Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks recently issued a statement in which she denied the allegations that she is the one who got Lindsey Buckingham fired.
As you may know, there have been serious dramas between the band members of Fleetwood Mac, especially between the singer Stevie Nicks and the lead guitarist and co-lead singer Lindsey Buckingham. The pair has known each other for a long time, and they first sang together in 1966 at a church meeting.
Nicks and Buckingham got together after they quit their first band, Fritz. In 1975, they joined Fleetwood Mac together when Buckingham told the band that he would join only if they hired Nicks too.
The then-couple had a tumultuous relationship, and they grabbed everyone’s attention wherever they went. However, they weren’t in a financially good condition as they didn’t earn as much. So, Nicks did side jobs to make ends meet, and the pair constantly fought about that. This eventually brought the end of the couple and their careers in the band.
Although there are rumors about Nicks getting Buckingham fired, she recently stated that those claims aren’t true. In her statements, she talked about their relationship and mentioned that she didn’t fire him. Nicks then claimed that she ‘fired herself’ instead, just to escape his ‘toxic’ environment.
As reported by Rolling Stones, here is Stevie Nick’s version of the story:
“It’s unfortunate that Lindsey has chosen to tell a revisionist history of what transpired in 2018 with Fleetwood Mac. His version of events is factually inaccurate, and while I’ve never spoken publicly on the matter, preferring not to air dirty laundry, certainly it feels the time had come to shine a light on the truth.
Following an exceedingly difficult time with Lindsey at MusiCares in New York, in 2018, I decided for myself that I was no longer willing to work with him. I could publicly reflect on the many reasons why, and perhaps I will do that someday in a memoir, but suffice it to say we could start in 1968 and work up to 2018 with a litany of very precise reasons why I will not work with him.
To be exceedingly clear, I did not have him fired, I did not ask for him to be fired, I did not demand he be fired. Frankly, I fired myself. I proactively removed myself from the band and a situation I considered to be toxic to my well-being. I was done. If the band went on without me, so be it.”
On a side note, the couple released the songs ‘Dreams,’ written by Nicks, and ‘Go Your Own Way,’ by Buckingham post-breakup. Both tracks achieved commercial success and pleased their fans. However, the pair went through quite unpleasant things before composing both.