Lindsey Buckingham is talking more and more in the press regarding a potential return to Fleetwood Mac.
The latest comes from a new interview he gave to Entertainment Weekly where he said, “There have been intimations from Mick [Fleetwood], who I’ve talked to several times, that he wants to try to get the five of us back together. I did not see their last tour. I’m sure it was fine, but I think it was probably very mellow by comparison.”
Buckingham continued, “…They were covering so much other Fleetwood Mac material, and they were doing Crowded House songs and Tom Petty songs [since Neil Finn and Mike Campbell joined the band.] So, I wasn’t sure how that was going to pan out, and I wasn’t sure how Mick ultimately felt about it either, but that was the politics of the situation that led to that.”
Buckingham would add, “Mick — he didn’t want to see me go in the first place — but he’s talking about that. I would never hang my hat on that. It’s really going to take Stevie [Nicks] coming to that point of view, and I haven’t spoken to Stevie in a long, long time, so I don’t know where that’s at. It’s certainly something that more than one person who is close to the situation has brought to me.
Buckingham's ouster from Fleetwood Mac happened in April 2018 after Nicks was not pleased with his behavior when the band was being honored at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala in January 2018.
In an appearance on the WTF With Marc Maron Podcast last week, Buckingham said, “It’s my sense that pretty much everyone would love to see me come back.” He also said of getting fired, “What was most disappointing about it [his firing] to me was not, ‘Oh, I’m not gonna get to do this tour.’ What it was [is] again, we spent 43 years building this legacy which was about rising above things – it stood for more than the music.”