Here's Why Buckingham Is Out of Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks says ousted member wanted tour pushed back
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2018 1:11 PM CDT
Fleetwood Mac band members, from left, Stevie Nicks, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood are seen in New York on Jan. 26, 2018.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Two weeks after his exit from Fleetwood Mac was revealed, Lindsey Buckingham remains mum about the cause. Not his former band members. Stevie Nicks tells Rolling Stone the split came after Buckingham proposed pushing back the band's upcoming North American tour, which kicks off Oct. 3. "We were supposed to go into rehearsal in June and he wanted to put it off until November [2019]," six months after the tour is to wrap up, Nicks says. Drummer Mick Fleetwood tells CBS News he doesn't use the word "fired" because it's "ugly," but "as a band we needed to move on." In a first since 1975, the tour will feature songs from the band's full catalog, per Rolling Stone, which has the full list of dates.

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