Former Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham opened in a new interview about never getting a “shutdown” with Stevie Nicks.
The group sacked the Buckingham guitarist in 2018 and Fleetwood Mac continued to tour without him, replacing him with guitarists Mike Campbell of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers and Neil Finn of Crowded House. Recently, Mick Fleetwood opened up about how he rekindled his relationship with Buckingham. However, the guitarist‘s relationship with Nicks remains on the ropes.
“And really, again, that was part of the deal with Stevie and I, was that we had to spend a tremendous amount of time together without ever closing off from each other,” he told Nile Rodgers. on his Apple Music 1 Deep Hidden show. Meaning Radio with Nile Rodgers.
Buckingham continued: “Most people, when they go their separate ways, don’t see each other for a long time or maybe never again. But you don’t always have to not only see someone but, in my case, make the choice to do good for someone when I haven’t always felt that I wanted to, you know?
“To take one of her songs, like ‘Dreams’, which needed so much building around it to take those same two chords and evolve them from section A to section B to section C. And the love and choice to do the right thing and to have the integrity to do it.
“It sometimes comes at a price, you know?” This comes at the cost of building up your defenses, and sometimes, over a period of time, it’s hard to reduce them.
Nicks told the Los Angeles Times that she and Buckingham had not had direct contact since leaving the group, but wrote him a note after her heart attack in 2019. “You better take care of yourself. You had better relax and do whatever they tell you, find your voice and feel the grace that you have been able to overcome, ”she recalls.
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