Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham says he doesn't expect to return

10 December 2018, 15:14 | Updated: 23 May 2022, 16:22

Lindsey Buckingham has said that he has settled his legal case with his former bandmates.

Fleetwood Mac's former singer and guitarist told CBS This Morning: "I’m happy enough with it. I’m not out there trying to twist the knife at all."

Buckingham was fired in January, and was replaced by Mike Campbell from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Crowded House's Neil Finn.

The legal case alleged a breach of oral contract, among other claims. The case was settled a few weeks ago, he said.

Buckingham also revealed that he hasn't spoken to the band for quite a while, saying: "I have had, only in the last couple of weeks, I have gotten an email, which I expected to get, from Christine McVie.

"She wrote me an email and basically said, 'Dearest Lindsey, just know that I had nothing to do with any of this. Know that I miss you so much.'

"She said, 'I believe deep in Stevie's heart that she would like you to come home'".

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He added that he believes this could mean that his former partner Stevie Nicks may want him back: "That maybe, underneath everything, Stevie would like to see me back already, that maybe she feels ambivalent about what's going on. This could just be Christine expressing wishful thinking or expressing something she thinks will make me feel better."

Buckingham also said that he's open to getting back with Fleetwood Mac, but isn't expecting a reunion anytime soon.

"I'm pretty much figuring that I won't because a lot of people who know how convoluted Fleetwood Mac's politics have been will say two years from now they're gonna … and I'm like, 'I'm not so sure.'

"You know, it's something is a little different this time."

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