Herald Sun - - WORLD -

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.

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