At a Democrat campaign fundraiser in California, Buckingham took to the microphone to let his take on what happened finally be heard, Rolling Stone reports.
“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,” he said. “This was not something that was really my doing or my choice.”
“I think what you would say is that there were factions within the band that had lost their perspective.vThe 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 fulfil one’s higher truth and one’s higher destiny.”
He somehow managed to intertwine this with both the candidate he was campaigning for – Mike Levin – and with the current US political climate. You can watch the full speech below.
This comes after Fleetwood Mac, as a band, awkwardly avoided saying Buckingham was fired in an interview with CBS News.
“Well, we don’t use that word because I think it’s ugly,” Mick Fleetwood said.
“And it’s not a question that Lindsey has huge amounts of respect and kudos to what he’s done within the ranks of Fleetwood Mac and always will. But it’s like a marriage that came to an end and there are reasons why… But as a band we needed to move on.”