During a new chat with Rolling Stone, Mick Fleetwood underscored the fact that Fleetwood Mac and ousted guitarist Lindsey Buckingham are done for good. Fleetwood is promoting a February 25th tribute concert to the — still living — co-founding Mac guitarist Peter Green, which will be held at the London Palladium. Among the high profile guests set to appear are Christine McVie, Bill Wyman, Steven Tyler, David Gilmour, Billy Gibbons, Zak Starkey, John Mayall, and others.
Fleetwood was asked if he could see any scenario where he'd ever play with Lindsey Buckingham again, to which he responded: “No. Fleetwood Mac is a strange creature. We’re very, very committed to Neil (Finn) and Mike (Campbell), and that passed away a time ago, when Lindsey left. And it’s not a point of conversation, so I have to say no. It’s a full drama of Fleetwood Mac, no doubt. His legacy is alive and well, and as it should be. A major, major part that will never be taken away, and never be down-spoken by any of us. Neil and Mike have tremendous respect for Lindsey. The situation was no secret. We were not happy. It was not working, and we parted company. And that really is the all of it.”
When pressed as to whether he had spoken to Buckingham since (his open heart surgery), Fleetwood simply stated, “No.”