Lindsey Buckingham sues former Fleetwood Mac bandmates

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Former Fleetwood Mac lead guitarist and singer Lindsey Buckingham is suing his former bandmates after they began touring without him.

The New York Times reports Buckingham’s suit claims he was never told why his former bandmates did not want him to join the 60-show tour. Buckingham claims each member is slated to earn $12 million to $14 million in the deal with concert promoter Live Nation.


“Last January, Fleetwood Mac made the decision to continue to tour without me,” Buckingham said in a statement to the Times. “I remain deeply surprised and saddened, as this decision ends the beautiful 43-year legacy we built together.”

“Over the last eight months, our many efforts to come to an agreement have unfortunately proved elusive. I’m looking forward to closure, and will always remain proud of all that we created, and what that legacy represents.”

Buckingham is seeking compensatory damages, accusing his former bandmates of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of oral contract and international interference with prospective economic advantage, the paper reported, citing court documents.

In a short statement earlier this year, Fleetwood Mac revealed Buckingham would not be a part of the tour, saying they wished him all the best. Buckingham left the band once before in 1987, returning for a tour in 1996 and remaining a steady member since.

No details were given on what led to the split.

Buckingham has since been replaced by Neil Finn of Crowded House and Mike Campbell of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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