Stevie Nicks recalls split with Lindsey Buckingham

Stevie talks about breaking up with Lindsey Buckingham during the making of Rumours. (OWN Network)
Stevie talks about breaking up with Lindsey Buckingham during the making of Rumours. (OWN Network)

Fleetwood Mac singer gets candid in upcoming interview with Oprah

By Jon Blistein
Rolling Stone
March 21, 2013 2:40 p.m.

Stevie Nicks gets candid in an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey, talking about music, her struggles with addiction and the recent death of her mother on Oprah’s Master Class this Sunday, March 24th.

Now you can check out this exclusive clip in which the Fleetwood Mac singer talks freely about her breakup with bandmate Lindsey Buckingham, which famously happened as the group began work on their 1977 classic Rumours.

“The band was way more important than each separate person’s problems,” Nicks says during the interview. “And we knew that. So we never, ever, with everything that happened to us, ever, let love affairs break Fleetwood Mac up. But Lindsey always blamed Fleetwood Mac for the loss of me. Had we not joined Fleetwood Mac we would’ve continued on with our music but we probably would’ve gotten married, and we probably would’ve had a child.”

This year Fleetwood Mac is celebrating the 35th anniversary of Rumours with an extensive box set reissue that saw release this past January, while on April 4th, the band will reunite for their the opening show of their first tour since 2009.

Upcoming Shows

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 3, 2020 Fall 2020 – TBA

BottleRock – Napa, CA
May 23, 2020 Oct 3, 2020 May 28-30, 2021

Jazz Aspen Snowmass – Aspen, CO
Sep 4-6, 2020 2021 – TBA

Governors Ball – New York City

Jun 5-7, 2020

Vintage Video

Stevie's 1994 performance of "Blue Denim" on Late Night with David Letterman proved more than anything that she was rock and roll survivor, fabulously crimped hair and all! READ MORE.

New Release

Stevie Nicks, Stand Back 1981-2017, compilation