Lindsey Buckingham has dropped some pretty heavy hints that yet another return to Fleetwood Mac may well be on the cards.
Throughout the years, the star has been off-again then on-again with the band like a sitcom couple, and following Mick Fleetwood’s promising comments last month, it would seem that Buckingham’s return might be imminent.
Back in 2018, the guitarist was fired and replaced by Mike Campbell and Neil Finn of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Crowded House, respectively.
Stevie Nicks revealed that Buckingham had been fired because he wanted too much time off to focus on his solo project, but now that is all wrapped up, perhaps the door is open for his return.
During an interview with Marc Maron on his WTF With Marc Maron Podcast, Buckingham announced: “It’s my sense that pretty much everyone would love to see me come back.”
Adding that he is still in contact with the band, namely his “soul mate” Mick Fleetwood, as he explained: “We love each other and we reinforced each other’s sensibilities in the band.”
However, with his own tour coming up, logistics might get in the way. “What was most disappointing about it [his firing] to me was not, ‘Oh, I’m not gonna get to do this tour’,” he said. “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.”
For now, I suggest we watch this space.