LOS ANGELES — Oct 12, 2018, 7:31 AM ET

Lindsey Buckingham sues Fleetwood Mac for kicking him out


Lindsey Buckingham is suing Fleetwood Mac for kicking him off the band's new tour.

In the suit, the Hollywood Reporter says the guitarist and songwriter is seeking his share of the tour because he says he still wants and is able to perform.

The suit names bandmates Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie and John McVie.

Buckingham claims he was told five days after the group appeared at Radio City Music Hall in January that the band would tour without him. He says he would have been paid at least $12 million for his share of the tour proceeds.

The band's publicist has not responded to an email seeking comment.

The more than 50-city tour began Oct. 3, with Mike Campbell and Neil Finn replacing Buckingham.

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  • Al Kohollick

    Bob Welch -WAS- Fleetwood Mac.

  • Dukedaddy

    This story is incomplete. It doesn't tell us the reason why they kicked him out of the band. Without hearing the full story, there is no way one can tell who is in the right.

  • meme

    Still cant let go of her.

  • @ Clown Parade

    Sorry Lindsey. It’s “off the island “ with ya.

  • jake

    Can't argue with Buckingham suing since it would appear everyone agreed that he would be on the tour. If I was Mick or John or Christie or Stevie I might give him the 12 Mill (if that was his take according to contracts) to get rid of a bad headache. There's still lots of money left to go around. Why tour with someone that doesn't fit in. This band has dealt with conflict for 50 years! Time to have fun. We're all replaceable after all.

  • mr right

    He has all the money in the world and is still unhappy.

  • Andy S

    Still can't let go of the problems that broke them up the first time I guess...

  • Mick Wagner

    Not sure what sort of legal structure Fleetwood Mac actually is, but the days of kicking out Pete Best without compensation, after you've signed the recording contract, are long gone. Most bands are structured so that if a member quits, they forfeit pretty much everything, but if they're fired, they have to be paid for their equity share of any equipment and/or proceeds - including gigs already signed for but not yet played - just as you would have to do with any other partnership or corporation that wants to get rid of one of its owners. Now, there's generally an "out" clause to that, so that if - your drummer say - decides to try to murder someone (AC/DC), you can be rid of them, but I haven't heard about Buckingham doing anything that outrageous, so I'm thinking that he'll probably do pretty well in this disagreement.

  • Don'tBotherMe

    It's time to "Go Your Own Way", Lindsey Buckingham.

  • Chris Horne

    He screwed up.

  • gs12

    Start another band dude. You still have all the royalties for songs you wrote coming in so I wouldn't sweat it.