In recent new episode of Marc Maron‘s WTF Podcast, Lindsey Buckingham says despite his firing from Fleetwood Mac in 2019, “pretty much everyone [in the band] would love to see me come back.”
Having said that, Buckingham admits that he’s not sure if returning to the group is “doable.”
Buckingham reveals that his conflicts with Fleetwood Mac began after he finished a tour with Christine McVie supporting their 2017 duo album when he asked if the band would delay its own planned trek so he could promote a solo album he was preparing.
“[I asked the band,] ‘I have this other album that I’m really proud of…and I’d love if you could give me an extra three months to just put it out and do some American dates before Fleetwood Mac goes out,"” Lindsey explains. “And there was certainly one person who did not want to bestow that on me.”
The “one person,” of course, was Stevie Nicks.
Buckingham adds, “To be fair, everyone was anxious to get on the road. But…we’ve all made time for each others things. You know, I’d been in the band for 43 years for God’s sake.”
Lindsey then notes that the touring issue “led to other things that kind of built up around that. And then it just got to the point where someone just didn’t want to work with me anymore, and other people were perhaps not feeling empowered enough to stand up for me when possibly they should have or could have.”
Buckingham said he feels his firing harmed the band’s legacy.”
Meanwhile, Lindsey reports that he’s still in touch with drummer Mick Fleetwood, noting, “we love each other and we reinforced each other’s sensibilities in the band.”
Buckingham’s new self-titled solo album will be released on September 17.
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