Lindsey Buckingham is open to rejoining Fleetwood Mac
The classic Mac could be back for their Dublin gig.
If we had to describe the history of Fleetwood Mac in one word, we'd choose... tumultuous.
What else can you say to describe a band that had to endure all of the following (deep breath): countless fights, 100 million records sold worldwide, broken relationships, different lineups, famous tunes, separations, drug issues, reunions, deaths, band members going AWOL, band members suing each other, band members dating each other, and ultimately, band members loathing each other.
Anyways, with news that Fleetwood Mac are set to tour Europe - including a Dublin date at the RDS on 13 June - guitarist Lindsey Buckingham has offered some fresh hope that he'll be part of the lineup.
In a recent interview with Stereogum, he was asked if he's willing to rejoin the band.
“Look, it’s Fleetwood Mac, anything’s possible. Maybe they’ll get it out of their system. If they ask me to come back, would I? Sure," he said.
It should be noted that Buckingham's recent lawsuit against members of the band has been settled after all the parties reached an out-of-court settlement.
On this note, he was philosophical about how relations with the rest of the group would move forwards.
“Look, I mean it does make me question who these people are but again, to look at it compassionately, I think it’s all coming from a lack of perspective and to some degree a certain weakness on their parts. I can’t stop loving them because of that,” he said.
He did manage to take a few pop shots at Mick Fleetwood during the interview. Buckingham thinks that the drummer is “too weak-willed” and that Stevie Nicks is “needy for a certain kind of attention and maybe not wanting to compete with the vitality that I have”.
He also described Fleetwood’s 2015 autobiography as “a real trashy thing".
Ladies and gents, the tumultuous drama that is Fleetwood Mac. Never change.
Will we be seeing a happy reunion in Dublin?
Who knows? After all, somebody has to break the chain.