Mick Fleetwood Discusses Reconnecting With Lindsey Buckingham In New Interview
Fleetwood Mac co-founder and drummer Mick Fleetwood spoke candidly about the future of the storied rock band in a new interview with Rolling Stone. Among the topics was a possible reconnection with former Fleetwood Mac guitarist and singer-songwriter Lindsey Buckingham.
While Mick Fleetwood co-founded his namesake band in 1967, the group reached its commercial peak in the mid-1970s when the extremely talented duo of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined the group. Fireworks between Nicks and Buckingham are well-documented, in fact, much of the band’s most commercially successful album, 1977’s Rumours, was written around that tension. But things came to a head during Fleetwood Mac’s 2018 tour when Buckingham and the band parted ways.
But in the Rolling Stone interview, Fleetwood indicates a desire to have a farewell reunion tour of sorts. “I think the vision for me, and I think it would be hugely appropriate, is that we actually say ‘this is goodbye’ and go out and actually do that,” Fleetwood told RS. “That has always been my vision and I’m flatly confident that we can do that. We owe it to the fans.”
But a farewell reunion tour wouldn’t sit well with fans without Buckingham present, which means that his relationship with Nicks would have to cool. Fleetwood seems to know from experience that reconciliation may or may not happen. “I can’t speak for the dynamic with Stevie and him,” Fleetwood said. “I don’t even need to protect it. It’s so known that they’re chalk and cheese in so many ways, and yet not.”
But the interview ends with Fleetwood taking an optimistic stance. Read his words below:
I know for a fact that I intend to make music and play again with Lindsey. I would love that. It doesn’t have to be in Fleetwood Mac. And Fleetwood Mac is such a strange story. All the players in the play are able to talk and speak for themselves. Somehow, I would love the elements that are not healed to be healed. I love the fantasy that we could cross that bridge and everyone could leave with creative, holistic energy, and everyone could be healed with grace and dignity.