Stevie Nicks has denied being abused by Lindsey Buckingham and said then he only went after her after some ridiculous behavior in the 1980s where she attacked him first. So I agree, there are two sides to the story. Both are extremely eccentric personalities and presences - the whole group s for a mainstream elite classic rock band.
Since Buckingham Nicks joined, its essentially been the 5 key players over the past 40 years. When Buckingham left on his own in accord in the late 80s, he was replaced by Billy Burnette and Rick Vito (again, another instance that required two guitarist to replace Lindsey’s talent , vitality and stage presence ). These guys were likeable personable and assimilated well with the band. And Christine did admirably well leading the Mac on stage.
.Subsequent departures left Christine with Bekka Bramlett and Dave Mason. Fans and critics were not pleased. I enjoyed their shows, very talented, but this version was clearly a placeholder . When the Clintons brought the 5 main players back (would have been great to include Bob Welch) it was a pop cultural generational event.
But it feels different now. They’re senior citizens who should work it out. Fans are older and tired of break-ups and divorces and pop culture bitchery. Leave that to Mariah and Kanye please. And I think their fans want credit given where it’s due, loyalty, and second chances - Lindsey was probably a jerk in the 80s but seemed to have calmed down somewhat and focused on the art that is Fleetwood Mac.
While I’m thrilled that recently women are being inducted into the RRHOF (happy for Stevie, hope Pat Benatar is next) it doesn’t take away how lousy she and the band treated Lindsey. Most fans are hoping given their ages, they’’ll do one more wth Lindsey. If not, I hope he wins every cent in court.