Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham says it’s possible that his ex-girlfriend and former bandmate Stevie Nicks still has romantic feelings for him. (Photo: Steve Jennings/Getty Images) Lindsey Buckingham says his ex-girlfriend and former Fleetwood Mac bandmate Stevie Nicks may still harbor romantic feelings for him.
“There were a number of years where I wasn’t over her,” Buckingham told the the Times in a revealing new interview. “It is possible that she has never been completely over me either.”
Buckingham’s statement comes after he declared that he was fired from Fleetwood Mac in 2018 because Nicks gave the band an ultimatum that one of the two of them had to go. The band chose Nicks, and Buckingham, who originally joined the band with Nicks in 1975, was sent packing.
Nicks disagreed with Buckingham’s statement, instead claiming that she was not responsible for his termination from the legendary band.
“I did not have him fired, I did not ask for him to be fired, I did not demand he be fired. Frankly, I fired myself," Nicks told Rolling Stone last month. "It’s unfortunate that Lindsey has chosen to tell a revisionist history of what transpired in 2018 with Fleetwood Mac. His version of events is factually inaccurate, and while I’ve never spoken publicly on the matter, preferring to not air dirty laundry, certainly it feels the time has come to shine a light on the truth. 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."
Buckingham elaborated on the tumultuous history between himself and Nicks, saying the former couple never really dealt with the trauma of their breakup decades ago.
“The way we had to get through Rumours is part of the legacy and heroics of the whole thing,” Buckingham told the Times . “We didn’t have time to heal or move on in the traditional sense. I think — and she was the one who moved away from me back then — that we both had to compartmentalize our feelings. That is not a healthy thing to do because those little compartments can remain sealed up for years, until things start seeping out when you don’t realize.”