Lindsey Buckingham Has Left Fleetwood Mac


According to a report in Variety, Fleetwood Mac will hit the road this Autumn without their Longtime guitarist, Lindsey Buckingham, who has left the band. Fleetwood Mac have confirmed Buckingham’s departure in an issued statement which you can read below. Reports suggest that he was fired from the group. Guitarist and vocalist, Buckingham, first joined the band in 1974 and remained a member until 1987. He then returned to the group in 1996.

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham

Fleetwood Mac has enlisted Mike Campbell, longtime lead guitarist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Crowded House singer Neil Finn. They’ll be joining the band for their upcoming tour.

Mike Campbell
Neil Finn
Members of Fleetwood Mac said in a joint statement, ‘We are thrilled to welcome the musical talents of the caliber of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn into the Mac family. With Mike and Neil, we’ll be performing all the hits that the fans love, plus we’ll be surprising our audiences with some tracks from our historic catalogue of songs. Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution. We look forward to honoring that spirit on this upcoming tour.’


Co-founder Mick Fleetwood said in his own statement, ‘Fleetwood Mac has always been about an amazing collection of songs that are performed with a unique blend of talents. We jammed with Mike and Neil and the chemistry really worked and let the band realize that this is the right combination to go forward with in Fleetwood Mac style. We know we have something new, yet it’s got the unmistakable Mac sound.’

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