Lyndsey Buckingham sues Fleetwood Mac to the tune of $14m

Fleetwood Mac band members from left Stevie Nicks John McVie Christine McVie Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood appear at the 2018 Musi Cares Person of the Year tribute honoring Fleetwood Mac in New York. B

Buckingham took this to mean she was quitting Fleetwood Mac, so he emailed Fleetwood to discuss the band's future, but didn't hear back.

The claim names Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood and reads nearly as a history of Buckingham's contributions since he joined in 1975 on the condition, he said, that then-girlfriend Nicks was also accepted.

In the lawsuit he filed, Buckingham claims his manager told him in January Fleetwood Mac "would proceed with its upcoming and already organized 2018 to 2019 concert tour without him" according to Us Weekly.

Ironically, he phoned band manager Irving Azoff to ask if Nicks was leaving the band, only to discover he'd been fired.

Fleetwood Mac publicist Kristen Foster said in a statement Friday that the band denies all of Buckingham's allegations.

The papers add: "The Defendants intentionally acted to interfere with Buckingham's relationship with Live Nation and the prospective economic benefit he was to receive as a result of his participation in the tour". A 60-date tour across North America was planned with the "Rumours"-era band, which would have potentially made them anywhere between $12 and $14 million for the tour, with three shows planned per week". Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution.

"Well, we don't use that word because I think it's ugly".

But tensions were building, Fleetwood said, because Buckingham would not sign off on a new tour they'd been planning for a year and a half. "It's fairly standard legal procedure to service the complaint to the parties involved, something that neither Mr. Buckingham nor his legal counsel have done, which makes one wonder what the true motivations are when servicing press first with a legal complaint before the parties in dispute".

A couple of days later he called Azoff, who told him Nicks gave the band an ultimatum: 'either Lindsey goes or I go'.

"We are thrilled to welcome the musical talents of the calibre of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn into the Mac family", the band said at the time. Buckingham responded to the accusations in the interview, saying that the "outburst" "wasn't about it being 'Rhiannon.' It just undermined the impact of our entrance". "I look over and Christine and Mick are doing the waltz behind her as a joke".

However, he defended his supposed smirking, noting it was just part of a long-running joke between the group's members.

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