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Re: Fleetwood Mac Fires Lindsey Buckingham

Lindsey Buckingham can go his own way … again. The guitarist first left Fleetwood Mac in ’87 and rejoined the group in ’97 for The Dance. The band will embark on a tour starting in June, and according to a statement, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood will be joined on the road by Mike Campbell (Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers) and Neil Finn (Crowded House) instead of Buckingham. A source tells TMZ that Buckingham “will no longer be involved in any band activity.”

Earlier this year, Fleetwood Mac released the deluxe reissue of their self-titled 1975 LP, the first the band released with both Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.

Buckingham’s last performance with Fleetwood Mac was at MusiCares’ Person Of The Year gala earlier this year. You can read the band’s announcement via Variety below.

    Fleetwood Mac has always been about an amazing collection of songs that are performed with a unique blend of talents,” Mick Fleetwood said. “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.”

    “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,” said the group collectively. “Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution. We look forward to honoring that spirit on this upcoming tour.”

Neil Finn released his own statement:

    “Two weeks ago I received a wonderful invitation to be a part of a truly great band. A few days later I was standing in a room playing music with Fleetwood Mac. It felt fresh and exciting, so many great songs, a spectacular rhythm section and two of the greatest voices ever. Best of all, we sounded good together. It was a natural fit. I can’t wait to play.”

Fleetwood Mac were apparently pressured to confirm Buckingham’s departure when guitarist Billy Burnette (who replaced Buckingham along with Rick Vito last time he quit) tweeted, “Breaking news: Lindsey Buckingham is out but I’m not in” a few days ago. He deleted the tweet shortly after.

UPDATE: The plot thickens. Rolling Stone now reports that “Fleetwood Mac fired Lindsey Buckingham after a disagreement over the band’s upcoming tour.”


https://www.stereogum.com/1990574/linds … -mac/news/

Re: Fleetwood Mac Fires Lindsey Buckingham

This is such bullshit. I was planning on going to the farewell tour. Figured it would probably be my farewell to concerts as well.

They can piss off with this. I'm also not buying what they're selling by bringing Finn into this, farewell or not. Its to bring extra buzz by it being a Crowded House/Mac hybrid with Petty's guitarist and to divert from the fact Lindsey is gone. Its their Frey-less Eagles and Axl/DC moment.

The things some of these bands will do to keep going just blows me away.

monkeychow
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monkeychow wrote:
kermit the Trump wrote:

The things some of these bands will do to keep going just blows me away.

melissa-reese.jpg

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Smoking Guns
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Smoking Guns wrote:
monkeychow wrote:
kermit the Trump wrote:

The things some of these bands will do to keep going just blows me away.

http://www.notdeadyetradio.com/wp-conte … -reese.jpg

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Hahaha amazing pic.

Wagszilla
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Wagszilla wrote:

Bummer, I wanted to see the real lineup.

monkeychow wrote:
kermit the Trump wrote:

The things some of these bands will do to keep going just blows me away.

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The truth is that Chris Pitman is the hero of the story.

  • The Lusk album inspired the electro-funk wall of sound, as heard on the glorious 2002 tour

  • He's been inspiring Axl since 1998 when his french horn notes triggered the writing of Madagascar

  • He was working with Axl diligently on CD II

  • He nearly got this farce of a tour cancelled before it started

He's the hero we deserve but not the one Axl's wallet needs right now.

#haha #rad

Randall Flagg
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Smoking Guns wrote:
monkeychow wrote:
kermit the Trump wrote:

The things some of these bands will do to keep going just blows me away.

http://www.notdeadyetradio.com/wp-conte … -reese.jpg

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Hahaha amazing pic.


Yea, I have nothing against Melissa. But I don’t understand why she was brought into the band.

Wagszilla
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Wagszilla wrote:

Pitman was jeopardizing their payday, Brain made an easy recommendation.

But yeah she is pretty much antithetical to Guns N' Roses.

Smoking Guns
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Smoking Guns wrote:

Pittman is such a friggin tool.

monkeychow
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monkeychow wrote:
Wagszilla wrote:

But yeah she is pretty much antithetical to Guns N' Roses.

yeah..I mean maybe it's my own fault for eating too much 80s marketing or whatever....but like GNR always had a certain vibe and branding and she just doesn't fit....it's nothing personal.

I just can't imagine her hanging out with the AFD band in the hell house you know....

Randall Flagg
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Re: Fleetwood Mac Fires Lindsey Buckingham

monkeychow wrote:
Wagszilla wrote:

But yeah she is pretty much antithetical to Guns N' Roses.

yeah..I mean maybe it's my own fault for eating too much 80s marketing or whatever....but like GNR always had a certain vibe and branding and she just doesn't fit....it's nothing personal.

I just can't imagine her hanging out with the AFD band in the hell house you know....


Oh, I can.  But it'd only be for a night and she'd be on her way with the rest of the groupies.  I don't fault her for taking the gig; it's an amazing opportunity and anyone would be a fool not to take it.  I just don't understand why they needed a synth/extra keyboard player and what was wrong with Pittman?  Not that I am some Pittman fan, but he put in the time and actually helped write parts of CD.  Frank and Richard stayed, so why not Pittman?  Maybe I missed something when the reunion broke, but I never understood that decision.

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