We are familiar with members coming and going in Fleetwood Mac’s 50-year history. Two days ago, the band announced that Lindsey Buckingham, who joined the band in 1975, was fired from the group. Rob Sheffield recently stated that if it were any other artists, he’d suspect them of staging the split. This is unfortunately not the case as we are all familiar with the band’s reputation of inflicting torture onto one another and their fans.
The band has had a hard time holding on to members and only the drummer, Mick Fleetwood, and bassist, John
McVie, have been there from the start. In Buckingham’s place, the band recruited Mike Campbell, lead guitarist for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and Neil Finn, frontman of Crowded House. They will be joining Fleetwood Mac on their upcoming tour that is yet to be announced. Mick Fleetwood stated that they have jammed with Mike and Neil in the past and that they gelled instantly with the feel the band wants to create.
Buckingham now focuses on his solo career and has been working with Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie for an eponymously titled collaborative album.