Is Stevie Nicks Still With Fleetwood Mac?

A romantic drama should be in the books to describe Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham’s relationship. But of course, they have already done it!

This can be seen in Fleetwood Mac’s Go On Your Way and Dreams. Both songs describe their tumultuous relationship in the band.

They are back in the spotlight after a recent interview. And this time around, the controversy cannot be captured in four-minute audio.

So read on for more interesting details about Fleetwood Mac and whether Stevie Nicks is still in the group.

Nicks and Lindsey met in the early 70s and they immediately bonded. Both of them share a passion for music and songwriting. This led to Nicks joining Fleetwood Mac as an additional vocalist in 1975 after Lindsey left his band, Fritz.

The two instantly became friends but eventually, their relationship evolved into something more intimate than just friendship. They started seeing each other behind Buckingham’s wife, Carol Ann.

It was a messy situation but they managed to keep their relationship strong despite the pressures from fans and Fleetwood Mac management.

Marriage

The two got married in 1981 but by 1987, it started falling apart due to extensive drug abuse on Nicks’ part. The end of their marriage led them into separate projects which eventually led to Fleetwood Mac going their separate ways.

In the early 1990s, Nicks and Buckingham decided to sign a new contract with Warner Bros Records for a new album which is titled Behind the Mask. But Stevie was still suffering from drug addiction so she called it quits in 1994 as her health started deteriorating rapidly. She eventually went into a rehab program and came out clean.

Fleetwood Mac Reunion Tour

In 1997, Fleetwood Mac went on a reunion tour as Nicks tried to reconcile with Buckingham but the two eventually split ways for good.

In 2001, he was inducted into Rock’s Hall of Fame as part of Fleetwood Mac thanks to his contributions to their albums. He is now set for another tour with the band and he is not stopping anytime soon.

Despite her tumultuous relationship with Buckingham, Nicks still calls him family as they have been through a lot together.

They went to rehab and came out clean at the end which makes them stronger than ever in their own careers.

The Breakup

When recording Rumors, which was later released in 1977, Nicks and Buckingham’s relationship got worse. They eventually broke up and Go on Your Way and Rumors came out. These songs won’t be able to mend their relationship but they did bring them closer together.

Their marital status became public knowledge when Nicks decided to divorce Buckingham in 1984. The two continued working with Fleetwood Mac and performed on the Australian leg of their tour, Mirage which was released in 1982. More songs were written during this time like Sara (which Nicks wrote about her relationship with Buckingham), Big Love, and Tango in the Night.

The two eventually fell apart by 1987 because of Nicks’ drug addiction which led to divorce in 1988. They both went on separate projects after that but they were still fond of each other even if their love life did not work out. The end result was an album named Behind the Mask which was released in 1994.

The Reunion and Rumors

In 1997, Fleetwood Mac went on a reunion tour to promote their Rumors album and were surprised by its success. Nicks returned to the band with Buckingham and they embarked on more projects.

Does Stevie Nicks still perform with Fleetwood Mac?

Stevie Nicks was fired by Fleetwood Mac. She is no longer in the band.

Her final breakup with the band came in 2018 when the band released a sketched tour schedule. Nicks asked the band for additional time to promote her solo work.

While the rest of the band members had flexible schedules, Nicks was stubborn and maintained that she could not be part of the tour. At this time, Nicks lost her job with the band. This was also her last time with Buckingham.

Stevie sued for millions from the band in a case that ended in 2018. In many interviews, Buckingham insisted that he didn’t have anything to do with his partner’s peril.

The once-talented all-round Fleetwood Mac will definitely miss Stevie Nicks!