Mick Fleetwood Says He Will Play Music with Lindsey Buckingham Again

Monday, March 1, 2021
INGLEWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 28: Guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham (R) and drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac perform on stage at The Forum on November 28, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Daniel Knighton/WireImage)

When it comes to Fleetwood Mac, never say never. That was the heart of a new Mick Fleetwood interview with Rolling Stone, where the drummer insisted that his days of making music with Lindsey Buckingham are not over.

"I know for a fact that I intend to make music and play again with Lindsey," Fleetwood said. "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."

Fleetwood opened up about a variety of subjects, with a focus on the current definition of Fleetwood Mac, particularly in regards to the many lineup changes over the years: "Strange things can happen. I look at Fleetwood Mac as a huge family. 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."

It was the death of former legendary FM guitarist Peter Green that opened the door to Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham mending the fences torn down in the aftermath of the now-infamous 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year benefit. That's the night when Nicks says that Buckingham's behavior was enough that if he wasn't fired, she would leave the band. The group sided with Nicks.

"My vision of things happening in the future is really far-reaching," he continues. "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... I can't speak for the dynamic with Stevie and him. I don't even need to protect it. It's so known that they're chalk and cheese in so many ways, and yet not."