Entertainment Music Fleetwood Mac and Lindsey Buckingham settle split and go their own ways

Fleetwood Mac and Lindsey Buckingham settle split and go their own ways

They look like the best of friends, but tensions with Lindsey Buckingham (far right) saw the veteran guitarist axed. Getty
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Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and his former Fleetwood Mac bandmates have settled a lawsuit he filed after he was axed from a tour.

In April the band surprised the music world by announcing that Buckingham had been fired and replaced by New Zealand musical superstar Neil Finn.

Buckingham, a key member of the British-American band whose hits include Don’t Stop and Go Your Own Way, did not disclose the terms of the settlement, but he expressed little hope of rejoining Fleetwood Mac.

“I’m pretty much figuring that I won’t,” Buckingham told CBS News on Saturday.

Buckingham filed a civil lawsuit in October in Los Angeles Superior Court, accusing other members of the band of breach of contract, saying the dispute stemmed from a clash between the planned 2018/19 Fleetwood Mac tour and his wishes to play some solo gigs.

The settlement was reached a couple weeks ago, Buckingham, 69, said.

“We’ve all signed off on something,” he said.

Representatives for Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac could not immediately be reached for comment.

Fleetwood Mac, which first formed in 1967, has been plagued by behind-the-scenes romantic and creative tensions among its members and a shifting lineup over the years.