Lindsey Buckingham Reveals Why He Was Fired From Fleetwood Mac

Brenda Watkins
October 13, 2018

There's drama, and there's Fleetwood Mac drama - the kind that produces albums like "Rumours", "Tango In The Night" and songs like "You Make Loving Fun", which was about an affair Christine McVie had with the band's lighting director and was recorded with the help of her then-husband, John McVie.

Guitarist Lindsey is claiming back the lost earnings of the tour that he was due to take in August 2018 with Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Christie McVie and John McVi but unceremoniously dropped from in April.

Now, in a new interview with Rolling Stone, Lindsey Buckingham has placed the blame on Stevie Nicks, noting that she's responsible for hit firing from the group.

Speaking with Rolling Stone, Buckingham says: "Last January, Fleetwood Mac made the decision to continue to tour without me".

Buckingham is suing his former bandmates for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of oral contract and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, among other charges. Shortly after that, the band announced a new tour and Buckingham announced his own solo tour.

A Fleetwood Mac spokesperson added: "It's impossible for the band to offer comment on a legal complaint they have not seen".

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And it seems the fans have accepted Finn's appearance within the band ranks, with many saying they're now reconsidering their opinion of Fleetwood Mac's decision to adopt Finn into their ranks.

"Well, we don't use that word because I think it's ugly". It's fairly standard legal procedure to service the complaint to the parties involved, something that neither Mr. Buckingham nor his legal counsel have done.

While Fleetwood Mac have always been known for some of their in-fighting and strained relationships between members, we do have to feel somewhat sorry for Lindsey Buckingham.

"The irony is that we have this standing joke that Stevie, when she talks, goes on a long time", Buckingham said about the latter point. In it, he said that two nights after Fleetwood Mac performed at the MusiCares tribute event honouring the band in January, manager Irving Azoff called to tell him that "Stevie never wants to be on a stage with you again" - at least that was the gist of it.

Her gripes reportedly included Buckingham's outburst over the band's intro music, and that he smirked during Nicks' thank you speech at the MusiCares ceremony. "That's me being very specific about the right and wrong way to do something", and that his smirk was part of a running joke he has with Nicks.

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