Lindsey Buckingham Sues Fleetwood Mac Over Dismissal from Band

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by IHeartRecordsAz, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. No Bull

    No Bull Forum Resident

    does Fleetwood Mac still gross enough on tour to make all this legal wrangling worthwhile?

    and I don't mean to be ugly...but how much money does a person need... how many Yachts does a person need to own... aren't these fine folks rich enough to just hang it up with some dignity?

    I just do not understand. I really like FM, but this is unseemly. imo.
  2. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

    Sheboygan, WI
    Stevie: "We don’t have anything else to do." L.O.L.
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  3. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

    The Southwest
    That is exactly the point. Azoff knows that in 2018, the brand is much bigger than the individual band members.
  4. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

    The Southwest
    Well, Lindsey apparently alleges that each of the band members were guaranteed $14 million in salary for this upcoming tour, and that is what he is in part suing over. He agreed to the terms of the tour and thinks he is entitled to his $14 million.
  5. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident

    She's only saying that because she doesn't have kids, and the rest do... I laughed at her on that silly ellen show; it was pathetic.
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  6. 131east23

    131east23 Person of Interest

    It's not his band... he came in late and stayed too long. Move on.
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  7. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

    Sheboygan, WI
    If L.B.'s lawsuit has any legal basis for prevailing then somebody gave Mick and Co. some really bad legal advice.
  8. ti-triodes

    ti-triodes Forum Resident


    A bunch of rich musicians can’t get along. :rolleyes:
  9. Olompali

    Olompali Forum Resident

    Why screw around with that deal with any solo project and doings? Play the contracted deal, when completed do a solo thing.
  10. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    I’ll be honest for all these people moaning about how “the Spark is not there without Lindsey”, I have to ask “what Spark has there been in the past 15 years [and that’s being generous]”
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  11. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

    The Southwest
    I doubt the solo project really had anything to do with his removal -- all signs point to Stevie finally reaching her breaking point and refusing to work with Lindsey.
  12. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham Sues Band for Cutting Him from Tour

    couple extra details here

    If he signed a contract for $12 million dollars for the 2018-19 tour, then he's legally entitled to that money.

    On what grounds? Especially if he doesn't mock the tour directly.

    Best Buy or Walmart would have given them high seven figures for a classic lineup album. It's a "writer's block" cop out answer from Stevie.

    Buckingham has no grounds to STOP the tour. The question is his tour contract Buckingham signed in early 2017, and how much he is willing to legally fight Azoff in court to see who flinches first.
  13. Witchy Woman

    Witchy Woman Forum Resident

    Third Coast, USA
    Out of curiosity how old are these “kids”?
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  14. The Hermit

    The Hermit Wavin' that magick glowstick since 1976

    I'm with Team Buckingham on this one.

    It appears to me - a mere outside observer, I concede - that it was always Lindsey Buckingham who was asked to make compromises for the greater good of the brand... oops, sorry, band... it was Lindsey who was blamed by the others for Tusk not selling as well as Rumors, it was Lindsey who swallowed them doing a deliberately 'safe' commercial album like Mirage even when his heart wasn't in it, it was Lindsey who had to use intended solo material for Tango in the Night because the others (save Christine McVie) were too coked-up to get it together, it was Lindsey who tried for five years (2012-17) to get a new FM album going to no avail (mainly because Stevie Nicks couldn't be bothered to contribute any material to the writing and/or spend a mere week or two in the studio singing her parts)... all he wanted was a lousy three months for a solo tour and they couldn't even give him that... really, guys???

    Ironic that they chose Stevie Nicks over Lindsey, considering she seems to be the problem for the last few years in that band being anything more than a traveling jukebox...
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018
  15. David P. Hill

    David P. Hill Forum Resident

    Irving, Tx
  16. No Bull

    No Bull Forum Resident

    wow. they make that much?
  17. HoundsOBurkittsville

    HoundsOBurkittsville Deep Wine List Sonic Equivalency

    Columbus, Ohio
    After lovingly inviting Lindsey back into the fold, Fleetwood Mac needs to put this delicious acrimony to good use as a creative motivator for penning a Rumours Too. :D
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  18. PRW94

    PRW94 Forum Resident

    The Southeast
    Let me play devil's advocate. And I'll say up front that I want them to make some more new music, my hope with Finn coming in ... and I'm on record that I think he's Lindsey's absolute equal in everything except maybe production ... was that he'd prod Stevie into writing some more and proving that she's not totally dried up as a songwriter.

    But do the people who are going to these shows really want anything other than a traveling jukebox that plays Chain, Rhiannon and Gold Dust Woman?

    Do you reach a point where following the muse is more trouble than giving the lowest common denominator fans what they want?
  19. rushed again

    rushed again Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    I'm in the wrong business.
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  20. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    They got the rich people blues!
  21. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    Buckingham and Mick have kids in high school.
  22. painted8

    painted8 Forum Resident

    Stevie, and possibly Mick, could have legit reasons to not like working with him. But Christine just did (apparently well). And John apparently has $12-14m reasons to “not like working with him”. lol
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  23. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

    The Southwest
    The last tour grossed nearly $200 million, so it would not be surprising to see the band members net around $70 million.
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  24. JannL

    JannL Forum Resident

    Did he call Christine?
  25. fsutall

    fsutall Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN
    I'm not defending the remaining band members by any means, but their refusal to reply to Lindsey's attempts at outreach is not surprising if you look at his firing from a legal perspective. I can easily see the band's attorneys directing them to not have any contact with Lindsey, as any correspondence could potentially be used against them in the event that he decided to take legal action, which of course he now has.

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