Lindsey Buckingham has spoken in depth about his 2018 firing from Fleetwood Mac, and shared insights as to why he and the band have parted way. Buckingham, who was the main creative force of the band is now out on the road in support of his upcoming self-tiled solo album set for release on September 17th.
When pressed about his dismissal from the band, Buckingham told The Los Angeles Times, “It would be like a scenario where Mick Jagger says, 'Either Keith (Richards) goes or I go. No, neither one of you can go. But I guess the singer has to stay. The figurehead has to stay. . . I think she saw the possibility of remaking the band more in the Stevie Nicks vein. More mellow and kind of down, giving her more chances to do the kind of talking she does onstage.”
Buckingham, who's known Stevie Nicks since their high school days back in Northern California, spoke frankly about his former-girlfriend at age 73: “You could do a whole analysis on Stevie at this point in her life and what she’s allowed to happen and what she’s allowed to slip away from her. Her creativity, at least for a while it seemed like she wasn’t in touch with that. Same with the level of energy she once had onstage. I think that was hard for her, seeing me jump around in an age-inappropriate way. Also, she’s lonely. She’s alone. She has the people who work for her, and I’m sure she has friends, but y'know.”