Lindsey Buckingham Sues Fleetwood Mac for Firing Him

In April of this year, Fleetwood Mac announced that they had fired singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and would be heading out for a world tour without him.

While he may have taken it as a compliment that they hired two guitarists—the Heartbreakers’ Mike Campbell and Crowded House’s Neil Finn—to replace him, he has now sued the band for "for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of oral contract, and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage," according to Us Weekly.

The firing stemmed from disagreements over the schedule for the tour—which is currently underway, sans Buckingham. In a statement provided to Rolling Stone, Buckingham said:

"Last January, Fleetwood Mac made the decision to continue to tour without me. … 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."

Us Weekly reports that court documents the publication reviewed were filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. In them, Buckingham has alleged that "not a single member of the band" reached out to him to let him know that he was fired. He has, apparently, now returned the favor. A statement from the band given to Rolling Stone said:

"It’s impossible for the band to offer comment on a legal complaint they have not seen. 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."

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