Buck­ing­ham sues Fleet­wood Mac

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Lind­sey Buck­ing­ham is su­ing his for­mer Fleet­wood Mac band­mates for fir­ing him.

the gui­tarist and singer, who learned he’d been voted out of the group in a phone call with Mac man­ager Irv­ing azoff, in­sists he is still owed money from the band — and now he’s go­ing to court to get it.

In the suit, ob­tained by TMZ, buck­ing­ham claims he and the rest of the band signed a deal with Live Na­tion for a 60-show tour over two years, re­veal­ing each mem­ber was set to make $14 mil­lion.

He tells TMZ, “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.”

buck­ing­ham is su­ing the band and each in­di­vid­ual mem­ber for breach of con­tract and breach of fidu­ciary duty.

the suit comes a day af­ter the pub­li­ca­tion of a fiery new Rolling Stone in­ter­view with buck­ing­ham, in which he claims his for­mer lover, Ste­vie Nicks, was be­hind his exit from Fleet­wood Mac. He told the magazine azoff told him Nicks would never join him on­stage again af­ter he “smirked” while she was mak­ing an ac­cep­tance speech at the Musicares Per­son of the year gala two days be­fore he was fired. “I may or may not have smirked,” he said, adding, “I look over and chris­tine and Mick are do­ing the waltz be­hind her as a joke.”

“I don’t think there was ever any­thing that was just cause to be fired,” he stated.

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