Mick Fleetwood Wants To “See A Healing” Between Nicks And Buckingham

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Mick Fleetwood, of Fleetwood Mac, ha said that he hopes to “see a healing” between his two former bandmates Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.

In an interview with Mojo, the 77-year-old drummer addresses the long-term conflict between the ex-lovers saying “It’s no secret, it’s no title-tattle that there is a brick wall there emotionally,” 

“Stevie’s able to speak clearly about how she feels and doesn’t feel, as does Lindsey. But I’ll say, personally, I would love to see a healing between them – and that doesn’t have to take the shape of a tour, necessarily.”

Nicks and Buckingham were in a relationship when they both joined Fleetwood Mac in 1974. They had been previously performing together under the title ‘Buckingham Nicks’.

The pair split in 1976, right before the release of the band’s icon album ‘Rumours’. They tried to maintain in the group and keep things professional but Buckingham ended up leaving the group in 1987 and Nicks followed suit in 1990.

Both artists then went on to re-join the group in 1997 before Buckingham’s eventual firing in 2018.

Buckingham told People in 2018 that he believed Nicks was behind his firing from Fleetwood Mac, saying that she “basically gave the band an ultimatum that either I had to go or she would go.”

Nicks has repeatedly denied these allegations siting the environment as “toxic” to her well being. In statement the ‘Edge of Seventeen’ artist said she “did not demand he be fired. Frankly, I fired myself. I proactively removed myself from the band and a situation…I was done. If the band went on without me, so be it.”

Following the death of Christine McVie in 2022, the band has spoken about the likelihood of a Fleetwood Mac reunion.

In an interview with Mojo last month, Stevie Nicks strook down the possibility saying: “Without Christine, no can do. There is no chance of putting Fleetwood Mac back together in any way. Without her, it just couldn’t work.”

Fleetwood has said that he has drawn “a line in the sand” and probably will not perform with the band ever again. He told Mojo that “It’s been a strange time for me. Losing sweet Christine was catastrophic. And then, in my world, sort of losing the band too.”

However, Buckingham has said that he would like to see the band perform together again, and would jump at the opportunity to do so.