Mick Fleetwood is not only holding out hope for a new Fleetwood Mac tour — he wants it to be the most sensational and grand victory lap ever. The drummer spoke with The Los Angeles Times and despite the fact that Lindsey Buckingham was canned from the band back in 2018, he not only wants him back on the road — he wants every living former member to sign on as well.
Fleetwood, who's made peace with Buckingham in the past year, spoke about the issues between Buckingham and former girlfriend and muse Stevie Nicks — whom according to sources, will never share a stage with the guitarist again: “I don't look at it like that. Stevie was very unhappy. It was not an ultimatum — it was about taking a breath. Two people have walked away from each other, like Liz Taylor and Richard Burton. I understand both people. Lindsey would say: 'You're piggy in the middle, Mick.'”
He went on to admit: “My English pipe dream, sitting on top of a mushroom, would be that everyone who’s ever played in Fleetwood Mac would be welcome. That’s what would drive me, because this is all about a collective. . . I hope the whole f***ing lot of them! I’m not done. And if I can get John McVie off his boat, he’s not done either!”
Not long before his sudden firing in 2018, Lindsey Buckingham, who met Stevie Nicks in high school back in 1967, told us that his romantic relationship with the iconic singer during the first half of the '70s, not only informed all of their music at the time, but continues to influence their relationship today — despite the ex-couple long moving on with their lives and forming new relationships: “There’s a thread you can trace between when Stevie and I joined (in 1975) and the present, I mean that is certainly it. Even backtracking to, y’know, having known Stevie since high school. I mean, all the things leading up to that and all the things that have happened since then. . . And it’s a bit ironic, and a bit miraculous that after all this time, the more vulnerable parts of the two of us are still adjusting and still evolving around each other in ways that speak of there being a significance to each other, musically.”
Mick Fleetwood told us that unlike most band's fans, Fleetwood Mac's legion of followers learned to embrace all the band's various lineup changes throughout the years: “If you're aware of our history, it's pretty much unique in terms of the people who have come through the ranks of this band. But the band somehow, even with very large musical changes, has been accepted, and, y'know, there's been slight ups and downs, but we've never gone away, and somewhat unbelievably, have held an audience during that journey.”