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Fleetwood Mac fires Lindsey Buckingham: Chuck Yarborough

April 10, 2018

Fleetwood Mac fires Lindsey Buckingham: Chuck Yarborough

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Fleetwood Mac has fired guitarist, songwriter and singer Lindsey Buckingham.

The ouster apparently was over a dispute about the set list for an upcoming tour by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, according to Rolling Stone.

Some outlets reported that Buckingham, who initially joined the band in 1974 and wrote or co-wrote some of the group’s most famous songs (“Tusk,″ “Go Your Own Way”), had left of his own volition.

According to Rolling Stone, the group’s publicist declined to specify just what happened, and provided only a brief “The band wishes Lindsey the best″ statement as a response.

Mike Campbell, the lead guitarist for Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, and Neil Finn, the frontman for Crowded House, will take over Buckingham’s guitar and vocal chores.

The move is one sure to cause angst among the band’s fans . . . and for good reason. A few years ago, the group toured without keyboardist-vocalist Christine McVie, and it was a sonic disaster. Truly a shameful misrepresentation of what was one of the iconic bands of my youth.

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