The news comes after Fleetwood revealed this month that he has reconciled with former bandmate Lindsey Buckingham – and would like to think a reunion could happen.
Guitarist Buckingham, who first left the band in 1987 before returning in 1997, was fired by the band in 2018, with Fleetwood adamant until now that his former bandmate would never be allowed to rejoin the band. Last year, he maintained his stance ruling out a reunion.
Elsewhere in Fleetwood Mac’s revolving door of band members, Stevie Nicks left in 1991 before returning alongside Buckingham in 1997, while Christine McVie rejoined the band in 2014 after retiring. The band’s latest tour in 2018 saw Buckingham replaced by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers’ Mike Campbell and Crowded House’s Neil Finn on guitars.
Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham perform at Madison Square Garden in 2014. CREDIT: Kevin Mazur/WireImage
Asked who he thinks will be a part of Fleetwood Mac when the band next tours in a new interview by the Los Angeles Times, Fleetwood said: “I hope the whole fucking lot of them! I’m not done. And if I can get John McVie off his boat, he’s not done either!
He added: “My English pipe dream, sitting on top of a mushroom, would be that everyone who’s ever played in Fleetwood Mac would be welcome. That’s what would drive me, because this is all about a collective.”
Last month, Christine McVie said that she doesn’t expect Fleetwood Mac will tour with Stevie Nicks again in the future.
Discussing how the question of touring with Fleetwood Mac was currently “an impossible question to even answer,” McVie said: If we do, it will be without John [McVie] and without Stevie, I think.
“I think I’m getting a bit too old for it now, especially having had a year off. I don’t know if I can get myself back into it again.”