Current Fleetwood Mac guitarist Neil Finn says he would happily step aside should Lindsey Buckingham re-join the band. Finn and Crowded House have just released the band's seventh album, Dreamers Are Waiting. Following Buckingham's sudden dismissal in 2018, Finn and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' guitarist Mike Campbell replaced Buckingham on the road.
Leader Mick Fleetwood, who has reconnected with Buckingham recently, has also hinted that a final, farewell tour featuring Lindsey Buckingham could someday be in the cards. Finn told Rolling Stone, “I would be delighted for them if they reconcile. I would gladly step aside to allow that to happen. I’m not entering the arena in terms of whether that is possible. But I’m really happy that Mick has crossed some bridges with Lindsey. I know that had to happen at some point. I know it’s not as simple as that. But look, if it served Fleetwood Mac and its best interests, I would be delighted for them. I wouldn’t lay any claim or put any obstacles in front of them.”
Finn, who is busy these days with Crowded House commitments, said of the Mac: “That band has gone through so many changes and so much upheaval over the years, and yet manages to retain their integrity and a true connection to the fans. I was witness to it. And I’ve got my own unique, one-of-a-kind band. It became very interesting to me again, especially in light of being able to reinvent it.”