Fleetwood Mac Finally Give A Reason Why They Fired Lindsey Buckingham


NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Honorees Stevie Nicks, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac take a bow onstage during MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Fleetwood Mac at Radio City Music Hall on January 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)


The Truth…

It’s been quite some time since Lindsey Buckingham was fired from Fleetwood Mac, yet even after al this time we are still trying to wrap our heads around it. Lindsey is 100% percent synonymous with the band and is as much a part of their success as any other member is. With that said though, it’s no secret that tensions between Lindsey and Stevie Nicks were real. In fact, this isn’t the first time that these tensions have reached an all time high.


Nevertheless, everything just seemed to reach a boiling point resulting in Lindsey’s departure…

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 16: Fleetwood Mac (L-R Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie and Lindsey Buckingham) pose for photographers backstage at the 5th American music Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 16, 1978 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

The band has collectively spoken out regarding this whole incident before, but now Christine McVie has spoken again to give a definite reason to Lindsey’s firing. Here is what she said during an interview with Mojo

“It was the only route we could take, because there was too much animosity between certain members of the band at that point. There was just no way it could’ve gone on as a five-piece, a group with Lindsey in the band. So it was either just completely break up the band or make the best of it.”

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 30: (L-R) John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac perform onstage during The Classic East – Day 2 at Citi Field on July 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Kane/Getty Images for Scoop Marketing)

Honestly, it makes sense. We’re all obviously still hurt by Lindsey’s departure, but even we have to admit that it beats the WHOLE band breaking up. Wouldn’t you agree?

Lindsey’s departure, nevertheless, was an ugly one that resulted in a lawsuit. The lawsuit was settled by the band, so as it stands, I don’t think we should be expecting them to resolve their issues anytime soon.