Lindsey Buckingham is suing Fleetwood Mac for firing him

music news 15/10/2018

After being fired from Fleetwood Mac earlier this year due to issues with Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham has filed a lawsuit against his former bandmates.

US Weekly has reported that Buckingham filed documents in the LA County Superior Court that claims his former manager informed him in January that the band “would proceed with its upcoming and already organised 2018 to 2019 concert tour without him.”

He is suing his former bandmates for "breach of fiduciary duty, breach of oral contract and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage," according to the documents.

Buckingham notes in the lawsuit that he asked the band to start their tour in November instead of August so he could finish his solo record he was previously working on. They refused, according to Buckingham, so he agreed to put his solo album on hold so he could tour with the band.

The tour dates were reportedly confirmed, but on the 28th January, the band's manager told Buckingham the "tour was off". He claims none of the band members contacted him, so he tried to contact them himself to find out what was going on. The court documents say they had  “suddenly cut [him] off entirely” and they “planned to tour without him."

This came after an interview earlier this week where Buckingham spoke out on the reason why Buckingham was fired from the band.