Lindsey Buckingham Files Suit Against Fleetwood Mac
Lindsey Buckingham has filed a lawsuit against Fleetwood Mac.
Buckingham says the band owes him for money he would have earned on the current tour.
Buckingham filed the suit Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. In the court papers, he charges the band with “breach of fiduciary duty,” “breach of oral contract” and “intentional interference with prospective economic advantage.”
In the suit, Buckingham claims that he’d asked Fleetwood Mac to push the start of its 2018 tour back from August to November so he could release and promote a solo album. When his band mates refused, he postponed his solo project for a year so he could take part in the trek.
However, Lindsey alleges, in January 2018, he learned from the band’s manager that the tour was not going to happen, but that was not true.
“Last January, Fleetwood Mac made the decision to continue to tour without me,” he said in a statement. ” 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,” he continues. “I’m looking forward to closure, and will always remain proud of all that we created.”
In response to the lawsuit, Fleetwood Mac sent its own statement to Rolling Stone maintaining that the band can’t comment since they haven’t seen the complaint.
The note continues that it “makes one wonder what the true motivations are when servicing press first with a legal complaint before the parties in dispute.”