Lindsey Buckingham Reveals What Would It Take To Get Him Back In Fleetwood Mac

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Lindsey Buckingham, the former member of Fleetwood Mac who departed in 2018, recently disclosed that he would readily rejoin the band if they extended an invitation.

Amid uncertainties surrounding Fleetwood Mac’s future after the passing of Christine McVie in 2022

Stevie Nicks expressed reservations about touring without McVie, remarking,

 “When Christine died, I felt like you can’t replace her. You just can’t. Without her, what is it?”

However, in a conversation with Conan O’Brien on SiriusXM, Buckingham shared his openness to returning to the band if given the chance. Reflecting on his departure, he commented,

“Without pointing any fingers, it was certainly fairly singular in how it was driven. Others in the band were not happy with what was going on at that point. And I think everyone would have liked to see me remain, but did what they felt they had to do in that moment. And that’s understandable. There’s no fingers to point at anyone, really. That’s rock and roll, right?”

Despite the disagreement that led to his exit, Buckingham emphasized that Fleetwood Mac had weathered greater challenges throughout their history, stating,

 “I was in the band for almost 45 years and we were always – this is always part of our legacy – we were always able to work out our differences over things of which were far more profound than any issues that happened in 2018 with me departing the band.”

Following his departure

Buckingham was replaced by Mike Campbell and Neil Finn, a decision he believes disrespected the band’s legacy, remarking,

 “The band collectively allowing that to happen, maybe out of weakness to some degree, it disrespected the legacy we built.”

Despite the discord, Buckingham expressed willingness to reconcile and rejoin Fleetwood Mac, stating,

“In a heartbeat, absolutely. If there’s more to come [from Fleetwood Mac], if there’s a way to heal that, that would be great. It would be very appropriate to close on a more circular note.”

However, Mick Fleetwood had previously stated that Buckingham’s departure was permanent

He asserted

 “We’re very, very committed to Neil and Mike, and that passed away a time ago, when Lindsey left. And it’s not a point of conversation, so I have to say no.”

While the future of Fleetwood Mac remains uncertain, Buckingham’s willingness to return adds a hopeful possibility for fans of the iconic band.