Lindsey Buckingham On Stevie Nicks: “She Has Never Been Completely Over Me”
Lindsey Buckingham’s war of words with Stevie Nicks is getting more heated.
In a new interview with the U.K. publication The Times, Buckingham alluded that Nicks isn’t over their relationship.
“There were a number of years where I wasn’t over her. It is possible that she has never been completely over me either,” he said.
Speaking of their infamous split leading to the recording of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours,” Buckingham said perhaps that wasn’t the best therapy.
“The way we had to get through ‘Rumours’ is part of the legacy and heroics of the whole thing. We didn’t have time to heal or move on in the traditional sense. I think — and she was the one who moved away from me back then — that we both had to compartmentalize our feelings,” he said. “That is not a healthy thing to do because those little compartments can remain sealed up for years, until things start seeping out when you don’t realize.”
“I met the love of my life late and that gave me a whole other take on the world. Stevie did not have children,” he continued. “She went down a different route and has placed more importance on her professional life. How that played out in the last three, four, five years… It’s hard for me to know what her mentality is towards me, but I know what mine is to her because I’ve been married for 21 years and I have three children and it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”
Buckingham’s self-titled solo album is out now.