Mick Fleetwood closes the door on a Fleetwood Mac reunion with Lindsey Buckingham

“It’s not a point of conversation, so I have to say no.”

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Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood is not interested in having Lindsey Buckingham reuniting with the band anytime soon.

“We’re very, very committed to [Crowded House frontman Neil Finn] and [Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell], and [the idea of a potential reunion] passed away a time ago, when Lindsey left. And it’s not a point of conversation, so I have to say no,” he said in an interview with Rolling Stone, published on 28 January.

Buckingham was fired from Fleetwood Mac in 2018 due to conflicting reasons. Frontwoman Stevie Nicks claimed that the guitarist’s desire to spend more time on his solo project was the main reason, whereas Buckingham stated that Nicks issued the band an ultimatum, forcing the band to choose between the two of them.

Fleetwood also hinted at tense relations between Buckingham and the rest of the band, calling it “a full drama of Fleetwood Mac”. “The situation was no secret. We were not happy. It was not working, and we parted company. And that really is the all of it,” he added.

Meanwhile, the 72-year-old drummer is deep into planning his next project: a tribute concert to Peter Green, who co-founded Fleetwood Mac in 1967. “I wanted people to know that I did not form this band – Peter Green did,” Fleetwood said. The sold-out show is scheduled for 25 February at the London Palladium, and will feature special guests like David Gilmour, John Mayall, Steven Tyler and more.

Fleetwood also said that while Green is likely to attend the show, he will not be performing on stage. “He wants to keep a very, very low profile, and that’s fine. This is about the journey Peter took into the music, and that music is still alive,” he said.

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