In "Fleetwood: My Life and Adventures in Fleetwood Mac," Mick Fleetwood's 1990 autobiography, the drummer regaled a gossip-hungry pop audience with enough dirt to fill a dump truck.

Much of that dirt was clinging to guitarist/singer Lindsey Buckingham, whose relationship with singer Stevie Nicks had fans' tongues wagging throughout Fleetwood Mac's career.

"There was some bit in the book that said when I told them I was leaving the band, that I slapped Stevie," Buckingham recalls. "When I saw Stevie after that, she apologized to me and said, 'God, I can't believe he said that.' There were a lot of inaccuracies in the book. I think it was a money thing to some degree."

If Buckingham, 44, holds any grudges against his former bandmates, he's not letting it show. He plans to get together with Nicks, Fleetwood, singer Christine McVie and bassist John McVie to work on a 25-year Fleetwood Mac retrospective with a couple of new tracks due out for the Christmas season.

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