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Mick Fleetwood ‘Would Love to See Healing Between’ Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham

  • Mick Fleetwood discussed the rift between bandmates Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham in a new interview with MOJO
  • The Fleetwood Mac drummer told the outlet he’d like to see “a healing” between the ex-band members
  • Nicks and Buckingham, who famously dated in the ’70s, have had a rocky relationship for years

Mick Fleetwood still has hope for a peaceful Fleetwood Mac resolution.

The drummer, 77, addressed the years-long rift between bandmates Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham in a new interview with MOJO and expressed his wish to see them finally resolve their issues.

“It’s no secret, it’s no title-tattle that there is a brick wall there emotionally,” the musician said of Nicks and Buckingham. “Stevie’s able to speak clearly about how she feels and doesn’t feel, as does Lindsey. But I’ll say, personally, I would love to see a healing between them – and that doesn’t have to take the shape of a tour, necessarily.”

(L-R) Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and John McVie of Fleetwood Mac.

Fleetwood’s comments come shortly after Nicks, 76, also spoke to MOJO about the future of their band, which was founded back in 1967. However, her stance was the complete opposite of the drummer’s, as she seemingly said it’d be impossible for the group to carry on without singer, songwriter and keyboardist Christine McVie — who died in 2022.

“Without Christine, no can do,” said the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman. “There is no chance of putting Fleetwood Mac back together in any way. Without her, it just couldn’t work.”

Nicks also seemed to turn down the idea of touring with bandmate/ex-boyfriend Buckingham, 74, again — with whom she’s had a rocky relationship for years and was also fired from the band in 2018 — citing “health problems” following the guitarist’s open heart surgery in 2019. 

“It’s not for me to say, but I’m not sure if Lindsey could do the kind of touring that Fleetwood Mac does, where you go out for a year and half,” the “Silver Springs” performer added. “It’s so demanding.”

Stevie Nicks, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac onstage at Radio City Music Hall in January 2018 in New York City.
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Fleetwood Mac hasn’t been the same since Buckingham’s 2018 firing or since McVie’s death. Before she died of a stroke at age 79, the singer told Rolling Stone in 2022 that her band “kind of broke up” after their tour wrapped in 2019.

“It’s impossible to say. We might get back together, but I just couldn’t say for sure,” McVie said, adding that Fleetwood Mac no longer exists “as we know it.”

Following her death, Nicks and Fleetwood mourned the tragic loss in emotional social media statements. “A few hours ago, I was told that my best friend in the whole world since the first day of 1975, had passed away,” Nicks shared in a handwritten note via an X (formerly Twitter) post. “I wanted to be in London; I wanted to get to London — but we were told to wait. So, since Saturday, one song has been swirling around in my head, over and over and over. I thought I might possibly get to sing it to her, and so, I’m singing it to her now. I always knew I would need these words one day.”

In his own Instagram post, Fleetwood wrote, “This is a day where my dear sweet Friend Christine McVie has taken to flight.. and left us earthbound folks to listen with bated breath to the sounds of that ‘song bird’… reminding one and all that love is all around us to reach for and touch in this precious life that is gifted to us.”

“Part of my heart has flown away today,” he added. “I will miss everything about you Christine McVie. Memories abound.. They fly to me.”

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