Stevie Nicks on Whether She’ll Share a Stage with Lindsey Buckingham Again
Stevie Nicks opened up about whether she thinks she’ll share a stage with Lindsey Buckingham again.
In an interview with The Guardian, Nicks said “Probably never” regarding performing with Buckingham again. However, she doesn’t exactly paint a lovely picture of relations with the present members of Fleetwood Mac.
When asked about questions she receives about the band, Nicks said, “‘Do you get along?’ We’d go: ‘Not really.’ They’d say: ‘Are you friends?’ and we’d go: ‘Not really.’ ‘Do you see each other when you’re not on tour?’ ‘Er, no.’ It has been like that since 1976.”
Nicks first spoke publicly about Buckinham’s April 2018 firing from Fleetwood Mac in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. Nicks said of Buckingham’s firing, “I never planned for that to happen. Any time we re-formed to do a tour or a record, I always walked in with hope in my heart. And I just was so disappointed. I felt like all the wind had gone out of my sails.”
Buckingham told Rolling Stone in October 2018 he was fired from Fleetwood Mac after Nicks allegedly gave the band a “him or me” ultimatum following the band being honored at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala in January 2018 where she was not pleased with some of Buckingham’s behavior. There was also an issue within the band regarding the start of Fleetwood Mac’s current tour. The band wanted to start in August, while Buckingham wanted to start in November to give him time to promote and tour in support of a solo album.
The Los Angles Times noted, “Nicks is reluctant to discuss the details of that night, though she admits it was the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back.'”