Some of these arguments are pure spin and are making those longtime fans of the band and Lindsey as being sullen about not giving the band’s new lineup a chance. It’s not really a lineup , it’s two guitarist friends of Mick and Stevie’s who somehow were ready to go at moments notice in replacement of Buckingham because Buckingham had the audacity to smirk along with the other band mates at one of Stevie’s longwonded thank yous. Smirk you say ! Of course he’s out of the band! Sounds like Ms. Nicks let her temper and her ego get ahold of her. And it was her ultimatum ( if I don’t get my way I won’t play at all, so you’d better get rid of him, which comes off as petty and tone deaf to any long term faithful Fleetwood Mac fan.)
Oddly, Buckinghams solo tour was re-parsed around the Mac tour as was his and Christine’s, although the same was not done with the Nicks and Pretenders tour. So it appears that Lindsey was not the prickly self centered artist in this scenario.
For those who think of Fleetwood Mac as a backing band for Stevie Nicks and her cover songs , great!’ Have at it! Enjoy you Stevie and Leo Sayer or whoever it is at the mike. Fleetwood Mac purists are loyal to the music and the band and to its visionary Lindsey Buckingham who was treated very badly at the end stage of the supergroup’s lifespan.
To some of us, loyalty means enough to pass up on a watered down version and to pray Buckingham kicks *** in court . This group made this all about the money their final tour, so Lindsey hitting them where it hurts might teach them a lesson the sorely need. I only feel bad for Christine and f0r true Gleetwwod Mac fans.
Regarding the RRHOF, Stevie was running at number one but has already been surpassed in short notice by Def Leopard. I can’t help but think that her negativity towards Lindsey is cutting into the votes. Maybe this year they should have nominated Patt Benatar.