From Planet Rock.
Former Fleetwood Mac star Lindsey Buckingham has sung live for the first time since he suffered vocal cord damage during emergency heart surgery.
Lindsey, who exited Fleetwood Mac in highly acrimonious circumstances in 2018, had open heart surgery in February 2019 and his wife Kristen said at that time it was “unclear” if the vocal cord damage he suffered was “permanent.”
After keeping a low profile over the past year, Lindsey surfaced to perform a four-song acoustic set on Zoom last Friday night (7th August).
The stripped back renditions of the Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Never Going Back Again’ and ‘Big Love’, and solo songs ‘Trouble’ and ‘Shut Us Down’ marked the first time Lindsey has sung in public since his operation.
Commenting on the coronavirus pandemic in the video, Lindsey said: “This (pandemic) has been like a couple of years previous in which things occurred that I did not see coming.
“One was my split from Fleetwood Mac. Another one was having a bypass operation, which I did not expect to happen. You could say that this makes it a trifecta of events that were completely off the charts.”
Lindsey had hoped to tour North America this year, but his plans were thwarted due to pandemic.
Elsewhere in the Zoom video, Lindsey confirms there’s a new self-titled solo album in the pipeline, saying: “I do have an album coming out. We’re waiting to see where this is all going. We don’t have a release date. I was meant to be out on the road now promoting it. It should be out in the spring sometime. It’s just self-titled ‘Lindsey Buckingham’. We’ll see where that goes.”
Earlier this year, Mick Fleetwood vowed that Fleetwood Mac will never reunite with Lindsey Buckingham explaining that “we’re very, very committed to (new members) Neil (Finn) and Mike (Campbell), and that passed away a time ago, when Lindsey left.”
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- Fleetwood Mac - Tusk - Canadian - 2-LP vinyl set - £18.00, $24.48, €20.16 (New Item) (arrived 24-Feb-2021 12:35)on March 1, 2021 at 1:04 am
FLEETWOOD MAC Tusk (1979 Canadian first press 20-track double LP, including some of the more quirky Mac classics like 'That's All For Everyone', housed in a textured, embossed & wide spined picture sleeve with maple leaf logo on the back & double picture inners. The packaging is Excellent with a bit of light edge scuffing & the vinyl discs remain in Excellent condition with just the odd faint paper scuff to highlight play 2HS3350)
- Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 08-Feb-2021 09:39)on March 1, 2021 at 1:04 am
FLEETWOOD MAC Greatest Hits (1971 UK first issue 12-track LP on the plain orange label, featuring tracks from the more bluesy Peter Green period of the band, rather than the later pop orientated Stevie Nicks era. Includes the classics Albatross,Oh Well, The Green Manalishi & more. The gatefold pocket picture sleeve is Excellent with some light scuffing & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with few signs of play)
- Fleetwood Mac - Tusk - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £49.99, $67.99, €55.99 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jan-2021 12:28)on March 1, 2021 at 1:04 am
FLEETWOOD MAC Tusk (2012 UK & European digitally remastered double vinyl LP issue of their classic 1979 album including the hits Sara, Think About Me and the title track. Each disc has its own picture sleeve and are housed together within itsouter picture slipcase which remains sealed in its hype-stickered shrinkwrap)
- Fleetwood Mac - Mirage - German - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.32, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jan-2021 09:30)on March 1, 2021 at 1:04 am
FLEETWOOD MAC Mirage (1982 German 12-track vinyl LP which was released after a three year drought of studio albums. Complete with illustrated lyric inner, the glossy picture sleeve shows a little shelfwear to the edges while the vinyl appearsin EX condition with just the odd light sign of play WBK56952)
- Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $265.20, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 22-Jan-2021 10:19)on March 1, 2021 at 1:04 am
FLEETWOOD MAC Then Play On (Rare 1969 first UK issue 14-track LP on the three colour Reprise 'steamboat' label with A1/B1 matrices, housed in a beautifully illustrated gatefold picture sleeve. The cover is Excellent, which is remarkable considering it was never laminated. There is some minor spine scuffing & otherwise only faint age wear in places, with the inside panels looking superb & unmarked. The vinyl grades Excellent with merely a few minor scuffs to show play. A lovely oneowner copy! RSLP9000)