FLEETWOOD MAC: Heartbreaker Breaks Silence

posted by Chip Nelson -

While we wait to hear from Lindsey Buckingham as to whether he quit or was fired from Fleetwood Mac, the second of his two replacements, Mike Campbell, has released a statement.

He says, "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 [Lindsey's other replacement] Neil Finn [of Crowded House], 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."

Campbell, who basically was out of a gig following the death last year of Tom Petty, was brought in for his guitar playing, while Finn will handle the vocals. Campbell is also good friends with Stevie, who was closely associated with Petty and The Heartbreakers. Fleetwood Mac will hit the road in the fall.

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