Lindsey Buckingham "fired" from Fleetwood Mac; replaced by Neil Finn

By Emily Whitham April 10, 2018

Off the back of the news Lindsey Buckingham has been dramatically “fired” from Fleetwood Mac, it’s just been announced Crowded House frontman Neil Finn has joined the band.

Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is leaving Fleetwood Mac.

Buckingham, who started playing with the band in 1975, embarked on a 10-year hiatus in 1987 before returning to ring in the new century.

The rocker has been back with the group since 1997, but he has now exited the band again and will be replaced by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' Mike Campbell and Crowded House's Neil Finn.

The news of Buckingham's departure comes as Fleetwood Mac gear up to hit the road for an upcoming world tour later this year. A reason for his departure has not been revealed.

"Lindsey Buckingham will not be performing with the band on this tour," a statement reads. "The band wishes Lindsey all the best."

Last year, the guitarist and singer collaborated with Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie on the album Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie, which also featured the band's Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. 


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