Fleetwood Mac fans have reacted with sadness at the departure of guitarist Lindsay Buckingham – but there’s also excitement for the final chapter of the iconic rock band.
Last night, it was reported that Buckingham had been “fired” from the group following “a disagreement over the band’s upcoming tour”.
Guitarist/vocalist Buckingham first joined the band in 1974 and remained a member until 1987. He then reunited with the group in 1996.
Responding to the news, some fans questioned whether the band would be the same without Buckingham’s efforts.
“‘I’m sorry, but Fleetwood Mac are NEVER the same without Lindsey Buckingham. He is amazing and I’m really sad to hear that he is no longer with the band. Tells you something when they have to replace him with 2 guitarists!!”, one fan wrote on Twitter.
“This is heartbreaking cause Lindsey Buckingham is genuinely irreplaceable. No ones gonna be able to smash out big love the way he does, or play beside Stevie during landslide the way he does, or run around the stage like a 5 year old the way HE DOES. It just won’t be the same”, another said.
Check out a series of reactions below.
Really sad that Fleetwood Mac and Lindsey Buckingham have had another falling out, but i'm happy that I can say I saw the "Rumours" lineup play twice at Madison Square Garden. He'd be in my all-time rock supergroup with Freddie Mercury, Mark King and Stewart Copeland.
— Sean Kelly (@virtualstatman) April 10, 2018
I was shocked and saddened to read Fleetwood Mac has fired Lindsey Buckingham. He was such an integral part of the group and wrote so many of their classic songs. Just won't be the same without him. The Eagles without Glenn Frey, Elton John retiring, now this *sigh*#MusicMonday pic.twitter.com/s6uOcUM5pC
— Becca Benz (@missbeccabenz) April 9, 2018