Speak about “Second Hand Information.” The members of Fleetwood Mac claimed they haven’t but obtained the lawsuit that their former bandmate Lindsey Buckingham filed towards them.
“It’s not possible for the band to supply touch upon a authorized grievance they haven’t seen,” a spokesperson for Fleetwood Mac mentioned in an announcement to Rolling Stone on Thursday, October 11. “It’s pretty normal authorized process to service the grievance to the events concerned, one thing that neither Mr. Buckingham nor his authorized counsel have accomplished, which makes one surprise what the true motivations are when servicing press first with a authorized grievance earlier than the events in dispute.”
The guitarist, 69, sued Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie and John McVie on Tuesday, October 9, after he was fired from the rock band’s 2018 to 2019 tour. Buckingham claimed in court docket paperwork obtained by Us Weekly that “not a single member of the band” known as him to inform him that he was not on the lineup. He accused them of breach of fiduciary obligation, breach of oral contract and intentional interference with potential financial benefit.
After submitting the lawsuit, Buckingham launched an announcement of his personal to Rolling Stone: “Final January, Fleetwood Mac made the choice to proceed to tour with out me. I stay deeply shocked and saddened, as this determination ends the attractive 43-year legacy we constructed collectively. Over the past eight months, our many efforts to return to an settlement have sadly proved elusive. I’m wanting ahead to closure, and can at all times stay happy with all that we created, and what that legacy represents.”
Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975 and voluntarily left in 1987, solely to return a decade later. He final carried out with the band in January on the 2018 MusiCares Particular person of the Yr ceremony.