In a new chat with The Los Angeles Times, Stevie Nicks address Fleetwood Mac's 2018 firing of Lindsey Buckingham. Buckingham went on to quickly settle a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Live Nation for being forced off the band's tour, which would reportedly earn each member of the group an estimated $12 million to $14 million for 60 concerts.
Buckingham, who hit the road on his own, was sidelined by open heart surgery, claimed that he was frozen out of the band for allegedly mocking Nicks during the band's MusiCares honors. Nicks said the action was, “(the) straw that broke the camel’s back.”
Nicks, who began performing with Buckingham in the late-1960's, was romantically linked with the guitarist from 1971 to 1976. She said of Buckingham's departure: “I never planned for that to happen. Any time we re-formed to do a tour or a record, I always walked in with hope in my heart. And I just was so disappointed. I felt like all the wind had gone out of my sails. . . It was a long time coming.”