Fleet­wood Mac tour axe cost me mil­lions of Bucks

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FLEET­WOOD Mac leg­end Lind­sey Buck­ing­ham is su­ing the band af­ter they fired him from a US tour.

He was axed in Jan­uary and re­placed with Tom Petty gui­tarist Mike Camp­bell and Neil Finn of Crowded House.

In court doc­u­ments filed in Los An­ge­les, Buck­ing­ham claims he lost up to £10.5m as a re­sult.

The star also claims the band re­fused to speak to him about the de­ci­sion, de­spite their 43-year re­la­tion­ship.

“Not a sin­gle mem­ber of the band called Buck­ing­ham to break the news to him,” the court doc­u­ments say.

“In fact, not a sin­gle mem­ber of Fleet­wood Mac has re­turned any of Buck­ing­ham’s phone calls to pro­vide him with an ex­pla­na­tion for his pur­ported ex­pul­sion from Fleet­wood Mac.”

Buck­ing­ham joined Fleet­wood Mac in 1975 with his then-girl­friend Ste­vie Nicks and steered the band through its most com­mer­cially suc­cess­ful era be­fore leav­ing in 1987.

The 69-year-old re­joined in 1997 and per­formed with them un­til Jan­uary.

FIRED Lind­sey Buck­ing­ham

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