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Posted: October 12, 2018

Lindsey Buckingham sues Fleetwood Mac for kicking him out

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2018 file photo, Fleetwood Mac band members, from left, Stevie Nicks, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood appear at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Fleetwood Mac in New York. Buckingham is suing his bandmates in Fleetwood Mac for kicking him off the band’s new tour. In the suit, the Hollywood Reporter says the guitarist and songwriter is seeking his share of the tour because he says he still wants and is able to perform. The more than 50-city tour starts Friday, Oct. 12 in Nebraska, with Mike Campbell and Neil Finn replacing Buckingham. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2018 file photo, Fleetwood Mac band members, from left, Stevie Nicks, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood appear at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Fleetwood Mac in New York. Buckingham is suing his bandmates in Fleetwood Mac for kicking him off the band’s new tour. In the suit, the Hollywood Reporter says the guitarist and songwriter is seeking his share of the tour because he says he still wants and is able to perform. The more than 50-city tour starts Friday, Oct. 12 in Nebraska, with Mike Campbell and Neil Finn replacing Buckingham. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES —

Lindsey Buckingham is suing Fleetwood Mac for kicking him off the band's new tour.

In the suit, the Hollywood Reporter says the guitarist and songwriter is seeking his share of the tour because he says he still wants and is able to perform.

The suit names bandmates Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie and John McVie.

Buckingham claims he was told five days after the group appeared at Radio City Music Hall in January that the band would tour without him. He says he would have been paid at least $12 million for his share of the tour proceeds.

The band's publicist has not responded to an email seeking comment.

The more than 50-city tour began Oct. 3, with Mike Campbell and Neil Finn replacing Buckingham.


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