In the Greatest Feud of Our Time, earlier this yr Fleetwood Mac fired Lindsey Buckingham forward of their tour for typical band bickering. Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood claimed on the time that it was largely a scheduling battle that purchased him a one-way ticket dwelling, however Buckingham now says the blame rests solely on Nicks. Describing his unceremonious termination now to Rolling Stone, he says he was fired over the telephone by the band’s supervisor, Irving Azoff, whereas watching the Grammys. “Stevie by no means needs to be on a stage with you once more,” he was advised, to Buckingham’s shock. The two had simply shared a stage two nights prior and he was below the impression that “we had been getting alongside nice.” Turns out, Nicks — who later referred to as their relationship “unstable” — had a laundry checklist of complaints simply ready to unload on Buckingham. During the decision, Azoff relayed to him that Nicks “took situation” along with his “outburst” over their intro music, and didn’t admire him smirking throughout her speech.
Buckingham assumed the decision meant Nicks was leaving the group, solely to later study he was the one “getting ousted” and that Nicks had privately advised the remainder of the band members it was both her or Buckingham — they usually selected her. Buckingham says that, regardless of his reaching out, he hasn’t heard from anybody within the group since their final efficiency collectively in January. Which is okay, actually. Buckingham simply needs the receipts: “I don’t suppose there was ever something that was simply trigger to be fired. We have all finished issues that weren’t constructive. All of us have worn on one another’s psyches at occasions. That’s the historical past of the group.” And we simply need this drama to maintain going one other 4 many years.