In news that bodes extremely well for a Fleetwood Mac reunion, Mick Fleetwood & Lindsey Buckingham have buried the hatchet.
In fact, not only have the pair reconciled, de facto bandleader and drummer Mick Fleetwood has revealed he wants to do a proper farewell tour with the whole band, Buckingham included.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Fleetwood explained that he spent the majority of the pandemic reevaluating his relationships and goals, and decided that he wants to get the old band back together for one last hurrah.
“I think the vision for me, and I think it would be hugely appropriate, is that we actually say ‘this is goodbye’ and go out and actually do that,” he said. “That has always been my vision and I’m a flatly confident that we can do that. We owe it to the fans.”
Fleetwood went on to admit that the surprise death of the band’s guitarist and co-founder Peter Green last year is what inspired the two to get back in touch and patch things up.
“I’ve really enjoyed being re-connected with Lindsey, which has been gracious and open,” Fleetwood said. “And both of us have been beautifully honest about who we are and how we got to where we were.
“I look at Fleetwood Mac as a huge family,” the drummer continued. “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. 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, Neil Finn and Michael Campbell.”
The only wild card is Buckingham’s relationship with Stevie Nicks, after the pair reportedly had a falling out back when he was unceremoniously fired from the band.
Regardless, Fleetwood says he’s keen to make music with his old writing partner again.
“I know for a fact that I intend to make music and play again with Lindsey,” he said in the chat. “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.”
Let’s hope it doesn’t stay a fantasy.