Stevie Nicks Breaks Silence on Fleetwood Mac Turmoil

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Stevie Nicks heard enough of the rumors and innuendo going around so she broke the cone of silence and issued a formal statement. Lindsey Buckingham is still sore over the way he was iced out and he’s been making waves in the media, whining to the Los Angeles Times that she had him “fired from the band in 2018.” Wrong, Stevie declares.

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Nicks and Buckingham were quite the item back in the day. All four members of the iconic 70’s classic Fleetwood Mac have infamously been fighting amongst themselves for the past 50 years.

That’s what happens when you’re romantically involved with people you work with. It’s what added the special spark to their music in undertones that the audience could pick up on but not fully put together.

Buckingham wanted to do a reunion tour but he wanted to do some solo dates first.

Stevie told him that was never gonna happen and he took grievous offense. The aging, 71-year-old rocker started giving press interviews complaining that 73-year-old Nicks “gave the band an ultimatum that it was either him or her in 2018, resulting in him being fired.”

The way Lindsey sees it, “It would be like a scenario where Mick Jagger says, ‘Either Keith (Richards) goes or I go,'” Buckingham said.

“No, neither one of you can go. But I guess the singer has to stay. The figurehead has to stay.” In this case, that’s clearly Ms. Nicks. His version may be the way he remembers it but she views what happened a little bit differently.

Revisionist history

Stevie Nicks was getting a little cheesed off that people were snickering behind her back over what Buckingham was babbling to the paparazzi so she told her publicist to put out a rebuttal statement.

While the two may have resembled rabbits in the 70’s, that was a long time ago and Lindsey is having flashbacks. What he’s telling everyone is “revisionist history.”

“His version of events is factually inaccurate and while I’ve never spoken publicly on the matter, certainly it feels the time has come to shine a light on the truth,” Nicks firmly declared. “To be exceedingly clear, I did not have him fired, I did not ask for him to be fired, I did not demand he be fired.” She just quit.

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“Buckingham also threw barbs at Fleetwood and Christine McVie, saying Fleetwood has financial issues and is ‘not smart with his money,’ and claiming McVie told him she didn’t stand up for him in 2018 because she just bought a house.”

Stevie Nicks takes all the responsibility for what happened. “Frankly, I fired myself. I proactively removed myself from the band and a situation I considered to be toxic to my wellbeing. I was done. If the band went on without me, so be it.”

The other members of the band knew there is no Fleetwood Mac without her, so she didn’t need to say another word. “And after many lengthy group discussions, Fleetwood Mac, a band whose legacy is rooted in evolution and change, found a new path forward with two hugely talented new members.”