Fleetwood Mac/Lindsey Buckingham, violence
silly_dreamer wrote at 2007-08-27 14:22:33
I recently read Carol Ann Harris's book, "Storms: My Life with Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac" and was surprised at the innaccuracies and seemingly made up conversations (for example, Lindsey's brother, Greg, was in the 1968 Olympic Games, not the 1964 Olympic Games; Harris admits to not being in Sydney or New Zealand when Lindsey kicked Stevie on stage and Sara Recor Fleetwood's account of it reads like band member interviews on the topic). Your best bet with that book is to take everything with a grain of salt.
As for Lindsey's violence: Caitlin accounted the Tango in the Night episode, but there was a little more to it. Stevie has said (in an interview available on YouTube from the early 90s, I believe) that SHE was violent towards Lindsey first. She states - in that or another interview - that she grabbed him and THEN he put his arms around her neck, pushed her against a car, etc. She goes on to say that she believes both she and Lindsey thought he was going to kill her, but that she threatened her family would come after him. John then said he thought Lindsey should leave.
Besides that, and the anecdote from the Australian Tusk tour where Lindsey imitated and then kicked Stevie on stage, there have been no additional accounts of violence between Lindsey and anyone. Rumors have hinted at domestic violence between Lindsey and Carol Ann for years, but nothing definitive has been said about it, besides what has now been published in "Storms...".
Jmjs wrote at 2014-01-06 21:42:50
Some violent outbursts are mentioned in the book Making Rumours by Ken Caillat, the sound engineer and producer of Rumours again Ken himself and another of Buckingham's girlfriends, Christine Conte.