Fleetwood Mac fire guitarist Lindsey Buckingham

Fleetwood Mac have parted company with Lindsey Buckingham with Rolling Stone breaking the news late last night. With the guitarist at odds with fellow band members about their upcoming tour, now with Lindsey not performing the band have since announced that he'll be replaced by Mike Campbell (of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and Crowded House singer Neil Finn.

The statement from Fleetwood Mac reads: "We are thrilled to welcome the musical talents of the caliber of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn into the Mac family. With Mike and Neil, we’ll be performing all the hits that the fans love, plus we’ll be surprising our audiences with some tracks from our historic catalogue of songs."

Founding member Mick Fleetwood adds: "Fleetwood Mac has always been about an amazing collection of songs that are performed with a unique blend of talents... We jammed with Mike and Neil and the chemistry really worked and let the band realise that this is the right combination to go forward with in Fleetwood Mac style. We know we have something new, yet it’s got the unmistakable Mac sound."