Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell has finally broken his silence about joining Fleetwood Mac. Fans have been shocked and confused with the recent news of Lindsey Buckingham‘s firing and his immediate replacement by Campbell and Crowded House‘s Neil Finn.
Campbell posted a message to fans on the official Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers‘ Facebook page, writing: “Though I was sad to hear Lindsey Buckingham is no longer with Fleetwood Mac, I am honored and excited to join the band. Lindsey is one of my favorite musical artists. A true genius at songwriting and guitar playing. I intend to honor his songs while at the same time bring my musicality to the band. After one rehearsal I can tell it’s going to be an amazing collaboration. I am also very happy to have an opportunity to play with Neil Finn, who I greatly admire. Fleetwood Mac not only has one of the greatest rhythm sections in rock history, it also has two of the finest voices and songwriters in Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie. I am looking forward to the tour with great anticipation.”
- Although it’s Fleetwood Mac’s legendary late-’70s and ’80s lineup that garners most of the fan worship, Mick Fleetwood feels that the band riding the waves during multiple eras since it’s formation is beyond belief: [“I think just the basic survival element of the history of this band alone — not only just the band that we’re talking about now, but from when it first started back in England — that it has fared against incredible odds, y’know, and is still there.”] SOUNDCUE (:13 OC: . . . is still there)
- A while back Stevie Nicks told us that she felt an undeniable kinship with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: [“Tom is my favorite writer, ’cause I kinda feel if I had come into this word as a boy, I would’ve been him, y’know? It’s like I really do, I feel that there’s a part of Tom’s writing that I relate so easily to.”] SOUNDCUE (:10 OC: . . . so easily to)
- The newly revamped Fleetwood Mac has yet to announce its 2018 tour dates.