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Via Jambase.com. The rock world is still buzzing over the firing of Lyndsey Buckingham from Fleetwood Mac. Apparently, tempers flared over the upcoming tour.
It takes two people to replace him and they're both A-list. Long time guitarist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mike Campbell, and lead singer for Crowded House, Neil Finn.
Mike issued a heartfelt statement about his new gig today,
"Though I was sad to hear Lindsey Buckingham is no longer with Fleetwood Mac, I am honored and excited to join the band. Lindsey is one of my favorite musical artists. A true genius at songwriting and guitar playing. I intend to honor his songs while at the same time bring my musicality to the band. After one rehearsal I can tell it’s going to be an amazing collaboration. I am also very happy to have an opportunity to play with Neil Finn, who I greatly admire. Fleetwood Mac not only has one of the greatest rhythm sections in rock history, it also has two of the finest voices and songwriters in Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie. I am looking forward to the tour with great anticipation."
The members of Fleetwood Mac responded with a statement of their own,
"We are thrilled to welcome the musical talents of the caliber of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn into the Mac family. With Mike and Neil, we’ll be performing all the hits that the fans love, plus we’ll be surprising our audiences with some tracks from our historic catalogue of songs. Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution. We look forward to honoring that spirit on this upcoming tour."
No Fleetwood Mac concert dates have been announced yet, but stay tuned!