How Fleetwood Mac fired Lindsey Buckingham

adminOctober 11, 2018

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In the biggest fight of our time, earlier this year, Fleetwood Mac fired Lindsey Buckingham before his tour of typical gang disputes. Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood claimed at the time that it was primarily a programming conflict that had bought him a one-way ticket home, but Buckingham now says that the fault lies solely with Nicks. Describing its unceremonious termination now for Rolling Stone, says he was fired by telephone by the band's manager, Irving Azoff, while watching the Grammys. "Stevie never wants to be on stage with you again," they told him, much to Buckingham's surprise. The two had just shared a stage two nights before and had the impression that "we got along very well". It turns out that Nicks, who later called his relationship "volatile," had a list of complaints waiting to download. Buckingham. During the call, Azoff told him that Nicks "disagreed" with his "outburst" about his introductory music, and did not appreciate him smiling during his speech.

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