwood Mac has always been about an amazing collection of songs that are performed with a unique blend of talents ... We jammed with Mike and Neil and the chemistry really worked and let the band realize that this is the right combination to go forward with in Fleetwood Mac style. We know we have something new, yet it’s got the unmistakable Mac sound."

Neil Finn told Rolling Stone: "Two weeks ago, I received a wonderful invitation to be a part of a truly great band. A few days later, I was standing in a room playing music with Fleetwood Mac. It felt fresh and exciting, so many great songs, a spectacular rhythm section and two of the greatest voices ever. Best of all, we sounded good together. It was a natural fit. I can’t wait to play."


Whilst no official tour dates have been announced we can only hope that Fleetwood Mac brings their show to Australia. Till then, test your knowledge on the band by taking our Fleetwood Mac Quiz.

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