WATCH: Lindsey Buckingham on Fleetwood Mac Departure

The guitarist was with the band for 43 years
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Fleetwood Mac recently announced they’d be replacing guitarist Lindsey Buckingham with Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers) and Neil Finn (Crowded House) on their upcoming tour. The band left a note on its website and spoke with Rolling Stone about its decision to proceed without Buckingham, citing a difference in schedules as the reason for the split.

Now, Buckingham has spoken out about his departure from the band during a campaign fundraiser for Mike Levin, a California congressional candidate. He states that leaving Fleetwood Mac wasn’t his doing and rather the result of a lost perspective within the band.

Watch clips of his speech below.

Fleetwood Mac will tour North America sans-Buckingham come October.