Fleetwood Mac recently started his tour after the firing of guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Buckingham described the telephone conversation in which he was informed that he had been dismissed from the band. He says that two nights after playing with the band at a MusiCares event, manager Irving Azoff told him: "Stevie never wants to be on stage with you again".
He states that Azoff informed him of a list of complaints of things that "Stevie had problems with" during the presentation, and said he "smiled" during his speech and had a "pop" during the introduction music. Also it affirms that Nicks gave an ultimatum to the rest of the band: or Buckingham is dismissed or she leaves the band. Pitchfork approached the representatives of Fleetwood Mac for comments.
Buckingham previously addressed his shot during a live appearance. "I think what you would say is that there were factions within the band that had lost their perspective," he said. Nicks previously discussed Buckingham's departure from the band. "Our relationship has always been volatile," he said. "This is sad for me, but I want the next 10 years of my life to be really fun and happy." Mick Fleetwood added: "The majority rules as to what we should do as a band and move forward."