Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Lindsey Buckingham Has Been Thrown Out of Fleetwood Mac

Even though I don't care, and never will, this seems to be a really big deal:

Fleetwood Mac and Lindsey Buckingham are cutting ties.

A representative for the band confirmed to CNN on Monday that Buckingham and the band have parted ways and that he will not be going on tour with them in the fall.

"Lindsey Buckingham will not be performing with the band on this tour," a statement read. "The band wishes Lindsey all the best."

The representative would not provide any further details as to what led to his departure. A source close to the band told CNN that the split was "over musical differences regarding the tour." A representative for Buckingham referred questions to the band.

    Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac in 1974, the same year as the band's longtime lead singer, Stevie Nicks. Buckingham, who has since served as the lead guitarist for the band, wrote some of the band's most well-known songs including "Go Your Own Way," which was the lead single off the band's highly successful 1977 album, Rumours.

    Bless your heart, CNN, but there's a little more to the story than that. What I want to know is, who is having sex with whom these days and did that factor into the decision to throw Lindsey out of the band?

    These are some supremely weird and kinky people, but it could also be about drugs. I never believe rock stars when they talk about how they've solved their chemical addiction problems. This is Fleetwood Goddamned Mac. How freaky have they been getting? It's 2018, and people have been known to maintain their perversions well into old age. I don't doubt for a moment that this band is still a traveling orgy of senseless acts of deviance and indulgence. Nowadays, you bring on people who can service the elderly in about as many ways as you can imagine. They have slings and swings for all of that stuff now. I would imagine they have professional medical people on retainer to revive or resuscitate band members on a regular basis. Someone's walking around with an array of specially-loaded EpiPens, and if they aren't, well, they need to. 

    Granted, it's more likely about money or how many shows they were going to play. Maybe Lindsey got tired of playing the hits. Who knows?

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