Earlier this year, Fleetwood Mac fired guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, citing disagreements about the band's upcoming tour. Mike Campbell, formerly of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Neil Finn of Crowded House intervened to take the place of Buckingham. In a recent Rolling Stone characteristic, the guitarist remembers the moment when they asked him to leave and talk about life afterwards, including his solo work.
"Am I disconsolate about not doing another tour with Fleetwood Mac?" No, "he said. "Because I can see there are many other areas to analyze."
"The only thing that bothers me and breaks my heart is that we spent 43 years finding a way to overcome our personal differences and our difficulties in seeking and articulating a higher truth," he continued. "That's our legacy, that's what the songs are about, this is not the way you end up with something like this."
He also noted that he has not spoken to his fellow Fleetwood Mac members since his presentation at MusiCares in January, despite some efforts to be received with the "silence of the radio". That same gala seemed to have been the beginning of the cooking process, since Stevie Nicks was upset by Buckingham's outburst during the introduction of the music, the way she smiled during her speech and the studio recording "Rhiannon".
On a positive note, Buckingham starts his own tour in October, a few days after the start of the Fleetwood Mac tour. Read the full interview here.