Stevie Nicks Says Lindsey Buckingham’s Story Of Dismissal Is ‘Factually Inaccurate’
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She Called It A “Revisionist History”
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Lindsey Buckingham blamed Stevie Nicks for his dismissal from Fleetwood Mac 2018. According to him, it was manager Irving Azoff who broke the news saying, “Stevie never wants to be on a stage with you again.” In Buckingham’s version of the events, the fault lies with Nicks.
Three years after he was fired, Nicks finally broke her silence on the issue. In a statement addressed to Rolling Stone, she set the record straight.
“It’s unfortunate that Lindsey has chosen to tell a revisionist history of what transpired in 2018 with Fleetwood Mac,” she wrote. “His version of events is factually inaccurate.”
“Following an exceedingly difficult time with Lindsey at MusiCares in New York, in 2018, I decided for myself that I was no longer willing to work with him,” she explained. “I could publicly reflect on the many reasons why, and perhaps I will do that someday in a memoir, but suffice it to say we could start in 1968 and work up to 2018 with a litany of very precise reasons why I will not work with him.”
“To be exceedingly clear, I did not have him fired, I did not ask for him to be fired, I did not demand he be fired,” Nicks continued. “Frankly, I fired myself. I proactively removed myself from the band and a situation I considered to be toxic to my well-being. I was done. If the band went on without me, so be it.”
Buckingham’s self-titled solo album is slated for release on September 17.