Lindsey Buckingham Files Lawsuit Against Fleetwood Mac for Firing Him

Lindsey Buckingham Files Lawsuit Against Fleetwood Mac for Firing Him

You had to see this coming, right? The recent split between guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac didn’t exactly seem amicable when it was first revealed in April that he was no longer with the group — or when he went out on a solo tour around pretty much the same time Fleetwood Mac went on a big tour with Mike Campbell and Neil Finn filling in for him.

On Thursday, Us Weekly reported that Buckingham has since filed lawsuit documents in Los Angeles Supreme Court. His manager, Buckingham says in the suit, was the one to break the news to him that the band, “would proceed with its upcoming and already organized 2018 to 2019 concert tour without him.” He further alleges that “not a single member of the band” called him to share the news despite 43 years of friendship.

The Us Weekly report mentions that Buckingham says the issue stemmed in part from the rest of Fleetwood Mac being unwilling to delay their huge North American tour so he could release and promote a solo album — but that all parties had agreed to “approximately 60 concerts in North America” regardless.

This is an unfortunate development from this situation, but not entirely surprising, considering the tumult that has exemplified the classic rock band over the years. Still, the fact that the lines of communication have become so wrought that this is now a lawsuit situation is a shame, but … that’s rock and roll, right?

UPDATE (10/12) Pitchfork passed along the following statement from a representative for Fleetwood Mac:

Fleetwood Mac strongly disputes the allegations presented in Mr. Buckingham’s complaint and looks forward to their day in court. The band has retained Dan Petrocelli to handle the case.

Stay tuned for any more developments ….

4 Responses to "Lindsey Buckingham Files Lawsuit Against Fleetwood Mac for Firing Him"

  1. Dean   October 11, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    I heard the ‘revised’ Fleetwood Mac on Ellen….oh man. Not Good. They need Lindsay….wish they would work it out.

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  2. DENIEL EDWARDS   October 12, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    A WORLD OUT OF CONTROL VERY SAD INDEED

    Reply
  3. Charlie   October 13, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Millionaire musician files suit against multi- millionaire band.
    Didn’t the complaintant record a song called ” (Guess) I’m in Trouble”
    ( No, no, no….!)

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  4. TheDude1500   October 14, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Reminds me of the end of the Rutles mocumentary, when the narrator is listing off who sued who, and then revealed on of the members sued himslef.

    Reply

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