Mick Fleetwood Won't Rule Out a Fleetwood Mac Reunion with Lindsey Buckingham
Fleetwood has "really enjoyed being reconnected with Lindsey" after two years of estrangement
Published Mar 01, 2021In 2018, Lindsey Buckingham's second departure from Fleetwood Mac saw him take his former bandmates to court, but group co-founder Mick Fleetwood won't rule out including him in reunion plans now that the pair have apparently reconciled.
Speaking with Rolling Stone, Fleetwood shared that the death of Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green last July led the Buckingham and himself to get back in touch with one another.
"I've really enjoyed being reconnected with Lindsey, which has been gracious and open," Fleetwood shared. "And both of us have been beautifully honest about who we are and how we got to where we were."
Fleetwood's chat with the publication found him mulling the possibility of a farewell tour, while simultaneously reflecting on the "massive, really lovely world tour" the band wrapped in November 2019.
While the latter run marked their first outing since Buckingham's 2018 departure, would the guitarist come back into the fold for a potential farewell trek?
"Strange things can happen," Fleetwood told Rolling Stone. "I look at Fleetwood Mac as a huge family. Everyone plays an important role in our history, even someone like [early Seventies] guitarist Bob Welch, who was huge and sometimes gets forgotten. Lindsey's position in Fleetwood Mac will, for obvious reasons, never been forgotten, as it should never be forgotten."
He continued: "My vision of things happening in the future is really far-reaching. Would I love to think that [reunion] could happen? Yeah. I'd love to think that all of us could be healed, and also respect the people who are in the band, [Crowded House's] Neil Finn and [Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers'] Michael Campbell."
Of course, Fleetwood is aware that a reunion may not proceed without reconciliation between Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. "I can't speak for the dynamic with Stevie and him," he shared. "I don't even need to protect it. It's so known that they're chalk and cheese in so many ways, and yet not.
"I know for a fact that I intend to make music and play again with Lindsey. I would love that. It doesn't have to be in Fleetwood Mac. And Fleetwood Mac is such a strange story. All the players in the play are able to talk and speak for themselves. Somehow, I would love the elements that are not healed to be healed. I love the fantasy that we could cross that bridge and everyone could leave with creative, holistic energy, and everyone could be healed with grace and dignity."
In January, Buckingham sold the publishing rights of a catalogue of 161 songs, which included work with Fleetwood Mac.
Last year, the band's beloved "Dreams" — and celebrated album Rumours by extension — found modern day chart success thanks to some meme magic that Fleetwood himself got in on.