Even in a group notorious for turbulence, it was a shock whena key member of the band's classic cast. and in his first television interview since his removal, he revealed that he and the band had settled this lawsuit.
"I'm happy with it," said Buckingham. "I try not to turn the knife at all, I try to look at it with a degree of compassion and some wisdom."
"It hurt for a while," he said. "I walked around with it for a few months with a visceral reaction."
Buckingham has a 43-year history at Fleetwood Mac. He has helped shape their classic sound and wrote some of their greatest hits. In January, the band was honored at the MusiCares Benefit Grammy weekend, but it would be Buckingham's last appearance with Fleetwood Mac. Two days later he heard from her manager.
"Irving Azoff called me and he was shouting at me," Buckingham said. "He shouted at me on the phone and said," You really made it this time. "And I had no idea what he was talking about, he said," Stevie would never want to be on stage again with you, "and I go" Why? "
In an interview with CBS Newsbandmates Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks made Buckingham reluctant to embark on a new tour. "This team wanted to take to the streets. And one of the members did not want to go out for a year, "said Nicks.
Buckingham insists that he agreed to postpone his own solo tour to the band, but said that Azoff said it was nicks She complained that he grinned behind her as she delivered her acceptance speech.
"It seemed to me she was looking for something to hang me in to trigger a coup d'état. Irving told me a few days later, when she had given the band an ultimatum, I either had to go or she would go, "said Buckingham.
When asked if he has any sense of why Nick would have reached this point Buckingham said, "I do not know. None of that makes sense to me, you know? English: emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art…2934 & lang = en. But that 's a very sacred thing.
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"I was not the one who left the house , She has left me. But there's never really been a chance to get something like closure because that may need a bit of distance, "Buckingham said.
Buckingham described his relationship with Nicks as" fragmented, "but he believes that" there is still a lot Love prevails. "Over the years, Buckingham said the two had spent time outside the band.
" In a kind of spurt, you know? In 2011, when I released my solo album "Seeds We Sow", I spent a lot of time in their house … and we got on well together. I mean, the chemistry is right chemistry, "he said.
Buckingham also stated that he has not spoken to any member of the band since shooting nearly a year ago.
" I just had an E in the last few weeks "Christine McVie-mail, which I expected," he said, "Buckingham and McVie recorded an album together last year and went on tour."
"She emailed me and said basically: & # 39; Dearest Lindsey, all I know is that I had nothing to do with it. I know that I miss you so much. & # 39; She said, "I believe deep in Stevie's heart that she wants you to come home," Buckingham said.
He thinks it could mean that Nicks could have already overcome what happened earlier this year.
"Maybe Stevie wants to see me again in all circumstances, that she feels ambiguous about what's going on, and this could only be when Christine expresses wishful thinking or expresses something she thinks I'm feeling better," he said.
Buckingham said he is open to returning to Fleetwood Mac, but does not expect reunification.
"I'm pretty sure I will not do that because many people who know how Fleetwood Mac's policies have changed will say in two years that they … and I'm like: "I'm not so sure." You know, it's a little different this time, "he said.
What is different? He is not sure. Instead, Buckingham spent the year putting together a retrospective of his solo work, and will be touring the New Year beyond.
"I'm not someone who really wants to look back, I'm looking forward to looking ahead, and that certainly did me good this year, but I was thrilled to be curating more than 35 years of work … to go out. " and to celebrate, that was really cathartic. Yes, so I have a great time. "