Fleetwood Mac say they 'hit a brick wall' with Lindsey Buckingham

music news 26/04/2018

Fleetwood Mac have said Lindsey Buckingham won't be joining them on their recently announced tour because he wouldn't commit to spending so long on the road.

"It became just a huge impasse, and hit a brick wall, to where we decided that we had to part company," drummer Mick Fleetwood explained on CBS This Morning.

"We just couldn't agree," Stevie Nicks concurred. "When you're in a band, it's king. I have a solo career, and I love my solo career, and I'm the boss, absolutely. But I'm not the boss in this band."

“We were supposed to go into rehearsal in June, and [Buckingham] wanted to put it off until November [2019],” Nicks told Rolling Stone in a separate interview. “That’s a long time. I just did 70 shows [on a solo tour]. As soon as I finish one thing, I dive back into another. Why would we stop? We don’t want to stop playing music. We don’t have anything else to do. This is what we do.”

Mick Fleetwood would not say Buckingham was fired and had no bad words to say about him. "We don't use that word, because I think it's ugly," he said. "It's not a question of that. Lindsey has huge amounts of respect and kudos [for] what he's done within the ranks of Fleetwood Mac, and always will. But it's like a marriage that came to an end, and there are reasons why. As a band, we needed to move on, and we have."

Kiwi legend, Neil Finn will join Fleetwood Mac on tour as well as Heartbreakers member, Mike Campbell.

"I had this big grin on my face, because it's a call you never expect to get," Finn said of the day he was invited to join the group.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock