Lindsey Buckingham Discusses Departure From Fleetwood Mac

By Jeffrey Greenblatt May 13, 2018 9:31 am PDT

Back in early-April it was announced that guitarist Lindsey Buckingham had been fired from Fleetwood Mac “after a disagreement over the band’s upcoming tour” and been replaced by Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and Crowded House frontman Neil Finn.

On Friday night, Buckingham addressed the situation for the first time publically in-between songs at a campaign fundraiser in support of Democratic congressional candidate Mike Levin as first reported by Jeremy Roberts on Medium. The 68-year-old musician told the crowd about his unceremonious release that “this was not something that was really my doing or my choice. I think what you would say is that there were factions within the band that had lost their perspective.” Buckingham went on to say that the decision had “harmed the 43-year legacy that we had worked so hard to build, and that legacy was really about rising above difficulties in order to fulfill one’s higher truth and one’s higher destiny.”

Read the full transcript and watch the video of Buckingham’s statement from Friday night:

“It’s been an interesting time on a lot of levels. For me, personally, probably some of you know that for the last three months I have sadly taken leave of my band of 43 years, Fleetwood Mac. This was not something that was really my doing or my choice. I think what you would say is that there were factions within the band that had lost their perspective. The point is that they’d lost their perspective. What that did was to harm – and this is the only thing I’m really sad about, the rest of it becomes an opportunity – it harmed the 43-year legacy that we had worked so hard to build, and that legacy was really about rising above difficulties in order to fulfill one’s higher truth and one’s higher destiny.”

[Hat Tip – Ultimate Classic Rock]

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