GO YOUR OWN WAY SPARKS LAWSUIT
GUITARIST Lindsey Buckingham has sued his former Fleetwood Mac bandmates, accusing them of breach of contract for cutting him out of their North American tour and the millions of dollars he would have earned from it.
Buckingham, 69, one of the most influential members of the British-American band behind hits like Don’t Stop and Rhiannon, was dropped earlier this year from the tour line-up.
In a lawsuit filed this week in Los Angeles Superior Court, Buckingham said the dispute stemmed from a clash between the planned 2018-19 Fleetwood Mac tour and Buckingham’s wishes to play some solo dates.
The lawsuit claimed that each member of the group would have earned between $16.8 million and $19.7 million for the 50-city tour that kicked off last week.
The other band members “intentionally acted to interfere with Buckingham’s relationship with (concert promoters) Live Nation and the prospective economic benefit he was to receive as a result of his participation in the tour,” the lawsuit said.
Fleetwood Mac was first formed in 1967.