Drama and Fleetwood Mac – the two go together like peanut butter and chocolate but let’s be honest – that constant friction is what has made the band so damn good through the years. With a massive tour preparing to kick off – this news could not come at a worse time but – the band and Lindsey Buckingham have gone their separate ways. Multiple outlets are reporting that Buckingham was fired after a disagreement over the upcoming tour.
The news of who will be replacing Mr. Buckingham is almost as interesting as the fact that he is out. Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Neil Finn of Crowded House will step up and fill the rather large shoes left behind because of the split.
The official word came via press release where the band announced “We are thrilled to welcome the musical talents of the caliber of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn into the Mac family. With Mike and Neil, we’ll be performing all the hits that the fans love, plus we’ll be surprising our audiences with some tracks from our historic catalog of songs. Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution. We look forward to honoring that spirit on this upcoming tour.”
So – does this news make you more or less interested in catching the band when they pull into a town near you? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.