Bob Welch -WAS- Fleetwood Mac.
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.
Still cant let go of her.
Sorry Lindsey. It’s “off the island “ with ya.
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.
He has all the money in the world and is still unhappy.
Still can't let go of the problems that broke them up the first time I guess...
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.
It's time to "Go Your Own Way", Lindsey Buckingham.
He screwed up.
Start another band dude. You still have all the royalties for songs you wrote coming in so I wouldn't sweat it.