Lindsey Buckingham Settles Fleetwood Mac Lawsuit
Lindsey Buckingham’s lawsuit against Fleetwood Mac has been settled, he revealed in a recent interview on CBS This Morning.
“We’ve all signed off on something,” he said. “I’m happy enough with it.”
However, he still is throwing a few verbal daggers at Stevie Nicks, who he feels she had something to do with him being kicked out of the band.
“I don’t feel that it was something that was my doing. It hurt for a while,” he said. “It appeared to me that she was looking for something to hang on me in order to instigate some kind of a coup. Either I had to go or she was going to go. None of it makes sense to me.”
He says that Christine McVie, who toured with Buckingham in 2017 as a duo in support of a studio album, wrote to him to clarify her position in the drama, saying: “I had nothing to do with this. I miss you so much.”
To recap: Buckingham sued the band for breach of “fiduciary duties.”
“This action is necessary to enforce Buckingham’s right to share in the economic opportunities he is entitled to as a member of the partnership created to operate the business of Fleetwood Mac,” his lawyers filed in a statement. “By excluding Buckingham from participating in the 2018-2019 Fleetwood Mac tour in breach of their fiduciary duties of loyalty and good faith and fair dealing, the Defendants intentionally acted to interfere with Buckingham’s relationship with Live Nation and the prospective economic benefit he was to receive as a result of his participation in the tour.”
That said, Buckingham is ready to move ahead.
“I’m a guy who likes to look forward,” he said.
Fleetwood Mac is set to appear at Madison Square Garden on March 11. The new lineup includes: Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Christine McVie with former Heartbreaker Mike Campbell and Crowded House leader Neil Finn replacing Buckingham.