Saturday, May 12, 2018

Lindsey Buckingham Speaks Publicly About Fleetwood Mac Departure

Lindsey for the first time publicly addressing his departure from Fleetwood Mac during a Mike Levin Fundraising event last night (May 11th) in Los Feliz, CA.




“It’s been an interesting time on a lot of levels,” said Buckingham “For me, personally, probably some of you know that for the last three months I have sadly taken leave of my band of 43 years, Fleetwood Mac. This was not something that was really my doing or my choice.
"I think what you would say is that there were factions within the band that had lost their perspective"
(**** Stevie Nicks! someone shouted). Well, it doesn’t really matter. The point is that they’d lost their perspective and what that did was to harm... and this is the only thing I’m really sad about, the rest of it becomes an opportunity, but it harmed the 43-year legacy that we had worked so hard to build. And that legacy was really about rising above difficulties in order to fulfill one’s higher truth and one’s higher destiny".

Well said Lindsey!!  Classy man!

Thanks to Brian Larsen for capturing the video

13 comments:

Brian said...

Disfuntionable band always has been and always will be to there dying beds! Sad but true!!! I guess there probably will be no Buckingham & Nicks album release nor a tour ever. I guess just like not ever having Rumors 2

Anonymous said...

In basic Lindsey translation, I I couldn't get my way even when I held my breath til I almost turned bleAnd The band knowing which member basically is the main draw, ( not me), they told me to take my marbles and go home.... That said. I am more apt to go see this new mix and certainly would not hav bothered without the new mix. As fpr Buckingham Nicks, Limds screwed that with the Mcvie garbage.

Anonymous said...

Here we go again ... Hearing some of the Buckingham Mcvie songs done by the FM would be good. Not this year. :( Will see where the wind blows next year.

Anonymous said...

He's right. He is better off right now just doing his wonderful solo stuff and carrying on with his own critically acclaimed legacy. The rest of the band have become a nostalgia act with interchangeable parts.

Madcap said...

I have always liked Lindsay, he is a great musician and has always had great songs. Hey Lindsay...lol.

Unknown said...

think it would be very unfair to blame Stevie for this !

FMFAN said...

It would be really unfair to blame Stevie for this !

Steve Stevens said...

I suspect we will be hearing more LB catalogue in commercials now that the FM tour revenue stream has ended on what would have been his last lucrative outing as opposed to the charity act of his solo outings

Carlos Fernández said...

It's really sad how a fantastic band parts ways and particulary this way. Lindsey is right and he tried always to contribute and give the best of his own to Fleetwood Mac but it looks like Mick and John don't think the same. At the end of the day it's business and opportunity for others. Always somebody has to sacrifice and it's sad because the great Fleetwood Mac band that we knew is incomplete today.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe any of the reasons the band or Lindsey has given as to why he left the band. Either he said something completely horrible to Stevie, which is possible or Mick was somehow the instigator in whatever blow up happened. As much as Stevie still has issues with Lindsey, the fact that they carried on the band for 16 years without Christine tells me she would not do anything to push him out. And the tour will come and go before we ever find out what really caused the split. They will continue to be vague in order to sell tickets and Lindsey will continue to be elusive.

The tour may be interesting if they wind up doing some old songs like Hypnotized, Station Man, Spare Me A Little and Black Magic Woman. But it will never be the same as those five people who made history. "Rumours" will always be the 8th biggest selling album of all time, but the band has ruined the last act of their career. And for us lifelong fans it is a sad way to end what was one of the biggest bands in rock, They have permanently diminished themselves in history.

Anonymous said...

I may be wrong, but I looked at tickets yesterday for the city I live in as well as 3 other cities. After well over a week (almost two weeks), there are PLENTY of seats available. I would say the average venue looked to have sold about 25% of the tickets. That is dismal. DISMAL. Even though the tour starts in the fall, people generally don't wait unil the last minute to get tickets for a major act.

Anonymous said...

This is in addition to my comments on ticket sales. I forgot to mention how they are advertising the heck out of the tour. When a show is selling really well you don't spend so much money on advertising. You make the promotional rounds like they did the day/week last month, then fans are waiting to buy tickets, and they sell the bulk the first day or two. The rest will sell closer to the date of the show.

Anonymous said...

I dont understand the rush to tour, no new album, it would be a rehash of the last couple of tours. A lot of egos and different managements.
I predict at end of this tour Neil Finn will be out, Mike Campbell may stay because Stevie likes him and Lindsey will be back for a final last album and tour, because Mick will realize again how much Lindsey is the glue and the artistry of this band.

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