Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham claims Stevie Nicks is still in love with him
Lindsey Buckingham visits SiriusXM Studios in 2018 in New York City. Photo / Getty Images
Lindsey Buckingham claimed Stevie Nicks was still in love with him.
The 71-year-old guitarist previously suggested he was fired from Fleetwood Mac in 2018 after Nicks, 73, issued an ultimatum to the rest of the group when he asked to delay an upcoming tour to promote his solo music – allegations she has always denied – and now he’s convinced she never really got over him after their relationship exploded while they were promoting their album Rumors in 1976 after four years of dating .
Speaking to The Times, Buckingham said: “There were a number of years when I was not above her. It is possible that she was never completely above her. above me either.
“The way we had to overcome rumors is part of the heritage and heroism of the whole thing. We didn’t have time to heal or go into the traditional sense. I think – and so on. she was the one who walked away from me at the time – that we both had to compartmentalize our feelings. It’s not a healthy thing to do because these little compartments can stay sealed for years until then. that things start to creep in when you don’t realize it.
“I met the love of my life late in life and it gave me a whole different worldview. Stevie didn’t have children. She took a different path and made it more important. to his professional life.
“How has it been over the past three, four, five years… It’s hard for me to know what her mentality is towards me, but I know what mine is for her because I am married for 21 years and have three children and this is the best thing that has ever happened to me. “
Nicks recently denied that she had Buckingham fired and claimed her version of events was “factually inaccurate”. The group recruited new members Mike Campbell and Kiwi Neil Finn to replace Buckingham.
She said: “His version of events is factually inaccurate and while I have never spoken publicly about the matter, it certainly seems like the time has come to shed some light on the truth.
“To be extremely clear, I didn’t get him fired, I didn’t ask for him to be fired, I didn’t ask for him to be fired. Frankly, I got fired. I pulled out. of the group in a proactive manner and a situation that I considered to be toxic to my well-being.
“If the band continued without me, so be it. And after lengthy panel discussions, Fleetwood Mac, a band whose legacy is rooted in evolution and change, found a new direction with two extremely talented new members. “