Fleetwood Mac Fire Lindsey Buckingham

Fleetwood Mac have fired Lindsey Buckingham, according to a report from Rolling Stone. According to the report, the band fired its longtime guitarist after a disagreement over the band's upcoming tour.

Buckingham will be replaced by former Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and Crowded House's Neil Finn, the band revealed in a statement. The statement concludes with the band wishing Buckingham "All the best."

"We are thrilled to welcome the musical talents of the caliber of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn into the Mac family," the band said. "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."

Buckingham first joined Fleetwood Mac—along with Stevie Nicks—in 1974, and later left the band in 1987, only to rejoin them a decade later.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.