Lindsey Buckingham On Fleetwood Mac Exit - "This Was Not Something That Was Really My Doing Or My Choice."

Buckingham spoke on his firing from Fleetwood Mac for the first time.

May 14, 2018
Lindsey Buckingham

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Lindsey Buckingham offered his first public remarks about his firing from Fleetwood Mac.

Performing at a California campaign fundraiser, Buckingham said,

"For me, personally, probably some of you know that for the last three months I have sadly taken leave of my band of 43 years, Fleetwood Mac. This was not something that was really my doing or my choice."

He added,

"I think what you would say is that there were factions within the band that had lost their perspective. The point is that they'd lost their perspective. What that did was to harm – and this is the only thing I'm really sad about, the rest of it becomes an opportunity – it harmed the 43-year legacy that we had worked so hard to build, and that legacy was really about rising above difficulties in order to fulfill one's higher truth and one's higher destiny."

Watch his speech below (contains explicit language).