Lindsey Buckingham settles Fleetwood Mac lawsuit

music news 10/12/2018

Lindsey Buckingham has announced that he had settled his lawsuit against Fleetwood Mac over the unjust dismissal from the group earlier this year.

It hurt for a while, I did walk around for a few months with a viseral reaction to that.

Buckingham also revealed that Christine McVie had sent him a recent email, ending this year's Mac soap-opera with a cliffhanger.

In an interview with 'CBS This Morning: Saturday', Buckingham reveals that he's contented enough with the terms of the settlement. "I'm not out there trying to twist the knife at all," Buckingham says. "I’m trying to look at this with some level of compassion, some level of wisdom."

Fleetwood Mac has yet to publicly release any details as well.

Buckingham told CBS that two weeks ago, he had his first direct communication with a Fleetwood Mac member in a form of an e-mail from McVie who had previously collaborated with Buckingham for a well-received 2017 album and tour. 

With a huge lump in his throat, Buckingham said, "[McVie] wrote me an e-mail and basically said, 'Dearest Lindsey, just know that I had nothing to do with any of this. Know that I miss you so much.’ She said, ‘I believe deep in Stevie (Nicks)' heart that she would like you to come home.'”

In October's episode, Buckingham had called out Nicks who was behind his dismissal from the group, issuing an ultimatum of "me-or-him" after a slight conflict during a January charity show. Buckingham had apparently smirked when Nicks was giving her acceptance speech.

My relationship with Stevie is... fragmented. I think there's still a lot of love there

When asked upon his interpretation of the e-mail, Buckingham explained, "maybe underneath everything, Stevie would like to see me back already – that maybe she feels ambivalent about what's going on."

Buckingham also noted that these sentiments were probably not expressed first-hand from Nicks, saying, "This could be Christine just expressing wishful thinking, or expressing something she thinks will make me feel better."

Considering Fleetwood Mac is notorious for turmoil with fans believing Buckingham had yet to play his last Fleetwood Mac gig, Buckingham insists, "I'm not so sure – something's a little different this time."

Watch the full interview below.