Lindsey Buckingam Speaks

Former Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham addressed his firing from the band at a political fundraiser over the weekend, according to Billboard.

Buckingham was performing at a campaign event for California Democratic congressional candidate Mike Levin, when he brought up the band drama.

“Probably, some of you know that for the last three months, I have sadly taken leave of my band of 43 years, Fleetwood Mac,” he began. “This was not something that was really my doing or my choice. I think what you would say is that there were factions within the band that had lost their perspective.”

At that point an audience member yelled out, “F*** Stevie Nicks.

“Well, it doesn’t really matter,” Buckingham said. The point is they’d lost their perspective, and what that did was to harm — and this is the only thing I’m really sad about, the rest of it becomes an opportunity — but it harmed the 43-year legacy that we had worked so hard to build, and that legacy was really about rising above difficulties in order to fulfill one’s higher truth and one’s higher destiny.”

Fleetwood Mac’s tour sans Buckingham kicks off Oct. 3, with Neil Finn and Mike Campbell joining the group.