Fleetwood Mac recently announced they’d be replacing guitarist Lindsey Buckingham with Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers) and Neil Finn (Crowded House) on their upcoming tour. The band left a note on its website and spoke with Rolling Stone about its decision to proceed without Buckingham, citing a difference in schedules as the reason for the split.
Now, Buckingham has spoken out about his departure from the band during a campaign fundraiser for Mike Levin, a California congressional candidate. He states that leaving Fleetwood Mac wasn’t his doing and rather the result of a lost perspective within the band.
Watch clips of his speech below.
Fleetwood Mac will tour North America sans-Buckingham come October.